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Delays between Heathrow Airport and London Paddington expected until 09:30
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Incident created
02/07/2015 07:20
Last updated
02/07/2015 08:59
Route affected
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Trains between Heathrow Airport and London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow ConnectHeathrow Express
Description

A signalling problem near Heathrow Airport is causing delays of up to 15 minutes between Heathrow Airport and London Paddington.

Some Heathrow Connect services will only run between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington.

These delays are expected to continue until approximately 09:30.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use London Buses between Ealing Broadway and Hanwell.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #HeathrowTrains

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

 
Delays through Cheshunt expected until 10:00
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Incident created
02/07/2015 07:52
Last updated
02/07/2015 08:50
Route affected
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Abellio Greater Anglia and Stansted Express services through Cheshunt.

 
Train operator affected
Abellio Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

A problem at a level crossing near Cheshunt is causing delays of up to 30 minutes through the station. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:00.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use London Overground services between Cheshunt and London Liverpool Street.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Cheshunt.

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

 
Speed restrictions affecting First Great Western services expected until Friday 3 July
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Incident created
01/07/2015 04:15
Last updated
02/07/2015 08:05
Route affected

Various routes

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Exceptionally hot weather conditions yesterday Wednesday 1 July caused major disruption to some First Great Western services. Lower temperatures are predicted for today, Thursday 2 July, however the following services are still being affected:

 

  • London Paddington to Bourne End / Marlow: 16:42, 17:42 and 18:42 services. Passengers that travel on these direct services will need to change at Maidenhead for connecting service to Bourne End / Marlow, which may result in an increase of journey times by up to 5 minutes.

 

No other alterations to service are currently in place; however, before travel we advise that you check your journey via the link below.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Heatwave

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

 
Delays between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill expected until 09:30
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Incident created
02/07/2015 06:25
Last updated
02/07/2015 07:32
Route affected
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Between London Paddington / Oxford and Hereford / Worcester Foregate Street

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

A signalling problem at Evesham is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill. This is expected to continue until 09:30.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Evesham

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

 
Speed restrictions affecting Northern Rail services on Thursday 2 July
More information on Speed restrictions affecting Northern Rail services on Thursday 2 July
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Incident created
01/07/2015 13:45
Last updated
02/07/2015 05:43
Route affected

All Northern Rail routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description

Exceptionally hot weather conditions yesterday meant that speed restrictions were imposed across the Northern Rail network, causing disruption to various services. Though lower temperatures are forecast for today the following routes will still be affected:

Cleethorpes - Barton-on-Humber

Trains will run between Cleethorpes and New Holland only.

Buses are running between New Holland and Barton-on-Humber. The buses from Barton-on-Humber will run through to Cleethorpes.


 

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Heatwave

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

 
Extremely hot weather conditions across the UK on Thursday 2 July
More information on Extremely hot weather conditions across the UK on Thursday 2 July
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Incident created
01/07/2015 04:39
Last updated
02/07/2015 05:29
Route affected

Various routes

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains WalesEast Midlands TrainsFirst Great WesternLondon MidlandNorthern Rail
Description

Extremely high temperatures yesterday, Wednesday 1 July, meant that Network Rail imposed speed restrictions on various parts of the network.

Today, Thursday 2 July, lower temperatures have been forecast and so the majority of speed restrictions have been lifted. However some services may still be disrupted so we advise that you check the Journey Planner before you travel.

The following train operating companies may be affected by speed restrictions:

 

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Heatwave

Visit the Network Rail website to find out how high temperatures can affect your journey.

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

 

 
Disruption between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town until at least Friday 3 July
More information on Disruption between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town until at least Friday 3 July
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Incident created
30/06/2015 15:18
Last updated
02/07/2015 05:12
Route affected
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Between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

A  freight train has derailed between Lincoln Central and Market Rasen causing damage to the track.

Network Rail have advised that the line will remain closed until at least Friday 3 July,  to allow for the train to be removed and for repair work to be done to the damaged track.

Because of this, trains are unable to run between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town. Buses will run to replace any cancelled services between these stations, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use:

  • Stagecoach buses on route 53 between Lincoln and Grimsby
  • Virgin Trains East Coast between Newark Northgate and Doncaster
  • First TransPennine and Northern Rail services between Doncaster and Grimsby Town

 

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Lincoln

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

 

 
Possible speed restrictions affecting Arriva Trains Wales services on Thursday 2 July
More information on Possible speed restrictions affecting Arriva Trains Wales services on Thursday 2 July
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Incident created
02/07/2015 02:46
Last updated
02/07/2015 03:01
Route affected

All Arriva Trains Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Exceptionally hot weather conditions yesterday meant that speed restrictions were imposed on parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. Lower temperatures are forecast for today and no alterations to service are currently in place; however, before travel we advise that you check your journey via the link below.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Heatwave

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

 
Possible speed restrictions affecting East Midlands Trains services on Thursday 2 July
More information on Possible speed restrictions affecting East Midlands Trains services on Thursday 2 July
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Incident created
02/07/2015 02:59
Last updated
02/07/2015 03:00
Route affected

All East Midlands Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Exceptionally hot weather conditions yesterday meant that speed restrictions were imposed across the East Midlands Trains network when temperatures reached their highest.

At the moment, no alterations to service are currently in place for today, Thursday 2 July; however, before travel we advise that you check your journey via the link below.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Heatwave

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

 
Possible speed restrictions affecting London Midland services on Thursday 2 July
More information on Possible speed restrictions affecting London Midland services on Thursday 2 July
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Incident created
01/07/2015 09:49
Last updated
02/07/2015 03:00
Route affected

All London Midland routes

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Exceptionally hot weather conditions yesterday Wednesday 1 July meant that speed restrictions were imposed across the London Midland network when temperatures reached their highest.

At the moment, no alterations to services have been made for today, Thursday 2 July as temperatures are expected to be lower; however, before travel we advise that you check your journey via the link below.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Heatwave

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

 

Current engineering work

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Amended Caledonian Sleeper services until Sunday 26 July
More information on Amended Caledonian Sleeper services until Sunday 26 July
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Start date
12/06/2015 
End date
26/07/2015 
Route affected

Overnight Caledonian Sleeper services between London and Scotland

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations affecting Caledonian Sleeper services.

Inverness - London Euston (Southbound Highlander)

Friday 12 June to Sunday 26 July (inclusive)

The Inverness to London Euston service will be diverted between Perth and Edinburgh and so will not call at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston. Additionally each Sunday, this service will not call at Preston or Crewe.

London Euston - Inverness (Northbound Highlander)

Friday 12 June to Sunday 26 July (inclusive)

The London Euston to Inverness service is diverted between Edinburgh and Perth and will not call at Stirling, Dunblane or Gleneagles. Additionally, each Sunday this service will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

Glasgow / Edinburgh - London Euston (Southbound Lowlander)

Each Sunday until 26 July

The Glasgow / Edinburgh to London Euston service will be retimed to depart Glasgow Central and Edinburgh earlier than normal and will not call at Carlisle or Watford Junction.

London Euston - Edinburgh / Glasgow (Northbound Lowlander)

Each Sunday until 26 July

The London Euston to Edinburgh / Glasgow service will be retimed to depart London Euston earlier than normal and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. 

Further information can be found here

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 Hitchin and Cambridge from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July
More information on Amended service between Hitchin and Cambridge from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
03/07/2015 
Route affected

Some Great Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Hitchin and Cambridge after approximately 22:30 from Monday to Thursday until 05:00 Tuesday to Friday.

Kings Lynn and Cambridge route: The 22:44 London Kings Cross to Ely is extended to Kings Lynn and the 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn will not run. Passengers should travel on the 23:22 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service, changing at Hitchin for a bus to Cambridge and stations to Kings Lynn. A separate bus will also run from Cambridge to Kings Lynn at 00:15. The 22:32 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross will terminate at Cambridge, with a bus forward to Hitchin, then a train to London Kings Cross.

Cambridge local route: The 22:35 London Kings Cross to Royston is extended to Cambridge. The last direct train from London Kings Cross to Cambridge will be at 22:52. After this time, buses will replace trains between Hitchin and Cambridge. There will be an additional service from Cambridge to London Kings Cross at 22:39 and the 23:22 Cambridge to London Kings Cross will be replaced by a bus between Cambridge and Hitchin.

Hertford route: Buses will replace trains between Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City.

Planning Your Journey

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

 
Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
More information on Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
03/07/2015 
Route affected

Some Northern Rail routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern Rail
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:02 Blackpool South to Colne service is replaced by a bus between Blackburn and Colne.

The 23:07 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street and 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly services are both replaced by buses. 

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:40 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn.

The 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne service will start from Blackburn. A bus will run from Preston to Colne.

Planning Your Journey

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

 
Amended 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
More information on Amended 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
03/07/2015 
Route affected

From Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Alfreton and Chesterfield with the following train amended:

The 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Nottingham earlier than normal, regaining booked time from Chesterfield.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July
More information on Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
02/07/2015 
Route affected

from Birmingham New Street to Hednesford

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford with the following train amended:

The 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service is replaced by a bus between Walsall and Hednesford.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended 22:50 Luton to Sutton service from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July
More information on Amended 22:50 Luton to Sutton service from Monday 29 June to Thursday 2 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
02/07/2015 
Route affected

From Luton to Sutton

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Wimbledon and Sutton with the following train amended.

The 22:50 Luton to Sutton service will terminate at Wimbledon. Passengers should use local buses or the London Underground as appropriate to complete their journey of travelling to / from stations beyond Wimbledon.

Planning your Journey

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

To get options for your journey on London Underground and local buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 
Amended 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July
More information on Amended 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 3 July
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Start date
30/06/2015 
End date
03/07/2015 
Route affected

From Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place in the Chinley area each night until 05:15.

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start from Warrington Central, not calling at Liverpool South Parkway or Widnes. Passengers are advised to use alternative services from Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended First Great Western services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
More information on Amended First Great Western services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
03/07/2015 
Route affected

Some First Great Western routes

 
Train operator affected
First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network. The following trains are amended:

Monday and Tuesday

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be replaced by buses between Neath and Swansea.

Monday to Thursday

20:27, 22:57, 21:29, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading also 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford  and 22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to / from Slough for connection with trains. 

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central services will be diverted not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. Replacement buses will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at the affected stations. 

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will depart earlier. A bus will also run from Bristol Temple Meads to Frome at 23:20.

The 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be diverted not calling at Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse and terminates at Gloucester. A replacement bus will run from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa calling at the affected stations.

Tuesday and Wednesday

00:14 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford.

03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Neath.

Tuesday to Friday 

00:34 London Paddington to Reading and the 00:15 Reading to London Paddington services will not call at Burnham or Taplow, passengers should use buses to / from Slough for connection with trains.  

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to / from Tilehurst for connection with the train.

Friday

22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to / from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

23:49 London Paddington to Reading and the 23:15 Reading to London Paddington services will not call at Burnham or Taplow, passengers should use buses to / from Slough for connection with trains.  

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended Southern services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
More information on Amended Southern services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
03/07/2015 
Route affected
Some Southern routes.
 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Southern network with the following trains amended:

23:15 (Monday to Thursday) Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton, bus replaces train between Barnham and Littlehampton.

00:05 ( Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing, bus replaces train between Brighton and Worthing.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Amended South West Trains services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
More information on Amended South West Trains services from Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
03/07/2015 
Route affected

Some South West Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

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

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Poole.

From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth service is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Bournemouth and the 00:30 Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour service is replaced by a bus between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo service will not stop at Woking. A bus will run from Guildford to Surbiton.

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 Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town after 22:20 each night from Monday 29 to Thursday 2 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town after 22:20 each night from Monday 29 to Thursday 2 July
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Start date
29/06/2015 
End date
02/07/2015 
Route affected
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Between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town after approximately 22:20 each night closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town.

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 Edinburgh and Inverness via Stirling from Saturday 13 June to Sunday 26 July
More information on Amended service between Edinburgh and Inverness via Stirling from Saturday 13 June to Sunday 26 July
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Start date
13/06/2015 
End date
26/07/2015 
Route affected
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ScotRail between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street/Dunblane/Perth.
 
Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Inverness.
 
Train operators affected
ScotRailVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Edinburgh Park and Linlithgow with various line closures.

Virgin Trains East Coast services to / from Inverness will run via a diversionary route between Haymarket and Perth. A replacement coach service will be provided between Gleneagles and Inverkeithing on Saturday and on Monday to Friday connecting with ScotRail services to and from Edinburgh and Perth. On Sunday, a replacement coach service will be provided between Edinburgh, Falkirk Grahamston, Stirling, Gleneagles and Perth.  

ScotRail services on Saturday 13 June and every Sunday from 14 June to 26 July, between Edinburgh and Glasgow via Falkirk High will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Glasgow Queen Street only, calling at Croy. Replacement bus services will operate between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston and between Falkirk High and Falkirk Grahamston connecting into/out of train services at Grahamston station. 

Train services will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling/Dunblane/Perth only. Replacement bus services will operate between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston connecting into/out of services at Grahamston station. Passengers for Stirling, Dunblane or intermediate stations to Perth travelling from Edinburgh should use the direct express buses from Edinburgh or Haymarket to Falkirk Grahamston, as these offer faster journey opportunities.

ScotRail Monday to Friday travel information can be found here.

Planning your Journey

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

 
Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October
More information on Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October
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Start date
02/05/2015 
End date
05/10/2015 
Route affected
Download map of route afected All routes via Bolton
 
Train operators affected
First TransPennine ExpressNorthern Rail
Description

Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

Timetables can be found here

Saturdays and Sundays

No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

First TransPennine Express

All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern Rail

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

Monday to Friday

First TransPennine Express

Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

Northern Rail

On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

A retimed sevice will run via Blackburn and Bolton.

Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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

All routes via London Bridge

 
Train operators affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

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

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

Travelling at the weekend

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

On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, 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 Charing Cross / 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 http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/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
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a ‘Thameslink only’ ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant and Castle or Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant and 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 Charing Cross or 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 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

 
Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village until 5 September
More information on Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village until 5 September
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Start date
15/02/2014 
End date
05/09/2015 
Route affected
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Between Oxford and Bicester Village

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Village to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway
 

From September 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. 

For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Village will be closed until September 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village.

Planning your Journey

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

 
 

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