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Buses replace trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli until further notice

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December, the line is currently closed between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

Railway engineers are working hard to repair severe damage at a number of locations, including Barmouth and Criccieth. Pictures of the damage can be seen here, here and here.

Up to and including Wednesday 30 April

Buses are replacing trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

From Thursday 1 May onwards

The line will re-open between Barmouth and Harlech on Thursday 1 May. Buses will continue to replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until further notice.

Twitter hashtag: #Pwllheli

To check your journey up to and including 30 April, please use the National Rail Enquiries real time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is being updated with services from 1 May onwards, please check back later.

Proposed industrial action to affect London Underground during 28 to 30 April and 5 to 8 May

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

All London Underground routes

Description

Industrial action affecting the London Underground service has been proposed to take place on the following dates:

  • From 21:00 on Monday 28 April until 21:00 on Wednesday 30 April
  • From 21:00 on Monday 5 May until 21:00 on Thursday 8 May

 

London Underground anticipate disruption to all services, should the industrial action go ahead. Further details about the level of service on the affected days will be provided as soon as this information is received.

Delays between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction until the end of service

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo

Description

A signalling problem at Honiton is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction. This is expected to continue until the end of service.

Twitter hashtag: #Honiton

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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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains 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.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground from 20:30 Thursday 17 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

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Description

District Line

No trains will run between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway. Because of this there will be no interchange at Ealing Broadway.

Docklands Light Railway

No trains will run between Bow Church and Stratford. Because of this there will be no interchange at Stratford.

Bakerloo Line (Sunday)

No trains will run between Willesden Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Additional engineering work not affecting main line stations

Piccadilly Line

No trains will run between Acton Town and Uxbridge.

Jubilee Line

No trains will run between London Waterloo and Finchley Road.

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No trains to / from London Charing Cross from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes to / from London Charing Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Charing Cross and London Bridge closing all lines.

All services to / from London Charing Cross are diverted to start from / terminate at London Cannon Street. 

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route between London Bridge / Cannon Street and Embankment / Charing Cross / Victoria.

On Saturday, services between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Greenwich will start / terminate at London Bridge and additional services will also operate between London Bridge and Gravesend. 

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross from Friday 18 to 07:00 on Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Capital Connect, First Hull Trains, Grand Central

Routes affected

To and from London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park with various line closures.

East Coast

Friday & Saturday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Stevenage / Peterborough / Newark Northgate or Doncaster. 

Sunday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Peterborough or Doncaster.

Reserving a Seat

Services are expected to be very busy or fully booked so you may be unable to reserve a seat for your journey.

If you are unable to reserve a seat on your preferred service, please try alternative services at different times of the day as these may not be as busy.

East Coast apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

First Capital Connect

An amended service will operate on all routes with a very limited service on Friday & Saturday and a reduced service on Sunday to / from London Kings Cross. Until  08:30 and from 23:00 on Sunday no trains will operate between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.  

Until 07:00 on Monday no trains will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Ticket Acceptance 

Tickets may also be used on London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras, Highbury & Islington and Finsbury Park and also between King's Cross St Pancras, Old Street and Moorgate. Where London Underground is not running (late night / early morning), buses will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

First Hull Trains

Trains will start / terminate at Finsbury Park. Valid rail tickets will be accepted on the LUL Victoria line between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Saturday, 08:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 12:44 London Kings Cross to Hull will run to / from London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Monday the 06:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 07:22 London Kings Cross to Hull will not run.

Grand Central

Between London Kings Cross and Sunderland an amended service will operate with some trains cancelled.

Between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange an amended service will operate between Finsbury Park and Bradford Interchange with some trains cancelled.

Tickets will be accepted on the London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras and Finsbury Park.

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Amended First Great Western service to / from London Paddington from Friday 18 until 14:00 Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains to / from London Paddington

Description

Friday

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway closing some lines.

Trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central will depart earlier than the normal timetable, with some trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Trains from London Paddington to Oxford / Great Malvern / Hereford will depart earlier than the normal timetable. Trains from Hereford / Great Malvern / Oxford will have their journey times slightly extended. Some trains will call additionally at Maidenhead.

Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Customers should use other trains between London Paddington and Reading.

Customers travelling on local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will have to change trains at Reading.

Saturday, Sunday and until 14:00 Monday 

Engineering work is taking place between Southall and Slough closing 2 out of 4 lines. Additionally, 2 out of 4 lines are closed between Reading and Didcot Parkway all day Sunday & 2 out of 4 lines are closed between Slough and Twyford until 09:00 on Sunday

Trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central will depart earlier than the normal timetable, with some trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Trains from London Paddington to Oxford / Great Malvern / Hereford will depart earlier than the normal timetable. Trains from Hereford / Great Malvern / Oxford will have their journey times slightly extended. Some trains will call additionally at Maidenhead and Didcot Parkway.

Late night Saturday and all day Sunday trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should use bus service between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Customers should use other trains between London Paddington and Reading.

Customers travelling on local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will have to change trains at Reading for forward travel.

Some trains between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Penzance will not run with others calling additionally at Pewsey, Westbury, Castle Cary Taunton, Newton Abbot, and Totnes.

Trains between Slough and Windsor and Eton Central will run to an amended timetable.

Trains between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames will run to an amended timetable.

Additionally on Sunday.

Some early morning / late night trains between London Paddington and Twyford will not call at Burnham and Taplow. For these trains customers should use connecting bus services between Slough and Burnham and Taplow.

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Buses replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street / Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze.

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Buses replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Benfleet from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Trains between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Pitsea area closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Benfleet

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Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Trains between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Surrey Quays and Clapham High Street closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction.

Trains to / from West Croydon are extended to run to / from Highbury & Islington.

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Reduced service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Langley closing some lines.

On Friday, Saturday and Monday a half hourly service will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

On Sunday, trains will run every 15 minutes between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

Some trains will not call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing, Hanwell.

Additionally until 15:00 on Monday, trains will not call at Hayes & Harlington.

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No trains to / from Southampton Central from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, First Great Western, South West Trains, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Southampton Central

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Southampton Central area closing all lines.

No trains will call at Southampton Central.

Buses will run between Southampton and Eastleigh / Woolston / Romsey / Brockenhurst

CrossCountry

Buses replace trains between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

First Great Western

Trains will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central but calling additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh with some trains to / from Cardiff Central calling additionally at Dilton Marsh.

Customers should change at Eastleigh for road replacement buses to / from Southampton Central.

Some trains may start or terminate at Salisbury or Westbury. Customers should use alternative road / rail services to complete their journeys.

South West Trains

Buses will run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth (not calling at Beaulieu Road) / Romsey, passengers to and from Beaulieu Road should use customer help points to complete their journey.

Buses replace trains between Romsey and Southampton

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Woolston.

Trains will run between Brockenhurst and Weymouth.

Southern

Buses replace trains between Woolston and Southampton Central.

Journey times will be extended by at least 40 minutes.

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No First Capital Connect and Southern trains at London Bridge from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect, Southern

Routes affected

First Capital Connect - trains between Bedford and Brighton.

Southern - trains to / from London Bridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Bridge area closing some lines.

No trains will call at London Bridge.

First Capital Connect

Trains between Bedford and Brighton are diverted between London Blackfriars and East Croydon and will not call at London Bridge but will call additionally at Elephant & Castle.

Southern

Friday, Saturday and Monday

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction via Tulse Hill. Customers travelling direct between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction will have to change buses at Tulse Hill.

Trains between London Bridge and Uckfield will run between East Croydon and Uckfield.

Trains between London Bridge and Reigate / Tonbridge are amended to run between Reigate and Tonbridge.

A reduced service will run to / from Caterham with trains starting / terminating at London Victoria.

Trains will run between Tulse Hill and West Croydon / Tattenham Corner via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

Trains will run between East Croydon and Horsham.

Sunday

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill.

Trains will run between London Victoria and Horsham via Redhill.

Trains will run between Tulse Hill and Selhurst / Tattenham Corner via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use London Underground Northern Line between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge.

Southern passengers may use First Capital Connect trains between East Croydon and Elephant & Castle.

Passengers may use London Underground on any reasonable route between London Victoria and London Bridge.

Passengers travelling to / from stations between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction via New Cross Gate, should use London Underground to Canada Water and London Overground between Canada Water and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction.

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Buses replace trains between Meopham / Strood and Gillingham from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gillingham, London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory, London Victoria and Dartford / Gillingham, London St Pancras International and Faversham and also between Strood and Maidstone West   

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Gillingham closing all lines.

Trains between London Charing Cross (starting / terminating at London Cannon Street Fri-Sun) and Gillingham will start / terminate at Strood.

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run.

Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will run to revised timings and diverted to run non-stop between London Victoria and Strood, where these trains will start / terminate.

Trains between London Victoria and Gillingham will start / terminate at Sole Street.

Trains between Strood and Maidstone West will not run.  

Trains between London St Pancras International and Faversham will start / terminate at Ebbsfleet International or Maidstone West.

Buses replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham, calling at Rochester and Chatham and also between Strood and Gillingham, calling at all stations.

Buses will also run between Maidstone East and Gillingham.

Trains will resume between Gillingham and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

Southeastern are also affected by engineering work between London Charing Cross and London Bridge from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April.

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No trains between Denmark Hill and Shortlands from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks, London Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill and also between London Victoria and Dartford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Denmark Hill and Shortlands closing the line.

Buses will run between Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction, calling at Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham and Beckenham Hill.

Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks are diverted from Elephant & Castle to call additionally at Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction and not call at stations between Denmark Hill and Ravensbourne.  

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run and trains between London Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill will be reduced in frequency.

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on local buses between Ravensbourne and Beckenham Junction and also between Peckham Rye and Nunhead.

Valid rail tickets will also be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route between London Bridge / Cannon Street and Embankment / Charing Cross / Southwark / Elephant & Castle and Victoria.

Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford from 23:45 on Saturday 19 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Trains London St Pancras International and Bedford

Description

After 23:45, engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Luton closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford.

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Buses replace trains between Haltwhistle and Carlisle from 2100 Saturday 19 until 11:40 Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle and Carlisle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wetheral and Carlisle closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Haltwhistle and Carlisle with some buses extended to run between Hexham and Carlisle.

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Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between  Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

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Buses replace trains between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

CrossCountry - trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

London Midland - trains between London Euston and Crewe

Virgin Trains - trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent closing all lines.

CrossCountry trains are diverted between Stafford and Stockport and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Macclesfield. On Saturday, buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and on Sunday between Stafford and Stockport.

London Midland services are diverted between Stafford and Crewe and will not call at Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Alsager. Buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. Customers should use East Midlands Trains for stations between Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe.

Virgin Trains will run a reduced service with trains diverted between Stafford and Stockport and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. On Saturday, buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and on Sunday between Stafford and Stockport

Journey Times will be extended by up to 25 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Kettering and Bedford on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Bedford closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Kettering and Bedford with some buses extended to run between Leicester and Bedford.

Trains will run between Sheffield and Leicester / Kettering with some calling additionally at Loughborough.

Trains will run between Nottingham and Kettering calling additionally at Corby.

On Sunday trains will also run to a reduced timetable.

Customers may also use First Capital Connect trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International. 

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

ScotRail between Milngavie and Lanark / Motherwell and also between Balloch and Motherwell.

First TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Description

All weekend, engineering work is taking place between Carlisle and Carstairs  / Kirknewton closing all lines and until 12:20 on Sunday at Motherwell closing some lines.

On Saturday, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh but will not call at Haymarket. Customers should use other trains between Edinburgh and Haymarket.

On Sunday, buses replace trains between Penrith and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

First ScotRail are only affected until 12:20 on Sunday.

Trains between Balloch and Motherwell are diverted to run between Balloch and Larkhall and will not call at Airbles or Motherwell. Buses will run between Hamilton Central and Motherwell.

Trains between Milngavie and Motherwell are diverted to run between Milngavie and Lanark and will not call at Motherwell. Buses will run between Bellshill and Motherwell.

Trains between Milngavie and Lanark are diverted between Bellshill and Wishaw and will not call at Motherwell and Shieldmuir. Buses will run between Motherwell and Wishaw to connect with the trains

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Amended services in the Warrington Bank Quay area after 11:00 on Saturday 19 and all day on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Northern Rail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales - trains between Manchester Airport and Llandudno via Newton-le-Willows

Northern Rail - Trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Ellesmere Port and Warrington Bank Quay also between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains - trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering is taking place in the Warrington Bank Quay area closing some lines.

From 11:00 Saturday and all day Sunday 

Arriva Trains Wales services are diverted between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester and will run non stop. Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Newton-le-Willows calling at all stations.

Northern Rail trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Bank Quay are replaced by buses between Earlestown and Warrington Bank Quay. These buses are extended to run to / from Newton-le-Willows. Trains between Chester / Ellesmere Port and Warrington Bank Quay are replaced by buses throughout.

Northern Rail are not affected by this engineering work on Sunday.

Virgin Trains are diverted between Crewe and Wigan North Western and will not call at Warrington Bank Quay but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly. Buses will run between Crewe and Wigan North Western.

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Amended First TransPennine Express services between Thornaby and Darlington from 21:30 Saturday 19 until 09:50 Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle / Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Thornaby and Darlington from 21:30 Saturday to 09: 50 closing all lines.

Trains between Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport are diverted between Thornaby and Northallerton and will not call at Darlington, but will call additionally at Yarm.

Customers should use earlier trains to / from Darlington.

Trains between Newcastle and Manchester Airport will run to amended timetable to / from Darlington.

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Diverted trains between Swindon and Bristol Parkway on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014.

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea and also between Worcester Shrub Hill  and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway closing all lines.

Some trains between London Paddington and Swansea will not run.

Trains are diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway via Bristol Temple Meads extending journey by 45 minutes.

Local trains between Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mere / Taunton will run between Filton Abbey Wood and Weston-super-Mere / Taunton. Customers should use other trains between  Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood.

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Reduced overnight / mid morning services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

Description

From 22:00 Saturday until 12:00 Sunday and from 22:00 to 05:00 Monday, engineering work is taking place between Wolverton and Rugby closing all lines.

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly are reduced to one train per hour.

Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly are also diverted between Rugby and Stafford via Birmingham New Street.

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Buses replace trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli until further notice

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December, the line is currently closed between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

Railway engineers are working hard to repair severe damage at a number of locations, including Barmouth and Criccieth. Pictures of the damage can be seen here, here and here.

Up to and including Wednesday 30 April

Buses are replacing trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

From Thursday 1 May onwards

The line will re-open between Barmouth and Harlech on Thursday 1 May. Buses will continue to replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until further notice.

Twitter hashtag: #Pwllheli

To check your journey up to and including 30 April, please use the National Rail Enquiries real time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is being updated with services from 1 May onwards, please check back later.

Proposed industrial action to affect London Underground during 28 to 30 April and 5 to 8 May

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

All London Underground routes

Description

Industrial action affecting the London Underground service has been proposed to take place on the following dates:

  • From 21:00 on Monday 28 April until 21:00 on Wednesday 30 April
  • From 21:00 on Monday 5 May until 21:00 on Thursday 8 May

 

London Underground anticipate disruption to all services, should the industrial action go ahead. Further details about the level of service on the affected days will be provided as soon as this information is received.

Delays between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction until the end of service

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo

Description

A signalling problem at Honiton is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction. This is expected to continue until the end of service.

Twitter hashtag: #Honiton

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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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains 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.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground from 20:30 Thursday 17 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

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Description

District Line

No trains will run between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway. Because of this there will be no interchange at Ealing Broadway.

Docklands Light Railway

No trains will run between Bow Church and Stratford. Because of this there will be no interchange at Stratford.

Bakerloo Line (Sunday)

No trains will run between Willesden Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Additional engineering work not affecting main line stations

Piccadilly Line

No trains will run between Acton Town and Uxbridge.

Jubilee Line

No trains will run between London Waterloo and Finchley Road.

Planning your Journey

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No trains to / from London Charing Cross from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes to / from London Charing Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Charing Cross and London Bridge closing all lines.

All services to / from London Charing Cross are diverted to start from / terminate at London Cannon Street. 

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route between London Bridge / Cannon Street and Embankment / Charing Cross / Victoria.

On Saturday, services between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Greenwich will start / terminate at London Bridge and additional services will also operate between London Bridge and Gravesend. 

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross from Friday 18 to 07:00 on Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Capital Connect, First Hull Trains, Grand Central

Routes affected

To and from London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park with various line closures.

East Coast

Friday & Saturday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Stevenage / Peterborough / Newark Northgate or Doncaster. 

Sunday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Peterborough or Doncaster.

Reserving a Seat

Services are expected to be very busy or fully booked so you may be unable to reserve a seat for your journey.

If you are unable to reserve a seat on your preferred service, please try alternative services at different times of the day as these may not be as busy.

East Coast apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

First Capital Connect

An amended service will operate on all routes with a very limited service on Friday & Saturday and a reduced service on Sunday to / from London Kings Cross. Until  08:30 and from 23:00 on Sunday no trains will operate between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.  

Until 07:00 on Monday no trains will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Ticket Acceptance 

Tickets may also be used on London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras, Highbury & Islington and Finsbury Park and also between King's Cross St Pancras, Old Street and Moorgate. Where London Underground is not running (late night / early morning), buses will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

First Hull Trains

Trains will start / terminate at Finsbury Park. Valid rail tickets will be accepted on the LUL Victoria line between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Saturday, 08:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 12:44 London Kings Cross to Hull will run to / from London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Monday the 06:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 07:22 London Kings Cross to Hull will not run.

Grand Central

Between London Kings Cross and Sunderland an amended service will operate with some trains cancelled.

Between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange an amended service will operate between Finsbury Park and Bradford Interchange with some trains cancelled.

Tickets will be accepted on the London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras and Finsbury Park.

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Amended First Great Western service to / from London Paddington from Friday 18 until 14:00 Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains to / from London Paddington

Description

Friday

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway closing some lines.

Trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central will depart earlier than the normal timetable, with some trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Trains from London Paddington to Oxford / Great Malvern / Hereford will depart earlier than the normal timetable. Trains from Hereford / Great Malvern / Oxford will have their journey times slightly extended. Some trains will call additionally at Maidenhead.

Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Customers should use other trains between London Paddington and Reading.

Customers travelling on local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will have to change trains at Reading.

Saturday, Sunday and until 14:00 Monday 

Engineering work is taking place between Southall and Slough closing 2 out of 4 lines. Additionally, 2 out of 4 lines are closed between Reading and Didcot Parkway all day Sunday & 2 out of 4 lines are closed between Slough and Twyford until 09:00 on Sunday

Trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central will depart earlier than the normal timetable, with some trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Trains from London Paddington to Oxford / Great Malvern / Hereford will depart earlier than the normal timetable. Trains from Hereford / Great Malvern / Oxford will have their journey times slightly extended. Some trains will call additionally at Maidenhead and Didcot Parkway.

Late night Saturday and all day Sunday trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should use bus service between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Customers should use other trains between London Paddington and Reading.

Customers travelling on local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will have to change trains at Reading for forward travel.

Some trains between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Penzance will not run with others calling additionally at Pewsey, Westbury, Castle Cary Taunton, Newton Abbot, and Totnes.

Trains between Slough and Windsor and Eton Central will run to an amended timetable.

Trains between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames will run to an amended timetable.

Additionally on Sunday.

Some early morning / late night trains between London Paddington and Twyford will not call at Burnham and Taplow. For these trains customers should use connecting bus services between Slough and Burnham and Taplow.

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Buses replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street / Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze.

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Buses replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Benfleet from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Trains between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Pitsea area closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Benfleet

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Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Trains between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Surrey Quays and Clapham High Street closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction.

Trains to / from West Croydon are extended to run to / from Highbury & Islington.

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Reduced service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Langley closing some lines.

On Friday, Saturday and Monday a half hourly service will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

On Sunday, trains will run every 15 minutes between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

Some trains will not call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing, Hanwell.

Additionally until 15:00 on Monday, trains will not call at Hayes & Harlington.

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No trains to / from Southampton Central from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, First Great Western, South West Trains, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Southampton Central

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Southampton Central area closing all lines.

No trains will call at Southampton Central.

Buses will run between Southampton and Eastleigh / Woolston / Romsey / Brockenhurst

CrossCountry

Buses replace trains between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

First Great Western

Trains will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central but calling additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh with some trains to / from Cardiff Central calling additionally at Dilton Marsh.

Customers should change at Eastleigh for road replacement buses to / from Southampton Central.

Some trains may start or terminate at Salisbury or Westbury. Customers should use alternative road / rail services to complete their journeys.

South West Trains

Buses will run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth (not calling at Beaulieu Road) / Romsey, passengers to and from Beaulieu Road should use customer help points to complete their journey.

Buses replace trains between Romsey and Southampton

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Woolston.

Trains will run between Brockenhurst and Weymouth.

Southern

Buses replace trains between Woolston and Southampton Central.

Journey times will be extended by at least 40 minutes.

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No First Capital Connect and Southern trains at London Bridge from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect, Southern

Routes affected

First Capital Connect - trains between Bedford and Brighton.

Southern - trains to / from London Bridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Bridge area closing some lines.

No trains will call at London Bridge.

First Capital Connect

Trains between Bedford and Brighton are diverted between London Blackfriars and East Croydon and will not call at London Bridge but will call additionally at Elephant & Castle.

Southern

Friday, Saturday and Monday

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction via Tulse Hill. Customers travelling direct between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction will have to change buses at Tulse Hill.

Trains between London Bridge and Uckfield will run between East Croydon and Uckfield.

Trains between London Bridge and Reigate / Tonbridge are amended to run between Reigate and Tonbridge.

A reduced service will run to / from Caterham with trains starting / terminating at London Victoria.

Trains will run between Tulse Hill and West Croydon / Tattenham Corner via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

Trains will run between East Croydon and Horsham.

Sunday

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill.

Trains will run between London Victoria and Horsham via Redhill.

Trains will run between Tulse Hill and Selhurst / Tattenham Corner via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use London Underground Northern Line between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge.

Southern passengers may use First Capital Connect trains between East Croydon and Elephant & Castle.

Passengers may use London Underground on any reasonable route between London Victoria and London Bridge.

Passengers travelling to / from stations between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction via New Cross Gate, should use London Underground to Canada Water and London Overground between Canada Water and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction.

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Buses replace trains between Meopham / Strood and Gillingham from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gillingham, London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory, London Victoria and Dartford / Gillingham, London St Pancras International and Faversham and also between Strood and Maidstone West   

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Gillingham closing all lines.

Trains between London Charing Cross (starting / terminating at London Cannon Street Fri-Sun) and Gillingham will start / terminate at Strood.

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run.

Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will run to revised timings and diverted to run non-stop between London Victoria and Strood, where these trains will start / terminate.

Trains between London Victoria and Gillingham will start / terminate at Sole Street.

Trains between Strood and Maidstone West will not run.  

Trains between London St Pancras International and Faversham will start / terminate at Ebbsfleet International or Maidstone West.

Buses replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham, calling at Rochester and Chatham and also between Strood and Gillingham, calling at all stations.

Buses will also run between Maidstone East and Gillingham.

Trains will resume between Gillingham and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

Southeastern are also affected by engineering work between London Charing Cross and London Bridge from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April.

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No trains between Denmark Hill and Shortlands from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks, London Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill and also between London Victoria and Dartford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Denmark Hill and Shortlands closing the line.

Buses will run between Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction, calling at Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham and Beckenham Hill.

Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks are diverted from Elephant & Castle to call additionally at Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction and not call at stations between Denmark Hill and Ravensbourne.  

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run and trains between London Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill will be reduced in frequency.

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on local buses between Ravensbourne and Beckenham Junction and also between Peckham Rye and Nunhead.

Valid rail tickets will also be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route between London Bridge / Cannon Street and Embankment / Charing Cross / Southwark / Elephant & Castle and Victoria.

Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford from 23:45 on Saturday 19 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Trains London St Pancras International and Bedford

Description

After 23:45, engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Luton closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford.

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Buses replace trains between Haltwhistle and Carlisle from 2100 Saturday 19 until 11:40 Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle and Carlisle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wetheral and Carlisle closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Haltwhistle and Carlisle with some buses extended to run between Hexham and Carlisle.

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Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between  Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

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Buses replace trains between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

CrossCountry - trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

London Midland - trains between London Euston and Crewe

Virgin Trains - trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent closing all lines.

CrossCountry trains are diverted between Stafford and Stockport and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Macclesfield. On Saturday, buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and on Sunday between Stafford and Stockport.

London Midland services are diverted between Stafford and Crewe and will not call at Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Alsager. Buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. Customers should use East Midlands Trains for stations between Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe.

Virgin Trains will run a reduced service with trains diverted between Stafford and Stockport and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. On Saturday, buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and on Sunday between Stafford and Stockport

Journey Times will be extended by up to 25 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Kettering and Bedford on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Bedford closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Kettering and Bedford with some buses extended to run between Leicester and Bedford.

Trains will run between Sheffield and Leicester / Kettering with some calling additionally at Loughborough.

Trains will run between Nottingham and Kettering calling additionally at Corby.

On Sunday trains will also run to a reduced timetable.

Customers may also use First Capital Connect trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International. 

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

ScotRail between Milngavie and Lanark / Motherwell and also between Balloch and Motherwell.

First TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Description

All weekend, engineering work is taking place between Carlisle and Carstairs  / Kirknewton closing all lines and until 12:20 on Sunday at Motherwell closing some lines.

On Saturday, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh but will not call at Haymarket. Customers should use other trains between Edinburgh and Haymarket.

On Sunday, buses replace trains between Penrith and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

First ScotRail are only affected until 12:20 on Sunday.

Trains between Balloch and Motherwell are diverted to run between Balloch and Larkhall and will not call at Airbles or Motherwell. Buses will run between Hamilton Central and Motherwell.

Trains between Milngavie and Motherwell are diverted to run between Milngavie and Lanark and will not call at Motherwell. Buses will run between Bellshill and Motherwell.

Trains between Milngavie and Lanark are diverted between Bellshill and Wishaw and will not call at Motherwell and Shieldmuir. Buses will run between Motherwell and Wishaw to connect with the trains

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Amended services in the Warrington Bank Quay area after 11:00 on Saturday 19 and all day on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Northern Rail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales - trains between Manchester Airport and Llandudno via Newton-le-Willows

Northern Rail - Trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Ellesmere Port and Warrington Bank Quay also between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains - trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering is taking place in the Warrington Bank Quay area closing some lines.

From 11:00 Saturday and all day Sunday 

Arriva Trains Wales services are diverted between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester and will run non stop. Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Newton-le-Willows calling at all stations.

Northern Rail trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Bank Quay are replaced by buses between Earlestown and Warrington Bank Quay. These buses are extended to run to / from Newton-le-Willows. Trains between Chester / Ellesmere Port and Warrington Bank Quay are replaced by buses throughout.

Northern Rail are not affected by this engineering work on Sunday.

Virgin Trains are diverted between Crewe and Wigan North Western and will not call at Warrington Bank Quay but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly. Buses will run between Crewe and Wigan North Western.

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Amended First TransPennine Express services between Thornaby and Darlington from 21:30 Saturday 19 until 09:50 Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle / Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Thornaby and Darlington from 21:30 Saturday to 09: 50 closing all lines.

Trains between Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport are diverted between Thornaby and Northallerton and will not call at Darlington, but will call additionally at Yarm.

Customers should use earlier trains to / from Darlington.

Trains between Newcastle and Manchester Airport will run to amended timetable to / from Darlington.

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Diverted trains between Swindon and Bristol Parkway on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014.

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea and also between Worcester Shrub Hill  and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway closing all lines.

Some trains between London Paddington and Swansea will not run.

Trains are diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway via Bristol Temple Meads extending journey by 45 minutes.

Local trains between Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mere / Taunton will run between Filton Abbey Wood and Weston-super-Mere / Taunton. Customers should use other trains between  Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood.

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Reduced overnight / mid morning services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

Description

From 22:00 Saturday until 12:00 Sunday and from 22:00 to 05:00 Monday, engineering work is taking place between Wolverton and Rugby closing all lines.

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly are reduced to one train per hour.

Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly are also diverted between Rugby and Stafford via Birmingham New Street.

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Amended timetable through Sheffield from 23:00 Saturday 19 and all day Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Sheffield

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Sheffield station closing some lines and platforms.

CrossCountry

Trains will run to an amended timetable with journey times slightly extended.

East Midlands Trains

On Saturday night the 21:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham service is diverted between Stockport and Chesterfield and will not call at Dore & Totley and Sheffield. Buses will run between Sheffield and Chesterfield to connect with this train.

On Sunday, trains between Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich are diverted between Stockport and Chesterfield and will not call at Dore & Totley and Sheffield. These trains will call additionally at Chinley, Edale, Hope, Bamford, Hathersage, Grindleford and Dronfield. Customers to / from Sheffield should use other East Midlands Trains between Sheffield and Chesterfield.

First TransPennine Express

Saturday

21:47 Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield is replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

Sunday

Trains will run to an amended timetable with some trains calling additionally at Dore & Totley.

The 07:50 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly.

Some trains between Sheffield to Manchester Airport are replaced by buses between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

11:26 / 16:26 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport are diverted between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly via Huddersfield and will not call at Stockport. These trains will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, customers should use alternative trains to Stockport and Manchester Airport.

19:26 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport is diverted between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly via Huddersfield and will not call at Stockport. Customers should change at Manchester Piccadilly and use alternative trains to Stockport.

Passengers to / from Stockport should travel via / change trains at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 14:55 and 19:55 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes services will start from Manchester Piccadilly. Alternative train services are available between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:55 Manchester Airport to Sheffield service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

Monday

03:25 / 05:12 Sheffield to Manchester Airport are replaced by buses throughout.

Northern Rail

Sheffield and Leeds via Moorthorpe

On Saturday, late night trains are replaced by buses between Sheffield and Swinton.

On Saturday, 22:44 Leeds to Sheffield is replaced by a bus between Wakefield Westgate and Sheffield.

On Sunday, buses replace trains between Sheffield and Moorthorpe.

Sheffield and Leeds via Barnsley

On Saturday, 21:37 Leeds to Sheffield is replaced by a bus between Barnsley and Sheffield.

On Sunday, buses replace trains between Meadowhall and Sheffield.

Sheffield and Doncaster

On Sunday buses replace trains between Sheffield and Meadowhall.

Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly

On Sunday buses replace trains between Sheffield and Hathersage

Huddersfield and Lincoln

Saturday

Late night trains between Sheffield and Worksop / Retford are replaced by bus throughout. 

20:18 Huddersfield to Retford is replaced by a bus between Worksop and Retford.

22:18 Huddersfield to Sheffield is replaced by a bus between Barnsley and Sheffield.

22:41 Sheffield to Huddersfield is replaced by a bus between Sheffield and Barnsley.

Sunday

Buses replace trains between Meadowhall and Sheffield.

Trains between Sheffield and Lincoln will run to a revised timetable.

Leeds and Nottingham (Sunday)

Trains will run to an amended timetable and are diverted between Sheffield and Nottingham and will not call at Dronfield, Chesterfield, Alfreton and Langley Mill.

Buses will run between Sheffield and Chesterfield calling at Dronfield. Customers for Alfreton and Langley Mill should use East Midlands Trains. 

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Amended 01:48 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central

Description

Engineering is taking place between Carmarthen and Cardiff Central closing the line.

The 01:48 Fishguard Harbour to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus throughout.

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Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey until 09:00 Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abby

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey closing all lines.

Until approximately 09:00,  buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

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Buses replace trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton until 08:30 on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Trains between London Euston and Northampton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central closing all lines.

Until 08:30, buses replace trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Kirkby Stephen until 11:40 on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Carlisle and Armathwaite closing all lines.

09:25 Carlisle to Leeds is replaced by a bus between Carlisle and Kirkby Stephen.

An additional bus will run between Carlisle and Appleby departing Carlisle at 08:40.

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Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway until 12:40 on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Ebbw Vale Parkway closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway. 

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No London Overground trains between Queens Park and Watford Junction on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Trains between London Euston and Watford Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone closing all lines.

London Overground services will operate between London Euston and Queens Park. Buses will replace trains (provided by London Underground) between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone and also between Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Junction (provided by London Overground).

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Buses replace trains between Whitehaven and Carlisle on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between Barrow-in-Furness and Carlisle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dalston and Carlisle closing all lines.

Buses replace trains Whitehaven and Carlisle throughout.

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Buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Cannon Street and Ramsgate and also between Tonbridge and Strood

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International.

Some trains between London Cannon Street and Ramsgate will be diverted via Maidstone East calling additionally at Chislehurst, Otford and Maidstone East.

Journeys will be extended by up to 75 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Chester from 22:50 on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Chester, closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Chester.

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Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Twickenham / Kew Bridge on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Routes through Barnes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Richmond closing all lines.

No trains will run between Vauxhall and Richmond.

Trains between London Waterloo and Kingston via Richmond / Strawberry Hill via Wimbledon will not run.

Buses will replace trains between Clapham Junction and Twickenham / Kew Bridge.

Customers to / from Queenstown Road Battersea should use Southern trains between London Victoria and Battersea Park.

Trains will run hourly between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside via Wimbledon calling at all stations between Wimbledon and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Trains will run hourly between Richmond and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Trains between London Waterloo and Reading are diverted via Wimbledon.

Journey times will be extended by at least 45 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Wivelsfield / Seaford and Lewes on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Victoria and Ore also between Brighton and Ashford International / Seaford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Plumpton and Glynde closing all lines.

Trains between London Victoria and Lewes are diverted between Wivelsfield and Lewes and will not call at Plumpton or Cooksbridge but will call additionally at Brighton.

Buses will run between Haywards Heath / Lewes and  Berwick. Customers will have to change buses at Lewes.

Buses replace trains between Lewes and Seaford.

Journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

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Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Selhurst and Purley.

An amended Gatwick Express service will operate:

A half-hourly train service will run all day with a journey time of approximately 35 minutes.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport at 00 and 30 minutes past the hour.

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Reduced service to / from London Victoria on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains to / from London Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Battersea Park and Balham and East Croydon / Oxted and Purley closing some lines.

Gatwick Express

An amended Gatwick Express service will operate:

A half-hourly train service will run all day with a journey time of approximately 35 minutes.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour.

 

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport at 00 and 30 minutes past the hour.

 

Southern

Trains to London Victoria will not call at Wandsworth Common or Battersea Park. Customers should circulate via London Victoria.

No trains will run between South Croydon and Oxted. Customers should travel via Purley for connecting bus service between Purley and Oxted but buses will not call at Sanderstead. Customers are advised to use trains to / from Purley Oaks

A reduced service will run between London Victoria and Epsom / Brighton.

Trains between London Victoria and Caterham will run between Purley and Caterham. Customers should use other trains between London Victoria and Purley.

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Buses replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North from approximately 23:00 on Sunday 20 to 06:00 Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

First TransPennine Express - between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North

Description

From 23:00 Sunday to 06:00 Monday, engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North.

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Buses replace trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli until further notice

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December, the line is currently closed between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

Railway engineers are working hard to repair severe damage at a number of locations, including Barmouth and Criccieth. Pictures of the damage can be seen here, here and here.

Up to and including Wednesday 30 April

Buses are replacing trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

From Thursday 1 May onwards

The line will re-open between Barmouth and Harlech on Thursday 1 May. Buses will continue to replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until further notice.

Twitter hashtag: #Pwllheli

To check your journey up to and including 30 April, please use the National Rail Enquiries real time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is being updated with services from 1 May onwards, please check back later.

Proposed industrial action to affect London Underground during 28 to 30 April and 5 to 8 May

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

All London Underground routes

Description

Industrial action affecting the London Underground service has been proposed to take place on the following dates:

  • From 21:00 on Monday 28 April until 21:00 on Wednesday 30 April
  • From 21:00 on Monday 5 May until 21:00 on Thursday 8 May

 

London Underground anticipate disruption to all services, should the industrial action go ahead. Further details about the level of service on the affected days will be provided as soon as this information is received.

Delays between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction until the end of service

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

between Exeter St Davids and London Waterloo

Description

A signalling problem at Honiton is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction. This is expected to continue until the end of service.

Twitter hashtag: #Honiton

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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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains 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.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground from 20:30 Thursday 17 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

.

Description

District Line

No trains will run between Turnham Green and Ealing Broadway. Because of this there will be no interchange at Ealing Broadway.

Docklands Light Railway

No trains will run between Bow Church and Stratford. Because of this there will be no interchange at Stratford.

Bakerloo Line (Sunday)

No trains will run between Willesden Junction and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Additional engineering work not affecting main line stations

Piccadilly Line

No trains will run between Acton Town and Uxbridge.

Jubilee Line

No trains will run between London Waterloo and Finchley Road.

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No trains to / from London Charing Cross from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes to / from London Charing Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Charing Cross and London Bridge closing all lines.

All services to / from London Charing Cross are diverted to start from / terminate at London Cannon Street. 

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route between London Bridge / Cannon Street and Embankment / Charing Cross / Victoria.

On Saturday, services between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Greenwich will start / terminate at London Bridge and additional services will also operate between London Bridge and Gravesend. 

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross from Friday 18 to 07:00 on Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Capital Connect, First Hull Trains, Grand Central

Routes affected

To and from London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park with various line closures.

East Coast

Friday & Saturday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Stevenage / Peterborough / Newark Northgate or Doncaster. 

Sunday

An amended timetable will operate with a reduced service to and from London Kings Cross, some trains will start / terminate at Peterborough or Doncaster.

Reserving a Seat

Services are expected to be very busy or fully booked so you may be unable to reserve a seat for your journey.

If you are unable to reserve a seat on your preferred service, please try alternative services at different times of the day as these may not be as busy.

East Coast apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

First Capital Connect

An amended service will operate on all routes with a very limited service on Friday & Saturday and a reduced service on Sunday to / from London Kings Cross. Until  08:30 and from 23:00 on Sunday no trains will operate between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.  

Until 07:00 on Monday no trains will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Ticket Acceptance 

Tickets may also be used on London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras, Highbury & Islington and Finsbury Park and also between King's Cross St Pancras, Old Street and Moorgate. Where London Underground is not running (late night / early morning), buses will run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

First Hull Trains

Trains will start / terminate at Finsbury Park. Valid rail tickets will be accepted on the LUL Victoria line between Finsbury Park and London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Saturday, 08:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 12:44 London Kings Cross to Hull will run to / from London Kings Cross.

Additionally on Monday the 06:25 Hull to London Kings Cross and 07:22 London Kings Cross to Hull will not run.

Grand Central

Between London Kings Cross and Sunderland an amended service will operate with some trains cancelled.

Between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange an amended service will operate between Finsbury Park and Bradford Interchange with some trains cancelled.

Tickets will be accepted on the London Underground between King's Cross / St Pancras and Finsbury Park.

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Amended First Great Western service to / from London Paddington from Friday 18 until 14:00 Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains to / from London Paddington

Description

Friday

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway closing some lines.

Trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central will depart earlier than the normal timetable, with some trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Trains from London Paddington to Oxford / Great Malvern / Hereford will depart earlier than the normal timetable. Trains from Hereford / Great Malvern / Oxford will have their journey times slightly extended. Some trains will call additionally at Maidenhead.

Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Customers should use other trains between London Paddington and Reading.

Customers travelling on local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will have to change trains at Reading.

Saturday, Sunday and until 14:00 Monday 

Engineering work is taking place between Southall and Slough closing 2 out of 4 lines. Additionally, 2 out of 4 lines are closed between Reading and Didcot Parkway all day Sunday & 2 out of 4 lines are closed between Slough and Twyford until 09:00 on Sunday

Trains from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central will depart earlier than the normal timetable, with some trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Trains from London Paddington to Oxford / Great Malvern / Hereford will depart earlier than the normal timetable. Trains from Hereford / Great Malvern / Oxford will have their journey times slightly extended. Some trains will call additionally at Maidenhead and Didcot Parkway.

Late night Saturday and all day Sunday trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should use bus service between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn. Customers should use other trains between London Paddington and Reading.

Customers travelling on local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will have to change trains at Reading for forward travel.

Some trains between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Penzance will not run with others calling additionally at Pewsey, Westbury, Castle Cary Taunton, Newton Abbot, and Totnes.

Trains between Slough and Windsor and Eton Central will run to an amended timetable.

Trains between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames will run to an amended timetable.

Additionally on Sunday.

Some early morning / late night trains between London Paddington and Twyford will not call at Burnham and Taplow. For these trains customers should use connecting bus services between Slough and Burnham and Taplow.

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Buses replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street / Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze.

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Buses replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Benfleet from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Trains between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Pitsea area closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Basildon / Stanford-le-Hope and Benfleet

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Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Trains between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Surrey Quays and Clapham High Street closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction.

Trains to / from West Croydon are extended to run to / from Highbury & Islington.

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Reduced service between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Langley closing some lines.

On Friday, Saturday and Monday a half hourly service will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

On Sunday, trains will run every 15 minutes between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

Some trains will not call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing, Hanwell.

Additionally until 15:00 on Monday, trains will not call at Hayes & Harlington.

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No trains to / from Southampton Central from Friday 18 until Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, First Great Western, South West Trains, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Southampton Central

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Southampton Central area closing all lines.

No trains will call at Southampton Central.

Buses will run between Southampton and Eastleigh / Woolston / Romsey / Brockenhurst

CrossCountry

Buses replace trains between Southampton Airport Parkway and Bournemouth.

First Great Western

Trains will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, not calling at Southampton Central but calling additionally at Chandlers Ford and Eastleigh with some trains to / from Cardiff Central calling additionally at Dilton Marsh.

Customers should change at Eastleigh for road replacement buses to / from Southampton Central.

Some trains may start or terminate at Salisbury or Westbury. Customers should use alternative road / rail services to complete their journeys.

South West Trains

Buses will run between Southampton Central and Bournemouth (not calling at Beaulieu Road) / Romsey, passengers to and from Beaulieu Road should use customer help points to complete their journey.

Buses replace trains between Romsey and Southampton

Buses replace trains between Southampton Central and Woolston.

Trains will run between Brockenhurst and Weymouth.

Southern

Buses replace trains between Woolston and Southampton Central.

Journey times will be extended by at least 40 minutes.

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No First Capital Connect and Southern trains at London Bridge from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect, Southern

Routes affected

First Capital Connect - trains between Bedford and Brighton.

Southern - trains to / from London Bridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Bridge area closing some lines.

No trains will call at London Bridge.

First Capital Connect

Trains between Bedford and Brighton are diverted between London Blackfriars and East Croydon and will not call at London Bridge but will call additionally at Elephant & Castle.

Southern

Friday, Saturday and Monday

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction via Tulse Hill. Customers travelling direct between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction will have to change buses at Tulse Hill.

Trains between London Bridge and Uckfield will run between East Croydon and Uckfield.

Trains between London Bridge and Reigate / Tonbridge are amended to run between Reigate and Tonbridge.

A reduced service will run to / from Caterham with trains starting / terminating at London Victoria.

Trains will run between Tulse Hill and West Croydon / Tattenham Corner via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

Trains will run between East Croydon and Horsham.

Sunday

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill.

Trains will run between London Victoria and Horsham via Redhill.

Trains will run between Tulse Hill and Selhurst / Tattenham Corner via Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use London Underground Northern Line between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge.

Southern passengers may use First Capital Connect trains between East Croydon and Elephant & Castle.

Passengers may use London Underground on any reasonable route between London Victoria and London Bridge.

Passengers travelling to / from stations between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction via New Cross Gate, should use London Underground to Canada Water and London Overground between Canada Water and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction.

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Buses replace trains between Meopham / Strood and Gillingham from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gillingham, London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory, London Victoria and Dartford / Gillingham, London St Pancras International and Faversham and also between Strood and Maidstone West   

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Gillingham closing all lines.

Trains between London Charing Cross (starting / terminating at London Cannon Street Fri-Sun) and Gillingham will start / terminate at Strood.

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run.

Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will run to revised timings and diverted to run non-stop between London Victoria and Strood, where these trains will start / terminate.

Trains between London Victoria and Gillingham will start / terminate at Sole Street.

Trains between Strood and Maidstone West will not run.  

Trains between London St Pancras International and Faversham will start / terminate at Ebbsfleet International or Maidstone West.

Buses replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham, calling at Rochester and Chatham and also between Strood and Gillingham, calling at all stations.

Buses will also run between Maidstone East and Gillingham.

Trains will resume between Gillingham and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

Southeastern are also affected by engineering work between London Charing Cross and London Bridge from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 April.

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No trains between Denmark Hill and Shortlands from Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks, London Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill and also between London Victoria and Dartford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Denmark Hill and Shortlands closing the line.

Buses will run between Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction, calling at Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham and Beckenham Hill.

Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks are diverted from Elephant & Castle to call additionally at Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction and not call at stations between Denmark Hill and Ravensbourne.  

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run and trains between London Victoria and Orpington via Herne Hill will be reduced in frequency.

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on local buses between Ravensbourne and Beckenham Junction and also between Peckham Rye and Nunhead.

Valid rail tickets will also be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route between London Bridge / Cannon Street and Embankment / Charing Cross / Southwark / Elephant & Castle and Victoria.

Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford from 23:45 on Saturday 19 April 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Trains London St Pancras International and Bedford

Description

After 23:45, engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Luton closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford.

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Buses replace trains between Haltwhistle and Carlisle from 2100 Saturday 19 until 11:40 Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle and Carlisle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wetheral and Carlisle closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Haltwhistle and Carlisle with some buses extended to run between Hexham and Carlisle.

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Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between  Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

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Buses replace trains between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

CrossCountry - trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

London Midland - trains between London Euston and Crewe

Virgin Trains - trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent closing all lines.

CrossCountry trains are diverted between Stafford and Stockport and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Macclesfield. On Saturday, buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and on Sunday between Stafford and Stockport.

London Midland services are diverted between Stafford and Crewe and will not call at Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove and Alsager. Buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent. Customers should use East Midlands Trains for stations between Stoke-on-Trent and Crewe.

Virgin Trains will run a reduced service with trains diverted between Stafford and Stockport and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. On Saturday, buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and on Sunday between Stafford and Stockport

Journey Times will be extended by up to 25 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between Kettering and Bedford on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Bedford closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Kettering and Bedford with some buses extended to run between Leicester and Bedford.

Trains will run between Sheffield and Leicester / Kettering with some calling additionally at Loughborough.

Trains will run between Nottingham and Kettering calling additionally at Corby.

On Sunday trains will also run to a reduced timetable.

Customers may also use First Capital Connect trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International. 

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, First TransPennine Express, ScotRail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

ScotRail between Milngavie and Lanark / Motherwell and also between Balloch and Motherwell.

First TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central and Edinburgh.

Description

All weekend, engineering work is taking place between Carlisle and Carstairs  / Kirknewton closing all lines and until 12:20 on Sunday at Motherwell closing some lines.

On Saturday, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh but will not call at Haymarket. Customers should use other trains between Edinburgh and Haymarket.

On Sunday, buses replace trains between Penrith and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

First ScotRail are only affected until 12:20 on Sunday.

Trains between Balloch and Motherwell are diverted to run between Balloch and Larkhall and will not call at Airbles or Motherwell. Buses will run between Hamilton Central and Motherwell.

Trains between Milngavie and Motherwell are diverted to run between Milngavie and Lanark and will not call at Motherwell. Buses will run between Bellshill and Motherwell.

Trains between Milngavie and Lanark are diverted between Bellshill and Wishaw and will not call at Motherwell and Shieldmuir. Buses will run between Motherwell and Wishaw to connect with the trains

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Amended services in the Warrington Bank Quay area after 11:00 on Saturday 19 and all day on Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Northern Rail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales - trains between Manchester Airport and Llandudno via Newton-le-Willows

Northern Rail - Trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Ellesmere Port and Warrington Bank Quay also between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains - trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering is taking place in the Warrington Bank Quay area closing some lines.

From 11:00 Saturday and all day Sunday 

Arriva Trains Wales services are diverted between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester and will run non stop. Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Newton-le-Willows calling at all stations.

Northern Rail trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Bank Quay are replaced by buses between Earlestown and Warrington Bank Quay. These buses are extended to run to / from Newton-le-Willows. Trains between Chester / Ellesmere Port and Warrington Bank Quay are replaced by buses throughout.

Northern Rail are not affected by this engineering work on Sunday.

Virgin Trains are diverted between Crewe and Wigan North Western and will not call at Warrington Bank Quay but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly. Buses will run between Crewe and Wigan North Western.

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Amended First TransPennine Express services between Thornaby and Darlington from 21:30 Saturday 19 until 09:50 Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle / Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Thornaby and Darlington from 21:30 Saturday to 09: 50 closing all lines.

Trains between Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport are diverted between Thornaby and Northallerton and will not call at Darlington, but will call additionally at Yarm.

Customers should use earlier trains to / from Darlington.

Trains between Newcastle and Manchester Airport will run to amended timetable to / from Darlington.

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Diverted trains between Swindon and Bristol Parkway on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014.

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea and also between Worcester Shrub Hill  and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway closing all lines.

Some trains between London Paddington and Swansea will not run.

Trains are diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway via Bristol Temple Meads extending journey by 45 minutes.

Local trains between Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mere / Taunton will run between Filton Abbey Wood and Weston-super-Mere / Taunton. Customers should use other trains between  Bristol Parkway and Filton Abbey Wood.

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Reduced overnight / mid morning services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

Description

From 22:00 Saturday until 12:00 Sunday and from 22:00 to 05:00 Monday, engineering work is taking place between Wolverton and Rugby closing all lines.

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly are reduced to one train per hour.

Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly are also diverted between Rugby and Stafford via Birmingham New Street.

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