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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.

Does this affect my date of travel?

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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Mon 27 Aug  CrossCountry services All operator services

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    Amended Northern timetable until the end of July

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    From Monday 4 June, 6% of daily train services, that's 165 out of the normal 2,800 daily services, will be 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
    • Merseyrail
    • TransPennine Express
    • Virgin Trains
    • Virgin Trains East Coast

    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 (affected only until Monday 2 July)
    For a period of four weeks, there will be no service on the Lakes Line between Windermere and Preston, Lancaster and Oxenholme Lake District. Instead, a replacement bus service will operate to keep people who live, work and visit the Lake District on the move. 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
    In and around 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

    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.

    Amended Thameslink and Great Northern service

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All Thameslink and Great Northern routes 

    Description

    Trains on the Thameslink and Great Northern network continue to be subject to alteration or cancellation as the new timetable is implemented.

    Customer Advice:
    Check before you travel on Great Northern and Thameslink as short notice alterations are expected.

    Travelling on Mondays to Fridays:
    It is expected that the online journey planners will be updated by 20:00 on the Sunday of each week to show the short term amended timetable operating on the following Monday to Friday services. Services shown are expected to run, but there may be some additional alterations,so please check your journey as close to your time of departure as possible.

    On some routes where there are extended gaps between trains, Thameslink and Great Northern will be supplementing the train service with additional buses.

    It is vital that you recheck your train as close to the time of your journey as possible using journey planner or live departures.

    Travelling on Saturdays and Sundays:
    Revised timetables showing the services Thameslink and Great Northern intend to run are available here; however, these timetables do not include any alterations due to Network Rail improvement work. A list of planned engineering work is shown here. It is expected that journey planners will be updated by 20:00 the day before travel, but there may 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.

    What are my travel alternatives?
    You may use your tickets on the following services:

    • Mutual ticket acceptance is in place between Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern
    • London Underground via any reasonable route
    • London Buses via any reasonable route
    • London Overground via any reasonable route
    • London Tramlink between East Croydon and Wimbledon
    • Docklands Light Railway via any reasonable route
    • South Western Railway between London and Wimbledon
    • Southeastern on all reasonable routes. This includes the High Speed between Rainham and Gravesend ONLY
    • Greater Anglia between Ely / Cambridge and London Liverpool Street
    • CrossCountry via any reasonable route
    • East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras International and Bedford, Ely and Peterborough
    • Virgin Trains East Coast between Peterborough and London
    • Metro Buses between Horsham, Gatwick and Redhill
    • Uno Buses on reasonable routes between St Albans, Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City (routes 601, 602, 653)
    • Arriva Shires Routes 321, 100, 101, 300 and 301 between Luton / St Albans and Watford / Stevenage
    • Arriva Greenline Route 724 between Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and St Albans / Watford. You may also use these buses on route 757 between Luton and London
    • Metroline Bus Route 84 between Potters Bar and St Albans


    As the High Speed does not call at Higham, a regular bus replacement service will run between Gravesend, Higham and Strood.

    Additionally, standby buses will be based at key locations on the Thameslink and Great Northern parts of the network to provide extra security against any unexpected cancellations that leave gaps in the train service.

    Additional Information
    For more information on the recovery plan to improve the long term reliability of the new timetable please visit railplan2020.com

    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 #TLupdates

    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.

    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 SE High Speed 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.

    For updates on the affected Train Operating Companies, please click below:

     

    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 to affect Northern services on Tuesday 19, Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT trade union is currently in dispute with Northern over proposed changes to the role of the conductor. As a result of this, industrial action will be taken on Tuesday 19, Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 June. 

    On Tuesday and Thursday, the majority of available trains will operate between 7am and 7pm as Northern focus on running as many trains as they can to get you into work and home again.

    On Saturday, most trains will run between 7am and 7pm, though on a handful of routes, services will begin to wind down earlier. 

    Additional information:
    On days where there is strike action, all running trains and any replacement buses are expected to be busy especially in the morning and evening peak period. Please allow extra time to travel.

    More information, including FAQs and background information on the strike is available on the Northern website.

    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

    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.

    Industrial action to affect South Western Railway from Thursday 21 until Saturday 23 June

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Various South Western Railway routes

    Description

    The RMT trade union is currently in dispute with South Western Railway.

    As a result of this, industrial action will take place from Thursday 21 until the end of service on Saturday 23 June.

    More information on how the service will be affected will be shown on this page when it becomes available.

    Check before you travel:
    Changes to the timetable on strike days are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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

    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.

    Disruption between Glasgow Queen Street and Maryhill until Sunday 8 July

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland / Mallaig / Oban / Fort William 

    Description

    Urgent repairs to the track between Glasgow Queen Street and Maryhill are causing disruption to journeys between these stations. Due to the nature of repairs required, we anticipate disruption will continue until Sunday 8 July.

    Trains which run between Glasgow Queen Street (high level station) and Anniesland will run between Ashfield and Anniesland only.

    Trains which run from Fort William, Oban and Mallaig will be diverted in to Glasgow Queen Street via an alternative route, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes. Please note, trains from Glasgow Queen Street to these West Highland stations are not affected.

    Alternative travel advice:
    Customers can travel via Glasgow Queen Street low level station to and from Anniesland, as these services are not affected.

    Buses will be provided between Glasgow Queen Street and Ashfield / Anniesland.

    Additional information:
    A track defect has been identified by engineers on a junction to the north of Glasgow Queen Street which means trains cannot cross over onto the Anniesland branch line. The unique design of the affected junction means that a new piece of track will have to be custom designed, built and installed to fix the fault.

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

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

    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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    Engineering work affecting Great Northern / Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express today

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Various routes across Great Northern / Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express network

    Description

    Essential engineering work today will affect services as follows:


    Check before you travel:
    Please note, there may be other on-the-day alterations. It is therefore vital that you recheck your train as close to the time of your journey.

    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departures.

    No c2c service at London Liverpool Street today

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    c2c between London Liverpool Street and Grays / Shoeburyness

    Description

    Emergency engineering works will be taking place today at London Liverpool Street. To allow Network Rail engineers to fix the set of points, some trains will need to be cancelled. This will ensure a full service can resume next week.

    c2c are unable to run to and from London Liverpool Street and will be amended to run to and from London Fenchurch Street. Please note, London Liverpool Street is only a short walk away from London Fenchurch Street. A walking route can be viewed here. 

    Greater Anglia trains are now able to run as normal to and from the station

    Additional Information:
    A bespoke piece of track at the entrance to London Liverpool Street station has developed a crack and trains can no longer run over it safely. Network Rail are expected to repair the damaged piece of track on Sunday.

    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 #LondonLiverpoolStreet

    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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    Buses replace trains between Willesden Junction and Richmond until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    London Overground between Stratford / Willesden Junction and Richmond

    Description

    As a result of engineering work taking place, all lines are closed between Willesden Junction and Richmond today.

    To help you with your journey, buses will be provided between Willesden Junction and Richmond. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 40 minutes.

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

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

    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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    No Southern service between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction today

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Shepherds Bush  and also between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central 

    Description

    Engineering work at Bushey means Southern trains are unable to run to and from Watford Junction today. As a result, trains will be cancelled.A usual service will operate on this route from Monday 18 June.

    Southern trains will not call at:

    Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, Shepherd's Bush, Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Junction, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhampstead, Tring, Leighton Buzzard, Bletchley and Milton Keynes Central.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Please allow extra time for your journey and use the following alternative routes to complete your journey:

    • London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Watford Junction.
    • London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction.
    • London Buses between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction.
    • London Underground services between Balham and Harrow & Wealdstone.

    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 #ShepherdsBush

    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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    Reduced service to and from Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    Between Heathrow Airport T123 and Heathrow Airport T4

    Description

    More TfL Rail trains than usual are needing repairs at the same time. This has resulted in the Heathrow shuttle train services, which usually run between Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, not being able to run.

    Please note: TfL Rail services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (via Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3) are still running normally.

    We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Customers may use London Underground between Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.

    A free shuttle bus is also running between these stations.

    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 #HeathrowAirport

    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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    Amended Great Western Railway service expected until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Trains across the Great Western Railway network

    Description

    A shortage of train crew means that Great Western Railway will be running an amended service until the end of the day.

    Trains running across the Great Western Railway network are subject to short-notice alteration or cancelled throughout. Some trains will also make additional stops.  

    Ticket restrictions have been lifted, customers may travel on any available Great Western Railway service via reasonable routes.

    Tickets dated for travel today may be used on Monday 18th June.

    Customers are encouraged to check your intended journey before travelling using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. You can also check the Live Departure & Arrival Boards at your station.

    Customers travelling between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington:

    Customers for Stonehouse, Stroud and Kemble should use the replacement bus services that are running between Gloucester and Swindon

    Customers travelling between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington who do not require Stonehouse, Stroud and Kemble should use the next available service via Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway.  

    You may use your ticket on CrossCountry services between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads via Gloucester.

    You may also use your tickets on South Western Railway services from Salisbury via Basingstoke and London Waterloo in this direction only.  Customers may travel on Great Western Railway services to Salisbury for onward connections to London Waterloo.

    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 #Paddington

    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.

    Major disruption between Colchester and Witham until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich and London Liverpool Street

    Description

    Damage to the overhead electric wires between Marks Tey and Witham means fewer trains are able to run between these stations.

    Train services are now beginning to run on one line through the affecting area.

    As a result of this, trains between Colchester and Witham may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 or revised.

    This is expected until the end of the day.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses have been ordered to run between Colchester and Witham via Marks Tey and Kelvedon.

    Customers wishing to travel tomorrow instead, your tickets will be valid.

    Alternative routes and ticket acceptance:

    Customers may use their tickets on the following services:

    Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Norwich via Cambridge and Ely (Journey time Liverpool Street to Cambridge 70 to 85 minutes, Cambridge to Norwich 80 minutes).

    London Underground:Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines between Liverpool Street and King's Cross (journey time 10 minutes) to Connect with

    Great Northern services King's Cross and Cambridge / Ely (journey time 46 minutes to Cambridge, 67 minutes to Ely) for connections on Greater Anglia, Cross Country and East Midlands Trains services between Cambridge / Ely and Norwich. (Journey time 60 Minutes Ely-Norwich) N.B Great Northern are running a reduced service today between Kings Cross Cambridge and Ely

    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 #Witham

    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 1 July

    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

    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 1 July 2018. Please note that this includes bank holidays (Monday 7 and Monday 28 May).

    Engineering work has been cancelled for the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May, trains on this date will run on normal timetables. You can check your journey for these dates via the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    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 15 June are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends, 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 Sunday 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 Sunday 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.

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    Check before you travel:

    Until Friday 13 July, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 14 July, 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

    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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    Buses replace morning / evening trains to / from Pangbourne on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    between London Paddington / Reading and Didcot Parkway

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

    As a result, the following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

    Saturday:

    The 22:12, 22:43 and 23:20 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services

    The 22:56 and 23:49 (terminating at Maidenhead) Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

    Sunday:

    The 07:29 (starting from Maidenhead) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services.

    The 08:29 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

    The 21:00, 22:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services.

    The 22:24, 23:15 and 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

    Customers travelling to / from Pangbourne should use replacement buses running between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

    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 service between Reading and Bedwyn on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Bedwyn, closing all lines:

    • From 21:10 on Saturday night until 09:50 on Sunday morning, and
    • From 21:00 on Sunday night until 04:30 on Monday morning, 18 June

    As a result, the following changes will be made to services:

    Saturday:

    After 21:10 buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

    Sunday:

    Until 09:50 buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

    From 09:50 until 21:00 local trains will run normally. However, the following long distance services will be amended:

    • 08:57 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart earlier than normal from London Paddington and Reading. It will also be diverted and will not call at Newbury. You will need to use buses between Newbury and Reading to connect with the train.
    • 20:57 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted, extending your journey time.
    • 18:45 Plymouth to London Paddington will be diverted, extending your journey time.
    • 17:31 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted, and will not call at Pewsey or Newbury. Pewsey customers will need to travel to Swindon, then use road transport to Pewsey. Newbury customers will need to travel to Reading, then use road transport to Newbury.

    From 21:00 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

    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.

    Amended service between Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street / Bath Spa / Plymouth / Southampton Central / Guildford / Reading / Winchester and Dundee / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Newcastle

    East Midlands Trains between Leeds / York and London St Pancras International

    Northern between Sheffield / Worksop and Adwick / Hull / Bridlington / Scunthorpe / Leeds

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate, closing some lines.

    CrossCountry

    Buses will replace services between Sheffield and Doncaster / Wakefield Westgate.

    East Midlands Trains

    On Saturday, East Midlands Trains will need to reduce the number of trains to and from Sheffield, to allow other operators to terminate their services there. As a result, a significantly amended and reduced East Midlands Trains service will operate north of Derby.

    On Sunday, trains between Leeds / York and London St Pancras International will run between Sheffield and London St Pancras International only and will not call at Wakefield Westgate or Doncaster.

    Northern

    The following alterations will apply across both days:

    Services between Sheffield and Hull / Lincoln and Leeds, will start / terminate at Meadowhall.

    Services between Sheffield and Goole will start / terminate at Rotherham Central.

    Services between Sheffield and Leeds will start / terminate at Rotherham Central.

    Services between Sheffield and Leeds via Barnsley will start / terminate at Barnsley

    Services between Leeds and Nottingham will run between Leeds and Meadowhall / Sheffield and Nottingham only.

    York to Sheffield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

    TransPennine Express

    All services between Manchester and Cleethorpes will be replaced by coaches between Sheffield and Doncaster (NOT calling at Meadowhall). Customers to / from Meadowhall should travel via Sheffield using replacement coach services provided by other operators or use the frequent tram services between the two stations (separate ticket required).

    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 Slough and Maidenhead from 23:45 on Saturday 16 until 08:15 on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

    Description

    Engineering work, is taking place between Slough and Maidenhead, closing all lines.

    As a result, trains will be unable to run from 23:45 on Saturday until 08:15 on Sunday. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Maidenhead, with amended services running between London Paddington and Slough, and also between Maidenhead and Reading.

    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 Newport and Bristol Parkway on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa

    CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street / Nottingham / Manchester Piccadilly

    Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / London Paddington / Brighton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Parkway, closing all lines.

    Arriva Trains Wales:

    Services are not affected on Saturday. On Sunday, replacement buses will run between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction, connecting with train services to / from Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa.

    CrossCountry:

    Saturday:

    The 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly and 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central services will be diverted to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads. 

    Sunday:

    Trains will be replaced by buses between Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport.

    Great Western Railway:

    Replacement buses will run between Newport and Bristol Parkway. 

    An amended timetable will be in operation between Cardiff Central and London Paddington with trains being diverted via Gloucester (not calling).

    Services between Cardiff Central and Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will be amended to start from / terminate at Bristol Parkway.

    On Saturday, services between London Paddington / Swindon and Cheltenham Spa will mostly run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only, with the except of two trains in the morning to London Paddington, and 1 evening departure from London Paddington.

    Rail connections are available between London Paddington and Swindon.

    Other services in the Bristol / Cardiff area will be amended, diverted or cancelled.

    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 evening / morning service between Reading and Basingstoke on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Newcastle / Manchester Piccadilly and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

    Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

    Description

    Engineering work is closing lines between Reading and Basingstoke from 21:10 on Saturday until 09:50 on Sunday and from 21:00 on Sunday evening.

    CrossCountry

    On Saturday, the 18:27 and 19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth and 17:32 Newcastle to Southampton Central services will divert via Guildford not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway and extending journey times by up to one hour.

    On Sunday, the 18:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central service will divert via Guildford.

    Rail replacement transport will run between Reading and Basingstoke.

    Great Western Railway 

    On Sunday morning, the 07:37, 08:37 and 09:40 Reading to Basingstoke, also 08:07, 09:07 and 10:07 Basingstoke to Reading will NOT run and will be replaced by ROAD TRANSPORT.

    On Sunday evening, the 20:38, 21:38, 22:38 and 23:38 Reading to Basingstoke, also 21:07, 22:07 and 23:07 Basingstoke to Reading will NOT run and will be replaced by ROAD TRANSPORT.

    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 Darlington and Middlesbrough / Hartlepool from 23:00 Saturday 16 until 16:00 on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Grand Central, Northern

    Routes affected

    between Bishop Auckland and Saltburn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Darlington and Middlesbrough / Sunderland from 23:00 on Saturday evening, until 16:00 on Sunday, closing some lines.

    Grand Central:

    On Sunday, the 09:20 (departing 09:25), 12:12 (departing 11:56) and 14:12 (departing 13:58) Sunderland to London Kings Cross services will be diverted via Darlington to Northallerton, increasing journey times. Replacement buses will run between Hartlepool and Darlington to connect with this train.

    The 09:52 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service will divert between Northallerton and Sunderland via Darlington, increasing the journey time. A replacement bus will run between Darlington and Hartlepool.

    Grand Central services on Saturday are not affected by this engineering work.

    Northern:

    Trains between Saltburn and Bishop Auckland will run between Saltburn and Middlesbrough, also between Darlington and Bishop Auckland, not serving Dinsdale, Tee-side Airport, Allens West and Thornaby.

    A replacement bus will run between Middlesbrough and Darlington.

    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 Pollokshields East and Mount Florida via Cathcart on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Between Glasgow Central and Newton / Neilston

    Description

    Engineering works are taking place between Pollokshields East and Mount Florida, closing some lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Pollokshields East and Mount Florida via Cathcart all day Saturday and Sunday.

    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 Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Northern between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and York / Newcastle

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place on Saturday and Sunday between Manchester Victoria and Ashton-under-Lyne, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

    Additionally TransPennine Express trains are diverted between Manchester Victoria  and Huddersfield via Rochdale (not calling) and will not call at Stalybridge.

    Customers for Stalybridge should use replacement buses between Manchester Piccadilly and Stalybridge.

    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 Manchester Piccadily and Hadfield / Glossop / Rose Hill Marple on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop and

    between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield

    between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Piccadilly and Scarborough

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Guide Bridge, closing all lines.

    Northern

    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield will be diverted via Stockport and will not call at Ashburys, Belle View, Ryder Brow, Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Marple, Strines and New Mills Central.

    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills Central will not run.

    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Marple / Rose Hill Marple will not run.

    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop will not run.

    Buses will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple / New Mills Central / Chinley.

    Buses will also operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Glossop / Hadfield.

    TransPennine Express

    Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield with some buses extended from / to Manchester Airport.

    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 Three Bridges and Horsham on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Victoria Gatwick Airport and Horsham / Bognor Regis / Havant / Southampton Central

    Thameslink between Peterborough and Horsham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Horsham, closing all lines.

    Southern:

    Saturday:

    Services between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central will operate between Horsham and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central only.

    London Victoria to Littlehampton (via Hove) and London Victoria to Eastbourne / Ore services will additionally call at Three Bridges.

    Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Horsham.

    Sunday:

    Services between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central will operate between London Victoria and Three Bridges, and also between Horsham and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central.

    London Victoria to Littlehampton (via Hove) and London Victoria to Eastbourne / Ore services will additionally call at Three Bridges.

    Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Horsham.

    Thameslink:

    No trains will run between Three Bridges and Horsham. Customers should use Southern replacement buses between these stations.

    On Sunday there will be reduced car parking at Three Bridges due to the replacement buses using the car park.

    Ticket Acceptance:

    Valid tickets will be accepted on other Southern services between London Victoria and Three Bridges.

    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 Richmond and Teddington / Hounslow on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Waterloo and Richmond / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Reading

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Richmond and Teddington / Hounslow, closing all lines.

    Replacement buses will run between Richmond and Teddington, and also between Richmond and Hounslow.

    Additional services will run between London Waterloo and Richmond. 

    Trains between London Waterloo and Reading will be diverted to run via Kew Bridge, and will make an additional call at Hounslow. An amended timetable will be in operation between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

    London Waterloo to London Waterloo via Shepperton services will run between London Waterloo and Shepperton only.

    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 early morning service between London Liverpool Street and Chingford on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place early Sunday morning between London Liverpool Street and Chingford, closing some lines.

    Train services between London Liverpool Street and Chingford will start later than normal. The first trains to run will be:

    • 08:03 London Liverpool Street to Chingford
    • 07:25 Chingford to London Liverpool Street

    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.

    Retimed London Northwestern Railway services between Birmingham New Street and London Euston on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    London Northwestern Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at Rugby on Sunday until 12:00, closing some lines.

    The 09:14, 10:14 and 11:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston services will be retimed to depart later from stations during their journey, and will arrive into London Euston 8 minutes later than normal.

    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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    Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Charlton via Deptford on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Dartford / Gravesend / Sevenoaks

    Thameslink between Kentish Town and Rainham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Cannon Street and Charlton, closing some lines.

    No trains will run to or from London Cannon Street.

    Southeastern

    An amended train service will run between London Charing Cross and Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, calling at St Johns, New Cross, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill and Westcombe Park.

    Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal will be amended to run a few minutes later than usual to / from London Bridge and London Charing Cross.

    Trains which normally run between London Cannon Street and Hayes will be revised to run between London Charing Cross and Hayes.

    Trains serving the Sidcup and Woolwich lines will run at a reduced frequency.

    Thameslink:

    Services between Kentish Town and Rainham will be diverted between London Blackfriars and Charlton, and will not call at London Bridge, Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill or Westcombe Park. These services will additionally call at Lewisham.

    Ticket acceptance:

    To help you complete your journey, your Southeastern train ticket will be valid on the following services:

    • London Underground on reasonable routes between Charing Cross and Cannon Street
    • Docklands Light Railway from Greenwich to Lewisham
    • London Overground between New Cross Gate and Canada Water (to connect with Jubilee line).

    Valid Thameslink tickets can be used on Docklands Light Railway services between Greenwich and Lewisham, and on local bus services by any reasonable route between Deptford and Charlton.

    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 Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International / Canterbury West on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    between London St Pancras International / London Victoria / London Charing Cross and Faversham / Canterbury West / Margate / Dover Priory

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at Ashford International station, closing some lines.

    As a result, some services will be diverted, amended or cancelled.

    Services between London St Pancras and Dover Priory will run between London St Pancras and Ebbsfleet International only. A replacement bus will run between Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.

    Replacement buses will also run between Ashford International and Canterbury West. Some buses will call at all stations, others will run between Ashford International and Canterbury West only.

    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 to / from Brixton on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    between London Victoria and Orpington / Canterbury East / Canterbury West / Ramsgate / Dover Priory

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Brixton and Shortlands, closing all lines.

    As a result, no trains will call at Brixton.

    Services will be amended, diverted or cancelled. A replacement bus service will run between Denmark Hill and Bromley South via Herne Hill and Beckenham Junction, calling at all stations.

    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 Bromley South and Strood / Borough Green & Wrotham on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Southeastern between London Victoria and Dartford / Canterbury West / Ramsgate / Dover Priory

    Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bickley and Rochester, and also between Bickley and Borough Green & Wrotham, closing all lines.

    Southeastern:

    Replacement buses will run between Bromley South and Strood via St Mary Cray, and also between Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham.

    Services between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will be diverted between London Victoria and Rochester and will run via Lewisham and Strood.

    A replacement minibus will run between Meopham and Sole Street.

    Thameslink:

    Services between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be diverted after Bickley, not calling at stations via Swanley. These services will additionally call at Petts Wood and Orpington before running to Sevenoaks. A replacement bus will run between Bromley South and Sevenoaks via Swanley.

    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 service between Edinburgh and Perth on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, ScotRail, Virgin Trains East Coast

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between Inverness and London Euston

    ScotRail between Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Alloa / Perth / Stirling / Aberdeen / Inverness

    Virgin Trains East Coast between Inverness and London Kings Cross

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Edinburgh and Linlithgow, closing some lines.

    Caledonian Sleeper:

    As a result, the Inverness to London Euston portion of the Caledonian Sleeper on Sunday evening will be diverted between Perth and Edinburgh, and will not call at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamstone.

    ScotRail:

    Buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Linlithgow / Falkirk Grahamston.

    Virgin Trains East Coast:

    Services to / from Inverness will be diverted between Edinburgh and Perth, and will not run via Stirling. Replacement buses will run between Edinburgh and Perth, calling at Falkirk Grahamstone, Stirling, Dunblane and Gleneagles.

    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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    Buses replace trains between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    West Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

    between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bescot Stadium and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines.

    Replacement buses will run between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley.

    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 service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, London Northwestern Railway, Virgin Trains, West Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

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

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Bournemouth / Southampton Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Reading / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

    London Northwestern Railway between Rugby / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street

    Virgin Trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury / Preston / Lancaster / Carlisle / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

    West Midlands Railway between Walsall / Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Sandwell & Dudley and Coseley, closing all lines.

    Arriva Trains Wales:

    Services will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, which will extend journey times by a few minutes.

    CrossCountry:

    Services will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, extending journey times by a few minutes. Some southbound services will not call at Stafford.

    London Northwestern Railway / West Midlands Railway:

    Stopping services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton will not operate. A replacement bus will run, calling at all stations.

    Virgin Trains:

    Services will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, and will take longer than usual. As a result, train times will be altered and trains may leave earlier or later than usual. Replacement buses will run to / from Sandwell & Dudley.

    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 service between Motherwell and Glasgow Central on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Wakefield Westgate / Leeds / Edinburgh and Glasgow Central

    ScotRail between and Lanark / Motherwell / Glasgow Central / Milngavie

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central

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

    Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

    Description

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

    CrossCountry:

    Replacement buses will run between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

    ScotRail:

    ScotRail services are not affected by these engineering works.

    TransPennine Express:

    TransPennine Express services are not affected by these engineering works.

    Virgin Trains:

    Services will be diverted between Motherwell and Glasgow Central to run via Mount Florida.

    Virgin Trains East Coast:

    The 16:30 London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central service will terminate at Edinburgh. A replacement bus will run between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Customers travelling to Glasgow can use their tickets on ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

    Check before you travel:

    If you are travelling with CrossCountry, ScotRail, TransPennine Express or Virgin Trains East Coast, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    If you are travelling with TransPennine Express, 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

    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 early morning trains between Barry Island and Cardiff Central on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Arriva Trains Wales between Bridgend / Barry Island and Cardiff Central / Aberdare

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Barry Island and Cardiff Central until 09:25, closing all lines.

    As a result, the 08:25 Cardiff Central to Barry Island and the 08:41 Cardiff Central to Bridgend will both be replaced by buses.

    A replacement bus will run between Barry Island and Cardiff Central, departing Barry Island at 08:45.

    The 08:56 Barry Island to Aberdare will start from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

    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.

    Amended London Overground service from 20:30 between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / New Cross / Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / New Cross / Crystal Palace / West Croydon

    Description

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

    From approximately 20:30, a reduced service will operate, after 21:30, no service will operate between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell, between Surrey Quays and New Cross and between Sydenham and Crystal Palace (with the exception of the last Crystal Palace service in each direction). 

    Rail replacement buses will run between Dalston Kingsland and Shadwell, calling at Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street and Whitechapel. Use alternative London Overground trains or local buses between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

    The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London's rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

    This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

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    Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Hexham on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern between Carlisle and Newcastle

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Haydon Bridge and Hexham, closing all lines.

    Services between Carlisle and Newcastle will run between Hexham and Newcastle only.

    Replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Hexham.

    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 early morning Gatwick Express services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport until 06:10, closing all lines.

    As a result, the 05:00 and 05:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and the 05:48 and 06:18 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria services will not run.

    Replacement buses will run instead of these services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

    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 service between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport until 07:20 on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Southern between London Bridge / London Victoria and Three Bridges / Brighton

    Thameslink between London Bridge and Three Bridges / Brighton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

    Gatwick Express:

    The 05:00 and 05:30 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport and 05:48 and 06:18 Gatwick Airport to London Victoria services will not run, and will be replaced by buses.

    Southern:

    Services between East Croydon and Three Bridges will be diverted, and will take up to 20 minutes longer than usual.

    Thameslink: 

    Services between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport will be diverted, and will take up to 15 minutes longer than usual.

    The 05:52 Three Bridges to London Bridge service will not call at Horley, Salfords or Earlswood. A replacement bus will run between Gatwick Airport and Redhill.

    Check before you travel:

    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time 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 until 09:00 between Tattenham Corner / Caterham and East Croydon on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between Tattenham Corner / Caterham and Purley / London Bridge

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Tattenham Corner / Caterham and East Croydon until 09:00, closing all lines.

    Replacement buses will run between Tattenham Corner and East Croydon, and also between Caterham and East Croydon.

    Check before you travel:

    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time 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 in the Lewes area until 09:00 on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between Ore / Eastbourne / Seaford / Lewes and Brighton / Haywards Heath / London Victoria

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Berwick / Seaford and Falmer / Wivelsfield, closing all lines until 09:00.

    Replacement buses will operate between Berwick / Seaford and Brighton, and also between Berwick and Haywards Heath.

    Check before you travel:

    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time 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 service between London Blackfriars and Sutton on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Thameslink between Luton and Sutton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Loughborough Junction and Tulse Hill, closing lines all day.

    An amended service will run between Bedford, Luton and London Blackfriars on Sunday.

    There will be no Thameslink services running between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Mitcham Junction and via Wimbledon on Sunday.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Tickets will be valid on local London Buses and Tramlink between Wimbledon and East Croydon, and also South Western Railway between Waterloo, Wimbledon and Dorking.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin until 08:20 on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Great Northern between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Cambridge / Kings Lynn

    Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin, closing lines until 08:20.

    Replacement buses will operate between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin.

    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 overnight trains between Cambridge and Kings Lynn on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Kings Lynn after 23:45, closing all lines.

    As a result, the 23:11 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn service will terminate at Cambridge. A replacement bus will run between Cambridge and Kings Lynn.

    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 Ramsgate and Deal until 08:00 on Sunday 17 June

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Southeastern between Ramsgate and London Charing Cross

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place in the Ramsgate area until 08:00, closing some lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Ramsgate and Deal.

    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 Northern timetable until the end of July

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    From Monday 4 June, 6% of daily train services, that's 165 out of the normal 2,800 daily services, will be 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
    • Merseyrail
    • TransPennine Express
    • Virgin Trains
    • Virgin Trains East Coast

    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 (affected only until Monday 2 July)
    For a period of four weeks, there will be no service on the Lakes Line between Windermere and Preston, Lancaster and Oxenholme Lake District. Instead, a replacement bus service will operate to keep people who live, work and visit the Lake District on the move. 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
    In and around 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

    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.

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    Amended Thameslink and Great Northern service

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All Thameslink and Great Northern routes 

    Description

    Trains on the Thameslink and Great Northern network continue to be subject to alteration or cancellation as the new timetable is implemented.

    Customer Advice:
    Check before you travel on Great Northern and Thameslink as short notice alterations are expected.

    Travelling on Mondays to Fridays:
    It is expected that the online journey planners will be updated by 20:00 on the Sunday of each week to show the short term amended timetable operating on the following Monday to Friday services. Services shown are expected to run, but there may be some additional alterations,so please check your journey as close to your time of departure as possible.

    On some routes where there are extended gaps between trains, Thameslink and Great Northern will be supplementing the train service with additional buses.

    It is vital that you recheck your train as close to the time of your journey as possible using journey planner or live departures.

    Travelling on Saturdays and Sundays:
    Revised timetables showing the services Thameslink and Great Northern intend to run are available here; however, these timetables do not include any alterations due to Network Rail improvement work. A list of planned engineering work is shown here. It is expected that journey planners will be updated by 20:00 the day before travel, but there may 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.

    What are my travel alternatives?
    You may use your tickets on the following services:

    • Mutual ticket acceptance is in place between Southern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Great Northern
    • London Underground via any reasonable route
    • London Buses via any reasonable route
    • London Overground via any reasonable route
    • London Tramlink between East Croydon and Wimbledon
    • Docklands Light Railway via any reasonable route
    • South Western Railway between London and Wimbledon
    • Southeastern on all reasonable routes. This includes the High Speed between Rainham and Gravesend ONLY
    • Greater Anglia between Ely / Cambridge and London Liverpool Street
    • CrossCountry via any reasonable route
    • East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras International and Bedford, Ely and Peterborough
    • Virgin Trains East Coast between Peterborough and London
    • Metro Buses between Horsham, Gatwick and Redhill
    • Uno Buses on reasonable routes between St Albans, Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City (routes 601, 602, 653)
    • Arriva Shires Routes 321, 100, 101, 300 and 301 between Luton / St Albans and Watford / Stevenage
    • Arriva Greenline Route 724 between Hertford, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield and St Albans / Watford. You may also use these buses on route 757 between Luton and London
    • Metroline Bus Route 84 between Potters Bar and St Albans


    As the High Speed does not call at Higham, a regular bus replacement service will run between Gravesend, Higham and Strood.

    Additionally, standby buses will be based at key locations on the Thameslink and Great Northern parts of the network to provide extra security against any unexpected cancellations that leave gaps in the train service.

    Additional Information
    For more information on the recovery plan to improve the long term reliability of the new timetable please visit railplan2020.com

    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 #TLupdates

    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.

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    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 SE High Speed 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.

    For updates on the affected Train Operating Companies, please click below:

     

    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 to affect Northern services on Tuesday 19, Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT trade union is currently in dispute with Northern over proposed changes to the role of the conductor. As a result of this, industrial action will be taken on Tuesday 19, Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 June. 

    On Tuesday and Thursday, the majority of available trains will operate between 7am and 7pm as Northern focus on running as many trains as they can to get you into work and home again.

    On Saturday, most trains will run between 7am and 7pm, though on a handful of routes, services will begin to wind down earlier. 

    Additional information:
    On days where there is strike action, all running trains and any replacement buses are expected to be busy especially in the morning and evening peak period. Please allow extra time to travel.

    More information, including FAQs and background information on the strike is available on the Northern website.

    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

    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.

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    Industrial action to affect South Western Railway from Thursday 21 until Saturday 23 June

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Various South Western Railway routes

    Description

    The RMT trade union is currently in dispute with South Western Railway.

    As a result of this, industrial action will take place from Thursday 21 until the end of service on Saturday 23 June.

    More information on how the service will be affected will be shown on this page when it becomes available.

    Check before you travel:
    Changes to the timetable on strike days are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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

    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.

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    Disruption between Glasgow Queen Street and Maryhill until Sunday 8 July

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland / Mallaig / Oban / Fort William 

    Description

    Urgent repairs to the track between Glasgow Queen Street and Maryhill are causing disruption to journeys between these stations. Due to the nature of repairs required, we anticipate disruption will continue until Sunday 8 July.

    Trains which run between Glasgow Queen Street (high level station) and Anniesland will run between Ashfield and Anniesland only.

    Trains which run from Fort William, Oban and Mallaig will be diverted in to Glasgow Queen Street via an alternative route, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes. Please note, trains from Glasgow Queen Street to these West Highland stations are not affected.

    Alternative travel advice:
    Customers can travel via Glasgow Queen Street low level station to and from Anniesland, as these services are not affected.

    Buses will be provided between Glasgow Queen Street and Ashfield / Anniesland.

    Additional information:
    A track defect has been identified by engineers on a junction to the north of Glasgow Queen Street which means trains cannot cross over onto the Anniesland branch line. The unique design of the affected junction means that a new piece of track will have to be custom designed, built and installed to fix the fault.

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

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

    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.

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    Engineering work affecting Great Northern / Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express today

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Various routes across Great Northern / Thameslink / Southern / Gatwick Express network

    Description

    Essential engineering work today will affect services as follows:


    Check before you travel:
    Please note, there may be other on-the-day alterations. It is therefore vital that you recheck your train as close to the time of your journey.

    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departures.

    No c2c service at London Liverpool Street today

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    c2c between London Liverpool Street and Grays / Shoeburyness

    Description

    Emergency engineering works will be taking place today at London Liverpool Street. To allow Network Rail engineers to fix the set of points, some trains will need to be cancelled. This will ensure a full service can resume next week.

    c2c are unable to run to and from London Liverpool Street and will be amended to run to and from London Fenchurch Street. Please note, London Liverpool Street is only a short walk away from London Fenchurch Street. A walking route can be viewed here. 

    Greater Anglia trains are now able to run as normal to and from the station

    Additional Information:
    A bespoke piece of track at the entrance to London Liverpool Street station has developed a crack and trains can no longer run over it safely. Network Rail are expected to repair the damaged piece of track on Sunday.

    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 #LondonLiverpoolStreet

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Willesden Junction and Richmond until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    London Overground between Stratford / Willesden Junction and Richmond

    Description

    As a result of engineering work taking place, all lines are closed between Willesden Junction and Richmond today.

    To help you with your journey, buses will be provided between Willesden Junction and Richmond. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 40 minutes.

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

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

    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.

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    No Southern service between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction today

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Shepherds Bush  and also between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central 

    Description

    Engineering work at Bushey means Southern trains are unable to run to and from Watford Junction today. As a result, trains will be cancelled.A usual service will operate on this route from Monday 18 June.

    Southern trains will not call at:

    Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia, Shepherd's Bush, Wembley Central, Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Junction, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhampstead, Tring, Leighton Buzzard, Bletchley and Milton Keynes Central.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Please allow extra time for your journey and use the following alternative routes to complete your journey:

    • London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Watford Junction.
    • London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction.
    • London Buses between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction.
    • London Underground services between Balham and Harrow & Wealdstone.

    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 #ShepherdsBush

    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.

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    Reduced service to and from Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    Between Heathrow Airport T123 and Heathrow Airport T4

    Description

    More TfL Rail trains than usual are needing repairs at the same time. This has resulted in the Heathrow shuttle train services, which usually run between Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, not being able to run.

    Please note: TfL Rail services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (via Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3) are still running normally.

    We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Customers may use London Underground between Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.

    A free shuttle bus is also running between these stations.

    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 #HeathrowAirport

    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.

     

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    Amended Great Western Railway service expected until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Trains across the Great Western Railway network

    Description

    A shortage of train crew means that Great Western Railway will be running an amended service until the end of the day.

    Trains running across the Great Western Railway network are subject to short-notice alteration or cancelled throughout. Some trains will also make additional stops.  

    Ticket restrictions have been lifted, customers may travel on any available Great Western Railway service via reasonable routes.

    Tickets dated for travel today may be used on Monday 18th June.

    Customers are encouraged to check your intended journey before travelling using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. You can also check the Live Departure & Arrival Boards at your station.

    Customers travelling between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington:

    Customers for Stonehouse, Stroud and Kemble should use the replacement bus services that are running between Gloucester and Swindon

    Customers travelling between Cheltenham Spa and London Paddington who do not require Stonehouse, Stroud and Kemble should use the next available service via Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway.  

    You may use your ticket on CrossCountry services between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads via Gloucester.

    You may also use your tickets on South Western Railway services from Salisbury via Basingstoke and London Waterloo in this direction only.  Customers may travel on Great Western Railway services to Salisbury for onward connections to London Waterloo.

    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 #Paddington

    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.

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    Major disruption between Colchester and Witham until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich and London Liverpool Street

    Description

    Damage to the overhead electric wires between Marks Tey and Witham means fewer trains are able to run between these stations.

    Train services are now beginning to run on one line through the affecting area.

    As a result of this, trains between Colchester and Witham may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 or revised.

    This is expected until the end of the day.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses have been ordered to run between Colchester and Witham via Marks Tey and Kelvedon.

    Customers wishing to travel tomorrow instead, your tickets will be valid.

    Alternative routes and ticket acceptance:

    Customers may use their tickets on the following services:

    Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Norwich via Cambridge and Ely (Journey time Liverpool Street to Cambridge 70 to 85 minutes, Cambridge to Norwich 80 minutes).

    London Underground:Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan lines between Liverpool Street and King's Cross (journey time 10 minutes) to Connect with

    Great Northern services King's Cross and Cambridge / Ely (journey time 46 minutes to Cambridge, 67 minutes to Ely) for connections on Greater Anglia, Cross Country and East Midlands Trains services between Cambridge / Ely and Norwich. (Journey time 60 Minutes Ely-Norwich) N.B Great Northern are running a reduced service today between Kings Cross Cambridge and Ely

    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 #Witham

    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.

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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 1 July

    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

    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 1 July 2018. Please note that this includes bank holidays (Monday 7 and Monday 28 May).

    Engineering work has been cancelled for the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May, trains on this date will run on normal timetables. You can check your journey for these dates via the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    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 15 June are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends, 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 Sunday 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 Sunday 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.

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    Check before you travel:

    Until Friday 13 July, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 14 July, 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

    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 late night service between London Euston and Northampton / Birmingham New Street on Monday 18 June

    Train companies affected

    London Northwestern Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston and Northampton / Milton Keynes Central / Birmingham New Street

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Northampton, closing some lines.

    From 22:30 Trains from London Euston to Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only. Trains will operate to a reduced timetable.

    The 22:05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston will not run.

    The 20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will terminate at Northampton.

    The 23:04 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central will not call at Bushey.

    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.

    Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service on Monday 18 June

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Wolverhampton to London Euston

     

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton and London Euston, closing some lines.

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted and not call at Northampton. A rail replacement coach service will depart Rugby at 23:50, calling at Long Buckby at 00:15 and Northampton at 00:40.

    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.

    Amended 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading service on Monday 18 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Didcot Parkway to Reading 

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place on 2 of the 4 lines between Didcot Parkway and Reading.

    The 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne. 

    Customers travelling to / from Pangbourne are advised to travel to / from Tilehurst. A rail replacement bus will be provided. 

    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.

    Amended 00:07 Basingstoke to Reading service on Monday 18 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    From Basingstoke to Reading

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Reading West and Reading, closing all lines.

    The 00:07 Basingstoke to Reading service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

    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 each night from 21:20 between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 June

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria

    Description

    Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Wickford and Southend Victoria, closing all lines from 21:20.

    The last trains to run will be:

    • 20:35 from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria
    • 21:00 from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street

     

    After the last trains have run, buses will operate between Wickford and Southend Victoria, with the exception of the 00:15 and 00:50 departures from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria. These services will be replaced by a bus from Shenfield to Southend Victoria.

    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.

    Amended service between Gunnislake / Plymouth and Exeter St Davids each night from 20:00 from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Gunnislake / Plymouth and Exeter St Davids / London Paddington

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Plymouth and Totnes each night from 20:15, closing some lines.

    The following alterations will apply:

    21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart Ivybridge and arrive Plymouth approximately 9 minutes later than normal.

    21:25 Plymouth to Exeter St Davids will depart much earlier than normal at 19:51 and run approximately 90 minutes earlier than normal throughout. There will be a bus at 21:25 from Plymouth, Ivybridge 21:55, Totnes 22:25 to Newton Abbot 22:50 for later rail connection for stations to Exeter St Davids.

    22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids will depart Totnes and beyond approximately 15 minutes later than normal.

    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 each evening between Shrewsbury and Chester from Monday 18 June and Thursday 21 June

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham New Street / Wolverhampton / Shrewsbury and Chester / Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Chester each evening after 22:00 from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

    The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Chester. A replacement bus service will run between Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly, departing Shrewsbury at 22:30.

    The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton service will start from Shrewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Chester and Wolverhampton, and will not connect with this train.

    The 22:37 Shrewsbury to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will operate between these stations.

    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.

    Amended 22:01 Nottingham to Leicester from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 June

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Nottingham to Leicester

    Description

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

    The 22:01 Nottingham to Leicester service will not call at Barrow-Upon-Soar, Sileby and Syston. A rail replacement bus will operate between Loughborough and Leicester calling at Barrow-Upon-Soar, Sileby and Syston.

    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 Grays and Pitsea each night from 22:40 from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 June

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between London Fenchurch Street and Southend Central / Shoeburyness

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Grays and Pitsea each evening from 22:40.

    From 22:40, buses will replace trains between Grays and Pitsea. 

    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 each night from 21:30 between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 June

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway, closing the line.

    From approximately 21:30 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale 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.

    Amended late night service between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Reading and Gatwick Airport 

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

    The 22:36 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford. Rail replacement buses will operate from Guildford to Redhill. You may use alternative trains from Redhill to Gatwick Airport.

    The 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford. Rail replacement buses will operate from Guildford to Dorking Deepdene, Reigate and setting down only at Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

    The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading will terminate at Redhill. Rail replacement buses will operate from Redhill to Guildford, calling at Reigate and Dorking Deepdene. You may use onward rail connections from Guildford to Reading. 

    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 late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    From London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill and from Hereford to London Paddington

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing all lines.

    The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will terminate at Oxford. Rail replacement buses will operate from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill.

    The 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. A direct bus will operate from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford, which will connect with a train at Oxford to London Paddington. There will also be a bus calling at all stations between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford. There will be no onward rail connections from Oxford with this bus.

    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 Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island each night from Monday 18 until Friday 22 June

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Arriva Trains Wales between Aberdare / Radyr / Caerphilly / Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island and Bridgend

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

    The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

    The 22:55 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Barry.

    The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

    The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will not run, and will be replaced by a bus throughout.

    The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly will start from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will depart Barry Island at 05:00 for Cardiff Central.

    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

    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.

    Amended service between Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway and Cardiff Central from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and South Wales

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Parkway and Severn Tunnel Junction, closing some lines.

    CrossCountry

    The following trains will be affected from Monday until Friday:

    • The 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service will not run. Replacement buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport for these services.
    • The 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads.
    • 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central will be diverted to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Bristol Temple Meads.

    Great Western Railway

    All trains to and from Cardiff Central will be subject to alteration. Some services will be part replaced by road transport. 

    Customers travelling between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway should travel via Bristol Temple Meads and connecting trains except during the evening peak from London Paddington and during the morning peak from Bristol Parkway when through services will be available

    London Paddington - South Wales services:

    Most trains between London Paddington and South Wales will operate to an hourly timetable.

    Some trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted via an alternative route and not call at Bristol Parkway. Passengers for Bristol Parkway should travel on trains which are not diverted and call at the station.

    Road transport is operating between Bristol Parkway and Newport, connecting with the diverted trains.

    Cardiff Central - Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour

    Most trains between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Portsmouth Harbour  / Taunton will start terminate at Bristol Parkway and not run to / from Cardiff Central. 

    Trains between Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare will start / terminate at Filton Abbey Wood and not run to and from Bristol Parkway.

    Road transport will operate between:

    • Bristol Parkway and Newport
    • Severn Tunnel Junction - Patchway - Filton Abbey Wood

    Check before you travel:

    If you are travelling with CrossCountry, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, 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

    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.

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

    Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Trains services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Various East Midlands Trains routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between  Bedford and Wellingborough, between Wellingborough and Kettering and between Kettering and Leicester.

    Tuesday - Friday

    The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester earlier than usual at 04:13, regaining regular schedule on arrival in Kettering.

    Monday - Thursday

    The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International is retimed after departing Market Harborough, running later for the rest of its journey to London.

    The 21:30 and 21:50 London St Pancras International to Derby services, the 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham and the 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield services are all retimed after departing Wellingborough, running later than usual for the rest of their journeys

    The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester are diverted after departing Wellingborough, missing out the call at Market Harborough and terminating in Leicester later than usual. A replacement bus service will be provided, connecting out of the trains at Kettering and travelling to Market Harborough and Leicester.

    Monday - Friday

    The 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted after departing Kettering, missing out the call at Market Harborough, before regaining usual route from Leicester onwards and running later all remaining stations through to Derby. Rail replacement buses will be provided, connecting out of the train at Kettering and travelling to Market Harborough and a bus provided from Market Harborough to Leicester to connect into the train.

    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

    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.

    Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Various Transpennine Express routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations late night / early morning, closing some lines.

    Monday to Friday 

    • The 05:38 Doncaster to Manchester Airport service will start from Meadowhall. Customers should use the 05:57 East Midlands Trains service between Doncaster and Sheffield.

    Monday to Thursday

    • The 19:08 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with a replacement coach provided forward to Manchester Airport.
    •  The 20:57 Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with replacement coaches provided forward to Manchester Airport.
    • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport and 20:57 Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with replacement coaches provided forward to Manchester Airport.

    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

    • The 22:13 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with a replacement coach provided forward to Manchester Airport.

     

    Tuesday to Friday

    • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement coach will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly departing at 0018 to connect with this train.
    • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly with a replacement coach (dep 03:53) provided forward to Manchester Airport.
    • The 03:50 York to Manchester Airport will be retimed to depart Leeds later than normal at 04:29.
    • The 04:22 & 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will start from Manchester Piccadilly.
      Replacement coaches will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly to connect with these trains.
       

      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.

    Amended evening / morning Northern services between Monday 18 and Friday 22 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various points in the North West of England on the Northern network, closing some lines.

    Monday to Thursday:

    The 22:25 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 22:29 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will start from Liverpool South Parkway.

    The 22:30 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will not run.

    The 22:44 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will operate forward to Colne.

    The 23:13Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:05 Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly will not run.

    The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Airport will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will be provided from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

    The 03:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 03:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport will not run.

    The 04:34 Manchester Airport to Preston service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 05:36 Manchester Airport to Buckshaw Parkway will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    Buses will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    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 overnight trains between Redhill and Horley from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Victoria and Eastbourne / Brighton

    Thameslink between Bedford and Three Bridges / Brighton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Gatwick Airport and Redhill overnight from 21:30 on Monday until 05:30 on Friday, closing some lines.

    Southern:

    Services between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport will be diverted, and will take slightly longer than usual.

    Thameslink:

    Services will take longer than usual between East Croydon and Three Bridges / Haywards Heath.  No trains will call at Earlswood or Salfords. Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Horley, calling at Earlswood and Salfords.

    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 overnight services to / from London Blackfriars from Monday 18 to Friday 22 June

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Orpington / Sevenoaks

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight between London Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle, closing lines nightly from Monday evening to Friday morning.

    Monday to Thursday:

    The 23:22 Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars service will be diverted after Denmark Hill, and will not call at Elephant and Castle or London Blackfriars. This service will terminate at London Victoria.

    Tuesday to Friday:

    The 04:56 London Blackfriars to Orpington service will start from London Victoria at 04:54, and will not call at Elephant and Castle.

    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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