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Catering updates

Due to new guidance from the UK Government around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have temporarily removed catering from our trains and closed all First Class lounges.

Timetable Changes

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.

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Travel Disruptions (29)

Disruption between Princes Risborough and Haddenham & Thame Parkway expected until 17:45

A fire on a property near the railway between Princes Risborough and Haddenham & Thame Parkway means that all lines are currently blocked between these stations. As a result, trains may be cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected until 17:45.

Alternative Travel Advice:

You can use your ticket on the following services;

  • Great Western Railway services between Banbury, Oxford, Reading and London Paddington stations.
  • CrossCountry services operating between Birmingham New Street, Leamington Spa, Banbury, Oxford and Reading stations.


At present stations between Bicester North/Village and Princes Risborough stations are not being served by train services or replacement transport.

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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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Disruption between Middlesbrough and Saltburn expected until 18:30.

A train has broken down on the line between Middlesbrough and Saltburn and as a result, trains running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected until 18:30.

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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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Revised timetable for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground

TfL, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How will this affect my journey?

Public transport should be avoided, wherever possible, to free up the limited space available to those who have no alternative way to travel.

London Overground:

A significantly reduced service is operating on all London Overground lines with frequency halved to most destinations. Also, there is no service between Surrey Quays and New Cross. Public Transport should only be used for essential journeys.

TfL Rail:

There is a 15 minute service operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport / Reading. The normal timetable is operating between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Heathrow Airport have confirmed that Terminal 4 is closed and TfL Rail services are running to Terminal 2 / 3 and 5 only.

DLR, London Underground and London Trams:

There is a reduced service operating on DLR, London Underground and London Trams. The Waterloo & City Line is closed.

Some stations are closed and others will be entrance or exit only. This is to ensure TfL staff keep the most used stations and services running to support critical workers. You can find a list of affected stations here.

On Friday and Saturday nights, there will be no all-night 'Night Tube' service or the all-night 'Night Overground' service that currently runs on the East London line. This is to ensure the resilience of the regular Tube and Overground services. Late services on both the Tube and Overground will continue to run for essential journeys.

Peak times to avoid travel:

If you must use public transport, avoid the busiest times between 05:45-08.15 and 16:00-17:30, and also please avoid using these stations and lines:

  • Central line between South Woodford/Redbridge and Stratford
  • 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

 

More details can be found on the TfL Website.

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

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June 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

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, TfL are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating, however more train services have now been reintroduced into the timetable. In addition, train services between Hereford and Worcester are running again, replacing the bus service that has been in place over the last few weeks.

The revised timetable and more details can be found here.

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

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.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 1 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and West Midlands Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Heathrow Express are running a reduced, half hourly service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Heathrow Express services will depart every 30 minutes:

  • London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5: 25 and 55 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington: 12 and 42 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington: 17 and 47 minutes past the hour

    

Additional details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Heathrow Express are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Buses replace trains between Caerphilly and Ystrad Mynach until the end of service tomorrow Saturday 30 May

Yesterday, a road vehicle collided with a bridge between Llanbradach and Ystrad Mynach, causing significant damage to the structure.

As a result, trains are unable to run between Caerphilly and Ystrad Mynach. Buses will operate between these stations.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service tomorrow, Saturday 30 May.

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

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

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

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Compensation:
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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

London Northwestern Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Additionally, trains on the following routes are suspended until further notice:

  • Between Bedford and Bletchley - road transport is in operation.
  • Between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction - a replacement bus service is in place and customers may also use Arriva Bus route 321

All services have been declassified to aid social distancing.

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of people allowed on London Northwestern Railway trains by up to 90 per cent - so it's even more important that people take only essential journeys.

Passengers should book online where possible and travel at quieter times, and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

If you are a key worker using the above routes and have no alternative means of getting to work without the train service (e.g. no access to a car), or if the reduced timetables make travel impossible for you, simply complete this online form giving details of your journey, your place of work and your working hours. This will help London Northwestern Railway to understand whether an alternative solution can be found.

The amended timetable and more information from London Northwestern Railway can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 1 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and London Northwestern Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.  

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most. Please do not travel for leisure or as part of your daily exercise and avoid taking bikes onto trains wherever possible.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Great Western Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance is not operating.

Revised timetables for routes on the Great Western Railway network can be found here.

Additional information and frequently asked questions can be found here.

Customers may use CrossCountry services via any reasonable route until further notice.

If your train is cancelled and you are at a staffed station, please speak to the station staff.

If you are at an unstaffed station and the next train service is more than 60 minutes later please use the Customer Help Point or call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June 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.

If you are travelling from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Great Western Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for South Western Railway and Island Line

South Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

South Western Railway - An amended timetable is operating.

Island Line - An hourly service is operating.

The amended timetable can be found here, and additional information can be found here.

Please be aware that the Wightlink ferries between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head and also between Lymington Pier and Yarmouth have been suspended until further notice. More details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling with South Western Railway, you can check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 1st June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

If you are travelling on the Island Line, you can check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 1 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and South Western Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink - Check before you travel - Friday 29 May

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern train times have changed. This affects weekday and weekend train services.

Although staff are working to run more trains, the full timetable will not be in operation. From Monday to Saturday, a revised version of the Saturday timetable will operate.

It is still important that you don't travel by public transport unless you are making an essential journey and have no other option.

Always plan your journey in advance:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 12 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling on or after Saturday 13 June, please check back nearer the time. You can check journeys using the real-time National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

Evening and weekend trains may still be affected by planned engineering works.

Check back here for updates just before you travel, and during your journey:

We will update this page with any further information which you may need to travel safely.

If you want to find out more information on how Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern are responding to Coronavirus, including how to obtain refunds please check the Thameslink,?Southern?or?Great Northern?websites.

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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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Southeastern station updates - Friday 29 May

Southeastern station updates - Friday 29 May

We are still running a reduced service, so capacity on our trains and at our stations is limited - help us to maintain this for those who really need it.

We ask that you maintain social distance wherever possible; Be aware of others, wear a face covering and be considerate to those who are less able.

If you need to travel, we're doing all we can to get you to where you're going safely. We are cleaning stations throughout the day, every day. You may wish to carry hand sanitiser and pay contactless (ideally using The Key) where possible.

Please respect our staff's instructions and the markings and signage we have installed at our stations. From time-to-time, we may need to restrict access to some of our stations, when we do so, we will update this message.

Check before you travel:

For service details, check our Live Information pages. For details of the current revised timetable, please check here.

 

Avanti West Coast - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Avanti West Coast are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is essential. The amended timetable and additional information can be found here.

If you are travelling on Avanti West Coast services you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling.

To make sure you can board your preferred train, or if you are a Season ticket holder, please make a reservation by contacting seat.reservations@avantiwestcoast.co.uk.

If you made a booking on or after 15 May, you'll get a reserved space automatically with your booking. It won't be a specific seat number, but your place is counted and you can take a seat on-board in line with social distancing guidelines.

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

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

To help keep you safe when you travel with Avanti West Coast and to support social distancing, they are working to limit the numbers of customers who can travel on each train service.

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

There will be no First Class at-seat food and beverage services. If you're travelling First Class on a Pendolino service and require refreshments, you'll be entitled to complimentary snacks from the on-board shop. You'll just need to present your ticket to a member of on-board staff.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is correct for weekday journeys until the end of service on Friday 12 June and for weekend journeys it is correct up to Sunday 31 May.

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 15 June or on weekends from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back nearer to the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Avant West Coast are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for ScotRail

ScotRail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The Sottish Government are advising against all but essential travel, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

ScotRail are operating a reduced service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

These includes earlier services for NHS staff working at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, additional East Kilbride services for Hairmyres Hospital, and changes on multiple routes for Glasgow-based hospitals.

Major stations have floor markings and other signs to outline a safe distance of two metres, 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 board a train.

The amended timetable for ScotRail and further details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 14 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 15 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and ScotRail are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services are available for key workers, or those who cannot work from home and have no alternative way of travelling.

Passengers should book online where possible and travel at quieter times.

The revised timetable and more details can be found here.

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

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

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains by up to 90 per cent - so it's even more important that people make only essential journeys.

Please continue to check here for details of station and on-train issues regarding crowding and social distancing:

Leicester station: There is a one-way system in place at Leicester station. Please use the front of the station to enter and the northern footbridge leading to the car park to exit.

Peterborough station: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place at Peterborough station. 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.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 1 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and East Midlands Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for CrossCountry

CrossCountry, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

CrossCountry will NOT call at Manea, Whittlesea, Audley End, Stansted Airport, Doncaster, Weston-super-Mare, Bath Spa, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton, Guildford, stations west of Plymouth, or beyond Edinburgh to Glasgow, Dundee or Aberdeen.

A train service will be operating at hourly intervals on the following routes:

Manchester Piccadilly - Reading (some trains will extend to Bournemouth)

Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle (some trains will extend to Plymouth and Edinburgh)

Birmingham New Street - Leicester (some trains will extend to Cambridge)

Nottingham - Birmingham New Street (some trains will extend to Cardiff Central)

There will be some additional services in the morning and evening peak periods, and additional calls will be made at Birmingham's University station. Please check your journey before you travel.

The revised timetable and additional details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and CrossCountry are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Chiltern Railways are operating an amended timetable. You can check your journey using the online Journey Planner. More advice from Chiltern Railways can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 1 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Chiltern Railways are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Greater Anglia and Stansted Express

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

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 - so it's even more important that people take only essential journeys.

Passengers should always book online where possible and travel at quieter times, and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

The revised timetable and additional information can be found below for:

 

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

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 5 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Greater Anglia are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

A significantly reduced service is operating on all routes. The revised timetable and additional information can be found here.

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

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You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Transport for Wales are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Reduced Southeastern timetable with further changes from Monday 1 June

Southeastern is currently operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for essential workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak. The railway continues to support the nation during the next phase of the lockdown, and we will be making some updates to our reduced service timetable.

From Monday 18 May the reduced timetable was updated to include some additional peak services and some trains were re-timed. This timetable is running until further notice and is available in on-line journey planners now.

Following passenger feedback, some additional amendments will be made to the revised timetable from Monday 1 June, to help passengers follow government advice on social distancing.

As the government has said, social distancing means there will be space for as few as 1 in 10 of the usual number of passengers on the railway. The safety of the public and our employees remains our top priority and people should help protect everyone on the railway by only using trains if they have no alternative. Those who can work from home should continue to do so. Please help us keep the railway free for those who need it most.

People who need to travel are being asked to buy their ticket on-line by signing up for The Key before they travel or use contactless, leave plenty of time for their journey, travel off-peak if they can and follow public health advice while travelling.

While we're not back to running our full timetable just yet, we are providing as much capacity as possible to help passengers follow the latest government guidance on social distancing.

For updates on particularly busy stations, please click here.

Timetables

A map of the planned service and the timetables are available here with online journey planners being updated on Saturday 30 May.

From this date, the following will apply.

Weekday Services: Changes for the following week will be available from journey planners by the Saturday morning of the week before.

Weekend Services: Changes for the weekend will be shown from the Thursday morning.

Ticket acceptance

You can use London Underground between Victoria, Embankment (for Charing Cross), Cannon Street, London Bridge and Waterloo, and on Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich at no extra cost.

Ticket Offices

To help protect our colleagues and those passengers still making essential journeys, we have temporarily closed the ticket offices at around 90 stations where fewer than 20 transactions were currently being made each day. We have also reduced the ticket office and gateline hours at other stations to focus on morning and afternoon peak times when they are busiest. A full list of the temporarily closed ticket offices is available here.

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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CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ADVICE - Timetable Changes

National Rail companies need you to continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. As we move into the next phase of the nation's response, there will be more people needing to travel by train and we need your help to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

Before you set out please ask yourself if your journey is essential. If it is please cycle, walk or drive if you can.

If you really have to travel by train: please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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, and details on refunds, can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

Please note that the timetables have changed for many operators from Monday 18 May onwards. Click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

Waiting rooms and Ticket Offices:
Please note that most waiting rooms at stations have now been closed for public safety. We have also closed a number of Ticket Offices, or reduced their opening times. Times on the station information pages may not match up to the current opening times.

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

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Revised timetable for Northern

Northern, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Northern are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetable and additional information can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 1 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Northern are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper

Caledonian Sleeper, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

The following services have been cancelled up to and including Friday 26 June 2020:

  • Fort William to London Euston
  • Aberdeen to London Euston
  • London Euston to Fort William
  • London Euston to Aberdeen

 

All guests who booked directly with Caledonian Sleeper will be contacted and receive an automatic refund to the card that was used to make the reservation. If you have not received a refund by 15 June 2020, please contact Caledonian Sleeper page and select Change or Refund a Ticket.

Guests who made their reservation with a 3rd party should contact their ticket seller to apply for a refund.

The following services are operating - these are for essential travel only:

  • Inverness to London Euston
  • Glasgow Central to London Euston
  • London Euston to Inverness
  • London Euston to Glasgow Central

 

Travelling from Edinburgh to London Euston up to and including 26 June 2020?

Please access the station via the Market Street entrance, which will remain open until 00:45. Boarding begins at 01:00.

If booking the Edinburgh Service, the departure time is after midnight. If you require to book on this service, the date of departure is the date that you are boarding the train. For example, if you require to arrive in London on Monday at 07:49, please select Monday as the date of travel.

More information, including full details of the services that have been amended can be found here.

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

The health and well-being of everyone who uses the railway and our staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Caledonian Sleeper are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service? 

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

There are significant restrictions on capacity to help enable social distancing, with only around 15 to 20 seats per carriage available for customers.

The revised timetable and further details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 29 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 30 May onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and TransPennine Express are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Merseyrail

Merseyrail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

From Monday 18 May, Merseyrail increased services on the network, including reinstating some services before 07:00 and after 19:00, Monday - Saturday. Services will continue to run between approximately 08:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Further information including the amended timetable can be found here. It is likely that further amendments will be made over the coming weeks, so please check back for the latest information before you travel.

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

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

If you are travelling from Saturday 13 June onwards, please check back nearer to the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Merseyrail are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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c2c - Standard weekday timetable and social distancing information

c2c have resumed operating a standard weekday timetable, subject to alterations for engineering work. Although the service has increased to the maximum level possible, capacity will remain extremely limited due to the impact of social distancing. More information is available here.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most. If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

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

Avoid peak time travel. Currently the earliest services are the busiest, so it is better to delay your journey if you must travel. In particular West Ham station is very busy between 06.30 and 07.30 so please avoid it at those times if at all possible.

Avoid the busiest services. c2c's busiest trains are some of the first services from Shoeburyness (04:59,05:13, 05:28, 06:07) and from Grays (05:53) Please avoid these services, only travel if essential and stagger when you travel if you can. There is currently twice as much capacity available on trains arriving into central London after 08:00.

Please continue to check here for details of station and on-train issues regarding crowding and social distancing:

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Revised timetable for Eurostar

Eurostar, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

How is this affecting the train service?

Passengers must wear a face mask or face covering at Eurostar stations and on board Eurostar trains in line with guidelines announced by the French and Belgian 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 in France and Belgium if you're not wearing a mask.

Due to border restrictions introduced by the French Government, Eurostar are amending their timetable and running a significantly reduced service. The reduced timetable will allow those that are required to travel to do so, across a very small number of services to reflect lower demand.

Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are also closed for Eurostar services until further notice.

Details can be found on the Eurostar 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

The health and well-being of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Eurostar are working closely with the government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Hull Trains service suspended until further notice

As a result of the current travel restrictions and low passenger numbers, Hull Trains have suspended their service until further notice.

More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and refund details can be found on the Hull Trains website.

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

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Grand Central service suspended until further notice

Grand Central have suspended their service until further notice, as a direct result of the impact of Covid-19 on passenger numbers and government restrictions on travel.

The safety of staff and passengers is essential, and social distancing rules have meant that Grand Central have been unable to welcome the number of customers required to run a sustainable service. This means that the existing suspension of train services will continue throughout June with a view to reinstate services later in the summer.

More details, including refund information, can be found here.

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

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice

Gatwick Express services will be 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 are making 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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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.

Planned Engineering Works (15)

Reduced overnight service to / from London Euston each night from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May

Late night engineering work on the overhead line equipment is taking place in the London Euston area, closing some lines.

The engineering work is taking place each night between 21:00 and 06:00 finishing at 06:00 Friday morning.

With fewer customers travelling at this time, Network Rail is taking advantage of this quieter period to carry this work.

This maintenance work will ensure the overhead wires are more resilient in hot weather and more reliable for passengers in future.

Customers are reminded to avoid non-essential travel by public transport during the Covid-19 pandemic and are advised not to travel after 21:00.

Avanti West Coast

A reduced service will run to / from London Euston with some trains terminating / starting from Watford Junction.

Trains that are running to / from London Euston will call additionally at Watford Junction.

Caledonian Sleeper

Trains to / from London Euston, will be amended to arrive slightly later than normal and depart slightly earlier than normal.

London Northwestern Railway

A reduced service will run to / from London Euston.The majority of trains affected will be ones running to London Euston.

Some trains will be either cancelled throughout or will terminate at Milton Keynes Central or Harrow & Wealdstone.

London Overground

A normal service will run on Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and evening and  Friday morning, trains will be slightly retimed.

Some trains on Friday morning between London Euston and Watford Junction will start from Willesden Junction and Watford Junction.

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.

Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until at least Sunday 14 June

Storm Ciara, which bought 90mph winds, extreme rainfall and flooding across Wales on Sunday 9 February, has 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 further notice. A bus timetable can be found here.

We are currently expected the line to reopen for the start of service on Monday 15th June. This date is subject to change as work continues.

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 Friday 29 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 30 May onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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 typing in your station here

Amended Southern overnight / early morning trains from Tuesday 26 to 04:00 Friday 29 May

Overnight / early morning engineering work is taking place at various locations closing some lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

Each night from 23:45 to 04:00, finishing 04:00 Friday morning, buses will replace trains between East Croydon and Oxted.

Wednesday to Friday

Each morning between 00:00 and 04:00, buses will replace trains Redhill and Tonbridge.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express service between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western / St Helens Junction from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Liverpool Lime Street and St Helens Central / Lea Green, closing some lines.

As a result, the following alterations will apply: 

Monday 25 - Thursday 28 May

  • 19:30 Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Manchester Victoria.
  • 20:30 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will not run.
  • 21:08 Hull to Liverpool Lime Street will no longer call at Manchester Victoria or Lea Green, but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly

Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 May

  • 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh will not run.

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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.

Amended early morning Thameslink service at Redhill from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place at Redhill, closing some lines between 00:55 and 04:50.

As a result, some early morning Thameslink services will not stop at Redhill.

Replacement buses will run in place of cancelled trains.

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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:

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 the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended early morning service between London Blackfriars and Denmark Hill / Loughborough Junction from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Denmark Hill / Loughborough Junction, closing some lines.

As a result, the following alterations apply: 

  • Some trains between Luton / St Albans and Sutton via Wimbledon will terminate at London Blackfriars / Herne Hill
  • Some trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will divert and terminate at London Victoria

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Amended evening / morning Southeastern services from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight during the week.

Wednesday to Friday:

From 00:10 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham, Dartford & Gravesend via Sidcup.  Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.

Wednesday & Thursday:

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham services will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

From 23:40 until the end of service, trains between London Victoria and Rochester are diverted and will run non stop between London Victoria and Rochester. Buses will run between Swanley & Gillingham.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express service in the Manchester area from Saturday 23 until Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place in the Manchester area, closing various lines each night from Saturday 23 to Friday 29 May. 

As a result, the following TransPennine Express changes will apply:

Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 May

From approximately 23:45 on Saturday until approximately 08:20 on Sunday morning, trains between Manchester and York / Wakefield Kirkgate / Cleethorpes / Scarborough may be cancelled or amended. There is no alternative replacement transport where trains have been fully or part cancelled.

Monday 25 - Thursday 29 May

  • 23:08 Liverpool Lime Street to York will start at Manchester Victoria at 23:38
  • 23:30 Manchester Airport to Sheffield service will no longer call at Huddersfield

Monday 25 - Wednesday 28 May 

The 23:40 Manchester Airport to York will not run.

Tuesday 26 - Thursday 28 May

The 06:00 Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street will start at Manchester Victoria.

The 05:37 Manchester Airport to Redcar Central service will no longer call at Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road.

The following services will not run:

  • The 03:08 York to Manchester Airport service.
  • The 04:27 York to Manchester Airport service.
  • The 05:19 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service.

Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 May

The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will depart Sheffield later than usual, at 03:47 and will no longer call at Huddersfield.

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Amended late night / early morning trains in the Exeter area from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Exeter St Thomas and Dawlish Warren, closing one of the two lines in the area overnight from Tuesday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:30 until 06:00 each night, trains running between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth will be retimed, and may run several minutes earlier or later than usual.

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Amended 23:34 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service on Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines late on Friday evening.

As a result, the 23:34 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service will not run. No replacement transport will run.

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Amended late night / early morning train services between Didcot Parkway and Oxford from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Oxford, closing one of the two lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:45 until the end of service each night, an amended and reduced train service will operate between Didcot Parkway and Oxford, with some trains being replaced by buses. Trains will not call at intermediate stations between Didcot Parkway and Oxford, with replacement buses serving these stations.

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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.

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

Amended 05:59 Sheffield to Reading service from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Chesterfield overnight, closing some lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 05:59 Sheffield to Reading service will be retimed to depart Sheffield at 06:06.

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Buses replace trains between Eastleigh and Fareham on Saturday 23 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh and Fareham, closing all lines.

How will this affect train services?

Great Western Railway 

  • 19:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service (running Monday - Friday) will be diverted between Southampton Central and Fareham, not calling Southampton Airport Parkway, Eastleigh, Hedge End and Botley. This train service will be amended to run in two parts: the 19:30 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads and the 20:24 Bristol Temple Meads to Portsmouth Harbour.
  • 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury service will be diverted between Fareham and Southampton Central, not calling Eastleigh and Southampton Airport Parkway

South Western Railway 

There will be no train service between Eastleigh and Fareham. Trains which would usually run between these stations will be terminated at / started back from Eastleigh. 

 A replacement bus service will be provided between Eastleigh and Fareham, to allow customers to connect with train services.

Trains between Southampton Central and Portsmouth & Southsea will be extended to Portsmouth Harbour.

On Sunday 24 May, the following changes will apply:

  • 15:50 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour will be cancelled throughout
  • 16:05 London Waterloo to Poole will be cancelled throughout
  • Services at 26 minutes past the hour from Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour will be cancelled throughout
  • Services at 55 minutes past the hour from Poole to Eastleigh will be extended to London Waterloo

 

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:

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 the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace evening / morning trains to / from Burnham / Taplow from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading overnight from Monday evening until Saturday morning, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow:

Monday to Friday:

  • The 23:52 London Paddington to Reading service.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:18 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 00:34 (departing 00:36) London Paddington to Reading service.

Friday:

  • The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington service.

Customers using these trains to / from Burnham or Taplow should use replacement buses between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Additionally, the 00:18 (Tuesday to Thursday) Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford for rail connections towards Reading.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night / early morning trains to / from Northampton from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Avanti West Coast:

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, and will not call at Northampton. Customers should use earlier train services.

London Northwestern Railway:

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Northampton service will terminate at Coventry at 23:21. Customers should 23:31 Coventry to London Euston service to Rugby, changing at Rugby for a replacement bus between Rugby and Northampton, calling at Long Buckby.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:15 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton at 05:45. A replacement bus will run from Rugby earlier than usual at 04:46, calling at Long Buckby at 05:11 and arriving at Northampton where it will connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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 the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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.