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Disruption to Great Western Railway services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway today
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Incident created
27/07/2021 11:42
Last updated
29/07/2021 03:33
Route affected
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Between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

A shortage of train crew means that Great Western Railway's train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway are unable to run for the remainder of today.

Alternative travel advice:
To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • CrossCountry between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway
  • Local bus services operated by First West of England
  • Metrobus M1 between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway

 

Replacement buses are also running between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, as part of the ongoing planned engineering work in the Bristol area. More details are available here.

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 #BristolGW

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 Dundee and Aberdeen expected until 07:00
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Incident created
28/07/2021 16:24
Last updated
29/07/2021 00:53
Route affected
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between Dundee and Aberdeen

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountryLNERScotRail
Description

A safety inspection of the track at Broughty Ferry is resulting in disruption to trains between Dundee and Aberdeen. Trains may be delayed or cancelled. Disruption is expected until 07:00.

Alternative travel advice for LNER customers:
Your LNER ticket will also be accepted on ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Dundee.

Alternative travel advice for ScotRail customers:
Trains will be amended as follows:

  • Trains between Edinbugh and Arbroath will not run between Dundee and Arbroath
  • Trains between Edinburgh and Aberdeen will not run between Dundee and Aberdeen
  • Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen will not run between Perth and Aberdeen

 

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • Citylink between Dundee and Aberdeen
  • Stagecoach East between Dundee and Arbroath, and also between Arbroath and Montrose

 

Buses will run a shuttle service between Dundee and Montrose, calling at all stations.

Buses will also run from Dundee to Aberdeen, and also from Perth to Aberdeen.

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 #BroughtyFerry

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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No trains calling at Belmont until the end of the day
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Incident created
28/07/2021 20:22
Last updated
28/07/2021 22:02
Route affected
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Between Epsom Downs and London Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Flooding at Belmont means that trains are currently unable to call at the station. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice

Trains are currently unable to call at Belmont station.

If you are travelling to Belmont, please either travel to Sutton or Epsom Downs where station staff will be able to assist you with onward travel.

If you are at Belmont and wanted to travel towards Sutton / London, you can use your ticket at no extra cost with London Buses on routes 80, S1, S3 and S4 to Sutton where you can connect with other train services. Please use the London Buses journey planner to plan ahead)

For travel towards Epsom Downs, please press the Emergency Help Point on the platform for assistance.

This impacts services that usually run between Epsom Downs and London Victoria.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

There is some flooding in the station car park at Belmont. Network Rail are currently on site and working to rectify this as soon as possible.

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

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

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

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c2c - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
28/07/2021 05:06
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

c2c are operating a summer holiday timetable, to reflect the current passenger demand. You can download the timetable here.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey. This includes when it is crowded on board c2c trains.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Busiest travel times:

Trains are generally busiest between 06:30 and 07:30 on weekdays. You are advised to re-plan your journey to avoid travelling between these times.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice. You can find more information about this here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times after this date have not yet been updated to reflect the amended timetable.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work so please check journey planners and live departure boards before commencing your journey.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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Disruption at Troon station until Friday 30 July
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Incident created
17/07/2021 13:16
Last updated
27/07/2021 06:40
Route affected
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Between Glasgow Central and Ayr, and between Kilmarnock and Stranraer

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

On Saturday 17 July, there was a serious fire at Troon station. Train services have now resumed running between Kilmarnock / Kilwinning and Stranraer. However Troon station itself will remain partially closed until at least Friday 30 July. 

Travel advice:

Platform 2 at Troon station has now reopened.

If passengers are travelling north, it is advised to take a train to Prestwick Town to connect with Glasgow bound trains.

If travelling from the south, it is advised to change at Irvine for connecting trains back to Troon. There will be no shuttle buses.

ScotRail are advising customers to check their journey before travelling, buy their ticket before boarding the train and consult the train operator’s social media channels for up to date information.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 #Troon

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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Southern - Reduced timetable on some routes
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Incident created
05/03/2021 15:19
Last updated
27/07/2021 00:28
Route affected

All Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Southern are running a reduced service in line with government advice, passenger demand and staffing availability.

Train services and times will change on some routes as Southern respond to the continuing effects of coronavirus. These changes will affect trains on Monday to Friday only. There are no changes to the weekend timetable. A summary of the changes can be found below:

Between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes:

Southern will run two services per day in each direction, at the below times:

  • 05.27 Balham to Milton Keynes Central
  • 07.01 Milton Keynes Central to Selhurst
  • 17.16 Selhurst to Milton Keynes Central
  • 19.16 Milton Keynes Central to Selhurst

 

At other times, you will need to use London Overground and London Northwestern Railway services for stations on this route.

Between Beckenham Junction and London Bridge via Dulwich:

These trains will not run, there will be no Southern service at Beckenham Junction or Birkbeck. Customers at these two stations will need to use Southeastern services (Beckenham Junction) or Tramlink (Birkbeck).

There is also no direct service between Crystal Palace and Dulwich. Customers will need to use London Buses to travel between West Norwood and Herne Hill for alternative trains between Herne Hill and Dulwich / London Bridge.

Between Caterham / Tattenham Corner and London Bridge:

A shuttle service will run between Tattenham Corner and Purley at half-hourly frequency in busy periods and hourly throughout the rest of the day.

Caterham - London Bridge services via Tulse Hill will continue to run. In the early morning and late evening there will be other direct services between Caterham and London Bridge.

Alternative trains will call at Purley Oaks and South Croydon to provide as many journey options as possible.

You can find further information regarding this timetable here and Journey Planners are expected to be showing these timetables around 7 days in advance.

Face coverings:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Southern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Please check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

Please check your journey as close to the travel day as possible. The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner will be updated each Sunday with the following weeks timetable.

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Thameslink - Reduced timetable on some routes
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Incident created
05/03/2021 15:25
Last updated
27/07/2021 00:26
Route affected

All Thameslink routes

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Thameslink are running a reduced service in line with government advice, passenger demand and staffing availability.

Train services and times will change on some routes as Thameslink respond to the continuing effects of coronavirus. These changes will affect trains on Monday to Friday only. There are no changes to the weekend timetable. A summary of the changes can be found below:

Between Sutton and St Albans via Wimbledon and via Hackbridge:

  • One train per hour will run via Wimbledon and one train per hour will run via Hackbridge. This will create a two trains per hour service between Streatham and St Albans.

 

Between Bedford and Gatwick Airport via Redhill:

  • Trains on the route between Bedford and Gatwick Airport via Horley, Salfords, Earlswood and Redhill will not run. Alternative trains will call at Earlswood and Salfords hourly throughout the day. (Trains that run between Bedford and Brighton will continue to run.)

 

This will mean a reduced service from Bedford to London with two services between Bedford, London and Brighton running per hour. During the peak hours there are extra trains that will still run during this amended timetable.

 

You can find further information regarding this timetable here and Journey Planners are expected to be showing these timetables around 7 days in advance.

Face coverings advice:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Thameslink are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website

Please also check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

Please check your journey as close to the travel day as possible. The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner will be updated each Sunday with the following weeks timetable.

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

Twitter:

If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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Avanti West Coast - Reduced timetable on some routes
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Incident created
19/01/2021 05:14
Last updated
27/07/2021 00:25
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services.

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

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

Latest timetable news:

Avanti West Coast are operating a reduced timetable, until Monday 30 August. This will affect the Manchester and Birmingham routes, where services will be reduced to one train per hour. Services to and from North Wales will also change – with one train per day and a shuttle service between Holyhead and Crewe. The amended timetable for the coming weeks can be found here

If your train is cancelled or the time has changed, you will be able to use your ticket on the Avanti West Coast service before or after your original booking. Otherwise, you can claim a refund from your point of purchase if cancelled.

Avanti West Coast will continue to monitor the timetable and adjust if required, as guided by Government advice and passenger demand.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Wales or Scotland, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

If you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Seat reservations:

Following the government's announcement that restrictions will be easing in England on Monday 19 July, Avanti West Coast have increased the availability of seats on board. We recommend that you continue to book your tickets in advance and make a seat reservation to secure a place on your preferred train. Bookings can be made up to five minutes before departure on the Avanti West Coast website or app.

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

Changing your travel plans:

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

Where can I find more information?

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

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

 

Check before you travel:

Timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Sunday 1 August.

If you are travelling from Monday 2 August until Sunday 29 August, please check back closer to the time of travel.

If you are travelling from Monday 30 August onwards, you can also use the Journey Planner as the timetable is correct from Monday 30 August onwards.

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Great Western Railway - Revised timetable
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated
27/07/2021 00:23
Route affected

All routes

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Great Western Railway are running a revised timetable due to the number of available staff. A significant number of staff are having to self isolate.

Train services on some routes will be revised. A summary of the changes can be found below:

Between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare (excluding Sundays) - until Friday 13 August:

  • Bristol - Weston-super-Mare local services will not run, instead the Bristol - Taunton services will call additionally at stations between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.
  • High Speed train services between London Paddington and  Weston-super-Mare / Taunton will continue to operate as planned.

 

Between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (weekdays only) - until Friday 6 August:

  • The Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway shuttle services will not run.
  • You may use your ticket on CrossCountry services instead.
  • Replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway via Filton Abbey Wood.

 

Between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway (weekdays only) - until Friday 6 August:

The following services will NOT run:

  • 09:18 London Paddington - Bristol Parkway
  • 14:15 London Paddington - Bristol Parkway
  • 12:24 Bristol Parkway - London Paddington
  • 17:28 Bristol Parkway - London Paddington

 

Between London Paddington and Plymouth:

The following services will NOT run:

  • 05:49 Plymouth - London Paddington (weekdays only until Friday 20 August)
  • 17:36 London Paddington - Plymouth (weekdays only until Friday 20 August)
  • 06:55 Plymouth - London Paddington (Saturday only from Saturday 31 July to Saturday 21 August)
  • 19:04 London Paddington - Plymouth (Sunday only until Sunday 15 August)

 

Devon and Cornwall - weekdays until Friday 20 August:

Looe branch line:

The last train service from Liskeard will be 17:46 and from Looe 18:17. A Rail Replacement Service will then operate the evening timetabled services.

Newquay Branch line:

  • 16:15 Par - Newquay will be operated by a Rail Replacement Service
  • 17:19 Newquay - Par will be operated by a Rail Replacement Service

 

Gunnislake Branch line:

  • 21:30 Plymouth - Gunnislake will be operated by a Rail Replacement Service
  • 22:22  Gunnislake - Exeter St Davids will be operated by a Rail Replacement service between Gunnislake and Plymouth with a connecting train onwards to Exeter

 

Plymouth - Penzance:

  • 09:50 Penzance - Plymouth will NOT run, however alternative services are available
  • 12:17  Plymouth - Penzance will NOT run, however alternative services are available

 

Travel Advice:

Customers wishing to travel can choose to travel on alternative services immediately before or after their booked service or claim a full refund with no admin fee if their service is affected.

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

Face covering advice:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July in England you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Wales, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

If you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Busy travel times advice:

Great Western Railway have created a handy guide to show how busy their most popular routes / trains have been. It is expected that as government restricted are relaxed, demand will grow, particularly to leisure destinations. This handy guide can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on what Great Western Railway are doing to help you travel with confidence.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 1 August by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. You can also use the Journey Planner to check your journey from Monday 23 August onwards.

For travel from Monday 2 August to Sunday 22 August, please check back closer to the time as the timetable has not yet been finalised.

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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Industrial action to affect some regional East Midlands Railway services every Sunday until 15 August
More information on Industrial action to affect some regional East Midlands Railway services every Sunday until 15 August
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Incident created
10/06/2021 16:02
Last updated
26/07/2021 02:44
Route affected

Some East Midlands Railway regional services

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

As a result of strike action being taken by Senior Conductors who are members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) there will be a small number of cancellations to East Midlands Railway regional services every Sunday until 15 August.

The strikes will affect only a handful of regional services and will have no impact on Intercity or Connect services. Trains to and from London St Pancras International are not affected.

Please see below for alterations to the service:

Nottingham - Matlock:

Trains will run between Derby and Matlock only. You may use your ticket on CrossCountry trains between Nottingham and Derby.

​​​​​​​Derby - Crewe:

Trains will not run between Derby and Crewe. Replacement buses will run between Derby and Crewe. The timetable can be found here

You may also use your ticket on CrossCountry between Derby and Tamworth and on London Northwestern Railway between Stoke-on-Trent / Tamworth and Crewe.

Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich:

Trains on the Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich route will run between Sheffield and Grantham only. You may use your ticket on other operators between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield and between Grantham and Norwich.

LNER, who run between Grantham and Peterborough have a reservation only policy in place. Please ensure you reserve your seat before you travel. You can do so here.

Other alterations:

The below trains will be cancelled and a rail replacement bus will operate:

  • 19:32 Lincoln to Nottingham
  • 09:03 Grantham to Nottingham
  • 11:40 and 19:45 Newark North Gate to Lincoln
  • 11:06 and 19:15 Lincoln to Newark North Gate
  • 09:12 and 19:12 Nottingham to Mansfield Woodhouse
  • 09:56 Mansfield Woodhouse to Nottingham

 

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

The Journey Planner has not yet been updated with the revised timetable for strike days from Sunday 1 August onwards. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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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Industrial action to affect ScotRail services every Sunday until 5 September
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Incident created
24/03/2021 18:13
Last updated
26/07/2021 02:40
Route affected

Various routes across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Industrial action will be taking place across the ScotRail network every Sunday until 5 September.

Trains will run only on the routes as listed below -

  • Glasgow Central - Ayr (10:00 and mostly every hour until 21:00)
  • Ayr - Glasgow Central (08:45 and mostly every hour until 20:45)
  • Glasgow Central - Largs (09:40 and every hour until 20:40 - except 16:40)
  • Largs - Glasgow Central (09:54 and every hour until 20:54 - except 17:54)
  • Glasgow Central - Gourock (09:20 and approximately every hour until 21:21)
  • Gourock - Glasgow Central (09:23 and hourly until 21:23)
  • Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh (reduced service from 08:55 until 18:55)
  • Edinburgh - Helensburgh Central (reduced service from 08:36 until 18:40)
  • Balloch - Airdrie (reduced service from 09:28 until 19:27)
  • Airdrie - Balloch (reduced service from 08:57 until 18:59)

 

Advice for key workers:

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

Essential travel advice:

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

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

You can check your journey for strike dates up to and including Sunday 29 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The Journey Planner has not yet been updated for Sunday 5 September. if you are planning to travel on this date, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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

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

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
25/07/2021 12:59
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern RailwayNational Rail
Description

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable that reflects the current demand for services. The timetables for each route, which are operating until 11 December 2021, can be downloaded here.

London Northwestern Railway are also advising rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.

From Monday 26 July 2021 until Friday 3 September 2021 (inclusive) the following weekday services will no longer run:

  • 07.53 Bletchley – London Euston
  • 17.05 London Euston – Watford Junction
  • 17.43 Watford Junction – London Euston
  • 18.24 London Euston – Northampton

Advice on face coverings:
In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However, London Northwestern Railway are asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, as Covid restrictions are eased.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

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

Advice on travelling with confidence on London Northwestern Railway services 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 #COVID19UK

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LNER - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated
23/07/2021 00:56
Route affected

All LNER routes

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

LNER are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. LNER generally publish timetables 2 weeks in advance.

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

Changes to guidelines from Monday 19 July:

Social distancing in England and Scotland
The government's guidelines on social distancing will change and you may be seated next to another customer.

Face coverings in England
Please continue to wear a face covering on all LNER trains and in their stations, unless exempt. Thank you for being considerate of other customers and staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Face coverings in Scotland
Face coverings must continue to be worn on board all LNER trains and in all stations in Scotland, unless exempt. It is important you follow this legal requirement, otherwise you could be fined.

Where can I find more advice and information?

Advice on how to travel with confidence is also available from LNER.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 10 September by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may also be affected by engineering work. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Updates
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
20/07/2021 12:43
Route affected

National Rail routes

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Book with Confidence. Travel with Confidence.

Rail companies are working hard to make sure customers can travel safely and with confidence.

Before you travel, please check the below links for the latest government advice. Please note that there are some different rules and restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales:

 

Changes to the advice around social distancing and face coverings:

From Monday 19 July in England -

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

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

In Scotland and Wales -

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

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

Details of the current timetables and safe travel advice from each operator is available via the Train Operating Company links below:

 

Where can I find more information?

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

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

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
20/07/2021 12:24
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.

Timetables for all routes can be found here. They are expected to be in place until December 2021.

To help you plan your journey, TransPennine Express have highlighted in red services within their timetables that are expected to be busy.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July 2021 you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Scotland, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

Where can I find more information?

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

Guidance and information on travelling with confidence on TransPennine Express services can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may also be affected by engineering work.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated
20/07/2021 12:17
Route affected

All West Midlands Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
National RailWest Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, in line with government guidelines and current passenger demand. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

West Midlands railway are advising rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.

Advice on face coverings:
In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However, West Midlands Railway are asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, as Covid restrictions are eased.

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

Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on West Midlands Railway services can be found here

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

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Rail replacement bus information:

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

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

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
20/07/2021 12:07
Route affected

All CrossCountry routes

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

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

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

 

Seat reservations:

CrossCountry want your journey to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why they recommend you reserve a seat at the same time as purchasing your ticket where possible

Advice on face coverings and social distancing from Monday 19 July: 

Social distancing - the guidance on social distancing will change and you may be seated next to another passenger

Face coverings - In England you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey. If you are travelling within Scotland and Wales, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory. Customers travelling across the borders should ensure they have a face covering to comply with local restrictions.

Where can I find more information?

The latest advice to help you travel with confidence can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus advice page.

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

Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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East Midlands Railway - Latest timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
20/07/2021 11:57
Route affected

All East Midlands Railway routes.

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway are operating a regular timetable on their Intercity and Connect services and a reduced timetable on their Regional service, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines.

Travel advice:

To help you choose when best to travel to avoid the busiest times, 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.

Face covering advice:

In line with the latest Government Guidance, you are expected to wear a face covering in crowded places out of respect to others (unless you are exempt). Wearing your face covering in crowded indoor settings, such as a busy train remains a sensible step to protect yourself and those around you from contracting Coronavirus.

There are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

Advice from East Midlands Railway on travelling with confidence on their services can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please take note of any warning messages that may show on your journey.

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Grand Central - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
20/07/2021 11:54
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross 

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Grand Central are operating a reduced timetable, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines. A seat reservation will be required to travel on all Grand Central services. More details can be found here.

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

Changes from Monday 19 July:

Following the change in government guidance on social distancing, from Monday 19 July Grand Central will be releasing more seats on their trains. This means you might be seated next to another passenger. Grand Central still require all customers to make a seat reservation so that they can ensure trains do not become crowded.

Also from Monday 19 July, you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 11 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please note that some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
20/07/2021 11:50
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail are currently running a reduced service, in line with current passenger demand and the latest government guidelines.

You can find the latest timetable information here.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Where can I find more information?

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Sunday 22 August by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Monday 23 August onwards are not yet showing accurately in Journey Planners.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise that you check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
20/07/2021 11:44
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A revised South Western Railway service is in operation in line with the latest government advice and current passenger demand. You can find the latest timetables for each route here.

Face coverings:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

Please also be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
20/07/2021 11:40
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways are currently operating a reduced timetable, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines. This timetable will be subject to regular review, and current expectations are that it will remain in place until early September 2021.

You can download the timetable for the date you are travelling here.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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Hull Trains - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
20/07/2021 11:38
Route affected

Between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

Hull Trains are currently running a reduced service, in line with passenger demand and current government advice.

Timetables for Hull Trains services up to Saturday 18 September can be found on the Hull Trains website.

Changes to guidelines from Monday 19 July:

In line with government advice, from Monday 19 July it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. However, Hull Trains recommend that face coverings are worn (unless exempt) whilst travelling on their trains and in enclosed areas a courtesy to other passengers and staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Seat reservations:

Bookings made for Hull Trains services until the end of Sunday 5 September will be allocated a counted place on board their booked train. Customers will not be given a specific carriage or seat number.

Bookings made for Hull Trains services from Monday 6 September onwards will be allocated a seat reservation (carriage and seat number). If you have already made a booking for a date on or after Monday 6 September, please contact Hull Trains to request a seat reservation. This can be done by emailing [email protected], tweeting @Hull_Trains or by calling customer services on 01482 215746.

Where can I find more information?

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

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

Check your journey:

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

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Great Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
05/03/2021 15:04
Last updated
20/07/2021 11:23
Route affected

All Great Northern routes

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Great Northern are currently running a Summer timetable, with additional weekday trains, allowing extra support in your return to the railway as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Great Northern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Changes from Monday 19 July:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Please check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

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

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
20/07/2021 06:37
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government advice and current passenger numbers. You can find more information about the current service levels on each route here.

Face coverings and social distancing:

You must continue, by law, to wear a face covering at all stages of your journey with ScotRail unless you are exempt. This includes on all trains and in stations.

Capacity onboard remains reduced as social distancing measures are in place.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the Scotland Government website as there may be restrictions in place. 

The latest travel guidance from ScotRail can be found here. 

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

Please note that industrial action is affecting ScotRail every Sunday until Sunday 5 September inclusive. More details can be found here.  

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
20/07/2021 06:36
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.

Details of the current timetable can be found here. 

Current restrictions:

You can find the latest information and advice from the Welsh Government here.

Face coverings and social distancing:

You must continue, by law, to wear a face covering at all stages of your journey with Transport for Wales unless you are exempt. This includes on all trains and in stations.

Capacity onboard remains reduced as social distancing measures are in place.

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.

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

Train times from Monday 13 September may not be accurate - please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Incident created
30/01/2021 01:48
Last updated
20/07/2021 06:08
Route affected

Various routes across the Southeastern network.

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description
As government restrictions ease, we are welcoming more passengers back to travelling with us.
 
Out of respect for others, we're asking passengers to follow the government guidance and wear face coverings while on our trains or in stations if they're busy.
 
Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
18/07/2021 16:43
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Northern are now operating a regular timetable, whilst still maintaining social distancing and following current government guidelines.

You can find the current timetables for each route here. This timetable is expected to be in place until December 2021.

Advice on face coverings:
In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

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

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

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

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. Your journey may also be subject to alteration due to engineering work, particularly on weekends and late night / early morning. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
18/07/2021 16:05
Route affected

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

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

Transport for London are currently running near-normal service levels. Extra safety measures have been put in place so that if you must travel by public transport, you can travel with confidence.

From Monday 19 July 2021: If you are travelling on any TfL (Transport for London) service it remains mandatory to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt. This includes London Overground and TfL Rail which are part of the National Rail network. Across the rest of the National Rail network in England, in crowded places you are encouraged to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt. 

You can find the latest safe travel guidance from Transport for London here. When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground:

A slightly reduced service is operating. The London Overground night service is currently suspended.

TfL Rail:

A full service is running on all routes.

DLR and London Underground:

There is a slightly reduced frequency service operating on most DLR and London Underground routes. 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.

What are the best times to travel?

The current quietest times to travel are between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays. On weekends, before noon and after 18:00 are generally the quietest times. You can find more information about quiet times here.

Certain stations, stops and interchanges can be particularly busy at peak times.  You can find here the most up to date information on how busy each station is. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
18/07/2021 11:30
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport  

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express are currently operating a normal service with trains every 15 minutes, although additional safety measures remain in place. Information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel with confidence can be found on their website here.

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

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Check your journey before you travel:

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

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated
18/07/2021 11:12
Route affected

All Greater Anglia and Stansted Express routes.

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are running a reduced timetable in line with current passenger demand and current government advice.

The current level of service across the Greater Anglia network stands at approximately 85% of the normal timetable and most of the network is receiving at least an hourly service. 

Stansted Express service are continuing to run at a frequency of 2 to 3 trains per hour. 

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, from Monday 19 July you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information? 

Timetables can be downloaded here. They are available for travel until Saturday 11 September.

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

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

 

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

Please note that weekend timetables may be subject to change due to scheduled engineering work. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Caledonian Sleeper - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
18/07/2021 09:40
Route affected

All routes between Scotland and London Euston

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Caledonian Sleeper are running train services on all their routes. The timetables can be found here

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

Face coverings:

You must where a face covering (unless exempt) on all common areas on board the Caledonian Sleeper. If you book a room on board, then you can remove your face covering once in the room.

Wearing a face covering remains mandatory throughout stations within Scotland.

Where can I find more information?

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

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

Train services may still be affected by essential engineering work especially during public holidays and weekends.

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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
01/07/2021 07:50
Route affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton.

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services remain suspended until further notice.

Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

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

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

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
More information on Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
01/06/2021 06:46
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 significantly reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your departure and arrival locations, as travel restrictions, quarantine periods and the requirement to take a COVID-19 test may apply. It is also important to make sure that your reason for travel is permitted by the country you are visiting. You can visit the Eurostar website to check these requirements here.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are unable to operate services to and from the following stations until further notice:

  • The direct service to / from Disneyland Paris is suspended until 22 October 2021.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services until at least the end of 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.
  • Eurostar are unable to run the service between Lille and Brussels until further notice.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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Buses replace early morning Thameslink trains between Gravesend and Gillingham from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
More information on Buses replace early morning Thameslink trains between Gravesend and Gillingham from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Between Dartford and Gillingham

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gravesend and Rochester, closing some lines.

Buses will replace trains between Gravesend and Gillingham.

Buses from Gillingham will leave earlier than the normal train times.

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 Southern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning Southern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Various Southern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

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

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

From approximately 23:00 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Hastings and Ore / Ashford International, calling at all stations except Doleham.

Monday to Thursday:

From approximately 23:45 until the end of service on Monday to Thursday evenings, buses will replace trains between Brighton and Worthing / West Worthing / Littlehampton.

London Victoria to Worthing trains will terminate at Brighton for an onward replacement bus.

From approximately 23:00 until the end of service, the 22:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton train will depart Littlehampton 10 minutes earlier than normal at 23.33 and will run non-stop to Worthing, then call at Shoreham, Hove, and Brighton only.

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 service between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield from Tuesday 27 and Friday 30 July
More information on Amended late night service between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield from Tuesday 27 and Friday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras International and Luton, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The following trains will terminate at Luton:

  • 21:40 Nottingham to London St Pancras International.
  • 21:47 Sheffield to London St Pancras International.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Amended late night / early morning services at Market Harborough from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning services at Market Harborough from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield also between Luton and Nottingham / Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Market Harborough, resulting in the closure of some lines.

Some late night / early morning services will no longer call at Market Harborough.

Buses will run between Leicester and Kettering, calling and Market Harborough.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night trains between Chepstow and Cheltenham Spa from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Chepstow and Cheltenham Spa from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chepstow and Cheltenham Spa, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

After 21:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Chepstow and Cheltenham Spa.

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 Northern trains in the Manchester area from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning Northern trains in the Manchester area from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Various Northern routes through Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly via Styal, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

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

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

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

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

Tuesday to Friday

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

 

 
Amended 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Amended 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street, closing some lines.

The 23:28 Manchester Oxfor Road to Liverpool Lime Street train will terminate at Warrington Central. A bus will be provided between Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended 05:10 Liverpool Lime Street to Ellesmere Port service from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended 05:10 Liverpool Lime Street to Ellesmere Port service from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

From Liverpool Lime Street to Ellesmere Port

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Liverpool Lime Sreet and Runcorn, closing some lines.

The 05:10 Liverpool Lime Street to Ellesmere Port will start from Frodsham. A replacement bus will operate between Newton-le-Willows and Ellesmere Port, stopping to disembark only from Frodsham. 

You should use alternative services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newton-le-Willows.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended 22:57 Preston to Colne service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Amended 22:57 Preston to Colne service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

22:57 Preston to Colne

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Burnley and Colne, closing some lines.

The 22:57 Preston to Colne train will terminate at Rose Grove. A replacement bus service will operate forward to Colne.

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 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Amended 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Chesterfield and Dore, closing some lines.

The 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield train will not call at Dronfield. A replacement bus will operate between Chesterfield and Sheffield calling at Dronfield.

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 service through Leeds from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning service through Leeds from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Various Northern routes through Leeds.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

 

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:30 Hull to Leeds service will be diverted to terminate at York, and will not call at South Milford, Micklefield, East Garforth, Garforth, Cross Gates and Leeds.  A bus will be provided from Selby to Leeds.

The 22:58 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will not call at New Pudsey and Bramley.  A bus will be provided from Bradford Interchange to Leeds to serve these stations.

The 23:19 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted via an alternate route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, arriving Leeds at 01:04

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:19 York to Blackpool North service will depart at 05:24 and run later than normally advertised to Leeds.

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended early morning Southeastern trains from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended early morning Southeastern trains from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines very early on Tuesday to Friday mornings.

As a result:

  • The 00:08 London Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath service will be diverted between Lewisham and Dartford to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford via Bexleyheath.
  • From 00:30 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham.

 

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 services to / from London Euston from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended services to / from London Euston from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

All routes to / from London Euston

 
Train operators affected
Avanti West CoastLondon Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Euston area, closing some lines.

Some trains will be re-timed to run to / from London Euston slightly earlier or later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Amended 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
27/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Northampton

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between in the Wembley area, closing some lines.

The 00:35 London Euston to Northampton train will call at Bushey to disembark only.

Check before you travel:

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

 
Amended evening London Overground trains on Thursday 29 July
More information on Amended evening London Overground trains on Thursday 29 July
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Start date
29/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

London Overground between Stratford / Willesden Junction and Richmond

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Camden Road and Richmond, closing some lines on Thursday evening.

As a result:

  • The 21:59 Stratford to Richmond service will terminate at Camden Road.
  • The 23:17 Richmond to Willesden Junction service will not run.

 

Customers for these trains should use earlier / later trains to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Between Merthyr Tydfil and Barry Island; between Aberdare and Barry Island / Bridgend; and also between Treherbert and Barry Island / Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

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

Sunday to Thursday only

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

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 TransPennine Express service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express service from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

All routes to / from Manchester Airport and between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street / Redcar Central

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

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

Monday to Friday

There will be no late night / early morning services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. Trains will start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

A replacement coach service will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport in both directions.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:39 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.

The 21:34 Scarborough to Manchester Airport will not call at Manchester Victoria, Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Airport.  

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:54 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street will start earlier at 05:53.

The 06:15 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central will start earlier at 05:56.

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 c2c service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning c2c service from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

Various c2c routes

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place between Barking and Pitsea closing some lines.

After 22:40 trains will be diverted to run via Rainham and Tilbury Town.

A replacement bus service will operate between Upminster and Grays and between Upminster and Pitsea via Laindon.

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

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.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Amended late night / early morning trains via Tottenham Hale from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
More information on Amended late night / early morning trains via Tottenham Hale from Monday 26 to Friday 30 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected

Greater Anglia services via Tottenham Hale

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt, starting on Monday night and finishing Friday morning, closing some lines.

Between 23:30 and 05:00, trains that would normally run via Tottenham Hale, will be diverted via Seven Sisters.

Lea Bridge customers should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Straford / Hackney Downs.

Stations on the Seven Sisters line are within walking distance of those on the Tottenham Hale line.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night trains to / from Barrow-upon-Soar from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Buses replace late night trains to / from Barrow-upon-Soar from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

From Nottingham to Leicester / Peterborough

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

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

As a result:

  • The 20:12 Peterborough to Nottingham via Leicester service will not call at Barrow-upon-Soar. A replacement bus will run from Leicester to Nottingham, calling at all stations.
  • The 21:58 Nottingham to Leicester service will not call at Barrow-upon-Soar. Road transport will run between Loughborough and Leicester.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

 
Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Evesham, closing all lines from 22:10 each night until 05:10 the following morning.

The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will be diverted between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill. Road transport will run between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway service will terminate at Oxford. Road transport will run between Oxford and Worcestershire Parkway.

The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. Road transport will run from Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford.

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 late night trains between Didcot Parkway and Swindon from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Amended late night trains between Didcot Parkway and Swindon from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, closing all lines from 23:55 until 05:20 the following morning.

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

The 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa. Road transport will operate from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham. (Road transport from Didcot Parkway to Swindon to connect into this bus).

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 CrossCountry service at Birmingham New Street from Saturday 24 until Friday 30 July
More information on Amended CrossCountry service at Birmingham New Street from Saturday 24 until Friday 30 July
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Start date
24/07/2021 
End date
30/07/2021 
Route affected
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CrossCountry services at Birmingham New Street

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place on platform 8 at Birmingham New Street.

Some CrossCountry trains will arrive into Birmingham New Street a few minutes later than normal.

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Amended late night service between Cheltenham Spa and Chepstow from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
More information on Amended late night service between Cheltenham Spa and Chepstow from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 July
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Start date
26/07/2021 
End date
29/07/2021 
Route affected

CrossCountry between Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central

Transport for Wales between Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central / Maesteg

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryTransport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gloucester and Lydney, closing all lines overnight from 21:00 until 05:45 the following morning.

CrossCountry

Late night trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Gloucester and Newport. Journey times may be extended by a few minutes.

Replacement buses will run from Gloucester to Lydney, Chepstow, Caldicot and Severn Tunnel Junction.

Transport for Wales

After 21:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Chepstow and Cheltenham Spa.

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Major engineering work is taking place in the Bristol area from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September
More information on Major engineering work is taking place in the Bristol area from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September
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Start date
10/07/2021 
End date
03/09/2021 
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Leeds / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads; between Severn Beach / Avonmouth and Bristol Temple Meads; between Great Malvern and Brighton; between Exeter St Davids and Bristol Temple Meads; between Penzance / Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central; between Cheltenham Spa / Filton Abbey Wood and Weston-super-Mare and also between Weymouth / Westbury and Bristol Parkway

South Western Railway between Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads
 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway
Description

This is an exciting time for Bristol’s railway. New tracks, improved stations and additional train services are just some of the changes around the corner that will bring better journeys for passengers throughout the region.

For eight weeks, from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September Network Rail are changing the track layout at a major junction on the approach to Bristol Temple Meads.

This work will affect train services to varying degrees over the eight weeks with timetable alterations, diversions and rail replacement services in place on some routes.

How will this affect my journey?

Please select the date or date range of your journey to be directed to the relevant information.

 

Saturday 10 July to Friday 6 August

Trains will run between:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (shuttle service Monday to Friday only) 
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton (with some services running via Weston-super-Mare).
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth via Bath Spa (except Sundays)
 

CrossCountry and South Western Railway services will also run via Bristol Temple Meads during these dates but may have extended journey times.

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads – services will divert after Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central instead
  • Severn Beach Line – services will run between Lawrence Hill and Severn Beach (except Sundays)
 

There will be no direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central – customers can still travel via Bristol Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood instead.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (supplementing train services, and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach (calling at all stations) - Sundays only
 

Saturday 7 August

Trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare/Taunton

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads
 

There will be no direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central – customers can still travel via Bristol Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood instead.

Buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach.

CrossCountry services will use an alternative route between Bristol Parkway and Taunton (not calling at Bristol Temple Meads) extending normal journey times.

South Western Railway trains will terminate and restart at Bath Spa.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Stapleton Road
 

Sunday 8 August

No trains will call at Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will run between Bath Spa and Portsmouth Harbour
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services will run between Gloucester and Cardiff Central; trains will also run between Bath Spa and Weymouth
 

CrossCountry services will terminate at Bristol Parkway from the north or at Taunton from the south.

South Western Railway trains for Bristol Temple Meads will terminate and restart at Bath Spa.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach (calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Parkway / Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads
 

Monday 9 to Friday 13 August

Trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare/Taunton

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads
  • Severn Beach Line – services will run between Lawrence Hill and Severn Beach
 

There will be no direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central – customers can still travel via Bristol Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood instead.

CrossCountry services will use an alternative route between Bristol Parkway and Taunton (not calling at Bristol Temple Meads) extending normal journey times.

South Western Railway trains for Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Bath Spa.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct and calling at Filton Abbey Wood)
  • Bristol Temple Meads, Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road and Filton Abbey Wood
 

Saturday 14 to Monday 30 August

Platforms 7 and 9 - 15 will be out of use at Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains will continue to run between:

  • Cardiff Central and Taunton
  • Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach
 

Train services on the following routes will also continue to run, but in a different way to normal:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads – some services won’t call at Chippenham or Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – calling at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – not calling at Bristol Temple Meads
 

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct)
  • Bristol Temple Meads, Keynsham and Oldfield Park
 

CrossCountry trains will operate between Bristol Parkway and Taunton via Bristol Temple Meads but these will be reduced to hourly services

South Western Railway trains will terminate at Bath Spa, where buses replace trains to Bristol Temple Meads

Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September

No trains will call at Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads
  • Cardiff Central and Taunton – services will run between Bedminster and Taunton
  • Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare – services will run between Bedminster and Weston-super-Mare
  • Severn Beach Line – services will run between Lawrence Hill and Severn Beach
 

CrossCountry services will use an alternative route between Bristol Parkway and Taunton (not calling at Bristol Temple Meads) extending normal journey times.

South Western Railway trains for Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Bath Spa.

Buses replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct and calling at Filton Abbey Wood)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton (direct)
  • Bedminster and Bath Spa (calling at all stations)
  • Bedminster and Bristol Parkway (calling at all stations)
 

 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling up to (and including) Friday 27 August, 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.

If you are travelling from Saturday 28 August onwards, 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.

Project Information:

More details from Network Rail on Bristol's Rail Regeneration can be found here.

 
Buses replace Island Line trains until further notice
More information on Buses replace Island Line trains until further notice
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Start date
04/01/2021 
End date
31/08/2021 
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Island Line between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

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

Until further notice, buses will replace trains between:

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

 

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

Check before you travel:

Until 29 August, 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.

 
 

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