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Delays to and from London Waterloo expected until 13:30
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Incident created
24/04/2014 09:18
Last updated
24/04/2014 13:05
Route affected
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Some routes to and from London Waterloo

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Electrical supply problems between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction are causing delays of up to 20 minutes to some services to and from London Waterloo. This is expected to continue until 13:30.

Twitter hashtag: #Waterloo

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

 
Delays between Chelmsford and Colchester until further notice
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Incident created
24/04/2014 10:51
Last updated
24/04/2014 11:51
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich / Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

A person hit by a train at Witham is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Chelmsford and Colchester.

Passengers with advance tickets may travel up to 60 minutes earlier/later than their train.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use First Essex Buses on reasonable routes and First Capital Connect services between London Kings Cross and Cambridge.

Twitter hashtag: #Witham

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

 
Proposed industrial action to affect trains to / from Heathrow Airport on 29 and 30 April
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Incident created
24/04/2014 10:27
Last updated
24/04/2014 10:27
Route affected

Trains between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow ConnectHeathrow Express
Description

Industrial action by members of the RMT Union, affecting trains to and from Heathrow Airport, has been proposed to take place on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 April.

 

Heathrow Express are planning to run an amended timetable, with trains at the following times:

  • London Paddington to Heathrow - trains will start at 06:10 and run at 10 and 40 minutes past the hour. The last trains will be at 22:10 and 22:25
  • Heathrow to London Paddington - trains will start at 06:12 and run at 12 and 42 minutes past the hour. The last train will be at 22:12

 

 

No Heathrow Connect services will run. Passengers who have purchased tickets to travel on Heathrow Connect services may use Heathrow Express services.

Further details will be provided if the proposed industrial action is confirmed.

Twitter hashtag: #HXstrike

 
Buses replace trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli until further notice
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Incident created
02/01/2014 17:00
Last updated
20/04/2014 05:45
Route affected
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Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December, the line is currently closed between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

Railway engineers are working hard to repair severe damage at a number of locations, including Barmouth and Criccieth. Pictures of the damage can be seen here, here and here.

Up to and including Wednesday 30 April

Buses are replacing trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

From Thursday 1 May onwards

The line will re-open between Barmouth and Harlech on Thursday 1 May. Buses will continue to replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until further notice.

Twitter hashtag: #Pwllheli

To check your journey up to and including 30 April, please use the National Rail Enquiries real time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is being updated with services from 1 May onwards, please check back later.
 
Proposed industrial action to affect London Underground during 28 to 30 April and 5 to 8 May
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Incident created
17/04/2014 20:30
Last updated
18/04/2014 18:01
Route affected

All London Underground routes

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

Industrial action affecting the London Underground service has been proposed to take place on the following dates:

  • From 21:00 on Monday 28 April until 21:00 on Wednesday 30 April
  • From 21:00 on Monday 5 May until 21:00 on Thursday 8 May

 

London Underground anticipate disruption to all services, should the industrial action go ahead. Further details about the level of service on the affected days will be provided as soon as this information is received.

 

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Amended Southern services from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 April 2014
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Start date
22/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected

Some Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place on several parts of the Southern network.

23:17 and 00:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing services will be diverted to terminate at Brighton. A bus will run between Brighton and Worthing.

23:22 Hastings to Brighton will not call atFalmer, Moulsecombe or London Road. Passengers are advised to change at Lewes where a bus will be provided to these stations.

23:47 London Victoria to Oxted will not run. Passengers should use the below service.

23:40 London Victoria to Horsham will depart at a later time of 23:47. A connecting bus will run from East Croydon to Oxted.

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

 
Amended overnight First TransPennine Express services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
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Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected

Some First TransPennine routes

 
Train operator affected
First TransPennine Express
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First TransPennine Express services. The following trains are amended:

Monday only

The 03:25 and 05:12 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by buses.

The 05:20 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes will start from Sheffield.

(Customers wishing to travel between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield should use the 05:50 Northern Rail departure)

Monday to Friday

The 00:01 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.

A replacement bus will run from Preston to Blackpool North.

The 03:37 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

A replacement bus will run from Blackpool North (dep 03:10) to Preston to connect.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended overnight South West Trains services from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 April 2014
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Start date
22/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected

Some South West Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network. The following trains are amended:

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 22:57 Exeter St Davids to Salisbury is diverted via Westbury with an extended journey time of at least 40 minutes

Wednesday to Friday

  • 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Bournemouth with extended journey times of at least 40 minutes
  • 00:30 Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour is replaced by a bus between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour with extended journey times of at least 25 minutes
  • 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo will not stop at Woking. A bus will run earlier from Guildford to Surbiton calling at Woking. Journey times will be extended by at least 20 minutes

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
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Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday  

  • After 20:35 each night (Mon-Thur), buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway  
  • 20:05 Clarbeston Road to Fishguard Harbour. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus 
  • 20:50 Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen. This train starts forward from Clarbeston Road at 21:20. A replacement bus will run from Fishguard Harbour to Clarbeston Road departing at the earlier time of 20:45
  • 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly. This train is diverted and terminates at Chester. A replacement bus will operate from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly calling at affected stations. Please note this bus will not call at Warrington Bank Quay
  • 22:12 and 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester. These services will run as booked to Warrington Bank Quay and then replaced by buses between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus 

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended overnight First Capital Connect services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
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Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
26/04/2014 
Route affected

Some First Capital Connect routes

 
Train operator affected
First Capital Connect
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking part over some parts of the First Capital Connect network. The following trains are amended:

From approximately 22:30 each night (Mon-Fri), south-bound services will not stop at Hornsey or Harringay. Passengers should use north-bound services, changing at either Finsbury park or Alexandra Palace as appropriate.    

On Tuesday and Thursday night the 22:14 and 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services are replaced by buses between Ely and Kings Lynn.

Planning your Journey 

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

 
Amended overnight First Great Western services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
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Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected

Some First Great Western routes

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network. The following trains are amended:

After approximately 22:30 each night from Monday to Friday, trains are unable to call at Pangbourne. Passengers should use connecting replacement buses to / from Tilehurst.

After approximately 22:15 each night from Monday to Friday, trains are unable to call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should use connecting replacement buses to / from Slough.  

The 23:53 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford with a rail connection to Reading.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended overnight Northern Rail services from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 April 2014
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Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
24/04/2014 
Route affected

Some Northern Rail routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network. The following trains are amended:

  • 22:17, 23:17 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester and the 22:48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly services are cancelled and replaced by buses
  • 22:34 Stockport to Wigan Wallgate. This train terminates at Bolton and is replaced by a bus between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate
  • 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly. This train will not call at Stockport, a replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport 
  • 22:48 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield. This train terminates at Stockport and is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Macclesfield
  • 23:05 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria. This train terminates at Stalybridge and is replaced by a bus between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria 
  • 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly. This train will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel or Levenshulme. A replacement bus will operate from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at these stations
  • 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus
  • 23:20 Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate. This train will not call at Salford Crescent, Swinton, Moorside, Walkden, Atherton, Hag Fold, Daisy Hill, Hindley or Ince. A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate, calling at these stations  
  • 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe. This train will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme or Handforth. A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow 

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended overnight London Midland services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
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Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected

Some London Midland routes

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the London Midland network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton. This train will not run. Passengers are advised to travel on the 21:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston (via Northampton) service or the 23:14 Birmingham New Street to Coventry service. A replacement bus will operate from Rugby to Northampton, calling at Long Buckby

Tuesday to Friday

  • 05:16 Rugby to London Euston. This train will start forward from Northampton at 05:46 and is replaced by a bus between Rugby and Northampton. The bus departs Rugby at the earlier time of 04:46

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended overnight Virgin Trains services from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 April 2014
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Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
24/04/2014 
Route affected

Some Virgin Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Virgin Trains network. The following trains are amended:

21:40 and 22:50 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. These services will be diverted via Stafford, Crewe and Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly. The 22:50 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will also be diverted not calling at Stockport. A replacement bus service will operate from Stafford to Stockport, calling at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield.

22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston. This train will be diverted not calling at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Northampton calling at Long Buckby.

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 Bicester Town until Summer 2015
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Start date
15/02/2014 
End Date
08/05/2015 
Route affected
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Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014
More information on Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014
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Start date
10/02/2013 
End Date
31/12/2014 
Route affected
Download map of route afected London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / Reading 
Train operators affected
First Great WesternHeathrow Connect
Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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 the replacement buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 
 

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