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Industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 20 October, and Saturdays until 10 November

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Members of the RMT Union will undertake industrial action on consecutive Saturdays - 20 October, 27 October, 3 November and 10 November.

On some routes, Northern will not be able to run trains, while others have a limited service. Trains that do run are expected to be extremely busy. Northern will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren't running.

Questions regarding ticket usage on the 20 October strike day may be answered here

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on Saturday 20 October, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The changes for the other strike days are not currently shown in the Journey Planner. Please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption at Ayr until further notice

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Trains between Glasgow Central and Stranraer / Ayr, and also between Girvan and Ayr

Description

The exclusion zone at Ayr station remains in place, affecting trains running through the station.

South Ayrshire Council imposed this exclusion zone because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe.

Disruption is expected to continue for as long as the exclusion zone remains in place.

Ayr station remains open and operational but the following alterations will apply until further notice:

Ayr and Glasgow Central
Trains to and from Ayr have to run with reduced capacity, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of longer trains will run throughout the day, starting and terminating at Prestwick Town. Buses will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these longer trains.

Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer
There will be no train services between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer, and some services scheduled to run between Glasgow Central and Stranraer may terminate at / start back from Kilmarnock. Buses are in place between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer to help with your journey.

Information for customers at Ayr station:
At Ayr, coaches will pick up and drop off in the large car park near to the entrance of Platform 4, which for an agreed period of time will be closed to public parking to allow for the safe movement of both passengers and rail replacement vehicles.

Whilst work is taking place at the station, there will be 12 fewer car parking spaces available.

You can see more information about changes to Ayr station here.

Please use the station help-points if you require any assistance.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to 48 hours in advance of travel using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys more than 48 hours away, the Journey Planner is not yet updated.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Reduced Hull Trains service until at least the end of service on Friday 26 October

Train companies affected

Hull Trains

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Hull / Beverley

Description

Hull Trains will be operating a reduced service until at least end of service on Friday 26 October, as urgent repairs are needed on some of their trains.

Alternative travel advice for all amended or cancelled services can be found on the Hull Trains JourneyCheck page and on the  Hull Trains website.

The following cancellations / amendments will be in place (subject to late notice change).     

Saturday 20 October:

  • 10:33 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 18:34 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 07:26 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 14:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout

    

Sunday 21 October:

  • 14:36 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 18:47 Hull - London Kings Cross - terminates at Doncaster
  • 10:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 17:47 London Kings Cross - Beverley - starts from Doncaster

 

Monday 22 to Friday 26 October:

  • 10:33 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 17:09 Hull - London Kings Cross - starts at Doncaster
  • 19:12 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 07:26 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 13:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 15:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - terminates at Doncaster

   

Travelling from Saturday 27 October onwards?

It is not yet known if Hull Trains will run a full service from Saturday 27 October onwards - please check back a little closer to the time of travel.

Alternative Travel Restrictions

Customers with 'Hull Trains Only' tickets valid on a partially or fully cancelled service may use these on the specified alternative services closest to the departure time of their booked service only.

Where alternative contingency arrangements are in place for a particular service, customers should adhere to these arrangements as tickets purchased for alternative trains services other than those specified will not be refunded.

Customers holding a ticket with a reservation for a cancelled 'Hull Trains Only' service from 19 to 26 October may use these tickets on any alternative Hull Trains service on the same date as that printed on your ticket.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October and Saturdays in November

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

South Western Railway routes

Description

The RMT trade union intends to hold strikes on the South Western Railway network. Industrial action may affect your journey from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October inclusive, and on Saturdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 November.

Details of how services will be affected will be published as soon as possible. Please check back nearer the time for updates.

South Western Railway have published a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel on the strike days, which is available here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is currently showing the normal planned service on the strike days, and not the strike day timetable.

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

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

Feedback:
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Delays between Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport 

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

Description

An obstruction on the line between Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster is causing disruption to trains between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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 #OxenholmeLakeDistrict

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

Feedback:

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Disruption between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter Central / Exmouth and Barnstaple

Description

A person has been hit by a train between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple resulting in all lines being blocked. Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

If you've been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

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 #Barnstaple

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

Feedback:
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Delays between Newark North Gate and Retford expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and York / Leeds / Newcastle

Description

A broken rail between Newark North Gate and Retford is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

As a result, services may be delayed by up to 45 minutes.

This is expected to continue until the end of the day.

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 #Retford

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

Feedback:
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No trains between West Croydon and Sutton expected until the end of service

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Sutton

Description

A person has been struck by a train between West Croydon and Sutton, blocking all lines.

As a result of this, services between these stations will be suspended.

This is expected to continue until the end of service.

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time to complete your journey, and consider using alternative routes if possible.

Tickets are being accepted on the following alternative routes:

  • Tramlink services between East Croydon and Sutton / Wimbledon
  • Mutual ticket acceptance between Southern / Thameslink

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Trains are unable to run between West Croydon and Sutton at present.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

We regret to inform you that a person has been struck by a train between West Croydon and Sutton, and at present all lines are closed. Railway response staff and the emergency services are en-route to provide assistance.

Southern work closely with The Samaritans and support the work that they do. If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or other, there is always someone to talk to. Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone. Help & advice is only a phone call away.

 

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 #WestCroydon

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

Feedback:
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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November

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

Major 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 4 November 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
  • Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

 

Please note, on Saturdays, a significantly reduced Northern service running due to industrial action.

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.

Check before you travel:

You can check 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:

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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Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Christmas and New Year:

During the Christmas period, replacement buses will run from 18:50 on Saturday 22 December, and all day on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

No service will run on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 December.

On Thursday 27 December, replacement buses will run all day.

After this, replacement buses will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday dates.

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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Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

'High Speed Trains' between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton and London Paddington

'Thames Valley' local trains between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place to electrify the lines between Newbury and Reading, in connection with the Great Western Route Modernisation major project.

Work will be taking place on various weekdays and most weekends up until the end of 2018.

How will this affect my journey?

Trains between Newbury and Reading will not run. An amended train service will run between Theale and Reading to help maintain connections.

Buses will be provided between the following stations:

  • Newbury / Thatcham and Reading (peak times only)
  • Newbury and Didcot Parkway (peak times only, change for connecting trains)
  • Newbury and Theale
  • Newbury and Bedwyn
  • Bedwyn and Reading (peak times only)
  • Bedwyn and Theale
  • Pewsey and Swindon (for connecting trains)
  • Pewsey and Westbury

To keep daytime work to a minimum, Network Rail will sometimes work during the night, especially at weekends. If you travel after 21:00 on weekends, and before 11:00 on Sundays, we strongly recommend checking your journey before you travel.

As long-distance High Speed Trains will be diverted via Swindon and Melksham, local stopping services between Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge will be changed whenever the work at Newbury is taking place.

On Weekdays where the line is closed at Newbury, buses will be provided to run between Chippenham and Westbury in place of some trains. On Weekends, trains will continue to run but may depart at different times.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on alternative bus routes in both directions; these include:

  • JetBlack 1 between Newbury, Thatcham and Reading
  • Kennections 102 between Newbury and Thatcham
  • Thamesdown R20 / X22 between Marlborough and Hungerford
  • Salisbury Reds Activ8 between Amesbury / Tidworth and Andover / Salisbury
  • Salisbury Reds X5 between Salisbury, Pewsey and Swindon
  • Salisbury Reds 2 between Devises and Salisbury
  • Stagecoach 80 between Ludgershall, Tidworth and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 55 between Calne and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 49 between Trowbridge, Devises and Swindon
  • Thamesdown 46/46A/48/48A between Marlborough and Swindon

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling before Friday 16 November, 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

Accessibility:

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

Great Western Railway use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of the buses, Great Western Railway will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.

It's best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit Great Western Railway's Assisted Travel webpage. 

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 London North Eastern Railway services from Wednesday 22 August until Saturday 8 December

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Leeds Newcastle / Edinburgh / Stirling

Description

In order to improve reliability, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will run an amended timetable from Wednesday 22 August onwards.

A small number of services between London King's Cross and Leeds will be temporarily removed from the timetable from 13 August 2018 onwards. In addition, one service between Stirling and Edinburgh will also be temporarily cancelled from 27 August 2018.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday:

  • The 05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling service will terminate at Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Saturday:

  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Sunday:

  • The 13:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 16:04 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will be retimed at Doncaster.
  • The 17:16 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

The cancellations and amendments are due to operational changes which will help to improve overall reliability along LNER's East Coast route in the event of further network-led disruption.

Booked to travel on one of these trains?

If you're booked to travel on one of the affected trains, please travel on an earlier or later LNER train on the same day - your ticket will be valid.

If you'd like to reserve seats on your alternative choice of train, you can call the LNER Customer Solutions Centre on 03457 225 333.

If you can't travel on an alternative service, you can visit the LNER refund page to see how to make a claim.

Check before you travel:

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

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No trains at Stirling from Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail

Routes affected

All routes to / from and through Stirling

Description

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

London North Eastern Railway

Trains will run via a diversionary route. Buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

ScotRail

Glasgow Queen St - Aberdeen services

Train services operate between Perth and Aberdeen, Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth for intermediate stations in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Glasgow Queen St - Inverness services

Train services operate between Perth and Inverness. Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Edinburgh - Dunblane / Perth services

Train services from Edinburgh operate between Edinburgh and Larbert.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth (note Falkirk Grahamston to Larbert is served by both train and bus)

Train services to Edinburgh start from Falkirk Grahamston

Buses replace trains between Perth / Dunblane and Falkirk Grahamston

Glasgow Queen St - Stirling/ Alloa services

Train services from Queen St operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling.

Train services to Glasgow Queen St operate between Larbert (platform 2) and Queen St

Buses replace trains between Stirling and Falkirk Grahamston (allowing connection with services to Edinburgh. Customers for Glasgow Queen St should change at Larbert

Connecting shuttle bus also operates between Stirling and Alloa.

Sunday

Glasgow Queen St - Aberdeen services

Train services are diverted via Fife, Buses replace trains between Falkirk High and Dundee for intermediate stations in both directions. Please change buses at Falkirk Grahamston for stations via Stirling.

Glasgow Queen St - Inverness / Elgin services

The 11.11 service is diverted. The 1438 & 1811 services to Elgin, start Perth at normal times. Buses replace train between Falkirk High and Perth in both directions. Connecting bus service also operates from Queen St to Perth

Edinburgh - Dunblane / Perth services

Train services operate between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth

Glasgow Queen St - Alloa services

Train services operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

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 services between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway on Saturday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines after 23:45.

As a result, the 23:20 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service will run in two parts - from London Paddington to Reading, then from Reading to Didcot Parkway.

The 22:56 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service will run in two parts - from Didcot Parkway to Reading, and from Reading to Didcot Parkway.

Customers using these services will have to change trains at Reading station.

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 trains to / from Burnham and Taplow on Saturday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Langley and Maidenhead, closing some lines.

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading and the 05:25 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow to connect with these 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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Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

All weekend Gatwick Express will operate a half hourly service, trains will only run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. These trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

If you are travelling between London Victoria and Brighton please use Southern direct services which will be operating via an alternative route.

Additional information

On Sunday, no trains will run until 06:00. Customers should use alternative 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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Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Eastbourne / Littlehampton

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

Additional information

Gatwick Express trains will only run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. These trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton. If you are travelling between London Victoria and Brighton please use Southern direct services which will be operating via an alternative route.

Southern

Customers travelling direct between London Victoria and Brighton are advised to use direct trains between London Victoria and Brighton via and calling at Horsham, Littlehampton, Angmering, Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Hove. Journey times will be around 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Trains between London Victoria and Ore will only run between Brighton and Ore calling additionally at London Road (Brighton), Moulsecoomb and Falmer.

Trains between London Victoria and Portsmouth Harbour / Bognor Regis will now divide at Barham and will call additionally at Christs Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel and Ford.

Trains between London Victoria and Southampton Central will call additionally at Billingshurst, Pulborough and Arundel.

Thameslink customers should use Southern replacement buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

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 Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh / Tain from 20:00 on Saturday 20 and all day Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Inverness and Tain / Wick / Thurso and between Inverness / Kyle of Lochalsh

Description

Track work is taking place between Inverness and Garve and Inverness and Muir of Ord, closing all lines from 20:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday.

Kyle of Lochalsh Services
Buses replace trains between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness.

Wick/Thurso Services
Buses replace trains between Invergordon and Inverness.

Tain Services
Buses replace trains between Tain and Inverness.

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 Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh Central / Crianlarich on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich and Mallaig / Fort William / Oban

Balloch to Airdrie

Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld

Edinburgh/Bathgate/Airdrie to Helensburgh

Larkhall/Motherwell/Yoker to Balloch

Description

Structures work is taking place between Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh, closing all lines.

All weekend buses will be replacing trains between Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh Central / Crianlarich.

West Highland Services

Buses are replacing trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich / Dalmuir.  Trains will operate between Crianlarich and Mallaig / Fort William / Oban only.

Saturday

Balloch to Airdrie services

Buses replace trains half hourly between Dalmuir and Balloch, calling additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling in both directions.

Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld services

Trains run between Cumbernauld and Garscadden only.

Passengers wishing to travel to stations between Dumbarton Central and Garscadden should change trains at Partick.

Edinburgh / Bathgate / Airdrie to Helensburgh

Buses replace trains half hourly between Dalmuir and Helensburgh.

Trains will call additionally at Jordanhill, Scotstounhill , Garscadden, Yoker, Clydebank in both directions until early evening. After this, trains run via Singer calling all stations between Edinburgh and Dalmuir as normal.

Sunday

Edinburgh / Bathgate / Airdrie to Helensburgh

Buses replace trains between Dalmuir to Helensburgh

Larkhall / Motherwell / Yoker to Balloch

Buses replace trains between Dalmuir and Balloch

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 Beccles and Lowestoft on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Harwich International / Ipswich and Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Beccles and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Beccles and Lowestoft, calling at all booked 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:

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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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Norwich and Sheringham via Cromer on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Norwich and Sheringham

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between between Norwich and Sheringham has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

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

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No trains via Lea Bridge and Tottenham Hale on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

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

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

As a result, trains that normally run via Tottenham Hale will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters. A map to show walking routes between these stations can be found here.

On Sunday until 18:00, trains that run between Stratford and Hertford East will be diverted to run between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East.

Customers travelling to / from Lea Bridge should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford or Hackney Downs.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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 building an additional track between Stratford and Angel Road which will reduce congestion for passengers, increase the number of trains per hour and support regeneration across the Upper Lee Valley area.

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

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Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Wickford and Southminster / Southend Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southminster, and also between Shenfield and Southend Victoria.

Ticket acceptance:

Season tickets valid for 1 month or longer from stations on the Southend Victoria line will be accepted on c2c services between Southend Central and London.

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 Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington, and also between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton (terminating at Warminster)

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction, closing 2 out of 4 tracks.

Great Western Railway services will run a few minutes earlier than usual from Swansea / Cardiff Central towards Newport. Trains towards Cardiff Central will run a few minutes later than usual from Newport.

Additionally, the 19:00 London Paddington to Swansea service is cancelled.

Please note, Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry trains are not expected to be affected by this engineering work.

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 at Salisbury on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Great Malvern / Westbury and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads / Frome and Salisbury, and also between Frome / Exeter St Davids / Yeovil Junction / Salisbury and London Waterloo

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Salisbury area, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway:

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury, taking approximately 50 minutes.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Southampton Central. Journey times will be increased by up to 70 minutes.

There will also be some cancellations to services and some trains may also terminate at Westbury / Portsmouth Harbour. Certain trains will call at Dilton Marsh upon request.

If you are travelling to Romsey, please use South Western Railway services. Tickets will also be accepted on Southern between Portsmouth and Brighton.

South Western Railway:

On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury, and also between Salisbury and Romsey. If you are travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Warminster, you may use Great Western Railway trains.

On Sunday until 16:00 only, buses will also replace trains between Gillingham and Andover.

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 from 22:30 on Saturday 20 until 19:10 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke, closing all lines from 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday.

CrossCountry:

On Sunday, services will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by 1 hour. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke, with connecting alternative rail services running between Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway:

From 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday, no trains will run between Reading and Basingstoke. Replacement buses will operate between Reading and Basingstoke, calling at all booked 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 Caledonian Sleeper service to and from Fort William on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston / Edinburgh and Fort William

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dalmuir and Dalreoch, closing all lines.

As a result, the following Caledonian Sleeper services will be amended:

Saturday:

The 04:50 Edinburgh to Fort William service will be cancelled. A replacement bus will run from Kingussie (connecting with the Caledonian Sleeper service to Inverness) to Tulloch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William.

Sunday:

The 19:00 Fort William to Edinburgh / London Euston service will be cancelled. A replacement bus will run from Fort William via Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge, Tulloch to Kingussie to connect with the Inverness to Edinburgh / London Euston service.

Please note that no Caledonian Sleeper train or bus service will call at the following stations on Saturday or Sunday:

  • Corrour
  • Rannoch
  • Bridge of Orchy
  • Upper Tyndrum
  • Crianlarich
  • Ardlui
  • Arrochar & Tarbet
  • Garelochhead
  • Helensburgh Upper
  • Dalmuir
  • Glasgow Queen 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 TransPennine Express service between Middlesbrough and Northallerton from 22:10 on Saturday 20 until 13:00 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Leeds / York and Middlesbrough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Middlesbrough and Northallerton and Middlesbrough, closing all lines via Yarm from 22:10 on Saturday until 13:00 on Sunday.

Saturday:

The 21:57 Middlesbrough to Leeds and 22:43 Middlesbrough to York services will be amended to start from Darlington. Replacement buses will run between Middlesbrough and Northallerton via Thornaby and Yarm to connect with these trains.

The 18:47 and 19:47 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough services will be amended to terminate at Darlington. Replacement buses will run between Northallerton and Middlesbrough via Yarm and Thornaby.

Sunday:

Until 13:00, services between Manchester / York and Middlesbrough will run to an amended timetable, with services being diverted to run via Darlington. These services will not call at Yarm, but will additionally call at Eaglescliffe.

Customers to / from Yarm should use the nearby Eaglescliffe or Allens West stations for services towards Middlesbrough or Darlington / York.

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 Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

West Midlands Railway

Routes affected

West Midlands Railway between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bescot Stadium and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall, and also between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley.

An amended train service will run between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway. On Saturday, the 06:38 Wolverhampton to Walsall service will not run.

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 Great Northern service on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Hitchin and Peterborough, closing various lines and until 08:30 in the Finsbury Park area.

Saturday

  • The 23:20 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will depart at 22:49.

 

Sunday

  • The 00:43 London Kings Cross to Peterborough will terminate at Hitchin, customers should use the replacement bus service to complete their journey (This bus is not currently showing in Journey Planners).
  • The 05:45 and 06:42 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will start from Hitchin. A replacement bus service will operate between Peterborough and Hitchin.

Until 08:30 Great Northern trains to / from London Kings Cross will start / terminate at Finsbury Park, customers are advised to use local buses or London Underground between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground or London Buses by using the Transport for London 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 Balham and West Croydon on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and West Croydon / London Bridge, between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction / Crystal Palace and also between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Beckenham Junction / Norwood Junction / Sydenham closing some lines.

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

Saturday

Trains between London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace will be cancelled.

Trains between London Victoria and London Bridge will divert via an alternative route and will instead run between East Croydon and London Bridge.

Trains between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction will be diverted via an alternative route and will instead run between London Bridge and Selhurst.

Trains between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon will be revised and will run between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction.

Sunday

The following services will be cancelled throughout:

  • Trains between London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace
  • Trains between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Sydenham
  • Trains between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Tulse Hill

 

Ticket acceptance:

Customers who require either Birkbeck or Beckenham Junction on Saturday can use alternative Southern services to East Croydon, where you will be able to connect with Tramlink services to these 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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Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Knighton / Newport, and amended services at Hereford from Saturday 20 until 06:00 on Monday 22 October

Train companies affected

Transport for Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Hereford / Great Malvern and London Paddington

Transport for Wales between Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly / Crewe / Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central / Maesteg / Swansea / Carmarthen / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Knighton, and also between Shrewsbury and Newport, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Services running to / from Hereford will also be affected by this engineering work.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford, with some services between London Paddington and Great Malvern / Hereford starting / terminating at alternative stations. These trains may leave earlier or later than usual. Customers should connect with these services using alternative rail services.

Transport for Wales:

Saturday and Sunday:

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Knighton, and also between Shrewsbury and Newport.

Sunday only:

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Welshpool.

Monday:

On Monday morning, the 04:49 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will start from Knighton at 05:40. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Knighton.

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 in the Bradford Interchange area from Saturday 20 to Monday 22 October

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Northern

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Northern between Southport / Manchester Victoria / Wigan Wallgate / Hebden Bridge / Huddersfield and Leeds / York

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bradford Interchange and Brighouse, closing all lines on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Grand Central:

Services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross will run between Wakefield Kirkgate and London Kings Cross.

Replacement buses will run between Bradford Interchange and Wakefield Kirkgate, calling at Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse and Mirfield.

Northern:

Amended timetables will be in operation between York and Leeds, and between Accrington and Preston / Blackpool North and Todmorden and Manchester Victoria / Southport. 

Buses will replace trains between:

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Leeds to Todmorden via Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Accrington via Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange.

Monday:
  • Leeds to Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange.
  • Brighouse to Todmorden.
  • Bradford Interchange to Todmorden via Bradford Forster Square.
  • Bradford Interchange to Accrington via Bradford Forster Square.


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 Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and between Norwich and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and also between Norwich 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:

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

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Buses replace Merseyrail trains to / from Ormskirk from Saturday 20 October to Friday 9 November

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Merseyrail between Liverpool Central and Ormskirk

Description

Engineering work, to upgrade platforms ready for the arrival of new Merseyrail trains, is taking place between Sandhills / Aintree and Ormskirk, closing all lines.

Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October:

Buses will replace trains between Moorfields / Sandhills and Ormskirk:

  • Buses to / from Moorfields will not call at all stations to Ormskirk, and will make a limited number of stops.
  • Buses to / from Sandhills will call at all stations between Sandhills and Ormskirk.


Monday 29 October to Friday 9 November: 

Buses will replace trains between Aintree and Ormskirk, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Bus timetables can also be viewed here.

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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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 20 October, and Saturdays until 10 November

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Members of the RMT Union will undertake industrial action on consecutive Saturdays - 20 October, 27 October, 3 November and 10 November.

On some routes, Northern will not be able to run trains, while others have a limited service. Trains that do run are expected to be extremely busy. Northern will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren't running.

Questions regarding ticket usage on the 20 October strike day may be answered here

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on Saturday 20 October, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The changes for the other strike days are not currently shown in the Journey Planner. Please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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

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Disruption at Ayr until further notice

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Trains between Glasgow Central and Stranraer / Ayr, and also between Girvan and Ayr

Description

The exclusion zone at Ayr station remains in place, affecting trains running through the station.

South Ayrshire Council imposed this exclusion zone because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe.

Disruption is expected to continue for as long as the exclusion zone remains in place.

Ayr station remains open and operational but the following alterations will apply until further notice:

Ayr and Glasgow Central
Trains to and from Ayr have to run with reduced capacity, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of longer trains will run throughout the day, starting and terminating at Prestwick Town. Buses will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these longer trains.

Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer
There will be no train services between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer, and some services scheduled to run between Glasgow Central and Stranraer may terminate at / start back from Kilmarnock. Buses are in place between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer to help with your journey.

Information for customers at Ayr station:
At Ayr, coaches will pick up and drop off in the large car park near to the entrance of Platform 4, which for an agreed period of time will be closed to public parking to allow for the safe movement of both passengers and rail replacement vehicles.

Whilst work is taking place at the station, there will be 12 fewer car parking spaces available.

You can see more information about changes to Ayr station here.

Please use the station help-points if you require any assistance.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to 48 hours in advance of travel using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys more than 48 hours away, the Journey Planner is not yet updated.

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

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

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

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Reduced Hull Trains service until at least the end of service on Friday 26 October

Train companies affected

Hull Trains

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Hull / Beverley

Description

Hull Trains will be operating a reduced service until at least end of service on Friday 26 October, as urgent repairs are needed on some of their trains.

Alternative travel advice for all amended or cancelled services can be found on the Hull Trains JourneyCheck page and on the  Hull Trains website.

The following cancellations / amendments will be in place (subject to late notice change).     

Saturday 20 October:

  • 10:33 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 18:34 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 07:26 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 14:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout

    

Sunday 21 October:

  • 14:36 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 18:47 Hull - London Kings Cross - terminates at Doncaster
  • 10:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 17:47 London Kings Cross - Beverley - starts from Doncaster

 

Monday 22 to Friday 26 October:

  • 10:33 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 17:09 Hull - London Kings Cross - starts at Doncaster
  • 19:12 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 07:26 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 13:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 15:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - terminates at Doncaster

   

Travelling from Saturday 27 October onwards?

It is not yet known if Hull Trains will run a full service from Saturday 27 October onwards - please check back a little closer to the time of travel.

Alternative Travel Restrictions

Customers with 'Hull Trains Only' tickets valid on a partially or fully cancelled service may use these on the specified alternative services closest to the departure time of their booked service only.

Where alternative contingency arrangements are in place for a particular service, customers should adhere to these arrangements as tickets purchased for alternative trains services other than those specified will not be refunded.

Customers holding a ticket with a reservation for a cancelled 'Hull Trains Only' service from 19 to 26 October may use these tickets on any alternative Hull Trains service on the same date as that printed on your ticket.

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

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

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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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October and Saturdays in November

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

South Western Railway routes

Description

The RMT trade union intends to hold strikes on the South Western Railway network. Industrial action may affect your journey from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October inclusive, and on Saturdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 November.

Details of how services will be affected will be published as soon as possible. Please check back nearer the time for updates.

South Western Railway have published a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel on the strike days, which is available here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is currently showing the normal planned service on the strike days, and not the strike day timetable.

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

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

Feedback:
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Delays between Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport 

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

Description

An obstruction on the line between Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster is causing disruption to trains between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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 #OxenholmeLakeDistrict

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

Feedback:

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Disruption between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter Central / Exmouth and Barnstaple

Description

A person has been hit by a train between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple resulting in all lines being blocked. Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

If you've been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

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 #Barnstaple

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

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

 

Delays between Newark North Gate and Retford expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and York / Leeds / Newcastle

Description

A broken rail between Newark North Gate and Retford is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

As a result, services may be delayed by up to 45 minutes.

This is expected to continue until the end of the day.

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 #Retford

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

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

No trains between West Croydon and Sutton expected until the end of service

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Sutton

Description

A person has been struck by a train between West Croydon and Sutton, blocking all lines.

As a result of this, services between these stations will be suspended.

This is expected to continue until the end of service.

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time to complete your journey, and consider using alternative routes if possible.

Tickets are being accepted on the following alternative routes:

  • Tramlink services between East Croydon and Sutton / Wimbledon
  • Mutual ticket acceptance between Southern / Thameslink

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Trains are unable to run between West Croydon and Sutton at present.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

We regret to inform you that a person has been struck by a train between West Croydon and Sutton, and at present all lines are closed. Railway response staff and the emergency services are en-route to provide assistance.

Southern work closely with The Samaritans and support the work that they do. If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or other, there is always someone to talk to. Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone. Help & advice is only a phone call away.

 

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 #WestCroydon

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

Feedback:
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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November

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

Major 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 4 November 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
  • Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

 

Please note, on Saturdays, a significantly reduced Northern service running due to industrial action.

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.

Check before you travel:

You can check 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:

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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Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Christmas and New Year:

During the Christmas period, replacement buses will run from 18:50 on Saturday 22 December, and all day on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

No service will run on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 December.

On Thursday 27 December, replacement buses will run all day.

After this, replacement buses will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday dates.

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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Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

'High Speed Trains' between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton and London Paddington

'Thames Valley' local trains between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place to electrify the lines between Newbury and Reading, in connection with the Great Western Route Modernisation major project.

Work will be taking place on various weekdays and most weekends up until the end of 2018.

How will this affect my journey?

Trains between Newbury and Reading will not run. An amended train service will run between Theale and Reading to help maintain connections.

Buses will be provided between the following stations:

  • Newbury / Thatcham and Reading (peak times only)
  • Newbury and Didcot Parkway (peak times only, change for connecting trains)
  • Newbury and Theale
  • Newbury and Bedwyn
  • Bedwyn and Reading (peak times only)
  • Bedwyn and Theale
  • Pewsey and Swindon (for connecting trains)
  • Pewsey and Westbury

To keep daytime work to a minimum, Network Rail will sometimes work during the night, especially at weekends. If you travel after 21:00 on weekends, and before 11:00 on Sundays, we strongly recommend checking your journey before you travel.

As long-distance High Speed Trains will be diverted via Swindon and Melksham, local stopping services between Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge will be changed whenever the work at Newbury is taking place.

On Weekdays where the line is closed at Newbury, buses will be provided to run between Chippenham and Westbury in place of some trains. On Weekends, trains will continue to run but may depart at different times.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on alternative bus routes in both directions; these include:

  • JetBlack 1 between Newbury, Thatcham and Reading
  • Kennections 102 between Newbury and Thatcham
  • Thamesdown R20 / X22 between Marlborough and Hungerford
  • Salisbury Reds Activ8 between Amesbury / Tidworth and Andover / Salisbury
  • Salisbury Reds X5 between Salisbury, Pewsey and Swindon
  • Salisbury Reds 2 between Devises and Salisbury
  • Stagecoach 80 between Ludgershall, Tidworth and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 55 between Calne and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 49 between Trowbridge, Devises and Swindon
  • Thamesdown 46/46A/48/48A between Marlborough and Swindon

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling before Friday 16 November, 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

Accessibility:

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

Great Western Railway use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of the buses, Great Western Railway will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.

It's best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit Great Western Railway's Assisted Travel webpage. 

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 London North Eastern Railway services from Wednesday 22 August until Saturday 8 December

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Leeds Newcastle / Edinburgh / Stirling

Description

In order to improve reliability, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will run an amended timetable from Wednesday 22 August onwards.

A small number of services between London King's Cross and Leeds will be temporarily removed from the timetable from 13 August 2018 onwards. In addition, one service between Stirling and Edinburgh will also be temporarily cancelled from 27 August 2018.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday:

  • The 05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling service will terminate at Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Saturday:

  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Sunday:

  • The 13:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 16:04 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will be retimed at Doncaster.
  • The 17:16 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

The cancellations and amendments are due to operational changes which will help to improve overall reliability along LNER's East Coast route in the event of further network-led disruption.

Booked to travel on one of these trains?

If you're booked to travel on one of the affected trains, please travel on an earlier or later LNER train on the same day - your ticket will be valid.

If you'd like to reserve seats on your alternative choice of train, you can call the LNER Customer Solutions Centre on 03457 225 333.

If you can't travel on an alternative service, you can visit the LNER refund page to see how to make a claim.

Check before you travel:

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

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No trains at Stirling from Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail

Routes affected

All routes to / from and through Stirling

Description

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

London North Eastern Railway

Trains will run via a diversionary route. Buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

ScotRail

Glasgow Queen St - Aberdeen services

Train services operate between Perth and Aberdeen, Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth for intermediate stations in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Glasgow Queen St - Inverness services

Train services operate between Perth and Inverness. Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Edinburgh - Dunblane / Perth services

Train services from Edinburgh operate between Edinburgh and Larbert.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth (note Falkirk Grahamston to Larbert is served by both train and bus)

Train services to Edinburgh start from Falkirk Grahamston

Buses replace trains between Perth / Dunblane and Falkirk Grahamston

Glasgow Queen St - Stirling/ Alloa services

Train services from Queen St operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling.

Train services to Glasgow Queen St operate between Larbert (platform 2) and Queen St

Buses replace trains between Stirling and Falkirk Grahamston (allowing connection with services to Edinburgh. Customers for Glasgow Queen St should change at Larbert

Connecting shuttle bus also operates between Stirling and Alloa.

Sunday

Glasgow Queen St - Aberdeen services

Train services are diverted via Fife, Buses replace trains between Falkirk High and Dundee for intermediate stations in both directions. Please change buses at Falkirk Grahamston for stations via Stirling.

Glasgow Queen St - Inverness / Elgin services

The 11.11 service is diverted. The 1438 & 1811 services to Elgin, start Perth at normal times. Buses replace train between Falkirk High and Perth in both directions. Connecting bus service also operates from Queen St to Perth

Edinburgh - Dunblane / Perth services

Train services operate between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth

Glasgow Queen St - Alloa services

Train services operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

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 Gatwick Express service on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

All weekend Gatwick Express will operate a half hourly service, trains will only run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. These trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

If you are travelling between London Victoria and Brighton please use Southern direct services which will be operating via an alternative route.

Additional information

On Sunday, no trains will run until 06:00. Customers should use alternative 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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Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Eastbourne / Littlehampton

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

Additional information

Gatwick Express trains will only run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. These trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton. If you are travelling between London Victoria and Brighton please use Southern direct services which will be operating via an alternative route.

Southern

Customers travelling direct between London Victoria and Brighton are advised to use direct trains between London Victoria and Brighton via and calling at Horsham, Littlehampton, Angmering, Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Hove. Journey times will be around 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Trains between London Victoria and Ore will only run between Brighton and Ore calling additionally at London Road (Brighton), Moulsecoomb and Falmer.

Trains between London Victoria and Portsmouth Harbour / Bognor Regis will now divide at Barham and will call additionally at Christs Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel and Ford.

Trains between London Victoria and Southampton Central will call additionally at Billingshurst, Pulborough and Arundel.

Thameslink customers should use Southern replacement buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

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 Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh / Tain from 20:00 on Saturday 20 and all day Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Inverness and Tain / Wick / Thurso and between Inverness / Kyle of Lochalsh

Description

Track work is taking place between Inverness and Garve and Inverness and Muir of Ord, closing all lines from 20:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday.

Kyle of Lochalsh Services
Buses replace trains between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness.

Wick/Thurso Services
Buses replace trains between Invergordon and Inverness.

Tain Services
Buses replace trains between Tain and Inverness.

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 Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh Central / Crianlarich on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich and Mallaig / Fort William / Oban

Balloch to Airdrie

Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld

Edinburgh/Bathgate/Airdrie to Helensburgh

Larkhall/Motherwell/Yoker to Balloch

Description

Structures work is taking place between Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh, closing all lines.

All weekend buses will be replacing trains between Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh Central / Crianlarich.

West Highland Services

Buses are replacing trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich / Dalmuir.  Trains will operate between Crianlarich and Mallaig / Fort William / Oban only.

Saturday

Balloch to Airdrie services

Buses replace trains half hourly between Dalmuir and Balloch, calling additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling in both directions.

Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld services

Trains run between Cumbernauld and Garscadden only.

Passengers wishing to travel to stations between Dumbarton Central and Garscadden should change trains at Partick.

Edinburgh / Bathgate / Airdrie to Helensburgh

Buses replace trains half hourly between Dalmuir and Helensburgh.

Trains will call additionally at Jordanhill, Scotstounhill , Garscadden, Yoker, Clydebank in both directions until early evening. After this, trains run via Singer calling all stations between Edinburgh and Dalmuir as normal.

Sunday

Edinburgh / Bathgate / Airdrie to Helensburgh

Buses replace trains between Dalmuir to Helensburgh

Larkhall / Motherwell / Yoker to Balloch

Buses replace trains between Dalmuir and Balloch

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 Beccles and Lowestoft on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Harwich International / Ipswich and Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Beccles and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Beccles and Lowestoft, calling at all booked 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:

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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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Norwich and Sheringham via Cromer on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Norwich and Sheringham

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between between Norwich and Sheringham has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

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

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No trains via Lea Bridge and Tottenham Hale on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

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

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

As a result, trains that normally run via Tottenham Hale will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters. A map to show walking routes between these stations can be found here.

On Sunday until 18:00, trains that run between Stratford and Hertford East will be diverted to run between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East.

Customers travelling to / from Lea Bridge should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford or Hackney Downs.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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 building an additional track between Stratford and Angel Road which will reduce congestion for passengers, increase the number of trains per hour and support regeneration across the Upper Lee Valley area.

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

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Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Wickford and Southminster / Southend Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southminster, and also between Shenfield and Southend Victoria.

Ticket acceptance:

Season tickets valid for 1 month or longer from stations on the Southend Victoria line will be accepted on c2c services between Southend Central and London.

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 Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington, and also between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton (terminating at Warminster)

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction, closing 2 out of 4 tracks.

Great Western Railway services will run a few minutes earlier than usual from Swansea / Cardiff Central towards Newport. Trains towards Cardiff Central will run a few minutes later than usual from Newport.

Additionally, the 19:00 London Paddington to Swansea service is cancelled.

Please note, Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry trains are not expected to be affected by this engineering work.

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 at Salisbury on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Great Malvern / Westbury and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads / Frome and Salisbury, and also between Frome / Exeter St Davids / Yeovil Junction / Salisbury and London Waterloo

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Salisbury area, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway:

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury, taking approximately 50 minutes.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Southampton Central. Journey times will be increased by up to 70 minutes.

There will also be some cancellations to services and some trains may also terminate at Westbury / Portsmouth Harbour. Certain trains will call at Dilton Marsh upon request.

If you are travelling to Romsey, please use South Western Railway services. Tickets will also be accepted on Southern between Portsmouth and Brighton.

South Western Railway:

On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury, and also between Salisbury and Romsey. If you are travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Warminster, you may use Great Western Railway trains.

On Sunday until 16:00 only, buses will also replace trains between Gillingham and Andover.

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 from 22:30 on Saturday 20 until 19:10 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke, closing all lines from 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday.

CrossCountry:

On Sunday, services will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by 1 hour. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke, with connecting alternative rail services running between Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway:

From 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday, no trains will run between Reading and Basingstoke. Replacement buses will operate between Reading and Basingstoke, calling at all booked 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 Caledonian Sleeper service to and from Fort William on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston / Edinburgh and Fort William

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dalmuir and Dalreoch, closing all lines.

As a result, the following Caledonian Sleeper services will be amended:

Saturday:

The 04:50 Edinburgh to Fort William service will be cancelled. A replacement bus will run from Kingussie (connecting with the Caledonian Sleeper service to Inverness) to Tulloch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William.

Sunday:

The 19:00 Fort William to Edinburgh / London Euston service will be cancelled. A replacement bus will run from Fort William via Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge, Tulloch to Kingussie to connect with the Inverness to Edinburgh / London Euston service.

Please note that no Caledonian Sleeper train or bus service will call at the following stations on Saturday or Sunday:

  • Corrour
  • Rannoch
  • Bridge of Orchy
  • Upper Tyndrum
  • Crianlarich
  • Ardlui
  • Arrochar & Tarbet
  • Garelochhead
  • Helensburgh Upper
  • Dalmuir
  • Glasgow Queen 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 TransPennine Express service between Middlesbrough and Northallerton from 22:10 on Saturday 20 until 13:00 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Leeds / York and Middlesbrough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Middlesbrough and Northallerton and Middlesbrough, closing all lines via Yarm from 22:10 on Saturday until 13:00 on Sunday.

Saturday:

The 21:57 Middlesbrough to Leeds and 22:43 Middlesbrough to York services will be amended to start from Darlington. Replacement buses will run between Middlesbrough and Northallerton via Thornaby and Yarm to connect with these trains.

The 18:47 and 19:47 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough services will be amended to terminate at Darlington. Replacement buses will run between Northallerton and Middlesbrough via Yarm and Thornaby.

Sunday:

Until 13:00, services between Manchester / York and Middlesbrough will run to an amended timetable, with services being diverted to run via Darlington. These services will not call at Yarm, but will additionally call at Eaglescliffe.

Customers to / from Yarm should use the nearby Eaglescliffe or Allens West stations for services towards Middlesbrough or Darlington / York.

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 Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

West Midlands Railway

Routes affected

West Midlands Railway between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bescot Stadium and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall, and also between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley.

An amended train service will run between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway. On Saturday, the 06:38 Wolverhampton to Walsall service will not run.

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 Great Northern service on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Hitchin and Peterborough, closing various lines and until 08:30 in the Finsbury Park area.

Saturday

  • The 23:20 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will depart at 22:49.

 

Sunday

  • The 00:43 London Kings Cross to Peterborough will terminate at Hitchin, customers should use the replacement bus service to complete their journey (This bus is not currently showing in Journey Planners).
  • The 05:45 and 06:42 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will start from Hitchin. A replacement bus service will operate between Peterborough and Hitchin.

Until 08:30 Great Northern trains to / from London Kings Cross will start / terminate at Finsbury Park, customers are advised to use local buses or London Underground between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground or London Buses by using the Transport for London 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 Balham and West Croydon on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and West Croydon / London Bridge, between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction / Crystal Palace and also between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Beckenham Junction / Norwood Junction / Sydenham closing some lines.

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

Saturday

Trains between London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace will be cancelled.

Trains between London Victoria and London Bridge will divert via an alternative route and will instead run between East Croydon and London Bridge.

Trains between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction will be diverted via an alternative route and will instead run between London Bridge and Selhurst.

Trains between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon will be revised and will run between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction.

Sunday

The following services will be cancelled throughout:

  • Trains between London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace
  • Trains between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Sydenham
  • Trains between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Tulse Hill

 

Ticket acceptance:

Customers who require either Birkbeck or Beckenham Junction on Saturday can use alternative Southern services to East Croydon, where you will be able to connect with Tramlink services to these 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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Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Knighton / Newport, and amended services at Hereford from Saturday 20 until 06:00 on Monday 22 October

Train companies affected

Transport for Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Hereford / Great Malvern and London Paddington

Transport for Wales between Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly / Crewe / Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central / Maesteg / Swansea / Carmarthen / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Knighton, and also between Shrewsbury and Newport, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Services running to / from Hereford will also be affected by this engineering work.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford, with some services between London Paddington and Great Malvern / Hereford starting / terminating at alternative stations. These trains may leave earlier or later than usual. Customers should connect with these services using alternative rail services.

Transport for Wales:

Saturday and Sunday:

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Knighton, and also between Shrewsbury and Newport.

Sunday only:

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Welshpool.

Monday:

On Monday morning, the 04:49 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will start from Knighton at 05:40. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Knighton.

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 in the Bradford Interchange area from Saturday 20 to Monday 22 October

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Northern

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Northern between Southport / Manchester Victoria / Wigan Wallgate / Hebden Bridge / Huddersfield and Leeds / York

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bradford Interchange and Brighouse, closing all lines on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Grand Central:

Services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross will run between Wakefield Kirkgate and London Kings Cross.

Replacement buses will run between Bradford Interchange and Wakefield Kirkgate, calling at Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse and Mirfield.

Northern:

Amended timetables will be in operation between York and Leeds, and between Accrington and Preston / Blackpool North and Todmorden and Manchester Victoria / Southport. 

Buses will replace trains between:

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Leeds to Todmorden via Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Accrington via Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange.

Monday:
  • Leeds to Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange.
  • Brighouse to Todmorden.
  • Bradford Interchange to Todmorden via Bradford Forster Square.
  • Bradford Interchange to Accrington via Bradford Forster Square.


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 Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and between Norwich and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and also between Norwich 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:

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

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Buses replace Merseyrail trains to / from Ormskirk from Saturday 20 October to Friday 9 November

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Merseyrail between Liverpool Central and Ormskirk

Description

Engineering work, to upgrade platforms ready for the arrival of new Merseyrail trains, is taking place between Sandhills / Aintree and Ormskirk, closing all lines.

Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October:

Buses will replace trains between Moorfields / Sandhills and Ormskirk:

  • Buses to / from Moorfields will not call at all stations to Ormskirk, and will make a limited number of stops.
  • Buses to / from Sandhills will call at all stations between Sandhills and Ormskirk.


Monday 29 October to Friday 9 November: 

Buses will replace trains between Aintree and Ormskirk, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Bus timetables can also be viewed here.

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 Tweedbank and Gorebridge on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Tweedbank and Edinburgh

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Tweedbank and Gorebridge,  has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route. 

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ardwick and Hadfield / Glossop, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop.

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 Manchester and Leeds on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Northern, TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Northern between Wigan North Western / Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Manchester Oxford Road / Manchester Victoria and Leeds / York / Scarborough / Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds, closing some lines.

Northern:

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

TransPennine Express:

A severely reduced service will operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds via Huddersfield. A reduced service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria.

No TransPennine Express services will run between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Victoria and Leeds / York / Scarborough / Newcastle.

No TransPennine Express services will run to / from Manchester Oxford Road.

Most services to / from Scarborough will run between York and Scarborough only. Services between Liverpool and Newcastle will run between York and Newcastle only.

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 Cheshunt and Hertford East / Stansted Airport until 09:15 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

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

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cheshunt and Hertford East / Stansted Airport until 09:15, closing all lines.

Greater Anglia:

Buses will replace trains between Cheshunt and Hertford East, and between Cheshunt and Stansted Airport until 09:15, after which a normal service will operate.

Stansted Express:

A replacement bus service will run between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport until 09:15. After this, a normal timetable will run.

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 Derby / Nottingham and London St Pancras on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

East Midlands Trains between Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham / Corby and London St Pancras

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Derby, between Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway, and also between Leicester and Kettering, closing some lines.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and London St Pancras, with roughly two trains per hour running on these routes.

Replacement buses will operate:

  • Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway until 09:20.
  • Sheffield / Derby and Leicester for the first service towards London St Pancras.
  • Market Harborough and Leicester / Kettering (all day).

An amended timetable will operate for services to / from Corby.

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 Grantham and Sleaford on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

East Midlands Trains between Nottingham and Skegness

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Grantham and Sleaford, closing all lines.

As a result, the Nottingham - Skegness service will operate between Nottingham and Grantham, and between Sleaford and Skegness only. Replacement buses will run between Grantham and Sleaford.

Services running between Nottingham and Grantham will be retimed, and will depart / arrive later or earlier 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:

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

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Buses replace trains between Beckenham Junction and Swanley / Orpington on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between London Victoria and Orpington / Sevenoaks / Dartford  / Canterbury West / Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Beckenham Junction and St Mary Cray / Petts Wood, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Beckenham Junction and Swanley, and also between Beckenham Junction and Orpington.

Services between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Canterbury West will be diverted via Lewisham and Chislehurst, and will run to an amended timetable.

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 Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between London Charing Cross / Tonbridge and Strood / Dover Priory / Ramsgate

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Maidstone West, and also between Tonbridge and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Tonbridge and Ashford, and also between Tonbridge and Maidstone West.

Services between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory will not run between Tonbridge and Dover Priory. Services between Strood and Tonbridge will not run between Maidstone West and Tonbridge.

Services between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate will be diverted to run via Waterloo East, London Bridge, Chislehurst, Otford, Maidstone East to Ashford International. At Ashford International, the train will divide in two, with one half running to Ramsgate, and the other running to Dover Priory, 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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No trains between London Bridge and Dartford via Greenwich / Plumstead on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southeastern trains between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Greenwich / Gravesend, London Victoria and Dartford, and London Cannon Street 'circular' services via Slade Green

Thameslink trains between Kentish Town / London Bridge and Rainham

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and Dartford, closing lines via Greenwich and Plumstead.

The Woolwich Line will be closed all day.

Buses will be provided to run between Lewisham and Dartford, via New Cross, Greenwich and Woolwich.

Trains will run between London and Dartford via Bexleyheath and Sidcup.

Thameslink

Trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will be diverted and will not call at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbey Wood and Slade Green, services will additionally call at Lewisham and Blackheath.

Customers are advised to use Southeastern rail replacement bus services for stations between Deptford and Slade Green.

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 Ramsgate and Dover Priory on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

London St Pancras International 'circular' services via Deal

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ramsgate and Dover Priory, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Ramsgate and Dover Priory, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

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 between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction via Surrey Quays, Highbury & Islington / Dalston Junction and West Croydon / Crystal Palace

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction, and also between Sydenham and Crystal Palace, closing various lines.

Clapham Junction

Until approximately 13:00, no service will run between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction. Buses will be provided to run between Canada Water and Clapham Junction, calling at all intermediate stations.

Crystal Palace

All day Sunday, no trains will run between Sydenham and Crystal Palace. Buses will be provided by Southern to run between Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction, Selhurst and West Croydon. Customers using replacement buses should connect to / from trains which run to and from West Croydon.

West Croydon

Trains between Sydenham and West Croydon are not expected to be affected by this engineering work.

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 Bournemouth and Poole on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Eastleigh and Poole / Weymouth

Description

Renewals of old equipment is taking place between Bournemouth and Poole, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Bournemouth and Poole.

Additional trains will run between Poole and Weymouth.

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:

Lineside equipment relates to items such as points heaters, axle counters and train describers that do not form part of the signalling system. However, they are vital to the safe operation of the railway and if not maintained can lead to delays. Inspection and repair of this type of equipment must be undertaken to keep the track operating safely and efficiently.

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Buses replace trains between Guildford and Woking / Clandon until 16:00 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

South Western Railway between Portsmouth Harbour / Guildford and London Waterloo and also between Guildford and Wimbledon / Ascot

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Woking / Clandon, closing all lines.

Until 16:00, buses will replace trains between Guildford and Woking / Clandon.

As a result, trains between Guildford and Ascot will be retimed to depart up to 5 minutes earlier 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:

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

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Buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Twickenham / Kew Bridge on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between London Waterloo and Reading / Woking / Kingston / Windsor & Eton Riverside

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Queenstown Road and Twickenham / Kew Bridge, closing some lines.

Buses will replace trains between Clapham Junction and Twickenham (via Mortlake).

Buses will replace trains between Clapham Junction and Kew Bridge (via Barnes Bridge).

Trains between London Waterloo and Reading / Windsor & Eton Riverside will divert via Wimbledon and Kingston, calling additionally at these stations.

Other trains which usually run via Kingston and Twickenham will be amended.

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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Retimed trains between Reading and Redhill until 18:50 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport

Description

As a result of engineering work taking place between Reading and Reading West until 18:50, CrossCountry trains are being diverted via Wokingham and Guildford.

As less line capacity will be available between Reading and Guildford, the following Great Western Railway alterations will apply to the service:

The 10:48 / 12:48 / 14:48 / 16:48 Reading to Redhill trains will be re-timed to run a few minutes later throughout.

The 08:43 / 09:43 / 11:43 / 15:43 / 17:43 Redhill to Reading trains will depart from Guildford up to 15 minutes later than usual.

Please allow for extra time in your journey if you are travelling to Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Westbury until 18:50 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Swindon and Westbury / Weymouth, and also between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton (terminating at Warminster)

Description

As a result of engineering work taking place between Reading and Kintbury, High Speed services between London Paddington and the West of England are diverted via Melksham, reducing line capacity through the area.

Until 18:50, a reduced local service will run between Bristol Temple Meads / Swindon and Westbury. Some trains will also be re-timed to run up to 30 minutes later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between London Paddington and Reading on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway, and between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Twyford, closing 2 out of 4 lines until 22:15, and between Slough and Reading after this time.

High Speed Trains:

From midday, some High Speed Trains to Cheltenham Spa / Bristol Temple Meads / Weston-Super-Mare / Penzance / Exeter St Davids will be re-timed to depart a few minutes later than usual from London Paddington.

Maidenhead until 10:50:

Some local trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will operate in two-parts: London Paddington to Maidenhead, and between Maidenhead and Reading. It will be necessary to change trains at Maidenhead.

Burnham:

From approximately 11:30 until 21:00, local trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will be retimed by up to 5 minutes between Slough and Reading.

From approximately 15:15 until 20:00, some local trains between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway will not call at Burnham. Customers should use other alternative trains.

Henley-on-Thames:

Local trains between Twyford and Henley-on-Thames will be retimed by a few minutes.

Other services

The 06:45 London Paddington to Reading train will not run. Customers should use earlier TfL Rail services to Hayes & Harlington to connect with a replacement bus service, departing at 07:05  to 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:

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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Buses replace London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton until 07:20 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway

Routes affected

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

Until approximately 07:20, buses will replace trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton.

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 London Overground service between South Tottenham and Barking until 12:30 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

Trains between Gospel Oak and Barking

Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Tottenham and Barking, closing all lines.

No trains will run between South Tottenham and Barking until approximately 12:30.

Buses will run between Walthamstow Central (for Victoria line and London Overground connections between London Liverpool Street and Chingford) - Leyton Midland Road - Leytonstone High Road - Wanstead Park - Woodgrange Park - East Ham (for District line and Hammersmith & City line) - Barking.

Ticket acceptance:

To help with your journey, you may also use local buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queen's Road.

You may also use London Underground services between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central, and also between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London 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 Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry until 12:25 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Transport for Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Transport for Wales between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach / Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend

Great Western Railway between Swansea and London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry, closing all lines until 12:25.

Transport for Wales:

Replacement buses will run between Cardiff Central and Penarth, Cardiff Central and Barry Island, and Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Llantwit Major.

Great Western Railway:

The 08:00 Swansea to London Paddington service will start from Cardiff Central. Replacement buses will run from Swansea direct to Cardiff, and also from Neath, Port Talbot Parkway and Bridgend to Cardiff Central. These buses will run earlier than the usual train times.

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 morning and evening trains between Pangbourne and Tilehurst on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Didcot Parkway until 10:50 and after 23:00, closing some lines.

As a result, some trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Customers to / from Pangbourne should use replacement buses between Pangbourne and Tilehurst to connect with these 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:

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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Buses replace trains between Sheffield / Conisbrough and Doncaster on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Plymouth / Guildford / Reading / Birmingham New Street and Leeds / Newcastle /  Edinburgh

East Midlands Trains between London St Pancras / Leicester and York

Northern between Lincoln / Nottingham / Retford / Sheffield and Barnsley / Huddersfield / Leeds / Doncaster / Goole / Bridlington / Carlisle

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Doncaster, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Services will be diverted, and will not call at Doncaster. Replacement buses will run between Sheffield and Doncaster.

East Midlands Trains:

The 10:20 Leicester to York service will terminate at Sheffield. The 17:48 York to London St Pancras service will start from Sheffield. Customers should use alternative services between Sheffield and York.

Northern:

Buses will replace trains between Conisbrough and Doncaster.

TransPennine Express:

Buses replace trains between Sheffield and Doncaster, NOT calling at Meadowhall. Customers for Meadowhall should use alternative rail 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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Amended CrossCountry services in the Birmingham area until 10:50 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Leicester / Edinburgh

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Water Orton, closing all lines until 10:50.

The following services will be amended:

  • The 09:52 Birmingham New Street to Leicester service will start from Coleshill Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Birmingham New Street to Coleshill Parkway.
  • The 09:03 and 10:03 Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh services will depart earlier than usual, and will be diverted to run by an alternative route between Birmingham New Street and Burton-on-Trent, not calling at Tamworth.

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 Cambridge and Stansted Airport on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Greater Anglia

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street / Cambridge and Stansted Airport

Greater Anglia between Cambridge North / Cambridge and Stansted Airport / London Liverpool Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Stansted Airport, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Buses will replace trains between Cambridge and Stansted Airport.

Greater Anglia:

Buses will replace trains between Cambridge and Audley End / Stansted 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 Pitsea and Shoeburyness on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

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

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leigh-on-Sea and Southend Central, closing some lines.

Trains between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street will be retimed.

Some platforms at Chalkwell and Westcliff will be closed, with trains calling at these stations using different platforms from usual.

Trains between Southend Central and London Fenchurch Street via Ockendon will also be retimed as a result of this work, and start from Pitsea.

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 Royston and Cambridge on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Kings Lynn

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Royston and Cambridge, closing all lines.

Trains between London Kings Cross and Cambridge / Kings Lynn will run between London Kings Cross / Finsbury Park and Royston and between Cambridge and Kings Lynn.

A replacement bus service will operate between Royston and Cambridge.

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 Thameslink Sevenoaks services on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Swanley, closing various lines.

Services between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will run between Swanley and Sevenoaks. Customers are advised to use alternative Thameslink services between Herne Hill and London Blackfriars and Southeastern services between Herne Hill and London Victoria.

A rail replacement bus service will run between Herne Hill and Swanley.

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 Reigate on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Reigate

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Gatwick Airport closing some lines.

As a result, Southern services from London Victoria to Reigate will be unable to call at Coulsdon South and Merstham. Services from Reigate towards London Victoria will call at Coulsdon South and Merstham; however, they will arrive into London Victoria a few minutes later than usual.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers travelling in the Reigate bound direction requiring Coulsdon South or Merstham may use alternative Thameslink 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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Amended 00:32 London Charing Cross to Gravesend service on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between London Charing Cross to Gravesend

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Gravesend, closing some lines.

As a result, the 00:32 (Sunday) service between London Charing Cross and Gravesend will terminate at Dartford.

A replacement bus will run between Dartford and Gravesend.

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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Industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 20 October, and Saturdays until 10 November

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

Members of the RMT Union will undertake industrial action on consecutive Saturdays - 20 October, 27 October, 3 November and 10 November.

On some routes, Northern will not be able to run trains, while others have a limited service. Trains that do run are expected to be extremely busy. Northern will also have replacement bus services available on some routes where trains aren't running.

Questions regarding ticket usage on the 20 October strike day may be answered here

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling on Saturday 20 October, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The changes for the other strike days are not currently shown in the Journey Planner. Please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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

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Disruption at Ayr until further notice

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Trains between Glasgow Central and Stranraer / Ayr, and also between Girvan and Ayr

Description

The exclusion zone at Ayr station remains in place, affecting trains running through the station.

South Ayrshire Council imposed this exclusion zone because the former hotel building next to the station has been deemed unsafe.

Disruption is expected to continue for as long as the exclusion zone remains in place.

Ayr station remains open and operational but the following alterations will apply until further notice:

Ayr and Glasgow Central
Trains to and from Ayr have to run with reduced capacity, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of longer trains will run throughout the day, starting and terminating at Prestwick Town. Buses will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these longer trains.

Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer
There will be no train services between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer, and some services scheduled to run between Glasgow Central and Stranraer may terminate at / start back from Kilmarnock. Buses are in place between Ayr and Girvan / Stranraer to help with your journey.

Information for customers at Ayr station:
At Ayr, coaches will pick up and drop off in the large car park near to the entrance of Platform 4, which for an agreed period of time will be closed to public parking to allow for the safe movement of both passengers and rail replacement vehicles.

Whilst work is taking place at the station, there will be 12 fewer car parking spaces available.

You can see more information about changes to Ayr station here.

Please use the station help-points if you require any assistance.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to 48 hours in advance of travel using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys more than 48 hours away, the Journey Planner is not yet updated.

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

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

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

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Reduced Hull Trains service until at least the end of service on Friday 26 October

Train companies affected

Hull Trains

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Hull / Beverley

Description

Hull Trains will be operating a reduced service until at least end of service on Friday 26 October, as urgent repairs are needed on some of their trains.

Alternative travel advice for all amended or cancelled services can be found on the Hull Trains JourneyCheck page and on the  Hull Trains website.

The following cancellations / amendments will be in place (subject to late notice change).     

Saturday 20 October:

  • 10:33 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 18:34 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 07:26 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 14:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout

    

Sunday 21 October:

  • 14:36 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 18:47 Hull - London Kings Cross - terminates at Doncaster
  • 10:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 17:47 London Kings Cross - Beverley - starts from Doncaster

 

Monday 22 to Friday 26 October:

  • 10:33 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 17:09 Hull - London Kings Cross - starts at Doncaster
  • 19:12 Hull - London Kings Cross - is cancelled throughout
  • 07:26 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 13:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - is cancelled throughout
  • 15:48 London Kings Cross - Hull - terminates at Doncaster

   

Travelling from Saturday 27 October onwards?

It is not yet known if Hull Trains will run a full service from Saturday 27 October onwards - please check back a little closer to the time of travel.

Alternative Travel Restrictions

Customers with 'Hull Trains Only' tickets valid on a partially or fully cancelled service may use these on the specified alternative services closest to the departure time of their booked service only.

Where alternative contingency arrangements are in place for a particular service, customers should adhere to these arrangements as tickets purchased for alternative trains services other than those specified will not be refunded.

Customers holding a ticket with a reservation for a cancelled 'Hull Trains Only' service from 19 to 26 October may use these tickets on any alternative Hull Trains service on the same date as that printed on your ticket.

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

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

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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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October and Saturdays in November

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

South Western Railway routes

Description

The RMT trade union intends to hold strikes on the South Western Railway network. Industrial action may affect your journey from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 October inclusive, and on Saturdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 November.

Details of how services will be affected will be published as soon as possible. Please check back nearer the time for updates.

South Western Railway have published a list of Frequently Asked Questions regarding travel on the strike days, which is available here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is currently showing the normal planned service on the strike days, and not the strike day timetable.

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

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

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Delays between Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport 

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

Description

An obstruction on the line between Oxenholme Lake District and Lancaster is causing disruption to trains between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

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 #OxenholmeLakeDistrict

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 Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Exeter Central / Exmouth and Barnstaple

Description

A person has been hit by a train between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple resulting in all lines being blocked. Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

If you've been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

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 #Barnstaple

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

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Delays between Newark North Gate and Retford expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and York / Leeds / Newcastle

Description

A broken rail between Newark North Gate and Retford is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

As a result, services may be delayed by up to 45 minutes.

This is expected to continue until the end of the day.

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 #Retford

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

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No trains between West Croydon and Sutton expected until the end of service

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Sutton

Description

A person has been struck by a train between West Croydon and Sutton, blocking all lines.

As a result of this, services between these stations will be suspended.

This is expected to continue until the end of service.

Customer Advice:
Please allow extra time to complete your journey, and consider using alternative routes if possible.

Tickets are being accepted on the following alternative routes:

  • Tramlink services between East Croydon and Sutton / Wimbledon
  • Mutual ticket acceptance between Southern / Thameslink

How is this currently affecting the train service?
Trains are unable to run between West Croydon and Sutton at present.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

We regret to inform you that a person has been struck by a train between West Croydon and Sutton, and at present all lines are closed. Railway response staff and the emergency services are en-route to provide assistance.

Southern work closely with The Samaritans and support the work that they do. If you or someone close to you has been affected by this incident or other, there is always someone to talk to. Contact the Samaritans on 116 123 free at any time, on any phone. Help & advice is only a phone call away.

 

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

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

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 4 November

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

Major 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 4 November 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
  • Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Bolton

 

Please note, on Saturdays, a significantly reduced Northern service running due to industrial action.

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.

Check before you travel:

You can check 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:

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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Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Ipswich and Felixstowe

Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Christmas and New Year:

During the Christmas period, replacement buses will run from 18:50 on Saturday 22 December, and all day on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

No service will run on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 December.

On Thursday 27 December, replacement buses will run all day.

After this, replacement buses will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday dates.

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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Engineering work taking place on various WEEKDAYS and most WEEKENDS between Reading and Newbury in 2018

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

'High Speed Trains' between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Exeter St Davids / Taunton and London Paddington

'Thames Valley' local trains between Bedwyn / Newbury and Reading / London Paddington

Description

Engineering work is taking place to electrify the lines between Newbury and Reading, in connection with the Great Western Route Modernisation major project.

Work will be taking place on various weekdays and most weekends up until the end of 2018.

How will this affect my journey?

Trains between Newbury and Reading will not run. An amended train service will run between Theale and Reading to help maintain connections.

Buses will be provided between the following stations:

  • Newbury / Thatcham and Reading (peak times only)
  • Newbury and Didcot Parkway (peak times only, change for connecting trains)
  • Newbury and Theale
  • Newbury and Bedwyn
  • Bedwyn and Reading (peak times only)
  • Bedwyn and Theale
  • Pewsey and Swindon (for connecting trains)
  • Pewsey and Westbury

To keep daytime work to a minimum, Network Rail will sometimes work during the night, especially at weekends. If you travel after 21:00 on weekends, and before 11:00 on Sundays, we strongly recommend checking your journey before you travel.

As long-distance High Speed Trains will be diverted via Swindon and Melksham, local stopping services between Swindon, Chippenham, Melksham, and Trowbridge will be changed whenever the work at Newbury is taking place.

On Weekdays where the line is closed at Newbury, buses will be provided to run between Chippenham and Westbury in place of some trains. On Weekends, trains will continue to run but may depart at different times.

Ticket acceptance:

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on alternative bus routes in both directions; these include:

  • JetBlack 1 between Newbury, Thatcham and Reading
  • Kennections 102 between Newbury and Thatcham
  • Thamesdown R20 / X22 between Marlborough and Hungerford
  • Salisbury Reds Activ8 between Amesbury / Tidworth and Andover / Salisbury
  • Salisbury Reds X5 between Salisbury, Pewsey and Swindon
  • Salisbury Reds 2 between Devises and Salisbury
  • Stagecoach 80 between Ludgershall, Tidworth and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 55 between Calne and Swindon
  • Stagecoach 49 between Trowbridge, Devises and Swindon
  • Thamesdown 46/46A/48/48A between Marlborough and Swindon

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling before Friday 16 November, 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

Accessibility:

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

Great Western Railway use a mix of low-floor buses and non-accessible coaches to run replacement services. If you are not able to travel on one of the buses, Great Western Railway will arrange an accessible taxi for you free of charge.

It's best to let the train operator know in advance if you need help. To find out more, visit Great Western Railway's Assisted Travel webpage. 

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 London North Eastern Railway services from Wednesday 22 August until Saturday 8 December

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Leeds Newcastle / Edinburgh / Stirling

Description

In order to improve reliability, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will run an amended timetable from Wednesday 22 August onwards.

A small number of services between London King's Cross and Leeds will be temporarily removed from the timetable from 13 August 2018 onwards. In addition, one service between Stirling and Edinburgh will also be temporarily cancelled from 27 August 2018.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday:

  • The 05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling service will terminate at Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Saturday:

  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Sunday:

  • The 13:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 16:04 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will be retimed at Doncaster.
  • The 17:16 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

The cancellations and amendments are due to operational changes which will help to improve overall reliability along LNER's East Coast route in the event of further network-led disruption.

Booked to travel on one of these trains?

If you're booked to travel on one of the affected trains, please travel on an earlier or later LNER train on the same day - your ticket will be valid.

If you'd like to reserve seats on your alternative choice of train, you can call the LNER Customer Solutions Centre on 03457 225 333.

If you can't travel on an alternative service, you can visit the LNER refund page to see how to make a claim.

Check before you travel:

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

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No trains at Stirling from Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail

Routes affected

All routes to / from and through Stirling

Description

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

London North Eastern Railway

Trains will run via a diversionary route. Buses will replace trains between Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

ScotRail

Glasgow Queen St - Aberdeen services

Train services operate between Perth and Aberdeen, Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth for intermediate stations in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Glasgow Queen St - Inverness services

Train services operate between Perth and Inverness. Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Perth in both directions.

Express bus also operates between Glasgow Queen St and Perth calling Stirling only

Edinburgh - Dunblane / Perth services

Train services from Edinburgh operate between Edinburgh and Larbert.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth (note Falkirk Grahamston to Larbert is served by both train and bus)

Train services to Edinburgh start from Falkirk Grahamston

Buses replace trains between Perth / Dunblane and Falkirk Grahamston

Glasgow Queen St - Stirling/ Alloa services

Train services from Queen St operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Stirling.

Train services to Glasgow Queen St operate between Larbert (platform 2) and Queen St

Buses replace trains between Stirling and Falkirk Grahamston (allowing connection with services to Edinburgh. Customers for Glasgow Queen St should change at Larbert

Connecting shuttle bus also operates between Stirling and Alloa.

Sunday

Glasgow Queen St - Aberdeen services

Train services are diverted via Fife, Buses replace trains between Falkirk High and Dundee for intermediate stations in both directions. Please change buses at Falkirk Grahamston for stations via Stirling.

Glasgow Queen St - Inverness / Elgin services

The 11.11 service is diverted. The 1438 & 1811 services to Elgin, start Perth at normal times. Buses replace train between Falkirk High and Perth in both directions. Connecting bus service also operates from Queen St to Perth

Edinburgh - Dunblane / Perth services

Train services operate between Edinburgh and Falkirk Grahamston.

Buses replace trains between Falkirk Grahamston and Dunblane / Perth

Glasgow Queen St - Alloa services

Train services operate between Glasgow Queen St and Falkirk Grahamston.

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 services between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway on Saturday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines after 23:45.

As a result, the 23:20 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service will run in two parts - from London Paddington to Reading, then from Reading to Didcot Parkway.

The 22:56 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service will run in two parts - from Didcot Parkway to Reading, and from Reading to Didcot Parkway.

Customers using these services will have to change trains at Reading station.

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 trains to / from Burnham and Taplow on Saturday 20 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Langley and Maidenhead, closing some lines.

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading and the 05:25 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services will not call at Burnham or Taplow.

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow to connect with these 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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Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

All weekend Gatwick Express will operate a half hourly service, trains will only run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. These trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton.

If you are travelling between London Victoria and Brighton please use Southern direct services which will be operating via an alternative route.

Additional information

On Sunday, no trains will run until 06:00. Customers should use alternative 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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Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Brighton

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Eastbourne / Littlehampton

Thameslink between Bedford / Cambridge and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes closing the line.

Replacement buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

Additional information

Gatwick Express trains will only run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport. These trains will not run between Gatwick Airport and Brighton. If you are travelling between London Victoria and Brighton please use Southern direct services which will be operating via an alternative route.

Southern

Customers travelling direct between London Victoria and Brighton are advised to use direct trains between London Victoria and Brighton via and calling at Horsham, Littlehampton, Angmering, Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Hove. Journey times will be around 2 hours and 15 minutes.

Trains between London Victoria and Ore will only run between Brighton and Ore calling additionally at London Road (Brighton), Moulsecoomb and Falmer.

Trains between London Victoria and Portsmouth Harbour / Bognor Regis will now divide at Barham and will call additionally at Christs Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel and Ford.

Trains between London Victoria and Southampton Central will call additionally at Billingshurst, Pulborough and Arundel.

Thameslink customers should use Southern replacement buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

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 Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh / Tain from 20:00 on Saturday 20 and all day Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Between Inverness and Tain / Wick / Thurso and between Inverness / Kyle of Lochalsh

Description

Track work is taking place between Inverness and Garve and Inverness and Muir of Ord, closing all lines from 20:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday.

Kyle of Lochalsh Services
Buses replace trains between Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness.

Wick/Thurso Services
Buses replace trains between Invergordon and Inverness.

Tain Services
Buses replace trains between Tain and Inverness.

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 Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh Central / Crianlarich on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich and Mallaig / Fort William / Oban

Balloch to Airdrie

Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld

Edinburgh/Bathgate/Airdrie to Helensburgh

Larkhall/Motherwell/Yoker to Balloch

Description

Structures work is taking place between Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh, closing all lines.

All weekend buses will be replacing trains between Dalmuir and Balloch / Helensburgh Central / Crianlarich.

West Highland Services

Buses are replacing trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich / Dalmuir.  Trains will operate between Crianlarich and Mallaig / Fort William / Oban only.

Saturday

Balloch to Airdrie services

Buses replace trains half hourly between Dalmuir and Balloch, calling additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling in both directions.

Dumbarton Central to Cumbernauld services

Trains run between Cumbernauld and Garscadden only.

Passengers wishing to travel to stations between Dumbarton Central and Garscadden should change trains at Partick.

Edinburgh / Bathgate / Airdrie to Helensburgh

Buses replace trains half hourly between Dalmuir and Helensburgh.

Trains will call additionally at Jordanhill, Scotstounhill , Garscadden, Yoker, Clydebank in both directions until early evening. After this, trains run via Singer calling all stations between Edinburgh and Dalmuir as normal.

Sunday

Edinburgh / Bathgate / Airdrie to Helensburgh

Buses replace trains between Dalmuir to Helensburgh

Larkhall / Motherwell / Yoker to Balloch

Buses replace trains between Dalmuir and Balloch

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 Beccles and Lowestoft on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Harwich International / Ipswich and Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Beccles and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Beccles and Lowestoft, calling at all booked 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:

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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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Norwich and Sheringham via Cromer on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Norwich and Sheringham

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between between Norwich and Sheringham has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

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

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No trains via Lea Bridge and Tottenham Hale on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

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

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and Cheshunt, closing all lines.

As a result, trains that normally run via Tottenham Hale will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters. A map to show walking routes between these stations can be found here.

On Sunday until 18:00, trains that run between Stratford and Hertford East will be diverted to run between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East.

Customers travelling to / from Lea Bridge should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford or Hackney Downs.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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 building an additional track between Stratford and Angel Road which will reduce congestion for passengers, increase the number of trains per hour and support regeneration across the Upper Lee Valley area.

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

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Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street / Wickford and Southminster / Southend Victoria

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southminster, and also between Shenfield and Southend Victoria.

Ticket acceptance:

Season tickets valid for 1 month or longer from stations on the Southend Victoria line will be accepted on c2c services between Southend Central and London.

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 Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Swansea / Cardiff Central and London Paddington, and also between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton (terminating at Warminster)

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Severn Tunnel Junction, closing 2 out of 4 tracks.

Great Western Railway services will run a few minutes earlier than usual from Swansea / Cardiff Central towards Newport. Trains towards Cardiff Central will run a few minutes later than usual from Newport.

Additionally, the 19:00 London Paddington to Swansea service is cancelled.

Please note, Arriva Trains Wales and CrossCountry trains are not expected to be affected by this engineering work.

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 at Salisbury on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Great Malvern / Westbury and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

South Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads / Frome and Salisbury, and also between Frome / Exeter St Davids / Yeovil Junction / Salisbury and London Waterloo

Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Salisbury area, closing some lines.

Great Western Railway:

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury, taking approximately 50 minutes.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Southampton Central. Journey times will be increased by up to 70 minutes.

There will also be some cancellations to services and some trains may also terminate at Westbury / Portsmouth Harbour. Certain trains will call at Dilton Marsh upon request.

If you are travelling to Romsey, please use South Western Railway services. Tickets will also be accepted on Southern between Portsmouth and Brighton.

South Western Railway:

On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Warminster and Salisbury, and also between Salisbury and Romsey. If you are travelling between Bristol Temple Meads and Warminster, you may use Great Western Railway trains.

On Sunday until 16:00 only, buses will also replace trains between Gillingham and Andover.

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 from 22:30 on Saturday 20 until 19:10 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Reading and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke, closing all lines from 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday.

CrossCountry:

On Sunday, services will be diverted between Reading and Southampton Central, not calling at Basingstoke, Winchester or Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by 1 hour. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Basingstoke, with connecting alternative rail services running between Basingstoke and Winchester.

Great Western Railway:

From 22:30 on Saturday until 19:10 on Sunday, no trains will run between Reading and Basingstoke. Replacement buses will operate between Reading and Basingstoke, calling at all booked 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 Caledonian Sleeper service to and from Fort William on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Caledonian Sleeper

Routes affected

Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston / Edinburgh and Fort William

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dalmuir and Dalreoch, closing all lines.

As a result, the following Caledonian Sleeper services will be amended:

Saturday:

The 04:50 Edinburgh to Fort William service will be cancelled. A replacement bus will run from Kingussie (connecting with the Caledonian Sleeper service to Inverness) to Tulloch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William.

Sunday:

The 19:00 Fort William to Edinburgh / London Euston service will be cancelled. A replacement bus will run from Fort William via Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge, Tulloch to Kingussie to connect with the Inverness to Edinburgh / London Euston service.

Please note that no Caledonian Sleeper train or bus service will call at the following stations on Saturday or Sunday:

  • Corrour
  • Rannoch
  • Bridge of Orchy
  • Upper Tyndrum
  • Crianlarich
  • Ardlui
  • Arrochar & Tarbet
  • Garelochhead
  • Helensburgh Upper
  • Dalmuir
  • Glasgow Queen 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 TransPennine Express service between Middlesbrough and Northallerton from 22:10 on Saturday 20 until 13:00 on Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport / Leeds / York and Middlesbrough

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Middlesbrough and Northallerton and Middlesbrough, closing all lines via Yarm from 22:10 on Saturday until 13:00 on Sunday.

Saturday:

The 21:57 Middlesbrough to Leeds and 22:43 Middlesbrough to York services will be amended to start from Darlington. Replacement buses will run between Middlesbrough and Northallerton via Thornaby and Yarm to connect with these trains.

The 18:47 and 19:47 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough services will be amended to terminate at Darlington. Replacement buses will run between Northallerton and Middlesbrough via Yarm and Thornaby.

Sunday:

Until 13:00, services between Manchester / York and Middlesbrough will run to an amended timetable, with services being diverted to run via Darlington. These services will not call at Yarm, but will additionally call at Eaglescliffe.

Customers to / from Yarm should use the nearby Eaglescliffe or Allens West stations for services towards Middlesbrough or Darlington / York.

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 Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

West Midlands Railway

Routes affected

West Midlands Railway between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bescot Stadium and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall, and also between Tame Bridge Parkway and Rugeley Trent Valley.

An amended train service will run between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway. On Saturday, the 06:38 Wolverhampton to Walsall service will not run.

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 Great Northern service on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between London Kings Cross and Peterborough

Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Hitchin and Peterborough, closing various lines and until 08:30 in the Finsbury Park area.

Saturday

  • The 23:20 Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will depart at 22:49.

 

Sunday

  • The 00:43 London Kings Cross to Peterborough will terminate at Hitchin, customers should use the replacement bus service to complete their journey (This bus is not currently showing in Journey Planners).
  • The 05:45 and 06:42 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will start from Hitchin. A replacement bus service will operate between Peterborough and Hitchin.

Until 08:30 Great Northern trains to / from London Kings Cross will start / terminate at Finsbury Park, customers are advised to use local buses or London Underground between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Underground or London Buses by using the Transport for London 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 Balham and West Croydon on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and West Croydon / London Bridge, between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction / Crystal Palace and also between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Beckenham Junction / Norwood Junction / Sydenham closing some lines.

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

Saturday

Trains between London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace will be cancelled.

Trains between London Victoria and London Bridge will divert via an alternative route and will instead run between East Croydon and London Bridge.

Trains between London Bridge and Beckenham Junction will be diverted via an alternative route and will instead run between London Bridge and Selhurst.

Trains between Milton Keynes Central and East Croydon will be revised and will run between Milton Keynes Central and Clapham Junction.

Sunday

The following services will be cancelled throughout:

  • Trains between London Victoria and West Croydon via Crystal Palace
  • Trains between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Sydenham
  • Trains between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Tulse Hill

 

Ticket acceptance:

Customers who require either Birkbeck or Beckenham Junction on Saturday can use alternative Southern services to East Croydon, where you will be able to connect with Tramlink services to these 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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Buses replace trains between Shrewsbury and Knighton / Newport, and amended services at Hereford from Saturday 20 until 06:00 on Monday 22 October

Train companies affected

Transport for Wales, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Hereford / Great Malvern and London Paddington

Transport for Wales between Holyhead / Manchester Piccadilly / Crewe / Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central / Maesteg / Swansea / Carmarthen / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Knighton, and also between Shrewsbury and Newport, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Services running to / from Hereford will also be affected by this engineering work.

An amended timetable will be in operation between Worcester Foregate Street and Hereford, with some services between London Paddington and Great Malvern / Hereford starting / terminating at alternative stations. These trains may leave earlier or later than usual. Customers should connect with these services using alternative rail services.

Transport for Wales:

Saturday and Sunday:

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Knighton, and also between Shrewsbury and Newport.

Sunday only:

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Welshpool.

Monday:

On Monday morning, the 04:49 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will start from Knighton at 05:40. A replacement bus will run between Shrewsbury and Knighton.

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 in the Bradford Interchange area from Saturday 20 to Monday 22 October

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Northern

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Northern between Southport / Manchester Victoria / Wigan Wallgate / Hebden Bridge / Huddersfield and Leeds / York

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bradford Interchange and Brighouse, closing all lines on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Grand Central:

Services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross will run between Wakefield Kirkgate and London Kings Cross.

Replacement buses will run between Bradford Interchange and Wakefield Kirkgate, calling at Low Moor, Halifax, Brighouse and Mirfield.

Northern:

Amended timetables will be in operation between York and Leeds, and between Accrington and Preston / Blackpool North and Todmorden and Manchester Victoria / Southport. 

Buses will replace trains between:

Saturday and Sunday:

  • Leeds to Todmorden via Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Accrington via Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange.

Monday:
  • Leeds to Bradford Interchange.
  • Leeds to Huddersfield via Bradford Interchange.
  • Brighouse to Todmorden.
  • Bradford Interchange to Todmorden via Bradford Forster Square.
  • Bradford Interchange to Accrington via Bradford Forster Square.


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 Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft from Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and between Norwich and Lowestoft, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and also between Norwich 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:

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

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Buses replace Merseyrail trains to / from Ormskirk from Saturday 20 October to Friday 9 November

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Merseyrail between Liverpool Central and Ormskirk

Description

Engineering work, to upgrade platforms ready for the arrival of new Merseyrail trains, is taking place between Sandhills / Aintree and Ormskirk, closing all lines.

Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 October:

Buses will replace trains between Moorfields / Sandhills and Ormskirk:

  • Buses to / from Moorfields will not call at all stations to Ormskirk, and will make a limited number of stops.
  • Buses to / from Sandhills will call at all stations between Sandhills and Ormskirk.


Monday 29 October to Friday 9 November: 

Buses will replace trains between Aintree and Ormskirk, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Bus timetables can also be viewed here.

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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There are currently no planned changes to train times.