Please find below what we hope will be helpful travel advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement bus service. Obviously buses are different to trains, so there will be things you can expect on a train that are not possible or practical for us to provide on a replacement bus!

We have asked the Train Operating Companies your most frequently asked questions about their replacement buses and coaches, including whether they will carry your bicycle, a pushchair or pram, your pets, wheelchair, mobility scooter etc.. Their comprehensive and informative answers can be found in the table below.

The information is different for each train company, but there are some general rules that apply to them all:

  • You should have a valid train ticket before you get on the bus.
  • Bicycles cannot be taken on the bus, unless they are folded.
  • Guide dogs and other 'working' dogs will always be carried.
  • No alcohol is allowed on the bus or coach.


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

Please select the train company you are travelling with from those listed below.

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