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The following major engineering work will take place on the CrossCountry network. The majority of engineering work takes place at weekends and Bank Holidays, details of which can be found in the Travel Updates section, however, there are projects which will impact the train service on weekdays. These are detailed below.

Gloucester Engineering Works  

Sunday 21 – Friday 26 July 2019

Network Rail will be carrying out major track improvement work in the Gloucester area. The work will involve upgrading the track and signalling.

An amended timetable will run from Sunday 21 – Friday 26 July. Rail replacement road transport will operate between:

  • Cheltenham Spa, Gloucester and stations to Newport on Sunday - Monday
  • Gloucester and stations to Newport Tuesday – Friday.

Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 July rail replacement road transport will operate between Chepstow and Newport.

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Road transport

Information on where replacement road transport will depart from outside the stations are detailed below:

Cheltenham Spa (Sunday 21 and Monday 22 July)
Front of the station.

Gloucester  
Front of the station.

Lydney
The station car park, unless otherwise stated on the station poster boards.

Newport
Coach stop on Queensway, adjacent to the station taxi rank, unless otherwise stated on the station poster boards.

Tickets

Our full range of tickets will be available for all journeys on this route.

Cycles

Rail replacement road transport will not be able to convey any cycles.

 

August Bank Holiday Engineering work

Network Rail will be carrying out track improvement work at the following locations on Sunday 25 August which will affect CrossCountry services.

 

A

Sunday 25 August

 

Macclesfield

 

Trains will divert not to call at Stoke on Trent and Macclesfield. Journey times will remain unaffected. Rail replacement road transport will operate between:

-Stafford, Stoke on Trent and Macclesfield.

-Stoke on Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.

B

Sunday 25 August until 1120

Oxford

 

Rail replacement road transport will operate between Didcot Parkway and Oxford.

C

Sunday 25 August until 1400

Chepstow

 

Rail replacement road transport will operate between Chepstow, Newport and Cardiff Central.

 

London Kings Cross Upgrade

Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 August 2019

The biggest upgrade of the East Coast Main Line in a generation will see the first major closure of the route in 20 years this summer.

The £1.2bn upgrade plan is set to create capacity for up to 10,000 extra seats a day on long-distance services, see faster journeys and improve reliability for passengers.

Early route improvement work has already taken place, but the first major engineering upgrade will mean no trains are able to travel between Peterborough or Cambridge and London King’s Cross during the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Passengers using services which start or terminate at London Kings Cross are strongly advised not to travel on 24/25 August and to instead travel on Friday, 23 or Tuesday 27.

You can see how your journey will be affected by visiting http://eastcoastupgrade.co.uk/.  The rail industry is working together to keep passenger disruption to a minimum by carrying out work at multiple locations along the route at the same time.

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