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Disruption to / from Southend Victoria until the end of the day
More information on Disruption to / from Southend Victoria until the end of the day
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Incident created
20/10/2021 23:00
Last updated
21/10/2021 00:00
Route affected

Trains to / from Southend Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Flooding in the Prittlewell area means some lines are blocked.

Services to / from Southend Victoria may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

This is expected until the end of the day.

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 #SouthendVictoria

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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No trains at Belmont and Purley Oaks until the end of service
More information on No trains at Belmont and Purley Oaks until the end of service
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Incident created
20/10/2021 22:55
Last updated
20/10/2021 23:49
Route affected

Between Epsom Downs and West Croydon, and between London Bridge and Caterham / Tattenham Corner 

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Heavy rain flooding the railway at Belmont and Purley Oaks means trains are unable to call at these stations until the end of service. Trains will be cancelled.

Customer Advice

Trains will not call at Belmont and Purley Oaks stations, until the end of service today.

This is due to flooding at the station, not allowing access into or out of the station.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

Heavy rainfall has made access to/from Belmont and Purley Oaks station impossible. Specialist teams have been requested to assist with moving the water on, but continuous rainfall may mean this is a prolonged incident.

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 #Belmont

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 Three Bridges and Haywards Heath expected until the end of the day
More information on Disruption between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
20/10/2021 21:23
Last updated
20/10/2021 22:48
Route affected

between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath

 
Train operator affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

A tree blocking is the railway in the Balcombe area. As a result of this, all lines are blocked. Train running between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath may be cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice
Southern and Thameslink unable to offer you a service between Three Bridges and Brighton until further notice. We strongly advise that you refrain from travelling between these locations.
 
  • Southern and Thameslink services from London will start and terminate at Three Bridges where possible
  • Southern and Thameslink services from Brighton and the coast will terminate at Haywards Heath where possible.
 

Your journey time will be extended by at least 60 minutes, so please carefully check and plan your journey before you make your way to the station. You can check the live journey planner here.

Please note this will also have a significant impact on routes that go through this area, such as journeys to Horsham.

Southern anticipate that the last services this evening through to Eastbourne and Hastings area will not run.

Replacement buses
 
Southern and Thameslink are looking to source rail replacement buses and we will update you when these are in place.
 

An alternative route map can also be found here.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
 
Network Rail has confirmed a tree blocking both lines between Brighton and London at Balcombe. Engineers have attended, and confirm water is currently above the rail height, and a landslip affecting the track as well.
 

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central expected until the end of the day
More information on Disruption between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
20/10/2021 22:00
Last updated
20/10/2021 22:14
Route affected

between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West CoastLondon Northwestern Railway
Description

Overhead wire problems between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central are resulting in disruption to trains between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or cancelled until the end of the day.

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 #Berkhamsted

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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Severe weather may affect your journey with South Western Railway
More information on Severe weather may affect your journey with South Western Railway
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Incident created
19/10/2021 16:27
Last updated
20/10/2021 22:01
Route affected

Various South Western Railway routes 

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A yellow weather warning for strong winds and heavy rain has been issued by the Met Office for the South of England. This weather system is currently moving across the South Western Railway network.

As a result, South Western Railway have implemented speed restrictions on the following routes until 10:00 on Thursday:

  • between Exeter St Davids and Salisbury
  • between Weymouth and Dorchester
  • between Basingstoke and Winchester
  • between Guildford and Liss
  • between Winchfield and Basingstoke
  • between Clapham Junction and Earlsfield
  • between Brookwood and Woking
  • between Bagshot and Camberley
  • between Woking and Alton
  • between Ash and Wanborough

 

Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

Further to this, we have been advised of flooding in the following locations:

  • Axminster
  • Farnham

Trains are currently unable to pass through these areas.

Alternative travel advice:

Tickets will be accepted at no extra cost on the following services:

  • Great Western Railway services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids
  • London Underground services via any reasonable route

 

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 #SWRWeather

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Forecast heavy rain means that Southern and Thameslink have speed restrictions on parts of their network this evening
More information on Forecast heavy rain means that Southern and Thameslink have speed restrictions on parts of their network this evening
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Incident created
20/10/2021 11:43
Last updated
20/10/2021 21:22
Route affected

Various routes across the Southern & Thameslink network

 
Train operator affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

There is forecasted severe weather across certain routes on the Southern and Thameslink network this evening.

Most journeys should be possible this evening. You should check your journey immediately before travelling as trains are expected to be delayed by around 20 minutes on the routes detailed below:

  • London Bridge - Uckfield
  • London Victoria - East Grinstead
  • Redhill - Tonbridge
  • London Victoria - Horsham (via Dorking)
  • London Blackfriars - Sevenoaks
  • Brighton, Eastbourne - Ashford International

 

Can you tell me more about this?

Until the early hours of tomorrow morning (21/10/21), a 40mph speed restriction will be put in place between:

  • South Croydon and Uckfield / East Grinstead
  • Redhill and Tonbridge
  • Dorking and Horsham
  • Swanley and Sevenoaks
  • Bexhill and Hastings

 

The speed restrictions will be in place to help ensure trains can run safely.

Staff are assessing any impact this might have on the service for Thursday morning.

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 #GTRWeather

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Heavy rain is affecting services on the Southeastern network
More information on Heavy rain is affecting services on the Southeastern network
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Incident created
20/10/2021 14:17
Last updated
20/10/2021 21:05
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Extremely heavy rain is forecast to fall across our network tonight and into the early hours of tomorrow (Thursday) morning.

Because of this, a 40mph speed restriction will be in place on some of our routes this evening, until 07:00 on Thursday.

As a result of the delays, some trains may be revised or cancelled.

For more information on why these speed restrictions are needed, Network Rail have provided further details here​​​​​​​

The following routes will be affected by the speed restriction:

  • London to Hastings via Tonbridge
  • London to Dover and Ramsgate via Tonbridge
  • London to Ashford and Ramsgate via Maidstone East
  • Tonbridge to Strood

 

Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling on these routes this evening or early tomorrow.

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 #SEWeather

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
No trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks until the end of the day
More information on No trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks until the end of the day
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Incident created
20/10/2021 19:33
Last updated
20/10/2021 20:46
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Between Truro and Falmouth Docks

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

A tree is blocking the railway between Penryn and Penmere. As a result, trains between Truro and Falmouth Docks are currently suspended. 

We anticipate that this could continue until the end of the day.

Customer advice:

Please speak with station staff or use a customer help-point regarding onwards travel.

Additional information:

Staff have been requested to attend the site with a chainsaw to remove the tree. We will provide an update once we have received information regarding their progress.

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 #Penryn

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
Amended Off-Peak timetable on some Southeastern routes until Friday 22 October
More information on Amended Off-Peak timetable on some Southeastern routes until Friday 22 October
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Incident created
14/10/2021 12:15
Last updated
20/10/2021 17:40
Route affected

Various routes across the Southeastern network

 
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.

Our 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 22 October and Southeastern will be running a revised Off-Peak metro timetable on these days.

For more information and to plan your journey, please click here.

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

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

 

 

 
Industrial action to affect East Midlands Railway services every Sunday until further notice
More information on Industrial action to affect East Midlands Railway services every Sunday until further notice
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Incident created
10/06/2021 16:02
Last updated
19/10/2021 06:42
Route affected

Regional, Intercity and Connect routes affected:
Sunday 24 and 31 October; Sunday 7, 14, 21 November.

Regional routes affected only:
Sunday 28 November; Sunday 5, 12, 19 December; Sunday 2 January 2022

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

As a result of strike action being taken by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) there will be changes to East Midlands Railway services every Sunday until further notice.

The level of service may change each Sunday. For the latest information, please visit the East Midlands Railway website. East Midlands Railway will also publish a downloadable timetable on their website for each route.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on a strike day up to Sunday 28 November, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

If you are travelling on a strike day from Sunday 5 December onwards, please check your journey closer towards your intended time of travel.

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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Industrial action to affect ScotRail services every Sunday until further notice
More information on Industrial action to affect ScotRail services every Sunday until further notice
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Incident created
24/03/2021 18:13
Last updated
18/10/2021 03:36
Route affected

Various routes across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Industrial action is taking place across the ScotRail network every Sunday until further notice.

The level of service may change each Sunday. For the latest information, please visit the ScotRail website.

Advice for key workers:

For key workers, there will be limited bus services for University Hospital Hairmyres, Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline, University Hospital Wishaw and Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.

Essential travel advice:

If your journey is affected on Sundays, you can use your ticket to travel instead on the day before or after. If you would prefer not to travel, you can request a refund on your ticket here.

Please note, if you have a 'ScotRail services only' ticket, you cannot use it on other train operator services, including LNER.

Check before you travel:​​​​​​​

If you are travelling on a strike day from Sunday 24 October onwards, please check your journey closer towards your intended time of travel.

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

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:
We want to make information better – tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 
CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Updates
More information on CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Updates
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
01/10/2021 01:35
Route affected

National Rail routes

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Let's get back on track.

As the nation begins to work to the “new normal” and commuters and leisure travellers alike return to the railway, Train Operating Companies are continuing to work hard to offer you a safe and reliable journey.

To help you travel with confidence, please visit our dedicated Coronavirus travel advice page.

You can find the latest travel advice for each Train Operating Company by clicking on the below links:

 

Advice on face coverings:

In England -

If you are travelling on any TfL (Transport for London) service, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless exempt. Across the National Rail network, in crowded places you are encouraged to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt.

The number of seats available for use on board services may also increase as social distancing restrictions have been lifted.

In Scotland and Wales -

You must continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless exempt, as it remains mandatory.

Please continue to observe social distancing measures on board and in stations. The number of seats available for use on board will be reduced, to aid social distancing.

Check before you travel:

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

Where timetables are not yet confirmed, the journey in the Journey Planner will carry a yellow warning triangle, advising the timetable is not yet available. You can also check the National Rail Enquiries Informed Traveller webpage for more details.

 

Current engineering work

Not travelling today? Check for planned engineering work on your route before you travel.
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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
19/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

Between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Shrewsbury and Crewe finishing Friday morning, closing some lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

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 pandemic. 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 late night trains between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

Between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour / West Worthing, and also between London Victoria and Worthing

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Aldrington and Littlehampton from 23:45 each night, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton.

Trains from London to Worthing / Littlehampton will be diverted to Brighton.

The 22:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton train will be diverted to Littlehampton. A replacement bus will run from Littlehampton to Brighton.

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 pandemic. 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 service between Purley and Haywards Heath from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
More information on Amended late night service between Purley and Haywards Heath from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

Southern between London Bridge and Brighton / Littlehampton / Ore / Three Bridges / Worthing, and also between London Victoria and Hastings / Ore / Bognor Regis / Three Bridges

Thameslink between Bedford and Gatwick Airport / Brighton / Three Bridges / Horsham, and also between Cambridge and Brighton

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 23:00 each night between Purley and Haywards Heath, closing some lines.

Trains between Purley and Haywards Heath will run to an amended timetable with extended journey times.

Check before you travel:

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

 
Buses replace trains from 22:30 each night between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
More information on Buses replace trains from 22:30 each night between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

Between Hastings / Eastbourne and Ashford International

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 22:30 each night between Hastings and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Hastings and Ashford International.

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 pandemic. 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 late night / early morning trains between Dartford / Strood and Rainham from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Dartford / Strood and Rainham from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
19/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

Between Luton and Rainham

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Rainham from 00:35 until 04:25 (finishing Friday morning), closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Dartford / Gravesend and Rainham.

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 pandemic. 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 services between Luton and London St Pancras International from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
More information on Amended evening / morning services between Luton and London St Pancras International from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras and Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and London St Pancras, closing some lines.

As a result:

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:40 Nottingham to London St Pancras International service will terminate at Luton.

The 21:47 Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will terminate at Luton.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service will start from Luton.

The 05:27 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service will start from Luton.

Customers between Luton and London St Pancras International should travel Thameslink services, which are unaffected by the engineering works.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Amended evening / morning local services in the Nottingham area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
More information on Amended evening / morning local services in the Nottingham area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

East Midlands Railway between Derby and Nottingham

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

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

Between 23:35 and 05:00 each night, some services between Derby and Nottingham will be retimed slightly.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains to / from Market Harborough from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains to / from Market Harborough from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

East Midlands Railway between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

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

As a result, the following trains will not call at Market Harborough:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:05 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service.
  • The 23:35 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service.
  • The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service (amended to start at Luton at 00:57).

 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 03:56 Derby to London St Pancras International service (not calling at Nottingham or Beeston).
  • The 04:18 Derby to London St Pancras International service (not calling at Nottingham or Beeston).

 

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Kettering and Market Harborough.
  • Market Harborough to Leicester.
  • Nottingham to East Midlands Parkway via Beeston.

 

Additionally, the 05:26 Kettering to Sheffield service will depart later than usual, and run later throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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 22:02 London Paddington to Plymouth service on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October
More information on Amended 22:02 London Paddington to Plymouth service on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October
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Start date
21/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Plymouth

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dawlish Warren and Teignmouth, closing some lines overnight from Thursday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 22:02 London Paddington to Plymouth service will arrive at Newton Abbot and Plymouth around 5 minutes later than usual.

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 pandemic. Please check before your journey.

 
Buses replace evening trains between London Liverpool Street and Chingford from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
More information on Buses replace evening trains between London Liverpool Street and Chingford from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Chingford, closing lines on Monday to Thursday evenings.

After approximately 23:00, buses will replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Chingford.

Additionally, you can use your tickets on London Underground Victoria Line services between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

The last trains to run will be:

  • The 22:48 London Liverpool Street to Chingford service.
  • The 22:55 Chingford to London Liverpool Street service.

 

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 pandemic. Please check before your journey.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended late night / early morning service at Bushey from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
More information on Amended late night / early morning service at Bushey from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central.

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations between London Euston and Berkhamsted, closing some lines.

The following Northbound services will call at Bushey to disembark only:

Monday to Thursday:

22:18 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central.

22:42 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central.

23:04 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central.

Tuesday to Friday:

00:35 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central.

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Amended 06:15 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central service from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 October
More information on Amended 06:15 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central service from Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
20/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

06:15 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the early hours between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing some lines.

The 06:15 service from Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central will start from Manchester Piccadilly at 06:06.

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No late night / early morning TransPennine Express service at Manchester Airport from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 October
More information on No late night / early morning TransPennine Express service at Manchester Airport from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
19/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

All routes to / from Manchester Airport

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, closing all lines.

There will be no overnight services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Services will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly where a replacement coach service will be in operation.

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Amended evening services in the Reading / Didcot Parkway area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
More information on Amended evening services in the Reading / Didcot Parkway area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

Great Western Railway to / from London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

After 20:30, most High Speed services will take be retimed between London Paddington and Reading, extending journey times by a few minutes. Trains will be retimed to depart London Paddington later than usual.

Some Local Services between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway, and between Didcot Parkway and Oxford will also be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

Maidenhead - Bourne End / Marlow:

In order to maintain connections with retimed trains:

  • The 20:57 Maidenhead to Bourne End service will depart at 20:59.
  • The 21:12 Bourne End to Marlow service will depart at 21:13.
  • The 21:12 Bourne End to Maidenhead service will depart at 21:14.

 

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Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
More information on Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:34 Tonbridge to Gillingham service will terminate at Strood and replaced by a bus between Strood and Gillingham.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:04 London Victoria to Dartford service will be diverted and run non stop from Lewisham to Dartford.  A replacement bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford via Bexleyheath.

From 00:20 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham / Faversham. 

The 04:18 Gillingham to Paddock wood service will be replaced by a bus between Gillingham and Strood, leaving Gillingham at 03:59.

Tuesday only:

The replacement buses that usually run from 23:55 on Tuesday nights between Faversham, Margate and Ramsgate will not run and trains will run normally between these stations.

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Amended service to / from Upper Halliford until Saturday 11 December
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Start date
12/08/2021 
End date
11/12/2021 
Route affected
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South Western Railway services between London Waterloo and Shepperton

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Upper Halliford, closing some of the platforms until December.

Trains towards Shepperton will not be able to call at Upper Halliford station. Replacement buses will run between Sunbury and Shepperton via Upper Halliford.

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Amended evening / morning services in the Manchester / Preston area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
More information on Amended evening / morning services in the Manchester / Preston area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

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

The 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Warrington Central.  A bus will be provided from Warrington Central to Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday to Thursday:

The 22:23 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:27 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:19 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:48 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

Buses will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Wednesday to Friday:

The 00:22 Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly service will not run.

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport.

The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 03:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service will not run.

The 05:07 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

Buses will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

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Amended evening / morning trains in the York / Leeds area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
More information on Amended evening / morning trains in the York / Leeds area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
22/10/2021 
Route affected

Northern between Blackpool North / Manchester Victoria / Hull and Leeds / York

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:18 Blackpool North to York service will terminate at Leeds. A replacement bus will run from Leeds to York.

The 22:56 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will not call at New Pudsey or Bramley. A replacement bus will run from Bradford Interchange to Leeds, via these stations.

The 23:19 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, arriving at Leeds at 01:14.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:19 York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds. A replacement bus will run from York to Leeds, leaving York earlier than usual to connect with the train.

The 05:20 Leeds to York service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 06:15 York to Hull service will be diverted to start from Leeds, and will not call at Ulleskelf, Church Fenton or Sherburn-in-Elmet. A replacement bus will run from York to Selby.

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Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli from Monday 13 September to Saturday 11 December
More information on Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli from Monday 13 September to Saturday 11 December
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Start date
13/09/2021 
End date
11/12/2021 
Route affected
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Transport for Wales services to / from Pwllheli

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Major engineering work is taking place on the Barmouth Viaduct, closing all lines from Monday 13 September to Saturday 11 December.

As a result, no trains will run between Machynlleth and Pwllheli.

Replacement buses will run between Machynlleth and Pwllheli.

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Amended 22:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 October
More information on Amended 22:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Tuesday 19 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
19/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Wilmslow area, closing some lines.

The 22:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted, not calling at Stockport.

If you are travelling to Stockport, you should to travel to Manchester Piccadilly and speak with station staff to arrange onward transport.

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Amended late night c2c service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
More information on Amended late night c2c service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

All c2c routes

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place place overnight in the Barking area, closing some lines.

From approximately 22:40 each night, trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Barking and Pitsea

Replacement buses will run between Upminster and Grays and between Upminster and Pitsea via Laindon. 

You may use the London Underground District Line between Barking and Upminster.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice

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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 service through Worcester Shrub Hill on Monday 18 and Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Hereford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing some lines.

The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will call additionally at Didcot Parkway (to set down only). It will then divert between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill. A replacement bus will run from Didcot Parkway to Oxford. A replacement bus will also run from Oxford, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore, Worcestershire Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway will terminate Oxford. A replacement bus will run forward Oxford, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham, Pershore and Worcestershire Parkway.

The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington will terminate Worcester Shrub Hill (and restart Oxford).  A replacement bus will run from Worcester Shrub Hill (fast) to Oxford, to connect into the restarted train. There will also be road transport from
Worcester Shrub Hill to stations to Evesham and Oxford. No rail connection towards London Paddington from this bus.

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Amended late night service through Didcot Parkway from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 October
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Start date
18/10/2021 
End date
21/10/2021 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Oxford / Swansea

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Didcot Parkway and Swindon and also between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will divert between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. It will arrive / depart Bristol Parkway and beyond later than normal.

The 23:18 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally Didcot Parkway.

The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will divert between Reading and Bath Spa. It will arrive / depart Bath Spa and arrive Bristol Temple Meads later than normal.

A replacement bus will be provided from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham. A bus connection will run from Didcot Parkway to connect into this bus at Swindon.

There will also be a replacement bus from Swindon to Chippenham, then calling only to disembark at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

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Buses replace late night trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert Sunday to Thursday until at least 11 December
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert Sunday to Thursday until at least 11 December
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Start date
18/05/2021 
End date
11/12/2021 
Route affected
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Between Merthyr Tydfil and Barry Island; between Aberdare and Barry Island / Bridgend; and also between Treherbert and Barry Island / Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

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

Sunday to Thursday only

From approximately 20:00, buses will replace trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert.

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Buses replace Island Line trains until end of service Sunday 31 October
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Start date
04/01/2021 
End date
31/10/2021 
Route affected
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Island Line between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

New trains are expected to be introduced to the Island Line on Monday 1 November 2021, replacing the existing fleet which is over 80 years old. In order for these new trains to run, upgrades are being made to the Island Line route to allow these trains to be accommodated. This includes a new passing loop at Brading to allow more frequent services. More information on these upgrades can be found here.

Until the end of service on 31 October, buses will replace trains between:

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

 

To download a copy of the bus timetable, please click here.

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