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Disruption through Lewisham from 22:00 tonight until at least the end of October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes through Lewisham

Description

Emergency engineering work at Lewisham from 22:00 tonight, is causing disruption to services through the station.

From 22:00 tonight until the start of service tomorrow the following changes will apply:

No Southeastern trains will be able to call at Lewisham.

No trains will run between Lewisham and Barnehurst, passengers should use London Buses from stations on alternative routes (via Woolwich / Sidcup).

Trains between London and Hayes will not call at New Cross, St Johns or Lewisham.

Trains between London and Orpington will call additionally at New Cross and St Johns.

Passengers travelling to / from Lewisham are advised to travel via Greenwich and use the Docklands Light Railway to / from Lewisham.

Southeastern passengers may use their tickets on Docklands Light Railway and London Buses on reasonable routes.

From the start of service on Wednesday 1 October the following changes will apply:

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup. Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Lewisham

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

Delays to services to and from London Liverpool Street expected until 21:30

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains to and from London Liverpool Street

Description

Following a trespass incident trains at London Liverpool Street are now able to run, residual delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. This is expected to continue until 21:30

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Underground, Great Northern, c2c and London Buses on reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #LondonLiverpoolStreet

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

Delays between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Birmingham Snow Hill expected until at least the end of service

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways, London Midland

Routes affected

Chiltern Railways between Kidderminster and London Marylebone

London Midland between Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Leamington Spa

Description

A lineside fire at The Hawthorns is causing delays of up to 40 minutes to trains between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Birmingham Snow Hill. This is expected until at least the end of service

London Midland services between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge / Kidderminster / Worcester have been suspended until further notice.

A train service will run between:

  • Stourbridge and Rowley Regis
  • Stourbridge and Worcester Shrub Hill 
  • The above services will call at all stations

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use National Express West Midlands services on all reasonable.

Passengers may also use Chiltern Railways between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa

Chiltern Railways passengers are being accepted on local buses between Birmingham Moor Street and Kidderminster routes 4M, 9, 53, 80, 87, 120 and 127. Passengers may also London Midland services between Birmingham New street and Worcester Shrub Hill

You can follow this incident using hashtag #TheHawthorns

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Major delays between Watford Junction and London Euston until end of service

Train companies affected

London Midland, Southern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Stafford

London Midland between London Euston and Crewe / Birmingham New Street

Southern between Milton Keynes Central and Selhurst and Hemel Hempstead and East Croydon

Description

Overhead wire problems between Watford Junction and London Euston is delaying trains by up to 2 hours between these stations.

This disruption is expected to continue until end of service.

 

Alternative travel options

There is mutual ticket acceptance between London Midland and Virgin Trains on all reasonable routes.

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains passengers may use East Coast services between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Leeds

London Midland

London Midland Passengers between London Euston and Birmingham may need to change trains at Northampton.

Southern

Southern tickets are being accepted on London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston, London Overground and London Midland.

Southern passengers travelling between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes should travel via London Victoria on London Underground services and London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes.

Southern passengers at Clapham Junction for Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia and Shepherds Bush should travel on London Overground services from Clapham Junction.

 

You can follow this incident using hashtag #WatfordJunction

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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.

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 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 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.

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Improvement works at Cheddington station from Sunday 14 September to Saturday 11 October 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

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

Description

Work to refurbish the footbridge at Cheddington station started on Sunday 14 September and continue until Saturday 11 October. 

While the work is carried out, London Midland trains from London Euston will be unable to call at Cheddington.This affects all Monday to Friday evening peak services and a number of trains at the weekend.

London Midland trains to London Euston are able to call as normal at Cheddington.

Passengers travelling from London Euston are advised to travel to Tring, where replacement road transport will be arranged for onward travel to Cheddington. 

Passengers who wish to travel in a north-bound direction from Cheddington are advised to phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Road transport will be arranged to take you to Leighton Buzzard. 

Railway and car park season tickets for Cheddington will be valid for use at Tring or Leighton Buzzard for the duration of the works.

Train services that will not call at Cheddington are as follows:

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 15 and 29 September

08:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

16:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:05 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:30 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

18:05 London Euston to Crewe

19:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

20:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

NB - the 18:29 London Euston to Northampton service will not call at Tring, passengers are advised to travel on the 18:34 London Euston to Bletchley service.

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 22 September and 6 October

As above, with the exception that the 23:04 London Euston to Northampton service is cancelled because of engineering works. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:44 London Euston to Milton Keynes service.

Saturdays 20 September to 4 October

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:34 London Euston to Northampton

17:27 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

19:46 London Euston to Birmingham

20:35 London Euston to Birmingham

21:54 London Euston to Northampton

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

23:44 London Euston to Northampton

NB - The last London Midland train to leave London Euston on a Saturday night / Sunday morning is usually the 00:15 service. Because of engineering works in the Watford area, this train will start from Hemel Hempstead from 20 September to 4 October, leaving at 00:46.

Sundays 14 September to 5 October

08:17 Hemel Hempstead to Birmingham

12:54 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

22:00 London Euston to Coventry

22:58 London Euston to Northampton

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking part over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network. The following changes will apply as a result of this.

The 22:05 (Monday to Thursday) Nottingham to Worksop will be replaced by a bus from Mansfield Woodhouse to Worksop.

The 22:23 (Monday to Thursday) from Worksop to Nottingham will not call at Newstead, Hucknall or Bulwell. A replacement bus service will operate from Kirkby-in-Ashfield to Nottingham.

The 05:00 and 05:19 (Tuesday to Friday) Derby to London St Pancras International will depart earlier than usual.

The following trains between Monday and Thursday will have their journey times extended and arrive later at their destinations:

  • 21:28 and 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby
  • 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham 
  • 22:25 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Sheffield

 

The 17:52 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich will be re-timed to run later than usual between Ely and Norwich.

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Amended overnight Southeastern services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

 

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

Monday to Thursday

23:45 Faversham to Dover Priory will not run, a replacement bus will run.

Tuesday to Friday

00:18 London Charing Cross to Gillingham will terminate at Dartford. A bus will run from Dartford to Gillingham at 01:13.

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. A connecting bus will run calling at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed.

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be diverted via Crewe, passengers for stations to Chester travel on 21:50 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General and connecting bus from Wrexham General to Chester.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:23 Crewe to Chester will be retimed to depart from Crewe at the later time of 22:50.

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton, bus replaces train between Wrexham General and Chester.

22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General additional, passengers connect into the 23:25 bus from Wrexham General calling Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted and run non-stop, a bus will run between Manchester Piccaddily and Chester calling at stations normally served by the train. 

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted via Crewe, Passengers travel on 23.40 replacement bus from Shrewsbury calling at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury will start at 00:35.

00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

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No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

To and from Hamilton Square

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes until 12 December and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

The changes from 13 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 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 amendments on some routes:

22:45 (Monday to Thursday) London Paddington to Swansea will be re-timed to depart stations from Swindon to Swansea later than usual.

23:30 (Monday to Thursday) London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central.

23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Bristol Parkway to connect with a replacement bus calling all stations to Bristol Temple Meads.

23:49 from London Paddington to Reading on Friday will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should travel via Slough where a replacement bus will run to Burnham and Taplow.

04:47 (Tuesday to Friday) Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will depart slightly later at 04:50 but will not call at Bristol Parkway. Replacement raod transport will depart from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads at 04:20 to connect with the 04:50 service to London Paddington.

Some late night trains from Basingstoke to Reading will be amended after Reading West and arrive into Reading later than usual.

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Amended late night Northern Rail trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme closing all lines.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Styal and not call at stations between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly via Cheadle Hulme.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe will be diverted via Styal and not call at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe via Cheadle Hulme (stopping only to set down passengers from Wilmslow to Crewe).

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Amended overnight Thameslink services from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink routes.

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place in the London Bridge area and also bewteen Streatham and Sutton (via Wimbledon) closing some lines.

The 22:50 Luton to Sutton service will not call at stations between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon. Passengers are advised to use local buses / London Underground services to complete their journeys.

The 22:42 and 23:12 Bedford to Three Bridges and 23:11, 23:37 Brighton to Bedford services will not call at London Bridge. Replacement buses will run between London Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Planning your Journey

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Some South West Trains routes.

Description

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

23:15 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Haslemere and Portsmouth Harbour.

23:35 (Monday and Tuesday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, bus replaces train between Winchester and Southampton Central.

23:45 (Monday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea, bus replaces train between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

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

00:30 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. 

01:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, bus replaces train between Basingstoke and Southampton Central.

04:25 (Tuesday to Friday) Guildford to London Waterloo  will not call at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run from Guildford to Clapham Junction.

04:30 (Tuesday to Friday) Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo, bus replaces train between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant.

04:40 (Tuesday to Friday) Havant to Portsmouth Harbour will start from Fratton, an earlier bus will run from Havant to Portsmouth Harbour.  

Planning your Journey

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Amended ScotRail services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Some ScotRail routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the ScotRail network. The following trains are amended:

23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Carlisle to Dumfries, bus replaces train throughout.

23:12 (Monday to Thursday) Glasgow Central to Dumfries, bus replaces train between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

04:58 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Carlisle, bus replaces train throughout.

05:46 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Glasgow Central, earlier bus replaces train between Dumfries and Kilmarnock.

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Buses replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn from 21:30 each night from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

Description

Engineering work is taking place from 22:00 each night between Reading West and Bedwyn closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn from approximately 21:25 with journey times being extended by up to 2 hours.

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Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North each night from 23:30 on Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Hertford North

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Trains which usually run via Hertford North will be diverted via Welwyn Garden City.

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

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Amended 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing service from Tuesday 30 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Worthing

Description

The 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing service is replaced by a bus between Brighton and Worthing.

Planning your Journey

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Amended overnight Abellio Greater Anglia services from Tuesday 30 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

London Liverpool Street to Colchester

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Manningtree closing all lines.

The 00:18 and 00:46 from London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Marks Tey and Colchester.

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Disruption through Lewisham from 22:00 tonight until at least the end of October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes through Lewisham

Description

Emergency engineering work at Lewisham from 22:00 tonight, is causing disruption to services through the station.

From 22:00 tonight until the start of service tomorrow the following changes will apply:

No Southeastern trains will be able to call at Lewisham.

No trains will run between Lewisham and Barnehurst, passengers should use London Buses from stations on alternative routes (via Woolwich / Sidcup).

Trains between London and Hayes will not call at New Cross, St Johns or Lewisham.

Trains between London and Orpington will call additionally at New Cross and St Johns.

Passengers travelling to / from Lewisham are advised to travel via Greenwich and use the Docklands Light Railway to / from Lewisham.

Southeastern passengers may use their tickets on Docklands Light Railway and London Buses on reasonable routes.

From the start of service on Wednesday 1 October the following changes will apply:

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup. Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Lewisham

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

Delays to services to and from London Liverpool Street expected until 21:30

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains to and from London Liverpool Street

Description

Following a trespass incident trains at London Liverpool Street are now able to run, residual delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. This is expected to continue until 21:30

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Underground, Great Northern, c2c and London Buses on reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #LondonLiverpoolStreet

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

Delays between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Birmingham Snow Hill expected until at least the end of service

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways, London Midland

Routes affected

Chiltern Railways between Kidderminster and London Marylebone

London Midland between Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Leamington Spa

Description

A lineside fire at The Hawthorns is causing delays of up to 40 minutes to trains between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Birmingham Snow Hill. This is expected until at least the end of service

London Midland services between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge / Kidderminster / Worcester have been suspended until further notice.

A train service will run between:

  • Stourbridge and Rowley Regis
  • Stourbridge and Worcester Shrub Hill 
  • The above services will call at all stations

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use National Express West Midlands services on all reasonable.

Passengers may also use Chiltern Railways between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa

Chiltern Railways passengers are being accepted on local buses between Birmingham Moor Street and Kidderminster routes 4M, 9, 53, 80, 87, 120 and 127. Passengers may also London Midland services between Birmingham New street and Worcester Shrub Hill

You can follow this incident using hashtag #TheHawthorns

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

 

Major delays between Watford Junction and London Euston until end of service

Train companies affected

London Midland, Southern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Stafford

London Midland between London Euston and Crewe / Birmingham New Street

Southern between Milton Keynes Central and Selhurst and Hemel Hempstead and East Croydon

Description

Overhead wire problems between Watford Junction and London Euston is delaying trains by up to 2 hours between these stations.

This disruption is expected to continue until end of service.

 

Alternative travel options

There is mutual ticket acceptance between London Midland and Virgin Trains on all reasonable routes.

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains passengers may use East Coast services between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Leeds

London Midland

London Midland Passengers between London Euston and Birmingham may need to change trains at Northampton.

Southern

Southern tickets are being accepted on London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston, London Overground and London Midland.

Southern passengers travelling between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes should travel via London Victoria on London Underground services and London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes.

Southern passengers at Clapham Junction for Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia and Shepherds Bush should travel on London Overground services from Clapham Junction.

 

You can follow this incident using hashtag #WatfordJunction

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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

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 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 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.

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Improvement works at Cheddington station from Sunday 14 September to Saturday 11 October 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

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

Description

Work to refurbish the footbridge at Cheddington station started on Sunday 14 September and continue until Saturday 11 October. 

While the work is carried out, London Midland trains from London Euston will be unable to call at Cheddington.This affects all Monday to Friday evening peak services and a number of trains at the weekend.

London Midland trains to London Euston are able to call as normal at Cheddington.

Passengers travelling from London Euston are advised to travel to Tring, where replacement road transport will be arranged for onward travel to Cheddington. 

Passengers who wish to travel in a north-bound direction from Cheddington are advised to phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Road transport will be arranged to take you to Leighton Buzzard. 

Railway and car park season tickets for Cheddington will be valid for use at Tring or Leighton Buzzard for the duration of the works.

Train services that will not call at Cheddington are as follows:

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 15 and 29 September

08:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

16:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:05 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:30 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

18:05 London Euston to Crewe

19:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

20:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

NB - the 18:29 London Euston to Northampton service will not call at Tring, passengers are advised to travel on the 18:34 London Euston to Bletchley service.

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 22 September and 6 October

As above, with the exception that the 23:04 London Euston to Northampton service is cancelled because of engineering works. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:44 London Euston to Milton Keynes service.

Saturdays 20 September to 4 October

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:34 London Euston to Northampton

17:27 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

19:46 London Euston to Birmingham

20:35 London Euston to Birmingham

21:54 London Euston to Northampton

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

23:44 London Euston to Northampton

NB - The last London Midland train to leave London Euston on a Saturday night / Sunday morning is usually the 00:15 service. Because of engineering works in the Watford area, this train will start from Hemel Hempstead from 20 September to 4 October, leaving at 00:46.

Sundays 14 September to 5 October

08:17 Hemel Hempstead to Birmingham

12:54 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

22:00 London Euston to Coventry

22:58 London Euston to Northampton

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Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking part over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network. The following changes will apply as a result of this.

The 22:05 (Monday to Thursday) Nottingham to Worksop will be replaced by a bus from Mansfield Woodhouse to Worksop.

The 22:23 (Monday to Thursday) from Worksop to Nottingham will not call at Newstead, Hucknall or Bulwell. A replacement bus service will operate from Kirkby-in-Ashfield to Nottingham.

The 05:00 and 05:19 (Tuesday to Friday) Derby to London St Pancras International will depart earlier than usual.

The following trains between Monday and Thursday will have their journey times extended and arrive later at their destinations:

  • 21:28 and 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby
  • 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham 
  • 22:25 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Sheffield

 

The 17:52 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich will be re-timed to run later than usual between Ely and Norwich.

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Amended overnight Southeastern services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

 

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

Monday to Thursday

23:45 Faversham to Dover Priory will not run, a replacement bus will run.

Tuesday to Friday

00:18 London Charing Cross to Gillingham will terminate at Dartford. A bus will run from Dartford to Gillingham at 01:13.

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. A connecting bus will run calling at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed.

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be diverted via Crewe, passengers for stations to Chester travel on 21:50 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General and connecting bus from Wrexham General to Chester.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:23 Crewe to Chester will be retimed to depart from Crewe at the later time of 22:50.

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton, bus replaces train between Wrexham General and Chester.

22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General additional, passengers connect into the 23:25 bus from Wrexham General calling Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted and run non-stop, a bus will run between Manchester Piccaddily and Chester calling at stations normally served by the train. 

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted via Crewe, Passengers travel on 23.40 replacement bus from Shrewsbury calling at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury will start at 00:35.

00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

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No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

To and from Hamilton Square

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

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The changes from 13 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 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 amendments on some routes:

22:45 (Monday to Thursday) London Paddington to Swansea will be re-timed to depart stations from Swindon to Swansea later than usual.

23:30 (Monday to Thursday) London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central.

23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Bristol Parkway to connect with a replacement bus calling all stations to Bristol Temple Meads.

23:49 from London Paddington to Reading on Friday will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should travel via Slough where a replacement bus will run to Burnham and Taplow.

04:47 (Tuesday to Friday) Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will depart slightly later at 04:50 but will not call at Bristol Parkway. Replacement raod transport will depart from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads at 04:20 to connect with the 04:50 service to London Paddington.

Some late night trains from Basingstoke to Reading will be amended after Reading West and arrive into Reading later than usual.

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Amended late night Northern Rail trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme closing all lines.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Styal and not call at stations between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly via Cheadle Hulme.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe will be diverted via Styal and not call at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe via Cheadle Hulme (stopping only to set down passengers from Wilmslow to Crewe).

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Amended overnight Thameslink services from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink routes.

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place in the London Bridge area and also bewteen Streatham and Sutton (via Wimbledon) closing some lines.

The 22:50 Luton to Sutton service will not call at stations between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon. Passengers are advised to use local buses / London Underground services to complete their journeys.

The 22:42 and 23:12 Bedford to Three Bridges and 23:11, 23:37 Brighton to Bedford services will not call at London Bridge. Replacement buses will run between London Blackfriars and London Bridge.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Some South West Trains routes.

Description

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

23:15 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Haslemere and Portsmouth Harbour.

23:35 (Monday and Tuesday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, bus replaces train between Winchester and Southampton Central.

23:45 (Monday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea, bus replaces train between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

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

00:30 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. 

01:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, bus replaces train between Basingstoke and Southampton Central.

04:25 (Tuesday to Friday) Guildford to London Waterloo  will not call at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run from Guildford to Clapham Junction.

04:30 (Tuesday to Friday) Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo, bus replaces train between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant.

04:40 (Tuesday to Friday) Havant to Portsmouth Harbour will start from Fratton, an earlier bus will run from Havant to Portsmouth Harbour.  

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Amended ScotRail services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Some ScotRail routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the ScotRail network. The following trains are amended:

23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Carlisle to Dumfries, bus replaces train throughout.

23:12 (Monday to Thursday) Glasgow Central to Dumfries, bus replaces train between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

04:58 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Carlisle, bus replaces train throughout.

05:46 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Glasgow Central, earlier bus replaces train between Dumfries and Kilmarnock.

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Buses replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn from 21:30 each night from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

Description

Engineering work is taking place from 22:00 each night between Reading West and Bedwyn closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn from approximately 21:25 with journey times being extended by up to 2 hours.

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Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North each night from 23:30 on Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Hertford North

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Trains which usually run via Hertford North will be diverted via Welwyn Garden City.

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

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Amended 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing service from Tuesday 30 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Worthing

Description

The 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing service is replaced by a bus between Brighton and Worthing.

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Amended overnight Abellio Greater Anglia services from Tuesday 30 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

London Liverpool Street to Colchester

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Manningtree closing all lines.

The 00:18 and 00:46 from London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Marks Tey and Colchester.

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Disruption through Lewisham from 22:00 tonight until at least the end of October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes through Lewisham

Description

Emergency engineering work at Lewisham from 22:00 tonight, is causing disruption to services through the station.

From 22:00 tonight until the start of service tomorrow the following changes will apply:

No Southeastern trains will be able to call at Lewisham.

No trains will run between Lewisham and Barnehurst, passengers should use London Buses from stations on alternative routes (via Woolwich / Sidcup).

Trains between London and Hayes will not call at New Cross, St Johns or Lewisham.

Trains between London and Orpington will call additionally at New Cross and St Johns.

Passengers travelling to / from Lewisham are advised to travel via Greenwich and use the Docklands Light Railway to / from Lewisham.

Southeastern passengers may use their tickets on Docklands Light Railway and London Buses on reasonable routes.

From the start of service on Wednesday 1 October the following changes will apply:

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup. Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #Lewisham

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Delays to services to and from London Liverpool Street expected until 21:30

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains to and from London Liverpool Street

Description

Following a trespass incident trains at London Liverpool Street are now able to run, residual delays of up to 20 minutes can be expected. This is expected to continue until 21:30

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Underground, Great Northern, c2c and London Buses on reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using hashtag #LondonLiverpoolStreet

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Delays between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Birmingham Snow Hill expected until at least the end of service

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways, London Midland

Routes affected

Chiltern Railways between Kidderminster and London Marylebone

London Midland between Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Leamington Spa

Description

A lineside fire at The Hawthorns is causing delays of up to 40 minutes to trains between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Birmingham Snow Hill. This is expected until at least the end of service

London Midland services between Birmingham Snow Hill and Stourbridge / Kidderminster / Worcester have been suspended until further notice.

A train service will run between:

  • Stourbridge and Rowley Regis
  • Stourbridge and Worcester Shrub Hill 
  • The above services will call at all stations

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use National Express West Midlands services on all reasonable.

Passengers may also use Chiltern Railways between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa

Chiltern Railways passengers are being accepted on local buses between Birmingham Moor Street and Kidderminster routes 4M, 9, 53, 80, 87, 120 and 127. Passengers may also London Midland services between Birmingham New street and Worcester Shrub Hill

You can follow this incident using hashtag #TheHawthorns

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Major delays between Watford Junction and London Euston until end of service

Train companies affected

London Midland, Southern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Stafford

London Midland between London Euston and Crewe / Birmingham New Street

Southern between Milton Keynes Central and Selhurst and Hemel Hempstead and East Croydon

Description

Overhead wire problems between Watford Junction and London Euston is delaying trains by up to 2 hours between these stations.

This disruption is expected to continue until end of service.

 

Alternative travel options

There is mutual ticket acceptance between London Midland and Virgin Trains on all reasonable routes.

Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains passengers may use East Coast services between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh / Leeds

London Midland

London Midland Passengers between London Euston and Birmingham may need to change trains at Northampton.

Southern

Southern tickets are being accepted on London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston, London Overground and London Midland.

Southern passengers travelling between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes should travel via London Victoria on London Underground services and London Midland services between London Euston and Milton Keynes.

Southern passengers at Clapham Junction for Imperial Wharf, West Brompton, Kensington Olympia and Shepherds Bush should travel on London Overground services from Clapham Junction.

 

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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.

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 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 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.

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Improvement works at Cheddington station from Sunday 14 September to Saturday 11 October 2014

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

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

Description

Work to refurbish the footbridge at Cheddington station started on Sunday 14 September and continue until Saturday 11 October. 

While the work is carried out, London Midland trains from London Euston will be unable to call at Cheddington.This affects all Monday to Friday evening peak services and a number of trains at the weekend.

London Midland trains to London Euston are able to call as normal at Cheddington.

Passengers travelling from London Euston are advised to travel to Tring, where replacement road transport will be arranged for onward travel to Cheddington. 

Passengers who wish to travel in a north-bound direction from Cheddington are advised to phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Road transport will be arranged to take you to Leighton Buzzard. 

Railway and car park season tickets for Cheddington will be valid for use at Tring or Leighton Buzzard for the duration of the works.

Train services that will not call at Cheddington are as follows:

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 15 and 29 September

08:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

16:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:05 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:30 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

18:05 London Euston to Crewe

19:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

20:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

NB - the 18:29 London Euston to Northampton service will not call at Tring, passengers are advised to travel on the 18:34 London Euston to Bletchley service.

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 22 September and 6 October

As above, with the exception that the 23:04 London Euston to Northampton service is cancelled because of engineering works. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:44 London Euston to Milton Keynes service.

Saturdays 20 September to 4 October

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:34 London Euston to Northampton

17:27 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

19:46 London Euston to Birmingham

20:35 London Euston to Birmingham

21:54 London Euston to Northampton

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

23:44 London Euston to Northampton

NB - The last London Midland train to leave London Euston on a Saturday night / Sunday morning is usually the 00:15 service. Because of engineering works in the Watford area, this train will start from Hemel Hempstead from 20 September to 4 October, leaving at 00:46.

Sundays 14 September to 5 October

08:17 Hemel Hempstead to Birmingham

12:54 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

22:00 London Euston to Coventry

22:58 London Euston to Northampton

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Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking part over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network. The following changes will apply as a result of this.

The 22:05 (Monday to Thursday) Nottingham to Worksop will be replaced by a bus from Mansfield Woodhouse to Worksop.

The 22:23 (Monday to Thursday) from Worksop to Nottingham will not call at Newstead, Hucknall or Bulwell. A replacement bus service will operate from Kirkby-in-Ashfield to Nottingham.

The 05:00 and 05:19 (Tuesday to Friday) Derby to London St Pancras International will depart earlier than usual.

The following trains between Monday and Thursday will have their journey times extended and arrive later at their destinations:

  • 21:28 and 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby
  • 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham 
  • 22:25 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Sheffield

 

The 17:52 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich will be re-timed to run later than usual between Ely and Norwich.

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Amended overnight Southeastern services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

 

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

Monday to Thursday

23:45 Faversham to Dover Priory will not run, a replacement bus will run.

Tuesday to Friday

00:18 London Charing Cross to Gillingham will terminate at Dartford. A bus will run from Dartford to Gillingham at 01:13.

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. A connecting bus will run calling at stations between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Pencoed.

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be diverted via Crewe, passengers for stations to Chester travel on 21:50 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General and connecting bus from Wrexham General to Chester.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:23 Crewe to Chester will be retimed to depart from Crewe at the later time of 22:50.

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton, bus replaces train between Wrexham General and Chester.

22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General additional, passengers connect into the 23:25 bus from Wrexham General calling Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be diverted and run non-stop, a bus will run between Manchester Piccaddily and Chester calling at stations normally served by the train. 

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted via Crewe, Passengers travel on 23.40 replacement bus from Shrewsbury calling at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General and Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury will start at 00:35.

00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

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No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

To and from Hamilton Square

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 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 amendments on some routes:

22:45 (Monday to Thursday) London Paddington to Swansea will be re-timed to depart stations from Swindon to Swansea later than usual.

23:30 (Monday to Thursday) London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central.

23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Bristol Parkway to connect with a replacement bus calling all stations to Bristol Temple Meads.

23:49 from London Paddington to Reading on Friday will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should travel via Slough where a replacement bus will run to Burnham and Taplow.

04:47 (Tuesday to Friday) Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will depart slightly later at 04:50 but will not call at Bristol Parkway. Replacement raod transport will depart from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads at 04:20 to connect with the 04:50 service to London Paddington.

Some late night trains from Basingstoke to Reading will be amended after Reading West and arrive into Reading later than usual.

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Amended late night Northern Rail trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Some Northern Rail trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme closing all lines.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Styal and not call at stations between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly via Cheadle Hulme.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe will be diverted via Styal and not call at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe via Cheadle Hulme (stopping only to set down passengers from Wilmslow to Crewe).

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Amended overnight Thameslink services from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink routes.

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place in the London Bridge area and also bewteen Streatham and Sutton (via Wimbledon) closing some lines.

The 22:50 Luton to Sutton service will not call at stations between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon. Passengers are advised to use local buses / London Underground services to complete their journeys.

The 22:42 and 23:12 Bedford to Three Bridges and 23:11, 23:37 Brighton to Bedford services will not call at London Bridge. Replacement buses will run between London Blackfriars and London Bridge.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Some South West Trains routes.

Description

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

23:15 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Haslemere and Portsmouth Harbour.

23:35 (Monday and Tuesday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, bus replaces train between Winchester and Southampton Central.

23:45 (Monday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea, bus replaces train between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

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

00:30 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. 

01:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Waterloo to Southampton Central, bus replaces train between Basingstoke and Southampton Central.

04:25 (Tuesday to Friday) Guildford to London Waterloo  will not call at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run from Guildford to Clapham Junction.

04:30 (Tuesday to Friday) Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo, bus replaces train between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant.

04:40 (Tuesday to Friday) Havant to Portsmouth Harbour will start from Fratton, an earlier bus will run from Havant to Portsmouth Harbour.  

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Amended ScotRail services from Monday 29 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Some ScotRail routes.

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the ScotRail network. The following trains are amended:

23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Carlisle to Dumfries, bus replaces train throughout.

23:12 (Monday to Thursday) Glasgow Central to Dumfries, bus replaces train between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

04:58 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Carlisle, bus replaces train throughout.

05:46 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Glasgow Central, earlier bus replaces train between Dumfries and Kilmarnock.

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Buses replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn from 21:30 each night from Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

First Great Western

Routes affected

Trains between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn

Description

Engineering work is taking place from 22:00 each night between Reading West and Bedwyn closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn from approximately 21:25 with journey times being extended by up to 2 hours.

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Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North each night from 23:30 on Monday 29 September to Thursday 2 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Stevenage via Hertford North

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Trains which usually run via Hertford North will be diverted via Welwyn Garden City.

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

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Amended 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing service from Tuesday 30 September to Friday 3 October 2014

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Worthing

Description

The 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing service is replaced by a bus between Brighton and Worthing.

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Amended overnight Abellio Greater Anglia services from Tuesday 30 September to Thursday 2 October 2014

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

London Liverpool Street to Colchester

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Manningtree closing all lines.

The 00:18 and 00:46 from London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Marks Tey and Colchester.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.