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Updates for 15 April 2021

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15:25 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central due 21:26

Facilities on the 15:25 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central due 21:26.
Toilet facilities are reduced.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

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

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 (1)

Major improvement work is taking place at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June.

Major closures of London Kings Cross station will take place during this period:


On all other dates, engineering work will be taking place that may affect your journey. Please check before you travel.

A summary of the work can be found below, with more specific details being provided from each train operating company:

Daily until Thursday 22 April:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to / from London Kings Cross. 

Weekends:

LNER will run a reduced timetable to / from London Kings Cross, with trains diverting and extending journey times by up to 15 minutes. Trains departing London Kings Cross will start earlier than usual. Trains between London Kings Cross and Leeds will run hourly. Other LNER services will be amended to start at / terminate at Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross.

No LNER trains will run to and from Lincoln on Sundays.

Monday to Friday:

Grand Central will be running a reduced timetable.

From 12 April Hull Trains will run an amended and reduced timetable. Hull Trains services before 12 April are suspended because of Covid-19.

LNER will running three trains per hour to / from London Kings Cross, with other services running to / from Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross, or cancelled throughout.

Friday 23 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross.

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross, Moorgate or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park. 

More information on this closure is available here.

Monday 26 April to Thursday 3 June:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to and from London Kings Cross. 

Friday 4 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park from the early afternoon.

Engineering work is also taking place just north of Peterborough. Many customers will need to use a rail replacement bus for part of their journey. 

Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

No trains will run between Grantham and Peterborough, due to the work taking place north of Peterborough. Rail replacement buses may be required for part of your journey. 

More information on this closure will be published here closer to the time.

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.

All Other Rail Networks

Travel Disruptions (30)

Disruption between Kilwinning and Ardrossan Harbour / Largs until approximately 18:00

Lines have reopened following a safety inspection of the track between Kilwinning and Stevenston. Trains running between Kilwinning and Ardrossan Harbour / Largs may still be cancelled or delayed whilst service recovers.

Disruption is expected until approximately 18:00.

Alternative travel advice: 

Ticket acceptance is in place with McGills Buses on route 904 between Glasgow and Largs.

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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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Latest Southeastern timetable and travel advice

We are currently running an amended timetable in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These changes reflect current levels of demand, the availability of our colleagues and will ensure that those passengers who need to travel with us have as comfortable a journey as possible.

The current government guidance is to keep journeys to a minimum.

Southeastern's teams are continuing to work hard to make sure that if you need to travel on our trains, you can travel with confidence, by planning ahead, booking tickets online - paying with contactless wherever possible - and avoiding travelling at busy times using our SeatFinder tools.

Responding to the pandemic means that information in the journey planner is not available as far in advance as usual. Journey Planners are up to date for weekdays up to Friday 14 May.

If you're travelling at the weekend, train times may not be confirmed until shortly before the start of each weekend, so please reconfirm your journey from the Friday before travel.

When you travel with us, please remember to carry hand sanitiser, wear a face covering and observe 1m+ distancing, in line with government guidance.

For more information please check our Coronavirus FAQs.

Industrial action affecting ScotRail every Sunday until 2 May

Industrial action is taking place across the ScotRail network every Sunday up to and including Sunday 2 May.

Trains will be cancelled across several key routes as listed below:

  • Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh
  • Aberdeen - Inverurie / Inverness
  • Aberdeen - Perth / Dundee
  • Edinburgh - Inverness / Aberdeen
  • Edinburgh - Inverkeithing / Glenrothes / Kirkcaldy / Perth / Dundee
  • Edinburgh - Stirling / Dunblane
  • Edinburgh - Tweedbank
  • Edinburgh - North Berwick
  • Edinburgh - Glasgow Central via Shotts
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh via Falkirk High
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Anniesland
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Stirling / Alloa / Dunblane / Perth / Dundee
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness / Aberdeen
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Cumbernauld
  • Glasgow Central - Barrhead / Kilmarnock / Dumfries / Carlisle
  • Glasgow Central - Stranraer
  • Glasgow Queen Street - Crianlarich / Oban / Fort William / Mallaig
  • Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh / Wick

 

Advice for key workers:

For key workers, there will be limited buses serving University Hospital Hairmyres, Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline 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.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling on Sunday 18 April or Sunday 25 April, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

The Journey Planner has not yet been updated with the revised timetable for the affected Sundays from Sunday 2 May onwards. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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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. It currently reflects a service of approximately 65% of the pre-pandemic level.

The latest timetable change was made on Monday 1 February. You can find more information about the current service levels on each route here.

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 on 6 consecutive Sundays beginning on Sunday 28 March. The amended timetable is not yet showing on Sundays from Sunday 2 May. 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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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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

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

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Edinburgh - London Euston

 

Up to and including Wednesday 28 April 2021, the following services will be suspended (in both directions):

  • Fort William - London Euston
  • Aberdeen - London Euston
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston

 

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 up to and including Monday 26 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Tuesday 27 April onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which 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

Late notice changes to the timetable:

A limited weekday train service has resumed on the Abbey Line. The following train services will run between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey from Monday to Friday:

  • Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey: 05:54, 06:38, 07:21, 08:04, 09:39, 15:46, 16:33, 17:24, 18:11, 19:39 , 20:33, 21:33
  • St Albans Abbey to Watford Junction: 06:10, 06:58, 07:42, 08:25, 10:00, 16:07, 16:54, 17:45, 18:32, 20:00, 20:54, 21:54

 

Buses will continue to run in place of cancelled services on this route and buses will replace all Saturday services. A limited train service, supplemented by buses, will begin running also on Saturdays from Saturday 17 April.

You may use your ticket on Arriva The Shires bus route 321 SAPPHIRE Line: Watford Junction - Watford North - Garston - Bricket Wood - How Wood (nearby) - St Albans Abbey - St Albans.

A limited train service has resumed between Bedford and Bletchley on Monday to Saturday, with buses supplementing the service between Bedford and Bletchley. Larger vehicles are being provided on this route to make sure there is room for social distancing. 

 

Where can I find more information?

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The timetable for journeys from Sunday 16 May has not yet been finalised in Journey Planners. Please check closer to the time of travel.

Please note that timetables are correct only until Saturday 24 April for branch line services (Watford Junction - St Albans Abbey and Bedford - Bletchley.)

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.

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Southern - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Southern are operating an amended timetable in order to match the current demand for travel.

In response to customer feedback, and to support local schools at busy times, from Monday 19 April Southern are reintroducing some more train services. More details of these additional services and downloadable timetables 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

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

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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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable 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. 

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

Late notice changes to the timetable:

Leamington Spa - Coventry - Nuneaton:

Buses are replacing trains on this route. From Monday 26 April, a reduced train service will operate between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton. Buses will continue to supplement the service.

Journey Planners for this route are currently updated until Friday 16 April only.

Stourbridge Junction - Stourbridge Town:

There will be a normal service between Stourbridge Junction and Stourbridge Town, but the last services of the day will be earlier than normal until further notice.

Hereford / Worcester - Birmingham Snow Hill - Leamington Spa / Stratford-upon-Avon:

A reduced service is operating on the Birmingham Snow Hill lines on weekday afternoons.

Where can I find more information?

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Timetables from Sunday 16 May are not yet available. Please check closer to the time of travel.

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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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice

Chiltern Railways are currently operating a reduced timetable, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines. You can download the timetable for the date you are travelling here.

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 up to and including Friday 16 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Monday 26 April until Sunday 16 May are not currently showing correctly in the Journey Planners. If you intend to travel between these dates, please check again closer to the time of travelling.

The Journey Planner is showing the correct timetable from Monday 17 May onwards, so you can use it to plan your journey from this date as normal.

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.

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Avanti West Coast are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.  The amended timetable for the coming week 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:

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.

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

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

Changing your travel plans:

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

Needing assistance for your journey:

Avanti West Coast are still assisting customers onboard and at stations with extra measures in place to ensure the safety of you and their teams.

Safer Travels Pledge:

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

Check before you travel:

Timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Thursday 29 April. 

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.  

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CORONAVIRUS - Travel with confidence

Travel with Confidence

Rail companies are working closely with the government to keep vital services moving and making sure customers can travel safely.

 

Before you travel, please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

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

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

 

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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Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Northern are operating a reduced service in line with current passenger numbers and government guidelines.

You can find the current timetables for each route 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.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The standard Northern timetable is showing on journeys from Sunday 16 April onwards - please check again closer to the time of travel.

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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Hull Trains - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Hull Trains services have resumed operation and are currently running a reduced service in line with passenger demand and current government advice.

Timetables for Hull Trains can be found on the Hull Trains website.

Where can I find more information?

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

You can find the latest government advice here.

Check your journey:

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

Please note, there is no Hull Trains service from 23 to 25 April due to planned engineering work at London Kings Cross.

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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 82% 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. 

Where can I find more information? 

You can find timetable information 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 up to and including Sunday 25 April 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.

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c2c - Timetable information and safe travel advice

A reduced timetable is operating across the c2c network, in line with current government guidelines and passenger demand. You can download the timetable here.

Please note that due to the current travel situation train schedules may change at short notice, with some cancellations occurring on the day. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Safe travel advice:

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

Social distancing is possible on the majority of c2c services, however trains are generally busiest between 06:30 and 07:30 on weekdays. A  list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to re-plan your journey to avoid these trains.

Where can I find more information?

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 up to and including Sunday 25 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times after this date have not yet been updated to reflect the amended timetable.

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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Travel advice - following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

In line with Government guidance and the request from the Royal Family, rail companies are advising people not to travel to Royal Residences during this period.

The Royal Family has asked members of the public to consider making a donation to a charity instead of leaving floral tributes in memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. An online Book of Condolence for those who wish to leave messages is available on the Royal Household website

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.

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 Saturday 15 May by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Sunday 16 May 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. We advise that you check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Grand Central -Timetable information and safe travel advice

Grand Central are operating a reduced timetable and a seat reservation will be required to travel on a Grand Central service. More details 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

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 11 September 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.

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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 significantly reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your departure and arrival locations, as travel restrictions, quarantine periods and the requirement to take a COVID-19 test may apply. It is also important to make sure that your reason for travel is permitted by the country you are visiting. You can visit the Eurostar website to check these requirements here.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are unable to operate services to and from the following stations until further notice:

  • The direct service to / from Disneyland Paris is suspended until 15 July 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.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel 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 latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and Wales here.

More information on what Great Western Railway are doing to help you 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 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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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Transport for Wales are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand.

Details of the current timetable can be found here. 

Current restrictions:

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 15 May 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.

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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:

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.

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 until Friday 14 May.

Timetables from Saturday 15 May have not yet been finalised. Please check again closer to the time of travel.

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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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.

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 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 up to Friday 14 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 15 May onwards, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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 - Timetable information and safe travel advice

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

The current timetables can be found here (under the timetables section).

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

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

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.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information and advice by visiting the East Midlands Railway website here.

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You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that your journey may be subject to short notice alteration due to current restrictions on travel. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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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.

The current timetable represents approximately 60% of the pre-COVID service levels. Timetables for all routes can be found here.

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 15 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys after this date, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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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Great Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Great Northern are operating an amended timetable in order to match the current demand for travel.

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 before you travel:

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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.

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

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Thameslink - Timetable information and safe travel advice

Thameslink are operating an amended timetable in order to match the current demand for travel.

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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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.

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

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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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Heathrow Express - Safe Travel Advice

Heathrow Express are currently operating a normal service with trains every 15 minutes, although social distancing and additional safety measures remain in place.

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

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.

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground

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

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

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

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. 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 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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No travel updates at this time. Please ensure you have a seat reservation with your ticket before travelling with LNER.

Planned Engineering Works (25)

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis / Chichester from Tuesday 13 April to Friday 16 April

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Littlehampton and Chichester / Bognor Regis, closing some lines.

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Chichester / Bognor Regis.

Check before you travel:

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Oxted and East Grinstead / Uckfield from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Oxted and East Grinstead / Uckfield finishing Friday morning, closing various lines.

From approximately 23:00 buses will replace trains between Oxted and East Grinstead / Uckfield.

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Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services between Monday 12 and Friday 16 April

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

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will run 10 minutes earlier than normal from Faversham. Replacement buses will also be provided from Faversham to Ramsgate.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington will be diverted and run non stop between London Victoria and Shortlands. A replacement bus will run between London Victoria, Herne Hill and Orpington. Calling at all stations. If you are travelling to or from Brixton you can use London Underground Victoria Line at no extra cost between Victoria and Brixton.

There will be no trains between Grove Park and Bromley North from 23:50 until the end of service. You will be able to use London buses routes 126, 261 & 314 between Bromley North and Grove Park at no extra cost.

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

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Amended evening Thameslink services to Sutton from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

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

As a result:

  • The 22:37 St Albans to Sutton service will terminate at Herne Hill.
  • The 22:54 Luton to Sutton service will terminate at London Blackfriars.

Customers can use Southern trains or London Buses / London Underground services to complete their journey.

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Buses replace early morning trains between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 April

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Potters Bar, closing lines very early in the morning from Tuesday to Friday.

Between 00:01 and 05:10, trains will be diverted to run via Hertford North (not calling) instead of via Potters Bar.

Replacement buses will run between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Potters Bar.

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Amended 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

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

The 23:19 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall.  A rail replacement bus service will operate departing from Walsall at 23:57, Bloxwich at 00:07, Bloxwich North at 00:09, Landywood at 00:19, Cannock at 00:30, arriving at Hednesford at 00:39.

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Amended 22:24 Cardiff Central to Rhymney service from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Rhymney each night, closing all lines overnight.

As a result, the 22:24 Cardiff Central to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus.

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe each night, closing all lines.

As a result, from 21:30 until 05:30, buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

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Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express trains between Manchester Piccadilly and York from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester Victoria and Mirfield, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:37 Leeds to Huddersfield will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday

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

  • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport.
  • The 02:42 Manchester Piccadilly to York will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria at 02:51.
  • The 02:47 York to Manchester Airport.

Replacement buses will run between Huddersfield and Brighouse, connecting with train services.

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Amended 20:18 Manchester Piccadilly to Cleethorpes service from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

Engineering work is taking place between Meadowhall and Doncaster, closing some lines.

The 20:18 Manchester Piccadilly to Cleethorpes service will not call at Rotherham Central.

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Amended late night / early morning Avanti West Coast trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

Monday to Friday:

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will terminate at Birmingham New Street.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street, at the normal booked time.

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Amended service to / from London Euston from Saturday 10 to Friday 16 April

Engineering work is taking place between London Euston and Watford Junction, closing various lines.

Avanti West Coast:

Saturday and Sunday:

Engineering work between Wembley and Watford will reduce line capacity to 2 lines. Trains will be re-timed between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Monday to Friday: 

There will be restricted access in / out of London Euston station. Trains may be subject to re-timing. 

London Northwestern Railway:

Saturday:

Train services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency and will not call at Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone or Bushey (except for some early morning and late night services).

Most trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston will run between Birmingham New Street and Northampton only.

Train services between Crewe and London Euston will run to a special timetable between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston.

Sunday:

Until 07:50 train services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will not run, with rail replacement buses operating between London Euston / Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

After 07:50 trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will run to an amended timetable at reduced frequency and will not call at Harrow & Wealdstone or Bushey (except for some early morning and late night services).

Most train services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston will run between Birmingham New Street and Northampton only.

Monday to Friday:

An amended timetable will be in operation, with some trains retimed to depart from London Euston slightly earlier / arrive at London Euston slightly later. 

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Amended early morning Barking to Gospel Oak trains from Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 April

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing some lines.

The 06:10 Gospel Oak to Barking will not run.

The 06:54 Barking to Gospel Oak will not run.

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Amended late night Great Western Railway trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Taunton and Exeter St Davids, closing 1 out of 2 lines each night from 22:05 to 05:30, finishing at 05:30 Friday morning.

Journey times will be extended between Taunton and Exeter St Davids will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Please note, the 'Night Riviera' Sleeper trains from Penzance to London Paddington are expected to arrive at London Paddington at their normal times.

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Amended early morning trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 April

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Reading and Wokingham, closing the line.

From Tuesday to Friday the 04:58 Reading to Redhill will depart reading a few minutes later than normal at 05:03.

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Amended late trains between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham / Derby from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

Late night engineering work is taking place between East Midlands Parkway and Attenborough / Long Eaton closing some lines.

From Monday to Friday the following alterations will apply:

  • The 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham is replaced by a bus between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted and will not call at Beeston or Nottingham. A replacement bus will run between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham calling at Beeston.

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Buses replace late night / early trains between Didcot Parkway and Oxford from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Oxford, closing 1 out of 2 lines.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford will terminate at Didcot Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Didcot Parkway to Oxford.
  • The 23:45 Didcot Parkway to Oxford will terminate at Didcot Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Didcot Parkway to Oxford.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:11 / 00:57 Didcot Parkway to Oxford services will be replaced by buses throughout
  • The 00:45 Oxford to Reading will be replaced by a bus between Oxford and Reading.
  • The 03:54 Oxford to Reading will be replaced by a bus between Oxford and Didcot Parkway (departing Oxford at 03:35).

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Amended late evening trains from Leicester to Derby / Sheffield from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

Each night Monday to Thursday, engineering work is taking place between Leicester and Loughborough, closing some lines

The following trains will have journey times slightly extended after leaving Leicester:

  • The 21:50 / 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras International to East Midlands Parkway.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield.

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Amended 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 April

Late night engineering work is taking place between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop, closing the line.

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

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Reduced late night / early morning trains to / from Pangbourne from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should travel via Tilehurst for a connecting bus service to / from Pangbourne:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:41 / 23:34 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.
  • The 23:22 Didcot Parkway to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:45 / 03:54 Oxford to Reading. (Both these trains will now start at Didcot Parkway)

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Amended late night / early morning trains at Burnham, Taplow and Twyford from Monday 12 to Friday 16 April

Each night engineering work is taking place between Slough / Maidenhead and Reading closing 2 out of 4 lines.

The below trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for a replacement bus service to / from Burnham and Taplow:

Monday to Thursday

  • From 21:45 until the end of service, trains between Henley-on-Thames and Twyford will run to an amended timetable.
  • The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington.
  • The 23:52 London Paddington to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday

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

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford. Customers should change at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading.

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Amended 05:50 Cleethorpes to Newark Northgate from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 April

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen, closing the line.

The 05:50 Cleethorpes to Newark Northgate will start from Market Rasen at 06:33.

A replacement bus will run from Cleethorpes at 04:55 to Market Rasen, connecting with the train.

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Buses replace trains between Crediton and Barnstaple from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April

Engineering work is taking place from Saturday to Tuesday, between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple and from Wednesday to Friday between Crediton to Barnstable, closing all lines.

From Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 April, buses will replace trains between Crediton and Barnstaple, calling at all stations except Yeoford. A replacement shuttle bus will run between Crediton and Yeoford.

Please note that on Saturday 10 April, the 00:06 Barnstaple to Exeter St Davids service on Saturday will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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Major improvement work is taking place at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June

Engineering work, part of the East Coast Upgrade, is continuing at London Kings Cross until Sunday 6 June.

Major closures of London Kings Cross station will take place during this period:


On all other dates, engineering work will be taking place that may affect your journey. Please check before you travel.

A summary of the work can be found below, with more specific details being provided from each train operating company:

Daily until Thursday 22 April:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to / from London Kings Cross. 

Weekends:

LNER will run a reduced timetable to / from London Kings Cross, with trains diverting and extending journey times by up to 15 minutes. Trains departing London Kings Cross will start earlier than usual. Trains between London Kings Cross and Leeds will run hourly. Other LNER services will be amended to start at / terminate at Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross.

No LNER trains will run to and from Lincoln on Sundays.

Monday to Friday:

Grand Central will be running a reduced timetable.

From 12 April Hull Trains will run an amended and reduced timetable. Hull Trains services before 12 April are suspended because of Covid-19.

LNER will running three trains per hour to / from London Kings Cross, with other services running to / from Peterborough instead of London Kings Cross, or cancelled throughout.

Friday 23 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross.

Saturday 24 to Sunday 25 April:

No trains will run to or from London Kings Cross, Moorgate or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park. 

More information on this closure is available here.

Monday 26 April to Thursday 3 June:

A temporary reduced timetable will operate to and from London Kings Cross. 

Friday 4 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park from the early afternoon.

Engineering work is also taking place just north of Peterborough. Many customers will need to use a rail replacement bus for part of their journey. 

Saturday 5 to Sunday 6 June:

No trains will run to / from London Kings Cross or London St Pancras International via Finsbury Park.

No trains will run between Grantham and Peterborough, due to the work taking place north of Peterborough. Rail replacement buses may be required for part of your journey. 

More information on this closure will be published here closer to the time.

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.

Buses replace Island Line trains from Monday 4 January to Saturday 15 May

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.

From Monday 4 January to Saturday 15 May, 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.

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.

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