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December 2018 timetable change

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    Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Llandudno Junction / Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Description

    Following the severe weather events on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Trains are unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice.

    How does this affect my journey?

    Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

    The line is expected to remain closed as significant repair work must be undertaken. Once more accurate updates are received by Network Rail engineers, disruption information will be updated to reflect a reopening date.

    You can view images of the damage here.

    Bus information:

    The buses will reflect the normal train timetable, subject to traffic conditions. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs, mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

    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

    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 #BlaenauFfestiniog

    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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    Completed - Major Engineering Work during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

    Train companies affected

    c2c, Caledonian Sleeper, London Overground, ScotRail, South Western Railway, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Various routes in England, Wales and Scotland

    Description

    All major engineering works have been completed on time and handed back allowing all lines to reopen.

    Major engineering works were carried out on the following routes over the Easter period:

     

     

    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 #EasterRailWorks

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

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    Disruption between Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport expected until 15:00

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between Brighton and London Victoria

    Southern between Littlehampton / Bognor Regis / Seaford / Eastbourne / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Ore / Havant and London Victoria, and also between Bognor Regis / Eastbourne and London Bridge

    Thameslink between Brighton / Horsham / Littlehampton and Bedford, between Brighton and Cambridge, and also between Horsham and Peterborough

    Description

    A fault with the signalling system between Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport is causing disruption to journeys through these stations. Trains may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

    A normal service is expected to resume by 15:00.

    Customer advice:

    Services which run through Gatwick Airport and Three Bridges will be subject to cancellation or alteration.

    To alleviate delays as much as possible a reduced Southern and Gatwick Express service will be in operation:

     

    • Gatwick Express services from Brighton to London Victoria are suspended at this time, some services may be able to run, this will be decided on an individual train basis.
    • Littlehampton, Eastbourne and Portsmouth / Southampton services to London Victoria will run as booked, though there may be short notice alterations on these services.

     

     

    Thameslink at this time will be running their normal volume of service; however, they will be subject to alteration.

    To assist you on your journey ticket acceptance is in place with the following services:

     

    • Southern and Thameslink will accept each others tickets between London and Brighton / Horsham
    • Metrobus between Redhill and Horsham.
    • London Buses between Redhill and Central London 
    • London Underground between London Victoria, London Blackfriars and London Bridge
    • Gatwick Express tickets will be valid on Southern and Thameslink services via reasonable routes

     

    How is this currently affecting the train service?

    Fewer trains are able to run between Three Bridges and Gatwick Airport, this is to ease congestion building up in the Gatwick area.

    The work on the signalling fault is ongoing. To aid service, points (movable sections of track that allow trains to switch over to other running lines) have been set in a "fixed" state. This will enable operators to run services, albeit with limited capacity to alter running lines, hence disruption is expected to continue.

    At this time, Network Rail operatives are carrying out comprehensive tests of the cables in the area, to determine what is causing the fault and carry out effective repairs. We are advised this will take until 10:30, and we will be able to update you further then. Train service will remain in operation while this takes place.

    Can you tell me more about the incident?

    We have been advised of a fault with the signalling system in the Gatwick Airport area. The fault in question has been confirmed as a "track circuit failure". The fault in question is affecting both the fast / express line from Three Bridges towards London, also the slow / stopping line from Gatwick towards Three Bridges.

    This means the signalling system is unable to automatically verify if the next section of track past the affected signal is clear.

    The rail network is designed so that if a signal stops working, trains will stop before they reach it. Whilst this issue is ongoing, train crew will stop at the affected signal and contact the signalling centre to confirm their location, which at this point the signaller will verbally authorise the driver to continue towards the next signal. This process adds time to every trains journey, which means services can experience short delays.

    Network Rail engineers are aware of the issue and have been working through the night and into the morning in order to fix the issue. However, the problem is still ongoing. They are still on site and working to get the problem fixed as quickly and safely as possible.

    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 #GatwickAirport

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

    Feedback:

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

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    No trains between Ashford International and Hastings until at least 14:30

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between Ashford International and Hastings / Eastbourne

    Description

    A broken down train between Ashford International and Hastings means trains are currently unable to run between these stations.

    Trains between Ashford International and Hastings will be cancelled. Disruption is expected until at least 14:30.

    Customer Advice
    Please allow extra time for your journey this morning.

    Rail replacement buses have been requested from Southerns suppliers. These have been confirmed, and will operate out of Ashford, Rye, and Hastings. Please speak to station staff for running details on these buses.

    We are aware of traffic issues caused by the location of the broken down train, affecting the traffic on approach to Rye, and thus the replacement buses. We are working to have this resolved as soon as possible. 

    Your tickets will be valid on Southeastern services, between Ashford / Hastings and London. Please note this does not include their high speed services.

    How is this currently affecting the train service?

    There is a failed train, at a stand at Rye.

    Services will be disrupted on this route until the unit can be moved.

    Where possible, a shuttle service will operate between Ashford and Appledore. These will display on station screens and journey planners shortly.

    Additionally, please note Southern have received reports of poor track conditions in the Normans Bay area. This results in services running at reduced speeds in the area, in the direction towards Eastbourne.

    Can you tell me more about the incident?

    The 08:24 Ashford to Eastbourne service has suffered a fault with its brakes. An attempt was made to use another train to assist it out of the way, however, this proved unsuccesful. Southern are now making arrangements for the safe moving of passengers. Maintenance personnel is also en route to assist the broken down train.

    When a train fault occurs, the driver will contact train technicians and will be guided through a 10 minute repair process. If they are unable to fix the fault, the train will be terminated and taken out of passenger service and returned to the depot for full safety investigation and repairs. This is likely to have an immediate knock on effect, particularly in busy locations across our network, as well as on later services in 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 #Rye

    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 Charlton and Slade Green expected until 13:30

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Southeastern between London Cannon Street and Barnehurst / Slade Green, and also between London Charing Cross and Dartford

    Thameslink between Luton and Rainham (Kent)

    Description

    A broken down train between Charlton and Slade Green means some lines are blocked.

    Trains between these stations may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 13:30.

    Advice for Southeastern customers:

    The 10:37 Cannon Street-Barnehurst service has failed at Plumstead due to a defect with the conductor rail. Trains towards London may be revised to enable staff to rectify the fault. 

    You can use London Buses on reasonable routes between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich & Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Woolwich Aresnal at no extra cost to help complete your journey. 

    Advice for Thameslink customers:

    Thameslink will be unable to serve the following stations, in the direction towards Dartford ONLY:

    • Deptford
    • Greenwich
    • Maze Hill
    • Westcombe Park
    • Charlton
    • Woolwich Arsenal
    • Plumstead
    • Abbey Wood
    • Slade Green

    Passengers at these stations can either use ticket acceptance with London Buses, or travel to Dartford to take a London bound train.

    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 #Plumstead

    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 Ascot and Aldershot expected until 14:00

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Ascot and Guildford

    Description

    A track circuit problem between Camberley and Aldershot means some lines are blocked. Train services running through these stations may be delayed or revised.

    Disruption is expected until 14:00.

    Alternative travel advice:

    To assist you with your journey this afternoon, your tickets will be accepted, at no additional cost on:


    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 #AshVale

    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 Derby Road and Trimley.

    If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

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

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey until Friday 12 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 13 July, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

    Bicycles:

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

    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 travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March 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:

    Up to Friday 12 July, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 13 July, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

    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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    Major improvement work at Sheringham from Sunday 31 March to Sunday 5 May

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Norwich and Sheringham

    Description

    Station improvement work is taking place at Sheringham station, closing all lines to the station. This work is being scheduled in order to allow new trains to call at Sheringham in the future.

    Replacement buses will run between Cromer and Sheringham.

    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.

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    Amended 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Nottingham to Worksop

    Description

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

    As a result of this, the 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service will terminate at Mansfield Woodhouse. A replacement bus will run from Mansfield Woodhouse, calling at all stations to Worksop.

    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 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between New Mills Central and Stockport and between Buxton and Hazel Grove from 23:10 each night, closing some lines.

    As a result, the 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport.

    A replacement bus service will operate between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

    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.

    Amended late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 22 to Friday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Northern network overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

    Monday to Thursday

    The 22:00 Leeds to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.  A bus will be provided between Preston and Blackpool North.

    The 22:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Alderley Edge. A bus will be provided from Alderley Edge to Crewe.

    The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Salford Central.

    The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at Salford Central. 

    The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

    The 23:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Alderley Edge.

    The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 23:03 and run earlier than normally advertised to Stockport. A bus will be provided from Hazel Grove to Stockport, departing Hazel Grove at 23:08. 

    The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will be bus replaced throughout. 

    The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A bus will be provided from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, departing Crewe at 23:12.

    The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Hazel Grove. 

    The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport. 

    The 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Hunts Cross. A bus will be provided from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street. 

    The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Crewe.

    The 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.  A bus will be provided between Preston and Blackpool North.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will be provided from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

    The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

    The 04:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

    The 05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North.

    Buses will replace trains between Blackpool North / South and Preston.

    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.

    Buses replace late night Transport for Wales services between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, closing all lines after 22:50 on Monday - Thursday evenings.

    • The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 22:36 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service will be diverted to run via Stoke-on-Trent. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Crewe.

    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.

    Amended evening service between Gidea Park and Shenfield from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Braintree / Colchester Town / Clacton-on-Sea / Harwich International / Ipswich / Norwich

    Description

    Track work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    As a result, after 21:25 trains will retimed and may run earlier than usual. Journey times will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

    Check before you travel:

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

    No late night / early morning trains via Seven Sisters from Monday 22 April to Friday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Bishops Stortford / Cambridge / Cambridge North

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    Monday to Friday:

    Between 23:35 (Monday to Thursday) and 05:15 (Tuesday to Friday, Train services will be diverted to run via Tottenham Hale, and will not run via Seven Sisters.

    Stations on the Seven Sisters line are within walking distance of those on the Tottenham Hale line.

    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 late night / early morning midweek TransPennine Express service from Monday 22 to Friday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Between Manchester Airport and York

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight between Huddersfield and Leeds, closing various lines.

    Monday to Thursday

    • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement coach will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury connecting off the train.
    • The 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield and 23:56 Huddersfield to Leeds services will not run and will be replaced by coaches throughout.

    Tuesday to Friday

    • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 02:55.
    • The 02:52 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 04:11.
    • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will depart Manchester Piccadilly 04 minutes later than normal at 00:57 and Leeds 08 minutes later than normal at 02:13.

    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.

    Amended overnight / early morning Thameslink trains from Monday 22 April to Friday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Various Thameslink routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight / early morning, at various locations on the Thameslink network resulting in the closure of some lines.

    Monday

    The 23:45 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will not stop at Arlesey. A bus will run between Arlesey and Hitchin to connect with the train.

    Tuesday

    03:24 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will not stop at Arlesey. A bus will run between Arlesey and Hitchin to connect with the train.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    Between 22:15 and 05:45, trains will not call at station between Purley and Horley. Some replacement buses will run but customers should use alternative Southern services to complete their journey.

    The 23:22 Sevenoaks to London Bridge is diverted via and calling at Beckenham Junction. A replacement bus will run between Bromley South and London Blackfriars stopping at Ravensbourne and Nunhead.

    Wednesday and Thursday

    The 23:09 St Albans City to Sutton,  will run between St Albans City and Wimbledon. Customers should use local buses between Wimbledon and Sutton to complete your journey.  

    Wednesday to Friday

    Between 00:15 and 04:15, buses will replace trains between Dartford and Rainham.

    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

    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.

    Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street / Crewe  and Holyhead, and also between Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead overnight from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning, closing all lines.

    Tuesday:

    • The 19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead service will terminate at Llandudno Junction. A replacement bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.
    • The 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead service will terminate at Llandudno Junction. A replacement bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.
    • The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Llandudno Junction. A replacement bus will run from Llandudno Junction to Holyhead.

    Wednesday:

    • The 05:14 Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Llandudno Junction at 05:46. A replacement bus will run from Holyhead earlier at 04:12 to Llandudno Junction to connect with this train.

    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.

    Amended overnight Southern trains on Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 April

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Various Southern routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight at various location on the Southern network resulting in the closure of some lines.

    On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, the following alterations will apply:

    • Between 22:15 and 05:20, trains between subject to re-timings between Purley and Balcombe.
    • Between 23:45 and 04:45, buses will replace trains between Lewes and Haywards Heath / Polegate / Seaford.
    • Between 22:15 and 05:30, buses will replace trains between Leatherhead and Horsham with additional buses running between Leatherhead and Dorking.

    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.

    Amended 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service from Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Swindon to Cheltenham Spa

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Stonehouse and Gloucester from 23:35 until 05:15 each night, closing all lines.

    As a result of this, the 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be diverted between Swindon and Gloucester and will not call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse, it will also terminate at Gloucester at 01:19.

    There will be a replacement bus from Swindon at 23:40, calling at Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse Post Office, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa. Customers for Gloucester are advised to use the train.

    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 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services from Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

    As a result of this, the 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted via an alternative route and will arrive into Wolverhampton slightly later than normal.

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

    No trains to / from London Fenchurch Street from 20:45 each night from Tuesday 23 until Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    c2c between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Barking from 20:45 each night, closing all lines.

    From 20:45 each night, trains will be diverted to London Liverpool Street.

    Southend Central - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street services will run between Grays and Upminster only.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use the following services to help with your journey:

    • London Underground District Line between Upminster and Tower Hill
    • London Underground Jubilee Line between West Ham and Stratford
    • Docklands Light Railway between Limehouse and Stratford via Poplar

    Check before you travel:

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

    You can plan your journey on the London Underground and Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

    Amended 23:30 and 23:44 Willesden Junction to Clapham Junction services from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 April

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    London Overground between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Willesden Junction and Shepherds Bush, closing some lines.

    As a result, the 23:30 and 23:44 Willesden Junction to Clapham Junction services will not run. Customers should use London Buses to complete their journey.

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    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

    Amended 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 23 until Friday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Leeds to Wigan Wallgate

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight between Leeds and Mirfield, closing all lines.

    As a result of this, the 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe.

    A bus will run from Leeds to Brighouse, departing Leeds at 04:35 to connect with the train at Brighouse.

    A second bus will run from Leeds to Brighouse, departing Leeds at 05:35.

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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

    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 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service from Tuesday 23 until Friday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street

    Description

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

    As a result of this, the 05:23 Notingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart Nottingham earlier at 05:09, it will run as scheduled from Sheffield.

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    Amended late night service between London St Pancras International and Leicester from Tuesday 23 until Friday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

    Description

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

    The following trains will be amended:

    Tuesday - Thursday:

    • 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras International will arrive later than normal into London St Pancras International
    • 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International will run later than normal from Bedford
    • 21:30 London St Pancras International to Derby will run later than normal from Loughborough

    The following trains will run later than normal from Wellingborough:

    • 21:50 London St Pancras International to Derby
    • 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham
    • 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield
    • 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby

    Wednesday - Friday:

    The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester will run later than normal from Wellingborough.

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

    Amended late night service between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Dover Priory on Wednesday 24 until Friday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Ramsgate, and also between London St Pancras International and Faversham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay / Dover Priory, closing some lines.

    The following alterations will be in place:

    Wednesday and Thursday

    The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Faversham. Two replacement buses will run - one calling at all stations to Ramsgate and the other running non-stop to Margate, then calling at all stations to Ramsgate. 

    The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet International to Faversham.

    Thursday and Friday

    The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate will terminate at Sittingbourne. 3 replacement buses will run, one will call at all stations, one will run semi-fast and a mini bus will run to Teynham 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 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 Derby Road and Trimley.

    If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

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

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey until Friday 12 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 13 July, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

    Bicycles:

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

    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 travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March 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:

    Up to Friday 19 July, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Saturday 20 July, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

    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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    Improvement work at Overpool from Saturday 27 April to Friday 31 May

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Liverpool Central to Ellesmere Port

    Description

    Station improvement work is taking place at Overpool closing one of the platforms.

    Trains from Liverpool Central to Ellesmere Port will be unable to call at Overpool. 

    Customers to / from Overpool should circulate between Little Sutton and Ellesmere Port.

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    Buses replace trains between Petersfield and Portsmouth Harbour from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Petersfield and Hilsea, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Petersfield and Portsmouth Harbour.

    Trains which usually run between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour will terminate / start at Petersfield.

    Trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth & Southsea will not run.

    On Saturday only, an hourly service will run between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour via Fareham calling at Clapham Junction, Woking, Fareham, Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea.

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Newbury and Bedwyn from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance and also between Reading and Bedwyn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Newbury and Bedwyn, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Newbury and Bedwyn, and also between Swindon and Pewsey.

    High Speed services between London and the South West will be diverted, and will run on alternative routes. Local services between Swindon and Westbury will be retimed as a result of these diversions.

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Chichester from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, Southern

    Routes affected

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

    Southern between Portsmouth Harbour and Brighton / London Victoria

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Havant and Chichester, closing all lines.

    Great Western Railway services that usually run to / from Brighton will be amended to run to / from Portsmouth Harbour, and will not run between Cosham and Brighton.

    Customers to / from Brighton should use Southern services to complete their journey.

    Southern trains are replaced by buses Portsmouth Harbour and Chichester calling at all stations. Additional fast buses will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Chichester running non stop.

    Trains will not run between Southampton and Portsmouth Harbour. Customers should use alternative trains between Southampton and Portsmouth Harbour.

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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

    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.

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    No trains to or from London Euston from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, London Northwestern Railway, London Overground, Southern, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness / Fort William and London Euston

    London Northwestern Railway between Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Tring / Crewe and London Euston

    London Overground between Watford Junction and London Euston

    Southern between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction / East Croydon

    Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street / Chester / Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and London Euston

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at London Euston and at various locations between Watford Junction and Kensal Green, closing all lines.

    From Saturday to Monday, NO trains will run to / from London Euston.

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Trains will be diverted to terminate / start  at London Kings Cross. 

    London Northwestern Railway

    Saturday, Sunday and Monday

    Trains that normally run between Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton and London Euston will not run.

    Trains that normally run between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and London Euston will run between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and Northampton only.

    Saturday only

    A special half-hourly train service will operate between Northampton and Hemel Hempstead.

    Until 22:00, replacement buses will run between Hemel Hempstead and Stanmore Underground station, to allow customers to connect with London Underground services to / from London.

    From 22:00, replacement buses will run between Milton Keynes Central and Stanmore Underground station.

    Sunday only

    A special half-hourly train service will operate between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central.

    Until 08:45, replacement buses will run between Northampton and Stanmore Underground station.

    After 08:45, replacement buses will run between Milton Keynes Central and Stanmore Underground station. Please note that these buses will not call at Cheddington (until after 23:00). A second replacement bus service will run between Leighton Buzzard and Cheddington.

    Monday only

    A special half-hourly train service will run between Northampton and Hemel Hempstead.

    All day, replacement buses will run between Hemel Hempstead and Stanmore Underground station. 

    London Overground

    Saturday

    No London Overground service will run between Watford Junction and London Euston. Customers should use replacement buses between Watford Junction and Queens Park and London Buses / London Underground between Queens Park and London Euston.

    Sunday and Monday

    London Overground services will run between Watford Junction and Willesden Junction. Replacement buses will run between Willesden Junction and Queens Park and London Buses / London Underground between Queens Park and London Euston.

    Southern

    As a result of this engineering work, Southern trains will not run between Shepherds Bush and Milton Keynes Central. Customers should use alternative Southern, London Underground and London Northwestern Railway services on any reasonable route to complete your journey.

    Virgin Trains

    Saturday, Sunday and Monday

    Trains will not run between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston. Customers travelling between these stations should use London Northwestern Railway road / rail services to complete their journey. Details of these are specified above.

    Customers travelling direct from Glasgow Central to London Euston should travel via Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street to Edinburgh then use LNER trains between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross.

    Customers travelling direct between Birmingham New Street and London Euston should use Chiltern Railways trains between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone.

    Please note that Caledonian Sleeper, London Northwestern Railway and Virgin Trains services will also be affected by engineering work taking place further North on the West Coast Main Line. You can find more details on these engineering works by following the link here and selecting your travel date.

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    Chiltern Railways 

    As a result of this engineering work, trains than normally run between Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone will not run to / from Birmingham Snow Hill but will start / terminate at Birmingham Moor Street.

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

    You can plan your journey on London Buses / 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

    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.    

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    Reduced train service to / from London St Pancras International from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

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

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Chesterfield, and also in the London St Pancras International area, closing some lines.

    On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, a reduced East Midlands Trains service will operate to / from London St Pancras International. Trains will be retimed to run earlier or later than usual, with a few trains being partially or completely cancelled.

    On Sunday, the 07:51 Derby to London St Pancras International service will be amended and will not call at Long Eaton. A replacement bus will run between Derby and East Midlands Parkway via Long Eaton, connecting with the train at East Midlands Parkway. Additionally, the 08:18 Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will be diverted after Chesterfield, not calling at Derby or Long Eaton. Two replacement buses will run, the first will run from Chesterfield to Derby and Long Eaton, the second will run from Derby to Long Eaton and East Midlands Parkway to connect with the train.

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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

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Preston and Windermere / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

    Northern between Preston and Windermere

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

    Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

    Description

    On Saturday and Sunday, engineering work is taking place between Preston and Carnforth / Oxenholme, in the Carlisle area and between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

    On Monday, engineering work is taking place between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

    This has resulted in a various number of line closures throughout the engineering work.

    Caledonian Sleeper

    On Sunday only, the 21:45 Glasgow Central to London Euston will divert via Holytown, not calling at Motherwell.

    Also due to engineering work at London Euston, all Caledonian Sleeper trains will be diverted via the East Coast Main Line, starting / terminating at London Kings Cross. 

    Northern

    Saturday and Sunday only

    Buses will run in place of trains between Preston and Lancaster and also between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere.

    TransPennine Express

    Saturday and Sunday

    Buses will replace trains between Preston and Carlisle, calling at Lancaster, Oxenholme and Penrith.

    Buses will also replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh, calling at Lockerbie only. If you require travel to / from Haymarket, please use Edinburgh as buses will not call at Haymarket. 

    If you are travelling to / from Glasgow Central, please use the replacement buses operated by Virgin Trains, which are running between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

    If you are travelling to / from Motherwell, please travel via Glasgow Central using alternative ScotRail trains between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

    If you are travelling between Manchester and Scotland, you are advised to use alternative services routed via Leeds and Newcastle.

    Additionally on Sunday

    The 09:05 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central and the 20:15 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport services will be cancelled throughout.

    Monday

    Buses will replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh, calling at Lockerbie only. If you require travel to / from Haymarket, please use Edinburgh as buses will not call at Haymarket. 

    If you are travelling to / from Glasgow Central, please use the replacement buses operated by Virgin Trains, which are running between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

    If you are travelling to / from Motherwell, please travel via Glasgow Central using alternative ScotRail trains between Motherwell and Glasgow Central.

    Virgin Trains

    On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Preston and Glasgow Central. A change of bus may be required at Carlisle.

    On Monday, buses will replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

    On all days, customers travelling to / from Edinburgh should use the replacement buses operated by TransPennine Express between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

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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

    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.

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    Amended service through Crewe and Wigan North Western from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, London Northwestern Railway, Northern, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Inverness / Fort William 

    London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

    Northern between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport and Blackpool North 

    Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh /  Liverpool Lime Street / Holyhead

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Crewe and Preston, closing various lines.  

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Trains will be diverted to terminate / start  at London Kings Cross. 

    London Northwestern Railway

    On Sunday, no trains will run between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should then use Merseyrail trains between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool to complete their journey.

    Northern

    Saturday from 11:55

    Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Buckshaw Parkway are extended to run to / from Blackpool North.

    Trains will be diverted via and calling at Bolton and Chorley.

    Sunday

    Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

    Trains will be diverted via and calling at Bolton and Chorley.

    Monday until approximately 11:55

    Buses will replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston.

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Buckshaw Parkway are extended to run to / from Blackpool North.

    Trains will be diverted via and calling at Bolton and Chorley. 

    Virgin Trains

    Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh are diverted between Crewe and Preston via Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Preston.

    Trains between London Euston and Chester will not run, and trains between London Euston and Holyhead will start / terminate at Crewe (not calling at stations between Crewe and Holyhead).

    On Sunday only, trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street are diverted between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester Piccadilly and Newton-le-Willows. Replacement buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via Runcorn.

    Please note that Caledonian Sleeper, London Northwestern Railway and Virgin Trains services will also be affected by engineering work taking place at London Euston.

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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

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria  / Southminster

    Description

    Overhead electric wire renewal work is taking place between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster closing the line.

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

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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

    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 to / from London Fenchurch Street from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    c2c between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness

    Description

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

    No trains will run to / from London Fenchurch Street. Trains will be diverted to London Liverpool Street.

    London Fenchurch Street - Ockendon - Southend Central services will run between Upminster and Grays only.

    London Fenchurch Street - Rainham - Grays services will be replaced by a shuttle train service between Grays and Upminster. Customers travelling from Rainham / Purfleet for London should use replacement buses to / from Upminster. A  replacement bus service will also operate between Rainham and Dagenham Dock.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Ticket acceptance is in place with the following operators to help you with your journey:

    • London Underground District Line between Tower Hill and Upminster
    • London Underground Jubilee Line between West Ham and Stratford
    • Docklands Light Railway between Tower Gateway and Stratford

     

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

    You can plan your journey on London Underground or the Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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    Amended Thameslink services at London St Pancras International from Saturday 4 to Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All Thameslink routes to / from London St Pancras International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place in the London St Pancras International area closing some lines.

    Saturday and Monday

    Trains between Bedford and Brighton will not run as a through service. Trains will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International high level platforms and between London St Pancras International low level platforms and Brighton.

    Trains will be unable to call a Kentish Town. Replacement buses will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International.

    Trains between Luton and Rainham will run between City Thameslink or London Blackfriars and Rainham. Customers should use alternative Thameslink trains between Luton and City Thameslink / London Blackfriars.

    Trains between St Albans City and Wimbledon will run to a reduced timetable and will depart either from London St Pancras International low level platforms or from London Blackfriars to / from Wimbledon. Customers should use alternative Thameslink trains between St Albans City and London St Pancras International or London Blackfriars.

    Sunday

    From start for service until 09:15, trains will be replace by buses between Mill Hill Broadway and London St Pancras International.

    Trains between Bedford and Brighton will not run as a through service. Trains will run between Bedford and London St Pancras International high level platforms. Trains are then diverted to run between London Bridge and Brighton. Customers should use London Underground on any reasonable route between London St Pancras International and London Bridge.

    Trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will not run. Customers should use alternative Thameslink services between Kentish Town and London Bridge the Southeastern services between London Bridge and Rainham to complete their journey.

    Please note

    Trains between Peterborough and Horsham are not affected by this engineering work

    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 Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

    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.

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    Major improvement work between Aberdeen and Inverness from Saturday 4 May until Monday 19 August

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Trains between Aberdeen and Inverurie / Inverness

    Description

    The Aberdeen - Inverness Improvement Project is taking place over the course of a number of weeks, closing all lines between Dyce and Inverurie.

    Saturday 4 May until Friday 14 June (6 weeks):
    Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Inverurie.

    Saturday 15 June until Friday 9 August (8 weeks):
    Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Huntly.

    Saturday 10 until Monday 12 August (3 days):
    Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Inverness.

    Tuesday 13 until Monday 19 August (6 days):
    Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Huntly.

    Check before you travel:

    To plan your journey up until Friday 28 June, please use 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:

    The Aberdeen - Inverness Improvement Project is a Scottish Government funded project to upgrade the railway infrastructure between Aberdeen and Inverness.

    The project, which will be delivered in phases, will provide incremental benefits throughout the life of the scheme. Phase one of the project aims to deliver enhanced commuter services into each city and to facilitate the capacity for new stations at Kintore and Inverness Airport.

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    Amended TfL Rail service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

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

    As a result, TfL Rail train services will be amended to run a few minutes earlier / later than usual. A full train service will operate.

    Check before you travel:

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

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    Amended Caledonian Sleeper service on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Fort William / Aberdeen / Inverness

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at London Euston and also at Motherwell, closing all lines.

    As a result, Caledonian Sleeper services starting on Sunday and Monday will be retimed and diverted. Services to / from London will run to / from London Kings Cross station instead of London Euston. These services will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe, Preston or Carlisle.

    On Sunday, services from Glasgow Central to London will be diverted, and will not call at Motherwell.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Sidcup / Orpington on Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Southeastern between London Victoria / London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Orpington / Sevenoaks / Tonbridge / Tunbridge Wells / Hastings / Ashford International / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between St Johns and Sidcup / Petts Wood, closing all lines.

    Trains via Paddock Wood

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will be diverted to run to and from London Victoria.

    Customers will be able to use London London Underground at no extra cost between Victoria, Embankment (for Charing Cross), Charing Cross, Waterloo, Southwark (for Waterloo East) and London Bridge.

    Trains via Hastings

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Hastings will be retimed and be diverted to run via an alternative route between London Bridge and Orpington. London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells (semi-fast services) will not run. Hildenborough will be served by trains running between London Victoria and Tonbridge.

    Trains via Grove Park

    Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington via Grove Park. Trains will not run between Grove Park and Bromley North.

    Stations between Orpington and Sevenoaks will be served by trains running between London Victoria and Tonbridge.

    Customers can use London Buses at no extra cost between Grove Park & Bromley North

    Trains via Sidcup

    Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Sidcup. A shuttle train service will run between Sidcup & Dartford.

    Trains via Bexleyheath

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford will be retimed and will be extended to run between London Charing Cross and Gravesend.

    Trains via Woolwich Arsenal

    London Cannon Street circular services will run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Greenwich / Woolwich and will not run via Sidcup.

    Trains via Hayes

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Hayes will be retimed and call additionally at Lewisham. London Cannon Street to Hayes services will not run.

    Trains via Bromley South

    Trains between London Victoria and Orpington will be extended to run to Tonbridge calling at all stations between Orpington 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

    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.

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    Amended 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service on Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between Reading and London Paddington

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Twyford, closing some lines.

    As a result, the 05:02 (departing 05:03) Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow or Burnham. Customers to / from these stations should travel on later train services.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Amended 03:54 Swansea to London Paddington service on Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between Swansea and London Paddington

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing some lines.

    As a result, the 03:54 Swansea to London Paddington will depart earlier than usual, at 03:42 and will call at stations to Bristol Parkway earlier than usual. This train will be diverted to additionally call at Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa and Chippenham.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Reduced service between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction on Monday 6 May

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

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

    London Waterloo circulars via Brentford and via Kingston

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction closing some lines.

    The following services via Barnes will not run between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction:

    • Between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside
    • Between London Waterloo and Reading 
    • Between London Waterloo and Weybridge via Brentford 
    • All London Waterloo circulars via Brentford and via Kingston

    Customers should use other South Western Railway trains between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction

    Check before you travel:

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

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

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    Amended 23:25 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Blackburn to Manchester Victoria

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hebden Bridge and Manchester Victoria, closing all lines from midnight until 06:00.

    The 23:25 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    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.

    Amended 23:10 Wilmslow to Manchester Victoria service from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Wilmslow to Manchester Victoria

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Deansgate and Manchester Victoria, closing some lines from 23:20 each night until 05:30 the following morning.

    The 23:10 Wilmslow to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Amended late night service between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from Monday 6 until Thursday 9 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea

    Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing all lines from 22:20 each night.

    Great Western Railway

    The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

    Transport for Wales

    The 19:31 Manchester Piccadilly to Fishguard Harbour service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan. Replacement road transport will run from Cardiff Central to Bridgend to connect with the train.

    The 02:37 Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen service will be retimed to start later at 03:14.

    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.

    Amended 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service on Monday 6 Thursday 9 May

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Between Newcastle and Liverpool Lime Street

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street, closing some lines.

    The 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Victoria with a replacement coach provided forward to Newton-le-Willows, Lea Green and Liverpool Lime Street.

    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.

    Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth between 23:00 and 06:00 each night from Monday 6 until Friday 10 May

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham International / Machynlleth and Aberystwyth

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth, closing some lines from 23:00 each night (Monday to Thursday) until 05:45 each morning (Tuesday to Friday)

    As a result, buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth between these times.

    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.

    Amended late night / early morning Northern services to and from Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 6 to Friday 10 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly / Preston

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Newton-le-Willows, closing some lines.

    The following amendments will apply:

    Monday to Thursday:

    • 22:24 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.
    • 22:35 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.
    • 23:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston will not call at Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, Garswood and Bryn. A bus will operate between Huyton and Preston to serve these stations.
    • 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.
    • 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will be replaced by a bus.
    • 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Blackpool North.

    Tuesday to Friday

    • 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Blackpool North and Manchester Piccadilly.
    • 05:28 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

    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.

    Amended late night Transport for Wales services from Monday 06 to Friday 10 May

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham International / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly, closing some lines.

    The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be replaced by a bus.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    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.

    Buses replace overnight trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Moorgate and Stevenage via Hertford North

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place each night from 23:45 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing all lines.

    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

    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.

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