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Disruption between London and Stevenage expected until 04:00
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Incident created
29/10/2020 12:19
Last updated
30/10/2020 02:06
Route affected
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Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Sunderland / Bradford Interchange

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge / Kings Lynn, and also between Moorgate and Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City

Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull

LNER on all routes to and from London Kings Cross

Thameslink between London Kings Cross / Brighton and Cambridge, and also between Horsham and Peterborough

 
Train operator affected
Grand CentralGreat NorthernHull TrainsLNERThameslink
Description

Damage to the overhead electric wires is causing major disruption to trains to and from London Kings Cross / London St Pancras International / Moorgate via Finsbury Park.

Trains will be subject to delays and cancellations. Some trains may start / terminate at different locations to normal.

Repair work is now being carried out at Network Rail expect work to be completed for the start of service today. However, some early morning trains may still be cancelled or revised. We will provide more information once repair work has been completed.

An image can be viewed here.

LNER

Some trains will be cancelled throughout or terminate and restart further north.

Customers may use their tickets on:

  • TransPennine Express between Leeds / Newcastle and York
  • Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly / and Glasgow Central
  • East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International and Sheffield - Reservations are required for these services
  • CrossCountry between Leeds and York

 

Customers who were unable to travel yesterday, may use their ticket today. However you must make a seat reservation before boarding. Please see here.

Please travel as close to the time your ticket states, if you are not able to travel today, you'll be entitled to a refund. Find out how to claim here

Grand Central

Customers may use LNER services between London Kings Cross and Doncaster / Leeds.

Customers can travel via Leeds for Northern services to and from Wakefield Kirkgate/Westgate, Mirfield, Brighouse, Halifax, Low Moor and Bradford Interchange.

In order to safely and effectively manage numbers of people travelling on LNER trains, all customers must hold a seat reservation prior to boarding. Seat reservations can be confirmed up to five minutes before each trains scheduled departure time - see here for further information.

Great Northern / Thameslink

Tickets dated for 29 October 2020 can be used to travel on Thameslink and Great Northern trains today.

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

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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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Heavy rain may affect Avanti West Coast journeys in North West England until 07:00
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Incident created
28/10/2020 17:55
Last updated
30/10/2020 00:57
Route affected

Avanti West Coast between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for rain in Lancashire, Cumbria and Scotland yesterday. Until 07:00 today, Avanti West Coast services may still be affected by this weather warning.

As a result of this, journeys in the North West of England and to and from Scotland via the West Coast are being disrupted.

Avanti West Coast until 07:00

An hourly service will operate between Preston and Glasgow Central. In addition, journey times between these stations will be extended by 50 minutes due to emergency speed restrictions that are in place until 07:00 today. Trains from Preston will depart at 45 minutes past the hour and trains from Glasgow Central will depart at 40 minutes past the hour.

No Avanti West Coast services will operate between Edinburgh and Preston. Customers travelling to and from Edinburgh are advised to take the hourly service operated by TransPennine Express between Edinburgh and Preston. Arrangements have been made for Avanti West Coast tickets to be accepted on these services at no extra charge.

If you are travelling north of Preston, you may use your Avanti West Coast ticket on any Avanti West Coast service today, however we recommend you travel as close as possible to your original travel time as possible to help with social distancing on board. Queue management will be in place outside some stations to support social distancing inside and on platforms. We advise you leave extra time for your journey and check before you travel.

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

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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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Amended Off-Peak weekday timetable on some Southeastern routes until Friday 6 November
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Incident created
15/10/2020 11:13
Last updated
29/10/2020 09:09
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

50 million leaves fall onto our train tracks every autumn. When mixed with rain and squashed by train wheels, they form a slippery layer on the rails like black ice. On days or weeks when rails are most slippery, we need to introduce a different timetable on some routes.

Drivers need more time to stop and start the trains as the wheels have less grip on the tracks. These timetable changes give us the extra time we need to drive the trains safely.

Weather is expected to be at its worst until Friday 6 November so Southeastern will be running a revised Off-Peak metro timetable on weekdays until then.

For more information, please visit southeasternrailway.co.uk/autumn

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

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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
29/10/2020 04:06
Route affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

In line with current passenger demand and government guidelines, Greater Anglia have resumed operating a nearly full timetable with the exception of the London Liverpool Street - Norwich route. Stansted Express is operating a reduced half hourly service.

The latest timetable information for both Greater Anglia and Stansted Express can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Where can I find more information? 

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

 

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 31 October using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 1 November onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
28/10/2020 06:08
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Northern are operating a revised service. You can find the current timetables for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple service:

As a result of the pandemic, a reduced service is running between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple until Monday 14 December.

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

Although journey planners are correct, your journey may be subject to alteration due to engineering work. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
27/10/2020 20:50
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail are operating approximately 90% of their normal timetable, with a full service at peak times.

When planning your journey, please check www.gov.scot, as there may be travel restrictions in place, including local lockdowns. 

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

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

The ScotRail timetable from Sunday 13 December onwards is subject to review due to ongoing changes to government travel advice, 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
27/10/2020 20:45
Route affected

All routes

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway introduced an amended timetable on its regional services from Monday 26 October, following a steep rise in Covid related staff absences.

The new timetable has been designed to safely reduce the number of staff required to deliver its services by around 10%, while also protecting services which are the most popular and well used across the network. This includes those relied upon by students and those who travelling to and from work.

East Midlands Railway is taking this proactive approach to ensure it can continue to reliably and safely provide the advertised timetable. As a result, there will be changes to 37 regional services across the network.

East Midlands Railway will continue to operate over 90% of its normal, or pre-Covid timetable. The current timetable can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

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

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

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.

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

Your journey may be subject to short notice alteration due the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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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
27/10/2020 20:36
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network  

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A revised South Western Railway service will be in operation until Friday 11 December. You can find the timetable for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place. 

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

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

Although journey planners are correct, your journey may be subject to alteration due to engineering work. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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c2c - Safe Travel Advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
27/10/2020 20:18
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 on board will remain extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Currently services arriving into central London before 08:00 are the busiest. You are recommended to defer travel until after 08:00, as this means you'll be more likely to find space on the train to socially distance. A list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to replan your journey to avoid these trains.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

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

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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
24/10/2020 04:54
Route affected

All West Midlands Railway routes.

 
Train operator affected
London UndergroundWest Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, although many routes have now returned to pre-COVID levels of capacity. The revised timetable can be downloaded here.

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Sundays are correct up to 1 November. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 8 November 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
24/10/2020 04:53
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network.

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern RailwayLondon Underground
Description

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

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Sundays are correct in the planner up to 1 November. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 8 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated
24/10/2020 04:40
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services. 

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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.

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

Check before you travel:
Weekday timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Friday 11 December.

If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 31 October onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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Grand Central - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
23/10/2020 21:35
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Grand Central are currently operating a full service, with four return services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross and five return services between Sunderland and London Kings Cross.

Temporary changes from Monday 26 October

Following the recent Government decision to place Doncaster and South Yorkshire into the COVID tier-three risk level, Grand Central have taken the decision to reduce their West Riding route services from Monday October 26 for 28 days, to reflect expected passenger demand.

The following services are cancelled:

Monday to Friday:
07:56 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
14:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

Saturday 31 October and 7 November:
08:44 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
15:22 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
15:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange
19:57 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

Saturday 14 November:
07:56 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
16:27 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

Planning your journey

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Please be aware that reservations are required on all Grand Central services. More details on how you can reserve your seat are available here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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
23/10/2020 09:54
Route affected

All LNER routes.

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

LNER are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The amended timetable can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

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

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

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

 

Where can I find more advice and information?

Safe travel advice from LNER can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journeys on weekdays up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Some future weekend dates may not yet be confirmed. Please check the information for LNER on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

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Hull Trains - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
23/10/2020 09:44
Route affected

Between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross.

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

Hull Trains are operating a reduced service. The interim timetable can be found here.

Advice on travelling safely on Hull Trains services can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 27 November using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 28 November onwards, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
23/10/2020 09:26
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

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

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey for up to and including Friday 27 November using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Some future dates may not yet be confirmed. Please check the information for Heathrow Express on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

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

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.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
23/10/2020 09:10
Route affected

All routes between London Euston and Scotland

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

The following services are currently operating in both directions:

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Fort William - London Euston (via Glasgow Queen Street)
  • Edinburgh - London Euston
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston

 

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

  • Aberdeen - London Euston - suspended up to and including Wednesday 4 November

 

More information from Caledonian Sleeper can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Wednesday 4 November using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Thursday 5 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
21/10/2020 11:05
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail are currently running an amended service.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area, and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Changes to Northern Line services from Monday 26 October:

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and Tier 3 lockdown restrictions in the region, there will be changes to Northern Line services from Monday 26 October.

  • Ormskirk, Hunts Cross and Kirkby line services will run every 30 minutes throughout the week.
  • Southport and Hunts Cross services will terminate at Liverpool Central, meaning passengers will not be able to travel directly between the stations and will have to change at Liverpool Central.
  • Ormskirk line services will operate directly between Ormskirk and Hunts Cross, so passengers will not need to change trains at Liverpool Central.
  • Kirkby line services will continue to terminate at Liverpool Central.
  • Southport line services will have slight journey extension times.

   
Wirral Line services remain unchanged.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Sunday 6 December by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Monday 7 December, please check back closer to the time.

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
20/10/2020 18:09
Route affected

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

 
Train operator affected
Eurostar
Description

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

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

How is this affecting the train service?

  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • The direct service between London and Amsterdam / Rotterdam is currently running.
  • The direct service to Disneyland Paris is suspended until 5 December. You are still able to get to Disneyland Paris with a Eurostar train to Lille or Paris with a connection. More information here.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services this year and in 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.
  • For the remainder of the summer, services will be unable to call at Lyon Part Dieu, Avignon TGV & Marseille St Charles. You will need to travel to Lille or Paris and use a TGV train to get to these stations.

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

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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
20/10/2020 17:52
Route affected

All routes.

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

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.

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

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
20/10/2020 17:44
Route affected

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

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

Transport for London are restoring services and are running near-normal service levels.

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

TfL Rail: There are two trains per hour operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport and two trains per hour between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington.

The normal timetable is operating between London Paddington and Reading and between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

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

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

What are the 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 can also see here for the most up to date information on how busy each station is.

The below lines are also particularly busy:

  • 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

 

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 December 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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Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
20/10/2020 17:30
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines This timetable represents approximately 90% of a normal Chiltern Railways service and you can download the timetable here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling Saturday 12 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Disruption between Aberdeen and Dundee until further notice
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Incident created
12/08/2020 10:55
Last updated
20/10/2020 17:01
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Plymouth

LNER between Aberdeen and Leeds / London Kings Cross

ScotRail between Aberdeen and Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street and also between Inverurie / Aberdeen and Montrose  

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryLNERScotRail
Description

All lines remain closed between Stonehaven and Montrose as the emergency services continue to work at the site of the derailed train near Stonehaven.

As a result of this, no trains can run between Stonehaven and Montrose. There is currently no estimate for when the line will fully reopen.

ScotRail:

Amendments to service:

  • Trains are running between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, calling at Portlethen.
  • Trains are running between Montrose and Edinburgh (Monday to Saturday) and between Montrose and Dundee (Sunday).
  • Buses are running between Aberdeen and Dundee. Please note: due to social distancing on replacement buses, capacity is extremely limited.
  • Trains that usually run between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street will be amended to run between Dundee and Glasgow Queen Street only.

 

LNER:

Trains will not run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Replacement road transport is running between Aberdeen and Edinburgh in both directions. Buses should connect with train services, please speak with station staff for more information

CrossCountry:

Trains are unable to run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Rail replacement buses provided by CrossCountry will operate between Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh in both directions.

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

Replacement bus travel advice:

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

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

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
19/10/2020 12:26
Route affected

All CrossCountry routes.   

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

The latest advice, including how to travel safely and how to apply for a refund, can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus page. This page also contains the latest information about local restrictions across their network.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December, please check back nearer to the time.

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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
19/10/2020 12:20
Route affected

TransPennine Express routes.

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The revised timetable, which is approximately 82% of the normal service, can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Guidance on travelling safely with TransPennine Express can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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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
19/10/2020 11:27
Route affected

All Transport for Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Transport for Wales are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand. The revised timetable can be found here.

New lockdown restrictions:

The Welsh Government has tightened coronavirus laws across a number of counties and boroughs to prevent the virus spreading. You can find the latest information and advice from the Government here.

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

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

Pontypridd station:

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

No service to some stations:

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

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

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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CORONAVIRUS - Safe Travel Advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
17/10/2020 14:20
Route affected

Various National Rail routes.

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

Train operating companies are running as many trains as they possibly can, in order to meet current levels of demand and to help with social distancing on board. Details of the timetables, and safe travel advice from each operator, is available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

Social distancing means there will be reduced capacity on board trains. Please follow the advice given by your train operator regarding planning your journey. You also need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials, and this includes local lockdown rules.

If you need to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt).

Please also follow the recommended guidance before you set off:

  • Plan ahead and consider travelling at quieter times
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
  • Follow social distancing guidance at stations, on platforms and on trains
  • Do not travel if you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid-19

 

Local restrictions:

There are local restrictions in place in a number of areas. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

More information:

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Swansea and Shrewsbury until further notice
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Incident created
14/08/2020 15:52
Last updated
10/10/2020 06:20
Route affected
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Between Carmarthen / Swansea and Shrewsbury  

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

The Heart of Wales Line is currently closed between Llanelli and Shrewsbury. This is due to a freight train which derailed near Llangennech, and damage as a result of extreme weather between Llandrindod Wells and Craven Arms.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Shrewsbury.

Network Rail is working around the clock to repair both sites with the storm damage expected to be finished in November, while the section of the Heart of Wales line near Llangennech will reopen in the New Year.

Alternative travel options

Replacement buses:

Buses and minibuses will replace trains along the whole of the Heart of Wales Line route, between Swansea and Shrewsbury. For those stations with minibus-only access, customers may be required to change between larger buses and minibuses. A full size coach will operate a limited stop service and a minibus will serve all stations.

Buses will call at Hopton Heath by request.

The duration of road journeys can be considerably longer than the trains they replace. The duration of a typical bus journey along the whole route is between 6 and 7 hours.

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

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

Alternative rail routes:

Through travel along the whole of this route can be made via Newport / Hereford / Shrewsbury (Marches route).

Longer journeys, that involve starting or ending a journey at a station on the Heart of Wales Line, can be made via the Marches route and connecting with buses at Shrewsbury / Craven Arms / Swansea / Llanelli, providing such a journey can be completed using the advertised train and bus replacement services currently in place.

What happened?

On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August, extreme weather resulted in damage to the railway in various locations between Llandrindod Wells and Craven Arms. The damage included a 350m stretch of ballast being washed away and a significant amount of debris being washed onto the track, resulting in the track being completely buried in some areas. Network Rail engineers are working around the clock to inspect and repair the damage, and will confirm how long the closure will last as soon as possible. More details can be found here.

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

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

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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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Current Southeastern travel advice and timetable
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Incident created
20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated
07/10/2020 18:01
Route affected

All Southeastern routes.

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

On Monday 7 September we introduced a new timetable. Train times have changed and there are more frequent services on many routes.

We’ve reworked our timetable to give you more space, with around 50,000* extra seats each weekday, so you can travel with confidence.

To give you more choice and space, we’ve boosted our services up to 98% of our pre-COVID timetable.

A map of the service frequency is available here.

We’ve summarised the changes below and you can check your journey now using the Online Journey Planner. Alternatively, you can create your own personalised timetable by visiting this page.

*We’re providing over 50,000 extra seats compared to the pre-COVID timetable. Data is aggregated - some services may be slightly shorter, but most will be longer.

To travel with confidence, please try to travel off-peak, wear a face covering unless you are exempt and maintain social distancing. You can also use our new SeatFinder availability tool to see how busy your train is on our live departure boards.

Please buy your ticket online by signing up for The Key before travelling or use contactless and leave plenty of time for your journey.

Assisted travel

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

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
01/10/2020 09:05
Route affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services remain 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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Amended midweek East Midlands Railway trains from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Various East Midlands Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the East Midlands Railway network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday, the 05:50 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate is replaced by a bus between Cleethorpes and Newark North Gate.

Friday only, the 13:51 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich will terminate at Ely. Customers should use alternative operators' 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 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.

 
Buses replace trains between Saxmundham and Lowestoft from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November
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Start date
24/10/2020 
End date
01/11/2020 
Route affected
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Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Lowestoft

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Saxmundham and Lowestoft, closing all lines from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November inclusive.

Buses will replace trains between Saxmundham and Lowestoft.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale / Manchester Victoria from Saturday 24 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
24/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected
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All Northern routes through Rochdale

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale all week and also between Moston and Smithy Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

Saturday and Sunday

Trains between Leeds / Rochdale – Manchester Victoria /Wigan /Clitheroe: Trains will run between Leeds and Hebden Bridge, and between Manchester Victoria and Wigan / Clitheroe.

Trains between Manchester Victoria – Blackburn via Todmorden: Trains will not run.

Buses will be provided between Hebden Bridge / Rochdale and Manchester Victoria.

Monday to Friday

Trains between Leeds – Manchester Victoria / Wigan / Chester: Trains will run between Leeds and Hebden Bridge, and between Rochdale and Manchester Victoria / Wigan / Chester.

Trains between Manchester Victoria – Blackburn via Todmorden: Trains will not run.

Buses will be provided between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended 00:50 Purley to Tattenham Corner from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
27/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

From Purley to Tattenham Corner

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Purley and Tattenham Corner, closing all lines.

The 00:50 Purley to Tattenham Corner service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Purley and Tattenham Corner.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace early morning trains to / from Arlesey from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
27/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Thameslink services to / from Arlesey

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hitchin and Biggleswade, closing some lines between 00:15 and 05:50 each morning.

Between 00:15 and 05:50 each morning, trains will be unable to call at Arlesey.

Replacement buses will run between Hitchin and Arlesey.

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:

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

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

 
Buses replace early morning trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
27/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Great Norther / Thameslink via Welwyn Garden City

 
Train operators affected
Great NorthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City, closing all lines from 00:01 until 05:10 each morning.

Trains will be diverted to run via Hertford North (not calling).

Replacement buses will run between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended 05:39 Tattenham Corner to Purley train from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
27/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Southern between Tattenham Corner and Purley

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tattenham Corner and Purley, closing all lines early in the morning from Tuesday to Friday.

As a result, the 05:39 Tattenham Corner to Purley service will be replaced by a bus.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended late night / early morning trains in the Arundel / Littlehampton area from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Chichester, and between Barnham and Bognor Regis

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Arundel / Littlehampton and Chichester / Bognor Regis, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:05 London Victoria to Chichester service will be diverted to Bognor Regis with a replacement bus between Barnham and Chichester.

The 22:35 London Victoria to Chichester service will terminate at Littlehampton. A replacement bus will run from Littlehampton to Chichester.

The 23:15 London Victoria to Chichester service will terminate at Littlehampton with a replacement bus between Littlehampton and Chichester, calling at Ford, Barnham and Chichester.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:36 Barnham to Bognor Regis service will be replaced by a bus.

The 04:54 Chichester to Brighton service will start from Barnham. A replacement bus will run from Chichester to Barnham.

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 early morning trains to / from London Victoria from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
27/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Southern services to / from London Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley / East Croydon and Selhurst overnight, closing some lines.

Trains to / from London Victoria between 00:10 and 05:30 from Tuesday to Friday may run to slightly amended timetables.

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Buses replace late night / early morning Transport for Wales services between Rhyl and Llandudno Junction from Monday 26 until Friday 30 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning Transport for Wales services between Rhyl and Llandudno Junction from Monday 26 until Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Transport for Wales services between Crewe / Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Holyhead / Llandudno Junction

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rhyl and Llandudno Junction, closing various lines.

As a result of this, buses will replace the following late night / early morning trains between Rhyl and Llandudno Junction:

  • 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead
  • 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead
  • 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead
  • 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe

 

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Penarth / Barry Island from Monday 26 until Saturday 31 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Penarth / Barry Island from Monday 26 until Saturday 31 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
31/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Penarth / Barry Island

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Penarth / Barry Island, closing various lines.

As a result of this, buses will replace trains on the following routes between 22:40 and 05:45:

  • between Cardiff Central and Bridgend
  • between Cardiff Central and Penarth
  • between Cardiff Central and Barry Island

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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.

 
Bridge replacement work between Bristol Parkway and Newport from Sunday 25 October to Friday 6 November
More information on Bridge replacement work between Bristol Parkway and Newport from Sunday 25 October to Friday 6 November
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Start date
25/10/2020 
End date
06/11/2020 
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CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central via Bristol Parkway

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea, between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Exeter St Davids / Portsmouth Harbour / Taunton / Penzance and between Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Parkway 

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

Network Rail in conjunction with South Gloucester Council are replacing Gipsy Patch Lane railway bridge, Patchway, as part of the Cribbs Patchway Metrobus extension. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result, from Sunday 25 October to Friday 6 November, there will be no trains between Bristol Parkway and Severn Tunnel Junction.

CrossCountry

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central, via Bristol Parkway, will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads only.

Customers should change at Bristol Parkway for Great Western Railway services between Bristol Parkway and Newport / Cardiff Central.

Customers travelling direct between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central may also use Transport for Wales trains. 

Great Western Railway

Between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea

Trains will run, but will be diverted via an alternative route between Swindon and Newport in both directions. As a result, trains will not call at Bristol Parkway. Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport to connect with the diverted trains.

From Monday to Friday, at peak times only, there will be a very limited number of trains running direct between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway.

Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central

Trains will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Bristol Parkway only. Replacement coaches will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport, to connect with train services between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Between Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Temple Meads

Sunday 25 October only, customers will have to change at Bristol Parkway to complete your journey.

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains to / from Pangbourne from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains to / from Pangbourne from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Didcot Railway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

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

  • Monday to Thursday, the 23:34 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.
  • Tuesday to Friday, the 00:45 / 03:54 Oxford to Reading. These trains are also replaced by buses between Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended trains between Oakham and Corby from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
More information on Amended trains between Oakham and Corby from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Melton Mowbray and London St Pancras International also between Derby and Corby / Kettering

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place, all week, between Oakham and Corby, closing the line at various times throughout the week.

The following alterations will apply:

  • The 05:58 Melton Mowbray to London St Pancras International is replaced by a bus between Melton Mowbray and Corby.
  • The 09:26 Corby to Derby will be diverted via and calling additionally at Kettering and Leicester. A replacement bus will run between Corby and Derby calling at Oakham and Melton Mowbray.
  • The 16:27 Derby to Kettering, via Corby, is diverted via and calling additionally at Leicester. A replacement bus will run between Derby and Kettering calling at Melton Mowbray, Oakham and Corby.
  • The 17:50 London St Pancras International to Melton Mowbray is replaced by a bus between Corby and Melton Mowbray.

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These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace overnight / early morning train to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
More information on Buses replace overnight / early morning train to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington Reading / Newbury

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight / early morning engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

The following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow so customers should travel via Slough for a connecting bus service to / from Burnham and Taplow:

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:52 London Paddington to Reading
  • The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading
  • The 00:18 Reading to London Paddington

As a result of this engineering work the 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to reading is replaced by a bus between Twyford and Reading.

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended evening / morning Southeastern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
More information on Amended evening / morning Southeastern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

From 23:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A replacement minibus will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

From 23:55 until the end of service, no trains will run between Grove Park and Bromley North. Customers can use their tickets on London Bus routes 126 / 261 / 314 between Grove Park and Bromley North at no extra cost.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington service will be diverted between London Victoria and Shortlands to run via Denmark Hill. A replacement bus will run from London Victoria to Orpington via Beckenham Junction, calling at all stations except Brixton. Customers for Brixton can use London Underground services between Victoria and Brixton at no extra cost.

From 01:15 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Slade Green and Dartford.

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli from Saturday 17 October to Sunday 1 November
More information on Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli from Saturday 17 October to Sunday 1 November
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Start date
17/10/2020 
End date
01/11/2020 
Route affected
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Transport for Wales between Machynlleth / Barmouth and Pwllheli

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place to repair Barmouth viaduct.

From Saturday 17 October until the end of Sunday 1 November, buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended overnight / early morning c2c trains from Monday 26 to to Friday 30 October
More information on Amended overnight / early morning c2c trains from Monday 26 to to Friday 30 October
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Start date
26/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Overnight / early morning engineering work is taking place between Leigh-on-Sea and Shoeburyness, closing 1 out of 2 lines.

On Monday and Tuesday, from 22:45 to 02:00, finishing at 02:00 Wednesday morning, trains from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness will have journey times extended by up to 4 minutes after leaving Leigh-on-Sea.

On Thursday and Friday morning, the 04:15 / 04:59 Shoeburyness to London Fenchurch Street will depart Shoeburyness 4 minutes earlier from Shoeburyness.

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Buses replace trains between Honiton and Exeter St Davids from Sunday 25 to Friday 30 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Honiton and Exeter St Davids from Sunday 25 to Friday 30 October
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Start date
25/10/2020 
End date
30/10/2020 
Route affected
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South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Pinhoe and Exeter St Davids, closing all lines from Sunday to Friday inclusive.

Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between Honiton and Exeter St Davids. Train services will run between London Waterloo and Honiton.

Monday - Friday:

Buses will replace trains between Honiton and Exeter St Davids.

A shuttle train service will run between Honiton and Pinhoe.

Additionally:

  • The 16:39 Exeter St Davids to Honiton service will be replaced by a bus.
  • The 17:07 Honiton to Exeter St Davids service will be replaced by a bus.
  • The 17:46 Exeter St Davids to Axminster service will be replaced by a bus.
  • The 23:27 Exeter St Davids to Yeovil Junction service will start from Pinhoe at 23:54.

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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.

 
 

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