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Amended Thameslink service between Bedford and Three Bridges expected until 05:00
More information on Amended Thameslink service between Bedford and Three Bridges expected until 05:00
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Incident created
27/07/2016 01:44
Last updated
27/07/2016 01:57
Route affected
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Between Bedford and Three Bridges

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

A shortage of train drivers mean that some Thameslink services between Bedford and Three Bridges may be cancelled or amended.


01:40 Bedford to Three Bridges will be cancelled
02:16 Three Bridges to Bedford will start at London Blackfriars
03:16 Three Bridges to Bedford will start at London Blackfriars
04:16 Three Bridges to Bedford will be cancelled
04:16 Bedford to Brighton will be cancelled

Alternative travel options

You may use your ticket on London Buses and Southern via reasonable routes.

 

 

Disruption is expected until 05:00 on Wednesday 27 July.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #TLAlterations

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

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

 
Industrial action affecting ScotRail services on Sunday 31 July
More information on Industrial action affecting ScotRail services on Sunday 31 July
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Incident created
19/07/2016 11:19
Last updated
26/07/2016 03:33
Route affected

Various ScotRail routes

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

The RMT Union has confirmed its intention to strike on Sunday 31 July.

ScotRail are planning to run as many services as possible over the strike period, and an amended timetable has been put in place.  These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Here is a key summary of ScotRail's service for Sunday 31 July:

Services running as normal

  • Helensburgh/Milngavie - Edinburgh via Glasgow Queen St Low Level, Airdrie and Bathgate
  • Dumbarton Central - Cumbernauld via Glasgow Queen St Low Level
  • Balloch - Airdrie via Glasgow Queen St Low Level
  • Milngavie to Motherwell/Cumbernauld via Glasgow Central Low Level
  • Carstairs/Cumbernauld/Motherwell to Anderston via Glasgow Central Low Level
  • Anderston to Whifflet/Motherwell/Carstairs via Glasgow Central Low Level
  • Motherwell/Whifflet to Dalmuir via Glasgow Central Low Level
  • Dalmuir to Larkhall via Glasgow Central Low Level
  • Larkhall to Milngavie via Glasgow Central Low Level
  • Glasgow Central - Motherwell/Lanark
  • Glasgow Central - Cathcart/Neilston/Newton
  • Glasgow Central - Ayr
  • Glasgow Central - Largs/Ardrossan
  • Glasgow Central - Wemyss Bay/Gourock
  • Glasgow Central - Paisley Canal

 

Reduced service

  • Glasgow Central - Stirling/Perth/Dundee/Aberdeen
  • Glasgow Central - East Kilbride
  • Glasgow Central - Kilmarnock
  • Edinburgh - Tweedbank
  • Edinburgh - Fife Circle
  • Edinburgh - Perth/Inverness
  • Edinburgh - Dundee
  • Edinburgh - Dunblane
  • Edinburgh - Glasgow Queen St Low Level via Falkirk High
  • Edinburgh - North Berwick

 

Cancelled services

ScotRail will run replacement buses where they can. Below is a list of services that will be cancelled:

  • Edinburgh - Dunbar
  • Edinburgh - Aberdeen/Dyce/Inverurie
  • Edinburgh - Alloa (A limited Edinburgh - Dunblane service will operate as above)
  • North Berwick/Edinburgh - Glasgow Central/Ayr via Motherwell and Carstairs (Glasgow - Ayr services will operate as normal)
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Dunblane/Dundee/Carnoustie/Arbroath
  • Anniesland - Falkirk Grahamston
  • Stranraer/Girvan - Ayr/Kilmarnock/Glasgow Central
  • Glasgow Central - Inverness

 

Replacement buses

The following train services will be replaced with buses. Space is limited and buses may leave earlier or later than the normal train timetable.

  • Glasgow Queen St – Stirling/Alloa
  • Glasgow Queen St – Oban/Fort William/Mallaig (updated to include one TRAIN journey in each direction)
  • Fort William – Tulloch
  • Glasgow Central – Edinburgh via Shotts
  • Kilmarnock – Dumfries/Carlisle
  • Aberdeen – Inverness
  • Inverness – Kyle of Lochalsh/Thurso/Wick

 

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Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until Autumn 2016
More information on Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until Autumn 2016
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Incident created
27/12/2015 11:41
Last updated
25/07/2016 04:27
Route affected
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Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

Network Rail is working on a solution that will not only allow the railway to be re-opened but also to act as a sea defence for many years to come. The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are now targeting Autumn, which is earlier than the original estimate of December for the railway to re-open to trains. As soon as a precise date for the reopening of the line is available, we will let you know. More details on the project are available here.

For journeys until the end of November please check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

High Speed trains will run on the following routes

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

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

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

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

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

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area can be found here.

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

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Folkestone

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Amended weekday Southern and Gatwick Express services until further notice
More information on Amended weekday Southern and Gatwick Express services until further notice
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Incident created
05/07/2016 10:18
Last updated
25/07/2016 03:40
Route affected
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Some Southern routes and Gatwick Express

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick ExpressSouthern
Description

In order to give you more certainty for your journey and enable you to better plan, Southern and Gatwick Express have implemented an amended timetable on Mondays to Fridays. They plan to operate the revised timetable until train crew availability returns to normal.

To check your journey for travel up to and including Friday 5 August, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The timetables, details of the routes affected, and alternative travel options are available here.

The key changes are

  • No services on the West London route (East Croydon - Clapham Junction - Watford Junction - Milton Keynes Central)
  • Buses replace most trains between Lewes and Seaford
  • Revised services on many other routes

A map showing the alterations is available here.

If your journey is delayed by more than 30 minutes during the amended timetable, you will be able to claim compensation against trains cancelled in advance or against delays experienced on the day.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #SNAlterations

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Current engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston every weekend until Sunday 2 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston every weekend until Sunday 2 October
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Start date
20/06/2016 
End date
02/10/2016 
Route affected
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Between Manchester Airport / Hazel Grove / Huddersfield and Blackpool North

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

As part of the ongoing modernisation of the line between Manchester and Blackpool North, engineering work is taking place every Saturday and Sunday between Bolton and Leyland closing the line. More information about this engineering work can be found here.

As a result of this engineering work, every Saturday and Sunday until the 2 October trains are diverted between Bolton and Leyland via Wigan North Western. Some trains will call additionally at Wigan North Western.

Replacement buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at all stations via Chorley.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice
More information on Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice
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Start date
31/01/2016 
End date
31/12/2016 
Route affected
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Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

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

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

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite will be 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.

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Southern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
More information on Amended Southern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
29/07/2016 
Route affected

Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between on various parts of the Southern network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:32 London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea service will be diverted via and call additionally at Haywards Heath and Ford.

The 21:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Three Bridges service will be diverted via and call additionally at Haywards Heath.

The 22:32 London Victoria to Chichester service will terminate at Horsham.

The 22:40 Chichester to Three Bridges service will not run.

Buses will run between Horsham and Chichester / Bognor Regis via Pulborough, between Chichester and Portsmouth & Southsea and between Barnham and Horsham / Three Bridges.

The following train services will be replaced by buses between Leatherhead and Dorking:

21:50, 22:20, 22:50 London Victoria to Dorking

22:30 Dorking to London Victoria

23:00 Dorking to West Croydon

23:26 London Victoria to Horsham (this service will be replaced by a bus between Leatherhead and Horsham)

23:30 Dorking to Epsom

Tuesday to Friday

An additional service at 00:09 will run between Horsham and Three Bridges, calling at all stations.

The 00:14 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport service will run non stop between Purley and Horley. A bus will run between Purley and Horley, calling at all stations.

Planning your Journey

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

 

 
Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
More information on Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
29/07/2016 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Wolverhampton

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Wolverhampton, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

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

Tuesday to Friday

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 July
More information on Amended 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2016 
End date
29/07/2016 
Route affected
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From Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place near Barnetby, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service will be replaced by a bus between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen.

Planning your Journey

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

 
No trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay after 23:00 from Monday 25 and Thursday 28 July
More information on No trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay after 23:00 from Monday 25 and Thursday 28 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
28/07/2016 
Route affected
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Between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Bay

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

After 23:00 each night, trains will not run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
More information on Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
29/07/2016 
Route affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

The 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will be diverted, not calling at stations between Cardiff Central and Radyr. A bus will run between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 25 until Friday 29 July
More information on Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 25 until Friday 29 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
29/07/2016 
Route affected

Between Newcastle / York / Sheffield and Manchester Airport

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly, closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to run later than usual between Huddersfield and Manchester Airport.

The 22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will be retimed to run later than usual between Huddersfield and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. Buses will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury to connect with the train.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse. Buses will run between Huddersfield and Brighouse to connect with the trains.

The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to run later than usual.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Great Northern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
More information on Amended Great Northern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
29/07/2016 
Route affected

Various Great Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Great Northern network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:29 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will run non stop from Stevenage to Alexandra Palace . A bus will run from Stevenage to London Kings Cross via Welwyn Garden City.

The 23:33 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage.

The 00:05 London Kings Cross to Cambridge service will be retimed to run later than usual between Stevenage and Cambridge.

The 00:18 Moorgate to Letchworth Garden City will be retimed to run later than usual.

The 00:35 and 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will run non stop between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage. Buses will run from Alexandra Palace to Stevenage.

The 04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will run non stop from Stevenage to Alexandra Palace . A bus will run from Stevenage to London Kings Cross via Welwyn Garden City.

The 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace.

The 05:24 Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate service will be replaced by a bus between Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham service from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 July
More information on Amended 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham service from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
28/07/2016 
Route affected
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From Birmingham New Street to Nottingham

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Nottingham, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham service will be replaced by a bus between Derby and Nottingham.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Colchester and Chelmsford between 21:00 and 05:00 from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 July
More information on Amended service between Colchester and Chelmsford between 21:00 and 05:00 from Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
27/07/2016 
Route affected
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Between Norwich / Ipswich / Harwich International / Clacton-on-Sea and London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater Anglia
Description

Track work is taking place between Marks Tey and Chelmsford, closing the line.

Monday to Wednesday

After 21:05, buses will replace trains from Colchester to Chelmsford in this direction only.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 04:43 Colchester to London Liverpool Street will run earlier than usual between Colchester and Chelmsford.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Northern services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 July
More information on Amended Northern services from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 July
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Start date
25/07/2016 
End date
28/07/2016 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Northern network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The following train services will be replaced by buses:

23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly

22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield

23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Kilmarnock and Carlisle from Monday 18 to Wednesday 27 July
More information on Amended service between Kilmarnock and Carlisle from Monday 18 to Wednesday 27 July
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Start date
18/07/2016 
End date
27/07/2016 
Route affected
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ScotRail between Glasgow Central and Carlisle

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kilmarnock and Carlisle, closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries / Carlisle.

Wednesday 20 to 05:40 Wednesday 27 July

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton from Saturday 16 to Sunday 31 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton from Saturday 16 to Sunday 31 July
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Start date
16/07/2016 
End date
30/07/2016 
Route affected
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Between London Waterloo and Shepperton / Kingston via Hounslow

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Teddington and Shepperton, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will be amended to run between London Waterloo and Twickenham, calling additionally at Strawberry Hill.

Further information is available here.

Buses will run between Teddington and Shepperton.

Please note: The location for the rail replacement buses, during this period of engineering work is: Bus stop A outside Teddington library on Waldegrave Road.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended service between Gospel Oak and Barking from 21 May 2016 to June 2017
More information on Amended service between Gospel Oak and Barking from 21 May 2016 to June 2017
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Start date
04/06/2016 
End date
28/02/2017 
Route affected
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Route between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, partially or fully closing all lines during the project.

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.

Monday to Friday (6 June to 23 September, except Monday 29 August) an amended train service will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham.

Passengers should use London Underground or local buses between Seven Sisters / South Tottenham and Walthamstow Central. Buses will be provided between Walthamstow Central and Barking.

Monday to Friday (from 26 September to February 2017) there will be no service on this route.

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.

Saturdays and Sundays also Monday 29 August (except Saturday 27 August) there will be no service at all on this route from May to February 2017.

On Saturday 27 August trains will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham, passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central then buses between Walthamstow Central and Barking.

Saturdays and Sundays and Monday 29 August. 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.

From February to June 2017 there will be evening and weekend closures, information will be published at a later date.

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

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016.

Some late night midweek trains will be replaced by buses between Oxted and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

Planning your Journey

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

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

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

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

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

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

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

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

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

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

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

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

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

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planning your Journey

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

 
Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
More information on Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
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Start date
05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
Route affected
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Train operators affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

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

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

Further information

 Travelling at the weekend

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

On 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 28th August 2016

Trains to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

From 28th August 2016 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.

Please also note that between Saturday 27 August and Thursday 1 September inclusive, London Cannon Street station will be closed.

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 & Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East & London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 & 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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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

 
 

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