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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice
More information on Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice
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Incident created
17/03/2019 16:46
Last updated
20/03/2019 09:29
Route affected
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Between Llandudno Junction / Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Following the severe weather events during Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Significant repair work must be undertaken before the line reopens. You can view images of the damage here.

The line is expected to remain closed for several weeks. Once more accurate updates are received by Network Rail engineers, route disruption information will be updated to reflect a reopening date.

How does this affect my journey?

Trains are unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Bus information:

The buses will be run by Llew Jones Coaches and will reflect the normal train timetable, subject to traffic conditions. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs, mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Buses replace early morning trains between Brighton and Worthing / Chichester from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 March
More information on Buses replace early morning trains between Brighton and Worthing / Chichester from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
19/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Southern between London Victoria and Worthing

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Havant, closing lines between 00:15 and 04:50 from Tuesday to Friday.

As a result, buses will replace early morning trains between Brighton and Worthing, and also between Barnham and Chichester.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace early morning trains between London Bridge and East Croydon on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March
More information on Buses replace early morning trains between London Bridge and East Croydon on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March
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Start date
19/03/2019 
End date
20/03/2019 
Route affected

Southern between London Bridge and East Croydon

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Norwood Junction very early on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, closing some lines.

As a result, the 00:15 and 00:35 London Bridge to East Croydon services will be replaced by buses throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Amended 05:37 London Bridge to East Grinstead service from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 March
More information on Amended 05:37 London Bridge to East Grinstead service from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
19/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Thameslink between London Bridge and East Grinstead

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and Tulse Hill, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 05:37 London Bridge to East Grinstead service will start from East Croydon. Customers for stations between London Bridge and East Croydon should use alternative train services.

Check before you travel:

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

 
Buses replace evening / morning trains between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Buses replace evening / morning trains between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Wickford overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning, closing lines overnight.

Monday to Wednesday:

The last train unaffected by engineering work to run will be the 22:45 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria.

After this train, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

Tuesday to Thursday:

The 04:00 and 04:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will start from Shenfield. The first train to run from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will be the 05:00 from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020
More information on No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
28/02/2020 
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Buckenham and Great Yarmouth, closing all lines via Berney Arms.

All trains which usually travel via Berney Arms will travel via Acle. Customers wishing to travel to / from Great Yarmouth are advised to travel on Greater Anglia train services via Brundall or Norwich.

Additional engineering work is taking place on some weekends, so if you are planning to travel, please check the Future Engineering Work page for more information.

Please note, no trains or replacement road transport will call at Berney Arms.

Check before you travel:

Up to Friday 31 May, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 1 June, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

 
Amended evening / morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
More information on Amended evening / morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

TransPennine Express services via Manchester Victoria, Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Airport

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the TransPennine Express network, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 20:57 Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will not call at Huddersfield, and will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:46 Scarborough to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria (arriving at 01:00).
  • The 22:53 Leeds to Huddersfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:17 Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield, but will additionally call at Brighouse. A bus will run from Huddersfield to Brighouse and then back to Huddersfield to connect with this service.
  • The 23:33 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will start from Manchester Victoria at 01:07. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Airport at 00:16 to Manchester Victoria via Manchester Piccadilly to connect with this train.
  • The 01:38, 02:52 and 03:50 York to Manchester Airport services and the 02:42 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will not call at Huddersfield, and will additionally call at Brighouse. Replacement buses will run from Huddersfield to Brighouse to connect with these trains in both directions.
  • The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart Sheffield at 04:00.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 overnight service between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Amended overnight service between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Great Northern between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Stevenage / Letchworth Garden City / Cambridge / Ely / Kings Lynn / Peterborough

Thameslink between Brighton / Horsham / London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Peterborough

 
Train operators affected
Great NorthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Welwyn Garden City, closing all lines through the station overnight.

Great Northern / Thameslink

Trains between London King's Cross and Stevenage, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn will be diverted between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage and will be unable to call at stations via Welwyn Garden City. A revised timetable will operate with extended journey times.

Replacement buses will operate calling at stations between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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

 
Buses replace late night trains between Newtown / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Newtown / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Birmimgham International / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newtown and Machynlleth, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service will terminate at Newtown. A replacement bus will run between Newtown and Aberystwyth.

The 23:40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

 
Buses replace evening trains in the Cardiff area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Buses replace evening trains in the Cardiff area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Penarth / Cardiff Central and Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Rhymney overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:35 Cardiff Central to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 22:48 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 service to and from London Liverpool Street via Stratford from 21:25 each night on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March
More information on Amended service to and from London Liverpool Street via Stratford from 21:25 each night on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March
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Start date
20/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Braintree / Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Harwich International / Ipswich / Norwich

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

High Output Ballast Cleaning is taking place each night between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Greater Anglia

Some trains may depart earlier than usual, and journey times will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

 
Amended midweek overnight Northern service at Manchester from Monday 18 until Thursday 21 March
More information on Amended midweek overnight Northern service at Manchester from Monday 18 until Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

Northern between Wigan North Western and Stalybridge; Sheffield / New Mills Central / Glossop and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Hadfield and Stalybridge areas, closing some lines each night.

The following changes will be in place each night from Monday to Thursday:

  • 22:50 Wigan North Western to Stalybridge service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge

  • 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at stations via New Mills Central. A bus will be provided to run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly via New Mills Central

  • 23:15 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout

  • 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop service will be cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout, which will be extended to terminate at Hadfield

 

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
More information on Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Faversham to connect with a train from Faversham to Ramsgate. A minibus will run between Sittingbourne and Teynham.
  • The 23:25 and 23:55 London St Pancras to Faversham services will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. Replacement buses will run between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Faversham to connect with a train from Faversham to Ramsgate. A minibus will run between Sittingbourne and Teynham.
  • The 00:26 Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea service will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:40 London Victoria to Dartford service will be diverted after Lewisham to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • The 00:46 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be diverted after Lewisham to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford via Bexleyheath.
  • The 01:02 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be diverted after London Bridge to run via Greenwich, then as scheduled from Charlton. Replacement buses will run between Greenwich and Blackheath via Lewisham, and between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich.

Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will be diverted to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.
  • The 00:46 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will be diverted to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich. Customers from Charlton towards Dartford can travel on the 00:32 London Cannon Street to Dartford service, which will call at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 morning / evening services to / from London St Pancras International from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
More information on Amended morning / evening services to / from London St Pancras International from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras and Leicester / Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Wellingborough area, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International service will be retimed after Wellingborough, running later than usual to Bedford, Luton and London St Pancras.
  • The 21:50 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Bedford.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will run later than usual after Bedford.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual after Bedford.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Bedford.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester will be retimed after Bedford.

Friday:

  • The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras service will call additionally at Market Harborough, Kettering, Wellingborough, Bedford and Luton for passengers of the 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras service, which is cancelled.
  • The 21:50 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Leicester.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will run later than usual after Leicester.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual after Leicester.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Leicester.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / early morning Virgin Trains services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
More information on Amended late night / early morning Virgin Trains services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Virgin Trains network, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service is diverted via Northampton, and will terminate at Birmingham New Street.
  • The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will run via Northampton.
  • The 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service is diverted via Northampton, and will terminate at Birmingham New Street. Customers for Wolverhampton should use alternative services.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street. Customers for Wolverhampton should use alternative services.

Check before you travel:

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

 
Amended services in the Bristol area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Amended services in the Bristol area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Meads and Cardiff Central / Swansea, and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points in the Bristol area, closing some lines.

Monday to Wednesday:

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will run approximately 5 minutes later than normal from Patchway onwards.

Wednesday:

The 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will terminate at Westbury. A replacement bus will run between Westbury and Frome.

Thursday:

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea, and the 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central services will run 5 minutes later than usual after Patchway.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

 
No trains to / from London Fenchurch Street after 20:45 from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on No trains to / from London Fenchurch Street after 20:45 from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

c2c between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Fenchurch Street overnight, closing all lines after 20:45.

After 20:45 each night, trains that usually run to / from London Fenchurch Street will be diverted to run to / from London Liverpool Street. Services that usually run to / from London Liverpool Street will be retimed.

Services that usually run between Southend Central and London Fenchurch Street will run between Grays and Upminster only.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on London Underground District Line services between Tower Hill, West Ham, Barking and Upminster, on London Underground Jubilee Line services between West Ham and Stratford, and on Docklands Light Railway services between Limehouse, Poplar 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 and Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Amended 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

East Midlands Trains between Cleethorpes and Newark North Gate

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Lincoln area, closing some lines.

As a result, the 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service will start at Market Rasen. A replacement bus will run between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen to connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

 
Buses replace evening / morning trains at Pangbourne from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
More information on Buses replace evening / morning trains at Pangbourne from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Reading and Didcot Parkway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Wednesday:

After 22:30, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Replacement buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in both directions.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:51 Oxford to Reading service will not call at Pangbourne. A replacement bus will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in both directions.

Friday evening:

After 23:50, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Replacement buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in each direction.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 evening services between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 March
More information on Amended evening services between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Gunnislake / Paignton and Exeter St Davids

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Track work is taking place overnight between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday:

  • The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids 8 minutes later than usual.
  • The 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids service will depart Teignmouth and beyond up to 8 minutes later than usual.

Tuesday:

  • The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids 22 minutes later than usual.
  • The 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids service will depart Teignmouth and beyond up to 22 minutes later than usual.

Wednesday:

  • The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids 8 minutes later than usual.
  • The 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids service will depart Teignmouth and beyond up to 8 minutes later than usual.

Thursday:

  • The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids 22 minutes later than usual.
  • The 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids service will depart Teignmouth and beyond up to 22 minutes later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

 
Buses replace trains to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Buses replace trains to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

Monday:

After 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Tuesday:

Until 05:15,  trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow. Customers for the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service should use later train services.

Wednesday:

After 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Thursday:

Until 05:15,  trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow. Customers for the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service should use later train services.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

 
Amended 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
More information on Amended 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
21/03/2019 
Route affected

West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall. A replacement bus will run from Walsall to Hednesford.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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.

 
Buses replace trains between Hooton and Rock Ferry from Saturday 2 to Friday 22 March
More information on Buses replace trains between Hooton and Rock Ferry from Saturday 2 to Friday 22 March
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Start date
02/03/2019 
End date
22/03/2019 
Route affected
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Between Chester / Ellesmere Port and Liverpool Central

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Platform upgrade work is taking place at all stations between Hooton and Rock Ferry, closing the line.

How will this affect my journey?

Rail replacement buses will run between Hooton and Rock Ferry, calling at all stations. All buses will also call at Hamilton Square where there are more trains running to and from Liverpool.

Express buses will also run between Hooton and Hamilton Square stations Monday to Saturday.

Passengers can board trains at Hamilton Square to complete their onward journey.

There will be train timetable alterations on both the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines. Passengers travelling on these lines will need to board a rail replacement bus at Hooton station.

If you are travelling from Rock Ferry, Green Lane or Birkenhead Central there will be a reduced train service with trains running every 15 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

 
Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
More information on Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
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Start date
26/05/2018 
End date
28/09/2019 
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at Derby Road and Trimley.

If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

 
 

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