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Updates for 16 September 2021

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13:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 17:23

13:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 17:23 has been delayed between Peterborough and York and is now 10 minutes late.
This is due to a problem under investigation.

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.

14:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 21:13

14:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 21:13 is being delayed between London Kings Cross and York and is now expected to be 13 minutes late.
This is due to a problem under investigation.

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.

14:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 17:03

14:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 17:03 has been delayed at Leeds and is now 31 minutes late.
This is due to a fault on this train.

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.

15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling due 20:09

15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling due 20:09 will be cancelled.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.

Further Info:

Customers travelling to Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling may travel on the 19:48 ScotRail service from Edinburgh For all other stations customers are advised to travel on the next available LNER service We highly recommend that you make a new reservation for this service by visiting www.lner.co.uk/reserve, our Travel Centres or via the LNER App. We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today.

16:03 York to London Kings Cross due 18:23

16:03 York to London Kings Cross due 18:23 is being delayed at York.
This is due to a problem under investigation.

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.

Catering updates

We're still offering a limited catering menu on our trains. You can find more information on our Food & drink page.

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 (30)

Disruption between Gospel Oak and Barking until approximately 17:00

A broken down train between Gospel Oak and Barking is causing disruption to journeys between these stations. As a result of this, trains may be cancelled or revised.

This is expected until 17:00.

To help complete your journey, you can view an alternative route map here.

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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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c2c - Timetable information and safe travel advice

c2c are operating a regular timetable, to reflect the current passenger demand and government guidelines. You can download the latest timetable here.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey. This includes when it is crowded on board c2c trains.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Busiest travel times:

Trains are generally busiest between 06:30 and 07:30 on weekdays. You are advised to re-plan your journey to avoid travelling between these times.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice. You can find more information about this here.

More information about what c2c are doing to help you travel with confidence is available here.

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

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work so please check journey planners and live departure boards before commencing your journey.

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Merseyrail are currently running a reduced service, in line with current passenger demand and the latest government guidelines.

You can find the latest timetable information here.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Sunday 26 September by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Monday 27 September onwards are not yet showing accurately in Journey Planners.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. In addition, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work. We advise that you check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Industrial action to affect ScotRail services every Sunday until Sunday 17 October

Industrial action is taking place across the ScotRail network every Sunday until at least Sunday 17 October.

The level of service may change each Sunday. For the latest information, please visit the ScotRail website.

Advice for key workers:

For key workers, there will be limited bus services for University Hospital Hairmyres, Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline, University Hospital Wishaw and Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.

Essential travel advice:

If your journey is affected on Sundays, you can use your ticket to travel instead on the day before or after. If you would prefer not to travel, you can request a refund on your ticket here.

Please note, if you have a 'ScotRail services only' ticket, you cannot use it on other train operator services, including LNER.

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The Journey Planner is not yet up to date for Sunday 3 October. Please check back closer to the time.

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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.

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Southeastern - Latest travel advice

Southeastern are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current government guidelines, passenger demand and staff availability.
 
From Sunday 12 September, Southeastern have introduced a new timetable with more frequent and longer trains on some routes.
 
You can find information on timetables and busy services here.
 

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

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

Please note that some weekend timetables may be subject to change due to scheduled engineering work. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Any dates / journeys in which the journey planner is not correct will be marked with a warning triangle.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Transport for Wales are currently running near-normal service levels. Extra safety measures have been put in place so that you can travel with confidence.

Details of the timetable can be found here.

Face coverings and social distancing:

You must continue, by law, to wear a face covering at all stages of your journey with Transport for Wales unless you are exempt. This includes on all trains and in stations.

Capacity onboard remains reduced as social distancing measures are in place.

What advice and information is available on crowding and quieter times to travel?

The capacity of today's services can be found here. This will help you decide which train to travel on to avoid the busiest times and services.

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

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

You can find the latest information and advice from the Welsh Government here.

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Industrial action to affect East Midlands Railway services every Sunday until 10 October

As a result of strike action being taken by members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) there will be changes to East Midlands Railway services every Sunday until at least Sunday 10 October.

This is in addition to the strikes which have affected East Midlands Railway regional services since May and means EMR Regional, EMR Intercity and EMR Connect will all be operating a reduced timetable.

A summary of the alterations to the train services can be found below. These are subject to planned engineering work. We recommend checking our Future Engineering Work section of the National Rail website for further details. East Midlands Railway will also publish a downloadable timetable on their website for each route.

Sheffield / Nottingham - London St Pancras International:

Intercity services will be reduced to one train per hour to / from Nottingham and Sheffield, but these services will be lengthened to provide extra seating capacity for customers wherever possible. Some trains will be unable to call at Long Eaton on affected days.

Corby - London St Pancras International:

There will be a limited impact on Connect services. East Midlands Railway are planning to run roughly 80% of normal Sunday services, and will look to lengthen these services and provide more seats wherever possible. From 12:30, one train per hour will run between Corby and London St Pancras International instead of the usual two.

Nottingham - Matlock:

Trains will run between Derby and Matlock only. You may use your ticket on CrossCountry trains between Nottingham and Derby.

Derby - Crewe:

Trains will not run between Derby and Crewe. Replacement buses will run between Derby and Crewe.

You may also use your ticket on CrossCountry between Derby and Tamworth and on London Northwestern Railway between Stoke-on-Trent / Tamworth and Crewe.

Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich:

Trains on the Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich route will run between Sheffield and Grantham only. You may use your ticket on other operators between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield and between Grantham and Norwich.

LNER, who run between Grantham and Peterborough recommend that you reserve a seat. You can do so here.

Other route alterations:

The below trains will be cancelled, and a replacement bus will operate:

  • 19:32 Lincoln - Nottingham
  • 09:03 Grantham - Nottingham
  • 09:12 Nottingham - Mansfield Woodhouse
  • 09:56 Mansfield Woodhouse - Nottingham
  • 19:12 Nottingham - Mansfield Woodhouse
  • 11:40 and 19:45 Newark North Gate - Lincoln
  • 11:06 and 19:15 Lincoln - Newark North Gate

 

Please be aware that bus timings will be slightly different to that of the train. 

Check before you travel:??????????????

You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 26 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The Journey Planner has not yet been updated for Sunday 3 October onwards. If you are planning to travel on the strike dates, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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.

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.

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. Details of the service that is running can be found here.

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

Seat reservations:

CrossCountry want your journey to be as comfortable as possible. That's why they recommend you reserve a seat at the same time as purchasing your ticket where possible

Advice on face coverings: 

You are no longer required by law to wear a face covering in England. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Scotland and Wales, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory. Customers travelling across the borders should ensure they have a face covering to comply with local restrictions.

Where can I find more information?

The latest advice to help you travel with confidence can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus advice page.

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

Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

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

Timetables can be downloaded here.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

More information from Chiltern Railways about what is being done to make sure you can travel with confidence can be found here.  

Check before you travel:

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

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ScotRail - Timetable information and safe travel advice

ScotRail are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government advice and current passenger numbers. The latest timetables can be downloaded here.

Face coverings:

You must continue, by law, to wear a face covering at all stages of your journey with ScotRail unless you are exempt. This includes on all trains and in stations.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the Scotland Government website as there may be restrictions in place. 

The latest travel guidance from ScotRail can be found here. 

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

Please note that industrial action is affecting ScotRail every Sunday until Sunday 17 October inclusive. More details can be found here.  

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work.

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Grand Central - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Grand Central are operating a regular timetable, whilst adhering to the latest passenger demand and government guidelines. The timetables can be found here.

Seat reservations:

From Sunday 12 September, seat reservations are no longer mandatory. If you buy an Advance ticket, you will automatically have a seat reservation allocated; however, off-peak and anytime tickets may not come with these. In these cases, we strongly recommend that customers consult Grand Central's seat availability charts for the date / time you wish to travel and secure a seat reservation in advance. You can reserve a seat by contacting the Grand Central customer relations team on 0345 603 4852 (09.00 - 17.00, Monday - Friday) or via Twitter at @GC_Rail.

Face covering advice:

You are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Check before you travel:

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

Please note that some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here

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Avanti West Coast - Reduced timetable on some routes

Avanti West Coast are operating a reduced timetable in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The timetables for the coming weeks can be found here.

Avanti West Coast will continue to monitor the timetable and adjust if required, as guided by Government advice and passenger demand.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Wales or Scotland, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

If you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Seat reservations:

Following the government's announcement that restrictions will be easing in England on Monday 19 July, Avanti West Coast have increased the availability of seats on board. We recommend that you continue to book your tickets in advance and make a seat reservation to secure a place on your preferred train. Bookings can be made up to five minutes before departure on the Avanti West Coast website or app.

All advance tickets will come with a reservation. If you're booking a flexible ticket (off-peak or anytime), please request a reservation with it.

Changing your travel plans:

Should you need to change your travel plans, you can click here to find out more about refunds and amendments.

Where can I find more information?

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

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 23 October using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Sunday 24 October onwards, the timetable has yet to be confirmed. Please check closer to the time of travel.  

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Caledonian Sleeper - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Caledonian Sleeper are running train services on all their routes. The timetables can be found here

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

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You must wear a face covering (unless exempt) on all common areas on board the Caledonian Sleeper. If you book a room on board, then you can remove your face covering once in your room.

Wearing a face covering remains mandatory throughout stations within Scotland.

Where can I find more information?

More information from Caledonian Sleeper, including safe travel advice and refund advice, can be found here.

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

Train services may still be affected by essential engineering work, especially during public holidays and weekends.

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Updates

Book with Confidence. Travel with Confidence.

Rail companies are working hard to make sure customers can travel safely and with confidence.

Before you travel, please check the below links for the latest government advice. Please note that there are some different rules and restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales:

 

Changes to the advice around social distancing and face coverings:

In England -

If you are travelling on any TfL (Transport for London) service, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless exempt. Across the National Rail network, in crowded places you are encouraged to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt.

The number of seats available for use on board services may also increase as social distancing restrictions have been lifted.

In Scotland and Wales -

You must continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless exempt, as it remains mandatory.

Please continue to observe social distancing measures on board and in stations. The number of seats available for use on board will be reduced, to aid social distancing.

Details of the current timetables and safe travel advice from each operator is available via the Train Operating Company links below:

 

Where can I find more information?

Answers to the common questions that you are asking about train services can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

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

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Hull Trains - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Hull Trains are currently running a reduced service, in line with passenger demand and current government advice.

Timetables for Hull Trains services up to Saturday 11 December can be found on the Hull Trains website.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government advice, it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. However, Hull Trains recommend that face coverings are worn (unless exempt) whilst travelling on their trains and in enclosed areas a courtesy to other passengers and staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Seat reservations:

All bookings made for Hull Trains services from Monday 6 September onwards will be allocated a seat reservation (carriage and seat number).

If you have already made a booking for a date on or after Monday 6 September and it doesn't have a seat reservation, please contact Hull Trains to request one. This can be done by emailing customer.services@hulltrains.co.uk, tweeting @Hull_Trains or by calling customer services on 01482 215746.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the Hull Trains Coronavirus information page.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Check your journey:

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

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice

Eurostar is adding more trains between the UK and the continent in response to growing demand. This follows the removal of quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers from France to the UK and the easing of restrictions for travel to Belgium and the Netherlands.

Updated timetable from September:

From 6 September until 1 November, eight daily return services will operate as below:

  • five in each direction on the London to Paris route
  • three in each direction between London and Brussels
  • one each way extended to Rotterdam and Amsterdam

 

Eurostar remain unable to operate services to and from the following stations:

  • The direct service to / from Disneyland Paris is suspended until 22 October 2021
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services until at least the end of 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun

 

Eurostar Travel Advice:

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your departure and arrival locations. You can visit the Eurostar website to check these requirements here.

All travellers must wear a mask on board Eurostar trains and in stations, unless exempt. This continues to apply after check-in at London St Pancras International.

 

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Northern - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

Northern are operating a timetable in line with current government guidelines, passenger demand and staff availability.

You can find the current timetables for each route here. This timetable is expected to be in place until December 2021.

Advice from Northern on travelling with confidence on their services can be found here.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Check before you travel:

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

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. Your journey may also be subject to alteration due to engineering work, particularly on weekends and late night / early morning. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Southern - Reduced timetable on some routes

Southern are running a reduced service in line with government advice, passenger demand and staffing availability.

Timetable information:

From Monday 6 September 2021, Southern will be changing the times of trains across their network to support the return of schools and colleges.

The new timetable is designed to balance the needs of customers across the network. While more trains will run across the network compared to August 2021, some individual routes will see a reduction. This is to ensure train services are as reliable as possible at a time when colleagues continue to be affected by the disruptive impact of coronavirus over the past eighteen months.

Southern will continue to monitor customer demand and respond to feedback. You can find out more about the changes to the timetable here.

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From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Southern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Please check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

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

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Great Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Great Northern are currently running a Summer timetable, with additional weekday trains, allowing extra support in your return to the railway as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

From Monday 6 September 2021, Great Northern will be changing the times of trains across their network. This timetable change will help support the return to schools and colleges and balance the needs of customers across the network. The service on many routes will be increased; however, other routes will see some reductions on Mondays to Fridays.

Great Northern will continue to monitor customer demand and respond to feedback where they can. 

For more information on timetables please see here. For information regarding refunds and how Great Northern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Changes from Monday 19 July:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Please check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

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

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Thameslink - Reduced timetable on some routes

Thameslink are running a reduced service in line with government advice, passenger demand and staffing availability.

You can find further information regarding the Thameslink timetable here.

Changes to timetables

From Monday 6 September 2021, Thameslink will be changing the times of trains across their network to support the return of schools and colleges.

The new timetable is designed to balance the needs of customers across the network. While more trains will run across the network compared to August 2021, some individual routes will see a reduction. This is to ensure train services are as reliable as possible at a time when our colleagues continue to be affected by the disruptive impact of coronavirus over the past eighteen months.

Services on Saturdays and Sundays will remain the same; however, engineering work will affect services on some days. Please check our engineering work page for more information.

Thameslink will continue to monitor customer demand and respond to feedback. We will update you if any further changes will be made.

Face coverings advice:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Thameslink are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website

Please also check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

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

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable that reflects the current demand for services. The timetables for each route, which are operating until 11 December 2021, can be downloaded here.

London Northwestern Railway are also advising rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting 'pinged' by the Test and Trace app.

 

Advice on face coverings:
In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, London Northwestern Railway are asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, as Covid restrictions are eased.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Advice on travelling with confidence on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here.

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West Midlands Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, in line with government guidelines and current passenger demand. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

West Midlands Railway are advising rail users to expect short-notice alterations and cancellations if staff have to self-isolate due to Test and Trace app notifications. Please check before you travel.

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In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, West Midlands Railway are asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, as Covid restrictions are eased.

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Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on West Midlands Railway services can be found here

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Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Rail 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.

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground

Transport for London are currently running near-normal service levels. Extra safety measures have been put in place so that if you must travel by public transport, you can travel with confidence.

If you are travelling on any TfL (Transport for London) service it remains mandatory to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt. This includes London Overground and TfL Rail which are part of the National Rail network. Across the rest of the National Rail network in England, in crowded places you are encouraged to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt. 

You can find the latest safe travel guidance from Transport for London here. When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground:

A slightly reduced service is operating. The London Overground night service is currently suspended.

TfL Rail:

A full service is running on all routes.

DLR and London Underground:

There is a slightly reduced frequency service operating on most DLR and London Underground routes. There is currently no night Tube service.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. You can check the status of your local station here.

What are the best times to travel?

The current quietest times to travel are between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays. On weekends, before noon and after 18:00 are generally the quietest times. You can find more information about quiet times here.

Certain stations, stops and interchanges can be particularly busy at peak times.  You can find here the most up to date information on how busy each station is. 

Check before you travel:

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

You can check your journey on London Underground, DLR and Tram services using the Transport for London Journey Planner.

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Great Western Railway are operating an amended timetable in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place and the advice may differ between England and Wales. You can find links to the latest information for England and Wales.

Face covering advice:

In line with government guidance, you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering whilst travelling in England. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Wales, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

If you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Busy travel times advice:

Great Western Railway have created a handy guide to show how busy their most popular routes / trains have been. It is expected that as government restricted are relaxed, demand will grow, particularly to leisure destinations. This handy guide can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on what Great Western Railway are doing to help you travel with confidence.

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

Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are running a reduced timetable in line with current passenger demand and current government advice.

The current level of service across the Greater Anglia network stands at approximately 85% of the normal timetable and most of the network is receiving at least an hourly service. 

Stansted Express service are continuing to run at a frequency of 2 to 3 trains per hour. 

Timetable changes from 13 September:

Greater Anglia will be adding more services to their timetables from 13 September to reflect more people heading back to work and school. The key points are as follows :

Great Eastern services (between Ipswich, Harwich, Clacton, Colchester, Braintree, Chelmsford, Southminster, Southend and London) - Full timetable reintroduced.

Intercity services (Norwich, Diss, Stowmarket, Ipswich, Manningtree, Colchester, Chelmsford, Stratford, London) - There will be additional weekday services. There will be two weekday Norwich in 90 services, which call only at Ipswich and make the journey in 90 minutes (08:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street, 17:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich). There will also be additional Saturday services.

West Anglia services (between Kings Lynn, Cambridge, Hertford East and London) - Additional weekday services will run, a near normal service will operate for most of the day.

Stansted Express services (between Stansted Airport and London) - a half hourly service continues with new, longer trains and plenty of seating capacity.

Regional services (Marks Tey to Sudbury, Ipswich to Felixstowe/Lowestoft/Cambridge/Peterborough and Norwich to Lowestoft/Great Yarmouth/ Sheringham/Cambridge and Stansted Airport) - The full timetable continues.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information? 

Timetables can be downloaded here

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

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

 

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

Please note that weekend timetables may be subject to change due to scheduled engineering work. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Any dates / journeys in which the journey planner is not correct will be marked with a warning triangle.

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

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

Timetables for all routes can be found here. They are expected to be in place until December 2021.

To help you plan your journey, TransPennine Express have highlighted in red services within their timetables that are expected to be busy.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Scotland, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

Guidance and information on travelling with confidence on TransPennine Express services can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may also be affected by engineering work.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice

A revised South Western Railway service is in operation in line with the latest government advice and current passenger demand. You can find the latest timetables for each route here.

Please note that some routes may be affected by short notice alterations, as staff may have to isolate. The latest travel advice can be found here.  

Face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please continue to check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Please also be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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East Midlands Railway - Latest timetable information and safe travel advice

East Midlands Railway are operating a regular timetable on their Intercity and Connect services and a reduced timetable on their Regional service, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines.

Travel advice:

To help you choose when best to travel to avoid the busiest times, East Midlands Railway have released a Seat Finder tool which shows how crowded trains are across their network. Please click here to visit the Seat Finder page.

Face covering advice:

In line with the latest Government guidance, you are expected to wear a face covering in crowded places out of respect to others (unless you are exempt). Wearing your face covering in crowded indoor settings, such as a busy train, remains a sensible step to protect yourself and those around you.

There are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

Advice from East Midlands Railway on travelling with confidence on their services can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

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Heathrow Express - Safe Travel Advice

Heathrow Express are currently operating a normal service with trains every 15 minutes, although additional safety measures remain in place. Information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel with confidence can be found on their website here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information from the Government website here.

Guidance on face coverings:

Although government guidance states you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering, the wearing of face coverings continues to be mandatory on Heathrow Express services, unless you are exempt.

This is to keep aligned with both Heathrow Airport and TfL (Transport for London) services, where it is mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice

Gatwick Express services remain suspended until further notice.

Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

Gatwick Express have made these changes 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.

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

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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 (37)

Amended service to / from Upper Halliford until Saturday 11 December

Engineering work is taking place at Upper Halliford, closing some of the platforms until December.

Trains towards Shepperton will not be able to call at Upper Halliford station. Replacement buses will run between Sunbury and Shepperton via Upper Halliford.

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:

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 Lewes and Eastbourne from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 September

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Lewes and Eastbourne.

Check before you travel:

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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.

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

Buses replace trains between Redhill and Reigate from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Redhill and Reigate.

Check before you travel:

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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.

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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 23:54 London Bridge to Selhurst from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and East Croydon, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 23:54 London Bridge to Selhurst service will terminate at Tulse Hill.

There will be a replacement bus in place between Tulse Hill and Selhurst.

Check before you travel:

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Amended 23:40 London Victoria to Sutton service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and East Croydon, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 23:40 London Victoria to Sutton will be diverted after Selhurst and terminate at East Croydon.

There will be a replacement bus in place between Selhurst and Sutton.

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Crewe from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

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

Buses replace trains between Chester and Crewe.

Check before you travel:

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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.

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Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli from Monday 13 September to Saturday 11 December

Major engineering work is taking place on the Barmouth Viaduct, closing all lines from Monday 13 September to Saturday 11 December.

As a result, no trains will run between Machynlleth and Pwllheli.

Replacement buses will run between Machynlleth and Pwllheli.

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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 between Chesterfield and Sheffield from Sunday 12 to Friday 17 September

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

Services between Chesterfield and Sheffield may be diverted and as a result slightly retimed.

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Buses replace late night trains between Dartford and Gravesend from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Gravesend, closing all lines from 23:25 each night.

Buses will replace trains between Dartford and Rainham.

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Buses replace late night trains at Earlswood and Salfords from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Earlswood and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

Thameslink late night trains will no longer call at Earlswood or Salfords. Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Horley.

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Amended late night service between Herne Hill and Streatham from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 September

Engineering work is taking place between Herne Hill and Streatham, closing all lines overnight.

Trains between St Albans and Sutton will terminate at London Blackfriars or Herne Hill. 

Customers should use London Buses to complete their journey,

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Buses replace late night trains between Stevenage and Cambridge from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Hitchin and Royston, closing all lines from 23:55 each night until 05:05 the following morning.

Buses will replace trains between Stevenage and Cambridge.

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Amended evening / morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

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

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

Tuesday to Friday:

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

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Buses replace evening / morning trains between Kettering and Corby from Monday 13 September to Saturday 18 September

Engineering work is taking place at Corby, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended to run between London St Pancras and Kettering only:

Monday to Friday:

The 22:47 London St Pancras International to Corby service.

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Corby service.

Tuesday to Saturday:

The 04:32 Corby to London St Pancras International service.

The 05:39 Corby to London St Pancras International service.

The 06:11 Corby to London St Pancras International service.

Replacement buses will run between Kettering and Corby, connecting with these trains.

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Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

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

The 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall.

There will be a rail replacement bus in place from Walsall to Hednesford, calling at all stations.

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Amended late night / early morning service between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction, closing some lines.

The following trains will not run:-

Monday to Thursday:

23:04 Dalston Junction to Clapham Junction.

23:19 Dalston Junction to Clapham Junction.

23:30 Highbury & Islington to Clapham Junction.

23:44 Clapham Junction to Highbury & Islington. 

23:50 Dalston Junction to Clapham Junction.
 

Tuesday to Friday:

00:01 Highbury & Islington to Clapham Junction.

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Amended late night Southeastern services from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

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

Monday and Tuesday

From 23:00 until the end of service, no trains will call at Lewisham. Trains will not run via Bexleyheath and will be diverted via Sidcup. Trains will not run between Lewisham and Hayes.

Replacement buses will run on the following routes:

  • Hither Green to Dartford via Lewisham and Bexleyheath.
  • New Cross / Lewisham to Hither Green.
  • London Bridge / Lewisham to Hayes.
  • Lewisham to Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal.
  • Dartford to London Bridge via Bexleyheath and New Cross.
  • London Victoria to Lewisham.
  • New Cross / Hither Green to Hayes (Tuesday night only)

 

Monday and Wednesday

From 23:40 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Dartford and Gravesend.

The 23:25 London St Pancras International to Faversham will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet and Faversham.

Tuesday

From 00:01 until the end of service buses will replace trains between Faversham and Ramsgate.

Tuesday and Thursday

The 23:50 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service will be replaced by a bus between Dartford and Gravesend.

Tuesday - Friday

From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

From midnight until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ashford International and Dover Priory. A minibus shuttle will run between Sandling and Westenhanger.

Thursday and Friday

After 00:15 a bus will replace the last train between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

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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 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Bishops Stortford and Cambridge, closing 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.

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Amended evening / morning in the Bedwyn / Westbury area from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

Engineering work is taking place between Newbury / Bedwyn and Westbury, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:22 London Paddington to Westbury service will terminate at Bedwyn. Customers for Westbury should travel on earlier services.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:54 Westbury to London Paddington service will start from Newbury. Customers from Westbury should travel on later services.

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Amended late night / early morning services to / from Nottingham from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

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

Monday - Thursday

The following trains will not call at Dronfield:

  • 21:04 Leeds to Nottingham.
  • 21:12 Nottingham to Leeds.
  • 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield.

 

Buses will be provided from Chesterfield to Sheffield, they will call at Dronfield.

Tuesday - Friday

The 05:15 Sheffield to Nottingham will be diverted via Derby and no longer call at Dronfield, Alfreton, Langley Mill and Ilkeston.

A bus will be provided from Sheffield to Chesterfield, also calling at Dronfield.

Another bus will be provided from Chesterfield to Nottingham, also calling at Alfreton, Langley Mill and Ilkeston.

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Amended 22:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place in the Congleton area, closing some lines.

The 22:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted via Stafford, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent.

You should change at Stafford for a replacement bus service to Stoke-on-Trent.

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Amended 23:18 Leeds to Knottingley service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

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

The 23:18 Leeds to Knottingley service will terminate at Castleford.

There will be a bus in place from Castleford to Knottingley.

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Amended 05:05 Preston to Colne service from Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 September

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

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. There will be a bus in place from Preston to Blackburn departing Preston at 04:45 and connecting with the train at Blackburn.

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Buses replace late night services between Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Warrington and Hunts Cross, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by two buses. One bus will run from Manchester Oxford to Liverpool Lime Street calling only at Warrington Central. The second bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street and will call at all stations.

The 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by two buses. One bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road calling only at Warrington Central. The second bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road and will call at all stations.

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Amended early morning / late night services between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

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

Monday - Thursday

The 22:34 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will not run. There will be a bus provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North. Alternative rail services are available between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly to connect with the bus.

The 23:09 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via Wigan North Western and will not call at Salford Crescent, Bolton, Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Blackrod, Adlington, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway. A bus will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North.

The 23:19 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via Wigan North Western but will not call there, the service also 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 - Friday

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

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Amended 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

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

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

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Amended late night c2c service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

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

From approximately 23:30 each night, trains will be diverted to start from / terminate at either Barking or Upminster and will be re-timed.

Replacement buses will run between Upminster and Grays. 

You may use the London Underground District Line between Barking and Upminster.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice

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

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 service between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

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

Monday - Thursday

The 23:20 Gatwick Airport to Reading will now terminate at Redhill.

There will be road transport in place from Redhill to Reigate, Dorking and Guildford. Rail connections will be available from Guildford.

The 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will now terminate at Guildford. There will be road transport available from Guildford to Dorking, Reigate, Redhill (setting down only) and Gatwick Airport.

Tuesday - Friday

The 04:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport will depart Guildford and beyond later than normal. It will then terminate Redhill and there will be rail connections between Redhill and Gatwick Airport will be available.

The 06:00 Gatwick Airport to Reading will now start from Redhill at 06:18. Earlier rail connections will be available from Gatwick Airport to Redhill.

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Amended 23:42 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

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

The 23:42 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be diverted between Swindon and Gloucester.

Road transport will be in place at 23:42 from Swindon to Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse Post Office, this bus will continue to Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

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Amended 22:32 / 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads services from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 22:32 / 23:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads services will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, no longer calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

There will be road transport in place from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa which will then continue to Bristol Temple Meads.

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Amended 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Trowbridge, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol Temple Meads will now terminate at Westbury.

There will be a replacement bus in place from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, also calling at Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa.

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Amended 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Trowbridge, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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Amended services between Henley-on-Thames and Twyford between 20:30 and 00:30 from Monday 13 and Thursday 16 September

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

The following trains will depart a few minutes later than normal:

  • 20:44 / 22:01 Henley-on-Thames to Twyford.
  • 21:46 Twyford to Henley-on-Thames.

 

From Tuesday to Thursday the 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will now terminate at Twyford, a rail connection from Twyford to Reading will be available.

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Amended service at Burnham and Taplow between 22:30 and 01:00 from Monday 13 to Friday 17 September

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

The following trains will no longer call at Burnham and Taplow:

  • 23:50 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.

 

Connecting buses will run to Burnham and Taplow from Slough.

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Amended 19:35 Bristol Temple Meads to Leeds from Monday 13 until Thursday 16 September

Engineering work is taking place after 21:55 each night between Chesterfield and Sheffield, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 19:35 Bristol Temple Meads to Leeds service will be diverted, and will run approximately 15 minutes later to Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

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Buses replace late night trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert Sunday to Thursday until at least 11 December

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Radyr area, closing various lines.

Sunday to Thursday only

From approximately 20:00, buses will replace trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert.

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Buses replace Island Line trains until further notice

New trains are being introduced to the Island Line in 2021, replacing the existing fleet which is over 80 years old. In order for these new trains to run, upgrades are needed to the Island Line route to allow these trains to be accommodated. This includes a new passing loop at Brading to allow more frequent services. More information on these upgrades can be found here.

Until further notice, buses will replace trains between:

  • Ryde Pier Head and Ryde Esplanade (minibus service)
  • Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin

 

To download a copy of the bus timetable, please click here.

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