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Disruption to Northern services between Manchester Oxford Road and Salford Crescent expected until 16:30
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Incident created
13/12/2019 15:12
Last updated
13/12/2019 15:26
Route affected

Northern services between Manchester Oxford Road and Salford Crescent 

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

The electricity has been being switched off for safety reasons between Salford Crescent and Deansgate. As a result, Northern train services running between Manchester Oxford Road and Salford Crescent may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or diverted into Manchester Victoria. 

Disruption is expected until 16:30.

Customer Advice:

Customers are able to use there train ticket between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria on Metrolink trams.

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 #Deansgate

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.

Feedback:

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Disruption at Birmingham New Street expected until 15:45
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Incident created
13/12/2019 14:27
Last updated
13/12/2019 15:15
Route affected
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Avanti West Coast between Birmingham New Street / Glasgow Central and London Euston

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Plymouth, between Dundee / Glasgow Central and Penzance, between Newcastle and Reading / Southampton Central, between Nottingham / Leicester and Birmingham New Street, between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth / Paignton / Penzance, and also between Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport

London Northwestern Railway between Wolverhampton and Walsall, between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham International, between Crewe and London Euston, between Shrewsbury and Birmingham new Street

Transport for Wales between Holyhead / Aberystwyth and Birmingham International

West Midlands Railway between between Four Oaks / Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West CoastCrossCountryLondon Northwestern RailwayTransport for WalesWest Midlands Railway
Description

The trespass incident at Birmingham New Street has been resolved. However, whilst service recovers, trains may continue to delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised.

We anticipate that disruption will continue until 15:45.

Alternative travel advice:

London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway 

Customers may use National Express West Midlands on reasonable routes.

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 #BirminghamNewStreet

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 Swindon and Bristol Parkway expected until 17:00
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Incident created
13/12/2019 09:57
Last updated
13/12/2019 15:14
Route affected
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Between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Carmarthen / Swansea

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

All lines have now reopened following Flooding between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, trains running through these stations are returning to normal but some services may still be cancelled. 

Disruption is expected until 17:00.

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 #Swindon

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 Bolton and Preston expected until 16:30
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Incident created
13/12/2019 14:51
Last updated
13/12/2019 15:03
Route affected

Between Bolton and Salford Crescent 

 
Train operator affected
NorthernTransPennine Express
Description

Flooding between Bolton and Preston is causing disruption to journeys between these stations. Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

We anticipate that disruption will continue until 16:30.

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 #Bolton

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.

Feedback:

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Disruption between Worcester Shrub Hill and Birmingham Snow Hill expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
13/12/2019 07:20
Last updated
13/12/2019 11:58
Route affected
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Between Worcester Shrub Hill / Kidderminster and Dorridge, and also between Kidderminster and Leamington Spa

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

A member of train crew is currently unavailable between Worcester Shrub Hill and Birmingham Snow Hill. As a result, some services between these stations will be cancelled.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Alternative travel advice

You may use your ticket on the following operators services:

 

  • West Midlands Metro on the following route - Birmingham Grand Central - Corporation Street - Bull Street - Snow Hill (for Snow Hill Station) - Jewellery Quarter - The Hawthorns - West Bromwich Central 
  • National Express West Midlands
    - Route 4 / 4H / 4M: Walsall - Tame Bridge Parkway - West Bromwich (for West Midlands Metro) - Oldbury - Blackheath - Sandwell & Dudley - Rowley Regis - Cradley Heath.
    - Route 8A / 8C: Duddeston (nearby) - Adderley Park - Small Heath - Five Ways (for Birmingham New Street / CrossCity) - Hockley
    - Route 9 [Black Country]: Birmingham - Halesowen Interchange - Cradley Heath (nearby) - Lye - Stourbridge Town
    - Route 12 / 12A: Birmingham - Langley Green - Dudley
    - Route 13 [Birmingham]: Birmingham - Langley Green
    - Route 16 [Black Country]: Wolverhampton - Stourbridge
    - Route 17 [Dudley]: Dudley - Stourbridge
    - Route 80: Birmingham - Five Ways - Smethwick Galton Bridge - West Bromwich
    - Route 87: Birmingham - Smethwick Rolfe Street (nearby) - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Oldbury (nearby to Sandwell & Dudley) - Dudley
    - Route X10: Birmingham - Old Hill - Cradley Heath - Merry Hill
    - Route X7: Wolverhampton - Dudley - Smethwick Rolfe Street (nearby) - Smethwick Galton Bridge - Birmingham
    - Route X8: Wolverhampton - Dudley - Bearwood - Birmingham (nearby New Street and Snow Hill Station)

 

There is no ticket acceptance agreed with local bus operators between Stourbridge Junction and Worcester. If you are travelling between these stations and wish to use local buses, please keep any receipts as you may be able to claim some reimbursement from West Midlands Railway. Please note that West Midlands Railway will review claims on a case by case basis.  

  

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 #Kidderminster

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 some Greater Anglia rural routes until further notice
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Incident created
06/12/2019 04:29
Last updated
13/12/2019 10:17
Route affected

Between Ipswich and Peterborough / Lowestoft

Between Norwich and Sheringham / Great Yarmouth

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Signalling problems mean that some Greater Anglia rural routes are currently being disrupted.

You can find a statement about the disruption from Greater Anglia here.

There is no estimate for when this issue will be resolved.

The following routes are affected:

Ipswich - Peterborough

Trains will not run on the Ipswich - Peterborough route.

Customers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough can travel via Norwich. Customers can also travel via Cambridge.

Tickets will be accepted on Great Northern between Cambridge and Ely, and also with East Midlands Railway between Ely and Peterborough.

'Greater Anglia' only tickets are not valid on CrossCountry trains between Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough.

There are minibuses operated by Blue Fox and St Edmunds Travel running between Ely and Peterborough calling at Manea, March and Whittlesea.

Ipswich - Lowestoft

A reduced service will operate between Ipswich and Lowestoft.

Customers may use First Buses between Lowestoft and Beccles on routes x2, x21 and x22.

Norwich - Sheringham

A reduced service will run between Norwich and Cromer only, and journeys may also be delayed by up to 20 minutes.

Buses provided by Sanders Coaches will run between Cromer and Sheringham.

The last services of the day (22:45 Norwich to Sheringham / 23:47 Sheringham to Norwich) will run as scheduled.

Customers may also use Sanders Coaches on routes 44, 44a, x44 and x40.

Norwich - Great Yarmouth

There are a small number of cancellations on this route.

Alternative travel advice:

Advance tickets holders can travel on earlier or later trains if your booked service is cancelled.

Check before you travel:
You can check your Journey for TODAY in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. For journeys from tomorrow onwards, please check back on the day of travel.  

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Industrial action affects South Western Railway today and every day until Thursday 2 January
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Incident created
05/11/2019 17:11
Last updated
13/12/2019 09:03
Route affected
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South Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

The RMT union are taking industrial action, which will affect South Western Railway services until Thursday 2 January.

Industrial action means fewer trains, earlier finishes and some replacement buses on South Western Railway throughout December. You can find more information here.

Information for customers travelling on weekdays, until Friday 20 December:

On weekdays until Friday 20 December, a reduced service will run:

  • Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service
  • Services will finish earlier than normal at around 23:00
  • Peak services will be much busier than normal, and queuing arrangements may be put in place at busy stations
  • Please check your journey before travelling and allow extra time to complete your journey. The Journey Planner is now showing the revised strike timetable

 

More information and timetables can be found here.

Information for customers travelling on weekends, until Sunday 22 December:

On Saturdays and Sundays in December a reduced service will run on most of the network. Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service.

You can find the details for each route on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December here. Details for Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December are still being finalised.

Information for customers travelling over the Christmas period:

Although plans are still being finalised, for the period from 23 December to 2 January a reduced service will be in operation.

There will be no trains on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, as is always the case.

Details of the reduced service, and strike timetables can be found here.

 

Check before you travel:
You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey up to and including Friday 20 December. The normal planned service, not the strike day service, is currently showing for all the other strike dates.

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

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

Feedback:
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Changes to the National Rail Timetable from Sunday 15 December
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Incident created
11/12/2019 15:01
Last updated
12/12/2019 16:04
Route affected

Various routes and various Train Operating Companies

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

The new timetable will start on Sunday 15 December 2019 and will operate until Saturday 16 May 2020.

Please see below for details of the changes that have been made to the timetable from December 2019 onwards:

Caledonian Sleeper

Timetables are available here.

Chiltern Railways

The direct Stratford-Upon-Avon to London services introduced back in May will carry forward for the December timetable so that hassle-free day trips can still be enjoyed. The timetable also sees an additional service from Aylesbury Vale Parkway to London on Saturday morning.

The new timetable is available here.

CrossCountry

Improvements to CrossCountry services in the December timetable include:

  • The current 17 minutes past the hour departures from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth move to 12 minutes past the hour – restoring a half-hourly train service from Birmingham New Street to Bristol
  • Following improvements resulting from the major track remodelling at Derby, four weekday and five Saturday trains between Birmingham and Newcastle will run considerably faster, taking up to 30 minutes less time than currently
  • Trains on CrossCountry routes will be re-timed in the new timetable, with many faster journeys. Please check departure times carefully

 

East Midlands Railway

Additional services will run between Kettering and Corby, as well as new winter services on routes to Skegness and Cleethorpes.

The new timetables are available here.


Grand Central

The full timetable from December 2019 is available here.

Great Northern

New Southgate and Oakleigh Park will see an extra two trains towards Moorgate per hour, creating a six trains per hour to London service during the morning peak. The entire Great Northern Metro timetable will be optimised for the performance of the new train fleet in May 2020.

Due to Network Rail maintenance between Finsbury Park and Moorgate, the last weekday departure from Moorgate will be the 21:40 service to Watton-at-Stone. Later departures on the Great Northern Metro routes to Welwyn Garden City and Watton-at-Stone will depart from London Kings Cross.

On weekends, all Great Northern Metro services from Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage via Hertford North will be diverted into London Kings Cross. However, during planned weekend engineering work at London Kings Cross, Moorgate will be made available wherever possible to provide an alternative route.

Great Western Railway

Around three quarters of journey times will be different from how they are today as Great Western Railway add new services and change old ones as part of the improvements.

Trains will arrive and depart at different times – there will be more trains, with more seats but to allow the new timetable to work, train times will be different to today.

Trains won’t always stop at the stations they do today – journeys will be faster, but new services are being introduced, and they won't always stop at the places frequent travellers might be used to.

You can find more information by visiting www.gwr.com/timetable2019

Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

New hourly direct services will run between Stansted Airport and Norwich via Cambridge and Cambridge North, seven days a week.

New direct services will run between Cambridge North and London Liverpool Street via Cambridge, seven days a week.

New hourly direct services will run between Cambridge and Ipswich on Sundays.

These services will be supported by Greater Anglia’s introduction of brand new trains. The timetables from 15 December 2019 onwards are available here.

 

Hull Trains

The new timetable from 15 December 2019 onwards is available to download here.

Island Line

Some train times may be retimed.

London Northwestern Railway

London Northwestern Railway are investing £524m to make the service better - better stations, better journeys, better trains. The latest improvements include the following:

  • 4 carriages will be added to the Friday late night / early morning 00:05 departure from London Euston to Northampton
  • London Euston - Rugeley Trent Valley trains, via Birmingham will become London Euston - Walsall services
  • New direct Sunday trains between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston, via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Coventry
  • Most departures times will change at Bletchley, particularly connections from the mainline onto the Marston Vale Line in the evening peak
  • New fast trains from Northampton to London Euston during the evening peak on weekdays

 

To see what's changing at your station please check here.

London North Eastern Railway

LNER will run new Azuma services between Harrogate and London Kings Cross. The Yorkshire spa town will benefit from an extra five new services each day. Horsforth will also benefit from additional LNER services.

London Kings Cross - Newcastle services will be extended to run to and from Edinburgh.

London Overground

The new London Overground timetables are available here.

 

Northern

The following timetable changes have been announced:

  • New hourly service between Halifax and Hull via Bradford, Leeds and Selby, extending the Leeds – Selby service
  • The Huddersfield – Leeds via Halifax and Bradford hourly service will operate between Huddersfield and Bradford Interchange only. With other timing changes, there will be a 15 minute interval service from Leeds to Bradford and Halifax
  • On Sundays, the Blackpool North – Leeds service will be extended to operate to and from York
  • Wigan – Alderley Edge and Wigan – Stalybridge services will be extended to operate from and to Southport, providing an all day hourly service between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly, as well as between Southport and Manchester Victoria.
  • The current services between Southport and Leeds via Todmorden and between Southport and Blackburn via Todmorden will instead start and terminate at Wigan
  • An hourly all day through service will be restored between Manchester Victoria and Kirkby via Wigan
  • Sheffield – Hull – Bridlington fast services will be extended from and to Scarborough. York – Hull and Hull – Bridlington services will be joined, to provide a through York – Bridlington service. Sheffield – Hull stopping services will be split at Doncaster into separate Sheffield – Doncaster and Doncaster – Hull services
  • There will be two new services a day in each direction between Middlesbrough and Whitby
  • Manchester Piccadilly – New Mills Central trains will now serve Strines and Belle Vue stations hourly, rather than the current two hourly service
  • A new station is planned to open at Warrington West, which will be served by two trains an hour, a Liverpool – Manchester Airport service and a Liverpool – Manchester Oxford Road service

 

ScotRail

ScotRail timetables from 15 December 2019 are available here

Southeastern

Southeastern's new timetable includes some small changes to keep trains running on time. The new timetables are available to download here.

South Western Railway

South Western Railway timetables are available to download here.

Southern

From Monday 16 December, Southern will introduce additional calls at Cooksbridge from Monday to Saturday. This will provide an all-day service in both directions and a Saturday service for the first time.

The , calling at Appledore and Ham Street will depart ten minutes earlier at 07:06 to provide a connection to Southeastern high speed services at the request of local stakeholders.

TfL Rail

From Sunday 15 December, TfL Rail will start running the stopping services between London Paddington and Reading ahead of the service becoming part of the Elizabeth Line. These services are currently operated by Great Western Railway. Some fast services will continue to be operated by Great Western Railway between Reading, Twyford, Maidenhead and Slough and London Paddington.

TfL zones do not apply to stations beyond West Drayton, but for the first time from 2 January 2020, customers will be able to use pay as you go with contactless across the route all the way from London Paddington to Reading. More information on these changes can be found here.

The timetable for journeys from London Paddington to Heathrow T4 / Reading can be found here

The timetable for journeys from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield can be found here

Thameslink

Connection of existing Saturday Horsham to London Bridge and Peterborough to London Kings Cross services

The existing Thameslink services between Horsham and London Bridge and between London Kings Cross and Peterborough will connect via London St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink and London Blackfriars, adopting the service pattern used Monday-Friday.

This change will introduce a new direct Gatwick Airport service on Saturdays for the first time for Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Sandy, Biggleswade and Arlesey.

For stations to the south of London Bridge, the change will mean additional direct services to London St Pancras International and beyond for East Croydon, Redhill, Horley and Gatwick Airport. It will also mean new direct services to the centre of London, London St Pancras International and beyond for Coulsdon South, Merstham, Crawley, Ifield, Littlehaven and Horsham.

Withdrawal of the Cambridge North Thameslink service

The Thameslink service between Cambridge and Cambridge North will be withdrawn to release a train path for the introduction of a new direct Greater Anglia service between Cambridge North and London Liverpool Street.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express are making a number of changes on their network. New trains will be introduced to provide extra capacity and there will be extra services and some new routes. A temporary timetable will be in place between 15 December and 6 January, when the new timetable will be introduced. You can find the full details of the changes here.

West Midlands Railway

Changes will include the following:

  • From Birmingham towards Shrewsbury, trains that depart at 49 minutes past the hour from Birmingham will leave earlier at 34 minutes past the hour to give a better spread of trains
    An extra train every hour between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street, Mondays to Saturdays, calling at all stations
  • On the Hereford line there will be extra carriages
  • New services at 05:53 from Lichfield City, and at 05:58 from Lichfield Trent Valley towards Birmingham.

 

To see what's changing at your station please check here.

 

Avanti West Coast, c2c, Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express and Merseyrail are not expected to change their timetable.

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

 
Reduced Island Line service until further notice
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Incident created
23/11/2019 13:12
Last updated
12/12/2019 10:20
Route affected
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Between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

A reduced service is in operation between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin due to a fault on one of the trains which serves the Island Line.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long this disruption will continue for.

What time will trains run?

Trains will run at the following times:

  • Trains will depart from Shanklin at 18 minutes past the hour
  • Trains will depart from Ryde Pier Head at 49 minutes past the hour

Check before you travel:
You can check your Journey for TODAY in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. For journeys from tomorrow onwards, please check back on the day of travel.  

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

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.

Feedback:
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Amended TransPennine Express services from 15 December until 5 January
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Incident created
11/12/2019 16:31
Last updated
12/12/2019 06:29
Route affected

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

The introduction of new trains as well as the timetable change means that a number of TransPennine Express services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh have been temporarily withdrawn from the timetable.

This affects some departures at the following stations – Liverpool Lime Street, Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Victoria, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Newcastle, Morpeth and Edinburgh.

Full information about these changes is available here.

Please note that some printed information will not reflect these late changes.

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 #TPEAmendments

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.

Feedback:
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Current engineering work

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Amended train service between Corby and Melton Mowbray / Derby from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International / Corby and Melton Mowbray / Derby

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Corby and Melton Mowbray, closing some lines throughout the week.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Northbound:

Monday - Friday:

The 09:26 Corby to Derby will NOT CALL at Oakham and Melton Mowbray. A replacement bus will be provided from Corby at 08:28, Oakham and Melton Mowbray, connecting into the train at East Midlands Parkway.

The 17:50 London St Pancras International to Melton Mowbray will this week terminate at Corby, with a replacement bus connecting with the train at Corby and travelling to Oakham and Melton Mowbray.

Southbound:

Monday - Friday:

The 06:03 Melton Mowbray to London St Pancras starts at Corby at 06:38, with a replacement bus service provided from Melton Mowbray at 05:22, calling at Oakham en-route and connecting into the train at Corby.

The 16:27 Derby to Corby service will be diverted, departing Derby later than usual at 16:53 and no longer calling at Melton Mowbray, Oakham or Corby. The train will terminate at Kettering. A replacement bus will be provided connecting out of the train at East Midlands Parkway, calling at Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Corby and Kettering.

Check before you travel:

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

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 trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December
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Start date
22/11/2019 
End date
15/12/2019 
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Trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Essential engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, closing the Conwy Valley Line.

Buses will replace trains throughout, until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December. You can view the current bus timetable here.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

Project Information:

This work is the second phase of a major upgrade delivered this year and includes the installation of 600 rock bolts in the Ffestiniog Tunnel, the replacement of sleepers along the line and vegetation management. Work will also continue to replace the flood damaged platform at Dolgarrog station, which remains closed.

The line was initially closed in March, following extreme weather that washed out ballast and damaged infrastructure over a six-mile stretch. Work during this phase included the removal of 8,000 tonnes of wash out materials, the installation of additional culverts and over 7,500 tonnes of ‘rock armour’ to improve flood resilience.

 
Buses replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen until Sunday 22 December
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Start date
19/11/2019 
End date
22/12/2019 
Route affected
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Between Milford Haven and Carmarthen

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Milford Haven and Clarbeston Road, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 40 minutes.

Check before you travel:

Until Friday 20 December, you can plan your journey for this week using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. A timetable for the replacement buses is available here

From Saturday 21 December, 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 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.

Project Information:

Network Rail will be working daily to cut back dead, dying and diseased trees and vegetation alongside the railway to ensure trains can continue to run safely. More details are available here.

 
Amended late night / early morning Thameslink trains from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Various Thameslink routes

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from Monday to Thursday starting approximately 23:00 to 05:15, finishing at 05:00 Friday morning, resulting in various line closures on the Thameslink network.

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 23:45, trains will be diverted and unable to call at stations via Redhill. Replacement buses will run between Purley and Horley with some buses extended to run between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport.

Monday to Friday

The 20:58 Brighton to Bedford will call additionally at Cricklewood.

The 22:21 Rainham to Luton will terminate at West Hampstead. Customers should use alternative trains to complete their journey.

Tuesday to Friday

From approximately 00:15 to 05:15, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton. 

Check before you travel:

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

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 Southern overnight / early morning trains from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December
More information on Amended Southern overnight / early morning trains from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December
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Start date
08/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Various routes on the Southern network

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight / early morning at various location on the Southern network closing the line between 22:00 and 05:00 each night, finishing 05:00 Friday morning.

Monday and Tuesday - From approximately 23:30, buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon / London Bridge via Streatham Hill.

Monday to Thursday - From approximately 23:45, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Eastbourne.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Caledonian Sleeper services between London Euston and Inverness on Friday 13 and Sunday 15 December
More information on Amended Caledonian Sleeper services between London Euston and Inverness on Friday 13 and Sunday 15 December
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Start date
13/12/2019 
End date
15/12/2019 
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Inverness

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

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

On Friday, the 21:15 London Euston to Inverness service (arriving on Saturday morning) will be diverted to run via Kirkcaldy and Ladybank, and will not call at Stirling, Dunblane or Gleneagles.

On Sunday, the 20:26 Inverness to London Euston service (arriving on Monday morning) will be diverted to run via Ladybank and Kirkcaldy, and will not call at Stirling, Dunblane or Gleneagles.

Check before you travel:

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

 
Amended late night / early morning trains between Camden Road and Willesden Junction from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
More information on Amended late night / early morning trains between Camden Road and Willesden Junction from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

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

As a result, the 23:59 (Monday to Thursday) and 00:15 (Tuesday to Friday) Stratford to Willesden Junction services will terminate at Camden Road.

Customers can use valid tickets on London Buses between Camden Road and Willesden Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express in the Manchester area from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
More information on Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express in the Manchester area from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Between Newcastle / Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport, Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street and between Scarborough and Manchester Victoria

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between the Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street areas closing some lines overnight from Monday to Thursday. The work is scheduled to finish at 05:30 Friday morning.  

Monday to Thursday

  • The 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, not calling at Manchester Victoria, Newton-le-Willows and Lea Green. 
  • The 21:46 Scarborough to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria. This train will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual, at 05:22.
  • The 05:05 York to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.
  • The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will depart earlier than usual, at 04:57. This train will be diverted, not calling at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria. This train will additionally call at Manchester Piccadilly at 05:40, and Stalybridge at 06:03.
  • The 05:48 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria. This train will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual, at 06:13.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Chester and Acton Grange, finishing on Friday at 04:15, closing various lines.

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

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 late night / early morning Great Western Railway trains from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
More information on Amended late night / early morning Great Western Railway trains from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

Monday and Tuesday

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will depart Neath and arrive Swansea 5 minutes later than normal.

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will operate approximately 5 minutes later than normal from Patchway and beyond.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will be provided from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads and will connect with the train below.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will be provided from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will incur an additional 5 minutes journey time between Bristol Parkway and Newport, also 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will incur an additional 5 minutes journey time between Bristol Temple Meads and Newport.

Thursday and Friday

The 03:54 Swansea to London Paddington to Swansea will depart Neath 04:16, Port Talbot Parkway 04:24, Bridgend 04:39, arriving Cardiff Central 05:03. Normal timings departing Cardiff Central and beyond.

Check before you travel:

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

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 late night & early morning Southeastern services from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
More information on Amended late night & early morning Southeastern services from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between late night / early morning at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday:

No trains will run between Grove Park and Bromley North after 23:55. Customers can use London Bus routes 126 / 261 and 314 between Grove Park and Bromley North.

Tuesday to Friday

After 00:15, buses will replace trains between Swanley and Rochester until the end of service. Trains will be diverted between London Victoria and Rochester via Strood.

Tuesday & Wednesday

After midnight, trains towards Orpington will be unable to stop at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between New Cross and Hither Green via Lewisham, with some journeys extended to Orpington. There will also be a 01:10 London Cannon Street to Orpington bus via Lewisham.

Wednesday & Thursday

The 23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.

Thursday & Friday

After midnight, trains towards Orpington will be unable to stop at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between New Cross and Hither Green via Lewisham, with some journeys extended to Orpington.There will also be a 00:30 London Cannon Street to Orpington bus via Lewisham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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 trains to / from Pangbourne on Friday 13 December
More information on Buses replace late night trains to / from Pangbourne on Friday 13 December
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Start date
13/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Between London Paddington / Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Banbury

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 tracks.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne and customers should use replacement buses between Tilehurst and Pangbourne to connect with these trains:-

  • The 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • The 23:45 Reading to Oxford service. Customers for this train should travel by rail on the 23:36 train to Tilehurst to connect with the train.
  • The 23:45 Banbury to Reading service.

Check before you travel:

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

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 trains to / from Burnham / Taplow from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
More information on Buses replace trains to / from Burnham / Taplow from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Reading

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 21:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of four lines.

Trains will not be able to call at Burnham or Taplow.

Customers should travel via Slough for connecting bus service to / from Burnham and Taplow.

Check before you travel:

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

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 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 December
More information on Amended 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
10/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Between Rugby and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Long Buckby each night from 23:35, until 05:15 the following morning.

As a result, the 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton at 05:45.

A rail replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton, departing Rugby at 04:46, Long Buckby at 05:11, and arriving at Northampton at 05:36 to connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

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 midweek late night Northern service from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
More information on Amended midweek late night Northern service from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
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Start date
09/12/2019 
End date
13/12/2019 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:01 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart Stockport at 23:22 and call additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel, arriving Manchester Piccadilly at 23:35.

The 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Todmorden. A bus will be provided from Todmorden to Blackburn.

The 22:17 York to Blackburn service will terminate at Hebden Bridge. A bus will be provided from Leeds to Blackburn.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Ince, Hindley, Daisy Hill, Hag Fold, Atherton, Walkden, Moorside and Swinton. A bus will be provided from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria to serve these stations.

The 22:18 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Huyton. A bus will be provided from Huyton to Liverpool Lime Street.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate will not call at Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Swinton, Moorside, Walkden, Atherton, Hag Fold, Daisy Hill, Hindley and Ince. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate.

The 22:31 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will terminate at Bolton. A bus will be provided from Bolton to Wigan North Western.

The 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Huyton. A bus will be provided from Huyton to Liverpool Lime Street.

The 22:50 Wigan North Western to Stalybridge service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge.

The 22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout. One bus will run from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, stopping to set down only from Knutsford; a second bus will be provided from Knutsford to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:55 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Hazel Grove. A bus will be provided from Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:57 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Blackburn to Colne.

The 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will terminate at Bolton. A bus will be provided from Bolton to Wigan North Western.

The 23:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Todmorden. A bus will be provided from Todmorden To Blackburn.

The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Stockport. Onward connections are available from Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A bus will be provided from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly to serve these stations.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will start from Todmorden. A bus will be provided from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria, departing Blackburn at 23:19 and stopping to set down only from Todmorden.

The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Hazel Grove.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will start from Huyton. A bus will be provided from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria, stopping to set down only from Huyton.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

The 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be bus replaced throughout. One bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly Chester, stopping to set down only from Knutsford; a second bus will be provided from Knutsford to Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will run via an alternative route to Deansgate.

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn at 05:39 and will call at Accrington and Burnley Central only. A bus will be provided from Preston to Colne.

The 05:22 Colne to Preston service will start from Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Colne to Blackburn, departing Colne at 04:37 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

The 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be bus replaced throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

 
No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020
More information on No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020
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Start date
18/03/2019 
End date
23/02/2020 
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

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

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

 
 

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