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Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory

Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Monday 15 August, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Folkestone

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Ongoing disruption to Southern services due to conductor and driver sickness

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

A shortage of train conductors and drivers due to sickness is affecting Southern services. Trains across the whole of the Southern network may be cancelled or amended. Please check your journey before travel.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea and South West Trains services on reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SNAlterations

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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Disruption between Alton and Farnham expected until the end of service

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Alton and London Waterloo

Description

An embankment between Bentley and Farnham is showing signs of subsidence. Whilst work is being carried out to resolve the issue, a speed restriction is being imposed between the stations.

Trains between Alton and Farnham may be delayed by up to 10 minutes or amended to start / terminate at Farnham, not calling at Bentley and Alton.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate from Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Great Northern between Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough / Hertford North and London Kings Cross / Moorgate.

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.

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

Description

Major engineering work will be taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Potters Bar / Gordon Hill from Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May closing some lines.

Great Northern services will be affected as follows:

Saturday & Sunday

A significantly reduced London–Cambridge train service will run.

A significantly reduced Peterborough–London train service will run.

Trains will run Stevenage–Gordon Hill on the Hertford Loop with buses running all stations Gordon Hill–Alexandra Palace–Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Buses will replace trains between Potters Bar and Finsbury Park on the Welwyn route.

There are no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate and no services at Hornsey or Harringay.

Monday

A revised train service will run on all routes with buses between Gordon Hill and Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Welwyn services will run into London Kings Cross with no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate.

Virgin Trains East Coast, Grand Central and Hull Trains will also be affected by this engineering work, more details are available here.

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To get options for your journey on London Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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

There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

Further information

 

Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

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

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination.

 

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

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

 

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

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

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

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Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

To and from Uckfield

Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track.

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

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

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No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa and between Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Description

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

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Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Chingford, with all lines closed between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45 each night.

The last trains to run on this route will depart London Liverpool Street at 22:33, and Chingford at 22:40.

After these trains have run, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford.

Passengers can use London Underground services to travel between stations on the remainder of the route to and from London Liverpool Street.

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

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Amended late night service between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Hertford East from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Hertford East

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge Heath and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale each night from 23:10 until 05:25 the following morning, with all lines closed.

Overnight on Monday to Thursday, from approximately 22.50 onwards, services will be diverted via Seven Sisters / Southbury and will not serve the Tottenham Hale line. Passengers may use other stations which are within walking distance.

On Tuesday to Friday mornings, the 04:40 London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport train will not call at Tottenham Hale, but will call at Seven Sisters instead.

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

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Various South West Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with various lines closed.

22:45 (Monday, Tuesday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea terminates at Portsmouth Harbour

23:15 (Monday to Wednesday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

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

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

04:40 (Tuesday to Thursday) Havant to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train throughout.

1754, 1854 (Thursday) Basingstoke to London Waterloo will call additionally at Esher.

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Buses replace trains between High Wycombe and Aylesbury from 23:55 each evening Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury via Princes Risborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury with all lines closed:

Buses replace trains between High Wycombe and Aylesbury.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Various TransPennine Express routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the TransPennine Express network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport, 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport, buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

00:38 Manchester Airport to York, 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle, buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

01:38 York to Manchester Airport, bus replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

05:21 York to Manchester Airport departs York at 05:13.

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

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 23 and Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes 

Description

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

23:15 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted and will not call at Market Harborough, connecting buses will run from Kettering to Market Harborough and Market Harborough to Leicester. 

00:15 (Tuesday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Leicester is diverted and will not call at Market Harborough, connecting buses will run from Kettering to Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

04:45 (Tuesday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International departs Leicester 04:12 and Kettering 05:04 then normal time at Wellingborough and beyond.

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Amended late night service between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington, Oxford, Worcester and Hereford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill each night, between 22:35 and 05:00 the following morning, with all lines closed.

The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will terminate at Oxford. Buses will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 21:53 Hereford to London Paddington service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. A bus will run direct from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford at 22:50, to connect with a train from Oxford to London Paddington.

There will also be road transport from Worcester Shrub Hill at 22:45 calling at all planned stations to Oxford. But the next rail connection off this bus from Oxford to London isn't until 04:00.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

21:54 Aberdare to Penarth terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun. Bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus.

Monday to Friday

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Shrewsbury.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Shrewsbury earlier than normal, and will be diverted via Crewe. A bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe service terminates at Llandudno Junction, and restarts again at Chester. A bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Chester.

22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service terminates at Newport. A bus will run between Newport and Gloucester.

21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town, and the 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services will be replaced by buses.

Tuesday to Friday

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe starts at Chester. A bus will run at 04:00 from Llandudno Junction to Chester to connect with the train.

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central. There will be no replacement bus between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

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Amended service between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth after 23:15 each day on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter St Davids, Plymouth and Gunnislake

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Totnes and Plymouth, with one of the two lines closed.

20:35 London Paddington to Plymouth will arrive at Plymouth later than normal at 00:23.

22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids will run approximately 15 minutes later than normal from Totnes and beyond.

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Various Abellio Greater Anglia routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stowmarket and Diss from 21:40 to 05:05 each night, closing all lines through the area.

20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will arrive approximately 15 minutes later than normal into Norwich.

20:00 and 21:00 Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Ipswich. There will be no forward connection to Norwich

22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street is replaced by a bus between Norwich and Ipswich. There will be no forward connection to London Liverpool Street.

23:05 Norwich to Ipswich service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

20:44, 21:44 and 22:44 Cambridge to Ipswich services will be replaced by a bus between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

22:19 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds will be replaced by a bus.

Please note that the 19:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich will provide the last connections to Lowestoft, Sheringham and Cambridge from Norwich.

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Amended service through Swindon after 22:00 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Penzance

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway each night between 22:20 and 05:20, closing all lines.

Late evening trains between London and South Wales / West of England will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa / Bristol Parkway.

Buses will be running to provide connections with stations on the closed lines as required  (including Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham).

Some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will be making an additional stop at Didcot Parkway.

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Amended service between Guildford and Gatwick Airport each night after 22:30 from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Redhill each night between 22:35 and 05:40, closing all lines.

22:34 and 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport services will terminate at Guildford. Buses will replace the train between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Redhill. A bus will run from Redhill to Guildford. Trains will run from Guildford to Reading at 00:02 and at 00:50 (to connect with the bus and drop off passengers).

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Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour after 22:00 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Three Bridges and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

 

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Barnham each night, between 22:05 and 05:50, closing all lines.

Buses will replace late night trains between Billingshurst and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth Harbour.

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Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Pevensey & Westham and Bexhill, each night between 23:50 and 04:50, with all lines closed.

22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne. A bus will replace the train between Eastbourne and Hastings.

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Amended Northern services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Northern network with the following services amended:

Monday to Wednesday

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Monday to Thursday

22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow.

22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Airport.

22:45 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Airport.

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport, and 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street, services will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory

Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Monday 15 August, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

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Ongoing disruption to Southern services due to conductor and driver sickness

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

A shortage of train conductors and drivers due to sickness is affecting Southern services. Trains across the whole of the Southern network may be cancelled or amended. Please check your journey before travel.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea and South West Trains services on reasonable routes.

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If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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Disruption between Alton and Farnham expected until the end of service

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Alton and London Waterloo

Description

An embankment between Bentley and Farnham is showing signs of subsidence. Whilst work is being carried out to resolve the issue, a speed restriction is being imposed between the stations.

Trains between Alton and Farnham may be delayed by up to 10 minutes or amended to start / terminate at Farnham, not calling at Bentley and Alton.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate from Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Great Northern between Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough / Hertford North and London Kings Cross / Moorgate.

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.

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

Description

Major engineering work will be taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Potters Bar / Gordon Hill from Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May closing some lines.

Great Northern services will be affected as follows:

Saturday & Sunday

A significantly reduced London–Cambridge train service will run.

A significantly reduced Peterborough–London train service will run.

Trains will run Stevenage–Gordon Hill on the Hertford Loop with buses running all stations Gordon Hill–Alexandra Palace–Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Buses will replace trains between Potters Bar and Finsbury Park on the Welwyn route.

There are no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate and no services at Hornsey or Harringay.

Monday

A revised train service will run on all routes with buses between Gordon Hill and Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Welwyn services will run into London Kings Cross with no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate.

Virgin Trains East Coast, Grand Central and Hull Trains will also be affected by this engineering work, more details are available here.

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To get options for your journey on London Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

Further information

 

Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

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

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

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Alternative routes and travel advice

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

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination.

 

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

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

 

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

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

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

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Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

To and from Uckfield

Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track.

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

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No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa and between Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Description

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

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Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Chingford, with all lines closed between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45 each night.

The last trains to run on this route will depart London Liverpool Street at 22:33, and Chingford at 22:40.

After these trains have run, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford.

Passengers can use London Underground services to travel between stations on the remainder of the route to and from London Liverpool Street.

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Amended late night service between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Hertford East from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Hertford East

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge Heath and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale each night from 23:10 until 05:25 the following morning, with all lines closed.

Overnight on Monday to Thursday, from approximately 22.50 onwards, services will be diverted via Seven Sisters / Southbury and will not serve the Tottenham Hale line. Passengers may use other stations which are within walking distance.

On Tuesday to Friday mornings, the 04:40 London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport train will not call at Tottenham Hale, but will call at Seven Sisters instead.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Various South West Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with various lines closed.

22:45 (Monday, Tuesday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea terminates at Portsmouth Harbour

23:15 (Monday to Wednesday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

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

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

04:40 (Tuesday to Thursday) Havant to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train throughout.

1754, 1854 (Thursday) Basingstoke to London Waterloo will call additionally at Esher.

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Buses replace trains between High Wycombe and Aylesbury from 23:55 each evening Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury via Princes Risborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury with all lines closed:

Buses replace trains between High Wycombe and Aylesbury.

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Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Various TransPennine Express routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the TransPennine Express network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport, 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport, buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

00:38 Manchester Airport to York, 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle, buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

01:38 York to Manchester Airport, bus replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

05:21 York to Manchester Airport departs York at 05:13.

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 23 and Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes 

Description

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

23:15 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted and will not call at Market Harborough, connecting buses will run from Kettering to Market Harborough and Market Harborough to Leicester. 

00:15 (Tuesday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Leicester is diverted and will not call at Market Harborough, connecting buses will run from Kettering to Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

04:45 (Tuesday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International departs Leicester 04:12 and Kettering 05:04 then normal time at Wellingborough and beyond.

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Amended late night service between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington, Oxford, Worcester and Hereford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill each night, between 22:35 and 05:00 the following morning, with all lines closed.

The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will terminate at Oxford. Buses will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 21:53 Hereford to London Paddington service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. A bus will run direct from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford at 22:50, to connect with a train from Oxford to London Paddington.

There will also be road transport from Worcester Shrub Hill at 22:45 calling at all planned stations to Oxford. But the next rail connection off this bus from Oxford to London isn't until 04:00.

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

21:54 Aberdare to Penarth terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun. Bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus.

Monday to Friday

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Shrewsbury.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Shrewsbury earlier than normal, and will be diverted via Crewe. A bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe service terminates at Llandudno Junction, and restarts again at Chester. A bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Chester.

22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service terminates at Newport. A bus will run between Newport and Gloucester.

21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town, and the 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services will be replaced by buses.

Tuesday to Friday

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe starts at Chester. A bus will run at 04:00 from Llandudno Junction to Chester to connect with the train.

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central. There will be no replacement bus between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Various Abellio Greater Anglia routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stowmarket and Diss from 21:40 to 05:05 each night, closing all lines through the area.

20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will arrive approximately 15 minutes later than normal into Norwich.

20:00 and 21:00 Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Ipswich. There will be no forward connection to Norwich

22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street is replaced by a bus between Norwich and Ipswich. There will be no forward connection to London Liverpool Street.

23:05 Norwich to Ipswich service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

20:44, 21:44 and 22:44 Cambridge to Ipswich services will be replaced by a bus between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

22:19 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds will be replaced by a bus.

Please note that the 19:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich will provide the last connections to Lowestoft, Sheringham and Cambridge from Norwich.

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Amended service through Swindon after 22:00 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Penzance

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway each night between 22:20 and 05:20, closing all lines.

Late evening trains between London and South Wales / West of England will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa / Bristol Parkway.

Buses will be running to provide connections with stations on the closed lines as required  (including Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham).

Some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will be making an additional stop at Didcot Parkway.

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Amended service between Guildford and Gatwick Airport each night after 22:30 from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Redhill each night between 22:35 and 05:40, closing all lines.

22:34 and 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport services will terminate at Guildford. Buses will replace the train between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Redhill. A bus will run from Redhill to Guildford. Trains will run from Guildford to Reading at 00:02 and at 00:50 (to connect with the bus and drop off passengers).

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Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour after 22:00 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Three Bridges and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

 

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Barnham each night, between 22:05 and 05:50, closing all lines.

Buses will replace late night trains between Billingshurst and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth Harbour.

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Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Pevensey & Westham and Bexhill, each night between 23:50 and 04:50, with all lines closed.

22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne. A bus will replace the train between Eastbourne and Hastings.

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Amended Northern services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Northern network with the following services amended:

Monday to Wednesday

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Monday to Thursday

22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow.

22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Airport.

22:45 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Airport.

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport, and 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street, services will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

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Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross, Ramsgate and Ashford International, London St Pancras International circular services via Faversham / Dover Priory

Description

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Monday 15 August, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Folkestone

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Ongoing disruption to Southern services due to conductor and driver sickness

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

A shortage of train conductors and drivers due to sickness is affecting Southern services. Trains across the whole of the Southern network may be cancelled or amended. Please check your journey before travel.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use Brighton and Hove Buses between Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea and South West Trains services on reasonable routes.

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Disruption between Alton and Farnham expected until the end of service

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between Alton and London Waterloo

Description

An embankment between Bentley and Farnham is showing signs of subsidence. Whilst work is being carried out to resolve the issue, a speed restriction is being imposed between the stations.

Trains between Alton and Farnham may be delayed by up to 10 minutes or amended to start / terminate at Farnham, not calling at Bentley and Alton.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service

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Amended service to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate from Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Great Northern between Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough / Hertford North and London Kings Cross / Moorgate.

Grand Central between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.

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

Description

Major engineering work will be taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Potters Bar / Gordon Hill from Saturday 28 May to Monday 30 May closing some lines.

Great Northern services will be affected as follows:

Saturday & Sunday

A significantly reduced London–Cambridge train service will run.

A significantly reduced Peterborough–London train service will run.

Trains will run Stevenage–Gordon Hill on the Hertford Loop with buses running all stations Gordon Hill–Alexandra Palace–Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Buses will replace trains between Potters Bar and Finsbury Park on the Welwyn route.

There are no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate and no services at Hornsey or Harringay.

Monday

A revised train service will run on all routes with buses between Gordon Hill and Turnpike Lane (London Underground station for the Piccadilly line to and from central London).

Welwyn services will run into London Kings Cross with no trains between Finsbury Park and Moorgate.

Virgin Trains East Coast, Grand Central and Hull Trains will also be affected by this engineering work, more details are available here.

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

Further information

 

Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

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

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

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Alternative routes and travel advice

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

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination.

 

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

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

 

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

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

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

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Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

To and from Uckfield

Description

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track.

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

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No trains at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa and between Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Description

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

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Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Chingford, with all lines closed between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:45 each night.

The last trains to run on this route will depart London Liverpool Street at 22:33, and Chingford at 22:40.

After these trains have run, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford.

Passengers can use London Underground services to travel between stations on the remainder of the route to and from London Liverpool Street.

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Amended late night service between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Hertford East from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Hertford East

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge Heath and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale each night from 23:10 until 05:25 the following morning, with all lines closed.

Overnight on Monday to Thursday, from approximately 22.50 onwards, services will be diverted via Seven Sisters / Southbury and will not serve the Tottenham Hale line. Passengers may use other stations which are within walking distance.

On Tuesday to Friday mornings, the 04:40 London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport train will not call at Tottenham Hale, but will call at Seven Sisters instead.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Various South West Trains routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with various lines closed.

22:45 (Monday, Tuesday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea terminates at Portsmouth Harbour

23:15 (Monday to Wednesday) London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

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

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

04:40 (Tuesday to Thursday) Havant to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train throughout.

1754, 1854 (Thursday) Basingstoke to London Waterloo will call additionally at Esher.

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Buses replace trains between High Wycombe and Aylesbury from 23:55 each evening Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between London Marylebone and Aylesbury via Princes Risborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Princes Risborough and Aylesbury with all lines closed:

Buses replace trains between High Wycombe and Aylesbury.

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Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Various TransPennine Express routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the TransPennine Express network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport, 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport, buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

00:38 Manchester Airport to York, 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle, buses replace trains between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

01:38 York to Manchester Airport, bus replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

05:21 York to Manchester Airport departs York at 05:13.

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 23 and Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Some East Midlands Trains routes 

Description

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

23:15 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted and will not call at Market Harborough, connecting buses will run from Kettering to Market Harborough and Market Harborough to Leicester. 

00:15 (Tuesday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Leicester is diverted and will not call at Market Harborough, connecting buses will run from Kettering to Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

04:45 (Tuesday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International departs Leicester 04:12 and Kettering 05:04 then normal time at Wellingborough and beyond.

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Amended late night service between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington, Oxford, Worcester and Hereford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill each night, between 22:35 and 05:00 the following morning, with all lines closed.

The 21:48 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill service will terminate at Oxford. Buses will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill.

The 21:53 Hereford to London Paddington service will terminate at Worcester Shrub Hill. A bus will run direct from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford at 22:50, to connect with a train from Oxford to London Paddington.

There will also be road transport from Worcester Shrub Hill at 22:45 calling at all planned stations to Oxford. But the next rail connection off this bus from Oxford to London isn't until 04:00.

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following services amended:

Monday to Thursday

21:54 Aberdare to Penarth terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun. Bus will run between Bridgend and Cardiff Central.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island terminates at Cardiff Central. Bus will run between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus.

Monday to Friday

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Shrewsbury.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Shrewsbury earlier than normal, and will be diverted via Crewe. A bus will run between Shrewsbury and Chester.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe will be replaced by a bus between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe service terminates at Llandudno Junction, and restarts again at Chester. A bus will run between Llandudno Junction and Chester.

22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa service terminates at Newport. A bus will run between Newport and Gloucester.

21:34 and 23:05 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town, and the 22:37 Ebbw Vale Town to Cardiff Central services will be replaced by buses.

Tuesday to Friday

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe starts at Chester. A bus will run at 04:00 from Llandudno Junction to Chester to connect with the train.

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly starts at Cardiff Central. There will be no replacement bus between Barry Island and Cardiff Central.

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Amended service between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth after 23:15 each day on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter St Davids, Plymouth and Gunnislake

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Totnes and Plymouth, with one of the two lines closed.

20:35 London Paddington to Plymouth will arrive at Plymouth later than normal at 00:23.

22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids will run approximately 15 minutes later than normal from Totnes and beyond.

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May

Train companies affected

Abellio Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Various Abellio Greater Anglia routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stowmarket and Diss from 21:40 to 05:05 each night, closing all lines through the area.

20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will arrive approximately 15 minutes later than normal into Norwich.

20:00 and 21:00 Liverpool Street to Norwich services will terminate at Ipswich. There will be no forward connection to Norwich

22:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street is replaced by a bus between Norwich and Ipswich. There will be no forward connection to London Liverpool Street.

23:05 Norwich to Ipswich service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

20:44, 21:44 and 22:44 Cambridge to Ipswich services will be replaced by a bus between Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

22:19 Ipswich to Bury St Edmunds will be replaced by a bus.

Please note that the 19:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich will provide the last connections to Lowestoft, Sheringham and Cambridge from Norwich.

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Amended service through Swindon after 22:00 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Penzance

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway each night between 22:20 and 05:20, closing all lines.

Late evening trains between London and South Wales / West of England will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa / Bristol Parkway.

Buses will be running to provide connections with stations on the closed lines as required  (including Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham).

Some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will be making an additional stop at Didcot Parkway.

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Amended service between Guildford and Gatwick Airport each night after 22:30 from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Redhill each night between 22:35 and 05:40, closing all lines.

22:34 and 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport services will terminate at Guildford. Buses will replace the train between Guildford and Gatwick Airport.

23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Redhill. A bus will run from Redhill to Guildford. Trains will run from Guildford to Reading at 00:02 and at 00:50 (to connect with the bus and drop off passengers).

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Buses replace trains between Billingshurst and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour after 22:00 each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Three Bridges and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

 

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Barnham each night, between 22:05 and 05:50, closing all lines.

Buses will replace late night trains between Billingshurst and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth Harbour.

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Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 May

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Pevensey & Westham and Bexhill, each night between 23:50 and 04:50, with all lines closed.

22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne. A bus will replace the train between Eastbourne and Hastings.

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Amended Northern services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Northern network with the following services amended:

Monday to Wednesday

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Monday to Thursday

22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow.

22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Airport.

22:45 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Airport.

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport, and 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street, services will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.