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Disruption at Bedford until the end of the day
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Incident created
08/07/2020 18:43
Last updated
08/07/2020 23:39
Route affected
Train operator affected
East Midlands RailwayThameslink
Description

Earlier today a freight train broke down near Bedford, causing major disruption to journeys through the station. The train has been moved and services are able to run normally, however delays of up to 20 minutes andcancellations may still occur until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:

Please be aware that trains and stations may be busier than usual during times of disruption, please consider delaying your journey if you are unable to maintain a 2 metre distance between yourself and other customers.

Thameslink

Please be aware your journey time will be extended. A very reduced number of Thameslink trains are currently running between Luton and Bedford.

Late night trains are likely to still be impacted by this disruption so please check your train before you travel here.

Thameslink have arranged rail replacement buses to run between

  • Luton and Bedford
  • Bedford and St Neots

 

If travelling to Bedford - you can travel to Luton Airport Parkway and change to an East Midlands service to complete your journey.

If travelling from Bedford - you can take an East Midlands service to Luton Airport Parkway and change to a Thameslink service

or travel to St Neots by rail replacement bus and change to a Thameslink service to complete your journey.

Your ticket will be valid on the following:

Great Northern/ Thameslink - mutually accepted

East Midlands Railway - between London and Bedford

London Underground - via any reasonable route

London Buses - between London and Elstree and Borehamwood / Hadley Wood

For alternative routes please see here.

Due to this disruption some services between London and Brighton will be cancelled, and others will have alterations to their running pattern.

Please check station information boards and your journey planners.

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

Twitter:
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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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No trains between Richmond and Gunnersbury expected until 23:30
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Incident created
08/07/2020 21:39
Last updated
08/07/2020 23:22
Route affected

Between Richmond and Stratford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Trains are currently unable to run between Richmond and Gunnersbury due to a safety inspection of the track at Kew Gardens. This is expected until 23:30.

Customer advice:

You may use your ticket on Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Great Northern, London Underground, Southern, South Western Railway, TfL Rail and Thameslink services to assist with your travel.

Please find alternative route maps here:

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

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

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

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Disruption between Haywards Heath and Brighton expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
08/07/2020 21:53
Last updated
08/07/2020 23:00
Route affected
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Southern between London Victoria and Littlehampton / Chichester / Bognor Regis / Worthing / Brighton / Lewes

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

 
Train operator affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

A fault with the signalling system between Haywards Heath and Brighton is causing disruption to journeys between these stations. Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 15 minutes.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice

Allow extra time for your journey this evening. Some trains will not stop at all of their usual stations and may be cancelled before they reach the problem area.

Southern tickets can be used on Thameslink trains that run between Central London and Brighton via Gatwick Airport.

Thameslink tickets can be used on Southern trains that run between London Victoria, East Croydon, Gatwick Airport, and Brighton.

Can you tell me more about the fault with the signalling system?

A signal near Preston Park isn't working properly. Trains are having to run much slower than usual in the area for safety reasons.

Engineers based at Brighton are making their way to the faulty signal and will be on site shortly.

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

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

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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Delays between Redhill and Haywards Heath expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
07/07/2020 06:28
Last updated
08/07/2020 15:14
Route affected
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Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Eastbourne / Ore / Littlehampton

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Littlehampton and also between Cambridge and Brighton

 
Train operator affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Network Rail engineers have identified a number of defective sections of rail track near Salfords, Three Bridges and Balcombe stations. As a result, trains between Redhill and Haywards Heath may be delayed by up to 10 minutes.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day..

Customer Advice

Please allow extra time for your journey this afternoon if you are travelling towards Brighton and other coastway destinations.

A number of speed restrictions are in place between Purley and Haywards Heath in the southbound direction, which may result in you experiencing a delay of up to 10 minutes.

Can you tell me more about the emergency speed restriction?

Network Rail engineers have identified a number of defective sections of rail track near Salfords, Three Bridges and Balcombe stations. Whilst these are being investigated and fixed, emergency speed restrictions of 20mph are in place in each area.

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

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

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

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Disruption to and from London Liverpool Street via Hackney Downs until the end of the day
More information on Disruption to and from London Liverpool Street via Hackney Downs until the end of the day
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Incident created
08/07/2020 05:49
Last updated
08/07/2020 10:27
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Meridian Water / Hertford East / Broxbourne / Bishops Stortford / Cambridge / Kings Lynn

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Chingford / Enfield Town / Cheshunt

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaLondon OvergroundStansted Express
Description

A track defect near London Liverpool Street is disrupting trains running to and from London Liverpool Street via Hackney Downs. As a result of this, trains may be delayed or cancelled.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Greater Anglia / Stansted Express Customer Advice:

  • Services between Stratford and Bishops Stortford are suspended
  • Services between Stratford and Meridian Water are suspended
  • Services between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport will run between Stratford and Stansted Airport
  • Some services between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge are cancelled

You may use your tickets on Great Northern services between London Kings Cross and Cambridge and on London Underground on the Victoria Line between Tottenham Hale and central London and on the Circle and Metropolitan Lines between Liverpool Street and Kings Cross.

Social Distancing:

Trains and stations are likely to be very busy during this disruption, which may make social distancing difficult.

Additional information:
A track defect is resulting in access to several platforms at London Liverpool Street being blocked. Network Rail engineers are trying to fix the fault, but this is expected to be a long process, and it may not be possible to fix it until overnight.

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

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

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 Llanelli and Llandrindod until approximately Monday 3 August
More information on Buses replace trains between Llanelli and Llandrindod until approximately Monday 3 August
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Incident created
05/07/2020 10:05
Last updated
08/07/2020 10:14
Route affected
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Between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Shrewsbury

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Structural damage to the bridge between Llangennech and Pontarddulais means it is unsafe for trains to pass over the bridge.

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Llandrindod until repairs are complete. We expect the line to  be closed until the end of the day on Monday 3 August. Road transport will be provided between Llanelli and Llandrindod.

Buses will run:

  • From Llanelli at 11:35 and 16:00, calling at all stations to Llandrindod then continuing to Shrewsbury, setting down at intermediate stations as required
  • From Llandrindod to Llanelli at 13:40 and 18:00, then setting at Gowerton and Swansea as required

Due to station access, a minibus and coach will work together to service all stations. It may be necessary to change vehicles during you journey.

Social distancing on replacement buses means that spaces are limited. Please remember that if you are able to, you must wear a face covering on all public transport in England, and may be required to by operators in Wales.

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.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please note that buses may be missing for the journey planner.

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

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 - Coronavirus travel advice and timetable information for Wednesday 8 July
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Incident created
20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated
08/07/2020 03:42
Route affected

All Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Southeastern is currently operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for essential workers can keep running throughout the prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

On Monday 6 July, a new timetable was introduced. Train times have changed and there is a more frequent services on many routes. A map of the planned service and the timetables are available below. You can check your journey in online journey planners or create your own personalised timetable

Please note online Journey Planners will be updated as follows -

Weekday Services: Changes for the following week will be available from journey planners 7 days in advance.

Weekend Services: Changes for the weekend will be shown from the Thursday morning.

As the government has said, social distancing means there will be space for as few as 1 in 10 of the usual number of passengers on the railway. The safety of the public and our employees remains our top priority. Please help us keep the railway free for those who need it most.

Consider if your journey is necessary, if so consider using alternative means of travel such as cycling or walking, and if that’s not possible travel off-peak, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. 

If you need to travel, please buy your ticket online by signing up for The Key before travelling or use contactless and leave plenty of time for your journey.

Timetables

Timetables are available in Online Journey Planners now with full details up to and including Friday 17th July, and a map of the planned service frequency for each line, is available here

This timetable change will increase the number of services to approximately 80% of our normal timetable across our network as follows: 

  • Hayes line from 2 to 4 trains per hour
  • Bromley North line from 2 to 3 trains per hour
  • Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells from 3 to 4 trains per hour
  • Tunbridge Wells to Hastings from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Charlton to Dartford via Woolwich from 2 to 4 trains per hour
  • Ashford to Dover from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Ashford to Canterbury West from 1 to 3 trains per hour
  • Faversham to Ramsgate from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Reintroduction of a limited service between Blackfriars and Elephant & Castle
  • Reintroduction of a limited service between Crofton Park and Bellingham
  • Reintroduction of a limited high speed service between Maidstone West / Snodland / Strood and London St Pancras International

 

For updates on particularly busy stations, please click here.

Ticket Offices

Following some temporary closures and reduced working hours, all Southeastern ticket offices have resumed their normal opening hours.

Assisted travel

Our Assisted Travel service remains available to passengers as usual. You can find out more and book assistance here.

Face coverings

Following the recent government announcement, face coverings must be worn when travelling by public transport.

For more information please follow this link

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No trains between Fort William and Mallaig until start of service on Monday 13 July
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Incident created
25/06/2020 12:33
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:50
Route affected
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Between Glasgow Queen Street / Fort William and Mallaig.

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Flooding has damaged the railway at Lochailort which means trains are currently unable to run between Fort William and Mallaig.

The estimate for line opening is the start of service on Monday 13 July.

Customer Advice:

Scottish Government advises that public transport remains for essential journeys only, so that key workers and staff can maintain a physical distance from each other. If your journey is not essential, do not travel. If you do require to make an essential journey speak to a member of staff, use the station help point, or contact ScotRail for alternative transport requirements.

Additional Information:

Network Rail engineers are working around-the-clock to repair flood damage at Lochailort on the West Highland line.

The line will remain closed whilst engineers work to rebuild over 80m of railway washed away by severe weather on Thursday, June 25.

More than 1,600 tons of material has been displaced and engineers will have to completely rebuild the supporting embankment, ballast and track before the line can reopen.

You can find more information from Network Rail about the work required here.

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

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

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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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Timetable Information and Travel Advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:49
Route affected

All 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

From Monday 6 July, a number of National Rail companies will be making changes to their timetables. Details of the changes being made will be available via the Train Operating Company links below.

Despite the changes being made though, social distancing means there will still only be space for as few as 1 in 10 of the usual number of passengers. You still need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. Please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

Before you set out please ask yourself if your journey is really necessary, and if it is please cycle, walk or drive if you can.

But if it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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 and details on refunds can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

You can click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

Waiting Rooms and Ticket Offices:
Please note that some waiting rooms at stations are closed for public safety. Some Ticket Offices also remain closed or have reduced their 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 may be subject to late notice change.

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Revised timetable for Northern
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:28
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Northern, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Northern are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetable can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

Northern have a dedicated Coronavirus updates page - you can find the latest information and advice here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 6 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. This is subject to engineering work taking place.

If you are travelling from Monday 7 September  onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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c2c - Standard timetable in operation and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:27
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness 

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

c2c are operating a standard timetable, subject to alterations for engineering work particularly on evenings and weekends.

Although the service has increased to the maximum level possible, capacity will remain extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

Avoid peak time travel. Currently the earliest services are the busiest, so it is better to delay your journey if you must travel. In particular Barking, London Fenchurch Street and West Ham stations are very busy before 08:00 / 08:30. As many shops begin to reopen, if you do need to travel by train please stay local and avoid peak times by travelling between 11:00 and 14:00.

Avoid the busiest services. c2c's busiest trains are some of the first services from Shoeburyness (04:15, 04:59, 05:13, 05:28, 05:34) and from Grays (05:53, 06:15, 07:17). Please avoid these services, only travel if necessary and stagger when you travel if you can. There is currently twice as much capacity available on trains arriving into central London after 08:00.

 

Where can I find more information?

More information about what c2c are doing to keep you safe is available here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

 

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

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

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Hull Trains service suspended until further notice
More information on Hull Trains service suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:25
Route affected

Trains between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

The Hull Trains service remains suspended until further notice, as a result of the current travel restrictions and low passenger numbers.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and refund details can be found on the Hull Trains website.

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

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:24
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

The Scottish Government are advising against all but necessary travel, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most. 

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

ScotRail are operating a reduced service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The timetable includes earlier and later services for NHS staff working hospitals across the country and it will deliver approximately 70% of the normal number of seats available.

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

Major stations have floor markings and other signs to outline a safe distance of two metres, while some station facilities such as waiting rooms are closed. In order to maintain a physical distance from others, please expect an increase in the time it takes to buy a ticket at a station and to board your train.

Although Ticket Offices and some ticket machines will still accept cash, you are encouraged to use card or contactless payment whenever possible.

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 2 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 3 August onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Grand Central services restart from Sunday 26 July
More information on Grand Central services restart from Sunday 26 July
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:22
Route affected

All Grand Central routes

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Grand Central have announced that tickets are now on sale for a phased return of their services from Sunday 26 July onwards.

They’re starting a phased return to service with a minimum of two return trains each day between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross, and three daily return services between Sunderland and London Kings Cross. More services will be added as demand increases.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

More details, including refund information, can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

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

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:21
Route affected

TransPennine Express routes

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

TransPennine Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the Transpennine Express train service? 

Due to the current situation regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, amended timetables are in operation across all TransPennine Express routes. The revised timetable and further details can be found here.

You can check your journey on TransPennine Express services up to and including Friday 10 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Saturday 11 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

To comply with social distancing rules, TransPennine Express have introduced green and red labels on their trains to indicate where you can and cannot sit. Although seat reservations are currently unavailable (even with the still-available Advance tickets), you can achieve social distancing by finding a seat with a green label on it.

But please note it will not be possible to socially distance at all points throughout a journey so please keep your distance wherever possible

Where can I find more information?

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

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

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:20
Route affected

All routes between London Euston and Scotland

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Caledonian Sleeper would like to remind all customers that they should only book to travel during the period of Government restrictions if it is absolutely necessary.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

The following services are currently operating:

  • Inverness to London Euston
  • Glasgow Central to London Euston
  • London Euston to Inverness
  • London Euston to Glasgow Central

 

Timetables for these services can be found here.

Customers boarding at Edinburgh, please access the station via the Market Street entrance, which will remain open until 00:45. Boarding begins at 01:00.

If booking the Edinburgh Service, the departure time is after midnight. If you require to book on this service, the date of departure is the date that you are boarding the train. For example, if you require to arrive in London on Monday at 07:49, please select Monday as the date of travel.

The following services are currently suspended:

  • Fort William - London Euston (in both directions) - these are suspended up to and including Tuesday 14 July
  • Aberdeen - London Euston (in both directions) - these are suspended up to and including Monday 31 August

 

Refund information:

All guests who booked directly with Caledonian Sleeper will be contacted and receive an automatic refund to the card that was used to make the reservation. If you have not received a refund by 30 June 2020, please contact Caledonian Sleeper and select Change or Refund a Ticket.

Guests who made their reservation with a 3rd party should contact their ticket seller to apply for a refund.

Additional information:  

More information from Caledonian Sleeper can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the Coronavirus page.

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

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Avanti West Coast - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:16
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services 

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Avanti West Coast are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is necessary. The amended timetable can be found here.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

To help keep you safe when you travel and to support social distancing, 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.

Bookings can be made up to 5 minutes before the scheduled departure on the Avanti West Coast website and app.

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

Some stations may also operate with a queuing system to ensure social distancing remains in place during peak times.

Currently, peak travel times are between 09:30 and 13:00 and between 16:00 and 18:00 - you are encouraged to travel outside of these times.

Where can I find more information?

Further help and support can be found on the Avanti West Coast website here.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

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

 

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You are advised to check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is correct for all journeys up to and including 17 July.

If you are travelling from Saturday 18th July, please check back nearer to the time.

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:15
Route affected

All Greater Anglia and Stansted Express routes 

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetables for both Greater Anglia and Stansted Express will take affect from 6 July and can be downloaded here.

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

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers able to travel on Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains by up to 90 per cent – so it’s even more important that people take only necessary journeys.

Passengers should always book online where possible and travel at quieter times, and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

Greater Anglia have produced a guide to help you find less busy trains to travel on. You can find the most up to date information by clicking here.

 

Where can I find more information? 

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

 

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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

If you are travelling from Monday 20th July onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Revised timetable for Heathrow Express
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:14
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport 

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Heathrow Express are running a reduced, half hourly service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Heathrow Express services will depart every 30 minutes:

  • London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5: 25 and 55 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington: 12 and 42 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington: 17 and 47 minutes past the hour

    

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

 

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from Heathrow Express can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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LNER - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:14
Route affected

All LNER routes 

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

LNER, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

LNER are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is necessary. The amended timetable and additional travel advice can be found here.

There is currently no catering on board LNER trains so you are encouraged to bring your own refreshments.

LNER also have introduced an alcohol free train policy, which means that alcohol is currently not allowed onboard any LNER train.

 

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. You can book your seat reservation here.

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

  • Leeds: 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
  • London Kings Cross: Customers are to exit from the gates directly opposite them. also if you are travelling on the Underground there is a one way system in place. The entrance for the underground is directly opposite the station. Please follow the floor vinyl's and signage as you leave the station

 

What is reopening on Monday 6 July?

Waiting rooms and First Class Lounges will reopen on Monday 6 July, at LNER managed stations.

Where can I find more information?

More information, including FAQs and refund information be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 26 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 27 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:12
Route affected

All routes.

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Local lockdown restrictions - Leicester

On Monday 29th June, the Government announced an extension to lockdown restrictions in Leicester due to a continuing rise in Covid-19 cases. East Midlands Railway will continue to provide a vital service for key workers and to support essential journeys. This will remain the case in Leicester. Additional information, announcements and staff are available to help provide any support and guidance our customers need.

How is this affecting the train service?

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services are available for key workers, or those who cannot work from home and have no alternative way of travelling.

The revised timetable and more details can be found here.

Customers are advised to plan their journeys online where possible. 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.

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

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains by up to 90 per cent – so it’s even more important that people make only necessary journeys. Please check journey planners before you travel and avoid travelling at peak times.

The following stations have one-way systems in place:

Leicester: Please use the front of the station to enter and the northern footbridge leading to the car park to exit.

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?

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:11
Route affected

All West Midlands Railway routes.

 
Train operator affected
London UndergroundWest Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating, however more train services have now been reintroduced into the timetable. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

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

Travel at quieter times. If you can change your routine, please travel between 10:00 and 15:00 or after 18:00 on weekdays. Chances are there'll be more space on board and your ticket will be cheaper too, making it more comfortable for you and for those people that need to travel at busiest times.

No first class at the moment. To maximise space on trains West Midlands Railway have removed first class temporarily. This will aid social distancing, as you can now sit anywhere on the train.

Buy your ticket online. With a barcode ticket, you will avoid you having to stand in line and handle a paper ticket.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more details and safe travel advice on West Midlands Railway's dedicated Coronavirus updates page.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner 

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:10
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network.

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern RailwayLondon Underground
Description

London Northwestern Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

London Northwestern Railway are operating a reduced timetable, the current timetable starting from 5 July can be downloaded here.

Please note that trains on the following routes are suspended until further notice:

  • Between Bedford and Bletchley - road transport is in operation
  • Between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction - road transport is in operation and customers may also use Arriva Bus route 321

 

 

If you have any feedback on the alternative service being provided for the Marston Vale and Abbey Lines, please complete this online form giving details of your journey, your place of work and your working hours. This will help London Northwestern Railway to understand whether an alternative solution can be found.

All train services have been declassified to aid social distancing.

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of people allowed on London Northwestern Railway trains by up to 90 per cent – carriages will be full with around 15 to 20 people on board. If the train is full, you will have to wait for the next available train with space onboard.

Passengers should purchase tickets online where possible and travel at quieter times (between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 18:00), and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

Where can I find more information?

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:07
Route affected

All routes

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Transport for Wales, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Key workers carrying official NHS photo identity cards travel free on Transport for Wales services until 24 July.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating on all routes. The revised timetable can be found here.

 

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

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

Trains will not call at the below stations until further notice due to social distancing issues:

  • 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
  • Conwy - Closest alternative station is Llandudno Junction
  • Llanfairpwll - Closest alternative station is Bangor
  • Valley - Closest alternative station is Holyhead
  • Hopton Heath - Closest alternative station is Bucknell
  • Sugar Loaf - Closest alternative station is Llanwrtyd Wells

 

In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Unfortunately due to the short platform length at the above stations, this is not possible

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from Transport for Wales can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details, can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Revised timetable for Merseyrail
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:06
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Merseyrail are currently operating an amended service to support necessary journeys only. However, changes have been made to the previous reduced timetable with additional services now running across the Merseyrail network. These changes to services have been put in place to support the expected increase in passenger numbers, as more people begin to make necessary journeys across the Liverpool City Region. Details of the train service changes can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

You can find the latest travel advice from Merseyrail here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 2 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 3 August onwards, please check back nearer to the time.

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Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:05
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

As a result, Chiltern Railways are operating an amended timetable, you can download the timetable here.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

Social distancing measures mean capacity on board Chiltern Railways services has been significantly reduced. Please try to travel off-peak between 10:00 and 16:00 and after 19:00.

More advice from Chiltern Railways, including refund information can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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Monday to Fridays: You can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling midweek from Monday 7 September onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Weekends: You will soon be able to check your journey on Saturdays and Sundays using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 11 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:04
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

South Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

South Western Railway are operating an amended timetable from 29 June - 3 July and further timetable amendments will take affect from 6 July until further notice. Details of the timetables can be found here

Please be aware that the Wightlink ferries between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head and also between Lymington Pier and Yarmouth have been suspended until further notice. More details can be found here.

How busy will my train be?

Planning your journey is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing on trains and at stations, we are asking our customers to travel at quieter times where possible.

You can also use a new guide which South Western Railway have created to find out when their major stations tend get busy on weekdays, and the crowding levels on peak time services. You can access this guide here.

Where can I find more information and advice?

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

More information including a Q&A and refund details can be found on NRE's dedicated Coronavirus page.

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

 

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If you are travelling with South Western Railway, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:03
Route affected

All routes  

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Great Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.  

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Great Western Railway are currently operating an amended service, prioritising key routes for those who are delivering essential services as the UK responds to the current situation. Revised timetables can be found here.

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

Try to not travel when it’s busy. The quieter times are normally between 10:00 and 15:00, and after 19:00.

To help with social distancing, Great Western Railway have reduced the number of spaces available on their trains. Book your ticket in advance and reserve a space on your preferred train if possible – otherwise, they can’t guarantee you’ll be able to board.

Once a train reaches its seating capacity, it will be removed from their booking systems.

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

Night Riviera Sleeper

Great Western Railway are running an overnight service again. This will be on Thursdays and Fridays only, in both directions.

From 25 June for the first three weeks, they won’t be selling cabins, just seats. After this, they plan to increase the frequency, and start offering cabins, on a gradual basis. It is recommended that you bring drinks and snacks with you.

More information is available here.

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice and safe travel guidelines for Great Western Railway can be found here.

More information can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July 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.

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
More information on Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:02
Route affected

Various routes across the London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground network

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

In line with government advice, Transport for London are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, maintain social distancing and free up the railway for those who need it most and have no alternative way to travel.  

If you can, please walk or cycle. You can find existing and newly created walking and cycling routes around London here.  

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How will this affect my journey?

London Overground:

No service is operating between Surrey Quays and New Cross.

A reduced service is operating on all other routes.

TfL Rail:

There is a 15 minute service operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport / Reading. The normal timetable is operating between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Heathrow Airport have confirmed that Terminal 4 is closed and TfL Rail services are running to Terminal 2 / 3 and 5 only.

DLR, London Underground and London Trams:

There is a reduced service operating on DLR, London Underground and London Trams. The Waterloo & City Line is closed.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. This is to ensure TfL staff keep the most used stations and services running to support critical workers. You can check the status of your local station here here.

What are the peak times to avoid travel?

If you must use public transport, please travel outside of the busy times. Current busiest times are between 05:45 and 08.15 and between 16:00 and 17:30. Certain stations, stops and interchanges are particularly busy at this time. You can find the most up to date list of these here.

You are also encouraged to avoid using these stations and lines:

  • Central line between South Woodford / Redbridge and Stratford
  • Central line between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road
  • Jubilee line between Stratford and Westminster
  • District line between Dagenham Heathway and Aldgate East
  • Victoria line
  • London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction
  • DLR between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town

 

Where can I find more information?

More details and travel advice can be found on the TfL Website.

More information, including FAQs and refund advice can be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July 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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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
More information on CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
07/07/2020 11:58
Route affected

All CrossCountry routes 

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

CrossCountry, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Leicester update: Please be aware should you need to travel to or from Leicester, that the Government has announced a further lockdown of the city for the next two weeks, until at least 18 July due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. CrossCountry's focus is to keep services running for those who need to travel, and they will continue to serve Leicester for those travelling for essential reasons.

 

How is this affecting the train service?

CrossCountry are operating a revised timetable from 6 July to ensure that vital train services can keep running throughout the coronavirus outbreak. CrossCountry will operate many longer trains to provide up to twice the normal capacity.

As the numbers travelling increases more time needs to be allowed at stations for people to board and alight. To achieve this while also maintaining the national railway timetable, a small number of stations will see their CrossCountry services reduced or withdrawn to allow additional time at the more heavily used stations. Trains continue to operate throughout the day on most routes at a reduced frequency and in some cases with a revised calling pattern. You can view the timetable and a list of stations affected here.

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

If you are making a journey with CrossCountry we strongly advise that you book a place on the train, as availability is limited due to social distancing. If you don’t book a place, you may not be able to travel on you preferred service. You can book a place on the train by:

 

Reservations can be made up to 5 minutes before departure. Customers are encouraged to reserve via the CrossCountry Customer Relations team or Twitter before making a journey to a staffed station.

 

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 Page.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

 

Check before you travel:
Monday to Fridays: You can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling midweek from Monday 7 September onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Weekends: You can check your journey on Saturdays and Sundays up to and including Sunday 12 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Revised timetable for Eurostar services
More information on Revised timetable for Eurostar services
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
02/07/2020 15:47
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Paris Gare du Nord / Brussels Midi

 
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 significantly reduced service.

The UK government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are running a reduced timetable between London St Pancras International and Paris / Brussels only. Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are also closed for Eurostar services until at least Wednesday 8 July.

Please wear a face mask when travelling with Eurostar

Passengers must wear a face mask or face covering at Eurostar stations and on board Eurostar trains in line with guidelines announced by the UK, French and Belgian governments. Please ensure you have a mask with you when you travel. Any type of mask is suitable as long as it effectively covers your nose and mouth.

If you don’t have a mask you may be refused travel on Eurostar services. Fines may be imposed in the UK, France and Belgium if you’re not wearing a mask. Please note that children under the age of 11 are not required to wear a mask in France and the UK. In Belgium children under the age of 12 years do not have to wear a mask.

Where can I find more information?

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

More details, including FAQs and refund information can also be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
01/07/2020 16:20
Route affected

Gatwick Express service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton 

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services are temporarily 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 change 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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Current engineering work

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Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until Monday 7 September
More information on Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until Monday 7 September
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Start date
12/02/2020 
End date
06/09/2020 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Storm Ciara, which bought 90mph winds, extreme rainfall and flooding across Wales on Sunday 9 February, caused extensive damage on the Conwy Valley Line, north of Llanrwst.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice. A bus timetable can be found here.

Whilst the line is closed engineers will install a 2000m armoured bund to protect against further damage at sites previously affected by flooding. As a result of this, the line will reopen later than originally expected. The line is now not expected to reopen until Monday 7 September. This date is subject to change as work continues.

Additional information:

Network Rail engineers inspecting the line have identified several sites where the ballast supporting the track has been washed away by floodwater. The storm has also damaged fencing and level crossings at several locations. Several weeks of repair work are underway.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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 typing in your station here

 
Amended 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July
More information on Amended 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
07/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow, connecting with train services.

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 late night midweek c2c service from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
More information on Amended late night midweek c2c service from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
09/07/2020 
Route affected

All c2c routes to / from London Fenchurch Street / London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between London Fenchurch Street and Barking, closing various lines.

Basildon Line – From 23:35, the above engineering work will extend out to Upminster.

After this time, these services will be diverted via an alternative route and will call additionally at Grays. A shuttle service will run between Grays and Upminster and Upminster – Pitsea via Laindon.

Ockendon Line – Passengers travelling to / from Ockendon or Chafford Hundred will be required to change trains in most instances.

Rainham Line - From 23:30, services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street. 

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.

 
Buses replace trains between Dumfries and Kilmarnock from Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 July
More information on Buses replace trains between Dumfries and Kilmarnock from Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 July
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Start date
04/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

ScotRail between Carlisle / Dumfries and Glasgow Central

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dumfries and Kilmarnock, closing all lines every day from Saturday 4 until Sunday 12 July.

Buses will replace trains between Dumfries and Kilmarnock.

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.

Project Information:

Over two miles of new track will be laid and under-track drainage systems improved at a range of locations between New Cumnock and Dumfries. Work will also be undertaken to strengthen and repair several rail bridges between Cumnock and Dumfries at the same time.

Due to the complexity of the engineering work and the heavy machinery involved, these upgrades cannot be delivered without the short-term closure of the line.

 
Amended late night Avanti West Coast services from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
More information on Amended late night Avanti West Coast services from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
09/07/2020 
Route affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Avanti West Coast network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result:

  • The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, not calling at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Long Buckby and Northampton.
  • The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to run via Crewe, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent / Macclesfield. Customers for Stockport should stay on the train until Manchester Piccadilly, and speak to Avanti West Coast staff.

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.

 
No Thameslink late night / early morning trains to / from Redhill from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
More information on No Thameslink late night / early morning trains to / from Redhill from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Thameslink services via Redhill

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Horley overnight, closing various lines.

Between 23:40 and 05:25, Thameslink services will not call at stations via Redhill. Customers wishing to travel from these stations should speak to staff who will arrange alternative transport. Alternatively please press the emergency button on the help point for assistance.

 
Buses replace late night trains between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
09/07/2020 
Route affected

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ely and Kings Lynn, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

The 22:39 and 23:09 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services will terminate at Ely. Replacement buses will run between Ely and Kings Lynn.

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 typing in your station here 

 
Amended late night service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
More information on Amended late night service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
09/07/2020 
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Braintree / Colchester / Southend Victoria / Clacton-on-Sea / Norwich

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaTfL Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines overnight from 21:25 from Monday to Thursday.

Greater Anglia:

Trains to and from London Liverpool Street via Shenfield will need to travel at a reduced speed past the engineering work, which means journey times will be extended by up to 15 minutes.

Additionally, the 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria, and the 21:20 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will not run.

TfL Rail:

After 21:00, some trains towards Shenfield will be amended to terminate at Gidea Park. Trains from Shenfield will be retimed by up to 4 minutes.

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 late night / early morning trains between Haywards Heath / Brighton and Seaford / Polegate from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Haywards Heath / Brighton and Seaford / Polegate from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Seaford / Polegate / Eastbourne

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath / Brighton and Seaford / Polegate, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Between 23:45 and 04:30 each night, buses will replace trains between:

  • Haywards Heath and Polegate.
  • Brighton and Seaford.

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:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains between East Croydon and Oxted from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between East Croydon and Oxted from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Southern between London Victoria and East Grinstead

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Oxted, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between East Croydon and Oxted.

Please note that this includes some trains that start late on Monday to Thursday, and arrive at their destination early on Tuesday to Friday.

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:

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

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

 
Amended early morning trains to / from London Victoria from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July
More information on Amended early morning trains to / from London Victoria from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
07/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Southern to / from London Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Between 00:05 and 05:15 on Tuesday to Friday mornings, trains to / from London Victoria will run to amended timings.

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.

 
No late night / early morning trains to / from Pangbourne from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July
More information on No late night / early morning trains to / from Pangbourne from Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
07/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway closing some lines.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne and customers should travel via Tilehurst for a connecting bus service to / from Pangbourne:

Tuesday to Thursday

  • The 22:41 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.
  • The 23:22 Didcot Parkway to Reading

Friday

  • 23:34 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway

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.

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.

 
No late night / early morning services between Camden Road and Willesden Junction from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
More information on No late night / early morning services between Camden Road and Willesden Junction from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

London Overground between Stratford and Richmond / Clapham Junction

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Camden Road  and Willesden Junction, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:59 until the end of service each night, no London Overground services will run from Camden Road towards Willesden Junction. Customers can use London Buses between Camden Road and Willesden Junction.

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.

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

 
Amended late night / early morning London Overground services to / from Watford Junction from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning London Overground services to / from Watford Junction from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

London Overground between Watford Junction and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Watford Junction, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday:

The 05:31 Watford Junction to London Euston service will not run.

The 23:27 London Euston to Watford Junction service will terminate at Willesden Junction.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:45 London Euston to Watford Junction service will run.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:31 Watford Junction to London Euston service will start from Willesden Junction.

Customers should use earlier / late services to complete their journey.

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 overnight / early morning TransPennine Express trains through Manchester Victoria from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
More information on Amended overnight / early morning TransPennine Express trains through Manchester Victoria from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Between Edinburgh and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport, also between Hull / York and Liverpool Lime Street and between Redcar Central and Manchester Airport 

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Each night Monday to Thursday, finishing at 06:20 Friday morning, engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria closing the line.

Please note: This engineering work is subject to alteration and may not take place.

The following alterations will apply and where a train has been cancelled there is no alternative transport:

Monday to Thursday

  • The 19:30 Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Manchester Victoria
  • The 20:30 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport is diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.
  • The 21:08 Hull to Liverpool Lime Street is diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria or Lea Green but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:08 Liverpool Lime street to York will start from Manchester Victoria nine minutes earlier than normal.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 04:27 York to Manchester Airport is diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.
  • The 05:19 Manchester Airport to Newcastle is diverted and will not call at Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria.
  • The 05:20 Liverpool lime Street to Edinburgh will not run. 
  • The 05:37 Manchester Airport to Redcar Central is diverted and will not call at Huddersfield.
  • The 06:00 Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street will start from Manchester Victoria.

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.

 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.

 
Amended overnight / early morning Great Western Railway trains from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
More information on Amended overnight / early morning Great Western Railway trains from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
09/07/2020 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight / early morning engineering work, finishing Friday morning, is taking place between at various location on the Great Western Railway network closing some lines.

The following alterations will apply:

Monday and Tuesday

  • The 23:30 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will have journey times extended by 5 minutes after leaving Patchway.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will not run. No replacement transport will be provided.
  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will not run.

Wednesday and Thursday

  • The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will not run.
  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will not run.

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.

 
Alterations to late night Southeastern services Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
More information on Alterations to late night Southeastern services Monday 6 to Friday 10 July
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Start date
06/07/2020 
End date
10/07/2020 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

Monday only:

  • From 22:50 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Wadhurst. The last bus from Tonbridge to Wadhurst will run through to Hastings, and a connecting minibus will run from Battle to Crowhurst.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

  • The 23:55 St Pancras to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet & Faversham.

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

  • From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Faversham & Ramsgate, and from 01:20 buses replace trains from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate.

Tuesday only:

  • From 23:40 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A minibus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Tuesday to Friday

  • From 00:15 until the end of service, buses replace trains Lewisham & Dartford via Sidcup.

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Amended 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 July
More information on Amended 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 July
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Start date
07/07/2020 
End date
09/07/2020 
Route affected

From London St Pancras International to Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place in the Belper area closing the line.

The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield is diverted and will arrive at Chesterfield at the later time of 00:52 and at Sheffield at 01:06.

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