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Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December 2013, the line is currently closed between Harlech and Pwllheli. The line is expected to remain closed until at least the end of August 2014.

Railway engineers are continuing to repair severe storm damage at various locations, now mainly at Criccieth. Pictures of the damage can be seen here, here and here.

In addition to problems caused by the storms, work is taking place to replace the wooden Pont Briwet road and railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which has been declared structurally unsafe and has closed. A new bridge is being built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Pwllheli

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

Delays between Southminster and Wickford expected until 09:00

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between Southminster and London Liverpool Street

Description

Over-running engineering works between North Fambridge and Wickford have ended and trains can now run between Southminster and Wickford but they may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. These delays are expected to continue until approximately.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Wickford

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

Delays between Shrewsbury and Crewe until at least 10:00

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly and also Shrewsbury and Crewe

Description

A person was hit by a train at Prees between Shrewsbury and Crewe. All lines have now reopened but passengers may be delayed by up to 20 minutes while services recover.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Midland services between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Prees

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

Delays between Rochester and Swanley expected until 09:30

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Trains between:

  • London Victoria and Gillingham / Ramsgate
  • Cannon Street and Dover Priory / Broadstairs

Description

An operating incident between Rochester and Sole Street is causing delays of up to 25 minutes to trains between Rochester and Swanley. These delays are expected to continue until 09:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #SoleStreet

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

Delays between Shenfield and Colchester expected until 10:00

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester / Ipswich

Description

A broken down train at Chelmsford is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Shenfield and Colchester. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:00.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Chelmsford

 

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

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / Reading

Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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

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Buses replace trains to and from Redditch until Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Redditch and Birmingham New Street / Lichfield Trent Valley.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redditch and Barnt Green closing the line.

On Mondays to Saturdays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Longbridge.

On Sundays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Barnt Green. 

For passengers travelling to and from Alvechurch station, the replacement bus pick up point is from the Alvechurch Red Lion Pub.

Planning your Journey

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

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Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Chorley.

Description

Over the next 5 years Network Rail is working with their partners to deliver over £1bn of investment, which will enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. Part of this investment is to electrify the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Chorley.

In addition to tunnel work at Chorley, several road bridges in the Chorley area will be rebuilt and it is planned to reinstate the Grade II listed 'Chorley Flying Arches' which were removed in the summer of 2008.

As a result of this, the line between Chorley and Leyland will be closed from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Once work has been completed, this will enable quieter, cleaner electric trains to be introduced and an increase in passengers seats and faster journey times.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere are diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers should use Northern Rail replacement buses between Bolton and Preston

Midweek, buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at Horwich Parkway and Chorley only. Passengers to / from Buckshaw Parkway should use Northern Rail replacement buses.

Northern Rail

On Saturdays and Sundays, buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Midweek, buses replace trains between Chorley and Preston.

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Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Lincoln Central from Saturday 26 July to Saturday 9 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Peterborough and Lincoln Central / Newark Northgate / Nottingham

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and Lincoln Central with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Lincoln Central (no Sunday service).

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Selby.

Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Some Southeastern routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

23:52 London Victoria to Gillingham will not run. Passengers for stations to Gillingham, should travel on the
00:07 London Victoria to Ashford International service and change at Swanley arriving 00:37 for a connecting replacement bus service calling as follows: Swanley 00:44, Farningham Road 00:53, Longfield 01:02,
Meopham 01:12, Rochester 01:28, Chatham 01:35, arriving Gillingham 01:45. Passengers for Sole Street should join the above services and change at Meopham for a connecting mini bus service calling: Meopham 01:17, arriving Sole Street 01:23. Passengers at Sole Street for stations to Gillingham should join the provided mini bus service to Meopham calling: Sole Street 01:01, arriving Meopham 01:07, to connect with the 01:12
Meopham to Gillingham replacement bus service.

Tuesday and Wednesday

00:02 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Bexleyheath, will depart at 00:10, a connecting bus will run from Lewisham to Gillingham via Sidcup.

Tuesday to Friday

00:10 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup, will not run.

00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham, will be diverted and terminate at Swanley, a bus will run from London Victoria (00:40) to Gillingham calling at stations normally served by the train.

00:40 (additional) London Victoria to Gillingham, also calling at Rochester and Chatham. 

00:44, 01:14 (additional buses) Swanley to Gillingham, calling at all stations except Sole Street where connecting buses will run to / from Meopham.    

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Some First Great Western routes 

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday

04:12 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Monday to Wednesday

23:53 Henley-on-Thames to Reading, terminates at Twyford with onward rail connection to Reading. 

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough:

21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading.

21:57, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford.

22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington.

Monday to Thursday

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted and not call at Chippenham and Bath Spa, a connecting bus will run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will depart earlier at 22:55.

23:20 (bus) runs from Bristol Temple Meads to Frome calling at all stations to Frome.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst:

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford.

21:21, 21:51, 22:51 Oxford to Reading.

23:45 Banbury to London Paddington.

Tuesday to Thursday

00:15 Reading to London Paddington and 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough.

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Wednesday

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester will be diverted and not call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse, a bus will run from Swindon to Gloucester calling at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse Post Office.

Friday

22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

23:15 Reading to London Paddington and 23:49 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough. 

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Northern Rail network.

Monday to Thursday

22:02 Blackpool South to Colne, bus replaces train from Blackburn to Colne.

23:04 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley, bus replaces train throughout.

23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria will not call at Bolton, passengers should uses connecting bus from Preston.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, bus replaces train throughout.

23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport and 04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street, buses replaces trains throughout.

04:40 Preston to Colne will start from Blackburn.

04:52 Blackpool North to Colne will start from Blackburn, a bus will run from Preston to Colne calling (set down only at Blackburn). Passengers from Blackpool North should use the 04:47 First TransPennine Express service to Preston.  

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Tuesday 29 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network. The following trains are amended:

The 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will be retimed to depart from Nottingham at the earlier time of 05:09 regaining booked time from Chesterfield.

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start forward from Warrington Central at 07:15. Passengers should use earlier alternative services from Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December 2013, the line is currently closed between Harlech and Pwllheli. The line is expected to remain closed until at least the end of August 2014.

Railway engineers are continuing to repair severe storm damage at various locations, now mainly at Criccieth. Pictures of the damage can be seen here, here and here.

In addition to problems caused by the storms, work is taking place to replace the wooden Pont Briwet road and railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which has been declared structurally unsafe and has closed. A new bridge is being built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Pwllheli

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

Delays between Southminster and Wickford expected until 09:00

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between Southminster and London Liverpool Street

Description

Over-running engineering works between North Fambridge and Wickford have ended and trains can now run between Southminster and Wickford but they may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. These delays are expected to continue until approximately.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Wickford

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

Delays between Shrewsbury and Crewe until at least 10:00

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly and also Shrewsbury and Crewe

Description

A person was hit by a train at Prees between Shrewsbury and Crewe. All lines have now reopened but passengers may be delayed by up to 20 minutes while services recover.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Midland services between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Prees

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

Delays between Rochester and Swanley expected until 09:30

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Trains between:

  • London Victoria and Gillingham / Ramsgate
  • Cannon Street and Dover Priory / Broadstairs

Description

An operating incident between Rochester and Sole Street is causing delays of up to 25 minutes to trains between Rochester and Swanley. These delays are expected to continue until 09:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #SoleStreet

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

Delays between Shenfield and Colchester expected until 10:00

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester / Ipswich

Description

A broken down train at Chelmsford is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Shenfield and Colchester. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:00.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Chelmsford

 

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

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / Reading

Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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Buses replace trains to and from Redditch until Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Redditch and Birmingham New Street / Lichfield Trent Valley.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redditch and Barnt Green closing the line.

On Mondays to Saturdays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Longbridge.

On Sundays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Barnt Green. 

For passengers travelling to and from Alvechurch station, the replacement bus pick up point is from the Alvechurch Red Lion Pub.

Planning your Journey

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

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Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Chorley.

Description

Over the next 5 years Network Rail is working with their partners to deliver over £1bn of investment, which will enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. Part of this investment is to electrify the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Chorley.

In addition to tunnel work at Chorley, several road bridges in the Chorley area will be rebuilt and it is planned to reinstate the Grade II listed 'Chorley Flying Arches' which were removed in the summer of 2008.

As a result of this, the line between Chorley and Leyland will be closed from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Once work has been completed, this will enable quieter, cleaner electric trains to be introduced and an increase in passengers seats and faster journey times.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere are diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers should use Northern Rail replacement buses between Bolton and Preston

Midweek, buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at Horwich Parkway and Chorley only. Passengers to / from Buckshaw Parkway should use Northern Rail replacement buses.

Northern Rail

On Saturdays and Sundays, buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Midweek, buses replace trains between Chorley and Preston.

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Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Lincoln Central from Saturday 26 July to Saturday 9 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Peterborough and Lincoln Central / Newark Northgate / Nottingham

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and Lincoln Central with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Lincoln Central (no Sunday service).

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Selby.

Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

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No trains calling at Burnham and Taplow until after approximately 06:30 on Saturday 2 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Langley and Maidenhead with 2 out of 4 tracks closed.

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough:

00:34 London Paddington to Reading.

05:25, 05:57 London Paddington to Oxford.

00:15, 05:10, 05:48 Reading to London Paddington. 

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Buses replace trains between Retford and Lincoln / Cleethorpes from 16:00 on Saturday 2 August 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Between Hull / Scunthorpe / Adwick / Doncaster / Sheffield and Retford / Lincoln Central, also between Sheffield and Cleethorpes via Retford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Retford and Gainsborough Central with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Retford and Lincoln / Cleethorpes.

15:20 Sheffield to Cleethorpes will start at 14:53. and run earlier throughout.

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Amended 23:17 London Victoria to Chichester on Saturday 2 August 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Chichester.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Havant closing the line.

23:17 London Victoria and Chichester is replaced by a bus between Barnham and Chichester.

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Amended 23:40 London Victoria to Horsham on Saturday 2 August 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Horsham.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Crawley closing the line.

23:40 London Victoria to Horsham is replaced by a bus between Three Bridges and Horsham.

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No trains at Earlswood and Salfords from 23:25 Saturday 2 to 08:30 Sunday 3 August 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Bridge and Horsham.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Earlswood and Gatwick Airport closing some lines.

No trains will be able to call at Earlswood and Salfords. Buses will run between Redhill and Horley calling at Earlswood and Salfords.

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CANCELLED - Engineering work between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun until 10:00 on Sunday 3 August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly / Cardiff Central and Milford Haven, between Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend and between Hereford / Newport / Cardiff Central and Pembroke Dock / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pontyclun has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route. 

Planning your Journey

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended East Coast services from 22:00 on Saturday 2 until 09:05 on Sunday 3 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Newcastle / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Doncaster and York and also between Durham and Newcastle with various line closures.

Trains are retimed to arrive at, or depart from, Newcastle earlier or later than normal.

The 08:00 from York to London Kings Cross service will start forward from Doncaster at 08:23.

Planning your Journey 

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

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No trains between Didcot Parkway and Swindon on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

All routes to / from via Swindon

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Swindon with all lines closed.

Buses will run between Reading / Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

Saturday

An amended / diverted service will run between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway / South Wales via Reading, Chippenham and Swindon, also between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads via Reading and Bath Spa (via Newbury), and between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath Spa.  

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

London Paddington / Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn services are retimed due to other trains diverted via this route.

Some trains between Swindon and Westbury will be retimed / amended with others replaced by buses between Chippenham and Westbury.

Journey times may be extended by up to 75 minutes.

Sunday

An amended / diverted service will run between London Paddington and Bristol / South Wales via Reading, Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads, Bristol Parkway / South Wales,  also between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Chippenham and Bath Spa.  

Until approximately 16:00 an amended service will run between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway.

Trains between Swindon and Westbury will be retimed.

Journey times may be extended by up to 75 minutes.

During this time First Great Western are removing restrictions on certain travel tickets. More information can be found here 

Planning your Journey

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Engineering work between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Overground, Southern

Routes affected

London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction.

Southern between South Croydon / Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia with all lines closed.

London Overground

Trains will run between Kensington Olympia and Willesden Junction (High Level).

Tickets will be accepted on London Buses between Clapham Junction and Kensington Olympia.

Southern

South Croydon to Milton Keynes Central (Saturday) services will not run.

Clapham Junction to Watford Junction (Sunday) services will not run.

Passengers are advised to travel to London Victoria for London Underground services to London Euston, then London Midlands services to Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Planning your Journey

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

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

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Amended First Capital Connect services from Luton to Bedford from 23:15 Saturday 2 and all day Sunday 3 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Capital Connect

Routes affected

Trains between Brighton / Sutton and Bedford.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and Bedford closing some lines.

Saturday

From 23:15, trains from Luton to Bedford will run to a revised timetable with journey times extended by up to 30 minutes.

22:15 / 22:45 Sutton to Bedford trains will terminate at Luton. Customers should use other trains from Luton to Bedford.

Sunday

A reduced service will run between Luton and Bedford.

Some trains from Luton to Bedford will be replaced by buses.

Planning your Journey

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Buses replace trains between Wrexham General and Chester from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Shrewsbury / Wrexham General and Chester / Llandudno / Holyhead

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wrexham General and Chester with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Wrexham General and Chester.

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Buses replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until at least the end of August 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli

Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December 2013, the line is currently closed between Harlech and Pwllheli. The line is expected to remain closed until at least the end of August 2014.

Railway engineers are continuing to repair severe storm damage at various locations, now mainly at Criccieth. Pictures of the damage can be seen here, here and here.

In addition to problems caused by the storms, work is taking place to replace the wooden Pont Briwet road and railway viaduct over the Afon Dwyryd near Llandecwyn, which has been declared structurally unsafe and has closed. A new bridge is being built to carry two lanes of road traffic and a single track railway.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Pwllheli

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

Delays between Southminster and Wickford expected until 09:00

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between Southminster and London Liverpool Street

Description

Over-running engineering works between North Fambridge and Wickford have ended and trains can now run between Southminster and Wickford but they may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. These delays are expected to continue until approximately.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Wickford

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

Delays between Shrewsbury and Crewe until at least 10:00

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly and also Shrewsbury and Crewe

Description

A person was hit by a train at Prees between Shrewsbury and Crewe. All lines have now reopened but passengers may be delayed by up to 20 minutes while services recover.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Midland services between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Prees

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

Delays between Rochester and Swanley expected until 09:30

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Trains between:

  • London Victoria and Gillingham / Ramsgate
  • Cannon Street and Dover Priory / Broadstairs

Description

An operating incident between Rochester and Sole Street is causing delays of up to 25 minutes to trains between Rochester and Swanley. These delays are expected to continue until 09:30.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #SoleStreet

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

Delays between Shenfield and Colchester expected until 10:00

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester / Ipswich

Description

A broken down train at Chelmsford is causing delays of up to 60 minutes to trains between Shenfield and Colchester. These delays are expected to continue until approximately 10:00.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Chelmsford

 

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

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western, Heathrow Connect

Routes affected

London Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / Reading

Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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Buses replace trains to and from Redditch until Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between Redditch and Birmingham New Street / Lichfield Trent Valley.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redditch and Barnt Green closing the line.

On Mondays to Saturdays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Longbridge.

On Sundays, buses replace trains between Redditch and Barnt Green. 

For passengers travelling to and from Alvechurch station, the replacement bus pick up point is from the Alvechurch Red Lion Pub.

Planning your Journey

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Major improvement works between Bolton and Preston from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Chorley.

Description

Over the next 5 years Network Rail is working with their partners to deliver over £1bn of investment, which will enable faster, more frequent services to run across the north of England. Part of this investment is to electrify the line between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Chorley.

In addition to tunnel work at Chorley, several road bridges in the Chorley area will be rebuilt and it is planned to reinstate the Grade II listed 'Chorley Flying Arches' which were removed in the summer of 2008.

As a result of this, the line between Chorley and Leyland will be closed from Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Once work has been completed, this will enable quieter, cleaner electric trains to be introduced and an increase in passengers seats and faster journey times.

First TransPennine Express

Services between Manchester Piccadilly / Oxford Road and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere are diverted between Bolton and Preston and will not call at Horwich Parkway, Chorley and Buckshaw Parkway.

On Saturdays and Sundays, passengers should use Northern Rail replacement buses between Bolton and Preston

Midweek, buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at Horwich Parkway and Chorley only. Passengers to / from Buckshaw Parkway should use Northern Rail replacement buses.

Northern Rail

On Saturdays and Sundays, buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston.

Midweek, buses replace trains between Chorley and Preston.

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Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Lincoln Central from Saturday 26 July to Saturday 9 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Peterborough and Lincoln Central / Newark Northgate / Nottingham

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and Lincoln Central with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Lincoln Central (no Sunday service).

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014

Train companies affected

East Coast, First Hull Trains, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes through Selby.

Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Some Southeastern routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

23:52 London Victoria to Gillingham will not run. Passengers for stations to Gillingham, should travel on the
00:07 London Victoria to Ashford International service and change at Swanley arriving 00:37 for a connecting replacement bus service calling as follows: Swanley 00:44, Farningham Road 00:53, Longfield 01:02,
Meopham 01:12, Rochester 01:28, Chatham 01:35, arriving Gillingham 01:45. Passengers for Sole Street should join the above services and change at Meopham for a connecting mini bus service calling: Meopham 01:17, arriving Sole Street 01:23. Passengers at Sole Street for stations to Gillingham should join the provided mini bus service to Meopham calling: Sole Street 01:01, arriving Meopham 01:07, to connect with the 01:12
Meopham to Gillingham replacement bus service.

Tuesday and Wednesday

00:02 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Bexleyheath, will depart at 00:10, a connecting bus will run from Lewisham to Gillingham via Sidcup.

Tuesday to Friday

00:10 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup, will not run.

00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham, will be diverted and terminate at Swanley, a bus will run from London Victoria (00:40) to Gillingham calling at stations normally served by the train.

00:40 (additional) London Victoria to Gillingham, also calling at Rochester and Chatham. 

00:44, 01:14 (additional buses) Swanley to Gillingham, calling at all stations except Sole Street where connecting buses will run to / from Meopham.    

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Some First Great Western routes 

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday

04:12 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Monday to Wednesday

23:53 Henley-on-Thames to Reading, terminates at Twyford with onward rail connection to Reading. 

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough:

21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading.

21:57, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford.

22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington.

Monday to Thursday

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted and not call at Chippenham and Bath Spa, a connecting bus will run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will depart earlier at 22:55.

23:20 (bus) runs from Bristol Temple Meads to Frome calling at all stations to Frome.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst:

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford.

21:21, 21:51, 22:51 Oxford to Reading.

23:45 Banbury to London Paddington.

Tuesday to Thursday

00:15 Reading to London Paddington and 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough.

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Wednesday

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester will be diverted and not call at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse, a bus will run from Swindon to Gloucester calling at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse Post Office.

Friday

22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

23:15 Reading to London Paddington and 23:49 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough. 

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 28 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Northern Rail network.

Monday to Thursday

22:02 Blackpool South to Colne, bus replaces train from Blackburn to Colne.

23:04 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley, bus replaces train throughout.

23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria will not call at Bolton, passengers should uses connecting bus from Preston.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, bus replaces train throughout.

23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport and 04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street, buses replaces trains throughout.

04:40 Preston to Colne will start from Blackburn.

04:52 Blackpool North to Colne will start from Blackburn, a bus will run from Preston to Colne calling (set down only at Blackburn). Passengers from Blackpool North should use the 04:47 First TransPennine Express service to Preston.  

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Tuesday 29 July to Friday 1 August 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network. The following trains are amended:

The 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will be retimed to depart from Nottingham at the earlier time of 05:09 regaining booked time from Chesterfield.

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start forward from Warrington Central at 07:15. Passengers should use earlier alternative services from Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.