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Disruption between Bournemouth and Weymouth expected until the end of service
More information on Disruption between Bournemouth and Weymouth expected until the end of service
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Incident created
28/09/2016 23:19
Last updated
28/09/2016 23:20
Route affected

Between London Waterloo and Weymouth

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

A problem under investigation between Branksome and Wareham is causing disruption to journeys between Bournemouth and Weymouth. Services between these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes, cancelled or amended. This is expected to continue until the end of the day.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Branksome

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

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

 
Delays to Southern services to and from London Victoria expected until end of service
More information on Delays to Southern services to and from London Victoria expected until end of service
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Incident created
28/09/2016 20:49
Last updated
28/09/2016 22:51
Route affected
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Services to and from London Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

A signalling problem at London Victoria is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to Southern services to and from this station, some trains may be need to be cancelled or amended. This is expected to continue until end of service.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using

#LondonVictoriaSN

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

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

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

 
Disruption to and from London Paddington expected until end of service
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Incident created
28/09/2016 19:10
Last updated
28/09/2016 22:48
Route affected
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All services to and from London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwayHeathrow Connect
Description

A signalling problem near London Paddington is causing disruption to services to and from this station.

The following changes currently apply:

  • Great Western Railway and Heathrow Express services to and from London Paddington may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes.
  • Heathrow Connect services are currently suspended.

 

 

Alternative Travel Options for Great Western Railway and Heathrow Connect customers

You may use your tickets on:

 

and on London Bus routes:

  • U5 between Hayes & Harlington / West Drayton and Uxbridge
  • E11 between Ealing Broadway / West Ealing / Drayton Green and Castle Bar Park
  • E1 between Ealing Broadway and Drayton Green
  • 207 between Acton (Central Station) /  Ealing Broadway / West Ealing / Hanwell / Southall and Hayes
  • 195 between Hayes & Harlington (Station) / Southall (Station) and Hanwell (Broadway)
  • 140 between Hayes & Harlington  and Heathrow (Central Bus Station)
  • 105 between Greenford (Station) / Southall (Station) / Heathrow (Central Bus Station)


Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service. 

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #LondonPaddington

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

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

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

 
Disruption between East Croydon and East Grinstead / Uckfield expected until end of service
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Incident created
28/09/2016 17:12
Last updated
28/09/2016 22:42
Route affected
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Between London Victoria / London Bridge and East Grinstead / Uckfield

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

The broken down freight train has now been moved and trains are able to run between Hurst Green and East Grinstead. There may still be delays of up to 60 minutes between East Croydon and East Grinstead / Uckfield, while services return to normal.

Buses are continuing to supplement the trains as follows:

  • Between Redhill and Oxted, taking approximately 20 minutes
  • Between Three Bridges and East Grinstead, taking approximately 20 minutes
  • Between Oxted and East Grinstead, calling at all stations

 

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

Alternative travel options

You may use your ticket on the following:

  • Metro Buses between Three Bridges and East Grinstead
  • Southdown PSV buses between Redhill and Oxted
  • Southeastern services between London and Tunbridge Wells
  • Thameslink services between London and Sevenoaks

 

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Sanderstead

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

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

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

 
Delays between Salisbury and Sherborne expected until the end of service
More information on Delays between Salisbury and Sherborne expected until the end of service
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Incident created
28/09/2016 16:23
Last updated
28/09/2016 21:37
Route affected
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Between London Waterloo and Yeovil Pen Mill / Exeter St Davids

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

The animals on the line in the Tisbury area have now been moved and trains between Salisbury and Sherborne are returning to normal. Trains may still be delayed by up to 15 minutes. Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Tisbury

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

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

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

 
Delays to and from London Waterloo expected until end of service
More information on Delays to and from London Waterloo expected until end of service
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Incident created
28/09/2016 18:50
Last updated
28/09/2016 19:37
Route affected
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All services to and from London Waterloo

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

The signalling problem at London Waterloo has been fixed, however, there may still be delays of up to 20 minutes to and from the station while services return to normal. This is expected to continue until end of service.

Alternative Travel Options

You may use your ticket via reasonable routes on London Buses and London Underground

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #LondonWaterloo

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

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

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

 
Industrial action affecting Southern services
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Incident created
22/09/2016 14:24
Last updated
28/09/2016 12:09
Route affected
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Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

The members of the RMT union are planning to take strike action on various dates in the upcoming months. These include:

  • Tuesday 11 October to Thursday 13 October
  • Tuesday 18 October to Thursday 20 October
  • Thursday 3 November to Saturday 5 November
  • Tuesday 22 November and Wednesday 23 November
  • Tuesday 6 December to Thursday 8 December

Timetables during industrial action (please check before travelling for any last minute alterations):

 

Details of the impact that the industrial action will have on Southern services is available here.

Your travel alternatives if trains aren't running or are limited on your route are detailed here

Your options for compensation or a refund are detailed here.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #RMTStrikeSN

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

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

 
Disruption to and from London Waterloo on Wednesday 28 September
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Incident created
27/09/2016 18:34
Last updated
28/09/2016 11:49
Route affected
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All services to and from London Waterloo

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Yesterday, a signalling problem at Wimbledon caused major delays to journeys to and from London Waterloo. The problem has been fixed, however the severity of the disruption means that some trains were not in the correct location in time for the start of service today.

As a result of this, a number of services will be running with fewer carriages than usual. Trains and station platforms will be extremely busy and journey times may be extended as some trains will need to stop for longer at each station.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Wimbledon

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

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

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

 
Amended weekday Southern and Gatwick Express services until further notice
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Incident created
05/07/2016 10:18
Last updated
28/09/2016 05:16
Route affected
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Some Southern routes and Gatwick Express

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthern
Description

In order to give you more certainty for your journey and enable you to better plan, Southern and Gatwick Express have implemented an amended timetable on Mondays to Fridays.

Until train crew availability returns to normal, a revised timetable will be running on the following routes:

  • Gatwick Express - some trains will not run
  • Brighton - Southampton Central - most trains will not run. Journeys can be made between these stations, but a change of trains will be required
  • Hastings - Ashford International - some peak time services will be replaced by buses
  • East Croydon / Clapham Junction - Milton Keynes Central - a reduced service will run

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

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

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #SNAlterations

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

To check your journey up to 2 October, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

 

Current engineering work

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Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt each night from 23:10 on Monday 26 until Thursday 29 September
More information on Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt each night from 23:10 on Monday 26 until Thursday 29 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
29/09/2016 
Route affected

Abellio Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Bishops Stortford / Hertford East

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

 
Train operators affected
Abellio Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge Heath and Cheshunt each night from 23:10, closing the line between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt.

Trains will not run between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt. Trains will divert via Seven Sisters with Stansted Express calling additionally at this station.

Abellio Greater Anglia services will call additionally at stations between Seven Sisters and Cheshunt.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace overnight trains between Basingstoke and Salisbury via Andover from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September
More information on Buses replace overnight trains between Basingstoke and Salisbury via Andover from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
29/09/2016 
Route affected
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Between London Waterloo and Salisbury / Exeter St Davids

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Each night between 21:30 and 05:30, engineering work is taking place between Basingstoke and Salisbury closing the line. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Basingstoke and Salisbury via Andover.

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

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 23:47 London Victoria to Oxted service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
More information on Amended 23:47 London Victoria to Oxted service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and Oxted.

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Oxted from 00:25 until 04:50 each day, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:47 London Victoria to Oxted service will be replaced by a bus between East Croydon and Oxted.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 23:08 London Bridge to Horsham service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
More information on Amended 23:08 London Bridge to Horsham service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected
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Between London Bridge and Horsham.

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

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

The 23:08 (Monday - Thursday) London Bridge to Horsham service will not call at Earlswood and Salfords. A bus replacement will connect with this service at Redhill and provide the last connections for passengers to / from Earlswood and Salfords.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Southeastern service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
More information on Amended Southeastern service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Southeastern network. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

21:52, 22:52 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. A bus will run from Sevenoaks to Maidstone East connecting with a train to Ashford International.

22:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. A bus will run from Sevenoaks to Maidstone East.

22:32 Ashford International to London Victoria will be diverted calling at Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. An additional train will run at 22:38 from Ashford International to Maidstone East connecting with a bus to Sevenoaks calling at all stations. 

23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Buses will run from Sevenoaks to Ashford International, and from Maidstone East to Ashford international.

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. A bus will run from Sevenoaks to Maidstone East.

Are you travelling to/from Kemsing or East Malling?

The buses cannot call at Kemsing or East Malling. For those passengers travelling TO Kemsing or East Malling, transport will be arranged from Sevenoaks / Maidstone East. For those passengers travelling FROM Kemsing or East Malling, please use the station Help Point to arrange this.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service through the Severn Tunnel from Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October
More information on Amended service through the Severn Tunnel from Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October
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Start date
12/09/2016 
End date
21/10/2016 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington, Bristol Parkway and Swansea; and between Cardiff Central and Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

From Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October 2016 the Severn Tunnel will be closed for Network Rail to carry out their electrification upgrade. This work, which is a huge part of the Great Western Electrification Programme, will see Network Rail install a solid conductor rail - suspended from brackets in the roof of the tunnel - which will provide the power for the new Super Express Trains.

During the six-week closure, there will be no trains between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction and services will be affected in the following ways.

On Weekdays - Trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted between Swindon and Newport adding approximately 30 minutes to the journey time. Train services will also run between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour, and between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run from Bristol Parkway instead. Buses will run between Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Parkway, and between Bristol Parkway and Newport to connect with these services.

On Weekends of 17/18 September and 15/16 October - The line from Bristol Parkway through to Cardiff Central will be closed. Buses will run between these stations..

On Weekends of 24/25 September, 1/2 October and 8/9 October - The railway will also be closed between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. This will not further impact on South Wales services as they are being diverted away from this section of line anyway.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Thameslink services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
More information on Amended Thameslink services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected

Between Luton and Sutton

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Thameslink network with various lines closed.

21:20, 21:50, 22:20, 22:50 Luton to Sutton will be diverted after Streatham and run non-stop to Sutton, not calling at stations from Tooting to West Sutton inclusive. Passengers should use local buses to complete journeys.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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

 
Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 26 until Friday 30 September
More information on Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 26 until Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected

Between Newcastle / York / Sheffield and Manchester Airport

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Heald Green and Manchester Airport, closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport on the following trains:

Monday to Thursday

  • 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport
  • 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:38 Manchester Airport to York
  • 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle
  • 05:40 Doncaster to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Doncaster and Meadowhall
  • 05:21 York to Manchester Airport is retimed to depart York at 05:10

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
More information on Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday, 21:48 Bristol Parkway to Portsmouth Harbour is diverted between St Denys and Fareham extending journey times 10 minutes after leaving Southampton Central.

Tuesday to Thursday from approximately 22:00, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should use alternative road or rail services between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

Wednesday to Friday

00:34 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should use alternative road or rail services between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford with rail connection to Reading.

Friday, 19:12 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads is diverted via and calling at Bristol Bristol Parkway.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Northern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow / Crewe, between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / Liverpool Lime Street and between Manchester Victoria and Leeds.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow.

The 22:45 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A connecting bus service will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:21 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted between Bradford Interchange and Leeds.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

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 Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:30 each night from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September
More information on Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:30 each night from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
29/09/2016 
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapton and Chingford, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

After 22:30 each night, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford. Some bus journeys will be extended to London Liverpool Street.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains between Otford and Maidstone East after 22:15 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September
More information on No trains between Otford and Maidstone East after 22:15 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
29/09/2016 
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and Ashford International

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Track work is taking place between Otford and Maidstone East, closing the lines.

After 22:15, trains will not run between Otford and Maidstone East. Services between London Victoria and Ashford International will run as normal to Otford then be diverted via Sevenoaks.

Buses will run between Sevenoaks and Maidstone East calling at Borough Green & Wrotham, West Malling and Barming.

Trains will run between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
More information on Amended 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected

Between Blackpool South and Colne.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Track work is taking place between Burnley and Colne, closing some lines.

The 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A replacement bus will run from Rose Grove to Colne.

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 Skipton and Morecambe from Monday 26 September to Saturday 1 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Skipton and Morecambe from Monday 26 September to Saturday 1 October
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
01/10/2016 
Route affected

Between Leeds and Morecambe.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place between Settle and Carnforth, closing some lines.

Services between Leeds and Morecambe will start and terminate at Hellifield.

Buses will run between Skipton and Morecambe. Passengers travelling to or from beyond Hellifield should change at Skipton.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
More information on Amended 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 26 to Friday 30 September
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Start date
26/09/2016 
End date
30/09/2016 
Route affected

Between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross. A replacement bus will run from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

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 Kettering and Corby from Sunday 11 September until Monday 24 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Kettering and Corby from Sunday 11 September until Monday 24 October
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Start date
11/09/2016 
End date
24/10/2016 
Route affected
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Between London St Pancras International and Corby / Melton Mowbray

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

As part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan, major engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Corby, closing the line until 24 October.

The six week closure of the railway will allow engineers to carry out significant upgrades to the line, most notably to allow major strengthening work to take place on bridges and viaducts needed to support the extra trains that will in the future run on the second track, which Network Rail engineers have been installing for the past 12 months.

Buses will replace trains between Kettering and Corby during this period, resulting in extended journey times of up to 15 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

Your ticket will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

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

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

Planning your Journey

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

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

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

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

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

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

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

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

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

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February 2017
More information on No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February 2017
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Start date
04/06/2016 
End date
28/02/2017 
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Between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing all lines from May 2016 until February 2017.

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

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

Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

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.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

 

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

 
Train operators affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

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

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

Further information

 Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are: 

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

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

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

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

 
 

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