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Updates for 18 April 2021

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Service updates (4)

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11:56 London Kings Cross to Inverness due 20:09

11:56 London Kings Cross to Inverness due 20:09 is being delayed between Berwick-Upon-Tweed and Edinburgh and is now expected to be 10 minutes late.
This is due to a late running train being in front of this one.

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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. Find out more about our Delay Repay scheme at lner.co.uk/delay. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

14:50 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 19:38

Facilities on the 14:50 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 19:38.
Catering is not available throughout.
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16:59 London Kings Cross to Harrogate due 19:53

Facilities on the 16:59 London Kings Cross to Harrogate due 19:53.
Catering is not available.
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19:56 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 23:32

Facilities on the 19:56 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 23:32.
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Catering updates (3)

14:50 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 19:38

Facilities on the 14:50 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 19:38.
Catering is not available throughout.
Additional Information:
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16:59 London Kings Cross to Harrogate due 19:53

Facilities on the 16:59 London Kings Cross to Harrogate due 19:53.
Catering is not available.
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19:56 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 23:32

Facilities on the 19:56 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 23:32.
Catering is not available throughout.
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Timetable Changes (2)

Amended 08:53 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh service on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Stevenage as part of wider engineering work in the Kings Cross area, closing various lines.

As a result, the 08:53 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh service will be amended to start from Stevenage at 09:17.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Major improvement work is taking place at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June.

Major closures of London Kings Cross station will take place during this period:


On all other dates, engineering work will be taking place that may affect your journey. Please check before you travel.

A summary of the work can be found below, with more specific details being provided from each train operating company:

Daily until Thursday 22 April:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to / from London Kings Cross. 

Weekends:

LNER will run a reduced timetable to / from London Kings Cross, with trains diverting and extending journey times by up to 15 minutes. Trains departing London Kings Cross will start earlier than usual. Trains between London Kings Cross and Leeds will run hourly. Other LNER services will be amended to start at / terminate at Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross.

No LNER trains will run to and from Lincoln on Sundays.

Monday to Friday:

Grand Central will be running a reduced timetable.

From 12 April Hull Trains will run an amended and reduced timetable. Hull Trains services before 12 April are suspended because of Covid-19.

LNER will running three trains per hour to / from London Kings Cross, with other services running to / from Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross, or cancelled throughout.

Friday 23 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross.

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross, Moorgate or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park. 

More information on this closure is available here.

Monday 26 April to Thursday 3 June:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to and from London Kings Cross. 

Friday 4 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park from the early afternoon.

Engineering work is also taking place just north of Peterborough. Many customers will need to use a rail replacement bus for part of their journey. 

Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

No trains will run between Grantham and Peterborough, due to the work taking place north of Peterborough. Rail replacement buses may be required for part of your journey. 

More information on this closure will be published here closer to the time.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here

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.

All Other Rail Networks

Travel Disruptions (30)

Disruption to and from London Paddington expected until 16:45

Trains are returning to normal after a speed restriction was imposed over a section of defective piece of track near London Paddington.

However, whilst service recovers, trains to and from the station may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised. 

Disruption is expected until 16:45.

Alternative travel advice:

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway customers may use the following alternatives:

  • London Underground are conveying passengers between London Paddington / Greenford and London Waterloo / London Marylebone
  • Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford / Banbury
  • South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Central / Reading

 

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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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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

Chiltern Railways are currently operating a reduced timetable, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines. You can download the timetable for the date you are travelling here.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

More information from Chiltern Railways about what is being done to make sure you can travel with confidence can be found here.  

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Sunday 25 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Monday 26 April until Sunday 16 May are not currently showing correctly in the Journey Planners. If you intend to travel between these dates, please check again closer to the time of travelling.

The Journey Planner is showing the correct timetable from Monday 17 May onwards, so you can use it to plan your journey from this date as normal.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which can be downloaded here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

Late notice changes to the timetable:

A limited weekday train service has resumed on the Abbey Line. The following train services will run between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey from Monday to Friday:

  • Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey: 05:54, 06:38, 07:21, 08:04, 09:39, 15:46, 16:33, 17:24, 18:11, 19:39 , 20:33, 21:33
  • St Albans Abbey to Watford Junction: 06:10, 06:58, 07:42, 08:25, 10:00, 16:07, 16:54, 17:45, 18:32, 20:00, 20:54, 21:54

 

Buses will continue to run in place of cancelled services on this route. A limited train service, supplemented by buses, has also began running on Saturdays.

You may use your ticket on Arriva The Shires bus route 321 SAPPHIRE Line: Watford Junction - Watford North - Garston - Bricket Wood - How Wood (nearby) - St Albans Abbey - St Albans.

A limited train service has resumed between Bedford and Bletchley on Monday to Saturday, with buses supplementing the service between Bedford and Bletchley. Larger vehicles are being provided on this route to make sure there is room for social distancing. 

 

Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The timetable for journeys from Sunday 16 May has not yet been finalised in Journey Planners. Please check closer to the time of travel.

Please note that timetables are correct only until Friday 30 April for branch line services (Watford Junction - St Albans Abbey and Bedford - Bletchley.)

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, in line with government guidelines and current passenger demand. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Late notice changes to the timetable:

Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton:

Buses are replacing trains on this route. From Monday 26 April, a reduced train service will operate between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton. Buses will continue to supplement the service.

Journey Planners for this route are currently updated until Friday 30 April. 

Stourbridge Junction - Stourbridge Town:

There will be a normal service between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town, but the last services of the day will be earlier than normal until further notice.

Hereford / Worcester - Birmingham Snow Hill - Leamington Spa / Stratford-upon-Avon:

A reduced service is operating on the Birmingham Snow Hill lines on weekday afternoons.

Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on West Midlands Railway services can be found here

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Timetables from Sunday 16 May are not yet available. Please check closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Rail replacement bus information:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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

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Industrial action affecting ScotRail today and every Sunday until 2 May

Industrial action is taking place across the ScotRail network today and every Sunday up to and including Sunday 2 May.

Trains will be cancelled across several key routes as listed below:

  • Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen - Inverurie / Inverness
  • Aberdeen - Perth / Dundee
  • Edinburgh - Inverness / Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh - Inverkeithing / Glenrothes / Kirkcaldy / Perth / Dundee
  • Edinburgh - Stirling / Dunblane
  • Edinburgh - Tweedbank
  • Edinburgh - North Berwick
  • Edinburgh - Glasgow Central via Shotts
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh via Falkirk High
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Anniesland
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Stirling / Alloa / Dunblane / Perth / Dundee
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness / Aberdeen
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Cumbernauld
  • Glasgow Central - Barrhead / Kilmarnock / Dumfries / Carlisle
  • Glasgow Central - Stranraer
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Crianlarich / Oban / Fort William / Mallaig
  • Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh / Wick

 

Advice for key workers:

For key workers, there will be limited buses serving University Hospital Hairmyres, Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline and Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.

Essential travel advice:

If your journey is affected on Sundays, you can use your ticket to travel instead on the day before or after. If you would prefer not to travel, you can request a refund on your ticket here.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on Sunday 18 April or Sunday 25 April, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

The Journey Planner has not yet been updated with the revised timetable for Sunday 2 May. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are running a reduced timetable in line with current passenger demand and current government advice.

The current level of service across the Greater Anglia network stands at approximately 82% of the normal timetable and most of the network is receiving at least an hourly service. 

Stansted Express service are continuing to run at a frequency of 2 to 3 trains per hour. 

Where can I find more information? 

You can find timetable information here

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

You can find the latest travel advice by clicking on the links below:

 

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Sunday 02 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Heathrow Express - Safe Travel Advice

Heathrow Express are currently operating a normal service with trains every 15 minutes, although social distancing and additional safety measures remain in place.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information from the Government website here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

More information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel safely can be found on their website here.

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice

A revised South Western Railway service is in operation in line with the latest government advice and current passenger demand. You can find the latest timetables for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

More information from South Western Railway about what is being done to make sure you can travel with confidence can be found here.  

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey on midweek dates up to Friday 23 April, and weekend dates up to Sunday 9 May, using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on any other dates, please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please also be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Latest Southeastern timetable and travel advice

We are currently running an amended timetable in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These changes reflect current levels of demand, the availability of our colleagues and will ensure that those passengers who need to travel with us have as comfortable a journey as possible.

The current government guidance is to keep journeys to a minimum.

Southeastern's teams are continuing to work hard to make sure that if you need to travel on our trains, you can travel with confidence, by planning ahead, booking tickets online - paying with contactless wherever possible - and avoiding travelling at busy times using our SeatFinder tools.

Responding to the pandemic means that information in the journey planner is not available as far in advance as usual. Journey Planners are up to date for weekdays up to Friday 14 May.

If you're travelling at the weekend, train times may not be confirmed until shortly before the start of each weekend, so please reconfirm your journey from the Friday before travel.

When you travel with us, please remember to carry hand sanitiser, wear a face covering and observe 1m+ distancing, in line with government guidance.

For more information please check our Coronavirus FAQs.

ScotRail - Timetable information and safe travel advice

ScotRail are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government advice and current passenger numbers. It currently reflects a service of approximately 65% of the pre-pandemic level.

The latest timetable change was made on Monday 1 February. You can find more information about the current service levels on each route here.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the Scotland Government website as there may be restrictions in place. 

The latest travel guidance from ScotRail can be found here. 

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

Please note that industrial action is affecting ScotRail on 6 consecutive Sundays beginning on Sunday 28 March. The amended timetable is not yet showing on Sundays from Sunday 2 May. More details can be found here.  

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper

Caledonian Sleeper are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government restrictions and guidelines.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

The following services are currently operating (in both directions):

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Edinburgh - London Euston

 

Up to and including Wednesday 28 April 2021, the following services will be suspended (in both directions):

  • Fort William - London Euston
  • Aberdeen - London Euston
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston

 

Where can I find more information?

More information from Caledonian Sleeper, including safe travel advice and refund advice, can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Monday 26 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Tuesday 27 April onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Southern - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Southern are operating an amended timetable in order to match the current demand for travel.

In response to customer feedback, and to support local schools at busy times, from Monday 19 April Southern are reintroducing some more train services. More details of these additional services and downloadable timetables can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Southern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Avanti West Coast are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.  The amended timetable for the coming week can be found here.

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:


Seat reservations:

Avanti West Coast have reduced the number of available seats onboard their trains. Therefore, you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling.

All advance tickets will come with a reservation. If you're booking a flexible ticket (off-peak or anytime) in advance, please request a reservation with it.

If you are a Season ticket holder, please book your place by emailing: seat.reservations@avantiwestcoast.co.uk.

Changing your travel plans:

Should you need to change your travel plans, you can click here to find out more about refunds and amendments.

Needing assistance for your journey:

Avanti West Coast are still assisting customers onboard and at stations with extra measures in place to ensure the safety of you and their teams.

Safer Travels Pledge:

More information about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely can be found here. 

Check before you travel:

Timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Thursday 29 April. 

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.  

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CORONAVIRUS - Travel with confidence

Travel with Confidence

Rail companies are working closely with the government to keep vital services moving and making sure customers can travel safely.

 

Before you travel, please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

Answers to the common questions that you are asking about train services can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

Details of the current timetables and safe travel advice from each operator is available via the Train Operating Company links below:

 

Waiting Rooms and Ticket Offices:
Some waiting rooms at stations remain closed for public safety. Some Ticket Offices also remain closed or have reduced opening times. Times on the station information pages may not match up to the current opening times.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check the Journey Planner as close to your time of travel as possible, as timetables and travel advice may be subject to late notice change.

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Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Northern are operating a reduced service in line with current passenger numbers and government guidelines.

You can find the current timetables for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Advice from Northern on travelling with confidence on their services can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The standard Northern timetable is showing on journeys from Sunday 16 April onwards - please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. Your journey may also be subject to alteration due to engineering work, particularly on weekends and late night / early morning. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Hull Trains - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Hull Trains services have resumed operation and are currently running a reduced service in line with passenger demand and current government advice.

Timetables for Hull Trains can be found on the Hull Trains website.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the Hull Trains Coronavirus information page.

You can find the latest government advice here.

Check your journey:

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

Please note, there is no Hull Trains service from 23 to 25 April due to planned engineering work at London Kings Cross.

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c2c - Timetable information and safe travel advice

A reduced timetable is operating across the c2c network, in line with current government guidelines and passenger demand. You can download the timetable here.

Please note that due to the current travel situation train schedules may change at short notice, with some cancellations occurring on the day. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Safe travel advice:

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Social distancing is possible on the majority of c2c services, however trains are generally busiest between 06:30 and 07:30 on weekdays. A  list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to re-plan your journey to avoid these trains.

Where can I find more information?

More information about what c2c are doing to help you travel with confidence is available here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 25 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times after this date have not yet been updated to reflect the amended timetable.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work so please check journey planners and live departure boards before commencing your journey.

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Travel advice - following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

In line with Government guidance and the request from the Royal Family, rail companies are advising people not to travel to Royal Residences during this period.

The Royal Family has asked members of the public to consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. An online Book of Condolence for those who wish to leave messages is available on the Royal Household website

Merseyrail - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Merseyrail are currently running a reduced service, in line with current passenger demand and the latest government guidelines.

You can find the latest timetable information here.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Travel advice from Merseyrail and answers to FAQs can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Saturday 15 May by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Sunday 16 May onwards are not yet showing accurately in Journey Planners.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise that you check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Grand Central -Timetable information and safe travel advice

Grand Central are operating a reduced timetable and a seat reservation will be required to travel on a Grand Central service. More details can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 11 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice

Due to a reduction in demand and current restrictions on travelling around Europe in light of coronavirus, Eurostar are running a significantly reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your departure and arrival locations, as travel restrictions, quarantine periods and the requirement to take a COVID-19 test may apply. It is also important to make sure that your reason for travel is permitted by the country you are visiting. You can visit the Eurostar website to check these requirements here.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are unable to operate services to and from the following stations until further notice:

  • The direct service to / from Disneyland Paris is suspended until 15 July 2021.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services until at least the end of 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.

 

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Essential travel information can be found on the Eurostar website here.

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Great Western Railway are operating an amended timetable due to the current coronavirus situation. Revised timetables can be found here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and Wales here.

More information on what Great Western Railway are doing to help you travel with confidence can be found here.

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

Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Transport for Wales are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand.

Details of the current timetable can be found here. 

Current restrictions:

You can find the latest information and advice from the Welsh Government here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

The capacity of today's services can be found here. This will help you decide which train to travel on to avoid the busiest times and services.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. Details of the service that is running can be found here.

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

Seat reservations:

You must make a seat reservation when you purchase your ticket. Each customer will receive a reservation which will include your seat number and coach detail. The seat reservations will allow you to socially distance from other customers, with the allocation of a window seat. Please stick to your reservation to ensure that everyone can travel safely.

Where can I find more information?

The latest advice to help you travel with confidence can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus advice page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner until Friday 14 May.

Timetables from Saturday 15 May have not yet been finalised. Please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

The current timetables can be found here (under the timetables section).

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Social distancing measures will significantly reduce the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains - please check journey planners before you travel and avoid travelling at peak times.

To help customers with maintaining social distancing on the their services, East Midlands Railway have released a Seat Finder tool which shows how crowded trains are across their network. Please click here to visit the Seat Finder page.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information and advice by visiting the East Midlands Railway website here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that your journey may be subject to short notice alteration due to current restrictions on travel. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

The current timetable represents approximately 60% of the pre-COVID service levels. Timetables for all routes can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

Guidance and information on travelling with confidence on TransPennine Express services can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys after this date, please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may also be affected by engineering work.

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Great Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Great Northern are operating an amended timetable in order to match the current demand for travel.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Great Northern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

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Thameslink - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Thameslink are operating an amended timetable in order to match the current demand for travel.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Thameslink are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice

Gatwick Express services remain suspended until further notice.

Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

Gatwick Express have made these changes in response to reduced passenger demand for the airport and to enable train drivers to be used on other services. This is in line with the health guidance issued by Public Health England and therefore please do check before you travel to keep up to date with any last minute alterations.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground

Transport for London are currently running near-normal service levels. Social distancing measures and extra safety measures have been put in place so that if you must travel by public transport, you can travel with confidence. You can find the latest safe travel guidance from Transport for London here

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

If you are able, please consider walking or cycling. You can find walking and cycling routes around London here. 

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

TfL Rail: A full service is running on all routes.

DLR and London Underground: There is a slightly reduced frequency service operating on most DLR and London Underground routes. The Waterloo & City Line remains closed until further notice and there is currently no night Tube service.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. You can check the status of your local station here here

What are the best times to travel?

The current quietest times to travel are between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays. On weekends, before noon and after 18:00 are generally the quietest times. You can find more information about quiet times here.

Certain stations, stops and interchanges can be particularly busy at peak times.  You can find here the most up to date information on how busy each station is. 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground and TfL Rail, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

You can check your journey on London Underground, DLR and Tram services using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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No travel updates at this time. Please ensure you have a seat reservation with your ticket before travelling with LNER.

Planned Engineering Works (39)

Buses replace morning trains between Reading and Basingstoke on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke, closing all lines before 08:30.

Before 08:30, buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Ashford International and Dover Priory on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Ashford International and Dover Priory, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Ashford International and Dover Priory (limited stops).
  • Ashford International and Dover Priory (all stations except Westenhanger).
  • Sandling and Westenhanger (minibus shuttle).

High Speed services via Ashford International will run between London St Pancras and Ashford International only.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory via Paddock Wood will not run. Customers should instead use train services between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate, or additional train services between Tonbridge and Ashford (a result of engineering work at Sevenoaks).

High Speed services via Gravesend will be amended to run between London St Pancras and Dover Priory via Ramsgate and Faversham.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

 

Amended morning TfL Rail services to Heathrow Terminal 5 on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5, closing some lines early on Sunday morning.

As a result, the following trains will not run:

  • The 05:11 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5.
  • The 05:41 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5.
  • The 06:11 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Buses replace trains between Strood and Maidstone West on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Strood and Paddock Wood, closing various lines.

Buses will replace trains between Strood and Maidstone West.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended service via Sevenoaks on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Chislehurst and Orpington, closing some lines and between Orpington and Tonbridge, closing all lines.

Hastings Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be retimed, and diverted via an alternative route between London Bridge and Tonbridge calling additionally at East Croydon and Redhill.

Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will run once per hour and are diverted between London Bridge and Ashford International calling additionally at Chislehurst, Otford and Maidstone East. Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory will not run, and additional trains will run between Tonbridge & Ashford International.

Grove Park Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks will only run between London Charing Cross and Orpington.

Maidstone East Line: Trains between London Victoria and Canterbury West will call additionally at Eynsford and Shoreham.

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • Orpington - Tonbridge (non stop between Orpington and Sevenoaks)
  • Orpington - Sevenoaks 

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Bromley South and Sevenoaks via Bat & Ball on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Bickley and Sevenoaks via Bat & Ball, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

Buses will replace trains between Bromley South and Sevenoaks via Bat & Ball.

Thameslink services travelling to Sevenoaks will run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks via Orpington.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Royston and Cambridge on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Meldreth and Cambridge on Sunday 18 April, closing all lines. Buses will replace trains between Royston and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended service between London St Pancras International and London Bridge / Sutton / West Hampstead Thameslink on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras International and Herne Hill on Sunday 18 April, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

No trains will operate between London St Pancras International and London Bridge or Sutton.

You may use London Underground  and London Bus services to travel between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars/London Bridge/London Victoria.

No Thameslink trains will operate between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Wimbledon or Mitcham Junction. Please use alternative London Bus / London Underground services or Southern trains, between Sutton and London Victoria.

Trains will run to a revised timetable between:

  • Bedford/Luton and London St Pancras International.
  • London King's Cross and Royston/Peterborough.
  • London Bridge and Brighton.
  • London Bridge and Horsham.
  • London Bridge and Rainham.
  • London Victoria and Sevenoaks via Orpington.

 

Trains will not call at Kentish Town. Replacement buses will operate between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink calling at Kentish Town.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

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.

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

Buses replace trains until 09:45 between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North on Sunday 18 April, closing some lines.

Buses will replace trains between these stations. A reduce service will also run between Moorgate and Alexandra Palace.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

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 service between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park until approximately 08:45 on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park, closing some lines.

Until approximately 08:45, trains will not run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use London Underground services between these stations to help with journeys.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

 

Amended late night / early morning Thameslink service between London St Pancras International and Bedford on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and Bedford from midnight on Saturday 17 April to 08:15 on Sunday 18 April, closing some lines.

From midnight on Saturday 17 April until 08:15 on Sunday 18 April, buses will replace trains between Luton and Bedford. 

A reduced and amended timetable will run between London St Pancras International and Luton.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

No Southern trains between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Clapham Junction, resulting in the closure of some lines.

There will no Southern trains all day between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction.

Customers can use:

Southern trains between Clapham Junction and London Victoria.

London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston.

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

Buses replace trains between Balham and West Croydon on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Norwood Junction, resulting in the closure of some lines.

All day on Sunday buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

4 buses per hour will operate between Balham and West Croydon, calling at Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction and West Croydon.

Trains that normally run between London Victoria and West Croydon will not operate.

There will be a reduced level of service between London Bridge and Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Hastings and Ore / Ashford International on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International, resulting in the closure of some lines.

Buses will replace trains all weekend between Hastings and Ore / Ashford International.

1 bus per hour will operate between Hastings and Ore.

1 bus per hour will operate between Hastings and Ashford International, this service will call at Ore, Three Oaks Winchelsea, Rye, Appledore and Ham Street.

London Victoria to Ore services will call additionally at Normans Bay and now terminate at Hastings.

Ore to Brighton services will now start at Hastings.

Eastbourne to Ashford International services will not operate.

Brighton to Ore services will terminate at Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended service to / from London Euston from Saturday 17 to Friday 23 April

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

Avanti West Coast:

Because of limited access to / from London Euston, train services will be amended or retimed to run earlier or later than usual, or may use different platforms from usual.

London Northwestern Railway:

Saturday:

Some train services from London Euston to Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Crewe are retimed to depart from London Euston at slightly amended times.

The 06:40 Bletchley to London Euston service will not run.

The 06:47 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston service is retimed to depart from Milton Keynes Central at 06:40 and will call additionally at Apsley, Kings Langley, Bushey and Harrow & Wealdstone.

The 07:52 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will not run.

The 08:56 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston service will not run, the 08:05 Northampton to London Euston service will call additionally at Cheddington.

Sunday:

Until 07:50 train services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will not run, with rail replacement buses operating between London Euston / Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

An amended timetable will be in operation with some train services retimed to depart from London Euston slightly earlier / arrive at London Euston slightly later.

Monday to Wednesday:

After 21:50 train services from London Euston to Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only. Rail replacement buses will operate between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

The 21:54 and 22:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston services will be diverted and will not call at Long Buckby & Northampton.

Monday to Friday:

An amended timetable will be in operation with some train services retimed to depart from London Euston slightly earlier / arrive at London Euston slightly later. 

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended early morning trains between Bridgend and Swansea until 08:50 Sunday 18 April

Until approximately 08:50, engineering work is taking place between Bridgend and Briton Ferry, closing some lines.

Trains will run to an amended time table with some trains replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Swansea.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace late night trains between Cardiff Central and Hereford on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place in the Hereford area, closing the line overnight from 22:40.

Buses will replace late night trains between between Cardiff Central and Hereford.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Swansea and Llandrindod on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place in the Llandeilo area, closing all lines between Swansea and Llandrindod Wells.

Buses will replace trains between Swansea and Llandrindod.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended London Overground services to / from London Liverpool Street on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on London Overground routes to / from London Liverpool Street, closing many of the lines over the course of the weekend.

No trains will run between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt on Saturday or Sunday.

Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town / Cheshunt. Services to / from Chingford will additionally call at London Fields and Cambridge Heath.

On Sunday, services to / from Chingford will not run before 10:00 or after 22:45.

First trains to run on Sunday to / from Chingford:

  • 09:55 Chingford to London Liverpool Street.
  • 10:00 London Liverpool Street to Chingford.

Last trains to run on Sunday to / from Chingford:

  • 22:40 Chingford to London Liverpool Street.
  • 22:48 London Liverpool Street to Chingford.

Before 10:00, replacement buses will run between Hackney Downs and Chingford. After 22:45, replacement buses will run between London Liverpool Street and Chingford.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use their tickets with:

  • London Underground by any reasonable route between Liverpool Street, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and Walthamstow Central.

Check before you travel:

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended morning service between Kilburn High Road and London Euston on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Kilburn High Road and London Euston, closing some lines early on Sunday morning.

As a result:

  • The 06:45 London Euston to Watford Junction service will start from Kilburn High Road.
  • The 06:48 Watford Junction to London Euston service will terminate at Kilburn High Road.
  • The 07:15 London Euston to Watford Junction service will start from Kilburn High Road.
  • The 07:45 London Euston to Watford Junction service will start from Kilburn High Road.

Customers travelling between Kilburn High Road and London Euston should travel on alternative services.

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No London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Sunday 18 April

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

No London Overground services will run between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Customers can use London Buses between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction.

Two trains per hour will run between Stratford and Willesden Junction, and Stratford - Richmond services will run normally.

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Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea resulting in the closure of all lines.

Buses will replace Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze all weekend.

Valid tickets will be accepted on all reasonable public bus routes between Hythe, Colchester Town and Colchester stations on Saturday only.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains between Stansted Airport and Cambridge on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Stansted and Cambridge, resulting in line closures.

Buses will replace trains between Stansted Airport and Cambridge all weekend.

Greater Anglia buses will be extended to / from Cambridge North. There will also be connecting trains between Cambridge and Cambridge North operating.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended service to / from London Liverpool Street on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Seven Sisters resulting in the closure of some lines.

Between 01:20 on Saturday and 22:45 on Sunday, services that would usually operate via Seven Sisters will now be diverted Tottenham Hale.

Until 09:50 on Sunday services to / from London Liverpool Street from Cambridge / Cheshunt will now have extended journey times by several minutes in both directions. Departures from London Liverpool Street can be up to 10 minutes earlier.

Additionally, all day on Sunday, some platforms at London Liverpool Street are closed. As a result, some trains will be retimed to arrive at London Liverpool Street a few minutes later than usual.

From 23:15 on Sunday until 05:00 on Monday, trains will be amended to run via Seven Sisters instead of running via Tottenham Hale. Customers to / from Lea Bridge should instead use London Buses to complete their journey.

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

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

Amended Saturday evening and Sunday services to / from Heathrow Airport on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, closing lines on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Heathrow Express:

From 20:25 on Saturday until 06:30 on Sunday, a reduced service will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5.

TfL Rail:

London Paddington to Heathrow T5 service reduced to 2tph.

Trains will not call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing and Hanwell, you should use London Underground for these stations.

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

Amended train service between Manchester and Salford Crescent / Eccles on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place in the Manchester and Salford Crescent / Eccles, closing various lines.

To see the latest travel advice from each train company, please click on the below links:


Northern:

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road and Huyton.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will start / terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will run between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere. customers should use alternative Northern trains between Manchester Airport and Preston.

Trains will run hourly between Manchester Airport and Manchester Oxford Road.

TransPennine Express:

There will be no services between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston. Trains will be diverted to start and terminate at Manchester Victoria.

There will be no services between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Trains will operate between Newcastle and Manchester Victoria only.

The 08:54 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle will not call at Lea Green, Newton-Le-Willows or Manchester Victoria but will call additionally at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly and Stalybridge.

The 20:06 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street will not call at Newton-Le-Willows or Lea Green but will call additionally at Manchester Oxford Road.

Transport for Wales:

Buses replace trains between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended 20:43 and 21:40 London Paddington to Swansea trains on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing some lines.

The 20:43 (departing earlier at 20:36) and 21:43 (departing 22:00) London Paddington to Swansea will divert between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, departing Bridgend and beyond approximately 25 minutes later than normal. 

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Amended 07:53 Swansea to London Paddington service on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Bridgend and Briton Ferry, closing some lines.

The 07:53 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Cardiff Central.

A fast bus will run from Swansea to Cardiff Central to connect into the train.  

Also a bus will run from Swansea to Cardiff Central, calling at Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend. It will connect with the train at Cardiff Central.

Customers who are travelling direct from Swansea to Cardiff Central should use the fast bus.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Fratton / Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Hilsea and Cosham until 10:15 and between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour all day on Sunday, closing various lines.

Great Western Railway:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will terminate / start at Portsmouth & Southsea.

Customers should use South Western Railway rail replacement services between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. 

South Western Railway:

Until 10:15 -

Trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth stations will terminate at Fareham.

Trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour will operate to an amended timetable with trains terminating / starting from Havant.

All day -

Buses will operate between Fratton / Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern:

Until 10:15 on Sunday buses will replace trains between Havant and Portsmouth & Southsea.

No trains will run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth |Harbour on Sunday.

Customers can use South Western Railway Buses between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Services between London Victoria and Portsmouth |Harbour will start / terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea.

Services between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour will start / terminate at Fratton.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended service from / to London Waterloo on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

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

All services from / to London Waterloo will run to revised timetables.

Some lines between London Waterloo and Queenstown Road will be closed all day Saturday and in the Wimbledon area all day Sunday for maintenance work.

Platforms 1-10 at London Waterloo will be closed.

Queenstown Road will be closed all weekend. Berrylands will be closed all day Sunday. Passengers should use other nearby stations.

Saturday:

The following services will be altered as shown below and you may need to change trains to complete your journey.

  • London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Eastleigh services will start at Basingstoke.
  • London Waterloo to Salisbury stopping services will start at Basingstoke.
  • London Waterloo to Alton and London Waterloo to Basingstoke stopping services will run combined to Woking where the train will divide. Passengers for Basingstoke should travel in the front part of the train. Passengers for Alton should travel in the rear part of the train.
  • London Waterloo to Dorking services will not run.
  • London Waterloo to Guildford via Epsom services will start at Wimbledon.
  • London Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham services will start at Surbiton.
  • London Waterloo to Hampton Court services will start at Surbiton.
  • London Waterloo to Chessington services will start at Wimbledon.
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Kingston services will only run between Clapham Junction and Kingston via Richmond.
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Hounslow services will not run.

Sunday:

The following services will be altered as shown below and you may need to change trains to complete your journey.

  • Some services between London Waterloo and Exeter will start at Basingstoke.
  • Some services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth via Guildford will start at Woking.
  • An hourly stopping service will run between Woking and Basingstoke, also between Woking and Alton.
  • London Waterloo to Dorking services will not run.
  • London Waterloo to Guildford via Epsom services will start at Epsom.
  • London Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham services will start at Epsom. These services will run via Leatherhead and Effingham Junction.
  • London Waterloo to Chessington services will not run.
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Kingston services will not run.
  • London Waterloo to Shepperton services will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Fulwell via Richmond.
  • The afternoon and evening London Waterloo to Kingston via Hounslow services will not run.
  • London Waterloo to Hampton Court services will not run.
  • London Waterloo to Guildford via Woking stopping services will not run.
  • London Waterloo to Woking via Hounslow and Staines services will not run.
  • Some London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Guildford services will call additionally at Chertsey and Addlestone.

South Western Railway will operate an amended timetable with no train services calling at Wimbledon.

Replacement buses will operate as follows:

  • Clapham Junction and Surbiton
  • Clapham Junction and Effingham Junction
  • Clapham Junction and Hampton Court
  • Clapham Junction and Woking
  • Clapham Junction and Weybridge
  • Clapham Junction and Chessington South
  • Clapham Junction and Epsom
  • Clapham Junction and Twickenham

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains between Upminster and Grays / Pitsea via Tilbury on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Grays and Barking, and between Upminster and Pitsea via Tilbury Town, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Upminster and Pitsea via Ockenden and Tilbury Town.
  • Upminster and Grays via Rainham.

Customers travelling to / from Dagenham Dock can use London Bus routes EL2 or 287 to complete their journey.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended late night service at Burnham on Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

The following trains will not call at Burnham:

  • The 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.
  • The 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington.
  • The 23:54 London Paddington to Reading.

Burnham customers travel via Slough and connecting buses. Road journey time from Slough to Burnham 10 minutes. 

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Reading and Wokingham on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Wokingham, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Reading and Wokingham.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Westbury and Chippenham / Bath Spa on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between Bradford-on-Avon / Chippenham and Westbury, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

No trains will run between Chippenham and Westbury, or between Bath Spa and Westbury. A shuttle train service will run between Swindon and Chippenham.

Replacement buses will run between Bath Spa / Chippenham and Westbury.

Services that run between London Paddington and South West England will not call at Westbury, but will additionally call at Frome. Alternative rail connections / shuttle train services will run between Frome and Westbury.

South Western Railway:

No services will run between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads. Customers should instead use Great Western Railway train / bus services to complete their journey.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended East Midlands Railway service from / to London St Pancras International on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras International and Luton and also between Chesterfield and Sheffield, closing some lines.

A revised timetable shall operate throughout Saturday between London St Pancras International and the East Midlands with the following features:

  • The fast London St Pancras International to Nottingham services will run and call additionally at Kettering, Wellingborough and Luton.
  • The semi-fast London St Pancras International to Nottingham services will run with revised timings.
  • The semi-fast London St Pancras International to Sheffield services will run with extended journey times.
  • The London St Pancras International to Corby services shall operate between Kettering and Corby only connecting with services to / from London.
  • The fast London St Pancras International to Sheffield services are cancelled. 

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Amended service to / from Sheffield on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place in and around Sheffield station, closing some lines.

CrossCountry:

Trains will divert via an alternative route between Chesterfield and Sheffield and will also call additionally at Doncaster. Journey times will be extended by one hour.

East Midlands Railway:

Intercity Service between London St Pancras International and Sheffield will run to an amended timetable.

Trains will be diverted between Chesterfield and Sheffield, extending journey times. 

Trains that usually run to / from York / Leeds will be amended to run to / from Sheffield / Chesterfield instead.

Regional Services between Nottingham and Liverpool / Manchester will be diverted and will not call at Dore & Totley or Sheffield.

Services heading towards Liverpool will be delayed at Chesterfield and then diverted to return to their regular running times from Grindleford forwards.

Services heading towards Nottingham will be held at Chesterfield to return to their regular running times.

Customers for Sheffield should change at Chesterfield for EMR Intercity services (which will be diverted via an alternative route to Sheffield). 

Northern:

Buses will replace trains between Nottingham and Sheffield.

TransPennine Express:

An amended timetable will be in place for services between Manchester Piccadilly and Cleethorpes.

On Saturday there will be no services between Manchester Piccadilly and Doncaster.

On Sunday there will be no services between Sheffield and Doncaster.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Crediton and Barnstaple from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place from Saturday to Tuesday, between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple and from Wednesday to Friday between Crediton to Barnstable, closing all lines.

From Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April, buses will replace trains between Crediton and Barnstaple, calling at all stations except Yeoford. A replacement shuttle bus will run between Crediton and Yeoford.

Please note that on Saturday 10 April, the 00:06 Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids service on Saturday will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Major improvement work is taking place at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June.

Major closures of London Kings Cross station will take place during this period:


On all other dates, engineering work will be taking place that may affect your journey. Please check before you travel.

A summary of the work can be found below, with more specific details being provided from each train operating company:

Daily until Thursday 22 April:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to / from London Kings Cross. 

Weekends:

LNER will run a reduced timetable to / from London Kings Cross, with trains diverting and extending journey times by up to 15 minutes. Trains departing London Kings Cross will start earlier than usual. Trains between London Kings Cross and Leeds will run hourly. Other LNER services will be amended to start at / terminate at Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross.

No LNER trains will run to and from Lincoln on Sundays.

Monday to Friday:

Grand Central will be running a reduced timetable.

From 12 April Hull Trains will run an amended and reduced timetable. Hull Trains services before 12 April are suspended because of Covid-19.

LNER will running three trains per hour to / from London Kings Cross, with other services running to / from Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross, or cancelled throughout.

Friday 23 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross.

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross, Moorgate or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park. 

More information on this closure is available here.

Monday 26 April to Thursday 3 June:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to and from London Kings Cross. 

Friday 4 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park from the early afternoon.

Engineering work is also taking place just north of Peterborough. Many customers will need to use a rail replacement bus for part of their journey. 

Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

No trains will run between Grantham and Peterborough, due to the work taking place north of Peterborough. Rail replacement buses may be required for part of your journey. 

More information on this closure will be published here closer to the time.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here

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 Island Line trains from Monday 4 January to Saturday 15 May

New trains are being introduced to the Island Line in 2021, replacing the existing fleet which is over 80 years old. In order for these new trains to run, upgrades are needed to the Island Line route to allow these trains to be accommodated. This includes a new passing loop at Brading to allow more frequent services. More information on these upgrades can be found here.

From Monday 4 January to Saturday 15 May, buses will replace trains between:

  • Ryde Pier Head and Ryde Esplanade (minibus service)
  • Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin

To download a copy of the bus timetable, please click here.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

We are temporarily running a reduced timetable. You can tap here to view this in pdf format from our Coronavirus page.