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Updates for 23 July 2018

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22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 01:48

22/07/18 22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 01:48 has been previously delayed and is now 28 minutes late from Doncaster.
This is due to trespassers on 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.
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Timetable Changes (1)

07.06 LNER service from London King's Cross to call at Huntingdon

On Mondays to Fridays between 16 and 24 July and from 4 September to 7 December, the 07.06 LNER service from London King's Cross to York will call additionally at Huntingdon at 07.48.

 

  

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Travel Disruptions (5)

Disruption between London Kings Cross and Stevenage expected until the end of service

All line have reopened following trespassers on the railway between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace. Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the service.

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time for your journey.

Alternative travel advice for Great Northern and Thameslink customers: 

To assist you with your journey, your tickets will be valid on the following services:

  • TfL Underground services between Finsbury Park and Central London
  • Mutual ticket acceptance between Great Northern and Thameslink
  • London Buses via any reasonable route

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Services are now moving again, however congestion has built up due to trains queuing as a result of the lines being blocked.

This will affect services in both directions.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
There were reports from the British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police of potential trespassers on the railway between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace.

Services were moving at a reduced speed for safety reasons whilst the lines were checked for possible sightings.

The Metropolitan Police later deployed a helicopter which had picked two heat signatures track side using its thermal cameras and as a result, all lines were blocked whilst dog searched trackside.

We'd like to remind all that trespassing is highly dangerous and illegal. Please remember to stay safe whilst travelling on the railway.


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 #Harringay

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 Peterborough and Stevenage expected until the end of service

A fault on a train between Peterborough and Hitchin means some lines are blocked. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of service.

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time for your journey, a regular service is still running.

How is this currently affecting the train service?
There is a reduced capacity for a short period of time on the lines towards Peterborough which may result in services forming a short queue whilst they pass through this area.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
A broken down Grand Central train in the Biggleswade area has temporarily blocked one of the lines towards Peterborough. Due to the nature of the fault, a rescue train will be required to attached to the faulty train to tow it into the depot. The line will remain blocked until this is able to be achieved.

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 #Biggleswade

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. On 30 July, 75% of these services will be reinstated. The remaining 25% will be reintroduced in September.

Alternative travel advice:
It has been arranged for Northern tickets to be accepted by other train companies until 29 July 2018. This means if your Northern train is delayed or cancelled, you can use your ticket to travel on the below train companies' services:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Merseyrail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Virgin Trains

 

Below is more information on the routes that are currently affected and details of the level of service that will be available from Monday 30 July:

Lakes Line
Northern are currently operating a limited train service on the Lakes Line. Rail replacement buses are running in place of cancelled services. From Monday 30 July, a full service will run on this line.

Blackpool

30 services between Blackpool South and Colne have been removed from the timetable. On Monday 30 July, 17 of these services will be reinstated, the remaining services will be reintroduced in September.

A small number of off-peak services between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly have been removed or amended. A full service will resume on this route from Monday 30 July. 

Lancashire

16 services between Ormskirk and Preston have been removed from the timetable. On Monday 30 July, 10 of these services will be reinstated, the remaining 6 will be reintroduced in September.

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

Many services on the Lancaster to Morecambe line have been removed. A full service will resume between these stations on Monday 30 July.

Manchester
10 services on the Kirkby to Manchester Victoria line via Wigan have been removed from the timetable. On Monday 30 July, 4 of these services will be reinstated. The remaining 6 services will be reinstated in September.

12 services between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge have been removed from the timetable. These services will all be reinstated on Monday 30 July.

Liverpool City Region
Additionally, Liverpool Lime Street is currently closed for two months (Saturday 2 June to Sunday 29 July) whilst significant work takes place on re-signalling and remodelling of the infrastructure. More details can be found here.

When Liverpool Lime Street reopens, a full Northern service will resume on routes to and from Liverpool.

Additional Information
More information and a map of the routes affected are available on Northern's website.

A joint statement about the disruption from Network Rail, GTR and Northern can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner until Friday 27 July.

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:
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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway services on various dates in July, August and September

The RMT trade union intends to hold six 24 hour strikes and one 48 hour strike on the South Western Railway Network.

Island Line services will not be affected.

The strike action is planned on the following dates:

  • Thursday 26 July
  • Saturday 28 July
  • Tuesday 31 July
  • Saturday 4 August
  • Saturday 11 August
  • Saturday 18 August
  • Friday 31 August  and Saturday 1 September (48 hours)

 

More information on train services will be added when known.

Check before you travel:
Changes to the timetable have not yet been updated in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Twitter:
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Impact to travel on Great Northern, Thameslink and Northern services due to changes to timetables. Please check before you travel today.

What is happening?

The new train timetable introduced on 20 May was designed to accommodate extra services and faster trains. Due to the large number of changes required and the late running of some engineering improvements this process has taken longer than anticipated. This meant that train companies had much less time to prepare for the new timetable meaning specialist training required could not be completed in time for drivers to learn all the new routes, or operate different trains for operators to address all the logistical challenges.

Although majority of the services are running as planned, there has been disruption in some areas.

As a result, further changes to timetabled services have been made on Great Northern, Thameslink and most of Northern with immediate effect.

What we are doing

Great Northern, Thameslink, Northern and Network Rail are working hard to get back on track as quickly as possible.

Northern has put into place an interim timetable to stabilise services with the full timetable expected to be in place by end of July.

Great Northern and Thameslink are working to introduce changes that will progressively deliver improvement. In the meantime, some trains will be removed from their timetable so there are fewer unplanned cancellations, allowing passengers to arrange their journeys with greater confidence.

What we would advise

Check before you travel:

Please check our Journey Planner before you travel to help plan your journey.

If you have a ticket to travel on Northern, Thameslink, or Great Northern train services and are unable to complete your journey due to delays or cancellations on the recent published timetable changes, valid tickets are being accepted by other train companies on reasonable alternative routes at no extra cost until 29 July (tickets will not be accepted on Southeastern High Speed services due to capacity constraints). Just present your ticket to a member of staff on the day. Click here to view the alternative options available to you.

To find out more details about disruptions and alternative routes available, please check our National Service Indicator by selecting the appropriate Train Operating Company for updates on how their services are running.

More information from Network Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, and Northern can be found here.

Check if you can claim compensation:

Customers affected are encouraged to apply for Delay Repay compensation. Find out more information here.

 

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Planned Engineering Works (23)

No overnight trains at Burnham or Taplow from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading each night closing 2 out of four lines. 

From approximately 22:00 until the end of service trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should circulate via Slough and replacement buses to / from Burnham and Taplow.

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 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Rugby and Northampton, closing the line.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted and not call at Northampton. A rail replacement coach service will depart Rugby at 23:50, calling at Long Buckby at 00:15 and Northampton at 00:40.

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 West Midlands Railway services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place from 22:45 each night between Ledbury and Hereford, closing all lines.

The 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Ledbury (at 22:06).  A rail replacement bus will operate between Ledbury and Hereford - departing from Ledbury at 22:16, arriving at Hereford at 22:51.

The 22:59 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will not run.  A rail replacement bus will operate departing from Hereford at 22:59, Ledbury at 23:35, Colwall at 23:51, Great Malvern at 00:12, Malvern Link at 00:23, Worcester Foregate Street at 00:44, arriving at Worcester Shrub Hill at 00:54.

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 TransPennine Express service from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and will no longer call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will depart Manchester Airport EARLIER at 05:00 and Manchester Piccadilly later at 05:25. This service will be diverted and will no longer call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.

The 05:48 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service will depart Manchester Piccadilly later at 06:15 and will be diverted, no longer calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.

The 05:05 York to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and will no longer call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.

The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will be diverted to start from Manchester Piccadilly at 05:57 (no longer calling at Manchester Victoria).

The 05:56 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will be diverted to start from Manchester Piccadilly at 06:30 (no longer calling at Manchester Victoria).

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.

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:

  • Monday 16 July to Friday 4 August
  • 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:

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

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 GWR.com/AssistedTravel

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 overnight midweek service through Salford Crescent from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Southport, closing various lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at stations between Southport and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided to run from Southport to Manchester Victoria.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided to run from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate.

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.

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Dartford and Gravesend from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Gravesend, closing all lines each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:30 onwards, services between London Charing Cross and Gravesend, will terminate at Dartford. Replacement buses will run between Dartford and Gravesend.

Monday to Thursday

23:32 London Charing Cross to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to Gravesend.

Monday and Tuesday

23:50 London Charing Cross to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to Gravesend.

Tuesday and Wednesday

00:55 London Cannon Street to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to Gravesend.

Thursday and Friday

00:02 and 00:32 London Charing Cross to Gravesend terminates at Dartford. Bus forward to 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. 

Buses replace late night / early morning services between Lewisham and Hayes from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between New Beckenham and Hayes each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.

After 23:05, some services between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street / London Bridge and Hayes will not run. An amended timetable of services will operate between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Lewisham.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Hayes.

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 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.

Modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street closing the station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July

Trains will not run to or from the main Liverpool Lime Street station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July as further upgrade work is completed as part of Liverpool Lime Street's major transformation.

(Please note the closure only affects the main Liverpool Lime Street station, the low level 'underground' station used by Merseyrail services only will remain open. Also. some Northern trains are running to / from Liverpool Lime street until Friday 13 July.)

East Midlands Trains - Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level.

London Northwestern Railway - Trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Merseyrail - Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station will remain open and Merseyrail services will continue to run as normal. Please expect these services to be extremely busy.

Northern - Services that run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hunts Cross only. Replacement buses will run between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Services between Blackpool North / Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will start from / terminate at Huyton. Replacement buses will run between Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street. 

From Monday 11 June until Friday 13 July between 06:00 and 20:00. A limited train service will operate between Wigan North Western / Blackpool North / Preston / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street.

TransPennine Express - No trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Customers should use alternative Train Operators road / rail services between Manchester stations and Liverpool Lime Street. Some early morning / late night TransPennine Express services will be amended or cancelled.

Virgin Trains - Services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, and some services will call additionally at Crewe. Customers should use Merseyrail for onward travel to / from Liverpool City Centre.

On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, replacement coaches will run at the beginning and end of each day where Merseyrail connections are not available.

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Check before you travel:

The journey planner is showing correctly until Sunday 29 July. 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.

Amended 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July

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. 

Buses replace trains each night from 21:20 between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 July

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Wickford and Southend Victoria, closing all lines from 21:20.

The last trains to run will be:

  • 20:35 from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
  • 21:00 from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

 

After the last trains have run, buses will operate between Wickford and Southend Victoria, with the exception of the 00:15 and 00:50 departures from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria. These services will be replaced by bus from Shenfield to Southend Victoria.

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 23 to Thursday 26 July

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 in possession of a valid rail ticket may use London Underground Jubilee line between West Ham and Stratford, District Line between Upminster and Tower Hill. Docklands Light Railway 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 London Northwestern Railway services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Rugby and Northampton closing the line.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

The 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton will terminate at Coventry. Customers should use the 23:31 Coventry to London Euston train and change at Rugby for replacement bus to Northampton.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

The 05:16 Rugby to London Euston is replaced by a bus between Rugby and Northampton departing Rugby at 05:11.

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 typing in your station here.

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. 

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

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 12 August are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

For journeys on weekends between 18 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 Great Western Railway trains from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

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

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday:

The 04:54 Oxford to Didcot Parkway service will not run. A bus will run from Oxford at 04:29, calling at Radley at 04:44 and arriving at Didcot Parkway at 05:09. 

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, and will call at stations beyond Bridgend a few minutes later than usual.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Patchway.

Monday to Wednesday:

23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will depart Patchway and beyond 5 minutes later than normal.

Tuesday to Friday:

03:54 Swansea to London Paddington is no longer affected by these engineering works and will run as normal.

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.

Buses replace trains between Bridgeton and Motherwell from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Whifflet and Polmadie, closing various lines.

Buses replace trains between:-

  • Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet)
  • Bridgeton and Newton (for Larkhall and Motherwell connections)

An amended timetable will operate for trains which normally operate via Glasgow Central Low Level.

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.

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. Replacement buses will run between Chesterfield and Derby.

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:

Between 22 and 29 July a reduced train service will operate between Derby and 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:

Until Friday 31 August, you can plan your journey for CrossCountry and Northern using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey for East Midlands Trains for journeys on Sunday 22 July using the Journey Planner. A further update on how far in advance you can use the Journey Planner will be provided on Monday 23 July.

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.

Amended overnight midweek service between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing lines overnight.

Tuesday to Friday (mornings)

The 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 06:26 Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 06:30 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will start from Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria.

The 07:00 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Monday to Thursday (nights)

The 22:50 Wigan North Western to Stalybridge service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge.

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 Southern services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southern network resulting in the closure of some lines.

Monday and Tuesday

The following trains will not call at stations between Balham and Sutton with a replacement buses calling at all stations between Balham and Sutton:

  • 23:01 Epsom to London Victoria
  • 23:11 London Victoria to Epsom
  • 23:25 London Victoria to Leatherhead

 

Monday to Thursday

The 21:25 London Victoria to Horsham is replaced by a bus between Dorking and Horsham.

The 21:55 / 22:55 London Victoria to Dorking are replaced by buses between Leatherhead and Dorking.

The 22:25 London Victoria to Horsham is replaced by a bus between Leatherhead and Horsham.

The 23:46 London Victoria to Hastings is replaced by a bus between Lewes and Eastbourne.

The 23:41 Brighton to Seaford is replaced by a bus between Lewes and Seaford.

The 23:53 Seaford to Brighton is replaced by a bus between Seaford 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 overnight midweek service at Stockport from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Stockport, and in the Congleton area, closing some lines each night.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart at the earlier time of 22:52. A bus will also be provided to run between these stations.

The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted and not call at stations between Handforth and Levenshulme. A bus will be provided to run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly via intermediate stations.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided to run from Stockport to Macclesfield.

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

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

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will divert and not call at stations via Stockport. A bus will be provided to run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 23 to Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

As a result, the 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted via Northwich. A replacement bus will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:32  Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will not run, and will be replaced by a bus.

The 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

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.

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Tilehurst and Pangbourne from Monday 23 until Friday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place nightly between Didcot Parkway and Reading, closing some lines.

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

Monday: 

04:10 Didcot Parkway to Reading. 

Tuesday to Thursday: 

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57 and 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway. 

21:37 and 23:45 Banbury to Reading. 

22:02 and 23:21 Didcot Parkway to Reading.

23:45 Reading to Oxford.

Customers for the 20:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service should use the 21:17 service from Pangbourne to Tilehurst to connect with this train.

Wednesday to Friday:

03:51 Oxford to Reading.

Customers travelling to / from Pangbourne should use replacement buses running between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

Friday:

23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway and the 23:45 Banbury to Reading will NOT call at Pangbourne. Customers for Pangbourne travel to Tilehurst then by bus to Pangbourne. Customers from Pangbourne travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect into the train.

23:45 Reading to Oxford will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will NOT call at Pangbourne. Customers for Pangbourne travel to Tilehurst then by bus to Pangbourne. Customers from Pangbourne travel by RAIL at 23:36 to Tilehurst to connect into the 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. 

No planned engineering works found.

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