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Delays between London Fenchurch Street and Barking until at least 16:30

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Trains between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

Description

A vehicle has struck a bridge at West Ham this is causing delays to trains between London Fenchurch Street and Barking. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 16:30.

Lines are now open, residual delays of up to 10 minutes are expected to continue while services recover.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #WestHamTrains

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

Delays between Bradford Interchange and Leeds until at least 17:00

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Leeds / Selby and between Blackpool North and York

Description

A vehicle has struck a bridge near Bramley. This is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains between Bradford Interchange and Leeds.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 17:00

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Bramley

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until 5 September 2015

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

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 September 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 September 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

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    Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

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

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

    Travelling at the weekend

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

    On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, 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 Charing Cross / 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 http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

    Longer term changes

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

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

    For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/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
    • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
    If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

    The accepted routes are:

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

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

    South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at 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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    No trains calling at Denham Golf Club until Friday 19 June

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Denham Golf Club station

    Description

    Due to platform improvements, no trains will call at Denham Golf Club.

    A minibus will run between Gerrards Cross and Denham Golf Club.

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    Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October

    Train companies affected

    First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

    Routes affected

    All routes via Bolton

    Description

    Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

    As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

    One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

    Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

    Timetables can be found here

    Saturdays and Sundays

    No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

    First TransPennine Express

    All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

    Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Northern Rail

    Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

    Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

    Between Preston and Hazel Grove

    Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

    Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

    Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

    Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

    A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

    Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

    A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

    Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

    From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

    Monday to Friday

    First TransPennine Express

    Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

    Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

    At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

    Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

    Northern Rail

    On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

    No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
    This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

    Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

    A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

    Between Preston and Hazel Grove

    Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

    A retimed sevice will run via Blackburn and Bolton.

    Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

    A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

    Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

    A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

    Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

    A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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    Amended overnight First TransPennine Express trains from Sunday 24 to Friday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    First TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Between Newcastle and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly closing some lines.

    On Sunday, 23:20 Manchester Airport to York is diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

    On Monday, 00:48 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus throughout.

    Monday to Thursday, 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

    23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Manchester Victoria and Dewsbury. A bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

    Monday to Friday, 01:38 / 02:52 York to Manchester Airport are replaced by buses between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

    Tuesday to Friday, 00:38 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

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    Amended Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 24, Monday 25 and Friday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper

    Routes affected

    Overnight Caledonian Sleeper services between London and Scotland.

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations affecting Caledonian Sleeper services.

    Sunday

    The Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston (Southbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart Glasgow Central at the earlier time of 21:18, Edinburgh at 23:21 and will not call at Motherwell or Carstairs. This service arrives into London Euston at 07:26.

    The Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service arrives London Euston at the later time of 09:13 and will not call at Preston or Crewe.

    The London Euston to Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen (Northbound Highlander) service is retimed to depart earlier from London Euston at 20:28 and will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

    The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 21:45 and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. This service arrives Edinburgh at the earlier time 05:50 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:59.

    Monday

    The Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston (Southbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart Glasgow Central at the earlier time of 22:57, Edinburgh at the later time of 23:59 and not calling at Motherwell or Carstairs. This service arrives into London Euston at 08:31.

    The Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service arrives London Euston at the later time of 08:49 and will not call at Preston or Crewe.

    The London Euston to Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen (Northbound Highlander) service is retimed to depart earlier from London Euston at 20:17 and will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

    The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 22:19 and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. This service arrives Edinburgh at the earlier time 05:50 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:58.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    Services will run as booked.

    Friday

    The Inverness to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service is diverted via Fife and will not call at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston.

    The London Euston to Inverness (Northbound Highlander) service is diverted Fife and will not call at Stirling, Dunblane or Gleneagles.

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    Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 May

    Train companies affected

    Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Between Wolverhampton and London Euston.

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central with all lines closed.

    The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted and not call at Northampton, a connecting bus will run from Rugby to Northampton. 

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    No trains between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters from 23:25 each evening to 05:15 Monday 25 to Thursday 28 May

    Train companies affected

    Abellio Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Hertford East/Stansted Airport/Cambridge.

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters with all lines closed.

    From 23:25 each evening from Monday to Thursday trains will be diverted via Tottenham Hale, passengers on the normal route should use the nearest alternative station.

    Buses replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters).

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    Amended First Great Western services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    First Great Western

    Routes affected

    Some First Great Western routes.

    Description

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

    Monday

    21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

    22:27 London Paddington to Oxford also 23:49 London Paddington to Reading and 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

    Tuesday & Wednesday

    23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa, bus replaces train throughout.

    Tuesday to Thursday

    20:27, 22:57, 21:29, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

    21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn also 21:55, 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading and 22:01, 23:01 Reading to Bedwyn, buses replace train throughout.

    21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading also 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford  and 22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

    Tuesday to Friday

    00:14 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford with a rail connection to Reading.

    00:15 Reading to London Paddington also 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

    04:00 Oxford to Reading will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

    Wednesday & Thursday

    22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, journey time will be extended by up to 25 minutes.

    Wednesday to Friday

    00:20 Reading to Newbury, bus replaces train throughout.

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    Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Northern Rail

    Routes affected

    Some Northern Rail routes.

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network.

    22:47 (Monday to Thursday) Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport, a connecting bus will run from Chinley to Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly.

    22:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Wilmslow and Crewe.

    22:56 (Monday to Thursday) Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly, starts from Stockport, a bus will run from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly.

    23:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge, bus replaces train between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

    23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, terminates at Stockport, a bus will run from Stockport to Buxton.

    23:13 (Monday to Thursday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, will start from Stockport,  a bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.

    23:27 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, bus replaces train between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

    23:38 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Stockport and Crewe.

    00:04 (Tuesday to Friday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

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    Amended East Midlands Trains from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Various East Midlands Trains routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network.

    23:15 (Monday) London St Pancras International to Derby and Monday to Thursday 21:29 London St Pancras International to Derby also 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham and 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield will run later than the normal timetable from Loughborough and beyond.

    05:21 (Tuesday to Friday) Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will start at 05:09.

    23:15 (Tuesday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Derby will run later than the normal timetable from Wellingborough and beyond.

    04:45 (Wednesday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International, runs earlier than the normal timetable from Leicester to Bedford.

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    CANCELLED - Engineering work between Swindon and Bristol Parkway from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May

    Train companies affected

    First Great Western

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington/Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa/Cardiff Central/Swansea/Carmarthen.

    Description

    The engineering work scheduled to take place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

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    Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

    Description

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

    20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

    22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted and not call at Wilmslow, a bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe.

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    Amended South West Trains services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    Some South West Trains routes.

    Description

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

    22:35, 23:05 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Poole, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Poole.

    00:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Waterloo to Bournemouth, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

    01:05 (Thursday, Friday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, will arrive later at Southampton Central. 

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    Amended Southern services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

    Train companies affected

    Southern

    Routes affected

    Some Southern routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Southern network with the following alterations:

    23:04 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to Uckfield, bus replaces train between Oxted and Uckfield.

    23:24 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to East Grinstead, bus replaces train between Oxted and East Grinstead.

    23:40 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Victoria to Horsham, departs London Victoria at 23:47.

    23:47 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to Oxted, will not run, a bus at 00:16 (Wednesday to Friday) will run from East Croydon to Oxted. 

    00:05 (Wednesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing, bus replaces train between Brighton and Worthing.

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    Delays between London Fenchurch Street and Barking until at least 16:30

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Trains between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

    Description

    A vehicle has struck a bridge at West Ham this is causing delays to trains between London Fenchurch Street and Barking. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 16:30.

    Lines are now open, residual delays of up to 10 minutes are expected to continue while services recover.

    You can follow this incident using the hashtag #WestHamTrains

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

    Delays between Bradford Interchange and Leeds until at least 17:00

    Train companies affected

    Northern Rail

    Routes affected

    Between Manchester Victoria and Leeds / Selby and between Blackpool North and York

    Description

    A vehicle has struck a bridge near Bramley. This is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains between Bradford Interchange and Leeds.

    There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 17:00

    You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Bramley

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

    There are currently no updates.

    Planned changes to train times

    Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until 5 September 2015

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    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 September 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 September 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

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

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      Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

      Train companies affected

      Southeastern, Thameslink

      Routes affected

      All routes via London Bridge

      Description

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

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

      Travelling at the weekend

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

      On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, 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 Charing Cross / 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 http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

      Longer term changes

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

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

      For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/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
      • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
      If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

      The accepted routes are:

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

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

      South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at 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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      No trains calling at Denham Golf Club until Friday 19 June

      Train companies affected

      Chiltern Railways

      Routes affected

      Denham Golf Club station

      Description

      Due to platform improvements, no trains will call at Denham Golf Club.

      A minibus will run between Gerrards Cross and Denham Golf Club.

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      Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October

      Train companies affected

      First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

      Routes affected

      All routes via Bolton

      Description

      Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

      As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

      One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

      Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

      Timetables can be found here

      Saturdays and Sundays

      No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

      First TransPennine Express

      All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

      Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

      Northern Rail

      Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

      Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

      Between Preston and Hazel Grove

      Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

      Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

      Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

      Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

      A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

      Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

      A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

      Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

      From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

      Monday to Friday

      First TransPennine Express

      Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

      Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

      At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

      Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

      Northern Rail

      On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

      No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
      This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

      Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

      A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

      Between Preston and Hazel Grove

      Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

      Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

      A retimed sevice will run via Blackburn and Bolton.

      Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

      A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

      Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

      A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

      Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

      A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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

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      Amended overnight First TransPennine Express trains from Sunday 24 to Friday 29 May

      Train companies affected

      First TransPennine Express

      Routes affected

      Between Newcastle and Manchester Airport

      Description

      Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly closing some lines.

      On Sunday, 23:20 Manchester Airport to York is diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

      On Monday, 00:48 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus throughout.

      Monday to Thursday, 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

      23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Manchester Victoria and Dewsbury. A bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

      Monday to Friday, 01:38 / 02:52 York to Manchester Airport are replaced by buses between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

      Tuesday to Friday, 00:38 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

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      Amended Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 24, Monday 25 and Friday 29 May

      Train companies affected

      Caledonian Sleeper

      Routes affected

      Overnight Caledonian Sleeper services between London and Scotland.

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place at various locations affecting Caledonian Sleeper services.

      Sunday

      The Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston (Southbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart Glasgow Central at the earlier time of 21:18, Edinburgh at 23:21 and will not call at Motherwell or Carstairs. This service arrives into London Euston at 07:26.

      The Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service arrives London Euston at the later time of 09:13 and will not call at Preston or Crewe.

      The London Euston to Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen (Northbound Highlander) service is retimed to depart earlier from London Euston at 20:28 and will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

      The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 21:45 and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. This service arrives Edinburgh at the earlier time 05:50 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:59.

      Monday

      The Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston (Southbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart Glasgow Central at the earlier time of 22:57, Edinburgh at the later time of 23:59 and not calling at Motherwell or Carstairs. This service arrives into London Euston at 08:31.

      The Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service arrives London Euston at the later time of 08:49 and will not call at Preston or Crewe.

      The London Euston to Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen (Northbound Highlander) service is retimed to depart earlier from London Euston at 20:17 and will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

      The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 22:19 and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. This service arrives Edinburgh at the earlier time 05:50 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:58.

      Tuesday to Thursday

      Services will run as booked.

      Friday

      The Inverness to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service is diverted via Fife and will not call at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston.

      The London Euston to Inverness (Northbound Highlander) service is diverted Fife and will not call at Stirling, Dunblane or Gleneagles.

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      No trains between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters from 23:25 each evening to 05:15 Monday 25 to Thursday 28 May

      Train companies affected

      Abellio Greater Anglia

      Routes affected

      Between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Hertford East/Stansted Airport/Cambridge.

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters with all lines closed.

      From 23:25 each evening from Monday to Thursday trains will be diverted via Tottenham Hale, passengers on the normal route should use the nearest alternative station.

      Buses replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters).

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      Amended First Great Western services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

      Train companies affected

      First Great Western

      Routes affected

      Some First Great Western routes.

      Description

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

      Monday

      21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

      22:27 London Paddington to Oxford also 23:49 London Paddington to Reading and 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

      Tuesday & Wednesday

      23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa, bus replaces train throughout.

      Tuesday to Thursday

      20:27, 22:57, 21:29, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

      21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn also 21:55, 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading and 22:01, 23:01 Reading to Bedwyn, buses replace train throughout.

      21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading also 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford  and 22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

      Tuesday to Friday

      00:14 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford with a rail connection to Reading.

      00:15 Reading to London Paddington also 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

      04:00 Oxford to Reading will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

      Wednesday & Thursday

      22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, journey time will be extended by up to 25 minutes.

      Wednesday to Friday

      00:20 Reading to Newbury, bus replaces train throughout.

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      Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

      Train companies affected

      Northern Rail

      Routes affected

      Some Northern Rail routes.

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network.

      22:47 (Monday to Thursday) Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport, a connecting bus will run from Chinley to Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly.

      22:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Wilmslow and Crewe.

      22:56 (Monday to Thursday) Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly, starts from Stockport, a bus will run from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly.

      23:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge, bus replaces train between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

      23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, terminates at Stockport, a bus will run from Stockport to Buxton.

      23:13 (Monday to Thursday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, will start from Stockport,  a bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.

      23:27 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, bus replaces train between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

      23:38 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Stockport and Crewe.

      00:04 (Tuesday to Friday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

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      Amended East Midlands Trains from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

      Train companies affected

      East Midlands Trains

      Routes affected

      Various East Midlands Trains routes

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network.

      23:15 (Monday) London St Pancras International to Derby and Monday to Thursday 21:29 London St Pancras International to Derby also 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham and 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield will run later than the normal timetable from Loughborough and beyond.

      05:21 (Tuesday to Friday) Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will start at 05:09.

      23:15 (Tuesday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Derby will run later than the normal timetable from Wellingborough and beyond.

      04:45 (Wednesday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International, runs earlier than the normal timetable from Leicester to Bedford.

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      Amended South West Trains services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

      Train companies affected

      South West Trains

      Routes affected

      Some South West Trains routes.

      Description

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

      22:35, 23:05 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Poole, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Poole.

      00:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Waterloo to Bournemouth, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

      01:05 (Thursday, Friday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, will arrive later at Southampton Central. 

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      Amended Southern services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

      Train companies affected

      Southern

      Routes affected

      Some Southern routes

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Southern network with the following alterations:

      23:04 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to Uckfield, bus replaces train between Oxted and Uckfield.

      23:24 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to East Grinstead, bus replaces train between Oxted and East Grinstead.

      23:40 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Victoria to Horsham, departs London Victoria at 23:47.

      23:47 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to Oxted, will not run, a bus at 00:16 (Wednesday to Friday) will run from East Croydon to Oxted. 

      00:05 (Wednesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing, bus replaces train between Brighton and Worthing.

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      Delays between London Fenchurch Street and Barking until at least 16:30

      Train companies affected

      c2c

      Routes affected

      Trains between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness

      Description

      A vehicle has struck a bridge at West Ham this is causing delays to trains between London Fenchurch Street and Barking. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 16:30.

      Lines are now open, residual delays of up to 10 minutes are expected to continue while services recover.

      You can follow this incident using the hashtag #WestHamTrains

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

      Delays between Bradford Interchange and Leeds until at least 17:00

      Train companies affected

      Northern Rail

      Routes affected

      Between Manchester Victoria and Leeds / Selby and between Blackpool North and York

      Description

      A vehicle has struck a bridge near Bramley. This is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains between Bradford Interchange and Leeds.

      There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 17:00

      You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Bramley

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

      There are currently no updates.

      Planned changes to train times

      Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until 5 September 2015

      Train companies affected

      Chiltern Railways

      Routes affected

      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 September 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 September 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

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        Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

        Train companies affected

        Southeastern, Thameslink

        Routes affected

        All routes via London Bridge

        Description

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

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

        Travelling at the weekend

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

        On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, 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 Charing Cross / 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 http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

        Longer term changes

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

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

        For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/key-dates-and-service-changes/

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

        Alternative routes and travel advice

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

        • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
        • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination
        • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
        If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

        The accepted routes are:

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

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

        South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at 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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        No trains calling at Denham Golf Club until Friday 19 June

        Train companies affected

        Chiltern Railways

        Routes affected

        Denham Golf Club station

        Description

        Due to platform improvements, no trains will call at Denham Golf Club.

        A minibus will run between Gerrards Cross and Denham Golf Club.

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        Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October

        Train companies affected

        First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

        Routes affected

        All routes via Bolton

        Description

        Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

        As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

        One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

        Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

        Timetables can be found here

        Saturdays and Sundays

        No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

        First TransPennine Express

        All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

        Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

        Northern Rail

        Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

        Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

        Between Preston and Hazel Grove

        Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

        Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

        Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

        Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

        A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

        Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

        A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

        Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

        From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

        Monday to Friday

        First TransPennine Express

        Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

        Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

        At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

        Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

        Northern Rail

        On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

        No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
        This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

        Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

        A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

        Between Preston and Hazel Grove

        Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

        Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

        A retimed sevice will run via Blackburn and Bolton.

        Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

        A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

        Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

        A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

        Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

        A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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        Amended overnight First TransPennine Express trains from Sunday 24 to Friday 29 May

        Train companies affected

        First TransPennine Express

        Routes affected

        Between Newcastle and Manchester Airport

        Description

        Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly closing some lines.

        On Sunday, 23:20 Manchester Airport to York is diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

        On Monday, 00:48 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus throughout.

        Monday to Thursday, 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

        23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Manchester Victoria and Dewsbury. A bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

        Monday to Friday, 01:38 / 02:52 York to Manchester Airport are replaced by buses between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

        Tuesday to Friday, 00:38 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

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        Amended Caledonian Sleeper services on Sunday 24, Monday 25 and Friday 29 May

        Train companies affected

        Caledonian Sleeper

        Routes affected

        Overnight Caledonian Sleeper services between London and Scotland.

        Description

        Engineering work is taking place at various locations affecting Caledonian Sleeper services.

        Sunday

        The Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston (Southbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart Glasgow Central at the earlier time of 21:18, Edinburgh at 23:21 and will not call at Motherwell or Carstairs. This service arrives into London Euston at 07:26.

        The Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service arrives London Euston at the later time of 09:13 and will not call at Preston or Crewe.

        The London Euston to Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen (Northbound Highlander) service is retimed to depart earlier from London Euston at 20:28 and will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

        The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 21:45 and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. This service arrives Edinburgh at the earlier time 05:50 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:59.

        Monday

        The Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston (Southbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart Glasgow Central at the earlier time of 22:57, Edinburgh at the later time of 23:59 and not calling at Motherwell or Carstairs. This service arrives into London Euston at 08:31.

        The Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service arrives London Euston at the later time of 08:49 and will not call at Preston or Crewe.

        The London Euston to Fort William / Inverness / Aberdeen (Northbound Highlander) service is retimed to depart earlier from London Euston at 20:17 and will not call at Watford Junction, Crewe or Preston.

        The London Euston to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh (Northbound Lowlander) service is retimed to depart London Euston at the earlier time of 22:19 and will not call at Watford Junction or Carlisle. This service arrives Edinburgh at the earlier time 05:50 (vacate berths by 08:00) and arrives Glasgow Central at 07:58.

        Tuesday to Thursday

        Services will run as booked.

        Friday

        The Inverness to London Euston (Southbound Highlander) service is diverted via Fife and will not call at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston.

        The London Euston to Inverness (Northbound Highlander) service is diverted Fife and will not call at Stirling, Dunblane or Gleneagles.

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        Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 May

        Train companies affected

        Virgin Trains

        Routes affected

        Between Wolverhampton and London Euston.

        Description

        Engineering work is taking place between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central with all lines closed.

        The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted and not call at Northampton, a connecting bus will run from Rugby to Northampton. 

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        No trains between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters from 23:25 each evening to 05:15 Monday 25 to Thursday 28 May

        Train companies affected

        Abellio Greater Anglia

        Routes affected

        Between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Hertford East/Stansted Airport/Cambridge.

        Description

        Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters with all lines closed.

        From 23:25 each evening from Monday to Thursday trains will be diverted via Tottenham Hale, passengers on the normal route should use the nearest alternative station.

        Buses replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters).

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        Amended First Great Western services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

        Train companies affected

        First Great Western

        Routes affected

        Some First Great Western routes.

        Description

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

        Monday

        21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

        22:27 London Paddington to Oxford also 23:49 London Paddington to Reading and 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

        Tuesday & Wednesday

        23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa, bus replaces train throughout.

        Tuesday to Thursday

        20:27, 22:57, 21:29, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

        21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn also 21:55, 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading and 22:01, 23:01 Reading to Bedwyn, buses replace train throughout.

        21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading also 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford  and 22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

        Tuesday to Friday

        00:14 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford with a rail connection to Reading.

        00:15 Reading to London Paddington also 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

        04:00 Oxford to Reading will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

        Wednesday & Thursday

        22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, journey time will be extended by up to 25 minutes.

        Wednesday to Friday

        00:20 Reading to Newbury, bus replaces train throughout.

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        Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

        Train companies affected

        Northern Rail

        Routes affected

        Some Northern Rail routes.

        Description

        Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network.

        22:47 (Monday to Thursday) Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport, a connecting bus will run from Chinley to Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly.

        22:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Wilmslow and Crewe.

        22:56 (Monday to Thursday) Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly, starts from Stockport, a bus will run from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly.

        23:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge, bus replaces train between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

        23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, terminates at Stockport, a bus will run from Stockport to Buxton.

        23:13 (Monday to Thursday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, will start from Stockport,  a bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.

        23:27 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, bus replaces train between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

        23:38 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Stockport and Crewe.

        00:04 (Tuesday to Friday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

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        Amended East Midlands Trains from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May

        Train companies affected

        East Midlands Trains

        Routes affected

        Various East Midlands Trains routes

        Description

        Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network.

        23:15 (Monday) London St Pancras International to Derby and Monday to Thursday 21:29 London St Pancras International to Derby also 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham and 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield will run later than the normal timetable from Loughborough and beyond.

        05:21 (Tuesday to Friday) Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will start at 05:09.

        23:15 (Tuesday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Derby will run later than the normal timetable from Wellingborough and beyond.

        04:45 (Wednesday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International, runs earlier than the normal timetable from Leicester to Bedford.

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        CANCELLED - Engineering work between Swindon and Bristol Parkway from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May

        Train companies affected

        First Great Western

        Routes affected

        Between London Paddington/Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa/Cardiff Central/Swansea/Carmarthen.

        Description

        The engineering work scheduled to take place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

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        Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May

        Train companies affected

        Arriva Trains Wales

        Routes affected

        Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

        Description

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

        20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

        22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted and not call at Wilmslow, a bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe.

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        Amended South West Trains services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

        Train companies affected

        South West Trains

        Routes affected

        Some South West Trains routes.

        Description

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

        22:35, 23:05 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Poole, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Poole.

        00:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Waterloo to Bournemouth, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

        01:05 (Thursday, Friday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, will arrive later at Southampton Central. 

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        Amended Southern services from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29 May

        Train companies affected

        Southern

        Routes affected

        Some Southern routes

        Description

        Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Southern network with the following alterations:

        23:04 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to Uckfield, bus replaces train between Oxted and Uckfield.

        23:24 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to East Grinstead, bus replaces train between Oxted and East Grinstead.

        23:40 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Victoria to Horsham, departs London Victoria at 23:47.

        23:47 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Bridge to Oxted, will not run, a bus at 00:16 (Wednesday to Friday) will run from East Croydon to Oxted. 

        00:05 (Wednesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing, bus replaces train between Brighton and Worthing.

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        There are currently no planned changes to train times.