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Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International and London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory 

Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Saturday 21 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Folkestone

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds  

Description

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

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

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

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SettleCarlisle

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For journeys up to and including Saturday 14 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys on other dates please check back nearer to the time of travel.

CLEARED: Buses replace trains between Farnham and Alton

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Alton

Description

Network Rail have now completed the emergency engineering work that was taking place between Farnham and Alton, allowing trains to run between the stations.

The embankment under a section of track between Farnham and Bentley was showing signs of subsidence meaning specialist engineers needed to inspect and stabilize the embankment area; following a geological survey of the affected land on Monday 18 April, it was found that further subsidence had been observed within the embankment, meaning the line between Farnham and Alton was closed.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Planned industrial action affecting Southern services from Tuesday 10 May until Friday 13 May

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Various routes across the Southern network

Description

The RMT union has planned industrial action across the Southern network on:

  • Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May
  • Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May

 

If the industrial action takes place, it will have a significant effect on Southern services on the affected days, with no service on many routes and only a limited service between approximately 07.30 and 18.00 on others.

Queuing systems will be in place at many stations that are open so you may have a long wait before you are able to board a train. Unfortunately, Southern cannot guarantee to get you to your destination.

A summary of the services that Southern plan to run on the affected days is available below, and the latest information is also available on the Southern website.

On the affected days, no service is expected to run on the following routes:

  • Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes via Kensington Olympia
  • Dorking to Horsham
  • Oxted to Uckfield
  • Haywards Heath to Lewes
  • Preston Park to Hove
  • Lewes to Seaford
  • Eastbourne to Ashford International via Hastings (Southeastern services will operate between St Leonards Warrior Square and Hastings as normal)
  • Chichester to Havant/ Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central (South West Trains and Great Western Railway services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour/Southampton Central as normal)
  • Redhill to Tonbridge
  • Redhill to Reigate (Great Western Railway services will operate on this route as normal)
  • Earlswood, Salfords and Faygate stations will not be served

 

A limited service is expected to run on the following routes, the timetables operated on the previous strike are provided as a guide:

Times for London Victoria to Three Bridges service are included in the London to Brighton timetable below.

 

A revised service is expected to run on the following route:

 

Southern Metro services will operate a normal service as will Thameslink, but trains on many routes are expected to be extremely busy. Gatwick Express services will be largely unaffected but all services are expected to be extremely busy with some trains unable to call at certain stations. You are advised to allow more time for your journey and to avoid peak times.

If you decide not to travel on a strike day, please return your ticket to the original retailer for a full refund. No admin fee will be charged.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SouthernIndustrialAction

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Delays to Thameslink services through London St Pancras International until end of service

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Sevenoaks and also between St Albans and Sutton

Description

The signalling problem at London St Pancras International  has been fixed and lines have reopened. Delays of up to 45 minutes to Thameslink services through the station are expected as services return to normal. This is expected to continue until end of service.

Alternative travel options:

Passengers may use London Underground, Southern, and East Midlands Trains on any reasonable route. Passengers may also use London Buses between London Blackfriars and West Hampstead Thameslink, South West Trains between London Waterloo and Wimbledon, and Tramlink between Wimbledon and East Croydon.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #StPancras

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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Delays through Balham expected until 23:15

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Balham

Description

A trespass incident near Balham is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains through this station. This is expected to continue until 23:15.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Balham

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Disruption between Pollokshields East and Crosshill expected until 23:30

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Trains between Glasgow Central and Newton / Neilston / Pollokshields East

Description

A person has been hit by a train between Pollokshields East and Crosshill, this is causing disruption to services between these stations. This is expected to continue until 23:30.

Alternative travel options:

Passengers may use First Buses on any reasonable route.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Crosshill

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

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.

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

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 most 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 services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

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

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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:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo / Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on Jubilee / Bakerloo / Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross / Embankment on District / Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

 

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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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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Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

To and from Uckfield

Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Sunday 8 May, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

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No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa and between Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Description

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

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Amended service between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks / Sutton from Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton and between Luton / St Albans and Sutton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Tulse Hill / Sutton, closing some lines.

Saturday and Sunday

Trains that usually run between Luton and Sutton will run between Luton and London St Pancras International only.

Trains that usually run between Bedford and Three Bridges will be amended to run between Bedford and Wimbledon via Sutton. These services will run non stop between Tulse Hill and Sutton, then call at all stations to Wimbledon via St Helier.

Monday

An amended service will run between Bedford and Sevenoaks, with the majority of services being amended to run between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks only.

Trains that usually run between Luton and Sutton will be amended to run non stop between Tulse Hill and Sutton, then call at all stations to Wimbledon via St Helier.

Trains between Bedford and Three Bridges will not run.

Saturday - Monday

Trains that usually run between St Albans and Sutton will not run.

Buses will replace trains between Tulse Hill and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Passengers travelling to / from Tooting or Haydons road are advised to use local buses to complete their journey.

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

To get options for your journey on London Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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COMPLETED - Amended service to and from London Victoria from Saturday 30 April until 04:00 on Tuesday 3 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Victoria

Description

Engineering work has taking place between Balham and Selhurst, closing some lines. All work has been completed successfully and lines have reopened.

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No trains at Cardiff Bay from 23:00 each night Monday 2 to Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cathays, closing all lines.

No trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

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

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Amended Northern services from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various Northern routes, with various lines closed.

22:48 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.

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

Amended Great Northern services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Various Great Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across various Great Northern routes, closing various lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

22:29 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will not call at stations between Stevenage and Finsbury Park. A replacement bus will operate between Stevenage and London Kings Cross, calling at stations via Welwyn North.

23:33 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City.

00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City.

00:05 London Kings Cross to Cambridge service will run up to 15 minutes later between Stevenage and Cambridge.

00:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service will call additionally at Alexandra Palace.

00:35 and 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will not call at stations between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage. Buses will operate between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn North.

Wednesday to Friday

04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will not call at stations between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace. A bus will operate between between these stations.

04:10 and 05:24 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross services will be replaced by buses between Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace.

00:18 Moorgate to Letchworth Garden City service will depart later than scheduled at 00:34.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme, closing some lines.

23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted between Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport, not calling at  Macclesfield. A bus will depart Stoke-on-Trent at 01:25 calling at stations to Stockport.

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

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Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Newcastle / York / Sheffield and Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly.

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various TransPennine Express routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will arrive at Manchester Airport, later than the normal schedule.

22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, later than the normal schedule.

23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. A bus will operate from Huddersfield to connect with the service at Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield, but will call additionally at Brighouse. Buses will operate from Huddersfield to connect with the service at Brighouse.

00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will run later than the usual schedule throughout, departing Manchester Airport at 00:54.

03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will depart Sheffield at 03:45 and run later throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various Arriva Trains Wales routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

Buses replace trains after 23:00 each night, between Cardiff Central and Radyr / Pontypridd.

21:34 / 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town and 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services are cancelled. Buses will run in place of these cancelled trains.

Wednesday to Friday

04:25 Holyhead to London Euston service is replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction. The bus will depart at 03:50 from Holyhead to connect with the train at Llandudno Junction.

Friday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead.

21:36 Crewe to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead.

22:55 Birmingham New Street and Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead. There will be no connection to the 02:40 Holyhead to Dublin Port ferry service.

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Amended 00:04 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids service on Tuesday 3 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exmouth and Exeter St Davids

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Exeter Central and Polsloe Bridge, closing all lines.

00:04 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Various Abellio Greater Anglia routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manningtree and Colchester, closing 1 out of 2 lines.

From 21:40, an amended service will be in operations between Colchester and Ipswich. Long distance trains between these stations will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes.

An amended service will be in operation between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

19:50 and 21:45 Peterborough to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Ipswich and Colchester.

21:00 and 22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street services will terminate at Ipswich.

21:00, 21:30 and 22:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will be replaced by buses between Colchester and Ipswich.

22:00 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service will be extended to run to Norwich, calling at Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

Buses will run between Ipswich / Manningtree and Colchester.

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Amended 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham from Tuesday 3 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Nottingham, closing the line.

23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham will be replaced by a bus between Derby and Nottingham.

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Amended Great Western Railway services from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night over some parts of the Great Western Railway network, closing various lines.

After approximately 20:25 each night, some services will not call at Pangbourne. Passengers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst to connect with buses. Passengers at Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with the train service.

Some trains will also use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey.

After approximately 21:30 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should travel to Slough for connecting buses.

After approximately 21:45 each night, High Speed services departing from London Paddington after 21:45 will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. Road transport will operate between Swindon and Chippenham. Passengers for Didcot Parkway should travel on alternative services.

High Speed services arriving late evening in to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading. Trains will not call at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. Road transport will operate from Bath Spa / Chippenham to Swindon to connect with train services.

Some trains will call additionally at Swindon and Didcot Parkway.

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Amended Southern services from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Epsom

Description

Engineering work is taking place over night on various Southern routes, closing various lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

23:03 London Victoria to Epsom will be cancelled.

23:26 London Victoria to Horsham will not call at stations between Mitcham Eastfields and Sutton. A replacement bus will run between Streatham Common and Horsham.

From 21:50, buses replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.

From 22:00, buses replace trains between Horsham and Chichester / Bognor Regis.

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Reduced service between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Crewe, closing some lines.

A special and reduced London Midland service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street. An hourly service will operate between these stations.

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Amended London Midland services from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Various London Midland routes

Description

Engineering work is taking on various London Midland routes, closing various lines.

Trains between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe are amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley are amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various East Midlands Trains routes, with various lines closed.

Tuesday to Thursday

22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham will be replaced by a bus between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham.

22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield is re-timed to depart Market Harborough and run later throughout.

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted between East Midlands Parkway and Derby, not calling at Beeston and Nottingham. A bus will call at stations between East Midlands Parkway and Derby.

Wednesday to Friday

05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate is replaced by a bus between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen. The bus will depart Cleethorpes earlier at 04:54.

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Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International and London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory 

Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Saturday 21 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Folkestone

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds  

Description

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

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

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

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SettleCarlisle

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For journeys up to and including Saturday 14 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys on other dates please check back nearer to the time of travel.

CLEARED: Buses replace trains between Farnham and Alton

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Alton

Description

Network Rail have now completed the emergency engineering work that was taking place between Farnham and Alton, allowing trains to run between the stations.

The embankment under a section of track between Farnham and Bentley was showing signs of subsidence meaning specialist engineers needed to inspect and stabilize the embankment area; following a geological survey of the affected land on Monday 18 April, it was found that further subsidence had been observed within the embankment, meaning the line between Farnham and Alton was closed.

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Planned industrial action affecting Southern services from Tuesday 10 May until Friday 13 May

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Various routes across the Southern network

Description

The RMT union has planned industrial action across the Southern network on:

  • Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May
  • Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May

 

If the industrial action takes place, it will have a significant effect on Southern services on the affected days, with no service on many routes and only a limited service between approximately 07.30 and 18.00 on others.

Queuing systems will be in place at many stations that are open so you may have a long wait before you are able to board a train. Unfortunately, Southern cannot guarantee to get you to your destination.

A summary of the services that Southern plan to run on the affected days is available below, and the latest information is also available on the Southern website.

On the affected days, no service is expected to run on the following routes:

  • Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes via Kensington Olympia
  • Dorking to Horsham
  • Oxted to Uckfield
  • Haywards Heath to Lewes
  • Preston Park to Hove
  • Lewes to Seaford
  • Eastbourne to Ashford International via Hastings (Southeastern services will operate between St Leonards Warrior Square and Hastings as normal)
  • Chichester to Havant/ Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central (South West Trains and Great Western Railway services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour/Southampton Central as normal)
  • Redhill to Tonbridge
  • Redhill to Reigate (Great Western Railway services will operate on this route as normal)
  • Earlswood, Salfords and Faygate stations will not be served

 

A limited service is expected to run on the following routes, the timetables operated on the previous strike are provided as a guide:

Times for London Victoria to Three Bridges service are included in the London to Brighton timetable below.

 

A revised service is expected to run on the following route:

 

Southern Metro services will operate a normal service as will Thameslink, but trains on many routes are expected to be extremely busy. Gatwick Express services will be largely unaffected but all services are expected to be extremely busy with some trains unable to call at certain stations. You are advised to allow more time for your journey and to avoid peak times.

If you decide not to travel on a strike day, please return your ticket to the original retailer for a full refund. No admin fee will be charged.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SouthernIndustrialAction

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Delays to Thameslink services through London St Pancras International until end of service

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Sevenoaks and also between St Albans and Sutton

Description

The signalling problem at London St Pancras International  has been fixed and lines have reopened. Delays of up to 45 minutes to Thameslink services through the station are expected as services return to normal. This is expected to continue until end of service.

Alternative travel options:

Passengers may use London Underground, Southern, and East Midlands Trains on any reasonable route. Passengers may also use London Buses between London Blackfriars and West Hampstead Thameslink, South West Trains between London Waterloo and Wimbledon, and Tramlink between Wimbledon and East Croydon.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #StPancras

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Delays through Balham expected until 23:15

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Balham

Description

A trespass incident near Balham is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains through this station. This is expected to continue until 23:15.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Balham

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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Disruption between Pollokshields East and Crosshill expected until 23:30

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Trains between Glasgow Central and Newton / Neilston / Pollokshields East

Description

A person has been hit by a train between Pollokshields East and Crosshill, this is causing disruption to services between these stations. This is expected to continue until 23:30.

Alternative travel options:

Passengers may use First Buses on any reasonable route.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Crosshill

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

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.

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

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 most 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 services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

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

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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:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo / Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on Jubilee / Bakerloo / Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross / Embankment on District / Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

 

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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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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Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

To and from Uckfield

Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Sunday 8 May, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

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No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa and between Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Description

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

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COMPLETED - Amended service to and from London Victoria from Saturday 30 April until 04:00 on Tuesday 3 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Victoria

Description

Engineering work has taking place between Balham and Selhurst, closing some lines. All work has been completed successfully and lines have reopened.

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No trains at Cardiff Bay from 23:00 each night Monday 2 to Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cathays, closing all lines.

No trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

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Amended Northern services from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various Northern routes, with various lines closed.

22:48 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.

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Amended Great Northern services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Various Great Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across various Great Northern routes, closing various lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

22:29 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will not call at stations between Stevenage and Finsbury Park. A replacement bus will operate between Stevenage and London Kings Cross, calling at stations via Welwyn North.

23:33 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City.

00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City.

00:05 London Kings Cross to Cambridge service will run up to 15 minutes later between Stevenage and Cambridge.

00:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service will call additionally at Alexandra Palace.

00:35 and 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will not call at stations between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage. Buses will operate between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn North.

Wednesday to Friday

04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will not call at stations between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace. A bus will operate between between these stations.

04:10 and 05:24 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross services will be replaced by buses between Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace.

00:18 Moorgate to Letchworth Garden City service will depart later than scheduled at 00:34.

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Amended 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme, closing some lines.

23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted between Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport, not calling at  Macclesfield. A bus will depart Stoke-on-Trent at 01:25 calling at stations to Stockport.

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Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Newcastle / York / Sheffield and Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly.

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various TransPennine Express routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will arrive at Manchester Airport, later than the normal schedule.

22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, later than the normal schedule.

23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. A bus will operate from Huddersfield to connect with the service at Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield, but will call additionally at Brighouse. Buses will operate from Huddersfield to connect with the service at Brighouse.

00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will run later than the usual schedule throughout, departing Manchester Airport at 00:54.

03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will depart Sheffield at 03:45 and run later throughout.

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various Arriva Trains Wales routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

Buses replace trains after 23:00 each night, between Cardiff Central and Radyr / Pontypridd.

21:34 / 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town and 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services are cancelled. Buses will run in place of these cancelled trains.

Wednesday to Friday

04:25 Holyhead to London Euston service is replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction. The bus will depart at 03:50 from Holyhead to connect with the train at Llandudno Junction.

Friday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead.

21:36 Crewe to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead.

22:55 Birmingham New Street and Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead. There will be no connection to the 02:40 Holyhead to Dublin Port ferry service.

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Various Abellio Greater Anglia routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manningtree and Colchester, closing 1 out of 2 lines.

From 21:40, an amended service will be in operations between Colchester and Ipswich. Long distance trains between these stations will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes.

An amended service will be in operation between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

19:50 and 21:45 Peterborough to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Ipswich and Colchester.

21:00 and 22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street services will terminate at Ipswich.

21:00, 21:30 and 22:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will be replaced by buses between Colchester and Ipswich.

22:00 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service will be extended to run to Norwich, calling at Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

Buses will run between Ipswich / Manningtree and Colchester.

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Amended 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham from Tuesday 3 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Nottingham, closing the line.

23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham will be replaced by a bus between Derby and Nottingham.

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Amended Great Western Railway services from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night over some parts of the Great Western Railway network, closing various lines.

After approximately 20:25 each night, some services will not call at Pangbourne. Passengers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst to connect with buses. Passengers at Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with the train service.

Some trains will also use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey.

After approximately 21:30 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should travel to Slough for connecting buses.

After approximately 21:45 each night, High Speed services departing from London Paddington after 21:45 will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. Road transport will operate between Swindon and Chippenham. Passengers for Didcot Parkway should travel on alternative services.

High Speed services arriving late evening in to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading. Trains will not call at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. Road transport will operate from Bath Spa / Chippenham to Swindon to connect with train services.

Some trains will call additionally at Swindon and Didcot Parkway.

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Amended Southern services from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Epsom

Description

Engineering work is taking place over night on various Southern routes, closing various lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

23:03 London Victoria to Epsom will be cancelled.

23:26 London Victoria to Horsham will not call at stations between Mitcham Eastfields and Sutton. A replacement bus will run between Streatham Common and Horsham.

From 21:50, buses replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.

From 22:00, buses replace trains between Horsham and Chichester / Bognor Regis.

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Reduced service between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Crewe, closing some lines.

A special and reduced London Midland service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street. An hourly service will operate between these stations.

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Amended London Midland services from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Various London Midland routes

Description

Engineering work is taking on various London Midland routes, closing various lines.

Trains between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe are amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley are amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various East Midlands Trains routes, with various lines closed.

Tuesday to Thursday

22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham will be replaced by a bus between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham.

22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield is re-timed to depart Market Harborough and run later throughout.

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted between East Midlands Parkway and Derby, not calling at Beeston and Nottingham. A bus will call at stations between East Midlands Parkway and Derby.

Wednesday to Friday

05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate is replaced by a bus between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen. The bus will depart Cleethorpes earlier at 04:54.

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Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International and London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory 

Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Saturday 21 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Folkestone

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds  

Description

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

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

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

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SettleCarlisle

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For journeys up to and including Saturday 14 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys on other dates please check back nearer to the time of travel.

CLEARED: Buses replace trains between Farnham and Alton

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Alton

Description

Network Rail have now completed the emergency engineering work that was taking place between Farnham and Alton, allowing trains to run between the stations.

The embankment under a section of track between Farnham and Bentley was showing signs of subsidence meaning specialist engineers needed to inspect and stabilize the embankment area; following a geological survey of the affected land on Monday 18 April, it was found that further subsidence had been observed within the embankment, meaning the line between Farnham and Alton was closed.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Planned industrial action affecting Southern services from Tuesday 10 May until Friday 13 May

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Various routes across the Southern network

Description

The RMT union has planned industrial action across the Southern network on:

  • Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May
  • Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May

 

If the industrial action takes place, it will have a significant effect on Southern services on the affected days, with no service on many routes and only a limited service between approximately 07.30 and 18.00 on others.

Queuing systems will be in place at many stations that are open so you may have a long wait before you are able to board a train. Unfortunately, Southern cannot guarantee to get you to your destination.

A summary of the services that Southern plan to run on the affected days is available below, and the latest information is also available on the Southern website.

On the affected days, no service is expected to run on the following routes:

  • Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes via Kensington Olympia
  • Dorking to Horsham
  • Oxted to Uckfield
  • Haywards Heath to Lewes
  • Preston Park to Hove
  • Lewes to Seaford
  • Eastbourne to Ashford International via Hastings (Southeastern services will operate between St Leonards Warrior Square and Hastings as normal)
  • Chichester to Havant/ Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central (South West Trains and Great Western Railway services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour/Southampton Central as normal)
  • Redhill to Tonbridge
  • Redhill to Reigate (Great Western Railway services will operate on this route as normal)
  • Earlswood, Salfords and Faygate stations will not be served

 

A limited service is expected to run on the following routes, the timetables operated on the previous strike are provided as a guide:

Times for London Victoria to Three Bridges service are included in the London to Brighton timetable below.

 

A revised service is expected to run on the following route:

 

Southern Metro services will operate a normal service as will Thameslink, but trains on many routes are expected to be extremely busy. Gatwick Express services will be largely unaffected but all services are expected to be extremely busy with some trains unable to call at certain stations. You are advised to allow more time for your journey and to avoid peak times.

If you decide not to travel on a strike day, please return your ticket to the original retailer for a full refund. No admin fee will be charged.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SouthernIndustrialAction

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COMPLETED: Major engineering work taking place over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Gatwick Express, London Midland, Northern, Southern, TfL Rail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Various routes across the network

Description

Major improvement work has taken place this weekend in the following locations:

Possible delays to and from London Paddington

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Trains to and from London Paddington

Description

Trains are now running normally between  to and from London Paddington following a fault with the signalling system between Ealing Broadway and London Paddington.

Disruption between Luton and London St Pancras International

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, Thameslink

Routes affected

East Midlands Trains between Leeds / Nottingham / Sheffield / Corby / Derby and London St Pancras International.

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton and also between Luton and Sutton

Description

Trains are now running normally between Luton and London St Pancras International following emergency services have dealt with a person who has been hit by a train.

Delays trains between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Cannon Street and Tunbridge Wells and also between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Hastings / Folkestone Central

Description

Trains are now running normally between Sevenoaks and Tonbridge following a person having been hit by a train near Hildenborough.

Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

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.

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

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 most 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 services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

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:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo / Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on Jubilee / Bakerloo / Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross / Embankment on District / Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

 

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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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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Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

To and from Uckfield

Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Sunday 8 May, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

Planning your Journey

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

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No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa and between Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Description

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

Journey Planning

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

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No Gatwick Express service from Saturday 30 April until 04:00 on Tuesday 3 May

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Selhurst, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express services will not run.

Planning your Journey  

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

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Amended service between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks / Sutton from Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton and between Luton / St Albans and Sutton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Tulse Hill / Sutton, closing some lines.

Saturday and Sunday

Trains that usually run between Luton and Sutton will run between Luton and London St Pancras International only.

Trains that usually run between Bedford and Three Bridges will be amended to run between Bedford and Wimbledon via Sutton. These services will run non stop between Tulse Hill and Sutton, then call at all stations to Wimbledon via St Helier.

Monday

An amended service will run between Bedford and Sevenoaks, with the majority of services being amended to run between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks only.

Trains that usually run between Luton and Sutton will be amended to run non stop between Tulse Hill and Sutton, then call at all stations to Wimbledon via St Helier.

Trains between Bedford and Three Bridges will not run.

Saturday - Monday

Trains that usually run between St Albans and Sutton will not run.

Buses will replace trains between Tulse Hill and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Passengers travelling to / from Tooting or Haydons road are advised to use local buses to complete their journey.

Planning your journey

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

To get options for your journey on London Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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COMPLETED - Amended service to and from London Victoria from Saturday 30 April until 04:00 on Tuesday 3 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Victoria

Description

Engineering work has taking place between Balham and Selhurst, closing some lines. All work has been completed successfully and lines have reopened.

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No trains at Cardiff Bay from 23:00 each night Monday 2 to Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Cathays, closing all lines.

No trains will run between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Northern services from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various Northern routes, with various lines closed.

22:48 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop is replaced by a bus throughout.

23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Great Northern services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Various Great Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across various Great Northern routes, closing various lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

22:29 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will not call at stations between Stevenage and Finsbury Park. A replacement bus will operate between Stevenage and London Kings Cross, calling at stations via Welwyn North.

23:33 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City.

00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus between Alexandra Palace and Welwyn Garden City.

00:05 London Kings Cross to Cambridge service will run up to 15 minutes later between Stevenage and Cambridge.

00:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service will call additionally at Alexandra Palace.

00:35 and 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will not call at stations between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage. Buses will operate between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn North.

Wednesday to Friday

04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will not call at stations between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace. A bus will operate between between these stations.

04:10 and 05:24 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross services will be replaced by buses between Welwyn Garden City and Alexandra Palace.

00:18 Moorgate to Letchworth Garden City service will depart later than scheduled at 00:34.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 2 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme, closing some lines.

23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted between Stoke-on-Trent and Stockport, not calling at  Macclesfield. A bus will depart Stoke-on-Trent at 01:25 calling at stations to Stockport.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Newcastle / York / Sheffield and Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly.

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various TransPennine Express routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will arrive at Manchester Airport, later than the normal schedule.

22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly, later than the normal schedule.

23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. A bus will operate from Huddersfield to connect with the service at Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield, but will call additionally at Brighouse. Buses will operate from Huddersfield to connect with the service at Brighouse.

00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will run later than the usual schedule throughout, departing Manchester Airport at 00:54.

03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will depart Sheffield at 03:45 and run later throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 2 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various Arriva Trains Wales routes, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

Buses replace trains after 23:00 each night, between Cardiff Central and Radyr / Pontypridd.

21:34 / 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town and 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services are cancelled. Buses will run in place of these cancelled trains.

Wednesday to Friday

04:25 Holyhead to London Euston service is replaced by a bus between Holyhead and Llandudno Junction. The bus will depart at 03:50 from Holyhead to connect with the train at Llandudno Junction.

Friday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead.

21:36 Crewe to Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead.

22:55 Birmingham New Street and Holyhead service is replaced by a bus between Bangor and Holyhead. There will be no connection to the 02:40 Holyhead to Dublin Port ferry service.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 00:04 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids service on Tuesday 3 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exmouth and Exeter St Davids

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Exeter Central and Polsloe Bridge, closing all lines.

00:04 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Various Abellio Greater Anglia routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manningtree and Colchester, closing 1 out of 2 lines.

From 21:40, an amended service will be in operations between Colchester and Ipswich. Long distance trains between these stations will have journey times extended by up to 15 minutes.

An amended service will be in operation between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

19:50 and 21:45 Peterborough to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Ipswich and Colchester.

21:00 and 22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street services will terminate at Ipswich.

21:00, 21:30 and 22:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will be replaced by buses between Colchester and Ipswich.

22:00 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich service will be extended to run to Norwich, calling at Stowmarket, Diss and Norwich.

Buses will run between Ipswich / Manningtree and Colchester.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham from Tuesday 3 until Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Derby

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Nottingham, closing the line.

23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham will be replaced by a bus between Derby and Nottingham.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Great Western Railway services from Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night over some parts of the Great Western Railway network, closing various lines.

After approximately 20:25 each night, some services will not call at Pangbourne. Passengers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst to connect with buses. Passengers at Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with the train service.

Some trains will also use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey.

After approximately 21:30 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should travel to Slough for connecting buses.

After approximately 21:45 each night, High Speed services departing from London Paddington after 21:45 will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. Road transport will operate between Swindon and Chippenham. Passengers for Didcot Parkway should travel on alternative services.

High Speed services arriving late evening in to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading. Trains will not call at Chippenham, Swindon and Didcot Parkway. Road transport will operate from Bath Spa / Chippenham to Swindon to connect with train services.

Some trains will call additionally at Swindon and Didcot Parkway.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Southern services from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Epsom

Description

Engineering work is taking place over night on various Southern routes, closing various lines.

Tuesday to Thursday

23:03 London Victoria to Epsom will be cancelled.

23:26 London Victoria to Horsham will not call at stations between Mitcham Eastfields and Sutton. A replacement bus will run between Streatham Common and Horsham.

From 21:50, buses replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.

From 22:00, buses replace trains between Horsham and Chichester / Bognor Regis.

Planning your Journey

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

Reduced service between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Crewe, closing some lines.

A special and reduced London Midland service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street. An hourly service will operate between these stations.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended London Midland services from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Various London Midland routes

Description

Engineering work is taking on various London Midland routes, closing various lines.

Trains between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe are amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley are amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended East Midlands Trains services from Tuesday 3 until Friday 6 May

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various East Midlands Trains routes, with various lines closed.

Tuesday to Thursday

22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham will be replaced by a bus between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham.

22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield is re-timed to depart Market Harborough and run later throughout.

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted between East Midlands Parkway and Derby, not calling at Beeston and Nottingham. A bus will call at stations between East Midlands Parkway and Derby.

Wednesday to Friday

05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate is replaced by a bus between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen. The bus will depart Cleethorpes earlier at 04:54.

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