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No trains between Worksop and Nottingham until at least 07:30
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Incident created
28/07/2015 05:40
Last updated
28/07/2015 06:23
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East Midlands Trains between Worksop / Mansfield Woodhouse and Nottingham / Lincoln Central / Norwich

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

A signalling problem near Kirkby-in-Ashfield means trains cannot run between Worksop and Nottingham.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 07:30.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use Northern Rail services between Nottingham and Worksop via Sheffield and Nottingham Trams (NET) between Nottingham and Hucknall.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #RobinHoodLine

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

 
Buses replace trains between Ashford International and Canterbury West until the end of service on Wednesday 29 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Ashford International and Canterbury West until the end of service on Wednesday 29 July
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Incident created
26/07/2015 22:12
Last updated
28/07/2015 05:11
Route affected
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Between London Charing Cross / Tonbridge and Ramsgate and between London St Pancras International and Margate

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

A train derailed on Sunday after colliding with a herd of cows between Wye and Chilham. Network Rail have re-railed the train however, engineers are investigating the extent of the damage.

Because of this, trains are unable to run between Ashford International and Canterbury West. Buses will run between these stations extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Alternative Travel Options

Passengers may use London Underground services in central London to connect with alternative Southeastern services.

Where possible, passengers should travel from Canterbury East to Faversham / Dover Priory where they can connect with a High Speed service.

A shuttle bus is running between Canterbury West and Canterbury East stations to assist passengers making connections.

A map showing alternative routes is available here.

The line is expected to be closed until end of service on Wednesday 29 July.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Chilham

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

 
CLEARED: Delays between Porth and Pontypridd
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Incident created
26/07/2015 11:07
Last updated
28/07/2015 04:49
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Arriva Trains Wales services between Treherbert and Cardiff Central / Barry Island

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description
Trains are now able to run normally between Porth and Pontypridd following emergency engineering works near Porth. 

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Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015
More information on Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015
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Start date
18/07/2015 
End date
31/08/2015 
Route affected
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Routes through Bath Spa

 
Train operators affected
First Great WesternSouth West Trains
Description

This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed, affecting journeys between these stations and journeys via Melksham – the Avon Valley services will run normally. High Speed Train services to/from London Paddington will be diverted, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa . The line will also be closed between Trowbridge and Bath Spa and all services to / from Bath Spa will run from the west. Replacement coach / bus services will serve stations to the east.

For details of the service alterations during the two phases please see below:

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Chippenham and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham, running on a diverted route with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

A second hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington running non-stop to / from Swindon (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

Trans-Wilts services between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham

Some Trans-Wilts services via Melksham will be replaced by buses. Connections will be available to train services at Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon, Avoncliff and Freshford to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

Services from Westbury, Warminster, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol and Cardiff Central will be unaffected but subject to some minor alterations.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bath Spa and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.

Trains will run non-stop between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and call at Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.        

Between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads    

Three trains per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.     

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.      

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (non-stop).     

One stopping service will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.      

Additional services will run during the morning and evening peak, calling at Filton Abbey Wood.    

Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington      

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.      

Trains will run non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon and call at Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.      

Between Chippenham and London Paddington      

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and London Paddington for part of the day.    

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and Swindon.   

Between Chippenham and Bath Spa     

There will be a half-hourly replacement bus service between Chippenham and Bath Spa with an approximate journey time of 1 hour.     

Between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads     

Customers from Chippenham to Bristol Temple Meads are advised to travel via Swindon. This will mean an increased journey time of up to 45 minutes.     

Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads     

An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon. Trains will call additionally at Melksham (every other hour).   

Connections will be available at Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads , South Wales and London Paddington.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa.   

Between Weymouth and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa     

Services from Weymouth will start / terminate at Westbury with some re-timings to the normal timetable.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Frome and Westbury for Bath Spa.    

Train connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge. Customers for Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliffe and Freshford should change at Trowbridge for replacement bus connections.   

A peak only replacement bus service will run between Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads.   

Between Westbury / Trowbridge / Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads   

Replacement bus services will operate in the Avon Valley:  

Between Westbury and Bath Spa - an hourly express bus service.   

Between Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa - a bus service every 30 minutes.   

Between Freshford, Avoncliff and Bath Spa - an hourly bus service.   

A shuttle service will also run between Avoncliff and Bradford-on-Avon.   

Buses will run run in groups to cater for the numbers of people who would normally travel on a train. Where necessary additional bus services will run during peak periods.   

South West Trains services from Saturday 1 to Monday 31 August, will only run between London Waterloo and Westbury. Replacement buses operated by First Great Western will run between Westbury and Bristol.  

Passengers for Bristol and South Wales should use altered First Great Western services to Swindon, for connections to the London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales routes. Some additional South West Trains services will run between Salisbury and Westbury to supplement the First Great Western services.    

Planning your Journey 

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

 
Amended South West Trains services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
More information on Amended South West Trains services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Some South West Trains routes.

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea is replaced by a bus between Havant and Portsmouth & Southsea.

Tuesday to Friday

00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill is diverted via Richmond. A bus will run between London Waterloo and Strawberry Hill via Wimbledon calling at all stations.

01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton will not stop at Wimbledon or Surbiton. A bus will run between London Waterloo and Surbiton calling at all stations.

04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo will not stop at Surbiton and Wimbledon. A bus will run between Guildford and Clapham Junction calling at all stations.

04:40 Havant to Portsmouth Harbour is replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your journey

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

 
Late night amended trains between Sanderstead and Oxted from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Oxted

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sanderstead and Oxted closing the line.

23:47 London Victoria to Oxted will not run. Passengers should use the retimed 23:47 London Victoria to Horsham and change at East Croydon for a connecting bus service to Oxted.

Planning your journey

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

 
Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
More information on Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:12 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is diverted between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester via Crewe. A bus will run between Warrington |Bank Quay and Chester calling at Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby.

22:25 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead is retimed to leave Chester at 00:49 and will run later throughout.

23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is diverted between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester via Crewe. A bus will run between Warrington |Bank Quay and Chester calling at Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby.

Tuesday to Friday

00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

03:36 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is retimes to depart Chester at 03:26 and is diverted via 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 Virgin Trains services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Some Virgin Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Virgin Trains network with the following trains amended.

Monday to Thursday

22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston will not call at Northampton. A bus will run between Rugby and Northampton calling at Long Buckby.

23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted via Alsager, Crewe, and Styal and will not call at Macclesfield or Stockport. A bus will run between Stoke on-Trent and Stockport.

Tuesday to Friday

05:25 Blackpool North to Crewe will start at Preston. Passengers should use the early Northern Rail service to Preston departing Blackpool North at 05:11.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Thameslink services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
More information on Amended Thameslink services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Some Thameslink routes

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Thameslink network with the following trains being amended.

Monday to Thursday

22:22 Bedford to Brighton will run non-stop between Haywards Heath and Brighton. A bus will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton, calling at intermediate stations.

22:50 Luton to Sutton will terminate at Wimbledon. Passengers should use local buses or London Underground to complete their journey.

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

 
Amended Great Northern services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Some Great Northern routes.

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Great Northern network with the following trains being amended.

Monday to Thursday

22:14 / 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn are replaced by buses between Ely and Kings Lynn.

22:22 / 23:22 London Kings Cross to Peterborough will not call at Arlsey. Passengers should change at Hitchin for a bus to Arlesey.

Tuesday to Friday

00:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough will not call at Arlesey. Passengers should change at Hitchin for a bus to Arlesey.

Planning Your Journey

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

 
Amended 03:37 / 04:47 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Between Blackpool North to Manchester Airport.

 
Train operator affected
First TransPennine Express
Description

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Blackpool North and Preston closing the line.

03:37 / 04:47 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Blackpool North and Preston.

Planning Your Journey

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

 
Amended London Midland services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
More information on Amended London Midland services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected

Some London Midland routes.

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the London Midland network with the following trains amended.

Monday and Wednesday, 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton will not run. Passengers should use alternative trains. A bus will run between Rugby and Northampton departing at 23:50.

Tuesdayand Thursday, 05:16 Rugby to London Euston is replaced by a bus between Rugby and Northampton.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended First Great Western services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
More information on Amended First Great Western services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
01/08/2015 
Route affected

Some First Great Western routes.

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

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

Monday to Wednesday

23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads journey time will be extended by 5 minutes after leaving Patchway.

Monday to Friday

From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

Tuesday to Friday

00:14 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford with a rail connection to 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 Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea from 22:20 each night from Monday 17 to Thursday 30 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea from 22:20 each night from Monday 17 to Thursday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected
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Between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea with all lines closed.

From 22:00 each night buses replace trains between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea.

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 Highbury & Islington and Shadwell and also to/from New Cross on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
28/07/2015 
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Between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace/New Cross/West Croydon

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dalston Junction and Shadwell with all lines closed.

No trains will run between Dalston Junction and Shadwell and also to/from New Cross.

Trains will run between Shadwell and Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace/West Croydon.

Buses will run as follows:

Service W: Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Shadwell, or use London Underground services via all reasonable routes (for entrance/exit at Canada Water and Stratford stations only).

Between Canada Water, Surrey Quays, Deptford Bridge (DLR), New Cross.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended services between Ashburys and Chinley from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected
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Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ashburys and Chinley closing some lines.

Train service between  Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Guide Bridge.

Train service between Manchester Piccadilly and Marple is extended to run to / from New Mills Central.

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield are diverted via Stockport and Hazel Groveand will not call at Ashburys, Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romily, Marple and New Mills 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 Northern Rail services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
More information on Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July
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Start date
27/07/2015 
End date
31/07/2015 
Route affected
Various Northern Rail routes
 
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

22: 48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:14 Manchester  Piccadilly to Macclesfield is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is diverted and will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth.

22:16 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between St Helens Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street.

04:40 Preston to Colne is replaced by a bus throughout.

22:02 Blackpool South to Colne is replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

Monday to Friday

04:52 Blackpool North to Colne will run between Preston and Colne. On Monday only a bus will run between Blackpool North and Preston, for the rest of the week passengers should use alternative trains.

05:19 Blackpool South to Colne will start from Blackpool North. Two buses will run between Blackpool South and Preston departing at 04:33 and 05:12.

Tuesday to Friday

05:31 Colne to Blackpool South is replaced by a bus between Colne and Blackburn departing Colne at 04:47.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service from Colchester to Chelmsford after 20:30 each night from Sunday 26 to Wednesday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2015 
End date
29/07/2015 
Route affected
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From Norwich/Ipswich/Harwich International/Clacton-on-Sea to London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

From 20:30 each night, engineering work is taking place in the direction Colchester to Chelmsford with lines closed.

Trains will run to a revised timetable with supplementary buses from Colchester to Chelmsford.

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 via Blackburn and Bolton

Buses replace trains between 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

 
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 Village until 20 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village until 20 October
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Start date
15/02/2014 
End date
20/10/2015 
Route affected
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Between Oxford and Bicester Village

 
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 Village 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 Village will be closed until September 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village.

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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