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Industrial action suspended - normal Docklands Light Railway service on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

All Docklands Light Railway routes

Description

The proposed industrial action on Docklands Light Railway on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January has been suspended.  Normal services are expected to run across all routes.

Major Disruption : Buses replace trains between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars until at least 06:00 on Wednesday 28 January

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between Bedford and Brighton and between Luton and Sevenoaks / Sutton

Description

A signalling problem and reoccurring flooding between London St Pancras International and Farringdon is causing disruption between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars.

Buses are replacing trains between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars until 06:00 on Wednesday 28 January,  This closure of the line is allowing Network Rail and Thames Water to carry out essential work throughout the night. It is hoped that a full Thameslink train service will then run for the remainder of Wednesday 28 January.

Alternative Travel Options

Passengers may use their tickets via any reasonable route on:

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #FarringdonTrains

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

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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No trains calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Wirrall Line services to and from West Kirby, New Brighton, Ellesmere Port or Chester

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment with trains not calling until Friday 27 March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Liverpool 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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Major engineering work at London Bridge from January 2015 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.

From 12 January 2015 until January 2018, there will be long term changes as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

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 

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, from 5 January 2015, 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 between 12 January 2015 and August 2016.

As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange with Southeastern services at London Bridge.

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 recommended 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)

 

Southeastern passengers from Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, New Cross, St Johns, Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbeywood, Belvedere and Erith who are travelling to Charing Cross or Waterloo East are advised to change at London Bridge or travel to Cannon Street where their tickets will be accepted on London Underground and eligible bus services between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark, between London Bridge and Charing Cross and between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment. These recommended routes are shown here

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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Buses replace trains between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road from Monday 12 January to Friday 20 March 2015

Train companies affected

Island Line

Routes affected

Between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head

Description

Major work to repair the railway embankment near Sandown will be carried out resulting in the line being shut between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road in both directions.

Buses will run between Shanklin Station, Lake (High Street), Sandown (Broadway), Brading (Bullring) and Ryde St Johns Station (cycles cannot be carried on these buses).

A revised train service will run between Ryde St Johns Road, Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head. Smallbrook Junction will not be served during this time.

Rail ticket holders will also be able to use Southern Vectis Route 2 and 3 service buses between Ryde and Shanklin in both directions.

Additional buses will also run on school days for the benefit of schoolchildren.

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No trains to Manchester Airport until Monday 9 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes to / from Manchester Airport

Description

Network Rail are investing over £1bn in the railway across the north of England and as part of this Manchester Airport is being upgraded. This will allow more services and a better access to the airport.

The upgrade includes, a fourth platform being built with new track work and signalling also being installed. Most of the work has been carried out with little disruption to passengers but to complete the platform work and install the new track and signalling there is no alternative but to close the station.  As a result, there will be no trains to / from Manchester Airport.

Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine Express

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The Blackpool North to Manchester Airport First TransPennine services will terminate / start at Wilmslow and call at Heald Green.

Northern Rail

Passengers to and from Manchester Airport should use connecting buses between Heald Green and Manchester Airport. Some trains will start and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, with the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow.

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Amended London Overground 23:10 Dalston Junction to West Croydon service from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 January 2015

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

From Dalston Junction to West Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place between New Cross Gate and West Croydon. The following train is amended:

The 23:10 Dalston Junction to West Croydon service will be diverted to terminate at Crystal Palace.

The 23:41 from Dalston Junction will run as normal to West Croydon. 

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday

  • 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne. This train starts forward from Preston. A replacement bus will operate from Blackpool North, departing Blackpool North at the earlier time of 04:15

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus
  • 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus 
  • 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus

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Amended service between Stowmarket and Norwich from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stowmarket and Norwich with all lines closed.  

Monday to Wednesday

The 20:00 and 21:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Ipswich, passengers should use alternative services for Norwich. 

22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street, bus replaces train between Norwich and Ipswich. 

23:05 Norwich to Ipswich, bus replaces train throughout.

20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich will have journey times extended by up to 10 minutes.

Monday to Thursday

The 05:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will be retimed to depart Norwich at the earlier time of 04:20. 

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Amended London Midland services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Some London Midland routes

Description

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

Monday and Tuesday

From 21:35, trains between Lichfield Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Longbridge / Redditch will run between Lichfield Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Selly Oak only. Replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street / Selly Oak and Longbridge / Redditch.

Monday to Thursday

From 21:45, trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford will be diverted not calling at Uiniversity or Bromsgrove. Passengers at / for University are advised to travel on Cross City services to / from Birmingham New Street. Replacement buses will run between Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove.  

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will be replaced by a bus between Walsall and Hednesford.

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Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Some CrossCountry routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa after 21:45 each night. The following trains are amended:

The 17:08 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads and 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street services will be diverted via Kidderminster with journey times extended by approximately 40 minutes.

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 26 Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Some Virgin Trains routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

After approximately 22:55, trains will be diverted via Northampton with extended journey times.

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will both terminate at Birmingham New Street.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street at booked time. Passengers are advised to use the 05:24 Wolverhampton to London Euston service. Passengers for Rugby should use the 05:24 service, changing at Coventry for a London Midland service.

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

These trains will not call at Pangbourne, 20:27, 20:57, 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, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

From approximately 22:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Reading and  Newbury / Bedwyn.

The 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will be replaced by a bus between Salisbury and Romsey.

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury service will be replaced by a bus between Romsey and Salisbury.

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be replaced by buses between Neath and Swansea. 

The 22:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Redhill with a rail connection from Redhill to Gatwick Airport.

The 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will depart Reading at 23:56 and terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run from Guildford to Gatwick Airport.  

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford with a rail connection forward to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury service will not run and replaced by a bus throughout.

The 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Neath.

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday 

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Neath and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement bus service between Neath and Carmarthen.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service is replaced by a bus between Newport and Cheltenham Spa.

The 22:18 Penarth to Rhymney service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:49 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.  

The 23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central service will not run.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will be replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea. 

The 04:31 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus will depart Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17 to connect into the train.

The 04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be retimed to depart Cardiff Central at the earlier time of 04:30.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 21:50 each night, buses will replace trains between Salisbury and Romsey. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 22:05, 22:35, 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service will be replaced by buses between Bournemouth and Poole. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill service will not stop at stations from Wimbledon to Norbiton. A bus will run from London waterloo to Strawberry Hill (via Wimbledon). Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 30 minutes. 

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton. A bus will run from London Waterloo to Surbiton. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo service will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run from Guildford to Wimbledon. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

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Amended Great Northern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Some Great Northern routes

Description

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

Kings Lynn and Cambridge route:

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:35 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City service will call additionally at Alexandra Palace, then run non-stop to Stevenage. Passengers should change at Alexandra Palace for a replacement bus service to Stevenage via Welwyn. The 22:32 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross (23:22 from Cambridge) will run non-stop from Stevenage to Finsbury Park. Passengers should change at Stevenage for a replacement bus to Welwyn.

Welwyn route:

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:41 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus north of Alexandra Palace. From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:11 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City and the 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross services will be replaced by buses north of Alexandra Palace. 

Peterborough route:

From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:35 and 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will call additionally at Alexandra Palace , then run non-stop to Stevenage. Passengers should change at Alexandra Palace for a replacement bus service to Stevenage via Welwyn. The 04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will run non-stop between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace. A replacement bus will run earlier from Stevenage to Alexandra Palace. On Thursday and Friday, the 03:25, 04:10, 05:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross services will run up to 4 minutes earlier from Peterborough, Huntingdon and St Neots.

Hertford route:  

From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:50 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross (via Hertford North) will depart at 04:58 and run 8 minutes later throughout.

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Amended Southern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Some Southern routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:04, 23:04 London Bridge to Uckfield services are replaced by buses between Oxted and Uckfield.

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service is replaced by a bus between Eastbourne and Hastings.

The 23:52 Chichester to Littlehampton and 23:15 Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton are replaced by buses between Barnham and Littlehampton.

The 23:54 London Victoria to London Bridge service is diverted after Crystal Palace to Norwood Junction. A replacement bus will run from Crystal Palace to London Bridge.

Monday to Friday

0710 Brigthon to Lewes will not run.

0749 Newhaven Town to Brghton will not run.

1923 Brighton to Newhaven will terminate at Lewes.

2015 Newhaven Marina to Lewes will not run.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:03 London Bridge to Norwood Junction service will not run.

The 00:06 London Bridge to Caterham service is diverted via Crystal Palace.

The 00:12 and 00:36 London Bridge to East Croydon services are diverted via Tulse Hill and Selhurst. Replacement buses will run between London Bridge and East Croydon.  

The 00:42 London Bridge to East Croydon and 00:42 East Croydon to London Bridge services will not run and  replaced by buses, departing London Bridge at 00:52 and East Croydon at 00:52. 

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Amended First TransPennine Express services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Some First TransPennine Express routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Piccadilly and 22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate later than the normal timetable.

23:35 Manchester Piccadilly to York will not call at Huddersfield, buses will run to/from Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Piccadilly, will not call at Hudderfield but will call additionally at Brighouse, buses will run to/from Brighouse and Huddersfield. 

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

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

Monday to Friday

21:01, 21:29, 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby, 21:25, 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham, 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield, will run slightly later than the normal timetable.  

Tuesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International, 05:00, 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International, 05:30 Sheffield to London St Pancras International, 05:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras International will start earlier than the normal timetable.   

05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted via Derby and start earlier than the normal timetable.

05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark Northgate, bus replaces train between Cleethorpes and Lincoln.

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Industrial action suspended - normal Docklands Light Railway service on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

All Docklands Light Railway routes

Description

The proposed industrial action on Docklands Light Railway on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January has been suspended.  Normal services are expected to run across all routes.

Major Disruption : Buses replace trains between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars until at least 06:00 on Wednesday 28 January

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between Bedford and Brighton and between Luton and Sevenoaks / Sutton

Description

A signalling problem and reoccurring flooding between London St Pancras International and Farringdon is causing disruption between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars.

Buses are replacing trains between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars until 06:00 on Wednesday 28 January,  This closure of the line is allowing Network Rail and Thames Water to carry out essential work throughout the night. It is hoped that a full Thameslink train service will then run for the remainder of Wednesday 28 January.

Alternative Travel Options

Passengers may use their tickets via any reasonable route on:

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #FarringdonTrains

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 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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No trains calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Wirrall Line services to and from West Kirby, New Brighton, Ellesmere Port or Chester

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment with trains not calling until Friday 27 March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Liverpool 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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Major engineering work at London Bridge from January 2015 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.

From 12 January 2015 until January 2018, there will be long term changes as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

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 

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, from 5 January 2015, 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 between 12 January 2015 and August 2016.

As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange with Southeastern services at London Bridge.

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 recommended 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)

 

Southeastern passengers from Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, New Cross, St Johns, Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbeywood, Belvedere and Erith who are travelling to Charing Cross or Waterloo East are advised to change at London Bridge or travel to Cannon Street where their tickets will be accepted on London Underground and eligible bus services between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark, between London Bridge and Charing Cross and between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment. These recommended routes are shown here

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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Buses replace trains between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road from Monday 12 January to Friday 20 March 2015

Train companies affected

Island Line

Routes affected

Between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head

Description

Major work to repair the railway embankment near Sandown will be carried out resulting in the line being shut between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road in both directions.

Buses will run between Shanklin Station, Lake (High Street), Sandown (Broadway), Brading (Bullring) and Ryde St Johns Station (cycles cannot be carried on these buses).

A revised train service will run between Ryde St Johns Road, Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head. Smallbrook Junction will not be served during this time.

Rail ticket holders will also be able to use Southern Vectis Route 2 and 3 service buses between Ryde and Shanklin in both directions.

Additional buses will also run on school days for the benefit of schoolchildren.

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No trains to Manchester Airport until Monday 9 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes to / from Manchester Airport

Description

Network Rail are investing over £1bn in the railway across the north of England and as part of this Manchester Airport is being upgraded. This will allow more services and a better access to the airport.

The upgrade includes, a fourth platform being built with new track work and signalling also being installed. Most of the work has been carried out with little disruption to passengers but to complete the platform work and install the new track and signalling there is no alternative but to close the station.  As a result, there will be no trains to / from Manchester Airport.

Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine Express

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The Blackpool North to Manchester Airport First TransPennine services will terminate / start at Wilmslow and call at Heald Green.

Northern Rail

Passengers to and from Manchester Airport should use connecting buses between Heald Green and Manchester Airport. Some trains will start and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, with the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow.

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday

  • 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne. This train starts forward from Preston. A replacement bus will operate from Blackpool North, departing Blackpool North at the earlier time of 04:15

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus
  • 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus 
  • 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus

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Amended service between Stowmarket and Norwich from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stowmarket and Norwich with all lines closed.  

Monday to Wednesday

The 20:00 and 21:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Ipswich, passengers should use alternative services for Norwich. 

22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street, bus replaces train between Norwich and Ipswich. 

23:05 Norwich to Ipswich, bus replaces train throughout.

20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich will have journey times extended by up to 10 minutes.

Monday to Thursday

The 05:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will be retimed to depart Norwich at the earlier time of 04:20. 

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Amended London Midland services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Some London Midland routes

Description

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

Monday and Tuesday

From 21:35, trains between Lichfield Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Longbridge / Redditch will run between Lichfield Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Selly Oak only. Replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street / Selly Oak and Longbridge / Redditch.

Monday to Thursday

From 21:45, trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford will be diverted not calling at Uiniversity or Bromsgrove. Passengers at / for University are advised to travel on Cross City services to / from Birmingham New Street. Replacement buses will run between Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove.  

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will be replaced by a bus between Walsall and Hednesford.

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Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Some CrossCountry routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa after 21:45 each night. The following trains are amended:

The 17:08 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads and 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street services will be diverted via Kidderminster with journey times extended by approximately 40 minutes.

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 26 Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Some Virgin Trains routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

After approximately 22:55, trains will be diverted via Northampton with extended journey times.

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will both terminate at Birmingham New Street.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street at booked time. Passengers are advised to use the 05:24 Wolverhampton to London Euston service. Passengers for Rugby should use the 05:24 service, changing at Coventry for a London Midland service.

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

These trains will not call at Pangbourne, 20:27, 20:57, 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, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

From approximately 22:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Reading and  Newbury / Bedwyn.

The 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will be replaced by a bus between Salisbury and Romsey.

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury service will be replaced by a bus between Romsey and Salisbury.

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be replaced by buses between Neath and Swansea. 

The 22:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Redhill with a rail connection from Redhill to Gatwick Airport.

The 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will depart Reading at 23:56 and terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run from Guildford to Gatwick Airport.  

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford with a rail connection forward to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury service will not run and replaced by a bus throughout.

The 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Neath.

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday 

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Neath and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement bus service between Neath and Carmarthen.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service is replaced by a bus between Newport and Cheltenham Spa.

The 22:18 Penarth to Rhymney service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:49 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.  

The 23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central service will not run.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will be replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea. 

The 04:31 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus will depart Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17 to connect into the train.

The 04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be retimed to depart Cardiff Central at the earlier time of 04:30.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 21:50 each night, buses will replace trains between Salisbury and Romsey. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 22:05, 22:35, 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service will be replaced by buses between Bournemouth and Poole. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill service will not stop at stations from Wimbledon to Norbiton. A bus will run from London waterloo to Strawberry Hill (via Wimbledon). Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 30 minutes. 

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton. A bus will run from London Waterloo to Surbiton. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo service will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run from Guildford to Wimbledon. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

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Amended Great Northern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Some Great Northern routes

Description

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

Kings Lynn and Cambridge route:

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:35 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City service will call additionally at Alexandra Palace, then run non-stop to Stevenage. Passengers should change at Alexandra Palace for a replacement bus service to Stevenage via Welwyn. The 22:32 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross (23:22 from Cambridge) will run non-stop from Stevenage to Finsbury Park. Passengers should change at Stevenage for a replacement bus to Welwyn.

Welwyn route:

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:41 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus north of Alexandra Palace. From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:11 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City and the 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross services will be replaced by buses north of Alexandra Palace. 

Peterborough route:

From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:35 and 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will call additionally at Alexandra Palace , then run non-stop to Stevenage. Passengers should change at Alexandra Palace for a replacement bus service to Stevenage via Welwyn. The 04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will run non-stop between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace. A replacement bus will run earlier from Stevenage to Alexandra Palace. On Thursday and Friday, the 03:25, 04:10, 05:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross services will run up to 4 minutes earlier from Peterborough, Huntingdon and St Neots.

Hertford route:  

From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:50 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross (via Hertford North) will depart at 04:58 and run 8 minutes later throughout.

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Amended Southern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Some Southern routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:04, 23:04 London Bridge to Uckfield services are replaced by buses between Oxted and Uckfield.

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service is replaced by a bus between Eastbourne and Hastings.

The 23:52 Chichester to Littlehampton and 23:15 Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton are replaced by buses between Barnham and Littlehampton.

The 23:54 London Victoria to London Bridge service is diverted after Crystal Palace to Norwood Junction. A replacement bus will run from Crystal Palace to London Bridge.

Monday to Friday

0710 Brigthon to Lewes will not run.

0749 Newhaven Town to Brghton will not run.

1923 Brighton to Newhaven will terminate at Lewes.

2015 Newhaven Marina to Lewes will not run.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:03 London Bridge to Norwood Junction service will not run.

The 00:06 London Bridge to Caterham service is diverted via Crystal Palace.

The 00:12 and 00:36 London Bridge to East Croydon services are diverted via Tulse Hill and Selhurst. Replacement buses will run between London Bridge and East Croydon.  

The 00:42 London Bridge to East Croydon and 00:42 East Croydon to London Bridge services will not run and  replaced by buses, departing London Bridge at 00:52 and East Croydon at 00:52. 

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Amended First TransPennine Express services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Some First TransPennine Express routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Piccadilly and 22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate later than the normal timetable.

23:35 Manchester Piccadilly to York will not call at Huddersfield, buses will run to/from Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Piccadilly, will not call at Hudderfield but will call additionally at Brighouse, buses will run to/from Brighouse and Huddersfield. 

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

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

Monday to Friday

21:01, 21:29, 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby, 21:25, 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham, 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield, will run slightly later than the normal timetable.  

Tuesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International, 05:00, 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International, 05:30 Sheffield to London St Pancras International, 05:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras International will start earlier than the normal timetable.   

05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted via Derby and start earlier than the normal timetable.

05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark Northgate, bus replaces train between Cleethorpes and Lincoln.

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Industrial action suspended - normal Docklands Light Railway service on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

All Docklands Light Railway routes

Description

The proposed industrial action on Docklands Light Railway on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 January has been suspended.  Normal services are expected to run across all routes.

Major Disruption : Buses replace trains between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars until at least 06:00 on Wednesday 28 January

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between Bedford and Brighton and between Luton and Sevenoaks / Sutton

Description

A signalling problem and reoccurring flooding between London St Pancras International and Farringdon is causing disruption between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars.

Buses are replacing trains between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars until 06:00 on Wednesday 28 January,  This closure of the line is allowing Network Rail and Thames Water to carry out essential work throughout the night. It is hoped that a full Thameslink train service will then run for the remainder of Wednesday 28 January.

Alternative Travel Options

Passengers may use their tickets via any reasonable route on:

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #FarringdonTrains

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Planned changes to train times

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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No trains calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Wirrall Line services to and from West Kirby, New Brighton, Ellesmere Port or Chester

Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment with trains not calling until Friday 27 March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Liverpool 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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Major engineering work at London Bridge from January 2015 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.

From 12 January 2015 until January 2018, there will be long term changes as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

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 

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, from 5 January 2015, 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 between 12 January 2015 and August 2016.

As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange with Southeastern services at London Bridge.

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 recommended 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)

 

Southeastern passengers from Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, New Cross, St Johns, Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbeywood, Belvedere and Erith who are travelling to Charing Cross or Waterloo East are advised to change at London Bridge or travel to Cannon Street where their tickets will be accepted on London Underground and eligible bus services between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark, between London Bridge and Charing Cross and between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment. These recommended routes are shown here

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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Buses replace trains between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road from Monday 12 January to Friday 20 March 2015

Train companies affected

Island Line

Routes affected

Between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head

Description

Major work to repair the railway embankment near Sandown will be carried out resulting in the line being shut between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road in both directions.

Buses will run between Shanklin Station, Lake (High Street), Sandown (Broadway), Brading (Bullring) and Ryde St Johns Station (cycles cannot be carried on these buses).

A revised train service will run between Ryde St Johns Road, Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head. Smallbrook Junction will not be served during this time.

Rail ticket holders will also be able to use Southern Vectis Route 2 and 3 service buses between Ryde and Shanklin in both directions.

Additional buses will also run on school days for the benefit of schoolchildren.

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No trains to Manchester Airport until Monday 9 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

Routes affected

All routes to / from Manchester Airport

Description

Network Rail are investing over £1bn in the railway across the north of England and as part of this Manchester Airport is being upgraded. This will allow more services and a better access to the airport.

The upgrade includes, a fourth platform being built with new track work and signalling also being installed. Most of the work has been carried out with little disruption to passengers but to complete the platform work and install the new track and signalling there is no alternative but to close the station.  As a result, there will be no trains to / from Manchester Airport.

Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine Express

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The Blackpool North to Manchester Airport First TransPennine services will terminate / start at Wilmslow and call at Heald Green.

Northern Rail

Passengers to and from Manchester Airport should use connecting buses between Heald Green and Manchester Airport. Some trains will start and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, with the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow.

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Amended London Overground 23:10 Dalston Junction to West Croydon service from Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 January 2015

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

From Dalston Junction to West Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place between New Cross Gate and West Croydon. The following train is amended:

The 23:10 Dalston Junction to West Croydon service will be diverted to terminate at Crystal Palace.

The 23:41 from Dalston Junction will run as normal to West Croydon. 

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

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. The following trains are amended:

Monday

  • 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne. This train starts forward from Preston. A replacement bus will operate from Blackpool North, departing Blackpool North at the earlier time of 04:15

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus
  • 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus 
  • 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus

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Amended service between Stowmarket and Norwich from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stowmarket and Norwich with all lines closed.  

Monday to Wednesday

The 20:00 and 21:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Ipswich, passengers should use alternative services for Norwich. 

22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street, bus replaces train between Norwich and Ipswich. 

23:05 Norwich to Ipswich, bus replaces train throughout.

20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich will have journey times extended by up to 10 minutes.

Monday to Thursday

The 05:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will be retimed to depart Norwich at the earlier time of 04:20. 

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Amended London Midland services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Some London Midland routes

Description

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

Monday and Tuesday

From 21:35, trains between Lichfield Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Longbridge / Redditch will run between Lichfield Trent Valley / Birmingham New Street and Selly Oak only. Replacement buses will run between Birmingham New Street / Selly Oak and Longbridge / Redditch.

Monday to Thursday

From 21:45, trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford will be diverted not calling at Uiniversity or Bromsgrove. Passengers at / for University are advised to travel on Cross City services to / from Birmingham New Street. Replacement buses will run between Droitwich Spa and Bromsgrove.  

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will be replaced by a bus between Walsall and Hednesford.

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Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 January 2015

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CrossCountry

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Some CrossCountry routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa after 21:45 each night. The following trains are amended:

The 17:08 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads and 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street services will be diverted via Kidderminster with journey times extended by approximately 40 minutes.

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 26 Friday 30 January 2015

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Virgin Trains

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Some Virgin Trains routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

After approximately 22:55, trains will be diverted via Northampton with extended journey times.

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will both terminate at Birmingham New Street.

Tuesday to Friday

The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street at booked time. Passengers are advised to use the 05:24 Wolverhampton to London Euston service. Passengers for Rugby should use the 05:24 service, changing at Coventry for a London Midland service.

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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First Great Western

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Some First Great Western routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

These trains will not call at Pangbourne, 20:27, 20:57, 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, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

From approximately 22:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Reading and  Newbury / Bedwyn.

The 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will be replaced by a bus between Salisbury and Romsey.

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury service will be replaced by a bus between Romsey and Salisbury.

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be replaced by buses between Neath and Swansea. 

The 22:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Redhill with a rail connection from Redhill to Gatwick Airport.

The 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will depart Reading at 23:56 and terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run from Guildford to Gatwick Airport.  

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford with a rail connection forward to Reading.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury service will not run and replaced by a bus throughout.

The 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Neath.

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday 

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Neath and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement bus service between Neath and Carmarthen.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service is replaced by a bus between Newport and Cheltenham Spa.

The 22:18 Penarth to Rhymney service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

The 22:49 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.  

The 23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central service will not run.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will be replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea. 

The 04:31 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus will depart Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17 to connect into the train.

The 04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be retimed to depart Cardiff Central at the earlier time of 04:30.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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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. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 21:50 each night, buses will replace trains between Salisbury and Romsey. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 22:05, 22:35, 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service will be replaced by buses between Bournemouth and Poole. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill service will not stop at stations from Wimbledon to Norbiton. A bus will run from London waterloo to Strawberry Hill (via Wimbledon). Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 30 minutes. 

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton. A bus will run from London Waterloo to Surbiton. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo service will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run from Guildford to Wimbledon. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

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Amended Great Northern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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Great Northern

Routes affected

Some Great Northern routes

Description

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

Kings Lynn and Cambridge route:

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:35 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City service will call additionally at Alexandra Palace, then run non-stop to Stevenage. Passengers should change at Alexandra Palace for a replacement bus service to Stevenage via Welwyn. The 22:32 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross (23:22 from Cambridge) will run non-stop from Stevenage to Finsbury Park. Passengers should change at Stevenage for a replacement bus to Welwyn.

Welwyn route:

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:41 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City service will be replaced by a bus north of Alexandra Palace. From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:11 London Kings Cross to Welwyn Garden City and the 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross services will be replaced by buses north of Alexandra Palace. 

Peterborough route:

From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:35 and 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will call additionally at Alexandra Palace , then run non-stop to Stevenage. Passengers should change at Alexandra Palace for a replacement bus service to Stevenage via Welwyn. The 04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will run non-stop between Stevenage and Alexandra Palace. A replacement bus will run earlier from Stevenage to Alexandra Palace. On Thursday and Friday, the 03:25, 04:10, 05:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross services will run up to 4 minutes earlier from Peterborough, Huntingdon and St Neots.

Hertford route:  

From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:50 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross (via Hertford North) will depart at 04:58 and run 8 minutes later throughout.

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Amended Southern services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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Southern

Routes affected

Some Southern routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:04, 23:04 London Bridge to Uckfield services are replaced by buses between Oxted and Uckfield.

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service is replaced by a bus between Eastbourne and Hastings.

The 23:52 Chichester to Littlehampton and 23:15 Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton are replaced by buses between Barnham and Littlehampton.

The 23:54 London Victoria to London Bridge service is diverted after Crystal Palace to Norwood Junction. A replacement bus will run from Crystal Palace to London Bridge.

Monday to Friday

0710 Brigthon to Lewes will not run.

0749 Newhaven Town to Brghton will not run.

1923 Brighton to Newhaven will terminate at Lewes.

2015 Newhaven Marina to Lewes will not run.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:03 London Bridge to Norwood Junction service will not run.

The 00:06 London Bridge to Caterham service is diverted via Crystal Palace.

The 00:12 and 00:36 London Bridge to East Croydon services are diverted via Tulse Hill and Selhurst. Replacement buses will run between London Bridge and East Croydon.  

The 00:42 London Bridge to East Croydon and 00:42 East Croydon to London Bridge services will not run and  replaced by buses, departing London Bridge at 00:52 and East Croydon at 00:52. 

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Amended First TransPennine Express services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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First TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Some First TransPennine Express routes

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Piccadilly and 22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate later than the normal timetable.

23:35 Manchester Piccadilly to York will not call at Huddersfield, buses will run to/from Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Piccadilly, will not call at Hudderfield but will call additionally at Brighouse, buses will run to/from Brighouse and Huddersfield. 

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 26 to Friday 30 January 2015

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East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes

Description

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

Monday to Friday

21:01, 21:29, 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby, 21:25, 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham, 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield, will run slightly later than the normal timetable.  

Tuesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International, 05:00, 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International, 05:30 Sheffield to London St Pancras International, 05:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras International will start earlier than the normal timetable.   

05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will be diverted via Derby and start earlier than the normal timetable.

05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark Northgate, bus replaces train between Cleethorpes and Lincoln.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.