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Travel Disruptions (3)

CLEARED: Buses were replacing trains between Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross

A cable fault, causing the power supply to the third rail to be severely reduced, resulted in train services between Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross being suspended.

Network Rail have now located the fault and replaced the affected section of cable and a normal train service will now run on the Hunts Cross line from start of service today.

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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 Trains to continue running trains during industrial action on 27 July and 3 August

RMT have announced their intent to carry out industrial action on Saturday 27 July and Saturday 3 August.

On the above dates, trains to and from London St Pancras International will not be impacted and will run as planned. Whilst services will continue to run on the majority of local routes, there will be revised timetables and replacement coach services on some routes.

Summary of services running on Saturday 27 July and Saturday 3 August:

London - Nottingham - Leicester - Sheffield

Trains will continue to run as normal.

Derby - Matlock

A reduced service will run on this route. The following trains will not run:

15:52 Derby to Matlock
17:53 Derby to Matlock
19:52 Derby to Matlock
22:16 Derby to Matlock - This service will run as a rail replacement coach

16:37 Matlock to Derby
18:37 Matlock to Derby
20:37 Matlock to Derby
22:55 Matlock to Derby - This service will run as a rail replacement coach

Click here to check the revised timetable.

Derby - Stoke-on-Trent - Crewe

Trains will continue to run as normal.

Nottingham - Grantham - Skegness

A near normal service will run on this route including the additional summer Saturday 8 coach HST services. Click here to check the revised timetable.

Nottingham - Newark Castle - Lincoln

A near normal service will run on this route.

Nottingham to Newark Castle will be serviced by one train per hour instead of our normal two. Click here to check the revised timetable.

Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham

A reduced service will run on this route. The following trains will not run:

08:52 Liverpool to Nottingham
13:51 Liverpool to Nottingham
15:51 Liverpool to Nottingham
19:52 Liverpool to Nottingham
20:49 Liverpool to Nottingham

05:20 Nottingham to Liverpool
10:47 Nottingham to Liverpool
11:47 Nottingham to Liverpool
16:44 Nottingham to Liverpool
17:44 Nottingham to Liverpool
19:36 Nottingham to Manchester Piccadilly. (Please note that this is usually the last direct service. You may use your ticket on board the East Midlands Trains 20:24 Nottingham to Sheffield service to connect with trains to Manchester Piccadilly.)

You may use your ticket on the following operators between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham:

  • Northern
  • CrossCountry
  • TransPennine Express

 

Nottingham - Mansfield - Worksop

A reduced service will run between Nottingham and Mansfield Woodhouse. Replacement coaches will run between Mansfield and Worksop. Click here to check the revised timetable.

Doncaster - Lincoln - Peterborough

Replacement coaches will run on this route. Click here to check the revised timetable.

You may use your ticket on the following operators:

  • LNER between Doncaster and Peterborough
  • Northern between Lincoln / Retford and Sheffield / Doncaster
  • TransPennine Express between Doncaster and Sheffield

 

Lincoln - Grimsby - Cleethorpes

Replacement coaches will run on this route. Click here to check the revised timetable.

You may use your ticket on the following operators:

  • Northern between Lincoln and Sheffield / Doncaster
  • TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes and Sheffield

 

Leicester - Nottingham (serving intermediate stations)

Replacement coaches will run calling at Syston, Sileby and Barrow-upon-Soar. Please note that direct trains will still run between Leicester, Loughborough, Beeston and Nottingham as part of the London - Nottingham route. Click here to check the revised timetable.

Derby - Nottingham - Newark Castle

East Midlands Trains services will not run on this route. 

Rail replacement coaches will run to / from Attenborough. Click here for the rail replacement timetable and connections. 

You may use your ticket on other East Midlands Trains services or on CrossCountry trains between Derby and Nottingham.

Nottingham - Norwich

East Midlands Trains services will not run on this route. You may use your ticket on board East Midlands Trains Nottingham - Grantham services. You may then use your ticket on the following operators:

  • CrossCountry between Peterborough and Ely
  • Greater Anglia between Peterborough and Ely / Norwich
  • LNER between Grantham and Peterborough

 

Newark North Gate - Lincoln  

Services will not run on this route. A rail replacement coach service will take you between Newark North Gate and Newark Castle where you may connect with our train service to / from Lincoln. Click here for the revised Newark Castle - Lincoln timetable. 

You may use your ticket on the following operators:

  • Northern between Retford and Lincoln
  • LNER between Retford and Grantham

 

If you have already purchased your ticket but decide not to travel you may claim a refund. Click here for details.

 

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is currently showing the normal timetable for the 27 July and 3 August strike days, please check back if you plan to travel on these dates.

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

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Buses replace trains between North Llanrwst and Blaenau Ffestiniog until Wednesday 24 July

The line between Llandudno Junction and North Llanrwst has now reopened, and trains are running, following extensive repairs to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line.

Trains are still unable to run between North Llanrwst and Blaenau Ffestiniog, and buses continue to replace trains. However, this part of the line is expected to reopen on Wednesday 24 July.

What work has been undertaken?

Specialist engineers have been busy creating a tunnel to carry water underneath the railway, constructing embankments, removing debris and refurbishing level crossings, in order to safely restore the track. Alongside this restoration work, Network Rail has increased the speed that trains can run between Dolgarrog and North Llanwrst.

You can view images of the damage caused by the flooding here.

Bus information:

Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs or mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting Transport for Wales here

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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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No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (25)

Major improvement work between Aberdeen and Inverness until Monday 19 August

The Aberdeen - Inverness Improvement Project is taking place over the course of a number of weeks, closing all lines between Dyce and Inverurie.

Saturday 15 June until Friday 9 August (8 weeks):

Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Huntly.

Saturday 10 until Monday 12 August (3 days):

Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Inverness.

Tuesday 13 until Monday 19 August (7 days):

Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Huntly.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project information:

The Aberdeen - Inverness Improvement Project is a Scottish Government funded project to upgrade the railway infrastructure between Aberdeen and Inverness.

The project, which will be delivered in phases, will provide incremental benefits throughout the life of the scheme. Phase one of the project aims to deliver enhanced commuter services into each city and to facilitate the capacity for new stations at Kintore and Inverness Airport.

Amended 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July

Engineering work is taking place between Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour, closing some lines overnight from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July.

The 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will terminate at Fratton. Alternative trains are available for customers from Fratton to Portsmouth Harbour.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace late night trains between Cardiff Central and Rhymney from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July

Engineering work is taking place between Caerphilly and Ystrad Mynach, closing all lines after 23:05 each night.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service will terminate at Cardiff Central and the 22:35 Cardiff Central to Rhymney will be cancelled throughout.

A replacement bus will run from Cardiff to Rhymney, calling at all stations. 

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

Up to Friday 11 October, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 12 October, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Dartford and Gillingham / Rainham from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 July

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Higham, closing lines between 00:15 and 04:30 on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

The following trains will be replaced by buses throughout:

Monday and Tuesday:

  • The 23:30 Rainham to Dartford service.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • The 00:28 Dartford to Gillingham service.
  • The 01:24 Dartford to Gillingham service.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Sunday 11 August

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until August 2019.

Most weekends until Sunday 11 August, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at Derby Road and Trimley.

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

Major improvement work at Glasgow Queen Street from Sunday 30 June to Sunday 28 July

Station improvement work is taking place at Glasgow Queen Street, closing platforms 2 & 3.

Saturdays

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland will operate to an hourly service between Ashfield and Anniesland. There will be no onward bus service.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Falkirk Grahamston will start / terminate at Springburn.  Customers should use services between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh for connections.

Sundays

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland will operate between Ashfield and Anniesland only, with the exception of the 7 and 28 July when trains will run as normal.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Cumbernauld will run as scheduled with the exception of 7 and 28 July when buses will replace trains.

Monday to Friday

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland will operate to an hourly service between Ashfield and Anniesland. There will be no onward bus service.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Falkirk Grahamston will start / terminate at Springburn. Customers should use services between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh for connections.

Some trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling will also be formed of 3 carriages instead of 6.

Check before you travel:

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

Project information:

The station upgrade work will create more space for passengers to move around within the station, and the redevelopment will also lengthen some platforms to permit the operation of eight carriage trains on the Edinburgh - Glasgow via Falkirk High Route.

Amended Southern overnight / early morning trains from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July

Engineering work is taking place between at various locations on the Southern network, closing various lines.

Each night from approximately 22:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, the following alterations will apply:

  • Buses will replace trains between Haywards Heath and Hastings. 
  • Buses will replace trains between Lewes and Eastbourne / Seaford
  • The 23:25 London Victoria to Horsham is replaced by a bus between Leatherhead and Horsham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended 05:50 Gloucester to Maesteg service from Monday 22 until Saturday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Gloucester and Lydney, closing some lines.

Between Monday 22 and Saturday 27 July the 05:50 Gloucester to Maesteg service will start from Cardiff Central at 07:04. A replacement bus will run between Gloucester and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester and Dewsbury, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 20:55 Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria at 00:37. It will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse. A coach will run from Huddersfield (departing at 23:30) to Brighouse to connect with the train and it will return to Huddersfield connecting off the train.
  • The 22:46 Scarborough to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria at 01:00.
  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse at 00:32. This train will be re-timed to depart Dewsbury earlier at 00:46 and Leeds earlier at 01:04. A replacement coach will operate from Huddersfield (departing at 00:10) to Brighouse to connect with the train and then return to Huddersfield connecting off the train.
  • The 23:17 Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield, 23:33 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly and 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield services will not run and will be replaced by coaches throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria at 01:11. A replacement coach will run from Manchester Airport (departing at 00:30) to Manchester Victoria via Manchester Piccadilly to connect with this train.
  • The 01:38, 02:52 and 03:50 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse. Replacement coaches will operate from Huddersfield (departing at 02:20, 03:45 and 04:35) to Brighouse to connect with the trains and will then return from Brighouse to Huddersfield connecting off the trains.
  • The 02:42 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse. A replacement coach will operate from Huddersfield (departing at 03:25) to Brighouse to connect with the train and then return to Huddersfield connecting off the train.
  • The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart Sheffield later at 04:00.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended evening / morning trains to / from London St Pancras International from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place at various points between Bedford and Leicester, closing some lines.

As a result, some late night and early morning trains from Monday evening until Friday morning will be amended to run earlier or later than usual. Please check the time of your journey as it may have been amended.

Additionally:

Monday to Thursday

  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will terminate at East Midlands Parkway, having run later than usual to stations from Wellingborough onwards. A replacement bus will run from East Midlands Parkway to Beeston and Nottingham.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will be retimed to run later than usual, not calling at Beeston or Nottingham. A replacement bus will run from East Midlands Parkway to Beeston and Nottingham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended Caledonian Sleeper services from Saturday 20 July until Sunday 4 August

Track work is taking place between Warrington and Runcorn East / Acton Bridge, closing all lines.

Trains will run to an amended timetable and will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly.

On Sunday:

The 21:00 London Euston to Inverness will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with a revised departure time of 01:03 from Preston.

The 20:26 Inverness to London Euston service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Preston at 04:09 and at Crewe at 05:28.

The 23:15 Glasgow Central to London Euston service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with a revised departure time of 01:21 from Carlisle.

The 23:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with a revised time of 05:09 at Carlisle.

The 23:50 London Euston to Glasgow Central service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with revised set down time of 05:12 at Carlisle.

From Monday to Friday:

The 20:45 Inverness to London Euston service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly. The train will call at Preston at 04:26 (Friday) / 04:27 (all other services) and will not call at Crewe.

The 21:15 London Euston to Inverness will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with revised departure times of 20:40 from London Euston and 21:04 from Watford Junction.

From Monday to Thursday:

The 23:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with a revised arrival time of 06:43 at Watford Junction.

The 23:50 London Euston to Glasgow Central service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with revised departure times of 23:36 from London Euston and 23:57 from Watford Junction.

On Friday:

The 23:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with a revised arrival time of 07:14 at Watford Junction and 07:38 at London Euston.

The 23:50 London Euston to Glasgow Central service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, with revised departure times of 23:25 from London Euston and 23:46 from Watford Junction.

Please note: There are no Caledonian Sleeper services on Saturday night.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

£27m is being invested, as part of the Great North Rail Project, to bring the outdated track at Acton Grange Junction and equipment to modern standards and further improve the reliability of the economically important West Coast main line.

Buses replace evening / morning trains to / from Burnham / Taplow from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 July

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow:

Monday to Tuesday:

  • The 21:42 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • The 22:01 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 22:15 (departing 22:17) Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 22:27 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 22:48 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 23:14 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 23:14 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service.

Tuesday to Wednesday:

  • The 00:14 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service.

Customers should use replacement buses between Slough and Burnham / Taplow, except for customers for the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service who should use later train services to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries from Saturday 13 to Friday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place between Kilmarnock and Carlisle, closing various parts of the line.

Friday 12 July

The 23:13 Glasgow to Dumfries service will terminate Kilmarnock. Two replacement buses will run from Kilmarnock to Dumfries.

One express bus will run direct from Kilmarnock to Dumfries. The second will call all stops from Kilmarnock to Dumfries

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock / Dumfries and Carlisle.

Monday 15 to Thursday 25 July

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

Express buses will operate to connect with journeys to Newcastle.

Friday 26 July

The 05:13 and 05:45 Dumfries to Glasgow will start from Kilmarnock.

Buses will depart Dumfries at 04:01 & 04:31, calling all stations, arriving at Kilmarnock to connect into a train to Glasgow

Trains will run as normal between Dumfries and Carlisle

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

No trains from Grays to Barking via Purfleet from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place from Grays to Barking via Purfleet. The line will be closed in that direction only all day from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July.

Trains will not run from Grays to London Fenchurch Street via Purfleet in that direction. (Trains will run as normal from London Fenchurch Street to Grays.)

How are c2c helping you complete your journey?

Replacement buses will run from Grays to Dagenham Dock, calling at Purfleet and Rainham. Buses will also run from Grays to Upminster, calling at Chafford Hundred and Ockendon. The bus service will be strengthened during the morning and evening peak times.

A circular London Fenchurch Street - Rainham - Grays - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street service will run all week.

If you are travelling from Purfleet, Rainham or Dagenham Dock to London Fenchurch Street, you should take a train to Grays, changing there for onward connections to London Fenchurch Street. 

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Project Information:

TfL are extending the London Overground service to Barking Riverside to support more homes and economic growth in the region. Engineering work is required to construct a junction between the existing railway line and the new extension. You can find more information on the alterations to c2c services here.

Buses replace late evening trains between Clitheroe and Blackburn from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July

Track maintenance work is taking place between Hellifield and Blackburn, closing all lines overnight.

The following alterations will occur on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 21:42 Rochdale to Clitheroe service will terminate at Blackburn. A replacement bus will run from Blackburn to Clitheroe.
  • The 23:39 Clitheroe to Blackburn service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended trains in the Redhill area from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Redhill area, closing some lines overnight from 22:15 until 05:45 each night.

As a result, some trains will be diverted and will be retimed by a few minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended service between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay nightly from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay, closing some lines overnight.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate train will run approximately 10 minutes later than normal from Faversham to Ramsgate. A bus will run from Faversham to Ramsgate, calling at Margate, Broadstairs and Dumpton Park. A second bus will run from Faversham to Ramsgate, calling at all stations.
  • The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham train will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet International to Faversham. It will call at Gravesend and Strood and then set down only at Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Sittingbourne.

 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate train will terminate at Sittingbourne. A replacement bus will run from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate, calling at Faversham and then set down only at Margate, Broadstairs and Dumpton Park. A second bus will run from Sittingbourne to Westgate-on-Sea, calling at Faversham and then set down only at all stations to Westgate-on-Sea. A minibus will run from Sittingbourne to Teynham only.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended service between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Chinley from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield, closing all lines overnight. The lines will be closed between 23:35 and 05:15 each night, ending on Friday morning.

The following trains will be amended on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will divert via Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all stations.
  • The 23:15 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:29 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop service will be replaced by buses throughout. One bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield, calling at Ashburys, Gorton, Guide Bridge, Flowery Field, Newton for Hyde, Godley, Glossop and Dinting. A second bus will run from Godley to Hadfield, calling at Hattersley, Broadbottom, Glossop and Dinting.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford, closing all lines overnight.

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall. A replacement bus will run from Walsall to Hednesford.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended CrossCountry 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham service from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Nottingham, closing all lines overnight.

The 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham train will terminate at Derby. Replacement road transport will run from Derby to Nottingham.

This amendment is in place for the 23:09 service on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

No Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton overnight from Monday 22 to Friday 26 July

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing all lines overnight from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 July. The lines reopen on Friday morning.

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 22:30 and the 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will terminate at Birmingham New Street. 

On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston will start at Birmingham New Street.

Please speak to station staff who will arrange onward transport between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend overnight on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 July

Track renewal and maintenance work is taking place between Dartford and Gravesend. Some lines will be closed overnight on Monday and Tuesday.

Monday and Tuesday:

  • The 23:32 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service will terminate at Dartford. A replacement bus will run from Dartford to Gravesend.
  • The 23:50 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service will terminate at Dartford. A replacement bus will run from Dartford to Gravesend.
  • The 00:52 London Cannon Street to Gravesend service will terminate at Dartford. A replacement bus will run from Dartford to Gravesend, calling at Greenhithe for Bluewater only.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • The 04:32 Gravesend to London Charing Cross service will start from Dartford at 04:45. A replacement bus will run from Gravesend to Dartford, departing Gravesend at 04:11 and calling at Greenhithe for Bluewater only.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Major improvement work in the Warrington Bank Quay area from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 4 August

Track & Equipment upgrade work is taking place at Acton Grange Junction, which will close the line between Warrington and Runcorn East / Acton Bridge.

£27m is being invested, as part of the Great North Rail Project, to bring the outdated track and equipment to modern standards and further improve the reliability of the economically important West Coast main line.

How does this affect the train service?

Trains on the West Coast Mainline will not run via Warrington Bank Quay, with some Virgin Trains services diverted between Wigan and Crewe via Manchester Piccadilly. Replacement buses will run via Warrington Bank Quay.

Trains will not run between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester / Ellesmere Port with replacement buses on this route. Trains are running between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly via Altrincham.

For more information how your journey will be impacted, please use the information on this page.  A map displaying an overview of how trains will be affected can be viewed here.

Caledonian Sleeper trains will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly and run to an amended timetable. For more details on individual train alterations, please see here.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended service on all routes through Gloucester from Sunday 21 to Friday 26 July

Station improvement work is taking place at Gloucester from Sunday 21 to Monday 26 July.

There will be no trains at Gloucester on Sunday and Monday and there will be a reduced number of platforms available at Gloucester from Tuesday to Friday. 

Alterations to CrossCountry services:

On Sunday and Monday:

Buses will replace trains between Cheltenham Spa and Newport.

From Tuesday to Friday:

Buses will replace trains between Gloucester and Newport. 

Alterations to Great Western Railway services:

On Sunday and Monday:

Trains to / from Great Malvern / Worcester Shrub Hill / Cheltenham Spa will divert between Cheltenham Spa and Cam & Dursley, not calling at Gloucester.

Trains running between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon / London Paddington will divert between Cheltenham Spa and Stonehouse, not calling at Gloucester. Some trains may be retimed between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon.

To help you complete your journey, buses will replace trains between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester and between Gloucester and Cam & Dursley.

From Tuesday to Friday:

A reduced number of platforms will be available at Gloucester, however most trains will call as normal at the station, except for the below:

  • Some early morning and late evening trains will be revised not to call at Gloucester. For services affected, replacement buses will run between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester and between Gloucester and Cam & Dursley.
  • All trains which run between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington will divert between Cheltenham Spa and Stonehouse, not calling at Gloucester. An hourly replacement bus service will run between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester.

Alterations to Transport for Wales services: 

On Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between Gloucester and Newport.

From Monday to Friday:

Buses will replace trains between Gloucester and Lydney.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

No planned engineering works found.

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