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Buses replace trains between Leamington Spa and Banbury until further notice
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Incident created
31/01/2015 15:01
Last updated
28/02/2015 08:22
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Chiltern Railways services between Birmingham Snow Hill / Birmingham Moor Street / Stratford-upon-Avon and London Marylebone

CrossCountry services between Manchester Piccadilly / Newcastle and Bournemouth / Reading / Guildford

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern RailwaysCrossCountry
Description

A landslip has occurred between Leamington Spa and Banbury. It is unsafe for trains to run between these stations. Images of the landslip and a further description can be viewed here.

There is the potential for further ground movement and because of this, the railway line and surrounding area are at risk of greater damage. There is currently no estimate how long the repair work will last - however the line could remain closed until Easter (2 April). As soon as we have a definite estimate for when trains can run safely, we will make this available.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag: #BanburyTrains

Chiltern Railways are running trains between London Marylebone and Banbury and between Leamington Spa and Birmingham Moor Street / Stratford-upon-Avon.

CrossCountry trains that usually run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Leamington Spa, and between Banbury and Bournemouth.

CrossCountry trains that usually run between Newcastle and Southampton Central will run between Newcastle and Leamington Spa.

Rapid buses are running between Leamington Spa and Banbury. Although this means some journeys could take 30-45 minutes longer than normal, we recommend you travel using this route as in most cases this will offer the simplest and quickest option to complete your journey.

As the repair work is expected to take several weeks to complete, this amended service will run until further notice.

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  • Chiltern Railways services correctly up to and including Friday 13 March with the exception of Sunday 8 March.  The timetable for Sunday 8 March can be found here.
  • CrossCountry services correctly up to and including Friday 13 March.
 

Customers planning to travel after 13 March should continue to check this page for further updates.

Alternative travel options

Chiltern Railways passengers may use CrossCountry services on reasonable routes.

Chiltern Railways existing season tickets to London will be valid on Virgin Trains services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston until further notice.

Chiltern Railways existing season tickets routed 'via High Wycombe' will be accepted on First Great Western services between Honeybourne and London Paddington until further notice.

 

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Buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Bolton / Blackpool North until 07:30 every Sunday until 10 May
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Start date
01/02/2015 
End date
10/05/2015 
Route affected

Between Manchester Airport and Bolton / Blackpool North

 
Train operator affected
First TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Bolton / Blackpool North until 07:30 with various line closures.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Bolton / Blackpool North. 

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 Manchester Airport and Leeds / York until 09:30 each Sunday until 22 March
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Start date
22/02/2015 
End date
22/03/2015 
Route affected

Between Manchester Airport and Leeds / York

 
Train operator affected
First TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Leeds / York until 09:30 on Sunday with various line closures.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Leeds / York.

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 Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere from 21:20 every Saturday to 11:30 on Sunday morning until 17 May
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Start date
31/01/2015 
End date
17/05/2015 
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Between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere

 
Train operator affected
First TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere from 21:20 on Saturday until 11:30 on Sunday morning.

Buses replace trains between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere.

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 Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading from 00:30 to 02:00 every Sunday morning until 10 May
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Start date
01/02/2015 
End date
10/05/2015 
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Between London Paddington and Reading

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Reading from 00:30 to 02:00 on Sunday morning closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Maidenhead, Twyford and Reading.

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 Oxford and Didcot Parkway from 23:00 every Sunday to 04:30 on Monday morning until 11 May
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Start date
01/02/2015 
End date
11/05/2015 
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Between Oxford and Didcot Parkway

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Didcot Parkway from 23:00 on Sunday until 04:30 on Monday closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

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 London Liverpool Street / Ilford and Shenfield / Colchester until 08:30 every Sunday until 10 May
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Start date
01/02/2015 
End date
10/05/2015 
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Between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Colchester

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Colchester each Sunday until approximately 08:30 closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between London Liverpool Street / Ilford and Shenfield / Colchester. 

Planning your Journey

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

 
Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
Route affected

Circle Line. District Line.

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

Circle Line

All weekend no trains will run between Gloucester Road and Aldgate via Embankment. Because of this there is no interchange at London Victoria and London Cannon Street.

District Line

All weekend no trains will run between Earls Court and Kensington Olympia / Embankment. Because of this there is no interchange at Kensington Olympia and London Victoria.

Planning your Journey

For more information, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner 

 
Buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly until 08:30 on Sundays between 22 February and 22 March 2015
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Start date
22/02/2015 
End date
22/03/2015 
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All routes to and from Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operators affected
First TransPennine ExpressNorthern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly, closing the line until 08:30.

Buses replace trains 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 Preston and Bolton on Saturdays and Sundays from 21 February until 22 March 2015
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Start date
21/02/2015 
End date
22/03/2015 
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First TransPennine Express between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport

Northern Rail between Blackpool North and Huddersfield and between Preston and Hazel Grove

 
Train operators affected
First TransPennine ExpressNorthern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Bolton, closing the lines.

Buses replace trains between Preston and Bolton.

First TransPennine Express services are diverted via Wigan.

First TransPennine Express will extend the Preston to Bolton buses on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March to run to / from Manchester Airport calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

Planning Your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Preston and Blackpool on Sundays until 22 March 2015
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Start date
21/02/2015 
End date
22/03/2015 
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Northern Rail between Blackpool North and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Victoria / York and between Blackpool South and Colne / Preston

First TransPennine Express between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport

 
Train operators affected
First TransPennine ExpressNorthern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South.

Planning Your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Reading and Newbury from 22:00 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Paddington and Newbury

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading West and Newbury, closing one of the two lines on this route.

The 22:14 London Paddington to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus between Reading and Newbury.

The 22:44 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:23 Newbury to Reading service will not run. Passengers are advised to travel on the 23:45 service.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between London Euston and Northampton until 09:30 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Birmingham New Street

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Euston and Northampton and in the Rugby area, closing some lines.

The 08:24 and 09:24 London Euston to Birmingham New Street services will depart 3 minutes earlier than usual from Northampton, Long Buckby and Rugby.

The 06:54 and 07:23 London Euston to Northampton services will run between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton only. Connecting bus services will run between London Euston / Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central.

The 07:39 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston service will run between Bletchley and London Euston only. Connecting bus services will run between Northampton / Milton Keynes Central and Bletchley.

Planning your Journey

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Amended 22:37 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

The 23:37 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will run non-stop from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads (where it will call to set down only). It will then run via an alternative route to Bristol Parkway, arriving at 00:36.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 08:10 Swansea to London Paddington on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
Route affected

Between Swansea and London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend, closings some lines.

The 08:10 Swansea to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace until 07:30 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Hertford North / Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Hornsey with various line closures.

06:38 and 07:05 London Kings Cross to Cambridge will be replaced by a bus between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace.

Until approximately 07:30, trains from London Kings Cross to Hertford North / Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City will start at Hornsey. Buses will run from London Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace. Passengers for Harringay should use London Buses.

06:29 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross will terminate at Alexandra Palace. Passengers should use alternative services from Alexandra Palace to London Kings Cross.

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 service between Highbridge & Burnham / Castle Cary and Taunton on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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All routes via Taunton

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryFirst Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Highbridge & Burnham / Castle Cary and Taunton with all lines closed.

CrossCountry

Trains will run between Taunton and Penzance and between Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads only.

Buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton.

First Great Western

Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance normally routed via Newbury will be diverted (not calling at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway) and run to an amended timetable. Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

Trains between London Paddington and Taunton (and beyond) via Bristol Temple Meads will generally terminate / start from Weston-super-Mare.

Buses will run between Weston-super-Mare / Highbridge & Burnham / Castle Cary and Taunton, calling at all stations, with late evening buses between Weston-super-Mare / Highbridge & Burnham and Exeter St Davids.

Fast buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton.

South West Trains services between London Waterloo and Exeter will be altered to accommodate the diverted First Great Western services with some trains retimed to depart from Exeter up to 30 minutes earlier than normal.  

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 Hebden Bridge and Rochdale / Burnley Manchester Road until 12:50 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Leeds and Manchester Victoria and between York and Preston

 
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hebden Bridge and Littleborough / Burnley Manchester Road, closing the line.

Until 12:50, trains between Leeds and Manchester Victoria will run between Leeds and Hebden Bridge only.

Buses will run between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale / Manchester Victoria.

Trains between York and Preston will run between York and Hebden Bridge only.

Buses will run between Hebden Bridge and Preston / Blackpool North.

Planning your journey

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

 
No trains at Cardiff Queen Street on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Barry Island and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Rhymney, Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay and between Cardiff Central and Penarth

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Cardiff area, closing the lines between Cardiff Central and Radyr (via Cathays) / Heath High Level / Penarth.

Trains between Barry Island and Treherbert / Aberdare (via Cathays) will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Radyr.

Trains between Barry Island / Bridgend and Merthyr Tydfil (via Cathays) will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Radyr.

Trains are still able to run between Cardiff Central and Radyr via Ninian Park and some services between Cardiff Central and Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil will be diverted via this route.

Trains between Barry Island and Rhymney will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Heath High Level.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

Trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay will not run.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 07:30 Southampton Central to Brighton until 07:45 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Southampton Central and Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Southampton Central and Eastleigh with all lines closed.

07:30 Southampton Central to Brighton, an earlier bus replaces the train between Southampton Central and Woolston.

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 Haywards Heath and Lewes via Plumpton on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Victoria and Eastbourne / Ore

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Plumpton with all lines closed.

Trains between London Victoria and Eastbourne / Ore are diverted between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Brighton.

Buses will run between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Plumpton.

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 Earlswood on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Victoria and Horsham.
 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Earlswood with some lines closed.

No trains will call at Earlswood.

Buses will run between Purley and Horley and also between Redhill and Tonbridge.

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 via Hackney Downs until 09:50 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Liverpool Street and Bishops Stortford / Broxbourne / Cambridge / Chingford / Enfield Town / Hertford East / Stansted Airport

 
Train operators affected
Abellio Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bethnal Green and Enfield Town /Cheshunt and Chingford with all lines closed.

Trains will be diverted between Stratford and Tottenham Hale.

Buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town and also between Walthamstow Central and Chingford.

Tickets will be accepted on London Underground (Victoria Line) and also local buses between London Liverpool Street and Seven Sisters / Walthamstow Central by any reasonable route.

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 Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road from Monday 12 January to Friday 20 March 2015
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Start date
12/01/2015 
End date
20/03/2015 
Route affected

Between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

Major work to repair the railway embankment near Sandown will be carried out resulting in the line being shut between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road in both directions.

Buses will run between Shanklin Station, Lake (High Street), Sandown (Broadway), Brading (Bullring) and Ryde St Johns Station (cycles cannot be carried on these buses).

A revised train service will run between Ryde St Johns Road, Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head. Smallbrook Junction will not be served during this time.

Rail ticket holders will also be able to use Southern Vectis Route 2 and 3 service buses between Ryde and Shanklin in both directions.

Additional buses will also run on school days for the benefit of schoolchildren.

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 Strood / Rochester and Rainham on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London St Pancras International and Dover Priory and also between London Cannon Street and Gillingham.

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rochester and Rainham closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Strood / Rochester and Rainham.

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 London Marylebone and West Ruislip / Amersham until 08:35 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Marylebone and Banbury / Aylesbury Vale Parkway / Birmingham Snow Hill

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Marylebone and Wembley Stadium closing the line.

Buses replace trains between London Marylebone and West Ruislip.

Passengers may use London Underground between Baker Street and Amersham.

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 Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 
Buses replace trains between Basingstoke and Salisbury on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids and between Romsey and Salisbury

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Andover and Salisbury, closing the line.

Trains between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids will be divered via Southampton Central.

Services between Romsey and Salisbury (via Chandlers ford and Southampton Central) will run between Romsey and Southampton Central only.

Services from Exeter St Davids will be retimed to start earlier than usual.

Buses will run between Basingstoke and Salisbury, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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

 
No First Great Western service between Reigate and Gatwick Airport from 23:30 on Saturday 28 February and on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reigate and Earlswood, closing some lines.

From 23:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, First Great Western services that usually run between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be retimed and run between Reading and Reigate only.

Buses will run between Reigate and Gatwick Airport, taking approximately 20 minutes.

Buses will run between Reigate and Redhill, taking approximately 10 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Reduced Gatwick Express service on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
28/02/2015 
End date
02/03/2015 
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Norwood junction area and between Purley and Earlswood, with some lines closed.

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly service as follows:

Saturday

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 29 and 59 minutes past each hour.

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

Sunday

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 20 and 50 minutes past each hour.

Between 00:30 and 06:00 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Passengers are advised that departure times may vary for early morning / late night services.

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 Guildford and Havant until 13:00 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Waterloo and Havant

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Havant, closing the line.

Until 13:00, buses will replace trains between Guildford and Havant, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

Bus journeys will be extended to Portsmouth Harbour until 10:30 because of engineering work between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

After 10:30, additional trains will run between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

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 Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth & Southsea from 23:30 on Saturday 28 February until 10:30 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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First Great Western between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour

South West Trains between London Waterloo / Winchester and Portsmouth Harbour

 
Train operators affected
First Great WesternSouth West TrainsSouthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth & Southsea, closing the line

Between 23:30 on Saturday and 10:30 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth & Southsea, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

Bus journeys will be extended to Guildford because of further engineering work between Havant and Guildford.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Fort William to London Euston Caledonian Sleeper service on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
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01/03/2015 
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From Fort William to London Euston

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place on the West Highland Line affecting the following service:

The Fort William to Edinburgh service is withdrawn. Passengers travelling from Fort William, Spean Bridge, Roy Brodge and Tulloch only will be accommodated on the Inverness portion.

A replacement bus service will operate from Fort William to Kingussie, departing Fort William at 19:35, Spean Bridge 19:55, Roy Bridge 20:10, Tulloch 20:30 arriving Kingussie at 21:15.

Passengers are advised that no train or bus service will call at Corrour, Rannoch, Bridge of Orchy, Upper Tyndrum, Crianlarich, Ardlui, Arrochar & Tarbet, Garelochhead, Helensburgh Upper or Dalmuir.

This service will also be diverted via the East Coast Main line, not calling at Preston or Crewe and arriving in London Euston at 08:42.       

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 New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace / West Croydon

Southern routes to and from London Bridgeand between London Victoria and Crystal Palace.

Thameslink between Brighton and Bedford

 
Train operators affected
London OvergroundSouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction, with some lines closed.

London Overground

No trains will run between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon. Passengers should use buses operated by Southern between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon.

Southern

A reduced Southern service will run to and from London Bridge.

Trains are unable to call at stations between New Cross Gate and Norwood Junction.

Buses will run between London Bridge and West Croydon via New Cross Gate, calling at all stations.

Trains between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction are diverted to run between London Victoria and Beckenham Junction.

Trains between London Bridge and Horsham will be diverted to run between London Victoria and Horsham.

On Sunday 1 March, trains between London Victoria and Sutton will only run between London Victoria and Crystal Palace.

Thameslink

On Saturday, Thameslink services will not run between London Bridge and Brighton.

Trains between Bedford and Three Bridges via Elephant & Castle will be retimed and extended to run between Bedford and Brighton.

On Sunday, a reduced service (2 trains per hour) will run between London Blackfriars and Brighton.

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 Tame Bridge Parkway / Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Rugeley Town, closing the line.

On Saturday and after 12:00 on Sunday, trains between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley will run between Birmingham New Street and Walsall only.

Buses will run between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley.

On Sunday, until 12:00, trains between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley will run between Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway only.

Buses will run between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley.

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 Gospel Oak and Stratford / Dalston Junction on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford and also between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between between Gospel Oak and Stratford, closing the line.

A replacement bus service will run between Gospel Oak and Stratford but this is extended to start / terminate at Hampstead Heath.

Services between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction will start / terminate at Dalston Junction.

Services between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace / West Croydon will run between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate only.

Passengers may use London Buses between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction.

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

 
Buses replace trains between Bournemouth and Wareham on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Waterloo and Weymouth

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bournemouth and Wareham, closing all lines.

Trains between London Waterloo and Poole / Weymouth will run between London Waterloo and Bournemouth and between Wareham and Weymouth only.

Buses will run between Bournemouth and Wareham, extending journey times by approximately 25 minutes.

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 Sandhills and Southport on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Hunts Cross and Southport

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sandhills and Southport, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Sandhills and Southport.

Planning your journey

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

 
Amended service between Bedford and London St Pancras International on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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East Midlands Trains between Nottingham / Sheffield and London St Pancras International

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Sutton

 
Train operators affected
East Midlands TrainsThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and St Albans, closing some lines.

An amended service will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International. Some trains will be retimed to run earlier or later than usual and journey times will be extended.

Some overnight trains will be replaced by buses between St Albans and Bedford.

Most trains that usually run between Luton and Sutton will run between St Albans and Sutton only. Passengers should use alternative services between Luton and St Albans.

Until 09:00 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Bedford and Harpenden.

The 06:12 Derby to London St Pancras International service will terminate at Bedford on Sunday.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Reading and Didcot Parkway from 21:30 on Saturday 28 February until Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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CrossCountry between Southampton Central / Bournemouth and Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street

First Great Western between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Shrub Hill / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryFirst Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

From 21:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, trains between Reading and Didcot Parkway will be retimed to run slightly later than usual, extending journey times by up to 5 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Richmond / Kew Bridge on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Waterloo and Reading / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Kingston (via Richmond) / Strawberry Hill (via Wimbledon) / Woking (via Hounslow)

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Barnes / Kew Bridge, closing the line.

Trains between London Waterloo and Reading will be diverted via Wimbledon, extending journey times by approximately 20 minutes.

Trains between London Waterloo and Kingston via Richmond will not run.

Trains between London Waterloo and Strawberry Hill via Wimbledon will not run.

An hourly service will run between Richmond and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

An hourly service will run between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Trains between London Waterloo and Woking via Hounslow will run between Kew Bridge and Woking only.

Buses will run between Clapham Junction and Twickenham / Kew Bridge, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes. Please note that Chiswick Bridge is closed this weekend for major repairs and buses between Barnes and Chiswick must run via Kew Bridge. If you wish to travel between Kew Bridge and Chiswick stations, please check you have bus times for the correct direction.

Planning your Journey

The timetables for trains and buses on the route London Waterloo to Twickenham and Clapham Junction via Kingston are incorrect in Journey Planners. Timetables are available using the following links:

London Waterloo to Twickenham and Clapham Junction via Kingston
Clapham Junction and Twickenham to London Waterloo via Kingston

For full details of  how the other route changes impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Amended service to and from London Paddington on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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All routes to and from London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway, between Southall and Reading and between Cholsey and Appleford, closing 2 out of the 4 lines on this route.

First Great Western will run an amended service to and from London Paddington. Some trains will be retimed to depart / arrive earlier or later than usual.

Local services between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will run half hourly and call additionally at Iver and Langley.

Most fast services between London Paddington and Oxford will call additionally at Maidenhead.

An amended service will run between Maidenhead and Marlow to connect with the re-timed services to and from London Paddington.

Some early morning / late night services between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will not call at Burnham or Taplow. A connecting bus service will run between Slough and Taplow, calling at Burnham.

On Saturday, trains between London Paddington and Greenford will run between Ealing Broadway and Greenford only (this will be a reduced service).

Acton Main Line will not be served, passengers travelling to / from this station should use London buses or London Underground services.

On Saturday, Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express will operate a half hourly service between London Paddington and all Heathrow Airport terminals.

From 21:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, trains between London Paddington and Oxford will be retimed to run later than usual from Didcot Parkway.

Planning your journey

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

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

 
Buses replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ely and Kings Lynn, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn.

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 Wadhurst and Hastings and between Bexhill and Ashford International until 09:40 on Sunday 1 March
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Southeastern between London Cannon Street and Hastings.

Southern between Brighton / Eastbourne and Ore / Ashford International.

 

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bexhill / Wadhurst and Hastings, closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Wadhurst and Hastings and between Bexhill 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

 
CANCELLED - Buses replace trains between Ribblehead / Appleby and Carlisle on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Leeds and Carlisle

 
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description
The engineering work scheduled to take place between Ribblehead / Appleby and Carlisle has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Planning your journey

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

 
Amended 07:58 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross on Sunday 1 March 2015
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Start date
01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Until 09:30, engineering work is taking place between Brighouse and Wakefield  Kirkgate closing some lines.

07:58 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross is diverted between Bradford Interchange and Wakefield Kirkgate and will not call at Halifax, Brighouse or Mirfield.

A bus will run between Halifax and Wakefield Kirkgate calling at Brighouse and Mirfield to connect with the train at Wakefield Kirkgate.

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 Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent and Derby on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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To / from North East and Scotland and between Cardiff Central and Nottingham

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tamworth and Derby closing the line.

Reading / Southampton Central to Newcastle services will operate between Reading / Southampton Central and Birmingham New Street. Plymouth to Scotland services will divert via Leicester not calling at Tamworth or Burton-on-Trent with journey times extended by approximately 60 minutes.

Cardiff Central to Nottingham services will operate between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Tamworth and between Derby and Nottingham.   

Replacement buses will run between Coleshill Parkway and Wilnecote, Tamworth, Burton-on-Trent and Derby.

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 Retford and Peterborough on Saturday 28 February and until 12:30 Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich.

First Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange / Sunderland and London Kings Cross.

Virgin Trains East Coast between Leeds / Newcastle and London Kings Cross.

 
Train operators affected
East CoastEast Midlands TrainsFirst Hull TrainsGrand Central
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Retford and Peterborough closing the line.

No trains will run between Retford and Peterborough. Most trains are diverted between Doncaster and Peterborough via Lincoln Central.

Buses will run between Doncaster / Retford and Peterborough.

Journey times will be extended by up to 90 minutes

Additional alterations will also apply:

East Midlands Trains services between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich are diverted and will not call at Grantham. Passengers travelling between Liverpool Lime Street and Peterborough / Norwich will have to change trains at Nottingham.

Passengers for Grantham should use trains to / from Skegness. Additional buses will run between Nottingham and Grantham.

Also the 05:10 Nottingham to Spalding and 20:59 Spalding to Nottingham are diverted via Peterborough.

Grand Central 08:52 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross / 10:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will not run. Passengers should use other trains.

Some trains between Sunderland and London Kings Cross are retimed to run later than the normal timetable.

Virgin Trains East Coast will run an hourly service to / from London Kings Cross.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Hitchin and Peterborough from 23:00 Saturday 28 February until 08:45 on Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between London Kings Cross to Peterborough

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hitchin and Peterborough closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Hitchin and Peterborough calling at all stations. These buses are extended to run to / from Letchworth Garden City.

Trains are diverted to terminate / from Letchworth Garden City.

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 Ipswich / Manningtree / Colchester Town / Colchester and Billericay on Saturday 28 February and Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Norwich, Ipswich, Braintree and London Liverpool Street and also between Sudbury and Marks Tey

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Witham and also at Chelmsford with various line closures.

Buses replace trains between Ipswich / Manningtree / Colchester Town / Colchester and Billericay where passengers are to travel on connecting Southend Victoria services to / from London Liverpool Street.

Buses will also replace trains between Witham and Braintree and between Marks Tey and Sudbury.

A revised train service will operate between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea, Thorpe-le-Soken and Walton-on-the-Naze, Manningtree and Harwich Town and also between Manningtree and Ipswich / Norwich.  

On Saturday, London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will run to an increased frequency of four trains per hour and Wickford to Southminster services will run hourly.

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 Ayr and Stranraer on Sunday 1 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Glasgow Central and Stranraer

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ayr and Stanraer over five weekends during February and March closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Ayr and Stranraer. Train services will run as normal between Glasgow Central and Ayr. Passengers are advised that bus departures from Stranraer, Girvan and Maybole to Ayr will be earlier than normal train times to allow connection with train services at Ayr.

Bus departures from Stranraer are at the following times (to connect with trains at Ayr): 10:19, 14:19, 19:24 

Bus departures to Stranraer are at the following times (connecting out of train services at Ayr): 12:51, 16:18, 18:50

A mini-bus service will operate between Girvan and Barrhill, connecting with main replacement bus services to Ayr and Stranraer.

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 Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich from 20:30 on Saturday 28 February and all day on Sunday 1 March 2015
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28/02/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban / Mallaig

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place affecting West Highland line services over six weekends during February and March.

On Saturday, the 20:36 Oban to Glasgow Queen Street service is cancelled and replaced by a bus. The bus departs Oban at 20:36, calling at all stations to Arrocher & Tarbet and terminating at Dumbarton Central where it connects into train services providing a faster journey to Glasgow Queen Street. A mini-bus also departs from Arrochar & Tarbet at 22:47 (connecting out of bus from Oban) calling at Garelochhead, Helensburgh Upper, Dumbarton Central, Dalmuir and Glasgow Queen Street.

All day on Sunday, train services are amended to operate at booked times between Crianlarich and Oban and also between Fort William and Mallaig. Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich. A mini-bus service operates between Dumbarton Central and Arrochar & Tarbet, calling at Helensburgh Upper and Garelochhead, connecting with the main bus service at Arrochar & Tarbet.

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 Dumbarton Central and Helensburgh Central on Sunday 01 March 2015
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01/03/2015 
End date
01/03/2015 
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Between Edinburgh / Airdrie and Helensburgh Central

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dalreoch and Helensburgh Central over four weekends during February and March closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Dumbarton Central and Helensburgh Central. Train services will run as normal between Edinburgh and Dumbarton Central.

Passengers are advised that bus departures from Helensburgh Central, Craigendorran, Cardross and Dalreoch will be earlier than normal train times to allow connection with train services at Dumbarton Central. 

Planning your Journey

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

 
Major engineering work at London Bridge from January 2015 until January 2018
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Start date
05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
Route affected

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.

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 most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, 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 Charing Cross / 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 http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. 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, from 5 January 2015, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge between 12 January 2015 and August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/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
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
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:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

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

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at 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

 
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

 
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 
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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.

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

 
 

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