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Disruption through Lewisham until the end of October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes through Lewisham

Description

Ongoing repair work at Lewisham is causing disruption to services through the station. The crossing that allows trains to run from the Bexleyheath line through Lewisham towards London Victoria has broken. This crossing is a specialist piece of equipment and it is taking some time to build a replacement.

Until then, trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup and will stop additionally at Crayford, Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham and Hither Green.

Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use:

  • Stations on the lines through Woolwich or Sidcup at no additional cost.
  • London Underground services between London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Victoria.
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal.
 

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Lewisham

To check your journey up to and including Friday 24 October, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Industrial action to affect some Arriva Trains Wales services in North Wales on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales routes through North Wales

Description

As a result of industrial action being taken in North Wales by Conductors belonging to the RMT union, there may be some changes to the Arriva Trains Wales timetable on the following routes:

  • Llandudno - Chester - Manchester
  • Holyhead - Chester - Birmingham
  • Holyhead - Chester - Cardiff Central
  • Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Chester - Crewe
  • Wrexham Central - Bidston

 

Full details of the changes have not yet been confirmed, so please check back nearer the date of travel.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #ATWstrike

Delays between Welwyn Garden City and London Kings Cross until at least 11:00

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, Grand Central, Great Northern

Routes affected

East Coast between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross

First Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Great Northern between Peterborough and London Kings Cross

Description

Over-running engineering works between Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace are causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Welwyn Garden City and London Kings Cross. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 11:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #AlexandraPalace

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Radyr expected until 11:00

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff Central

Description

Over-running engineering work at Pontypridd is causing delays of up to 15 minutes between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Radyr.

Lines have now reopened there may still be residual delays while services recover, these delays are expected to continue until approximately 11:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Pontypridd.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

No trains from Charlton to London Bridge via Greenwich until at least 12:00

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Trains between Dartford and London Charing Cross via Greenwich

Description

A signalling problem at Westcombe Park means that trains cannot run from Charlton to London Bridge via Greenwich.

Trains are diverting via Lewisham and are unable to call at Westcombe Park, Maze Hill, Greenwich and Deptford.

Trains from London Bridge towards Charlton via Greenwich are now able to run normally.  

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 12:00.

Alternative travel options  

Passengers may use  Docklands Light Railway via any reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #WestcombePark

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between Swindon and Didcot Parkway until at least 10:00

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between Swindon and London Paddington

Description

A signalling problem between Swindon and Didcot Parkway is causing delays of up to 25 minutes to trains between these stations. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 10:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Swindon

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Disruption between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch until at least 12:00

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Trains between Lichfield Trent Valley and Longbridge / Redditch

Description

Poor rail conditions between Lichfield Trent Valley and Blake Street are causing disruption to journeys between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch.

Some trains will not run between Lichfield Trent Valley and Blake Street and also between Barnt Green and Redditch.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 12:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #CrossCityLine

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between Wokingham and Ascot until at least 11:00

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Reading and London Waterloo

Description

A landslip has occurred between Bracknell and Ascot, this is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Wokingham and Ascot. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Bracknell

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between St Albans and London St Pancras International until at least 10:30

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

Routes affected

Trains between Luton and London St Pancras International

Description

A trespass incident at Radlett is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between St Albans and London St Pancras International. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 10:30.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Radlett

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / Reading

Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

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For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on the replacement buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

To and from Hamilton Square

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes until 13 December and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

The changes from 14 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness all day on Sunday 19 and until 06:00 on Monday 20 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, ScotRail

Routes affected

East Coast from Inverness to London Kings Cross. ScotRail between Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness via Dalwhinnie

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Perth and Inverness via Dalwhinnie with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness.

07:55 (Monday) Inverness to London Kings Cross, bus replaces train between Inverness and Perth.

Journey times will be extended.

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For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended service between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness after 22:00 from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 October 2014

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the c2c network. The following changes will apply from 22:00 each day:

An amended service will run between London Fenchurch Street and Southend / Shoeburyness, trains on this route will be diverted to run via Rainham and Tilbury.

Replacement buses will run between Upminster and Grays via Ockendon and between Upminster and Pitsea via Laindon.

Passengers may use London Underground services on the District Line between Barking and Upminster to connect with the replacement bus services.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Amended London Midland services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford from 00:10 each night, closing the line.

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall, a replacement bus service will run between Walsall and Hednesford, calling at all stations.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stone from 22:30 each night, closing the line.

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Stafford, Crewe and Wilmslow, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield. A replacement bus will run between Stafford and Macclesfield, calling at Stoke-on-Trent.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 

Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Ipswich, closing the line.

The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will be replaced by a bus between Ipswich and Norwich.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Amended First Great Western services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Some First Great Western routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Wednesday

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will run earlier than the normal timetable calling only at Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and Frome. A bus will run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury. A bus will also run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at all stations to Frome.

Monday to Thursday

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford, also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne. Passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

21:15, 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea, bus replaces train between Neath and Swansea.

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A connecting bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Neath at 04:24.

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Friday

22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains amended:

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street and 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly services will not run. Two replacement buses will run for each service - one directly between the two stations and one calling at all stations on the normal route.

The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport and 04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street services will not run, buses replace trains throughout.

The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Bolton, a replacement bus service will run between Preston and Bolton.

The 23:04 Wakefield Wesgate to Knottingley service will not run, a bus will replace the train throughout.

The 04:40 Preston to Colne and 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne services will start from Blackburn. Passengers travelling from Blackpool North should use the 04:45 First TransPennine Express service between Blackpool North and Preston. A replacement bus service will run between Preston and Colne at 05:20.

The 22:00 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn, a replacement bus service will run between Blackburn and Colne.

The 20:30 Whitehaven to Carlisle service will terminate at Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Maryport and Carlisle.

The 22:00 Carlisle to Whitehaven service will start from Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Carlisle and Whitehaven.

Amended South West Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Some South West Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea service will terminate at Haslemere, a replacement bus will run between Haslemere and Portsmouth & Southsea, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 20:50 London Waterloo to Reading service will terminate at Bracknell, a replacement bus will run between Bracknell and Reading, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service will terminate at Bournemouth, a replacement bus will run between Bournemouth and Poole, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth service will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Eastleigh to connect with a train to Bournemouth.

Tuesday - Friday

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton, a replacement bus will run between London Waterloo and Surbiton. In addition to this, the train will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Southampton Central. This is likely to extend journey times by up to 30 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo services will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. a replacement bus will run from Guildford to Clapham Junction.

Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network with the following trains amended:

From 20:30, services between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield will be retimed to arrive at their destination up to 20 minutes later than usual.

On Monday, the 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart from Nottingham 5 minutes early at 05:19. From Thursday to Friday it will depart 12 minutes early at 05:09.

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start from Warrington Central, passengers should use other train operators from Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Port Talbot and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement buses between Port Talbot and Carmarthen.

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Passengers should travel forward on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service and change at Pontypridd for a replacement bus to Treherbert.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service starts from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Radyr and Barry Island, stops from Cardiff Central to Barry Island are to set down only.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

The 04:34 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus departs Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Amended Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Great Northern Routes

Thameslink Routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Great Northern and Thameslink network with the following trains amended:

Great Northern

From approximately 23:00, trains from London Kings Cross towards Cambridge will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Cambridge.

The 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn service will not run. Passengers should either travel on the 22:44 London Kings Cross to Ely service, which has been extended to Kings Lynn or the 23:23 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service and change at Hitchin for a replacement bus.

The 22:26, 23:26 and 00:07 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City via Hertford services will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City

The 22:28 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Cambridge and Hitchin.

The 22:35 London Kings Cross to Royston service is extended to Cambridge.

The 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross service will not call at Alexandra Palace, Hornsey or Harringay, passengers should use local buses to complete their journey to or from these stations.

From Tuesday to Friday the 04:50 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross via Hertford service will start from Hitchin.

Thameslink

The 21:22, 21:52 and 02:42 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between  Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 21:11, 23:37 and 05:10 Brighton to Bedford services will start from Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Planning your Journey    

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on Local buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 

Amended Southern service from Monday 20 October to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Some Southern Routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southern network with the following amendments:

The 22:17 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Bognor Regis service will be diverted via Horsham, call at Barnham and then run to and terminate at Chichester. A replacement bus service will run between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

The 00:23 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastbourne to Hastings service will be replaced by a bus.

The 00:21 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Brighton will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 00:50 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing service will be replaced by a bus between Three Bridges and Brighton, onward connections to Worthing and Eastbourne will be provided from Brighton.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Some Southeastern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:36, 00:06 (Tue-Fri), 00:48 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Orpington services will not call at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Hither Green. 

The 23:39, 00:18 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Gillingham services are replaced by buses between Gravesend and Gillingham.

The 00:07 (Tue-Fri) Grove Park to Bromley North will depart slightly later than normal.

The 23:22, 00:10 (Tue-Fri) London Victoria to Ramsgate services are replaced by buses between Faversham and Ramsgate.

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For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner  

There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Disruption through Lewisham until the end of October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes through Lewisham

Description

Ongoing repair work at Lewisham is causing disruption to services through the station. The crossing that allows trains to run from the Bexleyheath line through Lewisham towards London Victoria has broken. This crossing is a specialist piece of equipment and it is taking some time to build a replacement.

Until then, trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup and will stop additionally at Crayford, Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham and Hither Green.

Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use:

  • Stations on the lines through Woolwich or Sidcup at no additional cost.
  • London Underground services between London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Victoria.
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal.
 

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Lewisham

To check your journey up to and including Friday 24 October, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Industrial action to affect some Arriva Trains Wales services in North Wales on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales routes through North Wales

Description

As a result of industrial action being taken in North Wales by Conductors belonging to the RMT union, there may be some changes to the Arriva Trains Wales timetable on the following routes:

  • Llandudno - Chester - Manchester
  • Holyhead - Chester - Birmingham
  • Holyhead - Chester - Cardiff Central
  • Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Chester - Crewe
  • Wrexham Central - Bidston

 

Full details of the changes have not yet been confirmed, so please check back nearer the date of travel.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #ATWstrike

Delays between Welwyn Garden City and London Kings Cross until at least 11:00

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, Grand Central, Great Northern

Routes affected

East Coast between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross

First Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Great Northern between Peterborough and London Kings Cross

Description

Over-running engineering works between Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace are causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Welwyn Garden City and London Kings Cross. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 11:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #AlexandraPalace

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Radyr expected until 11:00

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff Central

Description

Over-running engineering work at Pontypridd is causing delays of up to 15 minutes between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Radyr.

Lines have now reopened there may still be residual delays while services recover, these delays are expected to continue until approximately 11:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Pontypridd.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

No trains from Charlton to London Bridge via Greenwich until at least 12:00

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Trains between Dartford and London Charing Cross via Greenwich

Description

A signalling problem at Westcombe Park means that trains cannot run from Charlton to London Bridge via Greenwich.

Trains are diverting via Lewisham and are unable to call at Westcombe Park, Maze Hill, Greenwich and Deptford.

Trains from London Bridge towards Charlton via Greenwich are now able to run normally.  

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 12:00.

Alternative travel options  

Passengers may use  Docklands Light Railway via any reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #WestcombePark

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between Swindon and Didcot Parkway until at least 10:00

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between Swindon and London Paddington

Description

A signalling problem between Swindon and Didcot Parkway is causing delays of up to 25 minutes to trains between these stations. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 10:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Swindon

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Disruption between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch until at least 12:00

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Trains between Lichfield Trent Valley and Longbridge / Redditch

Description

Poor rail conditions between Lichfield Trent Valley and Blake Street are causing disruption to journeys between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch.

Some trains will not run between Lichfield Trent Valley and Blake Street and also between Barnt Green and Redditch.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 12:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #CrossCityLine

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between Wokingham and Ascot until at least 11:00

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Reading and London Waterloo

Description

A landslip has occurred between Bracknell and Ascot, this is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Wokingham and Ascot. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Bracknell

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between St Albans and London St Pancras International until at least 10:30

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

Routes affected

Trains between Luton and London St Pancras International

Description

A trespass incident at Radlett is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between St Albans and London St Pancras International. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 10:30.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Radlett

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / Reading

Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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To get options for your journey on the replacement buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

To and from Hamilton Square

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

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The changes from 14 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Amended service between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness after 22:00 from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 October 2014

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the c2c network. The following changes will apply from 22:00 each day:

An amended service will run between London Fenchurch Street and Southend / Shoeburyness, trains on this route will be diverted to run via Rainham and Tilbury.

Replacement buses will run between Upminster and Grays via Ockendon and between Upminster and Pitsea via Laindon.

Passengers may use London Underground services on the District Line between Barking and Upminster to connect with the replacement bus services.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Amended London Midland services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford from 00:10 each night, closing the line.

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall, a replacement bus service will run between Walsall and Hednesford, calling at all stations.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stone from 22:30 each night, closing the line.

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Stafford, Crewe and Wilmslow, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield. A replacement bus will run between Stafford and Macclesfield, calling at Stoke-on-Trent.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Ipswich, closing the line.

The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will be replaced by a bus between Ipswich and Norwich.

Planning your Journey

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Some First Great Western routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Wednesday

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will run earlier than the normal timetable calling only at Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and Frome. A bus will run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury. A bus will also run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at all stations to Frome.

Monday to Thursday

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford, also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne. Passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

21:15, 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea, bus replaces train between Neath and Swansea.

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A connecting bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Neath at 04:24.

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Friday

22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains amended:

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street and 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly services will not run. Two replacement buses will run for each service - one directly between the two stations and one calling at all stations on the normal route.

The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport and 04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street services will not run, buses replace trains throughout.

The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Bolton, a replacement bus service will run between Preston and Bolton.

The 23:04 Wakefield Wesgate to Knottingley service will not run, a bus will replace the train throughout.

The 04:40 Preston to Colne and 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne services will start from Blackburn. Passengers travelling from Blackpool North should use the 04:45 First TransPennine Express service between Blackpool North and Preston. A replacement bus service will run between Preston and Colne at 05:20.

The 22:00 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn, a replacement bus service will run between Blackburn and Colne.

The 20:30 Whitehaven to Carlisle service will terminate at Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Maryport and Carlisle.

The 22:00 Carlisle to Whitehaven service will start from Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Carlisle and Whitehaven.

Amended South West Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Some South West Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea service will terminate at Haslemere, a replacement bus will run between Haslemere and Portsmouth & Southsea, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 20:50 London Waterloo to Reading service will terminate at Bracknell, a replacement bus will run between Bracknell and Reading, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service will terminate at Bournemouth, a replacement bus will run between Bournemouth and Poole, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth service will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Eastleigh to connect with a train to Bournemouth.

Tuesday - Friday

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton, a replacement bus will run between London Waterloo and Surbiton. In addition to this, the train will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Southampton Central. This is likely to extend journey times by up to 30 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo services will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. a replacement bus will run from Guildford to Clapham Junction.

Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network with the following trains amended:

From 20:30, services between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield will be retimed to arrive at their destination up to 20 minutes later than usual.

On Monday, the 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart from Nottingham 5 minutes early at 05:19. From Thursday to Friday it will depart 12 minutes early at 05:09.

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start from Warrington Central, passengers should use other train operators from Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Port Talbot and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement buses between Port Talbot and Carmarthen.

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Passengers should travel forward on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service and change at Pontypridd for a replacement bus to Treherbert.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service starts from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Radyr and Barry Island, stops from Cardiff Central to Barry Island are to set down only.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

The 04:34 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus departs Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Great Northern Routes

Thameslink Routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Great Northern and Thameslink network with the following trains amended:

Great Northern

From approximately 23:00, trains from London Kings Cross towards Cambridge will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Cambridge.

The 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn service will not run. Passengers should either travel on the 22:44 London Kings Cross to Ely service, which has been extended to Kings Lynn or the 23:23 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service and change at Hitchin for a replacement bus.

The 22:26, 23:26 and 00:07 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City via Hertford services will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City

The 22:28 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Cambridge and Hitchin.

The 22:35 London Kings Cross to Royston service is extended to Cambridge.

The 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross service will not call at Alexandra Palace, Hornsey or Harringay, passengers should use local buses to complete their journey to or from these stations.

From Tuesday to Friday the 04:50 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross via Hertford service will start from Hitchin.

Thameslink

The 21:22, 21:52 and 02:42 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between  Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 21:11, 23:37 and 05:10 Brighton to Bedford services will start from Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Planning your Journey    

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To get options for your journey on Local buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 

Amended Southern service from Monday 20 October to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Some Southern Routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southern network with the following amendments:

The 22:17 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Bognor Regis service will be diverted via Horsham, call at Barnham and then run to and terminate at Chichester. A replacement bus service will run between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

The 00:23 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastbourne to Hastings service will be replaced by a bus.

The 00:21 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Brighton will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 00:50 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing service will be replaced by a bus between Three Bridges and Brighton, onward connections to Worthing and Eastbourne will be provided from Brighton.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Some Southeastern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:36, 00:06 (Tue-Fri), 00:48 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Orpington services will not call at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Hither Green. 

The 23:39, 00:18 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Gillingham services are replaced by buses between Gravesend and Gillingham.

The 00:07 (Tue-Fri) Grove Park to Bromley North will depart slightly later than normal.

The 23:22, 00:10 (Tue-Fri) London Victoria to Ramsgate services are replaced by buses between Faversham and Ramsgate.

Planning your Journey

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Amended First TransPennine Express services from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 October

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Some First TransPennine Express routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First TransPennine Express network with the following trains amended:

The 00:01 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted and not call at Bolton, a replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Bolton.

The 03:37 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will be diverted and not call at Bolton, a replacement bus will run between Bolton and Manchester Airport, calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 04:47 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and not call at Chorley or Horwich Parkway, a replacement bus service will run between Preston and Bolton, calling at Chorley and Horwich Parway.

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Disruption through Lewisham until the end of October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes through Lewisham

Description

Ongoing repair work at Lewisham is causing disruption to services through the station. The crossing that allows trains to run from the Bexleyheath line through Lewisham towards London Victoria has broken. This crossing is a specialist piece of equipment and it is taking some time to build a replacement.

Until then, trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup and will stop additionally at Crayford, Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham and Hither Green.

Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use:

  • Stations on the lines through Woolwich or Sidcup at no additional cost.
  • London Underground services between London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Victoria.
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal.
 

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Lewisham

To check your journey up to and including Friday 24 October, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Industrial action to affect some Arriva Trains Wales services in North Wales on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales routes through North Wales

Description

As a result of industrial action being taken in North Wales by Conductors belonging to the RMT union, there may be some changes to the Arriva Trains Wales timetable on the following routes:

  • Llandudno - Chester - Manchester
  • Holyhead - Chester - Birmingham
  • Holyhead - Chester - Cardiff Central
  • Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Chester - Crewe
  • Wrexham Central - Bidston

 

Full details of the changes have not yet been confirmed, so please check back nearer the date of travel.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #ATWstrike

Delays between Hereford and Newport

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Cardiff Central

Description

Trains have now finished for tonight between Hereford and Newport and a normal service is expected to resume on Monday 20 October between these stations, following disruption caused by a broken down train near Abergavenny.

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / Reading

Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

To and from Hamilton Square

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

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The changes from 14 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness all day on Sunday 19 and until 06:00 on Monday 20 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, ScotRail

Routes affected

East Coast from Inverness to London Kings Cross. ScotRail between Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness via Dalwhinnie

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Perth and Inverness via Dalwhinnie with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness.

07:55 (Monday) Inverness to London Kings Cross, bus replaces train between Inverness and Perth.

Journey times will be extended.

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Buses replace trains between Bracknell / Blackwater and Reading from 01:00 Sunday 19 to 04:00 Monday 20 October 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, South West Trains

Routes affected

First Great Western Between Gatwick Airport and Reading

South West Trains between London Waterloo and Reading

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bracknell / Blackwater and Reading closing some lines.

First Great Western services between Gatwick Airport and Reading will start / terminate at Blackwater

South West Trains services between London Waterloo and Reading will start / terminate at Bracknell.

Buses will replace trains between Bracknell / Blackwater and Reading, extending journey times by up to 45 minutes.

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Amended service between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness after 22:00 from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 October 2014

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the c2c network. The following changes will apply from 22:00 each day:

An amended service will run between London Fenchurch Street and Southend / Shoeburyness, trains on this route will be diverted to run via Rainham and Tilbury.

Replacement buses will run between Upminster and Grays via Ockendon and between Upminster and Pitsea via Laindon.

Passengers may use London Underground services on the District Line between Barking and Upminster to connect with the replacement bus services.

Planning your Journey

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Amended London Midland services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford from 00:10 each night, closing the line.

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall, a replacement bus service will run between Walsall and Hednesford, calling at all stations.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stone from 22:30 each night, closing the line.

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Stafford, Crewe and Wilmslow, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield. A replacement bus will run between Stafford and Macclesfield, calling at Stoke-on-Trent.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 October 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Ipswich, closing the line.

The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will be replaced by a bus between Ipswich and Norwich.

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Some First Great Western routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Wednesday

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will run earlier than the normal timetable calling only at Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and Frome. A bus will run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury. A bus will also run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at all stations to Frome.

Monday to Thursday

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford, also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne. Passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

21:15, 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea, bus replaces train between Neath and Swansea.

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A connecting bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Neath at 04:24.

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Friday

22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains amended:

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street and 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly services will not run. Two replacement buses will run for each service - one directly between the two stations and one calling at all stations on the normal route.

The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport and 04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street services will not run, buses replace trains throughout.

The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Bolton, a replacement bus service will run between Preston and Bolton.

The 23:04 Wakefield Wesgate to Knottingley service will not run, a bus will replace the train throughout.

The 04:40 Preston to Colne and 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne services will start from Blackburn. Passengers travelling from Blackpool North should use the 04:45 First TransPennine Express service between Blackpool North and Preston. A replacement bus service will run between Preston and Colne at 05:20.

The 22:00 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn, a replacement bus service will run between Blackburn and Colne.

The 20:30 Whitehaven to Carlisle service will terminate at Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Maryport and Carlisle.

The 22:00 Carlisle to Whitehaven service will start from Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Carlisle and Whitehaven.

Amended South West Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Some South West Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea service will terminate at Haslemere, a replacement bus will run between Haslemere and Portsmouth & Southsea, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 20:50 London Waterloo to Reading service will terminate at Bracknell, a replacement bus will run between Bracknell and Reading, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service will terminate at Bournemouth, a replacement bus will run between Bournemouth and Poole, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth service will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Eastleigh to connect with a train to Bournemouth.

Tuesday - Friday

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton, a replacement bus will run between London Waterloo and Surbiton. In addition to this, the train will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Southampton Central. This is likely to extend journey times by up to 30 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo services will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. a replacement bus will run from Guildford to Clapham Junction.

Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network with the following trains amended:

From 20:30, services between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield will be retimed to arrive at their destination up to 20 minutes later than usual.

On Monday, the 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart from Nottingham 5 minutes early at 05:19. From Thursday to Friday it will depart 12 minutes early at 05:09.

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start from Warrington Central, passengers should use other train operators from Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central.

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Port Talbot and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement buses between Port Talbot and Carmarthen.

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Passengers should travel forward on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service and change at Pontypridd for a replacement bus to Treherbert.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service starts from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Radyr and Barry Island, stops from Cardiff Central to Barry Island are to set down only.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

The 04:34 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus departs Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17.

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Amended Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Great Northern Routes

Thameslink Routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Great Northern and Thameslink network with the following trains amended:

Great Northern

From approximately 23:00, trains from London Kings Cross towards Cambridge will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Cambridge.

The 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn service will not run. Passengers should either travel on the 22:44 London Kings Cross to Ely service, which has been extended to Kings Lynn or the 23:23 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service and change at Hitchin for a replacement bus.

The 22:26, 23:26 and 00:07 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City via Hertford services will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City

The 22:28 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Cambridge and Hitchin.

The 22:35 London Kings Cross to Royston service is extended to Cambridge.

The 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross service will not call at Alexandra Palace, Hornsey or Harringay, passengers should use local buses to complete their journey to or from these stations.

From Tuesday to Friday the 04:50 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross via Hertford service will start from Hitchin.

Thameslink

The 21:22, 21:52 and 02:42 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between  Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 21:11, 23:37 and 05:10 Brighton to Bedford services will start from Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

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To get options for your journey on Local buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

 

Amended Southern service from Monday 20 October to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Some Southern Routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southern network with the following amendments:

The 22:17 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Bognor Regis service will be diverted via Horsham, call at Barnham and then run to and terminate at Chichester. A replacement bus service will run between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

The 00:23 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastbourne to Hastings service will be replaced by a bus.

The 00:21 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Brighton will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 00:50 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing service will be replaced by a bus between Three Bridges and Brighton, onward connections to Worthing and Eastbourne will be provided from Brighton.

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Some Southeastern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:36, 00:06 (Tue-Fri), 00:48 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Orpington services will not call at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Hither Green. 

The 23:39, 00:18 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Gillingham services are replaced by buses between Gravesend and Gillingham.

The 00:07 (Tue-Fri) Grove Park to Bromley North will depart slightly later than normal.

The 23:22, 00:10 (Tue-Fri) London Victoria to Ramsgate services are replaced by buses between Faversham and Ramsgate.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

 
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