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Industrial action - impact on Southern services today, Sunday 11 December
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Incident created
10/12/2016 02:37
Last updated
11/12/2016 03:22
Route affected

Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthern
Description

Southern members of the ASLEF and RMT unions have announced industrial action. More details can be found here.

Southern and Gatwick Express passengers should expect services to be severely reduced across much of the network on non-strike days from Saturday 10 December, through the weekend and on Monday as a result of ASLEF's continued overtime ban.

The following alterations are for customers wishing to travel today:

Key alterations include:

  • A train service will run between Lewes and Seaford
  • Trains on other routes will be subject to cancellation

Customer Advice:

You are advised to check your journey on the day of travel, as services above and beyond this may be cancelled or revised.  Replacement buses will run where possible. Taxis will not be provided.

In order to help you complete your journey, your ticket will be accepted on the following services:

- Brighton & Hove Buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

- London Buses on the following routes:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham

- London Midland: Passengers who hold tickets routed Kensington Olympia or Southern Only for journeys from / to stations across the London Midland network and stations south of London can use London Midland services to / from London Euston.

- London Overground: Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

- London Trams: Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network.

- London Underground: Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys (not between intermediate stations) between the following points only:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston
  • London Bridge and Victoria
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston

- Metrobus will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

- Southeastern will accept the following:

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can use train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can use train services to / from Nunhead
  • Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between: Hastings and London via Tonbridge, Ashford International and London.
  • Not High Speed services to and from London St Pancras International.

- Thameslink:

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed Southern Only will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use the nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services

- Gatwick Express: You can travel on Gatwick Express services only if your ticket is valid on Gatwick Express services.



Twitter:

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

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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.

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Industrial action is affecting Southern services
More information on Industrial action is affecting Southern services
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Incident created
29/10/2016 13:31
Last updated
10/12/2016 10:36
Route affected
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Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthern
Description

Southern members of the ASLEF and RMT unions have announced industrial action.

Unfortunately, customers are advised to expect a severely reduced and disrupted service every day while this industrial action is in place.

View the latest advice for travelling today here.

In addition to this, ASLEF and RMT strikes will affect Southern and Gatwick Express services on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Friday 16 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 December (RMT conductors' strike) - changed date
  • Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January (RMT conductors' strike)
  • Monday 9 to Saturday 14 January (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)

Services are expected to be particularly disrupted on the drivers’ strike dates with no services on most routes. There is also likely to be increased disruption over the Christmas and New Year period. Journey planners will only be updated 24 hours before the date in question. Travel updates will be available as soon as they are confirmed on this web page.

Southern are very sorry for the continued disruption to your journeys.

More information


Thameslink, Great Northern and London Midland services are not directly affected by the strike action, however these services are expected to be extremely busy.

Information for passengers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern Rail network on one of the strike days, we will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively, you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking though we may not be able to guarantee you a seat as trains are likely to be very busy. Please note: your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

Check before you travel:
Journey Planner has been updated and is showing correct information for today. All other strike dates are incorrectly showing a normal service, and NOT the strike service.

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. If you decide not to travel, you can get a refund from the company from which you originally bought the ticket.

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

Feedback:
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Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express service on Sunday 11 December
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End date
11/12/2016 
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Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

 
Train operators affected
Heathrow ConnectHeathrow Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Heathrow Connect

Trains will depart London Paddington at 06:17, 07:17 and hourly until 23:12.

Trains will depart Heathrow Central at 07:20 and hourly until 23:13 and then 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Trains will depart London Paddington at 06:15, 06:35 and every 15 minutes until 23:25

Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:10, 06:30 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018
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Start date
05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
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All routes via London Bridge

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

 
Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley / Reigate and Earlswood, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express services will be replaced by buses between 01:00 and 06:30. After 06:30, a half-hourly Gatwick Express train service will run.

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your Journey

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

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.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

 
Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and West Calder on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via West Calder

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and West Calder, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and West Calder, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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

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.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

 
Buses replace trains between Inverness and Perth on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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ScotRail between Inverness and Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street

Virgin Trains East Coast between Inverness and London Kings Cross

 
Train operators affected
ScotRailVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Inverness and Perth, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Inverness and Perth, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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

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.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

 
Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham via Peckham Rye on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
End date
11/12/2016 
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Southern between London Bridge and Wimbledon / Epsom / West Croydon

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Peckham Rye and Streatham, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your Journey

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

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.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement buses.

 
Amended service between London Paddington and Slough on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

Trains from Bristol Temple Meads and South Wales to London Paddington will be retimed to arrive at London Paddington a few minutes later than the usual timetable.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Southampton Central / Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

Southern between Southampton Central and Brighton

South West Trains between London Waterloo / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour and also between Poole and London Waterloo

 
Train operators affected
Great Western RailwaySouth West TrainsSouthern
Description

Track work is taking place between St Denys and Fratton, closing the line.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour, with journey times of approximately 90 minutes.

Stops at Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea on buses from Southampton Central will be set-down only. Stops at Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea on buses to Southampton Central will be pick-up only.

Customers travelling to and from Cosham should use Southern or South West Trains road services.

Southern

Buses will replace trains between Southampton Central and Havant. Trains will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton only.

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

South West Trains

Trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour will not run. Buses will replace trains between these stations.

Poole to Eastleigh services departing at 55 minutes past each hour will be extended to call additionally at stations to London Waterloo.

Planning your Journey

To plan your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Amended service between Reading and Oxford on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Radley and Oxford, with 2 out of 3 lines closed.

Fast and local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will arrive at Oxford later than the usual timetable.

Trains between Oxford and London Paddington will be retimed to depart Oxford up to 11 minutes earlier than usual.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended services between Newport and Hereford after 22:40 on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
End date
11/12/2016 
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Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central; Carmarthen and Hereford.

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Hereford after 22:40, closing the line between these stations.

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Hereford. A bus will run between Hereford and Cardiff Central, extending journey times by up to 70 minutes.

21:15 Carmarthen to Hereford service starts from Swansea and terminates at Newport. A bus will depart Swansea at 20:25 to connect with a train at Swansea. The train will depart at 22:15 for Newport and will connect with a bus leaving Newport at 23:45 for Hereford.

Planning your Journey

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.

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

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

 
Buses replace trains between Sutton and Dorking on Sunday 11 December
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Between London Victoria and Dorking / Horsham

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

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

Buses will replace trains between Sutton and Dorking.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement buses. 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.

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your Journey

For full details of the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Buses replace trains between Strood and Dartford / Ebbsfleet International / Maidstone West / Gillingham on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London St Pancras International and Faversham / Dover Priory, between London Charing Cross and Gillingham and between Strood and Maidstone West

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Maidstone West / Rochester, closing all lines.

Services between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Gillingham will be replaced by buses between Dartford and Gravesend / Gillingham. These services will also be diverted to start / terminate at London Cannon Street because of engineering work between London Charing Cross and New Cross.

London St Pancras International circular services that run via Strood, Faversham and Dover will run between London St Pancras International and Ebbsfleet International only. Buses will run between Ebbsfleet International and Meopham to connect with services to / from Faversham and Dover Priory. Buses will also run between Strood and Ebbsfleet International.

Trains will not run between Strood and Maidstone West. Connecting bus services will run between Gravesend and Maidstone West.

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

Planning your journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Sole Street and Gillingham until 09:45 on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Victoria and Margate / Dover Priory / Canterbury East / Gillingham

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sole Street and Gillingham, closing all lines.

Until approximately 09:45 on Sunday, trains will not run between Sole Street and Gillingham. Buses will run between Meopham and Gillingham.

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

Planning your journey

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

 
No trains at Hastings on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Hastings

Southern between Brighton / Eastbourne and Ore and also between Hastings and Ashford International

 
Train operators affected
SoutheasternSouthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wadhurst and Hastings and also between Bexhill and Ashford International, closing all the lines.

All day Sunday, no trains will call at Hastings.

Southeastern

Buses will replace trains between Wadhurst and Hastings.

A separate mini bus will run between Battle and Crowhurst, as buses are unable to access Crowhurst station.

Southern

Buses will replace trains between Bexhill and Ashford International.

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your journey

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

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.

The ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

 
No trains between London Blackfriars and Denmark Hill on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Loughborough Junction area, closing some lines.

Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be amended to run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks, not calling at Elephant & Castle.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Wimbledon and Effingham Junction / Chessington / Dorking on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Waterloo and Guildford via Epsom / Chessington South / Dorking

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

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

London Waterloo - Guildford via Leatherhead services will be diverted via Cobham. The diverted trains will call at all stations between Effingham Junction and Surbiton. Buses will run between Effingham Junction and Wimbledon via Epsom calling at all stations.

London Waterloo - Chessington South services will not run. Buses will replace trains between Wimbledon and Chessington South.

London Waterloo - Dorking services will not run. Buses will replace trains between Wimbledon and Dorking.

Customers can use alternative South West Trains services to travel between London Waterloo and Wimbledon.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement buses. 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

Planning your Journey

For full details of the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
No trains to or from London Charing Cross on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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All routes to and from London Charing Cross

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Charing Cross and New Cross, closing some lines.

No trains will run to or from London Charing Cross.

Services are retimed, diverted to start / terminate at London Cannon Street and will not call at London Waterloo East.

You may use:

  • London Underground on any reasonable route between London Cannon Street / London Bridge and London Charing Cross / Embankment / Southwark
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich

 

Planning your journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on Docklands Light Railway or London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 
Buses replace trains between Margate and Ramsgate on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Victoria and Ramsgate and between London St Pancras International and Margate via Canterbury West / London St Pancras International via Faversham and Dover Priory

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Margate and Ramsgate, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Margate and Ramsgate.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Purley / Reigate and Gatwick Airport on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Great Western Railway between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Bridge and Horsham

Thameslink between London Bridge and Brighton

 
Train operators affected
Great Western RailwaySouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley / Reigate and Earlswood, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express trains will be replaced by buses between 01:00 and 06:30. After 06:30 a half hourly Gatwick Express train service will run.

Great Western Railway trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will run between Reading and Reigate only. Buses will run between Reigate and Gatwick Airport (taking 20 minutes), and between Reigate and Redhill (taking 10 minutes). Please depart Gatwick Airport and Redhill 15 minutes earlier than normal to ensure you meet your train connection at Reigate.

Southern trains will be diverted between Purley and Horley, and will be unable to call at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Earlswood. Buses will run between Purley and Horley to provide connections for customers going to and from the stations without a train service.

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Thameslink will have an amended service, more details here.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

 
Amended service between Derby / Nottingham and London St Pancras International on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Between Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leicester and Kettering, and between Derby and Loughborough, closing some parts of the line. In addition, Thameslink will be using some of the platforms at London St Pancras International that are normally only used by East Midlands Trains.

Early morning trains to London St Pancras International departing Derby (the 06:50 and 07:51) and Nottingham (the 07:29 and 08:22) will be retimed to depart considerably EARLIER than normal, and will be diverted. The 08:18 from Sheffield will start instead from Derby at 08:19. Revised timings are available using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

The diverted trains will not call at Market Harborough. A bus will run between Leicester, Market Harborough and Kettering to allow customers travelling to or from Market Harborough to connect with the train services.

Some afternoon trains will arrive at London St Pancras International up to 10 minutes later than normal.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on replacement buses. 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.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Thameslink service on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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All Thameslink routes

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Bedford and Brighton, closing some parts of the line.

Thameslink will run an amended timetable all day, with 2 trains per hour running where possible.

Bedford - Brighton services will be unable to run through central London all day. You can use London Underground services to travel between London St Pancras International and London Bridge.

Until 08:45 trains north of London will run between Bedford and West Hampstead Thameslink only, a replacement bus will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International.

After 08:45 trains north of London will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International (using the upstairs platforms that are normally only used by East Midlands Trains customers).

Kentish Town will not have a train service. Buses will run to and from West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International to connect with your train.

South of London, trains will run between:

  • London Bridge and Brighton
  • London Bridge and Wimbledon via Sutton
  • London Victoria and Sevenoaks.

 

Please use TfL Buses to travel between Streatham and Sutton.

And finally, the 23:42 Brighton to London Bridge service will not call at Redhill. A bus will run from Gatwick Airport to Redhill, and from Redhill to East Croydon.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on replacement buses. 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.

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains between Manchester and Eccles / Salford Crescent on Sunday 11 December
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Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

Northern between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street / Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness and also between Hazel Grove / Chester and Southport

TransPennine Express between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street and also between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

 
Train operators affected
Arriva Trains WalesNorthernTransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Eccles / Salford Crescent closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Arriva Trains Wales services are diverted and will run direct between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester (via Northwich). Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Newton-le-Willows calling at all stations that are normally served.

Northern trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness are diverted to run between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Eccles and Liverpool Lime Street only. Buses will run between Eccles and Manchester Oxford Road / Manchester Piccadilly.

Trains between Hazel Grove / Chester and Southport are diverted to run between Hazel Grove / Chester and Manchester Oxford Road, and then between Manchester Victoria and Southport.

TransPennine Express trains between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Newcastle and Manchester Victoria only. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street via Warrington Central.

Long distance trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Glasgow Central will operate between Preston and Glasgow Central only. Customers for stations between Manchester and Preston should use alternative services.

Long distance trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Edinburgh will be amended to start from Manchester Victoria. These services will not call at Wigan North Western, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. The services will however, call additionally at Bolton and Chorley. Alternative services by other operators are available for customers travelling between Manchester, Wigan and Preston.

The 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will start from Manchester Victoria.

Early on Monday 12 December, the 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and the 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will start from Manchester Victoria. Buses will run from Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria to connect with these trains.

Also early on Monday 12 December, the 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will terminate instead at Manchester Victoria. Buses will run from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Your tickets will be valid on the replacement bus services. 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

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Amended Caledonian Sleeper service on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Between Inverness and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Perth and Blair Atholl, closing the line.

The Caledonian Sleeper service between Inverness and London Euston on Sunday night will be diverted via Aberdeen. The service will not call at stations between Inverness and Perth.

Road transport will operate between Aviemore, Kingussie, Dalwhinnie, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld & Birnam, Perth and Dundee to connect with the Sleeper service.

If you are travelling from Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling and Falkirk Grahamston you should travel to Edinburgh for the Lowland Sleeper.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Your ticket will be valid on any replacement bus.

 
Buses replace trains between Nottingham and Newark Castle on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Trains between Leicester / Matlock / Nottingham and Lincoln Central / Newark Castle

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Nottingham and Newark Castle, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Nottingham and Newark Castle and will be extended to call additionally at Newark North Gate.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Your ticket will be valid on any replacement bus.

 
Buses replace trains between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Trains between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

The Mobile Maintenance Train is carrying out engineering work between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Your ticket will be valid on any replacement bus.

 
Amended service through Aylesbury until 11:00 on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway via Amersham; between London Marylebone and Aylesbury via High Wycombe

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Aylesbury station until 11:00, closing the lines. The station canopy and footbridge are being refurbished.

Buses replace trains between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury, and between Great Missenden and Aylesbury Vale Parkway until 11:00.

Your train ticket will be valid on the replacement bus. 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.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Routes to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate

 
Train operators affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage, closing the lines through Welwyn Garden City. Trains may be diverted via Hertford North.

Great Northern

Long distance services between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge / Kings Lynn will be diverted via Hertford North and will not call at stations between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.

Services between London Kings Cross and Cambridge that stop at all stations will run between Stevenage and Cambridge only.

A reduced train service will run between Moorgate and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Trains between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City will run between Moorgate and Finsbury Park only.

Buses will run between Finsbury Park / Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City. Buses will also run between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Virgin Trains East Coast

An amended service will run. Trains will depart from London Kings Cross approximately 15 minutes earlier than normal. Trains into London Kings Cross will take approximately 15 minutes longer than normal. Some services will start/terminate at Doncaster and Peterborough.

Grand Central

An amended service will run, with journey times extended by up to 30 minutes.

Hull Trains

An amended service will run, with trains arriving at and departing London Kings Cross up to 20 minutes later.

Planning your journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Norwich / Bury St Edmunds on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich; and between Ipswich and Cambridge / Peterborough

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Norwich, and between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, closing the lines.

Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Norwich, and between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford / Wickford until 08:00 on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford / Wickford

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaTfL Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ilford and Ingatestone / Wickford, closing all lines.

Greater Anglia services will be replaced by buses between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford / Wickford until 07:30.

TfL Rail services will be replaced by buses between Ilford and Shenfield until 08:05. Please note this will also apply to very early Sunday morning services (i.e. at the end of Saturday night).

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Axminster and Exeter St Davids on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December
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10/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Axminster and Exeter St Davids, closing all lines.

Buses will run between Axminster and Exeter St Davids.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement buses. 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

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Amended service between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach after 19:30 on Saturday 10 and all day Sunday 11 December
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Between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Clifton Down from 19:30 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, closing some lines.

Trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Clifton Down only.

Buses replace trains between Clifton Down and Avonmouth / Severn Beach as appropriate. You are advised to leave stations between Severn Beach and Sea Mills EARLIER than normal to maintain the connection to your train at Clifton Down.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement buses. 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

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Amended service between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome from 23:45 on Saturday 10 until 11:30 on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Frome / Weymouth

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Trowbridge and Frome from 23:45 on Saturday night until 09:25 on Sunday morning, closing some lines.

23:10 (Saturday) Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will be replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome.

On Sunday, the 08:23 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth, 09:05 Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, and 11:05 Weymouth to Westbury services will start later than normal and will run later throughout. The 09:35 Frome to Bristol Temple Meads service will be replaced by a bus between Frome and Westbury, with an earlier departure time.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement buses. 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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Pembroke Dock / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour.

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Carmarthen

 
Train operators affected
Arriva Trains WalesGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Carmarthen closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Swansea and Carmarthen.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Barnes on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December
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10/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Waterloo and Reading / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Woking / Weybridge / Guildford and London Waterloo circular services via Twickenham / Brentford

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Barnes, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Barnes with some buses extended to Richmond or Twickenham.

Trains between London Waterloo and Reading will be diverted via Wimbledon calling additionally at Wimbledon and Kingston

Trains between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside will be amended to either run via Wimbledon or between Richmond and Windsor & Eton Riverside only.

Trains between Ascot and Reading are retimed to connect with trains running to / from Reading.

Trains between London Waterloo and Woking via Brentford will run between Kew Bridge and Woking.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Amended 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 11 December
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Between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central.

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Cardiff, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 01:50 Sunday Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central train will be replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains at Pangbourne from 22:40 Saturday 10 until 10:45 Sunday 11 December
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10/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Paddington / Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines

From 22:40 on Saturday until 10:45 on Sunday, trains will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Buses replace trains between Oxford and Hanborough / Banbury on Sunday 11 December
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11/12/2016 
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CrossCountry between Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly and also between Reading / Guildford and Newcastle / Birmingham New Street

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Hereford / Great Malvern and also between Oxford and Banbury

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Hanborough / Banbury, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Oxford and Hanborough / Banbury.

CrossCountry services will run between Bournemouth and Oxford, between Banbury and Manchester Piccadilly and between Birmingham International and Newcastle.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Tottenham Hale and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December
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10/12/2016 
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11/12/2016 
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Between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Hertford East via Tottenham Hale

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt closing the line.

On Saturday and Sunday, trains will not run between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt. Trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt that usually run via Tottenham Hale will be diverted via Seven Sisters. Passengers travelling to stations between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt should use alternative stations via Seven Sisters, which are within walking distance.

On Sunday morning, buses will run between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport to replace Stansted Express services.

In addition to this, the line between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford will be closed until 09:30 on Sunday. Buses will replace trains between these stations.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice
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Start date
31/01/2016 
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31/12/2016 
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Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track.

Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite will be closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

 
No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February 2017
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04/06/2016 
End date
28/02/2017 
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Between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing all lines from May 2016 until February 2017.

Customer Advice:

Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

This project to electrify the line involves erecting overhead power lines on over 10 miles of track, altering the heights of bridges, and lowering tracks in a number of locations. Station platforms are being extended to allow new four-carriage electric trains to run. Further information can be found from Network Rail.

 
Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
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05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
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All routes via London Bridge

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you’ll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you’ll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a ‘Thameslink only’ ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

 
 

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