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Changes to East Midlands Trains services on Sunday 2 August

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Routes between Nottingham and Matlock; Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich; Nottingham and Skegness

Description

East Midlands Trains will be running a revised service on some of its local routes on Sunday 2 August.  This is due to a short-term issue with staff availability.

The following routes will be affected:

    Nottingham - Matlock

    Nottingham - Skegness

    Liverpool - Nottingham - Norwich

Journey Planners are not currently showing the changed service on the affected routes, please use the links above to obtain timetable information.

Trains to / from London will not be affected and a normal service will operate throughout the day on this route (except that, due to planned engineering, buses will replace trains between Corby and Kettering.)

Customer advice

Customers with a pre-booked ticket who decide not to travel on Sunday 2 August will be able to claim a full refund on their ticket or use it to travel on either Saturday 1 August or Monday 3 August.

Customers holding Advance tickets for services which will not run should use their ticket as close as possible to the original time booked on alternative services. Customers with Advance tickets on the Liverpool - Norwich route, should use alternative train operators services as close as possible to the original time booked. No excess fare or administration fee should be charged to customers in such circumstances.

Other train operators will be accepting East Midlands Trains' tickets and a full list of alternative rail routes will be available here later today.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #EMTupdate

Delays to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon expected until end of service

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

All South West Trains routes through Wimbledon

Description

Emergency engineering works at Wimbledon are causing delays of up to 10 minutes to journeys to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon.

Speed restrictions which have been imposed are likely to have more of an impact on services during the evening peak.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service today.

Speed restrictions have been raised to minimise delays and restore the train service however, there may still be delays and alterations to services to and from London Waterloo. Engineering teams are on site and monitoring the affected area however, it cannot be repaired while trains are running and will therefore be looked at overnight and through the weekend.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Wimbledon

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

Disruption between Havant and Guildford until end of service on Sunday 2 August

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

SouthWest Trains between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo

Description

A signalling problem between Petersfield and Haslemere is causing the following changes:

  • Rowlands Castle, Petersfield, Liss and Liphook will not be served
  • Services that run between Portsmouth and London Waterloo via Guildford will be diverted via Eastleigh extending journeys by up to 30 minutes
  • Services that run between Haslemere and London Waterloo will continue to run as normal forming an hourly service between Guildford and Haslemere
  • Buses will supplement services between Havant - Petersfield - Haslemere and Haslemere - Liphook - Liss - Petersfield. Taxis will serve Rowlands Castle, passengers wishing to travel to or from this station are advised to use station help points to request transport
  • Southern services between Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour and Havant are no longer being affected by this disruption

This is expected to continue until end of service on Sunday 2 August.

Engineers have advised that there has been extensive electrical damage to some equipment which will require repairing. Due to the extent of the damage, repairs are likely to be completed over the weekend.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use Southern services on reasonable routes

South West Trains passengers may use:

  • First Great Western services between Guildford and Redhill.
  • Local buses on routes 70 / 71 / 21 / 23 / 700 /37

 

 

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Haslemere

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

Buses replace trains between York and Leeds via Harrogate until 22:00

Train companies affected

Northern Rail

Routes affected

Trains between York and Leeds via Harrogate

Description

A broken down train between Knaresborough and Harrogate means trains are unable to run between York and Leeds via Harrogate.  Buses will run between these stations, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes. This is expected to continue until 22:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Knaresborough

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 Village until 20 October

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Village

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

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

    From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. 

    For further information please click here or here.

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

    Planning your Journey

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

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    Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    All routes via London Bridge

    Description

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

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

    Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

    Longer term changes

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

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

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

    Planning your Journey

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

    Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

    The accepted routes are:

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

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

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

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

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

    Train companies affected

    First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

    Routes affected

    All routes via Bolton

    Description

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

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

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

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

    Timetables can be found here

    Saturdays and Sundays

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

    First TransPennine Express

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

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

    Northern Rail

    Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

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

    Between Preston and Hazel Grove

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

    Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

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

    Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

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

    Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

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

    Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

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

    Monday to Friday

    First TransPennine Express

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

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

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

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

    Northern Rail

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

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

    Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

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

    Between Preston and Hazel Grove

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

    Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Blackburn and Bolton

    Buses replace trains between Blackburn and Bolton.

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

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

    Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

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

    Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

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

    Planning your journey

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

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    Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015

    Train companies affected

    First Great Western, South West Trains

    Routes affected

    Routes through Bath Spa

    Description

    This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

    Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

    Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

    The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed, affecting journeys between these stations and journeys via Melksham - the Avon Valley services will run normally. High Speed Train services to/from London Paddington will be diverted, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

    Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

    All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa . The line will also be closed between Trowbridge and Bath Spa and all services to / from Bath Spa will run from the west. Replacement coach / bus services will serve stations to the east.

    For details of the service alterations during the two phases please see below:

    Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

    The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed. The following alterations will apply:

    Between Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Chippenham and London Paddington

    One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham, running on a diverted route with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

    A second hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington running non-stop to / from Swindon (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

    Trans-Wilts services between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham

    Some Trans-Wilts services via Melksham will be replaced by buses. Connections will be available to train services at Chippenham and Trowbridge.

    Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon, Avoncliff and Freshford to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

    Services from Westbury, Warminster, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol and Cardiff Central will be unaffected but subject to some minor alterations.

    Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

    All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa. The following alterations will apply:

    Between Bath Spa and London Paddington

    One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.

    Trains will run non-stop between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and call at Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.        

    Between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads    

    Three trains per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.     

    One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.      

    One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (non-stop).     

    One stopping service will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.      

    Additional services will run during the morning and evening peak, calling at Filton Abbey Wood.    

    Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington      

    One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.      

    Trains will run non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon and call at Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.      

    Between Chippenham and London Paddington      

    An hourly service will run between Chippenham and London Paddington for part of the day.    

    An hourly service will run between Chippenham and Swindon.   

    Between Chippenham and Bath Spa     

    There will be a half-hourly replacement bus service between Chippenham and Bath Spa with an approximate journey time of 1 hour.     

    Between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads     

    Customers from Chippenham to Bristol Temple Meads are advised to travel via Swindon. This will mean an increased journey time of up to 45 minutes.     

    Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads     

    An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon. Trains will call additionally at Melksham (every other hour).   

    Connections will be available at Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads , South Wales and London Paddington.    

    Replacement bus connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa.   

    Between Weymouth and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa     

    Services from Weymouth will start / terminate at Westbury with some re-timings to the normal timetable.    

    Replacement bus connections will be available at Frome and Westbury for Bath Spa.    

    Train connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge. Customers for Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliffe and Freshford should change at Trowbridge for replacement bus connections.   

    A peak only replacement bus service will run between Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads.   

    Between Westbury / Trowbridge / Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads   

    Replacement bus services will operate in the Avon Valley:  

    Between Westbury and Bath Spa - an hourly express bus service.   

    Between Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa - a bus service every 30 minutes.   

    Between Freshford, Avoncliff and Bath Spa - an hourly bus service. At Freshford buses will be unable to gain access to the station. Buses will call at the following locations, The Inn, The Old Bakery on High Street, the School and the Village Hall. 

    A shuttle service will also run between Avoncliff and Bradford-on-Avon.   

    Buses will run run in groups to cater for the numbers of people who would normally travel on a train. Where necessary additional bus services will run during peak periods.   

    South West Trains services from Saturday 1 to Monday 31 August, will only run between London Waterloo and Westbury. Replacement buses operated by First Great Western will run between Westbury and Bristol.  

    Passengers for Bristol and South Wales should use altered First Great Western services to Swindon, for connections to the London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales routes. Some additional South West Trains services will run between Salisbury and Westbury to supplement the First Great Western services.    

    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 services between Ashburys and Chinley from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July

    Train companies affected

    Northern Rail

    Routes affected

    Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple / Sheffield

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Ashburys and Chinley closing some lines.

    Train service between  Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Guide Bridge.

    Train service between Manchester Piccadilly and Marple is extended to run to / from New Mills Central.

    Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield are diverted via Stockport and Hazel Groveand will not call at Ashburys, Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romily, Marple and New Mills Central.

    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 First Great Western services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July

    Train companies affected

    First Great Western

    Routes affected

    Some First Great Western routes.

    Description

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

    Monday to Wednesday

    23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads journey time will be extended by 5 minutes after leaving Patchway.

    Monday to Friday

    From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

    From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

    Tuesday to Friday

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

    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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    There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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    Changes to East Midlands Trains services on Sunday 2 August

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Routes between Nottingham and Matlock; Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich; Nottingham and Skegness

    Description

    East Midlands Trains will be running a revised service on some of its local routes on Sunday 2 August.  This is due to a short-term issue with staff availability.

    The following routes will be affected:

        Nottingham - Matlock

        Nottingham - Skegness

        Liverpool - Nottingham - Norwich

    Journey Planners are not currently showing the changed service on the affected routes, please use the links above to obtain timetable information.

    Trains to / from London will not be affected and a normal service will operate throughout the day on this route (except that, due to planned engineering, buses will replace trains between Corby and Kettering.)

    Customer advice

    Customers with a pre-booked ticket who decide not to travel on Sunday 2 August will be able to claim a full refund on their ticket or use it to travel on either Saturday 1 August or Monday 3 August.

    Customers holding Advance tickets for services which will not run should use their ticket as close as possible to the original time booked on alternative services. Customers with Advance tickets on the Liverpool - Norwich route, should use alternative train operators services as close as possible to the original time booked. No excess fare or administration fee should be charged to customers in such circumstances.

    Other train operators will be accepting East Midlands Trains' tickets and a full list of alternative rail routes will be available here later today.

    You can follow this incident using the hashtag #EMTupdate

    Delays to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon expected until end of service

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    All South West Trains routes through Wimbledon

    Description

    Emergency engineering works at Wimbledon are causing delays of up to 10 minutes to journeys to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon.

    Speed restrictions which have been imposed are likely to have more of an impact on services during the evening peak.

    Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service today.

    Speed restrictions have been raised to minimise delays and restore the train service however, there may still be delays and alterations to services to and from London Waterloo. Engineering teams are on site and monitoring the affected area however, it cannot be repaired while trains are running and will therefore be looked at overnight and through the weekend.

    You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Wimbledon

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

    Disruption between Havant and Guildford until end of service on Sunday 2 August

    Train companies affected

    South West Trains

    Routes affected

    SouthWest Trains between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo

    Description

    A signalling problem between Petersfield and Haslemere is causing the following changes:

    • Rowlands Castle, Petersfield, Liss and Liphook will not be served
    • Services that run between Portsmouth and London Waterloo via Guildford will be diverted via Eastleigh extending journeys by up to 30 minutes
    • Services that run between Haslemere and London Waterloo will continue to run as normal forming an hourly service between Guildford and Haslemere
    • Buses will supplement services between Havant - Petersfield - Haslemere and Haslemere - Liphook - Liss - Petersfield. Taxis will serve Rowlands Castle, passengers wishing to travel to or from this station are advised to use station help points to request transport
    • Southern services between Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour and Havant are no longer being affected by this disruption

    This is expected to continue until end of service on Sunday 2 August.

    Engineers have advised that there has been extensive electrical damage to some equipment which will require repairing. Due to the extent of the damage, repairs are likely to be completed over the weekend.

    Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

    Passengers may use Southern services on reasonable routes

    South West Trains passengers may use:

    • First Great Western services between Guildford and Redhill.
    • Local buses on routes 70 / 71 / 21 / 23 / 700 /37

     

     

    You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Haslemere

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

    Buses replace trains between York and Leeds via Harrogate until 22:00

    Train companies affected

    Northern Rail

    Routes affected

    Trains between York and Leeds via Harrogate

    Description

    A broken down train between Knaresborough and Harrogate means trains are unable to run between York and Leeds via Harrogate.  Buses will run between these stations, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes. This is expected to continue until 22:00.

    You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Knaresborough

    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 Village until 20 October

    Train companies affected

    Chiltern Railways

    Routes affected

    Between Oxford and Bicester Village

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

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

      From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. 

      For further information please click here or here.

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

      Planning your Journey

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

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      Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

      Train companies affected

      Southeastern, Thameslink

      Routes affected

      All routes via London Bridge

      Description

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

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

      Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

      Longer term changes

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

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

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

      Planning your Journey

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

      Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

      The accepted routes are:

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

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

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

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

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

      Train companies affected

      First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

      Routes affected

      All routes via Bolton

      Description

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

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

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

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

      Timetables can be found here

      Saturdays and Sundays

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

      First TransPennine Express

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

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

      Northern Rail

      Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

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

      Between Preston and Hazel Grove

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

      Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

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

      Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

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

      Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

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

      Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

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

      Monday to Friday

      First TransPennine Express

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

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

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

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

      Northern Rail

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

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

      Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

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

      Between Preston and Hazel Grove

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

      Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Blackburn and Bolton

      Buses replace trains between Blackburn and Bolton.

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

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

      Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

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

      Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

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

      Planning your journey

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

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      Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015

      Train companies affected

      First Great Western, South West Trains

      Routes affected

      Routes through Bath Spa

      Description

      This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

      Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

      Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

      The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed, affecting journeys between these stations and journeys via Melksham - the Avon Valley services will run normally. High Speed Train services to/from London Paddington will be diverted, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

      Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

      All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa . The line will also be closed between Trowbridge and Bath Spa and all services to / from Bath Spa will run from the west. Replacement coach / bus services will serve stations to the east.

      For details of the service alterations during the two phases please see below:

      Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

      The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed. The following alterations will apply:

      Between Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Chippenham and London Paddington

      One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham, running on a diverted route with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

      A second hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington running non-stop to / from Swindon (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

      Trans-Wilts services between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham

      Some Trans-Wilts services via Melksham will be replaced by buses. Connections will be available to train services at Chippenham and Trowbridge.

      Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon, Avoncliff and Freshford to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

      Services from Westbury, Warminster, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol and Cardiff Central will be unaffected but subject to some minor alterations.

      Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

      All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa. The following alterations will apply:

      Between Bath Spa and London Paddington

      One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.

      Trains will run non-stop between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and call at Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.        

      Between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads    

      Three trains per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.     

      One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.      

      One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (non-stop).     

      One stopping service will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.      

      Additional services will run during the morning and evening peak, calling at Filton Abbey Wood.    

      Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington      

      One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.      

      Trains will run non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon and call at Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.      

      Between Chippenham and London Paddington      

      An hourly service will run between Chippenham and London Paddington for part of the day.    

      An hourly service will run between Chippenham and Swindon.   

      Between Chippenham and Bath Spa     

      There will be a half-hourly replacement bus service between Chippenham and Bath Spa with an approximate journey time of 1 hour.     

      Between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads     

      Customers from Chippenham to Bristol Temple Meads are advised to travel via Swindon. This will mean an increased journey time of up to 45 minutes.     

      Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads     

      An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon. Trains will call additionally at Melksham (every other hour).   

      Connections will be available at Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads , South Wales and London Paddington.    

      Replacement bus connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa.   

      Between Weymouth and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa     

      Services from Weymouth will start / terminate at Westbury with some re-timings to the normal timetable.    

      Replacement bus connections will be available at Frome and Westbury for Bath Spa.    

      Train connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge. Customers for Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliffe and Freshford should change at Trowbridge for replacement bus connections.   

      A peak only replacement bus service will run between Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads.   

      Between Westbury / Trowbridge / Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads   

      Replacement bus services will operate in the Avon Valley:  

      Between Westbury and Bath Spa - an hourly express bus service.   

      Between Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa - a bus service every 30 minutes.   

      Between Freshford, Avoncliff and Bath Spa - an hourly bus service. At Freshford buses will be unable to gain access to the station. Buses will call at the following locations, The Inn, The Old Bakery on High Street, the School and the Village Hall. 

      A shuttle service will also run between Avoncliff and Bradford-on-Avon.   

      Buses will run run in groups to cater for the numbers of people who would normally travel on a train. Where necessary additional bus services will run during peak periods.   

      South West Trains services from Saturday 1 to Monday 31 August, will only run between London Waterloo and Westbury. Replacement buses operated by First Great Western will run between Westbury and Bristol.  

      Passengers for Bristol and South Wales should use altered First Great Western services to Swindon, for connections to the London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales routes. Some additional South West Trains services will run between Salisbury and Westbury to supplement the First Great Western services.    

      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 First Great Western services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July

      Train companies affected

      First Great Western

      Routes affected

      Some First Great Western routes.

      Description

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

      Monday to Wednesday

      23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads journey time will be extended by 5 minutes after leaving Patchway.

      Monday to Friday

      From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

      From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

      Tuesday to Friday

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

      Planning your Journey

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      Amended 19:23 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange on Saturday 1 August

      Train companies affected

      Grand Central

      Routes affected

      Between London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

      Description

      From 17:00, engineering work is taking place between Doncaster and Pontefract Monkhill closing the line.

      19:23 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange is diverted between Doncaster and Wakefield Kirkgate and will not call at Pontefract Monkhill.

      A bus will run between Doncaster and Wakefield Kirkgate calling at Pontefract Monkhill.

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      Buses replace trains between Ramsgate and Dover Priory on Saturday 1 August

      Train companies affected

      Southeastern

      Routes affected

      London St Pancras International circular via Faversham and Dover Priory

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Ramsgate and Dover Priory closing the line.

      The London St Pancras International circular via Faversham and Dover Priory services will be retimed with buses replacing trains between Ramsgate and Dover Priory.

      Planning your Journey

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      Buses replace trains between Gravesend and Strood on Saturday 1 August

      Train companies affected

      Southeastern

      Routes affected

      Between London Charing Cross and Gillingham / Faversham / Ramsgate.

      London St Pancras circular

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Gravesend and Strood closing the line.

      Buses replace trains between Gravesend and Strood.

      Trains may be amended, retimed or diverted with connecting buses for passengers to complete their journey.

      Planning your Journey

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      Amended First Great Western services from 21:00 Saturday 1 until 08:00 Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      First Great Western

      Routes affected

      Various First Great Western routes.

      Description

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

      Saturday

      From 00:01 to 06:00, some trains between London Paddington to Reading / Oxford will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should circulate between Slough and Burnham / Taplow using the connecting bus service.

      From 22:00, trains between Reading and Basingingstoke are retimed to run up to 9 minutes later than normal.

      22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central journey time will be extended by 7 minutes after leaving Didcot Parkway.

      22:35 / 23:33 London Paddington to Bristol Parkway journey times will be extended by 7 minutes after leaving Didcot Parkway.

      22:12 London Paddington to Oxford is replaced by a bus between Didcot Parkway and Oxford.

      23:20 London Paddington to Oxford, departing at 23:31, is replaced by a bus between Reading and Oxford.

      23:33 London Paddington to Oxford, retimed to depart 23:36, will terminate at Reading. Passengers should use alternative trains / replacement buses for stations between Reading and Oxford.

      22:03 Reading to Bedford is retimed to depart at 22:02.

      23:12 Reading to Bedwyn is retimed to depart at 23:13.

      Sunday

      07:37 Reading to Basingstoke is replaced by a bus throughout departing Reading at 07:20.

      08:07 Basingstoke to Reading is replaced by a bus throughout departing Basingstoke at 07:47.

      08:30 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will start from Reading. Passengers should use alternative trains between Didcot Parkway and Reading.

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      Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      London Underground

      Routes affected

      Circle Line.

      District Line.

      Hammersmith & City Line.

      Jubilee Line.

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the London Underground with various line closures.

      Circle Line 

      No trains will run between Baker Street and Hammersmith and High Street Kensington.  

      District Line  

      No trains will run between Edgware Road and High Street Kensington.

      Hammersmith & City Line

      No trains will run between Baker Street and Hammersmith.

      Jubilee Line

      On Saturday, no trains will run between North Greenwich and Stratford.

      Planning your Journey

      For more information, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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      Buses replace trains between Sheffield and Lincoln Central on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      Northern Rail

      Routes affected

      Between Sheffield and Lincoln Central

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Kiveton Bridge closing the line.

      Buses replace trains between Sheffield and Lincoln Central.

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

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      Buses replace trains between Kettering and Corby on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      East Midlands Trains

      Routes affected

      Between Kettering and Corby

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place at Kettering with some lines closed.

      Buses replace trains between Kettering and Corby.

      Planning your Journey

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

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      Buses replace trains between Purley and Caterham on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      Southern

      Routes affected

      Between London Bridge / London Victoria and Caterham

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Caterham closing the line.

      Buses replace trains between Purley and Caterham.

      Planning your Journey

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

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      Buses replace trains between Crewe and Chester on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains

      Routes affected

      Arriva Trains Wales between Birmingham International / Swansea and Holyhead.

      Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester closing the line.

      Arriva Trains Wales services are replaced by buses between Crewe and Chester.

      Virgin Trains services are diverted between Crewe and Chester extending journey times by 60 minutes. Some services will run between Crewe and London Euston. Passengers should use alternative services between Holyhead and Crewe.

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      No trains between Dalston Junction and Shadwell / New Cross on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      London Overground

      Routes affected

      Between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction/Crystal Palace/West Croydon

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Dalston Junction and Shadwell with some lines closed.

      No London Overground services will run between between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell or Surrey Quays and New Cross, due to Crossrail work at Whitechapel.

      Passengers should use replacement buses between Dalston Kingsland, Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel and Shadwell or use London Underground services via all reasonable routes (for entrance/exit at Canada Water and Stratford stations only).

      Passengers may use local buses between Canada Water, Surrey Quays, Deptford Bridge and New Cross.

      Planning your Journey

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

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

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      Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries on Saturday 1 and every Sunday from 2 to 30 August

      Train companies affected

      ScotRail

      Routes affected

      Between Glasgow Central and Newcastle

      Description

      Engineering work is taking place between Kilmarnock and New Cumnock closing the line.

      Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

      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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      There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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      Changes to East Midlands Trains services on Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      East Midlands Trains

      Routes affected

      Routes between Nottingham and Matlock; Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich; Nottingham and Skegness

      Description

      East Midlands Trains will be running a revised service on some of its local routes on Sunday 2 August.  This is due to a short-term issue with staff availability.

      The following routes will be affected:

          Nottingham - Matlock

          Nottingham - Skegness

          Liverpool - Nottingham - Norwich

      Journey Planners are not currently showing the changed service on the affected routes, please use the links above to obtain timetable information.

      Trains to / from London will not be affected and a normal service will operate throughout the day on this route (except that, due to planned engineering, buses will replace trains between Corby and Kettering.)

      Customer advice

      Customers with a pre-booked ticket who decide not to travel on Sunday 2 August will be able to claim a full refund on their ticket or use it to travel on either Saturday 1 August or Monday 3 August.

      Customers holding Advance tickets for services which will not run should use their ticket as close as possible to the original time booked on alternative services. Customers with Advance tickets on the Liverpool - Norwich route, should use alternative train operators services as close as possible to the original time booked. No excess fare or administration fee should be charged to customers in such circumstances.

      Other train operators will be accepting East Midlands Trains' tickets and a full list of alternative rail routes will be available here later today.

      You can follow this incident using the hashtag #EMTupdate

      Delays to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon expected until end of service

      Train companies affected

      South West Trains

      Routes affected

      All South West Trains routes through Wimbledon

      Description

      Emergency engineering works at Wimbledon are causing delays of up to 10 minutes to journeys to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon.

      Speed restrictions which have been imposed are likely to have more of an impact on services during the evening peak.

      Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service today.

      Speed restrictions have been raised to minimise delays and restore the train service however, there may still be delays and alterations to services to and from London Waterloo. Engineering teams are on site and monitoring the affected area however, it cannot be repaired while trains are running and will therefore be looked at overnight and through the weekend.

      You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Wimbledon

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

      Disruption between Havant and Guildford until end of service on Sunday 2 August

      Train companies affected

      South West Trains

      Routes affected

      SouthWest Trains between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo

      Description

      A signalling problem between Petersfield and Haslemere is causing the following changes:

      • Rowlands Castle, Petersfield, Liss and Liphook will not be served
      • Services that run between Portsmouth and London Waterloo via Guildford will be diverted via Eastleigh extending journeys by up to 30 minutes
      • Services that run between Haslemere and London Waterloo will continue to run as normal forming an hourly service between Guildford and Haslemere
      • Buses will supplement services between Havant - Petersfield - Haslemere and Haslemere - Liphook - Liss - Petersfield. Taxis will serve Rowlands Castle, passengers wishing to travel to or from this station are advised to use station help points to request transport
      • Southern services between Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour and Havant are no longer being affected by this disruption

      This is expected to continue until end of service on Sunday 2 August.

      Engineers have advised that there has been extensive electrical damage to some equipment which will require repairing. Due to the extent of the damage, repairs are likely to be completed over the weekend.

      Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

      Passengers may use Southern services on reasonable routes

      South West Trains passengers may use:

      • First Great Western services between Guildford and Redhill.
      • Local buses on routes 70 / 71 / 21 / 23 / 700 /37

       

       

      You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Haslemere

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      Buses replace trains between York and Leeds via Harrogate until 22:00

      Train companies affected

      Northern Rail

      Routes affected

      Trains between York and Leeds via Harrogate

      Description

      A broken down train between Knaresborough and Harrogate means trains are unable to run between York and Leeds via Harrogate.  Buses will run between these stations, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes. This is expected to continue until 22:00.

      You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Knaresborough

      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 Village until 20 October

      Train companies affected

      Chiltern Railways

      Routes affected

      Between Oxford and Bicester Village

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

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

        From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. 

        For further information please click here or here.

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

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        Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

        Train companies affected

        Southeastern, Thameslink

        Routes affected

        All routes via London Bridge

        Description

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

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

        Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

        Longer term changes

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

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

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

        Planning your Journey

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

        Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

        The accepted routes are:

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

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

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

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

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

        Train companies affected

        First TransPennine Express, Northern Rail

        Routes affected

        All routes via Bolton

        Description

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

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

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

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

        Timetables can be found here

        Saturdays and Sundays

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

        First TransPennine Express

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

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

        Northern Rail

        Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

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

        Between Preston and Hazel Grove

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

        Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

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

        Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

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

        Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

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

        Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

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

        Monday to Friday

        First TransPennine Express

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

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

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

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

        Northern Rail

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

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

        Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

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

        Between Preston and Hazel Grove

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

        Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Blackburn and Bolton

        Buses replace trains between Blackburn and Bolton.

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

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

        Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

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

        Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

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

        Planning your journey

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

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        Major improvement works in the Bath Spa area from Saturday 18 July to Monday 31 August 2015

        Train companies affected

        First Great Western, South West Trains

        Routes affected

        Routes through Bath Spa

        Description

        This summer the £7.5 billion modernisation of the Great Western Main Line reaches the historic city of Bath when Network Rail will be carrying out major engineering projects in Box Tunnel and along the line to the east of Bath.

        Significant sections of the railway track will be lowered to allow the installation of the overhead lines that will provide the power to the new Super Express Trains. The work will be carried out in two phases the first of which starts on Saturday 18 July, and the second on Saturday 1 August with both due for completion on Monday 31 August. These major works will mean that there will be changes to services that travel through Bath Spa.

        Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

        The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed, affecting journeys between these stations and journeys via Melksham - the Avon Valley services will run normally. High Speed Train services to/from London Paddington will be diverted, increasing journey times by up to 30 minutes.

        Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

        All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa . The line will also be closed between Trowbridge and Bath Spa and all services to / from Bath Spa will run from the west. Replacement coach / bus services will serve stations to the east.

        For details of the service alterations during the two phases please see below:

        Phase 1: 18 - 31 July

        The railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa will be closed. The following alterations will apply:

        Between Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa / Chippenham and London Paddington

        One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington, calling at Bath Spa and Chippenham, running on a diverted route with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

        A second hourly train service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington running non-stop to / from Swindon (normal calling pattern from Swindon).  

        Trans-Wilts services between Westbury and Swindon via Melksham and Chippenham

        Some Trans-Wilts services via Melksham will be replaced by buses. Connections will be available to train services at Chippenham and Trowbridge.

        Westbury, Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon, Avoncliff and Freshford to Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads

        Services from Westbury, Warminster, Weymouth and Portsmouth Harbour to Bristol and Cardiff Central will be unaffected but subject to some minor alterations.

        Phase 2: 01 - 31 August

        All lines to the east of Bath will be closed, in addition to the continuing work on the railway between Chippenham and Bath Spa. The following alterations will apply:

        Between Bath Spa and London Paddington

        One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.

        Trains will run non-stop between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads and call at Swindon, Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.        

        Between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads    

        Three trains per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.     

        One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and London Paddington via Bristol Temple Meads with increased journey times of approximately 30 minutes.      

        One train per hour will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads (non-stop).     

        One stopping service will run between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham and Oldfield Park.      

        Additional services will run during the morning and evening peak, calling at Filton Abbey Wood.    

        Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington      

        One train per hour will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington.      

        Trains will run non-stop between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon and call at Didcot Parkway, Reading and London Paddington.      

        Between Chippenham and London Paddington      

        An hourly service will run between Chippenham and London Paddington for part of the day.    

        An hourly service will run between Chippenham and Swindon.   

        Between Chippenham and Bath Spa     

        There will be a half-hourly replacement bus service between Chippenham and Bath Spa with an approximate journey time of 1 hour.     

        Between Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads     

        Customers from Chippenham to Bristol Temple Meads are advised to travel via Swindon. This will mean an increased journey time of up to 45 minutes.     

        Between Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads     

        An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon. Trains will call additionally at Melksham (every other hour).   

        Connections will be available at Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads , South Wales and London Paddington.    

        Replacement bus connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa.   

        Between Weymouth and Bristol Temple Meads via Bath Spa     

        Services from Weymouth will start / terminate at Westbury with some re-timings to the normal timetable.    

        Replacement bus connections will be available at Frome and Westbury for Bath Spa.    

        Train connections will be available at Westbury for Trowbridge. Customers for Bradford-on-Avon, Avoncliffe and Freshford should change at Trowbridge for replacement bus connections.   

        A peak only replacement bus service will run between Castle Cary and Bristol Temple Meads.   

        Between Westbury / Trowbridge / Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa / Bristol Temple Meads   

        Replacement bus services will operate in the Avon Valley:  

        Between Westbury and Bath Spa - an hourly express bus service.   

        Between Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon and Bath Spa - a bus service every 30 minutes.   

        Between Freshford, Avoncliff and Bath Spa - an hourly bus service. At Freshford buses will be unable to gain access to the station. Buses will call at the following locations, The Inn, The Old Bakery on High Street, the School and the Village Hall. 

        A shuttle service will also run between Avoncliff and Bradford-on-Avon.   

        Buses will run run in groups to cater for the numbers of people who would normally travel on a train. Where necessary additional bus services will run during peak periods.   

        South West Trains services from Saturday 1 to Monday 31 August, will only run between London Waterloo and Westbury. Replacement buses operated by First Great Western will run between Westbury and Bristol.  

        Passengers for Bristol and South Wales should use altered First Great Western services to Swindon, for connections to the London Paddington to Bristol and South Wales routes. Some additional South West Trains services will run between Salisbury and Westbury to supplement the First Great Western services.    

        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 services between Ashburys and Chinley from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July

        Train companies affected

        Northern Rail

        Routes affected

        Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple / Sheffield

        Description

        Engineering work is taking place between Ashburys and Chinley closing some lines.

        Train service between  Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Guide Bridge.

        Train service between Manchester Piccadilly and Marple is extended to run to / from New Mills Central.

        Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield are diverted via Stockport and Hazel Groveand will not call at Ashburys, Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romily, Marple and New Mills Central.

        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 First Great Western services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 July

        Train companies affected

        First Great Western

        Routes affected

        Some First Great Western routes.

        Description

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

        Monday to Wednesday

        23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads journey time will be extended by 5 minutes after leaving Patchway.

        Monday to Friday

        From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

        From 22:00 to 04:00 each night, some trains between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

        Tuesday to Friday

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

        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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        There are currently no planned changes to train times.