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Amended service between Blackpool North and Preston until at least Friday 4 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport / Hazel Grove / York / Leeds / Buxton

Description

Major improvement work has been taking place between Blackpool North and Preston since November 2017. The work was completed on Sunday 15 April allowing Northern to commence with a phased reintroduction of train services between these stations.

An hourly train service will run between Blackpool North and Preston and 4 bus services per hour will supplement the service. 2 buses per hour will run non-stop and 2 will call at Layton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham & Wesham and Salwick.

The amended timetable will continue to run until at least Friday 4 May.

The amended timetables up to and including Friday 27 April can be found here.

Twitter:
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Reduced Great Western Railway service in operation until the end of service

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains across the whole Great Western Railway network

Description

A shortage of train crew means that a reduced train service will be running across the whole Great Western Railway network today.

Trains may be cancelled or revised until the end of service.

Customer Advice:

Customers may use the following alternative train operators:

  • South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids.
  • CrossCountry between Bristol Parkway and Plymouth

 

Ticket restrictions have been lifted on all routes. Customers with advance tickets may use them on any alternative Great Western Railway service today; however, reservations cannot be honoured on services other than your booked train. Please note other operators have NOT lifted advance ticket restrictions, and if your journey involves other operators you will have to travel on your booked train with that operator.


Customers with tickets dated Sunday 22 April 2018 may use them on Great Western Railway services only on Monday 23 April 2018.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh until approximately 21:00

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central 

Virgin trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh and also between London Euston and Glasgow Central 

Description

The engineering work which is blocking the line between Carlisle and Lockerbie is expected to overrun until approximately 21:00. 

How does this affect my journey?

Rail replacement buses are operating between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh until the line reopens.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express are advising customers to travel tomorrow as the buses will be extremely busy.

Tickets dated today, 22 April will be valid for travel tomorrow, Monday 23 April.

Customers may use alternative TranePennine Express services between Manchester and York and change at Newcastle for a Northern service to Carlisle.

Virgin Trains

Some trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Motherwell.

Customers may also travel via the following alternative routes:

  • CrossCountry on any reasonable route, including between Birmingham New Street and Leeds / Doncaster / Newcastle / Edinburgh
  • Virgin Trains East Coast on any reasonable route, including between London Kings Cross / Leeds / Doncaster and Newcastle / Edinburgh
  • Northern between Carlisle and Newcastle
  • ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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

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Disruption between Rugby and Northampton expected until 20:30

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway

Routes affected

Between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

Following damage to the overhead electric wires between Rugby and Northampton, all lines have reopened. Trains between these stations are returning to normal but may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until 20:30.

Alternative travel advice:
You may use your ticket on the following services:

  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone
  • Southern between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction
  • Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

 

 

Road transport, shuttling between the following stations, will remain in use as needed until disruption diminishes:

  • Rugby and Northampton (some direct and some via Long Buckby)
  • Northampton and Milton Keynes Central

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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Planned changes to train times

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Buses will run between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Additional information

This engineering work has been cancelled and trains will run normally on the following dates:

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Check before you travel:

Trains up to and including 29 April are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

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Major engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield from Saturday 14 April until Sunday 29 April

Train companies affected

Northern, TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing all lines.

Northern:

Weekends:

No trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield.

Weekdays:

Services between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield will start from / terminate at Stalybridge. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

TransPennine Express:

As a result of these and other engineering works, a limited TransPennine Express service will run via Manchester Victoria on 21 and 22 April. Information on these alterations can be found here.

Saturday 14 and 28 April:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Leeds and Newcastle only.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria. It will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 23:50

Sunday 15 and 29 April:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to run to / from Manchester Piccadilly, no longer calling at Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

The 02:30, 04:00, 05:12 and 06:12 York to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Huddersfield. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport.

The 01:00, 04:25 & 06:30 Manchester Airport to York services will start from Huddersfield. Replacement coaches will run from Manchester Airport to Huddersfield.

The 09:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from Leeds.

The 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

The 16:43 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street and 20:22 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle services will run via Warrington Central.

Monday to Friday:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Leeds and Newcastle only.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria. It will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 23:50.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe from 18:50 on Saturday 21 April and all day on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

between Ipswich and Felixstowe

 

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, closing all lines.

After 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, no trains will run. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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No trains between Lea Bridge and Enfield Lock on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Broxbourne / Hertford East / Bishops Stortford / Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Cambridge North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lea Bridge and Enfield Lock, closing all lines.

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express services will be diverted between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt will run via Seven Sisters. These stations are within walking distance of stations on the Tottenham Hale line, a map can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Plymouth and Par on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

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

Great Western Railway between Penzance and / Exeter St Davids / Bristol Temple Meads / London Paddington and also between Plymouth and Gunnislake

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Plymouth and Par, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Services will start from / terminate at Plymouth, and replacement buses will run between Plymouth and Par. An amended service will run between Par and Penzance.

Great Western Railway:

Services will start from / terminate at Plymouth. Replacement buses will run between Plymouth and Par, and also between Plymouth and Liskeard. A fast bus will run between Plymouth and St Austell for customers travelling to / from St Austell and stations towards Penzance.

An amended train service will run between Par and Penzance.

Services between Plymouth and Gunnislake will depart earlier than usual, and journey times will take a few minutes longer than usual.

The 21:20 Newquay to Plymouth service will terminate at Par. A replacement bus will run between Par and Plymouth.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 early morning / late evening trains between Tilehurst and Pangbourne on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

Saturday:

Evening:

22:12, 22:43 (departing 22:44), 23:20 (departing 23:17) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services. These services will also not call at Burnham or Taplow.

22:56 (departing 22:57), 23:49 (departing 23:52) Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services services.

Sunday:

Morning:

07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway and 08:30 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

Evening:

20:15, 21:15, 22:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services.

22:29, 23:15 and 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

Customers travelling to / from Pangbourne should use replacement buses running between Pangbourne and Tilehurst (in both directions). These buses will connect with train services.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 to / from Burnham and Taplow between 23:00 on Saturday 21 and 08:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations:

Saturday:

22:12, 22:43 (departing at 22:44) and 23:20 (departing 23:17) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.

23:43 London Paddington to Reading service.

22:52 Reading to London Paddington service.

22:56 (departing 22:57) and 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service.

Sunday:

00:05 London Paddington to Reading.

Please note that after this time, and all day Sunday, no replacement buses will run to Taplow as this station does not normally open on Sunday.

No local trains will call at Burnham on Sunday. Customers travelling to these stations should use replacement buses running between Burnham / Taplow and Slough.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 services between Bradford Interchange and Leeds / Halifax on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Northern

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Northern between York / Leeds and Huddersfield / Manchester Victoria / Blackpool North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leeds and Bradford Interchange, and also between Bradford Interchange and Halifax.

Grand Central:

Services on Saturday will run as normal. On Sunday, all services will start from / terminate at Halifax. Replacement buses will run between Bradford Interchange and Halifax, connecting with trains.

Northern:

Saturday:

Services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange will run between Bradford Interchange and Manchester Victoria only.

Services between Leeds and Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange will run between Bradford Interchange and Bradford Interchange and Huddersfield.

Services between York and Blackpool North will be diverted via Brighouse, and will not call at New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange or Halifax.

The Leeds to Huddersfield service via Dewsbury will be replaced by buses throughout.

Replacement buses will run between Leeds and Brighouse via Bradford Interchange and Halifax, and also between Leeds and Huddersfield via Dewsbury.

Sunday:

Services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange will be diverted to run via Brighouse, and will not call at Bramley, New Pudsey or Bradford Interchange.

Services between York and Blackpool North will be diverted to run via Brighouse, and will not call at New Pudsey or Bradford Interchange.

Both Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange, and Leeds to Huddersfield via Dewsbury services will not run, and will be replaced by buses throughout.

Replacement buses will also run between Leeds and Halifax / Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange, in both directions.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Glasgow Central and Motherwell / Carlisle on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, ScotRail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow Central and London Euston

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh / Newcastle / Leeds / Sheffield / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth

ScotRail between between Balloch / Milngavie / Glasgow Central and Bridgeton / Motherwell / Larkhall

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Oxford Road / Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and Crewe / Birmingham New Street / London Euston

Virgin Trains East Coast between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh / London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, and also between Lockerbie and Carlisle.

Caledonian Sleeper:

The sleeper service from Glasgow Central to London Euston will be amended to depart Glasgow Central earlier than usual at 21:40.

CrossCountry:

Services will be amended to start from / terminate at Motherwell. Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

ScotRail: Only affected by this engineering work on Sunday 

Balloch to Motherwell / Larkhall services will run between Balloch and Glasgow Central. Services between Glasgow Central and Lanark will be diverted to run via Mount Florida, and will not call at Cambuslang. Glasgow Central to Newton services will run between Larkhall and Motherwell.

Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, and also between Bridgeton and Motherwell via Whifflet.

TransPennine Express:

Between 11:30 on Saturday and 14:30 on Sunday, replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Edinburgh, calling at Lockerbie. Customers travelling to / from Haymarket should use alternative services to / from Edinburgh to connect with these buses.

On Saturday morning and Sunday evening, services from Glasgow Central will depart 10 minutes earlier than usual, and services to Glasgow Central will run 10 minutes later than usual.

Virgin Trains:

Between 11:30 on Saturday and 14:30 on Sunday, no trains will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh. Replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central via Lockerbie.

Virgin Trains East Coast:

Early morning services on Sunday and Monday morning will be amended to start from Edinburgh instead of Glasgow Central.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 in the Brighton / Havant / Portsmouth Harbour area on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

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

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton / Three Bridges / Horsham / Littlehampton and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Fratton and Portsmouth, and also between Brighton and Ford.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday: 

The 06:48 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton services will not run. Customers should use alternative Southern services.

The 09:00 Brighton to Great Malvern and the 10:57 Great Malvern to Brighton services will run between Barnham and Great Malvern. Replacement transport will run between Brighton and Barnham.

The 17:00 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Barnham. A replacement bus will run between Brighton and Barnham

Sunday:

Most services that run between Brighton and Cardiff Central will run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Cardiff Central. Customers travelling between Brighton and Portsmouth & Southsea should use alternative Southern services.

The 08:19 Romsey to Brighton will terminate at Fareham. Road transport will run between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. Customers travelling towards Brighton should use alternative Southern services.

The 09:08 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service will start from Fareham. Earlier replacement buses will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham.

The 10:08, 12:08 and 16:35 Cardiff Central to Brighton, and the 15:46 and 17:46 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads services will run between Barnham and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run between Brighton and Barnham to connect with these services.

The 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour services will not run. Customers should use alternative Southern services.

South Western Railway:

Saturday:

South Western Railway are not affected by engineering work on Saturday, services will run normally.

Sunday:

Until 10:15, services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour will run between London Waterloo and Havant, services between Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Eastleigh and Havant, and services between Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central will run between Havant and Southampton Central.

Until 16:00, the xx30 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour and the xx32 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo services will start from / terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea. All other services to / from Portsmouth Harbour will start / terminate at Fratton.

Replacement buses will run between Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea and Fratton.

Southern:

Saturday:

Trains will not run between Brighton and Ford. Trains will run between Littlehampton and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central only. Replacement buses will run between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton.

Sunday:

Trains between London Victoria and Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Horsham.

Until approximately 10:15, replacement buses will run between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

From 10:15 until 16:00, replacement buses will run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

All day replacement buses will run between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton.

Check before you travel:

To check your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Perth and Dundee on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

ScotRail, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh and Perth / Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa / Aberdeen / Inverness / Inverurie / Elgin

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Inverness

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Larbert and Perth, closing some lines.

ScotRail:

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen will be diverted to run via Fife, and will depart earlier than usual. Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Queen Street and Dundee for customers traveling to stations via Stirling and Perth.

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness / Inverurie / Elgin will run between Perth and and Inverness / Inverurie / Elgin. A replacement bus service will run between Glasgow Queen Street and Perth.

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa will be diverted to terminate at Falkirk Grahamston. Replacement buses will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa.

Services between Edinburgh and Perth via Stirling, and also between Edinburgh and Stirling / Dunblane will run between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston. Replacement buses will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth, calling at all booked stations.

Virgin Trains East Coast:

Services between London Kings Cross and Inverness will be diverted between Haymarket and Perth. A replacement bus will run between Edinburgh and Perth, calling at Falkirk Grahamston, Stirling, Dunblane and Gleneagles.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Virgin Trains East Coast, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with ScotRail, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure.

A Scottish Government priority, the £742m EGIP is being delivered by Network Rail and includes modernisation and upgrades to key junctions and infrastructure as well as widespread electrification of the Scottish rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Stirling and Dunblane.

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Amended services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Heathrow area late evening on Saturday and all day Sunday, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

On Saturday, the following trains are cancelled -

  • London Paddington to Heathrow services at 22:03; 22:33 and 23:03
  • Heathrow Airport to London Paddington services at 21:57; 22:27; 22:57 and 23:27
On Sunday, trains will depart London Paddington at 07:12 and then every hour until 23:12. Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 4 / Central at 07:13, then hourly until 23:13, and finally at 00:07.

Heathrow Express

On Sunday only, trains depart London Paddington at 06:10, then every 15 minutes until 23:25. Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:00, 06:18, 06:33, then every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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 Woldingham and East Grinstead / Uckfield on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Victoria and East Grinstead, and also between London Bridge and Uckfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Woldingham and East Grinstead / Uckfield, closing all lines.

Trains will run between London Victoria and Woldingham only.

Buses will run between the following stations:

  • Purley, Woldingham and stations to East Grinstead
  • Purley, Woldingham and stations to Edenbridge Town
  • Edenbridge Town and Uckfield

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Hastings and Ashford International on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between Brighton / Eastbourne and Ashford International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ore and Rye, closing all lines between Ore and Ashford International.

Trains will only run between Brighton / Eastbourne and Hastings / Ore. Buses will operate between Ashford International and Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Thameslink trains between London St Pancras and Herne Hill on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between Bedford and Three Bridges / Brighton and

Between Luton and Sutton and

Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras and London Blackfriars on Saturday, and between West Hampstead Thameslink and Herne Hill on Sunday, closing all lines.

Saturday:

Thameslink will operate the following service:

  • Two trains per hour between London Blackfriars and Brighton.
  • Two trains per hour between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks.
  • Two trains per hour between London Blackfriars and Sutton (via Mitcham Junction).
  • Two trains per hour between London Bridge and Brighton.
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Bedford.
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Luton.
  • Two trains per hour between Herne Hill and Sutton (via Wimbledon).
Customers can use London Underground services by any reasonable route.

Sunday:

Thameslink will operate the following service:

  • Two trains per hour between London Bridge and Brighton.
  • Two trains per hour between London Bridge and Sutton (via Wimbledon).
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Bedford.
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Luton.
  • Two trains per hour between London Victoria and Sevenoaks.

Bedford and Three Bridges train service will not run, customers should use alternative Thameslink services.

Trains will not call at Kentish Town. A replacement bus service will operate between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers for stations via Mitcham Junction should use Southern services via any reasonable route. Customers may also use London Underground via any reasonable route.

A replacement bus service will operate between London St Pancras International and London Bridge outside of London Underground operational hours.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Hull / Scarborough / Middlesbrough / Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Guide Bridge and Stalybridge, closing all lines.

There will be no TransPennine Express services between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield.

Please be aware that engineering work is also affecting trains on the 14 and 15 April, and also on 28 and 29 April. Information on these alterations can be found here.

Saturday:

An hourly shuttle service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central.

Two trains an hour will run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds (diverted via Rochdale but not calling there). One of these services per hour will call at Huddersfield. Please note, both of these services are expected to be extremely busy:

  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Manchester Victoria and Newcastle only, calling at Huddersfield.
  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough will be diverted to run via Manchester Victoria. These trains will not call at Huddersfield.
Services between Manchester Piccadilly and Hull will run between Huddersfield and Hull only.

Services between Manchester Airport and Middlesbrough will run between York and Middlesbrough only.

Buses will run hourly between Manchester Airport, Stockport, Stalybridge and Huddersfield. Customers should use alternative train services between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Sunday:

Until 07:45

Buses will replace trains between Leeds and York.

All day

An hourly shuttle service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central.

Two trains an hour will run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds (diverted via Rochdale but not calling there). One of these services per hour will call at Huddersfield. Please note, both of these services are expected to be extremely busy:

  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Manchester Airport and Newcastle, calling at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. These trains will call at Huddersfield.
  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough will be diverted to run via Manchester Victoria. these trains will not call at Huddersfield.
Services between Manchester Piccadilly and Hull will run between Huddersfield and Hull only.

Buses will run hourly between Manchester Airport, Stockport, Stalybridge and Huddersfield. Customers should use alternative train services between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Banbury / Hanborough on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Reading / Guildford and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Radley and Heyford, and also between Oxford and Hanborough.

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services will not run between Oxford and Banbury. Replacement buses will run between these stations, connecting with services.

Great Western Railway:

Services running between London Paddington and Oxford will be retimed to arrive at Oxford slightly later than usual.

Services between London Paddington and Worcester stations, Great Malvern and Hereford will not run between Oxford and Hanborough. Replacement buses will run between these stations, connecting with trains.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between Barking and London Liverpool Street on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing all lines.

As a result, services between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street will be diverted to run between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street. These services will make additional stops at West Ham and Limehouse. London Fenchurch Street station is within walking distance of London Liverpool Street.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on London Underground Jubilee Line or Docklands Light Railway services between West Ham and Stratford at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 services between Maidenhead and Marlow on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Maidenhead and Marlow

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Twyford, closing some lines.

As services between Maidenhead and London Paddington / Reading will be retimed, services between Maidenhead and Marlow will be amended to run earlier than usual in both directions, in order to maintain connections with mainline services.

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 Oxford Parkway and Oxford until 13:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between London Marylebone and Oxford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford Parkway and Oxford until 13:30, closing all lines.

All Oxford services will start / terminate at Oxford Parkway. Customers are advised that tickets will be accepted on the Oxford Park & Ride route 500. A replacement bus service will supplement this operation between Oxford Parkway and Oxford stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 early morning services between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

TfL Rail

Routes affected

between London Liverpool Street and Gidea Park / Shenfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield.

As a result, some early morning services from London Liverpool Street to Gidea Park will be extended to run to Shenfield, not calling at Harold Wood or Brentwood.

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 Ely and Peterborough / Kings Lynn / Brandon on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Great Northern, Greater Anglia

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street

East Midlands Trains between Norwich and Nottingham / Sheffield / Liverpool Lime Street

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

Greater Anglia between Colchester / Ipswich and Peterborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Ely area, closing various lines.

CrossCountry:

Replacement buses will run between Peterborough and Ely, connecting with train services between Birmingham New Street and Peterborough, and between Ely and Cambridge / Stansted Airport.

East Midlands Trains:

Services will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Peterborough only. Replacement buses will run between Peterborough and Norwich.

Great Northern:

Buses will replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn.

Greater Anglia:

Services between Peterborough and Ely will be replaced by buses throughout. Services between Peterborough and Ipswich / Colchester will start from / terminate at Ely.

Services between Cambridge and Norwich will be replaced by buses between Cambridge North and Brandon. These buses will connect with train services at Brandon and Cambridge North.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Norwich and Lowestoft on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

between Norwich / Ipswich and Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Brundall and Reedham, closing all lines.

As a result, no trains will run between Norwich and Lowestoft. Customers travelling to / from Lowestoft should use the replacement buses which run between Norwich and Lowestoft.

Customers travelling to Brundall Gardens and Brundall should use the Norwich to Great Yarmouth train service. Customers travelling to Cantley and Reedham should also use this service, and change at Acle for bus services to / from Cantley and Reedham.

The 22:02 Ipswich to Lowestoft will terminate at Saxmundham, a replacement bus will run between Saxmundham and Lowestoft.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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Buses replace trains between Newcastle / Sunderland and Hartlepool until 11:15 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Northern

Routes affected

Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

Northern between Metrocentre / Newcastle and Middlesbrough / Nunthorpe / Whitby

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newcastle and Hartlepool, closing all lines until 11:15.

Grand Central:

The 09:20 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will start from Hartlepool at 09:45. A replacement bus will run between Sunderland and Hartlepool to connect with this train.

Northern:

Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Hartlepool until 11:15. After this, a normal service will resume.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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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Cancelled engineering work between Sydenham and Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

between Highbury & Islington / Dalston Junction and Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Crystal Palace has been cancelled, and will not take place.

A normal London Overground service will run between Sydenham and Crystal Palace.

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Amended service between Chesterfield / Derby and London St Pancras on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

between Sheffield / Derby and London St Pancras

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Derby, closing some lines.

As a result, East Midlands Trains services running between Chesterfield / Derby and London St Pancras will be amended to run slightly earlier or later than usual.

The 06:50 Derby to London St Pancras will be amended to depart Derby at 06:07. The 07:51 Derby to London St Pancras will be amended to depart Derby at 07:10.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between London Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:15 and after 20:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

between London Euston and Watford Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Euston and Kilburn High Road.

As a result, trains will not be able to run until 12:15, or after 20:30 on Sunday.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on local buses by any reasonable route, and also on London Underground services on reasonable routes between Queens Park, Kilburn Park, Euston Square and Euston station.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Chester and Holyhead on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe and Holyhead

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Bangor, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Chester and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains:

Train services will start from / terminate at Chester. Customers travelling between Chester and Holyhead can use their tickets on Arriva Trains Wales services between Chester and Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Birmingham New Street and London Euston until 12:00 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway

Routes affected

between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Rugby until 12:00, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

The 09:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will be retimed to depart Rugby at 10:02, and will run 7 minutes later than usual between Rugby and Northampton.

The 10:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will be retimed to depart Hemel Hempstead at 12:14, and will run 8 minutes later than usual to London Euston.

The 11:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will be retimed to depart Hemel Hempstead at 13:14, and will run 8 minutes later than usual to London Euston.

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 Bedwyn and Reading until 10:35 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Bedwyn, closing some lines.

Local services:

As a result, the following trains will not run:

The 08:12 Reading to Newbury service.

The 08:42 and 09:37 Reading to Bedwyn services.

The 08:48 Newbury to Reading service.

The 09:35 Bedwyn to Reading service.

Customers should use the replacement buses provided between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading, calling at all booked stations.

The 10:35 Bedwyn to Reading will start from Newbury at 10:53. An earlier bus will run between Bedwyn and Newbury to connect with this train, calling at Hungerford and Kintbury.

Long distance services:

The 08:57 London Paddington to Plymouth service will be diverted between Reading and Westbury, taking 15 minutes longer. This service will not call at Newbury, customers for Newbury should change at Reading for replacement buses to Newbury.

The 08:38 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington will depart Westbury 20 minutes later than usual, and will run 20 minutes later between Westbury and London Paddington.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Reading and Basingstoke until 08:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Reading and Basingstoke

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke until 08:30, closing all lines.

As a result, both the 07:37 Reading to Basingstoke and the 08:07 Basingstoke to Reading services will not run, and will be replaced by buses throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, closing all lines.

Trains will be replaced by buses between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, with the following exceptions:

The 08:07 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run from Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend to Cardiff Central to connect with this train.

The 15:24 Swansea to London Paddington service will not run.

The 19:00 London Paddington to Swansea service will not run.

The 20:37 London Paddington to Swansea will run 7 minutes later than usual from Cardiff Central onwards.

The 21:37 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted en-route, and will run 16 minutes later than usual throughout, and will terminate at Port Talbot Parkway.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Reading and Blackwater on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Blackwater, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Reading and Blackwater, calling at all booked stations.An amended train services will run between Blackwater and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow and between Bracknell and Reading on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

between London Waterloo and Woking / Kingston / Reading

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow, and also between Bracknell and Reading.

London Waterloo - Reading services will terminate at Bracknell.

London Waterloo - Woking via Feltham services will be diverted to run via Richmond. 

London Waterloo - Kingston services at 20 and 35 minutes past the hour will not run until after 13:00.

Replacement buses will run between Barnes and Twickenham /  Feltham via Hounslow and also between Bracknell and Reading.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 00:54 and 01:00 London Kings Cross to Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City services on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

From London Kings Cross to Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough, closing various lines.

On Sunday morning, the 00:54 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service will terminate at Hitchin. A replacement bus will run from Hitchin to Peterborough.

The 01:00 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City service will terminate at Stevenage. A replacement bus will run from Stevenage to Letchworth Garden City.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Paddock Wood and Ashford International on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory / Ramsgate

Also between Tonbridge and Strood

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Paddock Wood and Ashford International closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Paddock Wood and Ashford International.

Trains between Tonbridge and Strood will run between Paddock Wood and Strood. Customers should use other trains between Tonbridge and Paddock Wood.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction until 12:00 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wembley Central and Watford Junction, closing all lines between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

Until 12:00, no trains will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

Customer advice:

Passengers should use London Underground to and from London Euston to connect with London Northwestern Railway services to Watford Junction as an alternative.

Check before you travel:

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Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Victoria and Sutton / Caterham / West Croydon and also between London Bridge and Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Norwood Junction / Beckenham Junction, closing all lines via Crystal Palace.

Buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Purley and Tonbridge / Three Bridges on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Victoria and Brighton / Littlehampton / Ore / Portsmouth Harbour and also between London Bridge and Tonbridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

Until 06:00, trains between London Victoria and Brighton (via Redhill) will be subject to extended journey times of up to 15 minutes.

All day Sunday, Tonbridge trains will run between Redhill and Tonbridge only. Trains between London Victoria and Littlehampton / Ore / Portsmouth Harbour will have extended journey times of up to 10 minutes. A reduced service will also run between London Victoria and Brighton.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Project Information:

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

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Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express will run a half-hourly service all day on Sunday.

Check before you travel:

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Project Information:

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

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Amended early morning Great Northern services on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place until 08:20 between Potters Bar and Welwyn Garden City, between Hertford North and Stevenage and between Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City, closing various lines.

Until 08:20 on Sunday morning, trains between London Kings Cross and Stevenage will depart 15 minutes earlier than usual and will be diverted, not calling at stations between Finsbury Park and Stevenage, buses will replace trains between the following stations:-

  • Potters Bar and Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford North and Stevenage
  • Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough
  • Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.


Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 London Overground service from 20:30 between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / New Cross / Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / New Cross / Crystal Palace / West Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Whitechapel area, closing all lines.

From approximately 20:30, a reduced service will operate, after 21:30, no service will operate between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell, between Surrey Quays and New Cross and between Sydenham and Crystal Palace (with the exception of the last Crystal Palace service in each direction). 

Rail replacement buses will run between Dalston Kingsland and Shadwell, calling at Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton , Shoreditch High Street and Whitechapel. Use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction.

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Project Information:

The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London's rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

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No trains at Moorgate on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between Moorgate and Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City

Description

Engineering work will take place all day between Moorgate and Finsbury Park.

Moorgate to Stevenage (via Hertford North) / Welwyn Garden City services will start / terminate at London Kings Cross, not calling at stations between Moorgate and Finsbury Park.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on London Underground services between Moorgate and London Kings Cross.

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Project Information:

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

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Amended service between Blackpool North and Preston until at least Friday 4 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport / Hazel Grove / York / Leeds / Buxton

Description

Major improvement work has been taking place between Blackpool North and Preston since November 2017. The work was completed on Sunday 15 April allowing Northern to commence with a phased reintroduction of train services between these stations.

An hourly train service will run between Blackpool North and Preston and 4 bus services per hour will supplement the service. 2 buses per hour will run non-stop and 2 will call at Layton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham & Wesham and Salwick.

The amended timetable will continue to run until at least Friday 4 May.

The amended timetables up to and including Friday 27 April can be found here.

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Reduced Great Western Railway service in operation until the end of service

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains across the whole Great Western Railway network

Description

A shortage of train crew means that a reduced train service will be running across the whole Great Western Railway network today.

Trains may be cancelled or revised until the end of service.

Customer Advice:

Customers may use the following alternative train operators:

  • South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids.
  • CrossCountry between Bristol Parkway and Plymouth

 

Ticket restrictions have been lifted on all routes. Customers with advance tickets may use them on any alternative Great Western Railway service today; however, reservations cannot be honoured on services other than your booked train. Please note other operators have NOT lifted advance ticket restrictions, and if your journey involves other operators you will have to travel on your booked train with that operator.


Customers with tickets dated Sunday 22 April 2018 may use them on Great Western Railway services only on Monday 23 April 2018.

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

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh until approximately 21:00

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central 

Virgin trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh and also between London Euston and Glasgow Central 

Description

The engineering work which is blocking the line between Carlisle and Lockerbie is expected to overrun until approximately 21:00. 

How does this affect my journey?

Rail replacement buses are operating between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh until the line reopens.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express are advising customers to travel tomorrow as the buses will be extremely busy.

Tickets dated today, 22 April will be valid for travel tomorrow, Monday 23 April.

Customers may use alternative TranePennine Express services between Manchester and York and change at Newcastle for a Northern service to Carlisle.

Virgin Trains

Some trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Motherwell.

Customers may also travel via the following alternative routes:

  • CrossCountry on any reasonable route, including between Birmingham New Street and Leeds / Doncaster / Newcastle / Edinburgh
  • Virgin Trains East Coast on any reasonable route, including between London Kings Cross / Leeds / Doncaster and Newcastle / Edinburgh
  • Northern between Carlisle and Newcastle
  • ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh

 

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Disruption between Rugby and Northampton expected until 20:30

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway

Routes affected

Between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

Following damage to the overhead electric wires between Rugby and Northampton, all lines have reopened. Trains between these stations are returning to normal but may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until 20:30.

Alternative travel advice:
You may use your ticket on the following services:

  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone
  • Southern between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction
  • Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

 

 

Road transport, shuttling between the following stations, will remain in use as needed until disruption diminishes:

  • Rugby and Northampton (some direct and some via Long Buckby)
  • Northampton and Milton Keynes Central

 

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Planned changes to train times

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Buses will run between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Additional information

This engineering work has been cancelled and trains will run normally on the following dates:

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Check before you travel:

Trains up to and including 29 April are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

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Major engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield from Saturday 14 April until Sunday 29 April

Train companies affected

Northern, TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing all lines.

Northern:

Weekends:

No trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield.

Weekdays:

Services between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield will start from / terminate at Stalybridge. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

TransPennine Express:

As a result of these and other engineering works, a limited TransPennine Express service will run via Manchester Victoria on 21 and 22 April. Information on these alterations can be found here.

Saturday 14 and 28 April:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Leeds and Newcastle only.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria. It will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 23:50

Sunday 15 and 29 April:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to run to / from Manchester Piccadilly, no longer calling at Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

The 02:30, 04:00, 05:12 and 06:12 York to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Huddersfield. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport.

The 01:00, 04:25 & 06:30 Manchester Airport to York services will start from Huddersfield. Replacement coaches will run from Manchester Airport to Huddersfield.

The 09:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from Leeds.

The 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

The 16:43 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street and 20:22 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle services will run via Warrington Central.

Monday to Friday:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Leeds and Newcastle only.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria. It will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 23:50.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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Amended 06:48 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross on Monday 23 April

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh, closing the line.

The 06:48 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross service will start at Edinburgh at 08:00.

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 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading service on Monday 23 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

 Didcot Parkway to Reading

Description

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

The 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading service will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

Customers for Pangbourne should alight the train at Tilehurst where a bus will take you to Pangbourne.

Customers at Pangbourne will be taken by bus at 04:10 to Tilehurst to connect with this train.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service on Monday 23 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Reading to London Paddington

Description

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

The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Customers travelling to and from these stations should travel by later trains.

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You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 evening trains between Severn Beach and Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Severn Beach and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Montpelier and Bristol Temple Meads each night, closing the line.

The 22:21 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach service will terminate at Avonmouth, where it will be replaced by road transport for stations to Severn Beach.

The 23:08 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Avonmouth. A replacement bus will depart earlier than usual from Severn Beach to connect with this train.

A replacement bus will run from Severn Beach at 23:15 to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 23 until Wednesday 25 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

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

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. A bus will operate from Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central.

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted to Bristol Parkway, where it will terminate. A bus will operate from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Wolverhampton to London Euston

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Northampton North Junction and Daventry North Junction, closing some lines.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted and not call at Northampton. A rail replacement coach service will depart Rugby at 23:50, calling at Long Buckby at 00:15 and Northampton at 00:40.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 22:15 Edinburgh to Manchester service from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

From Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wigan North Western and Manchester Oxford Road, closing all lines.

The 22:15 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport (22:15 Edinburgh to Manchester Piccadilly on Wednesday) service will terminate at Preston. A bus will operate from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 London Euston and Northampton each night from 21:50 from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway

Routes affected

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

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Northampton, closing some lines.

Each night from 21:50 train services from London Euston to Northampton will run between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central only to special timetable at reduced frequency. Rail replacement buses will operate between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

The flowing trains are amended:

  • The 22:05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston will not run
  • The 20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will terminate at Northampton
  • The 23:04 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central will not call at Bushey
  • The 23:35 Northampton to London Euston will start from Milton Keynes Central, with rail replacement buses operating between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 services between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Arrive Trains Wales between Manchester Piccadilly and Carmarthen

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend, closing the line.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via the Vale of Glamorgan, not calling at Pontyclun, Llanharan and Pencoed. A bus will operate at 23:17 to Bridgend calling at these stations.

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted via alternative routes between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. Trains will depart Bridgend a few minutes later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 late night services between Wickford and Southminster, and between Shenfield and Southend Victoria from Monday 23 until Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria, and between Wickford and Southminster

Description

Late evening work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Wickford and Southminster, and between Shenfield and Hockley, closing all lines after 22:25.

Wickford - Southminster

The last trains each evening will be 20:56 Wickford to Southminster, and 21:31 Southminster to Wickford. After that, buses will run between Shenfield and Southminster, connecting with main line services at Shenfield.

London Liverpool Street - Southend Victoria

The last through trains each evening will be 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria, and 21:30 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street.

After 22:25, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Hockley.

After 23:55, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria. Please note, the 00:15 and 00:50 (Tue-Fri) London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will not run. Customers can travel on London Liverpool Street to Colchester services, and change at Shenfield onto replacement buses.

The 22:30 and 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will be replaced by buses between Hockley and London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Newbury and Theale from Monday 23 April to Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Weston super-Mare / Bristol Temple Meads / Bedwyn / Newbury and Cheltenham Spa / Reading / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place each day between Newbury and Theale, closing some lines.

Long Distance Services:

Services between Penzance / Plymouth / Exeter St Davids Taunton / Weston-super-Mare / Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington will be diverted to run on alternative routes between Reading and Westbury. Trains may depart earlier than usual, and journey times may be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Some services will be amended to start / terminate at different stations, and include additional stops.

Local Services:

Newbury - Reading:

Until 22:00 each night, local services will run an amended service during morning and evening peak times only, with trains making an additional stop at Reading West.

Services will run between Bedwyn / Newbury / Theale and Reading.

Replacement buses will run throughout the day between Newbury and Reading and Theale and Bedwyn. During morning and evening peaks, replacement buses will also run between Newbury and Didcot Parkway.

After 22:00 each night, no train services will run between Newbury and Reading. Replacement buses will operate between Newbury and Reading.

Westbury - Swindon:

As long distance services are being diverted to run via Swindon and Westbury, the following services will be cancelled each day:

The 10:47, 13:29, 15:18 and 20:06 Swindon to Westbury services.

The 12:47 Swindon to Frome service.

09:48, 11:47, 12:20, 16:21 and 18:32 Westbury to Swindon services.

The 14:04 Frome to Swindon service.

Other services will run earlier than usual. The 1932 Westbury to Cheltenham Spa will be amended to start from Frome at 19:15.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 evening service to Langley and Iver from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Reading and London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Hayes & Harlington, closing some lines.

As a result, the 22:01 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Langley or Iver. Customers for these stations should travel on earlier or later services instead.

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 late night / early morning trains between Preston / Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Preston and Manchester Airport and also between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Deansgate and Salford Crescent, closing all lines.

Preston - Manchester

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:29 Manchester Airport to Preston service will not run. Replacement buses will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston. Customers should use alternative services between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:10 Preston to Manchester Airport service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:30 Manchester Airport to Preston service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:02 Preston to Manchester Airport service will not run. A replacement bus will run between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly. Customers should use alternative services between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Liverpool - Manchester

Monday to Thursday

The 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street and the 23:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria services will replaced by buses throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 / early morning services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

From Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly and from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester, closing all lines.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Warrington Bank Quay. A replacement bus service will run from Warrington Bank Quay to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be replaced by a bus.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 late night / early morning trains between Chester and Holyhead from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead; between Crewe and Llandudno and between Llandudno and Llandudno Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Holyhead, closing the line.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Chester. A bus will run from Chester to Holyhead.

Tuesday - Friday

The 04:38 Llandudno to Crewe service will start from Chester at 05:37. A bus service will run from Rhyl to Chester to connect into the train service.

The 05:54 Llandudno to Llandudno Junction train service will start later at 05:58.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cardiff Central and Newport / Cwmbran from Monday 23 until Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven / Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Gloucester / Hereford / Shrewsbury / Crewe / Chester / Manchester Piccadilly / Llandudno / Holyhead

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street / Nottingham / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Cardiff Central and Swansea / Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-super-Mare / Taunton / St James Park / Westbury / Frome / Paignton / Portsmouth Harbour / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place each day between Cardiff Central and Newport / Cwmbran from 23:00 on Sunday, closing some lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Buses will in be operation between Cardiff and Cwmbran and Newport and Cwmbran each day affecting services between Cardiff and Manchester Piccadilly / Holyhead.

There will be a direct bus service between Cardiff and Cwmbran and a direct bus service between Newport and Cwmbran.

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services running to / from Newport and Cardiff Central will be retimed to arrive / depart a few minutes earlier or later than usual.

Great Western Railway:

Services between South Wales and London, and also between South Wales and South West England will be retimed to run around 7 minutes earlier or later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

 

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

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Amended evening / morning East Midlands Trains services from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Between Sheffield / Corby / Nottingham / Derby and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between between Bedford and Wellingborough, the Derby Station area and between Bedford and London St Pancras, closing some lines.

Monday - Friday

22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield will arrive into Sheffield later than normal at 02:00.

Monday - Thursday

21:02 & 21:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras International services will arrive into London up to 12 minutes later than.

20:49 Sheffield to London St Pancras International will arrive into Sheffield later than normal at 23:08.

22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham will arrive into Nottingham later at 00:25.

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby will arrive later into Derby at 02:32.

Tuesday - Friday

05:00 & 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International services will depart Derby earlier than normal.

05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International will not call at Long Eaton. A bus will depart early from Derby at 04:21, calling at London Eaton at 04:51 arriving at Leicester at 05:33 to connect with this train.

Friday

20:02 Nottingham to London St Pancras will arrive in London later than normal 

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby will terminate at Luton. A rail replacement bus will run from Luton to Derby.

20:51 Corby to London St Pancras International will terminate at Kettering.

An additional service will run at 22:20 London St Pancras International to Derby calling at Leicester.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 morning / evening services between London St Pancras and Corby / Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield between Monday 23 and Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

between London St Pancras and Corby / Nottingham / Derby / Sheffield

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at several points on the East Midlands Trains network.

The following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday:

21:02 and 21:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras will run up to 12 minutes later than usual.

20:49 Sheffield to London St Pancras will arrive at London St Pancras later than usual at 23:08.

22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham will arrive at Nottingham at 00:25.

23:15 London St Pancras to Derby will terminate at Luton. A replacement bus will run between Luton and Derby.

Monday - Friday:

22:25 London St Pancras to Sheffield will arrive at Sheffield later than usual, at 02:00.

Tuesday - Friday:

05:00 and 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras services will depart Derby earlier than usual. The 05:19 will also be amended, and will no longer call at Long Eaton.

Friday:

20:02 Nottingham to London St Pancras will arrive at London St Pancras a few minutes later than usual.

23:15 London St Pancras to Derby will terminate at Luton. A replacement bus will run between Luton and Derby for onward travel.

20:51 Corby to London St Pancras will terminate at Kettering. An additional train service will run between Kettering and London St Pancras for onward travel.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 early morning service in the Nottingham area between Monday 23 and Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Beeston area each morning.

As a result, the 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart earlier than usual, at 05:16.

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 late night / early morning trains between Reading and Guildford from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Reading and Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work will take place between Reading and Blackwater overnight, closing all lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run between Guildford and Reading.

The 04:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will start from Guildford at 05:11. A replacement bus will run from Reading at 04:15 to Guildford to connect with this train.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 evening / early morning service between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton / Exeter St Davids

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Parson Street and Yatton, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains are amended:

Monday - Thursday:

The 20:00 Cardiff Central to Taunton service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. The train will restart from Bristol Temple Meads at 20:55. There is no connection between these services.

The 21:49 Exeter St Davids to Bristol Temple Meads service will terminate at Taunton. A replacement bus will run between Taunton and Weston-super-Mare, and also between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:49 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service will not run. A replacement bus will run from Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads at 22:45, calling at all booked stations.

Tuesday - Friday:

The 05:12 Taunton to Cardiff Central will depart at 05:15, and will run a few minutes later than usual to Bristol Temple Meads. Between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central, the train will run to normal timings.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 from 00:20 between Brighton and Hove from Monday 23 until early on Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between Southampton Central and Brighton, London Victoria and Worthing, Haywards Heath and Eastbourne.

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Brighton and Hove, closing some lines from 00:20 each night.

Monday to Thursday:

22:40 Southampton Central to Brighton service will run a few minutes later than usual between Hove and Brighton.

Tuesday to Friday:

00:05 London Victoria to Worthing service will not call at Brighton.

01:06 Haywards Heath to Eastbourne service will call additionally at Brighton and terminate at Lewes.

05:12 Brighton to Southampton Central service will run later than advertised between Brighton and Barnham.

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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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Amended overnight service from 22:30 between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham from Monday 23 until the morning on Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Dorking / Horsham

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leatherhead and Horsham, closing the line each night from 22:30.

From 22:30 each night, until 05:25 the following morning, buses will replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 from 21:30 at Caterham and Tatenham Corner from Monday 23 until the morning on Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Bridge / London Victoria and Caterham / Tattenham Corner

Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Caterham / Tattenham Corner, closing all lines each night from 21:30.

From 21:30 each night, until 05:30 the following morning, buses will replace trains between South Croydon and Caterham / Tattenham Corner.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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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Revised late night service to / from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Monday 23 to Friday 27 April

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Gillingham / Hayes / Sevenoaks

also between London Cannon Street and Dartford / Orpington and also London Cannon Street circular services.

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street area, closing some lines overnight between Monday evening and Friday morning.

Monday and Tuesday

  • 23:05 Tunbridge Wells to London Charing Cross -This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:05 Tunbridge Wells to London Cannon Street calling as follows: As booked to London Bridge 23:56, then divert to London Cannon Street 00:02.
  • 23:53 London Charing Cross to Dartford - WILL NOT RUN.
  • 23:56 London Charing Cross to Dartford - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:59 London Cannon Street to Dartford calling as follows: London Cannon Street 23:59, London Bridge 00:05, Lewisham 00:14, Hither Green 00:18, Lee 00:20, Mottingham 00:23, New Eltham 00:26, Sidcup 00:29, Albany Park 00:31, Bexley 00:33, Crayford 00:36, Dartford 00:41.
  • 22:54 Gillingham to London Charing Cross - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 22:54 Gillingham to London Cannon Street, calling as booked to Lewisham, then calls London Bridge 00:08 then is diverted to London Cannon Street arriving 00:15.
  • 22:51 Dartford to London Charing Cross - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 22:51 Dartford to London Cannon Street, calling as booked to Lewisham, London Bridge 23:26 then is diverted to London Cannon Street arriving 23:31.
  • 23:21 Dartford to London Charing Cross - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:21 Dartford to London Cannon Street, calling as booked to Lewisham, London Bridge 23:59 then is diverted to London Cannon Street arriving 00:06.
  • 22:46 Hayes to London Charing Cross - WILL NOT RUN.
  • 22:46 Hayes to London Cannon Street - This additional service will run as the booked service to Ladywell then call Lewisham 23:10, London Bridge 23:18, London Cannon Street 23:22.
  • 23:16 Hayes to London Charing Cross - WILL NOT RUN.
  • 23:16 Hayes to London Cannon Street - This additional service will run as booked service to Ladywell then call Lewisham 23:40, London Bridge 23:48, London Cannon Street 23:52.
  • 23:32 Hayes to London Charing Cross - WILL NOT RUN.
  • 23:32 Hayes to London Bridge - This additional service will run as booked service to Ladywell then call Lewisham 23:59, London Bridge 00:09.
  • 23:05 Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:05 Sevenoaks to London Cannon Street calling as follows: As booked to Hither Green 23:37, London Bridge 23:52, London Cannon Street 23:59.
  • 23:35 Sevenoaks to London Charing Cross - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:35 Sevenoaks to London Cannon Street calling as follows: As booked to Hither Green 00:06, Lewisham 00:12, London Bridge 00:20, London Cannon Street 00:25.

Tuesday and Wednesday

  • 00:02 London Charing Cross to Hayes - WILL NOT RUN.
  • 00:03 London Cannon Street to Hayes - This additional service will call at London Cannon Street 00:03, London Bridge 00:07, Lewisham 00:20 then as booked.
  • 00:05 London Charing Cross to Orpington - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:06 London Cannon Street to Orpington calling at London Bridge 00:11 then as booked.
  • 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gravesend - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:12 London Cannon Street to Gravesend calling as follows: London Cannon Street 00:12, London Bridge 00:18, Lewisham 00:27, Blackheath 00:29, Charlton 00:34, Woolwich Arsenal 00:39, Abbey Wood 00:43, Dartford 00:55, Stone Crossing 00s59, Greenhithe 01s01, Swanscombe 01s04, Northfleet 01s06, arriving Gravesend 01:11.
  • 00:15 London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:22 London Cannon Street to Tunbridge Wells, calling as follows: London Cannon Street 00:22, London Bridge 00:26, Orpington 00:51, Chelsfield 00:54, Dunton Green 01:00, Sevenoaks 01:04, Hildenborough 01s10, Tonbridge 01:15, High Brooms 01s21, arriving Tunbridge Wells 01:26.
  • 00:23 London Charing Cross to Dartford - WILL NOT RUN.
  • 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:35 London Bridge to Dartford calling as follows: London Bridge 00:35, Lewisham 00:44, Hither Green 00:49, Lee 00:51, Mottingham 00:54, New Eltham 00:56, Sidcup 01:00, Albany Park 01:02, Bexley 01:04, Crayford 01:08 arriving at Dartford 01:13.
  • 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:57 London Cannon Street to Gillingham and will call as follows: London Cannon Street 00:57, London Bridge 01:01, Lewisham 01:09, Blackheath 01:12, Charlton 01:16, Woolwich Arsenal 01:21, Abbey Wood 01:26, Dartford 01:35, Greenhithe 01:39, Gravesend 01:46, Higham 01s52, Strood 01s58, Rochester 02s01, Chatham 02s05, arriving Gillingham 02:09. A replacement bus service will be provided calling at: London Charing Cross 00.39, London Waterloo East 00.47 and London Bridge 00.54.
  • 00:50 London Charing Cross to Orpington - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 01:08 London Cannon Street to Orpington this service will call as follows: London Cannon Street 01:08, London Bridge 01:12, Lewisham 01:20, Hither Green 01:24, Grove Park 01:28, Elmstead Woods 01:31, Chislehurst 01:34, Petts Wood 01:37, arriving Orpington 01:41. Customers from Charing Cross to Lewisham should join the provided replacement bus service calling as follows: London Charing Cross 00:50, London Waterloo East 00:58, London Bridge 01:10, Lewisham 01:30.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • 00:09 London Victoria to Dartford - This service is diverted via an alternative route and is retimed from London Victoria departing at 00:09, arriving at Dartford 01:01 calling as follows: London Victoria 00:09, Denmark Hill 00:21, Peckham Rye 00:24, Nunhead 00:26, Lewisham 00:32, Hither Green 00:37, Lee 00:39, Mottingham 00:42, New Eltham 00:45 Sidcup 00:48, Albany Park 00:50, Bexley 00:53, Crayford 00:56, arriving at Dartford 01:01.Customers for stations to Dartford via Bexleyheath should join the provided replacement bus service calling as follows: Lewisham 00:41, Blackheath 00:49, Kidbrooke 00:58, Eltham 01:10, Falconwood 01:17, Welling 01:24, Bexleyheath 01:36, Barnehurst 01:43 arriving at Dartford 01:53.
  • Bus 00.24 Lewisham to Dartford - This is an additional replacement bus service calling as follows: Lewisham 00:24, Blackheath 00:32, Kidbrooke 00:41, Eltham 00:53, Falconwood 01:00, Welling 01:07, Bexleyheath 01:19, Barnehurst 01:26, arriving at Dartford 01:36.
  • Bus 00.54 Lewisham to Dartford - This is an additional replacement bus service calling as follows: Lewisham 00:54, Blackheath 01:02, Kidbrooke 01:11, Eltham 01:23, Falconwood 01:30, Welling 01:37, Bexleyheath 01:49, Barnehurst 01:56, arriving at Dartford 02:06.

Wednesday

  • 22:09 London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street - This rounder will terminate at London Bridge at 23:30, on its return journey via Greenwich.
  • 22:16 London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 22:16 London Cannon Street to London Charing Cross. This service will run as booked to Lewisham 23:32, London Bridge 23:43, London Waterloo East 23:48 and London Charing Cross 23:51.
  • 23:56 London Charing Cross to Dartford - This service is diverted via Sidcup and will call as follows: As booked to Lewisham, Hither Green 00:18, Lee 00:20, Mottingham 00:23, New Eltham 00:26, Sidcup 00:29, Albany Park 00:31, Bexley 00:33, Crayford 00:36 arriving at Dartford 00:41.
  • 23:56 London Cannon Street to Dartford - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:59 London Charing Cross to Dartford calling as follows: London Charing Cross 23:59, London Waterloo East 00:02, London Bridge 00:07, Lewisham 00:17, Charlton 00:23, Woolwich Dockyard 00:26, Woolwich Arsenal 00:29, Plumstead 00:31, Abbey Wood 00:34, Belvedere 00:37, Erith 00:39, Slade Green 00:42 and Dartford 00:47. A replacement bus service will be provided calling at: London Cannon Street 23:56, London Bridge 00:04, Deptford 00:18, Greenwich 00:23, Maze Hill 00:30, Westcombe Park 00:35 and Charlton 00:42.
  • 23:03 Orpington to London Cannon Street - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:03 Orpington to London Charing Cross calling as follows: As booked to Lewisham 23:24, London Bridge 23:32, London Waterloo East 23:37, arriving London Charing Cross 23:40. Customers for stations to and from St Johns and New Cross should travel on local buses.

Wednesday and Thursday

  • 22:46 London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 22:46 London Cannon Street to London Bridge, this service will run as booked to London Bridge and terminate at 00:12, on its return journey from Sidcup.
  • 23:31 Dartford to London Cannon Street - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:31 Dartford to London Charing Cross calling as booked to Charlton 23:55 and is diverted fast to Lewisham 00:02, London Bridge 00:12, London Waterloo East 00:18 and London Charing Cross 00:21. A replacement bus service will be provided calling at: Charlton 00:03, Westcombe Park 00:10, Maze Hill 00:15, Greenwich 00:22, Deptford 00:27, London Bridge 00:41 and London Cannon Street 00:49.
  • 23:49 London Cannon Street to Orpington - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:48 London Charing Cross to Orpington service calling as follows: London Charing Cross 23:48, London Waterloo East 23:51, London Bridge 23:56, Hither Green 00:05, Grove Park 00:09, Elmstead Woods 00:12, Chislehurst 00:15, Petts Wood 00:18, Orpington 00:21. Customers to/from New Cross & St Johns to be passed on Local Buses.
  • 23:33 Orpington to London Cannon Street - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 23:33 Orpington to London Charing Cross calling as follows: As booked to Lewisham 23:54, London Bridge 00:02, London Waterloo East 00:07 and London Charing Cross 00:10. Customers for stations to and from St Johns and New Cross should travel on local buses.

Thursday

  • 00:09 London Cannon Street to Dartford - This service WILL NOT RUN.
  • 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford - This service is diverted via Sidcup and will call as follows: As booked to Lewisham, Hither Green 00:49, Lee 00:51, Mottingham 00:54, New Eltham 00:56, Sidcup 01:00, Albany Park 01:02, Bexley 01:04, Crayford 01:08 arriving at Dartford 01:13.
  • 00:26 London Cannon Street to Dartford - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:37 London Bridge to Dartford and will call as follows: London Bridge 00:37, Lewisham 00:47, Charlton 00:53, Woolwich Dockyard 00:56, Woolwich Arsenal 00:59, Plumstead 01:01, Abbey Wood 01:04, Belvedere 01:07, Erith 01:09, Slade Green 01:12, Dartford 01:17. Customers for stations to Dartford via Greenwich should join the provided replacement bus service calling as follows: London Cannon Street 00:26, London Bridge 00:34, Deptford 00:48, Greenwich 00:53, Maze Hill 01:00, Westcombe Park 01:05, Charlton 01s12, Woolwich Dockyard 01s17, Woolwich Arsenal 01s23, Plumstead 01s27, Abbey Wood 01s23, Belvedere 01s36, Erith 01s41, Slade Green 01s47 and Dartford 01:56.
  • 00:39 London Cannon Street to Dartford - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:46 London Charing Cross to Dartford calling as follows: London Charing Cross 00:46, London Waterloo East 00:49, London Bridge 00:54, Lewisham 01:02, Hither Green 01:07, Lee 01:09, Mottingham 01:12, New Eltham 01:14, Sidcup 01:18, Albany Park 01:20, Bexley 01:22, Crayford 01:26 and Dartford 01:32. A replacement bus service will be provided calling at: London Cannon Street 00:39 and London Bridge 00:47.

Thursday and Friday

  • 00:19 London Cannon Street to Orpington - This service WILL NOT RUN, and is replaced with 00:32 London Charing Cross to Orpington calling as follows: London Charing Cross 00:32, London Waterloo East 00:35, London Bridge 00:40, Lewisham 00:49, Hither Green 00:53, Grove Park 00:57, Elmstead Woods 01:00, Chislehurst 01:02, Petts Wood 01:05, arriving Orpington 01:08. A replacement bus service will be provided calling at: London Cannon Street 00:19 and London Bridge 00:27.
  • 00:55 Grove Park to Bromley North - This service will depart later at 01:00, calling Sundridge park 01:03, arriving Bromley North 01:05.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight Southeastern trains each night from Monday 23 to Thursday 26 April

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gillingham and between London Victoria and Ramsgate

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gravesend and Strood and between Herne bay and Margate closing the line.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

The 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate is replaced by a bus between Herne Bay and Ramsgate.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate is replaced by a bus between Herne Bay and Ramsgate.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham is replaced by a bus between Gravesend and Gillingham.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham is replaced by a bus between Gravesend and Gillingham.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended service between Blackpool North and Preston until at least Friday 4 May

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport / Hazel Grove / York / Leeds / Buxton

Description

Major improvement work has been taking place between Blackpool North and Preston since November 2017. The work was completed on Sunday 15 April allowing Northern to commence with a phased reintroduction of train services between these stations.

An hourly train service will run between Blackpool North and Preston and 4 bus services per hour will supplement the service. 2 buses per hour will run non-stop and 2 will call at Layton, Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham & Wesham and Salwick.

The amended timetable will continue to run until at least Friday 4 May.

The amended timetables up to and including Friday 27 April can be found here.

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Reduced Great Western Railway service in operation until the end of service

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains across the whole Great Western Railway network

Description

A shortage of train crew means that a reduced train service will be running across the whole Great Western Railway network today.

Trains may be cancelled or revised until the end of service.

Customer Advice:

Customers may use the following alternative train operators:

  • South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids.
  • CrossCountry between Bristol Parkway and Plymouth

 

Ticket restrictions have been lifted on all routes. Customers with advance tickets may use them on any alternative Great Western Railway service today; however, reservations cannot be honoured on services other than your booked train. Please note other operators have NOT lifted advance ticket restrictions, and if your journey involves other operators you will have to travel on your booked train with that operator.


Customers with tickets dated Sunday 22 April 2018 may use them on Great Western Railway services only on Monday 23 April 2018.

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

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh until approximately 21:00

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central 

Virgin trains between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh and also between London Euston and Glasgow Central 

Description

The engineering work which is blocking the line between Carlisle and Lockerbie is expected to overrun until approximately 21:00. 

How does this affect my journey?

Rail replacement buses are operating between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh until the line reopens.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express are advising customers to travel tomorrow as the buses will be extremely busy.

Tickets dated today, 22 April will be valid for travel tomorrow, Monday 23 April.

Customers may use alternative TranePennine Express services between Manchester and York and change at Newcastle for a Northern service to Carlisle.

Virgin Trains

Some trains between Carlisle and Glasgow Central will be diverted via an alternative route, not calling at Motherwell.

Customers may also travel via the following alternative routes:

  • CrossCountry on any reasonable route, including between Birmingham New Street and Leeds / Doncaster / Newcastle / Edinburgh
  • Virgin Trains East Coast on any reasonable route, including between London Kings Cross / Leeds / Doncaster and Newcastle / Edinburgh
  • Northern between Carlisle and Newcastle
  • ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh

 

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Disruption between Rugby and Northampton expected until 20:30

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway

Routes affected

Between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

Following damage to the overhead electric wires between Rugby and Northampton, all lines have reopened. Trains between these stations are returning to normal but may still be delayed by up to 20 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until 20:30.

Alternative travel advice:
You may use your ticket on the following services:

  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone
  • Southern between Watford Junction and Clapham Junction
  • Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

 

 

Road transport, shuttling between the following stations, will remain in use as needed until disruption diminishes:

  • Rugby and Northampton (some direct and some via Long Buckby)
  • Northampton and Milton Keynes Central

 

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Planned changes to train times

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern routes via Salford Crescent between: Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton; Manchester Piccadilly, Wigan Wallgate and Southport; Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton; Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Buses will run between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Additional information

This engineering work has been cancelled and trains will run normally on the following dates:

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Check before you travel:

Trains up to and including 29 April are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

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Major engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield from Saturday 14 April until Sunday 29 April

Train companies affected

Northern, TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing all lines.

Northern:

Weekends:

No trains will run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield.

Weekdays:

Services between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield will start from / terminate at Stalybridge. Replacement buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

TransPennine Express:

As a result of these and other engineering works, a limited TransPennine Express service will run via Manchester Victoria on 21 and 22 April. Information on these alterations can be found here.

Saturday 14 and 28 April:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Leeds and Newcastle only.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria. It will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 23:50

Sunday 15 and 29 April:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will be diverted to run to / from Manchester Piccadilly, no longer calling at Manchester Victoria or Liverpool Lime Street.

The 02:30, 04:00, 05:12 and 06:12 York to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Huddersfield. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport.

The 01:00, 04:25 & 06:30 Manchester Airport to York services will start from Huddersfield. Replacement coaches will run from Manchester Airport to Huddersfield.

The 09:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from Leeds.

The 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

The 16:43 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street and 20:22 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle services will run via Warrington Central.

Monday to Friday:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Leeds and Newcastle only.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 19:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from York.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria. It will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 23:50.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe from 18:50 on Saturday 21 April and all day on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

between Ipswich and Felixstowe

 

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, closing all lines.

After 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, no trains will run. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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No trains between Lea Bridge and Enfield Lock on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Broxbourne / Hertford East / Bishops Stortford / Stansted Airport / Cambridge / Cambridge North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lea Bridge and Enfield Lock, closing all lines.

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express services will be diverted between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt will run via Seven Sisters. These stations are within walking distance of stations on the Tottenham Hale line, a map can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Plymouth and Par on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

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

Great Western Railway between Penzance and / Exeter St Davids / Bristol Temple Meads / London Paddington and also between Plymouth and Gunnislake

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Plymouth and Par, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Services will start from / terminate at Plymouth, and replacement buses will run between Plymouth and Par. An amended service will run between Par and Penzance.

Great Western Railway:

Services will start from / terminate at Plymouth. Replacement buses will run between Plymouth and Par, and also between Plymouth and Liskeard. A fast bus will run between Plymouth and St Austell for customers travelling to / from St Austell and stations towards Penzance.

An amended train service will run between Par and Penzance.

Services between Plymouth and Gunnislake will depart earlier than usual, and journey times will take a few minutes longer than usual.

The 21:20 Newquay to Plymouth service will terminate at Par. A replacement bus will run between Par and Plymouth.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 early morning / late evening trains between Tilehurst and Pangbourne on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

Saturday:

Evening:

22:12, 22:43 (departing 22:44), 23:20 (departing 23:17) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services. These services will also not call at Burnham or Taplow.

22:56 (departing 22:57), 23:49 (departing 23:52) Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services services.

Sunday:

Morning:

07:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway and 08:30 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

Evening:

20:15, 21:15, 22:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services.

22:29, 23:15 and 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

Customers travelling to / from Pangbourne should use replacement buses running between Pangbourne and Tilehurst (in both directions). These buses will connect with train services.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 to / from Burnham and Taplow between 23:00 on Saturday 21 and 08:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations:

Saturday:

22:12, 22:43 (departing at 22:44) and 23:20 (departing 23:17) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.

23:43 London Paddington to Reading service.

22:52 Reading to London Paddington service.

22:56 (departing 22:57) and 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service.

Sunday:

00:05 London Paddington to Reading.

Please note that after this time, and all day Sunday, no replacement buses will run to Taplow as this station does not normally open on Sunday.

No local trains will call at Burnham on Sunday. Customers travelling to these stations should use replacement buses running between Burnham / Taplow and Slough.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 services between Bradford Interchange and Leeds / Halifax on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Northern

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Northern between York / Leeds and Huddersfield / Manchester Victoria / Blackpool North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leeds and Bradford Interchange, and also between Bradford Interchange and Halifax.

Grand Central:

Services on Saturday will run as normal. On Sunday, all services will start from / terminate at Halifax. Replacement buses will run between Bradford Interchange and Halifax, connecting with trains.

Northern:

Saturday:

Services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange will run between Bradford Interchange and Manchester Victoria only.

Services between Leeds and Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange will run between Bradford Interchange and Bradford Interchange and Huddersfield.

Services between York and Blackpool North will be diverted via Brighouse, and will not call at New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange or Halifax.

The Leeds to Huddersfield service via Dewsbury will be replaced by buses throughout.

Replacement buses will run between Leeds and Brighouse via Bradford Interchange and Halifax, and also between Leeds and Huddersfield via Dewsbury.

Sunday:

Services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria via Bradford Interchange will be diverted to run via Brighouse, and will not call at Bramley, New Pudsey or Bradford Interchange.

Services between York and Blackpool North will be diverted to run via Brighouse, and will not call at New Pudsey or Bradford Interchange.

Both Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange, and Leeds to Huddersfield via Dewsbury services will not run, and will be replaced by buses throughout.

Replacement buses will also run between Leeds and Halifax / Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange, in both directions.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Glasgow Central and Motherwell / Carlisle on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, ScotRail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow Central and London Euston

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh / Newcastle / Leeds / Sheffield / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth

ScotRail between between Balloch / Milngavie / Glasgow Central and Bridgeton / Motherwell / Larkhall

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Oxford Road / Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and Crewe / Birmingham New Street / London Euston

Virgin Trains East Coast between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh / London Kings Cross

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, and also between Lockerbie and Carlisle.

Caledonian Sleeper:

The sleeper service from Glasgow Central to London Euston will be amended to depart Glasgow Central earlier than usual at 21:40.

CrossCountry:

Services will be amended to start from / terminate at Motherwell. Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

ScotRail: Only affected by this engineering work on Sunday 

Balloch to Motherwell / Larkhall services will run between Balloch and Glasgow Central. Services between Glasgow Central and Lanark will be diverted to run via Mount Florida, and will not call at Cambuslang. Glasgow Central to Newton services will run between Larkhall and Motherwell.

Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell, and also between Bridgeton and Motherwell via Whifflet.

TransPennine Express:

Between 11:30 on Saturday and 14:30 on Sunday, replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Edinburgh, calling at Lockerbie. Customers travelling to / from Haymarket should use alternative services to / from Edinburgh to connect with these buses.

On Saturday morning and Sunday evening, services from Glasgow Central will depart 10 minutes earlier than usual, and services to Glasgow Central will run 10 minutes later than usual.

Virgin Trains:

Between 11:30 on Saturday and 14:30 on Sunday, no trains will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh. Replacement buses will run between Carlisle and Glasgow Central via Lockerbie.

Virgin Trains East Coast:

Early morning services on Sunday and Monday morning will be amended to start from Edinburgh instead of Glasgow Central.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 in the Brighton / Havant / Portsmouth Harbour area on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

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

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour

Southern between London Victoria / Brighton / Three Bridges / Horsham / Littlehampton and Bognor Regis / Chichester / Portsmouth & Southsea / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Fratton and Portsmouth, and also between Brighton and Ford.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday: 

The 06:48 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton services will not run. Customers should use alternative Southern services.

The 09:00 Brighton to Great Malvern and the 10:57 Great Malvern to Brighton services will run between Barnham and Great Malvern. Replacement transport will run between Brighton and Barnham.

The 17:00 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads service will start from Barnham. A replacement bus will run between Brighton and Barnham

Sunday:

Most services that run between Brighton and Cardiff Central will run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Cardiff Central. Customers travelling between Brighton and Portsmouth & Southsea should use alternative Southern services.

The 08:19 Romsey to Brighton will terminate at Fareham. Road transport will run between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. Customers travelling towards Brighton should use alternative Southern services.

The 09:08 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service will start from Fareham. Earlier replacement buses will run between Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham.

The 10:08, 12:08 and 16:35 Cardiff Central to Brighton, and the 15:46 and 17:46 Brighton to Bristol Temple Meads services will run between Barnham and Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run between Brighton and Barnham to connect with these services.

The 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour services will not run. Customers should use alternative Southern services.

South Western Railway:

Saturday:

South Western Railway are not affected by engineering work on Saturday, services will run normally.

Sunday:

Until 10:15, services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour will run between London Waterloo and Havant, services between Eastleigh and Portsmouth Harbour will run between Eastleigh and Havant, and services between Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central will run between Havant and Southampton Central.

Until 16:00, the xx30 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour and the xx32 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo services will start from / terminate at Portsmouth & Southsea. All other services to / from Portsmouth Harbour will start / terminate at Fratton.

Replacement buses will run between Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea and Fratton.

Southern:

Saturday:

Trains will not run between Brighton and Ford. Trains will run between Littlehampton and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central only. Replacement buses will run between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton.

Sunday:

Trains between London Victoria and Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Horsham.

Until approximately 10:15, replacement buses will run between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

From 10:15 until 16:00, replacement buses will run between Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

All day replacement buses will run between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton.

Check before you travel:

To check your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Perth and Dundee on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

ScotRail, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street / Edinburgh and Perth / Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa / Aberdeen / Inverness / Inverurie / Elgin

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Inverness

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Larbert and Perth, closing some lines.

ScotRail:

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen will be diverted to run via Fife, and will depart earlier than usual. Replacement buses will run between Glasgow Queen Street and Dundee for customers traveling to stations via Stirling and Perth.

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness / Inverurie / Elgin will run between Perth and and Inverness / Inverurie / Elgin. A replacement bus service will run between Glasgow Queen Street and Perth.

Services between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa will be diverted to terminate at Falkirk Grahamston. Replacement buses will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling / Dunblane / Alloa.

Services between Edinburgh and Perth via Stirling, and also between Edinburgh and Stirling / Dunblane will run between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston. Replacement buses will run between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth, calling at all booked stations.

Virgin Trains East Coast:

Services between London Kings Cross and Inverness will be diverted between Haymarket and Perth. A replacement bus will run between Edinburgh and Perth, calling at Falkirk Grahamston, Stirling, Dunblane and Gleneagles.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with Virgin Trains East Coast, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling with ScotRail, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) is a comprehensive package of improvements to Scotland's railway infrastructure.

A Scottish Government priority, the £742m EGIP is being delivered by Network Rail and includes modernisation and upgrades to key junctions and infrastructure as well as widespread electrification of the Scottish rail network, including the main line between Edinburgh and Glasgow and to Stirling and Dunblane.

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Amended services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Heathrow Connect, Heathrow Express

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Heathrow area late evening on Saturday and all day Sunday, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

On Saturday, the following trains are cancelled -

  • London Paddington to Heathrow services at 22:03; 22:33 and 23:03
  • Heathrow Airport to London Paddington services at 21:57; 22:27; 22:57 and 23:27
On Sunday, trains will depart London Paddington at 07:12 and then every hour until 23:12. Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 4 / Central at 07:13, then hourly until 23:13, and finally at 00:07.

Heathrow Express

On Sunday only, trains depart London Paddington at 06:10, then every 15 minutes until 23:25. Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:00, 06:18, 06:33, then every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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 Woldingham and East Grinstead / Uckfield on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Victoria and East Grinstead, and also between London Bridge and Uckfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Woldingham and East Grinstead / Uckfield, closing all lines.

Trains will run between London Victoria and Woldingham only.

Buses will run between the following stations:

  • Purley, Woldingham and stations to East Grinstead
  • Purley, Woldingham and stations to Edenbridge Town
  • Edenbridge Town and Uckfield

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Hastings and Ashford International on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between Brighton / Eastbourne and Ashford International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ore and Rye, closing all lines between Ore and Ashford International.

Trains will only run between Brighton / Eastbourne and Hastings / Ore. Buses will operate between Ashford International and Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Thameslink trains between London St Pancras and Herne Hill on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between Bedford and Three Bridges / Brighton and

Between Luton and Sutton and

Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras and London Blackfriars on Saturday, and between West Hampstead Thameslink and Herne Hill on Sunday, closing all lines.

Saturday:

Thameslink will operate the following service:

  • Two trains per hour between London Blackfriars and Brighton.
  • Two trains per hour between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks.
  • Two trains per hour between London Blackfriars and Sutton (via Mitcham Junction).
  • Two trains per hour between London Bridge and Brighton.
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Bedford.
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Luton.
  • Two trains per hour between Herne Hill and Sutton (via Wimbledon).
Customers can use London Underground services by any reasonable route.

Sunday:

Thameslink will operate the following service:

  • Two trains per hour between London Bridge and Brighton.
  • Two trains per hour between London Bridge and Sutton (via Wimbledon).
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Bedford.
  • Two trains per hour between London St Pancras International and Luton.
  • Two trains per hour between London Victoria and Sevenoaks.

Bedford and Three Bridges train service will not run, customers should use alternative Thameslink services.

Trains will not call at Kentish Town. A replacement bus service will operate between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers for stations via Mitcham Junction should use Southern services via any reasonable route. Customers may also use London Underground via any reasonable route.

A replacement bus service will operate between London St Pancras International and London Bridge outside of London Underground operational hours.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Hull / Scarborough / Middlesbrough / Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Guide Bridge and Stalybridge, closing all lines.

There will be no TransPennine Express services between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield.

Please be aware that engineering work is also affecting trains on the 14 and 15 April, and also on 28 and 29 April. Information on these alterations can be found here.

Saturday:

An hourly shuttle service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central.

Two trains an hour will run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds (diverted via Rochdale but not calling there). One of these services per hour will call at Huddersfield. Please note, both of these services are expected to be extremely busy:

  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Manchester Victoria and Newcastle only, calling at Huddersfield.
  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough will be diverted to run via Manchester Victoria. These trains will not call at Huddersfield.
Services between Manchester Piccadilly and Hull will run between Huddersfield and Hull only.

Services between Manchester Airport and Middlesbrough will run between York and Middlesbrough only.

Buses will run hourly between Manchester Airport, Stockport, Stalybridge and Huddersfield. Customers should use alternative train services between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Sunday:

Until 07:45

Buses will replace trains between Leeds and York.

All day

An hourly shuttle service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central.

Two trains an hour will run between Manchester Victoria and Leeds (diverted via Rochdale but not calling there). One of these services per hour will call at Huddersfield. Please note, both of these services are expected to be extremely busy:

  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle will run between Manchester Airport and Newcastle, calling at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. These trains will call at Huddersfield.
  • Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough will be diverted to run via Manchester Victoria. these trains will not call at Huddersfield.
Services between Manchester Piccadilly and Hull will run between Huddersfield and Hull only.

Buses will run hourly between Manchester Airport, Stockport, Stalybridge and Huddersfield. Customers should use alternative train services between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Banbury / Hanborough on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Reading / Guildford and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Radley and Heyford, and also between Oxford and Hanborough.

CrossCountry:

CrossCountry services will not run between Oxford and Banbury. Replacement buses will run between these stations, connecting with services.

Great Western Railway:

Services running between London Paddington and Oxford will be retimed to arrive at Oxford slightly later than usual.

Services between London Paddington and Worcester stations, Great Malvern and Hereford will not run between Oxford and Hanborough. Replacement buses will run between these stations, connecting with trains.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between Barking and London Liverpool Street on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing all lines.

As a result, services between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street will be diverted to run between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street. These services will make additional stops at West Ham and Limehouse. London Fenchurch Street station is within walking distance of London Liverpool Street.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on London Underground Jubilee Line or Docklands Light Railway services between West Ham and Stratford at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 services between Maidenhead and Marlow on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Maidenhead and Marlow

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Twyford, closing some lines.

As services between Maidenhead and London Paddington / Reading will be retimed, services between Maidenhead and Marlow will be amended to run earlier than usual in both directions, in order to maintain connections with mainline services.

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 Oxford Parkway and Oxford until 13:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Chiltern Railways

Routes affected

Between London Marylebone and Oxford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxford Parkway and Oxford until 13:30, closing all lines.

All Oxford services will start / terminate at Oxford Parkway. Customers are advised that tickets will be accepted on the Oxford Park & Ride route 500. A replacement bus service will supplement this operation between Oxford Parkway and Oxford stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 early morning services between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

TfL Rail

Routes affected

between London Liverpool Street and Gidea Park / Shenfield

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield.

As a result, some early morning services from London Liverpool Street to Gidea Park will be extended to run to Shenfield, not calling at Harold Wood or Brentwood.

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 Ely and Peterborough / Kings Lynn / Brandon on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Great Northern, Greater Anglia

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Stansted Airport and Birmingham New Street

East Midlands Trains between Norwich and Nottingham / Sheffield / Liverpool Lime Street

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

Greater Anglia between Colchester / Ipswich and Peterborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Ely area, closing various lines.

CrossCountry:

Replacement buses will run between Peterborough and Ely, connecting with train services between Birmingham New Street and Peterborough, and between Ely and Cambridge / Stansted Airport.

East Midlands Trains:

Services will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Peterborough only. Replacement buses will run between Peterborough and Norwich.

Great Northern:

Buses will replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn.

Greater Anglia:

Services between Peterborough and Ely will be replaced by buses throughout. Services between Peterborough and Ipswich / Colchester will start from / terminate at Ely.

Services between Cambridge and Norwich will be replaced by buses between Cambridge North and Brandon. These buses will connect with train services at Brandon and Cambridge North.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Norwich and Lowestoft on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

between Norwich / Ipswich and Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Brundall and Reedham, closing all lines.

As a result, no trains will run between Norwich and Lowestoft. Customers travelling to / from Lowestoft should use the replacement buses which run between Norwich and Lowestoft.

Customers travelling to Brundall Gardens and Brundall should use the Norwich to Great Yarmouth train service. Customers travelling to Cantley and Reedham should also use this service, and change at Acle for bus services to / from Cantley and Reedham.

The 22:02 Ipswich to Lowestoft will terminate at Saxmundham, a replacement bus will run between Saxmundham and Lowestoft.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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Buses replace trains between Newcastle / Sunderland and Hartlepool until 11:15 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Northern

Routes affected

Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

Northern between Metrocentre / Newcastle and Middlesbrough / Nunthorpe / Whitby

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newcastle and Hartlepool, closing all lines until 11:15.

Grand Central:

The 09:20 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will start from Hartlepool at 09:45. A replacement bus will run between Sunderland and Hartlepool to connect with this train.

Northern:

Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Hartlepool until 11:15. After this, a normal service will resume.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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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Cancelled engineering work between Sydenham and Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

between Highbury & Islington / Dalston Junction and Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Crystal Palace has been cancelled, and will not take place.

A normal London Overground service will run between Sydenham and Crystal Palace.

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Amended service between Chesterfield / Derby and London St Pancras on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

between Sheffield / Derby and London St Pancras

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Derby, closing some lines.

As a result, East Midlands Trains services running between Chesterfield / Derby and London St Pancras will be amended to run slightly earlier or later than usual.

The 06:50 Derby to London St Pancras will be amended to depart Derby at 06:07. The 07:51 Derby to London St Pancras will be amended to depart Derby at 07:10.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between London Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:15 and after 20:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

between London Euston and Watford Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Euston and Kilburn High Road.

As a result, trains will not be able to run until 12:15, or after 20:30 on Sunday.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on local buses by any reasonable route, and also on London Underground services on reasonable routes between Queens Park, Kilburn Park, Euston Square and Euston station.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Chester and Holyhead on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly and Holyhead

Virgin Trains between London Euston / Crewe and Holyhead

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Bangor, closing all lines.

Arriva Trains Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Chester and Holyhead.

Virgin Trains:

Train services will start from / terminate at Chester. Customers travelling between Chester and Holyhead can use their tickets on Arriva Trains Wales services between Chester and Holyhead.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Birmingham New Street and London Euston until 12:00 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway

Routes affected

between Birmingham New Street and London Euston

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Rugby until 12:00, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

The 09:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will be retimed to depart Rugby at 10:02, and will run 7 minutes later than usual between Rugby and Northampton.

The 10:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will be retimed to depart Hemel Hempstead at 12:14, and will run 8 minutes later than usual to London Euston.

The 11:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will be retimed to depart Hemel Hempstead at 13:14, and will run 8 minutes later than usual to London Euston.

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 Bedwyn and Reading until 10:35 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Bedwyn, closing some lines.

Local services:

As a result, the following trains will not run:

The 08:12 Reading to Newbury service.

The 08:42 and 09:37 Reading to Bedwyn services.

The 08:48 Newbury to Reading service.

The 09:35 Bedwyn to Reading service.

Customers should use the replacement buses provided between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading, calling at all booked stations.

The 10:35 Bedwyn to Reading will start from Newbury at 10:53. An earlier bus will run between Bedwyn and Newbury to connect with this train, calling at Hungerford and Kintbury.

Long distance services:

The 08:57 London Paddington to Plymouth service will be diverted between Reading and Westbury, taking 15 minutes longer. This service will not call at Newbury, customers for Newbury should change at Reading for replacement buses to Newbury.

The 08:38 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington will depart Westbury 20 minutes later than usual, and will run 20 minutes later between Westbury and London Paddington.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Reading and Basingstoke until 08:30 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Reading and Basingstoke

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke until 08:30, closing all lines.

As a result, both the 07:37 Reading to Basingstoke and the 08:07 Basingstoke to Reading services will not run, and will be replaced by buses throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

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

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, closing all lines.

Trains will be replaced by buses between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, with the following exceptions:

The 08:07 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run from Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend to Cardiff Central to connect with this train.

The 15:24 Swansea to London Paddington service will not run.

The 19:00 London Paddington to Swansea service will not run.

The 20:37 London Paddington to Swansea will run 7 minutes later than usual from Cardiff Central onwards.

The 21:37 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted en-route, and will run 16 minutes later than usual throughout, and will terminate at Port Talbot Parkway.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Reading and Blackwater on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Blackwater, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Reading and Blackwater, calling at all booked stations.An amended train services will run between Blackwater and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow and between Bracknell and Reading on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

between London Waterloo and Woking / Kingston / Reading

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnes and Feltham via Hounslow, and also between Bracknell and Reading.

London Waterloo - Reading services will terminate at Bracknell.

London Waterloo - Woking via Feltham services will be diverted to run via Richmond. 

London Waterloo - Kingston services at 20 and 35 minutes past the hour will not run until after 13:00.

Replacement buses will run between Barnes and Twickenham /  Feltham via Hounslow and also between Bracknell and Reading.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 00:54 and 01:00 London Kings Cross to Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City services on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

From London Kings Cross to Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough, closing various lines.

On Sunday morning, the 00:54 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service will terminate at Hitchin. A replacement bus will run from Hitchin to Peterborough.

The 01:00 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City service will terminate at Stevenage. A replacement bus will run from Stevenage to Letchworth Garden City.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Paddock Wood and Ashford International on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory / Ramsgate

Also between Tonbridge and Strood

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Paddock Wood and Ashford International closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Paddock Wood and Ashford International.

Trains between Tonbridge and Strood will run between Paddock Wood and Strood. Customers should use other trains between Tonbridge and Paddock Wood.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction until 12:00 on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wembley Central and Watford Junction, closing all lines between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

Until 12:00, no trains will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction.

Customer advice:

Passengers should use London Underground to and from London Euston to connect with London Northwestern Railway services to Watford Junction as an alternative.

Check before you travel:

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Project Information:

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

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Buses replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Victoria and Sutton / Caterham / West Croydon and also between London Bridge and Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Norwood Junction / Beckenham Junction, closing all lines via Crystal Palace.

Buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon via Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Purley and Tonbridge / Three Bridges on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Trains between London Victoria and Brighton / Littlehampton / Ore / Portsmouth Harbour and also between London Bridge and Tonbridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

Until 06:00, trains between London Victoria and Brighton (via Redhill) will be subject to extended journey times of up to 15 minutes.

All day Sunday, Tonbridge trains will run between Redhill and Tonbridge only. Trains between London Victoria and Littlehampton / Ore / Portsmouth Harbour will have extended journey times of up to 10 minutes. A reduced service will also run between London Victoria and Brighton.

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.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Project Information:

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

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Amended Gatwick Express service on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express will run a half-hourly service all day on Sunday.

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 early morning Great Northern services on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place until 08:20 between Potters Bar and Welwyn Garden City, between Hertford North and Stevenage and between Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City, closing various lines.

Until 08:20 on Sunday morning, trains between London Kings Cross and Stevenage will depart 15 minutes earlier than usual and will be diverted, not calling at stations between Finsbury Park and Stevenage, buses will replace trains between the following stations:-

  • Potters Bar and Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford North and Stevenage
  • Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City / Peterborough
  • Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.


Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 London Overground service from 20:30 between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / New Cross / Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction / New Cross / Crystal Palace / West Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Whitechapel area, closing all lines.

From approximately 20:30, a reduced service will operate, after 21:30, no service will operate between Highbury & Islington and Shadwell, between Surrey Quays and New Cross and between Sydenham and Crystal Palace (with the exception of the last Crystal Palace service in each direction). 

Rail replacement buses will run between Dalston Kingsland and Shadwell, calling at Dalston Junction, Haggerston, Hoxton , Shoreditch High Street and Whitechapel. Use alternative London Overground services between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction.

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Project Information:

The Crossrail Project is building the Elizabeth line to link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via new 21km tunnels under central London. This will increase London's rail capacity, cut passenger journey times across the city, encourage regeneration and generate significant employment opportunities.

This project is part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

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No trains at Moorgate on Sunday 22 April

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between Moorgate and Stevenage / Welwyn Garden City

Description

Engineering work will take place all day between Moorgate and Finsbury Park.

Moorgate to Stevenage (via Hertford North) / Welwyn Garden City services will start / terminate at London Kings Cross, not calling at stations between Moorgate and Finsbury Park.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets will be accepted on London Underground services between Moorgate and London Kings Cross.

Check before you travel:

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Project Information:

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

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.