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No Southern services between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central on Tuesday 23 December
More information on No Southern services between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central on Tuesday 23 December
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Incident created
22/12/2014 04:02
Last updated
23/12/2014 01:18
Route affected
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Southern trains between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Owing to staff shortages, most Southern services are not running between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central (West London Line), today Tuesday 23 December.

The following trains are able to run today:

  • 05:25 Balham to Milton Keynes Central.
  • 07:01 Milton Keynes Central to Clapham Junction.
  • 16.39 Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes Central.
  • 18:13 Milton Keynes Central to Selhurst.

 

 

Alternative travel options passengers may use:

  • London Midland between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central.
  • London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction and also between London Euston and Watford Junction. London Overground will be running additional services in the peak times.

 

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SouthernTrains

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

 
Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries until end of service on Tuesday 23 December
More information on Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries until end of service on Tuesday 23 December
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Incident created
22/12/2014 03:30
Last updated
22/12/2014 19:15
Route affected
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Trains between Glasgow Central and Newcastle via Carlisle

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Flooding in the Kilmarnock area means trains are unable to run between Kilmarnock and Dumfries. Buses will run between these stations, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

This is expected to continue until the end of service on Tuesday 23 December.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use Virgin Trains services between Glasgow Central and Carlisle.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #KilmarnockTrains

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

 
Great Northern staff shortages
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Incident created
19/12/2014 12:18
Last updated
22/12/2014 16:42
Route affected

Great Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Owing to staff shortages, there may be short notice cancellations, delays and alterations to Great Northern services. For more information on why services are disrupted please click here.

At times when Great Northern services are significantly disrupted, full details will be published in individual service disruptions.

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

 
Thameslink staff shortages
More information on Thameslink staff shortages
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Incident created
19/12/2014 10:06
Last updated
19/12/2014 14:22
Route affected

Thameslink routes

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Owing to staff shortages, there may be short notice cancellations, delays and alterations to Thameslink services. For more information on why services are disrupted please click here.

At times when Thameslink services are significantly disrupted, full details will be published in individual service disruptions.

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

 

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London Bridge redevelopment service changes from Saturday 20 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015
More information on London Bridge redevelopment service changes from Saturday 20 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015
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Start date
20/12/2014 
End date
05/01/2015 
Route affected
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All routes London Bridge

 
Train operators affected
Gatwick ExpressLondon OvergroundSoutheasternSouthernThameslink
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 work is due to be completed in 2018.

The next period of major service change is from 20 December 2014 to 4 January 2015. Some changes taking place to services will remain in operation until completion of the work in 2018.

London Bridge Underground station and the surrounding area remains open and alternative routes will be available so that all customers will be able to complete their journeys.

From 21:00 Christmas Eve, services will start to reduce with no services on Christmas Day and a very limited service will run on Boxing Day.

Further information regarding this redevelopment work can be found here.

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

Gatwick Express

Because other services are being diverted to/from London Victoria and to assist with platform capacity, Gatwick Express trains will run to every half hour on Saturday 20, Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 December, Saturday 27, Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 December 2014, Friday 2 and Saturday 3 January 2015 as follows:   

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria trains will depart at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

A normal service will run on Sundays 21 and 28 December 2014, Thursday 1 January and Sunday 4 January 2015. 

Thursday 25 December 2014 - Christmas Day - No Gatwick Express services will run.

Friday 26 December 2014 - Boxing Day - A half hourly Gatwick Express service will run as follows:

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour from 05:00 until 22:00.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria trains will depart at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour from 06:00 until 23:00. 

Also on Boxing Day, Gatwick Express services will call at East Croydon.

London Overground

At peak times, a more frequent service will run between Canada Water and Crystal Palace only. Outside peak hours the service will be extended to run  to/from Dalston Junction.

From Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 December, buses will run between Canada Water and New Cross, calling at Surrey Quays and Deptford Bridge (DLR).

Thameslink

No trains will call at London Bridge or Redhill.

Trains between Bedford and Brighton are diverted between London Blackfriars and East Croydon calling additionally at Elephant & Castle. Journey times are extended by up to 15 minutes. Because of restrictions on the diversionary route trains will run with fewer carriages.

Southeastern

Between 07:54 and 09:01on Monday 22 and Wednesday 24 December the following alterations will apply:

Trains to London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge. At all other times trains will be able to call at London Bridge.

Some trains will be diverted to start / terminate at London Blackfriars and will call additionally at Elephant & Castle.

Trains between Bedford and Rochester/Ashford International will only run between London Blackfriars and Rochester/Ashford International.

Southern

No trains will run to/from  London Bridge. Some services are diverted to / from London Victoria.

Trains that run between London Bridge and Norwood Junction / Peckham Rye will not run.

Trains will run to a revised timetable across the whole of the Southern network.

All the services that normally start/terminate at London Bridge and run via Peckham Rye will start/terminate at South Bermondsey, except on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 December when trains will start/terminate at Tulse Hill.

Ticket Acceptances

During this redevelopment work passengers will be accepted on Docklands Light Railway, London Buses, London Overground, London Underground, South West Trains, Southeastern, Southern, Thameslink and Tramlink on any reasonable route.

Services are expected to be much busier than usual and passengers are urged to check their journeys before travelling as the majority of journeys are now likely to involve at least one change.

Planning your Journey

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

To get options for your journey on Docklands Light Railway, London Buses, London Undergroundand Tramlink, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 
Reduced Gatwick Express service from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 December 2014
More information on Reduced Gatwick Express service from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 December 2014
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Start date
22/12/2014 
End date
24/12/2014 
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place affecting Gatwick Express.

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria trains will depart at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended First Great Western services on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December 2014
More information on Amended First Great Western services on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December 2014
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Start date
22/12/2014 
End date
23/12/2014 
Route affected

Some First Great Western routes.

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

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

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington (Monday) will depart at 04:50 and not call at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus service will run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:30 and 00:02 Basingstoke to Reading  service will call additionally at Tilehurst and arrive at Reading 13 minutes later than usual.

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea (Monday and Tuesday) will depart from Bristol Parkway up to 6 minutes later than usual.

The following services will be replaced by buses:

21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn

22:01 and 23:03 Reading to Bedwyn

21:55 and 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading

00:20 Reading to Newbury (set down only)

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended London Overground service between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford from 20:30 on Tuesday 23 until 08:30 on Saturday 27 December 2014
More information on Amended London Overground service between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford from 20:30 on Tuesday 23 until 08:30 on Saturday 27 December 2014
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Start date
23/12/2014 
End date
27/12/2014 
Route affected
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London Overground services between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Stratford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia closing the line.

From approximately 20:00 on Tuesday and all day on Wednesday, London Overground services will not run between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia. Passengers are advised to London Buses between these stations.

All day Thursday and Friday no London Overground services will run between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford.

Until 08:30 on Saturday, London Overground services will not run between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia. Passengers are advised to use London Buses between these stations.

Planning your Journey

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

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

 
Amended 22:22 Worksop to Nottingham service from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 December 2014
More information on Amended 22:22 Worksop to Nottingham service from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 December 2014
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Start date
22/12/2014 
End date
24/12/2014 
Route affected

Trains between Worksop and Nottingham

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Nottingham closing some lines.

22:22 Worksop to Nottingham will be diverted and not call at Newstead, Hucknall or Bulwell. A replacement bus will run between Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Nottingham.

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 Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North each night from 23:45 on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December 2014
More information on Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North each night from 23:45 on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December 2014
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Start date
22/12/2014 
End date
24/12/2014 
Route affected

Trains between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Hertford North

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North closing the line.

From approximately 23:45 buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Trains which usually run between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Hertford North will run non-stop between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Virgin Trains services on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December 2014
More information on Amended Virgin Trains services on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 December 2014
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Start date
22/12/2014 
End date
24/12/2014 
Route affected

Some Virgin Trains routes.

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Virgin Trains network with the following trains being amended:

22:45 (Monday) Wolverhampton to London Euston will not call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Northampton calling at Long Buckby.

23:00 (Monday) London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Birmingham extending journey times.

21:45 (Tuesday) Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted via Northampton and run later from Milton Keynes Central onwards.

22:00 (Tuesday London Euston to Crewe and 23:00 (Tuesday) London Euston to Manchester Picadilly will be diverted via Northampton and run later from Rugby onwards.

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 (extended to / from St Albans City) until the end of service on Sunday 28 December 2014
More information on Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey (extended to / from St Albans City) until the end of service on Sunday 28 December 2014
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Start date
29/11/2014 
End date
28/12/2014 
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 closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey (extended to / from St Albans City). The pick up point for St Albans City will be at the bus station at the front of the railway station .

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 calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015
More information on No trains calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015
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Start date
29/09/2014 
End date
31/03/2015 
Route affected

Wirrall Line services to and from West Kirby, New Brighton, Ellesmere Port or Chester

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment with trains not calling until Friday 27 March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Liverpool Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

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

The changes for 27 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

 
Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015
More information on Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015
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Start date
15/02/2014 
End date
08/05/2015 
Route affected
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Between Oxford and Bicester Town

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

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

This will include:

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

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

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

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

Planning your Journey

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

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

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

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

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


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

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

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


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

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

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


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

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

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

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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

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

 
 

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