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Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

The line is currently closed between Harlech and Pwllheli, and buses are replacing trains between these stations.

This is because work is taking place to replace the old wooden Pont Briwet road and railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which has been declared structurally unsafe and has closed. A new bridge is being built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway.

Storms in December 2013 also severely damaged the line, but repairs have now been completed.

Once work on the railway side of the bridge is completed, the line will re-open. The current estimated date for the line to re-open is 1 September 2014.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Pwllheli

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

Delays between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston expected until 10:30

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Virgin Trains services between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

A broken down train at Hemel Hempstead is causing delays of up to 15 minutes to trains between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #HemelHempstead.

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

Delays between Swindon and Chippenham until at least 11:30

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads and also between Swindon and Westbury

Description

Signalling problems between Swindon and Chippenham are causing delays of up to 20 minutes to journeys between the stations.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Chippenham

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

Delays between Brighton and Worthing until at least 11:00

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between Brighton and Worthing / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton

Description

A Broken down train at Brighton is delaying journeys by up to 30 minutes between Brighton and Worthing.

Passengers may use Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:00

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Brighton

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

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

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

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

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

Description

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

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

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


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

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

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


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

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

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


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

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

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

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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 Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

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

This will include:

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

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

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

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

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Buses replace trains to and from Redditch until Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Redditch and Birmingham New Street / Lichfield Trent Valley.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redditch and Barnt Green closing the line.

On Mondays to Saturdays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Longbridge.

On Sundays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Barnt Green. 

For passengers travelling to and from Alvechurch station, the replacement bus pick up point is from the Alvechurch Red Lion Pub.

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Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Chorley.

Description

Over the next 5 years Network Rail is working with their partners to deliver over £1bn of investment, which will enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. Part of this investment is to electrify the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Chorley.

In addition to tunnel work at Chorley, several road bridges in the Chorley area will be rebuilt and it is planned to reinstate the Grade II listed 'Chorley Flying Arches' which were removed in the summer of 2008.

As a result of this, the line between Chorley and Leyland will be closed from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Once work has been completed, this will enable quieter, cleaner electric trains to be introduced and an increase in passengers seats and faster journey times.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere are diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers should use Northern Rail replacement buses between Bolton and Preston

Midweek, buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at Horwich Parkway and Chorley only. Passengers to / from Buckshaw Parkway should use Northern Rail replacement buses.

Northern Rail

On Saturdays and Sundays, buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Midweek, buses replace trains between Chorley and Preston.

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Selby.

Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln from Monday 18 to Saturday 30 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Doncaster and Lincoln

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Gainsborough area closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln (no Sunday service).

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Amended 22:12 London Paddington to Reading on Sunday 23 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Slough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Maidenhead with some lines closed.

The 22:12 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough.

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Reduced Metro service from 20:00 Saturday 23 and all day on Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Ilford / Shenfield / Southend Victoria and between Wickford and Southminster.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bethnal Green and Ilford with some lines closed.

An amended Metro service will run between London Liverpool Street and Ilford / Shenfield / Southend Victoria and between Wickford and Southminster.

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Amended East Midlands Trains service between Derby and East Midlands Parkway from 23:40 on Saturday 23 until 11:20 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

East Midlands Trains services between Sheffield / Derby and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Long Eaton closing all lines.

Trains will be subject to retiming and unable to call at Long Eaton.

Replacement buses will run between Derby, Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway / Nottingham.

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Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, London Midland

Routes affected

First Great Western between London Paddington and Hereford.

London Midland between Whitlocks End / Dorridge / Birmingham New Street and Great Malvern / Hereford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford. 

Buses will not pick up/set down on the station front, but will pick up / set down at the bus stops on Worcester Shrub Hill Road near to the drive to the station.

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Amended service between Reading and Kemble / Bristol Parkway / Bath Spa on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Various First Great Western routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Kemble / Bristol Parkway / Bath Spa with various line closures.

Replacement bus services will run between Reading and Swindon and Didcot Parkway and Swindon. 

Services between London Paddington and Gloucester/Cheltenham Spa will be diverted via Bristol Temple Meads extending journey times by approximately 60 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse and Gloucester, extending journey times between 20 and 50 minutes. 

Customers travelling to / from Cheltenham Spa will be able to change to/from rail services at Gloucester station. 

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads, Weston Super Mare and West of England services (via Bristol Temple Meads) will be diverted extending journey times by approximately 20 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon and Bath Spa via Chippenham. 

London Paddington to South Wales services will operate via an alternative route extending journey times by approximately 75 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. 

Customers travelling between London Paddington/Reading and Hereford are advised to travel via Newport, changing trains there, journey times will be extended by approximately 40 minutes. 

Replacement bus services will operate between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford extended journey times. 

Replacement bus services will operate between Swindon and Westbury, from Swindon to Chippenham and Chippenham to Westbury via Melksham, journey times will be extended by approximately 60 minutes.

During this time First Great Western are removing restrictions on certain travel tickets. More information can be found here

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

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Amended Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express service on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals with some lines closed.

On Saturday Heathrow Connect will operate an amended service between London Paddington and Hayes and Harlington only.

On Saturday no Heathrow Express services operate.

On Sunday Heathrow Connect will operate an amended service between London Paddington and Hayes and Harlington only. From 12:37 trains travel between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4 every 30 minutes until 21:07 and then 22:12 and 23:12. From 13:21 trains depart Heathrow Terminal 4 every 30 minutes until 21:21 then 22:07, 23:07 and 00:01.

On Sunday the first Heathrow Express services departs London Paddington leaves at 12:25 and then every 15 minutes until 23:25. The first train to depart Heathrow Terminal 5 leaves at 12:42 and then every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Metropolitan Line

Description

Metropolitan Line

No trains will run between Moor Park and Amersham / Chesham. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • Chalfont & Latimer.
  • Amersham.

Planning your Journey

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

No direct trains between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and London Marylebone from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Aylesbury Vale Park and London Marylebone (via Amersham).

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Great Missenden and Amersham with all lines closed.

One train an hour will run between Aylesbury Vale Park and Great Missenden.

An hourly connecting bus service will run between Great Missenden and Beaconsfield for trains to / from London.

For stations between Amersham and Harrow-on-the-Hill passengers should use London Underground replacement buses between Amersham and |Moor Park and trains between Moor Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

Planning your Journey

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

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 affecting trains between Watford Junction and London Euston at the weekends in August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland, London Overground, Southern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Euston and between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction

Description

In the past 15 years, the number of trains using the West Coast Main Line has doubled - and it's getting busier. Much of the infrastructure around Watford dates from the 1960s and with trains running around the clock, it's becoming increasingly unreliable.

Over a series of seven weekends from August 2014 to April 2015, Network Rail will be replacing three critical junctions to the north and south of Watford and renewing the signalling system in the area. It will also replace the track crossovers with track that is easier to maintain, reducing future disruption due to maintenance, resulting in fewer delays, better punctuality and providing more comfortable journeys.

The Improvement works, when complete, will:

  • Renew all signalling between Kings Langley and Bushey allowing greater flexibility, and quicker return to a normal service after disruption
  • Lay over 15km (9 miles) of new track giving a smoother journey
  • Modify the overhead line equipment to make it more reliable       
  • Reconstruct Orphanage Road Bridge to allow for future line speeds of 125 mph

 

The line between Watford Junction and London Euston will be closed on the following weekends to allow for this work:

2014

  • Saturday 23 August 2014 to Monday 25 August 2014
  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Monday 29 December 2014

2015

  • Saturday 14 February 2015 to Monday 16 February 2015
  • Saturday 21 February 2015 to Monday 23 February 2015
  • Friday 3 April 2015 to Tuesday 7 April 2015

 

August Alternative Routes and Planning Your Journey

For the alternative routes available throughout August for London Midland, please use the information from this link

For the alternative routes available throughout August for Virgin Trains, please use the information from this link

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

Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August

From Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August the lines are closed between London Euston an Hemel Hempstead and the following alterations will take place:

There will be no mainline trains between Hemel Hempstead and London Euston all weekend and on Sunday between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston.

London Midland services to London Euston from Birmingham and Crewe will terminate at Northampton (they will terminate at Milton Keynes on Sun 24 August). At Northampton, passengers can change on to a special half hourly train service between Northampton and Hemel Hempstead. Buses will run between Hemel Hempstead and Stanmore Underground Station, via Apsley, Kings Langley and Watford Junction. On Sunday these buses will be extended to Milton Keynes Central. The same applies in the opposite direction. Passengers may use London Underground services between Stanmore and central London.

Buses are replacing trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

On Saturday, Southern services will operate between South Croydon and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Milton Keynes are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and Stanmore, replacement buses between Stanmore and Hemel Hempstead and London Midland services between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central. 

On Sunday, Southern services will operate between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Watford Junction are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston and London Overground services between London Euston and Watford Junction.  

On Monday, Southern services will operate between South Croydon and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Milton Keynes are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and Stanmore, replacement buses between Stanmore and Hemel Hempstead and London Midland services between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central. 

Most Virgin Trains services will start / terminate at Milton Keynes Central or Rugby with Holyhead services running between Holyhead and Crewe only.  

Virgin Trains will run a service between Birmingham International, Coventry and London Euston via the Chiltern lines.

Reduced Gatwick Express service from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge with all lines closed.

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly services as follows (except Sundays):

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

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

On Sunday 24 August a normal Gatwick Express service will run.

On Sunday 31 August the 03:30 and 04:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and the 01:35 and 04:35 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria services will not run. Replacement buses from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport will depart at 03:30 and 04:30 and from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at 01:35 and 04:35. From 05:00 Gatwick Express will run a normal train service.

Planning your Journey

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

Major improvement works at London Bridge from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect, Southern

Routes affected

All First Capital Connect and Southern routes to / from London Bridge.

Description

In 2007, Network Rail started the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme. When completed in 2018, trains will run every 2-3 minutes in each direction through central London at the busiest times.

With new track and new spacious trains, which will be longer and more energy-efficient, more reliable journeys will be possible with direct links to three major airports (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton) and St Pancras International.

Work has already started on rebuilding London Bridge station. When completed, London Bridge will have more through and longer platforms and a bigger concourse to cope with the 54 million passengers that go through each year.

Between Saturday 23 August and Sunday 31 August, part of London Bridge station will be closed and no First Capital Connect or Southern services will be calling at London Bridge. Southeastern services will be able to call as normal.

This will also affect Southern services to and from London Victoria and some other Southern routes, where an alternative timetable is running on most routes.

During this phase, Train Operating Companies are working together to minimise the inconvenience to passengers. Further information is available from First Capital Connect, Southern, Southeastern, Transport for London and the Thameslink Programme websites. This will also highlight where alternative routes can be taken and any ticket acceptance that is in place.

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Buses replace trains between South Tottenham and Barking from approximately 13:00 on Saturday 23 and all day Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Tottenham and Barking with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between South Tottenham and Barking.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

The line is currently closed between Harlech and Pwllheli, and buses are replacing trains between these stations.

This is because work is taking place to replace the old wooden Pont Briwet road and railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which has been declared structurally unsafe and has closed. A new bridge is being built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway.

Storms in December 2013 also severely damaged the line, but repairs have now been completed.

Once work on the railway side of the bridge is completed, the line will re-open. The current estimated date for the line to re-open is 1 September 2014.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Pwllheli

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

Delays between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston expected until 10:30

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Virgin Trains services between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

A broken down train at Hemel Hempstead is causing delays of up to 15 minutes to trains between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #HemelHempstead.

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

Delays between Swindon and Chippenham until at least 11:30

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads and also between Swindon and Westbury

Description

Signalling problems between Swindon and Chippenham are causing delays of up to 20 minutes to journeys between the stations.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Chippenham

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

Delays between Brighton and Worthing until at least 11:00

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between Brighton and Worthing / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton

Description

A Broken down train at Brighton is delaying journeys by up to 30 minutes between Brighton and Worthing.

Passengers may use Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:00

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Brighton

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

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

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

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

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

Description

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

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

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


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

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

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


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

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

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


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

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

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

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

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

This will include:

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

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

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

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

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 to and from Redditch until Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Redditch and Birmingham New Street / Lichfield Trent Valley.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redditch and Barnt Green closing the line.

On Mondays to Saturdays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Longbridge.

On Sundays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Barnt Green. 

For passengers travelling to and from Alvechurch station, the replacement bus pick up point is from the Alvechurch Red Lion Pub.

Planning your Journey

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Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Chorley.

Description

Over the next 5 years Network Rail is working with their partners to deliver over £1bn of investment, which will enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. Part of this investment is to electrify the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Chorley.

In addition to tunnel work at Chorley, several road bridges in the Chorley area will be rebuilt and it is planned to reinstate the Grade II listed 'Chorley Flying Arches' which were removed in the summer of 2008.

As a result of this, the line between Chorley and Leyland will be closed from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Once work has been completed, this will enable quieter, cleaner electric trains to be introduced and an increase in passengers seats and faster journey times.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere are diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers should use Northern Rail replacement buses between Bolton and Preston

Midweek, buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at Horwich Parkway and Chorley only. Passengers to / from Buckshaw Parkway should use Northern Rail replacement buses.

Northern Rail

On Saturdays and Sundays, buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Midweek, buses replace trains between Chorley and Preston.

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Selby.

Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

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Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln from Monday 18 to Saturday 30 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Doncaster and Lincoln

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Gainsborough area closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln (no Sunday service).

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Amended East Midlands Trains service between Derby and East Midlands Parkway from 23:40 on Saturday 23 until 11:20 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

East Midlands Trains services between Sheffield / Derby and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Long Eaton closing all lines.

Trains will be subject to retiming and unable to call at Long Eaton.

Replacement buses will run between Derby, Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway / Nottingham.

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Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, London Midland

Routes affected

First Great Western between London Paddington and Hereford.

London Midland between Whitlocks End / Dorridge / Birmingham New Street and Great Malvern / Hereford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford. 

Buses will not pick up/set down on the station front, but will pick up / set down at the bus stops on Worcester Shrub Hill Road near to the drive to the station.

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Amended service between Reading and Kemble / Bristol Parkway / Bath Spa on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Various First Great Western routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Kemble / Bristol Parkway / Bath Spa with various line closures.

Replacement bus services will run between Reading and Swindon and Didcot Parkway and Swindon. 

Services between London Paddington and Gloucester/Cheltenham Spa will be diverted via Bristol Temple Meads extending journey times by approximately 60 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse and Gloucester, extending journey times between 20 and 50 minutes. 

Customers travelling to / from Cheltenham Spa will be able to change to/from rail services at Gloucester station. 

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads, Weston Super Mare and West of England services (via Bristol Temple Meads) will be diverted extending journey times by approximately 20 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon and Bath Spa via Chippenham. 

London Paddington to South Wales services will operate via an alternative route extending journey times by approximately 75 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. 

Customers travelling between London Paddington/Reading and Hereford are advised to travel via Newport, changing trains there, journey times will be extended by approximately 40 minutes. 

Replacement bus services will operate between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford extended journey times. 

Replacement bus services will operate between Swindon and Westbury, from Swindon to Chippenham and Chippenham to Westbury via Melksham, journey times will be extended by approximately 60 minutes.

During this time First Great Western are removing restrictions on certain travel tickets. More information can be found here

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Amended Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express service on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals with some lines closed.

On Saturday Heathrow Connect will operate an amended service between London Paddington and Hayes and Harlington only.

On Saturday no Heathrow Express services operate.

On Sunday Heathrow Connect will operate an amended service between London Paddington and Hayes and Harlington only. From 12:37 trains travel between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4 every 30 minutes until 21:07 and then 22:12 and 23:12. From 13:21 trains depart Heathrow Terminal 4 every 30 minutes until 21:21 then 22:07, 23:07 and 00:01.

On Sunday the first Heathrow Express services departs London Paddington leaves at 12:25 and then every 15 minutes until 23:25. The first train to depart Heathrow Terminal 5 leaves at 12:42 and then every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Metropolitan Line

Description

Metropolitan Line

No trains will run between Moor Park and Amersham / Chesham. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • Chalfont & Latimer.
  • Amersham.

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No direct trains between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and London Marylebone from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Aylesbury Vale Park and London Marylebone (via Amersham).

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Great Missenden and Amersham with all lines closed.

One train an hour will run between Aylesbury Vale Park and Great Missenden.

An hourly connecting bus service will run between Great Missenden and Beaconsfield for trains to / from London.

For stations between Amersham and Harrow-on-the-Hill passengers should use London Underground replacement buses between Amersham and |Moor Park and trains between Moor Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

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Major improvement works affecting trains between Watford Junction and London Euston at the weekends in August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland, London Overground, Southern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Euston and between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction

Description

In the past 15 years, the number of trains using the West Coast Main Line has doubled - and it's getting busier. Much of the infrastructure around Watford dates from the 1960s and with trains running around the clock, it's becoming increasingly unreliable.

Over a series of seven weekends from August 2014 to April 2015, Network Rail will be replacing three critical junctions to the north and south of Watford and renewing the signalling system in the area. It will also replace the track crossovers with track that is easier to maintain, reducing future disruption due to maintenance, resulting in fewer delays, better punctuality and providing more comfortable journeys.

The Improvement works, when complete, will:

  • Renew all signalling between Kings Langley and Bushey allowing greater flexibility, and quicker return to a normal service after disruption
  • Lay over 15km (9 miles) of new track giving a smoother journey
  • Modify the overhead line equipment to make it more reliable       
  • Reconstruct Orphanage Road Bridge to allow for future line speeds of 125 mph

 

The line between Watford Junction and London Euston will be closed on the following weekends to allow for this work:

2014

  • Saturday 23 August 2014 to Monday 25 August 2014
  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Monday 29 December 2014

2015

  • Saturday 14 February 2015 to Monday 16 February 2015
  • Saturday 21 February 2015 to Monday 23 February 2015
  • Friday 3 April 2015 to Tuesday 7 April 2015

 

August Alternative Routes and Planning Your Journey

For the alternative routes available throughout August for London Midland, please use the information from this link

For the alternative routes available throughout August for Virgin Trains, please use the information from this link

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

Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August

From Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August the lines are closed between London Euston an Hemel Hempstead and the following alterations will take place:

There will be no mainline trains between Hemel Hempstead and London Euston all weekend and on Sunday between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston.

London Midland services to London Euston from Birmingham and Crewe will terminate at Northampton (they will terminate at Milton Keynes on Sun 24 August). At Northampton, passengers can change on to a special half hourly train service between Northampton and Hemel Hempstead. Buses will run between Hemel Hempstead and Stanmore Underground Station, via Apsley, Kings Langley and Watford Junction. On Sunday these buses will be extended to Milton Keynes Central. The same applies in the opposite direction. Passengers may use London Underground services between Stanmore and central London.

Buses are replacing trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

On Saturday, Southern services will operate between South Croydon and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Milton Keynes are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and Stanmore, replacement buses between Stanmore and Hemel Hempstead and London Midland services between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central. 

On Sunday, Southern services will operate between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Watford Junction are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston and London Overground services between London Euston and Watford Junction.  

On Monday, Southern services will operate between South Croydon and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Milton Keynes are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and Stanmore, replacement buses between Stanmore and Hemel Hempstead and London Midland services between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central. 

Most Virgin Trains services will start / terminate at Milton Keynes Central or Rugby with Holyhead services running between Holyhead and Crewe only.  

Virgin Trains will run a service between Birmingham International, Coventry and London Euston via the Chiltern lines.

Reduced Gatwick Express service from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge with all lines closed.

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly services as follows (except Sundays):

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

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

On Sunday 24 August a normal Gatwick Express service will run.

On Sunday 31 August the 03:30 and 04:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and the 01:35 and 04:35 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria services will not run. Replacement buses from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport will depart at 03:30 and 04:30 and from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at 01:35 and 04:35. From 05:00 Gatwick Express will run a normal train service.

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Major improvement works at London Bridge from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect, Southern

Routes affected

All First Capital Connect and Southern routes to / from London Bridge.

Description

In 2007, Network Rail started the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme. When completed in 2018, trains will run every 2-3 minutes in each direction through central London at the busiest times.

With new track and new spacious trains, which will be longer and more energy-efficient, more reliable journeys will be possible with direct links to three major airports (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton) and St Pancras International.

Work has already started on rebuilding London Bridge station. When completed, London Bridge will have more through and longer platforms and a bigger concourse to cope with the 54 million passengers that go through each year.

Between Saturday 23 August and Sunday 31 August, part of London Bridge station will be closed and no First Capital Connect or Southern services will be calling at London Bridge. Southeastern services will be able to call as normal.

This will also affect Southern services to and from London Victoria and some other Southern routes, where an alternative timetable is running on most routes.

During this phase, Train Operating Companies are working together to minimise the inconvenience to passengers. Further information is available from First Capital Connect, Southern, Southeastern, Transport for London and the Thameslink Programme websites. This will also highlight where alternative routes can be taken and any ticket acceptance that is in place.

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Buses replace trains between South Tottenham and Barking from approximately 13:00 on Saturday 23 and all day Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Tottenham and Barking with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between South Tottenham and Barking.

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Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Stafford from 22:35 on Saturday 23 and all day Sunday 24 and Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street and Shrewesbury / Chester / Holyhead / Aberystwyth.

CrossCountry all routes to / from Manchester Piccadilly.

London Midland various routes to / from Birmingham New Street.

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Crewe / Holyhead / Preston / Lancaster / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Smethwick Rolfe Street and Stafford with all lines closed.

Arriva Trains Wales

Buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Shrewsbury.

Trains between Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street and Aberystwyth will run between Crewe and Aberystwyth. 

CrossCountry

Trains will be diverted and not call at Wolverhampton on Sunday and Monday and Stafford (until 11:15 Sunday towards Wolverhampton only). Buses will run between Wolverhampton, Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, journey times to / from Manchester Piccadilly may be extended by up to 20 minutes.

London Midland

On Saturday buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

21:34 (Saturday) Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street, bus replaces train between Crewe and Birmingham New Street. 

21:47 (Saturday) Shrewsbury to Birmingham New Street, bus replaces train between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street. 

22:38 (Saturday) Birmingham New Street to Crewe and 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford, bus replaces train throughout.

23:08 (Saturday) Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury will not run, an additional train will run from Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury.

09:48 (Sunday) Rugeley Trent Valley to Birmingham New Street, bus replaces train between Rugeley Trent Valley and Walsall connecting with a train for Birmingham New Street.

22:40 (Sunday) Birmingham New Street to Rugeley Trent Valley, passengers should travel on the 22:17 to Walsall for connecting bus to Rugeley Trent Valley 

On Sunday and Monday buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton and also between Wolverhampton and Crewe. 

On Monday buses replace trains between Wolverhampton and Telford Central. 

On Monday a reduced service will run between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley.

Virgin Trains

On Sunday and Monday buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton. 

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Amended service between Luton and Bedford from 23:15 on Saturday 23 to 08:45 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Between Brighton / Sutton and Bedford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and Bedford with various line closures.

On Saturday from 23:15 trains from Luton to Bedford will run to an amended timetable. The 22:15 and 22:45 Sutton to Bedford will terminate at Luton and passengers should use alternative services to complete their journey. Some journeys may be extended by up to 30 minutes.

On Sunday a reduced service will run between Luton and Bedford with some trains replaced by buses.

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Amended service between Sydenham and West Croydon until approximately 07:50 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground, Southern

Routes affected

London Overground between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon.

Southern between London Bridge and West Croydon / Sutton.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and West Croydon with some lines closed.

London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and West Croydon are amended to run between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace. Tickets will be accepted on London buses between Sydenham and West Croydon.

Buses replace Southern services between London Bridge and West Croydon.

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Buses replace trains between Farringdon / London St Pancras International and St Albans until approximately 08:30 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Between Brighton and Bedford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Farringdon and St Albans with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Farringdon / London St Pancras International and St Albans.

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Re-timed services between Newcastle and Durham until 09:35 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast

Routes affected

Between Newcastle and London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newcastle and Durham with some lines closed.

The 07:55, 08:55, 09:25 Newcastle to London Kings Cross will depart 15 minutes earlier from Newcastle, normal times resume from Durham. 

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Amended service between Crewe and Rugeley Trent Valley until 11:15 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Crewe and Northampton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Rugeley Trent Valley with some lines closed.

Trains will be diverted and not call at Stone and Stafford, buses will run between Stoke-on-Trent and Rugeley Trent Valley calling at Stone and Stafford.

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Buses replace trains between Bromley South / Chislehurst and Sevenoaks on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes to / from and via Orpington.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chislehurst and Sevenoaks via Orpington with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Bromley South / Chislehurst and Orpington / Sevenoaks. Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

London Charing Cross to Hastings / Ramsgate services will be diverted, calling additionally at Chislehurst and not calling at Orpington.

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Buses replace trains between Lewes and Seaford on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between Brighton and Seaford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lewes and Seaford with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Lewes and Seaford.

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Bus replaces 07:51 Huddersfield to Leeds on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Between Huddersfield and Leeds

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ravensthorpe and Deighton until 09:10 with all lines closed.

07:51 Huddersfield to Leeds, bus replaces train throughout.

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Amended 07:58 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

Grand Central

Routes affected

Between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Brighouse and Wakefield Kirkgate until 09:10 with all lines closed.

The 07:58 (departs at 08:10) Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross will be diverted and not call at Halifax, Brighouse and Mirfield, also terminates at Finsbury Park where passengers should use alternative services to London Kings Cross.

A bus will run from Halifax, Brighouse and Mirfield to connect with the train at Wakefield Kirkgate.  

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Buses replace trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Oxford Road / Wigan North Western on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

First TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Northern Rail between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport / Wigan North Western / Blackpool North

Description

Engineering work is taking please between Earlestown and Edge Hill with all lines closed.

Buses will replace trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Oxford Road via Huyton and between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.

First TransPennine Express services will start / terminate at Manchester Victoria and Northern Rail services are diverted via Warrington Central

Passengers travelling between Manchester and Liverpool can travel on services via Warrington Central

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Buses replace trains between Virginia Water and Weybridge on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Staines / Weybridge / Woking

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Virginia Water and Weybridge with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Virginia Water and Weybridge, journey times may be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Trains between London Waterloo and Woking via Hounslow are amended to run between London Waterloo and Ascot.

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Amended ScotRail Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

ScotRail Caledonian Sleeper routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Watford Junction and London Euston with all lines closed.

All ScotRail Caledonian Sleeper services are diverted and will not call at Carlisle, Preston, Crewe and Watford Junction.

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Buses replace trains between Keith and Inverness on Sundays 24, 31 August and 7 September 2014

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Aberdeen and Inverness

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Keith and Inverness closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Keith and Inverness.

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Buses replace trains between Colchester and Stowmarket, Ipswich and Manningtree / Stowmarket / Felixstowe / Woodbridge on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

All routes via Ipswich and Manningtree.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Stowmarket with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Colchester and Stowmarket (non-stop) and also between Ipswich and Manningtree / Stowmarket / Felixstowe / Woodbridge.

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Amended overnight First TransPennine Express services from Sunday 24 to Friday 29 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Some First TransPennine Express routes

Description

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

Sunday 

The 22:29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be replaced by a bus between Preston and Blackpool North.

Monday only

The 04:43 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston. A replacement bus will run from Blackpool North (dep 04:20) to Preston to connect.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

The 21:50 Middlesbrough to York service will not call at Thirsk. A replacement bus will run from Thirsk (dep 22:00) to Northallerton to connect with the train and return to Thirsk departing at 22:38 connecting off the train.

Monday to Friday

The 00:01 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Blackpool North.

The 03:37 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston. A replacement bus will run from Blackpool North (dep 03:10) to Preston to connect.  

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Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

The line is currently closed between Harlech and Pwllheli, and buses are replacing trains between these stations.

This is because work is taking place to replace the old wooden Pont Briwet road and railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which has been declared structurally unsafe and has closed. A new bridge is being built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway.

Storms in December 2013 also severely damaged the line, but repairs have now been completed.

Once work on the railway side of the bridge is completed, the line will re-open. The current estimated date for the line to re-open is 1 September 2014.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Pwllheli

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Delays between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston expected until 10:30

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Virgin Trains services between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

A broken down train at Hemel Hempstead is causing delays of up to 15 minutes to trains between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #HemelHempstead.

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Delays between Swindon and Chippenham until at least 11:30

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads and also between Swindon and Westbury

Description

Signalling problems between Swindon and Chippenham are causing delays of up to 20 minutes to journeys between the stations.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Chippenham

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Delays between Brighton and Worthing until at least 11:00

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between Brighton and Worthing / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton

Description

A Broken down train at Brighton is delaying journeys by up to 30 minutes between Brighton and Worthing.

Passengers may use Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:00

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Brighton

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Planned changes to train times

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

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

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

Description

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

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

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


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

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

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


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

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

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


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

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

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

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

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

This will include:

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

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

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

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

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Buses replace trains to and from Redditch until Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Redditch and Birmingham New Street / Lichfield Trent Valley.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redditch and Barnt Green closing the line.

On Mondays to Saturdays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Longbridge.

On Sundays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Barnt Green. 

For passengers travelling to and from Alvechurch station, the replacement bus pick up point is from the Alvechurch Red Lion Pub.

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Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Chorley.

Description

Over the next 5 years Network Rail is working with their partners to deliver over £1bn of investment, which will enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. Part of this investment is to electrify the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Chorley.

In addition to tunnel work at Chorley, several road bridges in the Chorley area will be rebuilt and it is planned to reinstate the Grade II listed 'Chorley Flying Arches' which were removed in the summer of 2008.

As a result of this, the line between Chorley and Leyland will be closed from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Once work has been completed, this will enable quieter, cleaner electric trains to be introduced and an increase in passengers seats and faster journey times.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere are diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers should use Northern Rail replacement buses between Bolton and Preston

Midweek, buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at Horwich Parkway and Chorley only. Passengers to / from Buckshaw Parkway should use Northern Rail replacement buses.

Northern Rail

On Saturdays and Sundays, buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Midweek, buses replace trains between Chorley and Preston.

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Selby.

Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

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Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln from Monday 18 to Saturday 30 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Doncaster and Lincoln

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Gainsborough area closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln (no Sunday service).

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Amended 22:12 London Paddington to Reading on Sunday 23 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Slough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Maidenhead with some lines closed.

The 22:12 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough.

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Reduced Metro service from 20:00 Saturday 23 and all day on Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Ilford / Shenfield / Southend Victoria and between Wickford and Southminster.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bethnal Green and Ilford with some lines closed.

An amended Metro service will run between London Liverpool Street and Ilford / Shenfield / Southend Victoria and between Wickford and Southminster.

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Amended East Midlands Trains service between Derby and East Midlands Parkway from 23:40 on Saturday 23 until 11:20 on Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

East Midlands Trains services between Sheffield / Derby and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Long Eaton closing all lines.

Trains will be subject to retiming and unable to call at Long Eaton.

Replacement buses will run between Derby, Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway / Nottingham.

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Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, London Midland

Routes affected

First Great Western between London Paddington and Hereford.

London Midland between Whitlocks End / Dorridge / Birmingham New Street and Great Malvern / Hereford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford. 

Buses will not pick up/set down on the station front, but will pick up / set down at the bus stops on Worcester Shrub Hill Road near to the drive to the station.

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Amended service between Reading and Kemble / Bristol Parkway / Bath Spa on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Various First Great Western routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Kemble / Bristol Parkway / Bath Spa with various line closures.

Replacement bus services will run between Reading and Swindon and Didcot Parkway and Swindon. 

Services between London Paddington and Gloucester/Cheltenham Spa will be diverted via Bristol Temple Meads extending journey times by approximately 60 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse and Gloucester, extending journey times between 20 and 50 minutes. 

Customers travelling to / from Cheltenham Spa will be able to change to/from rail services at Gloucester station. 

London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads, Weston Super Mare and West of England services (via Bristol Temple Meads) will be diverted extending journey times by approximately 20 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon and Bath Spa via Chippenham. 

London Paddington to South Wales services will operate via an alternative route extending journey times by approximately 75 minutes. 

Replacement buses will operate between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. 

Customers travelling between London Paddington/Reading and Hereford are advised to travel via Newport, changing trains there, journey times will be extended by approximately 40 minutes. 

Replacement bus services will operate between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford extended journey times. 

Replacement bus services will operate between Swindon and Westbury, from Swindon to Chippenham and Chippenham to Westbury via Melksham, journey times will be extended by approximately 60 minutes.

During this time First Great Western are removing restrictions on certain travel tickets. More information can be found here

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Amended Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express service on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 August 2014

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals with some lines closed.

On Saturday Heathrow Connect will operate an amended service between London Paddington and Hayes and Harlington only.

On Saturday no Heathrow Express services operate.

On Sunday Heathrow Connect will operate an amended service between London Paddington and Hayes and Harlington only. From 12:37 trains travel between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4 every 30 minutes until 21:07 and then 22:12 and 23:12. From 13:21 trains depart Heathrow Terminal 4 every 30 minutes until 21:21 then 22:07, 23:07 and 00:01.

On Sunday the first Heathrow Express services departs London Paddington leaves at 12:25 and then every 15 minutes until 23:25. The first train to depart Heathrow Terminal 5 leaves at 12:42 and then every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Metropolitan Line

Description

Metropolitan Line

No trains will run between Moor Park and Amersham / Chesham. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • Chalfont & Latimer.
  • Amersham.

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No direct trains between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and London Marylebone from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August 2014

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Aylesbury Vale Park and London Marylebone (via Amersham).

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Great Missenden and Amersham with all lines closed.

One train an hour will run between Aylesbury Vale Park and Great Missenden.

An hourly connecting bus service will run between Great Missenden and Beaconsfield for trains to / from London.

For stations between Amersham and Harrow-on-the-Hill passengers should use London Underground replacement buses between Amersham and |Moor Park and trains between Moor Park and Harrow-on-the-Hill.

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Major improvement works affecting trains between Watford Junction and London Euston at the weekends in August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland, London Overground, Southern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Euston and between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction

Description

In the past 15 years, the number of trains using the West Coast Main Line has doubled - and it's getting busier. Much of the infrastructure around Watford dates from the 1960s and with trains running around the clock, it's becoming increasingly unreliable.

Over a series of seven weekends from August 2014 to April 2015, Network Rail will be replacing three critical junctions to the north and south of Watford and renewing the signalling system in the area. It will also replace the track crossovers with track that is easier to maintain, reducing future disruption due to maintenance, resulting in fewer delays, better punctuality and providing more comfortable journeys.

The Improvement works, when complete, will:

  • Renew all signalling between Kings Langley and Bushey allowing greater flexibility, and quicker return to a normal service after disruption
  • Lay over 15km (9 miles) of new track giving a smoother journey
  • Modify the overhead line equipment to make it more reliable       
  • Reconstruct Orphanage Road Bridge to allow for future line speeds of 125 mph

 

The line between Watford Junction and London Euston will be closed on the following weekends to allow for this work:

2014

  • Saturday 23 August 2014 to Monday 25 August 2014
  • Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Monday 29 December 2014

2015

  • Saturday 14 February 2015 to Monday 16 February 2015
  • Saturday 21 February 2015 to Monday 23 February 2015
  • Friday 3 April 2015 to Tuesday 7 April 2015

 

August Alternative Routes and Planning Your Journey

For the alternative routes available throughout August for London Midland, please use the information from this link

For the alternative routes available throughout August for Virgin Trains, please use the information from this link

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

Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August

From Saturday 23 to Monday 25 August the lines are closed between London Euston an Hemel Hempstead and the following alterations will take place:

There will be no mainline trains between Hemel Hempstead and London Euston all weekend and on Sunday between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston.

London Midland services to London Euston from Birmingham and Crewe will terminate at Northampton (they will terminate at Milton Keynes on Sun 24 August). At Northampton, passengers can change on to a special half hourly train service between Northampton and Hemel Hempstead. Buses will run between Hemel Hempstead and Stanmore Underground Station, via Apsley, Kings Langley and Watford Junction. On Sunday these buses will be extended to Milton Keynes Central. The same applies in the opposite direction. Passengers may use London Underground services between Stanmore and central London.

Buses are replacing trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

On Saturday, Southern services will operate between South Croydon and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Milton Keynes are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and Stanmore, replacement buses between Stanmore and Hemel Hempstead and London Midland services between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central. 

On Sunday, Southern services will operate between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Watford Junction are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and London Euston and London Overground services between London Euston and Watford Junction.  

On Monday, Southern services will operate between South Croydon and Shepherds Bush. Passengers for stations to Milton Keynes are advised to use London Underground services between London Victoria and Stanmore, replacement buses between Stanmore and Hemel Hempstead and London Midland services between Hemel Hempstead and Milton Keynes Central. 

Most Virgin Trains services will start / terminate at Milton Keynes Central or Rugby with Holyhead services running between Holyhead and Crewe only.  

Virgin Trains will run a service between Birmingham International, Coventry and London Euston via the Chiltern lines.

Reduced Gatwick Express service from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge with all lines closed.

Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly services as follows (except Sundays):

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

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

On Sunday 24 August a normal Gatwick Express service will run.

On Sunday 31 August the 03:30 and 04:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and the 01:35 and 04:35 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria services will not run. Replacement buses from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport will depart at 03:30 and 04:30 and from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria at 01:35 and 04:35. From 05:00 Gatwick Express will run a normal train service.

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Major improvement works at London Bridge from Saturday 23 to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect, Southern

Routes affected

All First Capital Connect and Southern routes to / from London Bridge.

Description

In 2007, Network Rail started the £6.5 billion Thameslink Programme. When completed in 2018, trains will run every 2-3 minutes in each direction through central London at the busiest times.

With new track and new spacious trains, which will be longer and more energy-efficient, more reliable journeys will be possible with direct links to three major airports (Gatwick, Heathrow and Luton) and St Pancras International.

Work has already started on rebuilding London Bridge station. When completed, London Bridge will have more through and longer platforms and a bigger concourse to cope with the 54 million passengers that go through each year.

Between Saturday 23 August and Sunday 31 August, part of London Bridge station will be closed and no First Capital Connect or Southern services will be calling at London Bridge. Southeastern services will be able to call as normal.

This will also affect Southern services to and from London Victoria and some other Southern routes, where an alternative timetable is running on most routes.

During this phase, Train Operating Companies are working together to minimise the inconvenience to passengers. Further information is available from First Capital Connect, Southern, Southeastern, Transport for London and the Thameslink Programme websites. This will also highlight where alternative routes can be taken and any ticket acceptance that is in place.

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