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Industrial action announced to affect Northern on Saturday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes

Description

The RMT Union have announced strike action that will impact on Northern services on Saturday 3 March.

Northern will be running as many services as possible to keep customers moving. More details on the services that will operate if the strike goes ahead will be published here as soon as the information is available.

Background information on the strike has been published by Northern and is available here.

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The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has not yet been updated with the strike day timetable.

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Industrial action announced to affect Merseyrail on Saturday 3 March

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Merseyrail routes

Description

The RMT Union have announced strike action that will disrupt Merseyrail services on Saturday 3 March.

Merseyrail will endeavour to provide the best possible rail service that they can to customers, with the resources they have available, as they have on previous strike days.

More details on the services that will operate will be published here as soon as the information is available.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has not yet been updated with the strike day timetable.

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool until Sunday 25 March

Train companies affected

Northern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to / from Blackpool North

Description

As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool.

Phase 1 of these works has been completed and trains can run again between Preston and Blackpool South.

From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Ticket acceptance:

All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool as part of a multi-billion pound investment in the north to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys in 2018.

The 17 mile route between Preston and Blackpool North will be fully electrified paving the way for better trains with more seats. We're also improving the track layout and modernising signalling equipment to reduce delays and improve performance.

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Amended 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 March

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Blackpool North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North, closing some lines.

The 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus service will operate between Preston and Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Check before you travel:

For Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February dates are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner (i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends,  please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

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Amended overnight midweek service between Crewe and Chester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Cardiff Central / Crewe to Chester

Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

Chester to Birmingham New Street

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Crewe. A bus will be provided between Crewe and Chester. Through customers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. Customers for Holyhead should connect with a bus which departs at 23:35 for Chester. A train will then depart Chester for Holyhead.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe. The bus will depart at the earlier time 03:50 to maintain the connection at Crewe.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended service between Cardiff Central and Newport from Monday 19 until Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway service between Cardiff Central and Paignton / Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Portsmouth Harbour / Westbury / Bristol Temple Meads / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport throughout the week, closing some lines between these stations.

Throughout each day, some trains from Cardiff Central will start from Newport. Customers should use alternative train services from Cardiff Central to Newport.

Throughout each day, some trains from the Bristol Temple Meads direction will terminate at Newport. Customers should use alternative train services from Newport to Cardiff Central.

Most other trains, including those to and from Portsmouth Harbour and London Paddington, will run up to 10 minutes later than usual between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Rugby and Northampton from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Northwestern Railway between Rugby and London Euston

Virgin Trains between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

Engineering work will take place between Rugby and Northampton each night between Monday and Friday, closing all lines.

Monday to Friday:

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, and will no longer call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:16 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton at 05:46. A replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton to connect with this train.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended late night / early morning services to / from London Paddington from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Henley-on-Thames / Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Bedwyn /

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, closing some lines.

As a result, there are a number of alterations to services between 22:00 and 01:00 each night. Trains will be amended or diverted, and may take slightly longer than usual.

The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell stations. Customers should use alternative services.

The 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Customers should change here for rail connections to Reading.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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No trains at Burnham or Taplow between Monday 19 February and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, some trains will be amended to not call at Burnham or Taplow stations.

Monday:

The 04:07 Reading to Paddington service will not call at Taplow or Burnham. Passengers should use alternative services.

Monday to Thursday:

Some services departing London Paddington or Reading stations between 21:40 and 23:59 will be amended to not call at Burnham or Taplow stations.

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham and Taplow.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations. A replacement bus will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.

The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations. Customers should use alternative services.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Revised late night service to / from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Gillingham / Hayes / Sevenoaks, and also between London Cannon Street and Dartford / Orpington, and also London Cannon Street circular services

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street area, closing some lines overnight between Monday evening and Friday morning.

After 22:00, trains may be cancelled or amended to start from / terminate at London Bridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between Newtown and Aberystwyth between Monday 19 and Saturday 24 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Birmingham International and Machynlleth / Aberystwyth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Welshpool and Machynlleth, closing all lines.

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service terminates at Newtown. A replacement bus will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth, calling at all stations.

The 23:40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Finsbury Park and New Southgate, closing some lines.

The 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross service will not call at Alexandra palace, Hornsey or Harringay. A bus will operate from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate and New Southgate to Alexandra palace.

Passengers for Hornsey and Harringay should use local buses on any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended morning services between Briton Ferry and Swansea between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Swansea and London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Briton Ferry and Swansea.

As a result, the 03:54 Swansea to London Paddington service will depart Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend up to 15 minutes later than usual. This train will run at normal timings beyond Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended services between Preston and Colne between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Preston and Colne

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackburn overnight, closing all lines.

The 05:18 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Blackburn, departing from Preston at 04:55.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended early morning East Midlands Trains services between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place in both Dore and Toton overnight.

As a result, some early morning services will be amended. 

The first train between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will depart earlier, at 05:08.

The first train between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich will start from Warrington Central. Customers should use other services between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended evening/ early morning TransPennine Express services between Huddersfield and Leeds between Tuesday 20 February and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Manchester Airport and York

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Huddersfield and Leeds, closing some lines. 

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. Customers can use a replacement bus from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday:

Some early morning trains between Manchester Airport and York will be amended to leave later than usual.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended 00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Brookmans Park and Hatfield, closing some lines each night.

On Thursday and Friday mornings, the 00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will not call at Welham Green. Buses will operate between Welham Green and Hatfield to connect into / out of the train.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

between Bedford and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wivelsfield and Brighton overnight.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Wednesday and Thursday:

21:52 Bedford to Brighton will terminate at Haywards Heath. A rail replacement bus will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton

22:22 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Thursday and Friday:

00:30 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

04:15 Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run between Brighton and Three Bridges, departing at 03:35.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace overnight trains between Streatham Hill and London Bridge on Thursday 22 February

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge and London Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham Hill and Norwood Junction / New Cross Gate, closing all lines from Thursday evening until early on Friday morning.

On Thursday the 23:54 London Victoria to London Bridge service will terminate at Streatham Hill. A replacement bus will run from Streatham Hill to London Bridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Industrial action announced to affect Northern on Saturday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes

Description

The RMT Union have announced strike action that will impact on Northern services on Saturday 3 March.

Northern will be running as many services as possible to keep customers moving. More details on the services that will operate if the strike goes ahead will be published here as soon as the information is available.

Background information on the strike has been published by Northern and is available here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has not yet been updated with the strike day timetable.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #NorthernDispute

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Industrial action announced to affect Merseyrail on Saturday 3 March

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Merseyrail routes

Description

The RMT Union have announced strike action that will disrupt Merseyrail services on Saturday 3 March.

Merseyrail will endeavour to provide the best possible rail service that they can to customers, with the resources they have available, as they have on previous strike days.

More details on the services that will operate will be published here as soon as the information is available.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has not yet been updated with the strike day timetable.

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool until Sunday 25 March

Train companies affected

Northern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to / from Blackpool North

Description

As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool.

Phase 1 of these works has been completed and trains can run again between Preston and Blackpool South.

From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Ticket acceptance:

All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool as part of a multi-billion pound investment in the north to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys in 2018.

The 17 mile route between Preston and Blackpool North will be fully electrified paving the way for better trains with more seats. We're also improving the track layout and modernising signalling equipment to reduce delays and improve performance.

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Amended 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 March

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Blackpool North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North, closing some lines.

The 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus service will operate between Preston and Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Check before you travel:

For Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February dates are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner (i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends,  please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

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Buses replace trains between Newtown and Aberystwyth between Monday 19 and Saturday 24 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Birmingham International and Machynlleth / Aberystwyth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Welshpool and Machynlleth, closing all lines.

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service terminates at Newtown. A replacement bus will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth, calling at all stations.

The 23:40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended service between Keynsham and Bristol Temple Meads on Saturday 24 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Keynsham and Bristol Temple Meads.

As a result, the 21:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted after Bath Spa, and will arrive at Bristol Temple Meads a few minutes later than usual.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended early morning service between Wolverhampton and Walsall on Saturday 24 February

Train companies affected

West Midlands Railway

Routes affected

Between Wolverhampton and Walsall

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton and Walsall, closing some lines.

The 06:38 Wolverhampton to Walsall service will be diverted, and will arrive at Walsall 17 minutes later than usual.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended service between Redhill and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Southern between London Victoria and Reigate / Tonbridge / Horsham / Ore / Littlehampton

Thameslink between Bedford and Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges / Brighton

Description

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

Saturday:

Gatwick Express:

A half hourly service will run between London Victoria and Brighton.

Southern:

An amended timetable will operate between London Victoria and Brighton.

London Victoria to Ore / Littlehampton services will be amended to run hourly.

Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Salfords / Earlswood / Three Bridges and between Redhill and Edenbridge.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Edenbridge and Tonbridge, and fewer trains than usual will call at Earlswood and Salfords stations.

Thameslink:

An severely reduced timetable will be in operation across all Thameslink services and extended journey times between East Croydon and Three Bridges / Brighton.

Sunday:

Gatwick Express:

A half hourly service will operate between London Victoria and Redhill calling additionally at Clapham Junction and East Croydon. Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Southern:

London Victoria to Brighton services will not run at all.

London Bridge to Tonbridge services will instead start from London Victoria, and will make additional calls at Clapham Junction and Selhurst.

London Victoria to Bognor Regis services will run between Three Bridges and Bognor Regis, calling additionally at Crawley, Ifield and Littlehaven.

London Victoria to Ore services will operate between Three Bridges and Polegate.

London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour / Littlehampton will run between Three Bridges and Chichester / Littlehampton.

Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Three Bridges calling at all stations.

Thameslink:

Thameslink services will not operate between London St Pancras International and Gatwick Airport. Passengers can use Southern services between London Victoria and Redhill and the Southern rail replacement buses between Redhill and Gatwick Airport to connect into Thameslink trains services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton. More details can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between Streatham / Norwood Junction and Sutton / Epsom on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria / London Bridge and Epsom / Epsom Downs / Sutton / Horsham

Thameslink between Luton and Wimbledon / Sutton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham / Norwood Junction and Epsom / Epsom Downs, closing all lines.

As a result of these works, the following alterations will be made:

Southern:

  • Services between London Bridge and West Croydon will be diverted to terminate at East Croydon.
  • London Victoria to Horsham services will be run between London Bridge and Horsham.
  • London Victoria to Epsom / Dorking / Epsom Downs services will not run.
  • London Victoria to Sutton services will be diverted to terminate at South Croydon.
Replacement buses will run between Streatham and Epsom, and also between Norwood Junction and Sutton / Epsom Downs.

 

Thameslink:

An amended train service will run between Luton and Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers for stations between Mitcham Eastfields and Wimbledon / Sutton can use local buses on any reasonable route.

Ticket acceptance:

South Western Railway are accepting valid Southern tickets between Epsom and Dorking.

Thameslink customers with a valid ticket can use local TfL buses on any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Southern, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between Bournemouth and Poole on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Weymouth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bournemouth and Poole, closing all lines on Saturday and Sunday.

Replacement buses will run between Bournemouth and Poole approximately 3 times per hour in each direction. An amended timetable will run between Poole and Weymouth, and also between London Waterloo and Bournemouth.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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No London Overground service between Sydenham and West Croydon on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Highbury & Islington / Dalston Junction and West Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwood Junction and Sutton, closing various lines.

No London Overground service will operate between Sydenham and West Croydon. Customers should use Southern services between Crystal Palace and Norwood Junction. Rail replacement buses will run between Norwood Junction and West Croydon, or local buses by any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between Redhill and Gatwick Airport on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Oxford / Reading and Gatwick Airport

Description

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

As a result, Great Western Railway services between Oxford / Reading and Gatwick Airport will terminate / start at Redhill.

A replacement bus will run hourly between Reigate and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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CANCELLED: Engineering work between St Erth and St Ives on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Penzance / St Erth and St Ives.

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between St Erth and St Ives on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February has been cancelled. Train services between these stations will now run as normal.

Check before you travel:

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

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Buses replace trains between Salisbury and Andover / Romsey on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter St Davids / Yeovil Junction / Gillingham / Salisbury and Southampton Central / Basingstoke / London Waterloo

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Salisbury and Andover, and also between Salisbury and Romsey, closing all lines from 23:00 on Saturday until 09:20 on Sunday.

As a result the following trains will be amended:

Saturday:

The 22:20 and 23:40 London Waterloo to Salisbury services will terminate at Andover. A replacement bus will run from Andover to Salisbury.

Sunday:

The 06:45 and 07:27 Salisbury to London Waterloo services will start from Andover, with replacement buses from Salisbury connecting with these services.

The 07:32 Yeovil Junction to London Waterloo will run to Salisbury. A replacement bus will run from Salisbury to Andover. A train will run from Andover to London Waterloo.

The 08:54 Gillingham to London Waterloo will run from Andover at 09:46. A replacement bus will run from Gillingham to Andover.

The 08:05 Basingstoke to Exeter St Davids will be replaced by a bus between Andover and Exeter St Davids. The 08:51 Salisbury to Exeter St Davids will run as an additional service.

The 08:08 Salisbury to Redbridge via Eastleigh service will start from Romsey. A replacement bus will run from Salisbury to Romsey.

The 08:20 Salisbury to Chandlers Ford service will start from Romsey. A replacement bus will run from Salisbury to Romsey.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Swansea / Maesteg / Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester / Shrewsbury / Crewe / Llandudno / Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Nottingham / Manchester Piccadilly.

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Bristol Parkway / Bristol Temple Meads / Portsmouth Harbour / Reading / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing all lines from 22:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday. 

Arriva Trains Wales:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town will start and terminate at Pye Corner. Buses will run between Pye Corner and Cardiff Central.

Services between Cardiff Central and Gloucester, Cheltenham, Manchester and Holyhead will start from Newport. Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport.

CrossCountry:

Services will start / terminate at Newport rather than Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Great Western Railway:

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Newport. Some services will be cancelled throughout, and will not be replaced by buses. Some services will start from Bristol Temple Meads or Westbury instead of Cardiff Central. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended services in the Westbury area on Saturday 24 and until 09:30 on Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Westbury / Weymouth / Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Castle Cary, Westbury, Chippenham and Bradford-on-Avon, closing some lines from 23:00 on Saturday until 09:30 on Sunday.

Saturday:

The 23:10 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will terminate at Westbury. A replacement bus will run from Westbury to Frome.

Sunday: 

No trains at Frome. Customers should use replacement bus service between Westbury and Frome.

The 08:23 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth will depart later than normal, and will be re-timed throughout.

The 08:30 Westbury to Warminster will not run.

The 08:47 Warminster to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Westbury at 09:37. A bus will run from Warminster to connect with this service.

The 09:25 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth will leave Yeovil Pen Mill 17 minutes later than usual.

The 11:05 Weymouth to Westbury service will depart at 11:20.

Both the 09:26 Swindon to Westbury and the 08:28 Westbury to Swindon will be replaced by a bus between Swindon and Wesbury.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:=

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains at Burnham and Taplow on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, the following services will not call at Burnham or Taplow:

Saturday:

22:12, 22:43 (departing 22:50) and 23:20 (departing 23:27) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

22:52 (departing 22:51) Reading to London Paddington.

22:56 and 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington.

Sunday:

00:05 London Paddington to Reading.

After this time, there will be no services calling at Taplow, as Taplow station is closed on Sundays.

06:22, 07:22 and 08:22 Reading to London Paddington.

06:45 London Paddington to Reading.

07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

Replacement buses will run between Burnham / Taplow and Slough in both directions. Not all trains will be served by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains at Pangbourne on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway 

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway on Saturday and Sunday mornings / evenings, closing some lines.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

Saturday:

22:12, 22:43 (departing 22:50) and 23:20 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

22:52 (departing 22:51) Reading to London Paddington.

22:56 and 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington.

23:43 London Paddington to Reading.

Sunday:

07:29 and 08:14 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

08:30 and 09:20 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington.

20:15, 21:15, 22:15, 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

22:29, 23:15 (departing 23:18) and 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington.

A replacement bus will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in both directions to connect with trains.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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No trains between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Watford Junction on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

London Overground, Southern

Routes affected

London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Stratford

Southern between East Croydon / Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Watford Junction, closing all lines.

London Overground:

No trains will run between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction. Tickets will be accepted on local bus services by any reasonable route.

Southern:

No trains will run between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction. Customers should travel via London Victoria for Underground services to London Euston for London Northwestern Railway services.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between Bedford and Leicester on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between London St Pancras and Leicester / Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras and Luton, and also between Bedford and Leicester on Saturday and Sunday.

An amended timetable of two trains per hour will run between London St Pancras and Bedford. Replacement buses will run between Bedford and Kettering / Corby / Leicester.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended service between London and Stevenage on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Great Northern, Hull Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge / Kings Lynn

Hull Trains between London Kings Cross and Hull / Beverley

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Leeds / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Aberdeen.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Potters Bar, closing all lines.

Grand Central:

Services will be retimed and diverted via Hertford North. An amended timetable will be in operation between London Kings Cross and Bradford Interchange / Sunderland, with some trains not running.

Great Northern:

Buses will run between Finsbury Park / Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City, calling additionally at Cockfosters for London Underground connections. Customers can use London Underground Piccadilly Line between Kings Cross St Pancras and Cockfosters.

Trains running between London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Peterborough / Kings Lynn will depart London Kings Cross approximately 15 minutes earlier than advertised. They will also divert via Hertford North, extending journey times.

"Stopping" services between London Kings Cross and Cambridge will run only between Stevenage and Cambridge.

After 09:00, trains to / from Moorgate will run between Moorgate and Finsbury Park / Alexandra Palace / Hertford North only.

Buses will also run between Hertford North and Stevenage.

Hull Trains:

Services will be retimed and diverted via Hertford North. Some services may leave earlier or later than usual, and journey times may be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Virgin Trains East Coast:

Services will be retimed and diverted via Hertford North. Journey times may be extended by up to 15 minutes.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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No trains between Lea Bridge and Cheshunt on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between Stratford and Cheshunt

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lea Bridge and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

Trains will be diverted via Seven Sisters instead. Customers from Lea Bridge should use TfL Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

Customers for stations between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt should use local stations on the Seven Sisters Line. A walking map for these can be found here

Check before you travel:

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Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southminster / Southend Victoria on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria / Colchester / Ipswich

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Southminster / Southend Victoria, closing all lines.

Saturday:

On Saturday, replacement buses will run between Ingatestone / Southminster / Southend Victoria and Newbury Park London Underground station.

Sunday:

On Sunday, replacement buses will run between Witham / Southminster / Southend Victoria and Newbury Park London Underground station.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on London Underground Central Line services between Newbury Park and London Liverpool Street.

c2c are accepting monthly or longer season tickets between Southend Central and London Fenchurch Street.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Buses replace trains between Stratford and Shenfield on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

TfL Rail

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Shenfield, closing all lines on Saturday and Sunday.

An amended timetable will be in operation between London Liverpool Street and Stratford, with four trains per hour running.

Replacement buses will run from Shenfield to Newbury Park, calling at all stations via Chadwell Heath. Buses will also run between Romford and Stratford, calling at all stations except Maryland.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on the London Underground Central Line between Newbury Park and Stratford / London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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No trains between Barking and London Liverpool Street on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing all lines.

As a result, services to London Liverpool Street will be amended to start from and terminate at London Fenchurch Street. London Fenchurch Street station is within walking distance of London Liverpool Street.

Ticket acceptance:

There is ticket acceptance on the London Underground Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway between West Ham and Stratford.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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No trains between Romford and Upminster on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Romford and Upminster

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Romford and Upminster, closing all lines.

No trains will run between Romford and Upminster all day on Saturday or Sunday.

Customers should use the 370 bus that operates on this route.

Check before you travel:

For journeys between Romford and Upminster, you can plan your journey by using the Transport for London

Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended Gatwick Express service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

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

Saturday

A half hourly Gatwick Express service will operate between London Victoria and Brighton.

Sunday

A half hourly service will operate between London Victoria and Redhill calling additionally at Clapham Junction and East Croydon. Replacement buses will run between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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No Trains at London Cannon Street on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Cannon Street and Hayes / Barnehurst / Slade Green / Orpington / Dartford; and London Cannon Street circular services

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Cannon Street and New Cross / Charlton, closing various lines.

There will be NO TRAINS at London Cannon Street on Saturday and Sunday.

Buses will also replace trains between New Cross and Charlton via Greenwich.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you complete your journey, you may use your ticket on:

  • Docklands Light Railway services between Greenwich and Lewisham
  • London Buses between Lewisham and Hither Green, on routes 225 and 273.
  • London Overground services between New Cross and Canada Water (this will allow you to connect with Jubilee Line services)
  • London Underground services between London Charing Cross, Embankment, Southwark, Embankment, Southwark, London Bridge, London Cannon Street and Canada Water

 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway, London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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Amended TransPennine Express service in Manchester stations on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and York / Scarborough / Newcastle

Between Manchester Airport and York

Description

Engineering work will take place in the Manchester Victoria area, closing all lines. Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle (normally running via Manchester Victoria) will not run.

All week end no will call at Manchester Victoria.

Saturday:

No TransPennine Express services will call at Manchester Victoria.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria, and will depart Manchester Piccadilly at 23:50.

Sunday:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle, and will not call at Liverpool Lime Street or Manchester Victoria.

The 0912 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from Leeds.

The 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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Project Information:

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Amended late night Great Western Railway service on Saturday 24 and early morning Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Various Great Western Railway routes through Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads and between Bath Spa and Yatton, closing various lines.

Saturday

  • 21:32 Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at BATH SPA 23:08. A bus will depart at 23:20 from Bath Spa to Oldfield Park Lower Bristol Road 23:28, Keynsham 23:48 and Bristol Temple Meads 00:10 (Sun).
  • 21:32 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will depart Bath Spa and arrive Bristol Temple Meads a few minutes later than normal.
  • 22:01 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids will terminate at TAUNTON, for onward rail connection to Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St Davids.
  • 22:16 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will terminate at AVONMOUTH. A bus will depart at 22:47 from Avonmouth to St Andrews Road 22:50 and Severn Beach 23:02.
  • 22:35 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted after Swindon to terminate at BRISTOL PARKWAY 00:04 (Sun). It will NOT call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. A bus will depart at 00:15 (Sun) from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads 00:35. A bus will depart at 23:45 from Swindon to Chippenham 00:20 (Sun) and Bath Spa 00:55. This bus continues at 01:08 from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads 01:38). There will also be a bus at 23:40 from Chippenham, from Bath Spa 00:15 (Sun) to Bristol Temple Meads 00:45 (Sun).
  • 22:47 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted to BRISTOL PARKWAY 23:37, where it will terminate. A bus will depart at 23:45 from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads 00:05.
  • 22:54 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Avonmouth earlier than normal at 22:45. A bus will depart from Severn Beach 22:25 and St Andrews Road 22:37 to Avonmouth to connect into the train.
  • 23:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted after Swindon to terminate at BRISTOL PARKWAY 01:07 (Sun). It will NOT call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads. A bus will depart at 01:20(Sun) from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads 01:40. A bus will depart at 00:49 (Sun) from Swindon to Chippenham 01:24, setting down only at Bath Spa 01:59. (This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads 02:29).

Sunday

  • 07:26 Bristol Temple Meads to Penzance will start from Weston-super-Mare 07:49. An EARLIER bus will depart at 07:00 from Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-super-Mare to connect into the train. There will also be a bus at 07:26 from Bristol Temple Meads and Yatton 07:56 to Weston-super-Mare 08:26 for later rail connections.
  • 07:45 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will start from BRISTOL PARKWAY 07:59, then run direct to Swindon; normal timings beyond. It will NOT call at Bath Spa and Chippenham. An EARLIER bus will depart at 07:30 from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway to connect into the train. There will also be a bus at 07:41 from Bristol Temple Meads to Bath Spa 08:11 and Chippenham 08:50.
  • 08:15 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will start from BRISTOL PARKWAY 08:29, then run direct to Swindon, normal timings beyond. It will NOT call at Bath Spa and Chippenham. An EARLIER bus will depart at 07:55 from Bristol Temple Meads to Bristol Parkway to connect into the train, also an EARLIER bus will depart at 07:35 from Bath Spa and Chippenham 08:10 to Swindon to connect into the train.
  • 08:26 Weston-super-Mare to London Paddington will start from BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS 09:00. An EARLIER bus will depart at 07:45 from Weston-super-Mare, Worle 08:00, Yatton 08:15, Nailsea & Backwell 08:30 to Bristol Temple Meads to connect into the train.
  • 08:23 Bristol Temple Meads to Weymouth will start from BATH SPA 09:15. An EARLIER bus will depart at 08:15 from Bristol Temple Meads, Keynsham 08:35, Oldfield Park Lower Bristol Road 08:54 to Bath Spa to connect into the train.
  • 08:28 Bristol Temple Meads to Penzance will operate in two parts: 08:57 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids and 10:04 Exeter St Davids to Penzance - NO CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TWO TRAINS.
  • 08:48 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central (terminating Newport) will start from BRISTOL PARKWAY 08:53, then call Severn Tunnel Junction and Newport. An EARLIER bus will depart at 08:15 from Bristol Temple Meads, Filton Abbey Wood 08:35 to Bristol Parkway to connect into the train.

 

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Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Circle Line / District Line

Description

Engineering work is taking place on parts of the London Underground network, closing various lines.

Circle Line:

No service between Aldgate and Edgware Road (via London Victoria). Because of this, there will be no interchange with National Rail services at the following stations:

  • London Fenchurch Street (Tower Hill)
  • London Cannon Street
  • London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria

   

District Line:

No service through Earl's Court which means there will be no service between Edgware Road / South Kensington and Wimbledon / Richmond / Ealing Broadway. Because of this, there will be no interchange with National Rail services at the following stations:

  • London Paddington
  • West Brompton
  • Wimbledon
  • Richmond
  • Ealing Broadway

    

Buses will operate between Hammersmith and Wimbledon; Kensington Olympia and Wimbledon; Turnham Green and Richmond. Not all stations will have a replacement bus service and not all buses will run through the day.

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Late night alterations to Southeastern services on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

From London Charing Cross to Gillingham and from Strood to Tonbridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Strood area, closing all lines.

Saturday

The 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham services will terminate at Gravesend. A replacement bus service will operate departing at 00:50 calling all stations to Gravesend.

Sunday

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will terminate at Gravesend. A replacement bus service will operate departing at 01:46 calling at all stations to Gillingham.

The 06:35 Strood to Tonbridge service will start at Maidstone West. A replacement bus service will operate departing at 05:57 calling at all stations to Maidstone West. A further bus will depart Strood at 06:35 calling all stations to Paddock Wood to provide connections.

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These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, and may not be until Friday 23 February. Please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended services at Battlesbridge from Saturday 24 February until Sunday 8 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

between Southminster and Wickford / Shenfield / London Liverpool Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Battlesbridge station. During this engineering work, trains longer than 4 carriages will not be able to stop at the station.

Weekends:

Every weekend during this engineering work, Battlesbridge station will be closed and trains will not stop. Replacement buses will run between Southminster and Newbury Park.

Weekdays:

During the week, the following services will not call at Battlesbridge:

05:16 Wickford to Southminster.

05:55 and 06:30 Shenfield to Southminster.

06:09 and 06:48 Southminster to London Liverpool Street.

17:22 and 18:02 London Liverpool Street to Southminster.

18:36 and 19:19 Southminster to Shenfield.

Customers for these trains should use replacement buses which will run between Wickford and Battlesbridge (towards London), and also between Battlesbridge and South Woodham Ferrers (towards Southminster).

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If you are travelling during weekends or bank holidays, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Industrial action announced to affect Northern on Saturday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes

Description

The RMT Union have announced strike action that will impact on Northern services on Saturday 3 March.

Northern will be running as many services as possible to keep customers moving. More details on the services that will operate if the strike goes ahead will be published here as soon as the information is available.

Background information on the strike has been published by Northern and is available here.

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Industrial action announced to affect Merseyrail on Saturday 3 March

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Merseyrail routes

Description

The RMT Union have announced strike action that will disrupt Merseyrail services on Saturday 3 March.

Merseyrail will endeavour to provide the best possible rail service that they can to customers, with the resources they have available, as they have on previous strike days.

More details on the services that will operate will be published here as soon as the information is available.

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Planned changes to train times

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool until Sunday 25 March

Train companies affected

Northern, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to / from Blackpool North

Description

As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool.

Phase 1 of these works has been completed and trains can run again between Preston and Blackpool South.

From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Ticket acceptance:

All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool North.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool as part of a multi-billion pound investment in the north to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys in 2018.

The 17 mile route between Preston and Blackpool North will be fully electrified paving the way for better trains with more seats. We're also improving the track layout and modernising signalling equipment to reduce delays and improve performance.

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Amended 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 March

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Blackpool North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North, closing some lines.

The 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus service will operate between Preston and Blackpool North.

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Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

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For Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February dates are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner (i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends,  please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

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Amended overnight midweek service between Crewe and Chester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Cardiff Central / Crewe to Chester

Birmingham New Street to Holyhead

Chester to Birmingham New Street

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Crewe. A bus will be provided between Crewe and Chester. Through customers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. Customers for Holyhead should connect with a bus which departs at 23:35 for Chester. A train will then depart Chester for Holyhead.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe. The bus will depart at the earlier time 03:50 to maintain the connection at Crewe.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended service between Cardiff Central and Newport from Monday 19 until Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway service between Cardiff Central and Paignton / Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Portsmouth Harbour / Westbury / Bristol Temple Meads / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport throughout the week, closing some lines between these stations.

Throughout each day, some trains from Cardiff Central will start from Newport. Customers should use alternative train services from Cardiff Central to Newport.

Throughout each day, some trains from the Bristol Temple Meads direction will terminate at Newport. Customers should use alternative train services from Newport to Cardiff Central.

Most other trains, including those to and from Portsmouth Harbour and London Paddington, will run up to 10 minutes later than usual between Newport and Cardiff Central.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Rugby and Northampton from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Northwestern Railway between Rugby and London Euston

Virgin Trains between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

Engineering work will take place between Rugby and Northampton each night between Monday and Friday, closing all lines.

Monday to Friday:

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, and will no longer call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:16 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton at 05:46. A replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton to connect with this train.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended late night / early morning services to / from London Paddington from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Henley-on-Thames / Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Bedwyn /

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, closing some lines.

As a result, there are a number of alterations to services between 22:00 and 01:00 each night. Trains will be amended or diverted, and may take slightly longer than usual.

The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell stations. Customers should use alternative services.

The 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Customers should change here for rail connections to Reading.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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No trains at Burnham or Taplow between Monday 19 February and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, some trains will be amended to not call at Burnham or Taplow stations.

Monday:

The 04:07 Reading to Paddington service will not call at Taplow or Burnham. Passengers should use alternative services.

Monday to Thursday:

Some services departing London Paddington or Reading stations between 21:40 and 23:59 will be amended to not call at Burnham or Taplow stations.

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham and Taplow.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations. A replacement bus will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.

The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations. Customers should use alternative services.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Revised late night service to / from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Gillingham / Hayes / Sevenoaks, and also between London Cannon Street and Dartford / Orpington, and also London Cannon Street circular services

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street area, closing some lines overnight between Monday evening and Friday morning.

After 22:00, trains may be cancelled or amended to start from / terminate at London Bridge.

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Project Information:

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Buses replace trains between Newtown and Aberystwyth between Monday 19 and Saturday 24 February

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Birmingham International and Machynlleth / Aberystwyth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Welshpool and Machynlleth, closing all lines.

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service terminates at Newtown. A replacement bus will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth, calling at all stations.

The 23:40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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Amended 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross from Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Finsbury Park and New Southgate, closing some lines.

The 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross service will not call at Alexandra palace, Hornsey or Harringay. A bus will operate from Alexandra Palace to New Southgate and New Southgate to Alexandra palace.

Passengers for Hornsey and Harringay should use local buses on any reasonable route.

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Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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Amended morning services between Briton Ferry and Swansea between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Swansea and London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Briton Ferry and Swansea.

As a result, the 03:54 Swansea to London Paddington service will depart Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend up to 15 minutes later than usual. This train will run at normal timings beyond Cardiff Central.

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Project Information:

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Amended services between Preston and Colne between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Preston and Colne

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackburn overnight, closing all lines.

The 05:18 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Blackburn, departing from Preston at 04:55.

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Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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Amended early morning East Midlands Trains services between Tuesday 20 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place in both Dore and Toton overnight.

As a result, some early morning services will be amended. 

The first train between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will depart earlier, at 05:08.

The first train between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich will start from Warrington Central. Customers should use other services between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Central.

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Project Information:

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Amended evening/ early morning TransPennine Express services between Huddersfield and Leeds between Tuesday 20 February and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Manchester Airport and York

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Huddersfield and Leeds, closing some lines. 

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. Customers can use a replacement bus from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday:

Some early morning trains between Manchester Airport and York will be amended to leave later than usual.

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Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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Amended 00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Brookmans Park and Hatfield, closing some lines each night.

On Thursday and Friday mornings, the 00:03 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City service will not call at Welham Green. Buses will operate between Welham Green and Hatfield to connect into / out of the train.

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Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton from Wednesday 21 to Friday 23 February

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

between Bedford and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wivelsfield and Brighton overnight.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Wednesday and Thursday:

21:52 Bedford to Brighton will terminate at Haywards Heath. A rail replacement bus will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton

22:22 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Thursday and Friday:

00:30 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

04:15 Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A replacement bus will run between Brighton and Three Bridges, departing at 03:35.

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You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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Buses replace overnight trains between Streatham Hill and London Bridge on Thursday 22 February

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge and London Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham Hill and Norwood Junction / New Cross Gate, closing all lines from Thursday evening until early on Friday morning.

On Thursday the 23:54 London Victoria to London Bridge service will terminate at Streatham Hill. A replacement bus will run from Streatham Hill to London Bridge.

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Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.