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Disruption between Carlisle and Carstairs until at least 12:30
More information on Disruption between Carlisle and Carstairs until at least 12:30
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Incident created
22/07/2018 10:16
Last updated
22/07/2018 11:10
Route affected
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TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains
Description

A points failure between Carlisle and Carstairs is causing disruption to journeys between these stations. 

Trains are currently unable to run from Carlisle towards Carstairs. Trains from Carstairs towards Carlisle are currently unaffected by this issue, however, if disruption continues trains in this direction will be affected later.

Disruption is expected until at least 12:30.

TransPennine Express Customer Advice:
Rail replacement road transport is currently being sourced. 

Customers may use their tickets on the following services:

  • CrossCountry between York and Edinburgh
  • London North Eastern Railway between York and Edinburgh
  • ScotRail between Edinburgh and Glasgow
  • Other TransPennine Express services between Manchester and York

 


Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Carlisle

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Disruption between Havant and Guildford expected until 12:30
More information on Disruption between Havant and Guildford expected until 12:30
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Incident created
22/07/2018 05:59
Last updated
22/07/2018 10:52
Route affected
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Between Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo, and also between Portsmouth Harbour and Woking

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Animalds on the railway between Havant and Guildford are causing disruption to journeys between these stations.

Trains between Havant and Guildford may be cancelled, delayed by up to 40 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 12:30.

Additional information:

SWR have been advised of animals on the line between Guildford and Havant which is causing closure of the line. Staff are on their way to clear the incident.

SWR may need to make short-notice changes to trains in order to manage delays. All overrunning engineering work, previously causing disruption along this route are now complete is now complete.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Haslemere

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Disruption between Blackburn and Colne / Burnley Manchester Road expected until 12:00
More information on Disruption between Blackburn and Colne / Burnley Manchester Road expected until 12:00
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Incident created
22/07/2018 09:56
Last updated
22/07/2018 10:43
Route affected
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Between Blackpool North / Blackpool South / Preston / Clitheroe / Blackburn and Colne / York / Manchester Victoria / Wigan Wallgate / Southport

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

The fault with the signalling system at Accrington has been resolved and trains between Blackburn and Colne / Burnley Manchester Road are returning to normal. Trains may still be cancelled or delayed by up to 45 minutes. Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 12:00.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Accrington

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
No trains between Camden Road and Gospel Oak until the end of service
More information on No trains between Camden Road and Gospel Oak until the end of service
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Incident created
22/07/2018 07:33
Last updated
22/07/2018 10:40
Route affected
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Between Stratford (London) and Gospel Oak

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Overrunning engineering work between Camden Road and Gospel Oak means no trains are able to run between these stations. This will continue until the end of service.

Customer Advice:

Customers may use the following services via reasonable routes:


You can see maps showing alternatives route maps here (Stratford - Richmond) and here (Willesden Junction - Clapham Junction).

Additional information:
Please note, trains are not running between Shepherds Bush / Richmond and Gospel Oak today due to planned engineering work.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #CamdenRoad

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Engineering work affecting Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express services today
More information on Engineering work affecting Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express services today
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Incident created
20/07/2018 02:48
Last updated
22/07/2018 07:41
Route affected

Gatwick Express / Southern / Thameslink Network

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthernThameslink
Description

Essential engineering work will affect services as follows:


Additional information:

There may also be other on-the-day alterations. It is therefore vital that you recheck your train as close to the time of your journey using the journey planner or live departure boards.

 
Industrial action to affect South Western Railway services on various dates in July, August and September
More information on Industrial action to affect South Western Railway services on various dates in July, August and September
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Incident created
17/07/2018 10:56
Last updated
21/07/2018 14:01
Route affected

Various South Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

The RMT trade union intends to hold six 24 hour strikes and one 48 hour strike on the South Western Railway Network.

Island Line services will not be affected.

The strike action is planned on the following dates:

  • Thursday 26 July
  • Saturday 28 July
  • Tuesday 31 July
  • Saturday 4 August
  • Saturday 11 August
  • Saturday 18 August
  • Friday 31 August  and Saturday 1 September (48 hours)

 

More information on train services will be added when known.

Check before you travel:
Changes to the timetable have not yet been updated in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #SWRStrike

Feedback:
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Amended Northern timetable until the end of July
More information on Amended Northern timetable until the end of July
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Incident created
13/04/2018 09:12
Last updated
20/07/2018 07:30
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Since Monday 4 June, 6% of daily train services, that’s 165 out of the normal 2,800 daily services, have been temporarily removed until the end of July.

This interim timetable will enable Northern to start to stabilise service levels over the next few weeks and, importantly, start to reduce the number of last-minute train cancellations.

In the short-term fewer trains will be running, but still more than before the May timetable change. A full timetable is expected to be restored by the end of July.

Alternative travel advice:
It has been arranged for Northern tickets to be accepted by other train companies until 29 July 2018. This means if your Northern train is delayed or cancelled, you can use your ticket to travel on the below train companies’ services:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Merseyrail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

What areas are affected?
On a number of routes affected there will be alternative rail services available, as well as other modes of transport. Where available, rail replacement buses will also operate on affected routes with details provided locally for customers.

Lakes Line
Northern are currently operating a limited shuttle rail service on the Lakes Line. This comprises of 12 round trips per day between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere, operating between 06.30 and 20:00, with rail replacement buses to cover gaps in service for crew breaks.

This includes express coaches in operation for commuters, stopping services for tourists and special buses for school children – ensuring you have been able to continue to travel along the Lakes Line and enjoy all the Lake District has to offer. 

Blackpool
There will be a reduced service between Blackpool South and Preston and also between Preston and Colne and a small number of off-peak services between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport will be removed. Other services between Blackpool North and Manchester Piccadilly will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Lancashire
There will be reductions between Ormskirk and Preston and a small number between Blackburn and Southport via Manchester Victoria, whilst many services on the Lancaster to Morecambe line will be removed.

Manchester
A reduced service will operate on the Kirkby to Manchester Victoria line via Wigan, and between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

Liverpool City Region
Additionally, there is a closure of Liverpool Lime Street for two months whilst significant work takes place on re-signalling and remodelling of the infrastructure. More details can be found here.

On a number of these routes there will be alternative rail services available, as well as other modes of transport. Where available, rail replacement buses will also operate on affected routes with details provided locally for customers.

Additional Information
More information is available on Northern's website.

A joint statement about the disruption from Network Rail, GTR and Northern can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner until Friday 27 July.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #NorthernUpdates

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Impact to travel on Great Northern, Thameslink and Northern services due to changes to timetables. Please check before you travel today.
More information on Impact to travel on Great Northern, Thameslink and Northern services due to changes to timetables. Please check before you travel today.
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Incident created
05/06/2018 18:35
Last updated
19/07/2018 11:38
Route affected

Great Northern, Northern and Thameslink routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

What is happening?

The new train timetable introduced on 20 May was designed to accommodate extra services and faster trains. Due to the large number of changes required and the late running of some engineering improvements this process has taken longer than anticipated. This meant that train companies had much less time to prepare for the new timetable meaning specialist training required could not be completed in time for drivers to learn all the new routes, or operate different trains for operators to address all the logistical challenges.

Although majority of the services are running as planned, there has been disruption in some areas.

As a result, further changes to timetabled services have been made on Great Northern, Thameslink and most of Northern with immediate effect.

What we are doing

Great Northern, Thameslink, Northern and Network Rail are working hard to get back on track as quickly as possible.

Northern has put into place an interim timetable to stabilise services with the full timetable expected to be in place by end of July.

Great Northern and Thameslink are working to introduce changes that will progressively deliver improvement. In the meantime, some trains will be removed from their timetable so there are fewer unplanned cancellations, allowing passengers to arrange their journeys with greater confidence.

What we would advise

Check before you travel:

Please check our Journey Planner before you travel to help plan your journey.

If you have a ticket to travel on Northern, Thameslink, or Great Northern train services and are unable to complete your journey due to delays or cancellations on the recent published timetable changes, valid tickets are being accepted by other train companies on reasonable alternative routes at no extra cost until 29 July (tickets will not be accepted on Southeastern High Speed services due to capacity constraints). Just present your ticket to a member of staff on the day. Click here to view the alternative options available to you.

To find out more details about disruptions and alternative routes available, please check our National Service Indicator by selecting the appropriate Train Operating Company for updates on how their services are running.

More information from Network Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, and Northern can be found here.

Check if you can claim compensation:

Customers affected are encouraged to apply for Delay Repay compensation. Find out more information here.

 

 

Current engineering work

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Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018
More information on Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018
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Start date
18/07/2018 
End date
31/12/2018 
Route affected
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'High Speed Trains' between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton and London Paddington

'Thames Valley' local trains between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading / London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place to electrify the lines between Newbury and Reading, in connection with the Great Western Route Modernisation major project.

Work will be taking place on various weekdays and most weekends up until the end of 2018.

The following dates will be affected by closures during weekdays:

  • Monday 16 July to Friday 4 August
  • Tuesday 28 August to Thursday 30 August
  • Monday 8 October to Thursday 11 October

Please note, the dates are subject to change.

How will this affect my journey?

Trains between Newbury and Reading will not run. An amended train service will run between Theale and Reading to help maintain connections.

Buses will be provided between the following stations:

  • Newbury / Thatcham and Reading (peak times only)
  • Newbury and Didcot Parkway (peak times only, change for connecting trains)
  • Newbury and Theale
  • Newbury and Bedwyn
  • Bedwyn and Reading (peak times only)
  • Bedwyn and Theale
  • Pewsey and Swindon (for connecting trains)
  • Pewsey and Westbury

To keep daytime work to a minimum, Network Rail will sometimes work during the night, especially at weekends. If you travel after 21:00 on weekends, and before 11:00 on Sundays, we strongly recommend checking your journey before you travel.

As long-distance High Speed Trains will be diverted via Swindon and Melksham, local stopping services between Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge will be changed whenever the work at Newbury is taking place.

On Weekdays where the line is closed at Newbury, buses will be provided to run between Chippenham and Westbury in place of some trains. On Weekends, trains will continue to run but may depart at different times.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on alternative bus routes in both directions; these include:

  • JetBlack 1 between Newbury, Thatcham and Reading
  • Kennections 102 between Newbury and Thatcham
  • Thamesdown R20 / X22 between Marlborough and Hungerford
  • Salisbury Reds Activ8 between Amesbury / Tidworth and Andover / Salisbury
  • Salisbury Reds X5 between Salisbury, Pewsey and Swindon
  • Salisbury Reds 2 between Devises and Salisbury
  • Stagecoach 80 between Ludgershall, Tidworth and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 55 between Calne and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 49 between Trowbridge, Devises and Swindon
  • Thamesdown 46/46A/48/48A between Marlborough and Swindon

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Accessibility:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Great Western Railway use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of the buses, Great Western Railway will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.

It’s best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit GWR.com/AssistedTravel

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

 
Amended service in the Oxford area from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July
More information on Amended service in the Oxford area from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July
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Start date
07/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford (and late Sunday night services to Birmingham)

CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Banbury / Oxford / Worcester

 
Train operators affected
Chiltern RailwaysCrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Oxford, closing all lines for 16 days. More information on this work is available here.

Chiltern Railways

Trains will not run between Oxford Parkway and Oxford. Customers can use the Oxford Park & Ride route 500 bus.

CrossCountry

Monday 16 to Friday 20 July

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Banbury, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

Buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Banbury.

Great Western Railway

Monday 16 to Friday 20 July

Until 22:35 each night, a limited service of one train per hour will run between London Paddington and Oxford.

Replacement bus services will run between:

  • Didcot Parkway and Oxford
  • Didcot Parkway and Hanborough
  • Oxford and Banbury
  • Oxford and Kingham (limited service)

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

London Paddington to Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford: Trains will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway, and between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford. Buses will run between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh. A minibus shuttle service will run between Charlbury railway stations and Charlbury village.

Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury: These trains are replaced by buses.

London Paddington - Oxford: These trains will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway only, a fast bus service will run between Didcot Parkway and Oxford. Alternatively you can use Chiltern Railways services between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway (then use the Park & Ride bus to/from Oxford).

Local trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will operate to revised timings.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Network Rail are renewing track, installing new signals and laying new cables. During this summer block, they will be continuing with this operational work. The track to the north of the station will be removed and replaced as it is life expired.

The new track, crossings, signals (operated from the Thames Valley Signal Centre at Didcot) will allow for increased line speeds, better regulation of trains (passenger and freight) through the station and new power supplies for the signals will result in a more reliable signal system.

 
Amended train times between East Croydon and Three Bridges from 21:00 until end of service on Sunday 22 July
More information on Amended train times between East Croydon and Three Bridges from 21:00 until end of service on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
23/07/2018 
Route affected
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Bognor Regis / Eastbourne / Hastings 

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton and between Cambridge and Three Bridges

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges closing some lines.

Journey times will be extended by up to 15 minutes between East Croydon and Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

It is expected that the Journey Planner will be updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham Hill and West Norwood closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. It is expected that journey planners will be updated by  20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Epsom and Dorking on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Southern services between London Victoria and Dorking

South Western Railway services between London Waterloo and Dorking

 
Train operators affected
South Western RailwaySouthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leatherhead and Dorking, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Epsom and Dorking.

Check before you travel:

It is expected that the Journey Planner will be updated  by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended Gatwick Express service from 21:00 until the end of service Sunday 22 July
More information on Amended Gatwick Express service from 21:00 until the end of service Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
23/07/2018 
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport from approximately 21:00 to 04:00, closing some lines.

Journey times between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport will be extended by up to 15 minutes.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Barry and Bridgend on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Merthyr Tydfil / Cardiff Central and Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barry and Bridgend, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Barry and Bridgend, calling at booked stations.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Pontefract Monkhill and Knottingley until 20:15 on Sunday 22 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Pontefract Monkhill and Knottingley until 20:15 on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Trains between Leeds and Knottingley

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Track maintenance is taking place between Pontefract and Whitley Bridge, closing all lines.

Until 20:15, buses will replace trains between Pontefract Monkhill and Knottingley.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.

 
Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 July
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Start date
14/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Between Glasgow Central and Carlisle / Newcastle

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Structures work is taking place between Kilmarnock and Dumfries, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries. Express buses will operate to connect with journeys to Newcastle.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages 

Bicycles: 

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

Project Information: 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.  

 
Buses replace trains between Staines and Hounslow on Sunday 22 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Staines and Hounslow on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Between London Waterloo and Kingston / Reading / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Woking via Brentford

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Feltham and Hounslow closing the line.

Trains will be amended to run between London Waterloo and Hounslow and between Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside / Reading / Woking.

Some services between London Waterloo and Reading will be diverted via Weybridge.

Connecting bus services will run between between Staines and Hounslow.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace late night trains between Hereford and Newport / Cardiff Central on Sunday 22 July
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Hereford and Newport / Cardiff Central on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected
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Between Hereford and Carmarthen and between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hereford and Newport, closing all lines after 22:40.

The 20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central train will terminate at Hereford. A replacement bus will run between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

The 21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford train will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Hereford.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No London Overground trains between Sydenham and Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 July
More information on No London Overground trains between Sydenham and Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Crystal Palace, closing all lines.

There will be no London Overground service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Your ticket will be valid for use on local London Buses. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Retimed service to / from London Paddington on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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High Speed services between London Paddington and Bedwyn / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea / Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

Local services between London Paddington and Slough / Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hayes & Harlington and Slough, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Trains to / from London Paddington may depart slightly earlier than normal.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London's rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

 
No trains at Pangbourne after 23:00 on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines after 23:00.

The following trains will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. These trains will also not call at Pangbourne:

  • 22:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
  • 23:15 and 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington

A replacement bus will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne, taking approximately 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Revised service between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Hamstead, closing all lines all day. Additionally, engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines until 10:30.

Until 10:30 only:

Buses replace trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley.

All day:

Trains between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley will be diverted and will not call at Duddeston, Aston, Witton and Perry Bar. A replacement bus will run between Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway, calling at all stations not served by the train. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between Redditch and Lichfield Trent Valley

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley, closing all lines.

Trains will run between Redditch and Birmingham New Street only. Buses will replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Reduced service between London Euston and Birmingham New Street on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Crewe

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead

 
Train operators affected
London Northwestern RailwayVirgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Euston and North Wembley. Some lines in and out of London Euston will be closed which means that some platforms at London Euston will be closed.

Additionally, engineering work is taking place between Milton Keynes and Long Buckby until 08:45, closing all lines.

London Northwestern Railway: 

Until 08:45, trains which normally run between London Euston and Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only. A replacement bus will run between Milyon Keynes Central and Northampton.

All day, trains will run at a reduced frequency. Trains which normally run between London Euston and Crewe will run between Northampton and Crewe only. Customers are advised to travel on other London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Northampton. 

Virgin Trains:

Trains will run at a reduced frequency of 2 per hour between London Euston and Birmigham / Manchester Piccadilly. Trains which run to / from Holyhead will run only between Crewe and Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No trains between Shepherds Bush / Richmond and Gospel Oak on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between Clapham Junction / Richmond and Stratford 

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush / Richmond and Gospel Oak, closing some lines.

Trains which normally run between Richmond and Stratford will run between Gospel Oak and Stratford only. 

You may use London Underground District Line services between Richmond and Gunnersbury.

Replacement buses will run between Gunnersbury and Gospel Oak. 

Trains which normally run between Clapham Junction and Stratford will not run between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction. 

You may use local buses on routes 220 and 228 to complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Derby and Burton-on-Trent / Nottingham / Chesterfield on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between Penzance / Plymouth and Edinburgh / Motherwell / Aberdeen

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Burton-on-Trent and Derby and between Derby and Chesterfield, closing all lines.

Trains will divert between Burton-on-Trent and Chesterfield, not calling at Derby. This diversion will extend journey times by approximately 30 minutes.

Buses will run between Derby and Burton-on-Trent / Nottingham / Chesterfield.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford until 09:00 on Sunday 22 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford until 09:00 on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Bishops Stortford / Cambridge / Cambridge North; and also between Stratford / Broxbourne and Hertford East

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford, closing all lines until 09:00.

Buses will replace trains between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford.

Stansted Express services will not run and will be replaced by a bus running direct between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
CANCELLED: Revised service between Bath Spa and Westbury early morning on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between Swindon and Westbury and also between Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and Frome / Warminster 

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Avoncliff and Frome on Sunday morning has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke from 20:30 on Saturday 21 July and early morning / late evening on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
21/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Reading West on Saturday evening and also between Reading West and Basingstoke on Sunday morning and Sunday evening, closing all lines.

CrossCountry

Trains will be diverted extending journey times by up to 1 hour and will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke.

Great Western Railway: 

From approximately 20:30 on Saturday evening, buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

Until 09:40 and after 20:30 on Sunday, buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

You can find below approximate bus times for journeys between READING and:

  • Reading West - 8 minutes
  • Mortimer - 33 minutes
  • Bramley - 53 minutes
  • Basingstoke - 75 minutes

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No trains at Burnham and Taplow from 23:00 on Saturday 21 and all day on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
21/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will not call at Burnham or Taplow. 

A replacement bus will run between Slough and Taplow on Saturday after 23:00.

The bus will run between Slough and Burnham only on Sunday as Taplow station is closed as normal on Sundays.

Road journey times:

The bus journey time between Slough and Burnham is approximately 13 minutes. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Canterbury West also London Charing Cross and Dover Priory and between Tonbridge and Strood

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Beltring / Ashford International closing the line.

A minibus replacement service will run between Tonbridge and Maidstone West and a bus replacement service between Tonbridge and Ashford International.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Canterbury West are diverted via and calling additionally at London Waterloo East, London Bridge, Chislehurst, Otford and Maidstone East.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal on Sunday 22 July
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22/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal also the London Cannon Street rounder

Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Blackheath and Slade Green, via Woolwich Arsenal, closing the line.

Southeastern trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal are diverted between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

The London Cannon Street rounder via Greenwich will not run. The rounder via Sidcup will run between London Cannon Street and Crayford then divert to terminate / start at Dartford.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Dartford calling at New Cross, Deptford, Greenwich and then all stations to Dartford.

Thameslink trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will be diverted between London Bridge and Dartford, calling additionally at Lewisham and Blackheath. Customers for stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal should use Southeastern replacement buses.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your for Southeastern journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

For Thameslink it is expected that the Journey Planner will be updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July
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Start date
21/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between New Beckenham and Hayes on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July
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Start date
21/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Hayes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between New Beckenham and Hayes closing all lines. 

Trains between London Charing Cross and Hayes will not run. Trains that usually run between London Cannon Street and Hayes will run as normal between London Cannon Street and New Beckenham, then divert to Beckenham Junction.

Replacement buses will run between New Beckenham and Hayes, calling at Clock House, Elmers End, Eden Park and West Wickham.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Revised 05:21 Derby to London St Pancras International service on Saturday 21 July
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Start date
21/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
Route affected

From Derby to London St Pancras International

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and East Midlands Parkway, closing all lines.

The 05:21 Derby to London St Pancras International service will divert via an alternative route, not calling at Long Eaton. A bus will run from Long Eaton to East Midlands Parkway.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Revised service between Glasgow Central and Motherwell on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July
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Start date
21/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow Central and London Euston

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Paignton / Penzance

London North Eastern Railway between Glasgow Central and London Kings Cross

ScotRail routes through Motherwell

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / London Euston

 
Train operators affected
Caledonian SleeperCrossCountryScotRailTransPennine ExpressVirgin TrainsLondon North Eastern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, closing all lines.

Caledonian Sleeper

The Friday night service 23:53 London Euston to Glasgow Central will divert via Mount Florida and will arrive into Glasgow Central at 07:48 (Saturday morning).

There is no Saturday night service.

CrossCountry

Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Motherwell. 

London North Eastern Railway

Trains will be revised to run between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross only.

Customers for Motherwell can use the replacement bus running between Motherwell and Edinburgh.

Customers for Glasgow can use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

ScotRail

Glasgow Central - Lanark

These services are diverted via Mount Florida and will not call at Cambuslang.

Glasgow Central - Newton

These services will operate to / from Larkhall and Motherwell (both hourly services). 

Argyle Line services

Milngavie - Motherwell services will operate between Milngavie and Glasgow Central Low Level.

Balloch - Larkhall / Motherwell services will operate between Balloch and Springburn.

Replacement buses will operate between:

Partick & Motherwell (via both Whifflet & Hamilton)

Glasgow Central & Motherwell 

TransPennine Express

On Saturday, trains will be retimed to depart Glasgow Central 10 minutes earlier than normal and trains arriving into Glasgow Central will arrive 10 minutes later than normal. 

On Sunday, trains will run as advertised.

Virgin Trains 

Trains between Glasgow Central and London Euston will be diverted via Mount Florida. Trains towards Glasgow Central will arrive at the station later than normal. Trains from Glasgow Central will depart the station slightly earlier.

Trains between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street will run between Carlisle and Birmingham New Street only.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey by using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No trains between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July
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Start date
21/07/2018 
End date
22/07/2018 
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Between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Cambridge / Cambridge North / Stansted Airport

Between Stratford and Bishops Stortford

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lea Bridge and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

Trains will be diverted via Seven Sisters, not calling at stations via Tottenham Hale.

Customers at stations between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt are advised to use alternative stations on the Seven Sisters line.

A map showing walking distance between Lea Valley Stations can be found here

Customers at Lea Bridge can use TfL London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford and Hackney Downs.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Major improvement work at Derby station from Sunday 22 July to Sunday 7 October
More information on Major improvement work at Derby station from Sunday 22 July to Sunday 7 October
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
07/10/2018 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Bournemouth / Reading / Guildford / Southampton Central / Paignton / Plymouth / Newquay / Penzance 

East Midlands Trains between Matlock / Derby and Nottingham / Newark Castle, also between Scarborough / York / Leeds / Sheffield / Derby and Crewe / Leicester / London St Pancras International

Northern between Leeds / Sheffield and Nottingham 

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsNorthern
Description

As part of the Midland Mainline upgrade, major engineering work is taking place at Derby station. This includes the building of a new platform, re-laying 17 km of track to reduce bottlenecks, building new signals and laying 150,000 tonnes of new ballast. 

Passenger numbers at Derby have doubled in the last 20 years. This upgrade is an unique opportunity to upgrade a 50 year old track layout to increase capacity and improve reliability. More details on the work at Derby can be found here.

As a result, there will be significant changes to services that normally run to, from or via Derby.

CrossCountry:

Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street:

Between Sunday 22 July and Sunday 2 September, CrossCountry services running between Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street will be diverted, with journey times being extended by up to 30 minutes. No CrossCountry services will call at Derby station.

From Monday 3 September to Sunday 7 October, CrossCountry services will call at Derby station, however journey times on services between Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Nottingham and Birmingham New Street:

Between Sunday 22 July and Sunday 2 September, CrossCountry services between Nottingham and Birmingham New Street will be largely unaffected by these diversions. Please note that these trains will not call at Spondon or Long Eaton. During this period, no CrossCountry services will call at Derby station.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Derby and Burton-on-Trent
  • Derby and Chesterfield
  • Derby and Nottingham

 

From Monday 3 September to Sunday 7 October, an hourly train service will operate between Birmingham and Nottingham via Derby.

East Midlands Trains:

Derby to Crewe:

Services between Derby and Crewe will be replaced by a bus service between Derby and Uttoxeter from 22 July to 2 September. A train service will operate between Uttoxeter and Crewe.

Derby to London St Pancras:

From 30 July until 7 October  there will be no direct train services between Sheffield and Derby. Replacement buses will run between Chesterfield and Derby.

From 30 July to 7 October, one train per hour will run between Sheffield / Chesterfield and London St Pancras, and one train per hour will run between Derby and London St Pancras.

Between 13 and 19 August there will be no direct trains between Derby and London St Pancras. Replacement buses will run between Derby and East Midlands Parkway to connect with train services to / from London St Pancras.

Derby to Matlock:

From 30 July to 24 August, train services will run between Derby and Matlock only. No through services will run between Matlock and Nottingham.

Between 25 August and 7 October, no trains will run between Derby and Matlock. Replacement buses will run between these stations.

Derby to Nottingham:

Between 22 and 29 July a reduced train service will operate between Derby and Nottingham.

From 30 July to 2 September, no trains will run between Derby and Nottingham. Replacement buses will run between Derby and Nottingham.

From 3 September to 7 October, a train service will operate between Derby and Nottingham.

Northern:

Northern services running to / from Derby will be re-timed throughout this period of engineering work.

Check before you travel:

Until Friday 31 August, you can plan your journey for CrossCountry and Northern using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey for East Midlands Trains for journeys on Sunday 22 July using the Journey Planner. A further update on how far in advance you can use the Journey Planner will be provided on Monday 23 July.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

 
Modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street closing the station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July
More information on Modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street closing the station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July
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Start date
02/06/2018 
End date
29/07/2018 
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All routes to / from Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operators affected
East Midlands TrainsLondon Northwestern RailwayMerseyrailNorthernTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains
Description

Trains will not run to or from the main Liverpool Lime Street station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July as further upgrade work is completed as part of Liverpool Lime Street's major transformation.

(Please note the closure only affects the main Liverpool Lime Street station, the low level 'underground' station used by Merseyrail services only will remain open. Also. some Northern trains are running to / from Liverpool Lime street until Friday 13 July.)

East Midlands Trains - Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level.

London Northwestern Railway - Trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Merseyrail - Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station will remain open and Merseyrail services will continue to run as normal. Please expect these services to be extremely busy.

Northern - Services that run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hunts Cross only. Replacement buses will run between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Services between Blackpool North / Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will start from / terminate at Huyton. Replacement buses will run between Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street. 

From Monday 11 June until Friday 13 July between 06:00 and 20:00. A limited train service will operate between Wigan North Western / Blackpool North / Preston / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street.

TransPennine Express - No trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Customers should use alternative Train Operators road / rail services between Manchester stations and Liverpool Lime Street. Some early morning / late night TransPennine Express services will be amended or cancelled.

Virgin Trains - Services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, and some services will call additionally at Crewe. Customers should use Merseyrail for onward travel to / from Liverpool City Centre.

On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, replacement coaches will run at the beginning and end of each day where Merseyrail connections are not available.

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Check before you travel:

The journey planner is showing correctly until Sunday 29 July. You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

 
Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
More information on Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
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Start date
26/05/2018 
End date
28/09/2019 
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Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

 
EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November
More information on EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November
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Start date
17/02/2018 
End date
04/11/2018 
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Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Major engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 4 November 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport.

Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Buses will run between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Check before you travel:

Trains up to and including 12 August are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

For journeys on weekends between 18 August and 4 November, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

 
 

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