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Disruption between Doncaster and Retford expected until 12:45
More information on Disruption between Doncaster and Retford expected until 12:45
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Incident created
24/11/2017 08:59
Last updated
24/11/2017 09:15
Route affected

Between Doncaster and Retford

 
Train operator affected
Grand CentralHull TrainsVirgin Trains East Coast
Description

A broken down train between Doncaster and Retford is causing disruption to journeys between these stations.

Services may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected to continue until 12:45.

Advice for Hull Trains customers:

Replacement road transport is running from Doncaster to Retford.

Advice for Virgin Trains East Coast customers:

You may use your tickets on CrossCountry services between Newcastle and Doncaster.

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

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption through Wimbledon expected until 10:30
More information on Disruption through Wimbledon expected until 10:30
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Incident created
24/11/2017 08:59
Last updated
24/11/2017 09:09
Route affected
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Trains through Wimbledon

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Due to a train fault at Wimbledon trains have to run at reduced speed on all lines towards London bound.

What's Going On:
Train services running through this station may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 10:30 24/11.

The 08:00 Dorking to London Waterloo developed a fault with the doors at Wimbledon. It has become necessary to terminate the service Wimbledon. This means that all passengers on board had to disembark, followed by staff ensuring the train is empty before departure to the depot. Because of this incident, this has cause the Local suburban line to be blocked for a short period of time causing congestion. Some services have used the fast line towards London, however, has caused congestion to mainline services.

All trains are on the move, however, To reduce the delays to trains, some services may have to be altered or revised at short notice. Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route

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

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock expected until 10:00
More information on Disruption between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock expected until 10:00
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Incident created
24/11/2017 08:18
Last updated
24/11/2017 08:33
Route affected
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Traisn between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

A fault with the signalling system at Dunlop is causing disruption between Glasgow Central and Kilmarnock. This is expected to continue until 10:00.

Services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 40 minutes.

Replacement road transport has been requested and will be available at Kilmarnock for 09:00. The bus service will be provided by Westway Buses.

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

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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No trains between Bangor and Holyhead until 10:00
More information on No trains between Bangor and Holyhead until 10:00
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Incident created
23/11/2017 08:22
Last updated
24/11/2017 03:18
Route affected
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Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham International / Cardiff Central / Maesteg and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains WalesVirgin Trains
Description

Flooding of the railway between Bangor and Holyhead means no trains are able to run between these stations. This is expected to continue until 10:00.

Limited road transport is in operation between Bangor and Holyhead, calling at all stations (flooding permitting).


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

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until Monday 27 November
More information on Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until Monday 27 November
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Incident created
23/11/2017 15:17
Last updated
23/11/2017 18:02
Route affected
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Between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Damage caused by recent poor weather has resulted in a shortage of serviceable units. This has resulted in the train service between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog being suspended. Trains are expected to be able to run on the Conwy Valley Line from Monday 27 November.

Customer Advice:

Road transport will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Buses will be supplied by Llew Jones International (Llanrwst). Buses will operate as close to the advertised train timetable as possible, however may take up to 30 minutes longer than trains to complete their journeys.

There is no advertised Sunday service on this route, during the winter timetable.

Network Rail report that the earlier (multiple) incidents of flooding no longer affect this route. All incidents of damage to the infrastructure have been repaired.

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

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 1 December
More information on Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 1 December
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Incident created
17/10/2017 15:17
Last updated
23/11/2017 15:48
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

On days or weeks when leaf-fall is at its highest and rails are most slippery, Southeastern will need to introduce a different timetable on some routes. This is to make sure they can get you where you need to be with the minimum of delay.

Conditions are expected to be particularly challenging until at least the end of next week and Southeastern are running a revised timetable, particularly during off-peak periods.

The revised timetable will be in place on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 1 December.

Check before you travel:
You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey up to Friday 24 November. You can also view specific timetables here.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Industrial action announced to affect CrossCountry on Sunday 26 November
More information on Industrial action announced to affect CrossCountry on Sunday 26 November
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Incident created
21/11/2017 06:43
Last updated
22/11/2017 16:27
Route affected

CrossCountry routes

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

The RMT Union have called a strike for Sunday 26 November that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services that day.

CrossCountry will be operating a reduced service but using some longer trains. If you are travelling on Sunday 26 November on a CrossCountry service, please travel as early as possible. Some services may finish earlier than normal and some stations may have no CrossCountry services. With fewer trains available, CrossCountry trains and any replacement bus services are expected to be very busy.

CrossCountry train plans for the strike day are being finalised, so Journey Planners are currently showing the original planned service.

However you can find answers to general questions, such as refunds and alternative routes here.

A number of strike dates have also been announced for December. These dates are:

  • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December
  • Sunday 24 December
  • Sunday 31 December

 

If these strikes do take place, a significantly reduced service will operate on these days. Please keep checking this page for updates.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

 

 

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
More information on Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Rainham and also between Ashford International and Dover Priory. The following services will be amended:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

23:09 and 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham services will be replaced by buses between Strood and Gillingham

23:34 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Sole Street. A connecting bus service will run from Meopham, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

22:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will be replaced by a bus between Ashford International and Dover Priory. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

23:12 Ramsgate to Ashford International service will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ashford International. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate service will run as normal to Ashford International, then run non stop to Ramsgate via an alternative route. A connecting bus service will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate via Dover, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will run as normal to Ashford International, then be diverted to terminate at Canterbury West. A bus will run from Ashford International to Dover Priory, calling at all stations except Westenhanger. A separate mini bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Meopham. A bus will run from Meopham to Sittingbourne to connect with an additional train service from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate.

00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Strood and Gillingham

00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Meopham and Gillingham.

04:02 Gillingham to London Charing Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Gillingham and Strood. The bus will leave Gillingham at 03:39.

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 East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 November
More information on Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
25/11/2017 
Route affected

Between Leicester / Derby and London St Pancras International

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wellingborough and Leicester, closing some lines. As a result of this the following services will be amended:

Monday

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be slightly retimed from Leicester to Wellingborough.

Tuesday to Saturday

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be retimed to leave Leicester at 04:13 and run via an alternative route to Kettering. This service will leave Kettering and Wellingborough slightly later than usual, then run as normal from Bedford onwards.

Monday to Friday

The 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. Connecting bus services will run from Kettering to Market Harborough and from Market Harborough to Leicester.

Tuesday to Saturday

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. A bus will run from Kettering to Leicester, calling at Market Harborough.

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 overnight service between Holyhead / Llandudno and Chester from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
More information on Amended overnight service between Holyhead / Llandudno and Chester from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead and between Llandudno and Crewe

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Holyhead and Chester, closing the line.

From Monday to Thursday, the 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Crewe service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Holyhead.

From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester. A replacement bus service will run from Rhyl to Chester.

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 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on Amended 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

From Cardiff Central to Crewe

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing the line.

The 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will be diverted via Wrexham, not calling at stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Crewe, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

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 overnight Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on Amended overnight Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

All routes to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines.

From 23:00 each night until 05:45 the following morning, trains between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace will be retimed by approximately 5 minutes.

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 TransPennine Express services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
More information on Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Various TransPennine Express routes

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the TransPennine Express network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 18:47 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

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

The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to leave York earlier than usual.

The 05:40 Doncaster to Manchester Airport service will start from Meadowhall. Alternative train services will be available between Doncaster and Meadowhall.

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 overnight services between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on Amended overnight services between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Redhill, closing the lines. The following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 22:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Redhill.

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford.

The 23:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Gatwick Airport. The bus will call at Redhill to set down only.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be retimed to run later than usual from Reading onwards. This service will terminate at Redhill. Alternative train services will be available between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

The 05:56 Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Redhill at 06:13. Alternative train services will be available between Gatwick Airport and Redhill.

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 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 November
More information on Amended 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

From Henley-on-Thames to Reading

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Alternative train services will be available between Twyford and Reading.

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 Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry between 23:15 and 05:30 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry between 23:15 and 05:30 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected
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Between Aberdare and Penarth, between Radyr / Caerphilly and Barry Island and between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry

 
Train operator affected
Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry, closing all lines.

From 23:15 each night until 05:30 the following morning, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry.

The 22:54 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun.

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 Burnham or Taplow from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on No trains at Burnham or Taplow from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

From 22:15 each night until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Connecting bus services will run via Slough.

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 Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway / Chippenham from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on Buses replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway / Chippenham from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea / Penzance

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway. If you are travelling to or from Didcot Parkway you will be able to use alternative train services. Buses will run from Chippenham to Reading, calling at Swindon. You will need to change at Bath Spa for an alternative train service to Chippenham.

The 20:29 Swansea to London Paddington
service will run as normal between Swansea and Bristol Parkway, it will then be diverted to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate. Alternative train services will be available between Bristol Temple Meads and London.

The 21:27 Taunton to London Paddington service will be diverted between Chippenham and Reading, not calling at Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Chippenham, calling to set down only at Swindon and Didcot Parkway. A bus will also run from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Chippenham or Reading. If you are travelling to Didcot Parkway, you will be able to use alternative trains between London / Reading and Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Reading to Chippenham, calling at Swindon.

The 21:00 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon service will be extended to call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to both Swindon and Chippenham. A bus will also run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and at Bath Spa to set down only.

 

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway, not calling at Didcot Parkway or Swindon. A bus will run from Reading to Swindon. A second bus will also run from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Parkway, calling at Swindon. If you are travelling from Reading to Didcot Parkway, alternative train services will be available.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon / Chippenham, from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and from Swindon to Chippenham / 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 at Pangbourne between 21:30 and 05:15 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on No trains at Pangbourne between 21:30 and 05:15 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

From 21:30 each night until 05:15 the following morning, trains will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

Connecting bus services will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

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 Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
More information on Amended Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 22:44 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

The 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Airport, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

The 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will terminate at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Wilmslow.

The 23:06 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria.

The 23:10 Preston to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:21 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted via an alternative route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds. The train will arrive at Leeds approximately 25 minutes later than usual.

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and 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 between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale between 23:15 and 05:00 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on No trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale between 23:15 and 05:00 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge / Stansted Airport

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt, closing the lines via Tottenham Hale from 23:15 each night until 05:00 the following morning.

While the work is taking place, trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge will be diverted via Seven Sisters. Customers should use local stations on the Seven Sisters route, which are within walking distance.

The 04:40 (Tuesday - Friday) London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport service will call at Seven Sisters instead of Tottenham Hale.

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 Hackney Downs and Chingford from 23:00 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
More information on Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford from 23:00 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November
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Start date
20/11/2017 
End date
24/11/2017 
Route affected
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Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Chingford, closing all lines.

From 23:00 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford. Some bus journeys will be extended to London Liverpool Street.

The last trains to run will be the 22:33 London Liverpool Street to Chingford and the 22:40 Chingford to London Liverpool Street services.

You may use your ticket on London Underground services between Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and Walthamstow Central.

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.

 
No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from 18:00 on Saturday 18 November until Sunday 14 January
More information on No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from 18:00 on Saturday 18 November until Sunday 14 January
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Start date
18/11/2017 
End date
14/01/2018 
Route affected
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Between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

Buses will run between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters, calling at Upper Holloway, Crouch Hill, Finsbury Park and Harringay Green Lanes.

Buses will also run between Walthamstow Central and Barking, calling at Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone High Road, Wanstead Park, Woodgrange Park and East Ham Tube Station.

You should use local buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road or London Underground services between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central and also between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground and London Buses 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.

 
Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool from Saturday 11 November until Sunday 25 March
More information on Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool from Saturday 11 November until Sunday 25 March
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Start date
11/11/2017 
End date
25/03/2018 
Route affected
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All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

 
Train operators affected
NorthernVirgin Trains
Description

As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool. This is to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys. Further information can be found here.

Until Sunday 28 January:

There will be NO trains between Preston and Blackpool South / Blackpool North.

Rail replacement buses will run every 15 minutes between Preston and Blackpool North, with some buses running direct.

Rail replacement buses will run hourly between Preston and Blackpool South. Please note, there is no bus service to or from Blackpool South on Sundays.

During peak hours, additional buses will run between Preston and St Annes and Lytham calling at Poulton-le-Fylde.

From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Ticket acceptance:

All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool 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.

 
Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Wednesday 27 December
More information on Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Wednesday 27 December
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Start date
01/08/2017 
End date
27/12/2017 
Route affected

The following routes are affected between:

London Charing Cross and Ramsgate

London St Pancras International and Margate

London Victoria and Ramsgate

Gillingham and Ramsgate

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

  • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West.

  • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West.

  • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

  • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.

  • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.


Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

  • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

  • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

  • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

 

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.

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

Further information

Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

There will be major changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period, with several London terminal stations closed, as detailed below;

From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive, the following stations will be closed for Southeastern services;

  • London Bridge
  • London Cannon Street
  • London Charing Cross
  • Waterloo East
  • Deptford
  • Greenwich
  • Maze Hill
  • Westcombe Park
  • New Cross
  • St Johns

Services will be significantly revised and reduced as detailed below;

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed. On Christmas Eve, the network will close down by 22:00.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December;

No Southeastern services will operate

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars, London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable.

As these are 'working days', London Victoria is expected to be extremely busy during peak times so please try and avoid travelling during these times if you can.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Monday 1 January 2018

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Lewisham and Dartford, via Sidcup

Alternative routes and travel advice

You’ll be able to use the following routes at no extra charge to help complete your journey;

  • Between 27 and 29 December inclusive: Southeastern 'high speed' services to and from London St Pancras
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
  

Alternative travel arrangements on Transport for London services (Tube, Bus and DLR) are still being finalised.

Station specific travel advice can be found here

Longer term changes

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit 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 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 are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

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.

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 detailed below:

  • 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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • 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.

 
 

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