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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Description

During Storm Doris last week, a very large tree fell from the hillside onto the track near Pont-y-Pant station, resulting in significant disturbance to the rock overhang area above the line. This has led to a serious risk of landslip from loosened rock. The line must remain closed in order for Network Rail and contractors to remove loosened rock, soil and nearby trees.

Until the line reopens buses will replace trains. Today, buses are replacing trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog. The timetable can be seen here

The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has been updated to show the correct timetable for today only. The journey planner will be updated each night.

Additional Information:

Passengers with essential mobility requirements will be provided with special transport arrangements and should contact;

  • Station staff, if at Llandudno Junction station, prior to train departure for North Llanrwst
  • Arriva Trains Wales Customer Relations on 03333 211 202 or Disability Assistance on 03330 050501 (Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm) (Sun: 11am-8pm)
  • National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or tweet @nationalrailenq (Mon-Sun for out of hours coverage)

 

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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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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Amended TfL Rail service until late May

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:

Monday to Friday:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

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

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

Saturday and Sunday until March 26

Every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 26 March, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Saturday and Sunday from March 27

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood. An amended service may run on other routes.

Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

Alternative Travel Options:

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:

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

From 22 April, 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 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

Completed on time.

Phase 2

Until 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 24 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 25 March, 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 until 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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Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until 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 are 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 most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South except with the following alterations:

On Sunday 26 March, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and 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 from Network Rail.

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Buses replace midweek over night trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 13 February to Thursday 23 March

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street and between Walsall and Wolverhampton

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton

Description

From Monday to Thursday each week until Thursday 23 March, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton closing various lines.

Customer advice

From 20:30 each night,  buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No London Overground service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:15 from Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 February

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Sydenham and West Croydon.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:15, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

There is no London Overground service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:15.

Customers should use local buses via all reasonable routes. 

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services from Monday 27 February to Wednesday 01 March

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Colchester

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Witham and Ipswich closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will terminate at Witham. A replacement bus service will operate from Witham to Colchester.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended overnight service between London Paddington and Swansea from Monday 27 February until Wednesday 1 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea.

Description

Engineering work will be taking place between Neath and Swansea, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will terminate at Neath. Customers should use the connecting replacement buses provided for travel to Swansea.

The 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Neath. Customers are advised to use the replacement bus service from Swansea.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended late night c2c service between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Barking and  London Fenchurch Street, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Shoeburyness - Laindon - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street or Barking.

Southend Central - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street services will run between Barking / Upminster - Grays only.

Grays - Rainham - London Fenchurch Street services are diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street and are extended to / from Southend Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers in possession of a valid rail ticket may use the London Underground District Line between Tower Hill and Upminster.

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 Milton Keynes Central and Northampton from approximately 21:50 each night from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Northampton / Milton Keynes Central / Birmingham New Street.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bletchley and Northampton from 23:05 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the Arriva Trains Wales route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted and will not call at stations between Neath and Carmarthen. A replacement bus will call at all booked stations. 

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A bus will run between Chester and Holyhead.

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will terminate at Llanelli, customers should travel forward on the replacement bus service. 

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service starts at Chester at 05:37. Customers should travel on the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central service.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended late night service to and from Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / London Paddington.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton from 21:50 until 23:59 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

From 20:00 services to and from Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted or start and terminate from alternative stations.

Buses replace trains between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton. 

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

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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The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street will not run from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe service. A replacement bus service will operate forward calling at Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton and due to arrive Birmingham New Street at 01:40.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Crewe (20:30). Customers are advised to travel on the 21:33 Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street Service.

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.

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night Monday 27 February until Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

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

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from midnight each night from Monday to Thursday.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service from Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton from 21:50 to 05:50 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service will divert from Bristol Temple Meads via an alternative route to Taunton. The journey time will be extended by approximately 30 minutes.

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 late night service between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent / Eccles / Newton-le-Willows and between Patricroft and Edge Hill, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

 

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended TransPennine Express service between York and Manchester Airport each night from Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle / York and Manchester Airport

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Huddersfield and Leeds, and also between York and Leeds, closing various lines over the course of the week.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

Early morning trains between York and Manchester Airport will be amended to run later or earlier than the normal timetable from Huddersfield.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended service between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe from 23:00 Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme from 23:40 until 05:10 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:


The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly and the 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe services will not call at Handford, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. 

Customers may use the replacement bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at these stations. 

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended service to and from Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bristol Temple Meads and Patchway from 23:40 until 23:59 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted after Patchway to Bristol Parkway where it will terminate. A connecting bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will depart at 04:50 and will not call at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run at 04:20 from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect into the train. 

The 05:14 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will depart at 05:26 and then 06:00 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will depart at 06:03.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria to Eastbourne. 

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Lewes and Hampden Park from 00:15 until 05:05, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service will terminate at Lewes. A bus will run from 01:26 from Lewes to Eastbourne calling at Polegate, Hampden Park and Eastbourne. 

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Pevensey & Westham and Bexhill from 23:50 until 04:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne.

A bus replacement will run at 00:24 from Eastbourne to Hastings.

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 Horsham and Ford each night from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Three Bridges and Chichester / Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Horsham and Arundel from 22:05 each night, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:32 London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea service will be diverted between Three Bridges and Ford, calling additionally at Haywards Heath.

The 21:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Three Bridges service will be diverted after Ford, calling at Haywards Heath and Three Bridges.

The 22:32 London Victoria to Chichester service will terminate at Horsham.

The 22:40 Chichester to Three Bridges service will not run.

A bus will run from Barnham to Horsham at 22:26, calling at all stations except Ford.

A bus will run from Barnham to Three Bridges at 22:57, calling at all stations except Ford and Faygate.

Buses will run from Horsham to Chichester at 22:59 and 23:39, calling at all stations.

Buses will run from Horsham to Bognor Regis at 23:00 and 23:40, calling at stations to Arundel then Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.

Tuesday to Friday

An additional service will run at 00:09 from Horsham to Three Bridges, calling at Littlehaven, Ifield and Crawley.

A bus will run from Chichester to Portsmouth & Southsea at 01:02, calling at all stations except Hilsea.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 05:12 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service from Tuesday 28 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton from 00:01 until 05:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 05:12 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Weston-super-Mare at 05:47.

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 late night service between London Euston and Wolverhampton from Tuesday 28 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Wolverhampton.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Soho North Junction and Monmore Green from 21:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted from Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton, arriving slightly later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Description

During Storm Doris last week, a very large tree fell from the hillside onto the track near Pont-y-Pant station, resulting in significant disturbance to the rock overhang area above the line. This has led to a serious risk of landslip from loosened rock. The line must remain closed in order for Network Rail and contractors to remove loosened rock, soil and nearby trees.

Until the line reopens buses will replace trains. Today, buses are replacing trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog. The timetable can be seen here

The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has been updated to show the correct timetable for today only. The journey planner will be updated each night.

Additional Information:

Passengers with essential mobility requirements will be provided with special transport arrangements and should contact;

  • Station staff, if at Llandudno Junction station, prior to train departure for North Llanrwst
  • Arriva Trains Wales Customer Relations on 03333 211 202 or Disability Assistance on 03330 050501 (Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm) (Sun: 11am-8pm)
  • National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or tweet @nationalrailenq (Mon-Sun for out of hours coverage)

 

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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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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Amended TfL Rail service until late May

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:

Monday to Friday:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

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

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

Saturday and Sunday until March 26

Every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 26 March, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Saturday and Sunday from March 27

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood. An amended service may run on other routes.

Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

Alternative Travel Options:

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:

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

From 22 April, 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 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

Completed on time.

Phase 2

Until 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 24 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 25 March, 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 until 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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Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until 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 are 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 most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South except with the following alterations:

On Sunday 26 March, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and 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 from Network Rail.

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Buses replace midweek over night trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 13 February to Thursday 23 March

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street and between Walsall and Wolverhampton

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton

Description

From Monday to Thursday each week until Thursday 23 March, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton closing various lines.

Customer advice

From 20:30 each night,  buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services from Monday 27 February to Wednesday 01 March

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Colchester

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Witham and Ipswich closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will terminate at Witham. A replacement bus service will operate from Witham to Colchester.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended overnight service between London Paddington and Swansea from Monday 27 February until Wednesday 1 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea.

Description

Engineering work will be taking place between Neath and Swansea, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will terminate at Neath. Customers should use the connecting replacement buses provided for travel to Swansea.

The 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Neath. Customers are advised to use the replacement bus service from Swansea.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended late night c2c service between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Barking and  London Fenchurch Street, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Shoeburyness - Laindon - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street or Barking.

Southend Central - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street services will run between Barking / Upminster - Grays only.

Grays - Rainham - London Fenchurch Street services are diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street and are extended to / from Southend Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers in possession of a valid rail ticket may use the London Underground District Line between Tower Hill and Upminster.

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 Milton Keynes Central and Northampton from approximately 21:50 each night from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Northampton / Milton Keynes Central / Birmingham New Street.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bletchley and Northampton from 23:05 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the Arriva Trains Wales route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted and will not call at stations between Neath and Carmarthen. A replacement bus will call at all booked stations. 

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A bus will run between Chester and Holyhead.

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will terminate at Llanelli, customers should travel forward on the replacement bus service. 

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service starts at Chester at 05:37. Customers should travel on the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central service.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended late night service to and from Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / London Paddington.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton from 21:50 until 23:59 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

From 20:00 services to and from Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted or start and terminate from alternative stations.

Buses replace trains between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton. 

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

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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The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street will not run from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe service. A replacement bus service will operate forward calling at Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton and due to arrive Birmingham New Street at 01:40.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Crewe (20:30). Customers are advised to travel on the 21:33 Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street Service.

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night Monday 27 February until Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

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

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from midnight each night from Monday to Thursday.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service from Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton from 21:50 to 05:50 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service will divert from Bristol Temple Meads via an alternative route to Taunton. The journey time will be extended by approximately 30 minutes.

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 late night service between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent / Eccles / Newton-le-Willows and between Patricroft and Edge Hill, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

 

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended TransPennine Express service between York and Manchester Airport each night from Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle / York and Manchester Airport

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Huddersfield and Leeds, and also between York and Leeds, closing various lines over the course of the week.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

Early morning trains between York and Manchester Airport will be amended to run later or earlier than the normal timetable from Huddersfield.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended service between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe from 23:00 Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme from 23:40 until 05:10 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:


The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly and the 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe services will not call at Handford, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. 

Customers may use the replacement bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at these stations. 

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended service to and from Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bristol Temple Meads and Patchway from 23:40 until 23:59 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted after Patchway to Bristol Parkway where it will terminate. A connecting bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will depart at 04:50 and will not call at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run at 04:20 from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect into the train. 

The 05:14 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will depart at 05:26 and then 06:00 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will depart at 06:03.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria to Eastbourne. 

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Lewes and Hampden Park from 00:15 until 05:05, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service will terminate at Lewes. A bus will run from 01:26 from Lewes to Eastbourne calling at Polegate, Hampden Park and Eastbourne. 

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Pevensey & Westham and Bexhill from 23:50 until 04:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne.

A bus replacement will run at 00:24 from Eastbourne to Hastings.

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 Horsham and Ford each night from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Three Bridges and Chichester / Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Horsham and Arundel from 22:05 each night, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:32 London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea service will be diverted between Three Bridges and Ford, calling additionally at Haywards Heath.

The 21:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Three Bridges service will be diverted after Ford, calling at Haywards Heath and Three Bridges.

The 22:32 London Victoria to Chichester service will terminate at Horsham.

The 22:40 Chichester to Three Bridges service will not run.

A bus will run from Barnham to Horsham at 22:26, calling at all stations except Ford.

A bus will run from Barnham to Three Bridges at 22:57, calling at all stations except Ford and Faygate.

Buses will run from Horsham to Chichester at 22:59 and 23:39, calling at all stations.

Buses will run from Horsham to Bognor Regis at 23:00 and 23:40, calling at stations to Arundel then Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.

Tuesday to Friday

An additional service will run at 00:09 from Horsham to Three Bridges, calling at Littlehaven, Ifield and Crawley.

A bus will run from Chichester to Portsmouth & Southsea at 01:02, calling at all stations except Hilsea.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended 05:12 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service from Tuesday 28 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton from 00:01 until 05:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 05:12 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Weston-super-Mare at 05:47.

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 late night service between London Euston and Wolverhampton from Tuesday 28 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Wolverhampton.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Soho North Junction and Monmore Green from 21:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted from Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton, arriving slightly later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

Description

During Storm Doris last week, a very large tree fell from the hillside onto the track near Pont-y-Pant station, resulting in significant disturbance to the rock overhang area above the line. This has led to a serious risk of landslip from loosened rock. The line must remain closed in order for Network Rail and contractors to remove loosened rock, soil and nearby trees.

Until the line reopens buses will replace trains. Today, buses are replacing trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog. The timetable can be seen here

The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner has been updated to show the correct timetable for today only. The journey planner will be updated each night.

Additional Information:

Passengers with essential mobility requirements will be provided with special transport arrangements and should contact;

  • Station staff, if at Llandudno Junction station, prior to train departure for North Llanrwst
  • Arriva Trains Wales Customer Relations on 03333 211 202 or Disability Assistance on 03330 050501 (Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm) (Sun: 11am-8pm)
  • National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or tweet @nationalrailenq (Mon-Sun for out of hours coverage)

 

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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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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Amended TfL Rail service until late May

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:

Monday to Friday:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

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

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

Saturday and Sunday until March 26

Every Saturday and Sunday until Sunday 26 March, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Saturday and Sunday from March 27

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood. An amended service may run on other routes.

Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

Alternative Travel Options:

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:

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

From 22 April, 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 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

Completed on time.

Phase 2

Until 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 24 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 25 March, 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 until 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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Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until 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 are 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 most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South except with the following alterations:

On Sunday 26 March, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and 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 from Network Rail.

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Buses replace midweek over night trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 13 February to Thursday 23 March

Train companies affected

London Midland, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street and between Walsall and Wolverhampton

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton

Description

From Monday to Thursday each week until Thursday 23 March, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton closing various lines.

Customer advice

From 20:30 each night,  buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No London Overground service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:15 from Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 February

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Sydenham and West Croydon.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:15, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

There is no London Overground service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:15.

Customers should use local buses via all reasonable routes. 

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services from Monday 27 February to Wednesday 01 March

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Colchester

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Witham and Ipswich closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:18 and 00:46 London Liverpool Street to Colchester services will terminate at Witham. A replacement bus service will operate from Witham to Colchester.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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

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Amended overnight service between London Paddington and Swansea from Monday 27 February until Wednesday 1 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Swansea.

Description

Engineering work will be taking place between Neath and Swansea, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will terminate at Neath. Customers should use the connecting replacement buses provided for travel to Swansea.

The 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Neath. Customers are advised to use the replacement bus service from Swansea.

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

Bicycles:

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

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Amended late night c2c service between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

Between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Barking and  London Fenchurch Street, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Shoeburyness - Laindon - London Fenchurch Street services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street or Barking.

Southend Central - Ockendon - London Fenchurch Street services will run between Barking / Upminster - Grays only.

Grays - Rainham - London Fenchurch Street services are diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street and are extended to / from Southend Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers in possession of a valid rail ticket may use the London Underground District Line between Tower Hill and Upminster.

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Buses replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton from approximately 21:50 each night from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Northampton / Milton Keynes Central / Birmingham New Street.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bletchley and Northampton from 23:05 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the Arriva Trains Wales route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service will be diverted and will not call at stations between Neath and Carmarthen. A replacement bus will call at all booked stations. 

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service terminates at Chester. A bus will run between Chester and Holyhead.

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service will terminate at Llanelli, customers should travel forward on the replacement bus service. 

The 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service starts at Chester at 05:37. Customers should travel on the 04:25 Holyhead to Cardiff Central service.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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Amended late night service to and from Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / London Paddington.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton from 21:50 until 23:59 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

From 20:00 services to and from Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted or start and terminate from alternative stations.

Buses replace trains between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street will not run from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 21:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Birmingham New Street service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:34 Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe service. A replacement bus service will operate forward calling at Stafford, Penkridge, Wolverhampton and due to arrive Birmingham New Street at 01:40.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

London Midland

Routes affected

19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 19:36 Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Crewe (20:30). Customers are advised to travel on the 21:33 Crewe to Liverpool Lime Street Service.

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Project Information:

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Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night Monday 27 February until Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

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

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from midnight each night from Monday to Thursday.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service from Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton from 21:50 to 05:50 each night, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service will divert from Bristol Temple Meads via an alternative route to Taunton. The journey time will be extended by approximately 30 minutes.

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Project Information:

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Amended late night service between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent / Eccles / Newton-le-Willows and between Patricroft and Edge Hill, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

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

 

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

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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Amended TransPennine Express service between York and Manchester Airport each night from Monday 27 February until Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Newcastle / York and Manchester Airport

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Huddersfield and Leeds, and also between York and Leeds, closing various lines over the course of the week.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:15 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

Early morning trains between York and Manchester Airport will be amended to run later or earlier than the normal timetable from Huddersfield.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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Amended service between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe from 23:00 Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wilmslow and Cheadle Hulme from 23:40 until 05:10 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:


The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly and the 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe services will not call at Handford, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. 

Customers may use the replacement bus between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at these stations. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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Amended service to and from Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central / London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bristol Temple Meads and Patchway from 23:40 until 23:59 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted after Patchway to Bristol Parkway where it will terminate. A connecting bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will depart at 04:50 and will not call at Bristol Parkway. A replacement bus will run at 04:20 from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads to connect into the train. 

The 05:14 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will depart at 05:26 and then 06:00 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will depart at 06:03.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

 

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Amended 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria to Eastbourne. 

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Lewes and Hampden Park from 00:15 until 05:05, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne service will terminate at Lewes. A bus will run from 01:26 from Lewes to Eastbourne calling at Polegate, Hampden Park and Eastbourne. 

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service from Monday 27 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Pevensey & Westham and Bexhill from 23:50 until 04:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:47 London Victoria to Hastings service will terminate at Eastbourne.

A bus replacement will run at 00:24 from Eastbourne to Hastings.

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Bicycles:

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

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Buses replace trains between Horsham and Ford each night from Monday 27 February to Thursday 2 March

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Three Bridges and Chichester / Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Horsham and Arundel from 22:05 each night, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:32 London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea service will be diverted between Three Bridges and Ford, calling additionally at Haywards Heath.

The 21:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Three Bridges service will be diverted after Ford, calling at Haywards Heath and Three Bridges.

The 22:32 London Victoria to Chichester service will terminate at Horsham.

The 22:40 Chichester to Three Bridges service will not run.

A bus will run from Barnham to Horsham at 22:26, calling at all stations except Ford.

A bus will run from Barnham to Three Bridges at 22:57, calling at all stations except Ford and Faygate.

Buses will run from Horsham to Chichester at 22:59 and 23:39, calling at all stations.

Buses will run from Horsham to Bognor Regis at 23:00 and 23:40, calling at stations to Arundel then Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.

Tuesday to Friday

An additional service will run at 00:09 from Horsham to Three Bridges, calling at Littlehaven, Ifield and Crawley.

A bus will run from Chichester to Portsmouth & Southsea at 01:02, calling at all stations except Hilsea.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended 05:12 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service from Tuesday 28 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Highbridge & Burnham and Taunton from 00:01 until 05:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 05:12 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Weston-super-Mare at 05:47.

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Project Information:

 

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Amended late night service between London Euston and Wolverhampton from Tuesday 28 February to Friday 3 March

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Between London Euston and Wolverhampton.

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Soho North Junction and Monmore Green from 21:50 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted from Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton, arriving slightly later than usual.

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.