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Disruption between Swanley and Sevenoaks / Maidstone East expected until 11:30
More information on Disruption between Swanley and Sevenoaks / Maidstone East expected until 11:30
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Incident created
26/09/2018 09:19
Last updated
26/09/2018 10:18
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Canterbury West / Ashford International, and between London Blackfriars and Maidstone East

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

 
Train operator affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

A lineside fire at Otford is causing disruption to journeys between Swanley and Sevenoaks / Maidstone East. Trains may be cancelled or delayed.

This is expected until 11:30.

How does this affect my journey?
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Unfortunately the fire is still affecting trains to and from Maidstone East / Sevenoaks Network Rail and response staff are on site and working to clear the problem.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Eastbourne and Lewes expected until 12:00
More information on Disruption between Eastbourne and Lewes expected until 12:00
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Incident created
26/09/2018 09:59
Last updated
26/09/2018 10:16
Route affected
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between Hastings / Ore / Polegate and Brighton, between Ore and Haywards Heath and also between Eastbourne and Haywards Heath / London Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

A communication alarm has been activated on a train between Eastbourne and Lewes, resulting in some lines being blocked.

Train services running between these stations may be cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected until 12:00.

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time for your journey today.

We have been advised the 09:24 Eastbourne to London Victoria service had an alarm activated. This matter is being investigated.

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Services are currently unable to depart Eastbourne as the affected train is blocking the line. This train will be moved out of the way shortly, and services will then be able to resume

Can you tell me more about the incident?
More information to follow.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption to ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Haymarket expected until 10:45
More information on Disruption to ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Haymarket expected until 10:45
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Incident created
26/09/2018 09:59
Last updated
26/09/2018 10:09
Route affected
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ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Haymarket

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

A broken down train earlier today between Edinburgh and Haymarket is causing disruption to journeys between these stations. As a result of this, trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

This is expected until 10:45.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption for Great Western Railway services between Reading and Guildford expected until 11:15
More information on Disruption for Great Western Railway services between Reading and Guildford expected until 11:15
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Incident created
26/09/2018 07:05
Last updated
26/09/2018 09:47
Route affected
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Great Western Railway services between Reading and Gatwick Airport / Guildford / Redhill

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

A fault with the signalling system near Blackwater is causing disruption for Great Western Railway services between Reading and Guildford.

Train services may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised until the fault is fixed.

Customers for Gatwick Airport are advised to travel to Redhill for onward connections from there.

Disruption is currently expected to continue until 11:15.

Please note: Great Western Railway services on this line are also further affected by a track fault between Redhill and Gatwick Airport. More details on this disruption can be found by following this link.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon expected until 11:00
More information on Disruption between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon expected until 11:00
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Incident created
26/09/2018 05:52
Last updated
26/09/2018 09:07
Route affected
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Great Western Railway between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Brighton / Eastbourne / Gatwick Airport / Littlehampton / Ore / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Gatwick Airport, between Cambridge and Brighton, between Peterborough and Horsham and also between London Bridge and Three Bridges

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressGreat Western RailwaySouthernThameslink
Description

Urgent repairs to the track are taking place between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon. As a result of this, trains between these stations may be cancelled, delayed or diverted.

You can see images of this broken rail by following this link.

Disruption is expected until 11:00.

Customer advice:
Please allow extra time for your journey this morning, check journey planners for up to date information and listen to station announcements for platform alterations.

To aid you on your journey, ticket acceptance is in place with the following:

  • London Buses between Redhill and London Terminals
  • London Underground on any reasonable route
  • Mutual ticket acceptance between Southern and Thameslink
  • Metrobus services northbound from Gatwick Airport

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Currently, non stopping services that run on the fast lines between Gatwick Airport and East Croydon are subject to delays, cancellations and alterations.

  • A reduced Gatwick Express service is in operation
  • Some Southern Southampton Central and Bognor Regis services will terminate and restart at Three Bridges  

Please be aware this is also affecting Great Western Railway services which are currently unable to run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
Earlier this morning it was advised that was a track defect was found in the Coulsdon South area. Network Rail operatives have been dispatched to carry out repairs, with the work estimated to take around 90 minutes. The engineers arrived on site at 08:30 hours, and work is underway to repair the track. This will be a temporary fix, with a permanent fix to be implemented overnight. 

It is currently expected that once these initial repairs are complete, the train service will be able to resume; however, there will be a speed restriction in place which may result in delays on services through the area
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Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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

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

 
Industrial action affecting London Underground Piccadilly Line services today, Wednesday 26 until Saturday 29 September
More information on Industrial action affecting London Underground Piccadilly Line services today, Wednesday 26 until Saturday 29 September
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Incident created
24/09/2018 08:49
Last updated
26/09/2018 02:25
Route affected

London Underground Piccadilly Line services - between Kings Cross St Pancras and Heathrow Airport / Uxbridge

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern RailwaysEast Midlands TrainsGrand CentralGreat NorthernGreat Western RailwayHeathrow ExpressHull TrainsLondon North Eastern RailwayTfL RailThameslink
Description

London Underground Piccadilly Line services will be affected by strike action from early afternoon today, Wednesday 26 September until the afternoon of Friday 28 September and also from Friday evening until the morning of Saturday 29 September.

Piccadilly Line services will not run while the strike action is taking place.

Advice for customers affected by this and details of alternative travel options can be found on the Transport for London strike page.

A press release provided by Transport for London can be found here.

 
Industrial action affecting Northern services on Saturdays 29 September and 6, 13 and 20 October
More information on Industrial action affecting Northern services on Saturdays 29 September and 6, 13 and 20 October
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Incident created
09/08/2018 18:05
Last updated
24/09/2018 14:58
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

The RMT Union will undertake industrial action, affecting Northern on 29 September and 6, 13 and 20 October.

Northern expect to operate a reduced timetable with very few trains running before 09:00 and after 18:00. Around 30% of services are expected to run.

On some routes, Northern will not be able to run trains, while others have a limited service. Trains that do run are expected to be extremely busy. Northern will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren’t running.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 29 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

These changes for 6, 13 and 20 October are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended Northern timetable on some routes in the North West
More information on Amended Northern timetable on some routes in the North West
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Incident created
13/04/2018 09:12
Last updated
23/09/2018 14:38
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

At the beginning of June, Northern removed 168 services per day from their timetable. 75% of these services have now been reinstated with the remaining 25% of routes below being reintroduced during September.

Please note that Northern services will also be affected by Industrial Action on 29 September.

The following routes are still affected: 

Blackpool
A reduced service is in operation between Blackpool South and Colne - 13 services per day have been removed from the timetable and will be reintroduced during September.

Lancashire
A reduced service is in operation between Ormskirk and Preston - 6 services per day have been removed from the timetable and will be reintroduced in September.

Manchester
Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge services (12 per day) are yet to be reinstated.

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

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

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

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

 
Industrial action to affect South Western Railway on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October
More information on Industrial action to affect South Western Railway on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October
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Incident created
21/09/2018 13:23
Last updated
21/09/2018 13:45
Route affected

South Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

The RMT trade union intends to hold strikes on the South Western Railway network. Industrial action may affect your journey on Friday 5 October and Saturday 6 October.

Details of how services will be affected will be published as soon as possible. Please check back nearer the time for updates.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is currently showing the normal planned service on the strike days, and not the strike day timetable.

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

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

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

 
Disruption at Ayr until Monday 1 October
More information on Disruption at Ayr until Monday 1 October
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Incident created
27/08/2018 20:35
Last updated
21/09/2018 09:49
Route affected
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Trains between Glasgow Central and Stranraer / Ayr, and also between Girvan and Ayr

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

The exclusion zone at Ayr station remains in place, affecting trains running through the station.

South Ayrshire Council imposed this exclusion zone because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe.

Disruption is currently expected to continue until Monday 1 October, or for as long as the exclusion zone remains in place.

Ayr station remains open and operational but the following alterations will apply until further notice:

Ayr and Glasgow Central
Trains to and from Ayr have to run with reduced capacity, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of longer trains will run throughout the day, starting and terminating at Prestwick Town. Buses will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these longer trains.

Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer
There will be no train services between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer, and some services scheduled to run between Glasgow Central and Stranraer may terminate at / start back from Kilmarnock. Buses are in place between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer to help with your journey.

Information for customers at Ayr station:
At Ayr, coaches will pick up and drop off in the large car park near to the entrance of Platform 4, which for an agreed period of time will be closed to public parking to allow for the safe movement of both passengers and rail replacement vehicles.

Whilst work is taking place at the station, there will be 25 fewer car parking spaces available.

You can see more information about changes to Ayr station here.

Please use the station help-points if you require any assistance.

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

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

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

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

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

 

Current engineering work

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Amended early morning Southeastern trains from London Victoria on Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September
More information on Amended early morning Southeastern trains from London Victoria on Tuesday 25, Thursday 27 and Friday 28 September
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Start date
25/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate

00:40 London Victoria to Gillingham

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

Tuesday,Thursday and Friday

The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service is diverted via Herne Hill calling at Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and then as booked.

The 00:40 London Victoria to Gillingham service will run fast to Bromley South, then St Mary Cray, Swanley, Farningham Road, Longfield, Meopham, Rochester, Chatham and then as booked.

Check before you travel: 

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

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

Bicycles: 

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

Project Information: 

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

 
Amended overnight TransPennine Express services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
More information on Amended overnight TransPennine Express services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

TransPennine Express between

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the TransPennine Express service overnight, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:46 Scarborough to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly instead.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria.
  • The 22:24 Hull to Manchester Piccadilly service will be retimed to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 27 minutes earlier than usual.
  • The 22:47 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria or Dewsbury. This train will be retimed to run later than usual at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and York. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Leeds via Dewsbury.
  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed throughout, and will not call at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria or Dewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will depart Leeds 10 minutes later than usual, at 02:15.
  • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 13 minutes later than usual, at 02:54.
  • The 02:52 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 23 minutes later than usual, at 04:22, and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 31 minutes later than usual.
  • The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will depart Manchester Piccadilly 10 minutes later than usual at 04:46, and will leave Huddersfield 10 minutes earlier than usual at 05:30.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service on Wednesday 26 September
More information on Amended 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service on Wednesday 26 September
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Start date
26/09/2018 
End date
26/09/2018 
Route affected

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Thirsk, closing some lines on Wednesday evening.

As a result,  the 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street service will not call at Thirsk. Replacement buses will run between Thirsk and Northallerton in both directions to connect with this train.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended overnight service between Redhill and Gatwick Airport from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended overnight service between Redhill and Gatwick Airport from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Gatwick Airport overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

As a result, Thameslink services after 22:35 until the end of service each night will be subject to extended journey times. Some services will not call at Earlswood, Salfords or Horley stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Sutton from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Sutton from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Thameslink between Bedford / St Albans and Sutton

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Wimbledon, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

  • The 21:37 and 22:17 St Albans to Sutton services will terminate at London Blackfriars.
  • The 22:19 and 23:19 Sutton to Bedford services will start from London Blackfriars.

Customers should use alternative services to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended 23:46 London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended 23:46 London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Elephant & Castle and Bromley South, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:46 London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks service will be diverted to run via Herne Hill, Beckenham Junction, calling at both stations.

This service will not call at Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Nunhead, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham, Beckenham Hill or Ravensbourne.

A replacement bus service will run between Herne Hill and Bromley South, calling at all stations. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace overnight trains between Three Bridges and Brighton from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
More information on Buses replace overnight trains between Three Bridges and Brighton from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Worthing

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing some lines.

Southern:

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:16 London Victoria to Worthing service will terminate at Three Bridges.
  • The 23:25 London Victoria to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton. Additional train services will run between Brighton and Worthing.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:02 London Victoria to Worthing / Eastbourne service will run between London Victoria and Eastbourne, and will not divide into two services.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Thameslink:

Buses will replace trains between 00:20 and 03:00 Tuesday to Friday. Please note this will affect some late night trains on Monday evening.

Services between Bedford and Brighton will start / terminate at Haywards Heath / Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended London North Eastern Railway services from Wednesday 22 August until Saturday 8 December
More information on Amended London North Eastern Railway services from Wednesday 22 August until Saturday 8 December
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Start date
22/08/2018 
End date
08/12/2018 
Route affected

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Leeds Newcastle / Edinburgh / Stirling

 
Train operator affected
London North Eastern Railway
Description

In order to improve reliability, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will run an amended timetable from Wednesday 22 August onwards.

A small number of services between London King’s Cross and Leeds will be temporarily removed from the timetable from 13 August 2018 onwards. In addition, one service between Stirling and Edinburgh will also be temporarily cancelled from 27 August 2018.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday:

  • The 05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling service will terminate at Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Saturday:

  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Sunday:

  • The 13:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 16:04 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will be retimed at Doncaster.
  • The 17:16 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

The cancellations and amendments are due to operational changes which will help to improve overall reliability along LNER's East Coast route in the event of further network-led disruption.

Booked to travel on one of these trains?

If you’re booked to travel on one of the affected trains, please travel on an earlier or later LNER train on the same day - your ticket will be valid.

If you'd like to reserve seats on your alternative choice of train, you can call the LNER Customer Solutions Centre on 03457 225 333.

If you can’t travel on an alternative service, you can visit the LNER refund page to see how to make a claim.

Check before you travel:

For journeys from Monday to Friday, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

For journeys on Saturday and Sundays, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner up until Sunday 16 September. For journeys after this date, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

 
No late night trains after 20:45 each evening at London Fenchurch Street from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on No late night trains after 20:45 each evening at London Fenchurch Street from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Shoeburyness

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Barking, closing all lines after 20:45 each night from Monday to Thursday.

  • Shoeburyness - Laindon - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street. Services which would normally run to London Liverpool Street will be re-timed.
  • Grays - Rainham - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street and will be extended to start from / terminate at Shoeburyness.

Ticket acceptance:

Your rail ticket will be accepted on the following:

  • London Underground District Line services between Tower Hill and Upminster
  • London Underground Jubilee Line services between Stratford and West Ham
  • Docklands Light Railway services between Stratford and Limehouse via Poplar.

Check before you travel:

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

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

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

 
Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018
More information on Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018
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Start date
18/07/2018 
End date
31/12/2018 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

'High Speed Trains' between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton and London Paddington

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

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

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

Monday 8 October to Thursday 11 October will be affected by weekday closures.

How will this affect my journey?

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

Buses will be provided between the following stations:

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

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

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

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

Ticket acceptance:

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

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

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling before Friday 16 November, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Accessibility:

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

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

It’s best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit Great Western Railway's Assisted Travel webpage. 

Project Information:

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

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

 
Amended 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hunts Cross and Edge Hill from 23:55 each night, closing all lines.

As a result, the 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross. A replacement bus will run from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace late night trains to / from Hazel Grove / Buxton from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Buses replace late night trains to / from Hazel Grove / Buxton from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly / Stockport and Hazel Grove / Buxton

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hazel Grove and Buxton, closing all lines overnight from 23:10 onwards.

The following trains will be amended:

  • The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 23:03 and run earlier than usual throughout. A replacement bus will run from Hazel Grove at 23:08 for Stockport.
  • The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Hazel Grove.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended train service at Salford Central from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended train service at Salford Central from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Northern between Southport / Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria / Blackburn

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Central area, closing some lines.

As a result, the 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria and 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate services will not call at Salford Central. Customers for Salford Central should use alternative services.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended evening service between Stockport and Crewe from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
More information on Amended evening service between Stockport and Crewe from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge / Crewe / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Cheadle Hulme, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Wilmslow to Crewe.
  • The 23:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Alderley Edge.
  • The 23:12  Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport.
  • The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Crewe.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace overnight trains between Preston and Blackpool North / South from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
More information on Buses replace overnight trains between Preston and Blackpool North / South from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

Between Leeds / Manchester Airport and Blackpool North

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Each night from 23:00 to 05:15, engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North closing the line. 

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North, and also between Kirkham & Wesham and Blackpool South.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 September
More information on Amended 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 25 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
25/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

Northern between Leeds and Wigan Wallgate

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Mirfield and Leeds, closing lines overnight.

The 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted, and will not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe. A replacement bus will run from Leeds to Brighouse to serve these stations, leaving Leeds at 04:35 in order to connect with this train at Brighouse.

A second replacement bus will run from Leeds at 05:35 to Brighouse.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services to / from London St Pancras from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
More information on Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services to / from London St Pancras from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras and Leicester / Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Kettering, and also between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following alterations will be made to services:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras service will arrive at London later than usual.
  • The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras service will run later than usual from Bedford onwards.
  • The 21:50 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service will terminate at Walsall at 22:34. A replacement bus service will run from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley, calling at Bloxwich, Bloxwich North, Landywood, Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley Town.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended late night services at Exeter St Davids on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended late night services at Exeter St Davids on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September
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Start date
26/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Between London / Bristol and Exeter

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Taunton and Tiverton Parkway, closing one out of the two lines between these stations.

As a result of this, the 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids service and the 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids up to 20 minutes later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended 00:27 London Cannon Street to Hayes service on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September
More information on Amended 00:27 London Cannon Street to Hayes service on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September
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Start date
25/09/2018 
End date
26/09/2018 
Route affected

Between London Cannon Street and Hayes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Hayes on Tuesday and Wednesday, closing the line.

The 00:27 London Cannon Street to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace late night services between Lewisham and Dartford from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
More information on Buses replace late night services between Lewisham and Dartford from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

Between London Charing Cross / London Victoria / London Cannon Street and Dartford

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Blackheath and Barnehurst, closing some lines. As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:24 and 23:52 London Charing Cross to Dartford services will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. Buses will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

The 23:36 London Victoria to Dartford service will run as booked to Lewisham, then divert via Sidcup. A replacement bus service will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:46 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. A bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. A bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:08 London Victoria to Dartford service will run as booked to Lewisham, then divert via Sidcup. A replacement bus service will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

From Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Bridgend area, closing some lines overnight.

The 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service will be replaced by a bus between Barry and Bridgend.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd after 23:00 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd after 23:00 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Between Bridgend, Barry, Cardiff and Radyr / Aberdare / Pontypridd

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd, closing the lines. As a result, the following services will be amended:

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. An alternative train service will be available between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd. A bus service will be provided from Pontypridd to Aberdare.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service will be replaced by a bus service.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will start from Cardiff Queen Street. A bus will run from Radyr to Barry Island.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace trains between Rhyl and Holyhead after 22:20 each night from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
More information on Buses replace trains between Rhyl and Holyhead after 22:20 each night from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

Between Cardiff, Birmingham, Crewe and Holyhead

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Rhyl and Holyhead, closing the line between these stations. The following services will be replaced by a bus between Rhyl and Holyhead: 

Monday to Thursday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead 

21:36 Crewe to Holyhead 

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead 

Tuesday to Friday

04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Rhyl. Please note there is no replacement road transport for this service.

If you are travelling on the 02:40 ferry from Holyhead, you must travel earlier in order to make your connection.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended overnight Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September
More information on Amended overnight Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
26/09/2018 
Route affected

Various Greater Anglia routes

Between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Each night Monday to Wednesday from approximately 23:00 to 05:00, engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Greater Anglia network closing some lines.

The following alterations will apply:

The 22:58 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze is diverted to terminate at Clacton-on-Sea. Passengers should change at Thorpe-le-Soken for replacement bus for all stations to Walton-on-the-Naze.  

The 23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea is replaced by a bus between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea.

From approximately 22:00, some trains that normally run via Seven Sisters are diverted to run via and will stop station via Tottenham Hale.

These stations are within walking distance of stations on the Seven Sisters line, a map between these stations can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended Arriva Trains Wales services between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended Arriva Trains Wales services between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Between Cardiff / Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, closing some lines.

The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted via an alternative route. A bus will run from Stockport to Crewe, calling at Wilmslow. There is no connection to Shrewsbury from the bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace trains each night from 21:25 between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September
More information on Buses replace trains each night from 21:25 between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Each night, work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Wickford and Southend Victoria, closing all lines from 21:20.

The last direct trains to run will be:

  • 20:13 from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
  • 21:00 from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

Additionally the 20:35 Liverpool Lime Street to Southend Victoria will run non-stop between Wickford and Southend Victoria. A connecting bus service will run between Wickford and Southend Victoria calling at all stations.

After the last trains have run, buses will operate between Wickford and Southend Victoria / Southminster, with the exception of the 00:15 / 00:50 departures from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria which will not run.

Customers should travel either on the 00:18 / 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Witham and change at Shenfield for connecting bus service for stations to Southend Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Work on the next phase of a £46m programme that will transform travel on the Southend Victoria branch line will take place on weeknights until May as part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan.

Over the last year, engineers have installed over 100 structures that will carry new overhead wires and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria and over 1km of overhead wire between Shenfield and Billericay. This marks the start of work to install 128km of overhead wire on the whole line to reduce delays caused by sagging overhead wires.

 
No late night / early morning trains at Pangbourne from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on No late night / early morning trains at Pangbourne from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
28/09/2018 
Route affected

Between London Paddington / Reading / Banbury and Didcot Parkway / Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of the 4 lines.

The following trains will NOT call at Pangbourne and will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Buses will operate between Tilehurst and Pangbourne:

Monday - Thursday

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57, 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
23.45 Reading to Oxford
21:37, 23:45 Banbury to Reading
22:02, 23:21 Didcot Parkway to Reading

Tuesday - Friday

03:51 Oxford to Reading

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended late night West Midlands Railway service between Great Malvern and Hereford from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended late night West Midlands Railway service between Great Malvern and Hereford from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

Between Birmingham / Worcester and Hereford

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Great Malvern and Hereford, closing the lines. 

The 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Great Malvern. If you are travelling to Colwall, Ledbury or Hereford, you should use the 20:20 Great Western Railway service from Great Malvern.

The 22:29 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will be replaced by a bus.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
No trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters after 22:45 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on No trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters after 22:45 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters 

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Track work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt, closing the line via Seven Sisters.

As a result of this, London Overground services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters will not run after 22:45.

Buses will run between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town. 

If you are travelling to or from a station that is not served by a bus replacement service, you will be able to use your ticket on Greater Anglia services via Tottenham Hale at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Amended late night London Victoria to Ashford International services from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
More information on Amended late night London Victoria to Ashford International services from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
Route affected

From London Victoria to Ashford International

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Maidstone East and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:55, 23:25 and 23:55 London Victoria to Ashford International services will terminate at Maidstone East. Connecting bus services will run from Maidstone East to Ashford International.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:25 London Victoria to Ashford International service will terminate at Maidstone East. A connecting bus service will run from Maidstone East to Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 
Buses replace trains between Basingstoke and Eastleigh after 22:50 each night from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September
More information on Buses replace trains between Basingstoke and Eastleigh after 22:50 each night from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September
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Start date
24/09/2018 
End date
27/09/2018 
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CrossCountry between Manchester / Edinburgh and Southampton Central

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Poole / Portsmouth / Southampton / Salisbury

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountrySouth Western Railway
Description

Track work is taking place between Basingstoke and Eastleigh, closing all lines between these stations.

After 22:50 on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, CrossCountry services will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. This will extend the journey time between Basingstoke and Southampton Central by approximately 45 minutes.

South Western Railway services will not run between Basingstoke and Eastleigh.

Buses will replace trains between Basingstoke and Eastleigh / Southampton Central.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

 
Major improvement work at Bristol Parkway from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 7 October
More information on Major improvement work at Bristol Parkway from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 7 October
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Start date
15/09/2018 
End date
07/10/2018 
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly / Leeds and Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between Great Malvern / Worcester Stations / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Brighton / Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Westbury, also between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen.

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Parkway area, closing all lines at the station.

CrossCountry

An hourly service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. Trains will be diverted and not call at Bristol Parkway, but will call additionally at Patchway. Buses will operate between Patchway and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway

Local services:

Trains between Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and beyond will not run between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood. 

A replacement bus service will operate between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood, and also between Yate and Bristol Parkway.

The first bus of the day will run between Gloucester and Filton Abbey Wood via Cam & Dursley and Yate, and the last bus of the day running from Filton Abbey to Gloucester via Yate and Cam & Dursley.

Most trains running between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads will not run, and most services between Bristol Parkway and Weston-Super-Mare will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare.

Some services to / from Avonmouth and Severn Beach, and also services between Swindon and Westbury will be retimed as a result of these works.

London - South Wales services:

Services between London Paddington and South Wales will run to an amended timetable, running roughly once per hour, with some additional services during morning and evening peaks. These services will be diverted between Swindon and Newport, not calling at Bristol Parkway.

Customers travelling to / from Bristol Parkway should change at Patchway for a replacement bus service to / from Bristol Parkway.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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

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

Northern between Leeds / Sheffield and Nottingham 

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsNorthern
Description

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

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

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

 

CrossCountry:

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

Until Sunday 7 October, an hourly train service will operate between Birmingham and Nottingham via Derby.

 

East Midlands Trains:

Derby to London St Pancras International:
Until Sunday 7 October, there will be no direct train services between Sheffield and Derby, with the exception of the 3 trains listed below. Replacement buses will run between Chesterfield and Derby.  

The following 3 train services will run:

  • 22:01 Sheffield to Derby
  • 23:21 Sheffield to Derby
  • 05:40 Sheffield to London St Pancras International

Until Sunday 7 October, one train per hour will run between Sheffield / Chesterfield and London St Pancras, and one train per hour will run between Derby and London St Pancras International.

Derby to Matlock:
Until Sunday 7 October, no trains will run between Derby and Matlock. Replacement buses will run between these stations.

Derby to Nottingham:
Until Sunday 7 October, a train service will operate between Derby and Nottingham.

 

Northern:

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

Please note, on Saturday 29 September, a significantly reduced Northern service running due to industrial action.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

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

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

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

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

Buses will run between:

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

 

Please note, on Saturday 29 September, a significantly reduced Northern service running due to industrial action.

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

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys on weekends after this date, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

 
 

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