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Updates for 24 April 2019

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Travel Disruptions (3)

Disruption between Stansted Airport / Royston and Cambridge expected until 20:00

A person has been hit by a train in the Cambridge area, blocking all lines between Audley End / Royston and Cambridge.

As a result of this, trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

This is expected to continue until 20:00.

Information for CrossCountry customers:

CrossCountry services will not run between Cambridge and Stansted Airport in both directions until further notice.

Customers may use their tickets on the following routes in both directions until further notcie:

  • East Midlands Trains between Leicester and St Pancras International in both directions until further notice.
  • Greater Anglia between Audley End and Stansted Airport / London Liverpool Street.
  • London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Peterborough.
  • London Northwestern Railway  between Nuneaton and London Euston in both directions until further notice and also between Birmingham New Street and London Euston.
  • Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston.
  • London Underground are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

 

 

Information for Greater Anglia customers:

Trains will not run between Audley End and Cambridge in both directions until further notice.

A limited replacement bus service is due to take place, between Audley end and Cambridge, these are expected to be in place from approximately 17:30.

Customers will also be able to use their tickets on CrossCountry and Great Northern services when lines have been reopened. 

Information for Great Northern / Thameslink customers:

Thameslink Brighton to Cambridge services will start and terminate at either Welwyn Garden City or Royston.

Great Northern services towards Cambridge will start and terminate at Royston.

Rail replacement buses will replace trains between Royston and Cambridge, and no trains are able to call at the following locations:

  • Meldreth
  • Shepreth
  • Foxton

 

A shuttle service will run between Cambridge and Kings Lynn.

You may use your Thameslink and Great Northern ticket for travel with the following operators at no additional cost:

  • Greater Anglia between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street
  • East Midlands Trains between Ely and Peterborough (changing for Thameslink services towards London)
  • Mutually across Thameslink and Great Northern services
  • CrossCountry between Ely and Peterborough (changing for Thameslink services towards London)
  • LNER between London Kings Cross and Peterborough


Samaritans:

If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or other, there is always someone to talk to. Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone. Help & advice is only a phone call away.

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 #Cambridge

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 Blackburn and Bolton expected until 17:30

All lines have now reopened following trespassers on the railway between Blackburn and Bolton earlier today.

Trains between these stations may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised as normal service resumes. 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 #Blackburn

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

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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

Following the severe weather events on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Trains are unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice.

How does this affect my journey?

Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line is expected to remain closed as significant repair work must be undertaken. Once more accurate updates are received by Network Rail engineers, disruption information will be updated to reflect a reopening date.

You can view images of the damage here.

Bus information:

The buses will reflect the normal train timetable, subject to traffic conditions. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs, mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here

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

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

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 (19)

Amended late night service between London St Pancras International and Leicester from Tuesday 23 until Friday 26 April

Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Kettering, and between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway, closing some lines.

The following trains will be amended:

Tuesday - Thursday:

  • 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras International will arrive later than normal into London St Pancras International
  • 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International will run later than normal from Bedford
  • 21:30 London St Pancras International to Derby will run later than normal from Loughborough

The following trains will run later than normal from Wellingborough:

  • 21:50 London St Pancras International to Derby
  • 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham
  • 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  • 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby

Wednesday - Friday:

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester will run later than normal from Wellingborough.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 23 until Friday 26 April

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Leeds and Mirfield, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe.

A bus will run from Leeds to Brighouse, departing Leeds at 04:35 to connect with the train at Brighouse.

A second bus will run from Leeds to Brighouse, departing Leeds at 05:35.

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.

Major improvement work at Sheringham from Sunday 31 March to Sunday 5 May

Station improvement work is taking place at Sheringham station, closing all lines to the station. This work is being scheduled in order to allow new trains to call at Sheringham in the future.

Replacement buses will run between Cromer and Sheringham.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended evening service between Gidea Park and Shenfield from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

Track work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, after 21:25 trains will retimed and may run earlier than usual. Journey times will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020

Engineering work is taking place between Buckenham and Great Yarmouth, closing all lines via Berney Arms.

All trains which usually travel via Berney Arms will travel via Acle. Customers wishing to travel to / from Great Yarmouth are advised to travel on Greater Anglia train services via Brundall or Norwich.

Additional engineering work is taking place on some weekends, so if you are planning to travel, please check the future engineering work page for more information.

Please note, no trains or replacement road transport will call at Berney Arms.

Check before you travel:

Up to Friday 19 July, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 20 July, 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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at Derby Road and Trimley.

If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 19 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 20 July, 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:

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 travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

Amended late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 22 to Friday 25 April

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Northern network overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

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

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

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

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

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

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

The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 23:03 and run earlier than normally advertised to Stockport. A bus will be provided from Hazel Grove to Stockport, departing Hazel Grove at 23:08. 

The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will be bus replaced throughout. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will be provided from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

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

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

The 05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North.

Buses will replace trains between Blackpool North / South and Preston.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

Engineering work is taking place between New Mills Central and Stockport and between Buxton and Hazel Grove from 23:10 each night, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport.

A replacement bus service will operate between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended overnight / early morning Thameslink trains from Monday 22 April to Friday 26 April

Engineering work is taking place overnight / early morning, at various locations on the Thameslink network resulting in the closure of some lines.

Monday

The 23:45 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will not stop at Arlesey. A bus will run between Arlesey and Hitchin to connect with the train.

Tuesday

03:24 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will not stop at Arlesey. A bus will run between Arlesey and Hitchin to connect with the train.

Tuesday to Thursday

Between 22:15 and 05:45, trains will not call at station between Purley and Horley. Some replacement buses will run but customers should use alternative Southern services to complete their journey.

The 23:22 Sevenoaks to London Bridge is diverted via and calling at Beckenham Junction. A replacement bus will run between Bromley South and London Blackfriars stopping at Ravensbourne and Nunhead.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 23:09 St Albans City to Sutton,  will run between St Albans City and Wimbledon. Customers should use local buses between Wimbledon and Sutton to complete your journey.  

Wednesday to Friday

Between 00:15 and 04:15, buses will replace trains between Dartford and Rainham.

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace late night Transport for Wales services between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, closing all lines after 22:50 on Monday - Thursday evenings.

  • The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:36 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service will be diverted to run via Stoke-on-Trent. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Crewe.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night / early morning midweek TransPennine Express service from Monday 22 to Friday 26 April

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Huddersfield and Leeds, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement coach will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury connecting off the train.
  • The 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield and 23:56 Huddersfield to Leeds services will not run and will be replaced by coaches throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 02:55.
  • The 02:52 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 04:11.
  • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will depart Manchester Piccadilly 04 minutes later than normal at 00:57 and Leeds 08 minutes later than normal at 02:13.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night service between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Dover Priory on Wednesday 24 until Friday 26 April

Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Dover Priory, closing some lines.

The following alterations will be in place:

Wednesday and Thursday

The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Faversham. Two replacement buses will run - one calling at all stations to Ramsgate and the other running non-stop to Margate, then calling at all stations to Ramsgate. 

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet International to Faversham.

Thursday and Friday

The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate will terminate at Sittingbourne. 3 replacement buses will run, one will call at all stations, one will run semi-fast and a mini bus will run to Teynham only.

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.

Amended 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services from Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25 April

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted via an alternative route and will arrive into Wolverhampton slightly later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service from Tuesday 23 until Friday 26 April

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

As a result of this, the 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart Nottingham earlier at 05:09. It will run as scheduled from Sheffield onwards.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended 23:30 and 23:44 Willesden Junction to Clapham Junction services from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 April

Engineering work is taking place between Willesden Junction and Shepherds Bush, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:30 and 23:44 Willesden Junction to Clapham Junction services will not run. Customers should use London Buses to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

No trains to / from London Fenchurch Street from 20:45 each night from Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25 April

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

From 20:45 each night, trains will be diverted to London Liverpool Street.

Southend Central - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street services will run between Grays and Upminster only.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use the following services to help with your journey:

  • London Underground District Line between Upminster and Tower Hill
  • London Underground Jubilee Line between West Ham and Stratford
  • 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 the London Underground and Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

No late night / early morning trains via Seven Sisters from Monday 22 April to Friday 26 April

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Friday:

Between 23:35 (Monday to Thursday) and 05:15 (Tuesday to Friday), train services will be diverted to run via Tottenham Hale, and will not run via Seven Sisters.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Amended 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

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

As a result of this, the 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service will terminate at Mansfield Woodhouse. A replacement bus will run from Mansfield Woodhouse, calling at all stations to Worksop.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Amended 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service from Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25 April

Engineering work is taking place between Stonehouse and Gloucester from 23:35 until 05:15 each night, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be diverted between Swindon and Gloucester and will not call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse, it will also terminate at Gloucester at 01:19.

There will be a replacement bus from Swindon at 23:40, calling at Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse Post Office, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa. Customers for Gloucester are advised to use 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.

No planned engineering works found.

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