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Major disruption at Manchester Victoria until further notice
More information on Major disruption at Manchester Victoria until further notice
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Incident created
22/05/2017 22:48
Last updated
28/05/2017 00:52
Route affected
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Northern between Blackburn / Wigan North Western / Huddersfield / Preston / Clitheroe / Leeds / Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle

 
Train operator affected
NorthernTransPennine Express
Description

Following the tragic events that occurred at Manchester Arena on Monday night, Manchester Victoria station is closed and no trains will operate to or from the station, due to its proximity to the arena.

Manchester Victoria station is still part of an ongoing police investigation. The station has also suffered structural damage that still needs to be properly assessed and repaired. Until this work is completed the station will remain closed. Please continue to check this page for further updates.

Trains will not run to / from and through Manchester Victoria. Trains will be diverted, cancelled or start / terminate at alternative stations.

Advice for Northern customers:

The following key Northern routes will be impacted this weekend in the Greater Manchester area:

Sunday 28 May and Monday 29 May

  • Huddersfield – Manchester Victoria: Trains will start and terminate at Stalybridge. Alternative train services run between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly. Passengers using Ashton-under-Lyne should use Metrolink services into and out of Manchester.
  • Leeds – Manchester Victoria: Trains will start and terminate at Rochdale. A replacement bus service will run between Rochdale and Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations.
  • Clitheroe – Manchester Victoria: Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn only. Connections can be made at Blackburn onto alternative transport towards Manchester.
  • Due to pre-planned route improvement work on the Ordsall Chord other train services were not scheduled to be calling at Manchester Victoria. Buses scheduled to stop at Manchester Victoria will terminate at Salford Crescent on Sunday and Salford Central on Monday.
    

You may use your ticket on Metrolink, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains via any reasonable route. Metrolink trams will not call or operate through Market Street, Shudehill or Manchester Victoria

You may also use Stagecoach buses between Stalybridge and Manchester on routes 231, 216, 236 and 237.

Normal services will run into and out of Manchester Piccadilly to and from all south Manchester destinations. Northern will be allowing customers with Northern Advance Purchase tickets to / from Manchester to travel at any time from today until Sunday 28th May. Customers are requested to travel as near to their booked train times as possible.

Advice for TransPennine Express customers:

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, not running between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

You may use your ticket on CrossCountry, Virgin Trains East Coast, East Midlands Trains and Northern via any reasonable route.

TransPennine Express services between Scarborough and Liverpool Lime Street will operate as normal.

TransPennine Express customers with Advance tickets to and from Manchester are permitted to travel on alternative services until Tuesday 30th May. Customers are advised to travel as close to their original booked time as possible on the day of travel and reminded that if they do decide to travel at an alternative time then seat reservations will not apply.

TransPennine Express customers wishing to re-evaluate their travel plans may apply for a full refund, without any administration fee, on all ticket types.

Advice for customers travelling to and from Manchester with other train companies

CrossCountry are allowing customers with pre-booked tickets to and from Manchester to travel at any time until Sunday 28 May. Please travel as close to the booked train time as possible on the alternative travel day. Customers booked to travel to or from Manchester in the next 12 weeks, and decide not to travel, may apply for a full refund without any administration fee on all ticket types.

Twitter:
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Major engineering work during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend
More information on Major engineering work during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend
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Incident created
26/05/2017 20:48
Last updated
27/05/2017 09:31
Route affected

Great Western Railway, London Midland, Southeastern, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwayLondon MidlandTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains
Description

Major engineering works are taking place at the following locations over the May Bank Holiday weekend:

   

Details of all the engineering work taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend can be found here.

A summary of the train services being provided by each Train Operating Company during the Spring Bank Holiday period can be found here.

Twitter:

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

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

 

 
Industrial action suspended - No impact to Southern, Merseyrail and Northern service on Tuesday 30 May
More information on Industrial action suspended - No impact to Southern, Merseyrail and Northern service on Tuesday 30 May
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Incident created
16/05/2017 19:19
Last updated
27/05/2017 05:58
Route affected

Southern, Merseyrail and Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
MerseyrailNorthern
Description

The RMT Union has suspended the industrial action that had been planned to affect Southern, Merseyrail and Northern services on Tuesday 30 May.

Strike action will not affect train services on Tuesday 30 May.

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

Current engineering work

Not travelling today? Check for planned engineering work on your route before you travel.
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Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
More information on Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Purley and Horley via Redhill closing the line.

Gatwick Express will run a half hour service departing London Victoria at 00 / 30 minutes past the hour and from Gatwick Airport at 20 / 50 minutes past the hour.

Southern trains are diverted between Purley and Horley and will not call at stations via Redhill.

Buses will run between Purley and Horley calling at all stations.

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 Caledonian Sleeper service every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 18 June
More information on Amended Caledonian Sleeper service every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 18 June
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
18/06/2017 
Route affected

Between Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Edinburgh, Glasgow Central and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

The following Caledonian Sleeper services will be amended because of planned engineering work:

 Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William - London Euston

Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 18 June, services will run on an alternative route, not calling at Crewe or Preston.

Services will leave London Euston at 20:28, with the exception of Monday 29 May when the departure time will be 20:17. Arrival times from Edinburgh onwards will remain the same.

Services will arrive in London Euston at 09:29.

Edinburgh, Glasgow - London Euston

On Sundays 4, 11 and 18 June, services will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Carlisle or Watford Junction.

On Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May, services will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Motherwell, Carstairs, Carlisle or Watford Junction.

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.

 
Buses replace trains between West Croydon and Epsom Downs from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 May
More information on Buses replace trains between West Croydon and Epsom Downs from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and Epsom Downs

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between West Croydon and Epsom Downs, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs

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 Gatwick Express service on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
More information on Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Earlswood, closing some lines.

A half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate on Sunday and Monday.

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 service between Oxenholme Lake District / Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh from Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May
More information on Amended service between Oxenholme Lake District / Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh from Saturday 27 May to Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central

 
Train operators affected
TransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Carlisle and Carstairs, closing all lines.

TransPennine Express

Sunday

Until 18:00, trains will only run between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District. A direct bus service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

After 18:00, trains will only run between Manchester Airport and Oxenholme

All day, buses will run between Oxenholme Lake District and Carlisle calling at Penrith and between Carlisle and Edinburgh. Customers travelling direct to Edinburgh may have to change buses at Carlisle.

Customers should use Virgin Trains buses between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

Monday

Trains will run between Manchester Airport and Carlisle and replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Edinburgh. Customers travelling direct to Edinburgh may have to change buses at Carlisle.

Customers should use Virgin Trains buses between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

Virgin Trains

All weekend, trains are replaced by buses between Carlisle and Glasgow Central calling at Lockerbie and Motherwell.

Customers should use TransPennine Express buses between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

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.

 
Amended TransPennine Express service via Manchester Victoria on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
More information on Amended TransPennine Express service via Manchester Victoria on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle and also between Newcastle / York and Manchester Airport

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

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

Sunday and Monday

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle (which normally run via Manchester Victoria) will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and not run between Liverpool and Manchester Victoria.

Monday

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria with replacement coaches provided forward to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria. Replacement coaches will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria to connect with these trains calling at Manchester Piccadilly at 00:50 and 04:30.

The 0616 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be re-timed to depart Manchester Airport at 23:59 and Manchester Piccadilly at 00:21. This service will no longer call at Manchester Victoria.

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 Harrogate and York from Saturday 27 May until Monday 29 May
More information on Buses replace trains between Harrogate and York from Saturday 27 May until Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
30/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between Leeds and York

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Harrogate and Knaresborough, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Harrogate and York.

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 services from York to Manchester Airport until 07:15 on Sunday 28 May
More information on Amended TransPennine Express services from York to Manchester Airport until 07:15 on Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between York and Manchester Airport

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between York and Leeds, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Until approximately 07:15, trains from York towards Manchester Airport will depart York up to 15 minutes earlier than usual.

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.

 
Engineering work affecting Docklands Light Railway services on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
More information on Engineering work affecting Docklands Light Railway services on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected

DLR

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

Engineering work is taking place on the Docklands Light Railway network, closing some lines.

There will be no service between Stratford and Bow Church. Because of this, there will be no interchange with National Rail services at the following station:

  • Stratford

 

Planning your journey

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

 
Engineering work affecting London Underground services on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
More information on Engineering work affecting London Underground services on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected

District Line

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

Engineering work is taking place on the London Underground network, closing some lines.

District Line:

There will be no service between Parsons Green and Wimbledon. Because of this, there will be no interchange with National Rail services at the following station:

  • Wimbledon

 

Planning your Journey

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

 
Amended service to and from London Paddington on Sunday 28 May
More information on Amended service to and from London Paddington on Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Twyford / Reading / Great Malvern / Penzance

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations between London Paddington and Twyford, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The following trains will be amended:

  • 07:30 Twyford to London Paddington will depart at 07:32
  • 07:58 London Paddington to Reading will depart at 08:02
  • 08:00 London Paddington to Penzance will depart at 07:57
  • 08:03 London Paddington to Great Malvern will depart at 08:00
  • 08:26 Reading to London Paddington will depart at 08:33
  • 11:54 Reading to London Paddington will depart at 11:55
  • 19:39 Reading to London Paddington will depart at 19:43

 

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.

 
Reduced service to Burnham and Taplow from 23:30 on Saturday 27 and on Sunday 28 May
More information on Reduced service to Burnham and Taplow from 23:30 on Saturday 27 and on Sunday 28 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Twyford / Reading / Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Slough and Twyford, closing 2 out of 4 lines from 23:30 on Saturday and all day Sunday.

On Saturday, the following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for connecting buses.

  • 23:20 (Saturday) London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:10 (Saturday) Oxford to London Paddington
  • 23:42 (Saturday) London Paddington to Twyford
  • 00:05 (Sunday) London Paddington to Twyford

 

Taplow has no Sunday service; trains will not call at Burnham all day. Customers should travel via Slough for connecting buses.

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.

 
No trains at Pangbourne from 21:30 on Sunday 28 May
More information on No trains at Pangbourne from 21:30 on Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington / Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of the 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

From 21:30 on Sunday until the end of service, trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Buses will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

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 services from London Kings Cross towards Peterborough from 23:00 each night from Sunday 28 until Wednesday 31 May
More information on Amended services from London Kings Cross towards Peterborough from 23:00 each night from Sunday 28 until Wednesday 31 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
31/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hitchin and Biggleswade, closing some lines from 23:00 each night.

Customer Advice:

From 23:00 each night, trains from London Kings Cross towards Peterborough will be unable to call at Arlesey and will have extended journey times of up to 5 minutes between Hitchin and Biggleswade. A bus service will run from Hitchin to Arlesey.

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 London Midland service to and from London Euston on Sunday 28 until 12:00 on Monday 29 May
More information on Amended London Midland service to and from London Euston on Sunday 28 until 12:00 on Monday 29 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Crewe

 
Train operator affected
London Midland
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Euston and Apsley all day Sunday and until 12:00 on Monday, closing some lines.

An amended London Midland service will run to and from London Euston.

Train services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency.

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run to an amended timetable between London Euston and Northampton.

Sunday

The 06:54 and 07:24 London Euston to Northampton and 06:42 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston services will be replaced by buses between London Euston & Hemel Hempstead.

Trains between London Euston and Tring will not run. Other services operating between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central will call additionally at Bushey, Kings Langley and Apsley.

Trains between London Euston and Crewe will operate between Northampton and Crewe only. Customers are advised to travel on other London Midland train services between London Euston and Northampton.

Monday until 12:00

On Monday, trains between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe will operate to an amended timetable.

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 Swindon and Bath Spa / Bristol Parkway from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
More information on Buses replace trains between Swindon and Bath Spa / Bristol Parkway from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea / Plymouth / Penzance / Cheltenham Spa

Also between Swindon and Westbury

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham closing some lines.

Customer advice

Buses replace trains between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham / Bristol Parkway.

Trains are diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham and also between Reading and Newport and will not call at Swindon and Bristol Parkway.

On Monday, trains will run hourly between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa. On Sunday, services between these stations will be less frequent.

A rail shuttle service will run between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Bath Spa.

Trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Great Malvern are retimed and will call additionally at Didcot Parkway

Local trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn are retimed due to the reduction in line capacity because of diverted trains between Reading and Bath Spa.


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.

 
No trains between London St Pancras International and Elephant & Castle on Sunday 28 May
More information on No trains between London St Pancras International and Elephant & Castle on Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between Bedford / Luton and Three Bridges / Brighton / Sutton

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Kentish Town and Elephant & Castle, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

No trains will run between London St Pancras International and Elephant & Castle. Customers should use London Underground or London Buses between London St Pancras International and London Bridge via any reasonable route.

An amended service will run as follows:

  • 2 trains per hour will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International
  • 2 trains per hour will run between Luton and London St Pancras International
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Brighton
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Sutton via Wimbledon
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks

 

Ticket acceptance:

You may use London Underground and London Buses between London St Pancras International and Farringdon / London Blackfriars / Elephant & Castle / London Bridge via any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground or London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Amended service to and from Liverpool Lime Street via Liverpool South Parkway from 12:15 on Saturday 27 until 12:30 on Monday 29 May
More information on Amended service to and from Liverpool Lime Street via Liverpool South Parkway from 12:15 on Saturday 27 until 12:30 on Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
Route affected
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East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham / Norwich

London Midland between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street

Northern between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Oxford Road

TransPennine Express between  Liverpool Lime Street and York / Scarborough / Manchester Piccadilly / Newcastle / Middlesbrough

Virgin Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston

 
Train operators affected
East Midlands TrainsLondon MidlandNorthernTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Edge Hill and Hunts Cross, closing some lines.

East Midlands Trains

All day on Sunday and until approximately 12:30 on Monday, trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham / Norwich will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Liverpool South Parkway, Widnes or Warrington Central. Buses will run between Newton-le-Willows and Widnes, calling at Warrington Central to connect with alternative train services.

London Midland

From 12:15 on Saturday, until approximately 12:30 on Monday, London Midland services between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street will be amended to run between Crewe and Birmingham New Street only. You will be able to use alternative train services between Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool South Parkway, buses will run between Liverpool South Parkway and Crewe.

Northern

Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Oxford Road 

On Sunday, services will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross.

Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Victoria

On Sunday, Services will be amended to run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Oxford Road.

Liverpool - Preston / Blackpool

After 12:00 on Saturday, services between Liverpool South Parkway and Preston will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Preston only.

On Sunday, until 18:30, services between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western only. Buses will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Preston.

Alternative train services will be available between Preston and Blackpool.

Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport

On Sunday, services will be slightly retimed.

TransPennine Express

All day on Sunday,
services between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Scarborough will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington Central or Birchwood. These trains will call additionally at Newton-le-Willows.

On Sunday, the following services will also be diverted:

  • 09:12 Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street
  • 16:43 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street
  • 20:41 Middlesbrough to Liverpool Lime Street
  • 20:22 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle


Virgin Trains

From 12:15 on Saturday, until approximately 12:30 on Monday,
Virgin Trains services between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston will be diverted via Stockport, not calling at Runcorn. Buses will run between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street / Crewe.

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 Highbury & Islington and Stratford on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
More information on Buses replace trains between Highbury & Islington and Stratford on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
Route affected
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Between Clapham Junction / Richmond and Stratford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbury & Islington and Stratford closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Highbury & Islington and Stratford.

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.

 
No trains between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
More information on No trains between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Stratford.

Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will not run.

 
Train operators affected
London OvergroundSouthern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Willesden Junction and Shepherds Bush on Saturday and between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction on the Sunday and Monday, closing the line.

London Overground have no trains between Willesden Junction and Shepherds Bush on Saturday and no trains between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction on the Sunday and Monday.

You may use London Buses to complete your journey.

Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will not run.

You may use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston and on London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Plumstead and Slade Green on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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Between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Dartford / Gillingham

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Plumstead and Slade Green, closing all lines.

Customer advice:

Services between London Charing Cross and Gillingham are diverted to start / terminate at London Cannon Street and are diverted between Blackheath and Dartford via Eltham. 

Buses will run between Plumstead and Dartford.

On Sunday, services between London Cannon Street and Dartford will only run between London Cannon Street and Plumstead.

On Monday, additional services will run between London Cannon Street and Plumstead via Greenwich.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use DLR services between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London 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 Portsmouth Harbour and Havant / Fareham from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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All routes to and from Portsmouth Harbour

 
Train operators affected
Great Western RailwaySouth West TrainsSouthern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Portsmouth and Cosham / Havant, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham and between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant.

Some trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour will start / terminate at Haslemere. Other trains will run between Haslemere and Havant. All other trains will start / terminate at Cosham or Havant to connect with the buses.

Most Great Western services will start / terminate at Fareham to connect with the buses, but additional changes will also occur on the following trains:

06.48 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton will not run.

10.46 Great Malvern to Brighton will terminate Westbury.

09.00 Brighton to Great Malvern and 17.00 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Westbury.

Southern

A reduced service will operate on Saturday and Monday between Chichester and Havant. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central.

Ticket acceptance:

If you are travelling with Great Western, you can use Southern services between Westbury and Fareham.

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.

 
No trains between Stratford and Tottenham Hale until 18:00 on Sunday 28 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Between Stratford and Hertford East

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Stratford and Lea Bridge, closing the line until 18:15

Customer Advice:

Trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street instead of Stratford. This means no trains will call at Lea Bridge.

Ticket acceptance:

You can use London Underground between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. If you are travelling to Lea Bridge, you can use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford or Hackney Downs.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner 

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner 

Project Information

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No trains between London Victoria and Shortlands via Herne Hill on Sunday 28 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Between London Victoria and Orpington / Canterbury West / Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Brixton and Shortlands, closing all lines.

Customer advice:

Services will be retimed and diverted between London Victoria and Shortlands, not calling at stations via Herne Hill.

Buses will run between Denmark Hill and Bromley South, calling at Herne Hill, West Dulwich, Sydenham Hill, Penge East, Kent House, Beckenham Junction and Shortlands.

Customers for Brixton should use the London Underground Victoria Line.

Customers on buses to / from Denmark Hill are advised to change at Shortlands for connections to stations between Bickley and Orpington.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use the London Underground Victoria line to / from Brixton.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London 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 Great Northern service until approximately 09:40 on Sunday 28 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City / Hertford North / Stevenage / Cambridge / Peterborough / King's Lynn

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Kings Cross and New Barnet closing a line towards London until 08:30 and between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing the line until 09:40.

Customer Advice:

Trains towards London Kings Cross may have extended journey times of up to 35 minutes. The stopping service between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City will not run, so other trains may call at additional stations and you may need to circulate via Potters Bar.

Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Hertford North

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 Bolton and Manchester / Wigan from Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
30/05/2017 
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Between Manchester / Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North, between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Blackpool North / Wigan Wallgate and Northern Routes to and from Southport and Kirkby

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bolton and Euxton Balshaw Lane from Saturday to Tuesday. Work is also taking place between Salford Crescent and Lostock / Hindley from Saturday to Monday.

Saturday to Tuesday

Trains between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North will be diverted via Eccles and Wigan, not calling at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton. On Sunday, these services will not run.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run.

Trains between Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North will be amended to run between Hazel Grove and Manchester Oxford Road only.

Buses will run between Salford Central stations and Preston via Bolton.

A shuttle train service will run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Saturday to Monday

Trains between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Blackpool North / Wigan Wallgate will run between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Salford Central only.

Trains to / from Southport and Wigan Wallgate that usually run via Westhoughton will be diverted via Atherton.

On Saturday, trains between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe will be amended to run between Blackburn and Clitheroe only. On Sunday and Monday, these services will not run and trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden will be extended to start and terminate at Clitheroe. Buses will run between Salford Crescent and Blackburn on all three days.

Sunday

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will not run, with the exception of the 18:29 and 19:29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North services and the 18:40, 19:35 and 20:40 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services. These trains will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate will be amended to run between Manchester Oxford Road and Wigan Wallgate only.

Monday

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Southport / Kirkby will be amended to run between Manchester Oxford Road and Southport / Kirkby only.

Further customer advice:

Following the tragic events that occurred at Manchester Arena on Monday night, the roads around Manchester Victoria are still closed. Therefore buses that were planned to run to or from Manchester Victoria will now run to / from Salford Crescent. A shuttle bus service will run between Salford Crescent and Manchester Piccadilly.

Live updates regarding the major disruption at Manchester Victoria can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No trains between Edmonton Green and Cheshunt on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

 
Train operators affected
London OvergroundStansted Express
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Edmonton Green and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

London Overground services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt will not run. Customers should use London Buses between Edmonton Green and Turkey Street. Customers for Cheshunt should use Greater Anglia services via Tottenham Hale. Theobalds Grove is within walking distance of Waltham Cross.

On Sunday, the 23:30 and 23:45 Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street services will be diverted and stop at Tottenham Hale instead of Seven Sisters. The two stations are within walking distance of each other.

Ticket acceptance:

London Overground customers may use Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt (via Tottenham Hale) and London Buses between Edmonton Green and Turkey Street / Waltham Cross.

Check before you travel:

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

Full details of the impact to your journey can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No trains between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Billericay / Shenfield on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster / Chelmsford / Braintree / Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaTfL Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Billericay, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

No trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Billericay.

You may use the London Underground Central Line between London Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Buses will operate between Newbury Park (London Underground station) and Ingatestone / Billericay / Shenfield.

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:

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.

 
Buses replace trains between Reigate and Redhill on Sunday 28 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Reigate and Redhill, closing the lines.

Customer advice:

Great Western Railway trains between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will run hourly between Reading and Reigate only and will be retimed to depart up to 20 minutes earlier than usual.

Buses will run between Reigate and Redhill / Gatwick Airport. Buses towards Reigate will depart approximately 15 minutes earlier than the usual train times in order to connect into trains. A change of bus may be required.

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 Lewisham and Hayes on Sunday 28 May
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28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Between London Cannon Street and Hayes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Lewisham and Hayes, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

Trains between London Cannon Street and Hayes will not run. Buses will run between Lewisham and Hayes, calling at all stations. Customers should use London Cannon Street - Sevenoaks services between London Cannon Street and Lewisham.

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.

 
No trains to / from London Charing Cross from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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All routes to / from London Charing Cross

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Charing Cross and London Bridge, closing the lines.

Customer advice

No trains will run between London Charing Cross and London Bridge.

Most services are diverted to start / terminate at London Cannon Street.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be accepted on

  • London Underground services on any reasonable route between London Charing Cross and London Bridge / London Cannon Street / Southwark
  • Docklands Light Railway services between Lewisham and Greenwich.

 

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway, London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner 

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
No trains between Romford and Upminster on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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Between Romford and Upminster

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

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

Customer advice:

London Overground services will not run between Romford and Upminster. Customers should use London Buses on all reasonable routes.

Ticket acceptance:

Your valid rail ticket will be accepted on London Buses between Romford and Upminster.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Inverness and Keith from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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Between Inverness and Aberdeen

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Forres and Keith, closing all lines.

Customer advice:

Buses will replace trains between Inverness and Keith. On Sunday, the last two trains from Keith to Aberdeen will run up to 60 minutes later than usual.

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 Wigan North Western and Preston until 18:30 Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Northern between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

 
Train operators affected
NorthernTransPennine ExpressVirgin Trains
Description

Until 18:30, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Wigan North Western and Preston, closing the line.

Customer advice

Northern trains are replaced by buses between Wigan North Western and Preston. Customers should use alternative trains between Preston and Blackpool North.

TransPennine Express replacement buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

Virgin Trains replacement buses will run between Crewe and Preston.

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 Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street from 12:15 on Saturday 27 until 14:30 on Monday 29 May
More information on Buses replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street from 12:15 on Saturday 27 until 14:30 on Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

 
Train operators affected
London MidlandVirgin Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Crewe and Acton Bridge, closing the line from approximately 12:15 on Saturday until 14:30 on Monday.

Customer Advice:

London Midland

Services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Crewe only. Buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

Virgin Trains

Services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street are diverted between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester Piccadilly (not calling). These trains will not call at Runcorn and will have extended journey times by approximately 60 minutes. Buses will run between Crewe and Runcorn and between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street.

On Sunday, services which usually run between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will run between London Euston and Crewe. Until 14:30 on Monday, these trains will run an hourly service between London Euston and Carlisle via Manchester Piccadilly.

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.

 
No trains at Rotherham Central on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
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27/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Northern between Sheffield and Leeds and also between Lincoln Central / Sheffield and Doncaster / Adwick / Scunthorpe / Goole / Hull / Beverley / Bridlington

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Sheffield and Cleethorpes

 
Train operators affected
NorthernTransPennine Express
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Meadowhall and Rotherham Central, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

Trains will be diverted between Meadowhall and Swinton, not calling at Rotherham Central.

Buses will run between Meadowhall and Swinton, calling at Rotherham Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey on Northern services 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 Surbiton and Effingham Junction on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Between London Waterloo and Guildford via Cobham

 
Train operator affected
South West Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Surbiton and Effingham Junction, closing the lines.

Customer Advice:

On Saturday, trains that normally run via Cobham will instead run between London Waterloo and Surbiton and then will divert to start / terminate at Hampton Court.

On Sunday, trains that normally run via Cobham are cancelled. Trains that run to other destinations can be used between London Waterloo and Surbiton.

Buses will replace trains between Surbiton and Effingham Junction, calling at all stations via Cobham.

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 Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Carstairs from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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CrossCountry between Penzance and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

ScotRail between Glasgow Central / Ayr and Edinburgh / North Berwick

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryScotRailVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Carstairs and Kirknewton closing the line.

CrossCountry services are diverted and will not call at Motherwell. Customers for Motherwell should use ScotRail replacement buses.

ScotRail services are replaced by buses between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh calling at all stations via Carstairs.

Virgin Trains East Coast services are replaced by buses between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Customers to and from Glasgow may use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

On Sunday the 16:30 service from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh.

On Monday the 06:50 service from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00 and the 15:30 service from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh.

On Tuesday the 06:50 service from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00.

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

 
Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge / Huddersfield and Bradford Interchange until 11:00 on Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Northern between Blackpool North / Manchester Victoria and Leeds / York

 
Train operators affected
Grand CentralNorthern
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bradford Interchange and Halifax, closing the line until approximately 11:00.

Customer Advice:

Grand Central

The 07:55 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross is retimed to start later and is diverted between Bradford Interchange and Wakefield Kirkgate, not calling at Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse or Mirfield. A bus will run from Low Moor to Bradford Interchange to connect into the train. A bus will run from Halifax to Wakefield Kirkgate, calling at Brighouse and Mirfield.

Northern

Trains between Blackpool North and York will be diverted between Sowerby Bridge and Leeds, not calling at Halifax, Bradford Interchange or New Pudsey.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Leeds are replaced by buses between Hebden Bridge and Bradford Interchange.

Trains between Huddersfield / Halifax and Leeds are replaced by buses between Huddersfield and Bradford Interchange via Brighouse.

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 Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate from 23:00 on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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CrossCountry between Newcastle and Plymouth

Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange

Northern between Doncaster and Leeds

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Leeds

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGrand CentralNorthernVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Doncaster and Adwick closing the line.

Customer advice

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.

CrossCountry trains are diverted between Doncaster and Leeds and will not call at Wakefield Westgate. Customers should use Northern replacement buses between Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.

Grand Central trains are diverted between Doncaster and Wakefield Kirkgate slightly extending journey times.

Virgin Trains East Coast trains are diverted between Doncaster and Leeds and will not call at Wakefield Westgate. On Saturday evening the 22:00 service from London Kings Cross to Leeds will run via a diversionary route between Doncaster and Leeds. A rail replacement coach service will be provided from Doncaster to Wakefield. All day Sunday an hourly service will run between Leeds and London Kings Cross via a diversionary route and will be unable to call at Wakefield Westgate. A rail replacement coach service will operate between Doncaster and Wakefield.

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 Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
30/05/2017 
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Between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

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

Customer Advice:

On Sunday and Monday, Caledonian Sleeper services will be retimed and diverted and will be unable to call at Watford Junction, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Preston, Carlisle, Carstairs and Motherwell.

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.

 
No c2c services between Barking and London Liverpool Street from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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Between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Services between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street (via Laindon) will be diverted to start / terminate at London Fenchurch Street and will call additionally at West Ham and Limehouse. London Fenchurch Street is a short walk away from London Liverpool Street.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use London Underground Jubilee Line between West Ham and Stratford.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 
Buses replace trains between Hereford and Newport from 22:40 on Saturday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
29/05/2017 
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Between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Hereford and Newport closing the line.

Customer advice

From 22:40, buses replace trains between Hereford and Newport.

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 Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan until 09:25 on Sunday 28 May
More information on Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan until 09:25 on Sunday 28 May
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Start date
28/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry.

Customer advice

Until 09:25, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry.

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 services between Swansea and Fishguard Harbour from 23:45 Saturday 27 to 04:00 Sunday 28 May
More information on Amended services between Swansea and Fishguard Harbour from 23:45 Saturday 27 to 04:00 Sunday 28 May
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Start date
27/05/2017 
End date
28/05/2017 
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Cardiff Central and Fishguard Harbour

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Until 04:00, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen closing the line.

Customer advice

On Saturday, the 23:45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

On Sunday, the 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 02:50 bus service between Carmarthen and Swansea is retimed to depart Carmarthen at 03:30.

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 TfL Rail service until the end of 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 Brentwood and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Until the end of May 2017 there will be an amended weekday TfL Rail service between Gidea Park and Shenfield.

On weekdays:

  • Trains run approximately every 20 minutes between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield
  • Peak services between Gidea Park and Brentwood continue to be slightly reduced
  • Trains towards London Liverpool Street may depart Brentwood and Harold Wood slightly earlier

 

A full weekend service has resumed to and from Shenfield except on the following dates:

Saturday 27 May

There will be no TfL Rail service between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Please use the London Underground Central line.
Trains will run approximately every 10 minutes on the rest of the line. Trains towards Stratford will only stop at Maryland every 20 minutes.

Sunday 28 and Monday 29 (Bank Holiday) Monday

No trains will run between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street.

Your TfL Rail journey can be made using replacement buses and London Underground services:

  • Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Chadwell Heath, and will then run to Newbury Park to connect with London Underground services to/from central London.
  • Replacement buses are also running between Romford and Stratford.
  • London Underground Central line services can be used between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.
   
Check before you travel:

You can check your journey by 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:

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 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, Liverpool 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 holiday 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 except on the following dates:

On Saturday 20 May, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

On Sunday 21 May until 09:00, buses will run between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central.

From 09:00, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

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:

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

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.

 
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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