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Disruption between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour expected until
More information on Disruption between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour expected until
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Incident created
19/12/2018 04:57
Last updated
19/12/2018 05:03
Route affected

Between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

A points failure between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour is causing disruption between these stations. Trains may be cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time for your journey today if you are travelling to or from Portsmouth Harbour station.

To keep you moving your tickets are being accepted at no extra cost on the following:
• South Western Railway services between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour
• Great Western Railway services between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Currently we are unable to call at Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour stations.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
Network Rail have advised that a set of their points have failed and so there is presently no access to Platform 5 at Portsmouth Harbour stations. Because of fewer platforms available to terminate trains at this station, and limited space to do so at Portsmouth & Southsea, some Southern services are terminating and will restart at Fratton to allow South Western and Great Western Railway trains to run to these stations.

Points are movable sections of track which allow trains to move from one line to another. When they fail it means that trains are unable to switch between tracks and access other lines.

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 #PortsmouthHarbour

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 Swansea and Neath expected until 08:30
More information on Disruption between Swansea and Neath expected until 08:30
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Incident created
19/12/2018 04:43
Last updated
19/12/2018 04:48
Route affected

Between Swansea and Neath

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwayTransport for Wales
Description

All lines have reopened between Swansea and Neath following a fault with the signalling system between these stations earlier today. Trains are beginning to run as normal, however, may still be delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 08:30.

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 #Swansea

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 

 

 
Disruption between Cheshunt and London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters expected until 10:00
More information on Disruption between Cheshunt and London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters expected until 10:00
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Incident created
19/12/2018 04:04
Last updated
19/12/2018 04:29
Route affected

Greater Anglia between Hertford East and London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaLondon Overground
Description

A derailed freight train between Southbury and Edmonton Green is causing disruption between Cheshunt and London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters. Trains may be cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until 10:00.

Customer Advice:

Greater Anglia

Train services between Hertford East and London Liverpool Street via Seven Sisters will be diverted via Tottenham Hale. Edmonton Green and Seven Sisters will not be served.

The following services will be divereted via Tottenham Hale:

06:27, 06:57, 07:27 and 07:57 Hertford East - London Liverpool Street.

  • Customers for Seven Sisters are advised to travel to Tottenham Hale changing there onto the Victoria Line for Seven Sisters.
  • Customers for Edmonton Green are advised to travel to Ponders End changing there onto the 191 bus.
  • Greater Anglia tickets will be valid on these routes.

 

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 #Cheshunt

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 

 

 
Reduced service through Ayr until further notice
More information on Reduced service through Ayr until further notice
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Incident created
27/08/2018 20:35
Last updated
18/12/2018 13:27
Route affected
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Trains between Glasgow Central and Stranraer / Ayr, and also between Girvan and Ayr

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Earlier this year, South Ayrshire Council enforced an exclusion zone at Ayr station. This was because the privately-owned former Station Hotel had been deemed unsafe.

Following work by Network Rail engineers, a limited number of ScotRail trains are running between Ayr and Stranraer. Works are continuing around the clock to complete the installation of the roof structure and place appropriate protective measures around the dangerous building.

The following service is in place at Ayr until further notice:

Stranraer - Barrhill - Girvan - Maybole - Ayr / Kilmarnock / Glasgow: Normal train service.

Girvan - Maybole - Ayr: These services are replaced by buses.

Ayr - Glasgow Central:  Trains have a reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of trains throughout the day will start and terminate at Prestwick Town. A replacement bus service will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these services.

Ayr - Kilmarnock: Normal service, with a few exceptions.

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

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

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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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway on Saturday 22, Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December
More information on Industrial action to affect South Western Railway on Saturday 22, Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December
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Incident created
08/12/2018 17:22
Last updated
16/12/2018 17:01
Route affected

Most South Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

The RMT Union are holding a 24 hour strike on the South Western Railway network on Saturday 22 December and further strike action on Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December.

Details of the service that South Western Railway will be operating on Saturday 22 December are available here. The strike timetable is not currently showing in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

South Western Railway are currently working on the timetables for 27 and 31 December to ensure they run as many services as possible.

Trains on the Island Line are unaffected by this industrial action.

You can find a statement from South Western Railway and answers to FAQs here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is not currently showing the revised strike timetable. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Industrial action affecting Northern on Saturday 22 and 29 December
More information on Industrial action affecting Northern on Saturday 22 and 29 December
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Incident created
29/11/2018 16:00
Last updated
16/12/2018 14:59
Route affected

Most Northern services

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Industrial action is taking place, affecting Northern services on Saturday 22 and 29 December, as members of the RMT Union continue to strike. 

A heavily reduced Northern service will operate on most routes on these dates with very few services running after 17:00.

Customer advice: 
You can find timetables and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here

The Northern services that do run, and other operator's services, are expected to be extremely busy. You are advised to allow extra time to complete your journey and make sure that you don't rely on the last train home.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey for Saturday 22 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The Journey Planner for Saturday 29 December has not yet been updated to show the revised service. Please check back closer to the time of travel. 

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

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 

Current engineering work

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Buses replace overnight trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich and Bexleyheath from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on Buses replace overnight trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich and Bexleyheath from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Between London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Dartford

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place on the Woolwich and Bexleyheath lines.

As a result of this, the following trains will not call at stations between Lewisham and Dartford. A replacement bus service will run between Lewisham and Dartford calling at all booked stations.

Monday - Thursday

  • 23:36 London Victoria to Dartford
  • 23:52 London Charing Cross to Dartford

 

Tuesday - Friday

00:08 London Victoria to Dartford

Tuesday and Wednesday

  • 00:46 London Cannon Street to Dartford
  • 01:02 London Cannon Street to Dartford

Thursday and Friday

  • 00:12 London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:42 London Charing Cross to Dartford

 

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.

 

 
No Great Northern overnight trains at Harringay or Hornsey from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on No Great Northern overnight trains at Harringay or Hornsey from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

Between Moorgate and Stevenage

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Each night between 22:30 and 05:15, finishing 05:15 Friday morning, engineering work is taking place between Harringay and Hornsey closing some lines.

Trains will be unable to call at Harringay and Hornsey.

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 TransPennine Express services from Monday 17 December to Friday 21 December
More information on Amended overnight midweek TransPennine Express services from Monday 17 December to Friday 21 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Between Manchester Airport and York / Newcastle

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Manchester Oxford Road and Stalybridge and also between Huddersfield and Leeds, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed and will not call at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria or Dewsbury. A replacement bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury to connect with the train.

Buses will replace the 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield and 23:56 Huddersfield to Leeds services.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:38 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Leeds 10 minutes later than normal at 02:15 and arrive at York later at 02:56.

The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 02:55.

The 02:52 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 04:11.

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 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 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service on Wednesday 19 December
More information on Amended 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service on Wednesday 19 December
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Start date
19/12/2018 
End date
19/12/2018 
Route affected

Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between York and Northallerton, closing some lines.

The 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will not call at Thirsk. Customers wishing to travel to Thirsk should remain on the train to Northallerton where replacement road transport will be running to Thirsk.

Replacement road transport will be running from Thirsk to Northallerton for customers wishing to connect with this service.

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 Greater Anglia service from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 December
More information on Amended late night Greater Anglia service from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
19/12/2018 
Route affected

22:56 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze and

23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 00:01 each night between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, closing all lines.

Monday to Wednesday

  • The 22:56 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze service will be diverted to Clacton-on-Sea. Customers for Walton-on-the-Naze should change at Clacton-on-Sea for replacement bus services forward to Walton-on-the Naze.
  • The 23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea service will terminate at Colchester. Customers for Clacton-on-Sea should change at Colchester for replacement bus services forward to Clacton-on-Sea.

 

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 Northern late night trains not calling at Salford Central from Monday 17 to Thursday 21 December
More information on Amended Northern late night trains not calling at Salford Central from Monday 17 to Thursday 21 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria

22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate

 
Train operator affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 23:30 between Manchester Victoria and Salford Central, closing some lines.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at Salford Central.
 

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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 Late night Northern services through Stockport from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on Amended Late night Northern services through Stockport from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Buxton / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from 23:10 between New Mills Central and Stockport, closing some lines.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 23:03 and run EARLIER than normally advertised to Stockport.  A bus will be provided from Hazel Grove to Stockport, departing Hazel Grove at 23:08.

The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will be bus replaced throughout.

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

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

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 / early morning Northern services between Preston and Blackpool North / South from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December
More information on Amended late night / early morning Northern services between Preston and Blackpool North / South from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Between Leeds / Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / South

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 01:05 to 05:00 each night between Preston and Blackpool North / South, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Leeds to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.

The 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 04:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North.

Buses will operate between Preston and Blackpool North / South.

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 Northern services between Cheadle Hulme and Crewe from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December
More information on Amended overnight Northern services between Cheadle Hulme and Crewe from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge / Crewe

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cheadle Hulme and Crewe, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Crewe.
  • The 23:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Alderley Edge.
  • The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Crewe at 23:12 to Stockport.
  • The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe.

 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

 

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 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December
More information on Amended 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December
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Start date
18/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Northern between Leeds and Wigan Wallgate

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leeds and Mirfield, closing lines early morning from Tuesday to Friday.

As a result, the 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted to run via an alternative route between Leeds and Mirfield. This train will not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury or Ravensthorpe.

A replacement bus will run from Leeds at 04:35 to Brighouse to connect with the train, calling at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe.

A second replacement bus will run from Leeds at 05:35 for Brighouse.

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 trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham from Saturday 8 December to Friday 4 January
More information on No trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham from Saturday 8 December to Friday 4 January
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Start date
08/12/2018 
End date
04/01/2019 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Work on the signalling equipment is taking place between Reedham and Great Yarmouth closing the line.

Trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham are diverted to run via Acle and will not call at stations via Reedham.

Customers at Buckenham, Cantley and Reedham travelling to / from Great Yarmouth, should use alternative trains and travel via Brundall or Norwich for trains via Acle.

There is no alternative transport for customers travelling to or from Berney Arms.

Christmas:

No trains will run on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December.

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

Project information:

Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

 
Amended overnight Southeastern services between Monday 17 and Friday 21 December
More information on Amended overnight Southeastern services between Monday 17 and Friday 21 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Southeastern between London Victoria / London St Pancras International / Gillingham / Sittingbourne and Orpington / Faversham / Sheerness-on-Sea / Ramsgate

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

Gillingham - Faversham / Sheerness-on-Sea:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham, Rainham, Newington, Sittingbourne and Faversham. A second replacement bus will run between Sittingbourne, Teynham and Faversham. An additional train will run from Faversham to Ramsgate, calling at all stations.
  • The 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham service will terminate at Faversham. A replacement bus will run between Faversham, Sittingbourne, Newington, Rainham and Gillingham. A second bus will run between Faversham, Teynham, and then set down only from Sittingbourne to Gillingham (calling at all stations.
  • The 23:25 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet to Faversham via Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Sittingbourne.
  • The 23:48 Sheerness-on-Sea to Sittingbourne service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet to Faversham via Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Sittingbourne.


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham, Rainham, Newington, Sittingbourne and Faversham. A second replacement bus will run between Sittingbourne, Teynham and Faversham. An additional train will run from Faversham to Ramsgate, calling at all stations.
  • The 00:26 Sheerness-on-Sea to Sittingbourne service will be replaced by a bus throughout.


Beckenham Junction - St Mary Cray:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:58 London Victoria to Orpington service will run as booked to Bromley South, then divert to terminate at Swanley. A replacement bus will run from Bromley South to Orpington via Bickley and Petts Wood.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington service will be retimed to depart at 00:31, and will call at Shortlands, Bromley South and terminate at Swanley. A replacement bus will run from London Victoria to Herne Hill, then all stations to Orpington. A second bus will depart Shortlands for Orpington, calling at all stations.


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 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December
More information on Amended 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December
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Start date
18/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barry and Bridgend, closing lines overnight from Tuesday evening and Saturday morning.

As a result, the 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service will terminate at Barry. A replacement bus service will run between Barry, Rhoose, Llantwit Major and Bridgend.

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 trains between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 December
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Start date
18/12/2018 
End date
21/12/2018 
Route affected

Between Nottingham and Worksop

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Shirebrook area, closing some lines overnight from Tuesday evening until Saturday morning.

As a result, the 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service will terminate at Mansfield Woodhouse. A replacement bus will run between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop.

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 evening services to / from Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on Amended evening services to / from Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

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

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

  • The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.
  • The 22:36 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe, calling at 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.

 
Buses replace evening trains between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on Buses replace evening trains between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff Central / Barry Island / Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Cardiff Queen Street, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

  • The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers should travel on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service to Pontypridd, then by replacement bus between Pontypridd and Aberdare.
  • The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Pontypridd. A replacement bus will run between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.
  • The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd.
  • The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will start from Cardiff Queen Street. A replacement bus service will run from Radyr to Barry Island.

 

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 evening trains between Westbury and Taunton from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on Buses replace evening trains between Westbury and Taunton from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Taunton overnight, closing lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will be diverted between Westbury and Taunton, and will not call at Castle Cary.

A replacement bus will run between Westbury and Castle Cary.

Customers travelling from Castle Cary should use an earlier replacement bus between Castle Cary and Taunton, which will connect with the train service.

Additionally, the 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids service will run a few minutes later throughout.

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.

 
Diverted 23:36 Swindon to Gloucester service from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on Diverted 23:36 Swindon to Gloucester service from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Swindon and Gloucester

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Gloucester, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 23:36 Swindon to Gloucester service will depart 20 minutes earlier than usual, and will be diverted between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa, not calling at Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse. A replacement bus will run between Swindon and Gloucester, calling at Kemble, Stroud,Stonehouse Post Office and Gloucester.

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 evening services between Worcester stations and Hereford from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
More information on Amended evening services between Worcester stations and Hereford from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December
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Start date
17/12/2018 
End date
20/12/2018 
Route affected

West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Great Malvern and Hereford, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Great Malvern at 21:54. Customers towards Hereford should travel on the 22:20 Great Malvern to Hereford Great Western Railway service.
  • The 22:59 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will be replaced by a bus throughout.


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 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 
Route affected
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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, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, 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.

Christmas and New Year:

During the Christmas period, replacement buses will run from 18:50 on Saturday 22 December, and all day on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

No service will run on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 December.

On Thursday 27 December, replacement buses will run all day.

After this, replacement buses will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday dates.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 8 February 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.

 
 

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