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Major disruption to and from London Paddington until at least 09:00 on Thursday 18 October
More information on Major disruption to and from London Paddington until at least 09:00 on Thursday 18 October
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Incident created
16/10/2018 19:56
Last updated
17/10/2018 23:13
Route affected
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Great Western Railway services to and from London Paddington

Heathrow Express between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

TfL Rail between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington / Heathrow Airport Terminals

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwayHeathrow ExpressTfL Rail
Description

On Wednesday evening the overhead electric wires near Ealing Broadway were severely damaged. As a result of this, there is major disruption to all trains to / from London Paddington.

Network Rail are working to rectify 500 meters of damage to the overhead electric wires. Network Rail have been able to reopen some lines and a small number of trains are now running to / from London Paddington.

Thursday 18 October - 3 of the 4 lines are expected to be open for the start of service. However, cancellations and delays will occur as a result.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is now able to operate on 2 out of 4 lines between London Paddington and Reading. However, most trains are still unable to run between London Paddington and Slough / Heathrow Airport.

TfL Rail services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 have finished early and will be suspended for the remainder of today. Customers may use London Underground and London Buses including bus 140 between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Airport (Central Bus Station) and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4. Alternative travel advice for your specific station can be found here.

Heathrow Express customers may use London Underground between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

Great Western Railway

A reduced service will operate to and from London Paddington.

Long distance trains FROM London Paddington will operate as follows:

XX03 to the West of England

XX22 to Cotswolds stations

XX30 to Bristol Temple Meads

XX45 to Swansea

Long distance trains TO London Paddington will operate as follows.:

XX30 Bristol Temple Meads to Paddington

XX29 Swansea to Paddington

Plus one train each from the Cotswolds and Swansea, per hour.

Alternative travel advice:

Great Western Railway customers may use the following services:

  • London Underground between London Paddington and London Marylebone, London Euston and London Waterloo
  • London Buses between London and Slough
  • Stagecoach Buses in the Cheltenham and Gloucester area
  • South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Reading until the end of the day.
  • Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford / Banbury
  • West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Great Malvern via Worcester.
  • Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street
  • CrossCountry between Cheltenham Spa and Penzance and also between Basingstoke and Birmingham New Street
  • Transport for Wales between Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central and between Newport (South Wales) and Cheltenham Spa
  • Southern via Clapham and Victoria

An alternative route map can be viewed here.


Ticket Easements for GWR customers:

Affected season ticket holders: 17th October is treated as a “void” day. Please consult your usual ticket vendor for details.

Please note that ticket restrictions have been lifted to and from London Paddington for the remainder of today, 17th October.

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

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

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

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.

 
Disruption between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks expected until the end of service
More information on Disruption between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks expected until the end of service
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Incident created
17/10/2018 21:37
Last updated
17/10/2018 22:33
Route affected
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Between Sevenoaks / Ramsgate / Hastings / Tunbridge Wells and London Charing Cross

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

A broken down train between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks is causing disruption between these stations. Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of service. 

Customer Advice:

Network Rail have reported that due to an engineers train developing a fault between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks one line (of two) is blocked, so trains are having to use a single line to travel in either direction.

How does this affect my journey?
Because only one line is available, trains running between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks may be delayed or revised.

What do I need to do?
Replacement buses have been ordered and are expected to be in place from around 23:00. These will be used to assist passengers when required.

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 #Hildenborough

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.

 
Disruption between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction expected until the end of the day
More information on Disruption between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
17/10/2018 21:12
Last updated
17/10/2018 22:30
Route affected
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Between London Waterloo and Alton / Woking / Reading / Dorking / Hampton Court / Basingstoke / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Weybridge

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

The train which developed a fault at Clapham Junction has been moved, and the line is now clear at the station. However, whilst service recovers, journeys between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction may be delayed by up to 25 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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 #ClaphamJunction

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.

 
Disruption between Ash Vale and Alton expected until the end of the day
More information on Disruption between Ash Vale and Alton expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
17/10/2018 21:57
Last updated
17/10/2018 22:29
Route affected

Between Ash Vale and Alton

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A fault on a train at Aldershot is causing disruption to trains between Ash Vale and Alton. Trains may be delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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 #Aldershot

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.

 
Delays between Gainsborough Lea Road and Lincoln expected until 23:00
More information on Delays between Gainsborough Lea Road and Lincoln expected until 23:00
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Incident created
17/10/2018 19:16
Last updated
17/10/2018 22:15
Route affected
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East Midlands Trains between Doncaster and Lincoln / Sleaford

Northern between Lincoln and Leeds / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands TrainsNorthern
Description

A fault with the signalling system near Saxilby is causing disruption between Gainsborough Lea Road and Lincoln. Trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes. 

Disruption is expected until 23:00.

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 #Saxilby

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.

 
Buses replace trains between Llandrindod and Llanelli until at least Friday 19 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Llandrindod and Llanelli until at least Friday 19 October
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Incident created
11/10/2018 17:33
Last updated
17/10/2018 15:23
Route affected
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Between Swansea / Llandovery / Llandrindod and Knighton / Shrewsbury (Heart of Wales Line)

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Parts of the line have been seriously eroded and washed away between Llandeilo and Llandovery, following Storm Callum. Network Rail are undertaking repairs now that flood levels have receded and we estimate the line will reopen for the start of service on Saturday 20 October.

How does this affect my journey?

Trains will operate between Crewe / Shrewsbury and Llandrindod with replacement buses operating between Llandrindod and Llanelli (some will extend through to Swansea).

Rail replacement buses:

Trains will connect with buses at Llandrindod, for southbound services.

Buses will not connect with trains at Llandrindod for northbound services. Buses will run a set-down-only calling pattern as far as Shrewsbury, where required.

A bus and minibus will operate together for each train they replace, in order serve stations with limited road access. Customers may be required to transfer between buses during their journey.

Please note that due local road conditions, the times for the buses are estimated.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for today 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 #StormCallum

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.

 
Disruption at Ayr until further notice
More information on Disruption at Ayr until further notice
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Incident created
27/08/2018 20:35
Last updated
17/10/2018 07:47
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 expected to continue 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 12 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 up to 48 hours in advance of travel using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys more than 48 hours away, the Journey Planner is not yet updated.

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.

 
Reduced Hull Trains service until at least the end of service on Friday 19 October
More information on Reduced Hull Trains service until at least the end of service on Friday 19 October
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Incident created
06/10/2018 10:57
Last updated
17/10/2018 05:05
Route affected

Between London Kings Cross and Hull / Beverley

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

Hull Trains will be operating a reduced service until at least the end of service on Friday 19 October, as urgent repairs are needed on some of their trains.

Alternative travel advice for all amended or cancelled services can be found on the Hull Trains JourneyCheck page and on the  Hull Trains website.

The following cancellations / amendments will be in place:
  • 10:33 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 17:09 Hull - London Kings Cross - starts at Doncaster
  • 19:12 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 07:26 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 13:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 15:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - terminates at Doncaster

 

Travelling from Saturday 20 October onwards?

It is not yet known if Hull Trains will run a full service from Saturday 20 October onwards - please check back a little closer to the time of travel.

Additional information:
When alternative travel arrangements are in place for a particular cancelled service, customers should adhere to these arrangements as tickets purchased for alternative train services other than those specified will not be refunded.

Please note; the JourneyCheck Page will be updated with alternative travel advice for each service as soon as it becomes available. If the information for your journey is not currently showing, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Advice for customers with Hull Trains only tickets:
Customers with Hull Trains only tickets valid on a partially or fully cancelled service may use these on any alternative Hull Trains service until the end of the day on Friday 19 October.

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

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

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 to affect Northern services on Saturday 20 October, and Saturdays until 10 November
More information on Industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 20 October, and Saturdays until 10 November
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Incident created
09/08/2018 18:05
Last updated
16/10/2018 08:29
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Members of the RMT Union will undertake industrial action on consecutive Saturdays - 20 October, 27 October, 3 November and 10 November.

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:

If you are travelling on Saturday 20 October, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The changes for the other strike days are not currently shown in the 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. 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 from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October and Saturdays in November
More information on Industrial action to affect South Western Railway from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October and Saturdays in November
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Incident created
11/10/2018 11:38
Last updated
11/10/2018 11:50
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 from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October inclusive, and on Saturdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 November.

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

South Western Railway have published a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel on the strike days, which is available here.

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.

 

Current engineering work

Not travelling today? Check for planned engineering work on your route before you travel.
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No trains at Stirling from Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 October
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Start date
14/10/2018 
End date
21/10/2018 
Route affected
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All routes to / from and through Stirling

 
Train operators affected
London North Eastern RailwayScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Stirling area, closing all lines.

London North Eastern Railway

Trains will run via a diversionary route. Buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

ScotRail

Glasgow Queen St – Aberdeen services

Train services operate between Perth and Aberdeen, Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth for intermediate stations in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Glasgow Queen St – Inverness services

Train services operate between Perth and Inverness. Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Edinburgh – Dunblane / Perth services

Train services from Edinburgh operate between Edinburgh and Larbert.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth (note Falkirk Grahamston to Larbert is served by both train and bus)

Train services to Edinburgh start from Falkirk Grahamston

Buses replace trains between Perth / Dunblane and Falkirk Grahamston

Glasgow Queen St – Stirling/ Alloa services

Train services from Queen St operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling.

Train services to Glasgow Queen St operate between Larbert (platform 2) and Queen St

Buses replace trains between Stirling and Falkirk Grahamston (allowing connection with services to Edinburgh. Customers for Glasgow Queen St should change at Larbert

Connecting shuttle bus also operates between Stirling and Alloa.

Sunday

Glasgow Queen St – Aberdeen services

Train services are diverted via Fife, Buses replace trains between Falkirk High and Dundee for intermediate stations in both directions. Please change buses at Falkirk Grahamston for stations via Stirling.

Glasgow Queen St – Inverness / Elgin services

The 11.11 service is diverted. The 1438 & 1811 services to Elgin, start Perth at normal times. Buses replace train between Falkirk High and Perth in both directions. Connecting bus service also operates from Queen St to Perth

Edinburgh – Dunblane / Perth services

Train services operate between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth

Glasgow Queen St – Alloa services

Train services operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

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 Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 October
More information on Amended overnight service between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath from Monday 15 to Wednesday 17 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
17/10/2018 
Route affected

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

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight, closing the line through Bexleyheath on the following nights:

  • Monday 15 / Tuesday 16 October
  • Tuesday 16 / Wednesday 17 October
  • Wednesday 17 / Thursday 18 October.

   

After approximately midnight each evening, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath. Trains from London to Dartford will be diverted to run via the Sidcup line instead.

The following trains will be affected:

  • 23:52 London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:08 London Victoria to Dartford
  • 00:12 (Thursday only) London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:42 (Thursday only) London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:46 (Tue and Wed only) London Cannon Street to Dartford
  • 01:02 (Tue and Wed only) London Cannon Street to Dartford

   

Check before you travel:

The National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner will be updated to show the amended service from Saturday 13 October.

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 Thameslink trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October
More information on Buses replace overnight Thameslink trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Between Bedford and Brighton.

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Each night between 23:30 and 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Brighton closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

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 between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
18/10/2018 
Route affected

Between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

From 23:00 until the close of service each night, engineering work is taking place between Ely and Kings Lynn closing the line.

The 22:44 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will start from Cambridge.

Buses will replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn.

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 early morning trains between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 October
More information on Buses replace early morning trains between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 October
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Start date
16/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected
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Thameslink between Cambridge / Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough / Royston / Stevenage and London Kings Cross and also between Peterborough and Horsham

Great Northern between Welwyn Garden City and London Kings Cross and also between Welwyn Garden City and Moorgate

 
Train operators affected
Great NorthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace from 00:05 to 05:30, and as a result, all lines will be closed.

The following changes will apply:

  • Some train services will be diverted between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North; and therefore, journey times will be extended
  • Train services scheduled to run between Welwyn Garden City and London Kings Cross / Moorgate will be amended to start from / terminate at Alexandra Palace
  • Rail replacement buses will run between Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace

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 overnight / early morning Southern trains from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
More information on Amended overnight / early morning Southern trains from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southern network resulting in the closure of various lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:07 London Bridge to Uckfield is diverted to East Grinstead. A replacement bus will operate between Oxted and Uckfield.

A replacement bus service will depart Uckfield at 21:17 and 22:33 to East Croydon.

The 22:07 London Bridge to Uckfield will terminate at Oxted. A replacement bus will operate between Oxted and Uckfield.

The 22:52 / 23:21 London Victoria to East Grinstead are replaced by buses between Oxted and East Grinstead.

The 23:07 London Bridge to Uckfield will terminate at East Croydon. A replacement bus will operate between East Croydon and Uckfield.

The 23:16 London Victoria to Worthing is replaced by a bus between Haywards Heath and Worthing.

The 23:25 London Victoria to Horsham will not call at Mitcham Eastfields, Mitcham Junction, Hackbridge and Carshalton but will call additionally at Streatham Common.

The 23:25 London Victoria to Brighton is replaced by a bus between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:02 London Victoria to Worthing will not run. Customers should use the 00:02 train to 

At 00:02 an additional train will run between London Victoria and Eastbourne.

The 00:13 London Victoria to East Croydon will not call at Streatham Common, Norbury, Thorton Heath, and Selhurst but will call additionally at Crystal Palace, Streatham Hill and Norwood Junction.

The 05:10 Uckfield to London Bridge is replaced by a bus between Uckfield and Oxted. 

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:

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

 
Amended midweek late night / early morning Southeastern service from / to London Victoria from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
More information on Amended midweek late night / early morning Southeastern service from / to London Victoria from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

London Victoria to Bromley South / Dartford / Gillingham / Orpington / Ramsgate

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night in the London Victoria area, closing various lines.


Tuesday to Friday

  • 23:58 London Victoria to Orpington will depart at 00:01, via a diverted route, arriving 12 minutes later than booked.
  • 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate will depart at 00:12, divert via alternate route and run later booked stations to Ramsgate with booked arrival time.

Thursday only

  • 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington is 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.

 
No trains between Barking and London Fenchurch Street after 23:30 from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October
More information on No trains between Barking and London Fenchurch Street after 23:30 from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Between Shoeburyness / Southend Central / Grays and London Fenchurch Street

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines between Barking and London Fenchurch Street from 23:30 each night.

Services between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street will be diverted to run to / from London Liverpool Street, calling additionally at Stratford.

Services between Southend Central and London Fenchurch Street (via Ockenden) will run between Southend Central and Upminster.

Services between Grays and London Fenchurch Street (via Rainham) will run between Grays and Barking.

London Liverpool Street station is a short walk away from London Fenchurch Street station

Ticket acceptance: .

Customers with a valid rail ticket may use the following alternative routes:

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

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground and 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. 

 
Amended 05:16 Rugby to London Euston service from Wednesday 17 until Friday 19 October
More information on Amended 05:16 Rugby to London Euston service from Wednesday 17 until Friday 19 October
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Start date
17/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

London Northwestern Railway between Rugby and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton each night from 23:35, closing some lines.

The 05:16 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton at 05:46. A replacement bus will be provided to run between Rugby and Northampton, departing at 04:46.

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.

 
Amended late night / early morning Northern services from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
More information on Amended late night / early morning Northern services from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at stations between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria to serve intermediate station.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate.

The 22:46 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout. One bus will run from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, stopping to set down only from Knutsford; a second bus will run from Knutsford to Manchester Piccadilly, departing Knutsford at 23:33.

The 22:47 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will be provided from Rose Grove to Colne. 

The 22:50 Wigan North Western to Stalybridge service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge.

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 22:52 and run EARLIER than normally advertised throughout. A bus will be provided from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly, departing Buxton at 22:59.

The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Hazel Grove.

The 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will terminate at Manchester Victoria.

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

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Macclesfield.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

The 23:29 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at Wigan North Western.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

The 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be bus replaced throughout. One bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, stopping to set down only from Knutsford; a second bus will run from Knutsford to Chester, departing Knutsford at 00:23.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn and terminate at Burnley Central. A bus will be provided from Preston to Blackburn, and from Burnley Central to Colne.

The 05:23 Colne to Preston service will start from Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Colne to Blackburn, departing Colne at 04:37 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

The 06:11 Colne to Preston service will start from Burnley Central. A bus will be provided from Colne to Burnley Central, departing Colne at 05:53 to connect with the train at Burnley Central. 

The 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 06:26 Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 06:30 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will start from Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria, departing Stalybridge at 06:30.

The 07:00 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be bus replaced throughout.

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.

 
Amended 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton service on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 October
More information on Amended 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton service on Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 October
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Start date
16/10/2018 
End date
18/10/2018 
Route affected

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Northampton

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton, closing the line each night from 23:35.

The 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton service will terminate at Coventry. Passengers are advised to travel on the 23:31 Coventry to Rugby service provided by Virgin Trains.

A rail replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton.

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.

 
Amended midweek East Midlands Trains service from Monday 15 until Friday 19 October
More information on Amended midweek East Midlands Trains service from Monday 15 until Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

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

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Leicester, and also between Derby and Chesterfield each night, closing various lines.

Monday

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will depart earlier from stations north of Bedford.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby service will run later from Kettering onwards. Buses will operate for Market Harborough customers.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service will run later from Kettering onwards. Buses will operate for Market Harborough customers.

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will depart earlier from stations north of Wellingborough.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service will run later from Derby onwards.

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 midweek Virgin Trains service from Monday 15 until Thursday 18 October
More information on Amended late night midweek Virgin Trains service from Monday 15 until Thursday 18 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
18/10/2018 
Route affected

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Virgin Trains network each night, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted and not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport. Road transport will be provided from Stafford (at 01:25) calling at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. Passengers for Stockport should stay on the train to Manchester Piccadilly and speak to station staff.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will divert between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central, not calling at Northampton. Road transport will be provided from Rugby to Northampton.

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.

 
Amended overnight midweek Transport for Wales service between Manchester and Chester from Monday 15 until Friday 19 October
More information on Amended overnight midweek Transport for Wales service between Manchester and Chester from Monday 15 until Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport and Chester / Birmingham International

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester, closing some lines overnight.

The following alterations will apply each night, Monday to Friday morning:

  • The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service terminates at Chester. A bus will be provided from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be diverted via Styal and Crewe and will be unable to call at intermediate stations. A bus will be provided to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.
  • 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport service will start at the later time of 04:00. The train will divert via Crewe and Styal and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

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 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 15 until Thursday 18 October
More information on Amended 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 15 until Thursday 18 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
18/10/2018 
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 each night from 23:15, closing all lines.

Each night, the 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service will terminate at Walsall. A bus will be provided to run from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley.

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.

 
Amended 00:15 Stratford to Willesden Junction service from Tuesday 16 until Friday 19 October
More information on Amended 00:15 Stratford to Willesden Junction service from Tuesday 16 until Friday 19 October
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Start date
16/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at Willesden Junction, closing some lines.

Each night, the 00:15 Stratford to Willesden Junction service will terminate at Camden Road. Passengers should use earlier services or alternative routes to help complete journeys.

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.

 
Amended overnight midweek service at Bristol from the night of Monday 15 until the morning of Friday 19 October
More information on Amended overnight midweek service at Bristol from the night of Monday 15 until the morning of Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Bristol Temple Meads

Great Western Railway between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester / Great Malvern / Severn Beach / Avonmouth and Bristol Temple Meads, and between London Paddington and Hereford / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads from 22:20 each night, closing some lines.

CrossCountry

Each day Monday to Thursday, the 15:00 Glasgow Central to Bristol Temple Meads, and 17:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads services will divert and not call at Bristol Parkway. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 45 minutes.

Road transport will be provided to run between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway

From approximately 22:00 Monday to Thursday, trains between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads will be replaced by buses between Newport / Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Temple Meads; with some trains being cancelled throughout.

The following other alterations will take place each night:

  • 18:22 London Paddington to Hereford service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. Other trains are available from Worcester Shrub Hill forward to Hereford.
  • 19:30 London Paddington to Weston-Super-Mare service will run to Bristol Temple Meads. Customers should change trains at this station.
  • 20:45 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Bristol Parkway. Road transport will be provided from Swindon to Bath Spa, and also from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 21:15 / 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will divert between Swindon and Newport. Road transport will be provided between Swindon, Bristol Parkway and Newport.
  • 21:20 Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Bristol Parkway. Road transport will be provided from Bristol Parkway to Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 21:36 Great Malvern to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Gloucester. Road transport will be provided from Gloucester to Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.
  • 22:42 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. Buses will be provided between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

Tuesday morning to Friday morning:

  • 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service start from Bristol Parkway. Earlier road transport will be provided between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway to connect with the train.
  • 05:28 Hereford to London Paddington service will start from Worcester Shrub Hill. Customers from Hereford and other stations should use alternative services.

Severn Beach / Avonmouth

The following alterations will apply each night Monday to Thursday:

  • 21:37 Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth service will terminate at Clifton Down.
  • 22:19 Avonmouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will be cancelled.
  • 22:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:08 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads service will be cancelled and 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:

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 midweek Great Western Railway service between Taunton and Penzance from Monday 15 until Friday 19 October
More information on Amended midweek Great Western Railway service between Taunton and Penzance from Monday 15 until Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance / Exeter St Davids, and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Newton Abbot and Plymouth, and also between Truro and Penzance, with some lines closed.

On Monday morning, the 09:00 Penzance to London Paddington service will start from Plymouth. An earlier rail connection will be available from Penzance and stations to Plymouth.

On Monday night, the 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will depart from Totnes and beyond up to 10 minutes later than usual.

On Tuesday night, the 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids service, and 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Taunton and Exeter St Davids up to 15 minutes later than the usual timetable.

On Wednesday night, the 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids service will arrive up to 20 minutes later than the usual timetable.

On Friday night, the 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids, 21:54 / 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids services will arrive at Exeter St Davids up to 30 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 midweek Great Western Railway service between London Paddington and Reading from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
More information on Amended midweek Great Western Railway service between London Paddington and Reading from Monday 15 to Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Henley-on-Thames and Reading

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Twyford, closing various lines each night.

All week, from approximately 21:42 late night trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Road transport will be provided to run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.

On Monday morning, the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Customers should use later trains where available.

Each night, Monday to Thursday, the 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing and Hanwell.

Each morning, Tuesday to Friday, the following changes will apply:

  • 00:14 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should use replacement buses via Slough
  • 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Other trains are available at Twyford for Reading.
  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should use replacement buses via Slough
  • 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers for / at these stations should use alternative trains.

On Friday evening, the following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers for / at these stations should use replacement buses via Slough:

  • 23:12 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:14 Reading to London Paddington
  • 23:51 London Paddington 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:

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 midweek Transport for Wales service between Shrewsbury and Knighton on Monday 15 and Friday 19 October
More information on Amended midweek Transport for Wales service between Shrewsbury and Knighton on Monday 15 and Friday 19 October
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Start date
15/10/2018 
End date
19/10/2018 
Route affected

Trains between Shrewsbury and Llandrindod / Swansea

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Knighton, closing the line early on Monday morning, and late on Friday night.

On Monday morning, the 04:49 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will start from Knighton at 05:40. A replacement bus will be provided between Shrewsbury and Knighton.

On Friday evening, the 18:21 Swansea to Shrewsbury service will terminate at Knighton. A bus will be provided between Knighton and Shrewsbury.

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.

 
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.

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 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 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

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.

Christmas and New Year:

During the Christmas period, replacement buses will run from 18:50 on Saturday 22 December, and all day on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

No service will run on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 December.

On Thursday 27 December, replacement buses will run all day.

After this, replacement buses will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday dates.

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 
Route affected
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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 6 October, 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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