Rail delays in Sussex after train hits deer

The scene this morning at Gatwick Airport Station Credit: Laura Plumer

A train has struck a deer near Gatwick Airport resulting in damage to the train and causing delays of up to 90 minutes to services through the station. Buses are also supplementing trains where needed between Purley / Gatwick and Three Bridges.

First Capital Connect passengers may use their tickets on East Midlands Trains, First Capital Connect trains on the Great Northern route, London Underground, Southern and Southeastern services on any reasonable route.

Southern passengers may use London buses on route 405 between Purley and Redhill, and also Metrobus services between Redhill and Crawley.