Changes to train times

 

May Bank Holidays Travel Summary 2020

This information is subject to change due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please continue to check the latest travel advice.

Changes to the Early May bank holiday this year - VE Day

Normally the Early May bank holiday falls on the first Monday in May. However this year, the bank holiday will take place instead on Friday 8 May - to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This means that the 'Early May' bank holiday weekend will take place from Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May.

Network Rail plans much of its major engineering work years in advance, so the Early May work was originally scheduled over the weekend of Saturday 2 May to Monday 4 May. In order for VE Day to be kept clear to allow veterans and their families to travel to special events, much of the planned work has remained on the original weekend. But the work has been reduced to take place on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May only, as Monday 4 May is a normal working day.

The Spring bank holiday weekend at the end of the month will be on the normal weekend days, from Saturday 23 May to Monday 25 May.

Background Information

Fewer people travel by rail over bank holiday weekends, which is why rail companies decide to carry out essential improvement and engineering work across the rail network during this time. Some train companies may also be making changes to their usual timetable, and some train times, to match services to the number of customers travelling.

Major Engineering Work 

Details of the major engineering work taking place during the bank holiday weekends will be listed here.

Weekend of 2 and 3 May:

Amended service to and from London Euston on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May

No trains between Wigan North Western and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Lockerbie from Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May

No trains between London Charing Cross and London Bridge on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May

Spring Bank Holiday 23 to 25 May:

We expect to start publishing these details from early-March onwards.

However, we are already aware that major improvement work will be carried out on the West Coast Main Line - you can find more details here.

Information on all line closures will also be available on our future engineering works page.



You will be able to check your journey from approximately 12 weeks in advance of your travel date by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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We will also be providing a summary of the service that each train operating company will be running. Please check back here from mid-February onwards for details.

Please select your train operating company from the list below:

Avanti West Coast

 

Saturday 2 May

There will be engineering work in the London Euston area, and between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes. A revised timetable will operate.

There will also be engineering work between Wigan North Western and Lockerbie. Trains to and from Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will run as far as Warrington Bank Quay / Wigan North Western only. Replacement buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Preston, and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central. Customers may use TransPennine Express bus services between Carlisle and Edinburgh, and TransPennine Express train services between Preston and Carlisle. Customers may also use Northern replacement buses between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Sunday 3 May

There will be engineering work in the London Euston area, and between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes. Trains will start / terminate at Milton Keynes Central, customers should use London Northwestern Railway bus and train services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central.

There will also be engineering work between Wigan North Western and Lockerbie. Trains to and from Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will run as far as Warrington Bank Quay / Wigan North Western only. Replacement buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Preston, and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central. Customers may use TransPennine Express bus services between Carlisle and Edinburgh, and TransPennine Express train services between Preston and Carlisle. Customers may also use Northern replacement buses between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Also, trains will be diverted  because of engineering work and cannot call at Wolverhampton. A bus will run between Wolverhampton and Stafford to connect with the diverted trains.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

A revised timetable will operate to and from London Euston due to engineering work between Cheddington and Milton Keynes Central.

There will be no Avanti West Coast trains between Wigan North Western and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Lockerbie due to engineering work at various locations. Replacement buses will run between Wigan North Western and Preston and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central. Customers should use TransPennine Express trains between Preston and Carlisle and replacement buses between Carlisle and Edinburgh. A very limited number of trains will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central via Dumfries.

Sunday 24 May

A revised timetable will operate to and from London Euston due to engineering work between Cheddington and Milton Keynes Central.

There will be no Avanti West Coast trains between Wigan North Western and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Lockerbie due to engineering work at various locations. Replacement buses will run between Wigan North Western and Preston and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central. Customers should use TransPennine Express trains between Preston and Carlisle and replacement buses between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

There will be no Avanti West Coast services to or from Holyhead due to engineering work between Rhyl and Holyhead.

Also, trains will be diverted  because of engineering work and cannot call at Wolverhampton. A bus will run between Wolverhampton and Stafford to connect with the diverted trains.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

A revised timetable will operate to and from London Euston due to engineering work between Cheddington and Milton Keynes Central.

There will be no Avanti West Coast trains between Wigan North Western and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Lockerbie due to engineering work at various locations. Replacement buses will run between Wigan North Western and Preston and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central. Customers should use TransPennine Express trains between Preston and Carlisle and replacement buses between Carlisle and Edinburgh. A very limited number of trains will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central via Dumfries.

c2c

 

Saturday 2 May

Revised train times. More details and timetables here.

Sunday 3 May

Trains that usually run to / from London Liverpool Street will be amended to run to / from London Fenchurch Street instead. These trains will additionally call at West Ham and Limehouse.

Buses will replace trains between Southend Central and Shoeburyness due to engineering work.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Due to engineering work between Barking and London Fenchurch Street, trains will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street, calling additionally at Stratford.

Saturday 23 May

Revised train times. More details and timetables here.

Sunday 24 May

Due to engineering work:

  • Trains that usually run to / from London Liverpool Street will be amended to run to / from London Fenchurch Street instead. These trains will additionally call at West Ham and Limehouse.
  • Between 09:30 and 15:40, London Fenchurch Street - Grays services will not run. Replacement buses will run between Ockendon and Rainham via Purfleet.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

A revised Sunday service will operate.

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Saturday 2 May

No Saturday night service.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work on the west coast mainline:

Inverness/Aberdeen/Fort William to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Preston or Crewe.

Glasgow to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Motherwell, Carstairs, Carlisle or Watford Junction.

Edinburgh to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Carlisle or Watford Junction.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Caledonian Sleeper services departing Scotland on Friday evening towards London will arrive at London Euston a few minutes later than usual.

Saturday 23 May

No Saturday night service.

Sunday 24 May

Due to engineering work on the west coast mainline:

Inverness/Aberdeen/Fort William to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Preston or Crewe.

Glasgow to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Motherwell, Carstairs, Carlisle or Watford Junction.

Edinburgh to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Carlisle or Watford Junction.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Due to engineering work on the west coast mainline:

Inverness/Aberdeen/Fort William to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Preston or Crewe.

Glasgow to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Motherwell, Carstairs, Carlisle or Watford Junction.

Edinburgh to/from London Euston services are diverted and will not be calling at Carlisle or Watford Junction.

Chiltern Railways

 

Saturday 2 May

19:40 London Marylebone - Kidderminster service will terminate at Birmingham Moor Street. This is due to Sunday's amended service.

Sunday 3 May

Amended timetable due to major engineering work on the West Coast Main Line. There will be additional capacity between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone in expectation of increased demand.

No Chiltern Railways services will stop at Birmingham Snow Hill or stations to/from Kidderminster. You can use West Midlands Railway services.

Buses replace trains for local journeys to / from Hatton and Lapworth.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

A Saturday-style timetable will operate.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available. 

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available. 

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

CrossCountry

 

Saturday 2 May

South West England - Midlands / Northern England / Scotland:

Services that run via Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa, and will not call at Bristol Parkway. These diversions will also extend journey times by up to an hour.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.
  • Bristol Parkway and Cheltenham Spa.

Cardiff Central - Manchester via Bristol Temple Meads:

On Saturday, the 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly and the 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central services will be amended to run to / from Bristol Temple Meads instead of Cardiff Central. Customers travelling to / from Cardiff Central should use Great Western Railway trains / replacement buses between Cardiff Central and Bristol Parkway.

Edinburgh - Glasgow Central:

Buses replace trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell.

Services to / from Southampton Central and Bournemouth:

Trains will divert not to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by approximately 45 minutes. Customers should use South Western Railway trains / replacement road transport between Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway.

Sunday 3 May

South West England - Midlands / Northern England / Scotland:

Services that run via Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa, and will not call at Bristol Parkway. These diversions will also extend journey times by up to an hour.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway.
  • Bristol Parkway and Cheltenham Spa.

Cardiff Central - Manchester via Bristol Temple Meads:

On Saturday, the 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly and the 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central services will be amended to run to / from Bristol Temple Meads instead of Cardiff Central. Customers travelling to / from Cardiff Central should use Great Western Railway trains / replacement buses between Cardiff Central and Bristol Parkway.

Edinburgh - Glasgow Central:

Buses replace trains between Edinburgh and Motherwell.

Services to / from Southampton Central and Bournemouth:

Trains will divert not to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by approximately 45 minutes. Customers should use South Western Railway trains / replacement road transport between Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway.

Wolverhampton:

Trains will divert and will not call at Wolverhampton. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Wolverhampton and Stafford to connect with train services.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Birmingham New Street - Cambridge / Stansted Airport:

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Peterborough, March and Ely.

Birmingham New Street - Sheffield - Wakefield Westgate - Leeds - Newcastle:

Trains will be diverted, not calling at Wakefield Westgate. Replacement buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate, and also between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

Wolverhampton:

Trains will divert and will not call at Wolverhampton. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Wolverhampton and Stafford to connect with train services.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

East Midlands Railway

 

Saturday 2 May

Sheffield - Derby / Nottingham - London St Pancras International:

Trains to / from London St Pancras International will run to an amended timetable, with trains running slightly earlier or later than usual.

Trains will not call at Luton or Luton Airport Parkway, and at Bedford trains will pick up passengers only when running from London and let passengers disembark only when running towards London. Customers to / from these stations should use Thameslink services instead.

Corby - Kettering:

Buses will replace trains between these stations.

Sunday 3 May

Sheffield - Derby / Nottingham - London St Pancras International:

Trains to / from London St Pancras International will run to an amended timetable, with trains running slightly earlier or later than usual.

Trains will not call at Luton or Luton Airport Parkway, and at Bedford trains will pick up passengers only when running from London and let passengers disembark only when running towards London. Customers to / from these stations should use Thameslink services instead.

Corby - Kettering:

A shuttle train service will run between these stations.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Sheffield - Derby / Nottingham - London St Pancras International:

Trains to / from London St Pancras International will run to an amended timetable, with trains running slightly earlier or later than usual.

Trains will not call at Luton or Luton Airport Parkway, and at Bedford trains will pick up passengers only when running from London and let passengers disembark only when running towards London. Customers to / from these stations should use Thameslink services instead.

Corby - Kettering:

Buses replace trains between these stations.

Sunday 24 May

Sheffield - Derby / Nottingham - London St Pancras International:

Trains to / from London St Pancras International will run to an amended timetable, with trains running slightly earlier or later than usual.

Trains will not call at Luton or Luton Airport Parkway, and at Bedford trains will pick up passengers only when running from London and let passengers disembark only when running towards London. Customers to / from these stations should use Thameslink services instead.

Due to engineering work at Wakefield, East Midlands Railway services will not run between Leeds and Sheffield - use other train company services between these stations.

Corby - Kettering:

Buses replace trains between these stations.

Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham - Peterborough - Norwich:

Services will not run between Peterborough and Ely. Buses will run direct between Peterborough and Norwich. A shuttle train service will operate between Ely and Norwich.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Sheffield - Derby / Nottingham - London St Pancras International:

Trains to / from London St Pancras International will run to an amended timetable, with trains running slightly earlier or later than usual.

Trains will not call at Luton or Luton Airport Parkway, and at Bedford trains will pick up passengers only when running from London and let passengers disembark only when running towards London. Customers to / from these stations should use Thameslink services instead.

Corby - Kettering:

Buses replace trains between these stations.

Gatwick Express

 

Saturday 2 May

A half hourly timetable will be in operation due to engineering work.

Sunday 3 May

A half hourly timetable will be in operation due to engineering work.

On Sunday morning the first Gatwick Express service will depart London Victoria at 07:30. Customers should use Southern train services before this time.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

A half hourly timetable will be in operation between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport due to engineering work at London Victoria

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Grand Central

 

Saturday 2 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 3 May

The 07:57 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross service will depart later at 08:12 due to early morning engineering work.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Great Northern

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work no trains will run between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. Trains will be diverted to run to / from London Kings Cross. You can use your ticket on London Buses and London Underground.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work no trains will run between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. Trains will be diverted to run to / from London Kings Cross. You can use your ticket on London Buses and London Underground.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Until 09:40, due to engineering work replacement buses will run between Alexandra Palace / Finsbury Park and Hertford North / Stevenage.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Great Western Railway

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between:

  • Newport and Bristol Parkway
  • Newport and Bristol Temple Meads
  • Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach
  • A limited bus service will serve Pilning station

Services between South Wales and London will be diverted to run on alternative routes, and will not call at Bristol Parkway.

Train services between Great Malvern / Worcester stations / Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads / Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will be amended, and will not run to Great Malvern / Worcester stations / Cheltenham Spa at all.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between:

  • Newport and Bristol Parkway
  • Newport and Bristol Temple Meads
  • Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach
  • A limited bus service will serve Pilning station

Services between South Wales and London will be diverted to run on alternative routes, and will not call at Bristol Parkway.

Train services between Great Malvern / Worcester stations / Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads / Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will be amended, and will not run to Great Malvern / Worcester stations / Cheltenham Spa at all.

Trains that usually run to / from Brighton will be amended, and will not run between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton. Customers for stations between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton should use Southern bus / train services.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

A revised service will operate on all Great Western Railway routes.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Greater Anglia

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze.

Before 08:10, trains that usually run via Tottenham Hale will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria / Ipswich / Norwich and branches: A revised Saturday service will run.

Ipswich and Norwich - Cambridge / Peterborough / Sheringham / Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft / Felixstowe: A Friday service will operate, with some minor re-timings.

London Liverpool Street and Stratford - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge: A Saturday service will run, with some minor re-timings.

Saturday 23 May

Due to engineering work buses will replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, and between Colchester and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Sunday 24 May

Due to engineering work:

  • Buses will replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, and between Colchester and Walton-on-the-Naze
  • Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Ely
  • Until 10:00, buses will replace trains between Southend Victoria and Hockley
  • Until 18:00, no trains will call at Lea Bridge.

 

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria / Ipswich / Norwich and branches: A revised Saturday service will run. Due to engineering work buses will replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, and between Colchester and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Ipswich and Norwich - Cambridge / Peterborough / Sheringham / Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft / Felixstowe: A Monday service will operate, with some minor re-timings.

London Liverpool Street and Stratford - Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge: A Saturday service will run, with some minor re-timings.

Heathrow Express

 

Saturday 2 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 3 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Hull Trains

 

Saturday 2 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 3 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Island Line

 

Saturday 2 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 3 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work, trains will not run between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central. Customers should use other services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.

Due to late evening engineering work between Peterborough and Doncaster:

  • 21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will be retimed to depart London Kings Cross up to an hour earlier, and will be diverted between Peterborough and Doncaster. Replacement buses will run between Peterborough and Doncaster to serve Grantham, Newark North Gate, Retford and Doncaster.
  • 22:00 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work, trains will not run between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central. Customers should use other services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Normal service.

Saturday 23 May

Due to engineering work between Leeds and Horsforth, trains between London Kings Cross and Harrogate will start / terminate at Leeds.

Due to late evening engineering work between Peterborough and Doncaster:

  • 21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will be retimed to depart London Kings Cross at the earlier time of 20:06, and will be diverted between Peterborough and Doncaster. A bus will run between Peterborough and Doncaster calling at Grantham, Newark North Gate and Retford.
  • 22:00 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will be retimed to depart at the earlier time of 21:00.

Sunday 24 May

Due to engineering work between Leeds and Horsforth, trains between London Kings Cross and Harrogate will start / terminate at Leeds.

Due to engineering work a reduced service will run to / from Leeds, with trains being diverted between Leeds and Doncaster and not calling at Wakefield Westgate. A replacement bus service will run between Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Due to engineering work between Leeds and Horsforth, trains between London Kings Cross and Harrogate will start / terminate at Leeds.

London Northwestern Railway

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work:

  • Train services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency.
  • Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street / Rugeley Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street will run to a special timetable between Northampton and London Euston (at reduced frequency).
  • Trains between London Euston and Crewe (via Nuneaton & Tamworth) will run to an amended timetable between London Euston and Rugby.

      

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work:

  • Until 08:45 train services from London Euston to Northampton will not run. Trains from Northampton to London Euston will run between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central only.
  • After 08:45 a special half-hourly train service will run between London Euston and Hemel Hempstead.
  • Rail replacement buses will operate between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central.
  • Train services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton / Milton Keynes Central and Birmingham New Street only.
  • Train services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Northampton / Milton Keynes Central and Birmingham New Street, and between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street only. Passengers are advised to travel on other operators services between Birmingham New Street and Stafford / Crewe
  • Trains between London Euston and Crewe (via Tamworth and Nuneaton) will run between Northampton and Crewe only.
  • Trains between Coventry and Crewe (via Birmingham New Street and Stoke-on-Trent) will run between Coventry and Birmingham New Street and between Stafford and Crewe (to an amended timetable). Passengers are advised to travel on other operators services between Birmingham New Street and Stafford.

  

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

London Overground

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work, no London Overground service will operate between Willesden Junction and Watford Junction. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Junction and also between Harrow & Wealdstone and Stonebridge Park. Passengers should use London Underground services between Stonebridge Park and Willesden Junction.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work, no London Overground service will operate between London Euston and Watford Junction. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Junction and also between Harrow & Wealdstone and Queens Park. Passengers should use London Underground services between Queens Park and London Euston.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Merseyrail

 

Saturday 2 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 3 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

A Saturday service will run.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

A Saturday service will run.

Northern

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work, the following alterations will apply:

Barrow-in-Furness: Trains will only run between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Airport and Preston

Blackpool North - Manchester Airport: Buses will replace trains between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston.

Blackpool North - Liverpool Lime Street: Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Blackpool South: Trains will be extended and will run between Blackburn and Blackpool South (instead of between Preston and Blackpool South)

Windermere: Trains will run between Lancaster and Windermere with some trains extended to run between Preston and Windermere.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work, the following alterations will apply:

Barrow-in-Furness: Trains between Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness will start / terminate at Lancaster. Replacement buses will run between Preston and Lancaster.

Blackpool North - Manchester Airport: Buses will replace trains between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston.

Blackpool North - Liverpool Lime Street: Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Carlisle - Settle: Buses will replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby.

Carlisle - Newcastle: Buses will replace trains between Carlisle and Haltwhistle.

Cumbrian Coast: Buses will replace trains between Carlisle and Workington. 

Windermere: Trains will only run between Lancaster / Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere. Buses will run between Preston and Lancaster.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

ScotRail

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central via Carstairs.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Dumfries and Carlisle.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

South Western Railway

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work, buses replace trains between:

  • Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids
  • Eastleigh / Romsey and Southampton Central
  • Farnham and Bentley / Guildford
  • Farnborough and Alton
  • Aldershot and Ascot.

    

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work, buses replace trains between:

  • Yeovil Junction and Exeter St Davids
  • Virginia Water and Reading
  • Virginia Water and Guildford
  • Farnham and Bentley
  • Farnborough and Alton
  • Teddington and Shepperton
  • Basingstoke / Romsey and Southampton Central.

     

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Southeastern

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work the line will be closed between London Charing Cross and London Bridge. Train services will be altered as follows:

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath will start / terminate at London Cannon Street. London Victoria to Gravesend Trains will stop additionally at Stone Crossing, Swanscombe and Northfleet.
  • Grove Park Line: London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks trains will start / terminate at London Cannon Street. London Cannon Street to Orpington trains will not run. Trains from Grove Park to Bromley North will run every 30 minutes.
  • Hastings Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells / Hastings will start / terminate at London Bridge.
  • Hayes Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Hayes will not run.
  • Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory / Ramsgate will start / terminate at London Bridge.
  • Sidcup Line: London Charing Cross to Gravesend trains will not run.
  • Woolwich Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich, will start at London Cannon Street instead.

Also, due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Battle and Hastings. Due to limited road access, these buses will not stop at Crowhurst. Customers should change at Battle for a minibus service to / from Crowhurst.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work the line will be closed between London Charing Cross and London Bridge. Train services will be altered as follows:

  • Bexleyheath Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath will start / terminate at London Cannon Street. Additional London Cannon Street circular trains will run.
  • Grove Park Line: Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington.
  • Hastings Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will start / terminate at London Cannon Street.
  • Hayes Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Hayes will not run.
  • Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory / Ramsgate will start / terminate at London Victoria.
  • Sidcup Line: Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup, and trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.
  • Woolwich Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich, will start at London Cannon Street instead.

Also, due to engineering work, buses will replace trains between Battle and Hastings. Due to limited road access, these buses will not stop at Crowhurst. Customers should change at Battle for a minibus service to / from Crowhurst.

Buses will replace trains between Borough Green & Wrotham and Ashford International because of engineering work.

Buses will replace trains between Gillingham and Faversham due to engineering work.

Buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea due to engineering work.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

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Sunday 24 May

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Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

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Southern

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to engineering work a revised train service will operate between Eastbourne and Bexhill. Buses will replace trains between Bexhill and Ashford International.

From approximately 23:30 Saturday until 08:30 on Sunday, engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Streatham Common, closing the line. Buses will replace trains between Tulse Hill and East Croydon via Selhurst. Some trains will be diverted between Tulse Hill and East Croydon via Norwood Junction.

Sunday 3 May

Engineering work is taking place at London Victoria from start of service to 10:00, closing platforms 14 to 19. Also from 22:00 to the end of service, closing platforms 9 to 13 and some lines between London Victoria and Clapham Junction. During the times of the engineering work, most journey times will be extended by up to 5 minutes between London Victoria and Clapham Junction. Additionally, after 22:00, trains from Clapham Junction to London Victoria will be unable to call at Battersea Park. Customers travelling towards London Victoria should circulate via Battersea Park, Clapham Junction, London Victoria then back to Battersea Park.

Due to engineering work a revised train service will operate between Eastbourne and Bexhill. Buses will replace trains between Bexhill and Ashford International.

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Havant / Portsmouth Harbour. Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central services will be diverted to operate to and from Bognor Regis.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

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Saturday 23 May

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Sunday 24 May

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Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

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Stansted Express

 

Saturday 2 May

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Sunday 3 May

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Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

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Saturday 23 May

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Sunday 24 May

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Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

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TfL Rail

 

Saturday 2 May

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Sunday 3 May

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Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

London Liverpool Street - Shenfield: Saturday service.

London Paddington - Heathrow Airport / Hayes & Harlington / Reading: Saturday service.

Saturday 23 May

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Sunday 24 May

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Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

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Thameslink

 

Saturday 2 May

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Sunday 3 May

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Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

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Saturday 23 May

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Sunday 24 May

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Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

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TransPennine Express

 

Saturday 2 May

Due to major engineering work:

  • No TransPennine Express trains will run between Manchester stations and Preston. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Airport and Preston (no stops). Customers travelling to and from Manchester stations can use Northern train services, and can use the replacement buses between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston.
  • No TransPennine Express services will run between Liverpool Lime Street, Wigan North Western and Preston, with no replacement transport between these stations.
  • A train service will run between Preston and Carlisle.
  • Replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Edinburgh (not calling at Haymarket).
  • Customers travelling between Carlisle, Lockerbie and Glasgow Central can use Avanti West Coast buses to complete their journey.

      

Sunday 3 May

Due to major engineering work:

  • No TransPennine Express trains will run between Manchester stations and Preston. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Airport and Preston (no stops). Customers travelling to and from Manchester stations can use Northern train services, and can use the replacement buses between Buckshaw Parkway and Preston.
  • No TransPennine Express services will run between Liverpool Lime Street, Wigan North Western and Preston, with no replacement transport between these stations.
  • A train service will run between Preston and Carlisle.
  • Replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Edinburgh (not calling at Haymarket).
  • Customers travelling between Carlisle, Lockerbie and Glasgow Central can use Avanti West Coast buses to complete their journey.

     

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

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Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

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Transport for Wales

 

Saturday 2 May

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Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work at Wolverhampton, buses will replace trains all day between Birmingham International and Shrewsbury.

After 20:30 buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth because of late evening engineering work.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

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Saturday 23 May

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Sunday 24 May

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Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

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West Midlands Railway

 

Saturday 2 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 3 May

Due to engineering work at Wolverhampton, local stopping train services between Walsall / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton will run between Walsall / Birmingham New Street and Tipton only. A replacement bus service will operate between Tipton and Wolverhampton.

Friday 8 May - VE Day bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Saturday 23 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Sunday 24 May

Travel information will be published here when available.

Monday 25 May - Spring bank holiday

Travel information will be published here when available.

Last updated:   21 March 2020