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Updates for 24 September 2018

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Service updates (7)

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15:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 19:18

Facilities on the 15:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 19:18.
Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 9. Disabled toilet facilities are not available.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

No disabled toilet is available on this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of staff before boarding. This service is minus Coach F today, due to this coach requiring maintenance.

15:30 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 19:55

Facilities on the 15:30 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 19:55.
Disabled toilet facilities are not available.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

No disabled toilet is available on this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of staff before boarding.

16:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 20:46

Facilities on the 16:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 20:46.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

No disabled toilet is available in Standard Class. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of staff before boarding.

16:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 18:15

16:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 18:15 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on this train.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

If you are travelling from London Kings Cross to Doncaster, Wakefield Westgate or Leeds you should travel on the 1633 LNER departure. For Peterborough, travel on the 1606 LNER departure for Newark North Gate. If you are travelling from Peterborough to Wakefield or Leeds, board the 1702 LNER departure for Newark North Gate and change at Grantham for the 1741 LNER departure.

18:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 20:59

18:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 20:59 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on a train.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

Customers are advised to travel on the 1916 LNER departure for London Kings Cross. For Peterborough, change at Doncaster.

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

21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 00:41 will be terminated at Darlington.
It will no longer call at Durham and Newcastle.
This is due to engineering works not being finished on time.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle will terminate at Darlington. Customers for Durham and Newcastle will be provided with rail replacement transport from Darlington.

22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 02:13

22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 02:13 will no longer call at Darlington and Durham.
This is due to engineering works not being finished on time.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle will travel via the Durham Coast and will no longer call at Darlington and Durham. Customers will be provided with rail replacement transport from York to Darlington and Durham.

Catering updates

There are no known catering issues at the moment.
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Timetable Changes (2)

Amended London North Eastern Railway services from Wednesday 22 August until Saturday 8 December

In order to improve reliability, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will run an amended timetable from Wednesday 22 August onwards.

A small number of services between London King's Cross and Leeds will be temporarily removed from the timetable from 13 August 2018 onwards. In addition, one service between Stirling and Edinburgh will also be temporarily cancelled from 27 August 2018.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday:

  • The 05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling service will terminate at Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Saturday:

  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Sunday:

  • The 13:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 16:04 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will be retimed at Doncaster.
  • The 17:16 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

The cancellations and amendments are due to operational changes which will help to improve overall reliability along LNER's East Coast route in the event of further network-led disruption.

Booked to travel on one of these trains?

If you're booked to travel on one of the affected trains, please travel on an earlier or later LNER train on the same day - your ticket will be valid.

If you'd like to reserve seats on your alternative choice of train, you can call the LNER Customer Solutions Centre on 03457 225 333.

If you can't travel on an alternative service, you can visit the LNER refund page to see how to make a claim.

Check before you travel:

For journeys from Monday to Friday, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

For journeys on Saturday and Sundays, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner up until Sunday 16 September. For journeys after this date, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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 (11)

Major disruption between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield until approximately 19:00

A person has been hit by a train between Goodmayes and Romford, resulting in all lines being blocked between Ilford and Gidea Park.

Lines are expected to reopen shortly, however disruption is expected to continue until at least 19:00.

How does this affect the train service?

Trains are currently unable to run between Ilford and Gidea Park. A severely reduced service is operating between London Liverpool Street and Ilford and between Goodmayes and Shenfield, operated by TfL Rail for passengers requiring local stations. Customers travelling long distance are advised to wait for the line to reopen.

Trains throughout the route are subject to delays of up to 90 minutes, with some services being cancelled throughout or running to an amended schedule.

Due to the line currently being blocked Greater Anglia are advising customers NOT TO TRAVEL and await the line to reopen.

Alternative travel options

TfL Rail customers may use:

London Underground, London Overground, Greater Anglia, London Buses and c2c via any reasonable route.

Details of alternative travel options for your specific station can be viewed here and an alternative route map can be viewed here.

Greater Anglia

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

Customers requiring services to Southend, your tickets are being accepted on c2c services from London Fenchurch Street.

Customers requiring services to Colchester Town, Your tickets will be accepted on local bus service First Essex.

Customers requiring a service to Norwich, can use London Liverpool Street to Cambridge services and then Cambridge to Nowich. Please note this is a 3-4 hour journey time.

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 #Romford

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 Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly until approximately 18:00

An object caught on the overhead electric wires in the Macclesfield area is causing disruption to trains running between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly. A normal service is expected to resume from 18:00.

Trains are currently unable to run between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly. Trains where possible will diverted via Crewe, unable to call at intermediate stations between Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport. Trains are also subject to cancellations and delays of up to 45 minutes.

Customers at intermediate stations are advised to speak to station staff or use a station help-point.

Alternative travel options:

CrossCountry customers may use West Midlands Railway between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

Replacement road transport is running between Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport in both directions.

Virgin Trains customers may use Northern 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 #Macclesfield

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 at Selby expected until 17:30

fault with the signalling system at Selby is causing disruption to trains running through this station. Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected until 17:30.

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 #Selby

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 affecting Northern services on Saturdays 29 September and 6, 13 and 20 October

The RMT Union will undertake industrial action, affecting Northern on 29 September and 6, 13 and 20 October.

Northern expect to operate a reduced timetable with very few trains running before 09:00 and after 18:00. Around 30% of services are expected to run.

On some routes, Northern will not be able to run trains, while others have a limited service. Trains that do run are expected to be extremely busy. Northern will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren't running.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 29 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

These changes for 6, 13 and 20 October are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer 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

Disruption between Darlington and Newcastle until the end of the day

A section of overhead electric wires were damaged at Durham yesterday, and although Network Rail worked throughout the night to rectify the damage, all repair work was not completed.

Therefore, electric powered train services running between Darlington and Newcastle may still be delayed or revised until at least the end of the day.

Please note: CrossCountry only operate diesel powered trains and are therefore are unaffected by issues to the overhead power lines; however, delays to the electric powered trains may have knock on delays for CrossCountry services.

London North Eastern Railway Customer Advice:

Rail replacement coaches have been arranged and can now be confirmed for this evenings services that run via the Durham Coast.

  • 21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle will terminate at Darlington. (Two Hodgsons coaches from York at 23:57) calling at Darlington and Durham.  
  • 22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle (Two York Pullman coaches from York at 00:40) Calling at Darlington and Durham.
  • 18:18 Aberdeen to Leeds (One White Star coach from Durham at 23:00) Calling at Darlington, Northallerton and York.
       
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 #Durham

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 South Western Railway services between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst until the end of service on Thursday 27 September

A fault with a piece of engineering equipment at Brockenhurst has resulted in delays for South Western Railway stopping services travelling between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst.

Therefore, some trains services are expected to be delayed at Southampton Central, Totton, Ashurst New Forest, and Beaulieu Road. Some services may also be cancelled or revised.

This is currently expected to continue until the end of the day on Thursday 27 September.

Additional information:
The fault has caused one of the 'loops' at Brockenhurst to be out of use, this means that services usually booked to wait at Brockenhurst while faster services pass will have to wait at Southampton Central instead. Customers at Southampton Central, Totton, Ashurst New Forest, and Beaulieu Road will therefore be delayed in travelling to Brockenhurst; however, due to the wait time at Brockenhurst previously built into the schedule, travel further South towards Bournemouth should be unaffected.

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 #Brockenhurst

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 may affect London Underground Piccadilly Line services from Wednesday 26 to Saturday 29 September

London Underground Piccadilly Line services may be affected by strike action that is planned to take place:

  • From early afternoon on Wednesday 26 September until the afternoon of Friday 28 September
  • From Friday evening until the morning of Saturday 29 September.

 

If the strike goes ahead then there will be no Piccadilly Line services between these times.

Advice for customers affected by this and details of alternative travel options can be found on the Transport for London strike page.

A press release provided by Transport for London can be found here.

 

Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert until the end of service on Tuesday 25 September

A landslip between Porth and Dinas Rhondda has resulted in trains being unable to run between Pontypridd and Treherbert until the start of service on Wednesday 26 September.

Road transport has been arranged to run between Pontypridd and Treherbert, operated by New Adventure Travel, Peyton's Travel, South Wales Transport and Cymru Coaches. 

Customers may also use their rail tickets to travel on Stagecoach bus services on bus routes 120, 130 and 132 between Cardiff and Treherbert, at no extra cost.

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

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

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 on some routes in the North West

At the beginning of June, Northern removed 168 services per day from their timetable. 75% of these services have now been reinstated with the remaining 25% of routes below being reintroduced during September.

Please note that Northern services will also be affected by Industrial Action on 29 September.

The following routes are still affected: 

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

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

Manchester
Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge services (12 per day) are yet to be reinstated.

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 #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 South Western Railway on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 October

The RMT trade union intends to hold strikes on the South Western Railway network. Industrial action may affect your journey on Friday 5 October and Saturday 6 October.

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

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. 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 at Ayr until Monday 1 October

The exclusion zone at Ayr station remains in place, affecting trains running through the station.

South Ayrshire Council imposed this exclusion zone because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe.

Disruption is currently expected to continue until Monday 1 October, or for as long as the exclusion zone remains in place.

Ayr station remains open and operational but the following alterations will apply until further notice:

Ayr and Glasgow Central
Trains to and from Ayr have to run with reduced capacity, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of longer trains will run throughout the day, starting and terminating at Prestwick Town. Buses will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these longer trains.

Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer
There will be no train services between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer, and some services scheduled to run between Glasgow Central and Stranraer may terminate at / start back from Kilmarnock. Buses are in place between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer to help with your journey.

Information for customers at Ayr station:
At Ayr, coaches will pick up and drop off in the large car park near to the entrance of Platform 4, which for an agreed period of time will be closed to public parking to allow for the safe movement of both passengers and rail replacement vehicles.

Whilst work is taking place at the station, there will be 25 fewer car parking spaces available.

You can see more information about changes to Ayr station here.

Please use the station help-points if you require any assistance.

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

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

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 (31)

Amended Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Sutton from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Wimbledon, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

  • The 21:37 and 22:17 St Albans to Sutton services will terminate at London Blackfriars.
  • The 22:19 and 23:19 Sutton to Bedford services will start from London Blackfriars.

Customers should use alternative services to complete their journey.

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 late night trains to / from Hazel Grove / Buxton from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Hazel Grove and Buxton, closing all lines overnight from 23:10 onwards.

The following trains will be amended:

  • The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 23:03 and run earlier than usual throughout. A replacement bus will run from Hazel Grove at 23:08 for Stockport.
  • The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Hazel Grove.

 

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 21:25 between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September

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

The last direct trains to run will be:

  • 20:13 from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
  • 21:00 from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

Additionally the 20:35 Liverpool Lime Street to Southend Victoria will run non-stop between Wickford and Southend Victoria. A connecting bus service will run between Wickford and Southend Victoria calling at all stations.

After the last trains have run, buses will operate between Wickford and Southend Victoria / Southminster, with the exception of the 00:15 / 00:50 departures from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria which will not run.

Customers should travel either on the 00:18 / 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Witham and change at Shenfield for connecting bus service for stations 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:

Work on the next phase of a £46m programme that will transform travel on the Southend Victoria branch line will take place on weeknights until May as part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan.

Over the last year, engineers have installed over 100 structures that will carry new overhead wires and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria and over 1km of overhead wire between Shenfield and Billericay. This marks the start of work to install 128km of overhead wire on the whole line to reduce delays caused by sagging overhead wires.

Amended overnight TransPennine Express services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September

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

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:46 Scarborough to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly instead.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria.
  • The 22:24 Hull to Manchester Piccadilly service will be retimed to arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 27 minutes earlier than usual.
  • The 22:47 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria or Dewsbury. This train will be retimed to run later than usual at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and York. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Leeds via Dewsbury.
  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed throughout, and will not call at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria or Dewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will depart Leeds 10 minutes later than usual, at 02:15.
  • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 13 minutes later than usual, at 02:54.
  • The 02:52 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 23 minutes later than usual, at 04:22, and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 31 minutes later than usual.
  • The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will depart Manchester Piccadilly 10 minutes later than usual at 04:46, and will leave Huddersfield 10 minutes earlier than usual at 05:30.

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.

Monday 8 October to Thursday 11 October will be affected by weekday closures.

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 16 November, 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%.

No trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters after 22:45 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Track work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt, closing the line via Seven Sisters.

As a result of this, London Overground services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters will not run after 22:45.

Buses will run between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town. 

If you are travelling to or from a station that is not served by a bus replacement service, you will be able to use your ticket on Greater Anglia services via Tottenham Hale at no extra cost.

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 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 23:46 London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Elephant & Castle and Bromley South, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:46 London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks service will be diverted to run via Herne Hill, Beckenham Junction, calling at both stations.

This service will not call at Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Nunhead, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham, Beckenham Hill or Ravensbourne.

A replacement bus service will run between Herne Hill and Bromley South, calling at all stations. 

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 East Midlands Trains services to / from London St Pancras from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September

Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Kettering, and also between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following alterations will be made to services:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras service will arrive at London later than usual.
  • The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras service will run later than usual from Bedford onwards.
  • The 21:50 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual from Wellingborough onwards.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester service will run later than usual from Wellingborough 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.

Amended evening service between Stockport and Crewe from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Cheadle Hulme, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Wilmslow to Crewe.
  • The 23:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Alderley Edge.
  • The 23:12  Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport.
  • The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Crewe.

Tuesday to Friday:

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

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 22:15 Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

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. 

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

 

Please note, on Saturday 29 September, a significantly reduced Northern service running due to industrial action.

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 October are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

For journeys on weekends after this date, 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.

Buses replace late night services between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells / Wadhurst on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 September

Track work is taking place between Tonbridge and Wadhurst overnight on Monday 24 September, closing all lines between these stations. As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:

- The 22:45 and 23:45 (Monday) London Charing Cross to Hastings service will be replaced by a bus between Tonbridge and Wadhurst.

- The 22:45 and 23:45 (Tuesday) London Charing Cross to Hastings service will be replaced by a bus between Tonbridge and Hastings. The bus will call at Tunbridge Wells, Wadhurst, Battle and St Leonards Warrior Square. An additional bus service will run from Tonbridge to St Leonards Warrior Square, calling at all stations. Coaches do not have access to Crowhurst station, so a mini bus will run from Battle to Crowhurst.

- 20:45, 21:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings services are replaced by buses between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. Buses do not have access to Crowhurst station, so a mini bus will run from Battle to Crowhurst.

-21:50 Hastings to London Charing Cross / 22:50 Hastings to Tonbridge are replaced by buses are replaced by buses between Hasting and Tunbridge Wells. These buses are extended to run to Tonbridge.

- The 22:00, 22:30, 23;00 and 23:30 (Monday) London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells services will be replaced by buses between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

-The 00:25 (Tuesday) London Cannon Street to Tunbridge Wells service will be replaced by a bus between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells.

- The 23:05 Tunbridge Wells to London Cannon Street (Monday) will be replaced by a bus between Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge.

-The 22:50 Hastings to Tonbridge (Monday) service will be replaced by a bus between Wadhurst and Tonbridge.

-The 00:05 and 00:35 Tunbridge Wells to Tonbridge (Tuesday) services will be replaced by buses.

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 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place in the Bridgend area, closing some lines overnight.

The 21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend service will be replaced by a bus between Barry and Bridgend.

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 Basingstoke and Eastleigh after 22:50 each night from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September

Track work is taking place between Basingstoke and Eastleigh, closing all lines between these stations.

After 22:50 on Monday Tuesday and Wednesday, CrossCountry services will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. This will extend the journey time between Basingstoke and Southampton Central by approximately 45 minutes.

South Western Railway services will not run between Basingstoke and Eastleigh.

Buses will replace trains between Basingstoke and Eastleigh / Southampton Central.

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.

No late night trains after 20:45 each evening at London Fenchurch Street from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Barking, closing all lines after 20:45 each night from Monday to Thursday.

  • Shoeburyness - Laindon - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street. Services which would normally run to London Liverpool Street will be re-timed.
  • Grays - Rainham - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street and will be extended to start from / terminate at Shoeburyness.

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 trains between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd after 23:00 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd, closing the lines. As a result, the following services will be amended:

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. An alternative train service will be available between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd. A bus service will be provided from Pontypridd to Aberdare.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service will be replaced by a bus service.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will start from Cardiff Queen Street. A bus will run from Radyr to Barry Island.

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 service between Redhill and Gatwick Airport from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Gatwick Airport overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

As a result, Thameslink services after 22:35 until the end of service each night will be subject to extended journey times. Some services will not call at Earlswood, Salfords or Horley stations.

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.

No late night / early morning trains at Pangbourne from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of the 4 lines.

The following trains will NOT call at Pangbourne and will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Buses will operate between Tilehurst and Pangbourne:

Monday - Thursday

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57, 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
23.45 Reading to Oxford
21:37, 23:45 Banbury to Reading
22:02, 23:21 Didcot Parkway to Reading

Tuesday - Friday

03:51 Oxford to Reading

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 Arriva Trains Wales services between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, closing some lines.

The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted via an alternative route. A bus will run from Stockport to Crewe, calling at Wilmslow. There is no connection to Shrewsbury from the bus 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.

Major improvement work at Derby station until 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:

Until 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.

Until Sunday 7 October, an hourly train service will operate between Birmingham and Nottingham via Derby.

 

East Midlands Trains:

Derby to London St Pancras International:
Until Sunday 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

Until Sunday 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 International.

Derby to Matlock:
Until Sunday 7 October, no trains will run between Derby and Matlock. Replacement buses will run between these stations.

Derby to Nottingham:
Until Sunday 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.

Please note, on Saturday 29 September, a significantly reduced Northern service running due to industrial action.

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 late night services between Lewisham and Dartford from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Blackheath and Barnehurst, closing some lines. As a result, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:24 and 23:52 London Charing Cross to Dartford services will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. Buses will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

The 23:36 London Victoria to Dartford service will run as booked to Lewisham, then divert via Sidcup. A replacement bus service will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:46 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. A bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. A bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:08 London Victoria to Dartford service will run as booked to Lewisham, then divert via Sidcup. A replacement bus service will run from Lewisham to Dartford, calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

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 Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 September

Each night Monday to Wednesday from approximately 23:00 to 05:00, engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Greater Anglia network closing some lines.

The following alterations will apply:

The 22:58 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze is diverted to terminate at Clacton-on-Sea. Passengers should change at Thorpe-le-Soken for replacement bus for all stations to Walton-on-the-Naze.  

The 23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea is replaced by a bus between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea.

From approximately 22:00, some trains that normally run via Seven Sisters are diverted to run via and will stop station via Tottenham Hale.

These stations are within walking distance of stations on the Seven Sisters line, a map between these stations can be found here.

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 Rhyl and Holyhead after 22:20 each night from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Rhyl and Holyhead, closing the line between these stations. The following services will be replaced by a bus between Rhyl and Holyhead: 

Monday to Thursday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead 

21:36 Crewe to Holyhead 

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead 

Tuesday to Friday

04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Rhyl. Please note there is no replacement road transport for this service.

If you are travelling on the 02:40 ferry from Holyhead, you must travel earlier in order to make your connection.

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 train service at Salford Central from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Central area, closing some lines.

As a result, the 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria and 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate services will not call at Salford Central. Customers for Salford Central should use alternative services.

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.

Amended 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Hunts Cross and Edge Hill from 23:55 each night, closing all lines.

As a result, the 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross. A replacement bus will run from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

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 service between Great Malvern and Hereford from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Great Malvern and Hereford, closing the lines. 

The 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Great Malvern. If you are travelling to Colwall, Ledbury or Hereford, you should use the 20:20 Great Western Railway service from Great Malvern.

The 22:29 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will be replaced by a bus.

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 late night London Victoria to Ashford International services from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 September

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Maidstone East and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:55, 23:25 and 23:55 London Victoria to Ashford International services will terminate at Maidstone East. Connecting bus services will run from Maidstone East to Ashford International.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:25 London Victoria to Ashford International service will terminate at Maidstone East. A connecting bus service will run from Maidstone East to Ashford International.

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 overnight trains between Preston and Blackpool North / South from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September

Each night from 23:00 to 05:15, engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North closing the line. 

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North, and also between Kirkham & Wesham and Blackpool South.

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 Bristol Parkway from Saturday 15 September until Sunday 7 October

Engineering work is taking place in the Bristol Parkway area, closing all lines at the station.

CrossCountry

An hourly service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. Trains will be diverted and not call at Bristol Parkway, but will call additionally at Patchway. Buses will operate between Patchway and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway

Local services:

Trains between Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads / Westbury and beyond will not run between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood. 

A replacement bus service will operate between Yate and Filton Abbey Wood, and also between Yate and Bristol Parkway.

The first bus of the day will run between Gloucester and Filton Abbey Wood via Cam & Dursley and Yate, and the last bus of the day running from Filton Abbey to Gloucester via Yate and Cam & Dursley.

Most trains running between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads will not run, and most services between Bristol Parkway and Weston-Super-Mare will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare.

Some services to / from Avonmouth and Severn Beach, and also services between Swindon and Westbury will be retimed as a result of these works.

London - South Wales services:

Services between London Paddington and South Wales will run to an amended timetable, running roughly once per hour, with some additional services during morning and evening peaks. These services will be diverted between Swindon and Newport, not calling at Bristol Parkway.

Customers travelling to / from Bristol Parkway should change at Patchway for a replacement bus service to / from Bristol Parkway.

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 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%.

Buses replace overnight trains between Three Bridges and Brighton from Monday 24 to Friday 28 September

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing some lines.

Southern:

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:16 London Victoria to Worthing service will terminate at Three Bridges.
  • The 23:25 London Victoria to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton. Additional train services will run between Brighton and Worthing.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:02 London Victoria to Worthing / Eastbourne service will run between London Victoria and Eastbourne, and will not divide into two services.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Thameslink:

Buses will replace trains between 00:20 and 03:00 Tuesday to Friday. Please note this will affect some late night trains on Monday evening.

Services between Bedford and Brighton will start / terminate at Haywards Heath / Three Bridges.

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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