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    Amended weekday Off-Peak timetable on some Southeastern routes until Friday 13 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    50 million leaves fall on to train tracks every autumn. When mixed with rain and squashed by train wheels, they form a slippery layer on the rails like black ice. On days or weeks when rails are most slippery, different timetables need to be introduced on some routes.

    Drivers need more time to stop and start the trains as the wheels have less grip on the tracks. These timetable changes allow drivers the extra time they need to drive the trains safely.

    Conditions are expected to be at their worst until Friday 13 December. Southeastern will be running a revised midweek Off-Peak metro timetable on these days.

    For more information, please follow this link.

    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 #SEautumn

    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 until 2 January

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    South Western Railway routes

    Description

    The RMT union are taking industrial action, which will affect South Western Railway services until Thursday 2 January.

    Industrial action means fewer trains, earlier finishes and some replacement buses on South Western Railway throughout December. You can find more information here.

    Information for customers travelling on weekdays, until Friday 20 December:

    On weekdays until Friday 20 December, a reduced service will run:

    • Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service
    • Services will finish earlier than normal at around 23:00.
    • Peak services will be much busier than normal, and queuing arrangements may be put in place at busy stations
    • Please check your journey before travelling and allow extra time to complete your journey. You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check up to and including Friday 13 December.

        

    Information for customers travelling on weekends, until Sunday 22 December:

    On Saturdays and Sundays in December a reduced service will run on most of the network. Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service. You can find the details for each route on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December here.

    Information for customers travelling over the Christmas period:

    Plans are still being finalised for the period from 23 December to 2 January. However, the week of Christmas itself (week commencing 23 December) is likely to have a different timetable with services finishing earlier, and no trains will run on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Please continue to check back for more details of the services that will operate.

    Check before you travel:
    You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey up to and including Friday 13 December. The normal planned service, not the strike day service, is currently showing for all the other strike dates.

    The special weekday strike timetables for services up to and including Friday 20 December are available to download here.

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

    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 London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway service today - strike suspended

    Train companies affected

    London Northwestern Railway, London Underground, West Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

    London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway routes

    Description

    The industrial action by members of the RMT Union, which would have affected London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway services on every Saturday in December, has been suspended. As a result, the normal planned service will operate on Saturdays 14, 21 and 28 December.

    However, the agreement to call off strike action has come too late to withdraw todays amended timetable. Today, Saturday 7 December, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway will run far fewer trains than normal.

    Additional information:

    • Plan ahead: You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.
    • Leave more time for journeys: Other train companies are due to run a normal service but will be busier than usual (please note: tickets marked 'WMR & LNR ONLY' will not be accepted on Virgin Trains or Chiltern Railways services). Don't aim for the last train home, get there early and be prepared to queue at some stations.
    • Consider your options: If you no longer wish to travel on Saturday, you can get a ticket refund or travel either today or the Sunday / Monday afterwards.
    • Visiting Birmingham for shopping and the Christmas Market?: Consider travelling to the city earlier and leaving earlier. The busiest time to travel around the West Midlands will be between 15:00 and 16:00 and again at the end of the day.

    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 #WMRIndustrialAction or #LNRIndustrialAction

    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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    Reduced Island Line service until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Island Line

    Routes affected

    Between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

    Description

    An hourly service will run today between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin due to a fault on a train which runs between these stations.

    There is no firm estimate yet of how long this disruption will continue for.

    What time will trains run?

    Trains will run at the following times:

    • Trains will depart from Shanklin at 18 minutes past the hour
    • Trains will depart from Ryde Pier Head at 49 minutes past the hour

    Check before you travel:

    You can check your Journey for TODAY in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. For journeys from tomorrow onwards, please check back on the day of travel.  

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

    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 to and from Sheringham until at least the end of the day on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Sheringham and Norwich

    Description

    A problem with a level crossing at Sheringham is resulting in trains running at a reduced speed. Network Rail are working on the level crossing, however, there is no firm estimate available as to when it will be fixed.

    How is this affecting the train service?

    Trains running to and from Sheringham may have extended journey times of up to 20 minutes. Some trains may also be cancelled.

    Keeping you on the move:

    Greater Anglia tickets will be accepted on local buses (Sanders Coaches) between Sheringham and Norwich.

    2 Rail Replacement buses operated by Freestones will run between Cromer and Sheringham to cater for any delays and cancellations.

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

    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 #Sheringham

    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 to Greater Anglia services at Norwich until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Cambridge / Sheringham and Norwich, between Norwich and Lowestoft / Great Yarmouth

    Description

    Signalling problems at Norwich are causing disruption to Greater Anglia services at the station. 

    We anticipate that trains will remain disrupted until the end of service.

    How will this affect your journey?

    This is not affecting services between London Liverpool Street and Norwich.

    Norwich - Cambridge 

    A reduced train service is in place between Norwich and Cambridge 

    Norwich - Lowestoft

    Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised.

    Norwich - Sheringham

    Norwich to Sheringham services will run at a reduced speed and may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. In addition, train services from Norwich will terminate and start from Cromer.

    Rail replacement buses, operated by Marriots and Sanders, will run between Cromer and Sheringham.

    Norwich - Great Yarmouth 

    Train services between Norwich and Great Yarmouth may be cancelled, altered or delayed. Rail replacement buses will operate where a train has been cancelled.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Greater Anglia tickets will be accepted on the following alternatives:

    • Sanders Coaches on routes 5, X44, X55 and 6
    • East Midlands Railway between Norwich and Ely, calling additionally at Attleborough and Brandon and Wymondham
    • Great Northern and Thameslink services between Ely and Cambridge


     

    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 #Norwich

    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 Northern service in the North West on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    There are a number of planned alterations and cancellations to Northern services in the North West of England tomorrow (Sunday 8 December).

    The following routes are affected:

    Wigan - Stalybridge: Replacement buses will run from Wigan to Bolton (via Westhoughton) and from Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge.

    Lancaster - Morecambe: Rail replacement buses will be in place between Lancaster and Morecambe.

    Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe: Customers should use alternative services between Manchester Victoria and Bolton. Replacement buses will operate between Salford Crescent and Clitheroe serving all intermediate stations.

    Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield: A reduced service will operate with one train per hour. Passengers also able to use alternative rail services on this route.

    Blackpool North - Hellifield: Replacement buses will run between Preston and Hellifield.

    Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe via Alderley Edge: Replacement buses will operate between Stockport and Crewe serving all intermediate stations.

    Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport / Manchester Oxford Road via Warrington (Express Services only): Customers should travel via Eccles on Wilmslow services or on Manchester Oxford Road services.

    Southport - Todmorden: A significantly reduced service will operate on this route and services which are running are expected to be very busy. Passengers intending to travel from Southport or Wigan into Manchester are advised to use alternative services via Liverpool or Wigan North Western as appropriate.

    An alternative train service is available from Manchester Victoria calling at Rochdale, Littleborough, Walsden and Todmorden for any passengers intending to travel at those stations. 

    Metrolink ticket acceptance is in place from Manchester Victoria to Rochdale / Ashton-under-Lyne / Altrincham.

    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 #NTAlterations

    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:
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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Buckenham and Great Yarmouth, closing all lines via Berney Arms.

    All trains which usually travel via Berney Arms will travel via Acle. Customers wishing to travel to / from Great Yarmouth are advised to travel on Greater Anglia train services via Brundall or Norwich.

    Additional engineering work is taking place on some weekends, so if you are planning to travel, please check the future engineering work page for more information.

    Please note, no trains or replacement road transport will call at Berney Arms.

    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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

    Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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    Buses replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen until Sunday 22 December

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Milford Haven and Carmarthen

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Milford Haven and Clarbeston Road, closing all lines.

    As a result, buses will replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 40 minutes.

    Check before you travel:

    Until Friday 13 December, you can plan your journey for this week using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. A timetable for the replacement buses is available here

    From Saturday 14 December, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    Network Rail will be working daily to cut back dead, dying and diseased trees and vegetation alongside the railway to ensure trains can continue to run safely. More details are available here.

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    Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Description

    Essential engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, closing the Conwy Valley Line.

    Buses will replace trains throughout, until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December. You can view the current bus timetable here.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    This work is the second phase of a major upgrade delivered this year and includes the installation of 600 rock bolts in the Ffestiniog Tunnel, the replacement of sleepers along the line and vegetation management. Work will also continue to replace the flood damaged platform at Dolgarrog station, which remains closed.

    The line was initially closed in March, following extreme weather that washed out ballast and damaged infrastructure over a six-mile stretch. Work during this phase included the removal of 8,000 tonnes of wash out materials, the installation of additional culverts and over 7,500 tonnes of 'rock armour' to improve flood resilience.

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    Buses replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow from 20:40 on Saturday 7 and all day on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Maidenhead and Marlow

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Bourne End from 21:15 on Saturday 7 and all day on Sunday 8 December.

    As a result of this, buses will replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow from approximately 20:40 on Saturday, calling at Furze Platt, Cookham and Bourne End.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Kettering and Corby on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London St Pancras International / Kettering and Corby

    Description

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

    As a result of this, buses will replace trains between Kettering and Corby.

    Check before you travel: 

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Grays and Upminster via Rainham on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    c2c between Grays and London Fenchurch Street

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Grays and Barking via Rainham, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Grays and Upminster, via Purfleet and Rainham. Buses will not call at Dagenham Dock. Customers travelling to / from Dagenham Dock should use London Bus routes EL2 or 287.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Hayes / Orpington / Hastings / Dover Priory / Ramsgate and also between Grove Park and Bromley North

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Orpington on Saturday and Sunday, closing various lines.

    Trains via Paddock Wood:

    Trains that normally run between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory / Ramsgate will be diverted between London and Sevenoaks and will be revised to start from London Victoria instead.

    On Sunday, engineering work at Ramsgate means that these services will run to Minster instead. The train will divide at Ashford International, with one portion of the train calling at all stations to Minster via Canterbury West. The other part of the train will run via Dover Priory, calling at all stations to Minster.

    Trains to / from Hastings:

    London Charing Cross to Hastings services will be diverted via an alternative route between London Charing Cross and Orpington and will be retimed. The stopping services between London Charing Cross and Tunbridge Wells will NOT run.

    Trains via Grove Park:

    London Charing Cross to Sevenoaks and London Cannon Street to Orpington services will NOT run.

    Services between Grove Park and Bromley North will NOT run.

    Trains via Bromley South:

    Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will be extended to Tonbridge on Saturday and to Sevenoaks on Sunday.

    Replacement road transport will operate between Lewisham to Orpington via Grove Park.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use your tickets on London Underground services between London Victoria / Embankment / London Charing Cross / London Waterloo / Southwalk and London Bridge.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Swanley and Rochester on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Dover Priory / Canterbury East / Gillingham / Faversham / Ramsgate

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Swanley and Rochester, closing some lines.

    Trains via Sole Street:

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

    On Saturday, there will only be one service each hour which will divide at Faversham with part of the train calling at stations to Ramsgate, and the other part of the train will be for stations to Dover Priory. The stopping service between London Victoria and Dover Priory / Canterbury East via Denmark Hill will not run.

    On Sunday, the Ramsgate portion of the train will only run between Faversham and Margate as a result of further engineering work.

    Trains via Sheerness-on-Sea:

    Trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea will be retimed. 

    Trains via Bexleyheath:

    On Saturday only, the Victoria to Gravesend via Bexleyheath service will not run. Passengers should use alternative trains from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge or Cannon Street.

    Replacement road transport will operate on the following routes:

    • Between Swanley and Rochester
    • A mini bus will run between Meopham and Strood

    Ticket acceptance:

    Customers will be able to use their tickets at no extra cost on the following alternative routes:

    • London Underground between Victoria / Embankment / Charing Cross / Waterloo / Southwark & London Bridge
    • London Buses between Denmark Hill and Lewisham (on Saturday only)

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace late night / early morning trains to and from Pangbourne on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Reading and Didcot Parkway each night.

    Saturday:

    The following services will not call at Pangbourne:

    • 22:12, 22:43 & 23:12 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
    • 22:56 & 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington

    Sunday:

    The following services will not call at Pangbourne:

    • 07:29, 22:15, 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
    • 23:15 & 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington

    Customers are advised to travel via Tilehurst and use replacement road transport to / from Pangbourne.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Amended service between Doncaster and Peterborough from 20:30 Saturday 7 until 12:00 Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Grand Central, Hull Trains, LNER

    Routes affected

    Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

    Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross

    LNER between Aberdeen / Leeds and London Kings Cross

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Doncaster and Grantham, closing some lines.

    Grand Central

    On Saturday, the 19:57 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will be slightly retimed into Doncaster.

    On Sunday, the 08:10 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross will be diverted from Doncaster via Lincoln to London Kings Cross. The 11:50 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will run later from London Kings Cross and retimed throughout. 

    Hull Trains

    Hull Trains will be running the last Northbound service on Saturday and the first Southbound service on Sunday via Lincoln. 

    LNER

    From 20:25 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, trains will be amended to run on an alternative route between Doncaster and Peterborough. 

    Some trains will start / terminate at Doncaster.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Dunblane and Perth on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    LNER, ScotRail

    Routes affected

    LNER between London Kings Cross and Inverness

    ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh and Perth / Dundee / Aberdeen / Inverness

    Description

    Track work is taking place between Dunblane and Perth, closing all lines on Saturday and Sunday.

    LNER:

    Services between London Kings Cross and Inverness will be diverted between Edinburgh and Perth, and will not call at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston. Replacement buses will run between Perth and Falkirk Grahamston, and also between Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

    ScotRail:

    Services that run between Glasgow Queen Street and Dundee / Aberdeen / Inverness will be amended to run between Perth and Dundee / Aberdeen / Inverness.

    Replacement buses will run between:

    • Glasgow Queen Street and Perth (direct).
    • Stirling and Perth (all stations).

    The trains that normally run between Edinburgh and Dunblane are not affected by this engineering work.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Cambridge / Peterborough and Ipswich

    Description

    Ballast cleaning is taking place between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich, calling at intermediate stations.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    Over time, ballast wears down and becomes rounded. The pieces of ballast then fit together less easily, reducing the ballast's effectiveness.

    Ballast cleaning removes this worn ballast, screens it and replaces the 'dirty' worn ballast with new angular ballast.

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    Buses replace trains between Bournemouth and Poole on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Waterloo and Poole / Weymouth 

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bournemouth and Poole, closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Bournemouth and Poole.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Amended service between Cardiff Central and Bridgend on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen

    Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Swansea / Carmarthen / Milford Haven and between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central / Swansea and between Cardiff Central / Newport and Milford Haven

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun, closing all lines.

    Great Western Railway:

    Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend extending journey times by up to 45 minutes.

    The 14:58 & 16:55 Carmarthen to London Paddington services will be revised to start from Swansea.

    The 19:03 Carmarthen to London Paddington will depart approximately 30 minutes earlier than normal.

    Transport for Wales:

    Trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun will be replaced by road transport all day.

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    No c2c trains to / from London Liverpool Street on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    c2c between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing some lines.

    As a result, c2c trains that normally run to / from London Liverpool Street will be diverted to run to / from London Fenchurch Street, calling additionally at West Ham and Limehouse.

    London Fenchurch Street station is within walking distance of London Liverpool Street station.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Valid tickets can be used on London Underground or DLR services between West Ham and Stratford at no additional cost.

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    You can plan your journey on London Underground / DLR services by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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    Buses replace trains between Nottingham and Grantham before 10:00 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Nottingham and Grantham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place in the Nottingham area until 10:00, closing some lines.

    Replacement road transport will operate between Nottingham and Grantham until approximately 10:00.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Dartford and between London Cannon Street and London Cannon Street via Slade Green

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup, closing various lines.

    Trains that normally run via Sidcup will now run via Bexleyheath instead.

    Replacement road transport will operate between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Margate and Minster on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London St Pancras International / Ashford International and Margate

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Margate and Minster, closing various lines.

    As a result of this, buses will replace trains between Margate and Minster.

    High Speed services:

    London St Pancras International to Margate via Canterbury West services will only run between London St Pancras International and Minster.

    London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Faversham services will only run between London St Pancras International and Margate.

    London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory services will only run between London St Pancras International and Dover Priory.

    Trains via Paddock Wood:

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will start from London Victoria and will divide at Ashford International. One portion of the train will run to Minster via Canterbury West. The other portion will run to Minster via Dover Priory & Sandwich.

    Trains via Sole Street:

    Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate will only run between London Victoria and Margate.

    Trains via Maidstone East:

    London Victoria to Canterbury West services will terminate at Ashford International.

    Check before you travel:

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Southampton Central / Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Southern

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between Great Malvern / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour

    Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Fareham and Cosham, closing all lines.

    Great Western Railway:

    Buses will replace trains between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour. No trains will run to / from Brighton, customers to / from Brighton should use replacement buses, changing en-route for Southern services to / from Brighton.

    South Western Railway:

    Buses will replace trains between Southampton Central / Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour.

    Southern:

    Buses will replace trains between Southampton Central and Havant.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Amended 09:15 Cambridge to Stansted Airport service on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    Between Cambridge and Stansted Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Stansted Airport until 09:40, closing some lines.

    As a result of this, the 09:15 Cambridge to Stansted Airport will be revised to depart Cambridge at 09:45.

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    Buses replace trains between Todmorden / Hebden Bridge and Blackburn / Preston on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria / Southport and between Leeds and Blackburn / Blackpool North

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Burnley Manchester Road and Hebden Bridge, closing all lines.

    Trains between York / Leeds and Blackpool North will terminate / start at Hebden Bridge.

    Trains to / from Blackburn via Todmorden will terminate / start from Todmorden.

    Replacement buses will run between:

    • Hebden Bridge and Preston
    • Todmorden and Blackburn

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby via Northampton until 19:00 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    London Northwestern Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Crewe / Walsall / Northampton / Wolverhampton and between Northampton and Birmingham New Street

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Northampton and Rugby until approximately 19:00, closing various lines.

    As a result of this, trains will be unable to run to / from Northampton / Long Buckby until approximately 19:00.

    Replacement road transport will operate between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton and also between Northampton and Rugby, calling at Long Buckby.

    Check before you travel:

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    No early morning trains between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Heathrow Express, TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    Heathrow Express between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5

    TfL Rail between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hayes & Harlington and Heathrow Airport until 05:50, closing all lines.

    Heathrow Express:

    Trains will not run to / from Heathrow Airport before 05:50. The first train services to run will be:

    • The 05:55 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5
    • The 05:57 Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington

    After this, a normal service will resume with trains running every 15 minutes.

    TfL Rail:

    The first trains to run will be:

    • The 06:01 Heathrow Terminal 4 to London Paddington
    • The 06:11 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 4

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    Buses replace morning / evening trains between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames until 12:00 and also after 21:15 on Sunday, closing all lines.

    As a result of this, the following services will NOT run:

    • 08:45, 09:38, 10:08, 10:38, 11:08, 11:38 & 21:45 Twyford to Henley-on-Thames
    • 09:17, 09:53, 10:23, 10:53, 11:23, 11:53 & 22:08 Henley-on-Thames to Twyford

    An hourly replacement bus service will operate in place of cancelled services.

    Check before you travel:

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Guildford and Gatwick Airport on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Betchworth and also between Reigate and Gatwick Airport, closing various lines.

    As a result of this, trains between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will be revised to terminate / start from Guildford.

    Road transport will operate a direct hourly service between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

    Road transport will also run every 2 hours between Guildford and Gatwick Airport, calling at all stations.

    The 23:09 Gatwick Airport to Reading will be replaced throughout by road transport.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn until 12:50 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth and between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Reading West and Aldermaston until approximately 12:50 on Sunday, closing all lines.

    High speed services will be diverted via Swindon.

    Trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will be revised to terminate / start back from Reading or be cancelled throughout until approximately 12:50.

    Replacement road transport will operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace early morning / evening trains to / from Burnham and Taplow on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading until 12:00 and after 20:00 on Sunday, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    The 00:05 London Paddington to Reading will NOT call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers are advised to travel on road transport via Slough.

    Please note that there is no Sunday service at Taplow after this time.

    The following services will NOT call at Burham:

    Morning services

    • 06:45, 08:45, 09:45 & 10:45 London Paddington to Reading
    • 06:20, 07:32, 08:32, 09:30 Reading to London Paddington
    • 07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
    • 10:04 & 11:02 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington

    Evening services:

    • 20:45, 21:45, 23:15 & 23:53 London Paddington to Reading
    • 21:00, 21:50 & 22:24 Reading to London Paddington
    • 21:04, 22:24 & 23:15 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington
    • 21:15, 22:15 & 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway

    Customers travelling to / from Burnham are advised to travel via Slough, using replacement road transport between Burham and Slough.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Amended morning Great Western Railway services from London Paddington on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen / Hereford / Great Malvern / Oxford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between on 2 out of 4 lines between Hayes & Harlington and Slough.

    As a result of this the following services will be revised to depart London Paddington up to 5 minutes EARLIER:

    • 08:45 & 10:45 London Paddington to Swansea
    • 09:45 London Paddington to Carmarthen
    • 08:48 & 10:49 London Paddington to Hereford
    • 09:49 London Paddington to Great Malvern
    • 10:22 London Paddington to Oxford

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    Amended Great Western Railway service in the Westbury area until 09:30 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Swindon / Warminster and Westbury and between Warminster and Swindon

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bradford-on-Avon and Frome until approximately 08:40 on Sunday, closing some lines.

    As a result, the following alterations will be in place:

    • The 07:55 Westbury to Warminster will NOT run.
    • The 08:11 Warminster to Swindon will NOT run. Road transport will operate EARLIER from Warminster at 07:51 to Chippenham, where customers can connect with rail services to Swindon.
    • The 09:22 Swindon to Westbury will NOT run and will be replaced by road transport.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Amended Transport for Wales services on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Various Transport for Wales routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place on various routes on the Transport for Wales network.

    As a result of this, the following alterations will be in place:

    • The 07:18 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale will start at Pye Corner. A bus service will then operate between Pye Corner and Cardiff Central.
    • The 23:09 Gloucester to Cardiff Central will be revised to depart earlier. A replacement bus service will operate at the usual time the train begins.
    • From 23:15, buses will replace trains between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Amended Chiltern Railways services on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between Aylesbury and London Marylebone via High Wycombe

    Aylesbury Vale Parkway and London Marylebone via Great Missenden

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place until approximately 11:00, between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Great Missenden and all day between Aylesbury and Princess Risborough.

    Until approximately 11:00, buses will replace trains between Aylesbury Vale Parkway and Great Missenden with some buses extended to / from Amersham.

    All day, buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Princess Risborough.

    Train services between Aylesbury (via High Wycombe) / Gerrards Cross to London Marylebone will not run.

    A hourly train service will run between High Wycombe and London Marylebone.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria before 09:00 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria and also between Wickford and Southminster

    Description

    Electrification work on the Southend Victoria line is resulting in all lines being blocked between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria.

    Until 09:00 on Sunday morning, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria and also between Wickford and Southminster.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

    Project Information:

    As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail are replacing the overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line as part of a £46m investment. The wiring system currently in place along the route was installed in the 1950s and needs replacing to prevent frequent failures that cause delays, in order to improve reliability of the rail service.

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    Buses replace trains between Cambridge and Audley End before 09:40 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Cambridge and Stansted Airport / London Liverpool Street

    Description

    Track maintenance work is taking place between Cambridge and Audley End, closing all lines until 09:40.

    Buses will replace trains between Cambridge and Audley End.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    No trains between Stratford and Tottenham Hale before 18:00 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Stratford and Hertford East

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Tottenham Hale, closing all lines until 18:00.

    Trains which normally run between Stratford and Hertford East will be diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street. Lea Bridge will not be served.

    Trains will call additionally at Hackney Downs.

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    Buses replace trains between Barnes and Hounslow / Teddington via Richmond on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside / Kingston / Reading / Woking

    Also the London Waterloo Circular 

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Barnes and Twickenham closing the line via Richmond.

    Buses will replace trains between Barnes and Hounslow / Teddington via Richmond.

    Trains between London Waterloo and Reading / Windsor & Eton Riverside are diverted to run via and calling additionally at Hounslow and will not call at stations via Richmond.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Epsom and Dorking / Effingham Junction on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway, Southern

    Routes affected

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Dorking / Guildford

    Southern between London Victoria and Dorking

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Epsom and Dorking / Effingham Junction closing the line.

    South Western Railway trains are replaced by buses between Epsom and Dorking / Effingham Junction.

    Southern trains are replaced by buses between Epsom and Dorking.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    No trains at Redhill on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Great Western Railway between Reading and Gatwick Airport

    Southern between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Reigate; Redhill and Tonbridge 

    Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Gatwick Airport; Bedford and Three Bridges; London Bridge and Horsham: 

    Description

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

    Gatwick Express trains will be reduced to a half hourly service due to the reduction in line capacity between Purley and Gatwick Airport.

    Great Western Railway trains are replaced by buses between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

    Southern trains are diverted between Purley and Horley and will not call at intermediate stations via Redhill. 

    Replacement buses will run between Purley and Horley calling at all intermediate stations via Redhill.

    Buses will also replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge.

    Thameslink trains are diverted between Purley and Horley and will not call at intermediate stations via Redhill.

    Customers should use Southern replacement buses between Purley and Horley to complete their journey.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Description

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

    Due to the number of diverted trains between Purley and Horley, line capacity has been reduced, therefore Gatwick Express will run a half hourly service throughout the day.

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    Buses replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham via Peckham Rye on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / East Croydon

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and Tulse Hill closing the line via Peckham Rye.

    Buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham. Buses will call at Streatham Hill for rail connections. 

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Pulborough and Barnham / Littlehampton / Angmering on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour; and also between London Bridge and Littlehampton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Pulborough and Barnham / Littlehampton / Angmering, closing the line.

    Buses replace trains between Pulborough and Barnham / Littlehampton / Angmering.

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    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here

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    No trains between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction / London Bridge on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Between Bedford and Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges / Brighton; between Cambridge and Gatwick Airport; between Kentish Town and Rainham; and also between Luton / St Albans and Sutton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction / London Bridge, closing the line.

    No Thameslink trains will run between London St Pancras International and Sutton / London Bridge.

    Thameslink trains between Bedford / Luton and London St Pancras International will be diverted to / from London St Pancras high level platforms and will run to a revised timetable. 

    Trains between London Bridge and Brighton / Gatwick Airport / Horsham / Rainham will run to a revised timetable.

    Trains between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks and will not call at Elephant & Castle.

    Trains between Cambridge and Brighton will be diverted to run between Cambridge and London Kings Cross.

    There will be no train service between London Blackfriars and Sutton / Wimbledon. Customers should use alternative Southern services to / from London Victoria.

    Ticket acceptance

    To help you complete your journey, you can use local buses on the Wimbledon / Sutton loop on any reasonable route.

    You may also use London Underground between London St Pancras International and London Victoria / London Bridge.

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    Amended morning Great Northern trains between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City / Hertford North until 09:45 Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Hertford North

    Description

    Until 08:30, engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City and until 09:45 between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    The following alterations will apply to local stopping trains between London Kings Cross and Welwyn Garden City / Stevenage via Hertford North

    Until 08:30, buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Welwyn Garden City.

    Until 09:45, buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Hertford North.

    Fast trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Royston are not affected by this engineering work.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Royston and Cambridge until 09:45 on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Kings Lynn

    Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Until 09:45, engineering work is taking place between Royston and Cambridge, closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Royston and Cambridge.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North on Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Hertford North / Stevenage

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing all lines.

    Until 09:45, buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Hertford North.

    From 09:45, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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    No late night / early morning trains from Hornsey or Harringay to London Kings Cross from 23:45 until the end of service Sunday 8 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    From Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight closing some lines from Hornsey to Harringay.

    From 23:45 until the end of service, trains travelling from Alexandra Palace to London Kings Cross will not call at Hornsey to Harringay.

    Customers should travel via Alexandra Place and Finsbury Park to complete their journey.

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

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    Amended Southern overnight / early morning trains from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Various routes on the Southern network

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight / early morning at various location on the Southern network closing the line between 22:00 and 05:00 each night, finishing 05:00 Friday morning.

    Monday and Tuesday - From approximately 23:30, buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon / London Bridge via Streatham Hill.

    Monday to Thursday - From approximately 23:45, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Eastbourne.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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