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    Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    On days or weeks when leaf-fall is at its highest and rails are most slippery, Southeastern will need to introduce a different timetable on some routes. This is to make sure they can get you where you need to be with the minimum of delay.

    Conditions are expected to be particularly challenging until at least the end of this week and Southeastern are running a revised timetable, particularly during off-peak periods.

    The revised timetable will be in place on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 24 November.

    Check before you travel:
    You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey. You can also view specific timetables here.

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

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

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    Industrial action announced to affect CrossCountry on Sunday 26 November

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have called a strike for Sunday 26 November that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services that day.

    CrossCountry will be operating a reduced service but using some longer trains. If you are travelling on Sunday 26 November on a CrossCountry service, please travel as early as possible. Some services may finish earlier than normal and some stations may have no CrossCountry services. With fewer trains available, CrossCountry trains and any replacement bus services are expected to be very busy.

    CrossCountry train plans for the strike day are being finalised, so Journey Planners are currently showing the original planned service.

    However you can find answers to general questions, such as refunds and alternative routes here.

    A number of strike dates have also been announced for December. These dates are:

    • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December
    • Sunday 24 December
    • Sunday 31 December

     

    If these strikes do take place, a significantly reduced service will operate on these days. Please keep checking this page for updates.

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

     

    Poor weather affecting South Western Railway routes until 02:00

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Some routes on the South Western Railway network

    Description

    High winds have been forecast for parts of the South Western Railway network this evening and into the early hours of Thursday morning. As a result, trains are expected to run at a reduced speed on some lines.

    Train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.

    Advice for South Western Railway customers:
    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for parts of Britain from this evening into early Thursday 23 November, forecasting high winds gusting up to 60 mph, with heavy rain fall of up to 10-15mm in the west. Coastal areas will be first affected, with adverse weather then moving further inland over the course of  tonight into the early hours of Thursday morning. The western part of the South Western Railway network is expected to be most affected.

    As part of Network Rail's weather contingencies, a temporary speed restriction will be introduced in certain locations from late on Wednesday evening.

    This is to protect passengers and staff from the effects of the high winds, which can blow trees and other debris onto the railway lines.With trains running at reduced speed, the drivers are better able to bring trains to a halt if anything is spotted ahead. However, running trains at reduced speeds means that train services in the areas where there temporary speed restrictions apply are likely to be amended with longer journey times.

    The following areas are currently expected to be affected by this emergency speed restriction:

    From 22:00 today until 02:00 tomorrow:

    • Between Salisbury and Whimple


    Until 02:00 tomorrow:

    • Between Petersfield/Cosham and Portsmouth Harbour
    • Between Eastleigh and Cosham
    • Between St Denys and Fareham
    • Between Southampton Airport Parkway and Dorchester/Weymouth
    • Between Romsey and Redbridge



    Due to the high winds, wet weather and much higher leaf fall, exceptionally poor rail adhesion conditions are expected across the South Western railway network from this evening into Thursday. This is also likely to have an impact on train services and may cause delays and alterations.

    To improve adhesion, a number of empty trains will run in the early morning of Thursday 23 November; these trains will run at a reduced speed to check that the railway line is clear of debris and leaves before trains are allowed to run with passengers on board. Some early morning trains may need to be cancelled.
    Please allow extra time to make your journey and please check your journey before travelling. If you require assistance in completing your journey, please speak to a member of staff or use a help point at any station.

    Check before you travel:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey 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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    Poor weather to affect Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink services until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Various Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink routes.

    Description

    High winds are expected to affect much of the Southern and Gatwick Express networks as well as the Southern part of the Thameslink network from 22:00 this evening into the early hours of Thursday morning. Train Operating Companies are working closely with Network Rail to ensure an effective response, extra resources will be working overnight and in the early hours to help keep trains running. Speed restrictions will be in place across part of the network.

    The following alterations will apply:

    • We expect the biggest impact on services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton and Gatwick Airport and Barnham via Horsham where delays of up to 15 minutes are expected
    • Services on coastal routes are also affected but should see shorter delays due to their already reduced running speeds
    • Services between Oxted and East Grinstead and Uckfield may also be affected with delays of up to 10 minutes
    • Some early morning services on Thursday may be cancelled to allow us to ensure that the routes are free from any fallen branches, trees or debris and you may have to catch a later train

    Please ensure you check before you travel this evening and check again before you leave home tomorrow morning.

    Check before you travel:
    Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey 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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    Poor weather may affect your journey today and early on Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Routes across England and Wales

    Description

    Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across England and Wales today and early tomorrow. Your journey time may be extended where Network Rail have to impose speed restrictions on trains for safety reasons.

    Customer Advice:

    The following train companies have reported current, or potential weather related problems.

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog:

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, closing the line. Buses will run between these stations.

    The line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog will remain closed until at least 09:00 on Thursday 23 November. The line will be inspected early on Thursday morning.

    Bangor - Holyhead

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Bangor and Holyhead, closing the line. Due to the severe weather in the area, no estimate can be given for a reopening of the lines.

    Road transport has been sourced. However, due to the continuing severe weather, road vehicle accessibility may be limited. Please note that local roads in the area are severely affected by flooding. Road vehicles can only pass through certain areas with extreme caution and some roads are now closed to cars and smaller vehicles.

    Arriva Trains Wales are advising customers NOT to travel between Bangor and Holyhead today if at all possible and to postpone your journey until tomorrow, Thursday 23 November.

    Gatwick Express / Southern / Thameslink - Travel advice is available here.

    Northern - Journeys in Cumbria and on the Settle and Carlisle line are particularly at risk of disruption. Travel advice is available here.

    South Western Railway - Advice for travel after 20:00 tonight is available here.

    Southeastern - Advice for travel after 22:00 tonight is available here.

    TransPennine Express

    Travel advice is available here.

    Virgin Trains

    Travel advice for north west England is available here.

    The line between between Bangor and Holyhead is currently closed due to heavy rain flooding the railway. Due to the severe weather in the area, no estimate can be given for a reopening of the lines. Coaches are running between Bangor and Holyhead.

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

    Twitter:
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    High winds affecting Southeastern services until approximately 05:00

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    High winds in the south of England this evening and overnight are expected to cause disruption to trains. To ensure the safety of our passengers and the railway, Network Rail have instructed Southeastern to run trains at a slower speed during the late evening and overnight. A speed restriction of 50mph is now in place, and will affect some routes, particularly between:

    • Tonbridge and Hastings
    • Tonbridge and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Ashford
    • Maidstone East and Ashford
    • Rainham and Dover Priory via Canterbury East
    • Rainham and Margate via Herne Bay

     

    High Speed trains between London St Pancras and Ashford will not be affected.

    Please allow extra time for your journey tonight as you may be delayed, and check your train before you travel.

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

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

    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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    Poor weather affecting services in north west England until at least the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Various routes in north west England

    Description

    Heavy rain and strong winds are affecting north west England, resulting in some train services being disrupted.

    It is not yet known if services will be affected tomorrow, Thursday 23 November. Please check your journey closer to the time of travel.

    The following services are currently affected:

    Northern

    Flooding is affecting various locations across the Northern network:

    Maryport - Carlisle: Buses will operate between Maryport and Carlisle, however the roads in the area are very congested so customers using replacement buses should be prepared for severe delays.

    You may use your ticket on:

    • Stagecoach buses between Workington and Carlisle
    • TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains between Lancaster and Carlisle

     

    Settle - Carlisle: Flooding at Kirkby Stephen means that trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled.

    Barrow-in-Furness - Lancaster (in that direction only): A full size coach, operated by Red Rose, will run from Lancaster to Barrow In Furness at 23.30.

    Barrow-in-Furness - Millom: Replacement transport has been requested however it is unlikely that this will be able to be sourced. This is due to several roads also being inpassable as a result of the flooding.

    Preston - Lancaster: Flooding between Preston and Lancaster means that trains are currently unable to run from Preston towards Lancaster. Trains from Lancaster towards Preston may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

    Lancaster - Morecambe: Due to traincrew displacement there will be no further rail services this evening between Lancaster and Morecambe. Please see station staff at Lancaster who wil organise onward transport.

    Oxenholme -Windermere: Due to traincrew displacement there will be no further rail services this evening between Oxenholme -Windermere. A 16 seater minbus, operated by Phantom Travel, will be at Oxenholme at 22.18 to call all stations to Windermere. This will then run in lieu of the 22.45 Windermere to Preston train.

    TransPennine Express

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Preston and Lancaster, meaning that trains are currently unable to run from Preston towards Lancaster. Trains from Lancaster towards Preston may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

    Buses have been requested to run between Preston and Carlisle until the end of the day.

    Customers may use their tickets on the following services:

    • CrossCountry between Leeds and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central
    • Virgin Trains on any reasonable route
    • Virgin Train East Coast services between York and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

     

    Virgin Trains

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Preston and Lancaster, meaning that trains are currently unable to run from Preston towards Lancaster. Trains from Lancaster towards Preston may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

    Buses are running between Preston and Lancaster.

    Customers may use TransPennine Express services on any reasonable route.

    The Caledonian Sleeper services may be affected by the flooding between Preston and Lancaster. When there is more information regarding this, we will update it here.

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

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

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    Disruption between Highbury & Islington and Stratford expected until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Highbury & Islington and Stratford

    Description

    an object caught on the overhead wires near Homerton is causing disruption to trains between Highbury & Islington and Stratford. As a result of this, trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

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

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

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

    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 Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope expected until 00:15

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Trains between Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope

    Description

    An obstruction on the track between Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope is causing disruption to trains between these two stations. The London bound line is currently blocked. Trains may be delayed, cancelled or revised.

    Disruption is expected until 00:15.

    Customer advice: 

    Customers travelling towards London would need to travel down to Pitsea for mainline services to London.

    Customers travelling via Okkendon would need to change at Upminster. Ensign Buses are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

     

    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

    There are currently no updates.

    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.

    Further information

    Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

    There will be major changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period, with several London terminal stations closed, as detailed below;

    From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive, the following stations will be closed for Southeastern services;

    • London Bridge
    • London Cannon Street
    • London Charing Cross
    • Waterloo East
    • Deptford
    • Greenwich
    • Maze Hill
    • Westcombe Park
    • New Cross
    • St Johns

    Services will be significantly revised and reduced as detailed below;

    Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December;

    Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed. On Christmas Eve, the network will close down by 22:00.

    Replacement buses will run between;

    Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

    Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December;

    No Southeastern services will operate

    Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December;

    Trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars, London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable.

    As these are 'working days', London Victoria is expected to be extremely busy during peak times so please try and avoid travelling during these times if you can.

    Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December;

    Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

    Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Monday 1 January 2018

    Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

    Replacement buses will run between;

    Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Lewisham and Dartford, via Sidcup

    Alternative routes and travel advice

    You'll be able to use the following routes at no extra charge to help complete your journey;

    • Between 27 and 29 December inclusive: Southeastern 'high speed' services to and from London St Pancras
    • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
      

    Alternative travel arrangements on Transport for London services (Tube, Bus and DLR) are still being finalised.

    Station specific travel advice can be found here

    Longer term changes

    Travelling at the weekend

    Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit 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 are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

    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.

    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 detailed below:

    • 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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

    • 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.

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    Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Wednesday 27 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    The following routes are affected between:

    London Charing Cross and Ramsgate

    London St Pancras International and Margate

    London Victoria and Ramsgate

    Gillingham and Ramsgate

    Description

    From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

    The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

    Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

    Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

    • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West.

    • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West.

    • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate.

     

    Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

    • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.

    • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.


    Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

    • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

    • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

    • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

    • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

    • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

     

    Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

    • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

     

    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.

    Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool from Saturday 11 November until Sunday 25 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

    Description

    As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool. This is to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys. Further information can be found here.

    Until Sunday 28 January:

    There will be NO trains between Preston and Blackpool South / Blackpool North.

    Rail replacement buses will run every 15 minutes between Preston and Blackpool North, with some buses running direct.

    Rail replacement buses will run hourly between Preston and Blackpool South. Please note, there is no bus service to or from Blackpool South on Sundays.

    During peak hours, additional buses will run between Preston and St Annes and Lytham calling at Poulton-le-Fylde.

    From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

    An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

    Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

    Ticket acceptance:

    All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool North.

    Check before you travel:

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

    Bicycles:

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

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    No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from 18:00 on Saturday 18 November until Sunday 14 January

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Gospel Oak and Barking

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

    Buses will run between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters, calling at Upper Holloway, Crouch Hill, Finsbury Park and Harringay Green Lanes.

    Buses will also run between Walthamstow Central and Barking, calling at Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone High Road, Wanstead Park, Woodgrange Park and East Ham Tube Station.

    You should use local buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road or London Underground services between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central and also between East Ham and Barking.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

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    Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    From Maesteg to Gloucester

    Description

    Track work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester after 23:40 each night from Monday to Thursday.

    The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Gloucester.

    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.

    Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford from 23:00 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Chingford, closing all lines.

    From 23:00 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford. Some bus journeys will be extended to London Liverpool Street.

    The last trains to run will be the 22:33 London Liverpool Street to Chingford and the 22:40 Chingford to London Liverpool Street services.

    You may use your ticket on London Underground services between Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and Walthamstow Central.

    Check before you travel:

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

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    No trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale between 23:15 and 05:00 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge / Stansted Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt, closing the lines via Tottenham Hale from 23:15 each night until 05:00 the following morning.

    While the work is taking place, trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge will be diverted via Seven Sisters. Customers should use local stations on the Seven Sisters route, which are within walking distance.

    The 04:40 (Tuesday - Friday) London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport service will call at Seven Sisters instead of Tottenham Hale.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

    Monday - Thursday

    The 22:44 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

    The 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Airport, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

    The 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will terminate at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Wilmslow.

    The 23:06 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria.

    The 23:10 Preston to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 23:21 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted via an alternative route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds. The train will arrive at Leeds approximately 25 minutes later than usual.

    The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

    Tuesday - Friday

    The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

    The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No trains at Pangbourne between 21:30 and 05:15 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Oxford

    Description

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

    From 21:30 each night until 05:15 the following morning, trains will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

    Connecting bus services will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No trains at Burnham or Taplow from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Oxford

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

    From 22:15 each night until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Connecting bus services will run via Slough.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry between 23:15 and 05:30 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Aberdare and Penarth, between Radyr / Caerphilly and Barry Island and between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry, closing all lines.

    From 23:15 each night until 05:30 the following morning, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry.

    The 22:54 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    From Henley-on-Thames to Reading

    Description

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

    The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Alternative train services will be available between Twyford and Reading.

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    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight services between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Redhill, closing the lines. The following services will be amended:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 22:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Redhill.

    The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford.

    The 23:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Gatwick Airport. The bus will call at Redhill to set down only.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 04:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be retimed to run later than usual from Reading onwards. This service will terminate at Redhill. Alternative train services will be available between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

    The 05:56 Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Redhill at 06:13. Alternative train services will be available between Gatwick Airport and Redhill.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Various TransPennine Express routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the TransPennine Express network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 18:47 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to leave York earlier than usual.

    The 05:40 Doncaster to Manchester Airport service will start from Meadowhall. Alternative train services will be available between Doncaster and Meadowhall.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    All routes to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines.

    From 23:00 each night until 05:45 the following morning, trains between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace will be retimed by approximately 5 minutes.

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    Project Information:

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

    Amended 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    From Cardiff Central to Crewe

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing the line.

    The 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will be diverted via Wrexham, not calling at stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Crewe, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

     

     

     

    Amended overnight service between Holyhead / Llandudno and Chester from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead and between Llandudno and Crewe

    Description

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

    From Monday to Thursday, the 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Crewe service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Holyhead.

    From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester. A replacement bus service will run from Rhyl to Chester.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway / Chippenham from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea / Penzance

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

    The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway. If you are travelling to or from Didcot Parkway you will be able to use alternative train services. Buses will run from Chippenham to Reading, calling at Swindon. You will need to change at Bath Spa for an alternative train service to Chippenham.

    The 20:29 Swansea to London Paddington
    service will run as normal between Swansea and Bristol Parkway, it will then be diverted to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate. Alternative train services will be available between Bristol Temple Meads and London.

    The 21:27 Taunton to London Paddington service will be diverted between Chippenham and Reading, not calling at Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Chippenham, calling to set down only at Swindon and Didcot Parkway. A bus will also run from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

    The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
    service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Chippenham or Reading. If you are travelling to Didcot Parkway, you will be able to use alternative trains between London / Reading and Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Reading to Chippenham, calling at Swindon.

    The 21:00 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon service will be extended to call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

    The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
    service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to both Swindon and Chippenham. A bus will also run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and at Bath Spa to set down only.

     

    The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway, not calling at Didcot Parkway or Swindon. A bus will run from Reading to Swindon. A second bus will also run from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Parkway, calling at Swindon. If you are travelling from Reading to Didcot Parkway, alternative train services will be available.

    The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon / Chippenham, from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and from Swindon to Chippenham / Bath Spa.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Rainham and also between Ashford International and Dover Priory. The following services will be amended:

    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

    23:09 and 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham services will be replaced by buses between Strood and Gillingham

    23:34 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Sole Street. A connecting bus service will run from Meopham, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

    23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    22:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will be replaced by a bus between Ashford International and Dover Priory. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

    23:12 Ramsgate to Ashford International service will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ashford International. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

    23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate service will run as normal to Ashford International, then run non stop to Ramsgate via an alternative route. A connecting bus service will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate via Dover, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

    23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will run as normal to Ashford International, then be diverted to terminate at Canterbury West. A bus will run from Ashford International to Dover Priory, calling at all stations except Westenhanger. A separate mini bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger.

    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

    00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Meopham. A bus will run from Meopham to Sittingbourne to connect with an additional train service from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate.

    00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Strood and Gillingham

    00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Meopham and Gillingham.

    04:02 Gillingham to London Charing Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Gillingham and Strood. The bus will leave Gillingham at 03:39.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 November

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Between Leicester / Derby and London St Pancras International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Wellingborough and Leicester, closing some lines. As a result of this the following services will be amended:

    Monday

    The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be slightly retimed from Leicester to Wellingborough.

    Tuesday to Saturday

    The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be retimed to leave Leicester at 04:13 and run via an alternative route to Kettering. This service will leave Kettering and Wellingborough slightly later than usual, then run as normal from Bedford onwards.

    Monday to Friday

    The 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. Connecting bus services will run from Kettering to Market Harborough and from Market Harborough to Leicester.

    Tuesday to Saturday

    The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. A bus will run from Kettering to Leicester, calling at Market Harborough.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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    Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    On days or weeks when leaf-fall is at its highest and rails are most slippery, Southeastern will need to introduce a different timetable on some routes. This is to make sure they can get you where you need to be with the minimum of delay.

    Conditions are expected to be particularly challenging until at least the end of this week and Southeastern are running a revised timetable, particularly during off-peak periods.

    The revised timetable will be in place on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 24 November.

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    Industrial action announced to affect CrossCountry on Sunday 26 November

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry routes

    Description

    The RMT Union have called a strike for Sunday 26 November that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services that day.

    CrossCountry will be operating a reduced service but using some longer trains. If you are travelling on Sunday 26 November on a CrossCountry service, please travel as early as possible. Some services may finish earlier than normal and some stations may have no CrossCountry services. With fewer trains available, CrossCountry trains and any replacement bus services are expected to be very busy.

    CrossCountry train plans for the strike day are being finalised, so Journey Planners are currently showing the original planned service.

    However you can find answers to general questions, such as refunds and alternative routes here.

    A number of strike dates have also been announced for December. These dates are:

    • Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December
    • Sunday 24 December
    • Sunday 31 December

     

    If these strikes do take place, a significantly reduced service will operate on these days. Please keep checking this page for updates.

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

     

    Poor weather affecting South Western Railway routes until 02:00

    Train companies affected

    South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Some routes on the South Western Railway network

    Description

    High winds have been forecast for parts of the South Western Railway network this evening and into the early hours of Thursday morning. As a result, trains are expected to run at a reduced speed on some lines.

    Train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, delayed by up to 45 minutes or revised.

    Advice for South Western Railway customers:
    The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for parts of Britain from this evening into early Thursday 23 November, forecasting high winds gusting up to 60 mph, with heavy rain fall of up to 10-15mm in the west. Coastal areas will be first affected, with adverse weather then moving further inland over the course of  tonight into the early hours of Thursday morning. The western part of the South Western Railway network is expected to be most affected.

    As part of Network Rail's weather contingencies, a temporary speed restriction will be introduced in certain locations from late on Wednesday evening.

    This is to protect passengers and staff from the effects of the high winds, which can blow trees and other debris onto the railway lines.With trains running at reduced speed, the drivers are better able to bring trains to a halt if anything is spotted ahead. However, running trains at reduced speeds means that train services in the areas where there temporary speed restrictions apply are likely to be amended with longer journey times.

    The following areas are currently expected to be affected by this emergency speed restriction:

    From 22:00 today until 02:00 tomorrow:

    • Between Salisbury and Whimple


    Until 02:00 tomorrow:

    • Between Petersfield/Cosham and Portsmouth Harbour
    • Between Eastleigh and Cosham
    • Between St Denys and Fareham
    • Between Southampton Airport Parkway and Dorchester/Weymouth
    • Between Romsey and Redbridge



    Due to the high winds, wet weather and much higher leaf fall, exceptionally poor rail adhesion conditions are expected across the South Western railway network from this evening into Thursday. This is also likely to have an impact on train services and may cause delays and alterations.

    To improve adhesion, a number of empty trains will run in the early morning of Thursday 23 November; these trains will run at a reduced speed to check that the railway line is clear of debris and leaves before trains are allowed to run with passengers on board. Some early morning trains may need to be cancelled.
    Please allow extra time to make your journey and please check your journey before travelling. If you require assistance in completing your journey, please speak to a member of staff or use a help point at any station.

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    Poor weather to affect Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink services until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    Various Gatwick Express, Southern, Thameslink routes.

    Description

    High winds are expected to affect much of the Southern and Gatwick Express networks as well as the Southern part of the Thameslink network from 22:00 this evening into the early hours of Thursday morning. Train Operating Companies are working closely with Network Rail to ensure an effective response, extra resources will be working overnight and in the early hours to help keep trains running. Speed restrictions will be in place across part of the network.

    The following alterations will apply:

    • We expect the biggest impact on services between Gatwick Airport and Brighton and Gatwick Airport and Barnham via Horsham where delays of up to 15 minutes are expected
    • Services on coastal routes are also affected but should see shorter delays due to their already reduced running speeds
    • Services between Oxted and East Grinstead and Uckfield may also be affected with delays of up to 10 minutes
    • Some early morning services on Thursday may be cancelled to allow us to ensure that the routes are free from any fallen branches, trees or debris and you may have to catch a later train

    Please ensure you check before you travel this evening and check again before you leave home tomorrow morning.

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    Poor weather may affect your journey today and early on Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Routes across England and Wales

    Description

    Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across England and Wales today and early tomorrow. Your journey time may be extended where Network Rail have to impose speed restrictions on trains for safety reasons.

    Customer Advice:

    The following train companies have reported current, or potential weather related problems.

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog:

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, closing the line. Buses will run between these stations.

    The line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog will remain closed until at least 09:00 on Thursday 23 November. The line will be inspected early on Thursday morning.

    Bangor - Holyhead

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Bangor and Holyhead, closing the line. Due to the severe weather in the area, no estimate can be given for a reopening of the lines.

    Road transport has been sourced. However, due to the continuing severe weather, road vehicle accessibility may be limited. Please note that local roads in the area are severely affected by flooding. Road vehicles can only pass through certain areas with extreme caution and some roads are now closed to cars and smaller vehicles.

    Arriva Trains Wales are advising customers NOT to travel between Bangor and Holyhead today if at all possible and to postpone your journey until tomorrow, Thursday 23 November.

    Gatwick Express / Southern / Thameslink - Travel advice is available here.

    Northern - Journeys in Cumbria and on the Settle and Carlisle line are particularly at risk of disruption. Travel advice is available here.

    South Western Railway - Advice for travel after 20:00 tonight is available here.

    Southeastern - Advice for travel after 22:00 tonight is available here.

    TransPennine Express

    Travel advice is available here.

    Virgin Trains

    Travel advice for north west England is available here.

    The line between between Bangor and Holyhead is currently closed due to heavy rain flooding the railway. Due to the severe weather in the area, no estimate can be given for a reopening of the lines. Coaches are running between Bangor and Holyhead.

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    High winds affecting Southeastern services until approximately 05:00

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    High winds in the south of England this evening and overnight are expected to cause disruption to trains. To ensure the safety of our passengers and the railway, Network Rail have instructed Southeastern to run trains at a slower speed during the late evening and overnight. A speed restriction of 50mph is now in place, and will affect some routes, particularly between:

    • Tonbridge and Hastings
    • Tonbridge and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Ashford
    • Maidstone East and Ashford
    • Rainham and Dover Priory via Canterbury East
    • Rainham and Margate via Herne Bay

     

    High Speed trains between London St Pancras and Ashford will not be affected.

    Please allow extra time for your journey tonight as you may be delayed, and check your train before you travel.

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    Poor weather affecting services in north west England until at least the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, Northern, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    Various routes in north west England

    Description

    Heavy rain and strong winds are affecting north west England, resulting in some train services being disrupted.

    It is not yet known if services will be affected tomorrow, Thursday 23 November. Please check your journey closer to the time of travel.

    The following services are currently affected:

    Northern

    Flooding is affecting various locations across the Northern network:

    Maryport - Carlisle: Buses will operate between Maryport and Carlisle, however the roads in the area are very congested so customers using replacement buses should be prepared for severe delays.

    You may use your ticket on:

    • Stagecoach buses between Workington and Carlisle
    • TransPennine Express and Virgin Trains between Lancaster and Carlisle

     

    Settle - Carlisle: Flooding at Kirkby Stephen means that trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes or cancelled.

    Barrow-in-Furness - Lancaster (in that direction only): A full size coach, operated by Red Rose, will run from Lancaster to Barrow In Furness at 23.30.

    Barrow-in-Furness - Millom: Replacement transport has been requested however it is unlikely that this will be able to be sourced. This is due to several roads also being inpassable as a result of the flooding.

    Preston - Lancaster: Flooding between Preston and Lancaster means that trains are currently unable to run from Preston towards Lancaster. Trains from Lancaster towards Preston may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

    Lancaster - Morecambe: Due to traincrew displacement there will be no further rail services this evening between Lancaster and Morecambe. Please see station staff at Lancaster who wil organise onward transport.

    Oxenholme -Windermere: Due to traincrew displacement there will be no further rail services this evening between Oxenholme -Windermere. A 16 seater minbus, operated by Phantom Travel, will be at Oxenholme at 22.18 to call all stations to Windermere. This will then run in lieu of the 22.45 Windermere to Preston train.

    TransPennine Express

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Preston and Lancaster, meaning that trains are currently unable to run from Preston towards Lancaster. Trains from Lancaster towards Preston may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

    Buses have been requested to run between Preston and Carlisle until the end of the day.

    Customers may use their tickets on the following services:

    • CrossCountry between Leeds and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central
    • Virgin Trains on any reasonable route
    • Virgin Train East Coast services between York and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

     

    Virgin Trains

    Heavy rain is flooding the railway between Preston and Lancaster, meaning that trains are currently unable to run from Preston towards Lancaster. Trains from Lancaster towards Preston may be delayed by up to 60 minutes.

    Buses are running between Preston and Lancaster.

    Customers may use TransPennine Express services on any reasonable route.

    The Caledonian Sleeper services may be affected by the flooding between Preston and Lancaster. When there is more information regarding this, we will update it here.

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    Disruption between Highbury & Islington and Stratford expected until the end of the day

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Highbury & Islington and Stratford

    Description

    an object caught on the overhead wires near Homerton is causing disruption to trains between Highbury & Islington and Stratford. As a result of this, trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

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

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    Disruption between Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope expected until 00:15

    Train companies affected

    c2c

    Routes affected

    Trains between Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope

    Description

    An obstruction on the track between Pitsea and Stanford-le-Hope is causing disruption to trains between these two stations. The London bound line is currently blocked. Trains may be delayed, cancelled or revised.

    Disruption is expected until 00:15.

    Customer advice: 

    Customers travelling towards London would need to travel down to Pitsea for mainline services to London.

    Customers travelling via Okkendon would need to change at Upminster. Ensign Buses are conveying passengers via any reasonable route until further notice.

     

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    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.

    Further information

    Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

    There will be major changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period, with several London terminal stations closed, as detailed below;

    From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive, the following stations will be closed for Southeastern services;

    • London Bridge
    • London Cannon Street
    • London Charing Cross
    • Waterloo East
    • Deptford
    • Greenwich
    • Maze Hill
    • Westcombe Park
    • New Cross
    • St Johns

    Services will be significantly revised and reduced as detailed below;

    Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December;

    Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed. On Christmas Eve, the network will close down by 22:00.

    Replacement buses will run between;

    Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

    Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December;

    No Southeastern services will operate

    Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December;

    Trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars, London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable.

    As these are 'working days', London Victoria is expected to be extremely busy during peak times so please try and avoid travelling during these times if you can.

    Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December;

    Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

    Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Monday 1 January 2018

    Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

    Replacement buses will run between;

    Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

    Lewisham and Dartford, via Sidcup

    Alternative routes and travel advice

    You'll be able to use the following routes at no extra charge to help complete your journey;

    • Between 27 and 29 December inclusive: Southeastern 'high speed' services to and from London St Pancras
    • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
      

    Alternative travel arrangements on Transport for London services (Tube, Bus and DLR) are still being finalised.

    Station specific travel advice can be found here

    Longer term changes

    Travelling at the weekend

    Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit 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 are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

    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.

    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 detailed below:

    • 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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

    • 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.

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    Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Wednesday 27 December

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    The following routes are affected between:

    London Charing Cross and Ramsgate

    London St Pancras International and Margate

    London Victoria and Ramsgate

    Gillingham and Ramsgate

    Description

    From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

    The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

    Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

    Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

    • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West.

    • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West.

    • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate.

     

    Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

    • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.

    • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.


    Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

    • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

    • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

    • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

    • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

    • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

     

    Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

    • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

     

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool from Saturday 11 November until Sunday 25 March

    Train companies affected

    Northern, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

    Description

    As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool. This is to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys. Further information can be found here.

    Until Sunday 28 January:

    There will be NO trains between Preston and Blackpool South / Blackpool North.

    Rail replacement buses will run every 15 minutes between Preston and Blackpool North, with some buses running direct.

    Rail replacement buses will run hourly between Preston and Blackpool South. Please note, there is no bus service to or from Blackpool South on Sundays.

    During peak hours, additional buses will run between Preston and St Annes and Lytham calling at Poulton-le-Fylde.

    From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

    An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

    Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

    Ticket acceptance:

    All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool North.

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    Bicycles:

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

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    No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from 18:00 on Saturday 18 November until Sunday 14 January

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between Gospel Oak and Barking

    Description

    Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

    Buses will run between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters, calling at Upper Holloway, Crouch Hill, Finsbury Park and Harringay Green Lanes.

    Buses will also run between Walthamstow Central and Barking, calling at Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone High Road, Wanstead Park, Woodgrange Park and East Ham Tube Station.

    You should use local buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road or London Underground services between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central and also between East Ham and Barking.

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

    Bicycles:

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

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    Amended 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    From Maesteg to Gloucester

    Description

    Track work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester after 23:40 each night from Monday to Thursday.

    The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Gloucester.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford from 23:00 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    London Overground

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Chingford, closing all lines.

    From 23:00 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford. Some bus journeys will be extended to London Liverpool Street.

    The last trains to run will be the 22:33 London Liverpool Street to Chingford and the 22:40 Chingford to London Liverpool Street services.

    You may use your ticket on London Underground services between Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and Walthamstow Central.

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

    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    No trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale between 23:15 and 05:00 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Greater Anglia, Stansted Express

    Routes affected

    Between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge / Stansted Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt, closing the lines via Tottenham Hale from 23:15 each night until 05:00 the following morning.

    While the work is taking place, trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge will be diverted via Seven Sisters. Customers should use local stations on the Seven Sisters route, which are within walking distance.

    The 04:40 (Tuesday - Friday) London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport service will call at Seven Sisters instead of Tottenham Hale.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Northern

    Routes affected

    Various Northern routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

    Monday - Thursday

    The 22:44 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

    The 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Airport, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

    The 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will terminate at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Wilmslow.

    The 23:06 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria.

    The 23:10 Preston to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 23:21 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted via an alternative route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds. The train will arrive at Leeds approximately 25 minutes later than usual.

    The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

    Tuesday - Friday

    The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

    The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No trains at Pangbourne between 21:30 and 05:15 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Oxford

    Description

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

    From 21:30 each night until 05:15 the following morning, trains will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

    Connecting bus services will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    No trains at Burnham or Taplow from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Oxford

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

    From 22:15 each night until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Connecting bus services will run via Slough.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry between 23:15 and 05:30 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Aberdare and Penarth, between Radyr / Caerphilly and Barry Island and between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry, closing all lines.

    From 23:15 each night until 05:30 the following morning, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry.

    The 22:54 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

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    Amended 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    From Henley-on-Thames to Reading

    Description

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

    The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Alternative train services will be available between Twyford and Reading.

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    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight services between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between Reading and Gatwick Airport

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Redhill, closing the lines. The following services will be amended:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 22:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Redhill.

    The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford.

    The 23:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Gatwick Airport. The bus will call at Redhill to set down only.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 04:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be retimed to run later than usual from Reading onwards. This service will terminate at Redhill. Alternative train services will be available between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

    The 05:56 Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Redhill at 06:13. Alternative train services will be available between Gatwick Airport and Redhill.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    Various TransPennine Express routes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the TransPennine Express network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

    Monday to Thursday

    The 18:47 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    Tuesday to Friday

    The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

    The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

    The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to leave York earlier than usual.

    The 05:40 Doncaster to Manchester Airport service will start from Meadowhall. Alternative train services will be available between Doncaster and Meadowhall.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Amended overnight Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Northern

    Routes affected

    All routes to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines.

    From 23:00 each night until 05:45 the following morning, trains between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace will be retimed by approximately 5 minutes.

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    Project Information:

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

    Amended 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    From Cardiff Central to Crewe

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing the line.

    The 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will be diverted via Wrexham, not calling at stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Crewe, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

     

     

     

    Amended overnight service between Holyhead / Llandudno and Chester from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Arriva Trains Wales

    Routes affected

    Between Birmingham New Street and Holyhead and between Llandudno and Crewe

    Description

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

    From Monday to Thursday, the 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Crewe service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Holyhead.

    From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester. A replacement bus service will run from Rhyl to Chester.

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    Bicycles:

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

    Project Information:

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

    Buses replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway / Chippenham from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

    Train companies affected

    Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    Between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / Swansea / Penzance

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

    The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway. If you are travelling to or from Didcot Parkway you will be able to use alternative train services. Buses will run from Chippenham to Reading, calling at Swindon. You will need to change at Bath Spa for an alternative train service to Chippenham.

    The 20:29 Swansea to London Paddington
    service will run as normal between Swansea and Bristol Parkway, it will then be diverted to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate. Alternative train services will be available between Bristol Temple Meads and London.

    The 21:27 Taunton to London Paddington service will be diverted between Chippenham and Reading, not calling at Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Chippenham, calling to set down only at Swindon and Didcot Parkway. A bus will also run from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

    The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
    service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Chippenham or Reading. If you are travelling to Didcot Parkway, you will be able to use alternative trains between London / Reading and Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Reading to Chippenham, calling at Swindon.

    The 21:00 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon service will be extended to call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

    The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
    service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to both Swindon and Chippenham. A bus will also run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and at Bath Spa to set down only.

     

    The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway, not calling at Didcot Parkway or Swindon. A bus will run from Reading to Swindon. A second bus will also run from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Parkway, calling at Swindon. If you are travelling from Reading to Didcot Parkway, alternative train services will be available.

    The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon / Chippenham, from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and from Swindon to Chippenham / Bath Spa.

    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.

    Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

    Train companies affected

    Southeastern

    Routes affected

    Various Southeastern routes

    Description

    Overnight engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Rainham and also between Ashford International and Dover Priory. The following services will be amended:

    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

    23:09 and 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham services will be replaced by buses between Strood and Gillingham

    23:34 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Sole Street. A connecting bus service will run from Meopham, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

    23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

    Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

    22:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will be replaced by a bus between Ashford International and Dover Priory. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

    23:12 Ramsgate to Ashford International service will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ashford International. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

    23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate service will run as normal to Ashford International, then run non stop to Ramsgate via an alternative route. A connecting bus service will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate via Dover, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

    23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will run as normal to Ashford International, then be diverted to terminate at Canterbury West. A bus will run from Ashford International to Dover Priory, calling at all stations except Westenhanger. A separate mini bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger.

    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

    00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Meopham. A bus will run from Meopham to Sittingbourne to connect with an additional train service from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate.

    00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Strood and Gillingham

    00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Meopham and Gillingham.

    04:02 Gillingham to London Charing Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Gillingham and Strood. The bus will leave Gillingham at 03:39.

    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.

    Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 November

    Train companies affected

    East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    Between Leicester / Derby and London St Pancras International

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Wellingborough and Leicester, closing some lines. As a result of this the following services will be amended:

    Monday

    The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be slightly retimed from Leicester to Wellingborough.

    Tuesday to Saturday

    The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be retimed to leave Leicester at 04:13 and run via an alternative route to Kettering. This service will leave Kettering and Wellingborough slightly later than usual, then run as normal from Bedford onwards.

    Monday to Friday

    The 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. Connecting bus services will run from Kettering to Market Harborough and from Market Harborough to Leicester.

    Tuesday to Saturday

    The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. A bus will run from Kettering to Leicester, calling at Market Harborough.

    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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