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Updates for 19 January 2019

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07:55 Inverness to London Kings Cross due 15:50

07:55 Inverness to London Kings Cross due 15:50 is being delayed between Falkirk Grahamston and Haymarket and is now expected to be 115 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on a train in front of this one.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today. Free Wi-Fi has been activated on this service. If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

13:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 17:39

13:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 17:39 is being delayed between Edinburgh and Newcastle and is now expected to be 19 minutes late.
This is due to a late running train being in front of this one.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

14:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 19:10

14:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 19:10 is being delayed between London Kings Cross and Peterborough and is now expected to be 6 minutes late.
This is due to trespassers on the railway.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

15:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 19:28

15:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 19:28 will be cancelled.
This is due to a fault on a train.

Further Info:

You should travel on the 1530 LNER departure from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central, which will call additionally at Berwick-upon-Tweed. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

15:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 20:13

15:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 20:13 will call additionally at Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
This is due to a fault on a train.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

Catering updates

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

Timetable Changes (1)

Amended London North Eastern Railway services from Sunday 9 December 2018 until Sunday 27 January 2019

In order to improve reliability, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will run an amended timetable from Sunday 9 December until Sunday 27 January.

A small number of services between London King's Cross and Leeds will be temporarily removed from the timetable.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday:

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.

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:

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

 

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Travel Disruptions (3)

Disruption between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street / Stirling expected until 16:00

Lines have reopened following a broken down train between Haymarket and Edinburgh Park earlier today. Services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street / Stirling may still be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected until 16:00.

Customer advice:

  • Milngavie and Helensburgh services will be terminated and started back from Bathgate.
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh via Falkirk High will be terminated and started back from Linlithgow.
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh via Falkirk Grahamston have been withdrawn
  • Dunblane to Edinburgh will only operate between Dunblane and Stirling

 

Alternative travel advice:

Replacement road transport is currently running between Bathgate / Linlithgow and Edinburgh. Buses are still being used when required.

You may use your ticket on Edinburgh Trams between Edinburgh Park and Edinburgh.

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 #Haymarket

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:
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Disruption between Glasgow Queen Street and Shettleston / Springburn expected until 17:00

A person has sadly been struck by a train between High Street and Bellgrove. As a result all lines are blocked.

Train services between Glasgow Queen Street and Shettleston / Springburn may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected until 17:00.

Alternative Travel Advice:

You may use your ticket on First Buses on the following routes

  • Route 4 - Glasgow - Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston via Stepps: Glasgow, Bellgrove, Duke Street, Alexandra Parade, Barnhill, Springburn, Stepps, Gartcosh, Greenfaulds & Cumbernauld. Bus Services - 8, 38, 41, 60/A, X3
  • Route 5 - Glasgow to Airdrie: Glasgow, High Street, Bellgrove, Carntyne, Shettleston, Garrowhill, Easterhouse, Blairhill, Coatbridge Sunnyside, Coatdyke, Airdrie. Bus Services - 2, 38, 41, 43, 46, 60/A, 61, 90, 201, 240 & 255

 

 

Alternative travel advice:
At present trains are unable to call at Bellgrove.

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 #GlasgowQueenStreet

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 today and every Saturday until 16 February

Industrial action is taking place today and every Saturday up to and including 16 February across the Northern network, as members of the RMT Union continue to strike. 

A heavily reduced Northern service will operate on strike days, with very few services running after 17:00.

Customer advice: 
You can find timetables and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here

The Northern services that do run, and other operator's services, are expected to be extremely busy. You are advised to allow extra time to complete your journey and make sure that you don't rely on the last train home.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for today and Saturday 26 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The Journey Planner for the other strike days has not yet been updated to show the revised service. Please check back closer to your time of travel. 

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

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

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

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (20)

Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff Central, closing various lines.

Great Western Railway

On Saturday night, the 19:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service, and the 22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service, will terminate at Newport. Other rail services are available between Newport and Cardiff Central.

On Sunday, trains between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central will be replaced by buses between Newport and Cardiff Central. The bus journey will take approximately 40 minutes. After 22:30, some buses will be extended to Swansea.

On Sunday, long distance High Speed Trains between London Paddington and Swansea will be replaced by buses between Newport and Bridgend. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 60 minutes.

Transport for Wales (Sunday only)

Up to 12:40:

  • Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert / Aberdare services will be replaced by road transport throughout
  • Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach services will run to / from Cardiff Bay
  • Barry Island / Bridgend services will run to / from Ninian Park, with a replacement bus service running between Cogan and Cardiff Central
  • West Wales services will run to / from Bridgend with a bus service running between Cardiff Central to Bridgend calling at stations via Pontyclun

From 12:40:

  • All Valley Line services will operate as normal
  • Ebbw Vale services will run between Ebbw Vale and Newport with a bus connection to / from Cardiff Central at Pye Corner
  • Cardiff Central to Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa services will run to / from Newport
  • North and West services (to / from stations towards Manchester, Crewe and Holyhead) will run to / from Newport
  • West Wales services will run to / from Cardiff Central (platform 6).

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 service in the Southampton area on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Winchester and Southampton Central, closing various lines.

CrossCountry

Trains will divert and not be able to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 30 minutes.

On Saturday, you may use replacement road transport between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central (provided by South Western Railway).

On Sunday, you may use replacement road transport between Winchester, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central (provided by South Western Railway).

South Western Railway

On Saturday, buses will be provided to run between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central.

On Sunday, buses will be provided to run between the following stations:

  • Winchester and Southampton Central
  • Winchester and Fareham
  • Romsey and Southampton Central via Chandlers Ford

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, 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 all stations.

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 1 March 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.

Buses replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Leatherhead and Horsham, closing all lines.

South Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between Leatherhead and Dorking.

Southern:

Replacement buses will run between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham.

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 trains between Hackney Downs and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford via Tottenham Hale on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Hertford East / Cheshunt closing the line.

Greater Anglia trains are diverted between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters and will not call at stations via Tottenham Hale.

Customers at stations between Hackney Down and Cheshunt are advised to use alternative stations on the Seven Sisters line, which are within walking distance. A map showing walking distances between station can be found on the walking map for Lea Valley Stations.

Trains are then replaced by buses between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford.

Lea Bridge customers should use TfL buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes

Stansted Express trains are replaced by buses throughout.

Journey times will be extended by up to 25 minutes.  

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Saturday 5 January until Sunday 17 March

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.

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

Check before you travel:

For journeys until Friday 1 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

For journeys from Saturday 2 March, changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.

Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Overhead wire renewal work is taking place between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster.

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:

As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail are replacing the overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line as part of a £46m investment. The wiring system currently in place along the route was installed in the 1950s and needs replacing to prevent frequent failures that cause delays, in order to improve reliability of the rail service.

Amended TfL Rail service from 21:00 on Saturday 19 until 06:30 on Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place in the Acton Main Line area, closing some lines.

Saturday after 21:00:

A reduced service of 2 trains per hour will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4. No train services will call at Acton Main Line. Customers to / from Acton Main Line should use earlier services.

Sunday before 06:30

No TfL Rail service will operate. Customers should use later services.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended service between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Newton Abbot and Plymouth, closing various lines.

CrossCountry

On Saturday evening, the 18:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Plymouth service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads, and the 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service, will terminate at Exeter St Davids.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Plymouth.

Great Western Railway

On Sunday only, buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Plymouth, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes. Some trains will be amended to terminate / start from Exeter St Davids instead of Newton Abbot. An amended train service will run between Plymouth and Penzance.

As a result of the engineering work, some trains between Par and Newquay will be re-timed in order to maintain connections.

The 21:15 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" Sleeper service will depart Plymouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids up to 150 minutes later than usual, and will arrive at Reading and London Paddington up to 60 minutes later than usual.

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 Merseyrail Northern line service from Saturday 19 until Sunday 27 January

Platform extension work is taking place on various days between Sandhills and Kirkby, and between Hunts Cross / Liverpool Central and Walton / Kirkby / Bootle Oriel Road.

Saturday 19 January:

Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central.

Sunday 20 January:

Buses will replace trains between the following stations:

  • Hunts Cross and Sandhills
  • Leasowe / Bidston and Hamilton Square
  • New Brighton and Hamilton Square

Monday 21 to Friday 25 January:

Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central.

Saturday 26 January:

Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central.

Sunday 27 January:

Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Sandhills.

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:

This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

Buses replace trains between Whitland and Milford Haven on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Clarbeston Road and Milford Haven, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Whitland and Milford Haven all day on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January.

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 / early morning trains between Ipswich and Norwich on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Diss and Norwich, closing lines overnight until 07:45 on Sunday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

On Saturday, the 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Ipswich and Norwich.

On Sunday, the 07:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will start from Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Norwich and Ipswich.

Also the 07:25 Norwich to Lowestoft and the 07:36 Norwich to Great Yarmouth services will not run. Customers for these services should speak to station staff upon arrival at the station.

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 Sheffield and Meadowhall / Barnsley from late on Saturday 19 and all day on Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate / Doncaster, closing some lines.

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services are only affected on Sunday.

Trains which usually run between Newcastle and Birmingham New Street / Reading will start from and terminate at Sheffield.

Trains which usually run between Scotland and Plymouth will divert via an alternative route, increasing journey times by up to 10 minutes.

Northern:

Saturday:

  • The 22:32 Leeds to Sheffield service will terminate at Barnsley. A replacement bus will run from Barnsley to Sheffield.
  • The 22:44 Leeds to Sheffield via Moorthorpe service will not call at Meadowhall. A replacement bus will run from Rotherham Central to Sheffield via Meadowhall.
  • The 22:51 Huddersfield to Sheffield service will terminate at Barnsley. A replacement bus will run from Barnsley to Sheffield.
  • The 23:27 Sheffield to Doncaster service will not call at Meadowhall. A replacement bus will run from Sheffield to Rotherham Central via Meadowhall.

Sunday:

Until 11:30, train services will not call at Meadowhall. Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Rotherham Central via Meadowhall.

Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Barnsley all day on Sunday.

TransPennine Express:

Services will be diverted, and will not call at Meadowhall. Customers to / from Meadowhall should travel via Sheffield on alternative services.

Services running between Doncaster and Cleethorpes will be retimed by up to 15 minutes, and may leave earlier or later than usual.

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 service between Reading / Westbury and Bristol on Saturday 19 and until 08:15 on Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, with some lines closed.

Trains will not run between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway.

High Speed Trains on Saturday and until 08:15 on Sunday:

Trains on High Speed routes will run to an amended timetable, with trains diverted, cancelled or revised.

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted via Newbury, and will run with a reduced service frequency. A reduced service will be provided between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa.

Trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted via Bath Spa. Trains will be re-timed to depart up to 45 minutes earlier than usual.

Trains between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only.

Trains via Oxford / Worcester / Hereford will be amended to depart London Paddington a few minutes earlier than usual, with most trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway. Trains will arrive at London Paddington a few minutes later than usual from these stations.

Due to west of England trains being diverted via Newbury, most services to and from Bedwyn and Newbury will also be re-timed.

Road transport will be provided to run between the following stations:

  • Reading and Swindon
  • Didcot Parkway and Swindon
  • Patchway and Bristol Parkway

Some late night buses from Reading to Swindon will be extended to Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads.

Local 'Thames Valley' services on Saturday and until 08:15 on Sunday:

Due to capacity constraints, trains between Swindon and Westbury will not run between Swindon and Chippenham. You may use other rail services provided between Swindon and Chippenham.

Local trains from Weymouth, Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be re-timed between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads.

Important information:

Where there is no direct service between London Paddington / Reading and Chippenham, customers should travel via Bath Spa where possible.

Where there is no direct service between London Paddington / Reading and Bristol Parkway, customers should travel via Patchway. and road / rail connections via Bristol Temple Meads.

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 trains between Haywards Heath and Lewes / Seaford / Polegate on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Berwick / Seaford, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Haywards Heath and Lewes.
  • Lewes and Seaford.
  • Lewes and Polegate.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street.

Sunday only, buses are extended to run to / from Port Glasgow.

Trains to / from Largs and Ardrossan Harbour will run between Kilwinning and Largs and Ardrossan Harbour. Customers should use alternative services between Glasgow Central and Kilwinning.

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 service between Bedford and Leicester on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

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

Saturday

Before 05:00 and after 21:00, trains between London St Pancras International and Leicester / Nottingham / Derby will be re-timed to run later than usual by a few minutes.

Sunday

Trains will be re-timed or cancelled between Bedford and Kettering due to only one line being available. As a result of this engineering work, trains to and from Corby will run between Kettering and Corby only.

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 trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley after 17:45 on Saturday 19 and all day Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Cannock from 17:45 on Saturday and all day Sunday, closing various lines.

Buses will replace trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

 

Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Teddington and Shepperton, closing all lines.

All weekend, buses will replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes.

On Sunday, trains between London Waterloo and Kingston will be amended to terminate at Hounslow instead of Kingston.

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 / early morning Heathrow Express service on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, closing some lines overnight.

Saturday:

The following trains will not run:

  • 22:10 / 22:40 / 23:10 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5 services.
  • 21:57 / 22:27 / 22:57 / 23:27 Heathrow to London Paddington services.

Additionally:

  • The 23:51 Heathrow Terminal 5 will run to Heathrow Terminal 2 & 3.
  • Shuttle services will run between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 from 21:57.

Sunday:

The following trains will not run:

  • The 05:10 / 05:25 / 05:40 / 05:55 / 06:10 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5 services.
  • The 05:12 / 05:27 / 05:42 / 05:57 / 06:12 Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington services.

Additionally:

  • Shuttle services will run between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 from 05:13. 

Customers should use alternative services.

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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