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    The strike action planned for 28 and 29 April on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains East Coast

    Routes affected

    All Virgin Trains East Coast routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have suspended the industrial action for Virgin Trains East Coast that was due to take place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April. A normal service will run on both days.

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

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

    Industrial action affecting Northern services on Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union has announced that industrial action will take place affecting Northern services on Friday 28 April.

    Northern expects to run approximately 40 per cent of its normal train timetable and more than 300 additional rail replacement buses, to help keep the north of England on the move. All services are expected to be extremely busy, as the industrial action is taking place on the Friday before the bank holiday weekend and the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event.

    A summary of the routes where Northern will provide a service is available here. The majority of trains will only run between 07:00 and 19:00. You are advised to give yourself extra time to travel, and please consider whether your journey is necessary.

    Information on the alternative train and bus operators you can use with your ticket, the alternative dates and times you can travel, and your ticket refund options can be found in Northern's 'Frequently Asked Questions' which are available here.

    If you require the Passenger Assist services, please book as you would usually, by calling Northern's Assisted Travel Team on 0800 138 5560 or by booking via the Travel Assistance Form available here.

    Check before you travel:
    Northern strike timetables are available in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

    Disruption between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness expected until at least 11:00

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Carlisle / Workington and Barrow-in-Furness / Lancaster

    Description

    A fire in a building next to the railway in the Maryport area is causing disruption to trains between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. Trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes, cancelled or amended. This is expected to continue until at least 11:00.

    Customer advice:

    The line between Maryport and Workington will remain closed until the fire is fully extinguished and Network Rail have inspected the track and deem it safe to run on.

    Until the line reopens, trains will be revised to run between Carlisle and Maryport and between Workington and stations to Barrow-in-Furness. A shuttle bus service is running between Maryport and Workington.

    You may also use Stagecoach Buses on routes 300 and 301 between Carlisle and Whitehaven and Virgin Trains between Carlisle / Lancaster and Preston.

    Twitter:

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

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

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

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    Buses replace trains between Larkhall / Motherwell and Newton via Hamilton Central approximately until 11:00

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Between Larkhall / Motherwell and Glasgow Central via Hamilton Central

    Description

    A broken rail at Hamilton Central means that trains are currently unable to run between Larkhall / Motherwell and Newton via Hamilton Central. Services between these stations may start / terminate at Newton, buses have been organised to run between Larkhall / Motherwell and Newton via Hamilton Central.

    You may use your ticket on First Buses on route 16 between Glasgow and Motherwell via Hamilton Central

    This is expected to continue until approximately 11:00.

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

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

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

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

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

    Long term changes

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

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

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

    Further information


    Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

    Longer term changes

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

    Southeastern

    Until January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Planning your Journey

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

    Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

    The accepted routes are:

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

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

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

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

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    Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

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

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

    See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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    Amended TfL Rail service until late May

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

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

    Over the May Bank Holiday from Saturday 29 April until the end of the day Monday 1 May, buses are operating between Stratford and Romford (calling all intermediate stations) and between Newbury Park (tube station) and Shenfield via Chadwell Heath (calling all stations). You may use London Underground between London Liverpool Street and Startford and between London Liverpool Street and Newbury Park.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Friday:

    No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

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

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

    Saturday and Sunday

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

    Customers travelling to / from London Liverpool Street should use London Underground Cental Line between London Fenchurch Street and Newbury Park the replacement buses as listed below.

    Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

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

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

    Alternative Travel Options:

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

    Check before you travel:

    Until 5 May, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From 6 May, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

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

    Description

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

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

    Customer Advice:

    Phase 1

    Completed on time.

    Phase 2

    Until Monday 29th May

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

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

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

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

    Phase 3

    From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

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

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

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

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

    Check before you travel:

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

    You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

    Replacement buses & Bicycles:

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

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

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    Amended Gatwick Express service between 23:00 and 05:00 until at least 20 May

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines between 23:00 and 05:00 each night. As a result of this, the following Gatwick Express services will be cancelled:

    Monday - Sunday

    23:15 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    23:45 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    00:02 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    00:36 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    00:50 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    01:35 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    03:30 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    04:30 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    04:35 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    05:20 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    Monday to Friday

    00:06 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    Saturday

    00:05 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    00:30 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    Sunday

    00:07 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are being updated on a weekly basis and therefore the National Rail Journey Planner will be correct up to a week before travel.

    Project information:

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

     

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    Amended service between Ipswich and Norwich each night from 21:40 Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Ipswich and Norwich from 21:40 each night on Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 April

    The following service alterations will apply on all nights:

    20:00, 21:00 Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Ipswich with no service forward.

    20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 Liverpool Street to Norwich services will operate as a train throughout, but will have an additional journey time of 25 minutes (from Diss) due to slower line speeds whilst passing the engineering work site.

    22:00 Norwich to Liverpool Street will start from Ipswich at the right time. A rail replacement bus will operate from Norwich to Ipswich with no connection forward from Ipswich.

    23:05 Norwich to Ipswich will be replaced by a bus.

    20:44, 21:44 and 22:44 Cambridge to Ipswich will be replaced by a bus from Bury St Edmunds to Ipswich.

    22:19 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds will be replaced by a bus.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended late night service through Wrexham General from Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Wrexham Central and Bidston and also between Chester and Shrewsbury / Wolverhampton / Birmingham International

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between in the Wrexham General area, closing all lines.

    The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester will start from Chester. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Manchester.

    The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston will terminate at Wrexham General. A bus will run  from Wrexham General and Bidston.

    The 22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will start at Shrewsbury at 23:28. A bus will run from Chester to Wolverhampton.

    The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run. A replacement bus service will run from Bidston to Wrexham General.

    The 23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester service will not run. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Chester. .

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Blackpool South to Colne

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Burnley and Colne, closing the line.

    Each night the 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will operate from Rose Grove to Colne.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford each night from 22:30 Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Chingford area, closing all lines.

    From 22:30 there will be no trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford. Buses will replace trains between these stations.

    The last train from London Liverpool Street to Chingford will be the 22:33 and the last train from Chingford to London Liverpool Street will be the 22:40.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use your ticket on London Underground services via any reasonable route.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace overnight trains between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury, closing all lines.

    No trains will run between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury between 23:55 and 05:00 Monday to Thursday nights. Buses will operate between these stations.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains each night from 21:35 between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway, closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway each night from 21:35, Monday to Thursday.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No trains via Tottenham Hale and Lea Bridge each night from 23:10 from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

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

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Tottenham Hale area, closing all lines.

    Trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt and between Stratford and Bishops Stortford will be diverted via Seven Sisters not calling at stations via Tottenham Hale.

    Customers should use local stations on the Seven Sisters line which are in walking distance.

    Customers to and from Lea Bridge should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

    The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be retimed from Birmingham New Street and arrive slightly later than normal.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended late night service between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Guildford and Gomshall from 23:00 each night, from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April, closing all lines.

    The 22:34 and 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford. A bus will run from Guildford to Gatwick Airport.

    The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Redhill. A bus will operate from Redhill to Guildford. A train will operate from Guildford to Reading.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

     

    Amended 22:04 and 22:36 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads services from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on 3 out of the 4 lines between Cardiff Central and Newport.

    The 22:04 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will depart slightly earlier than normal and will run to revised timings throughout.

    22:36 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will depart slightly later than normal and will run late throughout.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 24 and Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford to London Paddington

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing all lines.

    The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will be replaced by a bus from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill.

    The 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford. A train will run from Oxford to London Paddington.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended 19:35 Edinburgh to Inverness service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

     Edinburgh to Inverness

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Nairn and Elgin, closing the lines.

    The 19:35 Edinburgh to Inverness service will be replaced by a bus from Elgin to Inverness.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No trains at Burnham and Taplow each night from 22:15 Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on 2 out of the 4 lines between Slough and Reading.

    From 22:15 each night trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow.

    A bus will operate between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Reduced service at Bath Spa and Chippenham each night from 22:50 Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids / Taunton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads each night from 22:50.

    21:.45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

    22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

    23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central (via Bristol Temple Meads) will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will run from  Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

    21:29 Taunton to London Paddington will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon, NOT calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham. A train will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa. A bus will run from Bath Spa to Chippenham and Swindon. There will also be a bus at 22:31 Chippenham to Swindon.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Dorking and Horsham from 22:00 each night between Monday 24 and Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria / Epsom/ West Croydon and Dorking / Horsham

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Leatherhead and Horsham, closing all lines.

    From 22:13 buses will replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Whitland and Pembroke Dock from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Whitland and Pembroke Dock, closing the line from Monday 24 April. It will reopen on Saturday 29 April.

    Buses replace trains between Whitland and Pembroke Dock.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended 23:39 and 00:39 London Charing to Gravesend service from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

     London Charing to Gravesend

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gravesend and Rochester, closing all lines.

    Monday to Thursday

    The 23:39 London Charing to Gravesend will terminate at Gravesend. A bus will run from Gravesend at 00:50 to Gillingham.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:39 London Charing to Gravesend will terminate at Gravesend. A bus will run from Gravesend at 01:45 to Gillingham.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

     Maesteg to Gloucester

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Newport and Gloucester, closing the lines.

    Each evening the 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will terminate at Newport. A bus will operate from Newport to Gloucester. Passengers for Cheltenham Spa should travel on the first available train service.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended service between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Deansgate and Salford Crescent and also between Deansgate and Manchester Victoria, closing some lines.

    All week trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road NOT calling at Manchester Victoria. Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport will be retimed and call additionally at Patricroft and Eccles.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace overnight services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow / Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street.

    TransPennine Express between Edinburgh / York and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport / Wilmslow, closing all lines.

    Monday

    The 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and the 01:38 York to Manchester Airport services are replaced by buses throughout.

    Monday - Thursday

    • 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will terminate at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Wilmslow.
    • 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly.

     

    Tuesday - Friday

    • 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.
      A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly departing at 00:15 to connect with this train.
    • 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.
    • 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. a bus will run to Manchester Airport departing at 03:55.
    • 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.
      A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly departing at 04:00.
    • 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly, departing Manchester Airport at 04:10 to connect with the train at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • 05:21 York to Manchester Airport will depart earlier than normal at 05:10.

     

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight services between Chester / Llandudno and Holyhead from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead and also between Llandudno / Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Holyhead and Chester, closing all lines.

    Monday - Thursday

    The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A replacement bus will run from Chester to Holyhead.

    Tuesday - Friday

    The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. Customers should travel on the 05:15 train from Llandudno Junction. There will be no bus from Llandudno and Llandudno Junction.

    The 05:54 Llandudno to Llandudno Junction will be run later than normal at 06:04.

    The 06:13 Llandudno Junction to Llandudno will start later than normal at 06:17.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight services between Bedford and Brighton from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Between Bedford and Brighton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work is taking place 00:10 each night between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, closing some lines.

    The 22:52 (Monday - Thursday) Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. A bus will operate from Three Bridges to Brighton.

    The 00:10 (Tuesday - Friday) Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A bus will operate from Brighton to Three Bridges.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight / early morning services via the Vale of Glamorgan from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Aberdare to Penarth; Bridgend to Cardiff Central; Radyr to Barry Island; Penarth to Cardiff Central and Barry Island to Caerphilly

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth and Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan.

    The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth will terminate at Cardiff Central. a replacement bus will operate from Cardiff to Penarth.

    The 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will operate from  Bridgend to Cardiff Central.

    The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central to Barry Island.

    The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will not run. A bus will operate from Penarth to Cardiff Central.

    The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus service will run from Barry Island to Cardiff Central departing earlier at 05:00.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Trains service from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London St Pancras International and Derby / Sheffield and Leicester.

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Kettering and Leicester and also between Derby and Chesterfield.

    Tuesday - Friday

    04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester earlier than usual at 04:08 and will diverted, before regaining usual route and schedule on arrival at Kettering.

    The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester is retimed from Wellingborough and will be diverted from Kettering, not calling at Market Harborough and will terminate at Leicester later than usual. A bus will be provided, connecting out of the train at Kettering and travelling to Market Harborough and Leicester.

    Monday - Friday

    22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield is retimed from Derby onwards, running later to Chesterfield and Sheffield.

    23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted after departing Kettering, not calling at Market Harborough, before regaining usual route from Leicester. Buses will be provided, connecting out of the train at Kettering and travelling to Market Harborough and a bus provided from Market Harborough to Leicester to connect into the train.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace overnight Southern services between Three Bridges and Brighton / Worthing from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Brighton / Worthing / Eastbourne

    Description

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

    Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Worthing / Eastbourne.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    The strike action planned for 28 and 29 April on Virgin Trains East Coast has been suspended

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains East Coast

    Routes affected

    All Virgin Trains East Coast routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have suspended the industrial action for Virgin Trains East Coast that was due to take place on Friday 28 and Saturday 29 April. A normal service will run on both days.

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

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

    Industrial action affecting Northern services on Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Northern routes

    Description

    The RMT Union has announced that industrial action will take place affecting Northern services on Friday 28 April.

    Northern expects to run approximately 40 per cent of its normal train timetable and more than 300 additional rail replacement buses, to help keep the north of England on the move. All services are expected to be extremely busy, as the industrial action is taking place on the Friday before the bank holiday weekend and the first day of the Tour de Yorkshire cycle event.

    A summary of the routes where Northern will provide a service is available here. The majority of trains will only run between 07:00 and 19:00. You are advised to give yourself extra time to travel, and please consider whether your journey is necessary.

    Information on the alternative train and bus operators you can use with your ticket, the alternative dates and times you can travel, and your ticket refund options can be found in Northern's 'Frequently Asked Questions' which are available here.

    If you require the Passenger Assist services, please book as you would usually, by calling Northern's Assisted Travel Team on 0800 138 5560 or by booking via the Travel Assistance Form available here.

    Check before you travel:
    Northern strike timetables are available in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

    Disruption between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness expected until at least 11:00

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Carlisle / Workington and Barrow-in-Furness / Lancaster

    Description

    A fire in a building next to the railway in the Maryport area is causing disruption to trains between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness. Trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes, cancelled or amended. This is expected to continue until at least 11:00.

    Customer advice:

    The line between Maryport and Workington will remain closed until the fire is fully extinguished and Network Rail have inspected the track and deem it safe to run on.

    Until the line reopens, trains will be revised to run between Carlisle and Maryport and between Workington and stations to Barrow-in-Furness. A shuttle bus service is running between Maryport and Workington.

    You may also use Stagecoach Buses on routes 300 and 301 between Carlisle and Whitehaven and Virgin Trains between Carlisle / Lancaster and Preston.

    Twitter:

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

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

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

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    Buses replace trains between Larkhall / Motherwell and Newton via Hamilton Central approximately until 11:00

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Between Larkhall / Motherwell and Glasgow Central via Hamilton Central

    Description

    A broken rail at Hamilton Central means that trains are currently unable to run between Larkhall / Motherwell and Newton via Hamilton Central. Services between these stations may start / terminate at Newton, buses have been organised to run between Larkhall / Motherwell and Newton via Hamilton Central.

    You may use your ticket on First Buses on route 16 between Glasgow and Motherwell via Hamilton Central

    This is expected to continue until approximately 11:00.

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

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

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

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

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

    Long term changes

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

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

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

    Further information


    Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

    Longer term changes

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

    Southeastern

    Until January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Planning your Journey

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

    Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

    The accepted routes are:

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

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

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

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

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    Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

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

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

    See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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    Amended TfL Rail service until late May

    Train companies affected

    TfL Rail

    Routes affected

    TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

    Description

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

    Over the May Bank Holiday from Saturday 29 April until the end of the day Monday 1 May, buses are operating between Stratford and Romford (calling all intermediate stations) and between Newbury Park (tube station) and Shenfield via Chadwell Heath (calling all stations). You may use London Underground between London Liverpool Street and Startford and between London Liverpool Street and Newbury Park.

    Customer Advice:

    Monday to Friday:

    No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

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

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

    Saturday and Sunday

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

    Customers travelling to / from London Liverpool Street should use London Underground Cental Line between London Fenchurch Street and Newbury Park the replacement buses as listed below.

    Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

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

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

    Alternative Travel Options:

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

    Check before you travel:

    Until 5 May, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    From 6 May, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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

    Train companies affected

    Merseyrail

    Routes affected

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

    Description

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

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

    Customer Advice:

    Phase 1

    Completed on time.

    Phase 2

    Until Monday 29th May

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

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

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

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

    Phase 3

    From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

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

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

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

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

    Check before you travel:

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

    You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

    Replacement buses & Bicycles:

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

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

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    Amended Gatwick Express service between 23:00 and 05:00 until at least 20 May

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines between 23:00 and 05:00 each night. As a result of this, the following Gatwick Express services will be cancelled:

    Monday - Sunday

    23:15 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    23:45 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    00:02 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    00:36 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    00:50 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    01:35 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    03:30 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    04:30 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    04:35 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    05:20 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    Monday to Friday

    00:06 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    Saturday

    00:05 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

    00:30 London Victoria - Gatwick Airport

    Sunday

    00:07 Gatwick Airport - London Victoria

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    Amended 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Blackpool South to Colne

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Burnley and Colne, closing the line.

    Each night the 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will operate from Rose Grove to Colne.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford each night from 22:30 Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Chingford area, closing all lines.

    From 22:30 there will be no trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford. Buses will replace trains between these stations.

    The last train from London Liverpool Street to Chingford will be the 22:33 and the last train from Chingford to London Liverpool Street will be the 22:40.

    Ticket acceptance:

    You may use your ticket on London Underground services via any reasonable route.

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace overnight trains between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury, closing all lines.

    No trains will run between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury between 23:55 and 05:00 Monday to Thursday nights. Buses will operate between these stations.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains each night from 21:35 between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury Vale Parkway

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway, closing the line.

    Buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway each night from 21:35, Monday to Thursday.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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    No trains via Tottenham Hale and Lea Bridge each night from 23:10 from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

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

    Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Tottenham Hale area, closing all lines.

    Trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt and between Stratford and Bishops Stortford will be diverted via Seven Sisters not calling at stations via Tottenham Hale.

    Customers should use local stations on the Seven Sisters line which are in walking distance.

    Customers to and from Lea Bridge should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    London Euston to Wolverhampton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

    The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be retimed from Birmingham New Street and arrive slightly later than normal.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended late night service between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Guildford and Gomshall from 23:00 each night, from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April, closing all lines.

    The 22:34 and 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford. A bus will run from Guildford to Gatwick Airport.

    The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Redhill. A bus will operate from Redhill to Guildford. A train will operate from Guildford to Reading.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

     

    Amended 22:04 and 22:36 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads services from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on 3 out of the 4 lines between Cardiff Central and Newport.

    The 22:04 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will depart slightly earlier than normal and will run to revised timings throughout.

    22:36 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will depart slightly later than normal and will run late throughout.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 24 and Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford to London Paddington

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill, closing all lines.

    The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will be replaced by a bus from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill.

    The 21:51 Hereford to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford. A train will run from Oxford to London Paddington.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended 19:35 Edinburgh to Inverness service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    ScotRail

    Routes affected

     Edinburgh to Inverness

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Nairn and Elgin, closing the lines.

    The 19:35 Edinburgh to Inverness service will be replaced by a bus from Elgin to Inverness.

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No trains at Burnham and Taplow each night from 22:15 Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on 2 out of the 4 lines between Slough and Reading.

    From 22:15 each night trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow.

    A bus will operate between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Reduced service at Bath Spa and Chippenham each night from 22:50 Monday 24 to Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids / Taunton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads each night from 22:50.

    21:.45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

    22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

    23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central (via Bristol Temple Meads) will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will run from  Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

    21:29 Taunton to London Paddington will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon, NOT calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham. A train will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa. A bus will run from Bath Spa to Chippenham and Swindon. There will also be a bus at 22:31 Chippenham to Swindon.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Dorking and Horsham from 22:00 each night between Monday 24 and Thursday 27 April

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria / Epsom/ West Croydon and Dorking / Horsham

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Leatherhead and Horsham, closing all lines.

    From 22:13 buses will replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Whitland and Pembroke Dock from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Whitland and Pembroke Dock, closing the line from Monday 24 April. It will reopen on Saturday 29 April.

    Buses replace trains between Whitland and Pembroke Dock.

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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    Amended 23:39 and 00:39 London Charing to Gravesend service from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

     London Charing to Gravesend

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gravesend and Rochester, closing all lines.

    Monday to Thursday

    The 23:39 London Charing to Gravesend will terminate at Gravesend. A bus will run from Gravesend at 00:50 to Gillingham.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:39 London Charing to Gravesend will terminate at Gravesend. A bus will run from Gravesend at 01:45 to Gillingham.

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    Bicycles:

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

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    Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

     Maesteg to Gloucester

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Newport and Gloucester, closing the lines.

    Each evening the 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will terminate at Newport. A bus will operate from Newport to Gloucester. Passengers for Cheltenham Spa should travel on the first available train service.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended service between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Deansgate and Salford Crescent and also between Deansgate and Manchester Victoria, closing some lines.

    All week trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria will be diverted to start / terminate at Manchester Oxford Road NOT calling at Manchester Victoria. Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Airport will be retimed and call additionally at Patricroft and Eccles.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace overnight services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Northern between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow / Crewe / Liverpool Lime Street.

    TransPennine Express between Edinburgh / York and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport / Wilmslow, closing all lines.

    Monday

    The 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and the 01:38 York to Manchester Airport services are replaced by buses throughout.

    Monday - Thursday

    • 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will terminate at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Wilmslow.
    • 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly.

     

    Tuesday - Friday

    • 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.
      A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly departing at 00:15 to connect with this train.
    • 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.
    • 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. a bus will run to Manchester Airport departing at 03:55.
    • 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.
    • 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.
      A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly departing at 04:00.
    • 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly, departing Manchester Airport at 04:10 to connect with the train at Manchester Piccadilly.
    • 05:21 York to Manchester Airport will depart earlier than normal at 05:10.

     

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    Bicycles:

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

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    Amended overnight services between Chester / Llandudno and Holyhead from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead and also between Llandudno / Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Holyhead and Chester, closing all lines.

    Monday - Thursday

    The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A replacement bus will run from Chester to Holyhead.

    Tuesday - Friday

    The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. Customers should travel on the 05:15 train from Llandudno Junction. There will be no bus from Llandudno and Llandudno Junction.

    The 05:54 Llandudno to Llandudno Junction will be run later than normal at 06:04.

    The 06:13 Llandudno Junction to Llandudno will start later than normal at 06:17.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight services between Bedford and Brighton from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Between Bedford and Brighton

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work is taking place 00:10 each night between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, closing some lines.

    The 22:52 (Monday - Thursday) Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. A bus will operate from Three Bridges to Brighton.

    The 00:10 (Tuesday - Friday) Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A bus will operate from Brighton to Three Bridges.

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    Bicycles:

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

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    Amended overnight / early morning services via the Vale of Glamorgan from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Aberdare to Penarth; Bridgend to Cardiff Central; Radyr to Barry Island; Penarth to Cardiff Central and Barry Island to Caerphilly

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth and Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan.

    The 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth will terminate at Cardiff Central. a replacement bus will operate from Cardiff to Penarth.

    The 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will operate from  Bridgend to Cardiff Central.

    The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central to Barry Island.

    The 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will not run. A bus will operate from Penarth to Cardiff Central.

    The 05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus service will run from Barry Island to Cardiff Central departing earlier at 05:00.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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    Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Trains service from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Between London St Pancras International and Derby / Sheffield and Leicester.

    Description

    Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Kettering and Leicester and also between Derby and Chesterfield.

    Tuesday - Friday

    04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester earlier than usual at 04:08 and will diverted, before regaining usual route and schedule on arrival at Kettering.

    The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester is retimed from Wellingborough and will be diverted from Kettering, not calling at Market Harborough and will terminate at Leicester later than usual. A bus will be provided, connecting out of the train at Kettering and travelling to Market Harborough and Leicester.

    Monday - Friday

    22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield is retimed from Derby onwards, running later to Chesterfield and Sheffield.

    23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted after departing Kettering, not calling at Market Harborough, before regaining usual route from Leicester. Buses will be provided, connecting out of the train at Kettering and travelling to Market Harborough and a bus provided from Market Harborough to Leicester to connect into the train.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace overnight Southern services between Three Bridges and Brighton / Worthing from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Between London Victoria and Brighton / Worthing / Eastbourne

    Description

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

    Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Worthing / Eastbourne.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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