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Updates for 16 June 2019

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Travel Disruptions (3)

Buses replace trains between Boston and Skegness until at least Tuesday 18 June

Flooding on the railway in the Thorpe Culvert area has resulted in all lines being blocked between Boston and Skegness.

Network Rail have carried out further assessments and have advised that trains will be unable to run between Boston and Skegness until at least Tuesday 18 June with the possibility of this being extended depending on how the water level subsides and what repairs to the infrastructure may be required.

Further updates will be posted here when made available. An image showing the level of flooding can be found here.

How does this affect my journey?

We still do not have a firm estimate as to when the line will reopen. We do however, know that the earliest the line may be available is Tuesday 18th June 2019.

Buses are currently running between Boston and Skegness, however, the roads between the two locations are also flooded and subject to deterioration. With this in mind, East Midlands Trains are strongly advising you NOT to travel to / from Skegness.

East Midlands Trains will do everything in their power to continue to run the replacement bus service as long as it remains safe to do so.

Please note, buses are unable to call at Wainfleet due to the flooding.

Trains will continue to run between Nottingham and Boston in each direction.

Additional information:

Network Rail are on site working to reduce the flooding. Staff are monitoring the water levels in the surrounding area and have concerns that the level has not dropped sufficiently to enable the safe running of trains.

There are additional concerns regarding electrical cables and damage that may have occurred due to the flooding. The decision has been taken to keep the route closed whilst the flooding and track are monitored and checked for safety.

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

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

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 Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

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

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

How does this affect my journey?

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

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

You can view images of the damage here.

Bus information:

The buses will run to the attached timetable on Monday to Saturday, subject to traffic conditions. A less frequent service runs on a Sunday. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs or mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Industrial action to affect South Western Railway from Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 June

The RMT are planning industrial action from Tuesday 18 until Saturday 22 June inclusive. South Western Railway will operate a reduced service on most routes.

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

 

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

You can also find the latest information and a statement from South Western Railway here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner is showing the strike timetables from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 June inclusive. Saturday 22 June is presently showing the normal timetable, please check back closer to the time.

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

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

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

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Planned Engineering Works (4)

Major improvement work between Aberdeen and Inverness from Saturday 4 May 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 4 May until Friday 14 June (6 weeks):

Buses will replace trains 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.

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

From Saturday 7 September, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

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

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

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Sunday 11 August

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

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

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

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

Saturday 13 July:

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

Reduced service at Bedford from Saturday 15 until 03:00 on Monday 17 June

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras and Bedford, and also between Bedford and Market Harborough.

East Midlands Trains

On both days, trains running towards London will be unable to call at Bedford station. Services from London will be able to call, though with extended journey times.

Replacement buses will run between Wellingborough and Bedford.

On Sunday, a reduced train service will run between Corby and Kettering, with replacement buses running instead of cancelled trains. Additionally, the 12:50 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will not call at Derby.

Thameslink

The lines used by Thameslink trains between Luton and Bedford will be closed. Buses will replace trains between Luton and Bedford until approx 03:00 on Monday morning.

Trains will run between Brighton and Luton using a revised timetable.

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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