Industrial action affecting First Great Western (Saturday 29, Sunday 30 & Monday 31 August)

The RMT Union has announced industrial action by its members employed at First Great Western that, if the strike goes ahead, will significantly affect their train services on Saturday 29, Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August. A full CrossCountry service will be in operation on these dates and FGW customers can use their tickets on CrossCountry trains where available in the areas affected. Please check your journey with National Rail Enquires for further details.

 

 

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Industrial action affecting First Great Western services on 29, 30 and 31 August

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

All First Great Western routes

Description

Industrial action by the RMT Union will affect First Great Western services between Saturday 29 and Monday 31 August. The strike action is over the introduction of the new Super Express Trains in 2017.

Trains may be very busy and there will be limited food and drink services on-board. Last trains of the day are likely to leave significantly earlier than usual.

The following level of service will run on these days:

London Thames Valley

Services will operate as normal with the following alterations:

Reading - Gatwick Airport services will operate hourly and terminate at Redhill; customers can complete their journey by using Southern services between Redhill and Gatwick Airport
Reading - Basingstoke: hourly in each direction
Maidenhead - Marlow will terminate at Bourne End; customers for Marlow will need to make alternative arrangements between Bourne End and Marlow
Oxford and Reading - London fast services will be operated by different trains to usual (turbo trains instead of high speed trains)

Bristol area

The following services will run in the Bristol area:

London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads: hourly in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton via Weston-super-Mare: hourly in each direction
Cardiff Central - Portsmouth route will only run between Swindon and Salisbury: every two hours in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Gloucester: every two hours in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa: up to half-hourly shuttle in each direction

There are still engineering works going on in the Bath area - with replacement buses between Bath Spa and Westbury, and Bath Spa and Chippenham.

The following train companies will accept First Great Western tickets between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August:

Newport - Cheltenham Spa: Arriva Trains Wales
Gloucester - Bristol: CrossCountry
Severn Beach - Bristol Temple Meads - no trains will run. Tickets will be accepted on the following bus routes:

Montpelier: take the 70 or 71
Redland/Clifton Down: take the 8 or 9
Shirehampton/Avonmouth: take the 40 or 41

Customers for St Andrews Road, Sea Mills and Severn Beach should plan their journey through http://www.travelinesw.com/

South Wales

The following services will run in the South Wales area:

London Paddington - Cardiff Central via Bristol Parkway: one train an hour in each direction.
Cardiff Central - Taunton services will only run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton. Passengers can change at Bristol Temple Meads for trains to Bristol Parkway and South Wales.
Passengers can use the Greyhound 100 bus between Swansea and Cardiff Central (a daily adult ticket costs £5.50). Season tickets will be accepted on this route. Further information can be found here.

Tickets will also be accepted on the following Arriva Trains Wales services between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August:

Carmarthen - Swansea
Swansea - Newport
Newport - Hereford
Newport - Cheltenham

Arriva Trains Wales expect their services between Cardiff and Swansea to be busy and are looking to add extra capacity and services where possible

South Cotswolds

The following services will run in the South Cotswolds area:

Gloucester - Swindon via Kemble: hourly in each direction

North Cotswolds

The following service will run in the North Cotswolds area:

Worcester - Oxford: a three hourly service will operate at major stations along the line

There will be no First Great Western services between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill. London Midland will accept First Great Western tickets on this route between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August.

Devon and Cornwall

The following services will run in the Devon and Cornwall area:

London Paddington - Plymouth: hourly in each direction
Plymouth - Penzance: every two hours in each direction
Paignton - Exmouth via Exeter St Davids: hourly in each direction
Barnstable - Exeter: three services a day in each direction
St Erth - St Ives: normal service
Tickets will also be accepted on CrossCountry services between Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August.

The following services will be cancelled:

The Night Riviera sleeper service is cancelled on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August, First Great Western are contacting customers to offer alternative arrangements.  The Friday 28 August London to Penzance sleeper will run as normal, but First Great Western will be contacting customers booked on the Penzance to London sleeper on the Friday about alternative arrangements.
Looe - Liskeard. Passengers can take the Plymouth City bus 72 between Liskeard and Looe - although this service doesn't call at Causeland or Coombe. There are no ticket acceptance arrangements on this route.
Newquay - Par. Passengers can take the 21 bus which runs between St Austell and Newquay. Tickets will be accepted on all routes.
Falmouth - Truro. Passengers can take the U1 bus which runs between Truro and Falmouth. Tickets will be accepted on all routes.
Plymouth - Gunnislake. Passengers should make alternative arrangements.
Passengers can plan journeys through http://www.travelinesw.com/ and see detailed timetables and route maps on http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/devon_cornwall/.

South Coast

Cardiff Central - Portsmouth will only run every two hours in each direction between Swindon and Salisbury.

Weymouth - Westbury: No First Great Western services will run.

Passengers travelling to Dorchester, Upwey and Weymouth can take South West Trains services from Salisbury to Southampton and change for connecting services towards Weymouth. Tickets will be accepted on this route.
Passengers travelling to stations between Maiden Newton and Westbury should make alternative arrangements.
Passengers travelling to Yeovil Pen Mill can change at Salisbury for South West Trains services to Yeovil Junction. Note there are approximately 2 miles between these two stations. Tickets will be accepted on this route.

Advance purchases

If you have an Advance ticket for travel between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August, your ticket will also be valid on  a First Great Western train immediately before or after your booked time.

Seat reservations

First Great Western will honour seat reservations where possible, however they are unable to provide a guarantee for the strike day. If you decide to change your plans, an update of your reservation can be made free of charge.

Ticket Changes and Refunds

First Great Western advise that if you decide you don't want to travel on the strike days, you can change your booking or claim a full refund by going back to whoever sold you the ticket. More details are available here.

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

Major Improvement works during August Bank Holiday 2015

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, CrossCountry, First Great Western, London Midland, Southeastern, TfL Rail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Several National Rail routes

Description

During the August Bank Holiday weekend from 29 to 31 August, a number of improvement works are taking place across the rail network, including in and around London.

The following major work is taking place:

Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area

No trains at Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

No trains to and from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Saturday 29 until 31 August

Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Ipswich / Harwich Town on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August

Details of all the planned engineering works are available on our Future Engineering Work page.

You can follow this using the hashtag #AugustBH

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

Delays between Wolverhampton / Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street expected until 08:30

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Aberystwyth / Holyhead and Birmingham International

London Midland between Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street

Virgin Trains between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

A problem is currently under investigation at Perry Barr is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Wolverhampton / Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street.

This is expected to continue until 08:30.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #PerryBarr

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

Planned changes to train times

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village until 26 October

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Village

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 Village 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 26 October 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 Village will be closed until October 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village.

Planning your Journey

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

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Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

As part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when Charing Cross / Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/key-dates-and-service-changes/

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant and Castle or Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to Charing Cross or Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo/Southwark. These recommended routes are shown here

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here

Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes via Bolton

Description

Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

Timetables can be found here

Saturdays and Sundays

No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

First TransPennine Express

All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern Rail

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

Monday to Friday

First TransPennine Express

Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

Northern Rail

On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Blackburn and Bolton

Buses replace trains between Blackburn and Bolton.

Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

Planning your journey

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

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Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015

Train companies affected

First Great Western, South West Trains

Routes affected

Routes through Bath Spa

Description

This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed, affecting journeys between these stations and journeys via Melksham - the Avon Valley services will run normally. High Speed Train services to/from London Paddington will be diverted, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa . The line will also be closed between Trowbridge and Bath Spa and all services to / from Bath Spa will run from the west. Replacement coach / bus services will serve stations to the east.

For details of the service alterations during the two phases please see below:

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Chippenham and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham, running on a diverted route with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

A second hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington running non-stop to / from Swindon (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

Trans-Wilts services between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham

Some Trans-Wilts services via Melksham will be replaced by buses. Connections will be available to train services at Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon, Avoncliff and Freshford to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

Services from Westbury, Warminster, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol and Cardiff Central will be unaffected but subject to some minor alterations.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bath Spa and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.

Trains will run non-stop between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and call at Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.        

Between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads    

Three trains per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.     

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.      

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (non-stop).     

One stopping service will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.      

Additional services will run during the morning and evening peak, calling at Filton Abbey Wood.    

Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington      

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.      

Trains will run non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon and call at Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.      

Between Chippenham and London Paddington      

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and London Paddington for part of the day.    

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and Swindon.   

Between Chippenham and Bath Spa     

There will be a half-hourly replacement bus service between Chippenham and Bath Spa with an approximate journey time of 1 hour.     

Between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads     

Customers from Chippenham to Bristol Temple Meads are advised to travel via Swindon. This will mean an increased journey time of up to 45 minutes.     

Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads     

An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon. Trains will call additionally at Melksham (every other hour).   

Connections will be available at Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads , South Wales and London Paddington.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa.   

Between Weymouth and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa     

Services from Weymouth will start / terminate at Westbury with some re-timings to the normal timetable.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Frome and Westbury for Bath Spa.    

Train connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge. Customers for Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliffe and Freshford should change at Trowbridge for replacement bus connections.   

A peak only replacement bus service will run between Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads.   

Between Westbury / Trowbridge / Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads   

Replacement bus services will operate in the Avon Valley:  

Between Westbury and Bath Spa - an hourly express bus service.   

Between Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa - a bus service every 30 minutes.   

Between Freshford, Avoncliff and Bath Spa - an hourly bus service. At Freshford buses will be unable to gain access to the station. Buses will call at the following locations, The Inn, The Old Bakery on High Street, the School and the Village Hall. 

A shuttle service will also run between Avoncliff and Bradford-on-Avon.   

Buses will run run in groups to cater for the numbers of people who would normally travel on a train. Where necessary additional bus services will run during peak periods.   

South West Trains services from Saturday 1 to Monday 31 August, will only run between London Waterloo and Westbury. Replacement buses operated by First Great Western will run between Westbury and Bristol.  

Passengers for Bristol and South Wales should use altered First Great Western services to Swindon, for connections to the London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales routes. Some additional South West Trains services will run between Salisbury and Westbury to supplement the First Great Western services.    

Planning your Journey 

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

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Engineering work affecting London Underground Victoria Line from Saturday 8 to Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, London Overground, London Underground

Routes affected

Victoria Line

Description

From Saturday 8 until Sunday 30 August, there will be no Victoria line service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central and fewer trains running on the rest of the line. Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

This is due to major work taking place to enable more trains per hour to run along the entire Victoria line from next year as part of the plan to modernise the Tube.

From Monday to Friday before 09:30, London Overground and Abellio Greater Anglia services will run to an amended timetable between Chingford/Enfield Town and London Liverpool Street. Trains will not stop at some stations. Passengers are advised to allow more time for their journeys.

Central Line, Abellio Greater Anglia and London Overground services during peak hours are expected to be busier than usual. Further information can be found here.

Additional information:

From Monday to Friday, the Abellio Greater Anglia 06:27, 06:57, 07:27, 07:57 services will not call at Edmonton Green. Passengers on these trains requiring Edmonton Green will need to change at Cheshunt and use London Overground services to continue their journeys.

From Monday to Friday before 09:30, London Overground services will not stop at Clapton and St James station will be exit only. This because trains are expected to be full on arrival, so passengers will be unable to board.

Southbound trains will depart two minutes earlier than usual from Chingford, Highams Park and Wood Street, and one minute earlier from all stations between Enfield Town and  Bruce Grove, to allow passengers more time to board further down the line.

Ticket Acceptance

London Underground passengers will be accepted on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt.

Also between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Tottenham Hale.

Also on Great Northern trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate via Highbury & Islington

Stansted Express passengers wishing to use London Underground trains at Tottenham Hale are advised to travel via London Liverpool Street and use other London Underground services.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey with London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey with Abellio Greater Anglia and London Overground, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Balham and Crystal Palace / West Croydon from Saturday 29 until 04:00 Monday 30 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and London Bridge / Sutton via Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and West Norwood closing the line.

Saturday

Buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

Sunday

Buses will replace trains between Balham and Crystal Palace via Streatham Hill.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Caledonian Sleeper services on Friday 28 August

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

From Glasgow Central/Edinburgh to London Euston also from Fort William/Inverness/Aberdeen to London Euston. 

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Stafford area with all lines closed and trains diverted.

The Glasgow Central/Edinburgh to London Euston will be diverted and arrive at Watford Junction and London Euston later than the normal timetable.

The Fort William/Inverness/Aberdeen to London Euston will be diverted and arrive at London Euston later than the normal timetable.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between Bedford and London St Pancras International on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

Routes affected

Routes to / from and via London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Bedford area with various line closures.

East Midlands Trains

Saturday

04:45 Leicester to St Pancras International will be retimed and depart Leicester at 04:41.

From 19:29 trains will arrive into London St Pancras International later than normal.

The 20:16, 20:26 and the 20:01 services from London St Pancras International will arrive at terminating destinations later than normal.

Sunday

All day trains to / from London St Pancras International may be delayed.

07:29 and 08:22 Nottingham to St Pancras International service will terminate at Bedford.

06:50 and 07:54 Derby to St Pancras International service will depart Derby up to 26 minutes early.

08:18 and 09:25 Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will depart Sheffield up to 23 minutes early and not call at Long Eaton. A rail replacement bus will run from Derby to East Midlands Parkway.

09:00 St Pancras International to Nottingham service will start at Bedford at 09:50.

09:30 St Pancras International to Sheffield service will start at Bedford at 10:19.

Thameslink

Saturday

From 20:00 a revised timetable will operate between St Albans and Bedford. Some services from Bedford to St Albans will be replaced by a bus.

Sunday

Until approximately 08:30 buses will replace trains between St Albans City and Luton. From approximately 08:30 a reduced service will operate between St Albans and Luton.

Planning your journey

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

 

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Amended services between London Bridge and Horsham from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge and Horsham

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge reducing platform capacity.

Services between London Bridge and Horsham will start from and terminate at East Croydon.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales services between Birmingham International and Chester / Shrewsbury / Holyhead / Aberystwyth.

CrossCountry services between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance.

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains services between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Holyhead / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton and Smethwick Rolfe Street and also between Wolverhampton and Stafford with various line closures.

Saturday & Sunday

Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Birmingham International to Wolverhampton will depart earlier than normal. Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham International will depart later than normal.

London Midland

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton will be replaced by buses. Trains between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Crewe and Liverpool Liverpool Lime Street with a bus replacement between Wolverhampton and Crewe.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday

CrossCountry

An hourly service will operate to / from Manchester Piccadilly. Buses are replacing trains between Wolverhampton / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Virgin Trains

From 12:00 on Saturday two services an hour will operate between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly. Wolverhampton services will not call at Sandwell & Dudley

Planning your Journey

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

 

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No trains at Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes through Stafford

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Stafford with various line closures.

CrossCountry

(Saturday & Sunday) An hourly service will operate to / from Manchester Piccadilly. Buses are replacing trains between Wolverhampton / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

London Midland

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street will run a reduced service only running between Liverpool Lime Street and Crewe. Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Wolverhampton and on Saturday and Sunday between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street. On Monday Passengers are advised to travel on other services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Trains between Crewe and Northampton / London Euston will not call at Stone and Stafford. Buses will run between Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. From 12:00 trains between Crewe and London Euston will run between Crewe and Northampton, on Monday this will be extended to between Crewe and Rugby.

Virgin Trains

Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Birmingham New Street will operate between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Crewe. Trains between London Euston and Chester / Holyhead will operate between Crewe and Holyhead.

Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street and also between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Lichfield Trent Valley will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent / Alsager / Crewe.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended service between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton from 12:00 on Saturday 29 until 12:00 on Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly.

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Watford Junction and Northampton / Rugby from 12:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Monday

On Saturday after 12:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. Services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only. Services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to an amended timetable.

On Sunday until 09:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will not run and will be replaced by buses. After 12:00, services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. Services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only.

On Monday, until 12:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. After 12:00, services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only. Services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to an amended timetable.

Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency.

Planning your Journey

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

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Engineering work affecting London Underground services from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

District Line.

Victoria Line.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the London Underground with various track closures.

District Line

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, trains will not run between Dagenham East and Upminster to allow for track renewal work between Hornchurch and Upminster Bridge.

Victoria Line

Until this Sunday 30 August, there will be no service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central and a reduced service on the rest of the line. Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

Planning your Journey

For more information, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Arundel / Barnham from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Bognor Regis

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Arundel closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Arundel / Barnham.

Planning your Journey

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

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No trains to and from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Saturday 29 until 31August

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Routes to and from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street.

Description

Major engineering work in connection with the Thameslink Programme is taking place between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and New Cross / Charlton with various line closures. Therefore there are changes to some Southeastern services which are detailed below: .

London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Waterloo East stations will be closed. Southeastern services will also not serve London Bridge except for trains to / from Hastings.

Trains that normally run to / from London Charing Cross or London Cannon Street will be diverted to either London Victoria or London Blackfriars with some trains starting their journey at New Cross.

Buses will replace trains between New Cross and Charlton via Greenwich. If you're travelling between Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Charlton & Lewisham you can also use London Bus services.

Additional trains will run between New Cross and Tonbridge via Orpington & Sevenoaks.

Trains between London and Gravesend via Sidcup will be diverted to and from London Blackfriars. If you're travelling to or from New Cross or St Johns, you'll need to change trains at Lewisham.

There will be no direct services between the Woolwich, Bexleyheath or Sidcup lines, you'll need to travel via and change trains at Dartford instead.

Trains on other routes may be revised because of the engineering work and to maintain connections.

Alternative routes

If you're affected by the engineering work, you may use the following routes at no extra charge to complete your journey;

London Overground: Between Canada Water and New Cross.

London Underground: Between Southeastern's London terminals and Brixton, Blackfriars and Monument, Southwark, Embankment and Canada Water.

Docklands Light Railway: Between Lewisham & Greenwich.

Thameslink: Between London Blackfriars & Sevenoaks.

Planning Your Journey

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

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

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Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, TfL Rail

Routes affected

Abellio Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Clacton-on-Sea / Harwich / Ipswich / Norwich.

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Ilford and also between Gidea Park and Shenfield, with various line closures.

Saturday and Sunday

Abellio Greater Anglia services will be retimed to arrive London Liverpool Street later and depart earlier than normal with extended journey times between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. On Sunday, a half-hourly service will run between London Liverpool Street and Colchester.

TfL Rail will run a reduced service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Buses will also be running from Shenfield to Gidea Park.

Monday 

A half-hourly service will run between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, calling additionally at Prittlewell and Chadwell Heath. Trains from Southend Victoria to London will not call at Brentwood or Harold Wood, buses will be running from Shenfield to Gidea Park.

A train shuttle service will operate on the Southminster, Braintree, Sudbury, Walton and Harwich branch lines.

TfL Rail will run a reduced service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Buses will also be running from Shenfield to Gidea Park.

Planning your Journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Stratford and Hackney Wick from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Trains between Stratford and Richmond / Clapham Junction.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Hackney Wick, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Stratford and Hackney Wick.

Planning your Journey

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

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No trains between Stratford and Tottenham Hale from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford / Cambridge via Stratford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Tottenham Hale, closing the line.

Trains which usually operate between Stratford and Tottenham Hale will be diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street.

Passengers are advised to use alternative services between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

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

Routes affected

To and from London Kings Cross.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage, closing some lines.

Grand Central 

Sunday 

16:00 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross and 18:45 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will not run.

18:21 London Kings Cross to Sunderland will run approximately 25 minutes throughout.

Other journeys will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Monday

06:45 Sunderland to London Kings Cross will call additionally at Doncaster.

06:55 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross and 10:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will not run.

Great Northern

Sunday

00:53 London Kings Cross to Peterborough, bus replaces train between Welwyn Garden City and Peterborough.

00:56 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City, bus replaces train between Hertford North and Letchworth Garden City.

Kings Lynn and Cambridge routes: Until approximately 09:15, buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City. A revised service runs between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City and between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge/Kings Lynn. From approximately 09:15, buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City/Stevenage and Hitchin. A revised service will run between London Kings Cross and Stevenage and between Hitchin and Cambridge/Kings Lynn. Welwyn North and Knebworth will generally be served by buses, apart from some late night services.

Peterborough route: Until approximately 09:15, buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Sandy. A revised service runs between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City and between Sandy and Peterborough. From approximately 09:15, a revised hourly service will run with an amended calling pattern. Trains to London Kings Cross will be subject to extended journey times of up to 45 minutes. An additional bus service will run between Welwyn Garden City and Arlesey.

Hertford route: Trains will run between London Kings Cross and Hertford North with buses between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Welwyn route: All services are subject to minor retimings.

Monday

Until approximately 10:15

Kings Lynn and Cambridge routes: Buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City/Stevenage and Hitchin. A revised service will run between London Kings Cross and Stevenage and between Hitchin and Cambridge/Kings Lynn. Welwyn North and Knebworth will generally be served by buses, apart from some early morning services.

Peterborough route: a revised half hourly service will run with an amended calling pattern. Trains to London Kings Cross will be subject to extended journey times of up to 45 minutes. An additional bus service will run between Welwyn Garden City and Arlesey.

Hertford route: Buses will replace trains between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Welwyn route: All services are subject to minor retimings.

From approximately 10:15

All routes: A revised service will operate, with fewer trains than normal running at certain times of day.

All Day

Hertford and Welwyn routes: No trains will run between Moorgate and Finsbury Park, trains will be diverted to run from/to London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains

10:30 (Saturday) Hull to London Kings Cross is re-timed to depart Hull at 10:00 and arrive London Kings Cross at 12:50.

Sunday is an amended timetable with extended journey times.

Virgin Trains East Coast  

All day Sunday and until 10:20 Monday a reduced service will run, some trains will not run to/from London Kings Cross and will start/terminate at Peterborough.  

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Industrial action affecting First Great Western services on 29, 30 and 31 August

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

All First Great Western routes

Description

Industrial action by the RMT Union will affect First Great Western services between Saturday 29 and Monday 31 August. The strike action is over the introduction of the new Super Express Trains in 2017.

Trains may be very busy and there will be limited food and drink services on-board. Last trains of the day are likely to leave significantly earlier than usual.

The following level of service will run on these days:

London Thames Valley

Services will operate as normal with the following alterations:

Reading - Gatwick Airport services will operate hourly and terminate at Redhill; customers can complete their journey by using Southern services between Redhill and Gatwick Airport
Reading - Basingstoke: hourly in each direction
Maidenhead - Marlow will terminate at Bourne End; customers for Marlow will need to make alternative arrangements between Bourne End and Marlow
Oxford and Reading - London fast services will be operated by different trains to usual (turbo trains instead of high speed trains)

Bristol area

The following services will run in the Bristol area:

London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads: hourly in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton via Weston-super-Mare: hourly in each direction
Cardiff Central - Portsmouth route will only run between Swindon and Salisbury: every two hours in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Gloucester: every two hours in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa: up to half-hourly shuttle in each direction

There are still engineering works going on in the Bath area - with replacement buses between Bath Spa and Westbury, and Bath Spa and Chippenham.

The following train companies will accept First Great Western tickets between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August:

Newport - Cheltenham Spa: Arriva Trains Wales
Gloucester - Bristol: CrossCountry
Severn Beach - Bristol Temple Meads - no trains will run. Tickets will be accepted on the following bus routes:

Montpelier: take the 70 or 71
Redland/Clifton Down: take the 8 or 9
Shirehampton/Avonmouth: take the 40 or 41

Customers for St Andrews Road, Sea Mills and Severn Beach should plan their journey through http://www.travelinesw.com/

South Wales

The following services will run in the South Wales area:

London Paddington - Cardiff Central via Bristol Parkway: one train an hour in each direction.
Cardiff Central - Taunton services will only run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton. Passengers can change at Bristol Temple Meads for trains to Bristol Parkway and South Wales.
Passengers can use the Greyhound 100 bus between Swansea and Cardiff Central (a daily adult ticket costs £5.50). Season tickets will be accepted on this route. Further information can be found here.

Tickets will also be accepted on the following Arriva Trains Wales services between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August:

Carmarthen - Swansea
Swansea - Newport
Newport - Hereford
Newport - Cheltenham

Arriva Trains Wales expect their services between Cardiff and Swansea to be busy and are looking to add extra capacity and services where possible

South Cotswolds

The following services will run in the South Cotswolds area:

Gloucester - Swindon via Kemble: hourly in each direction

North Cotswolds

The following service will run in the North Cotswolds area:

Worcester - Oxford: a three hourly service will operate at major stations along the line

There will be no First Great Western services between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill. London Midland will accept First Great Western tickets on this route between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August.

Devon and Cornwall

The following services will run in the Devon and Cornwall area:

London Paddington - Plymouth: hourly in each direction
Plymouth - Penzance: every two hours in each direction
Paignton - Exmouth via Exeter St Davids: hourly in each direction
Barnstable - Exeter: three services a day in each direction
St Erth - St Ives: normal service
Tickets will also be accepted on CrossCountry services between Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August.

The following services will be cancelled:

The Night Riviera sleeper service is cancelled on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August, First Great Western are contacting customers to offer alternative arrangements.  The Friday 28 August London to Penzance sleeper will run as normal, but First Great Western will be contacting customers booked on the Penzance to London sleeper on the Friday about alternative arrangements.
Looe - Liskeard. Passengers can take the Plymouth City bus 72 between Liskeard and Looe - although this service doesn't call at Causeland or Coombe. There are no ticket acceptance arrangements on this route.
Newquay - Par. Passengers can take the 21 bus which runs between St Austell and Newquay. Tickets will be accepted on all routes.
Falmouth - Truro. Passengers can take the U1 bus which runs between Truro and Falmouth. Tickets will be accepted on all routes.
Plymouth - Gunnislake. Passengers should make alternative arrangements.
Passengers can plan journeys through http://www.travelinesw.com/ and see detailed timetables and route maps on http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/devon_cornwall/.

South Coast

Cardiff Central - Portsmouth will only run every two hours in each direction between Swindon and Salisbury.

Weymouth - Westbury: No First Great Western services will run.

Passengers travelling to Dorchester, Upwey and Weymouth can take South West Trains services from Salisbury to Southampton and change for connecting services towards Weymouth. Tickets will be accepted on this route.
Passengers travelling to stations between Maiden Newton and Westbury should make alternative arrangements.
Passengers travelling to Yeovil Pen Mill can change at Salisbury for South West Trains services to Yeovil Junction. Note there are approximately 2 miles between these two stations. Tickets will be accepted on this route.

Advance purchases

If you have an Advance ticket for travel between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August, your ticket will also be valid on  a First Great Western train immediately before or after your booked time.

Seat reservations

First Great Western will honour seat reservations where possible, however they are unable to provide a guarantee for the strike day. If you decide to change your plans, an update of your reservation can be made free of charge.

Ticket Changes and Refunds

First Great Western advise that if you decide you don't want to travel on the strike days, you can change your booking or claim a full refund by going back to whoever sold you the ticket. More details are available here.

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

Major Improvement works during August Bank Holiday 2015

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, CrossCountry, First Great Western, London Midland, Southeastern, TfL Rail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Several National Rail routes

Description

During the August Bank Holiday weekend from 29 to 31 August, a number of improvement works are taking place across the rail network, including in and around London.

The following major work is taking place:

Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area

No trains at Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

No trains to and from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Saturday 29 until 31 August

Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Ipswich / Harwich Town on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August

Details of all the planned engineering works are available on our Future Engineering Work page.

You can follow this using the hashtag #AugustBH

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

Delays between Wolverhampton / Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street expected until 08:30

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Aberystwyth / Holyhead and Birmingham International

London Midland between Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street

Virgin Trains between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

A problem is currently under investigation at Perry Barr is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Wolverhampton / Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street.

This is expected to continue until 08:30.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #PerryBarr

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

Planned changes to train times

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village until 26 October

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Village

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 Village 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 26 October 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 Village will be closed until October 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village.

Planning your Journey

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

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Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

As part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when Charing Cross / Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/key-dates-and-service-changes/

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant and Castle or Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to Charing Cross or Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo/Southwark. These recommended routes are shown here

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here

Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes via Bolton

Description

Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

Timetables can be found here

Saturdays and Sundays

No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

First TransPennine Express

All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern Rail

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

Monday to Friday

First TransPennine Express

Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

Northern Rail

On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Blackburn and Bolton

Buses replace trains between Blackburn and Bolton.

Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015

Train companies affected

First Great Western, South West Trains

Routes affected

Routes through Bath Spa

Description

This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed, affecting journeys between these stations and journeys via Melksham - the Avon Valley services will run normally. High Speed Train services to/from London Paddington will be diverted, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa . The line will also be closed between Trowbridge and Bath Spa and all services to / from Bath Spa will run from the west. Replacement coach / bus services will serve stations to the east.

For details of the service alterations during the two phases please see below:

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Chippenham and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham, running on a diverted route with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

A second hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington running non-stop to / from Swindon (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

Trans-Wilts services between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham

Some Trans-Wilts services via Melksham will be replaced by buses. Connections will be available to train services at Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon, Avoncliff and Freshford to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

Services from Westbury, Warminster, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol and Cardiff Central will be unaffected but subject to some minor alterations.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bath Spa and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.

Trains will run non-stop between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and call at Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.        

Between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads    

Three trains per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.     

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.      

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (non-stop).     

One stopping service will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.      

Additional services will run during the morning and evening peak, calling at Filton Abbey Wood.    

Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington      

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.      

Trains will run non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon and call at Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.      

Between Chippenham and London Paddington      

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and London Paddington for part of the day.    

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and Swindon.   

Between Chippenham and Bath Spa     

There will be a half-hourly replacement bus service between Chippenham and Bath Spa with an approximate journey time of 1 hour.     

Between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads     

Customers from Chippenham to Bristol Temple Meads are advised to travel via Swindon. This will mean an increased journey time of up to 45 minutes.     

Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads     

An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon. Trains will call additionally at Melksham (every other hour).   

Connections will be available at Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads , South Wales and London Paddington.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa.   

Between Weymouth and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa     

Services from Weymouth will start / terminate at Westbury with some re-timings to the normal timetable.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Frome and Westbury for Bath Spa.    

Train connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge. Customers for Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliffe and Freshford should change at Trowbridge for replacement bus connections.   

A peak only replacement bus service will run between Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads.   

Between Westbury / Trowbridge / Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads   

Replacement bus services will operate in the Avon Valley:  

Between Westbury and Bath Spa - an hourly express bus service.   

Between Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa - a bus service every 30 minutes.   

Between Freshford, Avoncliff and Bath Spa - an hourly bus service. At Freshford buses will be unable to gain access to the station. Buses will call at the following locations, The Inn, The Old Bakery on High Street, the School and the Village Hall. 

A shuttle service will also run between Avoncliff and Bradford-on-Avon.   

Buses will run run in groups to cater for the numbers of people who would normally travel on a train. Where necessary additional bus services will run during peak periods.   

South West Trains services from Saturday 1 to Monday 31 August, will only run between London Waterloo and Westbury. Replacement buses operated by First Great Western will run between Westbury and Bristol.  

Passengers for Bristol and South Wales should use altered First Great Western services to Swindon, for connections to the London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales routes. Some additional South West Trains services will run between Salisbury and Westbury to supplement the First Great Western services.    

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Engineering work affecting London Underground Victoria Line from Saturday 8 to Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, London Overground, London Underground

Routes affected

Victoria Line

Description

From Saturday 8 until Sunday 30 August, there will be no Victoria line service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central and fewer trains running on the rest of the line. Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

This is due to major work taking place to enable more trains per hour to run along the entire Victoria line from next year as part of the plan to modernise the Tube.

From Monday to Friday before 09:30, London Overground and Abellio Greater Anglia services will run to an amended timetable between Chingford/Enfield Town and London Liverpool Street. Trains will not stop at some stations. Passengers are advised to allow more time for their journeys.

Central Line, Abellio Greater Anglia and London Overground services during peak hours are expected to be busier than usual. Further information can be found here.

Additional information:

From Monday to Friday, the Abellio Greater Anglia 06:27, 06:57, 07:27, 07:57 services will not call at Edmonton Green. Passengers on these trains requiring Edmonton Green will need to change at Cheshunt and use London Overground services to continue their journeys.

From Monday to Friday before 09:30, London Overground services will not stop at Clapton and St James station will be exit only. This because trains are expected to be full on arrival, so passengers will be unable to board.

Southbound trains will depart two minutes earlier than usual from Chingford, Highams Park and Wood Street, and one minute earlier from all stations between Enfield Town and  Bruce Grove, to allow passengers more time to board further down the line.

Ticket Acceptance

London Underground passengers will be accepted on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt.

Also between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Tottenham Hale.

Also on Great Northern trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate via Highbury & Islington

Stansted Express passengers wishing to use London Underground trains at Tottenham Hale are advised to travel via London Liverpool Street and use other London Underground services.

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Buses replace trains between Balham and Crystal Palace / West Croydon from Saturday 29 until 04:00 Monday 30 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and London Bridge / Sutton via Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and West Norwood closing the line.

Saturday

Buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

Sunday

Buses will replace trains between Balham and Crystal Palace via Streatham Hill.

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Amended service between Bedford and London St Pancras International on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

Routes affected

Routes to / from and via London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Bedford area with various line closures.

East Midlands Trains

Saturday

04:45 Leicester to St Pancras International will be retimed and depart Leicester at 04:41.

From 19:29 trains will arrive into London St Pancras International later than normal.

The 20:16, 20:26 and the 20:01 services from London St Pancras International will arrive at terminating destinations later than normal.

Sunday

All day trains to / from London St Pancras International may be delayed.

07:29 and 08:22 Nottingham to St Pancras International service will terminate at Bedford.

06:50 and 07:54 Derby to St Pancras International service will depart Derby up to 26 minutes early.

08:18 and 09:25 Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will depart Sheffield up to 23 minutes early and not call at Long Eaton. A rail replacement bus will run from Derby to East Midlands Parkway.

09:00 St Pancras International to Nottingham service will start at Bedford at 09:50.

09:30 St Pancras International to Sheffield service will start at Bedford at 10:19.

Thameslink

Saturday

From 20:00 a revised timetable will operate between St Albans and Bedford. Some services from Bedford to St Albans will be replaced by a bus.

Sunday

Until approximately 08:30 buses will replace trains between St Albans City and Luton. From approximately 08:30 a reduced service will operate between St Albans and Luton.

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Amended services between London Bridge and Horsham from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge and Horsham

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge reducing platform capacity.

Services between London Bridge and Horsham will start from and terminate at East Croydon.

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Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales services between Birmingham International and Chester / Shrewsbury / Holyhead / Aberystwyth.

CrossCountry services between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance.

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains services between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Holyhead / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton and Smethwick Rolfe Street and also between Wolverhampton and Stafford with various line closures.

Saturday & Sunday

Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Birmingham International to Wolverhampton will depart earlier than normal. Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham International will depart later than normal.

London Midland

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton will be replaced by buses. Trains between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Crewe and Liverpool Liverpool Lime Street with a bus replacement between Wolverhampton and Crewe.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday

CrossCountry

An hourly service will operate to / from Manchester Piccadilly. Buses are replacing trains between Wolverhampton / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Virgin Trains

From 12:00 on Saturday two services an hour will operate between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly. Wolverhampton services will not call at Sandwell & Dudley

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No trains at Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes through Stafford

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Stafford with various line closures.

CrossCountry

(Saturday & Sunday) An hourly service will operate to / from Manchester Piccadilly. Buses are replacing trains between Wolverhampton / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

London Midland

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street will run a reduced service only running between Liverpool Lime Street and Crewe. Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Wolverhampton and on Saturday and Sunday between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street. On Monday Passengers are advised to travel on other services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Trains between Crewe and Northampton / London Euston will not call at Stone and Stafford. Buses will run between Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. From 12:00 trains between Crewe and London Euston will run between Crewe and Northampton, on Monday this will be extended to between Crewe and Rugby.

Virgin Trains

Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Birmingham New Street will operate between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Crewe. Trains between London Euston and Chester / Holyhead will operate between Crewe and Holyhead.

Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street and also between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Lichfield Trent Valley will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent / Alsager / Crewe.

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Amended service between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton from 12:00 on Saturday 29 until 12:00 on Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly.

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Watford Junction and Northampton / Rugby from 12:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Monday

On Saturday after 12:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. Services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only. Services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to an amended timetable.

On Sunday until 09:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will not run and will be replaced by buses. After 12:00, services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. Services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only.

On Monday, until 12:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. After 12:00, services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only. Services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to an amended timetable.

Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground services from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

District Line.

Victoria Line.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the London Underground with various track closures.

District Line

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, trains will not run between Dagenham East and Upminster to allow for track renewal work between Hornchurch and Upminster Bridge.

Victoria Line

Until this Sunday 30 August, there will be no service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central and a reduced service on the rest of the line. Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

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Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Arundel / Barnham from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Bognor Regis

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Arundel closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Arundel / Barnham.

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No trains to and from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Saturday 29 until 31August

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Routes to and from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street.

Description

Major engineering work in connection with the Thameslink Programme is taking place between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and New Cross / Charlton with various line closures. Therefore there are changes to some Southeastern services which are detailed below: .

London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Waterloo East stations will be closed. Southeastern services will also not serve London Bridge except for trains to / from Hastings.

Trains that normally run to / from London Charing Cross or London Cannon Street will be diverted to either London Victoria or London Blackfriars with some trains starting their journey at New Cross.

Buses will replace trains between New Cross and Charlton via Greenwich. If you're travelling between Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Charlton & Lewisham you can also use London Bus services.

Additional trains will run between New Cross and Tonbridge via Orpington & Sevenoaks.

Trains between London and Gravesend via Sidcup will be diverted to and from London Blackfriars. If you're travelling to or from New Cross or St Johns, you'll need to change trains at Lewisham.

There will be no direct services between the Woolwich, Bexleyheath or Sidcup lines, you'll need to travel via and change trains at Dartford instead.

Trains on other routes may be revised because of the engineering work and to maintain connections.

Alternative routes

If you're affected by the engineering work, you may use the following routes at no extra charge to complete your journey;

London Overground: Between Canada Water and New Cross.

London Underground: Between Southeastern's London terminals and Brixton, Blackfriars and Monument, Southwark, Embankment and Canada Water.

Docklands Light Railway: Between Lewisham & Greenwich.

Thameslink: Between London Blackfriars & Sevenoaks.

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Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, TfL Rail

Routes affected

Abellio Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria / Clacton-on-Sea / Harwich / Ipswich / Norwich.

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Ilford and also between Gidea Park and Shenfield, with various line closures.

Saturday and Sunday

Abellio Greater Anglia services will be retimed to arrive London Liverpool Street later and depart earlier than normal with extended journey times between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. On Sunday, a half-hourly service will run between London Liverpool Street and Colchester.

TfL Rail will run a reduced service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Buses will also be running from Shenfield to Gidea Park.

Monday 

A half-hourly service will run between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, calling additionally at Prittlewell and Chadwell Heath. Trains from Southend Victoria to London will not call at Brentwood or Harold Wood, buses will be running from Shenfield to Gidea Park.

A train shuttle service will operate on the Southminster, Braintree, Sudbury, Walton and Harwich branch lines.

TfL Rail will run a reduced service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield. Buses will also be running from Shenfield to Gidea Park.

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Buses replace trains between Stratford and Hackney Wick from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Trains between Stratford and Richmond / Clapham Junction.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Hackney Wick, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Stratford and Hackney Wick.

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No trains between Stratford and Tottenham Hale from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford / Cambridge via Stratford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Tottenham Hale, closing the line.

Trains which usually operate between Stratford and Tottenham Hale will be diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street.

Passengers are advised to use alternative services between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

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

Routes affected

To and from London Kings Cross.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage, closing some lines.

Grand Central 

Sunday 

16:00 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross and 18:45 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will not run.

18:21 London Kings Cross to Sunderland will run approximately 25 minutes throughout.

Other journeys will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Monday

06:45 Sunderland to London Kings Cross will call additionally at Doncaster.

06:55 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross and 10:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will not run.

Great Northern

Sunday

00:53 London Kings Cross to Peterborough, bus replaces train between Welwyn Garden City and Peterborough.

00:56 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City, bus replaces train between Hertford North and Letchworth Garden City.

Kings Lynn and Cambridge routes: Until approximately 09:15, buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City. A revised service runs between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City and between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge/Kings Lynn. From approximately 09:15, buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City/Stevenage and Hitchin. A revised service will run between London Kings Cross and Stevenage and between Hitchin and Cambridge/Kings Lynn. Welwyn North and Knebworth will generally be served by buses, apart from some late night services.

Peterborough route: Until approximately 09:15, buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Sandy. A revised service runs between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City and between Sandy and Peterborough. From approximately 09:15, a revised hourly service will run with an amended calling pattern. Trains to London Kings Cross will be subject to extended journey times of up to 45 minutes. An additional bus service will run between Welwyn Garden City and Arlesey.

Hertford route: Trains will run between London Kings Cross and Hertford North with buses between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Welwyn route: All services are subject to minor retimings.

Monday

Until approximately 10:15

Kings Lynn and Cambridge routes: Buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City/Stevenage and Hitchin. A revised service will run between London Kings Cross and Stevenage and between Hitchin and Cambridge/Kings Lynn. Welwyn North and Knebworth will generally be served by buses, apart from some early morning services.

Peterborough route: a revised half hourly service will run with an amended calling pattern. Trains to London Kings Cross will be subject to extended journey times of up to 45 minutes. An additional bus service will run between Welwyn Garden City and Arlesey.

Hertford route: Buses will replace trains between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Welwyn route: All services are subject to minor retimings.

From approximately 10:15

All routes: A revised service will operate, with fewer trains than normal running at certain times of day.

All Day

Hertford and Welwyn routes: No trains will run between Moorgate and Finsbury Park, trains will be diverted to run from/to London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains

10:30 (Saturday) Hull to London Kings Cross is re-timed to depart Hull at 10:00 and arrive London Kings Cross at 12:50.

Sunday is an amended timetable with extended journey times.

Virgin Trains East Coast  

All day Sunday and until 10:20 Monday a reduced service will run, some trains will not run to/from London Kings Cross and will start/terminate at Peterborough.  

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Amended service between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford from 21:30 on Saturday 29 and all day on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

First Great Western services to and from London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations from 21:30 on Saturday and on Sunday between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford.

Local trains between London Paddington and Oxford will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will NOT call at PANGBOURNE. Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst then by bus to Pangbourne taking 10 minutes. Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect into the trains. 

Additionally on Sunday, most services from London Paddington will be retimed to depart earlier than normal.

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Amended services in the Derby area until 10:00 on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Nottingham and Cardiff Central. East Midlands Trains between Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

Description

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

CrossCountry 09:54 Nottingham to Cardiff Central is replaced by a bus between Nottingham and Derby departing Nottingham at 09:40.

East Midlands Trains 08:18 Sheffield to London St Pancras International is replaced by a bus between Sheffield and Derby but will not call at Long Eaton. A bus will run between Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway to connect with the train.

08:18 / 09:14 derby to Nottingham will not run. Passengers should use other trains.

09:25 Sheffield to London St Pancras International will depart Sheffield earlier than normal and will not call at Long Eaton. Buses will run between Derby and Long Eaton and between Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway to connect with the train.

09:26 Nottingham to Matlock is replaced by a bus between Nottingham and Derby.

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Amended Northern Rail service between Doncaster and Goole on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Between Sheffield and Scarborough and between Doncaster and Goole

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Doncaster and Kirk Sandall until 10:00 with the following train amended:

The 08:45 Sheffield to Scarborough service will be diverted not calling at Thorne North or Goole. Passengers for Thorne North and Goole should change at Doncaster for alternative rail connections forward.

The 09:07 Doncaster to Goole service will not run and replaced by a bus extended to run to Gilberdyke.

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Buses replace trains between Eaglescliffe / Darlington / Stockton and Middlesbrough on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

First TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Middlesbrough

Northern Rail between Bishop Auckland / Saltburn and Middlesbrough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Thornaby and Middlesbrough, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Eaglescliffe / Darlington / Stockton and Middlesbrough.

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Buses replace trains between Bicester North/Oxford and Banbury on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, First Great Western

Routes affected

 Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Banbury / Stratford-upon-Avon / Birmingham Snow Hill.

CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Reading and Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle.

First Great Western between Oxford and Banbury.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bicester North/Oxford and Banbury with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Bicester North/Oxfordand Banbury.

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Amended Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express service on Sunday 30 August

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 Heathrow Airport closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

The 05:12, 05:28 from London Paddington and 06:07 from Heathrow T4 will not run. The 06:12 from London Paddington starts at 06:27.

Heathrow Express

The 05:10, 05:25, 05:40, 05:55, 06:10 from London Paddington and 05:03, 05:18, 05:33, 05:48, 06:03 from Heathrow T5 will not run.

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Buses replace trains between Newport and Gloucester on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa.

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Nottingham / Leicester / Birmingham New Street.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Newport and Gloucester.

CrossCountry passengers travelling towards Cheltenham Spa are advised to travel via Bristol Parkway for alternative rail services.

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Buses replace trains between Nottingham / Newark North Gate and Lincoln on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Nottingham and Lincoln and between Newark North Gate and Cleethorpes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Nottingham and Newark Castle closing the line.

Train services between Nottingham and Lincoln will not run. Train services between Newark North Gate and Cleethorpes will start / terminate at Lincoln. Replacement buses will run between Nottingham and Lincoln and also between Newark North Gate and Lincoln.

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Buses replace trains between Purley and Caterham / Tattenham Corner on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Brighton, London Victoria and Caterham and London Bridge and Tattenham Corner 

Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Purley / Caterham / Tattenham Corner closing some lines.

A reduced service will operate between London Victoria and Brighton.

London Victoria to Caterham services will terminate at South Croydon, London Bridge to Tattenham Corner services will terminate at East Croydon and London Victoria to East Grinstead services will call additionally at South Croydon.

Replacement buses will run between Purley and Tattenham Corner and also between Purley and Caterham.

No services will be able to call at Purley Oaks, passengers are advised to use Sanderstead.

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Retimed First TransPennine Express services from York to Manchester Airport on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

From York to Manchester Airport

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Leeds and York with the following trains retimed to depart earlier than normal:

The 02:30 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 02:21. 

The 04:00 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 03:51. 

The 05:12 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 05:01. 

The 06:12 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 06:01. 

The 07:12 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York EARLIER at 07:01.

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Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Marks Tey / Colchester on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Colchester, Ipswich, Norwich and branches

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Marks Tey with some line closures.

To allow platform resurfacing work at Marks Tey to take place, trains from London will not be able to stop at Marks Tey. Buses will replace trains on the Sudbury branch. Passengers travelling from London to Marks Tey, Chappel and Wakes Colne, Bures and Sudbury should change onto replacement bus services at Witham. Passengers travelling from Marks Tey towards Colchester and beyond should use rail replacement bus services between Marks Tey and Colchester.  

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Buses replace trains between Princes Risborough and Banbury until 10:30 and from 23:10 on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between London Marylebone and Banbury/Stratford-upon-Avon/Birmingham Snow Hill

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Princes Risborough and Bicester North until approximately 10:30 and from 23:10 closing the lines.

Until approximately 10:30, buses will replace trains between Princes Risborough and Banbury. Some fast southbound buses will also run between Banbury and High Wycombe.

After 10:30, trains will run between London Marylebone and Bicester North and between Banbury and Birmingham Snow Hill with replacement buses operating between Bicester North/Oxford and Banbury. 

On Sunday night, the 23:10 and 23:45 London Marylebone to Bicester North services are both replaced by buses between Princes Risborough and Banbury.

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Buses replace trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland every Sunday until 1 November

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland closing the line.

The Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland service via Ashfield will be replaced by buses throughout.

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Buses replace trains between Colchester and Ipswich / Harwich Town on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich / Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Ipswich / Harwich Town, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Colchester and Ipswich / Harwich Town.

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Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed on Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, First Great Western

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Cardiff Central and Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

First Great Western between London Paddington and South Wales

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed. Trains will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan line with extended journey times.

First Great Western services will depart Bridgend up to 25 minutes later than normal and be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan line.

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Amended service in the Manchester Oxford Road area on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, East Midlands Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester.

East Midlands Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street.

First TransPennine Express between Scarborough / York and Liverpool Lime Street and between Manchester Airport and Glasgow / Edinburgh / Barrow-in-Furness/Windermere.

Northern Rail between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street, Southport and Hazel Grove / Chester, Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street / Blackpool North, Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe.

Description

Arriva Trains Wales

On Sunday, services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester will be diverted via Stockport and Northwich. Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester calling at affected stations and on Monday services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester will be replaced by buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay.

East Midlands Trains 

Services between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Central. Passengers should use alternative services between Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Airport and Glasgow / Edinburgh / Barrow-in-Furness/Windermere will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Victoria with connecting buses operating between Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Services between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will operate between Preston and Blackpool North only.

Services between Scarborough / York and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road and will not call at Birchwood, Warrington Central, Liverpool South Parkway or Liverpool Lime Street. Replacement buses will run between Warrington Central and Manchester Piccadilly via Birchwood.

Services between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street (wich operate via Manchester Victoria) will call additionally at Newton-le-Willows. Replacement buses will operate between Warrington Central and Newton-le-Willows to connect with these services.

On Sunday, an additional hourly shuttle service will operate between Warrington Central and Liverpool Lime Street via Widnes and Liverpool South Parkway. 

On Monday, additional services will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria (calling at Newton-le-Willows) departing at 20:12, 21:12 and 22:12 and from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street (calling at Newton-le-Willows) departing at 21:46 and 22:47. 

Northern Rail

Services between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street will be replaced by buses between Manchester Oxford Road and Urmston.

On Sunday, services between Southport and Hazel Grove / Chester will run between Southport and Manchester Victoria and between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove / Chester. On Monday, services between Southport and Manchester Airport will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Victoria and services between Preston and Hazel Grove will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

Also on Sunday, services between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Victoria and on Monday, services between Manchester Airport and Liverpool Lime Street will not run. On Monday, services between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will run as booked.

On Monday, the booked services between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe will not run. Services which normally run between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn (via Todmorden) will be extended to start / terminate at Clitheroe. Services between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will only run between Preston and Blackpool North with replacement buses running between Manchester and Preston. Services between Bolton and Kirkby will start / terminate at Wigan Wallgate with replacement buses running between Manchester and Bolton, Wigan Wallgate. 

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Industrial action affecting First Great Western services on 29, 30 and 31 August

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

All First Great Western routes

Description

Industrial action by the RMT Union will affect First Great Western services between Saturday 29 and Monday 31 August. The strike action is over the introduction of the new Super Express Trains in 2017.

Trains may be very busy and there will be limited food and drink services on-board. Last trains of the day are likely to leave significantly earlier than usual.

The following level of service will run on these days:

London Thames Valley

Services will operate as normal with the following alterations:

Reading - Gatwick Airport services will operate hourly and terminate at Redhill; customers can complete their journey by using Southern services between Redhill and Gatwick Airport
Reading - Basingstoke: hourly in each direction
Maidenhead - Marlow will terminate at Bourne End; customers for Marlow will need to make alternative arrangements between Bourne End and Marlow
Oxford and Reading - London fast services will be operated by different trains to usual (turbo trains instead of high speed trains)

Bristol area

The following services will run in the Bristol area:

London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads: hourly in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Taunton via Weston-super-Mare: hourly in each direction
Cardiff Central - Portsmouth route will only run between Swindon and Salisbury: every two hours in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Gloucester: every two hours in each direction
Bristol Temple Meads - Bath Spa: up to half-hourly shuttle in each direction

There are still engineering works going on in the Bath area - with replacement buses between Bath Spa and Westbury, and Bath Spa and Chippenham.

The following train companies will accept First Great Western tickets between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August:

Newport - Cheltenham Spa: Arriva Trains Wales
Gloucester - Bristol: CrossCountry
Severn Beach - Bristol Temple Meads - no trains will run. Tickets will be accepted on the following bus routes:

Montpelier: take the 70 or 71
Redland/Clifton Down: take the 8 or 9
Shirehampton/Avonmouth: take the 40 or 41

Customers for St Andrews Road, Sea Mills and Severn Beach should plan their journey through http://www.travelinesw.com/

South Wales

The following services will run in the South Wales area:

London Paddington - Cardiff Central via Bristol Parkway: one train an hour in each direction.
Cardiff Central - Taunton services will only run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton. Passengers can change at Bristol Temple Meads for trains to Bristol Parkway and South Wales.
Passengers can use the Greyhound 100 bus between Swansea and Cardiff Central (a daily adult ticket costs £5.50). Season tickets will be accepted on this route. Further information can be found here.

Tickets will also be accepted on the following Arriva Trains Wales services between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August:

Carmarthen - Swansea
Swansea - Newport
Newport - Hereford
Newport - Cheltenham

Arriva Trains Wales expect their services between Cardiff and Swansea to be busy and are looking to add extra capacity and services where possible

South Cotswolds

The following services will run in the South Cotswolds area:

Gloucester - Swindon via Kemble: hourly in each direction

North Cotswolds

The following service will run in the North Cotswolds area:

Worcester - Oxford: a three hourly service will operate at major stations along the line

There will be no First Great Western services between Hereford and Worcester Shrub Hill. London Midland will accept First Great Western tickets on this route between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August.

Devon and Cornwall

The following services will run in the Devon and Cornwall area:

London Paddington - Plymouth: hourly in each direction
Plymouth - Penzance: every two hours in each direction
Paignton - Exmouth via Exeter St Davids: hourly in each direction
Barnstable - Exeter: three services a day in each direction
St Erth - St Ives: normal service
Tickets will also be accepted on CrossCountry services between Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August.

The following services will be cancelled:

The Night Riviera sleeper service is cancelled on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August, First Great Western are contacting customers to offer alternative arrangements.  The Friday 28 August London to Penzance sleeper will run as normal, but First Great Western will be contacting customers booked on the Penzance to London sleeper on the Friday about alternative arrangements.
Looe - Liskeard. Passengers can take the Plymouth City bus 72 between Liskeard and Looe - although this service doesn't call at Causeland or Coombe. There are no ticket acceptance arrangements on this route.
Newquay - Par. Passengers can take the 21 bus which runs between St Austell and Newquay. Tickets will be accepted on all routes.
Falmouth - Truro. Passengers can take the U1 bus which runs between Truro and Falmouth. Tickets will be accepted on all routes.
Plymouth - Gunnislake. Passengers should make alternative arrangements.
Passengers can plan journeys through http://www.travelinesw.com/ and see detailed timetables and route maps on http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/devon_cornwall/.

South Coast

Cardiff Central - Portsmouth will only run every two hours in each direction between Swindon and Salisbury.

Weymouth - Westbury: No First Great Western services will run.

Passengers travelling to Dorchester, Upwey and Weymouth can take South West Trains services from Salisbury to Southampton and change for connecting services towards Weymouth. Tickets will be accepted on this route.
Passengers travelling to stations between Maiden Newton and Westbury should make alternative arrangements.
Passengers travelling to Yeovil Pen Mill can change at Salisbury for South West Trains services to Yeovil Junction. Note there are approximately 2 miles between these two stations. Tickets will be accepted on this route.

Advance purchases

If you have an Advance ticket for travel between Saturday 29 August and Monday 31 August, your ticket will also be valid on  a First Great Western train immediately before or after your booked time.

Seat reservations

First Great Western will honour seat reservations where possible, however they are unable to provide a guarantee for the strike day. If you decide to change your plans, an update of your reservation can be made free of charge.

Ticket Changes and Refunds

First Great Western advise that if you decide you don't want to travel on the strike days, you can change your booking or claim a full refund by going back to whoever sold you the ticket. More details are available here.

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Industrial action SUSPENDED - Normal London Underground service

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

London Underground routes

Description

Trade unions on London Underground called off the planned strike action which did not go ahead.

Major Improvement works during August Bank Holiday 2015

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, CrossCountry, First Great Western, London Midland, Southeastern, TfL Rail, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Several National Rail routes

Description

During the August Bank Holiday weekend from 29 to 31 August, a number of improvement works are taking place across the rail network, including in and around London.

The following major work is taking place:

Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area

No trains at Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

No trains to and from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Saturday 29 until 31 August

Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Ipswich / Harwich Town on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August

Details of all the planned engineering works are available on our Future Engineering Work page.

You can follow this using the hashtag #AugustBH

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Delays between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

All routes to / from and through Manchester Airport

Description

Trains are now able to run normally between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly following a signalling problem at Manchester Airport.

Delays through Redhill

Train companies affected

Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southern between London Bridge and Horsham and also between London Victoria and Chichester / Horsham and also between Redhill and Reigate / Tonbridge

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton

Description

Trains are now able to run normally through Redhill following a signalling problem at the station.

Planned changes to train times

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village until 26 October

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Village

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 Village 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 26 October 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 Village will be closed until October 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Village.

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Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

As part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when Charing Cross / Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/key-dates-and-service-changes/

Planning your Journey

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Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant and Castle or Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to Charing Cross or Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo/Southwark. These recommended routes are shown here

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here

Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes via Bolton

Description

Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

Timetables can be found here

Saturdays and Sundays

No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

First TransPennine Express

All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern Rail

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

Monday to Friday

First TransPennine Express

Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

Northern Rail

On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Blackburn and Bolton

Buses replace trains between Blackburn and Bolton.

Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015

Train companies affected

First Great Western, South West Trains

Routes affected

Routes through Bath Spa

Description

This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed, affecting journeys between these stations and journeys via Melksham - the Avon Valley services will run normally. High Speed Train services to/from London Paddington will be diverted, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa . The line will also be closed between Trowbridge and Bath Spa and all services to / from Bath Spa will run from the west. Replacement coach / bus services will serve stations to the east.

For details of the service alterations during the two phases please see below:

Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Chippenham and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham, running on a diverted route with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

A second hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington running non-stop to / from Swindon (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

Trans-Wilts services between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham

Some Trans-Wilts services via Melksham will be replaced by buses. Connections will be available to train services at Chippenham and Trowbridge.

Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon, Avoncliff and Freshford to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

Services from Westbury, Warminster, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol and Cardiff Central will be unaffected but subject to some minor alterations.

Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa. The following alterations will apply:

Between Bath Spa and London Paddington

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.

Trains will run non-stop between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and call at Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.        

Between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads    

Three trains per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.     

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.      

One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (non-stop).     

One stopping service will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.      

Additional services will run during the morning and evening peak, calling at Filton Abbey Wood.    

Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington      

One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.      

Trains will run non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon and call at Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.      

Between Chippenham and London Paddington      

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and London Paddington for part of the day.    

An hourly service will run between Chippenham and Swindon.   

Between Chippenham and Bath Spa     

There will be a half-hourly replacement bus service between Chippenham and Bath Spa with an approximate journey time of 1 hour.     

Between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads     

Customers from Chippenham to Bristol Temple Meads are advised to travel via Swindon. This will mean an increased journey time of up to 45 minutes.     

Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads     

An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon. Trains will call additionally at Melksham (every other hour).   

Connections will be available at Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads , South Wales and London Paddington.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa.   

Between Weymouth and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa     

Services from Weymouth will start / terminate at Westbury with some re-timings to the normal timetable.    

Replacement bus connections will be available at Frome and Westbury for Bath Spa.    

Train connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge. Customers for Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliffe and Freshford should change at Trowbridge for replacement bus connections.   

A peak only replacement bus service will run between Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads.   

Between Westbury / Trowbridge / Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads   

Replacement bus services will operate in the Avon Valley:  

Between Westbury and Bath Spa - an hourly express bus service.   

Between Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa - a bus service every 30 minutes.   

Between Freshford, Avoncliff and Bath Spa - an hourly bus service. At Freshford buses will be unable to gain access to the station. Buses will call at the following locations, The Inn, The Old Bakery on High Street, the School and the Village Hall. 

A shuttle service will also run between Avoncliff and Bradford-on-Avon.   

Buses will run run in groups to cater for the numbers of people who would normally travel on a train. Where necessary additional bus services will run during peak periods.   

South West Trains services from Saturday 1 to Monday 31 August, will only run between London Waterloo and Westbury. Replacement buses operated by First Great Western will run between Westbury and Bristol.  

Passengers for Bristol and South Wales should use altered First Great Western services to Swindon, for connections to the London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales routes. Some additional South West Trains services will run between Salisbury and Westbury to supplement the First Great Western services.    

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Engineering work affecting London Underground Victoria Line from Saturday 8 to Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, London Overground, London Underground

Routes affected

Victoria Line

Description

From Saturday 8 until Sunday 30 August, there will be no Victoria line service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central and fewer trains running on the rest of the line. Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

This is due to major work taking place to enable more trains per hour to run along the entire Victoria line from next year as part of the plan to modernise the Tube.

From Monday to Friday before 09:30, London Overground and Abellio Greater Anglia services will run to an amended timetable between Chingford/Enfield Town and London Liverpool Street. Trains will not stop at some stations. Passengers are advised to allow more time for their journeys.

Central Line, Abellio Greater Anglia and London Overground services during peak hours are expected to be busier than usual. Further information can be found here.

Additional information:

From Monday to Friday, the Abellio Greater Anglia 06:27, 06:57, 07:27, 07:57 services will not call at Edmonton Green. Passengers on these trains requiring Edmonton Green will need to change at Cheshunt and use London Overground services to continue their journeys.

From Monday to Friday before 09:30, London Overground services will not stop at Clapton and St James station will be exit only. This because trains are expected to be full on arrival, so passengers will be unable to board.

Southbound trains will depart two minutes earlier than usual from Chingford, Highams Park and Wood Street, and one minute earlier from all stations between Enfield Town and  Bruce Grove, to allow passengers more time to board further down the line.

Ticket Acceptance

London Underground passengers will be accepted on Abellio Greater Anglia trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt.

Also between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Tottenham Hale.

Also on Great Northern trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate via Highbury & Islington

Stansted Express passengers wishing to use London Underground trains at Tottenham Hale are advised to travel via London Liverpool Street and use other London Underground services.

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Buses replace trains between Balham and Crystal Palace / West Croydon from Saturday 29 until 04:00 Monday 30 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and London Bridge / Sutton via Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and West Norwood closing the line.

Saturday

Buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

Sunday

Buses will replace trains between Balham and Crystal Palace via Streatham Hill.

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Amended Caledonian Sleeper services on Friday 28 August

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

From Glasgow Central/Edinburgh to London Euston also from Fort William/Inverness/Aberdeen to London Euston. 

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Stafford area with all lines closed and trains diverted.

The Glasgow Central/Edinburgh to London Euston will be diverted and arrive at Watford Junction and London Euston later than the normal timetable.

The Fort William/Inverness/Aberdeen to London Euston will be diverted and arrive at London Euston later than the normal timetable.

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Amended service between Bedford and London St Pancras International on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 August

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

Routes affected

Routes to / from and via London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Bedford area with various line closures.

East Midlands Trains

Saturday

04:45 Leicester to St Pancras International will be retimed and depart Leicester at 04:41.

From 19:29 trains will arrive into London St Pancras International later than normal.

The 20:16, 20:26 and the 20:01 services from London St Pancras International will arrive at terminating destinations later than normal.

Sunday

All day trains to / from London St Pancras International may be delayed.

07:29 and 08:22 Nottingham to St Pancras International service will terminate at Bedford.

06:50 and 07:54 Derby to St Pancras International service will depart Derby up to 26 minutes early.

08:18 and 09:25 Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will depart Sheffield up to 23 minutes early and not call at Long Eaton. A rail replacement bus will run from Derby to East Midlands Parkway.

09:00 St Pancras International to Nottingham service will start at Bedford at 09:50.

09:30 St Pancras International to Sheffield service will start at Bedford at 10:19.

Thameslink

Saturday

From 20:00 a revised timetable will operate between St Albans and Bedford. Some services from Bedford to St Albans will be replaced by a bus.

Sunday

Until approximately 08:30 buses will replace trains between St Albans City and Luton. From approximately 08:30 a reduced service will operate between St Albans and Luton.

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Amended services between London Bridge and Horsham from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge and Horsham

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge reducing platform capacity.

Services between London Bridge and Horsham will start from and terminate at East Croydon.

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Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales services between Birmingham International and Chester / Shrewsbury / Holyhead / Aberystwyth.

CrossCountry services between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance.

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

Virgin Trains services between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Holyhead / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton and Smethwick Rolfe Street and also between Wolverhampton and Stafford with various line closures.

Saturday & Sunday

Arriva Trains Wales

Trains from Birmingham International to Wolverhampton will depart earlier than normal. Trains from Wolverhampton to Birmingham International will depart later than normal.

London Midland

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton will be replaced by buses. Trains between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Crewe and Liverpool Liverpool Lime Street with a bus replacement between Wolverhampton and Crewe.

Saturday, Sunday & Monday

CrossCountry

An hourly service will operate to / from Manchester Piccadilly. Buses are replacing trains between Wolverhampton / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Virgin Trains

From 12:00 on Saturday two services an hour will operate between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly. Wolverhampton services will not call at Sandwell & Dudley

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No trains at Stafford from Saturday 29 until Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes through Stafford

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Stafford with various line closures.

CrossCountry

(Saturday & Sunday) An hourly service will operate to / from Manchester Piccadilly. Buses are replacing trains between Wolverhampton / Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

London Midland

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street will run a reduced service only running between Liverpool Lime Street and Crewe. Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Wolverhampton and on Saturday and Sunday between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street. On Monday Passengers are advised to travel on other services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Trains between Crewe and Northampton / London Euston will not call at Stone and Stafford. Buses will run between Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. From 12:00 trains between Crewe and London Euston will run between Crewe and Northampton, on Monday this will be extended to between Crewe and Rugby.

Virgin Trains

Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Birmingham New Street will operate between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Crewe. Trains between London Euston and Chester / Holyhead will operate between Crewe and Holyhead.

Trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street and also between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh via Lichfield Trent Valley will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent / Alsager / Crewe.

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Amended service between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton from 12:00 on Saturday 29 until 12:00 on Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly.

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Watford Junction and Northampton / Rugby from 12:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Monday

On Saturday after 12:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. Services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only. Services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to an amended timetable.

On Sunday until 09:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will not run and will be replaced by buses. After 12:00, services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. Services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only.

On Monday, until 12:00, London Midland services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency. After 12:00, services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only. Services between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International / Coventry / Northampton will operate to an amended timetable.

Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground services from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

District Line.

Victoria Line.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the London Underground with various track closures.

District Line

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, trains will not run between Dagenham East and Upminster to allow for track renewal work between Hornchurch and Upminster Bridge.

Victoria Line

Until this Sunday 30 August, there will be no service between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central and a reduced service on the rest of the line. Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

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Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Arundel / Barnham from Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Bognor Regis

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Arundel closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Arundel / Barnham.

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