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Buses replace trains between Felixstowe and Ipswich until approximately 11:30
More information on Buses replace trains between Felixstowe and Ipswich until approximately 11:30
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Incident created
21/02/2017 08:21
Last updated
21/02/2017 09:43
Route affected
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Between Felixstowe and Ipswich

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Emergency engineering work is taking place at Derby Road. This means that trains between Felixstowe and Ipswich will be cancelled and buses will run in place of trains.

Buses will be operated by Panther Travel and Freestones but will not call at Westerfield. Customers at the station should use the help point to arrange alternative travel.

The 09:07 Lowestoft to Ipswich and the 10:17 Ipswich to Lowestoft service will call additionally at Westerfield.

Disruption is expected to continue until 11:30.

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

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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.

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Delays between London Victoria and Selhurst expected until the end of the day
More information on Delays between London Victoria and Selhurst expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
21/02/2017 06:37
Last updated
21/02/2017 06:58
Route affected
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Southern between London Victoria and London Bridge / East Croydon / Horsham / Caterham

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthern
Description
A speed restriction is in place because of a defective track between Selhurt and London Victoria. This will cause delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between the stations until end of the day.

Twitter:

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

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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.

 
Tube strike from 23:30 tonight, and all day on Wednesday 22 February
More information on Tube strike from 23:30 tonight, and all day on Wednesday 22 February
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Incident created
17/02/2017 13:07
Last updated
21/02/2017 06:50
Route affected

Central Line and Waterloo & City Line

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

A planned strike will affect Central and Waterloo & City Line London Underground services from 23:30 tonight, Tuesday 21 February, and all day on Wednesday 22 February.

 

If you are making a journey on National Rail services that involve a cross-London transfer, a Tube connection between the major London terminals will be available to you as normal during the strike.

Please note that most connections can be made without needing to travel on the Central line, which will be very busy and should be avoided.

You can view a graphic of the expected impact here.

Please be aware that Southern services are also expected to be disrupted on Wednesday 22 February due to industrial action.

You can view the latest information from TfL regarding the strike here. Please check your journey before you travel.

 
RMT industrial action affecting Southern on Wednesday 22 February
More information on RMT industrial action affecting Southern on Wednesday 22 February
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Incident created
17/02/2017 09:21
Last updated
21/02/2017 03:22
Route affected

Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

The RMT has announced that they plan further industrial action on Southern on Wednesday 22 February. If the strike goes ahead we expect Southern services to be disrupted as follows:

What services will be affected?

Gatwick Express will operate a full service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton.

Many Southern services will operate to the normal timetable, but are subject to the changes detailed below.

Key alterations to Southern services include:

  • No Southern services between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia / Watford Junction
  • No Southern service between Leatherhead and Guildford
  • No Rye – Ashford International shuttle services during the morning and evening peaks. However most services between Ashford International and Brighton will run. Southern plan to operate a replacement bus timetable between Rye and Ashford International
  • Some trains between London Bridge and Brighton, Eastbourne or Littlehampton will not operate.
  • Some services between Brighton and Seaford / Eastbourne / Hastings / Ashford and between Brighton and Bognor Regis / Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central will not operate, and others will have fewer carriages than normal
  • Most services that only run between Brighton and Hove will not operate, however other services between Brighton and stations along the coast towards Bognor Regis will operate, calling at Hove

 

Check before you travel:

Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted:

Southern have approached all transport operators that provide a service on affected routes and details of those that are able to accept are as follows:

Brighton & Hove Buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

London Buses

Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham
  • Route 355 between Mitcham Junction and Balham

 

London Overground

Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye, and Canada Water
  • London Euston and Watford Junction
  • Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction

 

London Trams for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network

London Underground

Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only (THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS)

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and Victoria / London Bridge / Euston
  • London Bridge and Victoria
  • Victoria and Blackfriars
  • Victoria and Euston
  • Victoria and Monument (NOT BANK STATION)

 

Metrobus for any reasonable journey across their network

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can use train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can use train services to / from Nunhead
  • Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between - Hastings and London via Tonbridge; Tunbridge Wells and London; Ashford International and London (excluding high speed services to / from London St Pancras)

 

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Should they wish to do so, ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

 

More information for customers travelling on the strike day can also be found on the Southern strike page

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #SouthernStrike

 

Current engineering work

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Buses replace midweek over night trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 13 February to Thursday 23 March
More information on Buses replace midweek over night trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 13 February to Thursday 23 March
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Start date
13/02/2017 
End date
24/03/2017 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street and between Walsall and Wolverhampton

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton

 
Train operators affected
London MidlandVirgin Trains
Description

From Monday to Thursday each week until Thursday 23 March, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton closing various lines.

Customer advice

From 20:30 each night,  buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

 
The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street will not run from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February.
More information on The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street will not run from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February.
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
23/02/2017 
Route affected

21:34 Liverpool Lime Street - Birmingham New Street

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe service. A replacement bus service will operate forward calling at Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton and due to arrive Birmingham New Street at 01:40.

Check before you travel:

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

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 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February
More information on Amended 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
23/02/2017 
Route affected

19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Crewe (20:30). Customers are advised to travel on the 21:33 Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street Service.

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 late night service between Bidston and Wrexham until 31 March
More information on Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham until 31 March
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Start date
09/01/2017 
End date
31/03/2017 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

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

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

Friday

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

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 between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February
More information on Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
21/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Trains between Moorgate / London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Letchworth Garden City / Welwyn Garden City.

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from 00:01 until 05:30 each night.

Customer Advice:

All through services will be diverted via Hertford North.

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended service between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between Reading and Gatwick Airport.

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gomshall and Redhill from 23:00 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run from Guildford to Gatwick Airport.

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Redhill. A replacement bus will run from Redhill to Guildford, for a rail connection to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will terminate at Redhill for a rail connection to Gatwick Airport. 

The 05:56 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will start from Redhill. There is an earlier rail connection from Gatwick Airport to Redhill.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 TransPennine Express service between York and Manchester Airport each night from Monday 20 until Friday 24 February
More information on Amended TransPennine Express service between York and Manchester Airport each night from Monday 20 until Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Trains between Newcastle / York and Manchester Airport.

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Dewsbury from 23:35 each night, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. A bus will be provided to run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Early morning trains between York and Manchester Airport will be amended to run later or earlier than the normal timetable from Huddersfield.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse. Bus replacements will run between Huddersfield and Brighouse.

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement coach will run between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Plumpton and Lewes, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne.

A bus replacement will run from Eastbourne to Hastings calling at all stations.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service to and from Penarth from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended late night service to and from Penarth from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between Penarth and Rhymney.

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff and Rhymney after 22:00, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service terminates at Cardiff Central. A bus will operate between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach terminates at Cardiff Central. A bus will operate between Cardiff Central and Ystrad and between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between Hadfield and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended late night service between Hadfield and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between Hadfield and Manchester Piccadilly.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hadfield and Manchester Piccadilly from 23:35 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 22:46 and 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield service will be bus replaced throughout.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended service between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead / Chester / Llandudno Junction.

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chester and Holyhead after 22:55 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A bus will operate between Chester and Holyhead. 

The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. Customers should use alternative services

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between London Euston and Wolverhampton from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended late night service between London Euston and Wolverhampton from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Wolverhampton.

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Soho North Junction and Monmore Green from 21:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will terminate at Birmingham New Street. 

The 05:00 Tuesday to Friday Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February
More information on Amended service between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
23/02/2017 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Swindon / Bristol / Cardiff Central / Swansea.                           

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing the line.

Customer advice traveling from London Paddington

The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted and not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. If you are traveling to Chippenham and Swindon, change at Reading where replacement road transport has been organised for you. If you are traveling to Didcot Parkway, please use the 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill. The 21:00 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon will be extended to run to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. An additional train will run at 23:04 from Chippenham to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted and not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. If you are traveling to Chippenham or Swindon, change at Reading for replacement road transport. If you are traveling to Didcot Parkway, please use the 22:18 London Paddington to Oxford. Road transport will run from Chippenham to Swindon to connect with an additional train running from Chippenham to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted and not call at Didcot Parkway and Swindon. It will also run later than normal between Bristol Parkway and Swansea. If you are traveling to Swindon, change at Reading for replacement road transport. Replacement road transport will run earlier than the train usually would from Didcot Parkway and Swindon to Bristol Parkway to connect with the train. If you are traveling to Didcot Parkway, please use the 22:48 London Paddington to Oxford.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted and not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. If you are traveling to Swindon or Chippenham, change at Reading for replacement road transport. If you are traveling to Didcot Parkway, please use the 23:18 0r 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford services. If you are traveling from Didcot Parkway, earlier road transport will run to Swindon to connect with another bus to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Customer advice traveling to London Paddington

The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted and not call at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. If you are traveling to Didcot Parkway, change at Reading for alternative services. If you are traveling to Chippenham or Swindon, Change at Bath Spa for replacement road transport.

Customers traveling on the 21:00 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon (extended to Bristol Temple Meads) should change at Swindon for replacement road transport to Reading. From there, you can catch rail services to London Paddington. There is also road transport from Swindon to Didcot Parkway. If you are traveling from Didcot Parkway, please use the 20:59 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington. 

The 20:28 Swansea to London Paddington will be diverted via Bristol Temple Meads and terminate at Chippenham. A replacement bus will run from Chippenham to Swindon and Didcot Parkway.

The 21:29 Taunton to London Paddington service will be diverted and not call at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. If you are traveling to Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway change at Bath Spa for replacement road transport.

Ticket acceptance

The ticket you bought for your journey will be valid on the replacement buses and / or alternative services listed above.

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.

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 overnight service at Pangbourne from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended overnight service at Pangbourne from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford.

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Reading and Didcot Parkway from 00:01 and 05:15, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 20:27, 20:57, 21:29, 21:56, 22:27 and 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and the 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington and 21:21, 21:51 and 22:52 Oxford to Reading services will not call at Pangbourne. 

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne

Friday

The 22:27 and 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and the 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne.

You may use the replacement bus between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes overnight from Monday 20 and Friday 24 February
More information on Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes overnight from Monday 20 and Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Southern services between London Bridge / London Victoria and Brighton / Lewes.

Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton from 00:40 until 05:00, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Southern

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

Thameslink

The 21:52 and 22:22 Monday to Wednesday Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. The 00:10 Tuesday to Thursday Brighton to Bedford service will start at Three Bridges.

A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
21/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between Cleethorpes and Newark North Gate.

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Barnetby area, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:


The 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service will start from Market Rasen and will not call at Grimsby Town, Habrough or Barnetby.

A replacement bus will call at these stations and will connect with the train at Market Rasen.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
More information on Amended 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February
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Start date
20/02/2017 
End date
24/02/2017 
Route affected

Between New Mills Central and Manchester Piccadilly.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hadfield and Manchester Piccadilly from 23:35 until 05:15 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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 TfL Rail service until late May
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Start date
03/01/2017 
End date
31/05/2017 
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TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

 
Train operator affected
TfL Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Shenfield and Brentwood, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Friday:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

A slightly reduced peak service will also operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

Saturday and Sunday until March 26

Every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 26 March, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Saturday and Sunday from March 27

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood. An amended service may run on other routes.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

Check before you travel:

Until 21 April, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 22 April, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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:

Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.

 
Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018
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Start date
05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
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All routes via London Bridge

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are 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.

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

 
Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until Sunday 2 April
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Start date
21/01/2017 
End date
02/04/2017 
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All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

As part of its investment in the north of England, Network Rail are spending more than £1 billion building a more reliable railway between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, enabling better,  faster and cleaner journeys on a new fleet of electric trains. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South except with the following alterations:

On Saturday 18 February, trains will run between Preston and Blackpool South as well as between Preston and Blackpool North.

On Sunday 19 February, trains will run from approximately 09:00 between Preston and Blackpool South; and trains will run from approximately 10:30 between Preston and Blackpool North.

On Sunday 26 March, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Blackpool South

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.

Check before you travel

Due to engineering taking place at other location during some of the weekends, buses may be extended to run beyond Preston.

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

Project Information

Information regarding this improvement work can be found here with further information from Network Rail.

 
Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central until Sunday 18 June
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Start date
03/01/2017 
End date
18/06/2017 
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Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral Line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

The track in the underground ‘loop’, which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

Customer Advice:

Phase 1

Completed on time.

Phase 2

Until Monday 29th May

Wirral Line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holidays weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

Phase 3

From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

There will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral Lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

Check before you travel:

Until 24 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 25 March, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

Replacement buses & Bicycles:

Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

 
Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until 31 March
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Start date
31/01/2016 
End date
31/03/2017 
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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 is expected to reopen on 31 March.

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.

Customer Advice:

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Check before you travel:

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

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 from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

 
No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until Monday 27 February
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Start date
04/06/2016 
End date
26/02/2017 
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Between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing all lines from May 2016 up to and including Sunday 26 February 2017.

Further work will be required on this line later this year. The impact this will have on your journeys will be advised on our engineering work pages as soon as it is available.

Customer Advice:

Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available 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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

This project to electrify the line involves erecting overhead power lines on over 10 miles of track, altering the heights of bridges, and lowering tracks in a number of locations. Station platforms are being extended to allow new four-carriage electric trains to run. Further information can be found from Network Rail.

 
Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
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Start date
05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
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All routes via London Bridge

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
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.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

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 some 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

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you’ll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

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:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

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.

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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