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Disruption between York and Leeds via Harrogate until the end of service
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Incident created
27/02/2021 13:57
Last updated
27/02/2021 15:29
Route affected
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Trains between York / Knaresborough and Leeds

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

A fault with the signalling system between Knaresborough and Cattal means that trains between York and Leeds via Harrogate are being disrupted. Trains which run will be delayed by up to 60 minutes, and some trains will be cancelled between York and Harrogate.

We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service today.

Customer Advice:

To help you complete your journey, road transport (provided by York Pullman) will operate as follows:

  • Departing at 14:40 from York to Harrogate, calling at Poppleton, Hammerton, Cattal, Knaresborough and Starbeck
  • Departing at 16:10 from Harrogate to York, calling at Starbeck, Knaresborough, Cattal, Hammerton and Poppleton

Journey times will be increased by approximately 40 minutes when using road transport.

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

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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

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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 Exeter St Davids and Crediton / Tiverton Parkway until the end of service
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Incident created
26/02/2021 19:18
Last updated
27/02/2021 13:13
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Plymouth  and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Edinburgh / Derby / Leeds / York / Glasgow Central / Newcastle: and between Paignton and Bristol Temple Meads: and between Penzance and Glasgow Central

Great Western Railway between Penzance / Exeter St Davids and Bristol Temple Meads: and between Penzance / Plymouth / Exeter St Davids and Cardiff Central / London Paddington

South Western Railway between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo / Salisbury / Yeovil Junction

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway
Description

A wartime bomb has been found near the railway between Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway.

In order to remove it, the line will be blocked between Exeter St Davids and Crediton / Tiverton Parkway until the end of service.

How does this affect my journey?

CrossCountry

A train shuttle will run between the south west of England and Exeter St Davids.

Accessible coaches will run between Exeter St Davids and Tiverton Parkway to connect with CrossCountry services at Tiverton Parkway.

You can use Great Western Railway services between Penzance / Paignton and Cheltenham Spa.

If you are a customer requiring further assistance for your disrupted journey, please speak to railway station staff or use the customer help points if the station is unstaffed.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Crediton / Taunton.

You may use your tickets on CrossCountry services between Penzance and Cheltenham Spa.

South Western Railway

Trains will start / terminate at Exeter Central, not calling at Exeter St Davids.

Tickets are being accepted on Stagecoach bus 4 between Honiton and Exeter at no extra cost.

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

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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

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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 West Kilbride and Largs until further notice
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Incident created
05/02/2021 17:27
Last updated
27/02/2021 10:29
Route affected
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Between Glasgow Central and Largs

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Multiple landslips near West Kilbride have closed the line between West Kilbride and Largs.

Services between Glasgow Central and Largs will run between Glasgow Central and West Kilbride only. No trains can call at Fairlie or Largs.

We don’t have a robust estimate for the line to reopen at the moment.

Services between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour can run normally.

Alternative travel advice:

A replacement bus shuttle service will operate between West Kilbride and Largs, calling at Fairlie.

Additional information:

Railway staff are dealing with two significant landslips between West Kilbride and Largs. Teams are assessing the damage at both sites. An image of the landslide can be viewed here.

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

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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

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

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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Southeastern - latest travel advice
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Incident created
30/01/2021 01:48
Last updated
27/02/2021 10:05
Route affected

Various routes across the Southeastern network

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

We are currently running an amended timetable in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These changes reflect current levels of demand, the availability of our colleagues and will ensure that those passengers who need to travel with us have as comfortable a journey as possible.

The Government's national lockdown annoucement requires everyone to stay at home, please only travel for work if essential or for other legally permitted reasons.

Southeastern’s teams are continuing to work hard to make sure that if you need to travel on our trains, you can travel with confidence, by planning ahead, booking tickets online – paying with contactless wherever possible - and avoiding travelling at busy times using our seat finder tool.

Responding to the pandemic means that information in the journey planner is not available as far in advance as usual. Journey Planners for weekday services are correct up to Friday 19 March, and for weekends up to Sunday 28 February.

We also ask that our passengers carry hand sanitiser, wear a face covering and observe social distancing when on our trains, in line with government guidance.

For more information please check our Coronavirus FAQs.

 
Merseyrail - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
27/02/2021 08:28
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail are currently running a reduced service, in line with current passenger demand and the latest government guidelines.

Advice for travel until Saturday 13 March:

A 30-minute frequency timetable is operating across the whole Merseyrail network. This is with the exception of the below:

  • A 15-minute frequency service is running between Hooton and Liverpool
  • A 45-minute frequency service is running on the West Kirby and New Brighton lines on Sundays only

 

You can find the latest timetable information here.

Advice for travel from Sunday 14 March:

From Sunday 14 March, Merseyrail will be increasing the level of service across their network.

Trains will run every 20 minutes from Monday to Saturday until 19:30. This is with the exception of the Ellesmere Port Line which will continue to operate at a 30 minute frequency.

After 19:30 from Monday to Saturday and all day on Sundays, a 30 minute frequency service will run.

You can find more details about this increase in service here.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Travel advice from Merseyrail and answers to FAQs can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Friday 12 March by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Saturday 13 March onwards are not yet showing accurately in Journey Planners.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise that you check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated
27/02/2021 04:35
Route affected

All Greater Anglia and Stansted Express routes

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are running a reduced timetable in reaction to the fall in number of customers travelling and in line with current government advice. This timetable will run until further notice.

You can find more information here, including details of further reductions which will be in place from Monday 15 February. Stansted Express services may also be reduced to 2 to 3 trains per hour.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Where can I find more information? 

You can find the latest travel advice by clicking on the links below:

 

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Sunday 18 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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c2c - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
27/02/2021 04:25
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness 

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

A temporary reduced timetable is operating across the c2c network, to ensure a reliable service can operate for key workers and those travelling for legally permitted reasons.

The temporary timetable can be found here

Please note that due to the current travel situation train schedules may change at short notice, with some cancellations occurring on the day. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Safe travel advice:

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Capacity on board trains remains extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Currently services arriving into central London before 07:30 are the busiest. You are recommended to defer travel until after 07:30, as this means you'll be more likely to find space on the train to socially distance. A list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to replan your journey to avoid these trains.

Where can I find more information?

More information about what c2c are doing to help you travel with confidence is available here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 12 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times after this date have not yet been updated to reflect the amended timetable.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work so please check journey planners and live departure boards before commencing your journey.

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Grand Central service suspended until end of Friday 26 March
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
27/02/2021 04:22
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross 

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Following the Government decision to impose a national lockdown on 4 January 2021 and a national "Do Not Travel" recommendation, Grand Central have taken the decision to suspend their services until the end of Friday 26 March. You can find more information here.

Customer advice:

Customers making essential journeys per Government guidelines with tickets for Grand Central trains that are no longer operating may choose any of the following options:

  • Utilise alternative LNER services to complete your journey, using your original Grand Central ticket. Please note, customers must make a seat reservation with LNER before travelling.
  • Amend your date of travel with no admin fee. You will need to contact the Grand Central Bookings Support team on 0345 603 4852 (option 4), who will be happy to help.
  • Decide not to travel and seek a refund from your original point of purchase.

 

Check before you travel:

Grand Central trains have been removed from the Journey Planner until Friday 12 March.

The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has not yet been updated to reflect that Grand Central services will be suspended up until Friday 26 March. Please check closer to the time of travel as timetables have not yet been finalised. From Saturday 27 March until Saturday 15 May, the Journey Planner is showing the correct planned service.

A seat reservation will be required to travel on a Grand Central service. You can find more information here.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated
27/02/2021 04:10
Route affected

All West Midlands Railway routes.  

 
Train operator affected
London UndergroundWest Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, in line with government guidelines and current passenger demand. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Late notice changes to the timetable:

Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton:

Buses are replacing trains on this route.

Due to a local issues, rail replacement bus service WILL NOT CALL AT Coventry Arena after 18:00, daily. Please use the station help point to request assistance if you need to travel from this station.

Journey Planners for this route are currently updated until Saturday 27 March only.

Stourbridge Junction - Stourbridge Town:

There will be a normal service between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town, but the last services of the day will be earlier than normal until further notice.

Hereford / Worcester - Birmingham Snow Hill - Leamington Spa / Stratford-upon-Avon:

A reduced service is operating on the Birmingham Snow Hill lines on weekday afternoons.

Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on West Midlands Railway services can be found here

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

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
27/02/2021 04:06
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network.

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern RailwayLondon Underground
Description

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which can be downloaded here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

Late notice changes to the timetable:

Due to a shortage of available train crew across the network, London Northwestern Railway have taken the decision to suspend train services on their Branch Lines. Buses will replace trains on the following routes until further notice:

  • between Bedford and Bletchley
  • between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey 

You may use your ticket on Arriva The Shires bus route 321 SAPPHIRE Line: Watford Junction - Watford North - Garston - Bricket Wood - How Wood (nearby) - St Albans Abbey - St Albans.

Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey as normal using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner, with the exception of the below routes:

  • Bedford - Bletchley: You can plan your journey up to and including Sunday 28 March
  • Watford Junction - St Albans Abbey: You can plan your journey up to and including Sunday 28 March

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
26/02/2021 05:22
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A revised South Western Railway service is in operation in line with the latest government advice and current passenger demand. You can find the latest timetables for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

More information from South Western Railway about what is being done to make sure you can travel with confidence can be found here.  

Check before you travel:

For weekdays, you can check your journey up to Friday 5 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

For weekends, you can check your journey up to Sunday 4 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 8 March or on weekends from Saturday 10 April, please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please also be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
26/02/2021 05:15
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network  

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Northern are operating a reduced service in line with current passenger numbers and government guidelines.

You can find the current timetables for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Advice from Northern on travelling with confidence on their services can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 10 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The standard Northern timetable is showing on journeys from Sunday 11 April onwards. Please bear in mind that this may be subject to change should the temporary timetable extend past Saturday 10 April.

Please be aware that due to current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. Your journey may also be subject to alteration due to engineering work, particularly on weekends and late night / early morning. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
25/02/2021 04:28
Route affected

All East Midlands Railway routes  

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

The current timetables can be found here (under the timetables section).  

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Social distancing measures will significantly reduce the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains – please check journey planners before you travel and avoid travelling at peak times.

To help customers with maintaining social distancing on the their services, East Midlands Railway have released a Seat Finder tool which shows how crowded trains are across their network. Please click here to visit the Seat Finder page.

There is a one-way system in place at Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information and advice by visiting the East Midlands Railway website here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Journey Planners will generally be updated every Thursday to show the correct timetable for the following week.

Please be aware that your journey may be subject to short notice alteration due to current restrictions on travel. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
24/02/2021 11:21
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Paris / Lille / Brussels / Rotterdam / Amsterdam

 
Train operator affected
Eurostar
Description

Due to a reduction in demand and current restrictions on travelling around Europe in light of coronavirus, Eurostar are running a reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your origin and destination, as travel restrictions and quarantine periods may apply.

How is this affecting the train service?

The timetable for travel until Sunday 28 February can be found here and a summary can be found below:

  • The direct service to / from Disneyland Paris is suspended until 15 July 2021.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services until at least the end of 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.

 

Check before you travel:

Essential travel information can be found on the Eurostar website here.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
24/02/2021 04:19
Route affected

All Transport for Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Transport for Wales are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand.

Further reductions to the timetable have been made in response to the tighter restrictions in place across Wales and England.

Details of the current timetable, which is running from Monday 25 January until further notice, can be found here. 

Current restrictions:

You can find the latest information and advice from the Welsh Government here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

The capacity of today's services can be found here. This will help you decide which train to travel on to avoid the busiest times and services.

Pontypridd station:

There is a one way system operating at Pontypridd station. Please make sure you walk in the designated areas.

No service at some stations:

In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Due to the short platform length at some stations, this is not possible. As a result, trains will not call at the below stations until further notice:

  • Llanaber - Closest alternative station is Barmouth, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Llanbedr - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Llandanwg - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Tygwyn - Closest alternative station is Talsarnau, which is 1.5 miles away
  • Abererch - Closest alternative station is Penychain, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Gilfach Fargoed - Closest alternative station is Bargoed, which is 1 mile away
  • Llanfairpwll - Closest alternative station is Bangor, which is 4.5 miles away
  • Valley - Closest alternative station is Holyhead, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Hopton Heath - Closest alternative station is Bucknell, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Sugar Loaf - Closest alternative station is Llanwrtyd Wells, which is 3 miles away

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
24/02/2021 00:53
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport  

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express are operating a reduced half hourly service, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

More information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel safely can be found here.

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey for up to and including Sunday 28 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Monday 1 March, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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LNER - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated
22/02/2021 15:51
Route affected

All LNER routes.  

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

LNER are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The current timetable can be found here. LNER generally publish timetables 2 weeks in advance.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

To help keep you safe when you travel with LNER and to support social distancing, the number of passengers able to travel on each service has been significantly reduced. Therefore, if you are travelling on LNER services you will need to make a reservation before you travel and you must sit in your designated seat. You can book your seat reservation here.

The following stations have a one-way system in place:

  • Leeds: There is a one way system in place, and the southern entrance is operating as exit only. Please ensure you follow the social distancing measures when moving through the station
  • Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure

 

Where can I find more advice and information?

Advice on how to travel with confidence from LNER can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may also be affected by engineering work.

You can also check the information for LNER on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
21/02/2021 20:19
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government advice and current passenger numbers. It currently reflects a service of approximately 65% of the pre-pandemic level.

The latest timetable change was made on Monday 1 February. You can find more information about the current service levels on each route here.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the Scotland Government website as there are restrictions in place. 

The latest travel guidance from ScotRail can be found here. 

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

If you are travelling on Sundays from Sunday 28 February please check back again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work.

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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
21/02/2021 04:37
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes  

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. You can download the timetable here. Timetables may vary each day so please click on the day you are planning on travelling for the most accurate timetable. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

More information from Chiltern Railways about what is being done to make sure you can travel with confidence can be found here.  

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 28 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 29 March onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
16/02/2021 16:28
Route affected

National Rail routes  

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coastc2cCaledonian SleeperChiltern RailwaysCrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayEurostarGrand CentralGreat Western RailwayGreater AngliaHeathrow ExpressHull TrainsIsland LineLNERLondon Northwestern RailwayLondon OvergroundLondon UndergroundMerseyrailNorthernScotRailSouth Western RailwayStansted ExpressTfL RailTransPennine ExpressTransport for WalesWest Midlands Railway
Description

A national lockdown is currently in place across Britain. To tackle the spread of Coronavirus, the government is urging people to stay at home wherever possible.

If you do need to travel, please follow the advice given by your train operator regarding planning your journey. Details of the timetables, and safe travel advice from each operator, is available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

Please also follow the recommended guidance before you set off on your essential journey:

  • Plan ahead and consider travelling at quieter times
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
  • Follow social distancing guidance at stations, on platforms and on trains
  • Do not travel if you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid-19
  • You must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt).

      

You also need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials.

National restrictions: Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Answers to the common questions that you are asking about train services can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

Details of the current timetables, and safe travel advice, from each operator is available via the Train Operating Company links below:

 

Waiting Rooms and Ticket Offices:
Some waiting rooms at stations remain closed for public safety. Some Ticket Offices also remain closed or have reduced opening times. Times on the station information pages may not match up to the current opening times.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check the Journey Planner as close to your time of travel as possible, as timetables and travel advice may be subject to late notice change.

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
13/02/2021 04:56
Route affected

TransPennine Express routes.

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

This includes temporary further reduced timetables running on the below routes:

  • Between Cleethorpes / Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport route. More information can be found here.
  • On the "North" routes, which includes trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle, between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds / Hull, between York and Scarborough, and between Manchester Airport and Redcar Central. More information can be found here.

 

Timetables for all routes can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

Guidance and information on travelling with confidence on TransPennine Express services can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 5 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys after this date, please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may also be affected by engineering work.

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/01/2021 05:14
Last updated
04/02/2021 11:44
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services.

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

If you're travelling, travel with confidence. Wear a face covering (unless exempt). Wash your hands. Travel at quieter times.

Avanti West Coast are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.  The amended timetable for the coming week can be found here.

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:


Seat reservations:

Avanti West Coast have reduced the number of available seats onboard their trains. Therefore, you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling.

All advance tickets will come with a reservation. If you're booking a flexible ticket (off-peak or anytime) in advance, please request a reservation with it.

If you are a Season ticket holder, please book your place by emailing: seat.reservations@avantiwestcoast.co.uk.

Changing your travel plans:

Should you need to change your travel plans, you can click here to find out more about refunds and amendments.

Needing assistance for your journey:

Avanti West Coast are still assisting customers onboard and at stations with extra measures in place to ensure the safety of you and their teams.

Safer Travels Pledge:

More information about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely can be found here. 

Check before you travel:
Weekday timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Friday 26 March. 

Weekend services are correct in the journey planner up to and including Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March. Other weekend services are subject to amendment. Please check your journey 2 days before travelling on a Saturday or Sunday.

For travel dates after these times, please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.  

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
04/02/2021 10:44
Route affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton 

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services remain suspended until further notice.

Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

Gatwick Express have made these changes in response to reduced passenger demand for the airport and to enable train drivers to be used on other services. This is in line with the health guidance issued by Public Health England and therefore please do check before you travel to keep up to date with any last minute alterations.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated
01/02/2021 07:51
Route affected

All routes.

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Great Western Railway are operating an amended timetable due to the current coronavirus situation. Revised timetables can be found here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and Wales here.

More information on what Great Western Railway are doing to help you travel with confidence can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
01/02/2021 07:51
Route affected

All CrossCountry routes.    

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. Details of the service that is running can be found here.

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

Seat reservations:

You must make a seat reservation when you purchase your ticket. Each customer will receive a reservation which will include your seat number and coach detail. The seat reservations will allow you to socially distance from other customers, with the allocation of a window seat. Please stick to your reservation to ensure that everyone can travel safely.

Where can I find more information?

The latest advice, including how to travel safely and how to apply for a refund, can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus advice page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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No Hull Trains service until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
01/02/2021 07:49
Route affected

Between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

Following the Government decision to impose a national lockdown on 4 January 2021 and a national "Do Not Travel" recommendation, Hull Trains have taken the decision to suspend services until further notice.

Alternative travel advice:

Tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • Passengers may utilise alternative LNER services to complete your journey, using your original Hull Trains ticket. Please note, customers must make a seat reservation with LNER before travelling.
  • Northern via any reasonable route to connect with other train operators services.

 

Refund information:

If you have booked tickets to travel on a Hull Trains service which has now been cancelled, you are entitled to claim a full refund within 28 days of the journey. Please see here for more information.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the Hull Trains Coronavirus information page.

You can find the latest government advice here.

Check your journey:

Some Hull Trains services may still be showing on Journey Planners - these will be removed as soon as possible.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
01/02/2021 07:47
Route affected

All routes between Scotland and London Euston 

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Caledonian Sleeper are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government restrictions and guidelines.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

The following services are currently operating (in both directions):

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Edinburgh - London Euston

 

Up to and including Wednesday 24 March 2021, the following services will be suspended (in both directions):

  • Fort William - London Euston
  • Aberdeen - London Euston
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston

 

Where can I find more information?

More information from Caledonian Sleeper, including safe travel advice and refund advice, can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 19 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 21 March onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
01/02/2021 06:45
Route affected

Routes across the London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground network 

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

Transport for London are currently running near-normal service levels. Social distancing measures and extra safety measures have been put in place so that if you must travel by public transport, you can travel with confidence. You can find the latest safe travel guidance from Transport for London here

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

If you are able, please consider walking or cycling. You can find walking and cycling routes around London here. 

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

TfL Rail: A full service is running on all routes.

DLR and London Underground: There is a slightly reduced frequency service operating on most DLR and London Underground routes. The Waterloo & City Line remains closed until further notice and there is currently no night Tube service.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. You can check the status of your local station here here

What are the best times to travel?

The current quietest times to travel are between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays. On weekends, before noon and after 18:00 are generally the quietest times. You can find more information about quiet times here.

Certain stations, stops and interchanges can be particularly busy at peak times.  You can find here the most up to date information on how busy each station is. 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground and TfL Rail, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

You can check your journey on London Underground, DLR and Tram services using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Current engineering work

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Amended service between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5 from 20:25 on Saturday 27 March until 07:15 on Sunday 28 March
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington resulting in various line closures.

Trains from London Paddington to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 will operate normally until 20:25 on Saturday 20 March and then every 30 minutes from thereafter until 06:55 on Sunday 21 March after which normal service will resume.

Trains from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 to London Paddington will operate normally until 20:42 on Saturday 20 March and then every 30 minutes thereafter until 07:12 on Sunday 21 March after which normal service will resume.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

 
Amended services between London Euston and Preston on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Preston

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Preston, resulting in some line closures.

The 20:31 on Saturday 27 February from London Euston to Preston will be diverted at Crewe to run to Manchester Piccadilly. There will be rail replacement buses running from Crewe to Preston (non-stop) and another service from Crewe going to Warrington Bank Quay to Wigan North Western.

The 09:00 on Sunday 28 February from Preston to London Euston will start from Warrington Bank Quay rather than Preston. A rail replacement bus service will depart Preston at 08:10 and Wigan North Western at 08:30 and will both run non-stop to Preston.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth / Pwllheli on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
Route affected
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Transport for Wales to / from Aberystwyth / Pwllheli

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth / Pwllheli, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth / Pwllheli.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Buses replace trains between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
Route affected
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Northern routes through Wigan Wallgate

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Hindley, closing various lines.

Saturday:

Trains between Kirkby – Manchester Victoria: Trains will start / terminate at Wigan Wallgate.

Trains between Wigan Wallgate – Blackburn: Trains will start / terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Trains between Wigan Wallgate – Leeds: Trains will be diverted via Westhoughton and Bolton.

Buses will be provided between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton.

Sunday:

Trains between Southport – Blackburn: Trains will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at stations between Hindley and Salford Crescent.

Buses will be provided between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended 23:11 Colne to Preston service on Saturday 27 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
27/02/2021 
Route affected

Between Colne and Preston

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lostock Hall and Preston, closing some lines.

The 23:11 Colne and Preston service will terminate at Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Blackburn to Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended 21:23 York to Blackpool North service on Saturday 27 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
27/02/2021 
Route affected

Between York and Blackpool North

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lostock Hall and Preston, closing some lines.

The 21:23 York to Blackpool North service will terminate at Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Blackburn to Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
No trains between Hitchin and Peterborough from 23:50 Saturday 27 to 04:00 Sunday 28 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
Route affected

Between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

 
Train operators affected
Great NorthernThameslink
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Hitchin and Peterborough, closing the line.

From 23:50 Saturday night to approximately 04:00 Sunday morning, no trains will run between Hitchin and Peterborough.

Customers should travel via Letchworth Garden City for a connecting bus service to / from Peterborough calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Buses replace trains between Wigan North Western / Bolton and Preston from 22:50 Saturday 27 until 10:00 Sunday 28 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
Route affected

Northern between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

 
Train operators affected
NorthernTransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wigan North Western / Salford Crescent via Bolton and Preston, closing various lines from 22:50 on Saturday until 10:00 on Sunday.

Northern

Liverpool Lime Street - Preston / Blackpool North:

  • Trains will start / terminate at Wigan North Western.
  • Buses will be provided between Wigan North Western and Preston.
  • Shuttle trains will run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North:

  • Buses will be provided between Blackpool North and Bolton and between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

TransPennine Express

No trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street / Preston. Customers should use alternative services to complete their journey.

Additionally:

  • On Saturday, the 17:09 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Carlisle.
  • On Sunday, the 10:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Glasgow Central service will start from Carlisle.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended 21:55 Birmingham New Street to Lichfield Trent Valley service on Saturday 27 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
27/02/2021 
Route affected

West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Water Orton, closing various lines used by CrossCountry. Some CrossCountry trains will be diverted to run via Lichfield Trent Valley.

As a result of these CrossCountry diversions, the 21:55 Birmingham New Street to Lichfield Trent Valley service will be retimed to depart Birmingham New Street at 22:06, and will run later than usual throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

 
Amended 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service on Saturday 27 February
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Start date
27/02/2021 
End date
27/02/2021 
Route affected

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Northampton

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Bushey area, closing some lines very early in the morning.

As a result, the 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey for customers to disembark only.

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.

 
Platform 2 at Garrowhill station is closed from Saturday 30 January to Wednesday 10 March
More information on Platform 2 at Garrowhill station is closed from Saturday 30 January to Wednesday 10 March
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Start date
30/01/2021 
End date
10/03/2021 
Route affected
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Between Edinburgh and Helensburgh and

between Airdrie and Balloch

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Station improvement work is taking place at Garrowhill station, closing platform 2.

Trains towards Glasgow will run as normal.

Trains towards Edinburgh are unable to call at Garrowhill, you should travel to Easterhouse and catch the next available train back to Garrowhill.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

 
Buses replace trains between Norwich and Stowmarket / Ipswich on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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Greater Anglia between Norwich and Ipswich / London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Ipswich, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Norwich and Stowmarket / Ipswich on Saturday, and between Norwich and Ipswich on Sunday.

Check before you travel:

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended service at Ayr on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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Between Glasgow Central / Ayr and Stranraer

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Ayr area, closing various lines.

Saturday:

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Ayr, between Girvan and Stranraer, and also between Kilwinning and Ayr.

Sunday:

Buses replace trains between Kilwinning and Ayr and between Ayr and Stranraer.

Check before you travel:

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
No service between Willesden Junction / Watford Junction and Clapham Junction on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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London Overground between Stratford and Richmond / Clapham Junction

Southern between Milton Keynes Central / Watford Junction and Clapham Junction / East Croydon

 
Train operators affected
London OvergroundSouthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction all weekend, closing all lines.

London Overground

There will be no London Overground service between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction all day Saturday and Sunday. Trains will run between Willesden Junction and Stratford. 

Customers can also use London Buses via any reasonable route to help complete their journey.

On Sunday, there will be no service between Richmond and Camden Road until 11:30. Trains will run between Camden Road and Stratford. Rail replacement buses will run between Gunnersbury and Camden Road.

Customers may use London Underground services on the district line between Richmond and Gunnersbury.

Southern

Trains will not run between Milton Keynes Central / Watford Junction and Clapham Junction.

Customers can use the following to help with journeys:

  • Southern services to and from London Victoria
  • London Underground between London Euston and London Victoria
  • London Northwestern Railway Milton Keynes Central / Watford Junction and London Euston

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Buses replace trains to / from Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze from Saturday 20 February to Sunday 14 March
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20/02/2021 
End date
14/03/2021 
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Greater Anglia to / from Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Major engineering work on the signalling equipment and overhead line equipment is taking place between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze, closing all lines.

Saturdays:

Buses will replace trains between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze. Train services will run between Colchester and Colchester Town.

Sundays:

Buses will replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze.

Monday to Friday:

Buses will replace trains between Thorpe-le-Soken and Clacton-on-Sea, and between Frinton-on-Sea and Clacton-on-Sea.

Trains that usually run between London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea will be amended to run between London Liverpool Street and Walton-on-the-Naze.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on or before Saturday 13 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

If you are travelling on Sunday 14 March, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Project Information:

Passengers in the Clacton-on-Sea area will benefit from a significant upgrade in reliability and safety when a computer-based signalling system goes live as Network Rail continues major upgrade work.

The new computer-based signalling system will control the movement of trains more effectively and provide better live passenger information.

This will replace the current system which uses mechanical levers and pulleys to change signals and track points, to allow trains to switch between tracks. The new system will be controlled from a powered signal box at Colchester.

 
Buses replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Leigh-on-Sea on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
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28/02/2021 
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Between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Pitsea area closing all lines.

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Leigh-on-Sea.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Upminster / Stanford-le-Hope and Shoeburyness.

Check before you travel:

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Engineering work at London Kings Cross from Friday 26 February to Sunday 6 June
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Start date
26/02/2021 
End date
06/06/2021 
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Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Great Northern between Kings Lynn / Ely and London Kings Cross

Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull

LNER between Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Doncaster and London Kings Cross

Thameslink between Cambridge and London Kings Cross

 
Train operators affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink
Description

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing throughout 2021. From Friday 26 February to Sunday 6 June, the last block of the work is expected to be completed.

Three major closures of London Kings Cross station will take place during this period:

  • Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February.
  • Friday 23 to Sunday 25 April.
  • Friday 4 to Sunday 6 June.

Between these dates, engineering work will still be taking place.

Currently, Hull Trains and Grand Central services are suspended until further notice because of Covid-19. If services are affected by this engineering, more information will be posted here.

A summary of the work can be found below, with more specific details being provided from each train operating company once known:

Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

Specific alterations that each train company will make can be found here.

Monday 1 March to Thursday 22 April:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to / from London Kings Cross. 

Weekends:

LNER will run a reduced timetable to / from London Kings Cross, with trains diverting and extending journey times by up to 15 minutes. Trains departing London Kings Cross will start earlier than usual. Trains between London Kings Cross and Leeds will run hourly. Other LNER services will be amended to start at / terminate at Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross.

No LNER trains will run to / from Lincoln on Sundays.

Monday to Friday:

Grand Central will be running a reduced timetable.

LNER will running three trains per hour to / from London Kings Cross, with other services running to / from Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross, or cancelled throughout.

Friday 23 April:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross.

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross, Moorgate or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park. 

More information on this closure will be published here closer to the time.

Monday 26 April to Thursday 3 June:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to / from London Kings Cross. 

Friday 4 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park from the early afternoon.

Engineering work is also taking place just north of Peterborough. Many customers will need to use a rail replacement bus for part of their journey. 

Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

No trains will run between Grantham and Peterborough, due to the work taking place north of Peterborough. Rail replacement buses may be required for part of your journey. 

More information on this closure will be published here closer to the time.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here

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 trains through Staines on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
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28/02/2021 
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Trains between London Waterloo and Reading / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Weybridge / Kingston

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place through Staines, closing all lines.

All weekend, buses will replace trains between the following stations:

  • Hounslow and Windsor & Eton Riverside.
  • Hounslow and Ascot.
  • Hounslow and Weybridge.

Additional services will run between London Waterloo and Hounslow via Brentford.

Buses will also replace trains between Hounslow and Woking on Sunday only.

Check before you travel:

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended evening / morning service at Truro on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
27/02/2021 
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Trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks, and also between London Paddington and Penzance

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Truro, closing some lines at the station.

From approximately 22:40 on Saturday until 08:25 on Sunday morning, buses will replace trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks.

Check before you travel:

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended service at Frome and Castle Cary on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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Great Western Railway between Bath Spa and Frome; London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance; and also between Weston-Super-Mare / Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon / Westbury and Weymouth

South Western Railway between Yeovil Junction and Salisbury via Frome

 
Train operators affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Westbury, Frome and Castle Cary, closing various lines.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday

The 23:29 Bath Spa to Frome service will be replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome.

Sunday

Buses will replace Great Western Railway trains between Frome and Castle Cary. Some buses will be extended to run from / to Westbury.

Long distance trains to and from London Paddington will be diverted via Bristol and will be retimed to depart earlier than usual.

South Western Railway:

On Sunday, the 09:50 Yeovil Junction to Salisbury service will not run.

Check before you travel:

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended service between Reading and Didcot Parkway from approximately 20:10 on Saturday 27 and all day Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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Trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Didcot Parkway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing 1 out of 4 lines.

Saturday

On Saturday evening from approximately 20:10, trains from Didcot Parkway will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Some trains will also not call at Pangbourne.

Customers for Pangbourne should use alternative train services, travelling via Goring & Streatley.

Trains from London and Reading towards Didcot Parkway will still be able to call at Pangbourne.

Sunday

For most parts of the day, local trains will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey.

From approximately 08:30 until 11:30, buses will be provided to run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne, taking approximately 10 minutes, as trains will be unable to call at Pangbourne.

From approximately 11:30 until 18:30, Pangbourne customers can circulate via Goring & Streatley or Tilehurst.

From approximately 18:30, trains will be able to call at Pangbourne again normally.

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended service between Leicester and Derby / Nottingham from 20:30 on Saturday 27 and all day on Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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Trains between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway, closing some lines.

From approximately 20:30 on Saturday evening and all day on Sunday, trains will have a slightly extended journey times between these stations, and will arrive later than usual in to Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield.

Some trains may also be retimed to depart earlier or later than usual.

Additionally on Sunday:

The 07:52 Derby to London St Pancras International service will be retimed to depart Derby at 07:07, and will not call at Long Eaton.

A bus will be provided to run between Derby, Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway, connecting with the train at East Midlands Parkway.

Check before you travel:

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended early morning service between Leicester and Kettering on Saturday 27 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
27/02/2021 
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Trains between Leicester and London St Pancras International

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leicester and Kettering, closing some lines.

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be retimed to depart earlier from Leicester, at 04:15. The service will resume its normal timetable from Kettering onwards.

Check before you travel:

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Amended East Midlands Railway services to / from London St Pancras International on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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Trains between London St Pancras International and Derby / Leeds / York

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

As a result of the major engineering work taking place at London Kings Cross this weekend, East Midlands Railway services are expected to be busier than usual. As a result, a special amended timetable will operate.

On Saturday and Sunday, services that usually run to / from Leeds / York will be amended to run to / from Sheffield instead. Customers to / from Leeds / York should use alternative train services.

Additionally, on Saturday the 19:35 London St Pancras to Derby service will be extended to run to Sheffield.

On Sunday, trains between Corby and Kettering will be extended to run through to London St Pancras International.

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Amended service in the Southampton area on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour, Frome / Great Malvern / Brighton / Bath Spa and Southampton Central

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Weymouth / Poole

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton / Horsham / Gatwick Airport and Southampton Central

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western RailwaySouthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh and Bournemouth, closing all lines.

CrossCountry

Buses will replace trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

Great Western Railway

An amended service will operate on all routes to and from Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / From / Great Malvern.

Trains will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, and will not call at Southampton Central. Trains will call additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh.

Buses will be provided to run between Eastleigh and Southampton Central, taking approximately 20 minutes.

South Western Railway

Saturday:

Trains which run between London Waterloo and Weymouth will call additionally at Clapham Junction, Woking and Basingstoke, and will terminate at Eastleigh.

Trains which run between London Waterloo and Poole will run between Brockenhurst and Poole only.

Buses will replace trains between Eastleigh and Brockenhurst / Bournemouth.

Sunday:

Trains will run between London Waterloo and Eastleigh only.

Trains will also not run to and from Lymington Pier.

Buses will replace trains between the following stations:

  • Eastleigh and Bournemouth / Poole
  • Eastleigh and New Milton
  • Romsey and Southampton Central

 

Southern

Saturday

Buses replace trains between Chichester and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central.

Sunday

Trains between London Victoria / Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central will start / terminate at Bognor Regis. Buses replace trains between Barnham and Portsmouth Harbour.

If travelling on Saturday or Sunday, you may use South Western Railway services to complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Tamworth / Coleshill Parkway on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February
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27/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport, Cardiff Central and Nottingham, and also long distance services between Plymouth / Penzance and Scotland

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street  and Tamworth / Coleshill Parkway, closing all lines.

Trains to / from East Midlands / North East / Scotland will run on an alternative route, extending journey times by an hour. These trains will not call at Tamworth. On Sunday, these services will additionally call at Doncaster.

Services between Cardiff Central and Nottingham will run between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street, and between Coleshill Parkway and Nottingham (Saturday) / Derby and Nottingham (Sunday) only.

Services between Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport will run between Coleshill Parkway / Nuneaton and Stansted Airport only.

Rail replacement buses will run between:

  • Birmingham New Street and Wilnecote / Tamworth (from 17:00 Saturday and all day Sunday).
  • Tamworth and Burton-on-Trent (from 18:00 Saturday and all day Sunday).
  • Birmingham New Street and Water Orton (Saturday) / Coleshill Parkway (Saturday / Sunday).

Check before you travel:

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Major engineering work at London Kings Cross from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 February
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Start date
26/02/2021 
End date
28/02/2021 
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Great Northern between Peterborough / Kings Lynn / Cambridge and London Kings Cross

LNER to and from London Kings Cross

Thameslink between Peterborough / Cambridge and London Kings Cross

 
Train operators affected
Great NorthernLNERThameslink
Description

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing throughout 2021, closing all lines to and from Kings Cross and Moorgate, therefore there will be no trains to these stations on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Check before you travel:

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

PLEASE NOTE: If you're travelling between Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn North, Knebworth and London you have two journey options, your Great Northern and Thameslink tickets will be valid for these routes:

  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and Cockfosters London Underground, to connect with Piccadilly Line services to Kings Cross St Pancras. This will show in journey planners, such as National Rail.
  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and St Albans City, to connect with Thameslink trains to and from London St Pancras. Journey Planners, such as National Rail, will need you to add ‘St Albans City’ as a via option to show these services. In addition to Journey Planners, downloadable timetables for Friday 26 February are available below. Timetables for Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February will also be available on these links by late Friday evening.

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

 

Great Northern / Thameslink:

No trains will run between London King's Cross / St Pancras International via Finsbury Park / Moorgate and New Barnet / Gordon Hill

Friday:

An amended and reduced train service will run between:

  • Kings Lynn and Potters Bar.
  • Cambridge and Potters Bar.
  • Peterborough and Potters Bar.
  • Stevenage and Gordon Hill via Hertford North.
  • New Barnet and Welwyn Garden City.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Potters Bar and Cockfosters (London Underground) via Hadley Wood.
  • Gordon Hill and Alexandra Park (calling at all stations). Bowes Park is within walking distance of Bounds Green London Underground station.
  • Hitchin and Luton Airport Parkway (for Thameslink services to / from London).
  • St Neots and Bedford (operated by LNER, connecting at Bedford for Thameslink services to / from London).

Downloadable Timetables

 

Saturday:

An amended and reduced train service will run between:

  • Kings Lynn and Stevenage.
  • Peterborough and Stevenage.
  • Ely and Stevenage.
  • Gordon Hill and Stevenage.
  • Trains that usually run between Peterborough / Cambridge and Horsham / Brighton will run between London Bridge and Horsham / Brighton only.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Hitchin and Luton Airport Parkway.
  • St Albans and Potters Bar.
  • Potters Bar and Cockfosters (London Underground) via Hadley Wood.
  • Gordon Hill and Alexandra Palace.
  • Stevenage and Potters Bar.
  • Hitchin and Stevenage from 22:00

Sunday:

An amended and reduced train service will run between:

  • Cambridge and Hitchin.
  • Peterborough and Hitchin.
  • Kings Lynn and Cambridge.
  • Gordon Hill and Letchworth Garden City.
  • Trains that usually run between Cambridge and Brighton will not run.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Hitchin and Luton Airport Parkway.
  • St Albans and Potters Bar.
  • Potters Bar and Cockfosters (London Underground) via Hadley Wood.
  • Gordon Hill and Alexandra Palace.
  • Stevenage and Potters Bar.

Customers can use their tickets on London Underground Piccadilly Line services between Cockfosters and Kings Cross, and on alternative Thameslink services between Luton Airport Parkway / St Albans and London St Pancras International.

LNER:

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 2 trains per hour will run to / from St Neots. Other trains will start / terminate at Peterborough and some trains will be cancelled. Trains will not call at London Kings Cross or Stevenage.

Replacement buses will run between St Neots and Bedford to connect with trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International.

Customers should be aware that there will be major engineering work in the London Kings Cross area from 26 February to the 6 June inclusive, more information on this can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

PLEASE NOTE: If you're travelling between Brookmans Park, Welham Green, Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn North, Knebworth and London you have two journey options:

  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and Cockfosters London Underground, to connect with Piccadilly Line services to Kings Cross St Pancras. This will show in journey planners, such as National Rail.
  • Train to Potters Bar, then replacement bus between Potters Bar and St Albans City, to connect with Thameslink trains to and from London St Pancras. Journey Planners, such as National Rail, will need you to add ‘St Albans City’ as a via option to show these services. Alternatively, you can use the downloadable timetables shown below.

 

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Project Information:

London Kings Cross station currently carries 33.8 million passengers per year, and is a major hub for both local and long distance train services.

Major upgrade work will take place, upgrading and simplifying the track layout around the station for the first time in 40 years.

Two new lines will also be added, increasing the number of services that can run to / from the station, as well as allowing for faster train services.

 
Buses replace Island Line trains from Monday 4 January to Saturday 15 May
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Start date
04/01/2021 
End date
15/05/2021 
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Island Line between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

New trains are being introduced to the Island Line in 2021, replacing the existing fleet which is over 80 years old. In order for these new trains to run, upgrades are needed to the Island Line route to allow these trains to be accommodated. This includes a new passing loop at Brading to allow more frequent services. More information on these upgrades can be found here.

From Monday 4 January to Saturday 15 May, buses will replace trains between:

  • Ryde Pier Head and Ryde Esplanade (minibus service)
  • Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 
Amended service on the Heart of Wales Line until further notice
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Start date
03/11/2020 
End date
31/03/2021 
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Between Carmarthen / Swansea and Shrewsbury

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

The Heart of Wales Line is currently closed between Llanelli and Llanwrtyd. This is due to the ongoing repairs to the track following the derailment of a freight train near Llangennech.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Llanwrtyd.

Network Rail is working around the clock to complete the considerable repairs needed. The line is not expected to reopen until 5 March at the earliest.

Replacement buses:

Buses are running between Swansea and Llanwrtyd.

On Sundays, buses will operate between Swansea and Llandrindod.

Road transport is being provided by Lakeside, Williams, Wheadon's and Watts Coaches.

Due to station access, a full size coach will operate a limited stop service, and a minibus will serve all stations.

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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

Alternative route:

Tickets routed via the Heart of Wales Line will be accepted on alternative Transport for Wales rail services via Cardiff Central and Hereford, either directly or connecting into or out of planned replacement road transport.

What happened?

On Wednesday 26 August, a freight train transporting diesel fuel derailed and caught fire in the Llangennech area. The remaining diesel from the wagons has been removed and the damaged wagons have all been removed from site by road. Network Rail are now repairing damage to the rail infrastructure. Regular updates from Network Rail can be found here and a short video can also be viewed here.

Also in August 2020, extreme weather resulted in damage to the railway in various locations between Llandrindod and Craven Arms. Repairs on this section of the line were completed in November 2020 and trains are able to run again between Llandrindod and Shrewsbury.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

 
 

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