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Disruption through Salisbury expected until 16:00
More information on Disruption through Salisbury expected until 16:00
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Incident created
27/08/2016 14:27
Last updated
27/08/2016 14:27
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Portsmouth Harbour and Bristol Temple Meads

South West Trains between Romsey / Chandlers Ford / London Waterloo and Salisbury Exeter St Davids

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwaySouth West Trains
Description

A signalling problem caused by a lightning strike near Salisbury is causing disruption to trains through the station. This is expected to continue until 16:00.

Trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

Services from Tisbury towards Salisbury may be diverted.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Salisbury

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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

 

 
Delays between Peckham Rye and Lewisham / Bromley South expected until 16:00
More information on Delays between Peckham Rye and Lewisham / Bromley South expected until 16:00
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Incident created
27/08/2016 11:22
Last updated
27/08/2016 14:23
Route affected
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Southeastern between London Victoria and Dartford

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

 
Train operator affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

A signalling problem near Nunhead is causing delays of up to 15 minutes to trains between Peckham Rye and Lewisham / Bromley South.

Disruption is expected to continue until 16:00.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Nunhead

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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

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

 
Disruption in the Gainsborough area expected until 17:00
More information on Disruption in the Gainsborough area expected until 17:00
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Incident created
27/08/2016 12:58
Last updated
27/08/2016 14:17
Route affected
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East Midlands Trains between Lincoln Central and Doncaster

Northern between Lincoln Central / Cleethorpes and Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands TrainsNorthern
Description

A signalling problem between Gainsborough Lea Road and Retford is disrupting trains in the Gainsborough area. Trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled.

Buses have been requested to run between Lincoln and Retford.

Disruption is expected until 17:00.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Gainsborough

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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

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

 
Possible strike action affecting Southern services on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September
More information on Possible strike action affecting Southern services on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September
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Incident created
24/08/2016 13:21
Last updated
27/08/2016 06:49
Route affected

Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Conductors and station staff in the RMT union are planning to strike.

  • Wednesday 7 September - strike by station staff and conductors
  • Thursday 8 September - strike by conductors

 

If strike action does go ahead, there will be extensive alteration to services for the entirety of both days.

Wednesday 7 September

It is likely that the strike by station staff will have a significant effect on train services as they perform train dispatch at some stations. Southern do not expect to be able to offer the same level of service that they have on other strike dates. Some ticket offices may also be closed.

Thursday 8 September

There will be no service on some routes and only a limited service on others. Last trains on certain routes will be as early as 16:30.

Services on the morning of Friday 9 September may also be disrupted.

Plans are currently being finalised and we will update this page with the latest information as soon as it is available.

If strike action does go ahead, passengers with Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak and also Advance tickets (if bought up to 18:00 the night before for a specific train) may use the following services:

London Overground services between:

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

 

London Underground services between:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston (Excludes intermediate stations)
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston


Tramlink
and London Buses via any reasonable route

Tickets dated for travel on Wednesday 7 or Thursday 8 September can be used on Tuesday 6 or Friday 9 September.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #RMTStrikeSN

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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Major engineering work taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend
More information on Major engineering work taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend
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Incident created
27/08/2016 00:26
Last updated
27/08/2016 05:52
Route affected

Various routes across the network

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySoutheastern
Description

Major improvement work is taking place this weekend that will affect your journey:

 

Details of all this weekend's engineering works, and the impact these will have on your journey, can be found on the Future Engineering Work pages.

You can follow this weekend's event using the hashtag #AugustBHWorks

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

 
Possible strike action affecting Great Northern and Thameslink services on Wednesday 7 September
More information on Possible strike action affecting Great Northern and Thameslink services on Wednesday 7 September
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Incident created
26/08/2016 16:03
Last updated
26/08/2016 16:13
Route affected

Various Great Northern and Thameslink routes

 
Train operator affected
Great NorthernThameslink
Description

Station staff in the RMT union are planning to strike on Wednesday 7 September.

If strike action goes ahead, it is likely to have a significant impact on train services as they perform train dispatch at some stations. Some ticket offices may also be closed.

Services on the morning of Thursday 8 September may also be disrupted.

Great Northern and Thameslink are currently finalising their plans and an update will be posted here with the latest information as soon as it is available.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #RMTStrikeGNTL

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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Amended weekday Southern and Gatwick Express services until further notice
More information on Amended weekday Southern and Gatwick Express services until further notice
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Incident created
05/07/2016 10:18
Last updated
26/08/2016 05:57
Route affected
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Some Southern routes and Gatwick Express

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthern
Description

In order to give you more certainty for your journey and enable you to better plan, Southern and Gatwick Express have implemented an amended timetable on Mondays to Fridays. They plan to operate the revised timetable until train crew availability returns to normal.

To check your journey for travel up to and including Friday 2 September, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The timetables, details of the routes affected, and alternative travel options are available here.

The key changes are

  • Limited peak time service on the West London route (Clapham Junction - Watford Junction)
  • Buses replace most trains between Lewes and Seaford
  • Revised services on many other routes

A map showing the alterations is available here.

If your journey is delayed by more than 30 minutes during the amended timetable, you will be able to claim compensation against trains cancelled in advance or against delays experienced on the day.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #SNAlterations

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Line between Dover and Folkestone set to reopen on Monday 5 September
More information on Line between Dover and Folkestone set to reopen on Monday 5 September
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Incident created
27/12/2015 11:41
Last updated
26/08/2016 04:45
Route affected
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Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. Network Rail have been working to repair the line and it is now set to reopen on Monday 5 September.

The £39.8m project undertaken by Network Rail, is a solution that will not only allow the railway to re-open but will also act as a sea defence for years to come. More details on the project are available here.

Prior to the line re-opening, work on the track will be carried out right up until the day before (Sunday 4 September) so we recommend that you check before you travel on this route on Monday 5 September.

When the line reopens in September all services will run as normal. There are some minor changes to the new timetable, making it slightly different to the one in place when the line originally closed in December 2015. We advise that you check in advance and plan your journey before you travel.

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

Until the line reopens, the following alterations will continue to apply:

Buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, a permit must be displayed. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area can be found here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Folkestone and #Dover

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Current engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston every weekend until Sunday 2 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston every weekend until Sunday 2 October
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Start date
20/06/2016 
End date
02/10/2016 
Route affected
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Between Manchester Airport / Hazel Grove / Huddersfield and Blackpool North

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

As part of the ongoing modernisation of the line between Manchester and Blackpool North, engineering work is taking place every Saturday and Sunday between Bolton and Leyland closing the line. More information about this engineering work can be found here.

As a result of this engineering work, every Saturday and Sunday until the 2 October trains are diverted between Bolton and Leyland via Wigan North Western. Some trains will call additionally at Wigan North Western.

Replacement buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at all stations via Chorley.

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains at London Cannon Street from Saturday 27 August to Thursday 1 September
More information on No trains at London Cannon Street from Saturday 27 August to Thursday 1 September
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
01/09/2016 
Route affected
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Southeastern routes to and from London

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Cannon Street and New Cross / Charlton, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains will run to and from London Cannon Street between Saturday 27 August and Thursday 1 September. There will also be no trains to and from London Charing Cross on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August. Trains may be amended, cancelled or diverted to London Victoria, London Blackfriars or New Cross.

Buses will replace trains at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park stations.

Please note that this item includes major work on three normal working days – Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September - travel advice for these days is available here.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

  • London Underground between London Terminals and Southwark / Embankment / Canada Water
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water

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

Planning your journey

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

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

 
Amended 23:27 London Bridge to Horsham on Saturday 27 August
More information on Amended 23:27 London Bridge to Horsham on Saturday 27 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
27/08/2016 
Route affected

Between London Bridge and Horsham

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Earlswood and Three Bridges with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

23:27 London Bridge to Horsham will not call at Earlswood and Salfords, a connecting bus will run from Redhill to Horsham calling at station normally served by the train.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Mitcham Eastfields / West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
More information on Amended service between Mitcham Eastfields / West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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All routes to / from and via Sutton

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Mitcham Eastfields / West Croydon and Epsom with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Southern

Buses replace trains between Streatham and Epsom (via Streatham Common, Mitcham Eastfields and Sutton), also between West Croydon and (Epsom Downs via Wallington).

On Saturday and Monday tickets will be accepted on South West Trains between Epsom and Dorking.

Thameslink

Trains between St Albans City / London Blackfriars and Sutton via Mitcham Junction will not run, passengers should use alternative train services to / from Streatham and Southern buses between Streatham and Sutton.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Luton and Sutton via Wimbledon from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
More information on Amended service between Luton and Sutton via Wimbledon from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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Between Luton and Sutton via Wimbledon

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wimbledon and Sutton via St Helier with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The train service between Luton and Sutton via St Helier will run between Luton and Wimbledon (Saturday and Monday) and between Luton and St Albans City and Wimbledon (Sunday).

Passengers should use local buses to complete journeys between Wimbledon and Sutton via St Helier.

Planning your Journey

To get options for your journey on London Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner 

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

 
Buses replace trains between Strood and Paddock Wood on Saturday 27 August
More information on Buses replace trains between Strood and Paddock Wood on Saturday 27 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
27/08/2016 
Route affected
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Between Strood and Tonbridge.

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Strood and Paddock Wood with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The Strood to / from Tonbridge train service will not run.

Buses replace trains between Strood and Paddock Wood, passengers should use alternative train services between Paddock Wood and Tonbridge.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Barnes from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
More information on Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Barnes from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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All routes via Barnes

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Barnes with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Barnes.

Trains may be amended, cancelled or diverted, or run additionally, some trains will not run the full timetable route and passengers should use alternative services to complete their journey.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Bolton and Preston via Chorley from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
More information on Amended service between Bolton and Preston via Chorley from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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Between Hazel Grove / Huddersfield / Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport and Blackpool North

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Buckshaw Parkway and Leyland with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Hazel Grove / Huddersfield / Manchester Victoria to / from Blackpool North trains will be replaced by buses between Bolton and Preston.

Manchester Airport to / from Blackpool North trains are diverted and not calling at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway, passengers for these stations should use buses between Bolton and Preston.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads, Swindon and Severn Tunnel Junction from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
More information on Amended service between Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads, Swindon and Severn Tunnel Junction from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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To / from and via Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway.

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads, Swindon and Severn Tunnel Junction with various line closures. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains will call at Bristol Parkway.

CrossCountry

An amended service will run with trains diverted, calling additionally at Swindon and Bath Spa and not calling at Bristol Parkway, buses will run between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains between Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads.

Buses replace trains between Weston-super-Mare / Bristol Temple Meads and Newport.

Trains between London Paddington and South Wales will run to an amended timetable and are diverted, not calling at Bristol Parkway. Buses will run between Swindon and Newport.

Trains between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Frome / Warminster / Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central will start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads, buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. 

Trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach will be replaced by buses throughout.

Most Swindon to / from Westbury trains are re-timed.

Some trains may be cancelled or not run the full timetable route and passengers should use alternative services to complete their journey.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August
More information on Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
28/08/2016 
Route affected
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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 with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey. Buses will be extended to run between St Albans Abbey and St Albans City.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Nottingham and Mansfield / Worksop from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
More information on Amended service between Nottingham and Mansfield / Worksop from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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Between Nottingham and Mansfield / Worksop

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Newstead area with various line closures. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

A reduced train service will run. Earlier and late trains will be diverted between Nottingham and Kirkby-in-Ashfield with buses between Nottingham and Kirkby-in-Ashfield calling at stations normally served by the train. 

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains at Rotherham Central on Saturday 27 and Monday 29 August
More information on No trains at Rotherham Central on Saturday 27 and Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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Northern between Sheffield and Adwick / Beverley / Bridlington / Doncaster / Goole / Hull / Lincoln / Manchester Piccadilly / Scunthorpe / York.

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Sheffield and Cleethorpes.

 
Train operators affected
NorthernTransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Rotherham Central, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Trains will not be able to call at Rotherham Central, buses will run between Meadowhall and Swinton.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Stowmarket and Norwich from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August
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Start date
27/08/2016 
End date
29/08/2016 
Route affected
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Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

Bridge maintenance is taking place between Stowmarket and Norwich with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Stowmarket and Norwich.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice
More information on Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice
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Start date
31/01/2016 
End date
31/12/2016 
Route affected
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Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

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

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

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

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

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

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

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Gospel Oak and Barking from 21 May 2016 to February 2017
More information on Amended service between Gospel Oak and Barking from 21 May 2016 to February 2017
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Start date
04/06/2016 
End date
28/02/2017 
Route affected
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Route between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, partially or fully closing all lines during the project.

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

Monday to Friday (6 June to 23 September, except Monday 29 August) an amended train service will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham.

Passengers should use London Underground or local buses between Seven Sisters / South Tottenham and Walthamstow Central. Buses will be provided between Walthamstow Central and Barking.

Monday to Friday (from 26 September to February 2017) there will be no service on this route.

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

Saturdays and Sundays also Monday 29 August  there will be no service at all on this route from May to February 2017.

Saturdays and Sundays and Monday 29 August. Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central. Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

 
Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
More information on Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
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Start date
05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
Route affected
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All routes via London Bridge

 
Train operators affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

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

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

Further information

 Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until 28th August 2016

Trains to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

From 28th August 2016 until January 2018

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

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

Please also note that between Saturday 27 August and Thursday 1 September inclusive, London Cannon Street station will be closed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are: 

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

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

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

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

 
 

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