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    Industrial action affects South Western Railway today and every day until Thursday 2 January

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    South Western Railway routes

    Description

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

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

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

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

    • Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service
    • Services will finish earlier than normal at around 23:00
    • Peak services will be much busier than normal, and queuing arrangements may be put in place at busy stations
    • Please check your journey before travelling and allow extra time to complete your journey. The Journey Planner is now showing the revised strike timetable

     

    More information and timetables can be found here.

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

    On Saturdays and Sundays in December a reduced service will run on most of the network. Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service.

    Details for Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December are still being finalised.

    Information for customers travelling over the Christmas period:

    You can find details of the services that will run on Monday 23 December and Tuesday 24 December (Christmas Eve) here.

    There will be no trains on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

    Plans are still being finalised for the period from 27 December to 2 January.  

    Check before you travel:
    You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey up to and including Friday 20 December. The normal planned service, not the strike day service, is currently showing for all the other strike dates.

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

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    Reduced Island Line service until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Island Line

    Routes affected

    Between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

    Description

    A reduced service is in operation between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin due to a fault on one of the trains which serves the Island Line.

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

    What time will trains run?

    Trains will run at the following times:

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

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

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

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    Disruption to some Greater Anglia rural routes until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between Ipswich and Peterborough

    Between Ipswich and Felixstowe

    Between Norwich and Sheringham

    Description

    Signalling problems mean that some Greater Anglia rural routes are currently being disrupted.

    You can find a statement about the disruption from Greater Anglia here.

    There is no estimate for when this issue will be resolved.

    The following routes are affected:

    Ipswich - Peterborough

    Trains will not run on the Ipswich - Peterborough route.

    Customers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough can travel via Norwich. Customers can also travel via Cambridge.

    Tickets will be accepted on Great Northern between Cambridge and Ely, and also with East Midlands Railway between Ely and Peterborough.

    'Greater Anglia' only tickets are not valid on CrossCountry trains between Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough.

    There are coaches operated by Blue Fox and St Edmunds Travel running between Ely and Peterborough calling at Manea, March and Whittlesea.

    Ipswich - Felixstowe

    Trains are now able to run between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

    Norwich - Sheringham

    A reduced service will run between Norwich and Cromer only, and journeys may also be delayed by up to 20 minutes. After 09:45 there will be a 2 hourly train service between Norwich and Cromer.

    Buses provided by Sanders Coaches will run between Cromer and Sheringham.

    Customers may also use Sanders Coaches on routes 44, 44a, x44 and x40.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Advance tickets holders can travel on earlier or later trains if your booked service is cancelled.

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

    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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    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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    The National Rail Timetable has changed - please check your journey times

    Train companies affected

    London Underground

    Routes affected

    Various routes and various Train Operating Companies

    Description

    The new timetable has started and will operate until Saturday 16 May 2020.

    Please see below for details of the changes that have been made to the timetable:

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Timetables are available here.

    Chiltern Railways

    The direct Stratford-Upon-Avon to London services introduced back in May will carry forward for the December timetable so that hassle-free day trips can still be enjoyed. The timetable also sees an additional service from Aylesbury Vale Parkway to London on Saturday morning.

    The new timetable is available here.

    CrossCountry

    Improvements to CrossCountry services include:

    • The current 17 minutes past the hour departures from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth move to 12 minutes past the hour - restoring a half-hourly train service from Birmingham New Street to Bristol
    • Following improvements resulting from the major track remodelling at Derby, four weekday and five Saturday trains between Birmingham and Newcastle will run considerably faster, taking up to 30 minutes less time than currently
    • Trains on CrossCountry routes will be re-timed in the new timetable, with many faster journeys. Please check departure times carefully

    East Midlands Railway

    Additional services will run between Kettering and Corby, as well as new winter services on routes to Skegness and Cleethorpes.

    The new timetables are available here.

    Grand Central

    The full timetable is available here.

    Great Northern

    New Southgate and Oakleigh Park will see an extra two trains towards Moorgate per hour, creating a six trains per hour to London service during the morning peak. The entire Great Northern Metro timetable will be optimised for the performance of the new train fleet in May 2020.

    Due to Network Rail maintenance between Finsbury Park and Moorgate, the last weekday departure from Moorgate will be the 21:40 service to Watton-at-Stone. Later departures on the Great Northern Metro routes to Welwyn Garden City and Watton-at-Stone will depart from London Kings Cross.

    On weekends, all Great Northern Metro services from Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage via Hertford North will be diverted into London Kings Cross. However, during planned weekend engineering work at London Kings Cross, Moorgate will be made available wherever possible to provide an alternative route.

    Great Western Railway

    Around three quarters of journey times will be different from how they are today as Great Western Railway add new services and change old ones as part of the improvements.

    Trains will arrive and depart at different times - there will be more trains, with more seats but to allow the new timetable to work, train times will be different to today.

    Trains won't always stop at the stations they do today - journeys will be faster, but new services are being introduced, and they won't always stop at the places frequent travellers might be used to.

    You can find more information by visiting www.gwr.com/timetable2019

    Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

    New hourly direct services will run between Stansted Airport and Norwich via Cambridge and Cambridge North, seven days a week.

    New direct services will run between Cambridge North and London Liverpool Street via Cambridge, seven days a week.

    New hourly direct services will run between Cambridge and Ipswich on Sundays.

    These services will be supported by Greater Anglia's introduction of brand new trains. The timetables are available here.

    Hull Trains

    The new timetable is available to download here.

    Island Line

    Some train times may be re-timed.

    London Northwestern Railway

    London Northwestern Railway are investing £524m to make the service better - better stations, better journeys, better trains. The latest improvements include the following:

    • 4 carriages will be added to the Friday late night / early morning 00:05 departure from London Euston to Northampton
    • London Euston - Rugeley Trent Valley trains, via Birmingham will become London Euston - Walsall services
    • New direct Sunday trains between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston, via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Coventry
    • Most departures times will change at Bletchley, particularly connections from the mainline onto the Marston Vale Line in the evening peak
    • New fast trains from Northampton to London Euston during the evening peak on weekdays

    To see what's changing at your station please check here.

    London North Eastern Railway

    LNER will run new Azuma services between Harrogate and London Kings Cross. The Yorkshire spa town will benefit from an extra five new services each day. Horsforth will also benefit from additional LNER services.

    London Kings Cross - Newcastle services will be extended to run to and from Edinburgh.

    London Overground

    The new London Overground timetables are available here.

    Northern

    The following timetable changes have been announced:

    • New hourly service between Halifax and Hull via Bradford, Leeds and Selby, extending the Leeds - Selby service
    • The Huddersfield - Leeds via Halifax and Bradford hourly service will operate between Huddersfield and Bradford Interchange only. With other timing changes, there will be a 15 minute interval service from Leeds to Bradford and Halifax
    • On Sundays, the Blackpool North - Leeds service will be extended to operate to and from York
    • Wigan - Alderley Edge and Wigan - Stalybridge services will be extended to operate from and to Southport, providing an all day hourly service between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly, as well as between Southport and Manchester Victoria.
    • The current services between Southport and Leeds via Todmorden and between Southport and Blackburn via Todmorden will instead start and terminate at Wigan
    • An hourly all day through service will be restored between Manchester Victoria and Kirkby via Wigan
    • Sheffield - Hull - Bridlington fast services will be extended from and to Scarborough. York - Hull and Hull - Bridlington services will be joined, to provide a through York - Bridlington service. Sheffield - Hull stopping services will be split at Doncaster into separate Sheffield - Doncaster and Doncaster - Hull services
    • There will be two new services a day in each direction between Middlesbrough and Whitby
    • Manchester Piccadilly - New Mills Central trains will now serve Strines and Belle Vue stations hourly, rather than the current two hourly service
    • A new station is planned to open at Warrington West, which will be served by two trains an hour, a Liverpool - Manchester Airport service and a Liverpool - Manchester Oxford Road service

    ScotRail

    ScotRail timetables are available here

    Southeastern

    Southeastern's new timetable includes some small changes to keep trains running on time. The new timetables are available to download here.

    South Western Railway

    South Western Railway timetables are available to download here.

    Southern

    From Monday 16 December, Southern will introduce additional calls at Cooksbridge from Monday to Saturday. This will provide an all-day service in both directions and a Saturday service for the first time.

    The 07:16 Rye to Ashford International service, calling at Appledore and Ham Street will depart ten minutes earlier at 07:06 to provide a connection to Southeastern high speed services at the request of local stakeholders.

    TfL Rail

    TfL Rail will start running the stopping services between London Paddington and Reading ahead of the service becoming part of the Elizabeth Line. These services are currently operated by Great Western Railway. Some fast services will continue to be operated by Great Western Railway between Reading, Twyford, Maidenhead and Slough and London Paddington.

    TfL zones do not apply to stations beyond West Drayton, but for the first time from 2 January 2020, customers will be able to use pay as you go with contactless across the route all the way from London Paddington to Reading. More information on these changes can be found here.

    The timetable for journeys from London Paddington to Heathrow T4 / Reading can be found here

    The timetable for journeys from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield can be found here

    Thameslink

    Connection of existing Saturday Horsham to London Bridge and Peterborough to London Kings Cross services

    The existing Thameslink services between Horsham and London Bridge and between London Kings Cross and Peterborough will connect via London St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink and London Blackfriars, adopting the service pattern used Monday-Friday.

    This change will introduce a new direct Gatwick Airport service on Saturdays for the first time for Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Sandy, Biggleswade and Arlesey.

    For stations to the south of London Bridge, the change will mean additional direct services to London St Pancras International and beyond for East Croydon, Redhill, Horley and Gatwick Airport. It will also mean new direct services to the centre of London, London St Pancras International and beyond for Coulsdon South, Merstham, Crawley, Ifield, Littlehaven and Horsham.

    Withdrawal of the Cambridge North Thameslink service

    The Thameslink service between Cambridge and Cambridge North will be withdrawn to release a train path for the introduction of a new direct Greater Anglia service between Cambridge North and London Liverpool Street.

    TransPennine Express

    TransPennine Express are making a number of changes on their network. New trains will be introduced to provide extra capacity and there will be extra services and some new routes. A temporary timetable will be in place until 6 January, when the new timetable will be introduced. You can find the full details of the changes here.

    West Midlands Railway

    Changes will include the following:

    • From Birmingham towards Shrewsbury, trains that depart at 49 minutes past the hour from Birmingham will leave earlier at 34 minutes past the hour to give a better spread of trains
      An extra train every hour between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street, Mondays to Saturdays, calling at all stations
    • On the Hereford line there will be extra carriages
    • New services at 05:53 from Lichfield City, and at 05:58 from Lichfield Trent Valley towards Birmingham.

    To see what's changing at your station please check here.

    Avanti West Coast, c2c, Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express and Merseyrail are not expected to change their timetable.

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

    Amended TransPennine Express service between Liverpool and Edinburgh until Sunday 5 January

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh

    Description

    The introduction of new trains as well as the timetable change means that a number of TransPennine Express services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh have been temporarily withdrawn from the timetable.

    This affects some departures at the following stations - Liverpool Lime Street, Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Victoria, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Newcastle, Morpeth and Edinburgh.

    Full information about these changes is available here.

    Please note that some printed information will not reflect these late changes.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner which has been updated to reflect the changes.

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

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    No trains between Epsom and Ewell West until further notice

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Waterloo and Epsom

    Description

    A landslip occurred yesterday evening between Epsom and Ewell West, as a result of this all lines are currently blocked between these stations.

    Trains are currently unable to run between Epsom and Ewell West.

    Services between London Waterloo and Epsom will be amended to run between London Waterloo and Ewell West. These services have also been retimed slightly, so please check our journey planner before you travel.

    Buses are running between Epsom and Ewell West and also between Epsom and Wimbledon (non stop).

    Disruption is expected until further notice.

    Alternative travel advice:

    To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

    • London Buses between Surrey and London Waterloo
    • Southern services between Epsom and London Victoria

     

    What We're Doing About It

    Engineers on site are working to rectify the issue, however due to the complicated nature of the repairs we do not currently have a confirmed date that the line can be reopened.


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

     

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    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 Reading and London Paddington until approximately 11:00

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between Swansea / Cardiff Central / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Hereford / Worcester Shrub Hill / Oxford / Cheltenham Spa / Newbury / Didcot Parkway and London Paddington

    TfL Rail between Reading and London Paddington

    Description

    A fault with the signalling system at Maidenhead is resulting in some fast lines towards London being blocked.

    Trains running between Reading and London Paddington are subject to delays of up to 30 minutes. Some trains will  also be cancelled. A normal service is expected to resume from 11:00.

    Alternative travel options:

    Great Western Railway customers may use Chiltern Railways between Oxford and London Marylebone.

    TfL Rail customers may use the following alternative routes to enable you to complete your journey:

    • Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading
    • South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Reading
    • London Underground services between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 4
    • London Buses between London Paddington and Heathrow (Central Bus Station)
    • Some local bus routes between Slough and Reading

    Detailed ticket acceptance for your station can be found here.

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

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

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

    Description

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

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

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

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

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

    Project Information:

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

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

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

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Milford Haven and Carmarthen

    Description

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

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

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended 17:27 Plymouth to Leeds service from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Plymouth and Leeds

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Sheffield, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    As a result, the 17:17 Plymouth to Leeds service will be diverted between Chesterfield and Sheffield, extending journey times by a few minutes.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Amended 22:57 Preston to Colne service from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern between Preston and Colne

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Burnley and Colne overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

    As a result, the 22:57 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A replacement bus will run between Rose Grove and Colne.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

    As a result, the 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross. A replacement bus will run between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Charlbury and Honeybourne overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

    As a result:

    • The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will terminate at Oxford. A replacement bus will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton and Kingham, then at all stations to Worcester Shrub Hill. This bus will not call at Worcestershire Parkway.
    • The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill and restart at Oxford. A fast bus will run between Worcester Shrub Hill and Oxford only for customers to connect with rail services towards London. A stopping bus will run to all stations to Kingham, then Charlbury, Hanborough and Oxford. This bus will not call at Worcestershire Parkway. No onwards rail connections will be available from the stopping bus.
    • The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will terminate at Oxford. A replacement bus will operate from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill, not calling at Worcestershire Parkway. Customers travelling for stations between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill should use earlier rail services.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended evening services between Reading and Bristol Parkway from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford / Cardiff Central / Swansea

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

    The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, and will run later than usual.

    The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford service will additionally call at Didcot Parkway.

    The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Connecting road transport will run from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham, between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, and also between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath Spa.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended evening services between Bradford Interchange and Leeds via New Pudsey from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern between Manchester Victoria and Leeds

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, closing the line via New Pudsey overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

    As a result, the following trains will be diverted between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, not calling at New Pudsey or Bramley:

    • The 22:58 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service.
    • The 23:19 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service.

    Replacement buses will run between Bradford Interchange and Leeds via New Pudsey and Bramley.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Maesteg and Gloucester

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place each night, between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester.

    The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester is replaced by a bus between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Buses replace late night trains between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines overnight.

    From 23:00 until the end of service from Monday to Thursday, buses will replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

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

    Monday to Thursday:

    After 23:45, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath.

    Tuesday to Friday:

    After 00:15 buses replace trains between Swanley and Rochester until the end of service. Train services that usually run via Meopham will be diverted to run via Strood. A minibus service will run between Meopham and Sole Street.

    Wednesday and Thursday:

    The 23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory will be diverted to run via Canterbury West. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Ramsgate via Dover Priory.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Buses replace late night / early morning trains to / from Dronfield from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern between Leeds / Sheffield and Nottingham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Sheffield overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines via Dronfield.

    The following trains will be diverted, not calling at Dronfield:

    Monday to Thursday:

    • The 21:04 Leeds to Nottingham service.
    • The 21:12 Nottingham to Leeds service.
    • The 23:18 Nottingham to Sheffield service.

    Tuesday to Friday:

    • The 05:15 Sheffield to Nottingham service.

    Replacement buses for all trains will run between Sheffield and Chesterfield via Dronfield.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express service from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Scarborough and Manchester Airport and also between Edinburgh / Stalybridge and Liverpool Lime Street

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the TransPennine Express, including in the Manchester and Leeds areas, resulting in various lines being closed.

    Monday

    The 00:08 Newcastle to Manchester Airport will start from York. There is no alternative road transport from Newcastle to York.

    Monday - Thursday

    • 19:07 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central will terminate at Carlisle. Customers are to use the next available service from Carlisle to Glasgow Central.
    • 19:30 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Victoria.
    • 20:11, 20:30 & 22:12 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A will operate from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 20:30 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Newcastle. A bus will run between Leeds and Manchester Airport calling at Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Manchester Piccadilly.
    • 21:08 Liverpool Lime Street to York will start from Manchester Victoria. Customers are to use alternative trains.
    • 21:34 Scarborough to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will operate from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 23:40 Manchester Airport to York will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Airport departing at 23:20 to Manchester Piccadilly to connect with this train.

    Tuesday - Friday

    • 00:08 Newcastle to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 00:38 Manchester Airport to York will start at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Airport at 00:16 to Manchester Piccadilly to connect with the train.
    • 03:40 York to Manchester Airport will depart Leeds 8 minutes later than normal at 04:16.
    • 04:27 York to Manchester Airport will depart York 27 minutes later than normal at 04:00.
    • 04:22 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Airport at 04:01 to Manchester Piccadilly to connect with this train.
    • 05:15 York to Manchester Airport will depart York 5 minutes later than normal at 05:10.
    • The 04:22 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport starts from Lockerbie. There is no alternative road transport.
    • 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh will not run between Liverpool and Newcastle. Customers are to use the next available train service.
    • 06:00 Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street will not run. Customers are to use the next available train service.
    • 06:15 Manchester Airport to Newcastle starts from Manchester Victoria. Customers are to use the next available train. (This will not connect with this train at Manchester Victoria)

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended late night / early morning Northern service at Manchester Airport from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Blackpool North / Liverpool Lime Street / Crewe / Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly / Wilmslow, closing all lines each night between 23:40 and 04:55.

    Monday - Thursday

    • The 22:21 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 22:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 22:30 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 23:47 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    Buses will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport

    Tuesday - Friday

    • The 00:22 Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly service will not run.
    • The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at 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 run later than normally advertised from Manchester Piccadilly, arriving Manchester Airport at 05:09.
    • The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 03:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service will not run.
    • The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will start from Manchester Piccadilly.
    • The 05:07 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

    Buses will be provided between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Buses replace trains after 23:55 between Barry and Bridgend from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend and between Cardiff Central and Milford Haven

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 23:55 to 05:00, between Cardiff Central and Barry closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Barry and Bridgend.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Buses replace trains late night trains between London Liverpool Street and Chingford from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place overnight between Hackney Downs and Chingford each night, closing all lines.

    Between midnight and 05:00 each night, buses will replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Chingford.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use your ticket on London Underground services at no extra cost.

    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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended East Midlands Railway service from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London St Pancras International and Leicester / Derby / Nottingham / Melton Mowbray / Sheffield / Leeds; between Derby / Kettering and Corby and also between Leicester and Nottingham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Wellingborough / Kettering and Corby; between Chesterfield and Sheffield and also in the Derby / Loughborough areas.

    As a result of these works some lines will be closed with some trains not calling at stations and others being retimed.

    Northbound

    Monday - Friday

    The 09:05 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service is retimed after departing Market Harborough, running later to all further station.

    The 09:26 Corby to Derby will depart earlier than usual from Corby (at 09:20) and NOT CALL at Oakham and Melton Mowbray. A replacement bus will be provided between Corby, Oakham and Melton Mowbray, connecting into the train at East Midlands Parkway.

    The 17:50 London St Pancras International to Melton Mowbray will this week terminate at Corby, with a replacement bus connecting with the train at Corby and travelling to Oakham and Melton Mowbray.

    Monday - Thursday

    The 20:01 London St Pancras International to Leeds and 21:01 London St Pancras International to Sheffield are retimed after departing Chesterfield, running later to all further station.

    The 21:30, 21:50 and 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby services, are retimed after departing Bedford and will run later than normal for the rest of the journey.

    The 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham, are retimed after departing Bedford and will run later than normal for the rest of the journey.

    The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield are retimed after departing Bedford and will run later than normal for the rest of the journey.

    The 23:11 Kettering to Corby is retimed to depart later than usual, this will maintain a connection out of the 22:00 London to Corby service.

    The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester services are retimed after departing Bedford and will run later than normal for the rest of the journey.

    Southbound

    Monday - Friday

    The 05:58 Melton Mowbray to London St Pancras starts at Kettering, with a replacement bus service provided from Melton Mowbray, calling at Oakham en-route and connecting into the train at Kettering.

    The 16:27 Derby to Kettering runs to a very different schedule this week, departing Derby later than usual and no longer calling at Melton Mowbray, Oakham or Corby. A replacement bus will be provided connecting out of the train at East Midlands Parkway, calling at Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Corby and Kettering.

    Monday - Thursday

    The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International is retimed after departing Market Harborough, running later than usual to all further station calls through to the Capital.

    The 22:01 Sheffield to Derby is amended to depart Sheffield and Chesterfield earlier than usual

    The 22:01 Nottingham to Leicester service will not call at Barrow, Sileby and Syston. A bus will run from Loughborough to Leicester.

    The 22:43 Corby to Kettering is retimed to depart Corby at 22:52, running later through to Kettering.

    The 23:21 Sheffield to Derby is retimed to depart Sheffield slightly later than usual.

    Tuesday - Friday

    The 04:52 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester and Kettering earlier than usual, regaining regular schedule on arrival at Wellingborough.

    The 05:31 Sheffield to London St Pancras International will depart Sheffield and Chesterfield earlier than usual, before regaining regular schedule on arrival at Derby.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended late night / early morning trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Express

    Description

    Track work is taking place between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt, closing the line overnight.

    From 00:20 until 05:00 each morning, trains will be diverted via Seven Sisters and not run via Tottenham Hale.

    The 04:40 Liverpool Lime Street to Stansted Airport will call at Seven Sisters instead of Tottenham Hale.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between Hastings and Ashford International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing lines overnight.

    From 23:20 (Monday to Thursday) until 05:20 (Tuesday to Friday), buses will replace trains between Hastings and Ashford International.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended late night / early morning trains between Purley and Three Bridges from Monday 16 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All Southern / Thameslink routes via Purley / Three Bridges

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

    Train services running between Purley and Three Bridges between 23:00 and 05:30 will be subject to extended journey times.

    Check before you travel:

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

    No overnight trains at Moorgate from Monday to Friday starting Monday 16 December finishing Friday 15 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Moorgate and Hertford North / Welwyn Garden City / Watton-at-Stone / Stevenage

    Description

    Network Rail will be carrying out intensive tunnel maintenance, as well as preparatory work ahead of installing a new signalling equipment which will allow us to run more trains in the future between Moorgate and Finsbury Park. 

    Starting on Monday 16 December and ending on Friday 15 May 2020, lines will be closed overnight from Monday to Friday.

    Each night, Monday to Friday, the work will start at approximately 22:00 finishing at 04:00 the following morning. 

    Trains that normally run to / from Moorgate will be diverted to run to / from London Kings Cross.

    Valid tickets can be used on London Buses / London Underground services between Moorgate and Finsbury Park.

    Check before you travel:

    Until Friday 14 February, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From Monday 17 February, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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    Amended late night Avanti West Coast services from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 December

    Train companies affected

    Avanti West Coast

    Routes affected

    Avanti West Coast between London Euston and Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Wolverton and Rugby, closing some lines overnight from Tuesday evening until Friday morning.

    From Tuesday to Friday, the following trains will be diverted, extending journey times:

    • The 21:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston service.
    • The 22:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service.
    • The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service.
    • The 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Buses replace early morning trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Cardiff Central and Chester

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place each day from 00:01 to 04:00, between Shrewsbury and Crewe closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Amended 00:01 London Bridge to Crystal Palace service from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Bridge and Crystal Palace

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Streatham Hill and Norwood Junction / Beckenham Junction from 00:30 until 05:20 on Tuesday to Friday mornings, closing all lines.

    As a result, the 00:01 London Bridge to Crystal Palace service will terminate at Tulse Hill. A replacement bus will run between Tulse Hill and Crystal Palace.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

    Buses replace very early trains between Brighton and Worthing from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 December

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Victoria / Brighton and Worthing / West Worthing / Portsmouth Harbour

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hove and Arundel very early in the morning from Tuesday to Friday, closing all lines.

    From 00:01 until 05:05, Tuesday to Friday, buses will replace trains between Brighton and Worthing.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

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