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Disruption through Fareham expected until 19:00
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Incident created
23/07/2018 16:32
Last updated
23/07/2018 16:33
Route affected

Trains through Fareham

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern
Description

A trespasser on the railway at Fareham all lines is causing disruption to journeys through the station.

What's Going On:
Train services may be delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 19:00.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Fareham

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Disruption between Norwich and Lowestoft expected 18:00
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Incident created
23/07/2018 16:31
Last updated
23/07/2018 16:31
Route affected

between Norwich and Lowestoft

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

fault with the signalling system between Oulton Broad North and Lowestoft is causing disruption to trains between Norwich and Lowestoft. Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected to continue until at least 18:00.

Alternative travel advice:
Due to signalling problems, trains are unable to run in/out of Lowestoft.
As a result train services between Norwich and Lowestoft will be diverted to Great Yarmouth. A rail replacement bus will operate between Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.
Ipswich to Lowestoft services will terminate and start from Oulton Broad South.
Greater Anglia tickets will be accepted on local buses X2 and X22 between Beccles and Lowestoft.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #OultonBroadNorth

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Disruption through Sandhills expected until 19:00
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Incident created
23/07/2018 15:33
Last updated
23/07/2018 16:26
Route affected
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All routes through Sandhills

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

A fault with the signalling system at Sandhills is causing disruption to trains through the station. Trains may be delayed by up to 20 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 19:00.

Additional information:
Train services to and from Kirkby may be terminated at and started back from Rice Lane.

Services towards Liverpool South Parkway, Southport and Ormskirk may be delayed.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Sandhills

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Disruption at Cambridge expected until 19:00
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Incident created
23/07/2018 15:12
Last updated
23/07/2018 16:23
Route affected
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Routes at Cambridge

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryGreat NorthernGreater AngliaThameslink
Description

Overhead wire problems at Cambridge are causing disruption to trains through the station. Trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 19:00.

Advice for CrossCountry customers:

You may use Great Northern services between Peterborough and Cambridge.

Advice for Greater Anglia customers:
Buses are being sourced to operate between Audley End and Cambridge North.

You may use your ticket on Great Northern and Thameslink services on any reasonable route.

Advice for Great Northern and Thameslink customers:
You should allow extra time to complete your journey this afternoon, and check before travelling to see if your train has been affected by this issue.

Your tickets will be accepted on the following:

  • CrossCountry services between Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough
  • East Midlands Trains between Ely and Peterborough
  • Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street, Cambridge and Ely
  • London Underground on all reasonable routes


Buses are being sourced to run between Royston and Cambridge serving the following stations:
  • Royston
  • Meldreth
  • Shepreth
  • Foxton
  • Cambridge

 

Please note that these will not be running to a timetable, and will be managed by station staff.

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Services through the affected area will be running at 5mph whilst investigations continue. Delays and short notice alterations will occur.

Some services will terminate before Cambridge to help prevent congestion through the area.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
The fault is causing the trains' pantographs (the equipment which enables the train to obtain power) to drop, preventing them from moving forward. Network Rail technicians and specialists are on site and are investigating the problem. Whilst it is being investigated, Great Northern and Thameslink trains have to run at 5mph in both directions between Royston and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cambridge

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Disruption between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks expected until 18:00
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Incident created
23/07/2018 16:07
Last updated
23/07/2018 16:16
Route affected
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Routes between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Due a fault with the signalling system between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks, train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 15 minutes. Disruption is expected until 18:00.

What's happened?
A signalling problem has occurred in Sevenoaks tunnel, affecting the system used by signallers to monitor the locations of each train. Response staff from Network Rail are investigating the cause of the problem so that they can make any repairs that may be needed.

How does this affect my journey?
Trains from Tonbridge towards Sevenoaks may be delayed by up to 15 minutes. This will affect trains on the following routes:

  • Hastings and Tunbridge Wells to London
  • Ramsgate and Dover to London via Tonbridge

Services on these routes may be delayed, cancelled or altered at short notice.

What do I need to do?
Please allow some extra time for your journey, and check to see if your train has been affected using the Journey Planner.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Sevenoaks

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Disruption between Gatwick Airport and Brighton expected until 19:00
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Incident created
23/07/2018 14:26
Last updated
23/07/2018 16:15
Route affected
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Gatwick Airport between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Eastbourne / Ore / Littlehampton

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthernThameslink
Description

Fault with the signalling systems between Gatwick Airport and Brighton has resulted in disruption for trains travelling between these stations. Train services may be delayed.

Disruption is expected until 19:00.

Customer Advice:
A regular service is running, however you should allow extra time to complete your journey this evening.

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Services running towards Haywards Heath and London will pick up delays of up to 10 minutes at Preston Park station.

This is affecting services from Brighton and Hove.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
Network Rail specialists are en route to the area and when they arrive they will investigate the problem and work to repair it as soon as possible. They are expected on site at 16:30. Whilst this is ongoing, services travelling through platforms 1 and 2 at Preston Park need to come to a stand at the faulty signal and gain verbal permission from the signaller before safely proceeding.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #HaywardsHeath

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Disruption between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
23/07/2018 15:58
Last updated
23/07/2018 16:04
Route affected
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between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

A safety inspection of the track between Monks Risborough and Little Kimble means that trains between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury are being disrupted. Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes. Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

Alternative travel advice:
Road transport is being arranged to run between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #MonksRisborough

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Major disruption between York and Doncaster expected until 17:15
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Incident created
23/07/2018 14:18
Last updated
23/07/2018 15:56
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Newcastle and Penzance / Plymouth

Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

London North Eastern Railway between Edinburgh / York and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryGrand CentralLondon North Eastern Railway
Description

A fire next to the track between York and Doncaster is causing major disruption to journeys between these stations.

All lines are currently blocked.

Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

This is expected to continue until 17:15.

CrossCountry Customer Advice:

You may use London North Eastern Railway, Northern and TransPennine Express services via any reasonable route.

Where possible some services will divert not calling at Doncaster.

London North Eastern Railway Customer Advice:

Free Wi-Fi has been activated routewide. Customers may use Transpennine Express and CrossCountry between York and Leeds, and between York and Newcastle. Ticket acceptance is also in place with Northern between Doncaster, Leeds and York.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #York

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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No trains between West Ealing and Greenford until approximately 18:30
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Incident created
23/07/2018 14:39
Last updated
23/07/2018 14:53
Route affected
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between West Ealing and Greenford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

A broken down train between West Ealing and Greenford means no trains are able to run between these stations.

Impact:
Train services will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 18:30.

Customer Advice:
Great Western Railway tickets will be valid on local London Underground and London Buses.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Greenford

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Reduced service between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central until the end of the day
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Incident created
23/07/2018 14:03
Last updated
23/07/2018 14:10
Route affected

between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Some members of train crew are unavailable for work today between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon, and this has resulted in a reduced service being in operation between these stations. Some train services will be cancelled.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:
Where cancellations are in place, if possible, please travel on the next available service.

Alternatively your tickets are valid for travel between the following:

  • London Overground between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction and London Euston
  • London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston
  • London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central

Please regularly check your journey on this route before you travel.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #ShepherdsBush

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Disruption at Oxford expected until 18:00
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Incident created
23/07/2018 10:24
Last updated
23/07/2018 11:01
Route affected
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Chiltern Railways between Oxford and London Marylebone

CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Newcastle / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Leeds and Southampton Central, between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth, between Glasgow Central / Dundee and Reading

Great Western Railway between Oxford and London Paddington / Didcot Parkway, between Banbury and Didcot Parkway, and also between Hereford / Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern RailwaysCrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

A speed restriction has been implemented over a defective track at Oxford. Consequently, trains at this station may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised.

A normal service is expected to resume by 18:00.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Oxford

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

 

Feedback:
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Amended Northern timetable until September
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Incident created
13/04/2018 09:12
Last updated
22/07/2018 17:35
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

At the beginning of June, Northern removed 168 services per day from their timetable. On 30 July, 75% of these services will be reinstated. The remaining 25% will be reintroduced in September.

Alternative travel advice:
It has been arranged for Northern tickets to be accepted by other train companies until 29 July 2018. This means if your Northern train is delayed or cancelled, you can use your ticket to travel on the below train companies’ services:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Merseyrail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

 

Below is more information on the routes that are currently affected and details of the level of service that will be available from Monday 30 July:

Lakes Line
Northern are currently operating a limited train service on the Lakes Line. Rail replacement buses are running in place of cancelled services. From Monday 30 July, a full service will run on this line.

Blackpool

30 services between Blackpool South and Colne have been removed from the timetable. On Monday 30 July, 17 of these services will be reinstated, the remaining services will be reintroduced in September.

A small number of off-peak services between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly have been removed or amended. A full service will resume on this route from Monday 30 July. 

Lancashire

16 services between Ormskirk and Preston have been removed from the timetable. On Monday 30 July, 10 of these services will be reinstated, the remaining 6 will be reintroduced in September.

A small number of services between Blackburn and Southport via Manchester Victoria have been removed. We anticipate that these services will be reinstated in September. 

Many services on the Lancaster to Morecambe line have been removed. A full service will resume between these stations on Monday 30 July.

Manchester
10 services on the Kirkby to Manchester Victoria line via Wigan have been removed from the timetable. On Monday 30 July, 4 of these services will be reinstated. The remaining 6 services will be reinstated in September.

12 services between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge have been removed from the timetable. These services will all be reinstated on Monday 30 July.

Liverpool City Region
Additionally, Liverpool Lime Street is currently closed for two months (Saturday 2 June to Sunday 29 July) whilst significant work takes place on re-signalling and remodelling of the infrastructure. More details can be found here.

When Liverpool Lime Street reopens, a full Northern service will resume on routes to and from Liverpool.

Additional Information
More information and a map of the routes affected are available on Northern's website.

A joint statement about the disruption from Network Rail, GTR and Northern can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner until Friday 27 July.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #NorthernUpdates

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway services on various dates in July, August and September
More information on Industrial action to affect South Western Railway services on various dates in July, August and September
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Incident created
17/07/2018 10:56
Last updated
21/07/2018 14:01
Route affected

Various South Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

The RMT trade union intends to hold six 24 hour strikes and one 48 hour strike on the South Western Railway Network.

Island Line services will not be affected.

The strike action is planned on the following dates:

  • Thursday 26 July
  • Saturday 28 July
  • Tuesday 31 July
  • Saturday 4 August
  • Saturday 11 August
  • Saturday 18 August
  • Friday 31 August  and Saturday 1 September (48 hours)

 

More information on train services will be added when known.

Check before you travel:
Changes to the timetable have not yet been updated in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #SWRStrike

Feedback:
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Current engineering work

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Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018
More information on Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018
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Start date
18/07/2018 
End date
31/12/2018 
Route affected
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'High Speed Trains' between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton and London Paddington

'Thames Valley' local trains between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading / London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place to electrify the lines between Newbury and Reading, in connection with the Great Western Route Modernisation major project.

Work will be taking place on various weekdays and most weekends up until the end of 2018.

The following dates will be affected by closures during weekdays:

  • Monday 16 July to Friday 4 August
  • Tuesday 28 August to Thursday 30 August
  • Monday 8 October to Thursday 11 October

Please note, the dates are subject to change.

How will this affect my journey?

Trains between Newbury and Reading will not run. An amended train service will run between Theale and Reading to help maintain connections.

Buses will be provided between the following stations:

  • Newbury / Thatcham and Reading (peak times only)
  • Newbury and Didcot Parkway (peak times only, change for connecting trains)
  • Newbury and Theale
  • Newbury and Bedwyn
  • Bedwyn and Reading (peak times only)
  • Bedwyn and Theale
  • Pewsey and Swindon (for connecting trains)
  • Pewsey and Westbury

To keep daytime work to a minimum, Network Rail will sometimes work during the night, especially at weekends. If you travel after 21:00 on weekends, and before 11:00 on Sundays, we strongly recommend checking your journey before you travel.

As long-distance High Speed Trains will be diverted via Swindon and Melksham, local stopping services between Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge will be changed whenever the work at Newbury is taking place.

On Weekdays where the line is closed at Newbury, buses will be provided to run between Chippenham and Westbury in place of some trains. On Weekends, trains will continue to run but may depart at different times.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on alternative bus routes in both directions; these include:

  • JetBlack 1 between Newbury, Thatcham and Reading
  • Kennections 102 between Newbury and Thatcham
  • Thamesdown R20 / X22 between Marlborough and Hungerford
  • Salisbury Reds Activ8 between Amesbury / Tidworth and Andover / Salisbury
  • Salisbury Reds X5 between Salisbury, Pewsey and Swindon
  • Salisbury Reds 2 between Devises and Salisbury
  • Stagecoach 80 between Ludgershall, Tidworth and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 55 between Calne and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 49 between Trowbridge, Devises and Swindon
  • Thamesdown 46/46A/48/48A between Marlborough and Swindon

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Accessibility:

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

Great Western Railway use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of the buses, Great Western Railway will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.

It’s best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit GWR.com/AssistedTravel

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

 
Amended 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
26/07/2018 
Route affected

West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service will terminate at Walsall at 22:34. A replacement bus service will run from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley, calling at Bloxwich, Bloxwich North, Landywood, Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley Town.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
Amended Southern services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
26/07/2018 
Route affected

Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southern network resulting in the closure of some lines.

Monday and Tuesday

The following trains will not call at stations between Balham and Sutton with a replacement buses calling at all stations between Balham and Sutton:

  • 23:01 Epsom to London Victoria
  • 23:11 London Victoria to Epsom
  • 23:25 London Victoria to Leatherhead

 

Monday to Thursday

The 21:25 London Victoria to Horsham is replaced by a bus between Dorking and Horsham.

The 21:55 / 22:55 London Victoria to Dorking are replaced by buses between Leatherhead and Dorking.

The 22:25 London Victoria to Horsham is replaced by a bus between Leatherhead and Horsham.

The 23:46 London Victoria to Hastings is replaced by a bus between Lewes and Eastbourne.

The 23:41 Brighton to Seaford is replaced by a bus between Lewes and Seaford.

The 23:53 Seaford to Brighton is replaced by a bus between Seaford and Lewes.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended train times between East Croydon and Three Bridges from 21:00 until end of service on Sunday 22 July
More information on Amended train times between East Croydon and Three Bridges from 21:00 until end of service on Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
23/07/2018 
Route affected
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Bognor Regis / Eastbourne / Hastings 

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton and between Cambridge and Three Bridges

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges closing some lines.

Journey times will be extended by up to 15 minutes between East Croydon and Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

It is expected that the Journey Planner will be updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended Gatwick Express service from 21:00 until the end of service Sunday 22 July
More information on Amended Gatwick Express service from 21:00 until the end of service Sunday 22 July
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
23/07/2018 
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport from approximately 21:00 to 04:00, closing some lines.

Journey times between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport will be extended by up to 15 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended TransPennine Express service from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on Amended TransPennine Express service from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Liverpool / Manchester Airport and York / Middlesbrough / Newcastle / Scarborough

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and will no longer call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will depart Manchester Airport EARLIER at 05:00 and Manchester Piccadilly later at 05:25. This service will be diverted and will no longer call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.

The 05:48 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service will depart Manchester Piccadilly later at 06:15 and will be diverted, no longer calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.

The 05:05 York to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and will no longer call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.

The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will be diverted to start from Manchester Piccadilly at 05:57 (no longer calling at Manchester Victoria).

The 05:56 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will be diverted to start from Manchester Piccadilly at 06:30 (no longer calling at Manchester Victoria).

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Bridgeton and Motherwell from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Bridgeton and Motherwell from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Glasgow Central and Newton; Milngavie and Larkhall and Dalmuir and Motherwell

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Whifflet and Polmadie, closing various lines.

Buses replace trains between:-

  • Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet)
  • Bridgeton and Newton (for Larkhall and Motherwell connections)

An amended timetable will operate for trains which normally operate via Glasgow Central Low Level.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended overnight midweek service through Salford Crescent from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
More information on Amended overnight midweek service through Salford Crescent from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Trains between Southport and Manchester Victoria, and also between Blackburn and Wigan Wallgate

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Southport, closing various lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at stations between Southport and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided to run from Southport to Manchester Victoria.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided to run from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended overnight midweek service at Stockport from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
More information on Amended overnight midweek service at Stockport from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Trains between Sheffield / Crewe / Macclesfield / Buxton / Hazel Grove and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Stockport, and in the Congleton area, closing some lines each night.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart at the earlier time of 22:52. A bus will also be provided to run between these stations.

The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted and not call at stations between Handforth and Levenshulme. A bus will be provided to run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly via intermediate stations.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided to run from Stockport to Macclesfield.

The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided to run from Stockport to Hazel Grove.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided to run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will divert and not call at stations via Stockport. A bus will be provided to run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended overnight midweek service between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
More information on Amended overnight midweek service between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Trains between Manchester Victoria / Wigan North Western and Stalybridge

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing lines overnight.

Tuesday to Friday (mornings)

The 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 06:26 Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 06:30 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will start from Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria.

The 07:00 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Monday to Thursday (nights)

The 22:50 Wigan North Western to Stalybridge service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended 05:45 Dumfries to Glasgow Central on Monday 23 July
More information on Amended 05:45 Dumfries to Glasgow Central on Monday 23 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
23/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Dumfries and Glasgow Central

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dumfries and Kilmarnock until approx 06:00, closing all lines.

The 05:45 Dumfries to Glasgow Central will start at Kilmarnock. A replacement bus service will depart Dumfries at 04:31 to connect with train. 

Check before you travel: 

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages 

Bicycles: 

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

Project Information: 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
Buses replace trains each night from 21:20 between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 July
More information on Buses replace trains each night from 21:20 between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
25/07/2018 
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Wickford and Southend Victoria, closing all lines from 21:20.

The last trains to run will be:

  • 20:35 from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
  • 21:00 from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

 

After the last trains have run, buses will operate between Wickford and Southend Victoria, with the exception of the 00:15 and 00:50 departures from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria. These services will be replaced by bus from Shenfield to Southend Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

As a result, the 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted via Northwich. A replacement bus will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:32  Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run, and will be replaced by a bus.

The 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended Great Western Railway trains from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on Amended Great Western Railway trains from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday:

The 04:54 Oxford to Didcot Parkway service will not run. A bus will run from Oxford at 04:29, calling at Radley at 04:44 and arriving at Didcot Parkway at 05:09. 

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, and will call at stations beyond Bridgend a few minutes later than usual.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Patchway.

Monday to Wednesday:

23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will depart Patchway and beyond 5 minutes later than normal.

Tuesday to Friday:

03:54 Swansea to London Paddington is no longer affected by these engineering works and will run as normal.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No overnight trains at Burnham or Taplow from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on No overnight trains at Burnham or Taplow from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Reading

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading each night closing 2 out of four lines. 

From approximately 22:00 until the end of service trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should circulate via Slough and replacement buses to / from Burnham and Taplow.

Check before you travel: 

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages 

Bicycles: 

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

Project Information: 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Tilehurst and Pangbourne from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Tilehurst and Pangbourne from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between London Paddington / Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Banbury

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

As a result, the following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

Monday: 

04:10 Didcot Parkway to Reading. 

Tuesday to Thursday: 

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57 and 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway. 

21:37 and 23:45 Banbury to Reading. 

22:02 and 23:21 Didcot Parkway to Reading.

23:45 Reading to Oxford.

Customers for the 20:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service should use the 21:17 service from Pangbourne to Tilehurst to connect with this train.

Wednesday to Friday:

03:51 Oxford to Reading.

Customers travelling to / from Pangbourne should use replacement buses running between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

Friday:

23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway and the 23:45 Banbury to Reading will NOT call at Pangbourne. Customers for Pangbourne travel to Tilehurst then by bus to Pangbourne. Customers from Pangbourne travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect into the train.

23:45 Reading to Oxford will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will NOT call at Pangbourne. Customers for Pangbourne travel to Tilehurst then by bus to Pangbourne. Customers from Pangbourne travel by RAIL at 23:36 to Tilehurst to connect into the train.

Check before you travel: 

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages 

Bicycles: 

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

Project Information: 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
More information on Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
26/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Wolverhampton and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Rugby and Northampton, closing the line.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted and not call at Northampton. A rail replacement coach service will depart Rugby at 23:50, calling at Long Buckby at 00:15 and Northampton at 00:40.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
Amended late night West Midlands Railway services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
More information on Amended late night West Midlands Railway services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
26/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Hereford and

between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 22:45 each night between Ledbury and Hereford, closing all lines.

The 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Ledbury (at 22:06).  A rail replacement bus will operate between Ledbury and Hereford - departing from Ledbury at 22:16, arriving at Hereford at 22:51.

The 22:59 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will not run.  A rail replacement bus will operate departing from Hereford at 22:59, Ledbury at 23:35, Colwall at 23:51, Great Malvern at 00:12, Malvern Link at 00:23, Worcester Foregate Street at 00:44, arriving at Worcester Shrub Hill at 00:54.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
Amended London Northwestern Railway services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on Amended London Northwestern Railway services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Northampton and

Rugby to London Euston 

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Rugby and Northampton closing the line.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

The 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton will terminate at Coventry. Customers should use the 23:31 Coventry to London Euston train and change at Rugby for replacement bus to Northampton.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

The 05:16 Rugby to London Euston is replaced by a bus between Rugby and Northampton departing Rugby at 05:11.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
Amended overnight c2c services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
More information on Amended overnight c2c services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Shoeburyness / Southend Central / Grays and London Fenchurch Street

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

From 23:30 until end of service each night, engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Fenchurch Street, closing the line.

Shoeburyness - Laindon - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street and will call additionally at Stratford.

Southend Central - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street services will start / terminate at Upminster.

Grays - Rainham - London Fenchurch Street services will start / terminate at Barking.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers in possession of a valid rail ticket may use London Underground Jubilee line between West Ham and Stratford, District Line between Upminster and Tower Hill. Docklands Light Railway between Limehouse and Stratford via Poplar.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace late night / early morning services between Lewisham and Hayes from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning services between Lewisham and Hayes from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street / London Bridge and Hayes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between New Beckenham and Hayes each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.

After 23:05, some services between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street / London Bridge and Hayes will not run. An amended timetable of services will operate between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Lewisham.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Hayes.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Dartford and Gravesend from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Dartford and Gravesend from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
27/07/2018 
Route affected

Between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Gravesend

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Gravesend, closing all lines each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:30 onwards, services between London Charing Cross and Gravesend, will terminate at Dartford. Replacement buses will run between Dartford and Gravesend.

Monday to Thursday

23:32 London Charing Cross to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to Gravesend.

Monday and Tuesday

23:50 London Charing Cross to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to Gravesend.

Tuesday and Wednesday

00:55 London Cannon Street to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to Gravesend.

Thursday and Friday

00:02 and 00:32 London Charing Cross to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to Gravesend.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

 
CANCELLED: Engineering work between Didcot Parkway and Reading on Monday 23 July
More information on CANCELLED: Engineering work between Didcot Parkway and Reading on Monday 23 July
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Start date
23/07/2018 
End date
23/07/2018 
Route affected

Between Didcot Parkway to Reading 

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place on 2 of the 4 lines between Didcot Parkway and Reading has been cancelled and the 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading service will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Major improvement work at Derby station from Sunday 22 July to Sunday 7 October
More information on Major improvement work at Derby station from Sunday 22 July to Sunday 7 October
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Start date
22/07/2018 
End date
07/10/2018 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Dundee / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Bournemouth / Reading / Guildford / Southampton Central / Paignton / Plymouth / Newquay / Penzance 

East Midlands Trains between Matlock / Derby and Nottingham / Newark Castle, also between Scarborough / York / Leeds / Sheffield / Derby and Crewe / Leicester / London St Pancras International

Northern between Leeds / Sheffield and Nottingham 

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsNorthern
Description

As part of the Midland Mainline upgrade, major engineering work is taking place at Derby station. This includes the building of a new platform, re-laying 17 km of track to reduce bottlenecks, building new signals and laying 150,000 tonnes of new ballast. 

Passenger numbers at Derby have doubled in the last 20 years. This upgrade is an unique opportunity to upgrade a 50 year old track layout to increase capacity and improve reliability. More details on the work at Derby can be found here.

As a result, there will be significant changes to services that normally run to, from or via Derby.

CrossCountry:

Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street:

Between Sunday 22 July and Sunday 2 September, CrossCountry services running between Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street will be diverted, with journey times being extended by up to 30 minutes. No CrossCountry services will call at Derby station.

From Monday 3 September to Sunday 7 October, CrossCountry services will call at Derby station, however journey times on services between Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Nottingham and Birmingham New Street:

Between Sunday 22 July and Sunday 2 September, CrossCountry services between Nottingham and Birmingham New Street will be largely unaffected by these diversions. Please note that these trains will not call at Spondon or Long Eaton. During this period, no CrossCountry services will call at Derby station.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Derby and Burton-on-Trent
  • Derby and Chesterfield
  • Derby and Nottingham

From Monday 3 September to Sunday 7 October, an hourly train service will operate between Birmingham and Nottingham via Derby.

East Midlands Trains:

Derby to Crewe:

Services between Derby and Crewe will be replaced by a bus service between Derby and Uttoxeter from 22 July to 2 September. A train service will operate between Uttoxeter and Crewe.

Derby to London St Pancras:

From 30 July until 7 October  there will be no direct train services between Sheffield and Derby. Replacement buses will run between Chesterfield and Derby.

From 30 July to 7 October, one train per hour will run between Sheffield / Chesterfield and London St Pancras, and one train per hour will run between Derby and London St Pancras.

Between 13 and 19 August there will be no direct trains between Derby and London St Pancras. Replacement buses will run between Derby and East Midlands Parkway to connect with train services to / from London St Pancras.

Derby to Matlock:

From 30 July to 24 August, train services will run between Derby and Matlock only. No through services will run between Matlock and Nottingham.

Between 25 August and 7 October, no trains will run between Derby and Matlock. Replacement buses will run between these stations.

Derby to Nottingham:

Between 22 and 29 July a reduced train service will operate between Derby and Nottingham.

From 30 July to 2 September, no trains will run between Derby and Nottingham. Replacement buses will run between Derby and Nottingham.

From 3 September to 7 October, a train service will operate between Derby and Nottingham.

Northern:

Northern services running to / from Derby will be re-timed throughout this period of engineering work.

Check before you travel:

Until Friday 31 August, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

 
Modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street closing the station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July
More information on Modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street closing the station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July
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Start date
02/06/2018 
End date
29/07/2018 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

All routes to / from Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operators affected
East Midlands TrainsLondon Northwestern RailwayMerseyrailNorthernTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains
Description

Trains will not run to or from the main Liverpool Lime Street station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July as further upgrade work is completed as part of Liverpool Lime Street's major transformation.

(Please note the closure only affects the main Liverpool Lime Street station, the low level 'underground' station used by Merseyrail services only will remain open. Also. some Northern trains are running to / from Liverpool Lime street until Friday 13 July.)

East Midlands Trains - Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level.

London Northwestern Railway - Trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Merseyrail - Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station will remain open and Merseyrail services will continue to run as normal. Please expect these services to be extremely busy.

Northern - Services that run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hunts Cross only. Replacement buses will run between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Services between Blackpool North / Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will start from / terminate at Huyton. Replacement buses will run between Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street. 

From Monday 11 June until Friday 13 July between 06:00 and 20:00. A limited train service will operate between Wigan North Western / Blackpool North / Preston / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street.

TransPennine Express - No trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Customers should use alternative Train Operators road / rail services between Manchester stations and Liverpool Lime Street. Some early morning / late night TransPennine Express services will be amended or cancelled.

Virgin Trains - Services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, and some services will call additionally at Crewe. Customers should use Merseyrail for onward travel to / from Liverpool City Centre.

On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, replacement coaches will run at the beginning and end of each day where Merseyrail connections are not available.

Images

Images can be found here 

Check before you travel:

The journey planner is showing correctly until Sunday 29 July. You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

 
Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
More information on Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
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Start date
26/05/2018 
End date
28/09/2019 
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Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

 
EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November
More information on EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November
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Start date
17/02/2018 
End date
04/11/2018 
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Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Major engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 4 November 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport.

Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Buses will run between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Check before you travel:

Trains up to and including 12 August are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

For journeys on weekends between 18 August and 4 November, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

 
 

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