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Updates for 18 July 2019

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19:36 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 01:05

Facilities on the 19:36 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 01:05.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

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

21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 00:43

21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle due 00:43 has been delayed at Peterborough and is now 15 minutes late.
This is due to a passenger being taken ill on this train.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed, you may be entitled to some compensation. Please check www.lner.co.uk/customer-service/delay-repay/ for more information. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

Catering updates

There are no known catering issues at the moment.
Find out more about our onboard catering services.

Timetable Changes

No planned engineering works found.

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Travel Disruptions (5)

Disruption between London St Pancras International and Stratford International expected until the end of the day

A speed restriction in a tunnel between London St Pancras International and Stratford International is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

Trains between London St Pancras International and Stratford International may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

What's happened?

Debris was reported earlier in one of the tunnels near Stratford International. While the cause of the debris was investigates, a speed restriction was put in place through the tunnel causing delays to our services. Engineers will attend overnight to make repairs, but in the meantime the speed restriction has been raised and covers a shorter distance of the tunnel than when the problem was reported.

How does this affect my journey?

Trains between London St Pancras International and Stratford may be delayed by up to 15 minutes, and some High Speed services may be altered at short notice.

What do I need to do?

You can still travel from London St Pancras International, Stratford & Ebbsfleet but please allow extra time for your journey.  

You can use London Underground at no extra cost between London St Pancras International, London Victoria and London Charing Cross to connect with other train services towards the Medway Towns, Faversham, Ramsgate and Dover.

 

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Burton-on-Trent and Birmingham New Street expected until the end of the day

A derailed train between Tamworth and Birmingham New Street means all lines are blocked.

Trains between Burton-on-Trent and Birmingham New Street may be cancelled or diverted via Lichfield City. Tamworth and Wilnecote will not be served.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Alternative travel advice

Road transport is in place between Burton-on-Trent and Tamworth.

You may use your ticket on the following services to complete your journey:

  • Arriva Midlands Bus on route 110 between Tamworth and Birmingham New Street
  • East Midlands Trains between Derby and Leicester / Sheffield / Stoke-on-Trent / Nottingham, and also between Nottingham and Leicester
  • West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services via any reasonable route
  • Virgin Trains between Nuneaton and Lichfield Trent Valley via Tamworth 

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

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

Buses replace trains between Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross until the end of service tomorrow

Power supply problems between Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross mean that trains are currently unable to run between these stations. 

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service tomorrow, 19 July.

Alternative travel advice:
Buses will run between Liverpool Central and Hunts Cross.

You may also use your ticket on Arriva Buses via any reasonable route.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What work has been undertaken?

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

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

Bus information:

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

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up until Sunday 21 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling after Sunday 21 July, please check back again closer to the time of travel.

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

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

Feedback:
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East Midlands Trains to continue running trains during industrial action on 20 and 27 July and 3 August

RMT have announced their intent to carry out industrial action on Saturday 20 July, Saturday 27 July and Saturday 3 August.

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

Summary of services running on Saturday 20 July, Saturday 27 July and Saturday 3 August:

London - Nottingham - Leicester - Sheffield

Trains will continue to run as normal.

Derby - Matlock

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

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

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

Click here to check the revised timetable.

Derby - Stoke-on-Trent - Crewe

Trains will continue to run as normal.

Nottingham - Grantham - Skegness

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

Nottingham - Newark Castle - Lincoln

A near normal service will run on this route.

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

Liverpool Lime Street - Nottingham

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

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

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

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

  • Northern
  • CrossCountry
  • TransPennine Express

 

Nottingham - Mansfield - Worksop

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

Doncaster - Lincoln - Peterborough

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

You may use your ticket on the following operators:

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

 

Lincoln - Grimsby - Cleethorpes

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

You may use your ticket on the following operators:

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

 

Leicester - Nottingham (serving intermediate stations)

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

Derby - Nottingham - Newark Castle

East Midlands Trains services will not run on this route. 

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

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

Nottingham - Norwich

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

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

 

Newark North Gate - Lincoln  

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

You may use your ticket on the following operators:

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

 

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

 

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is currently showing a normal timetable. The revised timetable is expected to be showing later this week.

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

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

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

 

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (11)

Major improvement work between Aberdeen and Inverness until Monday 19 August

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

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

Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Huntly.

Saturday 10 until Monday 12 August (3 days):

Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Inverness.

Tuesday 13 until Monday 19 August (7 days):

Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Huntly.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project information:

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

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

Amended 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 July

Engineering work is taking place between Leeds and Mirfield overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result the 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted, and will not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury or Ravensthorpe.

The first replacement bus will run from Leeds at 04:35 to Brighouse, serving Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe. This bus will connect with the train at Brighouse.

A second replacement bus will run from Leeds at 05:35 to Brighouse, serving Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

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

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

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Sunday 11 August

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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

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

Saturdays

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

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

Sundays

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

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

Monday to Friday

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

Project information:

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

No Southern trains between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central after 22:00 from Monday 15 to Friday 19 July

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Hemel Hempstead and Bletchley, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

Some trains will start / terminate at Watford Junction. Customers should use London Northwestern Railway services to complete their journeys.

Friday

There will be no overnight trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction. Customers should use other Southern services, London Underground and London Northwestern Railway services to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

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

Friday 12 July

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

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

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 July

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock / Dumfries and Carlisle.

Monday 15 to Thursday 25 July

Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

Express buses will operate to connect with journeys to Newcastle.

Friday 26 July

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

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

Trains will run as normal between Dumfries and Carlisle

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express service from Monday 15 to Friday 19 July

Engineering work is taking place between Mirfield and Leeds, closing some lines.

Late evening / overnight services will be diverted between Huddersfield and Leeds via an alternative route.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement coach will run from Huddersfield (departing 00:43 Tuesday - Friday) to Dewsbury connecting off the train.
  • The 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield and 23:56 Huddersfield to Leeds services will not run and will be replaced by coaches throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service depart Huddersfield 22 minutes later than normal at 03:03.
  • The 02:47 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Leeds 06 minutes EARLIER than normal at 03:29 and Huddersfield 5 minutes later than normal at 04:03.
  • The 02:42 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will depart Leeds 7 minutes later than normal at 04:27.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended early morning / late night services between Leicester / Derby and London St Pancras International from Monday 15 to Friday 19 July

Engineering work is taking place between Leicester and Market Harborough and also between Kettering and Bedford, closing some lines.

Towards London:

Monday

The 04:42 Leicester - London St Pancras International service will start from Kettering at 05.04 and runs as normal into London.

Monday - Thursday

The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras International will run slightly later than normal from Leicester into London.

The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International service will arrive later than normal into Bedford and stations to London St Pancras International.

Tuesday - Friday

The 04:52 Leicester - London St Pancras International service will depart earlier than normal at 04.41 , calls early at Kettering (05.02) and Wellingborough (05.14) and arrives at the normal time at Bedford (05:38) and into London.

From London:

Monday - Thursday

The 21:50 London St Pancras International to Derby will run as normal to Bedford and arrive later than normal into Wellingborough and stations to Derby.

The 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service will run as normal to Bedford and arrive later than planned into Wellingborough and stations to Nottingham.

The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service will run as normal to Bedford and arrive later than planned into Wellingborough and stations to Sheffield.

The 23:08 London to London St Pancras International to Derby service will run as normal to Bedford and arrive later than planned into Wellingborough and stations to Derby.

The 23:11 Kettering to Corby service will depart at 23.19 and arrive into Corby at 23:28

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service will run as normal to Bedford and arrive later than planned into Wellingborough and stations to Leicester.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended late night / early morning service between Chesterfield and Nottingham from Monday 15 to Friday 19 July

Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Nottingham, closing some lines.

Monday - Thursday:

The 21:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham service calls as booked to Chesterfield and arrives slightly later than normal into Nottingham.

Tuesday - Friday:

The 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service departs earlier than planned at 05:09 and calls at Chesterfield and stations to Liverpool Lime Street as normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended late night / early morning services between Preston and Blackpool from Monday 15 to Friday 19 July

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, closing all lines. The work takes place between 01:05 and 04:50 each morning between Tuesday 16 and Friday 19 July.

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. A train connection from Preston to Blackpool North is available.

The 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. A bus will run from Preston to Blackpool North.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston. A bus will run from Blackpool North to Preston.

The 04:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston. A bus will run from Blackpool North to Preston.

05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North. A bus will run from Blackpool South to Preston.

The 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted via Wakefield Kirkgate and will not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe. A bus will be provided from Leeds to Brighouse, departing Leeds at 04:35 to connect with the train at Brighouse. A second bus will be provided from Leeds to Brighouse departing Leeds at 05:35. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

No planned engineering works found.

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