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Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014
More information on Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014
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Incident created
02/01/2014 17:00
Last updated
18/08/2014 16:30
Route affected
Download map of route afected Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli  
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

The line is currently closed between Harlech and Pwllheli, and buses are replacing trains between these stations.

This is because work is taking place to replace the old wooden Pont Briwet road and railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which has been declared structurally unsafe and has closed. A new bridge is being built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway.

Storms in December 2013 also severely damaged the line, but repairs have now been completed.

Once work on the railway side of the bridge is completed, the line will re-open. The current estimated date for the line to re-open is 1 September 2014.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Pwllheli

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Amended Virgin Trains services after 22:00 each night from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
More information on Amended Virgin Trains services after 22:00 each night from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
21/08/2014 
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 after 22:00 each night.

From approximately 22:00, trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted not calling at Macclesfield or Stockport. Replacement buses will run and call at the affected stations.

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Amended service between Nottingham and Worksop after 22:00 each night from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
More information on Amended service between Nottingham and Worksop after 22:00 each night from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
21/08/2014 
Route affected
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Between Nottingham and Worksop

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Kirkby in Ashfield and the Shirebrook areas closing the line. The following trains are amended:

The 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service will be replaced by a bus between Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham.

The 22:23 Worksop to Nottingham service will be diverted not calling at Newstead, Hucknall or Bulwell. A replacement bus will run between Kirkby in Ashfield and Nottingham, calling at the affected stations.

Planning your Journey

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Amended service between Wolverton and Northampton after 23:00 each night from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
More information on Amended service between Wolverton and Northampton after 23:00 each night from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
21/08/2014 
Route affected
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London Midland between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Birmingham New Street.

Virgin Trains between Wolverhampton and London Euston.

 
Train operators affected
London MidlandVirgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Wolverton and Northampton with all lines closed.

London Midland

Some trains may be cancelled or retimed. From approximately 22:00, buses will replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton. 

Virgin Trains

22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted and not call at Northampton, a connecting bus will run from Rugby to Long Buckby and Northampton.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
More information on Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
21/08/2014 
Route affected

Some CrossCountry routes

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the CrossCountry network.

Late evening trains to / from Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted not calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield or Stockport. Buses will operate between Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly. 

Planning your Journey

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Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln from Monday 18 to Saturday 30 August 2014
More information on Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln from Monday 18 to Saturday 30 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
30/08/2014 
Route affected
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Between Doncaster and Lincoln

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Gainsborough area closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln (no Sunday service).

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended First Capital Connect services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
More information on Amended First Capital Connect services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
22/08/2014 
Route affected

Some First Capital Connect routes

 
Train operator affected
First Capital Connect
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Capital Connect network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:26 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City and the 23:20 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross services (both via Hertford North) services will run non-stop between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage.  

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:07 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City and the 01:05 London Kings Cross to Royston (both via Hertford North) services will run non-stop from Alexandra Palace to Stevenage. Replacement buses will operate calling at intermediate stations.

The 03:25 Peterborough to London Kings Cross (via Hertford North) service will run non-stop between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace. A replacement bus will call at intermediate stations.

Planning your Journey

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Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
22/08/2014 
Route affected
Download map of route afected Between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey  
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 00:18, 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 August 2014
More information on Amended 00:18, 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 August 2014
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Start date
19/08/2014 
End date
21/08/2014 
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Colchester.

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Marks Tey and Colchester with all lines closed.

00:18, 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester will terminate at Marks Tey with connecting buses to Colchester.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended First Great Western services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
More information on Amended First Great Western services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
22/08/2014 
Route affected
Some First Great Western routes.  
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester will be diverted and not call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse, a bus will run from Swindon to Gloucester calling at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse Post Office.

Monday to Thursday

21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn, 22:01, 23:03 Reading to Bedwyn, 21:55, 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

00:20 Reading to Newbury, bus replaces train throughout.

07:36, 09:36, 11:36, 13:36 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa and 10:20, 12:20, 14:20, 16:20, 18:34 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington will not run.

Buses will run between Swindon and Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse Post Office and Gloucester.

Passengers travelling between Swindon and Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa should use the through trains diverted via Bristol Parkway or travel by alternative rail services via Bristol Parkway.

During this time First Great Western are removing restrictions on certain travel tickets. More information can be found here

During this time there will be changes to car parking at affected stations. More information can be found 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 Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
More information on Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
22/08/2014 
Route affected
Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.  
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:  

Monday to Thursday 

  • 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, a bus will run from Cardiff Central to Bridgend calling at stations normally served by the train and connect with the train at Bridgend and the 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead, 22:04 Chester to Holyhead, 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead, buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead
  • 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be diverted via Crewe. Passengers for stations to Chester should travel on the 21:50 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General service and connect into the replacement bus from Wrexham General to Chester
  • 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Crewe. Passengers for stations between Shrewsbury and Chester should travel on the additional 22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General service and connect into the replacement bus from Wrexham General calling at Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly. The bus will call to set down only   
  • An additional train will run at 21:50 from Shrewsbury to Wrexham General. Passengers should connect into the replacement bus calling at Chester only 
  • 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton starts forward from Wrexham General at 23:00. Passengers should travel on the replacement bus from Chester to Wrexham General
  • An additional train will run from Shrewsbury to Wrexham General at 22:35. Passengers should connect into the 23:25 replacement bus from Wrexham General calling at Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly. The bus will call to set down only
  • 22:23 Crewe to Chester will not run
  • An additional train will run at 23:22 from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly     
  • 23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted via Crewe. Passengers should travel on the 23:40 replacement bus from Shrewsbury calling at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General and Chester    

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury is retimed to depart slightly later than normal
  • 04:24 Holyhead to Cardiff Central starts from Llandudno Junction, passengers from Holyhead and Bangor should travel on the 04:48 Virgin Trains service from Holyhead and change at Chester for connection to Cardiff Central
  • 05:45 Chester to Wrexham General will not run

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
22/08/2014 
Route affected
Some Northern Rail routes.  
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

20:30 Whitehaven to Carlisle, bus replaces train between Maryport and Carlisle.

21:45 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme and Stockport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly to serve these stations.

21:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent, bus replaces train throughout.

22:00 Carlisle to Whitehaven will start from Maryport, a bus will run from Carlisle to Whitehaven, stopping to set down only from Maryport.

22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

22:18 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

22:44, 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield, bus replaces train throughout.

23:04, 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly to serve these stations. 

Tuesday to Friday

06:03 Macclesfield to Stoke-on-Trent, bus replaces train throughout.

Planning your Journey  

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

 
Amended Southern services from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
21/08/2014 
Route affected
Some Southern routes.  
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southern network with the following trains amended:

On Monday the 01:00, 04:00 London Victoria to Brighton and 03:50 Brighton to London Victoria will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

From Monday to Wednesday the 23:22 Hastings to Brighton will be replaced by a bus between Lewes and Brighton.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
22/08/2014 
Route affected

Some Southeastern routes.

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Friday

22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate and 23:12 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate, bus replaces train between Folkestone Cental and Ramsgate.

22:40, 23:10, 23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory, bus replaces train between Folkestone Cental and Dover Priory.  

23:17, 23:52 London Charing Cross to Hayes, bus replaces train between Lewisham and Hayes.

23:45 Faversham to Dover Priory, bus replaces train between Canterbury East and Dover Priory. 

Tuesday to Friday

00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham will be diverted and not call at Herne Hill, Penge East and Beckenham Junction, a bus will run from London Victoria to Gillingham calling at all stations normally served by the train.

Planning your Journey

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Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014
More information on Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014
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Start date
19/07/2014 
End date
31/08/2014 
Route affected
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All routes through Chorley.

 
Train operators affected
First TransPennine ExpressNorthern Rail
Description

Over the next 5 years Network Rail is working with their partners to deliver over £1bn of investment, which will enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. Part of this investment is to electrify the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Chorley.

In addition to tunnel work at Chorley, several road bridges in the Chorley area will be rebuilt and it is planned to reinstate the Grade II listed 'Chorley Flying Arches' which were removed in the summer of 2008.

As a result of this, the line between Chorley and Leyland will be closed from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Once work has been completed, this will enable quieter, cleaner electric trains to be introduced and an increase in passengers seats and faster journey times.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere are diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers should use Northern Rail replacement buses between Bolton and Preston

Midweek, buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at Horwich Parkway and Chorley only. Passengers to / from Buckshaw Parkway should use Northern Rail replacement buses.

Northern Rail

On Saturdays and Sundays, buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Midweek, buses replace trains between Chorley and Preston.

Planning your Journey

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014
More information on Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014
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Start date
27/07/2014 
End date
07/09/2014 
Route affected

All routes through Selby.

 
Train operators affected
East CoastFirst Hull TrainsFirst TransPennine ExpressNorthern Rail
Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

Planning your Journey

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
More information on Amended South West Trains services from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 August 2014
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Start date
18/08/2014 
End date
22/08/2014 
Route affected

Some South West Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:05, 22:35 and 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole. These services terminate at Bournemouth and are replaced by buses between Bournemouth and Poole with extended journey times of at least 20 minutes
  • 23:15 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour and 23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea. These services terminate at Guildford and are replaced by buses between Guildford and Portsmouth Harbour 
  • 23:50 London Waterloo to Reading. This train terminates at Ascot and is replaced by a bus between Ascot and Reading

Planning your Journey

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Buses replace trains to and from Redditch until Sunday 31 August 2014
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Start date
06/07/2014 
End date
31/08/2014 
Route affected
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Between Redditch and Birmingham New Street / Lichfield Trent Valley.

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redditch and Barnt Green closing the line.

On Mondays to Saturdays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Longbridge.

On Sundays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Barnt Green. 

For passengers travelling to and from Alvechurch station, the replacement bus pick up point is from the Alvechurch Red Lion Pub.

Planning your Journey

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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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