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Updates for 21 October 2020

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

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

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Travel Disruptions (28)

Amended late night / early morning Thameslink service between London Blackfriars and Bedford until Thursday 22 October

Until the early morning of Thursday, 22 October, late evening and overnight Thameslink services will be affected by urgent repairs to the track.

Some services will be cancelled and others will be terminating short of their original destinations.

You will need to check journey planners prior to travelling, as fewer services than normal will be running overnight on the following routes:

  • Between Bedford and Brighton
  • Between St Albans and Sutton

 

For some journeys, particularly for stations between London Blackfriars and Sutton / Wimbledon, you may wish to consider an alternative route.

Ticket acceptance:

On each of the affected nights, we will be arranging for your ticket to be accepted on the following routes at no extra cost:

  • London Underground services on any reasonable route
  • London Buses between London Blackfriars, Sutton and Wimbledon
  • Southern services between Central London and Sutton / East Croydon / Brighton
  • South Western Railway services between London Waterloo and Wimbledon
  • Tramlink between Wimbledon and the Croydon area

 

To plan journeys on alternative routes around the London area, please use the TfL website.

Planning your journey:

Journey planners for overnight services today into tomorrow, Wednesday, 21 October have now been updated.

Services from the evening of Wednesday, 21 October onwards will be updated each morning, so please check on the day of travel.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

Emergency engineering works need to take place overnight to repair some signalling equipment in the Harpenden area. While this work is carried out, fewer overnight services are able to operate on the route.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling tonight, Tuesday 20 October, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling on late night / early morning services from Wednesday 21 October onwards, please check back on the morning of your intended date of travel.

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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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Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Merseyrail are currently running an amended service. Timetables for each route can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Sunday 6 December by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Monday 7 December, please check back closer to the time.

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice

Due to a reduction in demand and current restrictions on travelling around Europe in light of coronavirus, Eurostar are running a reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your origin and destination, as travel restrictions and quarantine periods may apply.

How is this affecting the train service?

  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • The direct service between London and Amsterdam / Rotterdam is currently running.
  • The direct service to Disneyland Paris is suspended until 5 December. You are still able to get to Disneyland Paris with a Eurostar train to Lille or Paris with a connection. More information here.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services this year and in 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.
  • For the remainder of the summer, services will be unable to call at Lyon Part Dieu, Avignon TGV & Marseille St Charles. You will need to travel to Lille or Paris and use a TGV train to get to these stations.

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

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c2c - Safe Travel Advice

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

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

Currently services arriving into central London before 08:00 are the busiest. You are recommended to defer travel until after 08:00, as this means you'll be more likely to find space on the train to socially distance. A list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to replan your journey to avoid these trains.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

More information about what c2c are doing to keep you safe is available here.

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

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Great Western Railway are operating an amended timetable due to the current coronavirus situation. Revised timetables can be found here. 

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

More information on what Great Western are doing to help you travel safely can be found here.

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

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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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground

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

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

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

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

DLR and London Underground: There is a slightly reduced frequency service operating on most DLR and London Underground routes. The Waterloo & City Line remains closed until further notice and there is currently no night Tube service.

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

What are the peak times to avoid travel?

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

The below lines are also particularly busy:

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

 

Check before you travel:

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

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 December using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

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

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper

Caledonian Sleeper are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government restrictions and guidelines.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

The following services are currently operating in both directions:

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

 

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

  • Aberdeen - London Euston - suspended up to and including Wednesday 4 November

 

More information from Caledonian Sleeper can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 6 November using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 7 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Where can I find more information? 

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

 

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 23 October using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 24 October onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice

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

Check your journey before you travel:

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

Some future dates may not yet be confirmed. Please check the information for Heathrow Express on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

More information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel safely can be found here.

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

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Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines This timetable represents approximately 90% of a normal Chiltern Railways service and you can download the timetable here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling Saturday 12 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable and social distancing advice

Avanti West Coast are operating a slightly reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The amended timetables can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Avanti West Coast have reduced the number of available seats onboard their trains. Therefore, you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling. Bookings can be made up to 5 minutes before the scheduled departure on the Avanti West Coast website and app.

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

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

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

If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 24 October onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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Disruption between Aberdeen and Dundee until further notice

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

As a result of this, no trains can run between Stonehaven and Montrose. There is currently no estimate for when the line will fully reopen.

ScotRail:

Amendments to service:

  • Trains are running between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, calling at Portlethen.
  • Trains are running between Montrose and Edinburgh (Monday to Saturday) and between Montrose and Dundee (Sunday).
  • Buses are running between Aberdeen and Dundee. Please note: due to social distancing on replacement buses, capacity is extremely limited.
  • Trains that usually run between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street will be amended to run between Dundee and Glasgow Queen Street only.

 

LNER:

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

CrossCountry:

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

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

Replacement bus travel advice:

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

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

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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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Hull Trains - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

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

Advice on travelling safely on Hull Trains services can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 13 November using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 14 November onwards, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

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

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Sundays are correct up to 25 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 1 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which can be downloaded here. 

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Sundays are correct in the planner up to 25 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 1 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Grand Central - Timetable information and social distancing advice

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Check before you travel:

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

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice

East Midlands Railway are operating a near-normal timetable, which is around 97% of normal service levels. The current timetable can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Social distancing measures will significantly reduce the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains - please check journey planners before you travel and avoid travelling at peak times.

To help customers with maintaining social distancing on the their services, East Midlands Railway have released a Seat Finder tool which shows how crowded trains are across their network. Please click here to visit the Seat Finder page.

The following stations have one-way systems in place:

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

Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

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

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

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

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

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

You must make a seat reservation when you purchase your ticket. Each customer will receive a reservation which will include your seat number and coach detail. The seat reservations will allow you to socially distance from other customers, with the allocation of a window seat. Please stick to your reservation to ensure that everyone can travel safely.

The latest advice, including how to travel safely and how to apply for a refund, can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus page. This page also contains the latest information about local restrictions across their network.

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

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

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The revised timetable, which is approximately 82% of the normal service, can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Guidance on travelling safely with TransPennine Express can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice

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

New lockdown restrictions:

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

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

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

Pontypridd station:

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

No service to some stations:

In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Due to the short platform length at some stations, this is not possible. As a result, trains will not call at the below stations until further notice:

  • Llanaber - Closest alternative station is Barmouth, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Llanbedr - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Llandanwg - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Tygwyn - Closest alternative station is Talsarnau, which is 1.5 miles away
  • Abererch - Closest alternative station is Penychain, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Gilfach Fargoed - Closest alternative station is Bargoed, which is 1 mile away
  • Llanfairpwll - Closest alternative station is Bangor, which is 4.5 miles away
  • Valley - Closest alternative station is Holyhead, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Hopton Heath - Closest alternative station is Bucknell, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Sugar Loaf - Closest alternative station is Llanwrtyd Wells, which is 3 miles away

 

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

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

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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Northern are operating a revised service. You can find the current timetables for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple Line Closure:

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. This is subject to engineering work taking place.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice

ScotRail are operating approximately 90% of their normal timetable, with a full service at peak times.

When planning your journey, please check www.gov.scot, as there may be travel restrictions in place, including local lockdowns. 

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

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

If you are travelling from Sunday 13 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice

A revised South Western Railway service will be in operation until Friday 11 December. You can find the timetable for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place. 

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

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling with South Western Railway, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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Amended Off-Peak timetable on some Southeastern routes until Friday 23 October

50 million leaves fall onto our train tracks every autumn. When mixed with rain and squashed by train wheels, they form a slippery layer on the rails like black ice. On days or weeks when rails are most slippery, we need to introduce a different timetable on some routes.

Drivers need more time to stop and start the trains as the wheels have less grip on the tracks. These timetable changes give us the extra time we need to drive the trains safely.

Weather is expected to be at its worst from Monday 19 October to Friday 23 October, and Southeastern will be running a revised Off-Peak metro timetable on these days.

For more information, please visit southeasternrailway.co.uk/autumn

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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. 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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CORONAVIRUS - Safe Travel Advice

Train operating companies are running as many trains as they possibly can, in order to meet current levels of demand and to help with social distancing on board. Details of the timetables, and safe travel advice from each operator, is available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

Social distancing means there will be reduced capacity on board trains. Please follow the advice given by your train operator regarding planning your journey. You also need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials, and this includes local lockdown rules.

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

Please also follow the recommended guidance before you set off:

  • Plan ahead and consider travelling at quieter times
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
  • Follow social distancing guidance at stations, on platforms and on trains
  • Do not travel if you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid-19

 

Local restrictions:

There are local restrictions in place in a number of areas. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

More information:

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.

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

You can click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

Waiting Rooms and Ticket Offices:
Some waiting rooms at stations remain closed for public safety. Some Ticket Offices also remain closed or have reduced opening times. Times on the station information pages may not match up to the current opening times.

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

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Buses replace trains between Swansea and Shrewsbury until further notice

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

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Shrewsbury.

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

Alternative travel options

Replacement buses:

Buses and minibuses will replace trains along the whole of the Heart of Wales Line route, between Swansea and Shrewsbury. For those stations with minibus-only access, customers may be required to change between larger buses and minibuses. A full size coach will operate a limited stop service and a minibus will serve all stations.

Buses will call at Hopton Heath by request.

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

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

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

Alternative rail routes:

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

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

What happened?

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

On Wednesday 26 August, a freight train transporting diesel fuel derailed and caught fire in the Llangennech area. The remaining diesel from the wagons has been removed and the damaged wagons have all been removed from site by road. Network Rail are now repairing damage to the rail infrastructure. Regular updates from Network Rail can be found here and a short video can also be viewed here.

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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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Current Southeastern travel advice and timetable

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

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

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

A map of the service frequency is available here.

We've summarised the changes below and you can check your journey now using the Online Journey Planner. Alternatively, you can create your own personalised timetable by visiting this page.

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

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

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

Assisted travel

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

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice

Gatwick Express services remain temporarily suspended until further notice. Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

Gatwick Express have made these change in response to reduced passenger demand for the airport and to enable train drivers to be used on other services. This is in line with the health guidance issued by Public Health England and therefore please do check before you travel to keep up to date with any last minute alterations.

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 (24)

Amended late night / early morning Thameslink service between London Blackfriars and Bedford until Thursday 22 October

Overnight repair works are taking place each night in the Harpenden area until 05:00 on Thursday 22 October. While this work is carried out, fewer Thameslink services will be able to operate on the route between London Blackfriars and Bedford.

How will this affect train services?

Some overnight Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Bedford will be cancelled, and some other services will be terminating short of their original destination.

Customer Advice

You will need to check journey planners prior to travelling, as fewer services than normal will be running overnight on the following routes:

  • Between Bedford and Brighton
  • Between St Albans City and Sutton

Journey planners for overnight services on Tuesday 20 October have now been updated.

Services from Wednesday 21 October onwards will be updated each morning, so please check on the day of travel.

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If you are travelling tonight, Tuesday 20 October, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling on late night / early morning services from Wednesday 21 October onwards, please check back on the morning of your intended date of travel.

Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Railway trains from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October

Early evening engineering work is taking place at various location on the East Midlands railway network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday, the 19:51 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham will not call at Langley Mill and Ilkeston. A replacement bus will run between Alfreton and Nottingham to serve these stations.

The 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop is replaced by a bus between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop.

Tuesday to Friday, the 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street, will depart Nottingham at the earlier time of 05:07.

The 21:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham, will have journey times extended by up to 29 minutes after leaving Sheffield 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace early morning services between Haywards Heath and Brighton from Tuesday 20 October to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Brighton from Monday 19 October to Thursday 22 October, closing some lines.

Buses will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton from 00:15 to 05:00 each morning.

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 early morning Southern services between Sydenham and Norwood Junction from Tuesday 20 October to Friday 23 October

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Norwood Junction overnight from Monday 19 October to Friday 23 October, closing some lines.

From approximately 00:15 until 05:15 each night / morning, buses will replace trains between Sydenham and Norwood Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

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 trains between Balham and Streatham Hill between Monday 19 October to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place during the evening between Battersea Park and Streatham Common from Monday 19 October until Thursday 22 October, closing some lines.

From 23:30 each evening, buses will replace trains between Balham and Streatham Hill.

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.

Amended late night / early morning Greater Anglia service from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place late night in the Seven Sisters area and also between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze, closing various lines.

Monday to Wednesday

The 22.56 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze train service will be diverted to operate between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea. A rail replacement bus service will connect from this train operating from Thorpe-le-Soken to Walton-on-the-Naze.

The 23.18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea train service will be replaced by a bus service between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea.

Monday to Thursday

The following trains will be diverted not calling at Seven Sisters, but will call at Tottenham Hale instead.

The 22:43 Cambridge North to Liverpool Street.

The 23:30 Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street.

The 23:39 Hertford East to Liverpool Street.

The 23:45 Stansted Airport to Liverpool Street.

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.

Amended late night London Northwestern Railway service at Bushey from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 October

Engineering work is taking place between North Wembley and Cheddington, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will be set down only at Bushey

  • 22:18 London Euston to Northampton (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • 22:42 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • 23:04 London Euston to Northampton (Monday to Friday)
  • 00:35 London Euston to Northampton (Tuesday to Saturday)

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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.

No late night / early morning trains to / from Harringay / Hornsey from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 October

Engineering work is taking place between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines between 22:30 and 05:15 from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

As a result, trains will not call at Harringay or Hornsey between 22:30 and 05:15 each night. Customers can use London Buses to complete their journey.

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

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

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

Buses replace early morning trains via Redhill from Tuesday 20 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place from 00:01 until 05:00 on Tuesday to Friday mornings, closing all lines via Redhill.

Southern

Replacement buses will operate between Purley and Redhill, calling at Coulsdon South and Merstham

Thameslink

From 00:01 until 05:00 each night, trains will be diverted and will not call at stations via Redhill.

Replacement buses will run between Purley and Horley, calling at intermediate stations via Redhill.

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 early morning train services between Three Bridges and Brighton from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 October

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton from 00:15 (01:15 on Friday) until 05:15, closing all lines.

Between 00:15 (Tuesday to Thursday) / 01:15 (Friday) and 05:15, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Please note that replacement buses from Brighton will depart earlier than the train they replace, in order to connect with train services starting from Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

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

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 early morning TransPennine Express services via Huddersfield from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 October

Engineering work is taking place between Greenfield and Mirfield, closing some lines.

Tuesday to Friday

The following services will not call at Huddersfield but will call at Brighouse:

The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport. A replacement coach will be provided from Huddersfield (02:40) to Brighouse (arr 02:55 dep 03:10) and back to Huddersfield (03:25).

The 02:47 York to Manchester Airport. A replacement coach will be provided from Huddersfield (03:40) to Brighouse (arr 03:55 dep 04:10) and back to Huddersfield (04:25). 

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 trains between Basingstoke and Eastleigh / Southampton Central from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place between Basingstoke and Eastleigh, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning.

Between 22:45 and 05:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Basingstoke and Winchester / Eastleigh / Southampton Central. Some buses will be extended to run to Portsmouth Harbour.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli from Saturday 17 October to Sunday 1 November

Engineering work is taking place to repair Barmouth viaduct.

From Saturday 17 October until the end of Sunday 1 November, buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli.

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.

Amended 05:15 Sheffield to Nottingham train from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 October

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

The 05:15 Sheffield to Nottingham service will not call at Alfreton, Langley Mill and Ilkeston. A bus will be provided from Chesterfield to Nottingham to serve these stations. 

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.

Amended midweek Southeastern service from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:54 Orpington to London Victoria will be diverted between Shortlands and Victoria. A replacement bus will run between Bromley South and London Victoria via Beckenham Junction and Herne Hill, calling at all stations to Herne Hill.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington service will be diverted between London Victoria and Shortlands to run via Denmark Hill. A replacement bus will run from Denmark Hill to Orpington via Herne Hill & Beckenham Junction calling at all stations. Passengers for Brixton can use London Underground between Victoria and Brixton at no extra cost.

From 00:15 until the end of service buses replace trains between New Cross and Dartford via Greenwich & Woolwich & also between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich. Trains will be diverted to run via Sidcup instead.

Thursday and Friday

From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Minster and Ramsgate and between Deal and Ramsgate.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night East Midlands Railway service through Loughborough from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place each night in the Loughborough area finishing Friday morning, closing some lines.

As a result some trains will have slightly increased journey times:

The 21:30 London St Pancras International to Derby will arrive / depart later at Loughborough (23:06), East Midlands Parkway (23:16) and Derby (23:27).

The 21:50 London St Pancras International to Derby will arrive later at Loughborough (23:23), East Midlands Parkway (23:33), Long Eaton (23:39) and Derby (23:53).

The 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham will arrive later at Loughborough (23:46), East Midlands Parkway (23:57), Beeston (00:05) and Nottingham (00:12).

The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield will arrive later at Loughborough (23:58), East Midlands Parkway (00:08), Derby (00:25), Chesterfield (00:49) and Sheffield (01:06).

The 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby via Nottingham will arrive later at Loughborough (01:23), East Midlands Parkway (01:32), Beeston (01:39), Nottingham (01:46) and Derby (02:18).

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

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

Amended late night London Overground services through Sydenham from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Norwood Junction, closing some lines.

The 23:17 Highbury & Islington to West Croydon service is diverted to Crystal Palace.

The 23:38 Dalston Junction to West Croydon service is diverted to Crystal Palace.

Passengers for stations between Sydenham and West Croydon should use local buses via any reasonable route. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night trains between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place each night between Bethnal Green and Cheshunt / Enfield Town, closing various lines.

There will be no London Overground service between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town from approximately 23:00 each night. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town.

Passengers can use Greater Anglia services (entrance/exit at Stratford, Tottenham Hale or Cheshunt stations only) or London Underground via any reasonable route (entrance/exit at Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central stations).

The 22:30 London Liverpool Street to Enfield Town will not run.

The 22:33 London Liverpool Street to Chingford will depart London Liverpool Street at 23:31 and will call additionally at Cambridge Heath and London Fields.

The 23:18 London Liverpool Street to Chingford will depart London Liverpool Street at 23:16 and will call
additionally at Cambridge Heath and London Fields. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended 04:53 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 October

Engineering work is taking place in the early hours between Bristol Parkway and Swindon, closing some lines.

From Tuesday until Friday morning, the 04:53 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will not run.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Amended evening trains in the Exeter St Davids area from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work  is taking place between Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" Sleeper service will depart Taunton around 20 minutes later than usual. The train will run to normal timings from Reading onwards.

The 22:00 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids later than usual.

The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" Sleeper service will arrive at Exeter St Davids later than usual. The train will run to normal timings from Exeter St Davids onwards.

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

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

Amended 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea service from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway each night, closing all lines until the end of service on Thursday.

As a result of this, the 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea service will not run. No replacement services will run.

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.

Amended 21:21 Bristol Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea service from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

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

The 21:21 Bristol Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea train will not run. No alternative transport will run.

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

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

Amended 23:42 Swindon to Gloucester service from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 October

Engineering work is taking place between Stonehouse and Gloucester, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:42 Swindon to Gloucester service will be diverted to run via Bristol Parkway (not calling), and will not call at Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse. A replacement bus will run from Swindon to Gloucester, calling at Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

Check before you travel:

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

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 CrossCountry services to Southampton Central from Monday 19 to Wednesday 21 October

Engineering work is taking place each night between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, closing some lines.

The 19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central and 17:32 Newcastle to Southampton Central will divert not to call at Winchester and Southampton Central. Journey times will be extended by 30 minutes. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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