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Delays between Par and Truro expected until 16:30
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Incident created
23/05/2015 13:16
Last updated
23/05/2015 15:24
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Birminham New Street and Penzance

First Great Western between London Paddington and Penzance

 

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryFirst Great Western
Description

Trains are now able to run between Par and Truro following a person having been hit by a train near St Austell. There are delays of up to 60 minutes while services return to normal, this is expected to continue until approximately 16:30.

Alternative travel options

First Great Western Passengers may use use First Buses on routes: 21, 27, 14,18, 91, 92, 93 and U2

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #StAustell

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

 
Delays between Newport and Cardiff Central until at least 16:00
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Incident created
23/05/2015 12:57
Last updated
23/05/2015 14:27
Route affected
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All trains between Newport and Cardiff Central

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains WalesCrossCountryFirst Great Western
Description

A signalling problem near Cardiff Central is delaying trains between Newport and Cardiff Central by up to 30 minutes.  There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 16:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #CardiffCentral

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

 
Major engineering work from Saturday 23 until Monday 25 May
More information on Major engineering work from Saturday 23 until Monday 25 May
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Incident created
22/05/2015 19:36
Last updated
23/05/2015 07:01
Route affected

Various routes across the network

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater AngliaCaledonian SleeperCrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsFirst Great WesternFirst TransPennine ExpressLondon MidlandScotRailSoutheasternVirgin Trains
Description

During the Spring Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May, a number of improvement works are taking place across the rail network, including in and around London. Below are some of the major improvement works:

 

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

 
SUSPENDED - Industrial action affecting National Rail services on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May
More information on SUSPENDED - Industrial action affecting National Rail services on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May
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Incident created
12/05/2015 08:41
Last updated
22/05/2015 23:58
Route affected

National Rail routes

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater AngliaArriva Trains Walesc2cCaledonian SleeperChiltern RailwaysCrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsFirst Great WesternFirst Hull TrainsFirst TransPennine ExpressGatwick ExpressGrand CentralGreat NorthernHeathrow ConnectHeathrow ExpressIsland LineLondon MidlandLondon OvergroundLondon UndergroundMerseyrailNorthern RailScotRailSouth West TrainsSoutheasternSouthernStansted ExpressThameslinkVirgin TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

The RMT and TSSA Trades Unions have announced that they are suspending the industrial action planned for Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May and Tuesday, 26th May.

Contingency plans to deal with the planed industrial action on the 25th and 26th had already been partly implemented, but train operators are now working closely with Network Rail to re-instate services. The intention is that a service, as close as possible to the currently published timetable, will be operated over the weekend, and on Monday, 25th and Tuesday, 26th May. Customers should continue to check with National Rail Enquiries or the relevant train company before travelling.

We had previously published special ticketing arrangements for those customers affected by the planned industrial action. Information on how those arrangements will now be applied has been summarised below:

• Customers who have already requested a refund, as they had decided not to travel as a result of the previously planned industrial action, will have their refund processed without the normal administration fee being charged.

• Customers who have already requested a refund as a result of the previously planned industrial action, but now wish to travel, will have their refund processed without the normal administration fee being charged, and then be sold a new ticket for the journey they now wish to make.

• Customers, with tickets valid for travel on Monday, 25th May or Tuesday, 26th May, who had already changed their travel plans to travel on Sunday, 24th May or Wednesday, 27th May will be allowed to continue to travel on these days, but are strongly encouraged to consider changing their travel back to Monday 25th May or Tuesday, 26th , as previously booked, if at all possible. This will help avoid overcrowding on the 24th and 27th May.

• As a reminder, if you had an Anytime, Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket valid for travel on either the Monday, 25th or Tuesday, 26th May you were allowed to use your ticket for travel on Sunday, 24th May or Wednesday, 27th May, subject to any travel restrictions that would normally apply to your ticket on those days.

• If you had an Advance ticket for travel on Monday, 25th or Tuesday, 26th May, you were allowed to travel on either Sunday, 24th May or Wednesday, 27th May. However, if you decided to travel on either of these two, alternative days, you had to use the same train service that you would have used on the 25th or 26th May, or the services immediately before or after that service.

Major improvement works scheduled during the Spring Bank Holiday will take place. Further details can be found here. To see all other engineering works taking place this weekend, please go to our engineering works page.

To get the latest rail travel and other information, go to www.nationalrail.co.uk, download the NRE app, follow us on Twitter @nationalrailenq or using the hashtag #IndustrialAction, or speak to your train operator.

 


 

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Amended Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 17 and Friday 22 May
More information on Amended Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 17 and Friday 22 May
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Start date
17/05/2015 
End date
23/05/2015 
Route affected

Overnight Caledonian Sleeper services between London and Scotland

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations affecting Caledonian Sleeper services.

Sunday

The Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston (Southbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart Glasgow Central at the earlier time of 21:44, Edinburgh at 23:21 and will not call at Motherwell, Carstairs, Crewe or Watford Junction. This service arrives into London Euston at the later time of 07:26.  

The Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service arrives London Euston at the later time of 09:03 and will not call at Preston or Crewe. In addition, the Aberdeen to London Euston service will not call at Leuchars, Kirkcaldy or Inverkeithing.

The London Euston to Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen (Northbound Highlander) service is retimed to depart earlier from London Euston at 20:28 and will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 21:45 and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. This service arrives Edinburgh at the earlier time 05:50 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:59.  

Monday to Thursday

Services will run as booked.

Friday

The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 22:27, calling at Watford Junction at 22:47 and Carlisle at 04:11. This service will not call at Carstairs or Motherwell arriving in Edinburgh at 05:56 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:45.

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 affecting Southeastern services from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
More information on Major engineering work affecting Southeastern services from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
25/05/2015 
Route affected
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All routes via London Charing Cross / London Bridge / London Cannon Street and Waterloo East and also routes in East Kent

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Major engineering work as part of the Thameslink Programme as well as work to improve the railway in East Kent will be taking place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend which will result in significant changes to Southeastern services as detailed below; 

Saturday

London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Waterloo East stations will be closed. Southeastern services will also not serve London Bridge except for trains to and from Hastings. Trains will be diverted to either London Victoria or London Blackfriars with some trains starting their journey at New Cross.    

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Charlton via Greenwich.   

Buses will replace trains between Strood / Meopham and Gillingham via Rochester.    

Buses will replace trains between Minster and Ramsgate.   

Trains between London and Hastings will start from London Bridge and will be diverted via East Croydon and Redhill, not stopping at Orpington or Sevenoaks. Additional trains will run between New Cross and Tonbridge via Orpington & Sevenoaks.   

Trains between London and Gravesend via Sidcup will start at New Cross. Connections for London Victoria / London Blackfriars are available at Lewisham.   

Trains on other routes may be revised because of the engineering work and to maintain connections.

Sunday  

London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Waterloo East stations will be closed.   

Southeastern services will also not serve London Bridge except for trains to and from Hastings. Trains will be diverted to either London Victoria or London Blackfriars with some trains starting their journey at New Cross.   

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Charlton via Greenwich.   

Buses will replace trains between Plumstead and Dartford.   

Buses will replace trains between Gillingham and Faversham.   

Buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.   

Buses will replace trains between Sevenoaks and Maidstone East / Ashford International. If you’re travelling from East Malling, a feeder service will run to / from West Malling to connect with buses to / from Maidstone East.   

If you’re travelling from Otford, you’ll need to travel on a Thameslink train to Sevenoaks and change there for replacement buses towards Maidstone / Ashford.   

Trains between London and Hastings will start from London Bridge and will be diverted via East Croydon and Redhill, not stopping at Orpington or Sevenoaks. Additional trains will run between New Cross and Tonbridge via Orpington and Sevenoaks.  

Monday  

London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Waterloo East stations will be closed. Southeastern services will also not serve London Bridge except for trains to & from Hastings. Trains will be diverted to either London Victoria or London Blackfriars with some trains starting their journey at New Cross.    

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Charlton via Greenwich.   

Buses will replace trains between Plumstead and Dartford.   

Buses will replace trains between Gillingham and Faversham.   

Buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.   

Trains between London and Hastings will start from London Bridge and will be diverted via East Croydon and Redhill, not stopping at Orpington or Sevenoaks. Additional trains will run between New Cross and Tonbridge via Orpington & Sevenoaks.  

Alternative routes  

If you’re affected by the engineering work, you may use the following routes at no extra charge to complete your journey; 

London Overground: Between Canada Water and New Cross.   

London Underground: Between Southeastern’s London terminals and Southwark / Embankment / Canada Water.   

Docklands Light Railway: Between Lewisham and Greenwich.   

Thameslink: Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks.

Planning your Journey  

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

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

 
Engineering work affecting London Underground and Docklands Light Railway from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
More information on Engineering work affecting London Underground and Docklands Light Railway from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
25/05/2015 
Route affected

District Line.

Hammersmith & City Line.

Docklands Light Railway.

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

District Line

Because of engineering work no trains will run between Aldgate East and Dagenham East or between Turnham Green and Richmond. This means that there will be no interchange at West Ham, Barking or Richmond. 

Hammersmith & City Line

Because of engineering work no trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Barking. This means that there will be no interchange at West Ham.

Docklands Light Railway

On Sunday and Monday, no trains will run between Bow Church and Stratford. This means that there will be no interchange at Stratford.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Crewe and Runcorn/Warrington Bank Quay from 13:00 on Saturday 23 and all day Sunday 24 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
24/05/2015 
Route affected
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London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street/Glasgow Central/Edinburgh.

 
Train operators affected
London MidlandVirgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Runcorn/Warrington Bank Quay with all lines closed.

London Midland

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Crewe/Liverpool Lime Street will not run, buses will run between Wolverhampton and Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Passengers should use other train services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton and between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

Virgin Trains

Buses replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street.

Trains between Crewe and Warrington Bank Quay will be diverted via Chester with extended journey times.

On Sunday trains between London Euston and Chester/Holyhead are amended to run between Crewe and Chester/Holyhead.

Additionally on Sunday, supplementary buses will run between Preston and Crewe.

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 Wolverhampton and Stafford/Stone from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
25/05/2015 
Route affected
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CrossCountry all trains to/from Manchester Piccadilly.

London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Crewe/Liverpool Lime Street and between London Euston/Northampton and Crewe.

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryLondon Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent with various line closures.

CrossCountry

Saturday & Sunday trains will be diverted and not call at Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes. Buses will run between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent and passengers should use other train services to connect with buses.

Monday trains will be diverted and not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield. Buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and passengers should use other train services to connect with buses.

London Midland

Saturday until 13:00 train services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street only, with buses between Wolverhampton and Crewe.

Saturday, Sunday after 13:00 Saturday trains between Birmingham New Street and Crewe/Liverpool Lime Street will not run, buses will run between Wolverhampton and Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Passengers should use other train services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton and also between Liverpool South Parkway & Liverpool Lime Street.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday the London Euston/Northampton to Crewe service will run to a special timetable and not call at Stone and Stafford, buses will run between Rugeley Trent Valley and Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

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 Newport and Cardiff Central from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
25/05/2015 
Route affected
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All routes between Newport and Cardiff.

 
Train operators affected
Arriva Trains WalesCrossCountryFirst Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff with various line closures.

Arriva Trains Wales

Saturday, Sunday, Monday the Ebbw Vale Town service will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Rogerstone.

Saturday & Monday trains to/from Hereford and beyond will start/terminate at Newport passengers should alternative trains to/from Cardiff Central.

Trains to/from Cheltenham Spa will start/terminate at Gloucester, passengers should use alternative services to Cheltenham Spa.

CrossCountry

Saturday to Monday trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

First Great Western

Saturday some trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central, terminates at Newport with onward rail connection.

22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Sunday trains are amended with buses replacing some trains between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Monday some trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Planning Your Journey

These changes to Arriva Trains Wales are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

 
Amended service between Didcot Parkway and Bath Spa/Bristol Parkway/Kemble on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
24/05/2015 
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Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Bath Spa/Bristol Parkway/Kemble with various line closures.

Saturday

Some trains between London Paddington and Oxford/Worcester/Great Malvern/Hereford will start earlier than the normal timetable and call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Some trains between London Paddington/Reading/Newbury  to Bedwyn will be cancelled or amended.

The Reading to Basingstoke service will be reduced to hourly.

The Swindon to Westbury service will not run, passengers should use connecting bus/rail services to complete their journey.

Trains will not run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon/Bath Spa, also between Swindon and Bristol Parkway/Kemble. Buses will run between Reading/Swindon and Chippenham/ Bath Spa and between Reading and Kemble also between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads/Cheltenham Spa/South Wales are amended with journey times extended by up to 75 minutes.

Buses will run at 04:35 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon, 22:40 Swindon to Gloucester.

Some trains will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.

Sunday

Some trains to and from London Paddington/Reading are retimed and amended with some trains not calling at Maidenhead.

The Swindon to Westbury service will not run, passengers should use connecting buses to complete their journey.

Trains will not run between Didcot Parkway and Swindon/Bath Spa, also between Swindon and Bristol Parkway/Kemble. Buses will run between Reading/Swindon and Chippenham/ Bath Spa and between Reading and Kemble also between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads/Cheltenham Spa/South Wales are amended with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes.

There will be some trains amended, cancelled and additional buses will run on some routes.

The engineering work scheduled to take place on Monday 25 May has now been cancelled. 

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 Bridge and Horsham on Saturday 23 and Monday 25 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
25/05/2015 
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Between London Bridge and Horsham

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work at London Bridge means there are less platforms available for trains going into and out of the station.

Trains that usually run between London Bridge and Horsham will run between East Croydon and Horsham only.

This engineering work does not affect services on Sunday 24 May.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Reading and Oxford from 23:00 on Saturday 23 to 09:05 on Sunday 24 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
24/05/2015 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Reading/Oxford/Great Malvern.

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Oxford with all lines closed.

23:33 (Saturday) London Paddington to Oxford, bus replaces train between Reading and Oxford. 
An additional train will run at 00:08(Sunday) Reading to Didcot Parkway.

07:29 (Sunday) London Paddington to Oxford, bus replaces train between Reading and Oxford. 

An additional train will run (Sunday) from Reading at 09:22 calling all stations to Didcot Parkway, Radley and Oxford.

08:03 (Sunday) London Paddington to Great Malvern will start from Oxford at 09:18, passengers from London Paddington, Slough, Reading and Didcot Parkway should travel on the 08.41 London Paddington to Hereford to connect.

08:32 (Sunday) Didcot Parkway to London Paddington, earlier bus replaces train between Didcot Parkway and Reading.

08:50 (Sunday) Oxford to London Paddington, earlier bus replaces train 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

 
Amended service to and from Burnham and Taplow from 22:30 Saturday 23 and all day Sunday 24 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
24/05/2015 
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Between London Paddington and Twyford/Oxford/Reading.

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Langley and Twyford with various line closures.

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow, (Taplow station is closed from start of service on Sundays) passengers for Burnham and Taplow should use buses via Slough.

Saturday

22:12 London Paddington to Oxford, 22:43, 23:20 London Paddington to Reading, also 23:42 London Paddington to Twyford (extended to Reading).
22:47, 23:19 Reading to London Paddington, also 23:07 Oxford to London Paddington.

Sunday      

00:05 London Paddington to Maidenhead.

All day trains between London Paddington and Reading/Oxford, also 22:15 London Paddington to Newbury will not call at Burnham.      

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 Bedford on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
24/05/2015 
Route affected
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Between Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

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

Trains that usually run between Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International will terminate at / start back from Leicester or Kettering. These services will not call at Market Harborough.

An hourly service will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International.

Buses will run between Kettering and Bedford and between Leicester and Market Harborough / Bedford.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Oxenholme Lake District and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh from Saturday 23 to 05:00 on Tuesday 26 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
26/05/2015 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Birmingham New Street / Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.

First TransPennine between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central. 

ScotRail between Glasgow Central and Motherwell /  Lanark / Edinburgh.

Virgin Trains between London Euston/ Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central.

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central.

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryFirst TransPennine ExpressScotRailVirgin TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxenholme Lake District and Glasgow Central/Edinburgh with various line closures.

CrossCountry on Saturday and Sunday will be diverted and not call at Motherwell, buses will run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

First TransPennine Express from 08:00 today, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central.

On Sunday the service between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central will be diverted to terminate/start at Windermere, buses replace trains between Oxenholme Lake District/Penrith/Carlisle/Lockerbie and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central.

On Monday the service between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central will terminate/start at Carlisle, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central.

On Tuesday the 04:22 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport will start from Carlisle.

ScotRail 

Dalmuir to Larkhall - Today, services will start / terminate at Rutherglen, calling additionally at Bridgeton and Dalmarnock for the bus interchange at Dalmarnock.  Buses will operate between Dalmarnock and Larkhall calling at all booked stations.

Balloch to Larkhall - On Sunday, services are diverted to / from Hamilton West via Whifflet and Motherwell.

Glasgow Central to Lanark - today and tomorrow, buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Lanark, calling at all booked stations.

Ayr to North Berwick (via Carstairs) - today, services will operate between Ayr and Glasgow Central and between Edinburgh and North Berwick. Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Edinburgh to Motherwell - Tonight, the 23:16 Edinburgh to Motherwell service will not call at Carstairs, Carluke & Wishaw (runs non stop via Shotts).  Bus services will operate between Kirknewton and Motherwell calling at Carstairs, Carluke and Wishaw.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld / Motherwell to Dalmuir - Today, services will start / terminate at Rutherglen with onward travel to Motherwell / Cumbernauld by bus departing from Dalmarnock. Tomorrow, buses replace trains between Bridgeton and Larkhall until approximately 10:00 and after 18:00 between Dalmarnock and Larkhall. Between10:00 and 18:00 buses will call at all intermediate stations.  

Virgin Trains Today and Monday, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central. Today, the 04:26, 05:54, 06:30 Glasgow Central to London Euston will be allowed to pass through the engineering. On Sunday buses replace trains between Oxenholme Lake District and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central. Additionally on Saturday and Sunday trains are diverted between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

Virgin Trains East Coast today and also on Monday, the 06:55 from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00. On Sunday the 16:30 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central service will terminate at Edinburgh.

Planning Your Journey

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

 
Retimed 05:20 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street on Saturday 23 May
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Start date
23/05/2015 
End date
23/05/2015 
Route affected

Between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street.

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Nottingham and Chesterfield with all lines closed.

The 05:20 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted and start earlier from Nottingham at 05:02 then normal time from Chesterfield.

Planning your journey

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

 
Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October
More information on Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October
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Start date
02/05/2015 
End date
05/10/2015 
Route affected
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Train operators affected
First TransPennine ExpressNorthern Rail
Description

Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

Timetables can be found here

Saturdays and Sundays

No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

First TransPennine Express

All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern Rail

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

Monday to Friday

First TransPennine Express

Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

Northern Rail

On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

A retimed sevice will run via Blackburn and Bolton.

Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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 Denham Golf Club until Friday 19 June
More information on No trains calling at Denham Golf Club until Friday 19 June
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Start date
16/03/2015 
End date
19/06/2015 
Route affected

Denham Golf Club station

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Due to platform improvements, no trains will call at Denham Golf Club.

A minibus will run between Gerrards Cross and Denham Golf Club.

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

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, 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 until 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

 
Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until 5 September 2015
More information on Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until 5 September 2015
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Start date
15/02/2014 
End date
05/09/2015 
Route affected
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Between Oxford and Bicester Town

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

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

This will include:

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

From September 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 September 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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

 
 

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