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Industrial action announced affecting Southern and Gatwick Express from Thursday 29 June onwards

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Southern routes;
Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

The ASLEF union have announced their train driver members working for Southern and Gatwick Express will be introducing an overtime ban. This will begin at 00:01 on Thursday 29 June and will continue until further notice. Thameslink services will be unaffected.

Travel advice from Southern and Gatwick Express for the affected days is available here

In addition to the above, the RMT union have announced a new 24 hour strike between 00:01 and 23:59 on Monday 10 July. Information on how this may affect your journey will be published here as soon as it becomes available.

Twitter:
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Industrial action announced affecting Northern from Saturday 8 July until Monday 10 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Northern are planning to take industrial action.

The industrial action will commence at the start of service on Saturday 8 July and finish at the end of service on Monday 10 July.

Northern will be operating a reduced service and expect services that do run to be busy. Customers are advised to give themselves more time to travel and to consider whether their journey is necessary.

For more information, please see Northern's website.

Twitter:
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Industrial action announced affecting Merseyrail on 8, 10 and 23 July

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Various Merseyrail routes

Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Merseyrail are planning to take industrial action on Saturday 8 July, Monday 10 July and Sunday 23 July.

This industrial action scheduled for 8 July may affect those planning to attend the British Style Collective Clothes Show in Liverpool.

The industrial action scheduled for 23 July coincides with the final day of The Open Golf at Royal Birkdale and may cause significant disruption to those planning to attend.

A statement from Merseyrail can be found here.

Twitter:
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Disruption between Newport and Hereford expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly / Llandudno / Holyhead / Crewe / Hereford / Shrewsbury

Description

Cable theft between Cwmbran and Abergavenny is causing disruption to journeys between Newport and Hereford. As a result of this, trains between these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes, amended or cancelled.

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

Customer Advice:

To help you complete your journey you may use your ticket on Virgin Trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

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

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

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Delays between Grantham and Peterborough expected until 21:45

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Hull Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.

Virgin Trains East Coast between Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Sunderland / York / Leeds and London Kings Cross.

Description

Earlier damage to the overhead wires near Grantham is causing delays to trains between Grantham and Peterborough. Trains running between these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes while the service recovers.

Disruption is expected to be in place until approximately 21:45.

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

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Disruption between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks expected until 01:00

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Due to vandalism on this train between Sevenoaks and London Blackfriars:

Impact:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 01:00 27/06.

Customer Advice:
Due to a vandalism on a train the last service from Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars and London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks has been cancelled
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Ticket acceptance is in place on local bus services.

 

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

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

Long term changes

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

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

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

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

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Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Amended TransPennine Express services from 23:30 on Sunday 25 to 05:00 on Monday 26 June

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Scarborough / York / Newcastle and Manchester Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Manchester Victoria area from 20:00 on Sunday until 05:45 on Monday. The following services will be amended:

Sunday

The 21:38 Scarborough to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Monday

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria. Buses will run from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria. Connecting bus services will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria, calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Train between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Westbury and Frome, closing the line.

Each night, the 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will be replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended service between Colchester and Ipswich from 21:45 each night Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 June

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich / Norwich

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Colchester and Manningtree, closing some lines from 21:45 each night.

Customer advice:

The 22:00 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will have an extended journey time of 10 minutes, whilst passing the work-site.

All other trains from 21:45 between London Liverpool Street and Norwich / Ipswich will start or terminate at Colchester. A rail replacement bus will run between Colchester and Ipswich.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace late night trains between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria

Description

Network Rail are carrying out overhead electric wire renewal works between Shenfield and Wickford, closing all lines.

From approximately 22:15, buses will operate between Shenfield and Wickford, with the exception of the following services:

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services are cancelled. Passengers for Southend should travel on the 00:18 London Liverpool Street to Colchester service and 00:50 (re-timed from 00:46) Liverpool Street to Colchester service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

The 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street service will be replaced by a bus from Wickford through to London Liverpool Street.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service will be re-timed to depart at 23:16 and will be replaced by a bus from Wickford through to London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight service between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and York / Newcastle

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Dewsbury, closing various lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday from approximately 23:35

Trains will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport up to 40 minutes later than usual.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. An earlier replacement bus will operate from Huddersfield to Dewsbury to connect with the train.

Early mornings Tuesday to Friday

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse.

Earlier replacement buses will operate from Huddersfield to Brighouse to connect with the train. The buses will then travel back to Huddersfield for connecting passengers. The journey time will be approximately 15 minutes.

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by an earlier bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly to connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Reading and Bristol / Bedwyn / Cheltenham Spa from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea

Trains between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon

Trains between Reading and Bedwyn

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work as part of the Great Western Electrification scheme every night from approximately 22:20 until early morning at 05:20, with all lines closed between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham.

High Speed services:

Late evening trains between London Paddington and Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

Road transport will run between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham. Further road transport will be available from Swindon to stations via Stroud, Gloucester, Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Additional stops will be made for Didcot Parkway on other services.

Cheltenham Spa to Swindon / Bristol Temple Meads:

Late evening trains between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon will be extended to call at stations via Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads, with an additional service running as well.

Reading to Bedwyn:

Late evening stopping services will depart stations later than the usual timetable.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

The electrification of one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways will provide greener, more reliable journeys and improve connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford.

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Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Nottingham / Cardiff Central and also between Edinburgh and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Network Rail are carrying out track maintenance work between Derby and Nottingham and also between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa each night, closing some lines between these stations.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham service will terminate at Derby. A bus will run between Derby and Nottingham.

Wednesday and Thursday

The following trains will divert between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes:

  • 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  • 18:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop / New Mills Central from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop / New Mills Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out work on the signalling equipment between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield, closing the line throughout the night.

The following services will be replaced by a bus throughout:

  • The 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  • The 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop
  • The 22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield

Additional buses will run from Godley calling at stations to Glossop and Hadfield.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Signals tell the train driver when it is safe to continue ahead. Renewal and maintenance of this equipment may be required to replace old signalling equipment or to improve the positioning of the signals. This allows more efficient use of that area of the railway network, thus trains will run safely and reliably. This may also permit more trains to operate and/or allow faster journey times.

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Amended late night service between Cardiff Central and Rhymney from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Penarth and Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Caerphilly, closing some lines overnight.

The following services will be amended:

  • 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney
  • 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Cooksbridge after 21:15 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings / Eastbourne

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Cooksbridge from 21:15 each night has been cancelled and trains on this route will now run as normal.

Planning your journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International after 23:45 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Ashford International

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Maidstone East and Ashford International, closing the lines.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:52 and 23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International services will be replaced by buses between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International service will be replaced by a bus between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 

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Amended service between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway from Monday 26 until late night on Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Banbury

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Monday

Until approximately 05:15, trains will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst. Trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst then connect with a bus.

Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with a train.

Tuesday to 05:15 on Friday

Early morning trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should change at Slough for a connecting bus service to these stations. There will also be a bus from Burnham and Taplow to connect with trains at Slough.

Friday night

Late night trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Banbury will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Passengers travelling to Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst then by bus forward to Pangbourne. Passengers from Pangbourne should use the bus to Tilehurst to connect with a train service.

Also, late night trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should change at Slough for a connecting bus service to these stations. There will also be a bus from Burnham and Taplow to connect with trains at Slough.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Great Western Railway services through the Severn Tunnel each night from 23:30 Monday 26 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Train between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Cardiff Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out electrification and re-signalling work between Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway, closing all lines between these stations from approximately 23:30.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will depart Patchway and beyond by up to 5 minutes later than the usual schedule.

Thursday

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted and run later than usual between Newport and Swansea.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted and run later than usual between Newport and Swansea. The train will also be set-down only at Newport and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

The electrification of one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways will provide greener, more reliable journeys and improve connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford.

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Amended early morning / late evening service between Kettering and Derby / Nottingham from Monday 26 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

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

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Loughborough and Kettering, and also between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham, closing various lines throughout the night.

On Monday, the 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service departs Leicester earlier than usual at 04:13.

Monday to Thursday, the 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service is re-timed to depart Leicester and Loughborough later than usual. The train will terminate at East Midlands Parkway and be replaced by a bus forward to Beeston and Nottingham. On Friday, this train runs later than usual to Nottingham.

Monday to Thursday, the 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service runs later than usual between Kettering and East Midlands Parkway. The train will divert direct to Derby. A bus will be provided to run between East Midlands Parkway and Beeston, Nottingham and then forward to Derby. The service on Friday will operate as normal but will be subject to minor retiming between stations.

Monday to Friday, the 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service runs later than usual between Leicester and Sheffield.

Tuesday to Friday, the 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service is retimed to run later than scheduled between Kettering and Leicester.

Tuesday to Friday, the 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service departs Leicester and Kettering up to 5 minutes later than usual before regaining its usual schedule on arrival at Wellingborough.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night Great Northern service between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from Monday 26 until 05:30 Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Trains between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City

Trains between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage, closing the line via Welwyn Garden City.

Great Northern services will not run between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City. Buses will replace these trains from approximately midnight until 05:30 each night.

Trains will be diverted via Hertford North with extended journey times.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Industrial action announced affecting Southern and Gatwick Express from Thursday 29 June onwards

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Southern routes;
Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

The ASLEF union have announced their train driver members working for Southern and Gatwick Express will be introducing an overtime ban. This will begin at 00:01 on Thursday 29 June and will continue until further notice. Thameslink services will be unaffected.

Travel advice from Southern and Gatwick Express for the affected days is available here

In addition to the above, the RMT union have announced a new 24 hour strike between 00:01 and 23:59 on Monday 10 July. Information on how this may affect your journey will be published here as soon as it becomes available.

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

Industrial action announced affecting Northern from Saturday 8 July until Monday 10 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Northern are planning to take industrial action.

The industrial action will commence at the start of service on Saturday 8 July and finish at the end of service on Monday 10 July.

Northern will be operating a reduced service and expect services that do run to be busy. Customers are advised to give themselves more time to travel and to consider whether their journey is necessary.

For more information, please see Northern's website.

Twitter:
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Industrial action announced affecting Merseyrail on 8, 10 and 23 July

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Various Merseyrail routes

Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Merseyrail are planning to take industrial action on Saturday 8 July, Monday 10 July and Sunday 23 July.

This industrial action scheduled for 8 July may affect those planning to attend the British Style Collective Clothes Show in Liverpool.

The industrial action scheduled for 23 July coincides with the final day of The Open Golf at Royal Birkdale and may cause significant disruption to those planning to attend.

A statement from Merseyrail can be found here.

Twitter:
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Disruption between Newport and Hereford expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly / Llandudno / Holyhead / Crewe / Hereford / Shrewsbury

Description

Cable theft between Cwmbran and Abergavenny is causing disruption to journeys between Newport and Hereford. As a result of this, trains between these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes, amended or cancelled.

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

Customer Advice:

To help you complete your journey you may use your ticket on Virgin Trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

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

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

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Delays between Grantham and Peterborough expected until 21:45

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Hull Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.

Virgin Trains East Coast between Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Sunderland / York / Leeds and London Kings Cross.

Description

Earlier damage to the overhead wires near Grantham is causing delays to trains between Grantham and Peterborough. Trains running between these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes while the service recovers.

Disruption is expected to be in place until approximately 21:45.

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

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

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Disruption between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks expected until 01:00

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Due to vandalism on this train between Sevenoaks and London Blackfriars:

Impact:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 01:00 27/06.

Customer Advice:
Due to a vandalism on a train the last service from Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars and London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks has been cancelled
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Ticket acceptance is in place on local bus services.

 

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

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

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

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There are currently no updates.

Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

Long term changes

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

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

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

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

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Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Amended late night service between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Train between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Westbury and Frome, closing the line.

Each night, the 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will be replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended service between Colchester and Ipswich from 21:45 each night Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 June

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich / Norwich

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Colchester and Manningtree, closing some lines from 21:45 each night.

Customer advice:

The 22:00 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will have an extended journey time of 10 minutes, whilst passing the work-site.

All other trains from 21:45 between London Liverpool Street and Norwich / Ipswich will start or terminate at Colchester. A rail replacement bus will run between Colchester and Ipswich.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace late night trains between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria

Description

Network Rail are carrying out overhead electric wire renewal works between Shenfield and Wickford, closing all lines.

From approximately 22:15, buses will operate between Shenfield and Wickford, with the exception of the following services:

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services are cancelled. Passengers for Southend should travel on the 00:18 London Liverpool Street to Colchester service and 00:50 (re-timed from 00:46) Liverpool Street to Colchester service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

The 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street service will be replaced by a bus from Wickford through to London Liverpool Street.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service will be re-timed to depart at 23:16 and will be replaced by a bus from Wickford through to London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight service between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and York / Newcastle

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Dewsbury, closing various lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday from approximately 23:35

Trains will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport up to 40 minutes later than usual.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. An earlier replacement bus will operate from Huddersfield to Dewsbury to connect with the train.

Early mornings Tuesday to Friday

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse.

Earlier replacement buses will operate from Huddersfield to Brighouse to connect with the train. The buses will then travel back to Huddersfield for connecting passengers. The journey time will be approximately 15 minutes.

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by an earlier bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly to connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Reading and Bristol / Bedwyn / Cheltenham Spa from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea

Trains between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon

Trains between Reading and Bedwyn

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work as part of the Great Western Electrification scheme every night from approximately 22:20 until early morning at 05:20, with all lines closed between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham.

High Speed services:

Late evening trains between London Paddington and Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

Road transport will run between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham. Further road transport will be available from Swindon to stations via Stroud, Gloucester, Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Additional stops will be made for Didcot Parkway on other services.

Cheltenham Spa to Swindon / Bristol Temple Meads:

Late evening trains between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon will be extended to call at stations via Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads, with an additional service running as well.

Reading to Bedwyn:

Late evening stopping services will depart stations later than the usual timetable.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

The electrification of one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways will provide greener, more reliable journeys and improve connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford.

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Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Nottingham / Cardiff Central and also between Edinburgh and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Network Rail are carrying out track maintenance work between Derby and Nottingham and also between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa each night, closing some lines between these stations.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham service will terminate at Derby. A bus will run between Derby and Nottingham.

Wednesday and Thursday

The following trains will divert between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes:

  • 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  • 18:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop / New Mills Central from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop / New Mills Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out work on the signalling equipment between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield, closing the line throughout the night.

The following services will be replaced by a bus throughout:

  • The 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  • The 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop
  • The 22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield

Additional buses will run from Godley calling at stations to Glossop and Hadfield.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Signals tell the train driver when it is safe to continue ahead. Renewal and maintenance of this equipment may be required to replace old signalling equipment or to improve the positioning of the signals. This allows more efficient use of that area of the railway network, thus trains will run safely and reliably. This may also permit more trains to operate and/or allow faster journey times.

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Amended late night service between Cardiff Central and Rhymney from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Penarth and Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Caerphilly, closing some lines overnight.

The following services will be amended:

  • 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney
  • 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Cooksbridge after 21:15 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings / Eastbourne

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Cooksbridge from 21:15 each night has been cancelled and trains on this route will now run as normal.

Planning your journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International after 23:45 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Ashford International

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Maidstone East and Ashford International, closing the lines.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:52 and 23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International services will be replaced by buses between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International service will be replaced by a bus between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 

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Amended service between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway from Monday 26 until late night on Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Banbury

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Monday

Until approximately 05:15, trains will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst. Trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst then connect with a bus.

Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with a train.

Tuesday to 05:15 on Friday

Early morning trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should change at Slough for a connecting bus service to these stations. There will also be a bus from Burnham and Taplow to connect with trains at Slough.

Friday night

Late night trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Banbury will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Passengers travelling to Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst then by bus forward to Pangbourne. Passengers from Pangbourne should use the bus to Tilehurst to connect with a train service.

Also, late night trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should change at Slough for a connecting bus service to these stations. There will also be a bus from Burnham and Taplow to connect with trains at Slough.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Great Western Railway services through the Severn Tunnel each night from 23:30 Monday 26 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Train between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Cardiff Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out electrification and re-signalling work between Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway, closing all lines between these stations from approximately 23:30.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will depart Patchway and beyond by up to 5 minutes later than the usual schedule.

Thursday

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted and run later than usual between Newport and Swansea.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted and run later than usual between Newport and Swansea. The train will also be set-down only at Newport and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

The electrification of one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways will provide greener, more reliable journeys and improve connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford.

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Amended early morning / late evening service between Kettering and Derby / Nottingham from Monday 26 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

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

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Loughborough and Kettering, and also between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham, closing various lines throughout the night.

On Monday, the 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service departs Leicester earlier than usual at 04:13.

Monday to Thursday, the 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service is re-timed to depart Leicester and Loughborough later than usual. The train will terminate at East Midlands Parkway and be replaced by a bus forward to Beeston and Nottingham. On Friday, this train runs later than usual to Nottingham.

Monday to Thursday, the 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service runs later than usual between Kettering and East Midlands Parkway. The train will divert direct to Derby. A bus will be provided to run between East Midlands Parkway and Beeston, Nottingham and then forward to Derby. The service on Friday will operate as normal but will be subject to minor retiming between stations.

Monday to Friday, the 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service runs later than usual between Leicester and Sheffield.

Tuesday to Friday, the 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service is retimed to run later than scheduled between Kettering and Leicester.

Tuesday to Friday, the 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service departs Leicester and Kettering up to 5 minutes later than usual before regaining its usual schedule on arrival at Wellingborough.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night Great Northern service between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from Monday 26 until 05:30 Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Trains between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City

Trains between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage, closing the line via Welwyn Garden City.

Great Northern services will not run between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City. Buses will replace these trains from approximately midnight until 05:30 each night.

Trains will be diverted via Hertford North with extended journey times.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended early morning East Midlands Trains service between Cleethorpes and Newark North Gate from Tuesday 27 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

Train between Cleethorpes and Newark North Gate

Description

Network Rail are carrying out early morning engineering work in the Barnetby area, with various lines closed.

The 05:49 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate service will be replaced by a bus between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen. The bus will depart all stations earlier than usual, departing Cleethorpes at 04:54.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended early morning / late night Virgin Trains service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Tuesday 27 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Virgin Trains

Routes affected

Trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing some lines late at night and early morning between these stations.

The following trains will be amended:

  • 22:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service will terminate at Birmingham New Street
  • 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service will terminate at Birmingham New Street
  • 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street

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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Industrial action announced affecting Southern and Gatwick Express from Thursday 29 June onwards

Train companies affected

Gatwick Express, Southern

Routes affected

Southern routes;
Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

Description

The ASLEF union have announced their train driver members working for Southern and Gatwick Express will be introducing an overtime ban. This will begin at 00:01 on Thursday 29 June and will continue until further notice. Thameslink services will be unaffected.

Travel advice from Southern and Gatwick Express for the affected days is available here

In addition to the above, the RMT union have announced a new 24 hour strike between 00:01 and 23:59 on Monday 10 July. Information on how this may affect your journey will be published here as soon as it becomes available.

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

Industrial action announced affecting Northern from Saturday 8 July until Monday 10 July

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Various Northern routes

Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Northern are planning to take industrial action.

The industrial action will commence at the start of service on Saturday 8 July and finish at the end of service on Monday 10 July.

Northern will be operating a reduced service and expect services that do run to be busy. Customers are advised to give themselves more time to travel and to consider whether their journey is necessary.

For more information, please see Northern's website.

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

Industrial action announced affecting Merseyrail on 8, 10 and 23 July

Train companies affected

Merseyrail

Routes affected

Various Merseyrail routes

Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Merseyrail are planning to take industrial action on Saturday 8 July, Monday 10 July and Sunday 23 July.

This industrial action scheduled for 8 July may affect those planning to attend the British Style Collective Clothes Show in Liverpool.

The industrial action scheduled for 23 July coincides with the final day of The Open Golf at Royal Birkdale and may cause significant disruption to those planning to attend.

A statement from Merseyrail can be found here.

Twitter:
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Disruption between Newport and Hereford expected until the end of the day

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Carmarthen / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour / Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly / Llandudno / Holyhead / Crewe / Hereford / Shrewsbury

Description

Cable theft between Cwmbran and Abergavenny is causing disruption to journeys between Newport and Hereford. As a result of this, trains between these stations may be delayed by up to 30 minutes, amended or cancelled.

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

Customer Advice:

To help you complete your journey you may use your ticket on Virgin Trains between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

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

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

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Delays between Grantham and Peterborough expected until 21:45

Train companies affected

Grand Central, Hull Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast

Routes affected

Grand Central between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.

Virgin Trains East Coast between Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Sunderland / York / Leeds and London Kings Cross.

Description

Earlier damage to the overhead wires near Grantham is causing delays to trains between Grantham and Peterborough. Trains running between these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes while the service recovers.

Disruption is expected to be in place until approximately 21:45.

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

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Disruption between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks expected until 01:00

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

Description

Due to vandalism on this train between Sevenoaks and London Blackfriars:

Impact:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled. Disruption is expected until 01:00 27/06.

Customer Advice:
Due to a vandalism on a train the last service from Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars and London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks has been cancelled
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Ticket acceptance is in place on local bus services.

 

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

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Planned changes to train times

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

Long term changes

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

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

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

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

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Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

Train companies affected

Thameslink

Routes affected

All routes via London Bridge

Description

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

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

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Amended TransPennine Express services from 23:30 on Sunday 25 to 05:00 on Monday 26 June

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Between Scarborough / York / Newcastle and Manchester Airport

Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Manchester Victoria area from 20:00 on Sunday until 05:45 on Monday. The following services will be amended:

Sunday

The 21:38 Scarborough to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Monday

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria. Buses will run from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will be diverted to start from Manchester Victoria. Connecting bus services will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria, calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Train between Bristol Temple Meads and Frome

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Westbury and Frome, closing the line.

Each night, the 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will be replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended service between Colchester and Ipswich from 21:45 each night Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 June

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Ipswich / Norwich

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Colchester and Manningtree, closing some lines from 21:45 each night.

Customer advice:

The 22:00 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich services will have an extended journey time of 10 minutes, whilst passing the work-site.

All other trains from 21:45 between London Liverpool Street and Norwich / Ipswich will start or terminate at Colchester. A rail replacement bus will run between Colchester and Ipswich.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Buses replace late night trains between Shenfield and Wickford from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Greater Anglia

Routes affected

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Southminster / Southend Victoria

Description

Network Rail are carrying out overhead electric wire renewal works between Shenfield and Wickford, closing all lines.

From approximately 22:15, buses will operate between Shenfield and Wickford, with the exception of the following services:

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services are cancelled. Passengers for Southend should travel on the 00:18 London Liverpool Street to Colchester service and 00:50 (re-timed from 00:46) Liverpool Street to Colchester service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

The 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street service will be replaced by a bus from Wickford through to London Liverpool Street.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service will be re-timed to depart at 23:16 and will be replaced by a bus from Wickford through to London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended overnight service between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

TransPennine Express

Routes affected

Trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and York / Newcastle

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Dewsbury, closing various lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday from approximately 23:35

Trains will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport up to 40 minutes later than usual.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield. An earlier replacement bus will operate from Huddersfield to Dewsbury to connect with the train.

Early mornings Tuesday to Friday

The 01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse.

Earlier replacement buses will operate from Huddersfield to Brighouse to connect with the train. The buses will then travel back to Huddersfield for connecting passengers. The journey time will be approximately 15 minutes.

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by an earlier bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly to connect with the train.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Reading and Bristol / Bedwyn / Cheltenham Spa from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Trains between London Paddington and Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea

Trains between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon

Trains between Reading and Bedwyn

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work as part of the Great Western Electrification scheme every night from approximately 22:20 until early morning at 05:20, with all lines closed between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham.

High Speed services:

Late evening trains between London Paddington and Penzance / Exeter St Davids / Taunton / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Swansea will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham.

Road transport will run between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham. Further road transport will be available from Swindon to stations via Stroud, Gloucester, Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Additional stops will be made for Didcot Parkway on other services.

Cheltenham Spa to Swindon / Bristol Temple Meads:

Late evening trains between Cheltenham Spa and Swindon will be extended to call at stations via Chippenham and Bristol Temple Meads, with an additional service running as well.

Reading to Bedwyn:

Late evening stopping services will depart stations later than the usual timetable.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

The electrification of one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways will provide greener, more reliable journeys and improve connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford.

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Amended CrossCountry services from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

CrossCountry

Routes affected

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Nottingham / Cardiff Central and also between Edinburgh and Bristol Temple Meads

Description

Network Rail are carrying out track maintenance work between Derby and Nottingham and also between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa each night, closing some lines between these stations.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham service will terminate at Derby. A bus will run between Derby and Nottingham.

Wednesday and Thursday

The following trains will divert between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes:

  • 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  • 18:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night service between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop / New Mills Central from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Northern

Routes affected

Northern between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield / Glossop / New Mills Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out work on the signalling equipment between Manchester Piccadilly and Hadfield, closing the line throughout the night.

The following services will be replaced by a bus throughout:

  • The 23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly
  • The 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop
  • The 22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield

Additional buses will run from Godley calling at stations to Glossop and Hadfield.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Signals tell the train driver when it is safe to continue ahead. Renewal and maintenance of this equipment may be required to replace old signalling equipment or to improve the positioning of the signals. This allows more efficient use of that area of the railway network, thus trains will run safely and reliably. This may also permit more trains to operate and/or allow faster journey times.

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Amended late night service between Cardiff Central and Rhymney from Monday 26 until Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Arriva Trains Wales

Routes affected

Trains between Penarth and Rhymney / Ystrad Mynach

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cardiff Central and Caerphilly, closing some lines overnight.

The following services will be amended:

  • 22:20 Penarth to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Rhymney
  • 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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CANCELLED: Engineering work between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Cooksbridge after 21:15 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Southern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Hastings / Eastbourne

Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Haywards Heath and Lewes via Cooksbridge from 21:15 each night has been cancelled and trains on this route will now run as normal.

Planning your journey

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

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Buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International after 23:45 from Monday 26 to Thursday 29 June

Train companies affected

Southeastern

Routes affected

Between London Victoria and Ashford International

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Maidstone East and Ashford International, closing the lines.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:52 and 23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International services will be replaced by buses between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International service will be replaced by a bus between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 

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Amended service between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway from Monday 26 until late night on Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Banbury

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Monday

Until approximately 05:15, trains will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst. Trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Customers for Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst then connect with a bus.

Customers from Pangbourne should travel by bus to Tilehurst to connect with a train.

Tuesday to 05:15 on Friday

Early morning trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should change at Slough for a connecting bus service to these stations. There will also be a bus from Burnham and Taplow to connect with trains at Slough.

Friday night

Late night trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Banbury will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey. Trains will not call at Pangbourne.

Passengers travelling to Pangbourne should travel to Tilehurst then by bus forward to Pangbourne. Passengers from Pangbourne should use the bus to Tilehurst to connect with a train service.

Also, late night trains between London Paddington and Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Passengers should change at Slough for a connecting bus service to these stations. There will also be a bus from Burnham and Taplow to connect with trains at Slough.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended Great Western Railway services through the Severn Tunnel each night from 23:30 Monday 26 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Western Railway

Routes affected

Train between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea / Cardiff Central

Description

Network Rail are carrying out electrification and re-signalling work between Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway, closing all lines between these stations from approximately 23:30.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will depart Patchway and beyond by up to 5 minutes later than the usual schedule.

Thursday

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted and run later than usual between Newport and Swansea.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted and run later than usual between Newport and Swansea. The train will also be set-down only at Newport and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

The electrification of one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways will provide greener, more reliable journeys and improve connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford.

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Amended early morning / late evening service between Kettering and Derby / Nottingham from Monday 26 until Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

East Midlands Trains

Routes affected

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

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Loughborough and Kettering, and also between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham, closing various lines throughout the night.

On Monday, the 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service departs Leicester earlier than usual at 04:13.

Monday to Thursday, the 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service is re-timed to depart Leicester and Loughborough later than usual. The train will terminate at East Midlands Parkway and be replaced by a bus forward to Beeston and Nottingham. On Friday, this train runs later than usual to Nottingham.

Monday to Thursday, the 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service runs later than usual between Kettering and East Midlands Parkway. The train will divert direct to Derby. A bus will be provided to run between East Midlands Parkway and Beeston, Nottingham and then forward to Derby. The service on Friday will operate as normal but will be subject to minor retiming between stations.

Monday to Friday, the 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service runs later than usual between Leicester and Sheffield.

Tuesday to Friday, the 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service is retimed to run later than scheduled between Kettering and Leicester.

Tuesday to Friday, the 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service departs Leicester and Kettering up to 5 minutes later than usual before regaining its usual schedule on arrival at Wellingborough.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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Amended late night Great Northern service between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from Monday 26 until 05:30 Friday 30 June

Train companies affected

Great Northern

Routes affected

Trains between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn / Cambridge / Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City

Trains between Moorgate and Welwyn Garden City

Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage, closing the line via Welwyn Garden City.

Great Northern services will not run between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City. Buses will replace these trains from approximately midnight until 05:30 each night.

Trains will be diverted via Hertford North with extended journey times.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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There are currently no planned changes to train times.