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Updates for 12 August 2022

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

12/08/22 14:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 21:13 will be terminated at Edinburgh.
It will no longer call at Haymarket, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven and Aberdeen.
This is due to a shortage of Train Drivers.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today.

16:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 23:11

12/08/22 16:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 23:11 will be terminated at Edinburgh.
It will no longer call at Haymarket, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy, Leuchars, Dundee, Arbroath, Montrose, Stonehaven and Aberdeen.
This is due to a shortage of Train Drivers.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today.

18:18 Aberdeen to Leeds due 00:45

18:18 Aberdeen to Leeds due 00:45 will be started from Edinburgh.
It will no longer call at Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Montrose, Arbroath, Dundee, Leuchars, Kirkcaldy, Inverkeithing and Haymarket.
This is due to a shortage of Train Drivers.

Further Info:

We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to your journey today.

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Timetable Changes

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Travel Disruptions (23)

Disruption between Cambridge and Ely expected unti...

Damage to the overhead wires between Cambridge and Ely means all lines are blocked. Trains running between these stations may be delayed or cancelled.

Disruption is expected until 06:00.

CrossCountry Customer advice:

Tickets will be accepted on the following routes:

  • Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Nuneaton / Birmingham New Street
  • London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Nuneaton
  • London Underground via any reasonable route
  • Greater Anglia between Cambridge North and Stansted Airport / Liverpool Lime Street
  • Great Northern and Thameslink between Cambridge and London Kings Cross, and also between Cambridge and Peterborough via Stevenage

 

Replacement buses are currently running between Ely and Cambridge North

Greater Anglia customer advice

Norwich to Stansted Airport train services will only operate between Norwich and Ely

A limited rail replacement service will run between Cambridge North / Cambridge and Ely.

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

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

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

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

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.

 

Disruption between Dalston Junction and Canada Wat...

trespass incident at Rotherhithe is causing disruption to journeys between Dalston Junction and Canada Water.

Services may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised.

We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service.

Customer Advice

An alternative route map to help you complete your journey can be found here.

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

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

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.

Hot weather may affect South Western Railway servi...

Due to the hot weather expected for the rest of the week, speed restrictions are being imposed for safety reasons in multiple locations across the South Western Railway network.

South Western Railway services may be cancelled, delayed by up to 40 minutes or revised as a result.

Disruption is expected each day between 12:00 and 20:00 until the end of Sunday 14 August.

Customer Advice for Today

The following speed restrictions are in place:

20mph speed limit on all lines between:

Fareham and Eastleigh

Trains from Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo via Eastleigh will be delayed by around 20 minutes between Fareham and Eastleigh. They will not stop at Farnborough or Woking but will make an extra stop at Shawford

Trains travelling in the opposite direction will also be delayed by around 20 minutes between Eastleigh and Fareham, and will make an extra stop at Shawford

Swanick and Fareham

This will delay trains travelling between Southampton Central and Portsmouth & Southsea by around five minutes.
 

60mph on all lines between:

Shawford and Swaythling

This will delay trains between Weymouth and London Waterloo by around five minutes. Freight trains through the area are subject to a more restrictive speed limit of 30mph due to the heavier weight of the trains. Some trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes in the event of following a freight train through the speed limited area.

Stopping services between London Waterloo and Weymouth will not stop at Woking, and will terminate at Dorchester South instead of Weymouth. Some services that normally divide at Southampton Central will divide at Bournemouth instead.

Fast services between London Waterloo and Weymouth will not stop at Clapham Junction, and will make an extra stop at Upwey. Some trains will make extra stops at Totton, Ashurst, Sway, New Milton and Hinton Admiral.
 
Tisbury and Gillingham

This will delay trains between Exeter and Salisbury by around five minutes.

Fleet and Basingstoke

This will delay all trains through the area by around five minutes, and will affect services between London Waterloo and Basingstoke, Weymouth, Portsmouth (via Eastleigh) and Salisbury.

Beaulieu Road and Pokesdown

This will delay trains between Weymouth and London Waterloo by around ten minutes.


Wareham and Dorchester South

This will delay trains between Weymouth and London Waterloo by around ten minutes.
 

Services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour, and between London Waterloo and Weymouth may be delayed by up to 40 minutes in total.

Services between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids may be delayed by up to 10 minutes in total.

You should allow extra time for your journey. If you have an Advance ticket, you will be able to use this on the train departing before your booked one if you need to.

If you're travelling to the south coast this week, please check before you travel as rail temperatures are expected to be highest in this area.

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

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

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.

Delays between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath ex...

A safety inspection of the track between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath means that trains have to run at reduced speed on some lines. Trains running through these stations may be delayed.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice

There are currently delays to trains travelling from Three Bridges towards Haywards Heath.
The delays are affecting Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services in the area.

Some lines towards Haywards Heath are blocked so that Network Rail response teams can gain access to the affected area.

Please expect your journey time to be extended by up to 30-40 minutes this evening.

If your train has been disrupted, you can use your ticket at no extra cost with Southern and Thameslink services between Brighton, Three Bridges and East Croydon.

To see if your journey will be affected you can view our live map here.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

A speed restriction has been put in place at Balcombe Tunnel Junction, between Three Bridges and Balcombe, following a reports of a possible issue with the track. Network Rail engineers have been sent to investigate as quickly as possible.

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

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

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.

Disruption between Reading and Gatwick Airport unt...

More trains than normal needing repairs at the same time between Reading and Gatwick Airport means fewer services are able to run.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Alternative travel advice:

Tickets will be accepted on the following routes:

Reading to Gatwick Airport via Central London

Great Western Railway between Reading & London Paddington, Elizabeth line between London Paddington & Farringdon, Thameslink between Farringdon & Gatwick Airport.

Reading to Gatwick Airport via Redhill

Great Western Railway between Reading & Redhill, Southern & Thameslink between Redhill & Gatwick Airport.

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

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

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.

 

Avanti West Coast - industrial action travel advic...

Due to ongoing staff shortages and industrial action, Avanti West Coast will operate an amended service until Sunday 11 September.

You can find more details by clicking on the links below: 

 

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Travel on strike days (and the following day): 

Saturday 13 August - Services will be affected by ASLEF union strike action. Avanti West Coast are advising that you do not travel on this day as there will be no Avanti West Coast service. This may also affect services on Sunday 14 August. 

Customers with tickets for 13 August can claim a full refund from their point of purchase . Alternatively, customers with tickets dated 13 August can use those tickets to travel either the day before, or up to and including 16 August.
 

Thursday 18 August - Services will be affected by RMT union strike action. Customers should expect the existing timetable to be reduced significantly, and those services that do run are expected to be very busy. Avanti West Coast strongly advise you to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary on this day. If your journey is essential, please plan ahead as your entire journey will likely be severely disrupted. 
This may also affect services on Wednesday 17 and Friday 19 August. 

 

Saturday 20 August - Services will be affected by RMT union strike action. Customers should expect the existing timetable to be reduced significantly, and those services that do run are expected to be very busy. Avanti West Coast strongly advise you to only travel by rail if absolutely necessary on this day. If your journey is essential, please plan ahead as your entire journey will likely be severely disrupted. This may also affect services on Sunday 21 August.

Customers with tickets for 18 to 21 August can claim a full refund from their point of purchase. Any customers with existing tickets for travel from 18 to 21 August can use those tickets anytime between now and 22 August.

 

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Week day travel: 

For the Monday to Friday dates not impacted by strike action (see above) a reduced service will be in operation on all week days from Monday 15 August until Friday 9 September. Journey Planners will be updated with any planned cancellation the day before, so please check before you travel. 

 

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Weekend travel from Sunday 14 August: 

Sunday 14 August

A reduced service will be in operation, you can view the timetable here

Saturday 27 to Monday 29 August - The bank holiday weekend will be affected by engineering works and a completely amended timetable will operate.

Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 September - Avanti West Coast plan to run five trains an hour from London Euston - one to each of Glasgow, Liverpool and Birmingham (extending alternately to Edinburgh or Blackpool), and two an hour to Manchester. There will be a shuttle service between Crewe and Holyhead, plus limited services between London Euston and Chester where possible.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September - Avanti West Coast plan to run five trains an hour from London Euston - one to each of Glasgow, Liverpool and Birmingham (extending alternately to Edinburgh or Blackpool), and two an hour to Manchester. There will be a shuttle service between Crewe and Holyhead, plus limited services between London Euston and Chester where possible.

 

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More information:         

You can find more details about the upcoming industrial action here.

You can find more details about the reduced Avanti West Coast timetables here.

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

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 15 August, please check your journey on the day you are travelling.

If you are travelling on weekends or on the strike days of 18 and 20 August, please check closer to the time of travel.

Industrial action to affect Heathrow Express on Sa...

Due to planned industrial action by the ASLEF union, no Heathrow Express services will run on Saturday 13 August.

Heathrow Express are also affected by the national industrial action taking place on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. On 18 August services will run, but only between 07:30 and 18:10. Details are awaited for 20 August.

More details on rearranging your journey and obtaining a refund can be found on the Heathrow Express website.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is expected to be updated for Thursday 18 August by Saturday 13 August; and for Saturday 20 August by Tuesday 16 August.

Industrial action to affect Northern on Thursday 1...

The RMT and TSSA unions have confirmed that their members will take industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. 

As a result, Northern are advising customers not to travel on these days. 

Advice for travel on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August: 

Northern will operate a reduced frequency service only on the routes below. All other routes will be closed:

  • Between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester
  • Between Manchester and Alderley Edge
  • Between Leeds and York
  • Between Leeds and Ilkley
  • Between Leeds and Skipton
  • Between Leeds and Sheffield
  • Between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square

 

Advice for travel on Friday 19 and Sunday 21 August: 

Disruption is also expected to services on the days after the strike action, especially in the morning. Customers are advised to check before they travel on Friday 19 and Sunday 21 August. 

More information:

Timetables, ticket and refund information can be found on Northern's website

Check before you travel: 

The strike timetables for Thursday 18 August are expected to be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and timetables for Saturday 20 August is expected to be available from 16 August.

Industrial action to affect East Midlands Railway ...

The RMT and TSSA unions have confirmed that their members will take industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. 

East Midlands Railway will be operating a significantly reduced service and ask customers to only travel by rail if necessary. 

Thursday 18 August:

East Midlands Railway will operate only between 07:30 and 18:30 and only on the routes and frequencies below. All other routes will be closed and no replacement buses will be provided:

  • One train per hour between Nottingham and London St Pancras International
  • One train per hour between Sheffield and London St Pancras International
  • One train per hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One train per hour between Derby and Nottingham
  • One train per hour between Leicester and Nottingham

 

Friday 19 August:

Service will start up later than usual, at around 07:00, and there will be some cancellations throughout the day.

 

Saturday 20 August:

East Midlands Railway will operate only between 07:30 and 18:30 and only on the routes and frequencies below. All other routes will be closed and no replacement buses will be provided:

  • One train per hour between Nottingham and London St Pancras International
  • One train per hour between Sheffield and London St Pancras International
  • One train per hour between Derby and Matlock
  • One train per hour between Derby and Nottingham

 

Sunday 21 August:

A normal service is expected to operate. However, please note that some services may be affected by engineering works.

 

More information:

There are a number of events taking place across the weekend, and East Midlands Railway services are expected to be extremely busy as a result - please leave extra time for your journey and plan ahead. 

More information, including useful route maps and ticket refunds, can be found on the East Midlands Railway website.

Check before you travel: 

The strike timetables for Thursday 18 August are expected to be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and timetables for Saturday 20 August is expected to be available from 16 August.

Industrial action to affect South Western Railway ...

RMT industrial action is taking place on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, affecting South Western Railway.

South Western Railway are advising customers to please only travel if necessary between Thursday 18 and Sunday 21 August. If you have to travel, please check your train times as close to the your journey as possible. 

Thursday 18 August:

A severely reduced service will operate between 07:30 and 18:30. Large parts of the South Western Railway network will have no service at all. The trains that do run are expected to be very busy.

Friday 19 August:

First services of the day will start up much later than usual and they are likely to be very busy. A full, normal service is expected to be running by mid morning. 

Saturday 20 August:

A severely reduced service will operate between 07:30 and 18:30. Large parts of the South Western Railway network will have no service at all. The trains that do run are expected to be very busy.

Sunday 21 August:

First services of the day will start up much later than usual and they are likely to be very busy. A full, normal Sunday service is expected to be running by mid morning. 

More information:

You can find a summary of the service running on strike days here.

You can find information on ticket acceptance, refunds and compensation here

You can find some FAQs here.

Check before you travel: 

The strike timetables for Thursday 18 August are expected to be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and timetables for Saturday 20 August is expected to be available from 16 August.

Industrial action to affect Gatwick Express, Great...

National strikes are taking place on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, affecting Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink.

Advice for Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

Customers are advised to only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary. A very limited service will be in operation and service will finish much earlier than normal. 

Advice for Friday 19 and Sunday 21 August:

Customers are advised to only travel if your journey is absolutely necessary. Service will start up later than normal. They will be extremely busy and you may not be able to board. 

More information:

You can find more information on the dedicated strike page for each train operator below:

 

Check before you travel: 

The strike timetables for Thursday 18 August are expected to be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and timetables for Saturday 20 August is expected to be available from 16 August.

 

Amended daily TransPennine Express timetable and i...

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced, amended timetable due to the ongoing impact of higher than normal sickness levels and industrial relations issues. 

TransPennine Express will also be affected by national industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. 

Industrial action - Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

TransPennine Express are urging customers to only make rail journeys if they are absolutely essential on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. TransPennine Express will be operating only a small percentage of their usual timetable. Disruption is also expected on Friday 19 and Sunday 21 August, where trains may start later and finish earlier than usual.

Amended timetables will be available to view here shortly. 

 

???????Alterations to the daily timetable:

Some TransPennine Express services may have 'on-the-day' service amendments and short notice cancellations. Please check Journey Planners as close to your date and time of travel as possible, as changes may be made at the last minute.

You can find todays planned timetable changes, together with your options if your train is affected, here.

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

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.

Industrial action to affect services on 13 and 18-...

Following the announcement by ASLEF about strike action on Saturday 13 August and the RMT, TSSA and Unite strike action on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August, the rail industry is currently working on implementing its contingency plans to minimise customer disruption as much as possible.

Saturday 13 August:

The ASLEF strike action on Saturday 13 August will affect the following train operating companies. You can click on the below links to see the latest information:

     

Please note that London Euston and Birmingham New Street will be closed to trains on Saturday 13 August. 

If you are travelling between the following locations, services that are running will be extremely busy and you may not be able to get on the train you planned to:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Derby / Sheffield
  • Between London Waterloo and Reading / Exeter St Davids
  • Between London Kings Cross and the North East / Scotland

 

You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please be aware that some timetables may be subject to further short notice changes - important messages regarding these changes will show alongside journey details with a yellow warning triangle. 

Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 August:

The RMT union strike action will affect all National Rail train operating companies on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August.

On Friday 19 August, London Underground will be affected by strike action.

The strike timetables for 18 and 19 August are expected to be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and the 20 August timetable is expected to be available from 16 August. 

More information:

In the event of your service being affected by strike action cross industry ticket easements and acceptance may be made available. If you have purchased an Advance, Off-Peak or Anytime ticket and choose not to travel, you will be eligible for a change or refund from the original retailer of your ticket. 

More information on easements, refunds and cross-industry acceptance for the strike days in August can be found here. Information on the services being run by the train operating companies will be made available here once known.

Industrial action to affect Chiltern Railways from...

Industrial action is taking place between Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, affecting Chiltern Railways services.

On Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, Chiltern Railways will be affected by RMT union strikes. On Friday 19 August, services may be affected by the strike action from the previous day and also London Underground strike action.

Thursday 18 August:

A very limited timetable will be in operation, as detailed below:

  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) will run between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway
  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) will run between London Marylebone and Banbury
  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) will run between London Marylebone and Aylesbury (via High Wycombe)
  • 1 train per hour (in each direction) will run between Amersham and Aylesbury Vale Parkway

 

The start of service will generally be between 08:00 and 09:00 and the end of service will generally be between 16:00 and 17:00.

 

Friday 19 August:

Following the industrial action of Thursday, there will be no service before approximately 09:00 and there will be minor timetable changes until approximately 11:00. 

Additionally, due to London Underground industrial action, Chiltern Railways are unable to run any Metropolitan Line (via Amersham) services. Customers are advised to travel via Princes Risborough / High Wycombe to get to / from London Marylebone. 

 

Saturday 20 August: 

A very limited timetable will be in operation, as detailed below:

  • 2 trains per hour (in each direction) between London Marylebone and High Wycombe
  • 1 train per hour between London Marylebone and Aylesbury (via Amersham)

 

Due to planned engineering works, no service will operate north of High Wycombe and there will be no replacement buses. 

Additionally, no trains will serve the Coldplay concert at Wembley Stadium. 

 

More information:

More details on rearranging your journey, obtaining a refund and other FAQs can be found on the Chiltern Railways website.  

 

Check before you travel: 

The strike timetables for 18 and 19 August are expected to be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and the 20 August timetable is expected to be available from 16 August. 

Industrial action to affect Caledonian Sleeper fro...

The RMT union have announced strike action across the UK rail network on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. Although Caledonian Sleeper staff are not participating in the strike, it does impact on their service. 

No Caledonian Sleeper services will run on Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August.

More details on rearranging your journey and obtaining a refund can be found on the Caledonian Sleeper website.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is not yet updated for Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 August. Please check back after Saturday 13 August when the timetable is expected to be updated.

Industrial action to affect Hull Trains on Saturda...

The ASLEF and RMT unions have scheduled industrial action on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August. Hull Trains will also be affected by the national strikes taking place on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August.

The following alterations will be in place:

  • On Saturday 13 August, only one service to and from London Kings Cross will run all day
  • On Sunday 14 August, a reduced timetable will operate  
  • On Monday 15 August, the 07:27 London Kings Cross to Hull will not run
  • On Wednesday 17 August, the 20:30 London Kings Cross to Hull will terminate at Doncaster
  • Plans for Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 August are awaiting confirmation 

 

Timetables and further information on refunds and travel changes can be found on the Hull Trains website.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Wednesday 17 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Industrial action to affect Greater Anglia and Sta...

Due to planned industrial action, Greater Anglia and Stansted Express services will be severely reduced and disrupted on Saturday 13 August, Thursday 18 August and Saturday 20 August.

Saturday 13 August

Greater Anglia:

Most routes will not have trains, or bus replacements. You are advised by Greater Anglia to avoid travelling with them. Services on Sunday 14 August will start later than usual.

Stansted Express:

Please avoid travelling on the Stansted Express service on Saturday 13 August, when there will be severe disruption. The heavily reduced service will also be affected by essential engineering work taking place on the route, so part of the journey will be rail replacement buses. The hours of service will be significantly reduced, with the first trains expected to be around 07:00 and the last trains at around 19:00. 

There will be no direct trains, and journey times are expected to be over 2 hours. You are strongly advised to consider using alternative travel options like car, coach or taxi to Stansted Airport. There is no ticket acceptance on alternative rail routes as they are also affected by industrial action.

 

Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August

Greater Anglia:

There is planned industrial action taking place on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. The days between and after the strike days will also be affected as some morning trains will be cancelled and first trains of the day may depart later. 

Stansted Express:

There is planned industrial action taking place on Thursday 18 August, and industrial action and engineering work on Saturday 20 August.

Where can I find more information?

More details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on the Greater Anglia website.???????

More details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on the Stansted Express website.

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The other strike date timetables will be updated in journey planners from 13 August.

Industrial action to affect Great Western Railway ...

Due to planned industrial action by the ASLEF union, Great Western Railway expect services to be severely affected on Saturday 13 August. A significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place.

Due to the timing of the strike action, services on Sunday 14 August will also be affected.

Where trains are able to operate, they will be extremely busy. Passengers are advised to find alternative ways to travel on 13 and 14 August. Only travel if absolutely necessary.

The following travel advice is in place over the strike period:

Friday 12 August:
Trains will run as planned, but with some changes to late-night services. The sleeper service has been cancelled. Please check before you travel.

Saturday 13 August:
An extremely limited service will only operate on the routes below. Services will start later and finish much earlier than normal.

  • Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington
  • Reading to Oxford
  • Reading to Basingstoke

      

No other Great Western Railway services will run.

Sunday 14 August:
Trains will continue to be severely disrupted, please make alternative travel arrangements and only travel if absolutely necessary.

There will be no service on the following route:

  • Oxford - Worcester / Hereford

 

A reduced service frequency will operate on other long-distance routes:

  • London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
  • London Paddington to Swansea
  • London Paddington to Plymouth / Penzance (including via the Kennet Valley)
  • London Paddington to Oxford

         

Local stopping services will operate. Please check before you travel.

The sleeper service has been cancelled.

Planned industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

Planned industrial action by the RMT and the TSSA unions means rail services are expected to be severely affected on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August, and a significantly reduced temporary timetable will be in place.

More details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on Great Western Railway's website.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Strike day timetables for Thursday 18 August will be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and timetables for Saturday 20 August will be available from 16 August onwards.

Industrial action to affect West Midlands Railway ...

Due to planned industrial action by the ASLEF union, no West Midlands Railway services will run on Saturday 13 August. Industrial action by the RMT union is also taking place on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August.

Industrial action on Saturday 13 August:

There will be no West Midlands Railway service on Saturday 13 August. You are advised by West Midlands Railway not to travel by rail as their services will not be operating.

???????Planned industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

Due to industrial action by the RMT union a limited timetable will be in operation on the following route only. West Midlands Railway services will not be running on other routes.

  • Lichfield - Birmingham - Bromsgrove / Redditch

 

More details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on the West Midlands Railway website???????

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The other strike date timetables will be updated in journey planners from 13 August.

Industrial action to affect London Northwestern Ra...

Due to planned industrial action by the ASLEF union, no London Northwestern Railway services will run on Saturday 13 August. Industrial action by the RMT union is also taking place on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August. 

Industrial action on Saturday 13 August:

There will be no London Northwestern Railway service on Saturday 13 August. You are advised by London Northwestern Railway not to travel by rail as their services will not be operating.

???????Industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August:

Due to industrial action by the RMT union a limited timetable will be in operation on the below routes only. London Northwestern Railway services will not be running on other routes.

  • Birmingham - Northampton - London Euston
  • Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Crewe

          

More details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on the London Northwestern Railway website.???????

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The other strike date timetables will be updated in journey planners from 13 August.

Strike action to affect Southeastern on Saturday 1...

Strike action is due to take place on the Southeastern network on the following dates:

  • Saturday 13 August (between 00:01 and 23:59) - ASLEF union
  • Thursday 18 August (between 00:01 and 23:59) - RMT & TSSA unions
  • Saturday 20 August (between 00:01 and 23:59) - RMT & TSSA unions

 

Saturday 13 August
 
There will be no Southeastern services running on Saturday 13 August. Please do not attempt to travel by train on this day.

Thursday 18 August and Saturday 20 August
 
There will be a limited service running on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August and some routes will be closed. Please only travel if absolutely necessary. If you are travelling expect severe disruption and plan ahead.
 
Friday 19 August
 
If you travel on the day after strike action, Friday 19 August, no services will run before 7am. Expect severe disruption in the morning. Services won't run until Network Rail staff begin their shifts on Friday. 
 
First trains will be busy, and queueing systems will be in place to manage space on trains, so please plan ahead, check your entire journey and allow extra time.
 
Refunds and compensation 
 
Please check your refund options if you've already purchased a ticket or are a season ticket holder. If you do travel and were delayed for 15 minutes or more, you are entitled to Delay Repay compensation.
 
More information

You can find full information and keep up to date on the Southeastern strike action web page or you can sign up to receive Southeastern service updates on the planned strike action.
 
Southeastern are sorry for the frustration and inconvenience that this will cause.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The Journey Planner for Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 August is expected to be updated by Saturday 13 August.

The Journey Planner for Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 August is expected to be updated by Tuesday 16 August.

Industrial action to affect London Overground on S...

Due to planned industrial action by the ASLEF union, no London Overground services are expected to run on Saturday 13 August.

London Overground services are expected to run normally from the start of service on Sunday 14 August (from 05:00 at Night Overground stations).

???????There is also planned industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey for Saturday 13 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Strike day timetables for Thursday 18 August will be updated in journey planners from 13 August, and timetables for Saturday 20 August will be available from 16 August onwards.

Industrial action to affect CrossCountry on Saturd...

Industrial action by the ASLEF union has been announced for Saturday 13 August. There will be no CrossCountry services running.

???????There is also planned industrial action on Thursday 18 and Saturday 20 August.

Timetables and more details on how the strikes will affect your journey plans can be found on the CrossCountry website.

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

You can check your journey for the 13 August strike day using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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

Planned Engineering Works (18)

Amended 05:24 Kettering to Sheffield from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Market Harborough, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 05:24 Kettering to Sheffield will depart Kettering and arrive into Sheffield slightly later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended 22:51 Leicester to Nottingham service from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place overnight at Leicester station, closing some lines.

The 22.51 Leicester to Nottingham service will run slightly later throughout its journey departing Leicester at 22.58. and arriving into Nottingham 6 minutes later than normal. 

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Rainford and Kirkby from Monday 18 July to Monday 29 August

Major engineering work is taking place between Rainford and Kirkby, with a new station - Headbolt Lane - being constructed. As a result, all lines will be closed from Monday 18 July to Monday 29 August inclusive.

Buses will replace trains between Rainford and Kirkby.

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 late night / early morning trains between Gravesend and Gillingham from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Gravesend and Gillingham ending Friday morning, closing some lines.

From approximately 00:15 until approximately 04:30 on Tuesday to Friday mornings, buses will replace trains between Gravesend and Gillingham.

The 04:00 Gillingham to Dartford train will start from Gravesend at 04:20. A replacement bus will depart Gillingham significantly earlier at 03:12 to meet the train.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended evening trains in the Littlehampton / Worthing area from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton service will be amended to depart Littlehampton 10 minutes earlier than usual, at 23:33. It will then run non-stop to Hove. A replacement bus will run from Littlehampton to Hove.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:04 Brighton to West Worthing service will be replaced by a bus.

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 evening / morning trains between Bidston / Wrexham General and Wrexham Central from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place Wrexham General and Bidston, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Between around 21:25 and 06:30 each night, buses will replace trains between Wrexham Central and Wrexham General / Bidston.

Additionally, on Tuesday to Friday mornings the 07:29 Wrexham Central to Bidston will start from Wrexham General.

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 evening / morning trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will be diverted to run via Chester. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:22 Chester to Milford Haven service will be diverted to run via Wrexham. A replacement bus will run from Crewe to Shrewsbury, connecting with the train.

The 05:31 Shrewsbury to Crewe service will be retimed to start 2 minutes later than usual.

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 late night services to / from Richmond on Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between Camden Road / Richmond and Stratford, closing some lines.

As a result the following amendments will apply:

  • The 21:59 Stratford to Richmond service will terminate at Camden Road.
  • The 23:17 Richmond to Willesden Junction service will not run.

 

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 late night / early morning trains between London Liverpool Street / Hackney Downs and Chingford from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Chingford from 23:00 until the end of service each morning (ending Friday morning), closing some lines.

As a result buses will replace trains between London Liverpool Street / Hackney Downs and Chingford.

The last services to run will be:

  • The 22:48 London Liverpool Street to Chingford service.
  • The 22:55 Chingford to London Liverpool Street service.

 

Ticket Acceptance:

Customers should use London Underground or London Buses via any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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.

Amended 00:35 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central / Northampton service from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between North Wembley and Berkhamsted from 23:45 until 05:30 each morning, closing some lines.

As a result the following services will call at Bushey for customers to disembark only:

  • The 00:35 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service (Tuesday only).
  • The 00:35 London Euston to Northampton service (Wednesday to Friday).

 

Check before you travel:

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

Alterations to late night Southeastern services between Monday 8 and Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place on various routes across the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:

Monday only: 

From 23:00 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Tonbridge & Tunbridge Wells / Wadhurst.  A connecting train will run from Wadhurst to Hastings, except for the 23:49 London Cannon Street to Hastings service, which will be replaced by buses between Tonbridge & Wadhurst, and Wadhurst and Hastings. 

Monday to Thursday:
The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International, Gillingham and Faversham.

Tuesday only:

The regular engineering work after 23:30 between Faversham, Margate and Ramsgate will not take place and trains will run normally between Faversham and Ramsgate - but some services will be affected by engineering work between Meopham and Rochester - see below under “Tuesday to Friday”.

From 23:45 until the end of service,  buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings and will run on the following routes: 

  • Tunbridge Wells & Battle 
  • Battle and Hastings 
  • Battle & Crowhurst (mini bus Shuttle) 

 

Tuesday & Wednesday:

The 00:12 London Cannon Street to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

Tuesday to Friday:

From 00:20 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Meopham and Sittingbourne, and between Sittingbourne and Ramsgate. 

The 04:18 Gillingham to Paddock Wood service will start from Strood at 04:34.  A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Strood, leaving at 04:00. 

Wednesday, Thursday & Friday:

From 00:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham & Dartford via Bexleyheath. Trains will be diverted between Lewisham and Dartford via an alternative route. 

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between York and Harrogate from 10:00 on Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between York and Cattal, closing all lines from 10:00.

After 10:00, buses replace trains between York and Harrogate. Trains will run between Knaresborough and Leeds only.

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 evening / morning trains in the Leeds / York area from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

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

Monday to Thursday:

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

???????The 22:56 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will not call at New Pudsey or Bramley. A replacement bus will run between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, serving these stations.

The 23:19 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, and will arrive at Leeds later than usual.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:19 York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds. A replacement bus will run from York to Leeds, running earlier than the usual train to connect with the train at Leeds.

The 05:20 Leeds to York will be replaced by a bus.

The 06:15 York to Hull service will be run to an amended timetable.

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 evening / morning trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly via Styal, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Northern:

Between 23:40 and 04:55 each night, buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

TransPennine Express:

Between 23:40 and 04:55 each night, buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Transport for Wales:

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:44 Llandudno to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:33 Manchester Airport to Chester service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

You can use alternative services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:34 Chester to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus.

The 05:33 Manchester Airport to Llandudno service will start at Chester. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Airport to Chester.

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.

No late night / early morning services at Tottenham Hale from Monday 8 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between Cheshunt and London Liverpool Street each evening (ending at 05:00 Friday morning), closing some lines.

As a result services that usually run via Tottenham Hale will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters. 

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace early morning trains between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury on Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 August

Engineering work is taking place between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury, closing lines overnight from Monday to Friday.

The 00:05 London Marylebone to Banbury service will depart at 00:10.

The 00:10 London Marylebone to Aylesbury service is cancelled. You should travel on the Banbury train. A replacement bus will run from Princes Risborough to Aylesbury.

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.

Amendments to some late night Southeastern trains

Overnight engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday to Thursday. 

These changes may be subject to further alteration on some days, such as starting earlier, or not taking place at all. Please check your journey using the Journey Planner,  and also check other items on our engineering pages for the date of your journey.

Mondays only:

Every Monday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines between Ashford International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West.

From 23:50 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Ashford International and Canterbury West / Ramsgate. 

Mondays and Tuesdays:

Every Monday and Tuesday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines to and from London Charing Cross.  

There will be no trains at London Charing Cross or Waterloo East from approximately 23:30 until the end of service. 

Trains will run from London Cannon Street instead, and you will need to travel to / from London Cannon Street / London Bridge. 

Tuesdays only:

Every Tuesday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines between Faversham and Ramsgate via Margate.  

From 23:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Faversham and Margate / Ramsgate. 

Wednesdays and Thursdays 

Every Wednesday and Thursday night, Network Rail carry out essential maintenance on the lines to / from London Cannon Street.

There will be no trains at London Cannon Street from approximately 23:35 until the end of service. 

Trains will run to / from London Charing Cross instead, if you could please make your way to London Bridge for these trains. 

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.

Major engineering work between Newport and Gloucester from Monday 18 July to Friday 2 September

Major engineering work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester, aimed at improving the reliability of the route and reducing the risk of landslips.

As a result, the line between Newport and Gloucester will be closed from Monday 18 July until 2 September

CrossCountry:

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Gloucester.

Transport for Wales:

Until 31 July, trains between Maesteg / Cardiff Central to Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa will terminate at / start from Severn Tunnel Junction. An hourly rail replacement bus service will run between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester calling at Caldicot, Chepstow and Lydney. 

From 1 August until the 2 September, replacement buses will run between Severn Tunnel Junction / Lydney and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa. An amended train service will run between Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction / Lydney.

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.

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