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Updates for 23 January 2021

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12:15 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 21:13

12:15 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 21:13 will be terminated at Dundee.
It will no longer call at Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven and Aberdeen.
This is due to urgent repairs to a bridge.

Further Info:

Rail replacement will be provided for customers travelling north of Dundee. In order to ensure we comply with the social distancing guidelines you may be required to queue at the station so that we can safely manage the boarding of our services. Our station team will be on hand to support you. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today.

14:52 Aberdeen to Doncaster due 20:25

14:52 Aberdeen to Doncaster due 20:25 will be started from Dundee.
It will no longer call at Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose and Arbroath.
This is due to urgent repairs to a bridge.

Further Info:

Rail replacement will be provided from stations north of Dundee. In order to ensure we comply with the social distancing guidelines you may be required to queue at the station so that we can safely manage the boarding of our services. Our station team will be on hand to support you. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today.

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 (2)

Amended trains to / from London Kings Cross on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work  is taking place between Peterborough and Stevenage, closing some lines.

Great Northern / Thameslink:

Buses will replace trains between Hitchin and Peterborough. Trains that usually run to / from Peterborough will be diverted to run to / from Letchworth Garden City.

From 23:45 until the end of service on Saturday, trains will depart London Kings Cross up to 10 minutes earlier than usual, and journey times between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Before 08:45 on Sunday, no trains will run to / from London Kings Cross / Moorgate. Replacement buses will run between Finsbury Park and New Barnet / Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Hertford North. Replacement buses will not be able to call at Harringay or Hornsey, customers for these stations should use London Buses instead.

Due to road works at Cuffley station, the bus stop for rail replacement buses has been temporarily moved.

Please follow the directions below:
• Exit the station and turn left onto and continue along Tolmers Road
• Turn right onto and along Station Road
• Turn left onto Plough Hill
• The rail replacement bus stops can be found on either side of the road, adjacent to the church

This will remain until 22:00, then revert back to Cuffley station.

From 08:45 until 09:20 on Sunday, no trains will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Customers travelling between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross / Moorgate should use London Buses / Underground services to complete their journey.

After 09:20 on Sunday, trains to / from Kings Lynn will arrive at London Kings Cross later than usual.

LNER:

Throughout Saturday and Sunday only one train per hour in each direction will run to and from London Kings Cross. These trains will also be diverted via Cambridge with an extended journey time of approximately one hour.

Other trains will start / terminate at either Grantham, Retford or Doncaster, with some services being cancelled.

Rail replacement coach services will be provided between Grantham and Peterborough.

On Sunday morning the 11:03 service from London Kings Cross will start from Finsbury Park at 09:41 and is subsequently diverted via Cambridge. 

Earlier services from London Kings Cross are either cancelled or will start from Grantham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen on Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Dundee and Aberdeen. As a result, the following changes will apply:

Caledonian Sleeper

The 21:43 Aberdeen to Edinburgh service will start from Dundee.

CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail

Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen.

A map of the affected area can be found here.

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.

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Travel Disruptions (31)

Line between Sittingbourne and Rainham / Gillingham to close from Sunday 24 January to Monday 8 February

A 40-metre long landslip on a railway cutting at Newington has resulted in movement of an embankment which is falling on to the railway. This means Network Rail will close the line between Sittingbourne and Rainham / Gillingham from the close of service on Saturday January 23 until Monday February 8, in order for essential repairs to take place and train services to resume over the affected area.

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.

Advice for Southeastern customers:

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 25 January an hourly High Speed service will run between St Pancras and Gillingham (No High Speed service on Sunday between Gillingham and St Pancras, please use Thameslink services and replacement buses between Gravesend and Ebbsfleet)
  • From Monday 25 January, A half-hourly Peak service will run between Victoria and Gillingham
  • An hourly Off Peak service will run between London Victoria and Gillingham
  • Trains will run between Sittingbourne and Dover Priory via Canterbury East (except on Sunday 24 January when buses replace trains between Canterbury East and Dover Priory for planned engineering work.)
  • Trains will run between Sittingbourne and Ramsgate via Margate
  • An hourly service will operate between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea

What do I need to do?

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

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 not be updated as far in advance as is usually possible. If you are planning to travel on Sunday 24 January, Journey Planners will be updated later today.

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

Advice for Thameslink customers:

No trains between Gillingham and Rainham from Sunday 24 January. The railway will be closed for 15 days.

Thameslink trains between Central London and Rainham will be terminating at Gillingham, whilst repair works are carried out on a landslip that took place in the Newington area on Tuesday 19 January.

Buses will be running between Gillingham and Rainham for any customers travelling between these two stations. Taking the bus will add roughly 10 minutes extra to your journey time.

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

Whilst track engineers carry out repair works near Newington, the power to the electric third rail has been turned off at nearby Rainham station. With no power to the track, this means trains travelling towards Rainham are unable to run beyond Gillingham station.

What is being done to get the line back open?

Network Rail have been working since Tuesday 19 January. They've removed 280 tons of spoil, battling through poor weather conditions, but unfortunately the land is still slipping. The difficult, but necessary, decision has been taken to close the line for a long term repair to the embankment. 

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.

Twitter:
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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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Disruption between Cosham and Fareham until approximately 18:30

We have been informed of a loss of signalling between Cosham and Fareham affecting trains towards Fareham.

The line from Cosham towards Fareham is blocked. The line towards Portsmouth remains open, but services are subject to disruption in that direction due to stock / crew displacement caused by this incident.

Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 18:30.

Advice for Southern customers:

Southern services are unable to run to or from Southampton Central until further notice.

Your journey will take longer than usual and you'll need to use a rail replacement bus service if you're travelling between Fratton and Southampton Central. You should allow an extra 60 minutes to reach your destination this afternoon.

  • Services between London Victoria / Horsham and Southampton Central will run between London Victoria and Bognor Regis. From there, you can connect with alternative services towards Horsham and London Victoria.
  • Services between Brighton and Southampton Central will terminate and restart from either Chichester or Bognor Regis. From either of these stations you can connect with Portsmouth services, changing at Fratton for a South Western Railway rail replacement bus service towards Southampton Central.

If you need travel assistance, please speak to station staff or press the green button on any station Help Point to talk to staff. Help Points are usually located on the platform.

Southern tickets can be used with South Western Railway at no additional cost. You can also view a list of alternative travel routes by clicking here.

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

Twitter:
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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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Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea until the end of the day

A landslip at Newington means that buses are replacing trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

What's happened?

The landslip at Newington has caused Network Rail to close one of the lines (the coast bound side) in the area. As such trains are sharing the single London bound line, This is still in the process of being set up.

How does this affect my journey?

  • Trains to and from London Victoria and London St Pancras will take longer between Rainham and Sittingbourne, some of these services will be cancelled or diverted via alternative route.
  • Trains from Sittingbourne to Sheerness-On-Sea are cancelled.
  • Trains will not be able to call at Newington in either direction.
  • Buses will be in operation between Strood, Gillingham & Faversham, along with buses between Ramsgate and Faversham and Dover Priory and Faversham.

 

What do I need to do?

Passengers for services to and from Sheerness-On-Sea will need to use the replacement bus service.

Passengers for Newington please alight at Sittingbourne and speak to staff for replacement service back to Newington.

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.

Twitter:
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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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Disruption between Doncaster and Scunthorpe expected until the end of the day

A fault with the signalling system between Doncaster and Scunthorpe is causing disruption to journeys between these stations.

Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:

Northern

To help you continue your journey road transport will operate between Doncaster and Scunthorpe. This will be operated by Ross Travel and will depart at 13:25 from Doncaster to Scunthorpe, and from Scunthorpe at 13:48 for stations to Doncaster, operated by 2Way Travel.

TransPennine Express

Some services will not run between Sheffield and Scunthorpe. Trains will still run between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield, and also between Cleethorpes and Scunthorpe.

However, some TransPennine Express services may begin to operate as normal whilst the signalling fault is gradually repaired. Be sure to check departure boards, through our app or at your station, for further information.

Some TransPennine Express services may suffer with full cancellations. Road replacement transport is operating between Sheffield and Scunthorpe and will also be available at Doncaster to take customers towards their destination if your journey is essential.

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.

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

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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Flooding may affect your journey in Wales

Heavy rain from Storm Christoph fell across Wales on Tuesday and Wednesday, causing flooding and damage to the railway.

As a result, disruption will continue as Network Rail engineers work hard to get lines open.

If you are travelling on routes listed below, please check your journey as services are currently being disrupted.

Conwy Valley Line

Heavy rain has flooded the railway between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction, resulting in all lines being blocked. Road transport will be provided.

Disruption on this route is expected to continue until 09:00 on Monday 25 January.

Cambrian Line

Heavy rain has flooded the railway at various locations between Machynlleth and Pwllheli, closing all lines. There has also been a landslip between Barmouth and Harlech.

Road transport will be provided.

Disruption on this route is expected to continue until 09:00 on Monday 25 January.

Gloucester - Cardiff Central

A landslip in the Lydney area means lines are blocked through the station.

CrossCountry and Transport for Wales are operating road transport between Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa and Chepstow / Newport. This is operated by Bennetts Coaches, Cyrmu Coaches and CMD Travel.

Passengers to / from Lydney and Chepstow are advised to travel with the buses operated by Transport for Wales.

CrossCountry customers are advised to travel via Bristol Parkway, using CrossCountry services between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Parkway, and Great Western Railway services between Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central.

You may also use Transport for Wales services between Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central in both directions.

Disruption on this route is expected to continue until 09:00 on Wednesday 27 January.

Heart of Wales Line

All lines are blocked between Craven Arms and Llanwrtyd due to heavy rain flooding. Trains between Shrewsbury and Llanwrtyd are suspended, and replacement buses may not be available due to dangerous road conditions along the rail replacement route.

Aberdare - Abercynon

Due to the over running of engineering work caused by heavy rain the Aberdare line, train services will terminate and start back from Abercynon.

A replacement bus service will operate from Pontypridd calling all stations to Aberdare in both directions. Customers are advised to make connections between trains and buses at Pontypridd, not Abercynon.

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.

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

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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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 Sunday 28 February by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Monday 1 March 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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Disruption between Aberdeen and Dundee expected until the end of service on Saturday 6 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 Saturday 6 February.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Montrose and Aberdeen. 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 operated have amended their service can be found below: 

CrossCountry

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

Replacement bus services will run as follows: 

  • 06:42 Dundee - Aberdeen
  • 08:20 Aberdeen - Edinburgh
  • 19:45 Dundee - Aberdeen
  • 21:35 Aberdeen - Edinburgh

 

On Sunday 24 and Sunday 31 January, buses will run between Aberdeen and Dundee due to planned engineering work.

LNER

Saturday 23 January

  • 07:52 Aberdeen to Kings Cross will start at Dundee
  • 14:52 Aberdeen to Kings Cross will start at Dundee
  • 07:08 Leeds to Aberdeen will terminate at Dundee
  • 08:15 Kings Cross to Aberdeen will terminate at Dundee
  • 12:15 Kings Cross to Aberdeen will terminate at Dundee

 

Replacement buses will run between Aberdeen / Dundee and Edinburgh. These will be operated by All Bay Travel, Both Bay Travel and Both Peace Coaches.

Sunday 24 January

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

Monday 25 - Friday 29 January

The 07:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross will start at Edinburgh, scheduled to depart at 11:00.

2 buses will depart Aberdeen at 07:52. 1 bus will run direct from Aberdeen to Edinburgh and the other bus will call at Stonehaven, Montrose, and Arbroath and on to Edinburgh. These buses are operated by Peace Coaches.

The 13:30 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen service will terminate at Edinburgh.

2 buses will depart Edinburgh at 18:45. 1 bus will run direct from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and the other bus will call at Arbroath, Montrose, and Stonehaven and on to Aberdeen. These buses will be operated by Bay Travel.

Ticket ccceptance has also been agreed with ScotRail for their services between 25 and 29 January. This will be for services between Montrose and Edinburgh, in both directions, for any passengers that are unable to make the Rail Replacements.

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.

ScotRail

ScotRail services will be amended as follows:

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

 

Rail replacement buses will be run as follows:

  • Montrose to Aberdeen - 06:26, 16,45, 18:50, 19:45, 20:50
  • Montrose to Stonehaven - 07:57, 09:38, 10:42, 12:32, 13:47, 14:35, 15:50
  • Stonehaven to Montrose - 07:16, 08:50, 09:36, 10:42, 11:43, 12:45, 13:48, 14:40, 15:36, 16:30, 17:43
  • Aberdeen to Montrose - 06:20, 18:40, 19:45
  • Aberdeen to Dundee - 20:45 (then drop off as required to Glasgow Queen Street), 22:26
  • Dundee to Aberdeen - 22:15, 23:47
  • Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen - 21:40

 

Ticket acceptance will also be in place with Stagecoach East Scotland Buses on the following routes:

  • 30 Arbroath to Montrose
  • 39 Dundee & Arbroath
  • 39A Arbroath via Dundee
  • 39B Perth to Dundee via Invergowrie
  • 73 Dundee to Arbroath via Broughty Ferry, Monifieth & Carnoustie
  • 73A Dundee to Monifieth via Broughty Ferry

 

Ticket acceptance will also be in place with Citylink between Dundee and Aberdeen on bus numbers M92 and M9.

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.

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

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

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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

Chiltern Railways are 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 Friday 5 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Saturday 6 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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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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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 effected by engineering work so please check journey planners and live departure boards before commencing your journey.

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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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Reduced weekday West Midlands Railway Cross City service until the end of Tuesday 26 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 Tuesday 26 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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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Transport for Wales are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand. The current timetable can be found here.

From Monday 25 January, further changes will be made in response to the tighter restrictions in place across Wales and England. More information about this timetable, which will remain in place 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

 

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

From Monday 25 January, Greater Anglia will be 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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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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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 line, but the last services of the day will be earlier than normal until further notice.

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

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

Where can I find more information?

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey 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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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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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.

From Monday 25 January, further timetable reductions will be made to the regional routes.

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

If you are travelling from Saturday 30 January, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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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.

For travel dates after this time, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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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 10 February 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 Wednesday 10 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Thursday 11 February 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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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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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.

 

Check before you travel:

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 trains between Pontypridd and Aberdare on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place Pontypridd and Aberdare, closing all lines.

On Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January the Treherbert and Merthyr lines will re-open for train services.

On the Aberdare line the train service will terminate and start back from Abercynon.

A replacement bus service will operate between Pontypridd and Aberdare, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

You can check all journeys up to and including Saturday 23 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night trains between London St Pancras and West Hampstead Thameslink on Saturday 23 January

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras and West Hampstead Thameslink, closing some lines late on Saturday evening.

As a result, a reduced service will run after 23:45 between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink.

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 20:32 London Euston to Preston on Saturday 23 January

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Acton Bridge closing some lines.

The 20:30 London Euston to Preston is diverted after Crewe via but not calling at Wilmslow and will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

A connecting bus service will run between Crewe and Preston calling at Warrington Banks Quay and Wigan 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

Buses replace trains between Folkestone West / Dover Priory and Canterbury East / Deal on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Dover Priory and Canterbury East / Deal, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Dover Priory and Canterbury East (fast and slow buses).
  • Folkestone West and Deal.

Paddock Wood Line:

Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory will only run between London Charing Cross and Folkestone Central.

Customers should change at Folkestone West for the replacement bus services. On Sunday these trains will also be altered because of engineering work at Tonbridge.

High Speed via Ashford:

Services between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Dover Priory will only run between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central.

Services between Ramsgate and London St Pancras International via Faversham services will be extended to run between Deal and London St Pancras International via Ramsgate and Faversham. Customers should change at Folkestone West to use the replacement bus services.

Sole Street Line:

Trains between London Victoria and Dover Priory via Faversham will run between London Victoria and Canterbury East only.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Barnehurst / Plumstead and Dartford on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Plumstead / Barnehurst and Dartford, closing all lines.

Southeastern:

Saturday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Plumstead and Dartford.
  • Barnehurst and Dartford.

Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Lewisham and Dartford via New Cross / Greenwich.
  • Barnehurst and Dartford.

Bexleyheath Line: 

Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Bexleyheath, and between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run. Trains between London Victoria and Gravesend will run between London Victoria and Dartford only.

Sidcup Line: 

Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Sidcup will run to / from Dartford instead. Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Sidcup will stop additionally at Lewisham.

Woolwich Line:

Saturday: 

Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford will only run between London Charing Cross and Plumstead. Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Greenwich will not run. 

Sunday: 

The line will be closed between Deptford and Slade Green. Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich will be diverted to run via Sidcup instead, and trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green will not run.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use their tickets on Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich at no additional cost.

Thameslink:

No trains will run between Plumstead and Dartford. An amended service will run between Dartford and Rainham.

Customers should use Southeastern bus services between Plumstead and Dartford.

On Saturday, Thameslink trains will run between Luton and Plumstead.

On Sunday, customers should use London Buses between London Bridge and Plumstead, or Southeastern services between London Bridge and Lewisham / Woolwich Arsenal.

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 / Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and West Norwood, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

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

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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 services in the Cardiff Central area on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Cardiff Central and Penarth.
  • Cardiff Central and Barry Island.
  • Radyr and Bridgend via Cardiff Central and Llantwit Major.

No trains will run to / from Coryton. Valid tickets can be used with Cardiff Bus to / from Coryton.

An amended service will run between:

  • Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff Bay (one train per hour).
  • Treherbert and Radyr (one train per hour).
  • Rhymney and Cardiff Bay (two trains per hour).

Customers to / from Treherbert should change at Radyr for alternative trains to / from Cardiff Central.

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You can plan your journey with Cardiff Bus here.

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.

Reduced service at Bethnal Green on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Bethnal Green, closing some lines.

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Chingford will not call at Bethnal Green. Please use other London Overground services to complete your journey.

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No trains between Romford and Upminster on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Romford and Upminster, closing all lines.

No trains will run between Romford and Upminster on Saturday and Sunday.

Please use local buses to complete your journey.

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Amended service between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Southend Victoria, and also between Stratford and Witham, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Southend Victoria and Newbury Park tube station all weekend.

Ticket acceptance is in place with London Underground on the Central Line between Newbury Park tube station and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

Buses will also replace trains between Southminster and Wickford all weekend.

Narrow roads on the Southminster branch line mean that Battlesbridge and Althorne stations cannot be served rail-replacement buses. Customers travelling from Battlesbridge should use the Help-Point on the station to request a taxi.

Customers travelling to / from Althorne: buses will pick-up and drop-off at "Ford's Coaches" forecourt situated on the B1010 Fambridge Road, opposite the junction with Summerhill Burnham Road.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains between Preston and Blackburn / Buckshaw Parkway / Wigan North Western from 22:50 on Saturday 23 January

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackburn / Buckshaw Parkway / Wigan North Western from 22:50, closing all lines.

From 22:50, buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackburn / Buckshaw Parkway / Wigan North Western.

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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

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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:

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

Amended service from / to London Waterloo on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place at London Waterloo, closing platforms 1 - 10.

This will affect all services to and from London Waterloo. Services may be cancelled or retimed.

Queenstown Road will be closed all weekend. Please check journey details before travelling.

Saturday

A revised service will run between London Waterloo and Portsmouth via Guildford. These services will terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea due to work in the Portsmouth area.

A revised service will run between London Waterloo and Weymouth with some services leaving earlier.

London Waterloo to Poole stopping services will start at Winchester.

London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Eastleigh services will start at Basingstoke.

London Waterloo to Salisbury stopping services will start at Basingstoke.

London Waterloo to Alton and London Waterloo to Basingstoke services will run as one train to Woking where the train will divide. Passengers for stations to Basingstoke should travel in the front portion. Passengers for stations to Alton should travel in the rear portion.

London Waterloo to Woking stopping services will be revised and will make additional stops.

London Waterloo to Hampton Court services will start at Surbiton.

London Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham services will start at Surbiton.

London Waterloo to Guildford via Epsom services will start at Wimbledon.

London Waterloo to Dorking services will not run.

London Waterloo to Chessington South services will start at Wimbledon.

London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Kingston services will only run between Kingston and Clapham Junction via Richmond.

London Waterloo to Reading services will terminate at Ascot. Buses will run between Ascot and Reading due to other work taking place.

London Waterloo to Windsor services will depart earlier and call additionally at Wandsworth Town, Mortlake, North Sheen and St Margarets.

London Waterloo to Weybridge via Hounslow services will depart earlier.

London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Hounslow services will not run.


Sunday

London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Guildford services will depart earlier and will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Woking. Some services will start at Woking. All services will terminate at Havant due to work in the Portsmouth area. Buses will run between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

London Waterloo to Weymouth services will depart earlier and will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Woking.

London Waterloo to Poole services will depart earlier and will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Woking. These services will call additionally at Farnborough.

London Waterloo to Portsmouth via Eastleigh services will only run between Eastleigh and Fareham. Buses will run between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour due to work taking place in the Portsmouth area.

London Waterloo to Exeter services will depart earlier and will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Woking. Some services will start at Woking.

London Waterloo to Alton and London Waterloo to Basingstoke services will start at Woking. These services will only run hourly.

London Waterloo to Guildford via Woking stopping services will not run.

London Waterloo to Hampton Court services will start at Surbiton.

London Waterloo to Chessington South services will not run.

London Waterloo to Dorking services will start at Worcester Park.

London Waterloo to Guildford via Epsom services will start at Worcester Park.

London Waterloo to Guildford via Cobham services will start at Surbiton.

London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Kingston services will not run.

London Waterloo to Shepperton services will be diverted between Clapham Junction and Fulwell calling additionally at Wandsworth Town, Putney, Barnes, Mortlake, North Sheen, Richmond, St Margarets, Twickenham and Strawberry Hill.

The afternoon and evening London Waterloo to Kingston via Hounslow and Twickenham services will not run.

Buses will run between:

  • Clapham Junction, Surbiton and Woking.
  • Clapham Junction and Chessington South via Worcester Park.
  • Clapham Junction and Twickenham via Wimbledon and Kingston.

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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 trains to / from London Kings Cross on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work  is taking place between Peterborough and Stevenage, closing some lines.

Great Northern / Thameslink:

Buses will replace trains between Hitchin and Peterborough. Trains that usually run to / from Peterborough will be diverted to run to / from Letchworth Garden City.

From 23:45 until the end of service on Saturday, trains will depart London Kings Cross up to 10 minutes earlier than usual, and journey times between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Before 08:45 on Sunday, no trains will run to / from London Kings Cross / Moorgate. Replacement buses will run between Finsbury Park and New Barnet / Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Hertford North. Replacement buses will not be able to call at Harringay or Hornsey, customers for these stations should use London Buses instead.

Due to road works at Cuffley station, the bus stop for rail replacement buses has been temporarily moved.

Please follow the directions below:
• Exit the station and turn left onto and continue along Tolmers Road
• Turn right onto and along Station Road
• Turn left onto Plough Hill
• The rail replacement bus stops can be found on either side of the road, adjacent to the church

This will remain until 22:00, then revert back to Cuffley station.

From 08:45 until 09:20 on Sunday, no trains will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Customers travelling between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross / Moorgate should use London Buses / Underground services to complete their journey.

After 09:20 on Sunday, trains to / from Kings Lynn will arrive at London Kings Cross later than usual.

LNER:

Throughout Saturday and Sunday only one train per hour in each direction will run to and from London Kings Cross. These trains will also be diverted via Cambridge with an extended journey time of approximately one hour.

Other trains will start / terminate at either Grantham, Retford or Doncaster, with some services being cancelled.

Rail replacement coach services will be provided between Grantham and Peterborough.

On Sunday morning the 11:03 service from London Kings Cross will start from Finsbury Park at 09:41 and is subsequently diverted via Cambridge. 

Earlier services from London Kings Cross are either cancelled or will start from Grantham.

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

Amended service 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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Buses replace trains between Reading and Guildford / Ascot on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Guildford, closing various lines.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday

The 03:55 Oxford to Gatwick Airport will start from Guildford. Will now depart at 04:00 and will terminate at Reading.

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Guildford. Trains will run between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

Sunday

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Guildford. Trains will run between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

South Western Railway:

Saturday

Buses will replace trains between Ascot and Reading / Aldershot.

Buses will replace trains between Aldershot and Guildford.

Sunday

Buses will replace trains between Ascot and Reading.

Buses will run replace trains between Ascot and Guildford.

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Amended service to / from Portsmouth Harbour on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday

Trains between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour will terminate / start Portsmouth & Southsea.

Customers may use South Western Railway replacement buses between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

The 06:50 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton will start from Portsmouth & Southsea.

Sunday

Trains between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will terminate / start Fareham. Replacement buses will operate between Fareham, Cosham (18mins), Fratton(32mins), Portsmouth & Southsea (39mins) and Portsmouth Harbour (49mins after leaving Fareham).

Buses will not serve Cosham after 20:00, so journey times will be slightly quicker after this time.

Also:

The 16:36 Cardiff Central (starting Bristol Temple Meads) to Brighton and 17:40 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour will terminate Westbury. Customers to use alternative services.

The 15.47 and 17:46 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Westbury. Customers to use alternative services.

The 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour will not run. Customers to use alternative road / rail services.

Certain trains will call additionally (on request) at Dilton Marsh. 

South Western Railway:

Saturday

Buses will replace trains between Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Sunday

Buses will replace trains between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern:

Saturday

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

Sunday

Trains will be replaced by buses between Chichester and Portsmouth Harbour.

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Windsor & Eton Central, closing some lines.

As a result, the following changes will apply:

Saturday

  • 23:53 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 23:53

 

Sunday

  • 00:02 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 00:10 
  • 22:52 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central will depart earlier at 22:41. There will also be road transport at 22:52 from Slough to Windsor & Eton Central.
  • 23:22 Slough to Windsor & Eton Central will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 23:25.
  • 23:02 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough will depart earlier at 22:50. There will also be road transport at 23:08 from Windsor & Eton Central to Slough.
  • 23:32 Windsor & Eton Central to Slough will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 23:42.

 

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Amended late night / early morning service between London Paddington and Slough from Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and London Paddington from 23:55 on Saturday until 08:50 on Sunday 24 January. As a result, the following changes will apply:

Great Western Railway

Saturday 23 January

The 23:45 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will terminate at Slough. A replacement bus service will run between Slough and London Paddington.

Sunday 24 January

  • The 09:37 London Paddington to Carmarthen service will start from Reading at 09:00.  Replacement road transport will depart at 07:45 from London Paddington to Reading to connect into both these trains.
  • An additional train service will run at 08:55 Slough to Reading. Replacement road transport will depart at 07:45 from London Paddington to Slough to connect into the train.
  • The 08:10 Reading to London Paddington will be revised to depart at 08:30 and will run later throughout.

Heathrow Express

Sunday 24 January

The first services of the day will commence later than usual with no services operating before 08:50.

  • The first train from London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5 will depart 08:55.
  • The first train from Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington will depart 09:12.

TfL Rail

Sunday 24 January

Until 08:50 on Sunday morning, no services will run between London Paddington to Slough. A train shuttle service will still run between Reading and Slough.

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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 Great Western Railway service at Didcot Parkway on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place in the Didcot Parkway area, closing some lines.

Saturday

Didcot Parkway

Most trains between London Paddington and Oxford (and beyond) will additionally call at Didcot Parkway. These trains will be re-timed to depart a few minutes earlier than normal.

Most local trains from Didcot Parkway to Oxford will be re-timed to depart 6 minutes later than normal.

Most local trains from London Paddington to Didcot Parkway will arrive into Didcot Parkway a few minutes later than normal.

Bristol Parkway - Weston-Super-Mare

Most trains between Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare will start / terminate at Filton Abbey Wood.

Also:

The 07:38 Taunton to Bristol Parkway and 07:43 Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway services will terminate at Filton Abbey Wood.

Saturday & Sunday

Didcot Parkway

No trains will operate between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

Westbury - Swindon

Trains between Swindon and Westbury run between Chippenham and Westbury only. Road transport will operate between Swindon and Chippenham taking 40 minutes.

Some services will also be retimed to depart earlier than normal.

Newbury - Bedwyn

Most trains between London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn will operate to revised timings.

London Paddington - Swansea / Carmarthen

These trains will operate to an amended timetable and will divert between Reading and Bristol Parkway, not calling Didcot Parkway and Swindon. They will call additionally at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads, then call Bristol Parkway, before continuing to / from Swansea.

London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads (some beyond):

These trains will operate in special timings and will divert between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling (Didcot Parkway), Swindon and Chippenham.

London Paddington - Cheltenham Spa:

These trains will operate between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only.

Also:

Trains will operate (hourly) between Swindon, Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Replacement buses will operate between:
Reading and Swindon taking 65 minutes; Reading / Swindon and Chippenham taking 105 minutes; Didcot Parkway and Swindon taking 55 minutes.

Sunday until approximately 15:00

Didcot Parkway

Trains between London Paddington and Oxford (and beyond) will change direction of travel west of Didcot Parkway station, extending journey times by a few minutes.

Most local services between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will run between London Paddington and Reading with a connecting train between Reading and Didcot Parkway / Oxford.

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Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen on Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between Dundee and Aberdeen. As a result, the following changes will apply:

Caledonian Sleeper

The 21:43 Aberdeen to Edinburgh service will start from Dundee.

CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail

Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen.

A map of the affected area can be found here.

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Amended service between Nottingham / Lincoln and Peterborough on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between in the Peterborough area, closing some lines. As a result, the following changes will apply:

Saturday

Train services running on the route between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich will be split into two separate services at Nottingham. Trains will be diverting between Nottingham and Peterborough, not calling at Grantham.

Services between Lincoln and Peterborough will run between Lincoln and Spalding only. A rail replacement bus service will run between Spalding and Peterborough.

Sunday

Trains on the route between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich will only run between Sheffield and Norwich. Trains will be diverting between Nottingham and Peterborough, not calling at Grantham.

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No trains between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 January

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield, closing all lines.

Greater Anglia

There will be no Greater Anglia service between London Liverpool Street and Witham.

Customers travelling to / from London should use rail replacement bus services between Witham and Newbury Park TfL Central Line tube station. Tickets acceptance is in place with London Underground on the Central Line between Newbury Park tube station and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

Buses will also replace trains between Witham and Shenfield for journeys to / from the Southend Victoria line and TfL stations beyond Shenfield.

On Sunday only, due to track and level crossing renewal work, buses will replace trains between Harwich Town and Manningtree all day.

TfL Rail

There will be no TfL Rail service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Rail replacement buses will operate as follows:

  • between Romford and Stratford calling at all stations except Maryland
  • between Shenfield and Newbury Park

 

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

Buses replace trains between 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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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.