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Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes today and tomorrow

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

On days or weeks when leaf-fall is at its highest and rails are most slippery, Southeastern will need to introduce a different timetable on some routes. This is to make sure they can get you where you need to be with the minimum of delay.

Conditions are expected to be particularly challenging today, Thursday 19 and tomorrow, Friday 20 October. Southeastern will be running a revised timetable on these days, particularly during off-peak periods.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel. The journey planner is now correctly showing details for both Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between West Croydon and Sydenham expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

London Overground, Southern

Routes affected

London Overground between West Croydon and Highbury & Islington

Southern between West Croydon and London Bridge

Description

A speed restriction is in place due to defective tracks at West Croydon. Train services running between West Croydon and Sydenham may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day 19/10/17.

Impact:

There is a track defect in the West Croydon area so services have been reduced because of a 5mph speed restriction whilst Network Rail sources a replacement part.
Network Rail are constantly monitoring the situation and currently expect to make a full repair tonight.

London Bridge to West Croydon services may either terminate at Selhurst or be diverted after Selhurst to terminate at East Croydon.
West Croydon to London Bridge services may either start at Selhurst or be diverted to start at East Croydon.

Southern also need to run fewer services through West Croydon during the morning and evening peaks so that they can prevent services bunching up and causing severe congestion.

London Overground has reduced their service into West Croydon. Their tickets will be valid on Southern services between West Croydon and New Cross Gate.

Tonight Network Rail will be undertaking work on the rails from 21:20 closing all the lines through West Croydon.

Advice for London Overground customers:
To help you complete your journey, you may use your tickets on the following services on any reasonable route:

  • Southern
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink

 

Advice for Southern customers:

To assist you on your journey ticket acceptance is in place with the following:
  • London Tramlink between West Croydon and East Croydon
  • London Buses between West Croydon and London
  • London Overground between Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon and Canada Water
  • London Underground between London Bridge and Canada Water.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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No Thameslink service through Central London on Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Sutton and between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between West Hampstead Thameslink and Loughborough Junction. As a result of this, ALL LINES between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction are closed.

More information about the amended timetable in place can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website and on the Thameslink website.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

Disruption between Guildford and Effingham Junction expected until 16:00

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Guildford and London Waterloo

Description

Due to a signalling problem at Horsley between Guildford and Effingham Junction trains have to run at reduced speed on the London bound line.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or running non stop. Disruption is expected until 16:00.

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
South Western Railway's control centre has received reports of signalling problems between Guildford and Effingham Junction. The problem is a track circuit failure which means that signals remain red as the signalling system cannot verify that the track beyond the signal is clear. As a result, all trains have to stop at the affected signals and obtain verbal permission from the signaller confirming their authority to continue. When the train does continue, they must proceed at caution until the next signal. This process takes up to 10 minutes. Network Rail who own and maintain the railway infrastructure have advised their engineering staff are on site and are investigating the problem with the track circuit.

To reduce the delays to trains, some services may have to be altered or revised at short notice. Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route

Customer Advice:

If you require assistance in completing your journey, please speak to a member of staff or use a help point at any station.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Skipton and Carlisle expected until 13:45

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Leeds and Carlisle

Description

A broken down train between Skipton and Carlisle has now moved allowing all lines to reopen.

Trains may be amended, cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected to continue until 13:45.

Customer Advice:

The failed train is being moved and services will commence running with a special starting from Skipton at 12:15 running all stations to Carlisle.
Replacement road transport will still be provided by Wright Bro's for the 11:55 Northern Service from Carlisle to Skipton.

Customers are able to travel between Lancaster and Carlisle on Virgin Trains West Coast and TransPennine Express services.

 

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

 

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Purley and Redhill expected until 14:00

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Victoria and Caterham / Purley / Tonbridge / Reigate

Description

Urgent repairs to the track between Purley and Redhill mean the northbound line will be blocked. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 14:00.

Customer Advice:
Urgent repairs to the railway are currently taking place due to a defective rail at Redhill. Network Rail engineers are now on site, and have advised that work will be completed by approximately 13:30.

As a result of this, services ONLY from London Victoria heading towards Redhill will be affected. Services towards London from Redhill will run as usual.

Services will not stop at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Earlswood. If you require these stations, you are advised to alight at Gatwick Airport, and travel back on London bound services.

To help assist you with your journey, valid Southern Railway tickets will be accepted on the TfL No. 405 bus from 12:10 until 13:30. This will also enable you to travel between the above stations.

We advise you to allow extra time and check your journey prior to travel.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Axminster and Yeovil Junction expected until 15:00

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Axminster and Yeovil Junction

Description

Following heavy flooding on the railway lines between Yeovil Junction and Axminster all lines have now reopened.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 15:00 19/10.

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
The control room has been advised of heavy flooding in the Crewkerne area.

Network Rail response teams have been advised and are attending.

To reduce the delays to trains, some services may have to be altered or revised at short notice. Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route

Customers may use their tickets on Great Western Railway services on the following routes:

  • Exeter St Davids to London Paddington (with connections on London Underground to complete your journey to London Waterloo).
  • Exeter Stations to Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury for onward connections to Salisbury.


South Western Railway are sorry for the disruption caused to your journey.

If you require assistance to complete your journey, please see a member of station staff or press the 'Information' button on a station help point.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Selhurst and East Croydon expected until 14:30

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge / London Victoria / Milton Keynes Central and Sutton / West Croydon / Purley / Caterham / Epsom

Description

Following train crew being delayed between Selhurst and East Croydon some lines have now reopened. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 mins. Disruption is expected until 14:30.


Customer Advice:
The 12:03 London Victoria to Sutton service was delayed by 20 minutes earlier today at Selhurst.

Although services are on the move, you are advised that trains towards East Croydon are subject delays of between 15-20 due to the congestion caused by this incident. Some services may also be subject to short notice alteration.

It's advised that you check the journey planner prior for individual journeys via this route prior to travelling.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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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

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.

Further information

Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

There will be major changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period, with several London terminal stations closed, as detailed below;

From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive, the following stations will be closed for Southeastern services;

  • London Bridge
  • London Cannon Street
  • London Charing Cross
  • Waterloo East
  • Deptford
  • Greenwich
  • Maze Hill
  • Westcombe Park
  • New Cross
  • St Johns

Services will be significantly revised and reduced as detailed below;

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed. On Christmas Eve, the network will close down by 22:00.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December;

No Southeastern services will operate

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars, London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable.

As these are 'working days', London Victoria is expected to be extremely busy during peak times so please try and avoid travelling during these times if you can.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Monday 1 January 2018

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Lewisham and Dartford, via Sidcup

Alternative routes and travel advice

You'll be able to use the following routes at no extra charge to help complete your journey;

  • Between 27 and 29 December inclusive: Southeastern 'high speed' services to and from London St Pancras
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
  

Alternative travel arrangements on Transport for London services (Tube, Bus and DLR) are still being finalised.

Station specific travel advice can be found here

Longer term changes

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit 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 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

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

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 detailed below:

  • 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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

 

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.

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Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are 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.

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Friday 29 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

The following routes are affected between:

London Charing Cross and Ramsgate

London St Pancras International and Margate

London Victoria and Ramsgate

Gillingham and Ramsgate

Description

From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

  • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

  • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate

  • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate


Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

  • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

  • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

  • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

 

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Sundays from Sunday 27 August to Sunday 5 November

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Sundays, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

Sundays from 24 September to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:27, 07:12 then hourly until 23:12.

Trains will leave Heathrow Central at 07:13 then hourly until 23:13 and 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Sundays from 27 August to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:25 and every 15 minutes until 23:25.

Trains will leave Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:33 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

 

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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from Sunday 17 September until Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

From Sunday 17 September for five weeks until Monday 23 October, the Gospel Oak to Barking route will be closed.

The line needs to close to enable Network Rail to continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from Spring 2018.

Customer alternative transport arrangements:

Replacement bus services will operate as follows:

  • Service J: Gospel Oak (bus stop on Highgate Road) to Seven Sisters
  • Service T: Walthamstow Central to Barking

To help with your journey, you may also use local buses via any reasonable routes between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road.

You may also use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central; between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

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Buses replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway every weekend from 23 September to 29 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff Central and London Paddington and between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Every weekend from 23 September until 29 October, Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in the Cardiff area; as well as track maintenance in the Severn Tunnel.

Trains will not run between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between South Wales and London Paddington will be diverted between Newport and Swindon (via Gloucester). Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run between Bristol Parkway and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour only.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly will be amended to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. You will need to change at Bristol Parkway for a bus connection to Newport / Cardiff.

On some weekends, the line between Cardiff and Newport will also be closed and during these times, buses will be extended to run from / to Cardiff. An amended train service will run between Swansea and Cardiff.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Major improvement work between Cardiff Central and Newport from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 29 October

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Milford Haven and Manchester Piccadilly, between Cardiff Central and Holyhead / Crewe / Ebbw Vale Town, between Llanelli and Chester and between Maesteg and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Nottingham

Great Western Railway between Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington and between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Network Rail are electrifying the South Wales mainline as part of the Great Western Railway upgrade. You can read more about this project here.

From Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October, work will take place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing various lines. An amended service will run between these stations.

Trains will be retimed and subject to platform changes. Some trains will be amended to start / terminate at Newport.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on the following days:

  • After 21:00 on Saturday 14 and all day on Sunday 15 October
  • Sunday 22 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 29 October

 

Some bus services will be extended to Pye Corner for customers travelling to / from Ebbw Vale Town. 

Please note - the line between Newport and Bristol Parkway will be closed on weekends and buses will be replacing trains between these stations. During the times that the line between Cardiff and Newport is also closed, the bus services will be extended to Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Major improvement work at Liverpool Lime Street until Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, London Midland, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to / from Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade this autumn. Work will be completed in two phases to allow engineers to remodel and increase the number of station platforms, install overhead line equipment and upgrade track. This work will enable an extra three services per hour in and out of Lime Street station, including new direct services to Scotland. Platforms will be longer and better managed to allow bigger trains, with more room for passengers into the station. 

Trains will not run to or from Liverpool Lime Street from Saturday 30 September until Sunday 22 October, with the exception of some Northern midweek services. The following alterations will apply:

East Midlands Trains - trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level.

London Midland - trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central. You can find more information about London Midland services here.

Merseyrail - Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station will remain open and Merseyrail services will continue to run as normal.

Northern

Monday 9 - Friday 20 October

  • Between 06:00 and 20:00, a reduced service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western / Preston / Manchester Victoria.
  • After 20:00, buses will replace trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

 

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 22 October

  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Central / Manchester Oxford Road will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross.

 

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October

  •  Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Preston / Wigan will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

 

TransPennine Express

  • Between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle. Trains will start / terminate at Leeds.
  • Between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough. Trains will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers may use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Virgin Trains - services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, some services will call additionally at Crewe. Customers should use Merseyrail between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central or Moorfields.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

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Amended 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

From London Paddington to Swansea

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Neath and Swansea, closing the lines.

The 20:15 London Paddington to Swansea service will be retimed to run later than usual between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace overnight services between Cambridge and Hitchin from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between Cambridge / Kings Lynn and London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Hitchin, closing the line from 23:55 each night (Monday to Thursday) until 04:45 the following morning (Tuesday to Friday).

While the line is closed, buses will replace trains between Cambridge and Hitchin.

The 22:29 (Monday to Thursday) Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will run non stop between Cambridge and Royston, not calling at Foxton, Shepreth or Meldreth. A connecting bus service will run from Cambridge to Hitchin, calling at all stations.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 23:47 London Victoria to Hastings from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

23:47 London Victoria to Hastings

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Eastbourne and Hastings, closing the line.

The 23:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne. A replacement bus will be provided between Eastbourne and Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Northern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

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

The 22:24 Sheffield to Leeds service will be replaced by a bus between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

The 23:08 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service will be replaced by a bus.

Thursday to Friday

The 04:40 and 05:18 Preston to Colne services will start from Blackburn. Connecting bus services will run from Preston to Colne.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford after 22:15 each night from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster

Description

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Shenfield and Wickford from 22:15 each night, closing all lines.

After 22:15, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

The last train services to run between Shenfield and Wickford will be the 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria and the 21:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street.

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will not run. If you are travelling to Southend you should travel on the 00:18 or 00:50 service from London Liverpool Street to Colchester and change at Shenfield for a replacement bus service.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service will be retimed and replaced by a bus between Wickford and London Liverpool Street.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight services between Chester and Crewe from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Crewe between 22:30 and 05:30 each night, closing the lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester. Alternatively, you can change at Shrewsbury for the 23:37 service to Chester (this service does not call at Crewe)

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe.

The 04:55 Chester to Crewe service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service which will leave Chester at 05:37.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended service between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon / Westbury after 22:30 each night from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter St Davids / Cardiff Central and London Paddington and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Swindon from 22:30 each night until 05:10 the following morning.

The following services will be amended:

The 23:23 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will not run. It will be replaced by two buses; one from Bristol Temple Meads to Frome, calling at all stations and one from Bristol Temple Meads to Westbury, calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge.

The 20:21 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will run as two separate trains; one from Weymouth to Westbury and one from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Oldfield Park or Keynsham. A bus will run from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at these stations.

The 20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Trowbridge and Patchway, not calling at Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads or Filton Abbey Wood. It will call at Chippenham, Swindon and Bristol Parkway. One additional train will run in each direction between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

The 22:32 Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads service will not run. It will be replaced by two buses; one calling at all stations and one calling at Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa, Oldfield Park and Keynsham.

The following trains will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. Connecting bus services will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa:

21:29 Taunton - London Paddington

21:45 London Paddington - Exeter St Davids

22:15 London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads

23:30 London Paddington - Cardiff Central

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:40 and 23:55 London Victoria to Orpington services will be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:15 London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells will terminate at Tonbridge. A replacement bus will be provided.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:25 London Victoria to Orpington service will be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

The 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service will run as booked to Lewisham then divert via Bexleyheath. A connecting bus service will run from Lewisham to Gravesend via Abbey Wood.

The 00:27 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be replaced by a bus between New Cross and Dartford.

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will run as booked to Lewisham then divert via Bexleyheath. A connecting bus service will run from Lewisham to Gillingham via Abbey Wood.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 22:52 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East.  A replacement bus service will depart Maidstone East at 23:56 calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham, Charing, Ashford International and  Wye.

The 23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 00:35 calling at Bearsted Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham ,Charing. Ashford International, Wye, Chilham, Chartham and Canterbury West.

Thursday and Friday

The 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East. A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 01:35 calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham, Charing and Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended service at Burnham and Taplow from 22:15 each night until 06:00 the following morning from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

Monday to Thursday 

From 22:15 each night until 05:30 the next morning, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Friday

From 23:30 until 06:00 on Saturday morning trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Connecting bus services will run via Slough to replace all cancelled services.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington service from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

From Swansea to London Paddington

Description

Overnight Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Neath, closing the line.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains to or from London Cannon Street after 23:30 each night from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Cannon Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Cannon Street, closing all lines to and from the station.

From 23:30 until the end of service each night, trains will not run to or from London Cannon Street. Trains will be diverted to London Charing Cross or amended to start / terminate at London Bridge.

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Project Information:

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

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Amended 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

From Swindon to Cheltenham Spa

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa, closing the line.

The 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes today and tomorrow

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

On days or weeks when leaf-fall is at its highest and rails are most slippery, Southeastern will need to introduce a different timetable on some routes. This is to make sure they can get you where you need to be with the minimum of delay.

Conditions are expected to be particularly challenging today, Thursday 19 and tomorrow, Friday 20 October. Southeastern will be running a revised timetable on these days, particularly during off-peak periods.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel. The journey planner is now correctly showing details for both Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between West Croydon and Sydenham expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

London Overground, Southern

Routes affected

London Overground between West Croydon and Highbury & Islington

Southern between West Croydon and London Bridge

Description

A speed restriction is in place due to defective tracks at West Croydon. Train services running between West Croydon and Sydenham may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day 19/10/17.

Impact:

There is a track defect in the West Croydon area so services have been reduced because of a 5mph speed restriction whilst Network Rail sources a replacement part.
Network Rail are constantly monitoring the situation and currently expect to make a full repair tonight.

London Bridge to West Croydon services may either terminate at Selhurst or be diverted after Selhurst to terminate at East Croydon.
West Croydon to London Bridge services may either start at Selhurst or be diverted to start at East Croydon.

Southern also need to run fewer services through West Croydon during the morning and evening peaks so that they can prevent services bunching up and causing severe congestion.

London Overground has reduced their service into West Croydon. Their tickets will be valid on Southern services between West Croydon and New Cross Gate.

Tonight Network Rail will be undertaking work on the rails from 21:20 closing all the lines through West Croydon.

Advice for London Overground customers:
To help you complete your journey, you may use your tickets on the following services on any reasonable route:

  • Southern
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink

 

Advice for Southern customers:

To assist you on your journey ticket acceptance is in place with the following:
  • London Tramlink between West Croydon and East Croydon
  • London Buses between West Croydon and London
  • London Overground between Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon and Canada Water
  • London Underground between London Bridge and Canada Water.

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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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No Thameslink service through Central London on Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Sutton and between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between West Hampstead Thameslink and Loughborough Junction. As a result of this, ALL LINES between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction are closed.

More information about the amended timetable in place can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website and on the Thameslink website.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

Disruption between Guildford and Effingham Junction expected until 16:00

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Guildford and London Waterloo

Description

Due to a signalling problem at Horsley between Guildford and Effingham Junction trains have to run at reduced speed on the London bound line.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or running non stop. Disruption is expected until 16:00.

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
South Western Railway's control centre has received reports of signalling problems between Guildford and Effingham Junction. The problem is a track circuit failure which means that signals remain red as the signalling system cannot verify that the track beyond the signal is clear. As a result, all trains have to stop at the affected signals and obtain verbal permission from the signaller confirming their authority to continue. When the train does continue, they must proceed at caution until the next signal. This process takes up to 10 minutes. Network Rail who own and maintain the railway infrastructure have advised their engineering staff are on site and are investigating the problem with the track circuit.

To reduce the delays to trains, some services may have to be altered or revised at short notice. Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route

Customer Advice:

If you require assistance in completing your journey, please speak to a member of staff or use a help point at any station.

Check before you travel:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Skipton and Carlisle expected until 13:45

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Leeds and Carlisle

Description

A broken down train between Skipton and Carlisle has now moved allowing all lines to reopen.

Trains may be amended, cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected to continue until 13:45.

Customer Advice:

The failed train is being moved and services will commence running with a special starting from Skipton at 12:15 running all stations to Carlisle.
Replacement road transport will still be provided by Wright Bro's for the 11:55 Northern Service from Carlisle to Skipton.

Customers are able to travel between Lancaster and Carlisle on Virgin Trains West Coast and TransPennine Express services.

 

Check before you travel:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Purley and Redhill expected until 14:00

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Victoria and Caterham / Purley / Tonbridge / Reigate

Description

Urgent repairs to the track between Purley and Redhill mean the northbound line will be blocked. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 14:00.

Customer Advice:
Urgent repairs to the railway are currently taking place due to a defective rail at Redhill. Network Rail engineers are now on site, and have advised that work will be completed by approximately 13:30.

As a result of this, services ONLY from London Victoria heading towards Redhill will be affected. Services towards London from Redhill will run as usual.

Services will not stop at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Earlswood. If you require these stations, you are advised to alight at Gatwick Airport, and travel back on London bound services.

To help assist you with your journey, valid Southern Railway tickets will be accepted on the TfL No. 405 bus from 12:10 until 13:30. This will also enable you to travel between the above stations.

We advise you to allow extra time and check your journey prior to travel.

Check before you travel:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Axminster and Yeovil Junction expected until 15:00

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Axminster and Yeovil Junction

Description

Following heavy flooding on the railway lines between Yeovil Junction and Axminster all lines have now reopened.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 15:00 19/10.

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
The control room has been advised of heavy flooding in the Crewkerne area.

Network Rail response teams have been advised and are attending.

To reduce the delays to trains, some services may have to be altered or revised at short notice. Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route

Customers may use their tickets on Great Western Railway services on the following routes:

  • Exeter St Davids to London Paddington (with connections on London Underground to complete your journey to London Waterloo).
  • Exeter Stations to Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury for onward connections to Salisbury.


South Western Railway are sorry for the disruption caused to your journey.

If you require assistance to complete your journey, please see a member of station staff or press the 'Information' button on a station help point.

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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Selhurst and East Croydon expected until 14:30

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge / London Victoria / Milton Keynes Central and Sutton / West Croydon / Purley / Caterham / Epsom

Description

Following train crew being delayed between Selhurst and East Croydon some lines have now reopened. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 mins. Disruption is expected until 14:30.


Customer Advice:
The 12:03 London Victoria to Sutton service was delayed by 20 minutes earlier today at Selhurst.

Although services are on the move, you are advised that trains towards East Croydon are subject delays of between 15-20 due to the congestion caused by this incident. Some services may also be subject to short notice alteration.

It's advised that you check the journey planner prior for individual journeys via this route prior to travelling.

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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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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

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.

Further information

Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

There will be major changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period, with several London terminal stations closed, as detailed below;

From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive, the following stations will be closed for Southeastern services;

  • London Bridge
  • London Cannon Street
  • London Charing Cross
  • Waterloo East
  • Deptford
  • Greenwich
  • Maze Hill
  • Westcombe Park
  • New Cross
  • St Johns

Services will be significantly revised and reduced as detailed below;

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed. On Christmas Eve, the network will close down by 22:00.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December;

No Southeastern services will operate

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars, London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable.

As these are 'working days', London Victoria is expected to be extremely busy during peak times so please try and avoid travelling during these times if you can.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Monday 1 January 2018

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Lewisham and Dartford, via Sidcup

Alternative routes and travel advice

You'll be able to use the following routes at no extra charge to help complete your journey;

  • Between 27 and 29 December inclusive: Southeastern 'high speed' services to and from London St Pancras
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
  

Alternative travel arrangements on Transport for London services (Tube, Bus and DLR) are still being finalised.

Station specific travel advice can be found here

Longer term changes

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit 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 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

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

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 detailed below:

  • 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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

 

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.

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Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are 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.

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Friday 29 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

The following routes are affected between:

London Charing Cross and Ramsgate

London St Pancras International and Margate

London Victoria and Ramsgate

Gillingham and Ramsgate

Description

From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

  • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

  • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate

  • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate


Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

  • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

  • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

  • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

 

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Sundays from Sunday 27 August to Sunday 5 November

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Sundays, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

Sundays from 24 September to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:27, 07:12 then hourly until 23:12.

Trains will leave Heathrow Central at 07:13 then hourly until 23:13 and 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Sundays from 27 August to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:25 and every 15 minutes until 23:25.

Trains will leave Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:33 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

 

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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from Sunday 17 September until Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

From Sunday 17 September for five weeks until Monday 23 October, the Gospel Oak to Barking route will be closed.

The line needs to close to enable Network Rail to continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from Spring 2018.

Customer alternative transport arrangements:

Replacement bus services will operate as follows:

  • Service J: Gospel Oak (bus stop on Highgate Road) to Seven Sisters
  • Service T: Walthamstow Central to Barking

To help with your journey, you may also use local buses via any reasonable routes between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road.

You may also use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central; between East Ham and Barking.

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

Bicycles:

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

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Buses replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway every weekend from 23 September to 29 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff Central and London Paddington and between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Every weekend from 23 September until 29 October, Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in the Cardiff area; as well as track maintenance in the Severn Tunnel.

Trains will not run between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between South Wales and London Paddington will be diverted between Newport and Swindon (via Gloucester). Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run between Bristol Parkway and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour only.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly will be amended to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. You will need to change at Bristol Parkway for a bus connection to Newport / Cardiff.

On some weekends, the line between Cardiff and Newport will also be closed and during these times, buses will be extended to run from / to Cardiff. An amended train service will run between Swansea and Cardiff.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Major improvement work between Cardiff Central and Newport from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 29 October

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Milford Haven and Manchester Piccadilly, between Cardiff Central and Holyhead / Crewe / Ebbw Vale Town, between Llanelli and Chester and between Maesteg and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Nottingham

Great Western Railway between Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington and between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Network Rail are electrifying the South Wales mainline as part of the Great Western Railway upgrade. You can read more about this project here.

From Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October, work will take place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing various lines. An amended service will run between these stations.

Trains will be retimed and subject to platform changes. Some trains will be amended to start / terminate at Newport.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on the following days:

  • After 21:00 on Saturday 14 and all day on Sunday 15 October
  • Sunday 22 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 29 October

 

Some bus services will be extended to Pye Corner for customers travelling to / from Ebbw Vale Town. 

Please note - the line between Newport and Bristol Parkway will be closed on weekends and buses will be replacing trains between these stations. During the times that the line between Cardiff and Newport is also closed, the bus services will be extended to Cardiff Central.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Major improvement work at Liverpool Lime Street until Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, London Midland, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to / from Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade this autumn. Work will be completed in two phases to allow engineers to remodel and increase the number of station platforms, install overhead line equipment and upgrade track. This work will enable an extra three services per hour in and out of Lime Street station, including new direct services to Scotland. Platforms will be longer and better managed to allow bigger trains, with more room for passengers into the station. 

Trains will not run to or from Liverpool Lime Street from Saturday 30 September until Sunday 22 October, with the exception of some Northern midweek services. The following alterations will apply:

East Midlands Trains - trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level.

London Midland - trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central. You can find more information about London Midland services here.

Merseyrail - Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station will remain open and Merseyrail services will continue to run as normal.

Northern

Monday 9 - Friday 20 October

  • Between 06:00 and 20:00, a reduced service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western / Preston / Manchester Victoria.
  • After 20:00, buses will replace trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

 

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 22 October

  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Central / Manchester Oxford Road will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross.

 

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October

  •  Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Preston / Wigan will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

 

TransPennine Express

  • Between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle. Trains will start / terminate at Leeds.
  • Between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough. Trains will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers may use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Virgin Trains - services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, some services will call additionally at Crewe. Customers should use Merseyrail between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central or Moorfields.

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Bicycles:

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

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Amended 23:47 London Victoria to Hastings from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

23:47 London Victoria to Hastings

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Eastbourne and Hastings, closing the line.

The 23:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne. A replacement bus will be provided between Eastbourne and Hastings.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Northern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

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

The 22:24 Sheffield to Leeds service will be replaced by a bus between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

The 23:08 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service will be replaced by a bus.

Thursday to Friday

The 04:40 and 05:18 Preston to Colne services will start from Blackburn. Connecting bus services will run from Preston to Colne.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford after 22:15 each night from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster

Description

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Shenfield and Wickford from 22:15 each night, closing all lines.

After 22:15, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

The last train services to run between Shenfield and Wickford will be the 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria and the 21:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street.

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will not run. If you are travelling to Southend you should travel on the 00:18 or 00:50 service from London Liverpool Street to Colchester and change at Shenfield for a replacement bus service.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service will be retimed and replaced by a bus between Wickford and London Liverpool Street.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended overnight services between Chester and Crewe from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Crewe between 22:30 and 05:30 each night, closing the lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester. Alternatively, you can change at Shrewsbury for the 23:37 service to Chester (this service does not call at Crewe)

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe.

The 04:55 Chester to Crewe service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service which will leave Chester at 05:37.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended service between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon / Westbury after 22:30 each night from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter St Davids / Cardiff Central and London Paddington and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Swindon from 22:30 each night until 05:10 the following morning.

The following services will be amended:

The 23:23 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will not run. It will be replaced by two buses; one from Bristol Temple Meads to Frome, calling at all stations and one from Bristol Temple Meads to Westbury, calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge.

The 20:21 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will run as two separate trains; one from Weymouth to Westbury and one from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Oldfield Park or Keynsham. A bus will run from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at these stations.

The 20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Trowbridge and Patchway, not calling at Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads or Filton Abbey Wood. It will call at Chippenham, Swindon and Bristol Parkway. One additional train will run in each direction between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

The 22:32 Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads service will not run. It will be replaced by two buses; one calling at all stations and one calling at Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa, Oldfield Park and Keynsham.

The following trains will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. Connecting bus services will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa:

21:29 Taunton - London Paddington

21:45 London Paddington - Exeter St Davids

22:15 London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads

23:30 London Paddington - Cardiff Central

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:40 and 23:55 London Victoria to Orpington services will be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:15 London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells will terminate at Tonbridge. A replacement bus will be provided.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:25 London Victoria to Orpington service will be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

The 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service will run as booked to Lewisham then divert via Bexleyheath. A connecting bus service will run from Lewisham to Gravesend via Abbey Wood.

The 00:27 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be replaced by a bus between New Cross and Dartford.

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will run as booked to Lewisham then divert via Bexleyheath. A connecting bus service will run from Lewisham to Gillingham via Abbey Wood.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 22:52 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East.  A replacement bus service will depart Maidstone East at 23:56 calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham, Charing, Ashford International and  Wye.

The 23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 00:35 calling at Bearsted Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham ,Charing. Ashford International, Wye, Chilham, Chartham and Canterbury West.

Thursday and Friday

The 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East. A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 01:35 calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham, Charing and Ashford International.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended service at Burnham and Taplow from 22:15 each night until 06:00 the following morning from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

Monday to Thursday 

From 22:15 each night until 05:30 the next morning, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Friday

From 23:30 until 06:00 on Saturday morning trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Connecting bus services will run via Slough to replace all cancelled services.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington service from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

From Swansea to London Paddington

Description

Overnight Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Neath, closing the line.

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

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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No trains to or from London Cannon Street after 23:30 each night from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Cannon Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Cannon Street, closing all lines to and from the station.

From 23:30 until the end of service each night, trains will not run to or from London Cannon Street. Trains will be diverted to London Charing Cross or amended to start / terminate at London Bridge.

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Project Information:

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Amended London Euston to Inverness Caledonian Sleeper service on Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

From London Euston to Inverness

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Stirling area, closing some lines.

The 21:16 London Euston to Inverness service will be diverted between Edinburgh and Perth (via Inverkeithing), not calling at Stirling, Dunblane or Gleneagles.

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No trains at Pangbourne from 23:30 until the end of service on Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford / Banbury

Description

Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of the 4 tracks between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway.

Trains will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst and will not call at Pangbourne.

Connecting bus services will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

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

Project Information:

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Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes today and tomorrow

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

On days or weeks when leaf-fall is at its highest and rails are most slippery, Southeastern will need to introduce a different timetable on some routes. This is to make sure they can get you where you need to be with the minimum of delay.

Conditions are expected to be particularly challenging today, Thursday 19 and tomorrow, Friday 20 October. Southeastern will be running a revised timetable on these days, particularly during off-peak periods.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel. The journey planner is now correctly showing details for both Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October.

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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between West Croydon and Sydenham expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

London Overground, Southern

Routes affected

London Overground between West Croydon and Highbury & Islington

Southern between West Croydon and London Bridge

Description

A speed restriction is in place due to defective tracks at West Croydon. Train services running between West Croydon and Sydenham may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day 19/10/17.

Impact:

There is a track defect in the West Croydon area so services have been reduced because of a 5mph speed restriction whilst Network Rail sources a replacement part.
Network Rail are constantly monitoring the situation and currently expect to make a full repair tonight.

London Bridge to West Croydon services may either terminate at Selhurst or be diverted after Selhurst to terminate at East Croydon.
West Croydon to London Bridge services may either start at Selhurst or be diverted to start at East Croydon.

Southern also need to run fewer services through West Croydon during the morning and evening peaks so that they can prevent services bunching up and causing severe congestion.

London Overground has reduced their service into West Croydon. Their tickets will be valid on Southern services between West Croydon and New Cross Gate.

Tonight Network Rail will be undertaking work on the rails from 21:20 closing all the lines through West Croydon.

Advice for London Overground customers:
To help you complete your journey, you may use your tickets on the following services on any reasonable route:

  • Southern
  • Southeastern
  • Thameslink

 

Advice for Southern customers:

To assist you on your journey ticket acceptance is in place with the following:
  • London Tramlink between West Croydon and East Croydon
  • London Buses between West Croydon and London
  • London Overground between Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon and Canada Water
  • London Underground between London Bridge and Canada Water.

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No Thameslink service through Central London on Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Sutton and between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between West Hampstead Thameslink and Loughborough Junction. As a result of this, ALL LINES between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction are closed.

More information about the amended timetable in place can be found on the National Rail Enquiries website and on the Thameslink website.

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

Project Information:

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

Disruption between Guildford and Effingham Junction expected until 16:00

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Guildford and London Waterloo

Description

Due to a signalling problem at Horsley between Guildford and Effingham Junction trains have to run at reduced speed on the London bound line.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or running non stop. Disruption is expected until 16:00.

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
South Western Railway's control centre has received reports of signalling problems between Guildford and Effingham Junction. The problem is a track circuit failure which means that signals remain red as the signalling system cannot verify that the track beyond the signal is clear. As a result, all trains have to stop at the affected signals and obtain verbal permission from the signaller confirming their authority to continue. When the train does continue, they must proceed at caution until the next signal. This process takes up to 10 minutes. Network Rail who own and maintain the railway infrastructure have advised their engineering staff are on site and are investigating the problem with the track circuit.

To reduce the delays to trains, some services may have to be altered or revised at short notice. Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route

Customer Advice:

If you require assistance in completing your journey, please speak to a member of staff or use a help point at any station.

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Disruption between Skipton and Carlisle expected until 13:45

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Leeds and Carlisle

Description

A broken down train between Skipton and Carlisle has now moved allowing all lines to reopen.

Trains may be amended, cancelled or delayed.

Disruption is expected to continue until 13:45.

Customer Advice:

The failed train is being moved and services will commence running with a special starting from Skipton at 12:15 running all stations to Carlisle.
Replacement road transport will still be provided by Wright Bro's for the 11:55 Northern Service from Carlisle to Skipton.

Customers are able to travel between Lancaster and Carlisle on Virgin Trains West Coast and TransPennine Express services.

 

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Disruption between Purley and Redhill expected until 14:00

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Southern between London Victoria and Caterham / Purley / Tonbridge / Reigate

Description

Urgent repairs to the track between Purley and Redhill mean the northbound line will be blocked. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 14:00.

Customer Advice:
Urgent repairs to the railway are currently taking place due to a defective rail at Redhill. Network Rail engineers are now on site, and have advised that work will be completed by approximately 13:30.

As a result of this, services ONLY from London Victoria heading towards Redhill will be affected. Services towards London from Redhill will run as usual.

Services will not stop at Coulsdon South, Merstham, Redhill and Earlswood. If you require these stations, you are advised to alight at Gatwick Airport, and travel back on London bound services.

To help assist you with your journey, valid Southern Railway tickets will be accepted on the TfL No. 405 bus from 12:10 until 13:30. This will also enable you to travel between the above stations.

We advise you to allow extra time and check your journey prior to travel.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

Twitter:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Axminster and Yeovil Junction expected until 15:00

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Axminster and Yeovil Junction

Description

Following heavy flooding on the railway lines between Yeovil Junction and Axminster all lines have now reopened.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 60 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 15:00 19/10.

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
The control room has been advised of heavy flooding in the Crewkerne area.

Network Rail response teams have been advised and are attending.

To reduce the delays to trains, some services may have to be altered or revised at short notice. Some services may also be diverted via an alternative route

Customers may use their tickets on Great Western Railway services on the following routes:

  • Exeter St Davids to London Paddington (with connections on London Underground to complete your journey to London Waterloo).
  • Exeter Stations to Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury for onward connections to Salisbury.


South Western Railway are sorry for the disruption caused to your journey.

If you require assistance to complete your journey, please see a member of station staff or press the 'Information' button on a station help point.

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Compensation:
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Disruption between Selhurst and East Croydon expected until 14:30

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Bridge / London Victoria / Milton Keynes Central and Sutton / West Croydon / Purley / Caterham / Epsom

Description

Following train crew being delayed between Selhurst and East Croydon some lines have now reopened. Train services running through these stations may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 mins. Disruption is expected until 14:30.


Customer Advice:
The 12:03 London Victoria to Sutton service was delayed by 20 minutes earlier today at Selhurst.

Although services are on the move, you are advised that trains towards East Croydon are subject delays of between 15-20 due to the congestion caused by this incident. Some services may also be subject to short notice alteration.

It's advised that you check the journey planner prior for individual journeys via this route prior to travelling.

Check before you travel:
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Twitter:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern

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.

Further information

Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

There will be major changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period, with several London terminal stations closed, as detailed below;

From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive, the following stations will be closed for Southeastern services;

  • London Bridge
  • London Cannon Street
  • London Charing Cross
  • Waterloo East
  • Deptford
  • Greenwich
  • Maze Hill
  • Westcombe Park
  • New Cross
  • St Johns

Services will be significantly revised and reduced as detailed below;

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed. On Christmas Eve, the network will close down by 22:00.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December;

No Southeastern services will operate

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars, London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable.

As these are 'working days', London Victoria is expected to be extremely busy during peak times so please try and avoid travelling during these times if you can.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Monday 1 January 2018

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Lewisham and Dartford, via Sidcup

Alternative routes and travel advice

You'll be able to use the following routes at no extra charge to help complete your journey;

  • Between 27 and 29 December inclusive: Southeastern 'high speed' services to and from London St Pancras
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
  

Alternative travel arrangements on Transport for London services (Tube, Bus and DLR) are still being finalised.

Station specific travel advice can be found here

Longer term changes

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit 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 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

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

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 detailed below:

  • 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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

 

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.

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Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are 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.

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Friday 29 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

The following routes are affected between:

London Charing Cross and Ramsgate

London St Pancras International and Margate

London Victoria and Ramsgate

Gillingham and Ramsgate

Description

From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

  • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

  • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate

  • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate


Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

  • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

  • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

  • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

 

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Sundays from Sunday 27 August to Sunday 5 November

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Sundays, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

Sundays from 24 September to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:27, 07:12 then hourly until 23:12.

Trains will leave Heathrow Central at 07:13 then hourly until 23:13 and 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Sundays from 27 August to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:25 and every 15 minutes until 23:25.

Trains will leave Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:33 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

 

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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from Sunday 17 September until Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

From Sunday 17 September for five weeks until Monday 23 October, the Gospel Oak to Barking route will be closed.

The line needs to close to enable Network Rail to continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from Spring 2018.

Customer alternative transport arrangements:

Replacement bus services will operate as follows:

  • Service J: Gospel Oak (bus stop on Highgate Road) to Seven Sisters
  • Service T: Walthamstow Central to Barking

To help with your journey, you may also use local buses via any reasonable routes between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road.

You may also use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central; between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

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Buses replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway every weekend from 23 September to 29 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff Central and London Paddington and between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Every weekend from 23 September until 29 October, Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in the Cardiff area; as well as track maintenance in the Severn Tunnel.

Trains will not run between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between South Wales and London Paddington will be diverted between Newport and Swindon (via Gloucester). Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run between Bristol Parkway and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour only.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly will be amended to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. You will need to change at Bristol Parkway for a bus connection to Newport / Cardiff.

On some weekends, the line between Cardiff and Newport will also be closed and during these times, buses will be extended to run from / to Cardiff. An amended train service will run between Swansea and Cardiff.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Major improvement work between Cardiff Central and Newport from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 29 October

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Milford Haven and Manchester Piccadilly, between Cardiff Central and Holyhead / Crewe / Ebbw Vale Town, between Llanelli and Chester and between Maesteg and Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Nottingham

Great Western Railway between Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington and between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Network Rail are electrifying the South Wales mainline as part of the Great Western Railway upgrade. You can read more about this project here.

From Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October, work will take place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing various lines. An amended service will run between these stations.

Trains will be retimed and subject to platform changes. Some trains will be amended to start / terminate at Newport.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on the following days:

  • After 21:00 on Saturday 14 and all day on Sunday 15 October
  • Sunday 22 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 29 October

 

Some bus services will be extended to Pye Corner for customers travelling to / from Ebbw Vale Town. 

Please note - the line between Newport and Bristol Parkway will be closed on weekends and buses will be replacing trains between these stations. During the times that the line between Cardiff and Newport is also closed, the bus services will be extended to Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Major improvement work at Liverpool Lime Street until Sunday 22 October

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains, London Midland, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

All routes to / from Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Liverpool Lime Street station is undergoing a major upgrade this autumn. Work will be completed in two phases to allow engineers to remodel and increase the number of station platforms, install overhead line equipment and upgrade track. This work will enable an extra three services per hour in and out of Lime Street station, including new direct services to Scotland. Platforms will be longer and better managed to allow bigger trains, with more room for passengers into the station. 

Trains will not run to or from Liverpool Lime Street from Saturday 30 September until Sunday 22 October, with the exception of some Northern midweek services. The following alterations will apply:

East Midlands Trains - trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Lime Street Low Level.

London Midland - trains between Birmingham New Street / Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers should use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central. You can find more information about London Midland services here.

Merseyrail - Liverpool Lime Street Low Level station will remain open and Merseyrail services will continue to run as normal.

Northern

Monday 9 - Friday 20 October

  • Between 06:00 and 20:00, a reduced service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western / Preston / Manchester Victoria.
  • After 20:00, buses will replace trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

 

Saturday 30 September - Sunday 22 October

  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Warrington Central / Manchester Oxford Road will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Lime Street and Hunts Cross.

 

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October

  •  Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria / Preston / Wigan will be replaced by buses between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

 

TransPennine Express

  • Between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle. Trains will start / terminate at Leeds.
  • Between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough. Trains will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway. Customers may use Merseyrail services between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central.

Virgin Trains - services between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will start / terminate at Liverpool South Parkway, some services will call additionally at Crewe. Customers should use Merseyrail between Liverpool South Parkway and Liverpool Central or Moorfields.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

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Amended 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

From London Paddington to Swansea

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Neath and Swansea, closing the lines.

The 20:15 London Paddington to Swansea service will be retimed to run later than usual between Port Talbot Parkway and Swansea.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace overnight services between Cambridge and Hitchin from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between Cambridge / Kings Lynn and London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Hitchin, closing the line from 23:55 each night (Monday to Thursday) until 04:45 the following morning (Tuesday to Friday).

While the line is closed, buses will replace trains between Cambridge and Hitchin.

The 22:29 (Monday to Thursday) Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will run non stop between Cambridge and Royston, not calling at Foxton, Shepreth or Meldreth. A connecting bus service will run from Cambridge to Hitchin, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 23:47 London Victoria to Hastings from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

23:47 London Victoria to Hastings

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Eastbourne and Hastings, closing the line.

The 23:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne. A replacement bus will be provided between Eastbourne and Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Northern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

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

The 22:24 Sheffield to Leeds service will be replaced by a bus between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

The 23:08 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service will be replaced by a bus.

Thursday to Friday

The 04:40 and 05:18 Preston to Colne services will start from Blackburn. Connecting bus services will run from Preston to Colne.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford after 22:15 each night from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster

Description

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Shenfield and Wickford from 22:15 each night, closing all lines.

After 22:15, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

The last train services to run between Shenfield and Wickford will be the 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria and the 21:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street.

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will not run. If you are travelling to Southend you should travel on the 00:18 or 00:50 service from London Liverpool Street to Colchester and change at Shenfield for a replacement bus service.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service will be retimed and replaced by a bus between Wickford and London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight services between Chester and Crewe from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Chester / Holyhead

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Crewe between 22:30 and 05:30 each night, closing the lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester. Alternatively, you can change at Shrewsbury for the 23:37 service to Chester (this service does not call at Crewe)

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe.

The 04:55 Chester to Crewe service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service which will leave Chester at 05:37.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended service between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon / Westbury after 22:30 each night from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter St Davids / Cardiff Central and London Paddington and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury / Swindon from 22:30 each night until 05:10 the following morning.

The following services will be amended:

The 23:23 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will not run. It will be replaced by two buses; one from Bristol Temple Meads to Frome, calling at all stations and one from Bristol Temple Meads to Westbury, calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge.

The 20:21 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will run as two separate trains; one from Weymouth to Westbury and one from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Oldfield Park or Keynsham. A bus will run from Bath Spa to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at these stations.

The 20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Trowbridge and Patchway, not calling at Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa, Bristol Temple Meads or Filton Abbey Wood. It will call at Chippenham, Swindon and Bristol Parkway. One additional train will run in each direction between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

The 22:32 Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads service will not run. It will be replaced by two buses; one calling at all stations and one calling at Trowbridge, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath Spa, Oldfield Park and Keynsham.

The following trains will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. Connecting bus services will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa:

21:29 Taunton - London Paddington

21:45 London Paddington - Exeter St Davids

22:15 London Paddington - Bristol Temple Meads

23:30 London Paddington - Cardiff Central

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:40 and 23:55 London Victoria to Orpington services will be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:15 London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells will terminate at Tonbridge. A replacement bus will be provided.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:25 London Victoria to Orpington service will be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

The 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service will run as booked to Lewisham then divert via Bexleyheath. A connecting bus service will run from Lewisham to Gravesend via Abbey Wood.

The 00:27 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be replaced by a bus between New Cross and Dartford.

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will run as booked to Lewisham then divert via Bexleyheath. A connecting bus service will run from Lewisham to Gillingham via Abbey Wood.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 22:52 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East.  A replacement bus service will depart Maidstone East at 23:56 calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham, Charing, Ashford International and  Wye.

The 23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 00:35 calling at Bearsted Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham ,Charing. Ashford International, Wye, Chilham, Chartham and Canterbury West.

Thursday and Friday

The 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East. A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 01:35 calling at Bearsted, Hollingbourne, Harrietsham, Lenham, Charing and Ashford International.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended service at Burnham and Taplow from 22:15 each night until 06:00 the following morning from Monday 16 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

Monday to Thursday 

From 22:15 each night until 05:30 the next morning, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Friday

From 23:30 until 06:00 on Saturday morning trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Connecting bus services will run via Slough to replace all cancelled services.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington service from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

From Swansea to London Paddington

Description

Overnight Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Neath, closing the line.

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

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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No trains to or from London Cannon Street after 23:30 each night from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Cannon Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Cannon Street, closing all lines to and from the station.

From 23:30 until the end of service each night, trains will not run to or from London Cannon Street. Trains will be diverted to London Charing Cross or amended to start / terminate at London Bridge.

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Project Information:

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Amended 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

From Swindon to Cheltenham Spa

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa, closing the line.

The 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will be replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.