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Reduced service through Ayr until further notice

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

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

Description

Earlier this year, South Ayrshire Council enforced an exclusion zone at Ayr station. This was because the privately-owned former Station Hotel has been deemed unsafe.

Following work by Network Rail engineers, a limited number of ScotRail trains are running between Ayr and Stranraer. Works are continuing around the clock to complete the installation of the roof structure and place appropriate protective measures around the dangerous building.

The following service is in place at Ayr until further notice:

Stranraer - Barrhill - Girvan - Maybole - Ayr / Kilmarnock / Glasgow: Normal train service.

Girvan - Maybole - Ayr: These services are replaced by buses.

Ayr - Glasgow Central:  Trains have a reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, 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 trains throughout the day will start and terminate at Prestwick Town. A replacement bus service will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these services.

Ayr - Kilmarnock: Normal service, with a few exceptions.

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

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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Industrial action affecting Northern on Saturday 22 and 29 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Most Northern services

Description

Industrial action is taking place, affecting Northern services on Saturday 22 and 29 December, as members of the RMT Union continue to strike. 

A heavily reduced Northern service will operate on most routes on these dates with very few services running after 17:00.

Customer advice: 
You can find timetables and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here

The Northern services that do run, and other operator's services, are expected to be extremely busy. You are advised to allow extra time to complete your journey and make sure that you don't rely on the last train home.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey for Saturday 22 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The Journey Planner for Saturday 29 December has not yet been updated to show the revised service. Please check back closer 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 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 on Saturday 22, Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Most South Western Railway routes

Description

The RMT Union are holding a 24 hour strike on the South Western Railway network on Saturday 22 December and further strike action on Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December.

Details of the service that South Western Railway will be operating on Saturday 22 December are available here. The strike timetable is not currently showing in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

South Western Railway are currently working on the timetables for 27 and 31 December to ensure they run as many services as possible.

Trains on the Island Line are unaffected by this industrial action.

You can find a statement from South Western Railway and answers to FAQs here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is not currently showing the revised strike timetable. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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 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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Amended Northern timetable in the North West today

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

There are a number of planned cancellations to Northern services in the North West today, Sunday 16 December. These cancellations are not related to the introduction of the new timetable.

Customers are advised to check immediately before you travel.

Manchester Victoria - Wigan Wallgate (via Atherton)

Services between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton will not run. Customers are advised to check immediately before they travel and use one of the other services operating on this line for travel to and from Moorside, Hag Fold and Ince.

Liverpool Lime Street - Wigan North Western

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western will not run. Customers are advised to check immediately before they travel and use alternative services on this route for travel to Eccleston Park and Bryn.

Preston / Colne - Blackpool

Services between Preston / Colne and Blackpool North / Blackpool South have been reduced to two-hourly. Alternative transport will be provided for the last services.

Blackpool North - Hellifield

All services have been cancelled. Alternative transport will be provided.

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 #NorthernAmendments

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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Major disruption between Carstairs and Lockerbie expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and London Euston / Crewe

Description

All lines are blocked between Carstairs and Lockerbie due to a fault with the signalling system in the Lockerbie area. This is causing major disruption between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 90 minutes, cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer advice:

Virgin Trains

A shuttle service is in operation between Glasgow Central and Carlisle in both directions.

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh
  • London North Eastern Railway between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross

 

 

TransPennine Express

Customers are advised not to travel unless necessary.

  • Edinburgh to Carlisle - Road replacement transport provided by MacPhails Coaches and one by Rogerson Coach Travel
  • Glasgow Central to Carlisle - Road replacement transport provided by Executive Hire Limited and one by McLeans Coaches
  • Road transport has been arranged to run from Lockerbie as required

 

 

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • CrossCountry services via any reasonable route
  • London North Eastern Railway services via any reasonable route

 

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

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

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

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No trains at Albany Park expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend

Description

A problem with the station lighting at Albany Park means trains will run non stop between Bexley and Sidcup. Albany Park will not be served.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

What's happened?
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A local power failure means there are no lights at Albany Park station, and so trains are unable to stop at the station for safety reasons.

How does this affect my journey?
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Trains will run through Albany Park station without stopping.

What do I need to do?
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You can use your tickets at no extra cost on London Bus services between Bexley, Albany Park and Sidcup to help you complete your journey.

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 #AlbanyPark

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 at Derby expected until 19:45

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Reading / Plymouth and Nottingham / Glasgow Central / Newcastle / Edinburgh

East Midlands between Crewe / London St Pancras International / Matlock and Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield / Leeds 

Description

A points failure at Derby is causing disruption at this station. Trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 19:45.

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 #Derby

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

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, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, 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 until Friday 1 February using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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No trains at Bank Hall until Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Between Southport and Hunts Cross

Description

Platform work is taking place at Bank Hall, resulting in the station being closed. Bank Hall station will reopen on Monday 17 December.

Until the station reopens, buses will operate between Bank Hall and Sandhills. These buses are for passengers travelling to and from Bank Hall only. Trains will be running through Bank Hall as normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Rail replacement buses will stop directly outside Bank Hall station.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles 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:

This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

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No trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham from Saturday 8 December to Friday 4 January

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

Description

Work on the signalling equipment is taking place between Reedham and Great Yarmouth closing the line.

Trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham are diverted to run via Acle and will not call at stations via Reedham.

Customers at Buckenham, Cantley and Reedham travelling to / from Great Yarmouth, should use alternative trains and travel via Brundall or Norwich for trains via Acle.

There is no alternative transport for customers travelling to or from Berney Arms.

Christmas:

No trains will run on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December.

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

Project information:

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour also between Great Malvern and Brighton

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

Southern between Southampton and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh / St Denys and Portchester closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Southampton Central and Havant.

Additional information

Great Western Railway buses from Southampton Central to Portsmouth Harbour will only set down at Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea.

Buses from Portsmouth Harbour to Southampton Central will only pick up at Portsmouth & Southsea and Fratton.

Some trains between Cardiff Central / Great Malvern and Brighton will start terminate Westbury. Customers should use alternative road / rail services between Westbury, Southampton 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 Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight trains between Ipswich and Norwich on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Norwich, and also between Lowestoft / Great Yarmouth and Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Diss and Norwich, closing lines overnight until 07:45 on Sunday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Saturday:

  •  The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Ipswich and Norwich.


Sunday:

  • The 07:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will start from Diss. A replacement bus will run between Norwich and Diss.
  • The 07:25 Norwich to Lowestoft and the 07:36 Norwich to Great Yarmouth services will not run. Customers for these services should speak to station staff upon arrival at the station.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles 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 Dorchester West / Wareham and Weymouth on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Weymouth

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Weymouth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dorchester West / Wareham and Weymouth closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Dorchester West / Wareham and Weymouth.

Additional information

Until 09:15, South Western Railway trains will be replaced by buses between Bournemouth 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:

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

 

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No c2c trains to / from London Liverpool Street on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

c2c between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

Description

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

No c2c services will run to / from London Liverpool Street.

Services that usually run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness will instead run between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, making an additional call at West Ham. London Fenchurch Street is within walking distance of London Liverpool Street.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on London Underground or Docklands Light Railway services between West Ham and Stratford at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys between West Ham and Stratford, you can plan your journey 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 Barking and Grays via Rainham on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

c2c between London Liverpool Street and Grays

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and Grays, closing all lines via Rainham.

Buses will replace trains between Barking and Grays via Rainham.

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.

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Buses replace trains between Barnes and Feltham / Twickenham via Hounslow on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Woking / Weybridge / Kingston and the London Waterloo circular

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnes and Feltham / Twickenham via Hounslow closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Barnes and Feltham / Twickenham via Hounslow.

The trains service between London Waterloo and Woking via Addlestone, is diverted to run between Barnes and Feltham via Richmond.

The 20 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Kingston and the 35 minutes past the hour Kingston to London Waterloo 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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Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton until 10:20 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Shepperton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Teddington and Shepperton until 10:20, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton.

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 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

London St Pancras International circular

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ramsgate and Dover Priory closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Ramsgate and Dover Priory.

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 trains to / from London Liverpool Street until 10:00 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford, closing lines until 10:00.

No London Overground trains will operate until approx 10:00. A limited rail replacement bus service will operate until this time.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses / 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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No London Overground service between South Tottenham and Barking on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

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.

Replacement buses will operate between Walthamstow Central and Barking, every 15 minutes.

A reduced train service will operate between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham, every 30 minutes.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers should use the Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow, or local buses.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses / 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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Amended service at Bristol Parkway on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Birmingham New Street and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Bristol Parkway, closing lines between Swindon / Yate and Bristol Parkway.

CrossCountry:

Trains are diverted via Newport, and will call additionally at Gloucester and Newport, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes. Trains will also call at Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway:

Trains will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway via Chippenham and Bath Spa. Some services on this route will not run, or will be retimed to depart earlier or later than usual.

Services between Cardiff Central and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will be re-timed by a few minutes.

Buses will be provided between Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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Amended train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Patchway.

As a result of this engineering work, some trains are diverting via Bristol Temple Meads. To prevent congestion in the area, trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth will be retimed to depart Bristol Temple Meads 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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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Reading and Reading West / Newbury, after 23:00 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke / Newbury

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Reading and Reading West / Newbury 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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CANCELLED: Engineering work is taking place between Bradford-on-Avon and Castle Cary on Sunday 16 December until 09:25

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Westbury and Swindon / Warminster; between Warminster and Cardiff Central

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Bradford-on-Avon and Castle Cary 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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Amended early morning services in the Orpington area on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between Ashford International and London Charing Cross and also between Grove Park and Bromley North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Petts Wood and Grove Park, closing some lines.

As a result, the 00:55 Grove Park to Bromley North service will not run. Additionally, the 07:03 Ashford International to London Charing Cross will run up to 6 minutes later between Orpington and London Charing Cross.

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 Maidstone West and Paddock Wood on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between Strood and Tonbridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Maidstone West and Paddock Wood, closing all lines.

Services between Strood and Tonbridge will run between Strood and Maidstone West only. Replacement buses will run between Maidstone West and Paddock Wood.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about bridge and tunnel maintenance and why it is necessary.

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No trains from / to London Cannon Street on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southeastern - all routes to / from London Cannon Street

Thameslink - between Kentish Town and Rainham

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Cannon Street and London Bridge, closing the line.

Southeastern

All day, there will be no trains from / to London Cannon Street.

The following alterations will apply to trains between London Cannon Street and:

  • Hayes - Trains are diverted to run to / from London Charing Cross and will run nonstop between London Bridge and Lewisham.
  • Dartford via Greenwich and Woolwich - Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford call at New Cross, Greenwich, Woolwich then all stations to Dartford.
  • Dartford via Sidcup - London Cannon Street rounder services via Sidcup and Greenwich will not run. If you are travelling to stations on the Sidcup Line you will be able to use alternative train services from London Charing Cross.

Ticket Acceptance

Customers can use the following services with no extra cost:

  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich
  • London Underground between London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross / Embankment / Southwark / London Bridge.
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water for London Underground Jubilee line connections.

Thameslink

Because of this engineering work, trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will only run between Dartford and Rainham.
Trains between Bedford and Brighton will be diverted via and calling at Elephant & Castle.
 
Ticket Acceptance

Customers can use the following services with no extra cost:

  • London Underground on any reasonable route between London Blackfriars / Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Southeastern services between London Bridge and Dartford

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway 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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No trains at Didcot Parkway on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Basingstoke / Oxford / Newbury / Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Gloucester / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance and also between Maidenhead and Marlow

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cholsey and Didcot Parkway, as well as between Maidenhead and Tilehurst, closing some lines.

As a result, no trains will call at Didcot Parkway.

Replacement buses will run:

Twice hourly between:

  • Reading and Didcot Parkway (taking approximately 40 minutes)
  • Reading and Swindon (taking approximately 65 minutes)

 

Hourly between:

  • Didcot Parkway and Oxford (taking approximately 30 minutes)
  • Didcot Parkway and Radley (taking approximately 25 minutes)
  • Oxford and Swindon calling at Didcot Parkway (taking approximately 85 minutes)

 

The following alterations will also apply:

Trains between London Padding and Swansea / Carmarthen are diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway via and will call additionally at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

A hourly train service will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

The train service between London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be reduced in frequency and will also be retimed. These trains will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

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 Greater Anglia / Stansted Express service until 09:50 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge

Stansted Express between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Hackney Downs, closing some lines.

Greater Anglia

The 07:32 & 07:51 Cambridge to London Liverpool Street services - these services will terminate at Stratford, also, the 08:57 & 09:28 London Liverpool Street to Cambridge services - these services will start from Stratford.

Stansted Express

Stansted Express trains will be diverted via an alternative route - customers should allow for slightly extended journey times.

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 trains between Purley and Horley on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Horsham

Description

Engineering is taking place between Purley and Horley closing some lines.

Trains are diverted between Purley and Horley and will not call at stations between Purley and Horley

Replacement buses, will run between Purley and Horley 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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No Thameslink trains to or from Kentish Town until 09:15 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between Bedford and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kentish Town and London St Pancras International closing some lines.

Until 09:15, trains will be unable to call at Kentish Town.

Replacement buses will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International calling at Kentish Town.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles 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 Streatham / West Croydon and Sutton via Mitcham Junction / Waddon until 09:20 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Sutton

Thameslink between Luton and Sutton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction closing the line.

Southern

Buses will replace train between Streatham / West Croydon and Epsom / Epsom Downs.

Thameslink

Trains are diverted between Streatham and Sutton via Haydons Road and will not call at stations via Mitcham Junction

Customers should use London Buses between Streatham and Sutton, via Mitcham Junction, to complete your journey.

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 to and from London Kings Cross until 08:45 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Northern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Stevenage / Cambridge / Peterborough / Kings Lynn

Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Cambridge 

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park until approximately 08:45.

As a result, all services to and from London Kings Cross before this time will start / terminate at Finsbury Park.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use London Buses 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 Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner.

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No Gatwick Express service on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction closing most lines.

No Gatwick Express services will run. Trains to and from Gatwick Airport will run from other central London stations including Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Alternative travel arrangements will be in place between Clapham Junction and London Victoria. All services at Clapham Junction are expected to be very busy. Please avoid Clapham Junction if possible.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 28 December, using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

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

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No trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

All routes between London Victoria and Clapham Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction closing most lines.

No trains will run between London Victoria and Clapham Junction. Buses will operate between London Victoria and Clapham Junction, however customers should travel to and from London Bridge / London Blackfriars where possible.

Gatwick Express

No trains will run. Customers should use alternative Southern services to complete their journey.

Trains to and from Gatwick Airport will run from other central London stations including London Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Southern

Most trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Bridge.

Alternative travel arrangements will be in place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction.

All services at Clapham Junction are expected to be very busy. Please avoid Clapham Junction if possible.

As a result of this engineering work the trains service between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will not run

Ticket acceptance

Customers can use London Underground between London Victoria and London Bridge / London Blackfriars / Balham / Vauxhall.

Customers may also use London Underground between East Croydon and London Euston on any reasonable route.

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central.

Southeastern and Thameslink trains are not 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 Horsham and Barnham on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Horsham and Arundel closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Horsham and Barnham.

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 Barnham and Bognor Regis on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Littlehampton / Barnham and Bognor Regis

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Bognor Regis, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between York and Newcastle on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Durham and Newcastle, closing all lines.

On Sunday, the 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will terminate at York. A replacement coach will then run from York to Newcastle calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham and Chester-le-Street.

On Monday, the 04:48 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from York. A replacement coach will run from Newcastle to York calling at Durham, Darlington, Northallerton and Thirsk.

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 York and Newcastle from 23:00 on Sunday 16 until 06:00 on Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between York and Newcastle, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

Sunday:

  • The 21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will run earlier than usual from Northallerton, Darlington and Durham, arriving at Newcastle earlier than usual.
  • The 22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will terminate at York. Replacement buses will run between York and Newcastle via Northallerton, Darlington and Durham.

Monday:

  • The 04:44 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will start from York at 05:59. Customers travelling from Newcastle should use alternative 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 overnight Thameslink trains from Peterborough to Hitchin on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

From Peterborough to London Kings Cross / Horsham

Description

From 23:45 to 04:40 each night, finishing 04:40 Tuesday morning, engineering work is taking place on the line from Peterborough to Hitchin.

As a result of this train will not be able to call at Sandy or Arlesey.

Replacement buses will run from Sandy to Hitchin calling at Arlesey.

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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There are currently no planned changes to train times.

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Reduced service through Ayr until further notice

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

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

Description

Earlier this year, South Ayrshire Council enforced an exclusion zone at Ayr station. This was because the privately-owned former Station Hotel has been deemed unsafe.

Following work by Network Rail engineers, a limited number of ScotRail trains are running between Ayr and Stranraer. Works are continuing around the clock to complete the installation of the roof structure and place appropriate protective measures around the dangerous building.

The following service is in place at Ayr until further notice:

Stranraer - Barrhill - Girvan - Maybole - Ayr / Kilmarnock / Glasgow: Normal train service.

Girvan - Maybole - Ayr: These services are replaced by buses.

Ayr - Glasgow Central:  Trains have a reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, 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 trains throughout the day will start and terminate at Prestwick Town. A replacement bus service will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these services.

Ayr - Kilmarnock: Normal service, with a few exceptions.

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

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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Industrial action affecting Northern on Saturday 22 and 29 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Most Northern services

Description

Industrial action is taking place, affecting Northern services on Saturday 22 and 29 December, as members of the RMT Union continue to strike. 

A heavily reduced Northern service will operate on most routes on these dates with very few services running after 17:00.

Customer advice: 
You can find timetables and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here

The Northern services that do run, and other operator's services, are expected to be extremely busy. You are advised to allow extra time to complete your journey and make sure that you don't rely on the last train home.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey for Saturday 22 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The Journey Planner for Saturday 29 December has not yet been updated to show the revised service. Please check back closer 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 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 on Saturday 22, Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Most South Western Railway routes

Description

The RMT Union are holding a 24 hour strike on the South Western Railway network on Saturday 22 December and further strike action on Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December.

Details of the service that South Western Railway will be operating on Saturday 22 December are available here. The strike timetable is not currently showing in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

South Western Railway are currently working on the timetables for 27 and 31 December to ensure they run as many services as possible.

Trains on the Island Line are unaffected by this industrial action.

You can find a statement from South Western Railway and answers to FAQs here.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is not currently showing the revised strike timetable. Please check back closer to the time of travel.

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 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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Amended Northern timetable in the North West today

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

There are a number of planned cancellations to Northern services in the North West today, Sunday 16 December. These cancellations are not related to the introduction of the new timetable.

Customers are advised to check immediately before you travel.

Manchester Victoria - Wigan Wallgate (via Atherton)

Services between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton will not run. Customers are advised to check immediately before they travel and use one of the other services operating on this line for travel to and from Moorside, Hag Fold and Ince.

Liverpool Lime Street - Wigan North Western

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western will not run. Customers are advised to check immediately before they travel and use alternative services on this route for travel to Eccleston Park and Bryn.

Preston / Colne - Blackpool

Services between Preston / Colne and Blackpool North / Blackpool South have been reduced to two-hourly. Alternative transport will be provided for the last services.

Blackpool North - Hellifield

All services have been cancelled. Alternative transport will be provided.

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 #NorthernAmendments

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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Major disruption between Carstairs and Lockerbie expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and London Euston / Crewe

Description

All lines are blocked between Carstairs and Lockerbie due to a fault with the signalling system in the Lockerbie area. This is causing major disruption between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 90 minutes, cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer advice:

Virgin Trains

A shuttle service is in operation between Glasgow Central and Carlisle in both directions.

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh
  • London North Eastern Railway between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross

 

 

TransPennine Express

Customers are advised not to travel unless necessary.

  • Edinburgh to Carlisle - Road replacement transport provided by MacPhails Coaches and one by Rogerson Coach Travel
  • Glasgow Central to Carlisle - Road replacement transport provided by Executive Hire Limited and one by McLeans Coaches
  • Road transport has been arranged to run from Lockerbie as required

 

 

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • CrossCountry services via any reasonable route
  • London North Eastern Railway services via any reasonable route

 

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

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

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

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No trains at Albany Park expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend

Description

A problem with the station lighting at Albany Park means trains will run non stop between Bexley and Sidcup. Albany Park will not be served.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

What's happened?
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A local power failure means there are no lights at Albany Park station, and so trains are unable to stop at the station for safety reasons.

How does this affect my journey?
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Trains will run through Albany Park station without stopping.

What do I need to do?
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You can use your tickets at no extra cost on London Bus services between Bexley, Albany Park and Sidcup to help you complete your journey.

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 #AlbanyPark

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 at Derby expected until 19:45

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Reading / Plymouth and Nottingham / Glasgow Central / Newcastle / Edinburgh

East Midlands between Crewe / London St Pancras International / Matlock and Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield / Leeds 

Description

A points failure at Derby is causing disruption at this station. Trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 19:45.

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 #Derby

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

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, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, 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 until Friday 1 February using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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No trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham from Saturday 8 December to Friday 4 January

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

Description

Work on the signalling equipment is taking place between Reedham and Great Yarmouth closing the line.

Trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham are diverted to run via Acle and will not call at stations via Reedham.

Customers at Buckenham, Cantley and Reedham travelling to / from Great Yarmouth, should use alternative trains and travel via Brundall or Norwich for trains via Acle.

There is no alternative transport for customers travelling to or from Berney Arms.

Christmas:

No trains will run on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December.

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

Project information:

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

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

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between York and Newcastle on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Durham and Newcastle, closing all lines.

On Sunday, the 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will terminate at York. A replacement coach will then run from York to Newcastle calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham and Chester-le-Street.

On Monday, the 04:48 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from York. A replacement coach will run from Newcastle to York calling at Durham, Darlington, Northallerton and Thirsk.

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 York and Newcastle from 23:00 on Sunday 16 until 06:00 on Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between York and Newcastle, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

Sunday:

  • The 21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will run earlier than usual from Northallerton, Darlington and Durham, arriving at Newcastle earlier than usual.
  • The 22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will terminate at York. Replacement buses will run between York and Newcastle via Northallerton, Darlington and Durham.

Monday:

  • The 04:44 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will start from York at 05:59. Customers travelling from Newcastle should use alternative services.

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Bicycles:

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Amended overnight Thameslink trains from Peterborough to Hitchin on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

From Peterborough to London Kings Cross / Horsham

Description

From 23:45 to 04:40 each night, finishing 04:40 Tuesday morning, engineering work is taking place on the line from Peterborough to Hitchin.

As a result of this train will not be able to call at Sandy or Arlesey.

Replacement buses will run from Sandy to Hitchin calling at Arlesey.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Buses replace evening trains to / from Northampton on Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

London Northwestern Railway, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street / Northampton and London Euston

Virgin Trains between Wolverhampton and London Euston

Description

Engineering work is  taking place between Northampton and Bletchley, closing lines on Monday evening.

London Northwestern Railway:

After 23:00, services between Northampton and London Euston will run between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston only. Replacement buses will run between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central to a reduced timetable.

Additionally, the 20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston service will terminate at Northampton.

Virgin Trains:

The 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, and will not call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Amended early morning services to / from London Paddington on Monday 17 December

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 Maidenhead and Tilehurst, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

  • The 00:05 Oxford to Didcot Parkway bus will be extended to run to Reading.
  • The 00:35 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington will start from Maidenhead. Customers to / from stations between Didcot Parkway and Maidenhead should use the 00:05 train from Oxford, which will call at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley, Tilehurst, Reading and Twyford.
  • The 01:34 London Paddington to Reading service will terminate at Maidenhead for a rail connection from Maidenhead to Twyford and Reading.
  • The 02:24 Reading to London Paddington service will start from Maidenhead. Customers should use alternative rail connections from Reading and Twyford to Maidenhead.
  • The 03:32 Oxford to Didcot Parkway bus will not run.
  • The 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading service will start from Oxford at 03:54.


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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended late night Greater Anglia service from Monday 17 to Wednesday 19 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

22:56 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze and

23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea

Description

Engineering work is taking place from 00:01 each night between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, closing all lines.

Monday to Wednesday

  • The 22:56 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze service will be diverted to Clacton-on-Sea. Customers for Walton-on-the-Naze should change at Clacton-on-Sea for replacement bus services forward to Walton-on-the Naze.
  • The 23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea service will terminate at Colchester. Customers for Clacton-on-Sea should change at Colchester for replacement bus services forward to Clacton-on-Sea.

 

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended evening services between Worcester stations and Hereford from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

West Midlands Railway

Routes affected

West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Great Malvern and Hereford, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:00 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Great Malvern at 21:54. Customers towards Hereford should travel on the 22:20 Great Malvern to Hereford Great Western Railway service.
  • The 22:59 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will be replaced by a bus throughout.


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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Diverted 23:36 Swindon to Gloucester service from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Swindon and Gloucester

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Gloucester, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 23:36 Swindon to Gloucester service will depart 20 minutes earlier than usual, and will be diverted between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa, not calling at Kemble, Stroud or Stonehouse. A replacement bus will run between Swindon and Gloucester, calling at Kemble, Stroud,Stonehouse Post Office and Gloucester.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Buses replace evening trains between Westbury and Taunton from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

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

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Taunton overnight, closing lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will be diverted between Westbury and Taunton, and will not call at Castle Cary.

A replacement bus will run between Westbury and Castle Cary.

Customers travelling from Castle Cary should use an earlier replacement bus between Castle Cary and Taunton, which will connect with the train service.

Additionally, the 23:06 Bristol Temple Meads to Exeter St Davids service will run a few minutes later throughout.

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Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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Buses replace evening trains between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

Transport for Wales

Routes affected

Transport for Wales between Treherbert / Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff Central / Barry Island / Bridgend

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Pontypridd and Cardiff Queen Street, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

  • The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers should travel on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service to Pontypridd, then by replacement bus between Pontypridd and Aberdare.
  • The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Pontypridd. A replacement bus will run between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.
  • The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run from Cardiff Central to Pontypridd.
  • The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will start from Cardiff Queen Street. A replacement bus service will run from Radyr to Barry Island.

 

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended evening services to / from Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

Transport for Wales

Routes affected

Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central / Shrewsbury and Manchester Piccadilly

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

  • The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.
  • The 22:36 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe, calling at Wilmslow.

 

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended Late night Northern services through Stockport from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Buxton / Sheffield

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from 23:10 between New Mills Central and Stockport, closing some lines.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 23:03 and run EARLIER than normally advertised to Stockport.  A bus will be provided from Hazel Grove to Stockport, departing Hazel Grove at 23:08.

The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Crewe.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended Northern late night trains not calling at Salford Central from Monday 17 to Thursday 21 December

Train companies affected

Routes affected

22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria

22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate

Description

Engineering work is taking place from 23:30 between Manchester Victoria and Salford Central, closing some lines.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at Salford Central.
 

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No Great Northern overnight trains at Harringay or Hornsey from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Between Moorgate and Stevenage

Description

Each night between 22:30 and 05:15, finishing 05:15 Friday morning, engineering work is taking place between Harringay and Hornsey closing some lines.

Trains will be unable to call at Harringay and Hornsey.

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Bicycles:

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Project Information:

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Amended overnight Southeastern services between Monday 17 and Friday 21 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between London Victoria / London St Pancras International / Gillingham / Sittingbourne and Orpington / Faversham / Sheerness-on-Sea / Ramsgate

Description

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

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

Gillingham - Faversham / Sheerness-on-Sea:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham, Rainham, Newington, Sittingbourne and Faversham. A second replacement bus will run between Sittingbourne, Teynham and Faversham. An additional train will run from Faversham to Ramsgate, calling at all stations.
  • The 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham service will terminate at Faversham. A replacement bus will run between Faversham, Sittingbourne, Newington, Rainham and Gillingham. A second bus will run between Faversham, Teynham, and then set down only from Sittingbourne to Gillingham (calling at all stations.
  • The 23:25 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet to Faversham via Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Sittingbourne.
  • The 23:48 Sheerness-on-Sea to Sittingbourne service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet to Faversham via Gravesend, Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and Sittingbourne.


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham, Rainham, Newington, Sittingbourne and Faversham. A second replacement bus will run between Sittingbourne, Teynham and Faversham. An additional train will run from Faversham to Ramsgate, calling at all stations.
  • The 00:26 Sheerness-on-Sea to Sittingbourne service will be replaced by a bus throughout.


Beckenham Junction - St Mary Cray:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:58 London Victoria to Orpington service will run as booked to Bromley South, then divert to terminate at Swanley. A replacement bus will run from Bromley South to Orpington via Bickley and Petts Wood.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:28 London Victoria to Orpington service will be retimed to depart at 00:31, and will call at Shortlands, Bromley South and terminate at Swanley. A replacement bus will run from London Victoria to Herne Hill, then all stations to Orpington. A second bus will depart Shortlands for Orpington, calling at all stations.


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Bicycles:

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Amended overnight Northern services between Cheadle Hulme and Crewe from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Alderley Edge / Crewe

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cheadle Hulme and Crewe, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run between Wilmslow and Crewe.
  • The 23:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Alderley Edge.
  • The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Crewe at 23:12 to Stockport.
  • The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Crewe.

 

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

 

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Bicycles:

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Amended late night / early morning Northern services between Preston and Blackpool North / South from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Between Leeds / Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / South

Description

Engineering work is taking place from 01:05 to 05:00 each night between Preston and Blackpool North / South, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Leeds to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.

The 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 04:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North.

Buses will operate between Preston and Blackpool North / South.

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Amended overnight midweek TransPennine Express services from Monday 17 December to Friday 21 December

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Manchester Airport and York / Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Manchester Oxford Road and Stalybridge and also between Huddersfield and Leeds, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed and will not call at Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Victoria or Dewsbury. A replacement bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury to connect with the train.

Buses will replace the 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield and 23:56 Huddersfield to Leeds services.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:38 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Leeds 10 minutes later than normal at 02:15 and arrive at York later at 02:56.

The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 02:55.

The 02:52 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 04:11.

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Bicycles:

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Buses replace overnight trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich and Bexleyheath from Monday 17 to Thursday 20 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria, London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Dartford

Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place on the Woolwich and Bexleyheath lines.

As a result of this, the following trains will not call at stations between Lewisham and Dartford. A replacement bus service will run between Lewisham and Dartford calling at all booked stations.

Monday - Thursday

  • 23:36 London Victoria to Dartford
  • 23:52 London Charing Cross to Dartford

 

Tuesday - Friday

00:08 London Victoria to Dartford

Tuesday and Wednesday

  • 00:46 London Cannon Street to Dartford
  • 01:02 London Cannon Street to Dartford

Thursday and Friday

  • 00:12 London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:42 London Charing Cross to Dartford

 

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Reduced service through Ayr until further notice

Train companies affected

ScotRail

Routes affected

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

Description

Earlier this year, South Ayrshire Council enforced an exclusion zone at Ayr station. This was because the privately-owned former Station Hotel has been deemed unsafe.

Following work by Network Rail engineers, a limited number of ScotRail trains are running between Ayr and Stranraer. Works are continuing around the clock to complete the installation of the roof structure and place appropriate protective measures around the dangerous building.

The following service is in place at Ayr until further notice:

Stranraer - Barrhill - Girvan - Maybole - Ayr / Kilmarnock / Glasgow: Normal train service.

Girvan - Maybole - Ayr: These services are replaced by buses.

Ayr - Glasgow Central:  Trains have a reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, 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 trains throughout the day will start and terminate at Prestwick Town. A replacement bus service will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these services.

Ayr - Kilmarnock: Normal service, with a few exceptions.

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Industrial action affecting Northern on Saturday 22 and 29 December

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Most Northern services

Description

Industrial action is taking place, affecting Northern services on Saturday 22 and 29 December, as members of the RMT Union continue to strike. 

A heavily reduced Northern service will operate on most routes on these dates with very few services running after 17:00.

Customer advice: 
You can find timetables and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here

The Northern services that do run, and other operator's services, are expected to be extremely busy. You are advised to allow extra time to complete your journey and make sure that you don't rely on the last train home.

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The Journey Planner for Saturday 29 December has not yet been updated to show the revised service. Please check back closer to the time of travel. 

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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway on Saturday 22, Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Most South Western Railway routes

Description

The RMT Union are holding a 24 hour strike on the South Western Railway network on Saturday 22 December and further strike action on Thursday 27 and Monday 31 December.

Details of the service that South Western Railway will be operating on Saturday 22 December are available here. The strike timetable is not currently showing in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

South Western Railway are currently working on the timetables for 27 and 31 December to ensure they run as many services as possible.

Trains on the Island Line are unaffected by this industrial action.

You can find a statement from South Western Railway and answers to FAQs here.

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Amended Northern timetable in the North West today

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

There are a number of planned cancellations to Northern services in the North West today, Sunday 16 December. These cancellations are not related to the introduction of the new timetable.

Customers are advised to check immediately before you travel.

Manchester Victoria - Wigan Wallgate (via Atherton)

Services between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton will not run. Customers are advised to check immediately before they travel and use one of the other services operating on this line for travel to and from Moorside, Hag Fold and Ince.

Liverpool Lime Street - Wigan North Western

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western will not run. Customers are advised to check immediately before they travel and use alternative services on this route for travel to Eccleston Park and Bryn.

Preston / Colne - Blackpool

Services between Preston / Colne and Blackpool North / Blackpool South have been reduced to two-hourly. Alternative transport will be provided for the last services.

Blackpool North - Hellifield

All services have been cancelled. Alternative transport will be provided.

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Major disruption between Carstairs and Lockerbie expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

Routes affected

TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and Manchester Airport

Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and London Euston / Crewe

Description

All lines are blocked between Carstairs and Lockerbie due to a fault with the signalling system in the Lockerbie area. This is causing major disruption between these stations. Trains may be delayed by up to 90 minutes, cancelled or revised.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer advice:

Virgin Trains

A shuttle service is in operation between Glasgow Central and Carlisle in both directions.

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh
  • London North Eastern Railway between Edinburgh and London Kings Cross

 

 

TransPennine Express

Customers are advised not to travel unless necessary.

  • Edinburgh to Carlisle - Road replacement transport provided by MacPhails Coaches and one by Rogerson Coach Travel
  • Glasgow Central to Carlisle - Road replacement transport provided by Executive Hire Limited and one by McLeans Coaches
  • Road transport has been arranged to run from Lockerbie as required

 

 

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • CrossCountry services via any reasonable route
  • London North Eastern Railway services via any reasonable route

 

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

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

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

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No trains at Albany Park expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Charing Cross and Gravesend

Description

A problem with the station lighting at Albany Park means trains will run non stop between Bexley and Sidcup. Albany Park will not be served.

Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

What's happened?
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A local power failure means there are no lights at Albany Park station, and so trains are unable to stop at the station for safety reasons.

How does this affect my journey?
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Trains will run through Albany Park station without stopping.

What do I need to do?
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You can use your tickets at no extra cost on London Bus services between Bexley, Albany Park and Sidcup to help you complete your journey.

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 #AlbanyPark

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 at Derby expected until 19:45

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Reading / Plymouth and Nottingham / Glasgow Central / Newcastle / Edinburgh

East Midlands between Crewe / London St Pancras International / Matlock and Derby / Nottingham / Sheffield / Leeds 

Description

A points failure at Derby is causing disruption at this station. Trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 19:45.

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 #Derby

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

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Planned changes to train times

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, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, 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 until Friday 1 February using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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No trains at Bank Hall until Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Between Southport and Hunts Cross

Description

Platform work is taking place at Bank Hall, resulting in the station being closed. Bank Hall station will reopen on Monday 17 December.

Until the station reopens, buses will operate between Bank Hall and Sandhills. These buses are for passengers travelling to and from Bank Hall only. Trains will be running through Bank Hall as normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Rail replacement buses will stop directly outside Bank Hall station.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles 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:

This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

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No trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham from Saturday 8 December to Friday 4 January

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham

Description

Work on the signalling equipment is taking place between Reedham and Great Yarmouth closing the line.

Trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham are diverted to run via Acle and will not call at stations via Reedham.

Customers at Buckenham, Cantley and Reedham travelling to / from Great Yarmouth, should use alternative trains and travel via Brundall or Norwich for trains via Acle.

There is no alternative transport for customers travelling to or from Berney Arms.

Christmas:

No trains will run on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December.

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

Project information:

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

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

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Buses replace trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Southern

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour also between Great Malvern and Brighton

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

Southern between Southampton and Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Eastleigh / St Denys and Portchester closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Eastleigh / Southampton Central and Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Southampton Central and Havant.

Additional information

Great Western Railway buses from Southampton Central to Portsmouth Harbour will only set down at Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea.

Buses from Portsmouth Harbour to Southampton Central will only pick up at Portsmouth & Southsea and Fratton.

Some trains between Cardiff Central / Great Malvern and Brighton will start terminate Westbury. Customers should use alternative road / rail services between Westbury, Southampton 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 Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Staines and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight trains between Ipswich and Norwich on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Norwich, and also between Lowestoft / Great Yarmouth and Norwich

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Diss and Norwich, closing lines overnight until 07:45 on Sunday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Saturday:

  •  The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Ipswich and Norwich.


Sunday:

  • The 07:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will start from Diss. A replacement bus will run between Norwich and Diss.
  • The 07:25 Norwich to Lowestoft and the 07:36 Norwich to Great Yarmouth services will not run. Customers for these services should speak to station staff upon arrival at the station.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles 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 Dorchester West / Wareham and Weymouth on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central and Weymouth

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Weymouth

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dorchester West / Wareham and Weymouth closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Dorchester West / Wareham and Weymouth.

Additional information

Until 09:15, South Western Railway trains will be replaced by buses between Bournemouth 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:

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

 

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No c2c trains to / from London Liverpool Street on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

c2c between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

Description

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

No c2c services will run to / from London Liverpool Street.

Services that usually run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness will instead run between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness, making an additional call at West Ham. London Fenchurch Street is within walking distance of London Liverpool Street.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on London Underground or Docklands Light Railway services between West Ham and Stratford at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys between West Ham and Stratford, you can plan your journey 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 Barking and Grays via Rainham on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

c2c

Routes affected

c2c between London Liverpool Street and Grays

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and Grays, closing all lines via Rainham.

Buses will replace trains between Barking and Grays via Rainham.

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.

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Buses replace trains between Barnes and Feltham / Twickenham via Hounslow on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Woking / Weybridge / Kingston and the London Waterloo circular

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnes and Feltham / Twickenham via Hounslow closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Barnes and Feltham / Twickenham via Hounslow.

The trains service between London Waterloo and Woking via Addlestone, is diverted to run between Barnes and Feltham via Richmond.

The 20 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Kingston and the 35 minutes past the hour Kingston to London Waterloo 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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Buses replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton until 10:20 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

South Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Waterloo and Shepperton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Teddington and Shepperton until 10:20, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Teddington and Shepperton.

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 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

London St Pancras International circular

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ramsgate and Dover Priory closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Ramsgate and Dover Priory.

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 trains to / from London Liverpool Street until 10:00 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford, closing lines until 10:00.

No London Overground trains will operate until approx 10:00. A limited rail replacement bus service will operate until this time.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses / 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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No London Overground service between South Tottenham and Barking on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

London Overground

Routes affected

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.

Replacement buses will operate between Walthamstow Central and Barking, every 15 minutes.

A reduced train service will operate between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham, every 30 minutes.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers should use the Victoria line between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow, or local buses.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses / 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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Amended service at Bristol Parkway on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

Routes affected

CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Birmingham New Street and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between Worcester Shrub Hill and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Engineering work is taking place at Bristol Parkway, closing lines between Swindon / Yate and Bristol Parkway.

CrossCountry:

Trains are diverted via Newport, and will call additionally at Gloucester and Newport, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes. Trains will also call at Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway:

Trains will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway via Chippenham and Bath Spa. Some services on this route will not run, or will be retimed to depart earlier or later than usual.

Services between Cardiff Central and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will be re-timed by a few minutes.

Buses will be provided between Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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Amended train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Patchway.

As a result of this engineering work, some trains are diverting via Bristol Temple Meads. To prevent congestion in the area, trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth will be retimed to depart Bristol Temple Meads 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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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Reading and Reading West / Newbury, after 23:00 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between Reading and Basingstoke / Newbury

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Reading and Reading West / Newbury 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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CANCELLED: Engineering work is taking place between Bradford-on-Avon and Castle Cary on Sunday 16 December until 09:25

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between Westbury and Swindon / Warminster; between Warminster and Cardiff Central

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Bradford-on-Avon and Castle Cary 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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Amended early morning services in the Orpington area on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between Ashford International and London Charing Cross and also between Grove Park and Bromley North

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Petts Wood and Grove Park, closing some lines.

As a result, the 00:55 Grove Park to Bromley North service will not run. Additionally, the 07:03 Ashford International to London Charing Cross will run up to 6 minutes later between Orpington and London Charing Cross.

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 Maidstone West and Paddock Wood on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Southeastern between Strood and Tonbridge

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Maidstone West and Paddock Wood, closing all lines.

Services between Strood and Tonbridge will run between Strood and Maidstone West only. Replacement buses will run between Maidstone West and Paddock Wood.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about bridge and tunnel maintenance and why it is necessary.

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No trains from / to London Cannon Street on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southeastern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southeastern - all routes to / from London Cannon Street

Thameslink - between Kentish Town and Rainham

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Cannon Street and London Bridge, closing the line.

Southeastern

All day, there will be no trains from / to London Cannon Street.

The following alterations will apply to trains between London Cannon Street and:

  • Hayes - Trains are diverted to run to / from London Charing Cross and will run nonstop between London Bridge and Lewisham.
  • Dartford via Greenwich and Woolwich - Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford call at New Cross, Greenwich, Woolwich then all stations to Dartford.
  • Dartford via Sidcup - London Cannon Street rounder services via Sidcup and Greenwich will not run. If you are travelling to stations on the Sidcup Line you will be able to use alternative train services from London Charing Cross.

Ticket Acceptance

Customers can use the following services with no extra cost:

  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich
  • London Underground between London Cannon Street and London Charing Cross / Embankment / Southwark / London Bridge.
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water for London Underground Jubilee line connections.

Thameslink

Because of this engineering work, trains between Kentish Town and Rainham will only run between Dartford and Rainham.
Trains between Bedford and Brighton will be diverted via and calling at Elephant & Castle.
 
Ticket Acceptance

Customers can use the following services with no extra cost:

  • London Underground on any reasonable route between London Blackfriars / Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Southeastern services between London Bridge and Dartford

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on Docklands Light Railway 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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No trains at Didcot Parkway on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Basingstoke / Oxford / Newbury / Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Gloucester / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance and also between Maidenhead and Marlow

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cholsey and Didcot Parkway, as well as between Maidenhead and Tilehurst, closing some lines.

As a result, no trains will call at Didcot Parkway.

Replacement buses will run:

Twice hourly between:

  • Reading and Didcot Parkway (taking approximately 40 minutes)
  • Reading and Swindon (taking approximately 65 minutes)

 

Hourly between:

  • Didcot Parkway and Oxford (taking approximately 30 minutes)
  • Didcot Parkway and Radley (taking approximately 25 minutes)
  • Oxford and Swindon calling at Didcot Parkway (taking approximately 85 minutes)

 

The following alterations will also apply:

Trains between London Padding and Swansea / Carmarthen are diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway via and will call additionally at Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

A hourly train service will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

The train service between London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be reduced in frequency and will also be retimed. These trains will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

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 Greater Anglia / Stansted Express service until 09:50 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

Routes affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge

Stansted Express between Stansted Airport and London Liverpool Street

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Hackney Downs, closing some lines.

Greater Anglia

The 07:32 & 07:51 Cambridge to London Liverpool Street services - these services will terminate at Stratford, also, the 08:57 & 09:28 London Liverpool Street to Cambridge services - these services will start from Stratford.

Stansted Express

Stansted Express trains will be diverted via an alternative route - customers should allow for slightly extended journey times.

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 trains between Purley and Horley on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton / Horsham

Description

Engineering is taking place between Purley and Horley closing some lines.

Trains are diverted between Purley and Horley and will not call at stations between Purley and Horley

Replacement buses, will run between Purley and Horley 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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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No Thameslink trains to or from Kentish Town until 09:15 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

Between Bedford and London St Pancras International

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kentish Town and London St Pancras International closing some lines.

Until 09:15, trains will be unable to call at Kentish Town.

Replacement buses will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International calling at Kentish Town.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles 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 Streatham / West Croydon and Sutton via Mitcham Junction / Waddon until 09:20 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Southern between London Victoria and Sutton

Thameslink between Luton and Sutton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction closing the line.

Southern

Buses will replace train between Streatham / West Croydon and Epsom / Epsom Downs.

Thameslink

Trains are diverted between Streatham and Sutton via Haydons Road and will not call at stations via Mitcham Junction

Customers should use London Buses between Streatham and Sutton, via Mitcham Junction, to complete your journey.

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 to and from London Kings Cross until 08:45 on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Great Northern, Thameslink

Routes affected

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Stevenage / Cambridge / Peterborough / Kings Lynn

Thameslink between London Kings Cross and Cambridge 

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park until approximately 08:45.

As a result, all services to and from London Kings Cross before this time will start / terminate at Finsbury Park.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use London Buses 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 Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner.

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No Gatwick Express service on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction closing most lines.

No Gatwick Express services will run. Trains to and from Gatwick Airport will run from other central London stations including Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Alternative travel arrangements will be in place between Clapham Junction and London Victoria. All services at Clapham Junction are expected to be very busy. Please avoid Clapham Junction if possible.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 28 December, using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

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

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No trains between London Victoria and Clapham Junction on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

All routes between London Victoria and Clapham Junction

Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction closing most lines.

No trains will run between London Victoria and Clapham Junction. Buses will operate between London Victoria and Clapham Junction, however customers should travel to and from London Bridge / London Blackfriars where possible.

Gatwick Express

No trains will run. Customers should use alternative Southern services to complete their journey.

Trains to and from Gatwick Airport will run from other central London stations including London Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Southern

Most trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Bridge.

Alternative travel arrangements will be in place between London Victoria and Clapham Junction.

All services at Clapham Junction are expected to be very busy. Please avoid Clapham Junction if possible.

As a result of this engineering work the trains service between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will not run

Ticket acceptance

Customers can use London Underground between London Victoria and London Bridge / London Blackfriars / Balham / Vauxhall.

Customers may also use London Underground between East Croydon and London Euston on any reasonable route.

London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central.

Southeastern and Thameslink trains are not 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 Horsham and Barnham on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Horsham and Arundel closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Horsham and Barnham.

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 Barnham and Bognor Regis on Sunday 16 December

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria / Littlehampton / Barnham and Bognor Regis

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Bognor Regis, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between York and Newcastle on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between Durham and Newcastle, closing all lines.

On Sunday, the 21:24 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will terminate at York. A replacement coach will then run from York to Newcastle calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham and Chester-le-Street.

On Monday, the 04:48 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from York. A replacement coach will run from Newcastle to York calling at Durham, Darlington, Northallerton and Thirsk.

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 York and Newcastle from 23:00 on Sunday 16 until 06:00 on Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

London North Eastern Railway

Routes affected

London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross and Newcastle

Description

Engineering work is taking place between York and Newcastle, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

Sunday:

  • The 21:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will run earlier than usual from Northallerton, Darlington and Durham, arriving at Newcastle earlier than usual.
  • The 22:00 London Kings Cross to Newcastle service will terminate at York. Replacement buses will run between York and Newcastle via Northallerton, Darlington and Durham.

Monday:

  • The 04:44 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will start from York at 05:59. Customers travelling from Newcastle should use alternative 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 overnight Thameslink trains from Peterborough to Hitchin on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 December

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

From Peterborough to London Kings Cross / Horsham

Description

From 23:45 to 04:40 each night, finishing 04:40 Tuesday morning, engineering work is taking place on the line from Peterborough to Hitchin.

As a result of this train will not be able to call at Sandy or Arlesey.

Replacement buses will run from Sandy to Hitchin calling at Arlesey.

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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There are currently no planned changes to train times.