Changes to train times

 

May Bank Holiday Travel Summary 2018

Railway Improvement and Engineering Work 

Bank holidays are a time when less people travel on the railway, and when traditionally a considerable amount of improvement and engineering work is undertaken on Britain's rail network.
Network Rail will be carrying out improvement and essential engineering work on parts of the railway network over the Spring bank holiday weekend in May, between Saturday 26 until Monday 28 May. 

The following major projects are taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday:

 

Please click and enter your travel details below to check if your journey will be affected.

 

 Details of all engineering work taking place over the bank holidays can be found here.

Train Company Service Changes

Please find below an overview of the services that each Train Operating Company will be providing during the two May bank holidays. Please choose the company you will be travelling with from the list below:

Arriva Trains Wales

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly are running non-stop on a diverted route. Buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all stations.

Trains will not serve Birmingham International.

Sunday 27 May

Trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly are running non-stop on a diverted route. Buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all stations.

Trains will not serve Birmingham International.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney until 12:00.

Monday 28 May

Trains will not serve Birmingham International.


c2c

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Trains will run to / from London Fenchurch Street (instead of London Liverpool Street).

Sunday 27 May

Trains will run to / from London Fenchurch Street (instead of London Liverpool Street).

Monday 28 May

Trains will run to / from London Fenchurch Street (instead of London Liverpool Street).

Revised Sunday level of service will operate across all routes.

Caledonian Sleeper

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Caledonian Sleeper services do not run on Saturday's.

Sunday 27 May

All services will divert via the East Coast Main Line (via Doncaster and Newcastle).

Monday 28 May

A normal service will run.

Chiltern Railways

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

An amended Saturday timetable will operate. 

Most services will serve Birmingham Moor Street only; very few trains will serve Birmingham Snow Hill.

In order to free up resources for additional demand to and from Wembley Stadium (for The Championship Play Off Final), a reduced service will operate on the London Marylebone - Amersham - Aylesbury route during the afternoon and evening. Additionally, during this period, buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

Sunday 27 May

An amended Sunday timetable will operate.

Most services will serve Birmingham Moor Street only; very few trains will serve Birmingham Snow Hill.

In order to free up resources for additional demand to and from Wembley Stadium (for the League One Play Off Final), a reduced service will operate on the London Marylebone - Amersham - Aylesbury route during the afternoon and evening. Additionally, during this period, buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

Monday 28 May

An amended Saturday timetable will operate.

No trains will call at Sudbury Hill Harrow or Sudbury & Harrow Road.

In order to free up resources for additional demand to and from Wembley Stadium (The League 2 Play Off Final), a reduced service will operate on the London Marylebone - Amersham - Aylesbury route during the afternoon and evening. Additionally, during this period, buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

CrossCountry

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Services in Scotland will divert and not call at Motherwell.

A reduced service will run between Birmingham New Street and Leicester / Nottingham / North East.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham International and Coventry / Leamington Spa.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Until 10:00, a reduced service will run between Birmingham New Street and Leicester / Nottingham / North East.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham International and Coventry / Leamington Spa.

Monday 28 May

Buses replace trains between Birmingham International and Coventry / Leamington Spa.

East Midlands Trains

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

A normal service will run.

Sunday 27 May

A normal service will run.

Monday 28 May 

A normal service will run.

Gatwick Express

 
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

A normal service will run.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport until 07:30.

Monday 28 May

A Saturday service will be in operation.

Grand Central

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Bradford Interchange and Halifax.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Bradford Interchange and Halifax.

Monday 28 May

A normal service will run.

Great Northern

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

A normal service will run.

Sunday 27 May

Trains to and from Moorgate will be diverted to start / terminate at London Kings Cross until 09:30.

Monday 28 May

A Saturday service will be in operation.

Great Western Railway

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

No trains at Swindon.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Foregate Street and Cheltenham Spa.

Buses replace trains between Evesham and Worcester stations / Great Malvern / Hereford.

Late evening trains will not call at Pangbourne.


Sunday 27 May

No trains at Swindon.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Foregate Street and Cheltenham Spa.

Buses replace trains between Evesham and Worcester stations / Great Malvern / Hereford.

No trains at Pangbourne.

Monday 28 May

No trains at Swindon.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Foregate Street and Cheltenham Spa.

Buses replace trains between Evesham and Worcester stations / Great Malvern / Hereford.



Greater Anglia

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Billericay.

From 18:50, buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Billericay.

Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

Trains will divert via Seven Sisters, not calling at stations between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt.

Monday 28 May

Buses replace trains between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Billericay.

Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

West Anglia Services will operate an amended Saturday Service. Revised timetables will operate for services between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East, Stanstead Airport, Cambridge and Cambridge North.

 

Heathrow Express

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

A normal service is expected to run across the whole bank holiday.

Hull Trains

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

A normal service will run.

Sunday 27 May

A normal service will run.

Monday 28 May

The 06:00 service from Beverley to London Kings Cross and the 07:26 service from London Kings Cross to Hull services will not run.

Island Line

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

A normal service will run.

Sunday 27 May

A normal service will run.

Monday 28 May

A Saturday service will run on Monday.

London Northwestern Railway

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

From 12:00, buses replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Coventry.

Services between Birmingham New Street and Northampton will not run, or will only run between Coventry and Northampton.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Coventry.

An amended timetable is in operation between London Euston and Birmingham New Street.

Services between Northampton and Crewe will not operate. Customers should use alternative services and travel via Milton Keynes Central. 

Monday 28 May

Until 12:00, buses replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Coventry.

Services between Birmingham New Street and Northampton will not run, or will only run between Coventry and Northampton.

London Overground

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction.

No trains between Romford and Upminster.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction.

No trains between Romford and Upminster.

From 20:30, a reduced service will operate between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell, between Surrey Quays and New Cross and between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. There will be no service after 21:30, with the exception of the last Crystal Palace service in each direction.

Monday 28 May

A Saturday level of service will operate across all routes

Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction

No trains between Romford and Upminster

Merseyrail

 
A normal service will run on all days.

Northern

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Hexham.

Buses replace trains between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate / Preston. 

Buses replace trains between Leeds and Halifax / Huddersfield.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Hexham / Workington.

Buses replace trains between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate / Preston.

Buses replace trains between Leeds and Halifax / Huddersfield.

Monday 28 May

Buses replace trains between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate / Preston. 

Some late evening services in the North West will be revised. 

ScotRail

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Carstairs.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Carstairs.

Monday 28 May

A normal service will run.

Southeastern

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Revised service between London and Bromley South - trains will divert via Herne Hill.

Buses replace trains between Orpington and Sevenoaks / Tonbridge.

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Hayes.

Sunday 27 May

No trains at London Charing Cross. Trains may be cancelled or revised to start / terminate at London Cannon Street / London Bridge.

Revised service between London and Bromley South - trains will divert via Herne Hill.

Buses replace trains between Orpington and Sevenoaks / Tonbridge.

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Hayes / Dartford.

Buses replace trains between Ramsgate and Dover Priory.

Monday 28 May

Revised service between London and Bromley South - trains will divert via Herne Hill.

Buses replace trains between Orpington and Sevenoaks / Tonbridge.

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Hayes.

Southern

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill.

Sunday 27 May

Before 08:35 and after 22:40, buses will replace trains between Polegate and Eastbourne / Hastings / Ore.

Until 07:00, buses replace trains between London Victoria and London Bridge / Clapham Junction and between Clapham Junction and East Croydon.

Until 08:45, buses replace trains between Tulse Hill and Streatham Common.

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill.

Buses replace trains between Purley and East Grinstead / Uckfield.

After 22:30, buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Bognor Regis.

Monday 28 May

A Saturday service will run, alongside the following alterations:

  • Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill
  • Buses replace trains between Purley and East Grinstead / Uckfield

South Western Railway

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Guildford and Haslemere.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Guildford and Haslemere.

Monday 28 May

A Saturday service will be in operation.

Buses replace trains between Guildford and Haslemere.

Stansted Express

 
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

A normal service will run.

Sunday 27 May

Trains will divert via Seven Sisters, not calling at Tottenham Hale.

Monday 28 May

A normal service will run.

TfL Rail

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

No direct trains between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Limited train service between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Buses will operate between Shenfield / Romford and Newbury Park and between Romford and Stratford.

Sunday 27 May

No direct trains between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Limited train service between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Buses will operate between Shenfield / Romford and Newbury Park and between Romford and Stratford.

 

Monday 28 May

No direct trains between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Limited train service between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Buses will operate between Shenfield / Romford and Newbury Park and between Romford and Stratford.

Thameslink

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Trains will not run between Luton and Orpington.

Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be extended to run to / from Kentish Town and will divert, not calling at stations via Catford.

Buses replace trains between Herne Hill and Bromley South.

Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford after 23:30.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford until 08:05.

Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be diverted and call additionally at Loughborough Junction, Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction.

Buses replace trains between Herne Hill and Bromley South.

Monday 28 May

A Saturday service will run, alongside the below alterations:

  • Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be extended to run to / from Kentish Town and will divert, not calling at stations via Catford.
  • Buses replace trains between Herne Hill and Bromley South.

TransPennine Express

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Oxenholme and Carlisle and between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Oxenholme and Carlisle and between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

Monday 28 May

A normal service will run.

Virgin Trains

 
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

An hourly service will run between London Euston and Birmingham New Street and between London Euston and Coventry.

Trains will divert between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Buses replace trains between Oxenholme and Carlisle.

No trains will serve Edinburgh.

Sunday 27 May

An hourly service will run between London Euston and Birmingham New Street and between London Euston and Coventry.

Trains will divert between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Buses replace trains between Crewe and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

Monday 28 May

An hourly service will run between London Euston and Birmingham New Street and between London Euston and Coventry.

Until 12:00, trains will divert between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Virgin Trains East Coast

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Monday 28 May

A normal service will run.

West Midlands Railway

 

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY

Saturday 26 May

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street / Leamington Spa and Coventry.

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway / Lichfield Trent Valley.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford.

Sunday 27 May

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street / Leamington Spa and Coventry.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford.

Monday 28 May

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street / Leamington Spa and Coventry.

An amended timetable is in operation between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford.

Last updated:   08 May 2018