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Major disruption between London Paddington and Reading expected until the end of service
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Incident created
29/09/2020 20:54
Last updated
29/09/2020 23:57
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Banbury / Bedwyn / Bristol Temple Meads / Cheltenham Spa / Cardiff Central / Didcot Parkway / Great Malvern / Reading / Plymouth / Oxford / Swansea  / Plymouth

Heathrow Express between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

TfL Rail between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington / Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 / Reading / Maidenhead

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwayHeathrow ExpressTfL Rail
Description

All lines have been reopened following a person having been hit by a train between London Paddington and Reading. As a result, trains running between these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes.

Major disruption is expected until the end of service.

Alternative travel advice:

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway customers may use the following alternatives:

  • Chiltern Railways services via any reasonable route
  • CrossCountry services via any reasonable route
  • London Underground services via any reasonable route
  • South Western Railway services via any reasonable route

 

TfL Rail

TfL Rail customers maty use the following alternatives:

  • Great Western Railway services between London Paddington and Reading
  • South Western Railway services between London Waterloo and Reading
  • London Underground services between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4
  • London Buses between London Paddington and Heathrow (Central Bus Station)
  • Some local bus routes between Slough and Reading

 

If you’ve been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

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 #Paddington

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 Brighton and Haywards Heath expected until the end of service
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Incident created
29/09/2020 19:26
Last updated
29/09/2020 22:47
Route affected
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Southern between Brighton / Worthing / Littlehampton / Bognor Regis / Chichester / Lewes and Haywards Heath / London Victoria

Thameslink between Brighton / Littlehampton and West Hampstead Thameslink / Bedford / Cambridge

 
Train operator affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

A person has been hit by a train between Brighton and Haywards Heath. As a result of this, all lines are currently blocked.

Trains running between these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes. All stations between Haywards Heath and Brighton will not be served. Disruption is expected until the end of service.

Customer Advice

All lines are blocked between Brighton and Haywards Heath until further notice. Do not travel unless necessary. If you are travelling between London and Brighton you will neded to travel via an alternative route or use alternative travel.

If you must travel to/from Brighton and London please travel via Lewes on services between London Victoria and Eastbourne. Connecting at Eastbourne coastway services to/from Brighton

If you are travelling to/from Littlehampton & Worthing and London please travel via Barnham on services between London Victoria and Portsmouth/Southampton. Connecting at Barnham for Coastway services.

This is the current plan that train services are running to:

  • Thameslink services between Cambridge to Brighton will be terminated and restarted at Three Bridges
  • Thameslink services between Bedford to Brighton will be terminated and restarted at Three Bridges
  • Southern between London Victoria and Brighton will be diverted via Lewes to Brighton or terminated at Haywards Heath. (this depends on driver route knowledge)
  • Southern services between London Victoria and Littlehampton are being withdrawn.

 

Rail replacement buses are running between Haywards Heath and Brighton calling at Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Preston Park (in both directions). These are advertised in journey planers to help you plan your journey. For more information on the bus replacements please speak to station staff.

To assist with your journey you can find an alternative route map here

If you have to travel you may use your tickets, at no extra cost, on the following :

  • Brighton & Hove Buses between Brighton and Preston Park / Shoreham / Eastbourne
  • METROBUS services between Brighton and Crawley
  • London Underground between main terminals
  • Mutually between Southern and Thameslink services via any reasonable route

 

If you’ve been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

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

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

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

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Reduced Island Line service until the end of the day on Wednesday 30 September
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Incident created
29/09/2020 03:27
Last updated
29/09/2020 19:55
Route affected
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Between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

A train fault means that fewer trains are able to run on the Island Line and an hourly service will be in operation.

Trains will be at XX:18 from Shanklin and at XX:49 from Ryde Pier Head.

This is expected to continue 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 #IslandLine

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

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Buses replace trains between Eastleigh and Fareham until the end of the day
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Incident created
29/09/2020 15:09
Last updated
29/09/2020 18:22
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour

 
Train operator affected
Great Western RailwaySouth Western Railway
Description

A gas leak near the railway between Eastleigh and Fareham is resulting in all lines being blocked between these stations.

Train services between these stations have been suspended. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

South Western Railway customer advice:

Until further notice all services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour via Basingstoke will divert via St Denys.

Replacement buses are in operation between Eastleigh and Fareham calling at Hedge End and Botley in both directions.

Tickets will also be accepted at no extra cost on Xelabus X4, X9 and X15 services.

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

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.

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

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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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
29/09/2020 16:34
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

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

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

How is this affecting the train service?

Heathrow Express are running a reduced, half hourly service.

Check your journey before you travel:

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

The Journey Planner is correct for today’s services, but 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.

We also recommend that you check and follow the available travel advice if a yellow warning triangle shows against your journey in the planner.

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

You are encouraged to book in advance and online if possible or travel contactless or Oyster card. Please note that ticket machines are not currently accepting cash payments.

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

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated
29/09/2020 04:26
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services. 

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Avanti West Coast are operating a slightly reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. On Monday 7 September further train services were reinstated, taking the overall service to around 90% of the normal levels.

The amended timetables can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

To help keep you safe when you travel and to support social distancing, Avanti West Coast have reduced the number of available seats onboard their trains. Therefore, you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling.

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

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

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

Currently, peak travel times are between 09:30 and 14:00, between 16:00 and 18:00 and all day on Friday- you are encouraged to travel outside of these times.

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

 

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

If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 17 October onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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Grand Central - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
29/09/2020 04:17
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Grand Central are operating their full normal timetable, with four return services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross and five return services between Sunderland and London Kings Cross.

More details can be found here.

Social distancing and safe travel advice:

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

Catering has been removed from all trains so please bring your own refreshments.

Where can I find more information?

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated
29/09/2020 04:13
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.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers able to travel on Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains by up to 90 per cent. To help manage this, please consider travelling at less busy times. Greater Anglia have produced a guide to help you find less busy trains to travel on. You can find the most up to date information by clicking here.

Customers should book online where possible, but if you do need to purchase your ticket at a station please use contactless payment if you are able to.

Please be considerate of other travellers and follow the social distancing advice given to you by staff.  

Where can I find more information? 

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

 

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 9 October using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 10 October onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Buses replace trains between Swansea and Shrewsbury until further notice
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Incident created
14/08/2020 15:52
Last updated
28/09/2020 02:09
Route affected
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Between Carmarthen / Swansea and Shrewsbury  

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

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

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Shrewsbury.

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

Alternative travel options

Replacement buses:

Buses and minibuses will replace trains along the whole of the Heart of Wales Line route between Swansea and Shrewsbury. For those stations with minibus-only access, customers may be required to change between larger buses and minibuses.

Buses will call at Hopton Heath by request.

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

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

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

Alternative rail routes:

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

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

What happened?

On Wednesday 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.

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

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 #HeartOfWalesLine

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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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
26/09/2020 17:25
Route affected

All routes

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway are operating a near-normal timetable, which is around 97% of normal service levels.

The current timetable can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

 

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.

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

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?

The latest travel advice from East Midlands Railway can be found here.

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

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

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

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

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
26/09/2020 17:18
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.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

How is this affecting the train service?

CrossCountry are running a special timetable to keep services running throughout the coronavirus pandemic. CrossCountry will operate many longer trains to provide up to twice the normal capacity.

As more people return to work and education over the coming weeks, CrossCountry have made some changes and strengthened their timetables to support this additional demand. This includes returning to some stations for the first time since March. You can view the timetable here.

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

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.

This change means that more customers are able to travel as part of CrossCountry's safer travel pledge. 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.

For customers who have already bought a ticket, you can book a seat reservation on the train by:

 

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

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

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

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

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
26/09/2020 16:52
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, The amended timetable can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. In line with Government guidance, all guests are to wear a face covering when in the station environment and on train, unless exempt. Guests are not required to wear a face covering when inside their own room on board.

The following services are currently operating in both directions:

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

 

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

  • Aberdeen - London Euston - suspended up to and including Wednesday 4 November
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston - suspended up to and including Wednesday 14 October. (Customers can rebook onto the services operating to / from Glasgow Queen Street or Edinburgh)

Additional information:  

More information from Caledonian Sleeper, including obtaining a refund where necessary, can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 24 October using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Sunday 25 October onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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c2c - Safe Travel Advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
26/09/2020 16:36
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness 

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

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

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

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

Avoid peak time travel

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.

Avoid the busiest services.

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 keep you safe is available here.

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

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

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

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CORONAVIRUS - Safe Travel Advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
26/09/2020 16:06
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 companies have introduced extra services to allow us to meet increased demand and help with social distancing on board. Details of the uplifted timetables are available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

Despite these changes, social distancing means there will still be reduced capacity on 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.

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

Please also follow the recommended guidance before you set off:

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

 

Local restrictions:

There are local restrictions in place in a number of areas. Please check here for the latest advice on these local restrictions.

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 may be subject to late notice change.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
24/09/2020 05:13
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. Following changes on 6 September, there are now significantly more seats and services into and out of London Euston.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. 

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

Social distancing measures will reduce the number of people allowed on London Northwestern Railway trains. London Northwestern Railway are running trains with as many carriages as possible to maximise space on board, but if the train is full you will have to wait for the next available train with space on board.

All train services have been declassified (i.e. there is no First Class) to aid social distancing.

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

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from London Northwestern Railway can be found here.

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

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

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

Sundays are correct in the planner up to 4 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 11 October onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated
24/09/2020 05:12
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.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

How is this affecting the train service?

Following the return of schools and workplaces across the West Midlands, thousands of extra seats are now in service.

Some routes are not yet able to be stepped up to the full service frequency, although West Midlands Railway are using all their carriages to make sure they’ve got the longest trains across all routes.

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

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

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

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

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

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

Sundays are correct up to 4 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 11 October onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated
22/09/2020 08:34
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. The next planned increase in train services will happen on 12 December.

If you do travel by National Rail, please bring a face covering to wear in enclosed areas of the station and on trains and follow the recommended guidance. Keep a distance from others, carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands regularly.

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

Great Western Railway have Top Tips for using their services:

  • Plan ahead, book in advance and reserve a seat where you can, and download your ticket to a mobile device or smart ticket where you can
  • Try not to travel when it’s busy
  • To help with social distancing, Great Western Railway have reduced the number of spaces available on their trains where seats can be reserved. Once a train reaches its seating capacity, their systems will not allow a booking to be made, and therefore they can’t guarantee you’ll be able to board.

    

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

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

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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Southeastern - Timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated
21/09/2020 16:49
Route affected

All Southeastern routes.

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

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

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

A map of the service frequency is available here.

We've summarised the changes below and you can check your journey up to Saturday 12 December using the online journey planners. Alternatively, you can create your own personalised timetable.

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

Summary of changes

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

High Speed

  • More frequent services between London St Pancras International and Faversham
  • London St Pancras International to Ebbsfleet International service frequency increases to 4 trains per hour
  • Reintroduction of full High Speed service frequency between Dover Priory and Ramsgate

 

Mainline routes via Ashford International

  • London to Ramsgate (via Ashford International and Dover Priory) services will terminate at Dover Priory, but will be replaced by High Speed services between Dover Priory and Ramsgate

 

Mainline routes via Chatham

  • London Victoria to Dover Priory services (via Faversham and Canterbury East) increase to 2 trains per hour
  • Gillingham to Faversham service frequency increases to 3 trains per hour
  • Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea frequency increases to 2 trains per hour

 

Medway Valley line

  • Strood to Maidstone West service frequency increases to 2 trains per hour
  • Most Tonbridge services will start / terminate at Paddock Wood – meaning you’ll need to change at Paddock Wood for Tonbridge and stations towards London


Metro routes

  • Charlton to London Bridge service frequency increases to 2 trains per hour
  • Dartford to Gravesend service frequency increases to 4 trains per hour
  • London Cannon Street services via Woolwich and Sidcup are reintroduced, running twice per hour
  • London Cannon Street services via Woolwich and Bexleyheath are reintroduced, running twice per hour
  • Semi fast trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend are reintroduced, meaning that the frequency of trains at New Eltham, Sidcup, Bexley and Crayford increases to 6 trains per hour

 

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

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

Assisted travel

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

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
21/09/2020 16:19
Route affected

All Transport for Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

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

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

New lockdown restrictions:

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

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

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

Your travel status will be subject to live and ongoing review, with checks by British Transport Police, TfW Rail Revenue inspectors and Security staff. Under conditions of over-capacity at stations and on trains, you may be denied travel until capacity drops.

Pontypridd station:

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

No service to some stations:

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

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

 

Where can I find more information?

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

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

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS in Wales, please click here.

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

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

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
19/09/2020 05:54
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 85% of the normal service, can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

You are advised to book your ticket online in advance but if you do use a ticket office or ticket machine, please use contactless payment where possible. Cash will be accepted if you have no alternative.

Quieter times on TransPennine Express trains are between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 18:00 - you are advised to travel during these times if you can.

Where can I find more information?

The latest safe travel advice from TransPennine Express can be found here.

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
18/09/2020 22:28
Route affected

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

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

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

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by Transport for London services, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground:

A slightly reduced service is operating.

TfL Rail:

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

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

DLR and London Underground:

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

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

What are the peak times to avoid travel?

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

The below lines are also particularly busy:

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

 

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 December using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

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

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Disruption between Aberdeen and Dundee until further notice
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Incident created
12/08/2020 10:55
Last updated
18/09/2020 06:20
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Plymouth

LNER between Aberdeen and Leeds / London Kings Cross

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

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryLNERScotRail
Description

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

As a result of this, no trains can run between Stonehaven and Montrose. Trains between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh may also be cancelled or revised.

There is currently no estimate for when the line will fully reopen.

ScotRail:

Amendments to service:

  • Trains between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street will only run between Dundee and Glasgow Queen Street
  • Trains between Aberdeen and Dundee / Edinburgh will not run
  • Trains between Inverurie / Aberdeen and Montrose will not run
  • A shuttle train service will run between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, calling at Portlethen, and some will extend to start / terminate at Inverurie or Dyce
  • A shuttle train service will run between Arbroath and Dundee, and some will extend to start / terminate at Edinburgh
  • A limited stop shuttle train service will run between Montrose and Edinburgh (Monday to Saturday) and between Montrose and Dundee (Sundays)

Alternative travel options:

It’s critical that passengers take personal responsibility for their travel choices and follow ScotRail's 5 rules for safer travel when using the railway. This includes wearing a face covering at all stages of your journey with ScotRail - in station and on train. If your journey isn’t necessary, you should consider all alternative arrangements.

Rail replacement transport is running between Aberdeen and Dundee. Buses will be operated by Merlin Travel, First Aberdeen, Watermill Coaches, Kineil Coaches, Eazy Coaches and Ratho Coaches.

Please note: due to physical distancing on replacement buses, capacity is extremely limited.

LNER:

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

CrossCountry:

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

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

Replacement bus travel advice:

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

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

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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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Hull Trains - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
17/09/2020 05:43
Route affected

Between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross.

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

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

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

You are encouraged to book online as capacity on board will be reduced and e-tickets are encouraged over paper tickets. Onboard catering will not be available, so please bring your own refreshments.

Where can I find more advice and information?

More information, including safe travel advice and onboard social distancing arrangements, can be found on the Hull Trains website.

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 30 October using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 31 October onwards, please check back closer 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
17/09/2020 05:18
Route affected

All LNER routes.

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

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

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

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

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

  • Leeds: There is a one way system in place, and the southern entrance is operating as exit only. Please ensure you follow the social distancing measures when moving through the station.
  • Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.
  • London Kings Cross: Customers are to exit from the gates directly opposite them. also if you are travelling on the Underground there is a one way system in place. The entrance for the underground is directly opposite the station. Please follow the floor vinyl's and signage as you leave the station.

 

Where can I find more advice and information?

Safe travel advice from LNER can be found here.

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

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

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

Weekends are subject to engineering work and are correct in Journey Planners until 24 October.

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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
15/09/2020 12:42
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

Please travel safe. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Regional restrictions:

If you are travelling to or from an area affected by the regional COVID-19 restrictions, please follow government guidance for your area

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

Capacity on Northern trains is significantly limited and measures have been put in place to encourage social distancing. If you choose to travel, please remember to:

  • Buy your ticket online or pay by contactless where possible
  • Respect the social distancing rules   
  • Follow the instructions at stations and of staff 
  • Wear a face covering, unless you have a medical exception that prevents you from doing so
  • Take your face covering and litter with you  
  • Wash your hands before and after your journey  
  • Avoid rush hour and travel at quieter periods where possible
  • Allow extra time for your journey

  

Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple Line Closure:

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

Where can I find more information?

You can find the latest travel information from Northern here.

Northern also have a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, which are available here.

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. This is subject to engineering work taking place.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
09/09/2020 07:07
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail are currently operating more than 90% of normal services, with a full service running during peak times.

The suspension of driver training during lockdown, due to physical distancing rules making it impossible for two people to sit in the drivers cab at the same time, means it’s not yet possible for a full service to operate. Where a reduced service must operate, it will be at the times of day when fewest people travel.

We continue to ask you to consider alternative travel options where possible, including walking and cycling, to keep space free for those who need to travel by train.

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

If you are travelling by train please follow these 5 rules for safer travel -

  1. Don't travel if you feel unwell
  2. Avoid main commuting times (between 07:00 and 09:00 and between 16:00 and 18:30)
  3. Don't board a train if you think it is unsafe
  4. Wear a face covering and maintain social distancing
  5. Be patient - most seats need to be empty

 

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

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

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

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

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please click 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 onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
07/09/2020 13:45
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

South Western Railway are continuing to operate a reduced timetable, although train capacity has now been increased to help you maintain social distancing. Further train services have been reintroduced, increasing capacity at busy times on weekday services. A near normal service will be operating on weekends.

You can find the latest timetables, which will run until Friday 11 December, here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

What can I do to travel safely?

Planning your journey is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing on trains and at stations, we are asking our customers to travel at quieter times where possible. You can use this guide to find out which stations and services tend to be the busiest so you can plan your journey accordingly.

You are encouraged to buy your ticket online in advance and if you do need to buy a ticket at a station, please use contactless payments - all ticket offices and most ticket machines are not currently accepting cash.

Please allow more time for your journey as queuing systems may be in place and please follow advice from on board and station staff. Floor markings and stickers around stations and on board trains will help you to travel socially distant.

Where can I find more information and advice?

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

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

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

 

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If you are travelling with South Western Railway, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
More information on Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
07/09/2020 13:36
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail have changed their revised timetable, as schools reopen and many employees begin to return to their places of work. The timetable showing the increased service levels can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Merseyrail encourage customers to use contactless payment where possible. If you do need to use cash, please use the ticket machines available.

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

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

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

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Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice
More information on Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
03/09/2020 04:24
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines

This timetable represents approximately 90% of a normal Chiltern Railways service and you can download the timetable here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

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

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

You are also encouraged to book online in advance or use contactless payment in stations, to reduce the amount of social contact.

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

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

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
More information on Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
01/09/2020 06:36
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 continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials, both here in the UK and in the country where you are travelling to / from. This advice can change at very short notice, particularly the need to quarantine and self-isolate.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are running a reduced timetable between London St Pancras International and Paris / Lille / Brussels / Rotterdam / Amsterdam.

Please note that Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services until further notice.

Please wear a face mask when travelling with Eurostar.

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

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

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
More information on Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
01/09/2020 06:35
Route affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

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

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

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

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

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Buses replace late night trains between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October.
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October.
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Great Northern services to / from Kings Lynn

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

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

After 21:40, buses will replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended late night / early morning Thameslink services in the London Blackfriars area from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended late night / early morning Thameslink services in the London Blackfriars area from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks / Orpington

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Blackfriars area overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines overnight.

After 22:00 until the end of service, trains which usually run between Luton / St Albans and Sutton will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and Herne Hill. Customers can use London Buses and alternative Southern services for travel towards Sutton.

Monday to Thursday -The 23:22 Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars service will run as normal to Denmark Hill, then be diverted to terminate at London Victoria. A bus will run from Denmark Hill to London Blackfriars.

Tuesday to Friday - The 04:56 London Blackfriars to Orpington service will be amended to start from London Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended 00:50 Purley to Tattenham Corner from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended 00:50 Purley to Tattenham Corner from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
29/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Purley and Tattenham Corner

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
29/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Rugby and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Rugby and Northampton, closing all lines.

The 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton at 05:45. A rail replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton - departing from Rugby at 04:46, Long Buckby at 05:11, arriving at Northampton at 05:36 (to connect with the train).

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Northampton from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Amended 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Northampton from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Northampton

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton, closing all lines.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Northampton will terminate at Coventry.

Customers can use the 23:31 Coventry to London Euston Avanti West Coast train to Rugby. A replacement bus service will operate between Rugby and Northampton.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Lewes and Eastbourne and between Brighton and Polegate from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Lewes and Eastbourne and between Brighton and Polegate from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings and between

Brighton and Eastbourne

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Lewes and Seaford / Glynde, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Lewes and Seaford / Polegate / Eastbourne.

Buses replace trains between Polegate and Brighton.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night / early morning trains between East Croydon and Oxted from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Buses replace late night / early morning trains between East Croydon and Oxted from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Vicoria and Oxted / East Grinstead

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Selhurst and Oxted, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between East Croydon and Oxted.

Additonal shuttle trains will run between Oxted and East Grinstead, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace overnight trains between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 September
More information on Buses replace overnight trains between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 September
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
30/09/2020 
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea, closing the line.

Each night from approximately 22:20 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Stanford-le-Hope and Pitsea.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended overnight London Overground trains to / from Gospel Oak from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended overnight London Overground trains to / from Gospel Oak from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking and between Clapham Junction and Stratford.

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place in the Gospel Oak area closing some lines.

Each night between 23:00 and 04:00, finishing at 04:00 Friday morning, a reduced service will run between Gospel Oak and Barking.

Some trains between Clapham Junction and Stratford will not run between Willesden Junction and Camden Road.

Customers should use London Buses between Willesden Junction and Camden Road to complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

 
Amended Southeastern service from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended Southeastern service from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place at various location on the Southeastern network closing some lines.

Monday

  • From 22:50, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.
  • The 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service is replaced by a bus between Tonbridge and Hastings. Customers may have to change buses at Wadhurst to complete their journey.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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

Tuesday

  • From 23:45, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, and a mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Hastings. Customers travelling to stations after Battle will need to change buses at Battle.

 

Tuesday to Friday

  • From 00:15 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead. 
  • The 04:38 Swanley to London Victoria service will start from Orpington instead, and will be replaced by a bus between Swanley and Bickley.

 

 Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended overnight Northern trains to / from Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended overnight Northern trains to / from Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Blackpool North / Manchester Airport Wilmslow and Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Broad Green and Liverpool Lime Street closing some lines.

Each night from 22:00 to 05:20, finishing 05:20 Friday morning, the following alterations will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:18 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Wigan North Western. A bus will be provided from Wigan North Western to Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road. A bus will be provided from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will run via an alternative route slightly extending journey time after leaving Liverpool Lime Street.

Check before you travel:  

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

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

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 Northern trains between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Buses replace late night Northern trains between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Blackburn and Wigan Wallgate

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Hindley closing some lines.

Each night from approximately 23:00 to 04:00, the following alteration will apply:

  • The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria will not call at Ince, Hindley, Daisy Hill, Hag Fold, Atherton, Walkden, Moorside and Swinton. A bus will be provided from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria to serve these stations.
  • The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate.
  • The 22:31 / 23:03 (Wednesday and Thursday only) Stalybridge to Wigan Wallgate will not call at Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Kearsley, Farnworth, Moses Gate, Bolton, Westhoughton and Hindley. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate to serve these stations.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended overnight Northern trains at Stockport from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended overnight Northern trains at Stockport from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Most Northern routes to / from Stockport

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place in the Stockport area closing some lines.

Each night from approximately 22:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, the following alterations will apply:

  • The 22:00 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Stockport at 23:22 and call additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel, arriving Manchester Piccadilly at 23:35.
  • The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Stockport. Onward connections are available from Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A bus will be provided from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly to serve these stations.
  • The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield will be bus replacement throughout.
  • The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will be provided from Stockport to Hazel Grove.
  • The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly and will not call at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Stockport.
  • The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

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 23:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Amended 23:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place between Mill Hill and Todmorden closing some lines.

The 23:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn will not run.

A replacement bus will run between Todmorden and Blackburn departing Todmorden at 23:59.

Customers should use other Northern trains between Manchester Victoria and Todmorden.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace early morning Northern trains from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Buses replace early morning Northern trains from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria from Tuesday 29 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
29/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

From Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria / Wigan North Western

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria closing some lines.

The following alterations will apply from Tuesday to Friday:

  • 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 06:30 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western is replaced by a bus between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended Northern overnight trains between York and Leeds from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended Northern overnight trains between York and Leeds from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between York and Leeds / Blackpool North

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

  • 21:18 Blackpool North to York is replaced by a bus between Leeds and York.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 05:19 York to Blackpool North is replaced by a bus between York and Leeds.
  • The 05:20 Leeds to York is replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

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

 
Amended 22:17 York to Blackburn train from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Amended 22:17 York to Blackburn train from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between York and Blackburn

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place between Hebden Bridge and Blackburn, closing the line.

The 22:17 York to Blackburn train is replaced by a bus between Hebden bridge and Blackburn.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace overnight Transport for Wales trains between Swansea and Carmarthen / Llansamlet from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Buses replace overnight Transport for Wales trains between Swansea and Carmarthen / Llansamlet from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Cardiff Central and Fishguard Harbour

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place in the Swansea area closing some lines.

Each night from 23:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, buses will replace trains between Swansea and Llansamlet / 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 overnight trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry from Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October
More information on Buses replace overnight trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry from Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
03/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend, between Radyr and Barry Island / Bridgend and also between Merthyr Tydfil and Barry Island

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Cogan and Barry, closing the line.

Each night between 20:00 and 04:00, finishing 04:00 Saturday morning, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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Buses replace Transport for Wales trains between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 28 to Friday 2 October
More information on Buses replace Transport for Wales trains between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 28 to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly, also between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street and also between Llandudno and Manchester Piccadilly.

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street closing some lines.

Each night between 22:00 and 04:00, finishing 04:00 Friday morning, buses will replace trains between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly.

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Buses replace overnight trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town from Monday 28 September to Friday 02 October
More information on Buses replace overnight trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town from Monday 28 September to Friday 02 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town closing the line.

Each night between 22:00 and 04:00, finishing 04:00 Friday morning, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town.

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Amended late night Avanti West Coast trains from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Amended late night Avanti West Coast trains from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Various Avanti West Coast routes

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place at various location of the Avanti West Coast network closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday the following alterations will apply:

  • The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston is diverted and will not call at Northampton. There is replacement transport.
  • The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted via and will call additionally at Crewe. The train will not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield or Stockport. There is replacement transport.

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Amended overnight East Midlands Railway trains between Bedford and Leicester from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
More information on Amended overnight East Midlands Railway trains between Bedford and Leicester from Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Derby via Nottingham / Leicester

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Leicester, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday, the 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby via Nottingham will be diverted and will not call at Market Harborough

Tuesday to Friday, the 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester will be diverted and will not call at Market Harborough.

Replacement buses will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough.

The 04:52 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester at the earlier time of 04:25.

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Amended late evening East Midlands Railway trains between Luton and London St Pancras International from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Amended late evening East Midlands Railway trains between Luton and London St Pancras International from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Sheffield / Derby and London St Pancras International

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Late evening engineering work is taking place between Luton and London St Pancras International closing some lines.

The following trains will have journey times extended by up to 10 minutes between Luton and London St Pancras International:

  • The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  • The 21:50 London St Pancras International to Derby

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Amended 06:15 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central service from Tuesday 28 September to Friday 2 November
More information on Amended 06:15 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central service from Tuesday 28 September to Friday 2 November
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria, closing the line.

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

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Amended 05:06 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street on Monday 28 September
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

From Newcastle to Durham

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Darlington and Newcastle, closing some lines.

The 05:06 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street will not call at Durham or Darlington.

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Buses replace overnight trains between Neath and Swansea from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Neath and Swansea closing the line.

Monday to Thursday, the 21:48 London Paddington to Swansea train will be replaced by a bus between Neath and Swansea.

Tuesday to Friday, the 03:46 London Paddington to Swansea is replaced by a bus between Neath and Swansea.

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Amended 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Frome closing the line.

The 23:45 Bristol Temple meads to Frome is replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome

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No overnight trains at Burnham or Taplow from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Newbury / Reading

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Reading, closing the line.

The following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for connecting replacement bus service too / from Burnham and Taplow:

Monday to Thursday

  • The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington (customers using this train should connect with Burnham / Taplow by rail from Slough).
  • The 23:52 London Paddington to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.
  • As a result of this engineering work the 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford. Customers should use alternative trains between Twyford and Reading to complete your journey.

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Amended 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
More information on Amended 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield from Monday 28 September to Thursday 1 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
01/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London St Pancras and Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place between Derby and Chesterfield closing some lines.

The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield will have journey times extended by up to 22 minutes after leaving Derby.

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Buses replace trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids until 05:00 on Saturday 3 October
More information on Buses replace trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids until 05:00 on Saturday 3 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
03/10/2020 
Route affected

CrossCountry between Aberdeen and Penzance, also between Birmingham New Street and Paignton, also between Edinburgh / Derby and Plymouth

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance, also between Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central and  Penzance and between St James Park and Barnstable

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western Railway
Description

From 00:01 Monday to 05:00 Saturday morning, engineering work is taking place between Taunton and Exeter St Davids, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The following alterations for will also apply for Great Western Railway:

  • The Night Riviera trains will be diverted and via but not calling at Yeovil Junction and will not call at Tiverton Parkway. Customers should use replacement bus service between Taunton and Exeter St Davids.
  • Some trains between London Paddington and Penzance are diverted via Yeovil Junction, not calling,  and will terminate / start from Plymouth
  • The 09:11 St James Park to Barnstable will depart earlier at 09:01.The 10:39 Paignton to Exmouth will depart at 10:39.
  • The 12:42 Gloucester to Frome will terminate at Westbury. Customers should use alternative trains between Westbury and Frome to complete their journey.
  • The 12:18 / 15:15 Taunton to Cardiff Central will depart earlier at 12:11 / 15:12 respectively.
  • The 13:11 Weymouth to Gloucester will terminate at Westbury. Customers should use alternative trains between Westbury and Gloucester to complete their journey.
  • The 15:35 / 17:33 Barnstable to St James Park will terminate at Exeter St Davids.  
  • The 17:12 /19:14 St James Park to Barnstable will start from Exeter St Davids at 17:19 / 19:22 respectively.
  • The 19:42 Barnstable to Exeter St Davids will now terminate at St James Park

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Buses replace overnight trains to / from Pangbourne from Monday 28 to Friday 2 October
More information on Buses replace overnight trains to / from Pangbourne from Monday 28 to Friday 2 October
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Start date
28/09/2020 
End date
02/10/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway / Oxford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

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

Each night between 23:00 and 04:00, finishing at 04:00 Saturday morning, no trains will call at Pangbourne.

Customers should travel via Tilehurst for replacement bus service to / from Pangbourne.

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