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As a result of billions of pounds of investment in the rail network, and in new trains and services, Network Rail are temporarily changing how far in advance train timetables can be confirmed. The May 2018 timetable change is the largest in living memory, needing the rescheduling of almost four million services – 600% more than normal.

Train times and tickets are usually available for customers to plan and book their journeys up to 12 weeks before departure. However, possibly for the duration of the next timetable beginning on 20th May, some may not be available until closer to the date of departure.

The majority of weekday services will be unaffected, although journeys at weekends are likely to see changes to the expected timetable.

What this means for buying tickets

With only a small number of trains affected by engineering works, we want customers to continue planning their journeys with confidence and CrossCountry have put in place a series of measures to reassure them.

Purchasing tickets between 12 and 6 weeks prior to departure

Customers will still be able to purchase Anytime and Off-Peak train tickets 12 weeks before departure, however CrossCountry Advance tickets may not be available until six weeks before departure due to timetables not being finalised.

Purchasing tickets on other operators

If a customer purchases a ticket more than six weeks before their journey, they should check back with the train operator they will be travelling with at the six weeks mark to see if their train time has been altered. If so, and they then do not wish to travel, they can request a refund from their original retailer.

Purchasing tickets for CrossCountry services

If you booked between 12 and 6 weeks before your travel date and your journey has been affected, you can travel on an alternative CrossCountry train two hours either side of your original service, although any seat reservation on the original train cannot be honoured on the other service.

How can I find out if my journey will be affected?

If you are due to travel within the next six weeks, you can see if your journey has changed by searching our website.

If your travel date is more than six weeks in advance, you can select your travel date in the “by date” tab which will allow you to search for the work being carried out on the network. If engineering work is happening on your travel date you will see a list of results, which you can select to view more information.

You can also use our route map to see which of these engineering works may affect your journey.

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Use the table below to see if your date of travel has any planned changes to train times affecting CrossCountry services or services run by other operators.

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    Amended Northern timetable until the end of July

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    Since Monday 4 June, 6% of daily train services, that's 165 out of the normal 2,800 daily services, have been temporarily removed until the end of July.

    This interim timetable will enable Northern to start to stabilise service levels over the next few weeks and, importantly, start to reduce the number of last-minute train cancellations.

    In the short-term fewer trains will be running, but still more than before the May timetable change. A full timetable is expected to be restored by the end of July.

    Alternative travel advice:
    It has been arranged for Northern tickets to be accepted by other train companies until 29 July 2018. This means if your Northern train is delayed or cancelled, you can use your ticket to travel on the below train companies' services:

    • CrossCountry
    • East Midlands Trains
    • London North Eastern Railway
    • Merseyrail
    • TransPennine Express
    • Virgin Trains

    What areas are affected?
    On a number of routes affected there will be alternative rail services available, as well as other modes of transport. Where available, rail replacement buses will also operate on affected routes with details provided locally for customers.

    Lakes Line
    Northern are currently operating a limited shuttle rail service on the Lakes Line. This comprises of 12 round trips per day between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere, operating between 06.30 and 20:00, with rail replacement buses to cover gaps in service for crew breaks.

    This includes express coaches in operation for commuters, stopping services for tourists and special buses for school children - ensuring you have been able to continue to travel along the Lakes Line and enjoy all the Lake District has to offer. 

    Blackpool
    There will be a reduced service between Blackpool South and Preston and also between Preston and Colne and a small number of off-peak services between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport will be removed. Other services between Blackpool North and Manchester Piccadilly will start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

    Lancashire
    There will be reductions between Ormskirk and Preston and a small number between Blackburn and Southport via Manchester Victoria, whilst many services on the Lancaster to Morecambe line will be removed.

    Manchester
    A reduced service will operate on the Kirkby to Manchester Victoria line via Wigan, and between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

    Liverpool City Region
    Additionally, there is a closure of Liverpool Lime Street for two months whilst significant work takes place on re-signalling and remodelling of the infrastructure. More details can be found here.

    On a number of these routes there will be alternative rail services available, as well as other modes of transport. Where available, rail replacement buses will also operate on affected routes with details provided locally for customers.

    Additional Information
    More information is available on Northern's website.

    A joint statement about the disruption from Network Rail, GTR and Northern can be found here.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner until Friday 27 July.

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

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

    Impact to travel on Great Northern, Thameslink and Northern services due to changes to timetables. Please check before you travel today.

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Great Northern, Northern and Thameslink routes

    Description

    What is happening?

    The new train timetable introduced on 20 May was designed to accommodate extra services and faster trains. Due to the large number of changes required and the late running of some engineering improvements this process has taken longer than anticipated. This meant that train companies had much less time to prepare for the new timetable meaning specialist training required could not be completed in time for drivers to learn all the new routes, or operate different trains for operators to address all the logistical challenges.

    Although majority of the services are running as planned, there has been disruption in some areas.

    As a result, further changes to timetabled services have been made on Great Northern, Thameslink and most of Northern with immediate effect.

    What we are doing

    Great Northern, Thameslink, Northern and Network Rail are working hard to get back on track as quickly as possible.

    Northern has put into place an interim timetable to stabilise services with the full timetable expected to be in place by end of July.

    Great Northern and Thameslink are working to introduce changes that will progressively deliver improvement. In the meantime, some trains will be removed from their timetable so there are fewer unplanned cancellations, allowing passengers to arrange their journeys with greater confidence.

    What we would advise

    Check before you travel:

    Please check our Journey Planner before you travel to help plan your journey.

    If you have a ticket to travel on Northern, Thameslink, or Great Northern train services and are unable to complete your journey due to delays or cancellations on the recent published timetable changes, valid tickets are being accepted by other train companies on reasonable alternative routes at no extra cost until 29 July (tickets will not be accepted on Southeastern High Speed services due to capacity constraints). Just present your ticket to a member of staff on the day. Click here to view the alternative options available to you.

    To find out more details about disruptions and alternative routes available, please check our National Service Indicator by selecting the appropriate Train Operating Company for updates on how their services are running.

    More information from Network Rail, Great Northern, Thameslink, and Northern can be found here.

    Check if you can claim compensation:

    Customers affected are encouraged to apply for Delay Repay compensation. Find out more information here.

     

    Industrial action suspended - The planned Northern service will run on Saturday 21 July

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    All Northern Routes

    Description

    Northern are advising that the RMT trade union has agreed to hold talks in a bid to resolve their ongoing dispute and has called off its strike action that was planned for Saturday 21 July.

    Customers can plan their journeys based on a regular Saturday timetable. More background information from Northern is available here.

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

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

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

    Industrial action to affect South Western Railway services on various dates in July, August and September

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Various South Western Railway routes

    Description

    The RMT trade union intends to hold six 24 hour strikes and one 48 hour strike on the South Western Railway Network.

    Island Line services will not be affected.

    The strike action is planned on the following dates:

    • Thursday 26 July
    • Saturday 28 July
    • Tuesday 31 July
    • Saturday 4 August
    • Saturday 11 August
    • Saturday 18 August
    • Friday 31 August
    • Saturday 1 September

     

    More information on train services will be added when known.

    Check before you travel:
    Changes to the timetable have not yet been updated in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

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

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

    All lines have reopened through Stockport

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Arriva Trains Wales between Milford Haven / Crewe / Carmarthen / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

    CrossCountry between Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Banbury / Paignton / Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids and Manchester Piccadilly

    East Midlands Trains between Nottingham / Norwich and Liverpool South Parkway

    Northern between Crewe / Hazel Grove / Chester / Macclesfield / Stoke-on-Trent / Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly, between Stockport and Chester, and also between Alderley Edge and Wigan North Western

    TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes / Doncaster and Manchester Airport

    Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Trains will now be able to run as normal through Stockport after the respasser was safely removed by the emergency services overnight. 

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    Engineering work affecting Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express services on Saturday 21 July and Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express / Southern / Thameslink Network

    Description

    Essential engineering work will affect services as follows:

    Additional information:

    It is expected that journey planners will be updated by 20:00 on Friday to show alterations for Saturday, and will be updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

    There may also be other on-the-day alterations. It is therefore vital that you recheck your train as close to the time of your journey using journey planner or live departures.

    Disruption between St Albans and London St Pancras International expected until 11:00

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    East Midlands Trains between Sheffield / Leicester / Derby / Nottingham / Corby and London St Pancras International

    Thameslink services between Bedford / Luton / St Albans and Rainham / Orpington / Sevenoaks / East Grinstead /Sutton / Gatwick Airport / Brighton / Horsham / Littlehampton 

    Description

    A large branch has been found caught in the overhead electric wires between Radlett and St Albans station. As a result, trains will be diverted on to alternative lines until the branch has been removed. A normal service is expected to resume from approximately 11:00.

    How is this currently affecting the train service?
    Fewer lines are available for use in both directions between West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans. Trains are subject to delays of up to 30 minutes and some services will be cancelled or revised.

    Advice for Thameslink customers:

    You are strongly advised to allow extra time to complete your journey and check journey planners prior to travelling.

    If you are travelling from West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans, you should listen for announcements and check the information screens for platform alterations.

    This incident is also having a knock-on effect on the Peterborough to Horsham services in both directions and also the Luton to Rainham services.

    To keep you moving your tickets are being accepted on the following via any reasonable route;


    Replacement buses are in circulation between Bedford, Luton and St Albans and Thameslink are in the process of arranging more. The buses will help supplement the train service.

    When severe disruption occurs, it can sometimes have an effect on services across our whole network, this is down to our drivers and trains not being in the right place at the right time.

    Control teams are working extremely hard and will endeavour to run as many services as possible. Thameslink would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

    Advice for East Midlands Trains customers:

    Trains between Corby and London St Pancras International will be suspended until the line reopens. Buses have been organised to run between Corby and Kettering.

    Can you tell me more about the incident?
    Network Rail staff are on site along with a specialist team that are required to carry out the removal of the branch. To enable them to carry out these works a temporary line block is required. 

    Images of the tree on the overhead wire can be viewed here

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

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

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

     

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    Disruption between Chelmsford and Shenfield until approximately 10:00

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Norwich / Ipswich / Clacton-on-Sea / Braintree / Waltonon-the-Naze / Colchester / Whitham and London Liverpool Street 

    Description

    A track defect between Chelmsford and Ingatestone is disrupting trains running between Chelmsford and Shenfield.

    How does this affect my journey?

    Trains are now able to operate on all lines, however, have to run at a reduced speed over the defective track. 

    As a result, some services may be delayed by up to 20 minutes, cancelled or altered at short notice. A normal service is expected to resume from 10:00. 

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

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

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

    Description

    Major engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 4 November 2018.

    To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport.

    Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

    Buses will run between:

    • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
    • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton

    Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

    Check before you travel:

    Trains up to and including 12 August are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

    For journeys on weekends between 18 August and 4 November, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

    The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

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    Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

    Description

    Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

    Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

    There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

    Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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    Modernisation of Liverpool Lime Street closing the station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains, London Northwestern Railway, Merseyrail, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    All routes to / from Liverpool Lime Street

    Description

    Trains will not run to or from the main Liverpool Lime Street station from Saturday 2 June until Sunday 29 July as further upgrade work is completed as part of Liverpool Lime Street's major transformation.

    (Please note the closure only affects the main Liverpool Lime Street station, the low level 'underground' station used by Merseyrail services only will remain open. Also. some Northern trains are running to / from Liverpool Lime street until Friday 13 July.)

    East Midlands Trains - Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level.

    London Northwestern Railway - Trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

    Merseyrail - Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station will remain open and Merseyrail services will continue to run as normal. Please expect these services to be extremely busy.

    Northern - Services that run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hunts Cross only. Replacement buses will run between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

    Services between Blackpool North / Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street will start from / terminate at Huyton. Replacement buses will run between Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street. 

    From Monday 11 June until Friday 13 July between 06:00 and 20:00. A limited train service will operate between Wigan North Western / Blackpool North / Preston / Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street.

    TransPennine Express - No trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Customers should use alternative Train Operators road / rail services between Manchester stations and Liverpool Lime Street. Some early morning / late night TransPennine Express services will be amended or cancelled.

    Virgin Trains - Services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, and some services will call additionally at Crewe. Customers should use Merseyrail for onward travel to / from Liverpool City Centre.

    On Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, replacement coaches will run at the beginning and end of each day where Merseyrail connections are not available.

    Images

    Images can be found here 

    Check before you travel:

    The journey planner is showing correctly until Sunday 29 July. You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Amended service in the Oxford area from Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Oxford (and late Sunday night services to Birmingham)

    CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Bournemouth

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Banbury / Oxford / Worcester

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at Oxford, closing all lines for 16 days. More information on this work is available here.

    Chiltern Railways

    Trains will not run between Oxford Parkway and Oxford. Customers can use the Oxford Park & Ride route 500 bus.

    CrossCountry

    Monday 16 to Friday 20 July

    Buses replace trains between Oxford and Banbury, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

    Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

    Buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Banbury.

    Great Western Railway

    Monday 16 to Friday 20 July

    Until 22:35 each night, a limited service of one train per hour will run between London Paddington and Oxford.

    Replacement bus services will run between:

    • Didcot Parkway and Oxford
    • Didcot Parkway and Hanborough
    • Oxford and Banbury
    • Oxford and Kingham (limited service)

    Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

    London Paddington to Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford: Trains will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway, and between Moreton-in-Marsh and Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford. Buses will run between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh. A minibus shuttle service will run between Charlbury railway stations and Charlbury village.

    Didcot Parkway - Oxford - Banbury: These trains are replaced by buses.

    London Paddington - Oxford: These trains will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway only, a fast bus service will run between Didcot Parkway and Oxford. Alternatively you can use Chiltern Railways services between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway (then use the Park & Ride bus to/from Oxford).

    Local trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will operate to revised timings.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    Network Rail are renewing track, installing new signals and laying new cables. During this summer block, they will be continuing with this operational work. The track to the north of the station will be removed and replaced as it is life expired.

    The new track, crossings, signals (operated from the Thames Valley Signal Centre at Didcot) will allow for increased line speeds, better regulation of trains (passenger and freight) through the station and new power supplies for the signals will result in a more reliable signal system.

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    Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries from Saturday 14 to Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Between Glasgow Central and Carlisle / Newcastle

    Description

    Structures work is taking place between Kilmarnock and Dumfries, closing all lines.

    Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries. Express buses will operate to connect with journeys to Newcastle.

    Check before you travel: 

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

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

    Bicycles: 

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here

    Project Information: 

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.  

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    Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    'High Speed Trains' between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton and London Paddington

    'Thames Valley' local trains between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading / London Paddington

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place to electrify the lines between Newbury and Reading, in connection with the Great Western Route Modernisation major project.

    Work will be taking place on various weekdays and most weekends up until the end of 2018.

    The following dates will be affected by closures during weekdays:

    • Monday 16 July to Friday 4 August
    • Tuesday 28 August to Thursday 30 August
    • Monday 8 October to Thursday 11 October

    Please note, the dates are subject to change.

    How will this affect my journey?

    Trains between Newbury and Reading will not run. An amended train service will run between Theale and Reading to help maintain connections.

    Buses will be provided between the following stations:

    • Newbury / Thatcham and Reading (peak times only)
    • Newbury and Didcot Parkway (peak times only, change for connecting trains)
    • Newbury and Theale
    • Newbury and Bedwyn
    • Bedwyn and Reading (peak times only)
    • Bedwyn and Theale
    • Pewsey and Swindon (for connecting trains)
    • Pewsey and Westbury

    To keep daytime work to a minimum, Network Rail will sometimes work during the night, especially at weekends. If you travel after 21:00 on weekends, and before 11:00 on Sundays, we strongly recommend checking your journey before you travel.

    As diverted long-distance High Speed Trains will be diverted via Swindon and Melksham, stopping services between Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge will be changed whenever the work at Newbury is taking place.

    On Weekdays where the line is closed at Newbury, buses will be provided to run between Chippenham and Westbury in place of some trains. On Weekends, trains will continue to run but may depart at different times.

    Ticket acceptance:

    To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on alternative bus routes in both directions; these include:

    • JetBlack 1 between Newbury, Thatcham and Reading
    • Kennections 102 between Newbury and Thatcham
    • Thamesdown R20 / X22 between Marlborough and Hungerford
    • Salisbury Reds Activ8 between Amesbury / Tidworth and Andover / Salisbury
    • Salisbury Reds X5 between Salisbury, Pewsey and Swindon
    • Salisbury Reds 2 between Devises and Salisbury
    • Stagecoach 80 between Ludgershall, Tidworth and Swindon
    • Stagecoach 55 between Calne and Swindon
    • Stagecoach 49 between Trowbridge, Devises and Swindon
    • Thamesdown 46/46A/48/48A between Marlborough and Swindon

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Accessibility:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Great Western Railway use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of the buses, Great Western Railway will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.

    It's best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit GWR.com/AssistedTravel

    Project Information:

    The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

    Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

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    Revised early morning London Euston to Northampton service on Saturday 21 July

    Train companies affected

    London Northwestern Railway

    Routes affected

    From London Euston to Northampton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between North Wembley and Northampton, closing some Northbound lines.

    The following services will be revised to call at Bushey to set down only:

    • 00:05 London Euston to Northampton
    • 00:34 London Euston to Northampton

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

    No Chiltern Railways trains at Oxford on Saturday 21 July

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between London Marylebone and Oxford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Oxford Parkway and Oxford, closing all lines.

    Trains will be revised to start / terminate at Oxford Parkway - no Chiltern Railways trains will call at Oxford. 

    To help you complete your journey to / from Oxford, you may use the Oxford Park & Ride bus on route 500. 

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Amended 23:10 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service on Saturday 21 July

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Bristol Temple Meads to Frome

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Avoncliff and Frome, closing all lines overnight.

    On Saturday night, the 23:10 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will terminate at Westbury. A connecting bus will run from Westbury to Frome, taking approximately 20 minutes.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Amended late night trains between Hastings and Ashford International from approximately 21:00 Saturday 21 July

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Trains between Brighton / Eastbourne and Ore / Ashford International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Rye closing the line.

    The following train alterations will apply:

    The 21:29 Eastbourne to Ashford International is replaced by a bus between Hastings and Ashford International.

    The 22:01 Brighton to Ore is replaced by a bus between Hastings and Ore.

    The 23:25 Ashford International to Eastbourne is replaced by a bus throughout.

    The 23:26 Ore to Brighton is replaced by a bus between Ore and Hastings.

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    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. It is expected that journey planners will be updated by 20:00 on Friday to show alterations for Saturday and by updated by 20:00 on Saturday to show alterations for Sunday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Amended late night trains between St Albans and Sutton on Saturday 21 July

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Between St Albans and Sutton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between St Albans and Cricklewood closing some lines.

    The 21:19 Sutton to St Albans will terminate at London St Pancras International.

    The 23:09 St Albans to Sutton will start from West Hampstead Thameslink.

    Customers should use alternative Thameslink trains via any reasonable route to complete your journey. 

    Check before you travel:

    It is expected that the Journey Planner will be updated by 20:00 on Friday to show alterations for Saturday. On affected routes, journeys may be significantly altered and extended compared with the information shown in journey planners if you check before these times.

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    No trains between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Cambridge / Cambridge North / Stansted Airport

    Between Stratford and Bishops Stortford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Lea Bridge and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

    Trains will be diverted via Seven Sisters, not calling at stations via Tottenham Hale.

    Customers at stations between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt are advised to use alternative stations on the Seven Sisters line.

    A map showing walking distance between Lea Valley Stations can be found here

    Customers at Lea Bridge can use TfL London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford and Hackney Downs.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Revised service between Glasgow Central and Motherwell on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, ScotRail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, London North Eastern Railway

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow Central and London Euston

    CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Paignton / Penzance

    London North Eastern Railway between Glasgow Central and London Kings Cross

    ScotRail routes through Motherwell

    TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

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

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, closing all lines.

    Caledonian Sleeper

    The Friday night service 23:53 London Euston to Glasgow Central will divert via Mount Florida and will arrive into Glasgow Central at 07:48 (Saturday morning).

    There is no Saturday night service.

    CrossCountry

    Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Motherwell. 

    London North Eastern Railway

    Trains will be revised to run between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross only.

    Customers for Motherwell can use the replacement bus running between Motherwell and Edinburgh.

    Customers for Glasgow can use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

    ScotRail

    Glasgow Central - Lanark

    These services are diverted via Mount Florida and will not call at Cambuslang.

    Glasgow Central - Newton

    These services will operate to / from Larkhall and Motherwell (both hourly services). 

    Argyle Line services

    Milngavie - Motherwell services will operate between Milngavie and Glasgow Central Low Level.

    Balloch - Larkhall / Motherwell services will operate between Balloch and Springburn.

    Replacement buses will operate between:

    Partick & Motherwell (via both Whifflet & Hamilton)

    Glasgow Central & Motherwell 

    TransPennine Express

    On Saturday, trains will be retimed to depart Glasgow Central 10 minutes earlier than normal and trains arriving into Glasgow Central will arrive 10 minutes later than normal. 

    On Sunday, trains will run as advertised.

    Virgin Trains 

    Trains between Glasgow Central and London Euston will be diverted via Mount Florida. Trains towards Glasgow Central will arrive at the station later than normal. Trains from Glasgow Central will depart the station slightly earlier.

    Trains between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street will run between Carlisle and Birmingham New Street only.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Revised 05:21 Derby to London St Pancras International service on Saturday 21 July

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    From Derby to London St Pancras International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Derby and East Midlands Parkway, closing all lines.

    The 05:21 Derby to London St Pancras International service will divert via an alternative route, not calling at Long Eaton. A bus will run from Long Eaton to East Midlands Parkway.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

    Buses replace trains between New Beckenham and Hayes on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Hayes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between New Beckenham and Hayes closing all lines. 

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Hayes will not run. Trains that usually run between London Cannon Street and Hayes will run as normal between London Cannon Street and New Beckenham, then divert to Beckenham Junction.

    Replacement buses will run between New Beckenham and Hayes, calling at Clock House, Elmers End, Eden Park and West Wickham.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    No trains at Burnham and Taplow from 23:00 on Saturday 21 and all day on Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    Trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will not call at Burnham or Taplow. 

    A replacement bus will run between Slough and Taplow on Saturday after 23:00.

    The bus will run between Slough and Burnham only on Sunday as Taplow station is closed as normal on Sundays.

    Road journey times:

    The bus journey time between Slough and Burnham is approximately 13 minutes. 

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke from 20:30 on Saturday 21 July and early morning / late evening on Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

    Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Reading West on Saturday evening and also between Reading West and Basingstoke on Sunday morning and Sunday evening, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Trains will be diverted extending journey times by up to 1 hour and will not call at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke.

    Great Western Railway: 

    From approximately 20:30 on Saturday evening, buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

    Until 09:40 and after 20:30 on Sunday, buses replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

    You can find below approximate bus times for journeys between READING and:

    • Reading West - 8 minutes
    • Mortimer - 33 minutes
    • Bramley - 53 minutes
    • Basingstoke - 75 minutes

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Retimed service between Swindon and Westbury on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 July

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Swindon and Westbury

    Description

    As a result of engineering work taking place between Reading and Westbury, some trains have been diverted to run on the line between Swindon and Westbury.

    In order to accommodate the additional capacity, some trains between Swindon and Westbury may be retimed.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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