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Updates for 27 January 2021

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18:30 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 23:32

Facilities on the 18:30 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 23:32.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

This service is formed of a different type of Azuma train from normal today and has a different layout: Standard Class is located in Coaches A, B, C and D. First Class is located in Coaches D and E. There is no Quieter Coach on this service. Universally accessible toilets are located in Coach E. The CafeBar is located in Coach B.

23:00 London Kings Cross to York due 01:33

Facilities on the 23:00 London Kings Cross to York due 01:33.
Will be formed of 5 coaches instead of 9.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

This service is formed of a different type of Azuma train from normal today and has a different layout: Standard Class is located in Coaches A, B, C and D. First Class is located in Coaches D and E. There is no Quieter Coach on this service. Universally accessible toilets are located in Coach E. The CafeBar is located in Coach B.

Catering updates

We're still offering a limited catering menu on our trains. You can find more information on our Food & drink page.

Timetable Changes

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

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Travel Disruptions (32)

Disruption between Aberdeen and Dundee expected until the end of service on Sunday 21 February

Urgent repairs to a bridge between Laurencekirk and Stonehaven due to damage caused by severe weather has resulted in all lines being closed.

Disruption is expected to continue until at least the end of service on Sunday 21 February.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Montrose and Stonehaven. Some trains will start / terminate at Edinburgh or Dundee and you may need to use a rail replacement bus to complete your journey.

More details on how each train operator has amended their service can be found below: 

ScotRail

Trains will not run between Montrose and Stonehaven. Replacement buses will run between Arbroath and Stonehaven / Aberdeen.

The following train alterations are in place:

  • Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen will run only between Glasgow Queen Street and Montrose
  • Trains between Edinburgh and Aberdeen are cancelled
  • Trains between Edinburgh and Arbroath run as scheduled. (Customers advised to alight at Dundee to connect with Glasgow Queen Street to Montrose services for replacement buses)
  • Trains between Montrose and Inverurie will run between Stonehaven and Inverurie only

 

CrossCountry

Trains will be cancelled or amended to start / terminate at Montrose.

Replacement bus services will run as follows: 

  • 06:42 Dundee - Aberdeen
  • 07:45 Aberdeen - Montrose
  • 19:45 Dundee - Aberdeen
  • 21:00 Aberdeen - Montrose

 

On Sunday 31 January, buses will run between Aberdeen and Dundee due to planned engineering work.

LNER

Monday 25 - Friday 29 January

Services will start and terminate at Edinburgh. Buses will run between Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

  • 07:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross will start at Edinburgh, scheduled to depart at 10:30.
  • 09:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross will start at Edinburgh, scheduled to depart at 12:30.
  • 14:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross will start at Edinburgh, scheduled to depart at 17:30.
  • 18:18 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross will start at Edinburgh, scheduled to depart at 21:00.
  • 07:08 Leeds to Aberdeen will terminate at Edinburgh at 10:28.
  • 10:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen will terminate at Edinburgh at 14:28.
  • 14:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen will terminate at Edinburgh 18:35.
  • 16:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen will terminate at Edinburgh at 20:34.

 

Saturday 30 January

Trains will not run between Dundee and Edinburgh. Rail replacement advice will follow once confirmed.

Sunday 31 January

Planned engineering work is being carried out. Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Dundee.

Monday 1 February - Friday 5 February

There are no timetabled services between Aberdeen and Edinburgh.  Tickets were temporarily on sale for some services and customers have been contacted and advised.  Some customers may have unfortunately been missed.  ScotRail Control are aware and Edinburgh station have been advised.  Any customers requiring travel north of Edinburgh on the Aberdeen route, with a valid ticket, will be provided with a taxi.

Additional information:

A bridge parapet has collapsed at an under-bridge between Laurencekirk and Stonehaven. Both lines will be closed until repairs can be made.

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

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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Buses replace trains between Maidstone West and Strood until the end of the day

A failure of the electricity supply at Cuxton means the line is currently closed.

We anticipate that disruption between Maidstone West and Strood will continue until the end of the day.

What's happened?

There has been a power failure in the signalling box at Cuxton, which controls the safe movement of trains between Maidstone West and Strood.

Network Rail response staff have been onsite all day working to fix the problem however there is still a power issue causing a surge which means it is not safe for the line to reopen and it will remain closed until the end of service.

How does this affect my journey?

Trains cannot run between Maidstone West and Strood.

A shuttle train service is running between Maidstone West and Paddock Wood, but services may be delayed or revised at short notice.

The last train from Tonbridge to Strood (22:34) is replaced by a bus.

What do I need to do?

Replacement buses are running between Maidstone West and Strood but will lead to extended journey times.

If you have to travel on the Medway Valley Line this afternoon, please use online journey planners to check the status of your train.

You may need to allow extra time to make your journey.

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

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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Major disruption between Lancaster and Preston expected until the end of the day

A fault on a train between Lancaster and Preston means services may be delayed by up to 60 minutes, cancelled or revised. Major disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:

There is mutual ticket acceptance in place with Avanti West Coast, Northern and TransPennine Express between Lancaster, Preston and Manchester, in both directions.

Northern have arranged for buses to run as follows:

  • 19.20 Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness
  • 19.30 Lancaster to Morecambe
  • 19:35 Lancaster to Preston
  • 19.50 Morecambe to Lancaster
  • 20.44 Windemere to Oxenholme Lake District
  • 21.17 Oxenholme Lake District to Windemere

 

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Disruption between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby until the end of the day

A landslip between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby has resulted in some lines being blocked. As a result of this, trains may be delayed by up to 20 minutes or diverted via Northampton.

This is expected to continue until the end of the day.

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Compensation:
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Reduced service to and from London Liverpool Street via Ingatestone until the end of day on Friday 29 January

A reduced service is in operation between London Liverpool Street and Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich due to the railway embankment being damaged at Ingatestone. Delays, alterations and cancellations are expected until at least the end of day on Friday 29 January.

More information from Network Rail can be found here.

How is this affecting the train service? 

Only one line will be available for trains to run on between Shenfield and Chelmsford. As a result of this, services running between Liverpool Street, Colchester, Clacton-on-Sea, Ipswich and Norwich will be reduced.

The following alterations will apply:

Clacton services:

1 train an hour will run in each direction between London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea.

Trains will call at Stratford, Shenfield, Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel, Witham, Kelvedon, Marks Tey, Colchester, Wivenhoe, Thorpe-le-Soken and Clacton-on-Sea.

Norwich services:

1 train an hour will run in each direction between London Liverpool Street and Norwich.

Trains will call at Stratford, Shenfield, Ingatestone, Chelmsford, Hatfield Peverel, Witham, Kelvedon, Marks Tey, Colchester, Manningtree, Ipswich, Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

Braintree services:

A train shuttle service will be operating between Witham and Braintree.

Colchester Town:

Colchester Town will be served by Colchester - Walton-on-the-Naze trains only.

You may use your Greater Anglia ticket on First Essex local buses between Colchester and Colchester Town on routes 61, 62, 62B, 65 and 66.

Manningtree - Harwich Town:

A train shuttle service will operate between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Ipswich - Colchester:

A additional train shuttle service will operate between Ipswich and Colchester in the morning and evening peaks.

 

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Southeastern - Latest Travel Advice

We are currently running an amended timetable in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From Monday 4 January, a new timetable was uploaded, and some train times changed.

Our amended timetables are designed to provide a more resilient service, helping to prevent short-notice cancellations should more of our frontline colleagues be affected by the virus.

Following the government's announcement on Monday 4 January, you should only leave your home to travel on our network for work if you cannot do so from home, accessing education and for caring responsibilities or for other legally permitted reasons. Visit the government website for more information and guidance here.

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 tool.

We also ask that our passengers carry hand sanitiser, wear a face covering and observe social distancing when on our trains, in line with government guidance.

Q&A

See this web page for up-to-date FAQs:  southeasternrailway.co.uk/travel-information/live-travel-information/travel-with-confidence

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Grand Central service suspended until end of Sunday 28 February

Following the Government decision to impose a national lockdown on 4 January 2021 and a national "Do Not Travel" recommendation, Grand Central have taken the decision to suspend their services until the end of Sunday 28 February. You can find more information here.

Customer advice:

Customers making essential journeys per Government guidelines with tickets for Grand Central trains that are no longer operating may choose any of the following options:

  • Utilise alternative LNER services to complete your journey, using your original Grand Central ticket. Please note, customers must make a seat reservation with LNER before travelling.
  • Amend your date of travel with no admin fee. You will need to contact the Grand Central Bookings Support team on 0345 603 4852 (option 4), who will be happy to help.
  • Decide not to travel and seek a refund from your original point of purchase.

 

Check before you travel:

Grand Central trains have been removed from the Journey Planner until Sunday 28 February.

You can check your Grand Central journey from Monday 1 March until Friday 23 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

For travel from Saturday 24 April, please check closer to the time of travel as timetables have not yet been finalised.

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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.

Further reductions to the timetable have been made in response to the tighter restrictions in place across Wales and England.

Details of the current timetable, which is running from Monday 25 January until further notice, 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.

Pontypridd station:

There is a one way system operating at Pontypridd station. Please make sure you walk in the designated areas.

No service at some stations:

In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Due to the short platform length at some stations, this is not possible. As a result, trains will not call at the below stations until further notice:

  • Llanaber - Closest alternative station is Barmouth, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Llanbedr - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Llandanwg - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Tygwyn - Closest alternative station is Talsarnau, which is 1.5 miles away
  • Abererch - Closest alternative station is Penychain, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Gilfach Fargoed - Closest alternative station is Bargoed, which is 1 mile away
  • Llanfairpwll - Closest alternative station is Bangor, which is 4.5 miles away
  • Valley - Closest alternative station is Holyhead, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Hopton Heath - Closest alternative station is Bucknell, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Sugar Loaf - Closest alternative station is Llanwrtyd Wells, which is 3 miles away

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 29 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Saturday 30 January are not yet reflected in Journey Planners. 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. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Line closed between Sittingbourne and Rainham / Gillingham until Monday 8 February

A 40-metre long landslip on a railway cutting at Newington has resulted in movement of an embankment which is falling onto the railway. As a result, Network Rail have closed the line between Sittingbourne and Gillingham until Monday 8 February for essential repairs to take place.

Working together with Network Rail, Southeastern and Thameslink have a contingency plan in place to make sure you can get to where you need to go, but please check before you travel.

Southeastern customer advice:

How does this affect my journey?

Buses will replace trains between Gillingham and Sittingbourne for the duration of the closure.

The following alterations to the train service will be in place:

  • From Monday to Friday, a limited High Speed service will run between London St Pancras International and Gillingham at peak times. There will be no off-peak service between these stations
  • From Monday to Friday, a half-hourly peak service will run between London Victoria and Gillingham
  • An hourly off-peak service will run between London Victoria and Gillingham
  • Trains will run between Sittingbourne and Dover Priory
  • Trains will run between Sittingbourne and Ramsgate via Margate

 

What do I need to do?

Replacement buses in the morning are likely to be busy and social distancing may not be possible.

Parking restrictions along the line of route have been relaxed - so if you have a permit for a station affected by the closure, you can use it to park at other Saba managed station car parks in the area. Please note, this does NOT include parking at Ebbsfleet International.

Throughout the duration of the closure, you'll be able to use your ticket, at no extra cost on:

  • Replacement buses between Gillingham and Sittingbourne
  • London Underground between Southeastern terminal stations
  • Thameslink services via reasonable routes
  • Docklands Light Railway on all reasonable routes
  • High Speed services via Canterbury West for passengers needing Kent coast stations

 

Because of the late notice nature of this closure, online Journey Planners will be updated up to 48 hours in advance only.

Journey Planners are up to date for Wednesday 27 January and Thursday 28 January.

Journey Planners are not currently up to date for Friday 29 January to Sunday 7 February.

For more information from Southeastern about the incident, click here.

Thameslink customer advice:

No trains are running between Rainham and Gillingham until the end of Sunday 7 February.

The railway has been closed whilst repair works are carried out on a landslip in the Newington area.

Thameslink trains between Luton or Central London and Rainham are terminating at Gillingham. Trains are then starting back from Gillingham in the opposite direction, towards London and Luton.

Rail replacement buses will be running between Gillingham and Rainham, for any customers travelling between these two stations. Using the bus will add around 10 minutes of extra journey time.

Southeastern services will also be affected in this area. If you're travelling with them, please check their website for advice.

Why can't Thameslink run trains to Rainham if the landslip is at Newington?

During the time that engineers are carrying out repair works near Newington, the power to the electric third rail has been switched off for their safety. The affected area runs all the way up to Rainham station.

With no power to the track, this means Thameslink trains which usually travel to Rainham are unable to run beyond Gillingham.

What's being done to get the line back open?

Network Rail have been working since Tuesday, 19 January to reopen the line. Over 280 tons of spoil were removed to try to prevent a closure of the railway, but the land is still slipping, and more needs to be removed.

The difficult but necessary decision has been taken to close the line. This allows for more comprehensive work to stabilise the embankment, ensuring it is safe to run trains in the longer term.

Click here for a more detailed look at the landslip and how it's impacting the railway.

Check before you travel:
Due to the late notice nature of this closure, online Journey Planners will not be updated as far in advance as is usually possible. We're working on the train plan now and will update this message with those dates which are updated in Journey Planners as and when they are.

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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. You can download the timetable here. Timetables may vary each day so please click on the day you are planning on travelling for the most accurate timetable. 

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 check your journey up to and including Saturday 20 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Sunday 21 February onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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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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. This temporary timetable will run until at least Friday 12 February. A review will take place towards the end of January and we will advise as soon as possible whether the temporary timetable will be in place past this date.  

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 Friday 12 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The standard Northern timetable is showing on journeys from Saturday 13 February onwards. Please bear in mind that this may be subject to change should the temporary timetable extend past Friday 12 February.

Please be aware that due to current restrictions on travel, 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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Merseyrail - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Merseyrail are currently running an amended service. The latest timetables can be found here

Due to an increasing number of Merseyrail staff needing to isolate or shield as a result of COVID-19, the West Kirby and New Brighton services have been reduced to a daily 45-minute frequency.

The timetable across the rest of the Merseyrail network is operating with a 30-minute frequency (except the 15-minute service between Hooton and Liverpool).

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 Friday 12 February by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Saturday 13 February 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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c2c - Timetable information and safe travel advice

A temporary reduced timetable is operating across the c2c network, to ensure a reliable service can operate for key workers and those travelling for legally permitted reasons.

The temporary timetable can be found 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.

Capacity on board trains remains extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Currently services arriving into central London before 08:00 are the busiest. You are recommended to defer travel until after 08:00, as this means you'll be more likely to find space on the train to socially distance. A list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to replan 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 31 January 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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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 24 March 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 Friday 19 March using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 21 March 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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Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Llanwrtyd until the end of service on Thursday 28 January

Heavy rain from Storm Christoph fell across Wales last week, causing flooding and damage to the railway. Most lines have reopened however the Heart of Wales Line is still closed.

The lines are blocked between Craven Arms and Llanwrtyd. As a result of this, trains between Shrewsbury and Llanwrtyd are suspended and will be replaced by a bus service.

The line is expected to reopen on Friday 29 January.

Please note that the line between Llanwrytd and Llanelli is also closed due to long term engineering work. More information about the closure can be found here.

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

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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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

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

From Monday 25 January, a temporary further reduced timetable will run on the Cleethorpes / Sheffield - Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport route. More information can be found here.

From Monday 1 February, a temporary further reduced timetable will run on the "North" routes, which includes trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle, between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds / Hull, between York and Scarborough, and between Manchester Airport and  Redcar Central. More information can be found here.

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 Friday 29 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Saturday 30 January may not be showing correctly in Journey Planners - 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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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.

Journey Planners for this route are currently updated until Friday 26 February only.

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

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You can check your journey 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 - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Heathrow Express are operating a reduced half hourly service, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

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

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey for up to and including Friday 5 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 6 February, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Advice

Train operating companies are continuing to run services in line with government advice and guidelines, and in order to meet current levels of demand and to help with social distancing on board.

Details of the timetables, and safe travel advice from each operator, is available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

If you are travelling by train, you can travel with confidence. As part of the industry's safer travel pledge, rail companies are doing extra cleaning and providing more service information.

Social distancing guidelines mean there will be reduced capacity on board trains. Please follow the advice given by your train operator regarding planning your journey. You also need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials, and this includes local lockdown rules.

Please also follow the recommended guidance before you set off:

  • Plan ahead and consider travelling at quieter times
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
  • Follow social distancing guidance at stations, on platforms and on trains
  • Do not travel if you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid-19

 

If you do travel, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt).

National restrictions:

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

 

 

More information:

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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

You can click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

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.

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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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Reduced weekday West Midlands Railway Cross City service until the end of Friday 29 January

A shortage of train crew means that a reduced service will be in operation on the West Midlands Railway Cross City route between Redditch / Bromsgrove and Four Oaks / Lichfield Trent Valley.

The reduced service will be in place on weekdays only, until at least the end of the day on Friday 29 January.

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

For travel on future dates, please check back on the day of travel.

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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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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable, in line with currently passenger demand and government guidelines. This includes a further timetable reduction on their regional routes from Monday 25 January.

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.

There is a one-way system in place at Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

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 Friday 29 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The reduced timetable is not yet reflected in Journey Planners from Saturday 30 January. Journey Planners will generally be updated every Thursday to show the correct timetable for the following week.

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

From Monday 25 January, Greater Anglia are running a reduced timetable in reaction to the fall in number of customers travelling. This timetable will run until at least Friday 19 February, to ensure those travelling for essential reasons can still do so.

You can find more information here. This includes a list of the trains which will be cancelled throughout the time the reduced timetable is in operation. Changes apply to Greater Anglia services on Monday to Friday only. Stansted Express will continue to operate a half hourly service.

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

Where can I find more information? 

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 31 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

For travel from Monday 1 February, the reduced timetable is not yet reflected in Journey Planners. 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.

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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:

On weekdays, you can check your journey up to Friday 29 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

On weekends, you can check your journey up to Sunday 28 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 1 February or on weekends from Saturday 6 March, 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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Avanti West Coast - Timetable information and safe travel advice

If you're travelling, travel with confidence. Wear a face covering (unless exempt). Wash your hands. Travel at quieter times.

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

Four trains per hour will be running to and from London Euston serving the West Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow in addition to a number of services to North Wales, Shrewsbury, Blackpool and Edinburgh.

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 Sunday 28 March. Weekend services are subject to amendment, please check your journey 2 days before travelling on a Saturday or Sunday.

For travel dates after this time, 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.  

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No Hull Trains service until further notice

Following the Government decision to impose a national lockdown on 4 January 2021 and a national "Do Not Travel" recommendation, Hull Trains have taken the decision to suspend services until further notice.

Alternative travel advice:

Tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • Passengers may utilise alternative LNER services to complete your journey, using your original Hull Trains ticket. Please note, customers must make a seat reservation with LNER before travelling.
  • Northern via any reasonable route to connect with other train operators services.

 

Refund information:

If you have booked tickets to travel on a Hull Trains service which has now been cancelled, you are entitled to claim a full refund within 28 days of the journey. Please see here for more information.

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:

Some Hull Trains services may still be showing on Journey Planners - these will be removed as soon 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:

Due to a shortage of available train crew across the network, London Northwestern Railway have taken the decision to suspend train services on their Branch Lines. Buses will replace trains on the following routes until further notice:

  • between Bedford and Bletchley
  • between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey 

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.

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 as normal using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner, with the exception of the below routes:

  • Bedford - Bletchley: You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 26 February
  • Watford Junction - St Albans Abbey: You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 26 February

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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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, including how to travel safely and how to apply for a refund, 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. 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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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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ScotRail - Timetable information and safe travel advice

ScotRail are operating approximately 80% of their normal timetable, with a full service at peak times.

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

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here. The latest timetables 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 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 affected 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 reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your origin and destination, as travel restrictions and quarantine periods may apply.

How is this affecting the train service?

  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • The direct service between London and Amsterdam / Rotterdam is currently running.
  • The direct service to Disneyland Paris is suspended until 30 April 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.

The timetable for travel until Saturday 27 March can be found here.

 

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

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

Planned Engineering Works (24)

Buses replace early morning trains between Gravesend and Gillingham from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place between Gravesend and Gillingham, closing lines overnight from very early on Tuesday to Friday mornings.

Between 00:30 and 04:30 on Tuesday to Friday, buses will replace trains between Gravesend and Gillingham.

The 04:00 Gillingham to Dartford service will start from Gravesend at 04:18. A replacement bus will run from Gillingham earlier than usual to connect with the train at Gravesend.

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 evening Thameslink services to / from Sutton from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Sutton / Wimbledon, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

After 23:45 each night, Thameslink trains to / from Sutton / Wimbledon will be amended, and will run up to 5 minutes earlier than usual.

The 22:54 Luton to Sutton service will divert after Tulse Hill and run non-stop to Sutton.

Customers travelling to stations between Tulse Hill and Sutton can use their tickets on London Bus services.

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 Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Buses replace evening trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:30 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

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 evening / morning services between Norwood Junction and Purley from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place between Norwood Junction and Purley, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning.

Between 23:15 and 05:30 each night, trains will be amended between Norwood Junction and Purley, with journey times extended by up to 5 minutes.

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.

Amended evening / morning Southeastern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January

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

Monday to Thursday:

From 23:55 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

From 23:20 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Hayes.

Tuesday to Friday:

From 01:05 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich.  Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday:

The 23:55 St Pancras to Faversham services is replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet and Faversham.
From 23:45 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Sheerness & Sittingbourne.

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:

From 00:05 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Gillingham and Faversham.  Additional connecting trains will run from Faversham to Ramsgate.

Wednesday & Thursday:

The 23:37 St Pancras to Ramsgate via Dover service is replaced by a bus between Dover and Ramsgate.

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 overnight trains between Eastbourne and Hastings / Ore from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Eastbourne and Hastings, closing the line.

Each night from 21:00 until 04:00, finishing 04:00 Friday morning, buses will replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings / Ore.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

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.

Revised 06:00 London Euston to Watford Junction train from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January

Due to engineering work between Willesden Junction and Watford Junction, the 06:00 London Euston to Watford Junction train will depart earlier at 05:58 from Monday to Friday.

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.

Reduced service after 20:00 between Gospel Oak and Barking from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place between East Ham and Barking, closing some lines after 20:00 each night from Monday to Friday.

A reduced service will run between Gospel Oak and Barking. The following trains will be cancelled:

  • 19:54 Barking to Gospel Oak
  • 20:40 Gospel Oak to Barking
  • 21:24 Barking to Gospel Oak
  • 22:10 Gospel Oak to Barking
  • 22:54 Barking to Gospel Oak
  • 23:30 Gospel Oak to Barking

Additionally, the 06:09 Barking to Gospel Oak will start from Woodgrange Park on Tuesday to Friday morning.

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.

Amended evening service through Willesden Junction from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place in the Willesden Junction area, closing some of the North London Lines.

The below evening trains will be altered throughout the week: 

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:26 Stratford to Clapham Junction will terminate at Willesden Junction.

The 21:47 Clapham Junction to Stratford will not run.

The 22:03 and 22:34 Clapham Junction to Stratford will terminate at Willesden Junction.

Monday to Friday:

The 21:59 Stratford to Richmond will terminate at Camden Road.

The 23:17 Richmond to Willesden Junction will not run.

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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.

Amended late night TransPennine Express service from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

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

The 21:34 Scarborough to Manchester Airport will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.

The 22:39 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Dewsbury.

The 23:37 Leeds to Huddersfield will not run. A replacement coach will be provided from Leeds (23:37) calling at all stations to Huddersfield (00:51).

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:

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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 late night service between Stratford and Shenfield from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place after 21:25 each night from Monday to Thursday between Seven Kings and Gidea Park, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

As a result, train services between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield (and beyond) in both directions will have extended journey times of up to 15 minutes as they travel slowly past the worksite.

In addition, the following trains will be cancelled:

  • 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
  • 21:10 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

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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.

Amended overnight Northern service to / from Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place in various places across the Northern network, closing some lines.

Monday

The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street.

The 23:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will not call at Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, Garswood and Bryn. A bus will be provided from Huyton to Preston.

The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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 late night service between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Smithy Bridge each night, closing all lines.

As a result, the following alterations apply:

The 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn (via Todmorden) will terminate at Accrington. Onward journeys are available from Accrington to Blackburn.

The 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria (via Todmorden) 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.

Buses replace late night trains to / from Northampton from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Long Buckby, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning.

After 21:50, train services that usually run between London Euston and Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only.

Replacement buses will run between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

Additionally, the 21:54 and 22:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston services will be diverted, not calling at Long Buckby or Northampton.

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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 to / from Atherstone from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place in the Atherstone area, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 21:29 and 21:56 Crewe to Northampton services will not call at Atherstone. Replacement buses will run between Nuneaton and Atherstone, connecting with train services.

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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 late night / early morning services at Bushey from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place in the Bushey area, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

As a result, the following trains will call at Bushey for customers to disembark only:

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:18 London Euston to Northampton service.

The 22:42 London Euston to Northampton service.

The 23:04 London Euston to Northampton service.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service.

Friday:

The 23:04 London Euston to Northampton service.

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Amended Northern service from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place in various areas across the Northern network.

As a result, the following alterations apply:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:04 Leeds to Nottingham service will not call at Dronfield. A bus will be provided from Sheffield to Chesterfield, calling at Dronfield.

The 21:12 Nottingham to Leeds service will not call at Dronfield. A bus will be provided from Chesterfield to Sheffield, calling at Dronfield.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:15 Sheffield to Nottingham service will depart Sheffield at 05:09 and will not call at Dronfield. A bus will be provided from Sheffield to Chesterfield, departing Sheffield at 04:40 and calling at Dronfield.

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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 Island Line trains from Monday 4 January to Wednesday 31 March

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 Wednesday 31 March, buses will replace trains between:

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

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling up to and including 5 March, 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.

From 27 February onwards, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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 on the Heart of Wales Line until further notice

The Heart of Wales Line is currently closed between Llanelli and Llanwrtyd. This is due to the ongoing repairs to the track following the derailment of a freight train near Llangennech.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Llanwrtyd.

Network Rail is working around the clock to complete the considerable repairs needed. The line is not expected to reopen until 5 March at the earliest.

Replacement buses:

Buses are running between Swansea and Llanwrtyd.

On Sundays, buses will operate between Swansea and Llandrindod.

Road transport is being provided by Lakeside, Williams, Wheadon's and Watts Coaches.

Due to station access, a full size coach will operate a limited stop service, and a minibus will serve all stations.

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.

Alternative route:

Tickets routed via the Heart of Wales Line will be accepted on alternative Transport for Wales rail services via Cardiff Central and Hereford, either directly or connecting into or out of planned replacement road transport.

What happened?

On Wednesday 26 August, a freight train transporting diesel fuel derailed and caught fire in the Llangennech area. The remaining diesel from the wagons has been removed and the damaged wagons have all been removed from site by road. Network Rail are now repairing damage to the rail infrastructure. Regular updates from Network Rail can be found here and a short video can also be viewed here.

Also in August 2020, extreme weather resulted in damage to the railway in various locations between Llandrindod and Craven Arms. Repairs on this section of the line were completed in November 2020 and trains are able to run again between Llandrindod and Shrewsbury.

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Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Railway service from Monday 25 to Friday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the East Midlands Railway network, closing some lines.

Due to these engineering works, the following services may have slightly amended journey times:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 20:00 London St Pancras International to Leeds
  • The 21:01 London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield
  • The 22:01 Sheffield to Derby
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby via Nottingham

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester
  • The 04:52 Leicester to London St Pancras International
  • The 05:00 Derby to London St Pancras International
  • The 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International. This service will be unable to call at Long Eaton. A rail replacement bus will run from Derby to Leicester calling at Long Eaton 
  • The 05:31 Sheffield to London St Pancras International may depart earlier than normal
  • The 06:00 Sheffield to London St Pancras International may depart earlier than normal

Thursday night to Friday morning

  • Trains between Kettering and Bedford may have extended journey times on Thursday after 23:00 until 05:55 on Friday

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 late night / early morning Great Western Railway Bristol Temple Meads service from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 January

Engineering work is taking place between Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads, closing some lines.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:53 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will start from Bristol Parkway. An earlier replacement bus will leave Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway to connect into the train. 

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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 late night Great Western Railway services through Cardiff Central from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 January

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

The 20:48 London Paddington to Swansea will divert between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Ninian Park - not calling), departing Bridgend and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

The 21:48 London Paddington to Swansea will divert between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Barry - not calling), departing Bridgend and beyond up to 25 minutes later than normal.

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Amended late night / early morning Great Western Railway service to / from Bedwyn on Monday 25 to Friday 28 January

Engineering work is taking place between Reading West / Hungerford and Bedwyn, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday:

To Newbury / Bedwyn:

The 21:52 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 21:52 from Newbury to Kintbury, Hungerford and Bedwyn. This bus also connects at Newbury out of 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth.

The 22:10 Reading to Newbury and the 22:44 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run. A replacement bus will depart at 22:10 from Reading to Newbury calling all stations. A further bus will also depart at 22:10 from Reading (fast) to Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford and Bedwyn.

From Bedwyn / Newbury:

The 22:19 Bedwyn to Newbury will not run, also 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington will start from Reading. A replacement bus will depart at 22:40 from Bedwyn to Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury, then Thatcham and Reading. Connects at Newbury into another replacement bus at 23:29 from Newbury to Reading, calling all stations.

The 23:17 Bedwyn to Reading will not run. A replacement bus will depart at 23:38 from Bedwyn to Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury, then Thatcham and Reading.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:17 Reading to Newbury will not run and will be replaced by a replacement bus at 00:20 from Reading setting down only at all stations to Newbury arrive 01:24.

The 00:06 Bedwyn to London Paddington will not run. An earlier bus will depart at 23:38 (Mon-Thu) from Bedwyn to Hungerford, Kintbury, Newbury, Thatcham and Reading. Rail connection from Reading to London Paddington.

Typical road journey times (depending on calling points) from Reading to:

Reading West 8 minutes, Theale 18-23 minutes, Aldermaston 29 minutes, Midgham 37 minutes, Thatcham 33-44 minutes, Newbury Racecourse 54 minutes, Newbury 40-64 minutes, Kintbury 60-79 minutes, Hungerford 70-89 minutes and Bedwyn 85-104 minutes.

Buses serve railway stations (forecourt / car park / entrance) except where shown below:

Reading West: Oxford Road opposite McDonalds; Aldermaston: Bath Road bus lay-by;
Midgham: Bath Road Angel public house; Newbury Racecourse: Hanbridge Road adjacent to entrance or Mandarin Court; Kintbury: Level Crossing by Station Road.

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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 St Erth and St Ives from Monday 4 January to Sunday 7 February

Engineering work is taking place between St Erth and St Ives, closing all lines from Monday 4 January to Sunday 7 February.

Buses will replace trains between St Erth and St Ives.

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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.

Project information:

More details about this project can be found here.

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