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Updates for 20 June 2019

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19:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 23:31

Facilities on the 19:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 23:31.
Service full and standing from London Kings Cross.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 02:15

Facilities on the 22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 02:15.
Disabled toilet facilities are not available.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the wheelchair accessible toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of Station Staff before boarding.

Catering updates

There are no known catering issues at the moment.
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Timetable Changes

No planned engineering works found.

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Travel Disruptions (4)

Disruption between Carlisle and Newcastle expected until the end of the day

The emergency services are dealing with an incident between Carlisle and Hexham resulting in all lines being blocked.

Trains running between Carlisle and Newcastle will be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Alternative Travel Advice:

Taxis have been sourced to help you make your journey at no extra cost

3 x 8 seater taxis will depart Sunderland at 23.30 calling at Seaham and Hartlepool. 

You can also use your ticket on Tyne & Wear Metro between Newcastle, Seaham and Sunderland

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

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

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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Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe until the end of the day

A fault on the train which operates between Ipswich and Felixstowe means that trains are currently unable to run between these stations.

As a result of this, replacement bus services will run between the stations, operated by Felixstowe Buses.

Passengers at Westerfield are advised to use the help point as buses will be unable to call at their station. 

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

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

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

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

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

Industrial action is affecting South Western Railway until the end of Saturday 22 June

The RMT union are taking industrial action every day until the end of service on Saturday 22 June. South Western Railway will operate a reduced service on most routes.

You can find details of the planned alterations by clicking the link below on the day you are planning to travel:

 

Due to the nature of industrial action, please note that last minute changes may occur. You are advised to check again before you travel.

If you are travelling to the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, please find details of services between London Waterloo and Ascot here

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

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

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

Feedback:
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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

Following severe flooding on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Trains are currently unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line is expected to reopen in the summer, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed.

How does this affect my journey?

Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line remains closed as significant repair work is being undertaken. Specialist engineers have been busy designing a tunnel to carry water underneath the railway, constructing embankments, removing debris and refurbishing level crossings, in order to safely restore the track.

You can view images of the damage here.

Bus information:

The buses will run to the attached timetable on Monday to Saturday, subject to traffic conditions. A less frequent service runs on a Sunday. 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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up until Friday 5 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling after Friday 5 July, please check back again closer to the time of travel.

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

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

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

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (15)

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.

Buses replace late night trains through Sittingbourne between Monday 17 and Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place between Gillingham and Faversham and between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea, closing various lines.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate will terminate at Gillingham.

  • A replacement bus will depart Gillingham at 00.10 calling at Rainham, Newington, Sittingbourne and Faversham.
  • A connecting minibus will depart Sittingbourne at 00.46 calling at Teynham and Sittingbourne.

The 23:25 London St Pancras International to Faversham will terminate at Ebbsfleet International.

  • A replacement bus will depart Ebbsfleet International at 23:51 calling at Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham will terminate at Ebbsfleet International.

  • A replacement bus will depart Ebbsfleet International at 00:21 calling at Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

The 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham will terminate at Faversham.

  • A replacement bus will depart Faversham at 00.08 calling at Sittingbourne, Newington, Rainham and Gillingham.

The 23:48 Sheerness-on-Sea to Sittingbourne WILL NOT RUN.

  • A replacement bus will depart Sheerness-on-Sea at 23:48 calling at all stations to Sittingbourne.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

The 00:26 Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea WILL NOT RUN.

  • A replacement bus will depart Sittingbourne at 00:47 calling to set down at all stations to Sheerness-on-Sea.

The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate will terminate at Gillingham.

  • A replacement bus will depart Gillingham at 01:11 calling at Rainham, Newington, Sittingbourne and Faversham.
  • A connecting minibus will depart Sittingbourne at 01:47 calling at Teynham only.

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 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 13 September, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 13 September, 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.

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.

Saturday 13 July:

As a result of road closures for the Trimley Carnival, the following buses will not call at Trimley:

  • The 12:50 Felixstowe to Ipswich bus.
  • The 13:00 Ipswich to Felixstowe bus.
  • The 13:50 Felixstowe to Ipswich bus.
  • The 14:00 Ipswich to Felixstowe bus.

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.

Buses replace evening / morning trains between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading from Monday 17 to Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place between Midgham and Bedwyn overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Local services:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 18:59 London Paddington to Newbury will terminate at Reading. A replacement bus will run between Reading and Newbury.
  • The 19:06 London Paddington to Bedwyn will terminate at Newbury. A replacement bus will run between Newbury and Bedwyn.
  • The 19:54 Bedwyn to Newbury service will be extended to run to Reading.
  • The 20:37 Bedwyn to London Paddington service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Bedwyn and Reading, calling at all stations. Rail connections will run between Reading and London Paddington.
  • The 22:21 London Paddington to Bedwyn will terminate at Reading. A replacement bus will run between Reading and Bedwyn.

The following trains will not run, and will be replaced by buses:

  • 20:16 Newbury to Reading.
  • 20:52 Newbury to Bedwyn.
  • 21:11 Reading to Newbury
  • 21:12 Newbury to Reading.
  • 21:18 Bedwyn to Newbury.
  • 21:51 Newbury to Reading.
  • 21:55 Newbury to Bedwyn.
  • 22:07 Reading to Newbury
  • 22:22 Bedwyn to Newbury.
  • 22:42 Newbury to Bedwyn.
  • 22:44 Newbury to Reading.
  • 23:17 Bedwyn to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:06 Bedwyn to London Paddington will not run. Customer should use alternative services.
  • The 00:18 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 05:40 Bedwyn to London Paddington service will start from Newbury at 06:01. Earlier replacement bus transport will run from Bedwyn to Newbury to connect with this train.

Long distance services:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 16:00 Penzance to London Paddington service will be diverted between Taunton and Reading, and will run later than usual to London.
  • 19:56 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington will be diverted between Westbury and Reading (via Swindon where the train will call additionally at 21:45). It will NOT call Pewsey and Newbury. It will depart Reading 22:15 and arrive London Paddington 22:54. Customers for Pewsey travel by road transport from Swindon arriving Pewsey 23:23. Customers from Pewsey travel by road transport at 21:35 to Swindon to connect into a later train to London Paddington. Newbury customers travel via Reading and road transport between Reading and Newbury.
  • The 20:03 London Paddington to Plymouth will be retimed, departing Newbury at 20:55, Pewsey at 21:15, and then run 16 minutes later than usual.
  • The 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart 21:22 and will be diverted between Reading and Westbury, via Swindon where the train will call additionally at 22:26. It will NOT call Newbury and Pewsey. Newbury customers travel via Reading and road transport between Reading and Newbury. Customers for Pewsey travel by road transport from Swindon arriving Pewsey 23:23. Customers from Pewsey travel by road transport at 21:35 to Swindon to connect into the diverted train.

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 04:54 Chichester to Brighton service from Tuesday 18 June until Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Chichester, closing all lines between 00:15 and 05:00.

As a result, the 04:54 Chichester to Barnham service will be cancelled from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 June.

A replacement bus service will run between Chichester and Barnham, to allow customers to connect with onward train services at Barnham.

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 service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 23:00 from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place each night between Sydenham and West Croydon after 23:00 on Wednesday into early hours of Friday morning.

London Overground

No southbound London Overground service from Sydenham to West Croydon after 23:00. Customers should use local buses via any reasonable route.

Southern

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and East Croydon via Norwood Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Amended evening / morning services to / from London St Pancras International from Monday 17 to Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the East Midlands Trains network, closing some lines.

Monday:

  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual from Bedford onwards.

Tuesday to Thursday:

  • The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras service will run later than usual from Leicester onwards.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will run as booked from Bedford.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual from East Midlands Parkway onwards.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:02 Derby to London St Pancras service will depart earlier than usual at 04:30, and will then continue as normal from East Midlands Parkway to London.
  • The 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras service will depart earlier than usual at 04:43, will not call at Log Eaton, and will run as normal from Leicester onwards.

Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester service will run later than usual from Bedford onwards.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended Northern midweek service from Monday 17 to Friday 21 June

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

Monday to Wednesday

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 to serve these stations.

Monday to Thursday

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

The 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria (via Todmorden) service will be bus replaced throughout.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. The bus shown in the current timetable between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly will start from Blackpool North.

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 17 to Friday 21 June

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

Monday to Thursday

The 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will not call at Newton-le-Willows or Lea Green.

The 22:24 Liverpool Lime Street to York service will depart Leeds 7 minutes later at 00:18.

The 23:17 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria. This train will depart Leeds 10 minutes later than normal at 01:22.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

The 22:13 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will be diverted and terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Wednesday

The 22:13 Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted and terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:50 York to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace late night trains on the Woolwich and Bexleyheath Lines between Monday 17 and Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place each night between Lewisham and Charlton / Barnehurst, closing various lines.

After approximately 00:15 each night, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath or Woolwich. Trains will be diverted to run via Sidcup instead. 

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 early morning Southern service between London Bridge and East Croydon on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Norwood Junction, closing all lines between 00:15 and 05:15.

Consequently, the 00:10 and 00:35 London Bridge to East Croydon services will be cancelled and replaced by buses throughout.

The 00:17 London Bridge to Caterham service will divert via Crystal Palace, extending journey times by approximately 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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 midweek Transport for Wales service from Monday 17 to Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester after 23:50 each night.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Fishguard Harbour will leave Cardiff Central later and be diverted by the Vale of Glamorgan line.  A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, connecting back into train to Fishguard Harbour train. 

The 21:06 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Warrington Bank Quay.  A replacement bus will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly. 

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will not run and is replaced by a bus.

The 02:37 Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen train will start later at 03:14.

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 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

As a result, the 04:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will start from Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run earlier from Bristol Temple Meads at 04:25 to Bristol Parkway to connect with this train.

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 late night trains between Grove Park and Bromley North between Monday 17 and Friday 21 June

Engineering work is taking place after 23:50 each night between Grove Park and Bromley North, closing all lines.

After 23:50, there will be no trains between Grove Park and Bromley North.  Passengers will be able to use local London bus route 261 at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

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

No planned engineering works found.

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