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Updates for 15 August 2018

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18:18 Aberdeen to Leeds due 00:43

18:18 Aberdeen to Leeds due 00:43 has been delayed between Alnmouth For Alnwick and Morpeth and is now 15 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.
This train will run in reverse formation from Newcastle.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

20:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 23:09

20:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 23:09 has been delayed at Wakefield Westgate and is now 134 minutes late.
This is due to a road vehicle blocking the railway.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today.
If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information.
Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 00:41

21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 00:41 is being delayed between London Kings Cross and Stevenage and is now expected to be 10 minutes late.
This is due to a problem under investigation.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today.
If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information.
Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

21:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 00:08

21:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 00:08 will be delayed between Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.
This is due to a road vehicle blocking the railway.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Catering updates

There are no known catering issues at the moment.
Find out more about our onboard catering services.

Timetable Changes

No planned engineering works found.

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Travel Disruptions (8)

Disruption between Stevenage and London Kings Cross / Moorgate expected until the end of the day

A broken down train near Alexandra Palace is causing disruption to trains running through this station.

Trains between Stevenage and London Kings Cross / Moorgate may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer advice:

Great Northern services will NOT call at Hornsey or Harringay in the London bound direction.

If you require these stations, please travel to Finsbury Park and change for a service back towards Alexandra Palace. If you're currently at either Hornsey or Harringay, please cross over to platform 2 and travel to Finsbury Park, changing here for a service towards London.

Great Northern tickets can be used on the following routes at no additional cost:

  • London Buses between London Kings Cross, Moorgate and Alexandra Palace.
  • London Underground via all reasonable routes.
  • Mutually between Great Northern and Thameslink services.

Additional information:

The 20:09 Watton-at-Stone to Moorgate service has come to a halt just outside of Alexandra Palace due to an external mechanical fault, and requires further investigation by Network Rail technicians and mechanical engineers.

The fault has been confirmed as problem with one of the trains 'pantographs'. A pantograph is an apparatus mounted on the roof of an electric train and collects power through contact with an overhead line, similar to how the third rail works.

The train is unable to move until Network Rail conclude their investigations and make any necessary repairs if required. Specialist engineering teams are currently enroute to site to make this assessment. The train affected in the interim has now been safely evacuated and passengers are in the care of station staff and other responders from Network Rail and the British Transport Police.

During this time trains will divert around the affected area, and will add delays to your journey as a result of this.


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 #AlexandraPalace

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

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

Disruption between Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster / Swinton expected until the end of the day

A road vehicle is blocking the line in the Fitzwilliam area, and all lines are currently closed. 

Trains between Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster / Swinton may be cancelled, delayed or diverted. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer advice:

Tonight's remaining East Midlands Trains services running from London St Pancras International to Leeds will terminate at Sheffield.

London North Eastern Railway customers may use their tickets on TransPennine Express services between Leeds and York. You can travel on alternative London North Eastern Railway services between York and Doncaster.

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 #Fitzwilliam

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

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

Disruption to c2c services at Upminster expected until the end of the day

All lines have reopened as the broken rail at Upminster has been fixed.

Trains at Upminster may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised until the end of the day.

Alternative travel options:

You may continue to use your ticket on Greater Anglia and London Underground services via any reasonable route.

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

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

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

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

Disruption to and from London Waterloo expected until the end of the day

A points problem between London Waterloo and Vauxhall is causing disruption to trains to and from London Waterloo. Trains may be delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day. 

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
There is a points failure between London Waterloo and Vauxhall. Points are part of the track which allow trains to switch from one running line to another. As a result, all trains from London Waterloo towards Vauxhall (on the Windsor & Eton Riverside / Reading lines) have to use a single line until the fault is rectified. Delays can compound quickly and trains may be delayed.  

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 #LondonWaterloo

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

 

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

Disruption between Birmingham New Street and Bromsgrove / Redditch expected until the end of service

A landslip near University means all lines are blocked through the station.

Trains are unable to call at all stations between Birmingham New Street and Bromsgrove / Redditch.

We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service.

The following alterations will apply:

  • West Midlands Railway 'Cross City' services between Birmingham New Street and Redditch will be suspended
  • West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Hereford / Worcester will be diverted where possible
  • CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa will be diverted where possible
  • CrossCountry services cannot call at University
  • Delays of up to 40 minutes, alterations and cancellations can be expected

Advice for CrossCountry customers:
You may use your ticket on National Express West Midlands Buses between Birmingham New Street and University.

Advice for West Midlands Railway customers:
You may use your ticket on National Express West Midlands Buses and local buses via any reasonable route.

Rail replacement transport is in operation between the following stations:

  • Longbridge and Redditch
  • Longbridge and Bromsgrove

Your ticket will be valid on West Midlands Railway services from Birmingham Moor Street and Shirley, to connect with local buses to Kings Norton - Longbridge - Northfield.

Additional information:
Following a tree falling onto the overhead wires at University station yesterday, there has also been a significant landslip of the embankment onto the railway. This is about 30 metres in length and has seen a drop of about 3 metres below its original level. The ground is reported to be very wet, which is making the situation worse and there is a risk that more of the embankment and the trees on it could slip further if urgent repairs are not made. Network Rail are working hard to make the area safe for trains to travel over.

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 #University

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

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

Industrial action to affect South Western Railway on 18 and 31 August, and 1 September

The RMT trade union intends to hold a number of strikes on the South Western Railway network. Industrial action may affect your journey on Saturday 18 August, Friday 31 August and Saturday 1 September. 

Details of how services will be affected will be published as soon as possible. Please check back nearer the time for updates. 

Island Line services will not be affected on strike days.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is currently showing the normal planned service on the strike days, and not the strike day timetable.

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

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

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

Amended Northern timetable until September

At the beginning of June, Northern removed 168 services per day from their timetable. 75% of these services have now been reinstated, the remaining 25% will be reintroduced in September.

The following routes are still affected: 

Blackpool

A reduced service is running between Blackpool South and Colne - 13 services per day have been removed from the timetable and will be reintroduced in September.

Lancashire

A reduced service is running between Ormskirk and Preston - 6 services per day have been removed from the timetable and will be reintroduced in September.

A small number of services between Blackburn and Southport via Manchester Victoria have been removed from the timetable. We anticipate that these services will be reinstated in September. 

Manchester

A reduced service is running on the Kirkby to Manchester Victoria line via Wigan. 6 services per day have been removed from the timetable and will be reintroduced in September.

Liverpool City Region

The vast majority of Northern services are now running to and from Liverpool.

Exceptions are 4 trains between Liverpool and Manchester Oxford Road, and 15 services between Liverpool and Warrington Bank Quay. These will be reintroduced on Monday 3 September.

Ticket acceptance:

If your Northern train is cancelled or delayed, you may use your ticket to travel on TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Merseyrail, London North Eastern Railway, CrossCountry or East Midlands Trains services.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner until Friday 24 August. Please note that Northern services may also be affected by Industrial Action on Saturday 25 August.

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

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

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

Industrial action to affect Northern on 25 August, 1 September and 8 September

The RMT Union has announced a further three days of industrial action, affecting Northern on Saturdays 25 August, 1 September and 8 September.

Plans for these strike dates are still being finalised and more information will be provided as soon as it is known.

You can find some background information on the strike action here

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner is currently showing a normal planned service, not the strike day timetable. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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

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

Feedback:

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

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (23)

Buses replace overnight trains between Hither Green and Dartford from Monday 13 to Friday 17 August

Each night from approximately 23:00 to 04:00, engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Dartford closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Hither Green and Dartford. Some buses are extended to run between Lewisham and Gravesend.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended late night Arriva Trains Wales service between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Crewe and Manchester, closing some lines.

As a result, the following alterations will be in place:

The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus service will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service will be diverted, not calling at Wilmslow or Crewe. Customers travelling to these stations should use a replacement bus service from Stockport to Crewe, calling at Wilmslow.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No late night trains between London Fenchurch Street and Barking from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Barking, closing all lines after 23:30 each night from Monday to Thursday.

Services that usually run between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness will be amended to run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness, calling additionally at Stratford.

Services that usually run between London Fenchurch Street and Southend Central (via Ockenden) will be amended to start / terminate at Upminster.

Services that usually run between London Fenchurch Stret and Grays (via Ockenden) will be amended to start / terminate at Barking.

Ticket acceptance:

Your rail ticket will be accepted on the following:

  • London Underground District Line services between Tower Hill and Upminster
  • London Underground Jubilee Line services between Stratford and West Ham
  • Docklands Light Railway services between Stratford and Limehouse via Poplar.

 

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.

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Buses replace late night trains between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Yate, closing lines each night from 21:30.

As a result of this, the following trains are amended:

The 20:35 Taunton to Gloucester service will terminate at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Gloucester, calling at Yate and Cam & Dursley.

The 21:20 Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Gloucester. A replacement bus will run from Gloucester to Bristol Parkway, calling at Cam & Dursley and Yate. A train service will run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 21:36 Great Malvern to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted between Gloucester and Bristol Parkway, extending journey times.

The 22:42 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester will be diverted between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester, extending journey times. A bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Gloucester, calling at Yate and Cam & Dursley.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Amended late night services between Cambridge / Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street from Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Cheshunt and Hackney Downs via Southbury on Tuesday and Thursday evening, closing all lines.

The following trains will be diverted to run via Tottenham Hale instead of Seven Sisters:

  • The 22:51 Cambridge to London Liverpool Street
  • The 23:30 Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street
  • The 23:39 Hertford East to London Liverpool Street
  • The 23:45 Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street

Customers should use stations on the Tottenham Hale route for these services, as they are within walking distance of stations on the Seven Sisters route. A map with directions can be found here.

Please note that services will run normally on Wednesday evening, as no engineering work is taking place.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

Network Rail are building an additional track between Stratford and Angel Road which will reduce congestion for passengers, increase the number of trains per hour and support regeneration across the Upper Lee Valley area.

This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30 per cent.

Amended 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Stonehouse and Gloucester, closing all lines each night from 23:35.

As a result of this, the 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will depart earlier at approximately 23:15 and will be diverted between Swindon and Gloucester, and will terminate at Gloucester. A replacement bus will depart Reading, calling at Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018

Engineering work is taking place to electrify the lines between Newbury and Reading, in connection with the Great Western Route Modernisation major project.

Work will be taking place on various weekdays and most weekends up until the end of 2018.

The following dates will be affected by closures during weekdays:

  • Tuesday 28 August to Thursday 30 August
  • Monday 8 October to Thursday 11 October

Please note, the dates are subject to change.

How will this affect my journey?

Trains between Newbury and Reading will not run. An amended train service will run between Theale and Reading to help maintain connections.

Buses will be provided between the following stations:

  • Newbury / Thatcham and Reading (peak times only)
  • Newbury and Didcot Parkway (peak times only, change for connecting trains)
  • Newbury and Theale
  • Newbury and Bedwyn
  • Bedwyn and Reading (peak times only)
  • Bedwyn and Theale
  • Pewsey and Swindon (for connecting trains)
  • Pewsey and Westbury

To keep daytime work to a minimum, Network Rail will sometimes work during the night, especially at weekends. If you travel after 21:00 on weekends, and before 11:00 on Sundays, we strongly recommend checking your journey before you travel.

As long-distance High Speed Trains will be diverted via Swindon and Melksham, local stopping services between Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge will be changed whenever the work at Newbury is taking place.

On Weekdays where the line is closed at Newbury, buses will be provided to run between Chippenham and Westbury in place of some trains. On Weekends, trains will continue to run but may depart at different times.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on alternative bus routes in both directions; these include:

  • JetBlack 1 between Newbury, Thatcham and Reading
  • Kennections 102 between Newbury and Thatcham
  • Thamesdown R20 / X22 between Marlborough and Hungerford
  • Salisbury Reds Activ8 between Amesbury / Tidworth and Andover / Salisbury
  • Salisbury Reds X5 between Salisbury, Pewsey and Swindon
  • Salisbury Reds 2 between Devises and Salisbury
  • Stagecoach 80 between Ludgershall, Tidworth and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 55 between Calne and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 49 between Trowbridge, Devises and Swindon
  • Thamesdown 46/46A/48/48A between Marlborough and Swindon

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling before Friday 12 October, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Accessibility:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Great Western Railway use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of the buses, Great Western Railway will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.

It's best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit Great Western Railway's Assisted Travel webpage. 

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

Amended late night and early morning service between Exeter St Davids and Newton Abbot from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Teignmouth and Newton Abbot, closing 1 of the 2 lines.

The 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will run 6 minutes later than usual from Newton Abbot onwards.

The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids will link up with the 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids at Newton Abbot. This train will then call at all stations to Exeter St Davids.

The 22:45 Paignton to Exeter St Davids service will depart Newton Abbot at 23:20, and will then operate 32 minutes later than normal from Teignmouth onwards.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November

Major engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 4 November 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport.

Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Buses will run between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton
  • Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Check before you travel:

Trains up to and including 19 August are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

For journeys on weekends between 25 August and 4 November, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

Amended evening / morning Northern services between Monday 13 and Friday 17 August

Engineering work is taking place across various parts of the Northern network, resulting in the following alterations:

 

Monday - Thursday

The 22:00 Leeds to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.Buses will be provided between Blackpool North and Preston.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Wilmslow. A bus will be provided from Wilmslow to Crewe.

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A bus will be provided from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Alderley Edge.

The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Buxton.

The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Stockport. A bus will be provided from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Hazel Grove.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

The 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross. A bus will be provided from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Crewe.

The 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. Buses will be provided between Blackpool North and Preston.

 

Tuesday - Thursday

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 04:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted via Bradford Interchange and not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe. A bus will be provided from Leeds to Brighouse, departing Leeds at 04:35 to connect with the train at Brighouse. A second bus will be provided from Leeds to Brighouse, departing at 05:35.

 

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North. A bus will be provided from Blackpool South to Kirkham & Wesham, departing Blackpool South at 04:43 to connect into the train at Kirkham & Wesham.

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.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham, and also between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, closing all lines each night from 21:30.

The following services will be amended:

Some trains will be revised / diverted via alternative routes, extending journey times.

The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading. Rail connections will be available from Bath Spa to Swindon. A bus will run from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

The 20:29 Swansea to London Paddington will terminate at Bristol Parkway. Rail connections will be available to Bristol Temple Meads for customers to connect with the 21:28 Taunton to London Paddington service (this service will also be diverted, extending journey times).

The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. A replacement bus will run from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham.

An additional train will run at 23:00 from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa. Replacement buses will run from Reading to Chippenham / Swindon.

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Reading and Newport, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Bristol Parkway.

Buses will be running from Reading / Didcot Parkway to Swindon. An earlier bus will be running from Didcot Parkway to Patchway, (calling at Swindon and Bristol Parkway) to connect onto the diverted train. A bus will also run from Patchway to Bristol Parkway.

Some trains between London Paddington to Oxford / Worcester Foregate Street will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa. A bus will run from Reading to Swindon / Chippenham.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Amended 22:10 London Victoria to Dover Priory service from Monday 13, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Faversham and Dover Priory on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the 22:10 London Victoria to Dover Priory service will run as normal to Faversham, and then be diverted via Ramsgate, calling at Ramsgate and Dover Priory only.

A replacement bus service will depart from Faversham at 23:23, calling at all stations to Dover Priory.

Please note that these changes do not apply on Tuesday 14 August, when a normal service will run.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace overnight trains between Three Bridges and Brighton from Monday 13 to Friday 17 August

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Three Bridges and Brighton from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:45 Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run from Three Bridges to Brighton.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:13 Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run from Brighton at 03:25 to Three Bridges to connect with this train.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight c2c services from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

From 23:30 until end of service each night, engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Fenchurch Street, closing the line.

Shoeburyness - Laindon - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street and will call additionally at Stratford.

Southend Central - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street services will start / terminate at Upminster.

Grays - Rainham - London Fenchurch Street services will start / terminate at Barking.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use London Underground District Line services between Upminster and Tower Hill,  Jubilee Line services between West Ham and Stratford and Docklands Light Railway services between Limehouse and Stratford via Poplar.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service will terminate at Walsall at 22:34. A replacement bus service will run from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley, calling at Bloxwich, Bloxwich North, Landywood, Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley Town.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary. 

Major improvement work at Derby station from Sunday 22 July to Sunday 7 October

As part of the Midland Mainline upgrade, major engineering work is taking place at Derby station. This includes the building of a new platform, re-laying 17 km of track to reduce bottlenecks, building new signals and laying 150,000 tonnes of new ballast. 

Passenger numbers at Derby have doubled in the last 20 years. This upgrade is an unique opportunity to upgrade a 50 year old track layout to increase capacity and improve reliability. More details on the work at Derby can be found here.

As a result, there will be significant changes to services that normally run to, from or via Derby.

 

CrossCountry:

Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street:

Between Sunday 22 July and Sunday 2 September, CrossCountry services running between Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street will be diverted, with journey times being extended by up to 30 minutes. No CrossCountry services will call at Derby station.

From Monday 3 September to Sunday 7 October, CrossCountry services will call at Derby station, however journey times on services between Scotland / North East England and Birmingham New Street will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Nottingham and Birmingham New Street:

Between Sunday 22 July and Sunday 2 September, CrossCountry services between Nottingham and Birmingham New Street will be largely unaffected by these diversions. Please note that these trains will not call at Spondon or Long Eaton. During this period, no CrossCountry services will call at Derby station.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Derby and Burton-on-Trent
  • Derby and Chesterfield
  • Derby and Nottingham

From Monday 3 September to Sunday 7 October, an hourly train service will operate between Birmingham and Nottingham via Derby.

 

East Midlands Trains:

Derby to Crewe:

Services between Derby and Crewe will be replaced by a bus service between Derby and Uttoxeter from 22 July to 2 September. A train service will operate between Uttoxeter and Crewe.

Derby to London St Pancras:

From 30 July until 7 October there will be no direct train services between Sheffield and Derby, with the exception of the 3 trains listed below. Replacement buses will run between Chesterfield and Derby.  

The following 3 train services will run:

  • 22:01 Sheffield to Derby
  • 23:21 Sheffield to Derby
  • 05:40 Sheffield to London St Pancras International

 

From 30 July to 7 October, one train per hour will run between Sheffield / Chesterfield and London St Pancras, and one train per hour will run between Derby and London St Pancras.

Between 13 and 19 August there will be no direct trains between Derby and London St Pancras. Replacement buses will run between Derby and East Midlands Parkway to connect with train services to / from London St Pancras.

Derby to Matlock:

From 30 July to 24 August, train services will run between Derby and Matlock only. No through services will run between Matlock and Nottingham.

Between 25 August and 7 October, no trains will run between Derby and Matlock. Replacement buses will run between these stations.

Derby to Nottingham:

From 30 July to 2 September, no trains will run between Derby and Nottingham. Replacement buses will run between Derby and Nottingham.

From 3 September to 7 October, a train service will operate between Derby and Nottingham.


Northern:

Northern services running to / from Derby will be re-timed throughout this period of engineering work.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace trains between Lewes and Eastbourne each night from 22:15 on Monday 13 until Thursday 17 August

Engineering work is taking place between Lewes and Eastbourne, closing all lines each night.

From approximately 22:15 each night, buses will replace trains between Lewes and Eastbourne.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use alternative Southern services between Brighton and Lewes.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place in the Kirkby in Ashfield area, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service will terminate at Mansfield Woodhouse. A replacement bus will operate between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt via Seven Sisters after 22:45 on Tuesday 14 and Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt, closing all lines after 22:45 on Tuesday and Thursday.

The last trains between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt are as follows:

  • 23:00 London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town
  • 22:52 Enfield Town to London Liverpool Street
  • 23:15 London Liverpool Street to Cheshunt
  • 23:01 Cheshunt to London Liverpool Street 23:01

Customers should use Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt (via Tottenham Hale) or London Underground via any reasonable route (entrance / exit at London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central stations).

Rail replacement buses will run as follows:

Service L1: London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Cambridge Heath - London Fields - Hackney Downs - Rectory Road - Stoke Newington - Stamford Hill - Seven Sisters - Bruce Grove - White Hart Lane - Silver Street - Edmonton Green - Bush Hill Park - Enfield Town.

Service L2: London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - Cambridge Heath - London Fields - Hackney Downs - Rectory Road - Stoke Newington - Stamford Hill - Seven Sisters - Bruce Grove - White Hart Lane - Silver Street - Edmonton Green - Bush Hill Park - Southbury - Turkey Street - Theobalds Grove - Cheshunt.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended TransPennine Express service from Monday 13 to Friday 17 August

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Huddersfield and Leeds and on Wednesday overnight between York and Northallerton, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:47 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement coach will run from Huddersfield (dep 00:08 Tue-Fri) to Leeds via Dewsbury connecting off the train.

The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement coach will run from Huddersfield (dep 00:53 Tue-Fri) to Dewsbury connecting off the train.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:38 & 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will run 14 minutes later than normal between Huddersfield and Manchester Airport.

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York will depart Leeds 10 minutes later than normal.

Wednesday only 

The 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will not call at Thirsk. Customers wishing to travel to Thirsk should remain on the train to Northallerton and change there for replacement road transport back to Thirsk. Replacement road transport will depart Thirsk at 23:25 to Northallerton to connect with this service.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Amended midweek Virgin Trains service from Monday 13 until Thursday 16 August

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton, and at Birmingham New Street, closing some lines.

Monday

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will divert between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central, not calling at Northampton. A bus will be provided from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will divert between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton. Trains will arrive at Wolverhampton later than the usual timetable.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 August

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

As a result, the 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will start from Bristol Parkway at 04:25 before proceeding to Bristol Temple Meads, then towards Swindon and London Paddington via Bath Spa (not calling). After Swindon, this train will run to normal times and calling points to London Paddington.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No planned engineering works found.

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