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Updates for 17 January 2022

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16:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 21:14

Facilities on the 16:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 21:14.
Toilet facilities are reduced.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the Standard Class universally accessible toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of station staff before boarding.

17:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 21:39

Facilities on the 17:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 21:39.
Additional Facilities Information:
This service is formed of a 10 car Azuma. The rear 5 car portion is in reverse formation. <M-K-H-G-F><A-B-C-D-E>.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

18:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 22:19

18:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 22:19 is being delayed between London Kings Cross and York and is now expected to be 11 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed you may be entitled to some compensation. Find out more about our Delay Repay scheme at lner.co.uk/delay. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

18:03 London Kings Cross to Skipton due 21:19

18:03 London Kings Cross to Skipton due 21:19 is being delayed between London Kings Cross and Peterborough and is now expected to be 10 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today. If your journey has been delayed you may be entitled to some compensation. Find out more about our Delay Repay scheme at lner.co.uk/delay. Follow us on Twitter at @LNER for the latest Travel Updates.

19:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 21:47

Facilities on the 19:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 21:47.
Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 9.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

This service is minus Coach D today, due to this coach requiring maintenance. Our team on board the train will be happy to assist you in finding an alternative unreserved seat.

Catering updates

We've updated our onboard menus. Check out the new dishes and tastes from along our route on our food & drink pages.

Timetable Changes

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 (22)

Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea until approximately 22:00

fault with the signalling system between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-On-Sea means the line is closed.

Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 22:00.

What's happened?

There's a fault with the signalling system near to Sittingbourne, which is preventing us running trains to and from Sheerness.

How does this affect my journey?

No trains can run between Sittingbourne and Sheerness.

Services which run via Sittingbourne may be delayed, revised or cancelled.

What do I need to do????????

We're arranging for replacement buses to run between Sittingbourne and Sheerness.

If you're travelling via Sittingbourne or Sheerness this evening, you will need to allow some extra time for your journey this evening.

Please use online journey planners to check the status of your train.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Ely and Kings Lynn expected until 20:00

All lines have been reopened following a points failure between Ely and Kings Lynn.. As a result, Train services may still be cancelled, delayed or revised as services return to normal

This is expected until 20:00. 

Customer Advice

Great Northern trains to & from Kings Lynn have been disrupted, but all lines at this station have reopened earlier than expected.

Staff are working to put our planned timetable back in place. However, you may still find that some trains are revised to call at different stations or cancelled.

Because of this, please check a journey planner before you go to the station. If your train is still affected, you may need to leave around 20-30 minutes of additional time.  

Some buses will remain in place to cover for the alterations to train services. The bus suppliers will be Mil-Ken Travel and Go Ahead.

You can view the live route map here .

Can you tell me more about the earlier incident????????

Earlier today, we were informed of a points failure near Kings Lynn Station. Trains were unable to depart the station.

Specialist technical staff from Network Rail have been working on site to repair the defect, having been deployed from North London. This work has now finished, and safety inspections of the repairs have been successful.

Staff are now working to return trains and crews back to the correct places.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Richmond and Stratford expected until 21:00

A fault with the signalling system between Richmond and Stratford means trains running between these stations may be cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until 21:00.

Alternative travel advice:

Tickets will be accepted on the following operators: Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Great Northern, London Underground, Southern, South Western Railway, TfL Rail and Thameslink. Ticket Acceptance has also been requested for London Buses.

You can find alternative route maps here and here.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended weekday Avanti West Coast services until further notice

Due to train crew availability issues and ongoing Covid isolation instances, there will be disruption to Avanti West Coast services until further notice.

Avanti West Coast are doing everything they can to run the full timetable. However, there will be a number of cancellations throughout the day in order to provide a more robust timetable. You are strongly advised to check your journey before travelling. 

You can download the latest Avanti West Coast timetables on their website here.

Changes to weekday services until Friday 25 February

Avanti West Coast train times for weekday travel dates up to and including Friday 25 February are subject to change. Journey times from Monday 24 January onwards may not be showing correctly in journey planners. 

There are no planned alterations to the timetable on weekends. However, journeys may be affected by engineering work.

Customer Advice:

Tickets will be valid on Avanti West Coast services before and after a cancelled train.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 24 January until Friday 25 February, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption to West Midlands Railway services until further notice

The Coronavirus pandemic (and more recently the Omicron variant) has had a significant impact on the West Midlands Railway workforce meaning many members of staff are currently unable to attend work. Whilst every effort has been made to run the planned service, some trains across the West Midlands Railway network may be cancelled at short notice. Please check your journey before travelling. 

Leamington Spa - Nuneaton

Buses are replacing trains between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton via Coventry until further notice.

The bus timetables can be found here.

Birmingham New Street - Birmingham International

The shuttle train that runs between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International has been reduced to an hourly service from Monday to Saturday.

The timetables for this route can be found here.

Shrewsbury - Birmingham New Street 

Some services between Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street are likely to be cancelled at short notice. 

West Midlands Railway are keeping the situation on these routes under close review and they intend to reinstate the full timetable on these lines as soon as possible?.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. However, please ensure to re-check your journey before travel for any short notice alterations.

Replacement bus information:

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

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended East Midlands Railway timetable until further notice

East Midlands Railway, like other rail operators and other industries, are experiencing high levels of Covid-related absence among its workforce which can impact their ability to provide a reliable timetable. In addition, Government advice to work from home means passenger demand is also very low.

Short notice cancellations are incredibly frustrating, and are something East Midlands Railway are determined to avoid as much as possible. To help, approximately 4% of services are being removed. This means they can protect those which are important for customers who are still travelling and provide a more reliable service.

These changes will remain under constant review and changes will be made as needed.

You can find details of specific trains and routes on the East Midlands Railway website.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 22 January onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended South Western Railway timetable until further notice

South Western Railway are operating a new temporary timetable from Monday 17 January onwards. The new timetable will continue to ensure reliability for customers, and cater for key workers, school pupils and those who cannot work from home.

The spread of Omicron has necessitated the need for a new timetable, with staff shortages across SWR leading to short notice cancellations. The timetable will also allow South Western Railway to match capacity and demand effectively, with Covid restrictions meaning more people are working from home.  

More details about this timetable can be found on the South Western Railway website.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on days from Saturday 22 January onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel as the amended timetable has not yet been uploaded.

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

Amended c2c weekday timetable until further notice

c2c are making some changes to their timetable to reflect the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic.

From Monday 17 January, a number of weekday services have been taken out of the timetable. This is due to falling passenger numbers as people follow advice to work from home. c2c also have to plan for staff shortages as a result of the virus, to ensure they can continue to provide a reliable service. More information regarding the amended timetable can be found on the c2c website.

There are no planned alterations to the timetable on weekends. However, journeys may be affected by engineering work.

???????Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 24 January onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #c2cChanges

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

Feedback:
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Reduced Southeastern weekday timetable until Friday 28 January

Southeastern have been running a reduced timetable since Monday 10 January in response to an increasing number of Covid-related staff absences and government guidance to work from home where possible. The change enabled Southeastern to operate a more reliable train service and prevent as many short notice cancellations as possible.

We're pleased that we're now seeing an increase in staff availability which means we're able to reintroduce more services again. From Monday 17 January, a small number of extra trains will be running, with the remainder of services restored by Monday 31 January.

Please check your journey using Southeastern's online journey planner, or online timetables. Thank you for your patience.

Summary of the weekday timetable reduction changes between Monday 17 and Friday 28 January:

  • There will be hourly services via Rainham, Gillingham, Chatham and Rochester to London Cannon Street during the peak.
  • Peak-time mainline trains from Ashford International and Hastings via Tonbridge to London Cannon Street will not run.
  • There will be no service on the Bexleyheath line to London Cannon Street and a reduced service from Slade Green via Woolwich and Greenwich to London Cannon Street.
  • Some trains between Gravesend and Dartford via Sidcup to and from London Charing Cross will not run.
  • There will be an hourly off-peak service from Ashford International to London Charing Cross.
  • Off-peak London Victoria to Dover Priory services will only run between Faversham and Dover Priory.
  • Off-peak services from Hayes to London Charing Cross will not run.
  • Services have been reduced during the peak on the High Speed route.

 

At Southeastern, teams are working hard to make sure you can travel with confidence and we have a number of tools to help. Check how busy your train might be with our our SeatFinder tools, contact us on WhatsApp or follow us on Twitter for the very latest travel information. You can find the answers to many questions by visiting this page.

To protect yourself and others, you must wear a face covering while travelling with us unless you are exempt. Fines may apply.

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

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

Amended Merseyrail service until further notice

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and other sickness affecting staff availability, Merseyrail will be running an amended service until further notice.

The planned cancellations apply to the Monday to Saturday timetables. There are no planned cancellations for Sundays, but we encourage passengers to still check for the latest live train information before they travel. A list of the cancelled trains can be found here.

From Monday 17 January, a 30-minute timetable will run from the start to the end of service on all Merseyrail lines. Click here for the full 30-minute timetable.

Merseyrail have made these changes so that customers have advanced notice to change their journeys. Cancelling some services in advance also helps reduce the risk of last minute cancellations and delays.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 4 February, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on days from Saturday 5 February onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel. 

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

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

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

Amended Great Western Railway timetable until further notice

A reduced temporary timetable is in operation across the Great Western Railway network because of higher than usual levels of staff being absent or self-isolating due to COVID-19. 

The temporary timetable came into effect on Saturday 8 January, ensuring that Great Western Railway can provide the majority of their usual, planned trains, and drastically reduce the number of short notice cancellations. 

A summary list of the amended services can be found on Great Western Railways website.

Trains across the Great Western Railway network may also be subject to short-notice cancellations and alterations. Some trains may start later or finish earlier than originally planned, and there will be a number of planned cancellations throughout the day in order to provide a more robust timetable. Some services may be busier than normal. 

Customer Advice:

If it is necessary to change your journey plans, the Book with Confidence scheme has been extended until the end of March so that you can change your travel plans up to the evening before departure without being charged a fee, or if you choose not to travel you are able to receive a refund on your unused ticket.

Customers with booked tickets are able to travel on services before and after a cancelled train.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on days from Saturday 22 January onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

You should check your journey before travelling for any short notice changes.

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended Transport for Wales timetable until further notice

Transport for Wales are running an amended timetable across their network until further notice. This in place to prepare for the rise in staff shortages due to COVID-19 illnesses and isolations and to provide a robust and reliable service in the coming months.

The amended timetable represents a reduction of around 15% of the normal timetable, therefore the majority of services are expected to run as scheduled. However, you are strongly advised to check before you travel in case there are any short notice alterations made to the service. You can use Transport for Wales's Journey Check page to check your journey on the day you are travelling.

Further information:

All customers are urged to check the Transport for Wales website before travelling and follow the up-to-date guidance from the Welsh Government.   

Customers who have already purchased tickets for services affected by this timetable change will be able to use tickets on alternative Transport for Wales rail services. Alternatively, you will be able to request a refund by visiting https://tfw.wales/help-and-contact/rail/refunds.

???????Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on dates up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling on dates from Saturday 22 January onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

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

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

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

Reduced midweek Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express timetable until further notice

A reduced service will operate from Monday to Friday on Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern routes until further notice. The Gatwick Express service has been suspended. This is due to the significant ongoing impact of Coronavirus, particularly in terms of staff sickness which businesses and transport operators across the country continue to see.

By reducing the service, the aim is to provide more certainty over which trains will run for those that are travelling, and reduce unexpected cancellations.

The times of trains on all routes will be changed and, on many routes, services will be reduced.

The latest travel advice and timetables can be found via the following train company links:

Southern

Thameslink

Great Northern

Gatwick Express (service currently suspended)

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on weekdays up to and including Friday 4 February, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Alterations because of engineering work on Mondays to Fridays may not be shown until 12:00 on the day before the timetable operates.

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 7 February onwards, please check back closer to your intended time of travel.

There are no alterations expected to the timetable on weekends. However, journeys may be affected by engineering work.

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

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

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

Buses replace trains on the Abbey and Marston Vale Lines until further notice

The Coronavirus pandemic (and more recently the Omicron variant) has had a significant impact on the London Northwestern Railway workforce meaning more of staff are having to self-isolate. Whilst every effort has been made to run the planned train service, there will be some changes on the Abbey Line and Marston Vale Line until further notice.

How does this affect my journey?

Buses will replace all trains on the Abbey Line (between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey).

Buses will replace all trains on the Marston Vale Line (between Bedford and Bletchley). Please note, there is no Sunday service on this route.

The bus timetables can be downloaded here.

Why have these changes been made?

?The purpose of these changes is to provide a robust and reliable rail replacement service, and allowing train crew resources to be focused on operating trains that are typically used by a greater number of passengers.

Check before you travel:

Abbey Line:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Saturday 12 February, changes have not yet been made - please check closer to the time of travel

Marston Vale Line:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 February using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 14 February, these changes have not yet been made - please check closer to the time of travel. (Please note, there is no Sunday service on this route.)

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.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #AbbeyLine or #MarstonValeLine

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

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

Amended Greater Anglia weekday timetable until further notice

Greater Anglia are making some changes to their timetable to reflect the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic.

A number of weekday services are being taken out of the timetable. This is due to falling passenger numbers as people follow advice to work from home. Greater Anglia also have to plan for staff shortages as a result of the virus, to ensure they can continue to provide a reliable service.

If you have booked a ticket for one of the cancelled services you can catch either the train before or after the service that has been cancelled. Alternatively, if it is no longer convenient for you to travel, you can request a refund from wherever you originally purchased your ticket from.

A summary of the weekday service that will operate can be found here.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling with Greater Anglia on weekdays up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 24 January onwards, please check back closer to your intended time of travel.

There are no alterations expected to the timetable on weekends. However, journeys may be affected by engineering work.

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended CrossCountry service until further notice

Due to train crew availability issues and ongoing Covid isolation instances, there will be disruption to CrossCountry services until further notice.

Some trains may start later or finish earlier than originally planned, and there will be a number of cancellations throughout the day in order to provide a more robust timetable. You may find that the train you had booked to travel on is no longer running. Some services may also be formed of fewer carriages than usual and will therefore be busier.

This will mainly affect services operating from Monday to Saturday. The vast majority of CrossCountry services on Sundays are planned to run as normal. A list of all the planned cancellations can be found on the CrossCountry website. Alongside planned cancellations, there may be on the day alterations, therefore it is recommended that you check your journey before you travel.

???????Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 21 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on days from Saturday 22 January onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

CrossCountry are working to ensure that planned service alterations for the following week are in place every Friday.

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended weekday TransPennine Express service until further notice

Like many businesses across the UK, TransPennine Express continues to feel the impact of Covid-19. The increasing effect of the Omicron variant, coupled with seasonal sickness, has resulted in a shortage of available train crew. In response, on Monday 10 January, TransPennine Express introduced an amended timetable designed to provide a stable and reliable service for customers.

Although the new timetable will provide improved reliability and stability, TransPennine Express may still face 'on-the-day' challenges to its services as a result of short-notice sickness and some industrial relations issues. As such, it may be necessary to make a relatively small number of further short-notice cancellations or service amendments on a day-to-day basis.

A summary of the amended weekday timetable that will operate can be found on the TransPennine Express website. These timetables will be in place until further notice and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

There are no planned alterations to the timetable on weekends. However, journeys may be affected by engineering work.

??????????????Alternative travel advice:

If the train you had planned to travel on does not operate, your ticket will be valid on the next available TransPennine Express service. For journeys up to and including Monday 31 January, ticket acceptance arrangements are in place in the event of TransPennine Express service cancellations. Please travel as close to your original booked time as possible when using other operator's services:

Avanti West Coast between Wigan / Preston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh - There may be some services and dates where acceptance is not granted due to passenger capacity 

CrossCountry  between Manchester and Edinburgh (via Leeds)

East Midlands Railway between Liverpool and Sheffield 

London North Eastern Railway between York and Edinburgh - This excludes services to / from Aberdeen and Inverness. There may be some services and dates where acceptance is not granted due to passenger capacity 

Northern on any reasonable route 

Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport / Newton-le-Willows / Manchester Airport 

Rail replacement buses will be in place, where possible, for those customers who will not have a regular journey option via train.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on weekdays up to and including Friday 11 February, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Journey Planner.

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 14 February onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

Bus location information:

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

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended Northern service until further notice

Northern are operating several amended and reduced timetables across their network. 

Services are being affected by COVID and its impact on the availability of train crew, with some timetables being reduced and some services cancelled at short notice. Online journey planners including websites and apps are being updated with any planned cancellations.

This will mainly affect services operating from Monday to Saturday. Temporary timetables for upcoming dates can be found on the Northern website. Alongside planned cancellations, there may be on the day alterations, therefore it is recommended that you check your journey before you travel.

????????????Travel advice:

If your train has been cancelled, you can travel on an earlier or later Northern service. Trains on affected routes are expected to be busier so please allow additional time to travel. Northern are adding standby buses, where available, to locations across the network to support if required. More information can be found here

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on days up to and including Saturday 29 January, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. However, we strongly advise anyone travelling to check before you travel, particularly on the day of travel. 

If you are travelling on days from Sunday 30 January onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

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

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

Feedback:
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Amended ScotRail weekday timetable on some routes until Friday 28 January

A shortage of train crew due to Covid-19 related illness means that ScotRail will be running an amended weekday timetable across various routes on their network until Friday 28 January.

We strongly advise all ScotRail customers to check your journey before travelling. Trains may be cancelled or revised, both in advance and at short notice.

A temporary timetable will be in place on Mondays to Fridays, details of the timetable can be found on the ScotRail website here. Advice on what you can do if your train is amended or cancelled is also available via that link.

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Updates

Train Operating Companies are continuing to work hard to offer you a safe and reliable journey.

Due to a rise in the number of railway staff being absent due to COVID-19 related illness and isolation, some train companies are operating an amended service. Some trains have been cancelled in advance and some trains are subject to short notice alterations on the day. More details about what level of service each operator is running can be found via the National Rail Enquiries Latest Travel News page.

Although the majority of services will run as scheduled, it is strongly recommended that you check before you begin travelling and allow more time to complete your journey.

To help you travel with confidence, please visit our dedicated Coronavirus travel advice page.

You can find the latest travel advice for each Train Operating Company by clicking on the below links:

 

Advice on face coverings:

In England -

It is now again compulsory to wear a face covering on board all trains and in stations in England, unless you are exempt.

If you are travelling on any TfL (Transport for London) service, it is also mandatory to wear a face covering throughout your journey including in stations, unless exempt.

In Scotland and Wales - 

You must continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey on trains and in stations, unless exempt, as it remains mandatory.

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Please be aware that some Train Operating Companies are making some short notice changes to their timetables. Where timetables are not yet confirmed or where there is known disruption, the journey in the Journey Planner will carry a yellow warning triangle, with a link available to find out more details.

You can also check the National Rail Enquiries Informed Traveller webpage for more details on longer term timetable availability.

Disruption to Chiltern Railways services until further notice

Some trains across the Chiltern Railways network may be subject to short-notice cancellations and alterations. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on train crew availability.

The majority of train services will continue to run as scheduled, and Chiltern Railways are doing everything they can to run the full timetable. However, you are advised to check your journey before travelling. 

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Amended Hull Trains timetable until Saturday 12 February

Hull Trains will be operating an amended timetable until Saturday 12 February. This is due to the impact of COVID-19 on train crew availability.

The majority of Hull Trains services will still run, with some cancellations to their quieter services. You can view the temporary timetable here.

Customer Advice:

If you are affected by these cancellations and no longer wish to travel, you should apply for a fee free refund via your original point of sale.

If you still want to travel, your ticket will be valid on all other Hull Trains services the same day as stated on your ticket. Coach A is unreserved, but we recommend you make a new seat reservation by emailing Hull Trains on customer.services@hulltrains.co.uk . You will need to provide details of your original booking including number of passengers, and details of the service you wish to reserve seats for.

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Please note, if you are travelling on a Hull Trains service on a weekend throughout January, planned engineering works may affect your journey. We recommend that you check your date of travel on the Future Engineering page for the latest information regarding these works. 

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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 (32)

Alterations to late night Southeastern services from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

Engineering work is taking place at multiple points across the Southeastern network, resulting in the closure of some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham will terminate at Ebbsfleet International and will be replaced by buses between Ebbsfleet International and Gillingham, and between Gillingham and Faversham.                                                                                                                                                                            

Tuesday to Thursday

  • From the 23:30 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between  Robertsbridge and Hastings. The last two train services from London to Hastings will terminate at Robertsbridge, from where a replacement bus service will run to Hastings.
  • From 00:15 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend.
  • The 00:25 London Victoria to Ashford International service will be diverted between Otford and Ashford International to run via Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Buses will replace trains between Sevenoaks and Ashford International via Maidstone East. The bus will not stop at Otford, you will need to travel via Sevenoaks to connect with the replacement bus service.

 

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

  • From 00:30 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Margate and Ramsgate.

 

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.

No trains via Lewisham after 23:00 each night from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place at Lewisham, resulting in the closure of some lines.

Trains will be altered or diverted via alternative routes and replacement buses will operate on the following routes:

Sidcup Line and Grove Park Lines:

  • Hither Green - London Bridge via Lewisham.
  • Lewisham - Hither Green.
  • London Bridge - Lewisham via New Cross.
  • Lewisham - Orpington.

Bexleyheath Line:

  • Lewisham - London Victoria.
  • London Bridge / Lewisham - Dartford via Bexleyheath.
  • Denmark Hill - Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Woolwich Line:

  • Charlton - London Bridge via Blackheath.
  • London Bridge - Charlton via Lewisham and Blackheath.

Hayes Line:

  • London Bridge / Lewisham - Hayes.

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 late night / early morning trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 January

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, resulting in the closure of all lines overnight.

From 22:05 (Sunday) until 04:55 (Monday) buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

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 23:28 London Liverpool Street to Cambridge service from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Bishops Stortford and Cambridge, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 23:28 London Liverpool Street to Cambridge service will terminate at Bishops Stortford. A replacement bus will run from Bishops Stortford to Cambridge.

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 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 January

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Norwich, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning.

As a result, the 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Ipswich and Norwich.

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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 Northern service to / from Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Trafford Park area, closing some lines.

The 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be bus replaced throughout. Two buses will be provided: one bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

The 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout. Two buses will be provided: one bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

Check before you travel:

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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 / early morning service to / from Blackpool North from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackrod, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:34 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service depart at 2245 and will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, not calling at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

The 23:09 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will not run.  A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North. Alternative services are available between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:19 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, and will not call at Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Adlington, Blackrod, Horwich Parkway, Lostock, Bolton and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, and will not call at Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Lostock, Bolton and Salford Crescent. A bus will be provided between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western, and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

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 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Dore & Totley and Chinley, closing some lines.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

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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 / early morning Northern trains to / from York from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

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

Monday to Friday

The 21:18 Blackpool North to York service will terminate at Leeds.  A bus will be provided from Leeds to York.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:19  York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds.  A bus will be provided from York to Leeds, departing York at 04:15 to connect with the train at Leeds.

The 05:20 Leeds to York service will be bus replaced throughout.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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Amended 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield service from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

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

The 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield service will not call at Dronfield.  A bus will be provided from Chesterfield to Sheffield, calling at Dronfield.

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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 20:49 Doncaster to Peterborough service from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

Engineering work is taking place between Sleaford and Spalding, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 20:49 Doncaster to Peterborough service will terminate at Lincoln.

There will be a rail replacement bus from Lincoln to Peterborough.

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Amended late night / early morning services between London St Pancras International and Corby from Monday 17 to Saturday 22 January

Engineering work is taking place in the Kettering area, resulting in the closure of some lines overnight.

Each night from 22:00 (Monday - Friday) trains from London St Pancras International to Corby will terminate at Kettering.

Each morning until 07:30 (Tuesday - Saturday) trains from Corby to London St Pancras International will start from Kettering.

Rail replacement buses will run between Kettering and Corby.

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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 late night trains between Dartford and Gillingham from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

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

From 22:30 each night until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Dartford and Rainham.

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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 late night / early morning trains between Stevenage and Cambridge from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

Engineering work is taking place between Stevenage and Cambridge, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning. 

Between 23:50 and 06:00, buses operated by Thameslink will replace trains between Stevenage and Cambridge.

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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 late night trains between Three Bridges and Brighton on Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

Thameslink

Buses will replace trains late night trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Southern

From 00:25 until 05:00 (Tuesday - Thursday) buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Eastbourne.

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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 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 17 until Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall. 

A rail replacement bus service will operate from Walsall at 23:56, calling at Bloxwich North (00:08), Cannock (00:29) and arriving into Hednesford at 00:38.

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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 21:57 Rugeley Trent Valley to Northampton service from Monday 17 until Thursday 20 January

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

As a result of this, the 21:57 Rugeley Trent Valley to Northampton service will terminate at Coventry.

Passengers should travel on the 23:31 Coventry to London Euston service or use an Avanti West Coast service to Rugby.

A rail replacement bus service will operate between Rugby and Northampton, departing Rugby at 23:53, calling at Long Buckby at 00:23, then arriving into Northampton at 00:49.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended evening / morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the TransPennine Express network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:34 Scarborough to Manchester Airport service will not stop at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.

The 22:08 Liverpool Lime Street to Stalybridge service will terminate at Manchester Victoria.

The 22:39 Manchester Airport to York service will not stop at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria

Tuesday to Friday:

The 02:42 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will start later than usual, at 03:04.

The 06:15 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central service will start from Manchester Piccadilly at 06:16.

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Amended 03:45 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service on Monday 17 January

Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Cleethorpes, closing various lines early on Monday morning.

As a result, the 03:45 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will not run. Customers should travel on later train services.

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Amended evening Avanti West Coast services from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Avanti West Coast network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result:

  • The 18:52 Edinburgh to London Euston service will be diverted, and will not call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Long Buckby and Northampton.
  • The 22:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to run via Stafford, and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent. A replacement bus will run from Stafford to Stoke-on-Trent.

 

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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.

No evening trains between Barking and Upminster from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and Upminster, and also between London Fenchurch Street and East Ham, closing various lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

After 23:30 each night, trains that usually run to / from Fenchurch Street will be amended to run to / from Barking.

After 23:35 each night, trains that usually run between Barking and Upminster will be diverted to run via Rainham.

Ticket acceptance:

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Amended evening services between Plymouth and Newton Abbot from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Plymouth and Newton Abbot, closing some lines on Monday to Thursday evenings.

As a result, a reduced train service will run between Plymouth and Newton Abbot after 19:25 each night. Some trains will not run, and replacement buses will run between Plymouth and Newton Abbot. Trains that do run will be subject to extended journey times between these stations.

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.

Amended evening / morning trains in the Cardiff Central area from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:48 and 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted after Cardiff Central, extending journey times to Bridgend and beyond by up to 25 minutes.

Additionally on Wednesday and Thursday,  the 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea service will incur an additional 5 minutes journey time before arriving at Newport.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:46 Swansea to London Paddington service will depart earlier than usual from Swansea to Bridgend, and from Cardiff Central and beyond at normal times.

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Amended 23:42 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Gloucester, closing all lines.

As a result, the 23:42 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be diverted after Swindon, and will not call at stations via Kemble. A replacement bus will run from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa via Kemble.

Additionally on Monday and Tuesday, the diverted train will terminate at Gloucester, with a replacement bus running from Gloucester to Cheltenham Spa.

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.

Amended evening services between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 22:32 and 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads services will both be diverted after Swindon, and will not call at Chippenham or Bath Spa. Replacement buses will run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath Spa.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended evening trains in the Westbury area from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour (starting Portsmouth & Southsea at 21:27) to Bristol Temple Meads service will be replaced by a bus between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will be replaced by buses between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Frome.

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 evening / morning trains to / from Burnham / Taplow from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

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

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

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:52 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service.
  • The 23:50 London Paddington to Reading service.

 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:18 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service.

 

Friday:

  • The 23:50 London Paddington to Reading service.

 

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow, connecting with train services.

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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 evening / morning trains to / from Pangbourne from Monday 17 to Friday 21 January

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

As a result, the following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:22 Didcot Parkway to Reading service.
  • The 23:30 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • The 23:32 Reading to Didcot Parkway service.

 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:45 Oxford to Reading service.
  • The 03:54 Oxford to Reading service.

 

Friday:

  • The 23:30 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.

 

Replacement buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne, connecting with train services.

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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 trains to / from Barnstaple from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 January

Engineering work is taking place between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple, closing all lines on Monday to Wednesday evenings.

The 20:53 Exmouth to Barnstaple service will terminate at Crediton. Replacement buses will run between Crediton and Yeoford / Barnstaple.

The 22:41 Barnstaple  to Exeter St Davids service will not run. Replacement buses will run between Barnstaple and Exeter St Davids, and also between Yeoford and Crediton.

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Amended 23:30 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 January

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway, closing some lines on Monday and Tuesday evening.

As a result, the 23:30 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will run around 5 minutes later than usual from Patchway onwards.

Check before you travel:

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Amended evening / morning services in the Cheltenham Spa area from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 January

Engineering work is taking place between Cheltenham Spa and Gloucester, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Wednesday morning.

Monday and Tuesday:

The 21:28 London Paddington to Cheltenham Spa service will terminate Gloucester. Road transport will run from Gloucester to Cheltenham Spa.

The 23:42 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will terminate Gloucester.  Road transport will run from Gloucester to Cheltenham Spa.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

The 04:37 Gloucester to Worcester Shrub Hill service will be replaced by road transport from Gloucester to Cheltenham Spa, Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 04:56 Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington service will start from Gloucester at 05:10. Earlier road transport from Cheltenham Spa to Gloucester will run, connecting into the train.

The 05:20 Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Cheltenham Spa at 05:47. Earlier road transport will run from Worcester Shrub Hill and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury to Cheltenham Spa, connecting into the train.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour from Saturday 15 until Sunday 23 January

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

Great Western Railway:

Trains will not run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. You can use South Western Railway services to complete your journey.

South Western Railway:

Saturday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour.

 

Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

 

Monday to Friday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Fratton and Portsmouth Harbour.

 

Southern

No trains will run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour. You can use South Western Railway replacement buses between Fratton / Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

We are temporarily running a reduced timetable. You can tap here to view this in pdf format from our Coronavirus page.