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Southern set to restore full rail service

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Southern members of the ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, including strikes due to take place on 24, 25 and 27 January.

Friday 20 January - The amended timetable will remain in place until the end of service today. However, extra services will be reinstated if possible. For specific information relating to journeys today, please click here.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January - Services may be subject to alteration. Please check the Journey Planner before you travel for the latest information.

Monday 23 January - The RMT conductor strike is still expected to take place. More information here.

Tuesday 24 January onwards - Southern are planning to restore the full train service. Although Southern members of the ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, Southern driver members of the RMT union are still subject to an overtime ban. Southern do not expect the RMT action to have an impact on services; however you are advised to check your journey before travelling.

You can find compensation and refund information here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern rail network on one of the strike days, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking, though we may not be able to guarantee you a seat as trains are likely to be very busy. Please note, your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

If you decide to travel on another operators' trains or on a different type of public transport, while these will not be affected by strikes, they may be busier than usual.

Check before you travel:
Journey Planner has been updated and is showing the planned service for today.

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. If you decide not to travel, you can get a refund from the company from which you originally bought the ticket.

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

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Reduced Southern service today, Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

All Southern and Gatwick Express routes

Description

The ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, including the strikes due to take place on 24, 25 and 27 January and the overtime ban. Details of the Southern service you can now expect over the next few days is available here.

The amended timetable will remain in place until the end of service today, Friday 20 January. However, extra services will be reinstated if possible.

The RMT conductor strike on 23 January is still expected to take place. Additional information can be found here.

The timetable below will operate today with additional services operating where possible.

All routes are affected. Please see here for a map showing routes with an altered service in brown or grey.

  • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service. See below for details of ticket acceptance on alternative routes
  • On routes shown in brown, you are advised that there will be a reduced service and you are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible
  • On routes shown with a grey dotted line, only buses will operate

 

Key alterations include:

  • A very limited peak service between Brighton and London
  • No Gatwick Express services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton
  • A reduced service will run between London and Littlehampton/Eastbourne and Ore
  • No Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia
  • Very limited peak services between Tulse Hill and London Bridge
  • No Southern services to/from Beckenham Junction
  • No Southern service to/from Guildford
  • No Southern service to/from Wimbledon
  • A reduced service will operate between London and Caterham and between London and Tattenham Corner
  • Very limited peak service between Redhill and London
  • No direct service between Tonbridge or Reigate and London (a change of trains required at Redhill)
  • No Southern trains between Lewes and Seaford (bus service in operation)
  • No direct service between London and either Portsmouth or Southampton (a change of trains will be required at Barnham)
  • No direct Southern trains between Ashford International and Brighton (a change of trains will be required at Eastbourne)

 

You are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow extra time for your journey, if at all possible.

Any trains not running because of these planned alterations have been removed from the timetable database. They therefore do not appear at all on online journey planners or station information screens (rather than showing as cancelled).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards. These have been updated and are showing the planned service for today and tomorrow.

Further information, including PDF timetables with the planned cancellations on can be found here.

Alternative travel options:

Brighton & Hove buses
Brighton & Hove buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Gatwick Express
Only tickets that are normally valid for travel on Gatwick Express services can be used on the Gatwick Express network.

Great Western Railway
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between Redhill and Reigate, and between Brighton and Southampton Central.

London Buses
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham

 

London Midland
Customers who hold tickets routed 'Kensington Olympia' or 'Southern Only' for journeys from / to stations across the London Midland network and stations south of London can use London Midland services to / from London Euston.

London Overground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

 

London Trams
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network.

London Underground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only. THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and  London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston
  • London Bridge and London Victoria
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston

 

Metrobus
Metrobus will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can be used on train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can be used on train services to / from Nunhead

 

Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between:

  • Hastings and London via Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells and London
  • Ashford International and London

 

South West Trains:

South West Trains are limited in capacity and we strongly advise that you do NOT to attempt to travel on their services; but if you do travel please allow extra time to complete your journey. Tickets routed 'Southern Only' can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Portsmouth Harbour / Havant and Southampton Central
  • Dorking and London via Wimbledon
 

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

 

More information on travelling to the airport, booked assistance and Travelcards can be found here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern network on one of the strike days, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively, you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking though you may not be guaranteed a seat as trains are likely to be very busy.

Please note: your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

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

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.

Feedback: We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Reduced Southern and Gatwick Express service due to RMT Union strike action on Monday 23 January

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Various Southern routes

Description

The members of the RMT union are set to take strike action on Monday 23 January. As a result, the following timetable will operate.

All routes are affected. Please see here for a map showing routes with an altered service in brown or grey.

  • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service. See below for details of ticket acceptance on alternative routes
  • On routes shown in brown, you are advised that there will be a reduced service and you are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible
  • On routes shown with a grey dotted line, only buses will operate

 

Key alterations include:

  • A very limited peak service between Brighton and London
  • No Gatwick Express services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton
  • A reduced service will run between London and Littlehampton/Eastbourne and Ore
  • No Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia
  • Very limited peak services between Tulse Hill and London Bridge
  • No Southern services to/from Beckenham Junction
  • No Southern service to/from Guildford
  • No Southern service to/from Wimbledon
  • A reduced service will operate between London and Caterham and between London and Tattenham Corner
  • Very limited peak service between Redhill and London
  • No direct service between Tonbridge or Reigate and London (a change of trains required at Redhill)
  • No Southern trains between Lewes and Seaford (bus service in operation)
  • No direct service between London and either Portsmouth or Southampton (a change of trains will be required at Barnham)
  • No direct Southern trains between Ashford International and Brighton (a change of trains will be required at Eastbourne)
  • Amended service between Dorking and Horsham
  • Amended service between Uckfield and London Bridge
  • Amended service between Ashford International and Hastings
  • Amended services on Coastway routes (Eastbourne, Brighton, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Portsmouth and Southampton)

 

You are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow extra time for your journey, if at all possible.

Any trains not running because of these planned alterations have been removed from the timetable database. They therefore do not appear at all on online journey planners or station information screens (rather than showing as cancelled).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards. These have been updated and are showing the planned service for today and tomorrow.

Further information, including PDF timetables with the planned cancellations on can be found here. 

Alternative travel options:

Brighton & Hove buses
Brighton & Hove buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Gatwick Express
Only tickets that are normally valid for travel on Gatwick Express services can be used on the Gatwick Express network.

Great Western Railway
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between Redhill and Reigate, and between Brighton and Southampton Central.

London Buses
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham

 

London Midland
Customers who hold tickets routed 'Kensington Olympia' or 'Southern Only' for journeys from / to stations across the London Midland network and stations south of London can use London Midland services to / from London Euston.

London Overground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

 

London Trams
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network.

London Underground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only. THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and  London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston
  • London Bridge and London Victoria
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston

 

Metrobus
Metrobus will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can be used on train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can be used on train services to / from Nunhead

 

Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between:

  • Hastings and London via Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells and London
  • Ashford International and London

 

South West Trains:

South West Trains are limited in capacity and we strongly advise that you do NOT to attempt to travel on their services; but if you do travel please allow extra time to complete your journey. Tickets routed 'Southern Only' can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Portsmouth Harbour / Havant and Southampton Central
  • Dorking and London via Wimbledon

 

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

 

More information on travelling to the airport, booked assistance and Travelcards can be found here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern network on Monday, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively, you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking though you may not be guaranteed a seat as trains are likely to be very busy.

Please note: your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

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

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.

Feedback: We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Buses replace trains between Dalmally and Oban until Monday 23 January

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban

Description

A vehicle has struck a bridge at Taynuilt. As a result, trains cannot run between Dalmally and Oban. Buses will run between these stations, extending your journey time.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until Monday 23 January.

Customer Advice:

If you have onward connections speak to station staff or use help points for further information.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Delays through Worthing expected until 19:00

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Worthing

Description

A signalling problem at Worthing is causing disruption to journeys through the station. Services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes.

We anticipate a good service will be running from approximately 19:00.

Customer Advice:
Southern customers may use Brighton & Hove Buses between Shoreham-by-Sea and Brighton.

Tickets are also being accepted on South West Trains services between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour for Southern customers.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Delays between Canonbury and Stratford expected until 18:45

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

London Overground between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford

Description

A signalling problem near Dalston Kingsland is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Canonbury and Stratford. Overcrowding and short notice changes are likely to continue until approximately 18:45.

Customer Advice:
Alternative travel options are available for customers travelling between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford. Please see our disruption map information here.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey

Delays between Wimbledon and Surbiton expected until 19:30

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between London Waterloo and Basingstoke / Salisbury / Hampton Court / Weymouth / Westbury / Alton / Havant / Guildford / Poole / Exeter St Davids / Portsmouth Harbour / Fratton / Woking

Description

An earlier problem which was under investigation between Wimbledon and Surbiton is causing some congestion to services between these stations. Trains are expected to be delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised as services return to normal.

We anticipate a good service will be operating by approximately 19:30.

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

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

Feedback:
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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.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

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 31 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track. The line is expected to reopen on 31 March.

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.

Customer Advice:

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently 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.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February

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.

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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No TfL Rail service between Brentwood and Shenfield until late May 2017

Train companies affected

TfL Rail

Routes affected

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Shenfield and Brentwood, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

A slightly reduced peak service will operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.

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Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central from Tuesday 3 January until Sunday 18 June

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

 

Customer Advice:

Phase 1

From Tuesday 3rd January until Sunday 12th February, there will be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

More information on Phase 1 can be found here.

Phase 2

From Monday 13th February till Monday 29th May, Wirral line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holidays weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

Phase 3

From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June, there will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

Check before you travel:

Until 21 January, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 22 January, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

Replacement buses & Bicycles:

Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

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Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham from 9 January to 31 March

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

 

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

Friday

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl from Saturday 14 to Friday 27 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Bangor / Holyhead / Llandudno and Birmingham International / Cardiff Central /Crewe / Manchester Airport / Warrington Bank Quay

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at Abergele and Pensarn Railway station, trains cannot call at this station.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will operate between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Reduced overnight service to Burnham and Taplow from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for connecting bus service to / from Burnham and Taplow.

  • 21:36 and 23:49 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 21:56 and 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford.
  • 22:17; 22:48 and 23:15 Reading to London Paddington.

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 00:15 Reading to London Paddington.

The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading.

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.

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

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from 23:25, Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Birmingham International and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Track work is taking place between Chester and Manchester from 23:25 closing all lines.

A replacement bus service will operate between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester train is diverted and will not call at intermediate stations, customers should use the replacement road transport provided. The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is cancelled, customers should use the replacement bus provided.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended service between Crewe and Cheadle Hulme each night from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Track work is taking place between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme each night from 23:40, closing some lines.

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will be replaced by a bus, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amendments to trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent / Eccles / Newton-le-Willows and between Patricroft and Edge Hill.

The 06:02 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street will start from Manchester Oxford Road.

The 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street will run as a replacement bus throughout.

The 22:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

The 23:19 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will run as a replacement bus throughout.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Cardiff and Carmarthen from 22:15 on Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen

Description

Description:

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Bridgend from 22:15 closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and unable to call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A replacement bus service will serve these stations, between Bridgend and Carmarthen buses will stop to 'set down' only.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended early morning service between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington on Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington

Description

Description: 

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will be diverted and not call at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus service will run at 04:20 from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect with train.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended 00:20 Reading to Newbury service from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Reading and Newbury

Description

Description: 

Engineering work is taking place between Reading west and Newbury closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus, setting down only at stations to Newbury.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended late night London Paddington to Penzance service on Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Penzance.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Truro and St. Erth from 23:45 until 23:59, closing some lines.

The 16:06 and 19:03 London Paddington to Penzance service will terminate at Plymouth, with onward rail connections to Penzance.

The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance sleeper service will terminate at Plymouth. Onward rail connection will run from Plymouth to Truro. Buses will then operate between Truro and Penzance. 

Planning your Journey

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

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.

 

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

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Southern set to restore full rail service

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Southern members of the ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, including strikes due to take place on 24, 25 and 27 January.

Friday 20 January - The amended timetable will remain in place until the end of service today. However, extra services will be reinstated if possible. For specific information relating to journeys today, please click here.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January - Services may be subject to alteration. Please check the Journey Planner before you travel for the latest information.

Monday 23 January - The RMT conductor strike is still expected to take place. More information here.

Tuesday 24 January onwards - Southern are planning to restore the full train service. Although Southern members of the ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, Southern driver members of the RMT union are still subject to an overtime ban. Southern do not expect the RMT action to have an impact on services; however you are advised to check your journey before travelling.

You can find compensation and refund information here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern rail network on one of the strike days, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking, though we may not be able to guarantee you a seat as trains are likely to be very busy. Please note, your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

If you decide to travel on another operators' trains or on a different type of public transport, while these will not be affected by strikes, they may be busier than usual.

Check before you travel:
Journey Planner has been updated and is showing the planned service for today.

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. If you decide not to travel, you can get a refund from the company from which you originally bought the ticket.

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Reduced Southern service today, Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

All Southern and Gatwick Express routes

Description

The ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, including the strikes due to take place on 24, 25 and 27 January and the overtime ban. Details of the Southern service you can now expect over the next few days is available here.

The amended timetable will remain in place until the end of service today, Friday 20 January. However, extra services will be reinstated if possible.

The RMT conductor strike on 23 January is still expected to take place. Additional information can be found here.

The timetable below will operate today with additional services operating where possible.

All routes are affected. Please see here for a map showing routes with an altered service in brown or grey.

  • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service. See below for details of ticket acceptance on alternative routes
  • On routes shown in brown, you are advised that there will be a reduced service and you are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible
  • On routes shown with a grey dotted line, only buses will operate

 

Key alterations include:

  • A very limited peak service between Brighton and London
  • No Gatwick Express services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton
  • A reduced service will run between London and Littlehampton/Eastbourne and Ore
  • No Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia
  • Very limited peak services between Tulse Hill and London Bridge
  • No Southern services to/from Beckenham Junction
  • No Southern service to/from Guildford
  • No Southern service to/from Wimbledon
  • A reduced service will operate between London and Caterham and between London and Tattenham Corner
  • Very limited peak service between Redhill and London
  • No direct service between Tonbridge or Reigate and London (a change of trains required at Redhill)
  • No Southern trains between Lewes and Seaford (bus service in operation)
  • No direct service between London and either Portsmouth or Southampton (a change of trains will be required at Barnham)
  • No direct Southern trains between Ashford International and Brighton (a change of trains will be required at Eastbourne)

 

You are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow extra time for your journey, if at all possible.

Any trains not running because of these planned alterations have been removed from the timetable database. They therefore do not appear at all on online journey planners or station information screens (rather than showing as cancelled).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards. These have been updated and are showing the planned service for today and tomorrow.

Further information, including PDF timetables with the planned cancellations on can be found here.

Alternative travel options:

Brighton & Hove buses
Brighton & Hove buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Gatwick Express
Only tickets that are normally valid for travel on Gatwick Express services can be used on the Gatwick Express network.

Great Western Railway
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between Redhill and Reigate, and between Brighton and Southampton Central.

London Buses
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham

 

London Midland
Customers who hold tickets routed 'Kensington Olympia' or 'Southern Only' for journeys from / to stations across the London Midland network and stations south of London can use London Midland services to / from London Euston.

London Overground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

 

London Trams
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network.

London Underground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only. THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and  London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston
  • London Bridge and London Victoria
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston

 

Metrobus
Metrobus will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can be used on train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can be used on train services to / from Nunhead

 

Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between:

  • Hastings and London via Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells and London
  • Ashford International and London

 

South West Trains:

South West Trains are limited in capacity and we strongly advise that you do NOT to attempt to travel on their services; but if you do travel please allow extra time to complete your journey. Tickets routed 'Southern Only' can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Portsmouth Harbour / Havant and Southampton Central
  • Dorking and London via Wimbledon
 

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

 

More information on travelling to the airport, booked assistance and Travelcards can be found here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern network on one of the strike days, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively, you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking though you may not be guaranteed a seat as trains are likely to be very busy.

Please note: your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

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

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.

Feedback: We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Reduced Southern and Gatwick Express service due to RMT Union strike action on Monday 23 January

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Various Southern routes

Description

The members of the RMT union are set to take strike action on Monday 23 January. As a result, the following timetable will operate.

All routes are affected. Please see here for a map showing routes with an altered service in brown or grey.

  • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service. See below for details of ticket acceptance on alternative routes
  • On routes shown in brown, you are advised that there will be a reduced service and you are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible
  • On routes shown with a grey dotted line, only buses will operate

 

Key alterations include:

  • A very limited peak service between Brighton and London
  • No Gatwick Express services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton
  • A reduced service will run between London and Littlehampton/Eastbourne and Ore
  • No Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia
  • Very limited peak services between Tulse Hill and London Bridge
  • No Southern services to/from Beckenham Junction
  • No Southern service to/from Guildford
  • No Southern service to/from Wimbledon
  • A reduced service will operate between London and Caterham and between London and Tattenham Corner
  • Very limited peak service between Redhill and London
  • No direct service between Tonbridge or Reigate and London (a change of trains required at Redhill)
  • No Southern trains between Lewes and Seaford (bus service in operation)
  • No direct service between London and either Portsmouth or Southampton (a change of trains will be required at Barnham)
  • No direct Southern trains between Ashford International and Brighton (a change of trains will be required at Eastbourne)
  • Amended service between Dorking and Horsham
  • Amended service between Uckfield and London Bridge
  • Amended service between Ashford International and Hastings
  • Amended services on Coastway routes (Eastbourne, Brighton, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Portsmouth and Southampton)

 

You are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow extra time for your journey, if at all possible.

Any trains not running because of these planned alterations have been removed from the timetable database. They therefore do not appear at all on online journey planners or station information screens (rather than showing as cancelled).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards. These have been updated and are showing the planned service for today and tomorrow.

Further information, including PDF timetables with the planned cancellations on can be found here. 

Alternative travel options:

Brighton & Hove buses
Brighton & Hove buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Gatwick Express
Only tickets that are normally valid for travel on Gatwick Express services can be used on the Gatwick Express network.

Great Western Railway
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between Redhill and Reigate, and between Brighton and Southampton Central.

London Buses
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham

 

London Midland
Customers who hold tickets routed 'Kensington Olympia' or 'Southern Only' for journeys from / to stations across the London Midland network and stations south of London can use London Midland services to / from London Euston.

London Overground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

 

London Trams
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network.

London Underground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only. THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and  London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston
  • London Bridge and London Victoria
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston

 

Metrobus
Metrobus will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can be used on train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can be used on train services to / from Nunhead

 

Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between:

  • Hastings and London via Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells and London
  • Ashford International and London

 

South West Trains:

South West Trains are limited in capacity and we strongly advise that you do NOT to attempt to travel on their services; but if you do travel please allow extra time to complete your journey. Tickets routed 'Southern Only' can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Portsmouth Harbour / Havant and Southampton Central
  • Dorking and London via Wimbledon

 

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

 

More information on travelling to the airport, booked assistance and Travelcards can be found here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern network on Monday, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively, you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking though you may not be guaranteed a seat as trains are likely to be very busy.

Please note: your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

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

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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Buses replace trains between Dalmally and Oban until Monday 23 January

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban

Description

A vehicle has struck a bridge at Taynuilt. As a result, trains cannot run between Dalmally and Oban. Buses will run between these stations, extending your journey time.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until Monday 23 January.

Customer Advice:

If you have onward connections speak to station staff or use help points for further information.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Delays through Worthing expected until 19:00

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Worthing

Description

A signalling problem at Worthing is causing disruption to journeys through the station. Services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes.

We anticipate a good service will be running from approximately 19:00.

Customer Advice:
Southern customers may use Brighton & Hove Buses between Shoreham-by-Sea and Brighton.

Tickets are also being accepted on South West Trains services between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour for Southern customers.

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

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

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 Canonbury and Stratford expected until 18:45

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

London Overground between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford

Description

A signalling problem near Dalston Kingsland is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Canonbury and Stratford. Overcrowding and short notice changes are likely to continue until approximately 18:45.

Customer Advice:
Alternative travel options are available for customers travelling between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford. Please see our disruption map information here.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Delays between Wimbledon and Surbiton expected until 19:30

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between London Waterloo and Basingstoke / Salisbury / Hampton Court / Weymouth / Westbury / Alton / Havant / Guildford / Poole / Exeter St Davids / Portsmouth Harbour / Fratton / Woking

Description

An earlier problem which was under investigation between Wimbledon and Surbiton is causing some congestion to services between these stations. Trains are expected to be delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised as services return to normal.

We anticipate a good service will be operating by approximately 19:30.

Twitter:
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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.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

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 31 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track. The line is expected to reopen on 31 March.

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.

Customer Advice:

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently 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.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February

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.

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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No TfL Rail service between Brentwood and Shenfield until late May 2017

Train companies affected

TfL Rail

Routes affected

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Shenfield and Brentwood, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

A slightly reduced peak service will operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.

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Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central from Tuesday 3 January until Sunday 18 June

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

 

Customer Advice:

Phase 1

From Tuesday 3rd January until Sunday 12th February, there will be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

More information on Phase 1 can be found here.

Phase 2

From Monday 13th February till Monday 29th May, Wirral line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holidays weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

Phase 3

From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June, there will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

Check before you travel:

Until 21 January, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 22 January, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

Replacement buses & Bicycles:

Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

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Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham from 9 January to 31 March

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

 

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

Friday

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl from Saturday 14 to Friday 27 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Bangor / Holyhead / Llandudno and Birmingham International / Cardiff Central /Crewe / Manchester Airport / Warrington Bank Quay

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at Abergele and Pensarn Railway station, trains cannot call at this station.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will operate between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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A reduced service between London Waterloo and Wimbledon / Surbiton on Saturday 21 January

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

All routes to and from London Waterloo

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Waterloo and Queenstown Road, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

An amended service will operate on most routes to and from London Waterloo, with some trains starting or terminating at Surbiton or Wimbledon.

The service between London Waterloo and Weybridge via Brentford will not run. Customers should use the replacement bus service between Virginia Water and Weybridge.

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:

A programme of investment at London Waterloo

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No trains at Pangbourne from 22:40 on Saturday 21 until 10:30 on Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

From 22:00 on Saturday until 10:30 on Sunday, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should use connecting replacement buses via Tilehurst.

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you have purchased will be accepted on the replacement bus service.

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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Amended c2c services between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barking and Stratford, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

c2c services between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness will be diverted to start / terminate from London Fenchurch Street and will call at West Ham and Limehouse.

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you purchased will be accepted on the London Underground Jubilee Line, between West Ham and Stratford.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Cheshunt and Bishops Stortford / Hertford East on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Broxbourne / Cambridge / Kings Lynn; between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East; between Stratford and Bishops Stortford.

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cheshunt and Bishops Stortford and Hertford East, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Trains will not run between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt. Trains will be diverted via Seven Sisters all weekend.

Buses will replace trains between Cheshunt and Bishops Stortford / Hertford East.

Stansted Express services will be replaced by a direct bus between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

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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Buses replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Holyhead; Birmingham International and Holyhead, Crewe and Llandudno Junction.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction These will connect to the train service between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead. 

Ticket acceptance:

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

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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Amended East Midlands Trains service on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Trains between London St Pancras International and Leicester

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bedford and Leicester, and also between Long Eaton and Derby, closing various lines.

Early morning trains on Saturday will be re-timed to run earlier than usual between Bedford and Leicester.

Early morning trains between Derby and London St Pancras International on Saturday will depart earlier than usual and not call at Long Eaton. A bus will be provided between Derby and East Midlands Parkway.

After 21:00 on Saturday, trains will be re-timed to run later than usual from Kettering towards Leicester. Trains will not be able to call at Market Harborough.

On Sunday, an amended service will be in operation to / from London St Pancras International with some extended journey times. Until 14:00, trains will not call at Market Harborough. Buses will operate between Market Harborough and Kettering.

Customer Advice:

You may take the bus provided.

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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Amended service between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

London Overground, Southern

Routes affected

London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Stratford

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

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction, closing all the lines.

Customer Advice:

London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may use local buses on all reasonable routes.

Southern services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you should use Southern trains between Clapham Junction and London Victoria then London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston (Euston Square) and then London Midland trains between London Euston and Watford Junction.

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

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston / Wigan Wallgate on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere / Southport

Trains between Hazel Grove / Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North

Trains between Southport and Hazel Grove / Chester

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bolton and Preston / Wigan Wallgate, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will run between Bolton and Preston and also between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate.

Trains between Manchester and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will be diverted via Wigan North Western, not calling at stations between Deansgate and Preston via Bolton.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Southport are diverted between Salford Crescent and Hindley and will not call at stations via Bolton.

Trains that usually run between Preston and Hellifield on a Sunday will be replaced by buses throughout.

Please note that buses also replace trains between Preston and Blackpool due to engineering works.

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:

Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Manchester and Preston via Bolton as part of a £1bn+ Investment Project in the north to deliver faster, greener, quieter and more reliable journeys from December 2017.

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Buses replace trains between Chester and Hooton on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Trains between Chester and Liverpool Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chester and Hooton, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Merseyrail between Chester and Hooton

If you intend to travel between these stations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

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:

Full details of the impact to your journey can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Project Information:

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

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Amended service between Truro and Penzance on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / St Erth and Penzance

Description

Engineering work is taking place on Saturday and Sunday between Truro and St Erth, closing all lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, buses will replace trains between Truro and Penzance. Your journey time may be increased by up to 60 minutes.

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, most trains between St Erth and St Ives will start from or be extended to Penzance. In the afternoon additional trains will operate between Penzance and St Erth. Trains from London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids will terminate at Truro. Buses will replace trains between Truro and Penzance, increasing your journey time by up to 60 minutes. 

Ticket acceptance:

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.

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Amended service to and from London Paddington on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway to and from London Paddington

Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Slough and Twyford, closing 2 out of the 4 tracks.

Customer Advice:

Great Western Railway 'Thames Valley' services between London Paddington and Reading

Trains towards Oxford / Reading will be re-timed to depart earlier or later than the usual timetable.

Some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will call additionally at Southall, Taplow and Burnham.

Great Western Railway 'Thames Valley' services between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn

Trains will operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn only. If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may use alternative services between London Paddington and Reading.

Great Western Railway 'High Speed' services between London Paddington and Bristol / South Wales

Trains will depart up to 10 minutes earlier than the usual timetable. Some late night trains on Saturday, and early morning on Sunday, to and from South Wales will be amended to not run.

Trains between Bristol / South Wales to London Paddington will arrive up to 20 minutes later than the usual timetable.

On Sunday only, trains will not run between Chippenham and Bath Spa. Trains will be diverted via Bristol Parkway. Buses will be provided between Chippenham and Bath Spa taking approximately 45 minutes.

Trains to and from Swansea are also affected by engineering work in the Bridgend area.

Great Western Railway 'High Speed' services between London Paddington and the West Country

Trains will depart up to 10 minutes earlier than the usual timetable from London Paddington, and trains towards London Paddington will arrive up to 15 minutes later. Some trains will call additionally at stations between Newbury and Exeter St Davids.

Trains to and from Penzance are also affected by engineering work in the Truro area.

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:

Network Rail are modernising the Great Western route to create faster, more reliable services, better stations and increased freight capacity. This is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the south west and beyond.

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Buses replace trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Swansea and Cardiff Central, Milford Haven / Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly, Fishguard Harbour and Hereford.

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales services between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Great Western Railway services between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer. It may be necessary to plan your journey to leave earlier than usual in order to maintain connections.

Some early morning and evening trains between Swansea and London Paddington may be cancelled, or amended to start from an alternative station. On Sunday, some buses will be extended to run between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

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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Amended service between Brighton and Chichester / Littlehampton on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour / Romsey / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Great Malvern

Southern between Brighton and Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Brighton and Barnham, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Great Western Railway services between Brighton and Barnham on Saturday

Trains will not run between Brighton and Barnham. You may use Southern road transport provided.

Southern services between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton

Buses will replace trains between Brighton and Littlehampton.

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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Buses replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple, closing the single line.

Customer Advice:

Great Western Railway services between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

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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Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 90 minutes longer.

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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Buses replace trains between Gillingham and Sittingbourne on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury East

Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea

London St Pancras International and Ramsgate / Margate / Dover Priory / Faversham

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gillingham and Sittingbourne, with all lines closed.

Trains between Gillingham and Sittingbourne will not run.

Trains that usually run between London Victoria and Dover Priory will be cancelled.

Trains between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne will be re-timed throughout.

High speed services to and from London St Pancras International will be amended to not run between Gillingham and Faversham on Saturday, and between Gillingham and Sittingbourne on Sunday.

Customer Advice:

Southeastern between Gillingham and Sittingbourne

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the replacement bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

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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No trains to / from London Cannon Street on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Trains between London Cannon Street and Plumstead / Dartford / Slade Green / Barnehurst / Orpington

Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between London Cannon Street and New Cross / Charlton, resulting in no service available to and from London Cannon Street.

No trains will run to and from London Cannon Street or between London Bridge and Charlton via Greenwich

An amended service will also operate between London Charing Cross and Hayes.

Customer Advice:

Southeastern between Greenwich and Charlton

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Buses will also be extended to connect with train services at New Cross.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as London Buses between Lewisham and Hither Green / New Cross, and the Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Other ticket acceptance is in place with London Underground between London Bridge and Canada Water to connect with London Overground services to New Cross.

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

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

Project Information:

The Thameslink Programme will transform north-south travel through London and help meet the huge rise in demand from passengers. New track and modern trains will provide more reliable journeys for you.

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No Southern service between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Southern services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will not run. Your ticket will be accepted on London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston and on London Midland trains between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings on Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between Brighton and Ashford International

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Pevensey Bay and St Leonards Warrior Square, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.

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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Enginering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January

Train companies affected

London Underground

Routes affected

Metropolitan Line

Description

Metropolitan Line

No trains will run between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Algate. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • London Euston (Euston Square)
  • London St Pancras International
  • London Kings Cross
  • Farringdon
  • Moorgate
  • London Liverpool Street

 

Check before you travel:

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

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Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend from Saturday 21 January to Sunday 2 April

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

Description

As part of its  investment in the north of England, Network Rail is spending more than £1 billion building a more reliable railway between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, enabling better,  faster and cleaner journeys on a new fleet of electric trains. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 21 January to Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South.

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

Due to engineering taking place at other location during some of the weekends, buses may be extended to run beyond Preston.

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

Project Information

Information regarding this improvement work can be found here with further information here.

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Southern set to restore full rail service

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Various Southern routes

Description

Southern members of the ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, including strikes due to take place on 24, 25 and 27 January.

Friday 20 January - The amended timetable will remain in place until the end of service today. However, extra services will be reinstated if possible. For specific information relating to journeys today, please click here.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January - Services may be subject to alteration. Please check the Journey Planner before you travel for the latest information.

Monday 23 January - The RMT conductor strike is still expected to take place. More information here.

Tuesday 24 January onwards - Southern are planning to restore the full train service. Although Southern members of the ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, Southern driver members of the RMT union are still subject to an overtime ban. Southern do not expect the RMT action to have an impact on services; however you are advised to check your journey before travelling.

You can find compensation and refund information here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern rail network on one of the strike days, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking, though we may not be able to guarantee you a seat as trains are likely to be very busy. Please note, your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

If you decide to travel on another operators' trains or on a different type of public transport, while these will not be affected by strikes, they may be busier than usual.

Check before you travel:
Journey Planner has been updated and is showing the planned service for today.

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. If you decide not to travel, you can get a refund from the company from which you originally bought the ticket.

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

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Reduced Southern service today, Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

All Southern and Gatwick Express routes

Description

The ASLEF union have suspended all industrial action, including the strikes due to take place on 24, 25 and 27 January and the overtime ban. Details of the Southern service you can now expect over the next few days is available here.

The amended timetable will remain in place until the end of service today, Friday 20 January. However, extra services will be reinstated if possible.

The RMT conductor strike on 23 January is still expected to take place. Additional information can be found here.

The timetable below will operate today with additional services operating where possible.

All routes are affected. Please see here for a map showing routes with an altered service in brown or grey.

  • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service. See below for details of ticket acceptance on alternative routes
  • On routes shown in brown, you are advised that there will be a reduced service and you are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible
  • On routes shown with a grey dotted line, only buses will operate

 

Key alterations include:

  • A very limited peak service between Brighton and London
  • No Gatwick Express services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton
  • A reduced service will run between London and Littlehampton/Eastbourne and Ore
  • No Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia
  • Very limited peak services between Tulse Hill and London Bridge
  • No Southern services to/from Beckenham Junction
  • No Southern service to/from Guildford
  • No Southern service to/from Wimbledon
  • A reduced service will operate between London and Caterham and between London and Tattenham Corner
  • Very limited peak service between Redhill and London
  • No direct service between Tonbridge or Reigate and London (a change of trains required at Redhill)
  • No Southern trains between Lewes and Seaford (bus service in operation)
  • No direct service between London and either Portsmouth or Southampton (a change of trains will be required at Barnham)
  • No direct Southern trains between Ashford International and Brighton (a change of trains will be required at Eastbourne)

 

You are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow extra time for your journey, if at all possible.

Any trains not running because of these planned alterations have been removed from the timetable database. They therefore do not appear at all on online journey planners or station information screens (rather than showing as cancelled).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards. These have been updated and are showing the planned service for today and tomorrow.

Further information, including PDF timetables with the planned cancellations on can be found here.

Alternative travel options:

Brighton & Hove buses
Brighton & Hove buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Gatwick Express
Only tickets that are normally valid for travel on Gatwick Express services can be used on the Gatwick Express network.

Great Western Railway
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between Redhill and Reigate, and between Brighton and Southampton Central.

London Buses
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham

 

London Midland
Customers who hold tickets routed 'Kensington Olympia' or 'Southern Only' for journeys from / to stations across the London Midland network and stations south of London can use London Midland services to / from London Euston.

London Overground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

 

London Trams
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network.

London Underground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only. THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and  London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston
  • London Bridge and London Victoria
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston

 

Metrobus
Metrobus will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can be used on train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can be used on train services to / from Nunhead

 

Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between:

  • Hastings and London via Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells and London
  • Ashford International and London

 

South West Trains:

South West Trains are limited in capacity and we strongly advise that you do NOT to attempt to travel on their services; but if you do travel please allow extra time to complete your journey. Tickets routed 'Southern Only' can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Portsmouth Harbour / Havant and Southampton Central
  • Dorking and London via Wimbledon
 

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

 

More information on travelling to the airport, booked assistance and Travelcards can be found here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern network on one of the strike days, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively, you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking though you may not be guaranteed a seat as trains are likely to be very busy.

Please note: your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

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

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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Reduced Southern and Gatwick Express service due to RMT Union strike action on Monday 23 January

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Various Southern routes

Description

The members of the RMT union are set to take strike action on Monday 23 January. As a result, the following timetable will operate.

All routes are affected. Please see here for a map showing routes with an altered service in brown or grey.

  • On routes shown in grey, there will be no Southern service. See below for details of ticket acceptance on alternative routes
  • On routes shown in brown, you are advised that there will be a reduced service and you are advised to allow longer for your journey and to avoid peak times if possible
  • On routes shown with a grey dotted line, only buses will operate

 

Key alterations include:

  • A very limited peak service between Brighton and London
  • No Gatwick Express services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton
  • A reduced service will run between London and Littlehampton/Eastbourne and Ore
  • No Southern services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central via Kensington Olympia
  • Very limited peak services between Tulse Hill and London Bridge
  • No Southern services to/from Beckenham Junction
  • No Southern service to/from Guildford
  • No Southern service to/from Wimbledon
  • A reduced service will operate between London and Caterham and between London and Tattenham Corner
  • Very limited peak service between Redhill and London
  • No direct service between Tonbridge or Reigate and London (a change of trains required at Redhill)
  • No Southern trains between Lewes and Seaford (bus service in operation)
  • No direct service between London and either Portsmouth or Southampton (a change of trains will be required at Barnham)
  • No direct Southern trains between Ashford International and Brighton (a change of trains will be required at Eastbourne)
  • Amended service between Dorking and Horsham
  • Amended service between Uckfield and London Bridge
  • Amended service between Ashford International and Hastings
  • Amended services on Coastway routes (Eastbourne, Brighton, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Portsmouth and Southampton)

 

You are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow extra time for your journey, if at all possible.

Any trains not running because of these planned alterations have been removed from the timetable database. They therefore do not appear at all on online journey planners or station information screens (rather than showing as cancelled).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards. These have been updated and are showing the planned service for today and tomorrow.

Further information, including PDF timetables with the planned cancellations on can be found here. 

Alternative travel options:

Brighton & Hove buses
Brighton & Hove buses will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Gatwick Express
Only tickets that are normally valid for travel on Gatwick Express services can be used on the Gatwick Express network.

Great Western Railway
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between Redhill and Reigate, and between Brighton and Southampton Central.

London Buses
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Tulse Hill and West Norwood on routes 2, 432, 468, 68 & 196
  • Crystal Palace and Beckenham Junction on route 358
  • Peckham Rye and Herne Hill via North Dulwich on route 37
  • Queens Road Peckham and New Cross Gate on routes 171, 177, 436 and 136
  • Route 405 between Redhill and West Croydon via Merstham

 

London Midland
Customers who hold tickets routed 'Kensington Olympia' or 'Southern Only' for journeys from / to stations across the London Midland network and stations south of London can use London Midland services to / from London Euston.

London Overground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • West Croydon, Crystal Palace, Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

 

London Trams
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys across the whole London Trams network.

London Underground
Rail tickets can be used for reasonable journeys between the following points only. THE TICKETS CANNOT BE USED AT INTERMEDIATE TUBE STATIONS:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and  London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston
  • London Bridge and London Victoria
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston

 

Metrobus
Metrobus will accept rail tickets for any reasonable journey across their network.

Southeastern (Southern tickets will NOT be accepted on High Speed services)

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Birkbeck can be used on train services to / from Elmers End
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park or Brockley can be used on train services to / from Nunhead

 

Rail tickets routed via Haywards Heath, via East Croydon and 'Southern Only' will be accepted for reasonable journeys between:

  • Hastings and London via Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells and London
  • Ashford International and London

 

South West Trains:

South West Trains are limited in capacity and we strongly advise that you do NOT to attempt to travel on their services; but if you do travel please allow extra time to complete your journey. Tickets routed 'Southern Only' can be used for reasonable journeys between:

  • Portsmouth Harbour / Havant and Southampton Central
  • Dorking and London via Wimbledon

 

Thameslink

  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of Honor Oak Park and Brockley can also use Nunhead or Crofton Park instead
  • Rail tickets with an origin or destination of London Victoria can use Thameslink services to / from London Blackfriars or London Bridge
  • Rail tickets routed 'Southern Only' will be accepted on Thameslink services between Brighton and London Bridge / London Blackfriars
  • Ticket holders with an origin or destination of stations between Wembley Central and Milton Keynes Central for journeys to / from south of London, can use their ticket at their nearest station on the Thameslink route between London and Bedford to travel on Thameslink (but not East Midlands Trains) services to be able to complete their journey

 

More information on travelling to the airport, booked assistance and Travelcards can be found here.

Information for customers with tickets booked on strike days:

If you have a ticket booked for a journey that involves travelling on the Southern network on Monday, Southern will be happy to give you your money back if you decide not to travel.

Alternatively, you can travel on the first non-strike day after your booking though you may not be guaranteed a seat as trains are likely to be very busy.

Please note: your tickets will only be valid on the first non-strike day after your original booking.

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

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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Buses replace trains between Dalmally and Oban until Monday 23 January

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Glasgow Queen Street and Oban

Description

A vehicle has struck a bridge at Taynuilt. As a result, trains cannot run between Dalmally and Oban. Buses will run between these stations, extending your journey time.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until Monday 23 January.

Customer Advice:

If you have onward connections speak to station staff or use help points for further information.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Delays through Worthing expected until 19:00

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

All routes through Worthing

Description

A signalling problem at Worthing is causing disruption to journeys through the station. Services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes.

We anticipate a good service will be running from approximately 19:00.

Customer Advice:
Southern customers may use Brighton & Hove Buses between Shoreham-by-Sea and Brighton.

Tickets are also being accepted on South West Trains services between Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour for Southern customers.

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

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

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 Canonbury and Stratford expected until 18:45

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

London Overground between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford

Description

A signalling problem near Dalston Kingsland is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Canonbury and Stratford. Overcrowding and short notice changes are likely to continue until approximately 18:45.

Customer Advice:
Alternative travel options are available for customers travelling between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford. Please see our disruption map information here.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Delays between Wimbledon and Surbiton expected until 19:30

Train companies affected

South West Trains

Routes affected

Trains between London Waterloo and Basingstoke / Salisbury / Hampton Court / Weymouth / Westbury / Alton / Havant / Guildford / Poole / Exeter St Davids / Portsmouth Harbour / Fratton / Woking

Description

An earlier problem which was under investigation between Wimbledon and Surbiton is causing some congestion to services between these stations. Trains are expected to be delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised as services return to normal.

We anticipate a good service will be operating by approximately 19:30.

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

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

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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.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

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 31 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track. The line is expected to reopen on 31 March.

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.

Customer Advice:

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently 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.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

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No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February

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.

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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No TfL Rail service between Brentwood and Shenfield until late May 2017

Train companies affected

TfL Rail

Routes affected

TfL Rail between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Shenfield and Brentwood, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

A slightly reduced peak service will operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.

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Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central from Tuesday 3 January until Sunday 18 June

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

 

Customer Advice:

Phase 1

From Tuesday 3rd January until Sunday 12th February, there will be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

More information on Phase 1 can be found here.

Phase 2

From Monday 13th February till Monday 29th May, Wirral line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holidays weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

Phase 3

From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June, there will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

Check before you travel:

Until 21 January, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 22 January, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

Replacement buses & Bicycles:

Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

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Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham from 9 January to 31 March

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

 

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

Friday

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl from Saturday 14 to Friday 27 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Bangor / Holyhead / Llandudno and Birmingham International / Cardiff Central /Crewe / Manchester Airport / Warrington Bank Quay

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at Abergele and Pensarn Railway station, trains cannot call at this station.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will operate between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Reduced overnight service to Burnham and Taplow from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford

Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for connecting bus service to / from Burnham and Taplow.

  • 21:36 and 23:49 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 21:56 and 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford.
  • 22:17; 22:48 and 23:15 Reading to London Paddington.

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.
  • 00:15 Reading to London Paddington.

The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading.

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.

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

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from 23:25, Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Birmingham International and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Track work is taking place between Chester and Manchester from 23:25 closing all lines.

A replacement bus service will operate between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Chester. The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester train is diverted and will not call at intermediate stations, customers should use the replacement road transport provided. The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is cancelled, customers should use the replacement bus provided.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended service between Crewe and Cheadle Hulme each night from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Track work is taking place between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme each night from 23:40, closing some lines.

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will be replaced by a bus, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amendments to trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria from Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent / Eccles / Newton-le-Willows and between Patricroft and Edge Hill.

The 06:02 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street will start from Manchester Oxford Road.

The 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street will run as a replacement bus throughout.

The 22:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.

The 23:19 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will run as a replacement bus throughout.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Cardiff and Carmarthen from 22:15 on Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen

Description

Description:

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Bridgend from 22:15 closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen will be diverted and unable to call at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A replacement bus service will serve these stations, between Bridgend and Carmarthen buses will stop to 'set down' only.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended early morning service between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington on Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington

Description

Description: 

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will be diverted and not call at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus service will run at 04:20 from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect with train.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended 00:20 Reading to Newbury service from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Reading and Newbury

Description

Description: 

Engineering work is taking place between Reading west and Newbury closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:20 Reading to Newbury service will be replaced by a bus, setting down only at stations to Newbury.

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.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Amended late night London Paddington to Penzance service on Friday 20 January

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Penzance.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Truro and St. Erth from 23:45 until 23:59, closing some lines.

The 16:06 and 19:03 London Paddington to Penzance service will terminate at Plymouth, with onward rail connections to Penzance.

The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance sleeper service will terminate at Plymouth. Onward rail connection will run from Plymouth to Truro. Buses will then operate between Truro and Penzance. 

Planning your Journey

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

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.

 

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

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.