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Manchester Attack – Important Train Ticket Information

Following the tragedy in Manchester on the evening of Monday 22nd May, CrossCountry will be allowing customers with pre-booked tickets to/from Manchester to travel at any time from today until Sunday 28th May. Customers are advised to travel as close to their booked train time as possible, even if they are not travelling on their original booked travel date.

For customers who have booked to travel to/from Manchester within the next 12 weeks and decide not to travel, then a full refund will be given with no administration fee. Please contact the Customer Relations team of the company you purchased your ticket from or return to any station if you purchased your ticket from a station.


 

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    Industrial action suspended - No impact to Southern, Merseyrail and Northern service on Tuesday 30 May

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail, Northern

    Routes affected

    Southern, Merseyrail and Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union has suspended the industrial action that had been planned to affect Southern, Merseyrail and Northern services on Tuesday 30 May.

    Strike action will not affect train services on Tuesday 30 May.

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

    Major disruption at Manchester Victoria until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Northern between Blackburn / Wigan North Western / Huddersfield / Preston / Clitheroe / Leeds / Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria

    TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle

    Description

    Following the tragic events that occurred at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May, Manchester Victoria station is closed and no trains will operate to or from the station, due to its proximity to the arena.

    Manchester Victoria station is still part of an ongoing police investigation. The station has also suffered structural damage that still needs to be properly assessed and repaired. Until this work is completed the station will remain closed. Please continue to check this page for further updates.

    Trains will not run to / from and through Manchester Victoria. Trains will be diverted, cancelled or start / terminate at alternative stations.

    Advice for Northern customers:

    The following key Northern routes will be impacted in the Greater Manchester area today:

    • Huddersfield - Manchester Victoria: Trains will start and terminate at Stalybridge. Alternative train services run between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly. Passengers using Ashton-under-Lyne should use Metrolink services into and out of Manchester.
    • Leeds - Manchester Victoria: Trains will start and terminate at Rochdale. A replacement bus service will run between Rochdale and Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations.
    • Clitheroe - Manchester Victoria: Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn only. Connections can be made at Blackburn onto alternative transport towards Manchester.
    • Due to pre-planned route improvement work on the Ordsall Chord other train services were not scheduled to be calling at Manchester Victoria. Buses scheduled to stop at Manchester Victoria will terminate at Salford Central.
        

    You may use your ticket on Metrolink, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains via any reasonable route. Metrolink trams will not call or operate through Market Street, Shudehill or Manchester Victoria

    You may also use Stagecoach buses between Stalybridge and Manchester on routes 231, 216, 236 and 237.

    Normal services will run into and out of Manchester Piccadilly to and from all south Manchester destinations. Northern will be allowing customers with Northern Advance Purchase tickets to / from Manchester to travel at any time until end of the day. Customers are requested to travel as near to their booked train times as possible.

    Advice for TransPennine Express customers:

    Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, not running between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

    You may use your ticket on CrossCountry, Virgin Trains East Coast, East Midlands Trains and Northern via any reasonable route.

    TransPennine Express services between Scarborough and Liverpool Lime Street will operate as normal.

    TransPennine Express customers with Advance tickets to and from Manchester are permitted to travel on alternative services until Tuesday 30 May. Customers are advised to travel as close to their original booked time as possible on the day of travel and reminded that if they do decide to travel at an alternative time then seat reservations will not apply.

    TransPennine Express customers wishing to re-evaluate their travel plans may apply for a full refund, without any administration fee, on all ticket types.

    Advice for customers travelling to and from Manchester with other train companies

    Customers booked to travel to or from Manchester in the next 12 weeks, and decide not to travel, may apply for a full refund without any administration fee on all ticket types.

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

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    To check your journey today, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner before you travel. 

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    Major engineering work during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, London Midland, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway, London Midland, Southeastern, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains routes

    Description

    Major engineering works are taking place at the following locations over the May Bank Holiday weekend:


    Details of all the engineering work taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend can be found here.

    A summary of the train services being provided by each Train Operating Company during the Spring Bank Holiday period can be found here.

    Twitter:

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

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    Disruption between Carlisle and Lancaster until end of the day

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport

    Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and London Euston

    Description

    Damage to the overhead electric wires between Penrith North Lakes and Oxenholme Lake District means all lines between the stations are blocked and trains are suspended.

    Network Rail are on site making repairs, but due to the amount of damage, lines are not expected to reopen today.

    Please note: Buses are also running between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Carlisle today because of planned major improvement work.

    Advice for TransPennine Express customers:

    Trains are unable to run between Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District. These services will be replaced by a bus.

    Advice for Virgin Trains customers:

    Services are unable to run between Carlisle and Lancaster. Services to and from London Euston will be revised to start / terminate at Preston or Lancaster.

    Buses will run between Carlisle and Preston, calling at Penrith North Lakes, Oxenholme Lake District, Lancaster, and Preston.

    Ticket acceptance:

    To help with your journey, tickets will also be accepted on TransPennine Express services between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District.

    Customers holding tickets to/from Oxenholme and stations to Scotland who decide not to travel today may travel tomorrow, Tuesday 30 May. Tickets will be valid for travel at any time.

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

    Check before you travel:
    Please check 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 Llanelli and Swansea expected until 09:00

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Trains between Milford Haven and Cardiff Central / Swansea / Llanelli / Manchester Piccadilly

    Trains between Swansea and Llandovery / Pembroke Dock / Fishguard Harbour

    Description

    A fire on a property near the railway between Llanelli and Swansea is causing disruption to journeys between the stations. Trains may be cancelled, diverted or delayed by up to 30 minutes. This disruption is expected to continue until approximately 09:00.

    Customer Advice:
    Road transport has been requested to operate in place of some cancelled services between Llanelli and Swansea. These will be provided by Glyn's Coaches.

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

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

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    Disruption between Birmingham New Street and Kings Norton expected until 14:00

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, London Midland

    Routes affected

    London Midland between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch

    CrossCountry between Nottingham and Cardiff Central

    Description

    A vehicle has struck a bridge between Birmingham New Street and Kings Norton this means trains between these two stations may be diverted or delayed by up to 20 minutes. This is expected to continue until 14:00. 

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

     

    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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    Amended TfL Rail service until the end of 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 Brentwood and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    Until the end of May 2017 there will be an amended weekday TfL Rail service between Gidea Park and Shenfield.

    On weekdays:

    • Trains run approximately every 20 minutes between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield
    • Peak services between Gidea Park and Brentwood continue to be slightly reduced
    • Trains towards London Liverpool Street may depart Brentwood and Harold Wood slightly earlier

     

    A full weekend service has resumed to and from Shenfield except on the following dates:

    Saturday 27 May

    There will be no TfL Rail service between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Please use the London Underground Central line.
    Trains will run approximately every 10 minutes on the rest of the line. Trains towards Stratford will only stop at Maryland every 20 minutes.

    Sunday 28 and Monday 29 (Bank Holiday) Monday

    No trains will run between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street.

    Your TfL Rail journey can be made using replacement buses and London Underground services:

    • Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Chadwell Heath, and will then run to Newbury Park to connect with London Underground services to/from central London.
    • Replacement buses are also running between Romford and Stratford.
    • London Underground Central line services can be used between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.
       
    Check before you travel:

    You can check your journey by 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:

    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 except on the following dates:

    On Saturday 20 May, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

    On Sunday 21 May until 09:00, buses will run between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central.

    From 09:00, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

    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:

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

    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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    Buses replace trains between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street until 14:30 on Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    London Midland, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

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

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Crewe and Acton Bridge, closing the line from approximately 12:15 on Saturday until 14:30 on Monday.

    Customer Advice:

    London Midland

    Services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Birmingham New Street and Crewe only. Buses will run between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street.

    Virgin Trains

    Services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street are diverted between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street via Manchester Piccadilly (not calling). These trains will not call at Runcorn and will have extended journey times by approximately 60 minutes. Buses will run between Crewe and Runcorn and between Runcorn and Liverpool Lime Street.

    On Sunday, services which usually run between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will run between London Euston and Crewe. Until 14:30 on Monday, these trains will run an hourly service between London Euston and Carlisle via Manchester Piccadilly.

     

    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 Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Carstairs from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, ScotRail, Virgin Trains East Coast

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh

    ScotRail between Glasgow Central / Ayr and Edinburgh / North Berwick

    Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Carstairs and Kirknewton closing the line.

    CrossCountry services are diverted and will not call at Motherwell. Customers for Motherwell should use ScotRail replacement buses.

    ScotRail services are replaced by buses between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh calling at all stations via Carstairs.

    Virgin Trains East Coast services are replaced by buses between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Customers to and from Glasgow may use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

    On Sunday the 16:30 service from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh.

    On Monday the 06:50 service from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00 and the 15:30 service from London Kings Cross to Glasgow Central will terminate at Edinburgh.

    On Tuesday the 06:50 service from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00.

    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

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    Buses replace trains between Inverness and Keith from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Between Inverness and Aberdeen

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Forres and Keith, closing all lines.

    Customer advice:

    Buses will replace trains between Inverness and Keith. On Sunday, the last two trains from Keith to Aberdeen will run up to 60 minutes later than usual.

    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 to / from London Charing Cross from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    All routes to / from London Charing Cross

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Charing Cross and London Bridge, closing the lines.

    Customer advice

    No trains will run between London Charing Cross and London Bridge.

    Most services are diverted to start / terminate at London Cannon Street.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Your ticket will be accepted on

    • London Underground services on any reasonable route between London Charing Cross and London Bridge / London Cannon Street / Southwark
    • Docklands Light Railway services between Lewisham and Greenwich.

     

    Check before you travel:

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

    You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway, London Buses and 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 Portsmouth Harbour and Havant / Fareham from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, South West Trains, Southern

    Routes affected

    All routes to and from Portsmouth Harbour

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Portsmouth and Cosham / Havant, closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham and between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant.

    Some trains between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour will start / terminate at Haslemere. Other trains will run between Haslemere and Havant. All other trains will start / terminate at Cosham or Havant to connect with the buses.

    Most Great Western services will start / terminate at Fareham to connect with the buses, but additional changes will also occur on the following trains:

    06.48 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton will not run.

    10.46 Great Malvern to Brighton will terminate Westbury.

    09.00 Brighton to Great Malvern and 17.00 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Westbury.

    Southern

    A reduced service will operate on Saturday and Monday between Chichester and Havant. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central.

    Ticket acceptance:

    If you are travelling with Great Western, you can use Southern services between Westbury and Fareham.

    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 Shepherds Bush and Willesden Junction from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    London Overground, Southern

    Routes affected

    London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Stratford.

    Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will not run.

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Willesden Junction and Shepherds Bush on Saturday and between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction on the Sunday and Monday, closing the line.

    London Overground have no trains between Willesden Junction and Shepherds Bush on Saturday and no trains between Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction on the Sunday and Monday.

    You may use London Buses to complete your journey.

    Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will not run.

    You may use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston and on London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

    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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Swindon and Bath Spa / Bristol Parkway from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea / Plymouth / Penzance / Cheltenham Spa

    Also between Swindon and Westbury

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham closing some lines.

    Customer advice

    Buses replace trains between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham / Bristol Parkway.

    Trains are diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham and also between Reading and Newport and will not call at Swindon and Bristol Parkway.

    On Monday, trains will run hourly between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa.

    A rail shuttle service will run between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Bath Spa.

    Trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Great Malvern are retimed and will call additionally at Didcot Parkway

    Local trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn are retimed due to the reduction in line capacity because of diverted trains between Reading and Bath Spa.


    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 Engineering work between Manchester Airport / Crewe and Scotland on the Spring Bank Holiday weekend

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

    Virgin Trains between London Euston and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out major engineering projects between Crewe, Preston and Scotland over the Spring Bank Holiday period, with various lines completely closed.

    If you are travelling between Manchester Airport / Crewe and Scotland or the North West of England, please allow for extended journey times.

    TransPennine Express

    If you are travelling towards Scotland, the line is closed between Oxenholme Lake District and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central. Buses will run between Oxenholme Lake District and Carlisle. A change of bus will be required at Carlisle for Edinburgh / Glasgow Central.

    On Bank Holiday Monday, trains will be reinstated to run between Manchester Airport and Carlisle. Buses will continue to run between Carlisle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central for customers travelling to Scotland.

    Virgin Trains

    On Bank Holiday Monday, until approximately 14:30, trains will run between Crewe and Carlisle, but will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly.  Buses will continue to run between Crewe and Preston for intermediate station connections.

    After approximately 14:30, trains will run between Crewe and Carlisle via the usual route (Warrington Bank Quay).

    *Please note that due to overhead wire damage north of Oxenholme Lake District, a revised train and bus plan will be put in place. Trains cannot run between Oxenholme Lake District and Carlisle. More details can be found here*

    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.

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    Buses replace trains between West Croydon and Epsom Downs from Saturday 27 until Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Epsom Downs

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between West Croydon and Epsom Downs, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs

    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 service between Bolton and Manchester / Wigan from Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Manchester / Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North, between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Blackpool North / Wigan Wallgate and Northern Routes to and from Southport and Kirkby

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bolton and Euxton Balshaw Lane from Saturday to Tuesday. Work is also taking place between Salford Crescent and Lostock / Hindley from Saturday to Monday.

    Saturday to Tuesday

    Trains between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North will be diverted via Eccles and Wigan, not calling at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton. On Sunday, these services will not run.

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run.

    Trains between Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North will be amended to run between Hazel Grove and Manchester Oxford Road only.

    Buses will run between Salford Central stations and Preston via Bolton.

    A shuttle train service will run between Preston and Blackpool North.

    Saturday to Monday

    Trains between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Blackpool North / Wigan Wallgate will run between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Salford Central only.

    Trains to / from Southport and Wigan Wallgate that usually run via Westhoughton will be diverted via Atherton.

    On Saturday, trains between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe will be amended to run between Blackburn and Clitheroe only. On Sunday and Monday, these services will not run and trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden will be extended to start and terminate at Clitheroe. Buses will run between Salford Crescent and Blackburn on all three days.

    Sunday

    Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will not run, with the exception of the 18:29 and 19:29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North services and the 18:40, 19:35 and 20:40 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services. These trains will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton.

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate will be amended to run between Manchester Oxford Road and Wigan Wallgate only.

    Monday

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Southport / Kirkby will be amended to run between Manchester Oxford Road and Southport / Kirkby only.

    Further customer advice:

    Following the tragic events that occurred at Manchester Arena on Monday night, the roads around Manchester Victoria are still closed. Therefore buses that were planned to run to or from Manchester Victoria will now run to / from Salford Crescent. A shuttle bus service will run between Salford Crescent and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Live updates regarding the major disruption at Manchester Victoria can be found here.

    Check before you travel:

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

    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 c2c services between Barking and London Liverpool Street from Saturday 27 to Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing some lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Services between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street (via Laindon) will be diverted to start / terminate at London Fenchurch Street and will call additionally at West Ham and Limehouse. London Fenchurch Street is a short walk away from London Liverpool Street.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use 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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    Buses replace trains between Harrogate and York from Saturday 27 May until Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Leeds and York

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Harrogate and Knaresborough, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses replace trains between Harrogate and York.

    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 Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Romford and Upminster

    Description

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

    Customer advice:

    London Overground services will not run between Romford and Upminster. Customers should use London Buses on all reasonable routes.

    Ticket acceptance:

    Your valid rail ticket will be accepted on London Buses between Romford 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 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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    No trains between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Billericay / Shenfield on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster / Chelmsford / Braintree / Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich

    TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

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

    Customer Advice:

    No trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Billericay.

    You may use the London Underground Central Line between London Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Buses will operate between Newbury Park (London Underground station) and Ingatestone / Billericay / Shenfield.

    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:

    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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    No trains between Edmonton Green and Cheshunt on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    London Overground, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Edmonton Green and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

    Customer Advice:

    London Overground services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt will not run. Customers should use London Buses between Edmonton Green and Turkey Street. Customers for Cheshunt should use Greater Anglia services via Tottenham Hale. Theobalds Grove is within walking distance of Waltham Cross.

    On Sunday, the 23:30 and 23:45 Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street services will be diverted and stop at Tottenham Hale instead of Seven Sisters. The two stations are within walking distance of each other.

    Ticket acceptance:

    London Overground customers may use Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt (via Tottenham Hale) and London Buses between Edmonton Green and Turkey Street / Waltham Cross.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Full details of the impact to your journey can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Highbury & Islington and Stratford on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Clapham Junction / Richmond and Stratford

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbury & Islington and Stratford closing the line.

    Customer Advice:

    Buses replace trains between Highbury & Islington and Stratford.

    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 Plumstead and Slade Green on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street and Dartford / Gillingham

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Plumstead and Slade Green, closing all lines.

    Customer advice:

    Services between London Charing Cross and Gillingham are diverted to start / terminate at London Cannon Street and are diverted between Blackheath and Dartford via Eltham. 

    Buses will run between Plumstead and Dartford.

    On Sunday, services between London Cannon Street and Dartford will only run between London Cannon Street and Plumstead.

    On Monday, additional services will run between London Cannon Street and Plumstead via Greenwich.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use DLR services between Lewisham and Greenwich.

    Check before you travel:

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

    You can plan your journey on 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 London Midland service to and from London Euston on Sunday 28 until 12:00 on Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    London Midland

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Crewe

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Euston and Apsley all day Sunday and until 12:00 on Monday, closing some lines.

    An amended London Midland service will run to and from London Euston.

    Train services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency.

    Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run to an amended timetable between London Euston and Northampton.

    Sunday

    The 06:54 and 07:24 London Euston to Northampton and 06:42 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston services will be replaced by buses between London Euston & Hemel Hempstead.

    Trains between London Euston and Tring will not run. Other services operating between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central will call additionally at Bushey, Kings Langley and Apsley.

    Trains between London Euston and Crewe will operate between Northampton and Crewe only. Customers are advised to travel on other London Midland train services between London Euston and Northampton.

    Monday until 12:00

    On Monday, trains between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe will operate to an amended timetable.

    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 TransPennine Express service via Manchester Victoria on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle and also between Newcastle / York and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Manchester Victoria area, closing some lines.

    Sunday and Monday

    Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle (which normally run via Manchester Victoria) will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly and not run between Liverpool and Manchester Victoria.

    Monday

    The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria with replacement coaches provided forward to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria. Replacement coaches will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria to connect with these trains calling at Manchester Piccadilly at 00:50 and 04:30.

    The 0616 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be re-timed to depart Manchester Airport at 23:59 and Manchester Piccadilly at 00:21. This service will no longer call at Manchester Victoria.

    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 Gatwick Express service on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Earlswood, closing some lines.

    A half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate on Sunday and Monday.

    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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    Buses replace trains between Purley and Horley on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Southern between London Victoria and Brighton

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Purley and Horley via Redhill closing the line.

    Gatwick Express will run a half hour service departing London Victoria at 00 / 30 minutes past the hour and from Gatwick Airport at 20 / 50 minutes past the hour.

    Southern trains are diverted between Purley and Horley and will not call at stations via Redhill.

    Buses will run between Purley and Horley calling at all stations.

    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 services from London Kings Cross towards Peterborough from 23:00 each night from Sunday 28 until Wednesday 31 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hitchin and Biggleswade, closing some lines from 23:00 each night.

    Customer Advice:

    From 23:00 each night, trains from London Kings Cross towards Peterborough will be unable to call at Arlesey and will have extended journey times of up to 5 minutes between Hitchin and Biggleswade. A bus service will run from Hitchin to Arlesey.

    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 Caledonian Sleeper service every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 18 June

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Between Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Edinburgh, Glasgow Central and London Euston

    Description

    The following Caledonian Sleeper services will be amended because of planned engineering work:

     Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William - London Euston

    Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 18 June, services will run on an alternative route, not calling at Crewe or Preston.

    Services will leave London Euston at 20:28, with the exception of Monday 29 May when the departure time will be 20:17. Arrival times from Edinburgh onwards will remain the same.

    Services will arrive in London Euston at 09:29.

    Edinburgh, Glasgow - London Euston

    On Sundays 4, 11 and 18 June, services will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Carlisle or Watford Junction.

    On Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May, services will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Motherwell, Carstairs, Carlisle or Watford Junction.

    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 Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen

    Description

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

    Customer Advice:

    On Sunday and Monday, Caledonian Sleeper services will be retimed and diverted and will be unable to call at Watford Junction, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Preston, Carlisle, Carstairs and Motherwell.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended service between Bedford and Three Bridges on Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Between Bedford and Three Bridges

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Redhill, closing some lines.

    Trains between Bedford and Three Bridges will run non-stop between Purley and Gatwick Airport. A bus will operate between Purley and Gatwick Airport.

    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.

    Amended late night Great Northern services between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Ely and Kings Lynn, closing the line.

    Customer advice:

    The 22:14 and 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services will terminate at Ely. A rail replacement bus service will run from Ely to Kings Lynn, calling at all stations.

    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.

    Amended overnight Virgin Trains services from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston to Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme, between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, and also in the Northampton area, closing some lines.

    Customer advice:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Alsager, Crewe, and Styal. The service will not call at Macclesfield and Stockport.

    A bus will depart from Stoke-on-Trent from 01:30 and will call at Macclesfield at 02:20 and Stockport at 02:50.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will divert and will not call at Northampton. A bus service will run from Rugby at 23:50 and will call at Long Buckby at 00:15, and Northampton at 00:40.

    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 overnight trains between Haywards Heath and Lewes from Monday 29 May to Thursday 02 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Eastbourne / Ore

    Description

    Each night from 21:25 to 05:15 Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wivelsfield and Lewes, closing some lines.

    Replacement bus will operate between Haywards Heath and Lewes.

    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.

    Amended midweek CrossCountry services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    Various CrossCountry routes

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations of the CrossCountry network closing various lines.

    Customer advice

    Monday to Thursday

    The 17:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads / 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street are diverted between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa extending journey times by 30 minutes.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 06:01 Sheffield to Reading is retimed to depart Sheffield at 06:08 and will run later throughout.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

    You can read more about the modernisation of Bath Spa station from Network Rail.

    Amended midweek Great Western Railway services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Various Great Western Railway routes

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations across the Great Western Railway network resulting in various line closures.

    Customer advice

    Monday to Wednesday

    The 22:36 Cardiff central to Bristol Temple Meads is retimed after Newport slightly extending journey times.

    Monday to Friday

    From 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should circulate via Slough using the connecting bus service.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central journey times will be extended after leaving Bristol Temple Meads.

    Friday

    From 23:00, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should circulate via Tilehurst using the connecting 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.

    Amended midweek London Midland services from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    London Midland

    Routes affected

    Various London Midland routes

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the London Midland network closing the line.

    Customer advice

    Monday to Thursday

    From 21:45 trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford are diverted and will not call at University or Bromsgrove. A replacement bus service will run between Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa. Customers to / from University should use CrossCountry servcies.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    The 22:54 Birmingham to Northampton will terminate at Coventry. Customers should use 23:31 Coventry to London Euston Virgin Trains service to Rugby then replacement bus between Rugby and Northampton.

    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.

    Amended overnight Northern services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various routes

    Description

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

    Customer advice

    Monday to Thursday

    The 23:06 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Stalybridge. A bus will run from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria.

    The 22:50 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Rochdale. A bus will run from Rochdale to Blackburn.

    The 22:36 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will start at Rochdale. A bus will run from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria and will call at Rochdale.

    The 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

    The 22:34 Stockport to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Salford Crescent.

    The 23:20 Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel, and Levenshulme. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, and Handforth. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, calling at Wilmslow.

    The 22:48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by buses. One bus will call at all stations and another bus will run from Knutsford to Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 22:42 Preston to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service will now start at Manchester Oxford Road. A bus service will run from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street, departing at 23:09.

    The 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will run from Rose Grove to Colne.

    Monday to Friday

    The 04:40 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 05:31 Colne to Blackpool South service will start from Blackburn. A bus will run from Colne to Blackburn to connect with the train 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.

    Amended overnight services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester, closing the line.

    Customer advice:

    Buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay / Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from approximately 23:30.

    The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will depart Chester at the later time of 00:49.

    The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will run as normal to Warrington Bank Quay and then will divert via Crewe, and will not call at Runcorn East, Frodsham, or Helsby.

    The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly service will not run and will be replaced by a bus throughout.

    The 03:38 Chester to Manchester Airport service will depart earlier at 03:14 and will divert via Crewe.

    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 overnight trains between Horsham and Barnham from Monday 29 May until Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    London Victoria and Bognor Regis

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work between Horsham and Arundel from 22:45 until 05:45, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Horsham and Barnham. A normal train service will operate on Wednesday 31 May.

    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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    Industrial action suspended - No impact to Southern, Merseyrail and Northern service on Tuesday 30 May

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail, Northern

    Routes affected

    Southern, Merseyrail and Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union has suspended the industrial action that had been planned to affect Southern, Merseyrail and Northern services on Tuesday 30 May.

    Strike action will not affect train services on Tuesday 30 May.

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

    Major disruption at Manchester Victoria until further notice

    Train companies affected

    Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Northern between Blackburn / Wigan North Western / Huddersfield / Preston / Clitheroe / Leeds / Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria

    TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Newcastle

    Description

    Following the tragic events that occurred at Manchester Arena on Monday 22 May, Manchester Victoria station is closed and no trains will operate to or from the station, due to its proximity to the arena.

    Manchester Victoria station is still part of an ongoing police investigation. The station has also suffered structural damage that still needs to be properly assessed and repaired. Until this work is completed the station will remain closed. Please continue to check this page for further updates.

    Trains will not run to / from and through Manchester Victoria. Trains will be diverted, cancelled or start / terminate at alternative stations.

    Advice for Northern customers:

    The following key Northern routes will be impacted in the Greater Manchester area today:

    • Huddersfield - Manchester Victoria: Trains will start and terminate at Stalybridge. Alternative train services run between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly. Passengers using Ashton-under-Lyne should use Metrolink services into and out of Manchester.
    • Leeds - Manchester Victoria: Trains will start and terminate at Rochdale. A replacement bus service will run between Rochdale and Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations.
    • Clitheroe - Manchester Victoria: Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn only. Connections can be made at Blackburn onto alternative transport towards Manchester.
    • Due to pre-planned route improvement work on the Ordsall Chord other train services were not scheduled to be calling at Manchester Victoria. Buses scheduled to stop at Manchester Victoria will terminate at Salford Central.
        

    You may use your ticket on Metrolink, TransPennine Express, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains via any reasonable route. Metrolink trams will not call or operate through Market Street, Shudehill or Manchester Victoria

    You may also use Stagecoach buses between Stalybridge and Manchester on routes 231, 216, 236 and 237.

    Normal services will run into and out of Manchester Piccadilly to and from all south Manchester destinations. Northern will be allowing customers with Northern Advance Purchase tickets to / from Manchester to travel at any time until end of the day. Customers are requested to travel as near to their booked train times as possible.

    Advice for TransPennine Express customers:

    Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, not running between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. Customers should use alternative trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.

    You may use your ticket on CrossCountry, Virgin Trains East Coast, East Midlands Trains and Northern via any reasonable route.

    TransPennine Express services between Scarborough and Liverpool Lime Street will operate as normal.

    TransPennine Express customers with Advance tickets to and from Manchester are permitted to travel on alternative services until Tuesday 30 May. Customers are advised to travel as close to their original booked time as possible on the day of travel and reminded that if they do decide to travel at an alternative time then seat reservations will not apply.

    TransPennine Express customers wishing to re-evaluate their travel plans may apply for a full refund, without any administration fee, on all ticket types.

    Advice for customers travelling to and from Manchester with other train companies

    Customers booked to travel to or from Manchester in the next 12 weeks, and decide not to travel, may apply for a full refund without any administration fee on all ticket types.

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

    Check before you travel:
    To check your journey today, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner before you travel. 

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    Major engineering work during the Spring Bank Holiday weekend

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway, London Midland, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Great Western Railway, London Midland, Southeastern, TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains routes

    Description

    Major engineering works are taking place at the following locations over the May Bank Holiday weekend:


    Details of all the engineering work taking place over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend can be found here.

    A summary of the train services being provided by each Train Operating Company during the Spring Bank Holiday period can be found here.

    Twitter:

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

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    Disruption between Carlisle and Lancaster until end of the day

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport

    Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and London Euston

    Description

    Damage to the overhead electric wires between Penrith North Lakes and Oxenholme Lake District means all lines between the stations are blocked and trains are suspended.

    Network Rail are on site making repairs, but due to the amount of damage, lines are not expected to reopen today.

    Please note: Buses are also running between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Carlisle today because of planned major improvement work.

    Advice for TransPennine Express customers:

    Trains are unable to run between Carlisle and Oxenholme Lake District. These services will be replaced by a bus.

    Advice for Virgin Trains customers:

    Services are unable to run between Carlisle and Lancaster. Services to and from London Euston will be revised to start / terminate at Preston or Lancaster.

    Buses will run between Carlisle and Preston, calling at Penrith North Lakes, Oxenholme Lake District, Lancaster, and Preston.

    Ticket acceptance:

    To help with your journey, tickets will also be accepted on TransPennine Express services between Preston and Oxenholme Lake District.

    Customers holding tickets to/from Oxenholme and stations to Scotland who decide not to travel today may travel tomorrow, Tuesday 30 May. Tickets will be valid for travel at any time.

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

    Check before you travel:
    Please check 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 Llanelli and Swansea expected until 09:00

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Trains between Milford Haven and Cardiff Central / Swansea / Llanelli / Manchester Piccadilly

    Trains between Swansea and Llandovery / Pembroke Dock / Fishguard Harbour

    Description

    A fire on a property near the railway between Llanelli and Swansea is causing disruption to journeys between the stations. Trains may be cancelled, diverted or delayed by up to 30 minutes. This disruption is expected to continue until approximately 09:00.

    Customer Advice:
    Road transport has been requested to operate in place of some cancelled services between Llanelli and Swansea. These will be provided by Glyn's Coaches.

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

    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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    Disruption between Birmingham New Street and Kings Norton expected until 14:00

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, London Midland

    Routes affected

    London Midland between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch

    CrossCountry between Nottingham and Cardiff Central

    Description

    A vehicle has struck a bridge between Birmingham New Street and Kings Norton this means trains between these two stations may be diverted or delayed by up to 20 minutes. This is expected to continue until 14:00. 

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

     

    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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    Amended TfL Rail service until the end of 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 Brentwood and Shenfield, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

    Until the end of May 2017 there will be an amended weekday TfL Rail service between Gidea Park and Shenfield.

    On weekdays:

    • Trains run approximately every 20 minutes between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield
    • Peak services between Gidea Park and Brentwood continue to be slightly reduced
    • Trains towards London Liverpool Street may depart Brentwood and Harold Wood slightly earlier

     

    A full weekend service has resumed to and from Shenfield except on the following dates:

    Saturday 27 May

    There will be no TfL Rail service between London Liverpool Street and Stratford. Please use the London Underground Central line.
    Trains will run approximately every 10 minutes on the rest of the line. Trains towards Stratford will only stop at Maryland every 20 minutes.

    Sunday 28 and Monday 29 (Bank Holiday) Monday

    No trains will run between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street.

    Your TfL Rail journey can be made using replacement buses and London Underground services:

    • Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Chadwell Heath, and will then run to Newbury Park to connect with London Underground services to/from central London.
    • Replacement buses are also running between Romford and Stratford.
    • London Underground Central line services can be used between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.
       
    Check before you travel:

    You can check your journey by 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:

    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 except on the following dates:

    On Saturday 20 May, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

    On Sunday 21 May until 09:00, buses will run between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central.

    From 09:00, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

    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:

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

    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 service between Bolton and Manchester / Wigan from Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Manchester / Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North, between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Blackpool North / Wigan Wallgate and Northern Routes to and from Southport and Kirkby

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bolton and Euxton Balshaw Lane from Saturday to Tuesday. Work is also taking place between Salford Crescent and Lostock / Hindley from Saturday to Monday.

    Saturday to Tuesday

    Trains between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North will be diverted via Eccles and Wigan, not calling at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton. On Sunday, these services will not run.

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run.

    Trains between Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North will be amended to run between Hazel Grove and Manchester Oxford Road only.

    Buses will run between Salford Central stations and Preston via Bolton.

    A shuttle train service will run between Preston and Blackpool North.

    Saturday to Monday

    Trains between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Blackpool North / Wigan Wallgate will run between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Salford Central only.

    Trains to / from Southport and Wigan Wallgate that usually run via Westhoughton will be diverted via Atherton.

    On Saturday, trains between Manchester Victoria and Clitheroe will be amended to run between Blackburn and Clitheroe only. On Sunday and Monday, these services will not run and trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden will be extended to start and terminate at Clitheroe. Buses will run between Salford Crescent and Blackburn on all three days.

    Sunday

    Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will not run, with the exception of the 18:29 and 19:29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North services and the 18:40, 19:35 and 20:40 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport services. These trains will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton.

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate will be amended to run between Manchester Oxford Road and Wigan Wallgate only.

    Monday

    Trains between Manchester Victoria and Southport / Kirkby will be amended to run between Manchester Oxford Road and Southport / Kirkby only.

    Further customer advice:

    Following the tragic events that occurred at Manchester Arena on Monday night, the roads around Manchester Victoria are still closed. Therefore buses that were planned to run to or from Manchester Victoria will now run to / from Salford Crescent. A shuttle bus service will run between Salford Crescent and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Live updates regarding the major disruption at Manchester Victoria can be found here.

    Check before you travel:

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

    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 services from London Kings Cross towards Peterborough from 23:00 each night from Sunday 28 until Wednesday 31 May

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hitchin and Biggleswade, closing some lines from 23:00 each night.

    Customer Advice:

    From 23:00 each night, trains from London Kings Cross towards Peterborough will be unable to call at Arlesey and will have extended journey times of up to 5 minutes between Hitchin and Biggleswade. A bus service will run from Hitchin to Arlesey.

    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 Caledonian Sleeper service every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 18 June

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Between Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Edinburgh, Glasgow Central and London Euston

    Description

    The following Caledonian Sleeper services will be amended because of planned engineering work:

     Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William - London Euston

    Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until 18 June, services will run on an alternative route, not calling at Crewe or Preston.

    Services will leave London Euston at 20:28, with the exception of Monday 29 May when the departure time will be 20:17. Arrival times from Edinburgh onwards will remain the same.

    Services will arrive in London Euston at 09:29.

    Edinburgh, Glasgow - London Euston

    On Sundays 4, 11 and 18 June, services will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Carlisle or Watford Junction.

    On Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May, services will be retimed and diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Motherwell, Carstairs, Carlisle or Watford Junction.

    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 Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 28 and Monday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen

    Description

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

    Customer Advice:

    On Sunday and Monday, Caledonian Sleeper services will be retimed and diverted and will be unable to call at Watford Junction, Crewe, Warrington Bank Quay, Preston, Carlisle, Carstairs and Motherwell.

    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 Great Northern services between Ely and Kings Lynn from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    Between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Ely and Kings Lynn, closing the line.

    Customer advice:

    The 22:14 and 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services will terminate at Ely. A rail replacement bus service will run from Ely to Kings Lynn, calling at all stations.

    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.

    Amended overnight Virgin Trains services from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London Euston to Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme, between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, and also in the Northampton area, closing some lines.

    Customer advice:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Alsager, Crewe, and Styal. The service will not call at Macclesfield and Stockport.

    A bus will depart from Stoke-on-Trent from 01:30 and will call at Macclesfield at 02:20 and Stockport at 02:50.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will divert and will not call at Northampton. A bus service will run from Rugby at 23:50 and will call at Long Buckby at 00:15, and Northampton at 00:40.

    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 overnight trains between Haywards Heath and Lewes from Monday 29 May to Thursday 02 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Eastbourne / Ore

    Description

    Each night from 21:25 to 05:15 Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wivelsfield and Lewes, closing some lines.

    Replacement bus will operate between Haywards Heath and Lewes.

    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.

    Amended midweek CrossCountry services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    Various CrossCountry routes

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations of the CrossCountry network closing various lines.

    Customer advice

    Monday to Thursday

    The 17:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads / 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street are diverted between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa extending journey times by 30 minutes.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 06:01 Sheffield to Reading is retimed to depart Sheffield at 06:08 and will run later throughout.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Project Information:

    You can read more about the modernisation of Bath Spa station from Network Rail.

    Amended midweek Great Western Railway services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Various Great Western Railway routes

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations across the Great Western Railway network resulting in various line closures.

    Customer advice

    Monday to Wednesday

    The 22:36 Cardiff central to Bristol Temple Meads is retimed after Newport slightly extending journey times.

    Monday to Friday

    From 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should circulate via Slough using the connecting bus service.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central journey times will be extended after leaving Bristol Temple Meads.

    Friday

    From 23:00, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should circulate via Tilehurst using the connecting 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.

    Amended midweek London Midland services from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    London Midland

    Routes affected

    Various London Midland routes

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the London Midland network closing the line.

    Customer advice

    Monday to Thursday

    From 21:45 trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford are diverted and will not call at University or Bromsgrove. A replacement bus service will run between Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa. Customers to / from University should use CrossCountry servcies.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    The 22:54 Birmingham to Northampton will terminate at Coventry. Customers should use 23:31 Coventry to London Euston Virgin Trains service to Rugby then replacement bus between Rugby and Northampton.

    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.

    Amended overnight Northern services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various routes

    Description

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

    Customer advice

    Monday to Thursday

    The 23:06 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Stalybridge. A bus will run from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria.

    The 22:50 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Rochdale. A bus will run from Rochdale to Blackburn.

    The 22:36 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will start at Rochdale. A bus will run from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria and will call at Rochdale.

    The 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

    The 22:34 Stockport to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Salford Crescent.

    The 23:20 Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel, and Levenshulme. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, and Handforth. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, calling at Wilmslow.

    The 22:48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by buses. One bus will call at all stations and another bus will run from Knutsford to Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 22:42 Preston to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service will now start at Manchester Oxford Road. A bus service will run from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street, departing at 23:09.

    The 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will run from Rose Grove to Colne.

    Monday to Friday

    The 04:40 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus.

    The 05:31 Colne to Blackpool South service will start from Blackburn. A bus will run from Colne to Blackburn to connect with the train 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.

    Amended overnight services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester, closing the line.

    Customer advice:

    Buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay / Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from approximately 23:30.

    The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will depart Chester at the later time of 00:49.

    The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will run as normal to Warrington Bank Quay and then will divert via Crewe, and will not call at Runcorn East, Frodsham, or Helsby.

    The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly service will not run and will be replaced by a bus throughout.

    The 03:38 Chester to Manchester Airport service will depart earlier at 03:14 and will divert via Crewe.

    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 overnight trains between Horsham and Barnham from Monday 29 May until Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    London Victoria and Bognor Regis

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work between Horsham and Arundel from 22:45 until 05:45, closing all lines.

    Buses will replace trains between Horsham and Barnham. A normal train service will operate on Wednesday 31 May.

    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.

    Amended late night services between London Charing Cross and Hastings from Tuesday 30 to Wednesday 31 May

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Between London Charing Cross and Hastings

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, closing the line.

    Customer advice:

    The 22:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service will terminate at Tunbridge Wells.

    A replacement bus will run at 23:50 from Tunbridge Wells to Hastings, calling at Wadhurst, Battle, St Leonards Warrior Square, and Hastings.

    An additional replacement bus will also run from Tunbridge Wells at 23:51 and will call at all stations to Hastings except from Crowhurst.

    A minibus will also depart Battle for Crowhurst at 00:52.

    The 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service will terminate at Tunbridge Wells. A replacement bus will run at 00:50 from Tunbridge Wells to Hastings, calling at Wadhurst, Battle, St Leonards Warrior Square, and Hastings.

    An additional replacement bus will depart Tunbridge Wells at 00:51 and will call at all stations to Hastings except from Crowhurst.

    A minibus will depart Battle for Crowhurst at 01:52.

    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.

    Amended services between Barking and London Fenchurch Street from 23:30 Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barking and London Fenchurch Street, closing the line from 23:30 each night.

    Customer advice:

    Trains between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street via Laindon services will be diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street. These services will call additionally at Stratford.

    Trains between Southend Central and London Fenchurch Street via Ockendon will start / terminate at Upminster.

    Trains between Grays and London Fenchurch Street via Rainham will start / terminate at Barking.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You can use your ticket on:

    • London Underground District Line services between Upminster and Tower Hill
    • London Underground Jubilee Line services between West Ham and Stratford
    • DLR services between Limehouse and Stratford via Poplar

     

    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.

     

    Amended Greater Anglia services from 22:15 each night from Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Various Greater Anglia routes

    Description

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

    Customer advice:

    From 22:15, buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford and will connect with the Main Line services with the exception of the following services:

    The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria service are cancelled throughout. Customers for Southend Victoria should travel on the 00:18 and the 00:50 (retimed from 00:46) London Liverpool Street to Colchester services and change at Shenfield.

    The 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will not run between Southend Victoria to Wickford. A bus service will run from Wickford to London Liverpool Street.

    The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street will be retimed and will depart at the later time of 23:16 but will terminate at Wickford. A bus service will run from Wickford to London Liverpool Street.

    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.

    Retimed 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    York to Manchester Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between York and Leeds, closing some lines.

    Customer advice:

    The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York earlier at 05:10 each morning.

    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 Birkenhead North / Birkenhead Central and Liverpool Central from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

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

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on the Merseyrail network, closing some lines.

    Customer advice:

    A replacement bus service will be in operation all day between Birkenhead North / Birkenhead Central and Liverpool Central.

    A shuttle bus service will also run between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central, calling at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park, and Hamilton Square for customers wanting to travel between the North and South Wirral Lines.

    Trains from Chester and Ellesmere Port will start / terminate at Birkenhead Central.

    Trains from West Kirby and New Brighton will start / terminate at Birkenhead North.

    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.

    Amended Southeastern overnight services from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various Southeastern routes, closing some lines.

    Customer advice:

    Tuesday to Thursday

    The 23:56 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will divert after Lewisham via Sidcup and will then call at Hither Green, Sidcup and Crayford.

    A replacement bus will run from Lewisham at 00:23 and will call at Blackheath, Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyheath, Barnehurst, and Dartford.

    Wednesday to Friday

    The following services will divert after Lewisham and will call at Hither Green, Sidcup, Crayford, and Dartford:

    • 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gravesend
    • 00:09 London Victoria to Dartford
    • 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford
    • 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham

     

    Replacement buses will run from Lewisham to Gravesend / Dartford / Gillingham.

    Wednesday to Friday

    The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet International to Faversham at 00:20.

    Thursday to Friday

    The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Sittingbourne. 

    A bus will depart Sittingbourne at 01:21 and will call at Faversham, Whitstable, Chestfield & Swalecliffe, Herne Bay, Birchington-on-Sea, and Westgate-on-Sea.

    An additional bus service will also depart Sittingbourne at 01:22 and will call at Faversham, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park, and Ramsgate.

    A mini bus will also depart Sittingbourne at 01:23 for Teynham.

    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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