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Major disruption through Sheffield expected until 20:00
More information on Major disruption through Sheffield expected until 20:00
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Incident created
29/04/2016 17:14
Last updated
29/04/2016 18:42
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh, between Southampton and Edinburgh / Newcastle, and also between Reading and Newcastle 

East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras International / Kettering and Sheffield and also between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Nottingham / Sheffield and Leeds, between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield / Adwick and also between Lincoln Central and Scunthorpe / Hull

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Doncaster / Cleethorpes

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands TrainsNorthernTransPennine Express
Description

A signalling problem at Sheffield is disrupting trains through the station. Some trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes. This is expected to continue until 20:00.

Alternative travel options

Northern passengers may use Sheffield Trams (Supertram) between Sheffield and Meadowhall.

East Midlands Trains passengers may use CrossCountry, Northern, and TransPennine Express on any reasonable route.

CrossCountry passengers may use East Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast, Northern, and TransPennine Express on any reasonable route. Passengers may also use Virgin Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stafford in this direction only and Sheffield Trams (Supertram) between Sheffield and Meadowhall.

TransPennine Express passengers may use East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains East Coast via Leeds.

 

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Sheffield

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Buses replace trains between Farnham and Alton until Wednesday 4 May
More information on Buses replace trains between Farnham and Alton until Wednesday 4 May
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Incident created
13/04/2016 21:02
Last updated
29/04/2016 11:13
Route affected
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Between London Waterloo and Alton

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

On 1 April the embankment under a section of track between Farnham and Bentley was showing signs of subsidence. Specialist engineers carried out a track inspection and stabilised the embankment area; following a geological survey of the affected land on Monday 18 April, it was found that further subsidence had been observed within the embankment, meaning the line between Farnham and Alton was closed. 

Network Rail expects to reopen the railway line between Farnham and Alton on Wednesday 4 May, five days earlier than originally planned after engineers worked around the clock to re-stabilise the ground. A joint statement from Network Rail and South West Trains can be found here.

Whilst the line is closed, buses will run between Farnham and Alton. A full timetable detailing services between London Waterloo and Alton is available with information on these services summarised below:

A direct bus service will run between Farnham and Alton, not calling at Bentley

  • Buses will depart Farnham from 06:33 until 01:10, running  on a half hourly basis at 03 and 33 minutes past the hour, with the exception of the 18:25, 18:55, 19:25, 19:55 and 01:10 services.
  • Buses will depart Alton from 05:25 until 23:55, running  on a half hourly basis at 25 and 55 minutes past the hour,  with the exception of the 07:15, 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:15, 17:45 and 18:15 services.

 

A minibus shuttle service will run between Farnham / Alton and Bentley at the following times:

  • From Farnham to Bentley from 06:33 until 01:10
  • From Alton to Bentley from 05:45 until 23:54
  • From Bentley to Farnham from 05:30 until 23:54
  • From Bentley to Alton from 07:02 until 23:02

 

Alternative Travel Options

Passengers can travel from a nearby South West Trains station, at which car park season tickets for Alton and Bentley will be accepted if spaces are available. The Farnham car park redevelopment work has been postponed until Wednesday 4 May, to allow passengers to continue to use the car park whilst the engineering work takes place.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Alton

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

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To check your journey up to and including Saturday 30 April, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

 
Planned industrial action affecting Southern services from Tuesday 10 May until Friday 13 May
More information on Planned industrial action affecting Southern services from Tuesday 10 May until Friday 13 May
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Incident created
21/04/2016 20:44
Last updated
28/04/2016 06:15
Route affected

Various routes across the Southern network

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthernThameslink
Description

The RMT union has planned industrial action across the Southern network on:

  • Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May
  • Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May

 

If the industrial action takes place, it will have a significant effect on Southern services on the affected days, with no service on many routes and only a limited service between approximately 07.30 and 18.00 on others.

Queuing systems will be in place at many stations that are open so you may have a long wait before you are able to board a train. Unfortunately, Southern cannot guarantee to get you to your destination.

A summary of the services that Southern plan to run on the affected days is available below, and the latest information is also available on the Southern website.

On the affected days, no service is expected to run on the following routes:

  • Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes via Kensington Olympia
  • Dorking to Horsham
  • Oxted to Uckfield
  • Haywards Heath to Lewes
  • Preston Park to Hove
  • Lewes to Seaford
  • Eastbourne to Ashford International via Hastings (Southeastern services will operate between St Leonards Warrior Square and Hastings as normal)
  • Chichester to Havant/ Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central (South West Trains and Great Western Railway services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour/Southampton Central as normal)
  • Redhill to Tonbridge
  • Redhill to Reigate (Great Western Railway services will operate on this route as normal)
  • Earlswood, Salfords and Faygate stations will not be served

 

A limited service is expected to run on the following routes, the timetables operated on the previous strike are provided as a guide:

Times for London Victoria to Three Bridges service are included in the London to Brighton timetable below.

 

A revised service is expected to run on the following route:

 

Southern Metro services will operate a normal service as will Thameslink, but trains on many routes are expected to be extremely busy. Gatwick Express services will be largely unaffected but all services are expected to be extremely busy with some trains unable to call at certain stations. You are advised to allow more time for your journey and to avoid peak times.

If you decide not to travel on a strike day, please return your ticket to the original retailer for a full refund. No admin fee will be charged.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SouthernIndustrialAction

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice
More information on Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice
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Incident created
31/01/2016 10:35
Last updated
28/04/2016 04:16
Route affected
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Trains between Carlisle and Leeds  

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

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

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

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SettleCarlisle

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For journeys up to and including Saturday 14 May, with the exception of Sunday 8 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys on other dates please check back nearer to the time of travel.

 
Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016
More information on Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016
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Incident created
27/12/2015 11:41
Last updated
28/04/2016 03:07
Route affected
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Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International and London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory 

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Saturday 21 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Folkestone

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Amended Southern services from Monday 25 until Friday 29 April
More information on Amended Southern services from Monday 25 until Friday 29 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Trains between London Victoria and Horsham / Dorking / Gatwick Airport and also between Purley and Gatwick Airport / Horley

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night on various Southern routes, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

After 21:20 each night, buses replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking.

After 22:05, buses replace trains between Horsham and Bognor Regis.

23:40 London Victoria to Horsham service will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill.

Tuesday to Friday

00:14 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport service will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill.

00:24 Purley to Gatwick Airport and 00:52 Purley to Horley services will be replaced by buses throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Northern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
More information on Amended Northern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Some Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service is replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Crewe.

22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:56 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A bus will run from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

23:10 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Buxton.

23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Stockport.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service is replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Crewe.

Tuesday to Friday

00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service 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

 
Amended Thameslink services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
More information on Amended Thameslink services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Some Thameslink services

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

 

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

 

Monday to Thursday

 

23:37 Brighton to Bedord service will not call at Redhill. A bus will serve this station.

Tuesday to Friday

00:10 Brighton to Bedord service will not call at Redhill. A bus will serve this station.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
More information on Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Some Great Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night over some parts of the Great Western Railway network with the following trains amended:

After approximately 21:45 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea / Cardiff Central / Taunton / Penzance will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa / Bristol Parkway, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham.

Passengers for Didcot Parkway should use alternative trains. Buses will run between Reading / Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Cheltenham Spa / Bristol Temple Meads. Some additional trains will run between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads.

After approximately 21:30 each night, some trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should travel via Slough for connecting buses.

00:18 (Tuesday to Friday) Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
More information on Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Some TransPennine Express routes

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Dewsbury and will depart Leeds later than normal. A bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

00:38 Manchester Airport to York will depart Leeds later than normal.

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport will depart Huddersfield later than normal.

04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will depart Huddersfield earlier than normal.

05:21 York to Manchester Airport will not call at Dewsbury. A bus will run from Dewsbury to Huddersfield.

Wednesday

20:22 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will not call at Thirsk. A minibus will depart Thirsk at 22:35 to connect with the train at Northallerton. Passengers travelling to Thirsk should travel to Northallerton to connect into a minibus service to Thirsk.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended East Midlands Trains services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 April
More information on Amended East Midlands Trains services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 April
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Start date
26/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Leicester

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Kettering each night, with the following trains amended:

Tuesday to Thursday

23:15 London St Pancras International to Nottingham will run later from Wellingborough onwards.

Wednesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International departs earlier from Leicester and Kettering.

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 25 to Thursday 28 April
More information on Amended South West Trains services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Some South West Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the South West Trains network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

21:09, 22:09, 23:09 London Waterloo to Dorking, 22:34 Dorking to London Waterloo will be diverted to / from Effingham Junction, passengers should use connecting buses between Leatherhead to Dorking.

21:35 London Waterloo to Weymouth, bus replaces train between Wool and Weymouth.

22:19 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo, bus replaces train between Petersfield and London Waterloo. 

22:30, 23:15 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, 22:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea, bus replaces train between Guildford and Petersfield.

23:19 Portsmouth Harbour to Guildford, bus replaces train between Petersfield and Guildford. 

23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea, bus replaces train between Guildford and Portsmouth & Southsea.

Tuesday to Friday

00:27 London Waterloo to Woking, bus replaces train between Wimbledon and Woking.

00:30 Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train throughout.

00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill will be diverted and not call at Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden and Norbiton, a bus will run from London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill calling at station normally served by the train.

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 25 to Friday 29 April
More information on Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
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

The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service is diverted, not calling at Wilmslow. A bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe.

The 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead is replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead is replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

The 22:54 Bridgend to Cardiff Central starts later and is diverted, not calling at stations between Bridgend and Cardiff Central A bus will run from Bridgend to Cardiff Central.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Radyr.

The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central is replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:14 Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction.

The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly is replaced by a bus between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended London Overground services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 April
More information on Amended London Overground services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Some London Overground routes

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

After 22:30, services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town will not run. Passengers should use Abellio Greater Anglia services via Tottenham Hale or London Underground on any reasonable route.

Buses will run between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town.

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 Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 April
More information on Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Some Abellio Greater Anglia routes

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Abellio Greater Anglia network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Wednesday

From 21:35, an amended service will be in operation between Colchester and Ipswich and long distance trains between these stations will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes.

The 21:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will terminate at Ipswich.

The 22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service is replaced by a bus between Ipswich and Colchester.

The 21:30 and 22:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Colchester with a bus running from Colchester to Ipswich only.

The 22:00 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service will be extended to run to Norwich, calling at Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

Buses will run between Ipswich / Manningtree and Colchester.

An amended service will be in operation between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Monday to Thursday

From 23:25 services which usually run via Seven Sisters / Southbury will be diverted to run via Tottenham Hale. Passengers should use stations on the Tottenham Hale route.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
More information on Amended 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April
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Start date
25/04/2016 
End date
29/04/2016 
Route affected

Between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

 Engineering work is taking place in the Alfreton area with all lines closed:

Monday 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will start at 05:00.

Tuesday to Friday 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will start at 05:03.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July
More information on Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July
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Start date
25/01/2016 
End date
31/07/2016 
Route affected
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To and from Uckfield

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Sunday 8 May, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August
More information on No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August
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Start date
20/03/2016 
End date
07/08/2016 
Route affected
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Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa and between Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

Journey Planning

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
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All routes via London Bridge

 
Train operators affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

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

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

Further information

 

Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern 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 key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

 

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

The accepted routes are:

  • 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 & 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 & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

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

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

 
 

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