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    Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until at least mid-April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Description

    During late February's severe storm (Doris), significant damage was caused to the line near Pont-y-Pant station. There have been tree and rock falls from an overhang on Foel Felen mountain.

    The line remains closed until further notice, to allow Network Rail and contractors to continue work to stabilise/repair the damage and make the area safe for trains to run. Network Rail continue to monitor the ongoing repair works and estimate that the line will remain closed until at least mid April.

    Until the line re-opens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Monday to Saturday. Services do not run on this line on Sundays in the winter timetable.

    The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is showing the correct bus timetable up to and including Friday 31 March (please disregard any trains that are showing). For journey enquiries after this date, please check back closer to the time.

    Additional Information:

    Passengers with essential mobility requirements will be provided with special transport arrangements and should contact:

    • Station staff, if at Llandudno Junction station
    • Arriva Trains Wales Customer Relations on 03333 211 202 or Disability Assistance on 03330 050501 (Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm) (Sun: 11am-8pm)
    • National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or tweet @nationalrailenq (Mon-Sun for out of hours coverage)

     

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

    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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    CLEARED: Disruption between Castle Cary and Westbury

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between Penzance / Paignton / Exeter St Davids and London Paddington, and between Weymouth and Bristol Parkway / Worcester Shrub Hill / Gloucester

    Description

    Trains are able to run normally between Castle Cary and Westbury following disruption caused by a freight train derailing between these stations on Monday evening.

    Several of the derailed wagons contained stone and sand, which resulted in the contents overflowing on to the track. Network Rail have cleared the site, rerailed the wagons, moved the train away from the affected area and repaired the damage to the track.

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    Possible industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 8 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April.

    If industrial action goes ahead, it is not yet known how Northern services will be affected. Information will be displayed here as soon as it is available.

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

    Possible industrial action to affect Merseyrail services on Saturday 8 April

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Various Merseyrail routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April 2017.

    If industrial action goes ahead, it is not yet known how Merseyrail services will be affected. Information will be displayed here as soon as it is available.

    A strike would affect journeys to and from the Grand National horse racing event at Aintree, which attracts tens of thousands of people from the city region and beyond. Merseyrail will be making every attempt to move around the high volumes of people travelling that day.

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

    Possible industrial action to affect Southern services on Saturday 8 April

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Various Southern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have announced they are planning to take industrial action on Saturday 8 April.

    It is not yet known how Southern services will be affected, if this industrial action goes ahead.

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

    Delays between Woking and Guildford expected until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    Trains between London Waterloo / Woking and Guildford / Portsmouth Harbour / Weymouth

    Description

    The trespass incident between Woking and Guildford has been resolved and all lines have now reopened. Whilst the trespasser was safely escorted away from the track, delays have built up and trains between Woking and Guildford may be delayed by up to 25 minutes or amended at short notice. Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

    Twitter:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

    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 Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    London Midland

    Routes affected

    Trains between Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street

    Description

    A fault with the signalling system between Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town means trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes between these stations.

    Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

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

    Check before you travel:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

    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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    Delays between Chesterfield / Stockport and Sheffield expected until end of service

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance and Leeds

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

    Northern between Nottingham and Leeds

    TransPennine Express between Mancester Airport and Sheffield

    Description

    A person has been hit by a train near Sheffield and this is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Chesterfield / Stockport and Sheffield. Disruption is expected to continue until end of service.

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

    Check before you travel:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

    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.

    Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

    As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

    Long term changes

    Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

    Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

    More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

    Further information


    Travelling at the weekend

    Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

    On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

    During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

    Longer term changes

    Thameslink services which run through central London will, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

    Southeastern

    Until January 2018

    Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

    Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

    During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

    Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

    Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

    Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

    During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

    For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

    Planning your Journey

    For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    Alternative routes and travel advice

    The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

    • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
    • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

    If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

    The accepted routes are:

    • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
    • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
    • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
    • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
    • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
    • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
    • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
    • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
    • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

    Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

    Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

    South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

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    Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

    As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

    Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

    See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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    Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

    Description

    In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track. The line is expected to reopen on 31 March.

    Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

    Customer Advice:

    The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

    Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

    Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

    Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

    Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

    You can read more from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

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    Amended TfL Rail service until late May

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Shenfield and Brentwood, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Friday:

    No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

    A slightly reduced peak service will also operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

    A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

    Saturday and Sunday

    Every Saturday and Sunday, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

    Saturday 1 and Saturday 22 April

    No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

    Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

    Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

    Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

    Alternative Travel Options:

    Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

    Check before you travel:

    Until 21 April, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From 22 April, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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:

    Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.

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    Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central until Sunday 18 June

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral Line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

    The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

    Customer Advice:

    Phase 1

    Completed on time.

    Phase 2

    Until Monday 29th May

    Wirral Line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holiday weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

    Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

    Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

    Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

    Phase 3

    From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

    There will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

    Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

    If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral Lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

    Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

    Check before you travel:

    Until 24 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From 25 March, 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 local buses by using use the Traveline website

    Replacement buses & Bicycles:

    Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

    Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

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    Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham until 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

    The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

    The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

    Friday

    The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until Sunday 2 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

    Description

    As part of its investment in the north of England, Network Rail are spending more than £1 billion building a more reliable railway between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, enabling better,  faster and cleaner journeys on a new fleet of electric trains. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

    As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

    Customer Advice

    Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South except with the following alterations:

    On Sunday 26 March, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Blackpool South

    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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    Due to engineering taking place at other location during some of the weekends, buses may be extended to run beyond Preston.

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

    Project Information

    Information regarding this improvement work can be found here with further information from Network Rail.

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    Buses replace trains between Crianlarich and Fort William on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Fort William

    ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Fort William / Mallaig

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Crianlarich and Fort William, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    All day Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace ScotRail trains between Crianlarich and Fort William. A change of bus may be required on your journey. There will be no bus service at Rannoch or Corrour.

    The 21:15 (Friday) London Euston to Fort William Caledonian Sleeper service is diverted to terminate at Oban, calling additionally at Taynuilt and Oban. A bus will run from Taynuilt to Fort William, Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Tulloch. No replacement transport will be provided for Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch or Corrour.

    On Sunday, the 19:00 Fort William to London Euston Caledonian Sleeper service is diverted to start from Oban. A bus will run from Tulloch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William to Oban to connect with the train. No replacement transport will be provided for Corrour, Rannoch or Bridge of Orchy.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Ladybank and Dundee on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, ScotRail, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Plymouth and Aberdeen

    ScotRail between Edinburgh and Inverness / Aberdeen

    Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Aberdeen / Inverness

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work Ladybank and Dundee closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    CrossCountry trains are replaced by buses between Edinburgh and Dundee.

    ScotRail trains are diverted between Ladybank and Dundee. Replacement buses will run between Ladybank and Dundee.

    Virgin Trains East Coast trains are diverted between Ladybank and Dundee. Replacement buses will run between Kirkcaldy and Dundee.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended c2c service between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barking and Stratford, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    c2c services between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness will be diverted to start / terminate from London Fenchurch Street and will call at West Ham and Limehouse.

    Ticket acceptance:

    The train ticket you purchased will be accepted on the London Underground Jubilee Line, between West Ham and Stratford.

    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

    Project Information:

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

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    No Greater Anglia service between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford / Ipswich / Norwich and also between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster.

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southend Victoria, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses will replace trains between Ingatestone  / Southend Victoria / Southminster and Newbury Park.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Your ticket will be valid on the Central Line from Newbury Park to and from London Liverpool Street.

    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.

    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

    Project Information:

    The Crossrail project is about delivering a high frequency, high capacity service that will make travelling in the capital easier and quicker and will reduce crowding on London's transport network.

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    Amended service between Tottenham Hale / Stratford and Stansted Airport / Hertford East on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Broxbourne / Bishops Stortford / Cambridge and also between Stratford and Bishops Stortford.

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt, closing all lines along the Lea Valley and to and from Hertford East.

    Customer Advice:

    Lea Valley / Tottenham Hale services will be diverted via Seven Sisters. 

    Customers travelling to and from Stratford / Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt should use local stations on the Seven Sisters route, which are within walking distance.

    Customers travelling to and from Lea Bridge should use TfL buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

    Journey times between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport on the Stansted Express services may be increased by up to 10 minutes. Please allow for an extended journey time when planning your journey.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    No trains between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Highbury & Islington and New Cross/ Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at Whitechapel, closing the line between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell.

    Customer Advice:

    Trains will not run between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell.

    Buses will run between Dalston Kingsland and Shadwell, calling at Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street and Whitechapel. You will be able to travel between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland on London Overground services.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

    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.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    No trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead.

    Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    If you are travelling on Arriva Trains Wales, trains are replaced by buses between Chester / Holyhead and Llandudno Junction. Buses will also replace trains between Wrexham General / Rhyl and Chester.

    If you are travelling on Virgin Trains, the 17:10 Friday train service between London Euston and Holyhead will terminate at Bangor. All weekend, buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction.

    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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    Project Information:

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

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    Amended service between York and Northallerton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Grand Central, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains East Coast

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Dundee

    Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

    TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle / Middlesbrough 

    Virgin Trains East Coast between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between York and Northallerton, closing some lines. All lines will be closed between 20:00 on Saturday and 10:00 on Sunday.

    Trains will not run between York and Northallerton while all lines are closed.

    CrossCountry and Virgin Trains East Coast

    Until 20:00 on Saturday and after 10:00 on Sunday, journey times on trains towards Edinburgh and Newcastle will be extended by up to 15 minutes. Trains from Edinburgh and Newcastle will leave up to 15 minutes earlier than usual.

    From 20:00 on Saturday until 10:00 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between York and Darlington.

    Grand Central

    On Saturday, the 17:29 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will not call at Thirsk. If you are travelling to Thirsk, a bus has been arranged to run from Northallerton to Thirsk to complete the journey. Customers travelling from Thirsk to London should travel on the 07:34 service to Northallerton which will connect with the 07:52 service to London Kings Cross.

    On Sunday, the 09:20, 12:12, 14:12, 18:12 Sunderland to London Kings Cross services will not call at Thirsk. Buses have been arranged to run between Thirsk and Northallerton to connect with these services.

    TransPennine Express

    From 17:00 on Saturday, journeys between York and Middlesbrough / Newcastle will be significantly retimed or replaced by buses between York and Middlesbrough / Newcastle.

    On Sunday, journeys will be significantly retimed with some services amended to run up to 60 minutes earlier than usual.

    Trains that usually run between Manchester Airport and Newcastle will be amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and York only.

    Check before you travel:

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    No TfL Rail services between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield closing various lines.

    Customer Advice:

    No TfL Rail trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

    Customers should use London Underground Central Line between London Liverpool Street and Stratford and replacement buses between Stratford and Romford.

    Buses will also run between Newbury Park (London Underground Central Line) and Shenfield.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Halifax and Brighouse / Todmorden on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between York and Blackpool North and between Selby and Manchester Victoria

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Halifax and Brighouse / Todmorden closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses replace trains between Halifax and Brighouse / Todmorden.

    Additional trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Preston via and calling at Todmorden and Blackburn

    On Sunday only, buses between Halifax and Todmorden are extended through to Blackpool North due to additional engineering work taking place between Blackburn and Preston.

    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.

    Check before you travel:

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    Project Information:

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

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    Reduced service at Pangbourne from 22:40 on Saturday 25 until 10:30 on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Oxford

    Description

    Station improvement work is taking place at Pangbourne, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between Didcot Parkway and Reading.

    The following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

    Saturday

    21:12 and 22:12 London Paddington to Reading

    23:10 Oxford to London Paddington

    23:11 Reading to Didcot Parkway

    Sunday

    07:29 and 08:45 London Paddington - Oxford

    08:30 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington

    09:05 and 09:34 Oxford to London Paddington

    Connecting bus services will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

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    Project Information:

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

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    No trains between Par and Newquay on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Par and Newquay

    Description

    Track work and lineside maintenance is taking place between Par and Newquay, closing the line.

    Buses will run between St Austell and Newquay, calling at Luxulyan, Bugle, Roche, St Columb Road and Quintrell Downs.

    Customers travelling to or from Par will need to travel via St Austell.

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    Project Information:

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

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    Amended service to and from London Waterloo on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    Routes to and from London Waterloo

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Waterloo and Queenstown Road and additionally on Sunday between Brookwood and Hook, closing various lines.

    Customer Advice:

    No trains will call at Queenstown Road.

    Trains from and to London Waterloo will be retimed or amended and following alterations will also apply to the following services to or from:

    • Alton, some trains will call additionally at Clapham Junction, Wimbledon and Walton-on-Thames or Weybridge.
    • Basingstoke, service will not run.
    • Chessington South, will run between Wimbledon and Chessington South Customers should use alternative trains to / from Wimbledon.
    • Dorking, service will not run.
    • Exeter St Davids, will run between Basingstoke and Exeter St Davids. Customers should use alternative trains to / from Basingstoke.
    • Guildford, will make additional stops at Clapham Junction, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands and Woking.
    • Hampton Court, will run between Surbiton and Hampton Court. Customers should use alternative trains to / from Surbiton.
    • Poole, some trains will run between Southampton Central and Poole calling additionally at Beaulieu Road. Customers should use alternative trains to / from Southampton Central.
    • Portsmouth Harbour, some trains may call additionally at Clapham Junction, Farncombe, Godalming, Liphook, Rowlands Castle, Bedhampton or Hilsea. Some services will start / terminate at Basingstoke or Guildford. Customers should use alternative trains to / from Basingstoke or Guildford.
    • Reading, will call additionally at Vauxhall and Putney.
    • Salisbury, will run between Basingstoke and Salisbury. Customers should use alternative trains to / from Basingstoke.
    • Weymouth, some trains will run between Basingstoke and Weymouth and will call additionally at Shawford and Eastleigh. Customers should use alternative trains to / from Basingstoke. Some will be diverted and will call additionally Guildford, Havant and Fareham.
    • Windsor & Eton Riverside, will call additionally at Wandsworth Common, Barnes, Mortlake, North Sheen and St Margarets
    • Woking, will make additional stops at Raynes Park and New Malden.

     

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    Project Information:

    A programme of investment is taking place at London Waterloo

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    No trains between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and London Bridge on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    All routes to / from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street

    Description

    Engineering work is being carried out between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and London Bridge, closing all lines. Engineering work is also being undertaken between New Cross and Charlton, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    There will be no rail service between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and London Bridge.

    London Charing Cross - Gillingham

    Trains will be diverted to start / terminate at London Victoria, running fast to Lewisham.

    London Charing Cross - Hayes

    These services will not run. Other services are available from London Victoria to Hayes.

    London Charing Cross - Gravesend via Sidcup

    Additional trains will operate between London Blackfriars and Gravesend via Sidcup.

    London Charing Cross - Ramsgate

    Trains will start / terminate at London Victoria, calling at Bromley South, Orpington, Sevenoaks and as booked from Tonbridge.

    London Charing Cross - Dover Priory

    Trains will be diverted to start / terminate at London Victoria calling at Bromley South, Orpington, Sevenoaks and as booked from Tonbridge.

    London Charing Cross - Hastings

    Trains will start / terminate at London Bridge and be diverted via Redhill.

    London Charing Cross - Sevenoaks

    Trains will start / terminate at London Victoria.

    A replacement bus service will operate between Charlton and New Cross.

    Customers may use:

    All reasonable routes by London Underground between London Terminals and Southwark / Embankment / Canada Water.

    Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich.

    London Overground services between New Cross and Canada Water.

    Customers to circulate via Canada Water on London Overground or Jubilee Line or via Lewisham (to London Victoria).

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the South Croydon area, closing some lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Saturday 25 March

    Gatwick Express will run a service serving Gatwick Airport only.
    Last GX trains on Saturday -

    • 23.00 Victoria Central to Gatwick
    • 23.51 Gatwick to Victoria Central

    Sunday 26 March

    Until 09:00 customers are advised to use Southern trains throughout.

    After 09:00, a half hourly service will run as follows:-

    • London Victoria to Gatwick Express will depart at 00 and 30 past each hour.
    • Gatwick Airport to London Victoria will depart at 20 and 50 past each hour.

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    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Hastings and Ashford International on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between Hastings and Ashford International

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hastings and Ashford International, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    A replacement bus service will operate between Hastings and Ashford International.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    No trains between Romford and Upminster on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Romford and Upminster

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at Romford, closing the line between Romford and Upminster.

    Customer Advice:

    No trains will run between Romford and Upminster. Customers should use London Buses between these stations.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Your ticket will be accepted on London Buses on any reasonable route.

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

    Project Information:

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

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    CANCELLED - The engineering work between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    London Overground, Southern

    Routes affected

    London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Stratford

    Southern between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central

    Description

    The engineering work scheduled to take place between Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction has been cancelled. However, a severely reduced service will still run.

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    No trains between Streatham and Wimbledon via Sutton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Southern between London Victoria and Epsom / Dorking

    Thameslink between Luton / St Albans / London Blackfriars and Sutton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and West Croydon / Sutton, closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    Southern services between London Victoria and Dorking / Epsom will be replaced by buses between West Croydon / Streatham and Sutton / Epsom.

    Thameslink services to and from Sutton will operate to and from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use London Buses between Sutton and Wimbledon and Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Your Southern ticket will be accepted on South West Trains services between Epsom and Dorking.

    Your Thameslink ticket will be accepted on London Buses and the Southern buses.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

    Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Littlehampton

    Thameslink between Bedford / London Bridge and Brighton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Preston Park / Lewes, closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    On Saturday:

    • Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and City Thameslink only
    • There will be no Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton
    • Bedford to Three Bridges services will run normally
    • Gatwick Express services will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport only
    • A reduced Southern service will run between London and Brighton
    • Trains will not run between Three Bridges and Lewes via Plumpton
    • Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

    On Sunday:

    • Thameslink services that usually run between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and Three Bridges only
    • Thameslink services that usually run between Bedford and Three Bridges will not run
    • A reduced Southern service will run between London and Brighton
    • Trains will not run between Three Bridges and Lewes via Plumpton
    • Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

     

    Ticket acceptance:

    Your ticket will be accepted on the alternative transport provided.

    Check before you travel:

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended Caledonian Sleeper service from Aberdeen on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Between Aberdeen and London Euston

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Cupar area, closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    The Caledonian Sleeper service to London Euston will be diverted and is unable to call at Leuchars.

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    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Arriva Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea, closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses will replace trains between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea. Buses may depart earlier than the usual train times in order to connect into train services.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Paignton

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Western-super-Mare / Exeter St Davids, Cardiff Central / Gloucester and Taunton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Worle and Highbridge & Burnham closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    CrossCountry services will divert between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton and will not call at Western-super-Mare.

    Great Western Railway services will be replaced by a bus between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton. Customers may have to change buses at Western-super-Mare to complete their journey.

    Some trains are diverted between Chippenham / Bath Spa and Taunton and not calling at stations between Bath Spa and Taunton via Bristol Temple Meads. Some trains will call additionally at Westbury.

    Journet times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner / Caterham on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Tattenham Corner and between London Bridge and Caterham

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between South Croydon and Tattenham Corner / Caterham, closing the lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses will replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner / Caterham.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London Waterloo and Shepperton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Teddington and Shepperton, closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton.

    Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will be diverted to run between London Waterloo and Twickenham. Customers travelling towards Shepperton should change at Teddington for a connecting bus service.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Canterbury West / Deal and Margate on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London St Pancras International and Margate; London St Pancras circular services via Dover; London Victoria and Ashford International / Ramsgate

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Canterbury West / Deal and Ramsgate, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Canterbury West / Deal and Margate.

    Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate will start / terminate at Ashford International and not run between Ashford and Ramsgate.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Plumstead and Dartford on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Charing Cross and Gillingham and also between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Plumstead

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Plumstead and Slade Green, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Plumstead and Dartford.

    Trains between London Cannon Street and Plumstead will not run. Additional trains will run between New Cross and Plumstead via Lewisham.

    Trains between London Charing Cross and Gillingham will start from London Victoria and will be diverted via Lewisham.

    Trains between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Greenwich will not run.

    Ticket acceptance:

    To help with your journey, you may also use the Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich.

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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    No trains between Reading and London Paddington until 13:00 on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    All Great Western Railway routes to and from London Paddington

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out vital railway upgrade work between Reading and Hayes & Harlington which means there are changes to train services to and from London Paddington until 1300.

    Some High Speed Services will be diverted, and replacement buses will run between Reading and Heathrow, for train services into London.

    Wherever possible, you should travel after 13:00. Tickets for earlier services will be accepted on all Great Western Railway services on Sunday.

    Alterations are summarised below:

    Travelling to or from South Wales

    An hourly train service will run between Swansea and Reading. If you are travelling to or from London you can change at Swindon for a train to Oxford and your ticket will be accepted between Oxford and London Marylebone on a Chiltern Railways service
     

    Travelling to/from Bristol Temple Meads, Bath Spa or Chippenham

    An hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Oxford. Your ticket will be accepted between Oxford and London Marylebone on a Chiltern Railways service

    Travelling to/from West of England

    An hourly train service will run between the West of England and Reading. Passengers for London should change at Reading for a connecting bus service to Heathrow. Your ticket will be accepted on a Heathrow Airport or Heathrow Connect service.

    Travelling to/from North Cotswolds

    An hourly train service will run between North Cotswolds and Reading. If you are travelling to or from London you should change at Oxford where your ticket will be accepted between Oxford and London Marylebone on a Chiltern Railways service

    Travelling to/from Cheltenham Spa, and stations to Swindon

    A normal Sunday train service will run between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon. Passengers for London should change at Swindon for a connecting service to Oxford and your ticket will be accepted between Oxford and London Marylebone on a Chiltern Railways service

    Travelling to/from Bedwyn, and stations to Reading

    A normal Sunday train service will run between the Bedwyn and Reading. Passengers for London should change at Reading for a connecting bus service to Heathrow. Your ticket will be accepted on a Heathrow Airport or Heathrow Connect service.

    Travelling to/from Thames Valley

    A half hourly train service will run between Hayes & Harlington and London Paddington. Heathrow services will run as normal.

    Rail replacement buses will be running between:

    • Reading and Hayes & Harlington
    • Reading and Hillingdon Underground Station
    • Reading and Heathrow
    • Twyford and High Wycombe via Marlow Branch
    • Slough and Hayes & Harlington
    • Slough and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

    Passengers travelling between Reading and London should take a bus to Heathrow or Hillingdon Underground station for connecting services into central London. Your ticket will be accepted on the London Underground.

    Travelling to England vs Lithuania at Wembley Stadium

    Fans travelling to Wembley should travel after 13:00 if possible.

    Alternate routes are available with Chiltern Railways running direct trains to Wembley Stadium from Oxford after 11:30.

    Buses will be running from Reading to Hillingdon Underground station, connecting with the Metropolitan Line to Wembley Park.

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    Buses replace trains between between Bicester North / Oxford and Warwick Parkway / Coventry on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Banbury / Birmingham Moor Street / Birmingham Snow Hill

    CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Reading and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Newcastle Central

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bicester North / Oxford and Warwick Parkway / Coventry, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Chiltern Railways services will be replaced by buses between Bicester North and Warwick Parkway. A revised train service will be in operation between London Marylebone and Bicester North and between Warwick Parkway and Birmingham Moor Street.

    CrossCountry services will be replaced by buses between Oxford and Coventry. Trains which usually run between Reading and Newcastle will be diverted to run between Birmingham International and Newcastle.

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    Bicycles:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Strood and Maidstone West on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between Strood and Tonbridge

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Strood and Maidstone West, closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses will replace trains between Strood and Maidstone West.

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    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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    Changes to services to and from Cardiff on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Cardiff Central and Treherbert
    Between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth / Bridgend on the 'Vale of Glamorgan' line
    Between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street (affects Valley Lines services)

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Cardiff area, on the 'Vale of Glamorgan' line, and between Pontypridd and Treherbert, closing the lines.

    Customer Advice:

    No trains will run between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street. Trains will start from, and terminate at Cardiff Queen Street. It takes approximately 15 minutes to walk between the Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street stations.

    Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island, Penarth and Bridgend (via Rhoose Cardiff International Airport).

    Buses will replace services that run between Cardiff and Treherbert between Pontypridd and Treherbert.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Virginia Water and Reading / Guildford on Sunday 26 March

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London Waterloo and Reading

    Between Ascot and Guildford

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Virginia Water and Reading / Guildford and Ascot to Ash Vale, closing various lines.

    Customer Advice:

    London Waterloo to Reading services will terminate at Virginia Water. A connecting bus service will run from Virginia Water to Reading. There will be no train service between Ascot and Guildford. Customers should use the replacement bus service.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until at least mid-April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Description

    During late February's severe storm (Doris), significant damage was caused to the line near Pont-y-Pant station. There have been tree and rock falls from an overhang on Foel Felen mountain.

    The line remains closed until further notice, to allow Network Rail and contractors to continue work to stabilise/repair the damage and make the area safe for trains to run. Network Rail continue to monitor the ongoing repair works and estimate that the line will remain closed until at least mid April.

    Until the line re-opens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Monday to Saturday. Services do not run on this line on Sundays in the winter timetable.

    The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is showing the correct bus timetable up to and including Friday 31 March (please disregard any trains that are showing). For journey enquiries after this date, please check back closer to the time.

    Additional Information:

    Passengers with essential mobility requirements will be provided with special transport arrangements and should contact:

    • Station staff, if at Llandudno Junction station
    • Arriva Trains Wales Customer Relations on 03333 211 202 or Disability Assistance on 03330 050501 (Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm) (Sun: 11am-8pm)
    • National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or tweet @nationalrailenq (Mon-Sun for out of hours coverage)

     

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

    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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    CLEARED: Disruption between Castle Cary and Westbury

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway between Penzance / Paignton / Exeter St Davids and London Paddington, and between Weymouth and Bristol Parkway / Worcester Shrub Hill / Gloucester

    Description

    Trains are able to run normally between Castle Cary and Westbury following disruption caused by a freight train derailing between these stations on Monday evening.

    Several of the derailed wagons contained stone and sand, which resulted in the contents overflowing on to the track. Network Rail have cleared the site, rerailed the wagons, moved the train away from the affected area and repaired the damage to the track.

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    Possible industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 8 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April.

    If industrial action goes ahead, it is not yet known how Northern services will be affected. Information will be displayed here as soon as it is available.

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

    Possible industrial action to affect Merseyrail services on Saturday 8 April

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Various Merseyrail routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April 2017.

    If industrial action goes ahead, it is not yet known how Merseyrail services will be affected. Information will be displayed here as soon as it is available.

    A strike would affect journeys to and from the Grand National horse racing event at Aintree, which attracts tens of thousands of people from the city region and beyond. Merseyrail will be making every attempt to move around the high volumes of people travelling that day.

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

    Possible industrial action to affect Southern services on Saturday 8 April

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Various Southern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have announced they are planning to take industrial action on Saturday 8 April.

    It is not yet known how Southern services will be affected, if this industrial action goes ahead.

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

    Delays between Woking and Guildford expected until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    Trains between London Waterloo / Woking and Guildford / Portsmouth Harbour / Weymouth

    Description

    The trespass incident between Woking and Guildford has been resolved and all lines have now reopened. Whilst the trespasser was safely escorted away from the track, delays have built up and trains between Woking and Guildford may be delayed by up to 25 minutes or amended at short notice. Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

    Twitter:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

    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 Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town until the end of service

    Train companies affected

    London Midland

    Routes affected

    Trains between Rugeley Trent Valley and Birmingham New Street

    Description

    A fault with the signalling system between Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town means trains may be delayed by up to 30 minutes between these stations.

    Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

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

    Check before you travel:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

    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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    Delays between Chesterfield / Stockport and Sheffield expected until end of service

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance and Leeds

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

    Northern between Nottingham and Leeds

    TransPennine Express between Mancester Airport and Sheffield

    Description

    A person has been hit by a train near Sheffield and this is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Chesterfield / Stockport and Sheffield. Disruption is expected to continue until end of service.

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

    Check before you travel:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

    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.

    Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

    As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

    Long term changes

    Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

    Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

    More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

    Further information


    Travelling at the weekend

    Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

    On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

    During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

    Longer term changes

    Thameslink services which run through central London will, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

    Southeastern

    Until January 2018

    Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

    Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

    During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

    Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

    Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

    Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

    During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

    For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

    Planning your Journey

    For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    Alternative routes and travel advice

    The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

    • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
    • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

    If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

    The accepted routes are:

    • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
    • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
    • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
    • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
    • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
    • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
    • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
    • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
    • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

    Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

    Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

    South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

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    Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

    As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

    Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

    See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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    Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

    Description

    In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track. The line is expected to reopen on 31 March.

    Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

    Customer Advice:

    The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

    Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

    Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

    Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

    Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

    You can read more from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

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    Amended TfL Rail service until late May

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Shenfield and Brentwood, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Friday:

    No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

    A slightly reduced peak service will also operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

    A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

    Saturday and Sunday

    Every Saturday and Sunday, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

    Saturday 1 and Saturday 22 April

    No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

    Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

    Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

    Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

    Alternative Travel Options:

    Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

    Check before you travel:

    Until 21 April, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From 22 April, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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:

    Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.

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    Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central until Sunday 18 June

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

    Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral Line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

    The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

    Customer Advice:

    Phase 1

    Completed on time.

    Phase 2

    Until Monday 29th May

    Wirral Line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holiday weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

    Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

    Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

    Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

    Phase 3

    From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

    There will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

    Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

    If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral Lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

    Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

    Check before you travel:

    Until 24 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From 25 March, 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 local buses by using use the Traveline website

    Replacement buses & Bicycles:

    Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

    Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

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    Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham until 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

    The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

    The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

    Friday

    The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until Sunday 2 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

    Description

    As part of its investment in the north of England, Network Rail are spending more than £1 billion building a more reliable railway between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, enabling better,  faster and cleaner journeys on a new fleet of electric trains. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

    As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

    Customer Advice

    Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South except with the following alterations:

    On Sunday 26 March, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Blackpool South

    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.

    Check before you travel

    Due to engineering taking place at other location during some of the weekends, buses may be extended to run beyond Preston.

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

    Project Information

    Information regarding this improvement work can be found here with further information from Network Rail.

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    Amended CrossCountry trains each night from 21:00 Monday 27 to Thursday 28 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    Between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Bristol Temple Meads

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

    Customer Advice:

    From 21:00 each night, trains are diverted between Cheltenham Spa and Bristol Temple Meads extending journey times by 30 minutes.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace late night Arriva Trains Wales trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly closing some lines.

    Customer Advice:

    From approximately 22:50, trains are diverted between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Buses will run between Crewe and Stockport with some buses extended to / from Manchester Piccadilly.

    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.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended late night Virgin Trains services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Various Virgin Trains routes

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations of the Virgin Trains network closing various lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston is diverted between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central and will not call at Long Buckby or Northampton. A bus will run between Rugby and Northampton calling at Ling Buckby.

    Monday to Thursday

    22:30 / 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No c2c trains to / from London Fenchurch Street each night from 20:40 Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work London Liverpool Street and Barking.

    Customer Advice

    Each night from 20:40, trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street or Barking.

    Some trains will only run between Barking and Grays via Ockendon.

    Trains to / from Southend Central are extended to run to / from Shoeburyness.

    Customers may also use London Underground District Line between Tower Hill and Upminster.

    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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended overnight Northern services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work at various locations on the Northern network.

    Description

    Customer Advice

    Monday to Thursday

    The 22:48 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted and will not call at Stockport. A connecting bus service will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Stockport.

    The 22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Crewe.

    The 23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

    The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Stockport.

    The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Stockport.

    The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No late night trains between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, London Overground, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Camebridge.

    London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt.

    Stansted Express between London Liverppol Street and Stansted Airport.

    Description

    From 22:30 each night, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt closing the line via Seven Sisters.

    Customer Advice:

    Greater Anglia and Stansted Express trains are diverted between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale.

    Great Anglia trains will not call at Seven Sisters but will call additionally Tottenham Hale.

    No London Overground trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt.

    Customers should use Greater Anglia trains.

    All customers are advised to use local stations via Tottenham Hale.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended late night Thameslink trains from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Various Thameslink routes

    Description

    From 23:00 each night, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Thameslink network.

    Customer Advice:

    Trains between Luton and Sutton are diverted between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction (not stopping) and will run non stop. Customers for stations via Wimbledon should use TfL buses.

    Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace late night trains between Beckenham Junction and Orpington from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Orpington

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Beckenham Junction and Shortlands closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    From approximately 23:30 each night, buses replace trains between Beckenham Junction and Orpington.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended overnight Great Western Railway services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Various Great Western Railway routes

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work on the Great Western Railway network at various locations closing various lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 21:46 Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Gloucester. Customers should use rail connection from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads.

    The 22:12 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester is replaced by a bus between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester.

    From 22:00, some trains are diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Chippenham / Bath Spa.

    The 21:54 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa is diverted between Swindon and Gloucester via Severn Tunnel Junction (not calling). A bus will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa calling at all stations via Kemble.

    The 22:01 Cheltenham Spa and Swindon is replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Swindon.

    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.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton between 01:00 and 05:00 each night from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Brighton / Worthing / Eastbourne

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, closing the lines.

    The following services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton:

    Monday - Thursday

    23:32 London Victoria - Brighton

    Tuesday to Friday

    01:00 and 04:00 London Victoria to Brighton

    03:50 Brighton to London Victoria

    An additional service will run from Brighton to Worthing at 02:02.

    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.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended late night TransPennine Express service from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Various TransPennine Express routes

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations on the TransPennine Express network, closing some lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Dewsbury. A connecting bus service will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York will have the journey time extended by 10 minutes after leaving Leeds.

    The 01:38 / 02:52 York to Manchester Airport will have journey times extended by up to 16 minutes after leaving Huddersfield.

    The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will be retimed to depart Huddersfield earlier at 05:25.

    The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport will depart earlier than usual at 05:12 and will not call at Dewsbury.

    Wednesday

    The 20:22 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle will not call at Thirsk. A connecting bus will run between Northallerton and Thirsk.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

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