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Disruption between Chislehurst and Hither Green expected until 09:30
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Incident created
27/11/2020 07:39
Last updated
27/11/2020 07:54
Route affected
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between Chislehurst and Hither Green

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

A broken down train between Chislehurst and Hither Green is causing disruption between these stations. Trains may be delayed, cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until 09:30.

What's happened?

A freight train has broken down between Grove Park and Petts Wood on one of the Orpington bound lines. Network rail response staff are on site and a rescue engine is on its way from Tonbridge.

How does this affect my journey?

Until the train is moved, there will be some alterations to services between Orpington and London Bridge. including diversions to alternative London Terminals.

  • The Cannon Street services from the Medway towns, will be diverted to London Blackfriars.
  • Services from Ashford/Paddock Wood to London Charing Cross will be diverted to London Victoria with the return journey to Ramsgate via Tonbridge and Ashford starting from London Victoria.

 

What do I need to do?

Please check your journey and allow extra time to reach your destination.

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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Disruption between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield expected until 08:45
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Incident created
27/11/2020 07:52
Last updated
27/11/2020 07:52
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

A fault with the signalling system between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield is causing disruption tto journeys between these stations. Trains may be cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected until 08:45.

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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Disruption between Shenfield and Witham expected until 09:00
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Incident created
27/11/2020 07:17
Last updated
27/11/2020 07:47
Route affected
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between London Liverpool Street and Braintree / Chelmsford / Clacton-on-Sea / Harwich International / Harwich Town / Ipswich / Norwich

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

A fault with a train at Hatfield Peverel is casuing disruption between Shenfield and Witham. Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected until 09:00.

Customer Advice:

Passengers from Norwich, Diss, Stowmarket and Ipswich may travel via Cambridge to London. Once at Cambridge, passengers may travel on either Greater Anglia services to London Liverpool Street or Great Northern services to London Kings Cross.

Advance purchase tickets holders will be allowed to travel on earlier or later trains if their booked service is cancelled.

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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Disruption between Grays and Upminster expected until 08:00
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Incident created
27/11/2020 06:27
Last updated
27/11/2020 07:39
Route affected
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Between Pitsea / Thorpe Bay / Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

The points failure at Ockendon has been rectified. However, whilst service recovers, trains between Grays and Upminster may still be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised. This is expected until 08:00.

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

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Reduced service between Finsbury Park and Moorgate until approximately 10:00
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Incident created
27/11/2020 06:20
Last updated
27/11/2020 07:27
Route affected
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between Stevenage / Heartford North / Welwyn Garden City and Moorgate

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

A points failure at Moorgate means that a reduced service is running between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. Some services to/from Moorgate will be diverted to/from London Kings Cross.

Disruption is expected until 10:00.

Customer Advice

A reduced Great Northern service is operating to and from Moorgate.

Stopping services from Stevenage or Hertford North will be diverting to London Kings Cross after leaving Finsbury Park, not calling at Drayton Park, Highbury & Islington, Essex Road, Old Street or Moorgate.

Trains which usually run from Moorgate towards Welwyn Garden City will instead start from Finsbury Park.

Other services will be running as normal.

This means you may need to change trains at Finsbury Park to reach your destination. Please check journey planners before travelling and leave around 10 minutes of extra time to complete your journey.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

A points failure is currently affecting one of the platforms at Moorgate, meaning capacity for our trains at this station is halved. Network Rail engineers are working to rectify the issue, but we expect full repairs may need to wait until the morning peak hours have finished. Staff have reduced the train service to prevent congestion from forming.

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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Reduced Island Line service expected until the end of the day
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Incident created
23/11/2020 21:29
Last updated
27/11/2020 05:52
Route affected
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Between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head.

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

A fault on one of the Island Line trains means that a reduced service will be in operation until the end of the day.

One train per hour will run in each direction, as follows:

  • Departing Shanklin at 18 minutes past the hour
  • Departing Ryde Pier Head at 49 minutes past the hour

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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Grand Central service suspended until the end of Wednesday 2 December
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
26/11/2020 17:07
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross 

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Following the recent Government announcement that England is to enter an initial four week period of restrictions, Grand Central has made the decision to temporarily suspend its service until Wednesday 2 December.

Advice for customers who have purchased Grand Central tickets until Wednesday 2 December:

You can claim a full refund on your ticket or you can change your tickets to a later date (from Thursday 3 December onwards).

Tickets remain on sale for trains departing from Thursday 3 December onwards.

Advice for customers travelling with Grand Central from Thursday 3 December:

Grand Central will resume their service on Thursday 3 December, however they will run to a reduced frequency until further notice. You can find details of what trains will be cancelled and an alternative proposed service here.

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 up to and including Sunday 13 December using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Monday 14 December, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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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
26/11/2020 16:17
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 with confidence safely on West Midlands Railway services can be found here.

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

Advice for customers travelling between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton:

A temporary reduced timetable will be in place between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton on Saturday 28 November and from Monday 30 November until Thursday 3 December. Alternative road transport will run in place of cancelled train services.

Journey Planners for this route will be updated the night before, so please check on the day of travel for accurate times.

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Sunday 13 December, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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Southeastern - Reduced timetable from Monday 16 November
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Incident created
20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated
26/11/2020 15:47
Route affected

All Southeastern routes.

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

From Monday 16 November we are running a reduced timetable in response to the current phase of the pandemic.

This timetable reflects reduced passenger demand and the need for some frontline colleagues who keep our network running, to follow personal NHS advice and self-isolate.

The new timetable is designed to enable us to run a resilient service and will help prevent short notice cancellations, should more frontline colleagues be affected by the virus.

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve continually monitored passenger numbers and responded with adjustments to our timetable. The slight reduction to services this winter will also ensure that the number of services better meets changed patterns of demand. Where necessary, further adjustments will be made to support social distancing on busier routes as part of our safer travel pledge to ensure that if you need to, you can travel with confidence.

The timetables are now available here and in the online Journey Planner.

A map of the planned service frequency can be found here.

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.

Check your journey details using our journey planner.

Travelling over Christmas and New Year?

Our reduced timetable will be in place over Christmas & New Year but the changes are not currently shown in the journey planner. Correct information will be shown from the following dates:

  • Travel between 21 & 23 December: The journey planner will be updated by 4 December.
  • Travel on Christmas Eve and between 27 December and 1 January: The journey planner will be updated by Friday 10 December.
  • Travel on 2 & 3 January: the journey planner will be updated by 17 December.

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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Chiltern Railways - Further changes to the timetable from Monday 16 November
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
26/11/2020 15:19
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. Further timetable changes have been made from Monday 16 November, and these changes are expected to remain in place until Monday 14 December. You can download the timetable here.

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 1 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling Saturday 2 January onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
26/11/2020 15:16
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 the Scotland Government website as there may be restrictions in place. 

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

A new ScotRail timetable will run from Sunday 13 December. Please check back nearer the time for more details on this timetable.

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
26/11/2020 06:26
Route affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton 

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services remain suspended until further notice. Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

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

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

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
26/11/2020 06:23
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 12 February 2021. You are still able to get to Disneyland Paris with a Eurostar train to Lille or Paris with a connection.
  • 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.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.

Check before you travel:

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

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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
26/11/2020 04:26
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.

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

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

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

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 your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey for up to and including Monday 14 December 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.

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c2c - Reduced timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
26/11/2020 04:15
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness   

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

From Monday 23 November onwards, c2c are operating a reduced timetable which will be in place until further notice. This is in response to current government advice, reduced passenger demand and staff availability.

The current timetable can be downloaded here. The majority of reductions will be to off-peak and late night services where demand is at its lowest. Early morning, late afternoon and school trains will remain largely unaltered.

Travel advice:

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

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

Currently services arriving into central London before 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.

Where can I find more information?

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Thursday 17 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are planning to travel from Friday 18 December onwards, please check back closer to the time. 

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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
26/11/2020 04:10
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 current timetable can be found here.

Current restrictions:

Since Monday 9 November, following the end of the "firebreak", new guidance has been in place. 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 at some stations:

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

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

 

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

If you are travelling from Sunday 13 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Hull Trains service suspended until the end of Wednesday 2 December
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
25/11/2020 14:30
Route affected

Between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross  

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

As a result of the nationwide restrictions on travel, Hull Trains services will be suspended until Wednesday 2 December.

If you booked a ticket with Hull Trains to travel between 2 November and 2 December, you are entitled to claim a full refund. Alternatively, you can change your ticket to a future date by logging into your Hull Trains account.

If you purchased your ticket from a third party retailer, you need to contact them directly.

Hull Trains will resume service on Thursday 3 December. The latest timetable can be downloaded here.

Where can I find more information?

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

Check your journey:

If you are travelling between Thursday 3 December and Thursday 24 December, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Sunday 27 December onwards please check back nearer the time.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
24/11/2020 11:13
Route affected

All routes  

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable, in line with currently passenger demand and government guidelines. The timetable is approximately 90% of its normal, pre-Covid timetable. The current timetable can be found here.

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

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.

Where can I find more information?

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey 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 again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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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
24/11/2020 11:02
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services.   

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Travel with confidence. Wear a face covering. Wash your hands. Travel at quieter times.

Avanti West Coast are operating a slightly reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. 

Further changes to the timetable were made on Saturday 14 November, affecting trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly. The amended timetables can be found here.

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

 

Seat reservations:

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

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

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

COVID-19 - changing your travel plans:

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

Needing assistance for your journey:

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

Safer Travels Pledge:

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

Check before you travel:
Timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Friday 18 December, with the exception of weekends from Saturday 12 December.

Travel dates from 18 to 31 December and 2 January will be available to book from 1 December.

Travel dates of 1 and 3 January will be available to book from 17 December. For travel dates after this time, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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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
22/11/2020 10:06
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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Where can I find more information? 

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

 

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

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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
21/11/2020 16:58
Route affected

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

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

Transport for London are 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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

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

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

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

What are the 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 and TfL Rail, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

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

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
21/11/2020 11:09
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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

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

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Edinburgh - London Euston

 

The following services are suspended from Tuesday 10 November up to and including Wednesday 16 December:

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

 

 

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

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 4 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 6 December onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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LNER - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated
17/11/2020 12:01
Route affected

All LNER routes.  

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where can I find more advice and information?

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

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

The timetables for Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 December and from Saturday 19 December onwards are not yet confirmed - please check again closer to the time of travel.

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

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
16/11/2020 17:11
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 continuing to run services in line with government advice and guidelines, and 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.

If you are travelling by train, you can travel with confidence. As part of the industry's safer travel pledge, rail companies are doing extra cleaning and providing more service information.

Social distancing guidelines mean 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.

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

 

If you do travel, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt).

National restrictions:

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. 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.

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

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
16/11/2020 16:59
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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

Guidance 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.

If you are travelling from Sunday 13 December, please check back again closer to the time.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
16/11/2020 16:52
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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

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

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

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December, please check your journey closer to the time as timetables have not yet been confirmed.  

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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
16/11/2020 16:48
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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this 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.

If you are travelling from Sunday 13 December, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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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
16/11/2020 16:39
Route affected

All routes.  

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

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

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

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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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
12/11/2020 16:51
Route affected

All CrossCountry routes.    

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

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

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

 

Seat reservations:

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

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
08/11/2020 06:04
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network  

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail are currently running an amended service. The latest timetables can be found here.

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

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

Changes to Northern Line services:

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the national restrictions, changes have been made to Northern Line services:

  • 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 Friday 1 January by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 2 January, please check back closer to the time.

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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
04/11/2020 18:47
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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

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

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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Buses replace trains between Swansea and Llanwrtyd until further notice
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Start date
03/11/2020 
End date
31/03/2021 
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 Llanwrtyd. This is due to the ongoing repairs to the track following the derailment of a freight train near Llangennech.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Llanwrtyd.

Network Rail is working around the clock to complete the considerable repairs needed. The line is not expected to reopen until April 2021.

Alternative travel options:

Replacement buses:

Buses and minibuses will replace trains between Swansea and Llanwrtyd, from Monday to Saturday. The buses will be extended to run between Swansea and Llandrindod on Sundays.

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.

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

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

Alternative route:

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

What happened?

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

 
Buses replace early morning trains between Chester and Crewe from Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
24/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Chester and Crewe

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Crewe, closing lines overnight from Tuesday evening until Friday morning.

Between 23:30 and 05:30 each night, buses will replace trains between Chester 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 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 late night / early morning trains between Port Talbot Parkway / Swansea and Llanelli / Carmarthen from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Port Talbot Parkway / Swansea and Llanelli / Carmarthen from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
23/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central / Swansea and Carmarthen / Fishguard Harbour / Pembroke Dock

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Carmarthen, closing various lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, buses will replace trains from 22:45 to 06:00 each night between Port Talbot Parkway / Swansea and Llanelli / Carmarthen.

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 late night trains between Barry and Bridgend from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
23/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Merthyr Tydfil / Aberdare / Cardiff Central and Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barry and Bridgend, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

After 21:20 each night, buses will replace trains between Barry and Bridgend.

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 05:28 York to Manchester Victoria from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 November
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Start date
24/11/2020 
End date
28/11/2020 
Route affected

Between York and Manchester Victoria

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Leeds and York closing some lines.

The 05:28 York to Manchester Victoria will depart York at the earlier time of 05:25.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

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

 
Amended service between Haywards Heath and Brighton late night on Thursday 26 November and early morning on Friday 27 November
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Start date
26/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Southern between London Victoria and Epsom / Worthing / Brighton

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge / London Bridge and Brighton

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Brighton and between Sutton and Epsom, closing some lines.

The following alterations will apply:

Southern:

The 23:25 London Victoria to Brighton service is diverted between Haywards Heath and Brighton via Lewes. A replacement bus will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton calling at stations via Preston Park.

The 23:46 London Victoria to Epsom service is replaced by a bus between Sutton and Epsom.

The 00:02 London Victoria to Worthing service is diverted between Haywards Heath and Brighton via Lewes, extending journey times.

Thameslink:

Trains on Thursday night and Friday morning will divert between Haywards Heath and Brighton (via Lewes). Buses will run between Haywards Heath and 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 outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended service between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
23/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Alfreton and Nottingham, and also between Sheffield and Chesterfield, closing some lines.

As a result, the following alterations apply:

Monday to Thursday

  • 21.36 Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham will arrive slightly later at Nottingham 00.49 (Monday to Thursday)

Tuesday to Friday

  • 05.23 Nottingham - Liverpool Lime Street will depart Nottingham earlier at 05.09 (Tuesday to Friday)
  • 06.47 Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich will start from Warrington Central (Tuesday to Friday)
  • 07.42 Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich will call additionally at Irlam (Tuesday to Friday)

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Railway services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
23/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Sheffield / Derby / Leicester

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in various places across the East Midlands Railway network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The following trains will have slightly extended journey time:

  • 22:20 London St Pancras International - Sheffield
  • 23:08 London St Pancras International - Derby via Nottingham

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:15 London St Pancras International - Leicester will have a slightly extended journey time
  • 04:52 Leicester - London St Pancras International will be retimed to depart earlier at 04:40

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 early morning / late night Northern service from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
23/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Various Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight on the Northern network, resulting in various lines being closed.

Monday - Thursday

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

The 22:34 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will not run. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North. Customers should use alternative rail services between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:19 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western. A bus will be provided from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly calling at intermediate stations via Chorley and Bolton.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be bus replaced throughout. Two buses will be provided: one bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to
Liverpool Lime Street calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

The 23:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North calling at stations via Bolton and Chorley, and stopping to drop passengers off only from Leyland.

The 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout. Two buses will be provided: one bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

Tuesday - Friday

The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western. A bus will be provided from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly calling at stations via Chorley and Bolton. The bus will depart Preston at 04:16 to connect with services in Manchester.

The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston calling at stations via Bolton and Chorley.

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Preston to Blackburn, departing Preston at 04:45 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

The 05:19 York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds. A bus will be provided from York to Leeds, departing York at 05:19.

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

The 06:22 Blackpool North to York service will start from Preston. Customers should use alternative rail service between Blackpool North and Preston.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended early morning / late night Great Western Railway service from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
More information on Amended early morning / late night Great Western Railway service from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
23/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Various local and long distance routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Great Western Railway network, resulting in various lines being closed.

Monday

The 23:34 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey will NOT call at Pangbourne. Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst for a bus to Pangbourne taking 10 minutes. Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus
from Pangbourne to Tilehurst to connect with a train.

Monday - Wednesday

The 23:52 London Paddington to Reading will NOT call at Burnham and Taplow

The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington will NOT call at Taplow and Burnham.

Customers travelling to and from Burnham and Taplow should travel via Slough and a bus will operate from Slough to Burnham and Slough to Taplow.

Monday - Thursday

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate Westbury. Road transport will depart at 23:40 from Westbury to Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling Chippenham and Bath Spa. Road transport will operate from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

Tuesday

The 00:45 and 03:54 Oxford to Reading services will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will NOT call at Pangbourne. Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst for a bus to Pangbourne taking 10 minutes. 

Tuesday - Friday

The 22:00 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will arrive at Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids approximately 20 minutes later than normal on Wednesday & Thursday morning and approximately 10 minutes later than normal on Friday morning.

The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance “Night Riviera” Sleeper Service will arrive at Exeter St Davids approximately 20 minutes later than normal on Wednesday & Thursday morning approximately 10 minutes later than normal on Friday morning. Train will run as normal after Exeter St Davids.

The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington “Night Riviera” Sleeper Service will depart Taunton approximately 12 minutes later than normal on Wednesday & Thursday morning and approximately 18 minutes later than normal on Friday morning. Normal timings at Reading and London Paddington.

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will NOT call at Burnham and Taplow.

The 00:18 Reading to London Paddington will NOT call Taplow and Burnham.

Customers travelling to and from Burnham and Taplow should travel via Slough and a bus will operate from Slough to Burnham and Slough to Taplow.

Thursday

The 21:00 Cardiff Central to Exeter St Davids service will depart Tiverton Parkway and arrive Exeter St Davids approximately 20 minutes later than normal.

The 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth service will depart Tiverton Parkway and beyond approximately 10 minutes later than normal.

Thursday - Friday

The 04:37 Gloucester to Worcester Shrub Hill will depart Gloucester earlier than normal at 04:27, Cheltenham Spa 04:38, normal timings at Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and Worcester Shrub Hill.

Friday

The 23.34 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will NOT call at Pangbourne. Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst for a bus to Pangbourne taking 10 minutes. Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus from Pangbourne to Tilehurst to connect with this train.

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.

 
Alterations to late night Southeastern services Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
More information on Alterations to late night Southeastern services Monday 23 to Friday 27 November
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Start date
23/11/2020 
End date
27/11/2020 
Route affected

Various routes on the Southeastern network

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

From 23:55 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend.

Monday and Wednesday:

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Thursday only:

From 23:55 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Ashford International, Dover Priory and Ramsgate via Deal. A connecting mini-bus will run between Sandling and Westenhanger. 

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 Bourne End and Marlow from Saturday 14 until Sunday 29 November
More information on Buses replace trains between Bourne End and Marlow from Saturday 14 until Sunday 29 November
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Start date
14/11/2020 
End date
29/11/2020 
Route affected
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Between Maidenhead and Marlow

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bourne End and Marlow, closing all lines.

Trains will run between Maidenhead and Bourne End only. Buses will replace trains between Bourne End and Marlow.

On Saturday 14 November, please note that the 00:14 Marlow to Maidenhead train will run as normal and most trains will depart Maidenhead 25 minutes later than normal.

Information about the replacement buses:

The journey time on buses between Bourne End and Marlow is approximately 10 minutes.

On Saturdays, buses will depart Marlow 2 minutes earlier and on Sundays, buses will depart 12 minutes earlier than the train would normally do, in order to connect with the trains at Bourne End.

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.

Project information:

You can find more details about the project here.

 
 

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