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Industrial action to affect Southern services every day from Tuesday 6 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Southern drivers in the ASLEF and RMT unions have announced industrial action from Tuesday December 6.

Unfortunately, customers are advised to expect a severely reduced and disrupted service every day while this industrial action is in place.

In addition to this, ASLEF and RMT strikes will affect Southern and Gatwick Express services on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 December (RMT conductors' strike)
  • Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Friday 16 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 December (RMT conductors' strike) - changed date
  • Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January (RMT conductors' strike)
  • Monday 9 to Saturday 14 January (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)

Services are expected to be particularly disrupted on the drivers' strike dates with no services on most routes. There is also likely to be increased disruption over the Christmas and New Year period. Journey planners will only be updated 24 hours before the date in question. Travel updates will be available as soon as they are confirmed on this web page.

Southern are very sorry for the continued disruption to your journeys.

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Thameslink, Great Northern and London Midland services are not directly affected by the strike action, however these services are expected to be extremely busy.

Twitter:
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Check before you travel:
The Journey Planner has been updated and is showing correct information for tomorrow, Tuesday 6 December only. All other strike dates are incorrectly showing a normal service, and NOT the strike service.

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. 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 industrial action to affect London Underground services from 19:00 on Tuesday 6 December until the end of the day on Wednesday 7 December

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines

Description

Strike action is planned on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines from late evening on Tuesday 6 December and all day Wednesday 7 December.

If the planned strikes do go ahead, services on these lines are expected to be severely disrupted from 19:00 on Tuesday 6 December, with no service on the Piccadilly line and a significantly reduced service on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

For more information, please see the latest information on the TfL website.

National Rail interchange stations are expected to be extremely busy throughout the strike.

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Major disruption between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Trains between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport

Description

A broken rail between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport is causing major disruption to journeys between these stations. Network Rail are on site working to fix the rail, and while they do so, train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:

  • A reduced service is in place between East Croydon and Redhill, with a limited service of one train per hour at Merstham and Coulsdon South.
  • London Bridge to Brighton services are terminating and starting from Gatwick Airport.
  • Some Southern services will not serve stations between Redhill and Purley, and will be replaced by buses
  • From 11:30 to 16:30 no Gatwick Express services will run, however Southern and Thameslink trains will still call at Gatwick Airport.
  • Southern customers may use London Buses on route 405.
  • There is mutual ticket acceptance in place between Southern and Gatwick Express and Thameslink services.

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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Delays between Greenford and West Ealing expected 15:30

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Greenford and West Ealing

Description

A fault with the barriers at a level crossing between West Ealing and Greenford is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to journeys between these stations. This is expected to continue until 15:30.

Customer Advice:

Customers may use London Underground services between Greenford and London Paddington.

Twitter:
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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 Clapham Junction and Barnes expected until 16:00

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Hounslow / Weybridge / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Kingston and London Waterloo circular services.

Description

A broken down train at Putney has now moved and lines have reopened.Disruption to trains between London Waterloo and Barnes is expected while services recover. Trains may be delayed by amended, cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes

Disruption is expected to continue until 16:00.

Customer Advice:

You may use your ticket to travel on London Buses between Feltham and Putney. You may also travel on London Underground services from Richmond or (East) Putney to get to London.

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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.

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

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

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.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

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

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • 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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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

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

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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 is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

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

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

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

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite will be closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February 2017

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing all lines from May 2016 until February 2017.

Customer Advice:

Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

This project to electrify the line involves erecting overhead power lines on over 10 miles of track, altering the heights of bridges, and lowering tracks in a number of locations. Station platforms are being extended to allow new four-carriage electric trains to run. Further information can be found from Network Rail.

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Amended Virgin Trains service to and from Glasgow Central from 23:00 on Sunday 4 to 05:00 Monday 5 December

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Glasgow Central

Description

Track work is taking place in the Lockerbie area, closing some lines.

On Sunday, the 17:40, 18:28 and 19:28 London Euston to Glasgow Central services will be retimed to arrive at Glasgow Central slightly later than usual.

On Monday, the 04:28 Glasgow Central to London Euston will be retimed to leave Glasgow Central slightly earlier than usual.

Planning your journey

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

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Amended Caledonian Sleeper service from Inverness to London Euston from Monday 4 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

From Inverness to London Euston

Description

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

On Sunday 20, Monday 21 and Thursday 24 November, the Inverness to London Euston Caledonian Sleeper service will be diverted via an alternative route between Perth and Edinburgh, not calling at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston.

Planning your journey

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

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Amended 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service on Monday 5 December

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Manchester Airport and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place Manchester Victoria and Eccles closing some lines.

The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended 04:28 Glasgow Central to London Euston service on Monday 5 December

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

From Glasgow Central to London Euston

Description

Track work is taking place in the Lockerbie area closing some lines.

The 04:28 Glasgow Central to London Euston service will depart Glasgow Central earlier than the normal timetable.

Planning your Journey

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

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No trains between Barking and London Fenchurch Street from 20:45 each night on Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Trains between Shoeburyness / Southend Central / Grays and London Fenchurch Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Fenchurch street each night closing all lines.

From 20:45, no trains will run between Barking and London Liverpool Street. Some trains will be diverted to terminate / start at London Liverpool Street.

Customers may use London Underground services between Tower Hill and Upminster to help complete their journey.

Planning your journey

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

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

 

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Amended late night London Liverpool Street to Colchester service from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Witham and Ipswich closing all lines.

The 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Witham and Colchester.

Your rail ticket purchased for this journey will be valid on the replacement buses.

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

Planning your journey

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

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Amended ScotRail service from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Various ScotRail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the ScotRail network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

From 20:30 each night, buses will replace trains between West Calder and Glasgow Central.

From 20:30 each night, buses replace trains between Edinburgh and Polmont.

Additionally, the 23:33 Edinburgh to Dunblane service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton from approximately 21:50 each night on Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Various London Midland routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Northampton with various lines closed.

After 21:50, trains between London Euston and Northampton will run at a reduced frequency and will be replaced by buses between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:27Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted to terminate at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, resulting in journey times being extended.

From approximately  21:20, buses will replace trains between Reading / Newbury and Bedwyn.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury is replaced by a bus. The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will be diverted and will not call at Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect with the train at 04:20. The 20:15 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, resulting in journey times being extended.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night on Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Moorgate / London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Letchworth Garden City

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North closing all lines.

From 23:50, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

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

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will not call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Wednesday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at these stations.

Monday to Friday

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed and will also terminate at Bridgend. A replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed and also between Bridgend and Carmarthen.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Northern service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Northern network with various lines closed.

The following services will be replaced by buses:

  • 04:02 Preston to Manchester Airport
  • 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street
  • 23:29 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria
  • 23:30 Manchester Airport to Preston

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly and 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe services will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly calling at these stations.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Southern service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath with some lines closed.

The 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing / Eastbourne service will terminate at Three Bridges. Customers for Worthing are advised to travel by replacement bus to Brighton to connect with a train service to Worthing. Customers for Eastbourne are advised a replacement bus will run from Three Bridges to Eastbourne.

The 01:00 and 04:00 London Victoria to Brighton services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 03:50 Brighton to London Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between between Brighton and Three Bridges.

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between London St Pancras and Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield

Description

Each night from Monday to Friday, engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Corby / Derby closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes after leaving Kettering. A bus will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

Tuesday to Friday

05:00 Derby to London St Pancras International will depart earlier from Derby but will arrive at London St Pancras at the normal booked time.

22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham is diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes after leaving Kettering. A bus will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield and the 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby are diverted after Kettering with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes.

22:43 Corby to Kettering / 23:11 Kettering to Corby are replaced by buses throughout.

Wednesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester at 04:18 but will arrive at London St Pancras International at booked time.

05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International will depart Derby at 04:56 and will not call at Long Eaton. A bus will run between Derby and Leicester calling at Long Eaton.

05:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras will depart Nottingham at 05:29 but will arrive at London St Pancras International at booked time.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Industrial action to affect Southern services every day from Tuesday 6 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Southern drivers in the ASLEF and RMT unions have announced industrial action from Tuesday December 6.

Unfortunately, customers are advised to expect a severely reduced and disrupted service every day while this industrial action is in place.

In addition to this, ASLEF and RMT strikes will affect Southern and Gatwick Express services on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 December (RMT conductors' strike)
  • Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Friday 16 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 December (RMT conductors' strike) - changed date
  • Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January (RMT conductors' strike)
  • Monday 9 to Saturday 14 January (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)

Services are expected to be particularly disrupted on the drivers' strike dates with no services on most routes. There is also likely to be increased disruption over the Christmas and New Year period. Journey planners will only be updated 24 hours before the date in question. Travel updates will be available as soon as they are confirmed on this web page.

Southern are very sorry for the continued disruption to your journeys.

More information


Thameslink, Great Northern and London Midland services are not directly affected by the strike action, however these services are expected to be extremely busy.

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

Check before you travel:
The Journey Planner has been updated and is showing correct information for tomorrow, Tuesday 6 December only. All other strike dates are incorrectly showing a normal service, and NOT the strike service.

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. 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 industrial action to affect London Underground services from 19:00 on Tuesday 6 December until the end of the day on Wednesday 7 December

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines

Description

Strike action is planned on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines from late evening on Tuesday 6 December and all day Wednesday 7 December.

If the planned strikes do go ahead, services on these lines are expected to be severely disrupted from 19:00 on Tuesday 6 December, with no service on the Piccadilly line and a significantly reduced service on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

For more information, please see the latest information on the TfL website.

National Rail interchange stations are expected to be extremely busy throughout the strike.

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Major disruption between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Trains between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport

Description

A broken rail between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport is causing major disruption to journeys between these stations. Network Rail are on site working to fix the rail, and while they do so, train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:

  • A reduced service is in place between East Croydon and Redhill, with a limited service of one train per hour at Merstham and Coulsdon South.
  • London Bridge to Brighton services are terminating and starting from Gatwick Airport.
  • Some Southern services will not serve stations between Redhill and Purley, and will be replaced by buses
  • From 11:30 to 16:30 no Gatwick Express services will run, however Southern and Thameslink trains will still call at Gatwick Airport.
  • Southern customers may use London Buses on route 405.
  • There is mutual ticket acceptance in place between Southern and Gatwick Express and Thameslink services.

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Compensation:
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Delays between Greenford and West Ealing expected 15:30

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Greenford and West Ealing

Description

A fault with the barriers at a level crossing between West Ealing and Greenford is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to journeys between these stations. This is expected to continue until 15:30.

Customer Advice:

Customers may use London Underground services between Greenford and London Paddington.

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Disruption between Clapham Junction and Barnes expected until 16:00

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Hounslow / Weybridge / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Kingston and London Waterloo circular services.

Description

A broken down train at Putney has now moved and lines have reopened.Disruption to trains between London Waterloo and Barnes is expected while services recover. Trains may be delayed by amended, cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes

Disruption is expected to continue until 16:00.

Customer Advice:

You may use your ticket to travel on London Buses between Feltham and Putney. You may also travel on London Underground services from Richmond or (East) Putney to get to London.

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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.

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

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

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.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

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

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • 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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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

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

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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 is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

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

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

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

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite will be closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February 2017

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing all lines from May 2016 until February 2017.

Customer Advice:

Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

This project to electrify the line involves erecting overhead power lines on over 10 miles of track, altering the heights of bridges, and lowering tracks in a number of locations. Station platforms are being extended to allow new four-carriage electric trains to run. Further information can be found from Network Rail.

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Amended Caledonian Sleeper service from Inverness to London Euston from Monday 4 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

From Inverness to London Euston

Description

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

On Sunday 20, Monday 21 and Thursday 24 November, the Inverness to London Euston Caledonian Sleeper service will be diverted via an alternative route between Perth and Edinburgh, not calling at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston.

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No trains between Barking and London Fenchurch Street from 20:45 each night on Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Trains between Shoeburyness / Southend Central / Grays and London Fenchurch Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Fenchurch street each night closing all lines.

From 20:45, no trains will run between Barking and London Liverpool Street. Some trains will be diverted to terminate / start at London Liverpool Street.

Customers may use London Underground services between Tower Hill and Upminster to help complete their journey.

Planning your journey

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Amended late night London Liverpool Street to Colchester service from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Witham and Ipswich closing all lines.

The 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Witham and Colchester.

Your rail ticket purchased for this journey will be valid on the replacement buses.

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

Planning your journey

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Amended ScotRail service from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Various ScotRail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the ScotRail network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

From 20:30 each night, buses will replace trains between West Calder and Glasgow Central.

From 20:30 each night, buses replace trains between Edinburgh and Polmont.

Additionally, the 23:33 Edinburgh to Dunblane service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Milton Keynes Central and Northampton from approximately 21:50 each night on Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Various London Midland routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Northampton with various lines closed.

After 21:50, trains between London Euston and Northampton will run at a reduced frequency and will be replaced by buses between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:27Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted to terminate at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, resulting in journey times being extended.

From approximately  21:20, buses will replace trains between Reading / Newbury and Bedwyn.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury is replaced by a bus. The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will be diverted and will not call at Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect with the train at 04:20. The 20:15 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, resulting in journey times being extended.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night on Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Moorgate / London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Letchworth Garden City

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North closing all lines.

From 23:50, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

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

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will not call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Wednesday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at these stations.

Monday to Friday

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed and will also terminate at Bridgend. A replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed and also between Bridgend and Carmarthen.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Northern service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Northern network with various lines closed.

The following services will be replaced by buses:

  • 04:02 Preston to Manchester Airport
  • 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street
  • 23:29 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria
  • 23:30 Manchester Airport to Preston

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly and 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe services will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly calling at these stations.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Southern service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath with some lines closed.

The 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing / Eastbourne service will terminate at Three Bridges. Customers for Worthing are advised to travel by replacement bus to Brighton to connect with a train service to Worthing. Customers for Eastbourne are advised a replacement bus will run from Three Bridges to Eastbourne.

The 01:00 and 04:00 London Victoria to Brighton services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 03:50 Brighton to London Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between between Brighton and Three Bridges.

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between London St Pancras and Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield

Description

Each night from Monday to Friday, engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Corby / Derby closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes after leaving Kettering. A bus will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

Tuesday to Friday

05:00 Derby to London St Pancras International will depart earlier from Derby but will arrive at London St Pancras at the normal booked time.

22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham is diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes after leaving Kettering. A bus will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield and the 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby are diverted after Kettering with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes.

22:43 Corby to Kettering / 23:11 Kettering to Corby are replaced by buses throughout.

Wednesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester at 04:18 but will arrive at London St Pancras International at booked time.

05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International will depart Derby at 04:56 and will not call at Long Eaton. A bus will run between Derby and Leicester calling at Long Eaton.

05:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras will depart Nottingham at 05:29 but will arrive at London St Pancras International at booked time.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Midweek engineering work affecting Southeastern trains on Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Various Southeastern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

Customer Advice

The following alterations will apply:

The 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gravesend  (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), is revised to depart Blackheath at 00:30, and  is diverted via an alternative route and runs non-stop to Dartford, arrive at 00:55, and then as scheduled to Gravesend .

Customers wishing to use this service to travel to or from: Blackheath, Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal or Abbey Wood should change at Lewisham for a replacement bus service to Gravesend via Woolwich Arsenal. This replacement bus service departs Lewisham 00:37, Blackheath 00:45, Charlton 00:57, Woolwich  Arsenal 01:05, Plumstead 01:09, Abbey Wood 01:15, Dartford 01:30, Stone Crossing 01:37, Greenhithe 01:39, Swanscombe-George & Dragon 01:43, Northfleet-The Hive 01:47,Gravesend 01:57.

The 00:27 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Greenwich (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday), is revised to terminate at Lewisham  at 00:39.

There is a connecting replacement bus service to Dartford, that departs Lewisham at 00:48, and calls at Deptford 00:51, Greenwich 00:56, Maze Hill 01:03, Westcombe Park 01:08, Charlton 01:15, Woolwich Dockyard 01:20, Woolwich Arsenal  01:26, Plumstead 01:30, Abbey Wood 01:36, Belvedere 01:40 Erith 01:45, Slade Green 01:51 and terminates at Dartford 02:02.

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only), is revised to depart Lewisham at 00:58, is diverted via an alternative route and runs non-stop to Dartford, arrive at 01:25, and then as scheduled to Gillingham.

Passengers wishing to use this service to travel to or from: Blackheath, Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal or Abbey Wood should change at Lewisham for a replacement bus service to Gillingham via Woolwich Arsenal. This replacement bus service departs Lewisham 01:05, Blackheath 01:13, Charlton 01:25, Woolwich  Arsenal 01:33, Plumstead 01s37, Abbey Wood 01:43, Dartford 02:08, Greenhithe 02s17, Gravesend 02:32,Higham 02:52, Strood 03:07, Rochester 03:14, Chatham 03:21  and terminates at Gillingham at 03:32.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

 

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Industrial action to affect Southern services every day from Tuesday 6 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Southern drivers in the ASLEF and RMT unions have announced industrial action from Tuesday December 6.

Unfortunately, customers are advised to expect a severely reduced and disrupted service every day while this industrial action is in place.

In addition to this, ASLEF and RMT strikes will affect Southern and Gatwick Express services on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 6 to Thursday 8 December (RMT conductors' strike)
  • Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Friday 16 December (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)
  • Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 December (RMT conductors' strike) - changed date
  • Saturday 31 December to Monday 2 January (RMT conductors' strike)
  • Monday 9 to Saturday 14 January (ASLEF and RMT drivers' strike)

Services are expected to be particularly disrupted on the drivers' strike dates with no services on most routes. There is also likely to be increased disruption over the Christmas and New Year period. Journey planners will only be updated 24 hours before the date in question. Travel updates will be available as soon as they are confirmed on this web page.

Southern are very sorry for the continued disruption to your journeys.

More information


Thameslink, Great Northern and London Midland services are not directly affected by the strike action, however these services are expected to be extremely busy.

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The Journey Planner has been updated and is showing correct information for tomorrow, Tuesday 6 December only. All other strike dates are incorrectly showing a normal service, and NOT the strike service.

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Planned industrial action to affect London Underground services from 19:00 on Tuesday 6 December until the end of the day on Wednesday 7 December

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines

Description

Strike action is planned on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and Piccadilly lines from late evening on Tuesday 6 December and all day Wednesday 7 December.

If the planned strikes do go ahead, services on these lines are expected to be severely disrupted from 19:00 on Tuesday 6 December, with no service on the Piccadilly line and a significantly reduced service on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

For more information, please see the latest information on the TfL website.

National Rail interchange stations are expected to be extremely busy throughout the strike.

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Major disruption between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Trains between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport

Description

A broken rail between East Croydon and Gatwick Airport is causing major disruption to journeys between these stations. Network Rail are on site working to fix the rail, and while they do so, train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:

  • A reduced service is in place between East Croydon and Redhill, with a limited service of one train per hour at Merstham and Coulsdon South.
  • London Bridge to Brighton services are terminating and starting from Gatwick Airport.
  • Some Southern services will not serve stations between Redhill and Purley, and will be replaced by buses
  • From 11:30 to 16:30 no Gatwick Express services will run, however Southern and Thameslink trains will still call at Gatwick Airport.
  • Southern customers may use London Buses on route 405.
  • There is mutual ticket acceptance in place between Southern and Gatwick Express and Thameslink services.

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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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Delays between Greenford and West Ealing expected 15:30

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Greenford and West Ealing

Description

A fault with the barriers at a level crossing between West Ealing and Greenford is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to journeys between these stations. This is expected to continue until 15:30.

Customer Advice:

Customers may use London Underground services between Greenford and London Paddington.

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Disruption between Clapham Junction and Barnes expected until 16:00

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Hounslow / Weybridge / Windsor & Eton Riverside / Kingston and London Waterloo circular services.

Description

A broken down train at Putney has now moved and lines have reopened.Disruption to trains between London Waterloo and Barnes is expected while services recover. Trains may be delayed by amended, cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes

Disruption is expected to continue until 16:00.

Customer Advice:

You may use your ticket to travel on London Buses between Feltham and Putney. You may also travel on London Underground services from Richmond or (East) Putney to get to London.

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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.

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

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

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.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

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

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • 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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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

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

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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 is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

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

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

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

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite will be closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February 2017

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing all lines from May 2016 until February 2017.

Customer Advice:

Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

This project to electrify the line involves erecting overhead power lines on over 10 miles of track, altering the heights of bridges, and lowering tracks in a number of locations. Station platforms are being extended to allow new four-carriage electric trains to run. Further information can be found from Network Rail.

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Amended Virgin Trains service to and from Glasgow Central from 23:00 on Sunday 4 to 05:00 Monday 5 December

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Glasgow Central

Description

Track work is taking place in the Lockerbie area, closing some lines.

On Sunday, the 17:40, 18:28 and 19:28 London Euston to Glasgow Central services will be retimed to arrive at Glasgow Central slightly later than usual.

On Monday, the 04:28 Glasgow Central to London Euston will be retimed to leave Glasgow Central slightly earlier than usual.

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Amended Caledonian Sleeper service from Inverness to London Euston from Monday 4 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

From Inverness to London Euston

Description

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

On Sunday 20, Monday 21 and Thursday 24 November, the Inverness to London Euston Caledonian Sleeper service will be diverted via an alternative route between Perth and Edinburgh, not calling at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston.

Planning your journey

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Amended 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service on Monday 5 December

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Manchester Airport and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place Manchester Victoria and Eccles closing some lines.

The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 04:28 Glasgow Central to London Euston service on Monday 5 December

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

From Glasgow Central to London Euston

Description

Track work is taking place in the Lockerbie area closing some lines.

The 04:28 Glasgow Central to London Euston service will depart Glasgow Central earlier than the normal timetable.

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No trains between Barking and London Fenchurch Street from 20:45 each night on Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Trains between Shoeburyness / Southend Central / Grays and London Fenchurch Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Fenchurch street each night closing all lines.

From 20:45, no trains will run between Barking and London Liverpool Street. Some trains will be diverted to terminate / start at London Liverpool Street.

Customers may use London Underground services between Tower Hill and Upminster to help complete their journey.

Planning your journey

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Amended late night London Liverpool Street to Colchester service from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Witham and Ipswich closing all lines.

The 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will be replaced by buses between Witham and Colchester.

Your rail ticket purchased for this journey will be valid on the replacement buses.

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 ScotRail service from Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Various ScotRail routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the ScotRail network with various lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

From 20:30 each night, buses will replace trains between West Calder and Glasgow Central.

From 20:30 each night, buses replace trains between Edinburgh and Polmont.

Additionally, the 23:33 Edinburgh to Dunblane service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Milton Keynes Central and Northampton from approximately 21:50 each night on Monday 5 to Thursday 8 December

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Various London Midland routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Northampton with various lines closed.

After 21:50, trains between London Euston and Northampton will run at a reduced frequency and will be replaced by buses between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:27Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted to terminate at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central. The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, resulting in journey times being extended.

From approximately  21:20, buses will replace trains between Reading / Newbury and Bedwyn.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury is replaced by a bus. The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will be diverted and will not call at Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect with the train at 04:20. The 20:15 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, resulting in journey times being extended.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night on Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Moorgate / London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Letchworth Garden City

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North closing all lines.

From 23:50, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

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

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will not call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Wednesday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at these stations.

Monday to Friday

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly. The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and not call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed and will also terminate at Bridgend. A replacement bus service will run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed and also between Bridgend and Carmarthen.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Northern service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Northern network with various lines closed.

The following services will be replaced by buses:

  • 04:02 Preston to Manchester Airport
  • 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street
  • 23:29 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria
  • 23:30 Manchester Airport to Preston

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly and 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe services will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly calling at these stations.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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 Southern service from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath with some lines closed.

The 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing / Eastbourne service will terminate at Three Bridges. Customers for Worthing are advised to travel by replacement bus to Brighton to connect with a train service to Worthing. Customers for Eastbourne are advised a replacement bus will run from Three Bridges to Eastbourne.

The 01:00 and 04:00 London Victoria to Brighton services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 03:50 Brighton to London Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between between Brighton and Three Bridges.

Tickets will be valid on any replacement bus.

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

Customers should be aware that Southern services will be severely disrupted from Tuesday 6 December due to RMT and ASLEF industrial action.

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services from Monday 5 to Friday 9 December

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between London St Pancras and Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield

Description

Each night from Monday to Friday, engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Corby / Derby closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby is diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes after leaving Kettering. A bus will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

Tuesday to Friday

05:00 Derby to London St Pancras International will depart earlier from Derby but will arrive at London St Pancras at the normal booked time.

22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham is diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Journey times will be extended by up to 60 minutes after leaving Kettering. A bus will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough. 

22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield and the 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby are diverted after Kettering with journey times extended by up to 60 minutes.

22:43 Corby to Kettering / 23:11 Kettering to Corby are replaced by buses throughout.

Wednesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart Leicester at 04:18 but will arrive at London St Pancras International at booked time.

05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International will depart Derby at 04:56 and will not call at Long Eaton. A bus will run between Derby and Leicester calling at Long Eaton.

05:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras will depart Nottingham at 05:29 but will arrive at London St Pancras International at booked time.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.