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December 2018 timetable change

Train times and tickets are usually available for customers to plan and book their journeys up to 12 weeks before departure. However, for the duration of the next timetable beginning on 9th December, 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.

There will be a slight delay whilst we work on releasing Advance purchase tickets and seat reservations for all of our trains from the 9th December.

Further updates will be available shortly.

What this means for buying tickets

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

Purchasing tickets between 12 and 6 weeks prior to departure

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

Purchasing tickets on other operators

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

Purchasing tickets for CrossCountry services

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

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

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

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

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

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    Industrial action affecting Northern services every Saturday in January

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Most Northern services

    Description

    Industrial action is taking place every Saturday in January across the Northern network as members of the RMT Union continue to strike. 

    A heavily reduced Northern service will operate on strike days, with very few services running after 17:00.

    Customer advice: 
    You can find timetables and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here

    The Northern services that do run, and other operator's services, are expected to be extremely busy. You are advised to allow extra time to complete your journey and make sure that you don't rely on the last train home.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey for Saturday 19 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    The Journey Planner for Saturday 26 January has not yet been updated to show the revised service. Please check back closer to your time of travel. 

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

    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 Havant and Guildford expected until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo

    Description

    A broken rail between Havant and Guildford means trains have to run at reduced speed on the London bound line. As a result of this, trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

    Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

    Customer Advice:

    There is a broken rail between Havant and Haslemere. Network Rail staff are on site and have made the rail safe for trains to pass over it at 5mph. However, owing to the location and nature of the issue, this speed restriction is in place for approximately 1.5 miles. The full repair will not be able to be made until services have finished tonight.

    For further information or onward travel advice please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.

    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 #Haslemere

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

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

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    Disruption between Liverpool Central and New Brighton / West Kirby until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Between Liverpool Central and New Brighton / West Kirby

    Description

    All lines have reopened between Liverpool Central and New Brighton / West Kirby following a fire next to the track at Birkenhead Park.

    As trains return to normal, some services may be delayed by up to 30 minutes, cancelled or revised.

    Disruption is expected to continue until 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 #BirkenheadPark

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

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

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    Disruption between Liverpool Central and Ellesmere Port / Chester until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Between Liverpool Central and Ellesmere Port / Chester

    Description

    Power supply issues at Hooton are resulting in disruption to trains running between Liverpool Central and Ellesmere Port / Chester. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

    Services are currently suspended between Rock Ferry and Ellesmere Port / Chester. Rail replacement buses are now in operation between Rock Ferry and Ellesmere Port / Chester.

    A rail shuttle service is running between Rock Ferry and Liverpool.

    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 #Hooton

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

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

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    Disruption between Kentish Town and London Blackfriars until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Between Kentish Town and Orpington

    Description

    A fault with the signalling system at Kentish Town and an earlier broken down train at Farringdon are disrupting trains running between Kentish Town and London Blackfriars.

    This is expected to continue until the end of service.

    How is this currently affecting the train service?

    • Trains between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars may be delayed by up to 15 minutes.
    • Orpington to Kentish Town services will terminate at London Blackfriars. If you're travelling from Kentish Town and require an Orpington service, please travel on an alternative service towards London Blackfriars and change.
    • Kentish Town to Orpington services will start at London Blackfriars. If you're travelling from Orpington and require Kentish Town, please change at London Blackfriars for a service towards St Albans or Bedford.

     

    As a result, there will be a slightly reduced, but still frequent service at the following stations:

    • London St Pancras International
    • Farringdon
    • City Thameslink

    We recommend that you recheck your required service prior to boarding or alternatively, speak to station staff if you're unsure.

     

    Can you tell me more about the incident?
    Network Rail have confirmed a fault with their signalling system in the Kentish Town area which is disrupting services running between Kentish Town and Orpington.

    The failure has been traced back to an issue with the electrical equipment, and requires further inspection by signalling engineers who are already on site.

    Earlier this evening a non passenger train came to a stand just outside of Farringdon station due to reports of a power issue.

    Whilst the crew on board this service performed the relevant troubleshooting process, the southbound line was blocked and services behind came to a halt. As of 21:52, the train affected is now on the move and all nearby services have been given the authority to continue.

     

    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 #KentishTown

    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.

    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, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, 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 until Friday 1 March 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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    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Saturday 5 January until Sunday 17 March

    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.

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

    Check before you travel:

    For journeys until Friday 1 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    For journeys from Saturday 2 March, changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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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    Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services to / from London St Pancras International from Monday 14 to Saturday 19 January

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

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

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Leicester overnight from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

    As a result, the following trains will be amended:

    Monday to Thursday:

    The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras will be retimed to leave Market Harborough later than usual, and running later than usual to Nottingham.

    The 21:31 and 21:50 London St Pancras to Derby services, the 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service and the 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will all be retimed to run later than usual after Wellingborough. 

    Monday to Friday:

    The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will be retimed and diverted, not calling at Market Harborough. A replacement bus will run between Kettering and Market Harborough. A second, earlier, bus will run between Market Harborough and Leicester, connecting with the train at Leicester.

    Tuesday to Friday:

    The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester service will be retimed after leaving Wellingborough.

    The 04:41 Leicester to London St Pancras service departs Leicester earlier

    Saturday:

    The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester service will be retimed after leaving Wellingborough, not calling at Market Harborough. A replacement bus will run from Kettering to Leicester, calling at Market Harborough.

    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 Tonbridge and Ashford International on Saturday 19 January

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory, Ashford International and Dover Priory, and also between Strood and Tonbridge

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Ashford International, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Tonbridge and Ashford International.

    Trains that usually run between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate (via Canterbury West) will be diverted via Maidstone East.

    Trains between Strood and Tonbridge will terminate at Maidstone West. A mini-bus will be provided to run between Maidstone West and Tonbridge.

    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 Sheffield and Meadowhall / Barnsley from late on Saturday 19 and all day on Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Birmingham New Street / Reading / Southampton Central / Birmingham New Street and Newcastle / Scotland

    Northern between Nottingham / Sheffield and Huddersfield / Goole / Hull / Bridlington / Scarborough, and also between Nottingham and Leeds

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes

    Description

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

    CrossCountry:

    CrossCountry services are only affected on Sunday.

    Trains which usually run between Newcastle and Birmingham New Street / Reading will start from and terminate at Sheffield.

    Trains which usually run between Scotland and Plymouth will divert via an alternative route, increasing journey times by up to 10 minutes.

    Northern:

    Saturday:

    • The 22:32 Leeds to Sheffield service will terminate at Barnsley. A replacement bus will run from Barnsley to Sheffield.
    • The 22:44 Leeds to Sheffield via Moorthorpe service will not call at Meadowhall. A replacement bus will run from Rotherham Central to Sheffield via Meadowhall.
    • The 22:51 Huddersfield to Sheffield service will terminate at Barnsley. A replacement bus will run from Barnsley to Sheffield.
    • The 23:27 Sheffield to Doncaster service will not call at Meadowhall. A replacement bus will run from Sheffield to Rotherham Central via Meadowhall.

    Sunday:

    Until 11:30, train services will not call at Meadowhall. Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Rotherham Central via Meadowhall.

    Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Barnsley all day on Sunday.

    TransPennine Express:

    Services will be diverted, and will not call at Meadowhall. Customers to / from Meadowhall should travel via Sheffield on alternative services.

    Services running between Doncaster and Cleethorpes will be retimed by up to 15 minutes, and may leave earlier or later than usual.

    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 in the Southampton area on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Bournemouth / Poole / Weymouth / Winchester, Romsey and Salisbury, and also between Portsmouth Harbour and Eastleigh

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Winchester and Southampton Central, closing various lines.

    CrossCountry

    Trains will divert and not be able to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 30 minutes.

    On Saturday, you may use replacement road transport between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central (provided by South Western Railway).

    On Sunday, you may use replacement road transport between Winchester, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central (provided by South Western Railway).

    South Western Railway

    On Saturday, buses will be provided to run between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central.

    On Sunday, buses will be provided to run between the following stations:

    • Winchester and Southampton Central
    • Winchester and Fareham
    • Romsey and Southampton Central via Chandlers Ford

    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 Exeter St Davids and Plymouth on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth / Penzance

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads / Exmouth and Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Newton Abbot and Plymouth, closing various lines.

    CrossCountry

    On Saturday evening, the 18:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Plymouth service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads, and the 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service, will terminate at Exeter St Davids.

    On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Plymouth.

    Great Western Railway

    On Sunday only, buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Plymouth, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes. Some trains will be amended to terminate / start from Exeter St Davids instead of Newton Abbot. An amended train service will run between Plymouth and Penzance.

    As a result of the engineering work, some trains between Par and Newquay will be re-timed in order to maintain connections.

    The 21:15 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" Sleeper service will depart Plymouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids up to 150 minutes later than usual, and will arrive at Reading and London Paddington up to 60 minutes later than usual.

    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 Bedford and Leicester on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield, and also between Kettering and Corby

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bedford, Kettering and Leicester, closing some lines.

    Saturday

    Before 05:00 and after 21:00, trains between London St Pancras International and Leicester / Nottingham / Derby will be re-timed to run later than usual by a few minutes.

    Sunday

    Trains will be re-timed or cancelled between Bedford and Kettering due to only one line being available. As a result of this engineering work, trains to and from Corby will run between Kettering and Corby only.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton and Cardiff Central / Swansea

    Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa / Holyhead / Hereford / Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff Central, closing various lines.

    Great Western Railway

    On Saturday night, the 19:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service, and the 22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service, will terminate at Newport. Other rail services are available between Newport and Cardiff Central.

    On Sunday, trains between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central will be replaced by buses between Newport and Cardiff Central. The bus journey will take approximately 40 minutes. After 22:30, some buses will be extended to Swansea.

    On Sunday, long distance High Speed Trains between London Paddington and Swansea will be replaced by buses between Newport and Bridgend. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 60 minutes.

    Transport for Wales (Sunday only)

    Up to 12:40:

    • Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert / Aberdare services will be replaced by road transport throughout
    • Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach services will run to / from Cardiff Bay
    • Barry Island / Bridgend services will run to / from Ninian Park, with a replacement bus service running between Cogan and Cardiff Central
    • West Wales services will run to / from Bridgend with a bus service running between Cardiff Central to Bridgend calling at stations via Pontyclun

    From 12:40:

    • All Valley Line services will operate as normal
    • Ebbw Vale services will run between Ebbw Vale and Newport with a bus connection to / from Cardiff Central at Pye Corner
    • Cardiff Central to Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa services will run to / from Newport
    • North and West services (to / from stations towards Manchester, Crewe and Holyhead) will run to / from Newport
    • West Wales services will run to / from Cardiff Central (platform 6).

    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 / Westbury and Bristol on Saturday 19 and until 08:15 on Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford / Bristol Temple Meads / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance, Swindon and Westbury, and also between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Weymouth / Southampton Central and Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads.

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, with some lines closed.

    Trains will not run between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway.

    High Speed Trains on Saturday and until 08:15 on Sunday:

    Trains on High Speed routes will run to an amended timetable, with trains diverted, cancelled or revised.

    Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted via Newbury, and will run with a reduced service frequency. A reduced service will be provided between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa.

    Trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted via Bath Spa. Trains will be re-timed to depart up to 45 minutes earlier than usual.

    Trains between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only.

    Trains via Oxford / Worcester / Hereford will be amended to depart London Paddington a few minutes earlier than usual, with most trains calling additionally at Didcot Parkway. Trains will arrive at London Paddington a few minutes later than usual from these stations.

    Due to west of England trains being diverted via Newbury, most services to and from Bedwyn and Newbury will also be re-timed.

    Road transport will be provided to run between the following stations:

    • Reading and Swindon
    • Didcot Parkway and Swindon
    • Patchway and Bristol Parkway

    Some late night buses from Reading to Swindon will be extended to Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads.

    Local 'Thames Valley' services on Saturday and until 08:15 on Sunday:

    Due to capacity constraints, trains between Swindon and Westbury will not run between Swindon and Chippenham. You may use other rail services provided between Swindon and Chippenham.

    Local trains from Weymouth, Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be re-timed between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads.

    Important information:

    Where there is no direct service between London Paddington / Reading and Chippenham, customers should travel via Bath Spa where possible.

    Where there is no direct service between London Paddington / Reading and Bristol Parkway, customers should travel via Patchway. and road / rail connections via Bristol Temple Meads.

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

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

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    Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton / Kingston

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Teddington and Shepperton, closing all lines.

    All weekend, buses will replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes.

    On Sunday, trains between London Waterloo and Kingston will be amended to terminate at Hounslow instead of Kingston.

    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 Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Trains between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, and also between Wickford and Southminster

    Description

    Overhead wire renewal work is taking place between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster.

    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:

    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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    No trains between Hackney Downs and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford via Tottenham Hale on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Norwich

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Hertford East / Cheshunt closing the line.

    Greater Anglia trains are diverted between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters and will not call at stations via Tottenham Hale.

    Customers at stations between Hackney Down and Cheshunt are advised to use alternative stations on the Seven Sisters line, which are within walking distance. A map showing walking distances between station can be found on the walking map for Lea Valley Stations.

    Trains are then replaced by buses between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford.

    Lea Bridge customers should use TfL buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

    Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes

    Stansted Express trains are replaced by buses throughout.

    Journey times will be extended by up to 25 minutes.  

    Check before you travel:

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

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended overnight / early morning trains between Ipswich and Norwich on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich, and also between Lowestoft / Great Yarmouth and Norwich

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Diss and Norwich, closing lines overnight until 07:45 on Sunday morning.

    As a result, the following trains will be amended:

    On Saturday, the 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Ipswich and Norwich.

    On Sunday, the 07:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will start from Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Norwich and Ipswich.

    Also the 07:25 Norwich to Lowestoft and the 07:36 Norwich to Great Yarmouth services will not run. Customers for these services should speak to station staff upon arrival at the station.

    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 Whitland and Milford Haven on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Crewe / Cardiff Central / Manchester Piccadilly / Carmarthen and Milford Haven

    Description

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

    Buses will replace trains between Whitland and Milford Haven all day on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January.

    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 Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Between Glasgow Central and Ayr / Stranraer / Largs / Ardrossan Harbour / Gourock / Wemyss Bay 

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street.

    Sunday only, buses are extended to run to / from Port Glasgow.

    Trains to / from Largs and Ardrossan Harbour will run between Kilwinning and Largs and Ardrossan Harbour. Customers should use alternative services between Glasgow Central and Kilwinning.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended late night / early morning Heathrow Express service on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Heathrow Express

    Routes affected

    Heathrow Express between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, closing some lines overnight.

    Saturday:

    The following trains will not run:

    • 22:10 / 22:40 / 23:10 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5 services.
    • 21:57 / 22:27 / 22:57 / 23:27 Heathrow to London Paddington services.

    Additionally:

    • The 23:51 Heathrow Terminal 5 will run to Heathrow Terminal 2 & 3.
    • Shuttle services will run between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 from 21:57.

    Sunday:

    The following trains will not run:

    • The 05:10 / 05:25 / 05:40 / 05:55 / 06:10 London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5 services.
    • The 05:12 / 05:27 / 05:42 / 05:57 / 06:12 Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington services.

    Additionally:

    • Shuttle services will run between Heathrow Terminal 5 and Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 from 05:13. 

    Customers should use alternative services.

    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.

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    Amended TfL Rail service from 21:00 on Saturday 19 until 06:30 on Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    TfL Rail between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington / Heathrow Terminal 4

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place in the Acton Main Line area, closing some lines.

    Saturday after 21:00:

    A reduced service of 2 trains per hour will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4. No train services will call at Acton Main Line. Customers to / from Acton Main Line should use earlier services.

    Sunday before 06:30

    No TfL Rail service will operate. Customers should use later services.

    Check before you travel:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Haywards Heath and Lewes / Seaford / Polegate on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between Brighton and Seaford / Eastbourne / Hastings / Ore, and also between London Victoria / Gatwick Airport / Haywards Heath and Eastbourne / Ore

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Haywards Heath and Berwick / Seaford, closing all lines.

    Replacement buses will run between:

    • Haywards Heath and Lewes.
    • Lewes and Seaford.
    • Lewes and Polegate.

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway, Southern

    Routes affected

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Dorking

    Southern between London Victoria and Dorking / Horsham

    Description

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

    South Western Railway:

    Replacement buses will run between Leatherhead and Dorking.

    Southern:

    Replacement buses will run between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham.

    Check before you travel:

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

    If you are travelling with South 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.

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    Buses replace trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley after 17:45 on Saturday 19 and all day Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    West Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Cannock from 17:45 on Saturday and all day Sunday, closing various lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Walsall 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.

     

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    Amended Merseyrail Northern line service from Saturday 19 until Sunday 27 January

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Merseyrail 'Northern' line services between Hunts Cross and Southport; Liverpool Central and Kirkby / Ormskirk

    Description

    Platform extension work is taking place on various days between Sandhills and Kirkby, and between Hunts Cross / Liverpool Central and Walton / Kirkby / Bootle Oriel Road.

    Saturday 19 January:

    Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central.

    Sunday 20 January:

    Buses will replace trains between the following stations:

    • Hunts Cross and Sandhills
    • Leasowe / Bidston and Hamilton Square
    • New Brighton and Hamilton Square

    Monday 21 to Friday 25 January:

    Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central.

    Saturday 26 January:

    Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central.

    Sunday 27 January:

    Buses will replace trains between Hunts Cross and Sandhills.

    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:

    This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

    You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

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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, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, 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 until Friday 1 March 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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    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Saturday 5 January until Sunday 17 March

    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.

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

    Check before you travel:

    For journeys until Friday 1 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    For journeys from Saturday 2 March, changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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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    We are awaiting further details of how Gatwick Express are affected by engineering work on this date

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express routes

    Description

    We are still awaiting further details of how Gatwick Express are affected by engineering work on the date you are searching for.

    Please check back nearer to your date of travel.

    We are awaiting further details of how Great Northern are affected by engineering work on this date

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Great Northern routes

    Description

    We are still awaiting further details of how Great Northern are affected by engineering work on the date you are searching for.

    Please check back nearer to your date of travel.

    We are awaiting further details of how Thameslink are affected by engineering work on this date

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Thameslink routes

    Description

    We are still awaiting further details of how Thameslink are affected by engineering work on the date you are searching for.

    Please check back nearer to your date of travel.

    We are awaiting further details of how Southern are affected by engineering work on this date

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern routes

    Description

    We are still awaiting further details of how Southern are affected by engineering work on the date you are searching for.

    Please check back nearer to your date of travel.

    No trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids from Monday 18 February to Friday 8 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Manchester Piccadilly / Glasgow Central and Penzance, between Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Glasgow Central and Paignton, between Edinburgh / Dundee / Derby / Bristol Temple Meads / Glasgow Central / Birmingham New Street / Leeds / Newcastle and Plymouth

    Great Western Railway between Bristol Parkway / Cardiff Central / London Paddington and Penzance, between Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / London Paddington and Exeter St Davids and also between London Paddington and Plymouth

    Description

    Bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place between between Taunton and Plymouth from Monday 18 February until Friday 8 March. 

    All lines between will be blocked between Taunton and Exeter St Davids, whilst major engineering work takes place at Whiteball Tunnel. In addition, similar work will also take place between Totnes and Ivybridge, at the Marley Tunnel, closing some lines.

    The following changes will apply until the works have been fully completed:

    Buses will replace trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids. Please note, the journey time between these stations by bus is approximately 65 minutes.

    CrossCountry

    A revised 2-hourly train service will operate between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

    Great Western Railway 

    A revised 2-hourly train service will operate between London Paddington and Penzance / Plymouth. These trains will also be diverted via Yeovil Junction, not calling at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Journey times will be extended between Totnes and Plymouth, so most of these trains will terminate at Plymouth. Journeys between Plymouth and Penzance should generally operate to normal schedule.

    Other train services between London Paddington and the West of England will also run at reduced frequency; although, these trains will terminate at Taunton instead.

    Services between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance will be amended.

    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.

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    Amended 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International on Saturday 2 March

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Between Leicester and London St Pancras International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Loughborough and Kettering, closing some lines.

    As a result of this, the 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will be revised to depart Leicester earlier.

    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

    Amended 20:31 London Euston to Preston on Saturday 2 March

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    between London Euston and Preston

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Wigan North Western and Leyland, closing some lines.

    As a result, the 20:31 London Euston to Preston service will be revised and will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    Customers wishing to travel towards Preston should use replacement road transport from Crewe to Preston, calling at Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western.

    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.

    Amended service between Taunton and Plymouth on Saturday 2 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Edinburgh / Derby / Leeds / Aberdeen / York / Newcastle / Dundee and Plymouth, between Bristol Temple Meads / Glasgow Central and Plymouth, between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Paignton

    Great Western Railway between Bristol Parkway and Exeter St Davids, between Bristol Temple Meads and Penzance, and also between London Paddington and Plymouth / Exeter St Davids / Penzance

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Taunton and Tiverton Parkway, and also between Totnes and Ivybridge, closing some lines.

    CrossCountry

    A 2-hourly service will operate between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

    Great Western Railway

    Trains between London Paddington and Plymouth / Penzance will be reduced to a mainly 2-hourly service, and will be diverted between Castle Cary and Exeter St Davids. These trains will NOT call at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Journey times will be extended between Totnes and Plymouth, resulting in most of these train start from / terminating at Plymouth.

    Road transport will operate on the following routes:

    • Taunton - Tiverton Parkway
    • Tiverton Parkway - Exeter St Davids
    • Taunton - Exeter St Davids

     

    The 22:52 Taunton - Tiverton Parkway will start from Castle Cary (rail connection at 20:03 from London Paddington).

    The last bus from Taunton to Exeter St Davids will call at Tiverton 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.

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    Amended 00:05 and 00:34 London Euston to Northampton on Saturday 2 March

    Train companies affected

    London Northwestern Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston to Northampton

    Description

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

    The 00:05 and 00:34 London Euston to Northampton services will call at Bushey to set down only.

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    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

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    Amended 15:58 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange Grand Central service on Saturday 2 March

    Train companies affected

    Grand Central

    Routes affected

    Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place resulting in the 15:58 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange service being amended. The service will terminate at Doncaster.

    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.

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    Amended 19:27 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service on Saturday 2 March

    Train companies affected

    Grand Central

    Routes affected

    Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Sunderland

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place resulting in the 19:27 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service being amended. The service will terminate at York.

    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.

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    Amended 22:14 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service on Saturday 2 March

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Transport for Wales between Fishguard Harbour and Swansea

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Llanelli and Swansea on Saturday evening, closing all lines.

    As a result, the 22:14 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will terminate at Llanelli. A replacement bus will run between Llanelli and Swansea.

    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.

    Buses replace trains between Blythe Bridge and Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Between Derby and Crewe

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at Longton, closing all lines.

    As a result of this, trains between Crewe and Derby will be revised to start / terminate at Blythe Bridge, not calling at Longton.

    Buses will replace trains between Blythe Bridge and Stoke-on-Trent in both directions, calling at Longton.

    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.

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    No c2c service to / from London Liverpool Street on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

    Description

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

    As a result of this, c2c services to / from London Liverpool Street will be diverted to start / terminate at London Fenchurch Street, calling additionally at West Ham.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Customers may use their tickets on London Underground Jubilee Line services and Docklands Light Railway between West Ham and Stratford.

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

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    Buses replace trains between Barking and Grays via Rainham on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays via Rainham

    Description

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

    As a result of this, replacement road transport will run between Barking and Grays via Rainham in both directions.

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Chesterfield / Sheffield and Stockport on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street  and Leeds / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Aberdeen and between Southampton Central / Reading and Newcastle

    East Midlands Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street and between Derby and Sheffield and between Leicester and Sheffield / York and between London St Pancras International and Sheffield / York / Leeds

    Northern between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly and between Nottingham and Sheffield / Leeds / Carlisle

    TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes / Doncaster / Sheffield and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Sheffield, closing some lines and also between Sheffield and Stockport, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Services between Southampton Central / Reading and Newcastle will be revised to start / terminate at Derby.

    Northbound trains to Scotland will be diverted, extending journey times by approximately 10 minutes.

    East Midlands Trains:

    Train services between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will be revised to start / terminate at Sheffield.

    Trains departing Chesterfield towards Sheffield will be diverted, arriving later into Sheffield.

    Replacement road transport will operate between Chesterfield and Stockport in both directions to connect with services to Nottingham / Norwich.

    Replacement road transport will also operate between Sheffield and Stockport in both directions.

    Please Note: On Sunday 3 March, engineering work is also taking place between Peterborough and Ely. Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Norwich all day.

    Northern:

    Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield (Hope Valley Line):

    On Saturday, an amended train service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills Central. A replacement bus service will run between New Mills Central and Sheffield, serving all stations except for Edale. A replacement minibus service will run between Edale and Hope.

    On Sunday, a replacement bus service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield, serving all stations except for Edale. A replacement minibus service will run between Edale and Hope.

    Leeds / Sheffield and Nottingham (via Langley Mill):

    On Sunday only, buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Nottingham via Langley Mill.

    TransPennine Express:

    Buses will replace trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

    At Manchester Airport, buses depart from stands L and M. At Sheffield, buses run from stand E5 at Sheffield Bus station, which is a few minutes walk from the train station.

    The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport is not affected by this work, as it runs on an alternative route.

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Swansea on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    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 / Newport / Cardiff Central and Milford Haven and between Hereford and Fishguard Harbour and between Cardiff Central and Carmarthen

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Swansea on Sunday 3 March, closing some lines.

    Great Western Railway:

    Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen will be revised to start / terminate at Cardiff Central. 

    Replacement road transport will operate fast between Cardiff Central and Swansea, taking approximately 60 minutes. 

    Transport will also be operating between Cardiff Central and Swansea, calling at Bridgend, Port Talbot and Neath.

    The 07:53 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Newport. Road transport will operate from Swansea direct to Cardiff Central, then on to Newport to connect with the train service.

    Transport for Wales:

    Buses replace trains between:

    • Llanelli and Cardiff Central.
    • Maesteg and Cardiff Central.
    • Bridgend and Rhoose Cardiff International 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.

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    Major improvement work between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Hove on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All routes via Haywards Heath

    Description

    Major improvement work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

    Replacement buses will run between:

    • Three Bridges and Brighton.
    • Three Bridges and Lewes.

    Train services between Brighton and London stations will be diverted to run via Littlehampton. Services that run on coastal routes between Brighton and Eastbourne / Hastings will run, though there will be no direct services from these stations to London.

    Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

    Full details of alterations to services are not yet known, this information will be published here as soon as it is available.

    Full details of the engineering project taking place can be found here. Travel advice for travel to / from specific stations can be found here. Both websites will be updated as more information is known.

    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.

    Amended service to and from London Liverpool Street via Shenfield on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Southend Victoria / Colchester Town / Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze / Ipswich / Norwich and London Liverpool Street, and also between Southminster and Wickford

    TfL Rail between Gidea Park / Shenfield and London Liverpool Street

    Description

    Work on the overhead power cables is taking place between Romford and London Liverpool Street, and also between Southend Victoria / Southminster and Shenfield, closing various lines.

    Greater Anglia

    Trains will not run between Shenfield / Southend Victoria and London Liverpool Street.

    Buses will be provided to run between Ingatestone / Southend Victoria and Newbury Park, where customers may connect with London Underground Central line services to and from Stratford and London Liverpool Street.

    Buses will also be provided to run between Southminster and Wickford.

    TfL Rail

    No trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

    A replacement bus service will run between:

    • Romford and Stratford, calling at all stations except Maryland.
    • Shenfield to Newbury Park (London Underground station).

    Ticket acceptance:

    Valid tickets can be used on London Underground Central Line services between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

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    Amended service between Wigan North Western / Bolton and Preston from 21:50 on Saturday 2 until 09:00 on Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Blackrod and Preston, closing all lines on Saturday evening.

    Saturday:

    After 21:50, buses will replace trains between Bolton and Preston, and also between Wigan North Western and Preston.

    Sunday:

    The following amendments will apply:

    • The 07:48 Blackpool North to Manchester Oxford Road service will start from Bolton.
    • The 07:55 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street will run between Blackpool North and Preston, and separately from Wigan North Western at 08:41 for Liverpool Lime Street.
    • The 07:58 Manchester Piccadilly to Preston service will terminate at Bolton.
    • The 08:21 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will depart Preston at 09:03, and run later than usual to Manchester Victoria, arriving at 09:55.

    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.

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    Amended services in the Thirsk / Middlesbrough area from 18:00 on Saturday 2 and all day on Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly / York and Middlesbrough / Newcastle

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Thirsk and Northallerton, starting at 18:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday, closing some lines.

    Saturday:

    From 18:00, services running from York to Middlesbrough will be replaced by buses, calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm and Thornaby.

    The 19:00, services running from Middlesbrough to York will be replaced by buses, calling at Thornaby, Yarm, Northallerton and Thirsk.

    From 19:00, services running from York to Newcastle will be replaced by buses, calling at Northallerton, Darlington, Durham and Chester-le-Street.

    From 20:00, services running from Newcastle to York will be replaced by buses, calling at Chester-le-Street, Durham, Darlington and Northallerton.

    Sunday:

    The 08:38 York to Middlesbrough service will be replaced by a bus service.

    No services running from York towards Middlesbrough or Newcastle will not be able to call at Thirsk. Services running from Newcastle or Middlesbrough towards York can still call at Thirsk. 

    Customers travelling to Thirsk should change at Northallerton for replacement buses to Thirsk, or use services running from Northallerton to York.

    Services to / from Newcastle will run at a reduced frequency.

    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.

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    Amended service between Manchester stations and Huddersfield from 16:30 on Saturday 2 and all day on Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport / Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield / Leeds / York / Hull / Scarborough / Middlesbrough / Newcastle

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Marsden, closing some lines.

    From 16:30 on Saturday, and all day Sunday, the following amendments will apply:

    No train services will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Stalybridge / Huddersfield / Leeds.

    Replacement buses will run between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria via Stalybridge, and also between Manchester Piccadilly and Marsden.

    An hourly train service will run between:

    • Liverpool Lime Street and York via Manchester Victoria.
    • Manchester Victoria and Scarborough.
    • Marsden and Middlesbrough.

    Two trains per hour will run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds.

    Services that usually run between Manchester Piccadilly and Hull will run between Huddersfield and Hull 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.

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    Amended TransPennine Express service in the Manchester area on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    All TransPennine Express routes to / from Manchester Airport

    Description

    Engineering work at various points on the TransPennine Express network is taking place over the weekend.

    Saturday: An hourly train service will run between Manchester Airport and Manchester Oxford Road, via Manchester Piccadilly.

    Sunday: Trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly will run to a reduced frequency. Manchester Oxford Road will not be served by TransPennine Express services. Customers should use Metrolink services at their own cost, or use the free city centre Metroshuttle bus service.

    If you're using TransPennine Express services to or from the Manchester area during the weekend, please note that your journey on the routes to or from Hull, Middlesbrough, York, Huddersfield, Leeds, Scarborough and Liverpool may also be affected by engineering work. Buses will be replacing trains on some of these routes, more details are available here.

    Also, journeys during the weekend between the Manchester area and Sheffield will be affected by engineering work, more details can be found here.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Transport for Wales between Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Shrewsbury / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

    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.

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    Amended service between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

    Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges / Reigate / Portsmouth Harbour / Horsham / Littlehampton / Havant / Ore

    Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Three Bridges, between London Bridge and Horsham / Caterham

    Description

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

    Trains will operate to a revised timetable between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport.

    Check back closer to the time to see how trains will be affected by this engineering work.

    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.

     

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    Buses replace trains between Hooton and Birkenhead Central from Saturday 2 to Friday 22 March

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Between Chester / Ellesmere Port and Liverpool Central

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hooton and Birkenhead Central closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Hooton and Birkenhead 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.

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