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Updates for 26 September 2020

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We've reintroduced a limited catering menu to our trains. You can find more information on our Food & drink page.

Timetable Changes (1)

Amended service between Newcastle / Dunbar and Edinburgh on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Buses replace trains between Morpeth and Edinburgh.

LNER:

An hourly train service will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Carlisle. Buses will operate between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Berwick-upon-Tweed.

ScotRail:

Buses replace trains between North Berwick / Dunbar and Edinburgh.

TransPennine Express:

Trains will not run between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Customers travelling between Newcastle and Edinburgh are advised to travel via and change at Carlisle where onward connections can be made.

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 (33)

Delays between Barnsley and Huddersfield expected until 20:00

A tree blocking the railway at Dodworth is causing disruption to trains through this station.

Trains between Barnsley and Huddersfield may be delayed by up to 45 minutes. Disruption is expected until 20:00.

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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 at Glasgow Queen Street until approximately 21:00

All lines have reopened at Glasgow Queen Street following a fault with the signalling system.

As trains return to normal, some trains may be delayed by up to 40 minutes or be cancelled. This is mainly affecting High Level services. Disruption is expected until 21:00.

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Compensation:
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No trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey until the end of the day

A fault on a train between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey means train services between these stations are currently suspended. This is expected until the end of the day.

As a result of this, train services will be cancelled.

Rail replacement buses have also been requested to run between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey in both directions.

Alternative travel advice:
To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on Arriva Bus route 321 SAPPHIRE' Line: Watford Junction - Watford North - Garston - Bricket Wood - How Wood (nearby) - St Albans Abbey - St Albans.

If you're travelling between Watford Junction and St Albans, you can travel via London Euston & London St Pancras to St Albans station.

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Disruption to London Overground services to / from London Euston expected until 20:00

A fire next to the track at South Hampstead is causing disruption to trains at this station.

London Overground services to / from London Euston may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 20:00.

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Disruption between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction until the end of the day

A signalling problem between Axminster and Honiton means that fewer trains are able to run between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction. Some trains may also be cancelled in full or be delayed by up to 30 minutes. This is expected until the end of the day.

Ticket acceptance:

To assist you with your journey your ticket will be accepted, at no extra cost to yourself, on the following services:

  • Great Western Railway between Paddington and Exeter St Davids
  • London Underground between London Waterloo and London Paddington

 

Rail replacement buses:

Rail replacement buses will replace cancelled trains between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction.

For further information or onward travel advice please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.

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.

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Compensation:
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Buses replace trains between Birmingham Snow Hill and Kidderminster until the end of the day

Emergency engineering work is taking place to fix a signalling problem between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Langley Green.

Trains are unable to run between Birmingham Snow Hill and Kidderminster. Buses are operating between these stations. 

An amended timetable is operating on all other routes.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use National Express West Midlands Buses via any reasonable routes

Please note: if you're travelling between Stourbridge Junction - Kidderminster - Worcester, there is no arrangements with local bus operators to accept your rail tickets. Please keep your bus tickets and West Midlands Railway will consider reimbursing your out-of-pocket expenses on a case-by-case basis.

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

Please note, that the bus timetable is not available in the 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.

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

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice

East Midlands Railway are operating a near-normal timetable, which is around 97% of normal service levels.

The current timetable can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

 

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

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.

Customers are advised to plan their journeys online where possible. 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.

The following stations have one-way systems in place:

Leicester: Please use the front of the station to enter and the northern footbridge leading to the car park to exit.

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?

The latest travel advice from East Midlands Railway can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

How is this affecting the train service?

CrossCountry are running a special timetable to keep services running throughout the coronavirus pandemic. CrossCountry will operate many longer trains to provide up to twice the normal capacity.

As more people return to work and education over the coming weeks, CrossCountry have made some changes and strengthened their timetables to support this additional demand. This includes returning to some stations for the first time since March. You can view the timetable here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

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.

This change means that more customers are able to travel as part of CrossCountry's safer travel pledge. 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.

For customers who have already bought a ticket, you can book a seat reservation on the train by:

 

Reservations can be made up to 5 minutes before departure. Customers are encouraged to reserve via the CrossCountry Customer Relations team or Twitter before making a journey to a staffed station.

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 page. This page also contains the latest information about local restrictions across their network.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December, please check back nearer to the time.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper

Caledonian Sleeper are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government restrictions and guidelines, The amended timetable can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. In line with Government guidance, all guests are to wear a face covering when in the station environment and on train, unless exempt. Guests are not required to wear a face covering when inside their own room on board.

The following services are currently operating in both directions:

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Fort William - London Euston (via Glasgow Queen Street)
  • Edinburgh - London Euston

 

The following services are currently suspended (in both directions):

  • Aberdeen - London Euston - suspended up to and including Wednesday 4 November
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston - suspended up to and including Wednesday 14 October. (Customers can rebook onto the services operating to / from Glasgow Queen Street or Edinburgh)

Additional information:  

More information from Caledonian Sleeper, including obtaining a refund where necessary, can be found here.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 24 October using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Sunday 25 October onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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c2c - Safe Travel Advice

c2c are operating a standard timetable, subject to alterations for engineering work particularly on evenings and weekends.

Although the service has increased to the maximum level possible, capacity on board will remain extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Avoid peak time travel

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.

Avoid the busiest services.

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 keep you safe is available here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable and social distancing advice

Avanti West Coast are operating a slightly reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. On Monday 7 September further train services were reinstated, taking the overall service to around 90% of the normal levels.

The amended timetables can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

To help keep you safe when you travel and to support social distancing, 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.

Bookings can be made up to 5 minutes before the scheduled departure on the Avanti West Coast website and app.

If you are a Season ticket holder, please book your place by emailing seat.reservations@avantiwestcoast.co.uk.

Some stations may also operate with a queuing system to ensure social distancing remains in place during peak times.

Currently, peak travel times are between 09:30 and 14:00, between 16:00 and 18:00 and all day on Friday- you are encouraged to travel outside of these times.

Where can I find more information?

Further help and support can be found on the Avanti West Coast website here.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

 

Check before you travel:
Weekday timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Friday 11 December.

If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 3 October onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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CORONAVIRUS - Safe Travel Advice

Train companies have introduced extra services to allow us to meet increased demand and help with social distancing on board. Details of the uplifted timetables are available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

Despite these changes, social distancing means there will still be reduced capacity on 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.

If you need to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt).

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

 

Local restrictions:

There are local restrictions in place in a number of areas. Please check here for the latest advice on these local restrictions.

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.

Check before you travel
You are advised to check the Journey Planner as close to your time of travel as possible as timetables may be subject to late notice change.

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Buses replace trains between Bedford and Bletchley until the end of the day

A fault with the signalling system between Bedford and Bletchley has resulted in trains being unable to run between these stations.

Buses will replace trains between Bedford and Bletchley.

You may also use your ticket on Thameslink services between Bedford and London St Pancras International.

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

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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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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Heathrow Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

How is this affecting the train service?

Heathrow Express are running a reduced, half hourly service.    

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

You are encouraged to book in advance and online if possible or travel contactless or Oyster card. Please note that ticket machines are not currently accepting cash payments.

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

Where can I find more information?

The latest safe travel advice from Heathrow Express can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 16 October using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 17 October onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which can be downloaded here. Following changes on 6 September, there are now significantly more seats and services into and out of London Euston.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt. 

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Social distancing measures will reduce the number of people allowed on London Northwestern Railway trains. London Northwestern Railway are running trains with as many carriages as possible to maximise space on board, but if the train is full you will have to wait for the next available train with space on board.

All train services have been declassified (i.e. there is no First Class) to aid social distancing.

Passengers should purchase tickets online where possible and travel at quieter times (between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 18:00), and we urge those who do travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from London Northwestern Railway can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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

Sundays are correct in the planner up to 4 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 11 October onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, although many routes have now returned to pre-COVID levels of capacity. The revised timetable can be downloaded here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

How is this affecting the train service?

Following the return of schools and workplaces across the West Midlands, thousands of extra seats are now in service.

Some routes are not yet able to be stepped up to the full service frequency, although West Midlands Railway are using all their carriages to make sure they've got the longest trains across all routes.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Travel at quieter times. If you can change your routine, please travel between 10:00 and 15:00 or after 18:00 on weekdays. Chances are there'll be more space on board and your ticket will be cheaper too, making it more comfortable for you and for those people that need to travel at busiest times.

No first class at the moment. To maximise space on trains, West Midlands Railway have removed first class temporarily. This will aid social distancing, as you can now sit anywhere on the train.

Buy your ticket online. With a barcode ticket, you will avoid you having to stand in line and handle a paper ticket.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more details and safe travel advice on West Midlands Railway's dedicated Coronavirus updates page.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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

Sundays are correct up to 4 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 11 October onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Great Western Railway are operating an amended timetable due to the current coronavirus situation. Revised timetables can be found here. The next planned increase in train services will happen on 12 December.

If you do travel by National Rail, please bring a face covering to wear in enclosed areas of the station and on trains and follow the recommended guidance. Keep a distance from others, carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands regularly.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Great Western Railway have Top Tips for using their services:

  • Plan ahead, book in advance and reserve a seat where you can, and download your ticket to a mobile device or smart ticket where you can
  • Try not to travel when it's busy
  • To help with social distancing, Great Western Railway have reduced the number of spaces available on their trains where seats can be reserved. Once a train reaches its seating capacity, their systems will not allow a booking to be made, and therefore they can't guarantee you'll be able to board.

    

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice and safe travel guidelines for Great Western Railway can be found here.

More information can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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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Southeastern - Timetable and travel advice

On Monday 7 September we introduced a new timetable. Train times have changed and there are more frequent services on many routes.

We've reworked our timetable to give you more space, with around 50,000* extra seats each weekday, so you can travel with confidence.

A map of the service frequency is available here.

We've summarised the changes below and you can check your journey up to Saturday 12 December using the online journey planners. Alternatively, you can create your own personalised timetable.

*We're providing over 50,000 extra seats compared to the pre-COVID timetable. Data is aggregated - some services may be slightly shorter, but most will be longer.

Summary of changes

To give you more choice and space, we've boosted our services up to 98% of our pre-COVID timetable.

High Speed

  • More frequent services between London St Pancras International and Faversham
  • London St Pancras International to Ebbsfleet International service frequency increases to 4 trains per hour
  • Reintroduction of full High Speed service frequency between Dover Priory and Ramsgate

 

Mainline routes via Ashford International

  • London to Ramsgate (via Ashford International and Dover Priory) services will terminate at Dover Priory, but will be replaced by High Speed services between Dover Priory and Ramsgate

 

Mainline routes via Chatham

  • London Victoria to Dover Priory services (via Faversham and Canterbury East) increase to 2 trains per hour
  • Gillingham to Faversham service frequency increases to 3 trains per hour
  • Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea frequency increases to 2 trains per hour

 

Medway Valley line

  • Strood to Maidstone West service frequency increases to 2 trains per hour
  • Most Tonbridge services will start / terminate at Paddock Wood - meaning you'll need to change at Paddock Wood for Tonbridge and stations towards London


Metro routes

  • Charlton to London Bridge service frequency increases to 2 trains per hour
  • Dartford to Gravesend service frequency increases to 4 trains per hour
  • London Cannon Street services via Woolwich and Sidcup are reintroduced, running twice per hour
  • London Cannon Street services via Woolwich and Bexleyheath are reintroduced, running twice per hour
  • Semi fast trains between London Charing Cross and Gravesend are reintroduced, meaning that the frequency of trains at New Eltham, Sidcup, Bexley and Crayford increases to 6 trains per hour

 

To travel with confidence, please try to travel off-peak, wear a face covering unless you are exempt and maintain social distancing. You can also use our new SeatFinder availability tool to see how busy your train is on our live departure boards.

Please buy your ticket online by signing up for The Key before travelling or use contactless and leave plenty of time for your journey.

Assisted travel

Our Assisted Travel service remains available to passengers as usual. You can find out more and book assistance here.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice

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

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

New lockdown restrictions:

The Welsh Government has tightened coronavirus laws across a number of counties and boroughs to prevent the virus spreading. You can find the latest information and advice from the 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.

Your travel status will be subject to live and ongoing review, with checks by British Transport Police, TfW Rail Revenue inspectors and Security staff. Under conditions of over-capacity at stations and on trains, you may be denied travel until capacity drops.

Pontypridd station:

There is a one way system operating at Pontypridd station. Please make sure you walk in the designated areas.

No service to 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

 

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from Transport for Wales can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details, can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS in Wales, please click here.

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Grand Central - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Grand Central are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

Grand Central are operating their full normal timetable, with four return services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross and five return services between Sunderland and London Kings Cross.

More details can be found here.

Social distancing and safe travel advice:

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Please be aware that reservations are required on all Grand Central services. More details on how you can reserve your seat are available here.

Catering has been removed from all trains so please bring your own refreshments.

Where can I find more information?

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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Buses replace trains between Swansea and Shrewsbury until further notice

The Heart of Wales Line is currently closed between Llanelli and Shrewsbury. This is due to a freight train which derailed near Llangennech, and damage as a result of extreme weather between Llandrindod Wells and Craven Arms.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Shrewsbury.

Network Rail is working around the clock to repair both sites with the storm damage expected to be finished in November, while the section of the Heart of Wales line near Llangennech will reopen in the New Year.

Alternative travel options

Replacement buses:

Buses and minibuses will replace trains along the whole of the Heart of Wales Line route between Swansea and Shrewsbury. For those stations with minibus-only access, customers may be required to change between larger buses and minibuses.

Buses will call at Hopton Heath by request.

The duration of road journeys can be considerably longer than the trains they replace. The duration of a typical bus journey along the whole route is between 6 and 7 hours.

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 rail routes:

Through travel along the whole of this route can be made via Newport / Hereford / Shrewsbury (Marches route).

Longer journeys, that involve starting or ending a journey at a station on the Heart of Wales Line, can be made via the Marches route and connecting with buses at Shrewsbury / Craven Arms / Swansea / Llanelli, providing such a journey can be completed using the advertised train and bus replacement services currently in place.

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.

On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August, extreme weather resulted in damage to the railway in various locations between Llandrindod Wells and Craven Arms. The damage included a 350m stretch of ballast being washed away and a significant amount of debris being washed onto the track, resulting in the track being completely buried in some areas. Network Rail engineers are working around the clock to inspect and repair the damage, and will confirm how long the closure will last as soon as possible. More details can be found here.

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice

In line with current passenger demand and government guidelines, Greater Anglia have resumed operating a nearly full timetable with the exception of the London Liverpool Street - Norwich route. Stansted Express is operating a reduced half hourly service.

The latest timetable information for both Greater Anglia and Stansted Express can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers able to travel on Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains by up to 90 per cent. To help manage this, please consider travelling at less busy times. Greater Anglia have produced a guide to help you find less busy trains to travel on. You can find the most up to date information by clicking here.

Customers should book online where possible, but if you do need to purchase your ticket at a station please use contactless payment if you are able to.

Please be considerate of other travellers and follow the social distancing advice given to you by staff.  

Where can I find more information? 

You can find the latest travel advice by clicking on the links below:

 

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The revised timetable, which is approximately 85% of the normal service, can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

You are advised to book your ticket online in advance but if you do use a ticket office or ticket machine, please use contactless payment where possible. Cash will be accepted if you have no alternative.

Quieter times on TransPennine Express trains are between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 18:00 - you are advised to travel during these times if you can.

Where can I find more information?

The latest safe travel advice from TransPennine Express can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground

Transport for London are restoring services and are running near-normal service levels.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by Transport for London services, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

If you are able, please consider walking or cycling. You can find existing and newly created walking and cycling routes around London here.   

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground:

A slightly reduced service is operating.

TfL Rail:

There are two trains per hour operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport and two trains per hour between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington.

The normal timetable is operating between London Paddington and Reading and between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

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 peak times to avoid travel?

If you must use public transport, please travel outside of the busy times. Current busiest times are between 05:45 and 08.15 and between 16:00 and 17:30. Certain stations, stops and interchanges are particularly busy at this time. You can find the most up to date list of these here. You can also see here for the most up to date information on how busy each station is.

The below lines are also particularly busy:

  • Central line between South Woodford / Redbridge and Stratford
  • Central line between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road
  • Jubilee line between Stratford and Westminster
  • District line between Dagenham Heathway and Aldgate East
  • Victoria line
  • London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction
  • DLR between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town

 

Where can I find more information?

More details and travel advice can be found on the TfL Website.

More information, including FAQs and refund advice can be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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If you are travelling with London Overground, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 December 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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Disruption between Aberdeen and Dundee until further notice

All lines remain closed between Stonehaven and Montrose as the emergency services continue to work at the site of the derailed train near Stonehaven.

As a result of this, no trains can run between Stonehaven and Montrose. Trains between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh may also be cancelled or revised.

There is currently no estimate for when the line will fully reopen.

ScotRail:

Amendments to service:

  • Trains between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street will only run between Dundee and Glasgow Queen Street
  • Trains between Aberdeen and Dundee / Edinburgh will not run
  • Trains between Inverurie / Aberdeen and Montrose will not run
  • A shuttle train service will run between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, calling at Portlethen, and some will extend to start / terminate at Inverurie or Dyce
  • A shuttle train service will run between Arbroath and Dundee, and some will extend to start / terminate at Edinburgh
  • A limited stop shuttle train service will run between Montrose and Edinburgh (Monday to Saturday) and between Montrose and Dundee (Sundays)

Alternative travel options:

It's critical that passengers take personal responsibility for their travel choices and follow ScotRail's 5 rules for safer travel when using the railway. This includes wearing a face covering at all stages of your journey with ScotRail - in station and on train. If your journey isn't necessary, you should consider all alternative arrangements.

Rail replacement transport is running between Aberdeen and Dundee. Buses will be operated by Merlin Travel, First Aberdeen, Watermill Coaches, Kineil Coaches, Eazy Coaches and Ratho Coaches.

Please note: due to physical distancing on replacement buses, capacity is extremely limited.

LNER:

Trains will not run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Replacement road transport is running between Aberdeen and Edinburgh in both directions. Buses should connect with train services, please speak with station staff for more information

CrossCountry:

Trains are unable to run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Rail replacement buses provided by CrossCountry will operate between Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh in both directions.

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Replacement bus travel advice:

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.

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Hull Trains - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

Hull Trains are operating a reduced service. The interim timetable can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

You are encouraged to book online as capacity on board will be reduced and e-tickets are encouraged over paper tickets. Onboard catering will not be available, so please bring your own refreshments.

Where can I find more advice and information?

More information, including safe travel advice and onboard social distancing arrangements, can be found on the Hull Trains website.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Northern are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The revised timetable can be found here.

Please travel safe. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Regional restrictions:

If you are travelling to or from an area affected by the regional COVID-19 restrictions, please follow government guidance for your area

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Capacity on Northern trains is significantly limited and measures have been put in place to encourage social distancing. If you choose to travel, please remember to:

  • Buy your ticket online?or pay by contactless where possible
  • Respect the social distancing rules???
  • Follow the instructions at stations and of staff?
  • Wear a face covering, unless you have a medical exception that prevents you from doing so
  • Take your face covering and litter with you? 
  • Wash your hands before and after your journey??
  • Avoid rush hour and travel at quieter periods where possible
  • Allow extra time for your journey

  

Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple Line Closure:

As a result of the pandemic, a reduced service is running between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple from Monday 14 September until Monday 14 December.

Where can I find more information?

You can find the latest travel information from Northern here.

Northern also have a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, which are available here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice

ScotRail are currently operating more than 90% of normal services, with a full service running during peak times.

The suspension of driver training during lockdown, due to physical distancing rules making it impossible for two people to sit in the drivers cab at the same time, means it's not yet possible for a full service to operate. Where a reduced service must operate, it will be at the times of day when fewest people travel.

We continue to ask you to consider alternative travel options where possible, including walking and cycling, to keep space free for those who need to travel by train.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

If you are travelling by train please follow these 5 rules for safer travel -

  1. Don't travel if you feel unwell
  2. Avoid main commuting times (between 07:00 and 09:00 and between 16:00 and 18:30)
  3. Don't board a train if you think it is unsafe
  4. Wear a face covering and maintain social distancing
  5. Be patient - most seats need to be empty

 

Major stations have floor markings and other signs to outline a safe distance, while some station facilities such as waiting rooms are closed. In order to maintain a physical distance from others, please expect an increase in the time it takes to buy a ticket at a station and to board your train.

Although Ticket Offices and some ticket machines will still accept cash, you are encouraged to use card or contactless payment whenever possible.

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please click here.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice

South Western Railway are continuing to operate a reduced timetable, although train capacity has now been increased to help you maintain social distancing. Further train services have been reintroduced, increasing capacity at busy times on weekday services. A near normal service will be operating on weekends.

You can find the latest timetables, which will run until Friday 11 December, here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

What can I do to travel safely?

Planning your journey is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing on trains and at stations, we are asking our customers to travel at quieter times where possible. You can use this guide to find out which stations and services tend to be the busiest so you can plan your journey accordingly.

You are encouraged to buy your ticket online in advance and if you do need to buy a ticket at a station, please use contactless payments - all ticket offices and most ticket machines are not currently accepting cash.

Please allow more time for your journey as queuing systems may be in place and please follow advice from on board and station staff. Floor markings and stickers around stations and on board trains will help you to travel socially distant.

Where can I find more information and advice?

More information from South Western Railway about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely can be found here.

More information including a Q&A and refund details can be found on NRE's dedicated Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

 

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Merseyrail have changed their revised timetable, as schools reopen and many employees begin to return to their places of work. The timetable showing the increased service levels can be found here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Merseyrail encourage customers to use contactless payment where possible. If you do need to use cash, please use the ticket machines available.

Where can I find more information?

Travel advice from Merseyrail and answers to FAQs can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines

This timetable represents approximately 90% of a normal Chiltern Railways service and you can download the timetable here.

Please continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Social distancing measures mean capacity on board Chiltern Railways services has been significantly reduced. Please try to travel off-peak, between 10:00 and 16:00 and after 19:00.

You are also encouraged to book online in advance or use contactless payment in stations, to reduce the amount of social contact.

Where can I find more information?

More advice from Chiltern Railways, including refund information can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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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 continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials, both here in the UK and in the country where you are travelling to / from. This advice can change at very short notice, particularly the need to quarantine and self-isolate.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are running a reduced timetable between London St Pancras International and Paris / Lille / Brussels / Rotterdam / Amsterdam.

Please note that Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services until further notice.

Please wear a face mask when travelling with Eurostar.

Passengers must wear a face mask or face covering at Eurostar stations and on board Eurostar trains in line with guidelines announced by the UK, French, Belgian and Dutch governments. Please ensure you have a mask with you when you travel. Any type of mask is suitable as long as it effectively covers your nose and mouth.

If you don't have a mask you may be refused travel on Eurostar services. Fines may be imposed by the authorities if you're not wearing a mask. Please note that children under the age of 11 are not required to wear a mask in France and the UK. In Belgium and the Netherlands children under the age of 12 years do not have to wear a mask.

Where can I find more information?

Essential travel information can be found on the Eurostar website here.

More details, including FAQs and refund information can also be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice

Gatwick Express services remain temporarily 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 change 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.

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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 (22)

Buses replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Tattenham Corner, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner.

Check before you travel:

The bus timetable for Saturday has yet to be uploaded into the system.

On Sunday, 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 Peterborough and Ely on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Major engineering work is taking place at Manea, closing all lines. Further information may be found here.

CrossCountry:

Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Ely calling at March.

East Midlands Railway:

No trains will run between Peterborough and Ely.

A direct bus service will run between Peterborough and Norwich.

Customers for stations between Peterborough and Ely should use CrossCountry or Greater Anglia replacement buses.

A trains shuttle service will run between Ely and Norwich.

Greater Anglia:

Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Ipswich.

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.

If you are travelling with East Midlands Railway, 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:

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 Barnham / Littlehampton and Chichester on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between on Saturday between Barnham and Chichester and on Sunday between Littlehampton and Chichester, closing various lines.

Great Western Railway:

Trains will not run. You should use Southern services to complete your journey.

Southern:

Saturday

Revised train service between London Victoria and Barnham.

Southern trains will not run to / from Southampton. Use South Western Railway services between Havant and Southampton.

Replacement buses will run between Barnham and Chichester.

Sunday

Replacement buses will run between Littlehampton and Chichester via Ford / Bognor Regis.

Trains which usually run between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth will divert to / from Littlehampton.

Trains which usually run between Brighton and Portsmouth / Southampton will run between Brighton and Littlehampton.

Trains will run between Chichester and Portsmouth Harbour.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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 Barnes and Hounslow / Teddington on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work  is taking place between Barnes and Feltham / Strawberry Hill, closing all lines.

Saturday:

Buses replace trains between Barnes and Hounslow / Teddington.

Services from London Waterloo to Windsor will be retimed and divert via Hounslow.

London Waterloo circular services will run between London Waterloo and Shepperton.

Windsor to London Waterloo services will be diverted via Brentford.

Reading to Waterloo services will be diverted via Brentford, calling additionally at Hounslow and Barnes.

Sunday:

Buses replace trains between Barnes and Hounslow / Teddington.

London Waterloo to Reading services will be retimed and diverted via Hounslow.

London Waterloo circular services will run between London Waterloo and Shepperton.

Trains will not run between London Waterloo and Kingston.

Check before you travel:

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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.

Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Oldfield Park, closing all lines

Additionally, engineering work is also taking place between Westbury and Castle Cary from 22:00 Saturday until 09:30 on Sunday.

All weekend buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa.

The following alterations will also apply:-

Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour:

These trains are diverted and will run between Swindon and Portsmouth Harbour, calling additionally at Chippenham. Customers should use alternative services between Cardiff Central and Swindon.

Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth via Westbury from 22:00 Saturday until 09:30 on Sunday:  

An amended timetable will operate between Bath Spa and Weymouth, which may include replacement road transport.

Swindon to Westbury via Trowbridge:

These trains will not run. The diverted Swindon to Portsmouth Harbour service will call additionally at Chippenham and some will call at Melksham.

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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 05:31 London Euston to Watford Junction service on Saturday 26 September

Engineering work is taking place in the early hours between London Euston and Watford Junction, closing some lines.

The 05:31 London Euston to Watford Junction service will depart earlier at 05:28.

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No trains via Sydenham on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace, closing various lines.

London Overground:

No trains will run between New Cross and Crystal Palace / West Croydon.

Customers should use Southern services to complete their journey. 

Southern:

Southern trains to / from London Bridge via Sydenham will not run.

Buses will run between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon.

Thameslink:

Thameslink services will not run between London Bridge and East Croydon.

To complete your journey between these stations, you may use the replacement bus services between New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace / West Croydon. You may also use your tickets on London Buses.

Services that usually call at London Bridge will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Norwood Junction or London Bridge.

Trains that usually run between Bedford and Gatwick Airport via Redhill will not run. Please use alternative train services for stations via Redhill.

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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No London Overground trains between Gospel Oak and Barking on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Woodgrange Park, closing all lines.

All weekend no trains will run between Gospel Oak and Barking.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters.
  • Walthamstow Central and Barking.

Ticket Acceptance:

  • London Buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road.
  • London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

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You can plan your journey on London Underground and London Buses 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 Twyford and Henley-on-Thames from 23:00 on Saturday 26 until 16:30 on Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames, closing all lines until approximately 16:30.

On Saturday night, the following trains will be replaced by buses:-

  • The 23:43 Twyford to Henley-on-Thames.
  • The 23:58 Henley-on-Thames to Twyford.

On Sunday until approximately 16:30, buses will replace trains between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames.

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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 Shrewsbury and Knighton / Newport from 23:00 on Saturday 26 and all day Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place in the Shrewsbury area, closing all lines from 23:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday.

Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Knighton / Hereford / Newport.

Check before you travel:

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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 between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway from approximately 23:10 on Saturday 26 until 09:00 on Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Southall and Twyford, and also between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing various lines.

Pangbourne

From approximately 23:10 on Saturday until 09:00 on Sunday morning, local trains which run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will not call at Pangbourne. Replacement buses will be provided to shuttle between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

Burnham and Taplow

From approximately 23:45 on Saturday until 07:30 on Sunday morning, local trains which run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will be provided to run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.

Please note that Taplow station does not have a train service on a Sunday, and no replacement buses will call at Taplow on Sunday either.

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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 evening / morning Chiltern Railways train service to / from Oxford on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Oxford Parkway, closing some lines on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

As a result, services to / from Oxford will run to an amended timetable.

Check before you travel:

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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 Winchester and Eastleigh on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, and will not call at Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by approximately 30 minutes. South Western Railway buses and trains can be used for connections to and from Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway.

South Western Railway:

Saturday:

Buses will replace trains between Winchester and Eastleigh.

Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between:

Winchester and Southampton Central / Fareham

Romsey and Southampton Central.

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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 late night Avanti West Coast services to / from London Euston on Saturday 26 September

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverton and Rugby, closing some lines.

The 21:04 & 21:42 London Euston to Wolverhampton and the 21:09 Wolverhampton to London Euston services will be diverted via Northampton, extending journey times.

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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 services via Stoke-on-Trent / Macclesfield on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, closing all lines from 22:15 on Saturday and all day Sunday.

Avanti West Coast:

On Saturday, the 20:20 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to run via Crewe instead of via Stoke-on-Trent.

On Sunday, no trains will run via Stoke-on-Trent. Services will run to an amended timetable, and will operate via Crewe.

CrossCountry:

From 22:15 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, buses will replace trains between:

  • Stafford and Macclesfield via Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport via Macclesfield.

 

East Midlands Railway

All day Saturday and Sunday, trains from Derby towards Crewe will terminate at Blythe Bridge.

Buses will replace trains between Blythe Bridge and Crewe.

London Northwestern Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Stafford and Crewe, calling at intermediate stations.

Customers to / from Stone please note, the bus location is at Crown Street and not at Stone station.

Northern:

Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Stoke-on-Trent. 

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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 between Newcastle / Dunbar and Edinburgh on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Edinburgh, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Buses replace trains between Morpeth and Edinburgh.

LNER:

An hourly train service will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Carlisle. Buses will operate between Newcastle and Edinburgh via Berwick-upon-Tweed.

ScotRail:

Buses replace trains between North Berwick / Dunbar and Edinburgh.

TransPennine Express:

Trains will not run between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Customers travelling between Newcastle and Edinburgh are advised to travel via and change at Carlisle where onward connections can be made.

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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 Cambridge and Stansted Airport on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Stansted Airport, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Buses will replace trains between Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

Graeter Anglia:

Buses will replace trains between Cambridge North and Stansted Airport.

Customers may use Thameslink services between Cambridge and Cambridge North for connecting buses.

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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 Thorpe-le-Soken and Clacton-on-Sea on Saturday 26 and until 23:00 on Sunday 27 September

Work on the signalling equipment is taking place in the Clacton area on Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Thorpe-le-Soken and Clacton-on-Sea all day Saturday and until 23:00 on Sunday.

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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 Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds / Norwich on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds / Norwich on Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds / Norwich all weekend.

On Saturday, a reduced hourly service will run between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich. Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester Town will be diverted to Manningtree and Ipswich. A connecting shuttle service will be running between Colchester and Colchester Town.

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Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until the end of service on Sunday 27 September

Storm Ciara, which bought 90mph winds, extreme rainfall and flooding across Wales on Sunday 9 February, caused extensive damage on the Conwy Valley Line, north of Llanrwst.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until the end of service on Sunday 27 September.

Engineers are installing a 2000m armoured bund to protect against further damage at sites previously affected by flooding. As a result of this, the line is expected to reopen on 28 September, but this is subject to change. 

Additional information:

Network Rail engineers inspecting the line have identified several sites where the ballast supporting the track has been washed away by floodwater. The storm has also damaged fencing and level crossings at several locations. Several weeks of repair work are underway.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 27 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here

Buses replace trains between Newbridge and Ebbw Vale Town from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 September

Engineering work is taking place between Newbridge and Ebbw Vale Town, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Newbridge and Ebbw Vale Town.

Check before you travel:

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If you are travelling on Saturday 26 or Sunday 27 September, 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.

Major engineering work between Middlesbrough and Whitby from Friday 18 until Monday 28 September

Engineering work is taking place between Battersby and Grosmont, closing all lines. This work ends at 06:25 on Monday 28 September.

Friday 18 September:

The 19:33 Newcastle to Whitby service will terminate at Battersby. Buses will be provided from Middlesbrough / Battersby to Whitby, calling at intermediate stations.

The 22:21 Whitby to Middlesbrough service will be replaced by a bus between Whitby and Battersby / Middlesbrough, calling at intermediate stations.

Saturday 19 September to Sunday 27 September:

Buses will replace trains between Middlesbrough and Whitby (express) and between Battersby and Whitby (all stations).

Check before you travel:

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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.

Due to new guidance from the UK Government around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are temporarily running a reduced timetable. You can tap here to view this in pdf format from our Coronavirus page.