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Updates for 21 September 2018

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Service updates (11)

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07:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 14:51

07:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 14:51 will call additionally at Alnmouth For Alnwick, Durham and Doncaster.
This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.
Service full and standing from Edinburgh. This train will run in reverse formation between Aberdeen and Newcastle.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

09:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 14:13

09:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 14:13 is being delayed between London Kings Cross and York and is now expected to be 49 minutes late.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Service full and standing from Peterborough.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today.
If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information.
Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

09:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 16:50

09:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 16:50 will no longer call at Inverkeithing.
It will be delayed at Edinburgh.
This is due to a shortage of train managers.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today.
If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information.
Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

10:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 14:39

10:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 14:39 will be started from Doncaster.
It will no longer call at Edinburgh, Alnmouth For Alnwick, Newcastle, Durham, Darlington and York.
It will be delayed at Doncaster and is expected to be 20 minutes late.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

Customers to travel on the train before or after the cancelled service

12:02 York to London Kings Cross due 14:23

12:02 York to London Kings Cross due 14:23 is being delayed at Newark North Gate.
This is due to a safety inspection of the track.
Disabled toilet facilities are not available.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today.
If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information.
Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

12:06 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 13:34

12:06 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 13:34 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

You are advised to travel on the 12:30 Kings Cross to Newark service.

13:15 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 15:31

Facilities on the 13:15 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 15:31.
There are no reservations on this service.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

13:54 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 15:23

13:54 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 15:23 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

You are advised to travel on the 14:19 Newark to Kings Cross service.

14:06 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 15:34

14:06 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 15:34 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

You are advised to travel on the 14:30 Kings Cross to Newark service.

14:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 22:08

14:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 22:08 will be started from Edinburgh.
It will no longer call at Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose, Arbroath, Dundee, Leuchars, Kirkcaldy, Inverkeithing and Haymarket.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

Passengers can use their tickets on the 16:02 ScotRail departure from Aberdeen. Passengers travelling to Kings Cross are advised to travel on this ScotRail service in order to make their connection at Edinburgh. Rail replacement coaches will be available from Aberdeen for intermediate stops to Edinburgh, due to depart Aberdeen at 14:52. Passengers who wish to defer their travel will be able to use their tickets tomorrow or Sunday.

15:56 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 17:23

15:56 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 17:23 will be cancelled.
This is due to damage to the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

You are advised to travel on the 16:20 Newark to Kings Cross service.

Catering updates

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

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.

Buses replace trains between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh from 21:30 on Friday 21 and all day on Saturday 22 September

Engineering work is taking place on Friday night between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

On Friday, the 15:45 Reading to Edinburgh service will terminate at Newcastle. A connecting rail service will operate from Newcastle to Edinburgh.

On Saturday, replacement buses will run between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh.

London North Eastern Railway:

Services between Newcastle and Edinburgh will run hourly via a diversion, extending journey times by up to 90 minutes. An amended train service of 2 trains per hour will run between London Kings Cross and Newcastle.

Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar.

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.

All Other Rail Networks

Travel Disruptions (12)

Disruption between Scunthorpe and Doncaster expected until 14:30

A fault with a railway swing bridge over a river between Scunthorpe and Doncaster is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

As a result, services may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

This is expected to continue until approximately 14:30.

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 #Scunthorpe

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 Dalston Kingsland and Stratford expected until 15:00

A fault with the signalling system between Hackney Wick and Stratford is causing disruption to trains between Dalston Kingsland and Stratford.

As a result, services may be cancelled, delayed or revised to start / terminate at Hackney Wick, not calling at Stratford.

This is expected to continue until 15:00.

Customer advice: 

Customers may use their tickets on London Underground and London Buses.

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 #HackneyWick

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.

Delays between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby expected until 13:45

A safety inspection of the track between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby is causing delays to services between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes.

Disruption is expected until 13:45.

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 #Rugby

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 West Worthing and Brighton expected until 14:00

A fault with the signalling system between West Worthing and Brighton is causing disruption to trains between these stations. Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or diverted. 

Disruption is expected until 14:00.

Customer Advice:
You should check your journey prior to travelling where possible and allow extra time to complete your journey this morning.

Listen to station announcements and check information screens for any last minute alterations to trains.

Your train tickets will be accepted on:


How is this currently affecting the train service?
Trains travelling from Barnham and Littlehampton towards Hove and Brighton will need to be 'talked past' two signals between West Worthing and Worthing, which may cause delays of up to 10 minutes.

Some services will be diverted via Horsham to prevent congestion and further delays.

Can you tell me more about the incident?
The earlier signal fault between West Worthing and Worthing has re-occurred. This fault is affecting two signals between these stations, and Network Rail technicians are on site continuing to investigate this fault and are making repairs.

In this particular situation the fault has been confirmed as a 'Track Circuit Failure'. This means the signalling system is unable to automatically verify if the next section of track past the affected signal is clear.

The rail network is designed so that if a signal stops working, trains will stop before they reach it. Whilst this issue is ongoing, trains need to be 'talked past' the affected signals. This is when the train needs to stop at the affected signal and contact the signalling centre to confirm their location, which at this point the signaller will verbally authorise the driver to continue towards the next signal. This process adds time to every trains journey, which means services can experience short delays.

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 #Brighton

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 Swindon and Didcot Parkway expected until 16:00

A fault with the signalling system between Swindon and Didcot Parkway is causing disruption to trains between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

We anticipate that disruption will continue until 16:00.

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 #DidcotParkway

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 Huddersfield and Dewsbury expected until 16:15

A points failure between Huddersfield and Dewsbury is causing disrusption between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. 

Disruption is expected until 16:15.

Customer advice:

Alternative travel advice for TransPennine customers:

Ticket acceptance is in place with East Midlands Trains, TransPennine Express, Northern, CrossCountry and London North Eastern Railway via any reasonable route until further notice.

Alternative travel advice for Northern customers:

  • A replacement bus will depart Wakefield Kirkgate at approximately 09:00 calling at all stations towards Huddersfield operated by Ross Travel.
  • A replacement bus will depart Huddersfield at approximately 09:00 calling at  all stations towards Wakefield Kirkgate operated by Calder Coaches.

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 #Dewsbury

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.

Reduced service between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts expected until 18:00

A fault with the signalling system between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts means that fewer trains are able to run on this route.

As a result, services may be cancelled.

This is expected to continue until approximately 18:00.

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 #Shotts

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.

Severe weather is affecting some routes in Wales

The Met Office has forecast strong winds and heavy rain this morning.

Please check for journey updates before travelling using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards.

Routes currently affected:

Machynlleth - Aberystwyth
Heavy flooding of the railway is causing disruption for trains travelling between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth. Train services may be cancelled or revised.

Porth - Treherbert
A landslip in the Dinas Rhondda area has resulted in trains being unable to run between Ystrad Rhondda and Porth. Therefore, trains will only run between Cardiff Central and Porth and between Ystrad Rhondda and Treherbert. Road transport has been arranged with New Adventure Travel to shuttle between Porth and Ystrad Rhondda.

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 #StormBronagh

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 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.

Severe weather affecting the South West of England

The following routes are currently disrupted due to obstructions on the railway caused by Storm Bronagh, and trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised:

  • Reading and Wokingham / Guildford - There were trees blocking the railway earlier this morning at Earley, Crowthorne and North Camp. The trees have now been removed, and train services are returning to normal.
  • CLEARED: Guildford and Havant - Trains are running normally again following the clearance of a tree that was blocking the line at Witley.
Alternative travel advice:

South Western Railway customers may use the following alternatives:

  • Great Western Railway services between Reading and London Paddington.
  • London Underground services between London Paddington / London Victoria and London Waterloo


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 #StormBronagh

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.

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 journeys up to and including Sunday 23 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. From journeys on or after Monday 24 September, please check back nearer the time.

Please note that Northern services will be affected by Industrial Action on Saturdays 22 and 29 September.

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 affecting Northern services on 22 and 29 September

The RMT Union will undertake industrial action, affecting Northern on Saturday 22 and 29 September.

On strike days, 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.

Travelling on Saturday 22 September?

You can check your journey for Saturday 22 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. You can also find downloadable revised timetables here.

Travelling on Saturday 29 September?

The journey planner is currently showing a normal service for the 29 September, not the strike day timetable. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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

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

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

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (7)

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%.

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.

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 Saturdays 22 and 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 trains between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh from 21:30 on Friday 21 and all day on Saturday 22 September

Engineering work is taking place on Friday night between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

On Friday, the 15:45 Reading to Edinburgh service will terminate at Newcastle. A connecting rail service will operate from Newcastle to Edinburgh.

On Saturday, replacement buses will run between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh.

London North Eastern Railway:

Services between Newcastle and Edinburgh will run hourly via a diversion, extending journey times by up to 90 minutes. An amended train service of 2 trains per hour will run between London Kings Cross and Newcastle.

Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Morpeth, Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar.

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 Saturdays 22 and 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.

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 trains between Crewkerne and Exeter St Davids from Sunday 16 until Sunday 23 September

Engineering work is taking place between Crewkerne and Exeter, closing all lines.

As a result of this, services between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids will terminate at Crewkerne.

Buses will then replace trains between Crewkerne and Exeter St Davids.

Please note, the line between these stations will also be closed on Saturday 15 September. However, industrial action is taking place across the South Western Railway network and a different service pattern is likely to operate. More information can be found on out latest travel news page.

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:

Network Rail will be carrying out work to reduce the future impact of flooding in the area.

No planned engineering works found.

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