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Latest Travel News

It’s always worth checking your route before you travel on any mode of transport. Things can change in a moment, especially in severe weather, and the unforeseen delays are usually the trickiest to clear due to the simple fact they can’t be planned for. But with our up-to-the-minute bulletin board below, you can at least plan around them.

Service Disruptions

Last update: 09/12/2018 18:56

Amended Transport for Wales service until further notice
Incident created18/11/2018 18:08
Last updated09/12/2018 16:58
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

More trains than usual are currently undergoing repairs at Transport for Wales depots. This is a result of damage to wheels caused by seasonal conditions.

Details of how services are affected from Monday 10 to Friday 14 December can be found below:

Aberystwyth - Machynlleth - Shrewsbury

  • 06:25 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth will be cancelled
  • 06:30 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury will be cancelled
  • 08:30 Aberystwyth - Birmingham International will start at Shrewsbury
  • 10:29 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth will be cancelled
  • 12:30 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury will be cancelled
  • 18:25 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth will be cancelled
  • 20:36 Aberystwyth - Machynlleth will be cancelled

 

Road transport will run in lieu of cancelled trains. The timetable can be viewed here.

Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llandudno Junction - Llandudno

All trains will be replaced by a bus on this route. The replacement bus timetable can be found here.

Swansea / Carmarthen - Pembroke Dock / Milford Haven / Fishguard Harbour

Between 09:00 and 19:00 services between Pembroke Dock and Swansea will only operate between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock. Customers should use the first available service from Swansea to Carmarthen and change for additional replacement road transport.

A normal service is planned to operate between Carmarthen and Milford Haven.

08:14 Swansea - Fishguard Harbour will be replaced by a bus.

09:53 Fishguard Harbour - Carmarthen will be replaced by a bus.

Swansea - Shrewsbury via Llandrindod (Heart of Wales line)

The following services are altered:

  • 04:53 Carmarthen - Llandovery will be cancelled.
  • 06:44 Llandovery - Swansea will be cancelled.

Replacement road transport will run in lieu of cancelled trains. The replacement bus timetable can be viewed here

Cardiff Central - Cheltenham Spa

15:17 Maesteg - Cheltenham Spa will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers should travel on the 16:25 Cardiff Central - Newport and change for replacement road transport.

17:46 Cheltenham Spa - Maesteg will start at Cardiff Central. Customers should travel on the 18:01 Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester and change for replacement road transport.

Other alterations

  • 06:42 Cardiff Central - Pembroke Dock will terminate at Swansea. Replacement road transport will operate Swansea - Pembroke Dock, details can be found here
  • 07:16 Cardiff Central - Swansea will be cancelled. Customers should travel on the 07:50 Cardiff Central -Carmarthen
  • 12:32 Holyhead - Maesteg will not operate between Shrewsbury and Cardiff Central. Customers should travel on the 15:42 Shrewsbury - Milford Haven
  • 16:25 Llandudno Junction - Chester will be cancelled. Customers should travel on the 16:49 Llandudno Junction - Birmingham International or 17:17 Llandudno Junction - Manchester Piccadilly service
  • 18:39 Llandudno Junction - Chester will be cancelled. Customers should travel on 18:53 Llandudno Junction - Manchester Airport 

Check before you travel:
Please note that alongside the above alterations, further short notice changes may be made. You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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

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Industrial action affecting Northern on Saturdays 15, 22 and 29 December
Incident created29/11/2018 16:00
Last updated09/12/2018 06:24
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Industrial action is taking place, affecting Northern services on Saturdays 15, 22 and 29 December, as members of the RMT Union continue to strike. 

A heavily reduced Northern service will operate on most routes on these dates with very few services running after 5pm.

Customer advice: 

You can find timetables and answers to Frequently Asked Questions here

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

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planner for the strike days is not yet showing the revised service. Please check back closer to the time of travel. 

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

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

Feedback:

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Industrial action to affect South Western Railway on Saturday 22 December
Incident created08/12/2018 17:22
Last updated08/12/2018 17:25
Route affected
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

The RMT Union are holding a 24 hour strike on the South Western Railway network on Saturday 22 December.

South Western Railway are currently working on the timetables to ensure they run as many services as possible.

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

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

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Reduced service through Ayr until further notice
Incident created27/08/2018 21:35
Last updated07/12/2018 10:46
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

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

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

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

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

Girvan - Maybole - Ayr: These services are replaced by a bus.

Ayr - Glasgow Central:  Trains have a reduced capacity because of the restrictions that have been applied by the council, as the platforms at Ayr station can only accommodate four-carriage trains. In order to provide the best possible service to customers along the route, a number of trains throughout the day will start and terminate at Prestwick Town. A replacement bus service will run between Ayr and Prestwick Town to connect with these services.

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

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

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

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

Feedback:
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National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 09/12/2018 18:56

No trains at Bank Hall until Monday 17 December
Start date04/12/2018
End date16/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

Rail replacement buses will stop directly outside Bank Hall station.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

Amended service through Streatham and Crystal Palace on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Peckham Rye and Streatham Hill / Streatham / Crystal Palace, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Streatham. Trains will run between Streatham and East Croydon.

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

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

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Tonbridge, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No late evening Southern trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central from 20:00 on Saturday 8 and from 21:00 on Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction from 20:00 on Saturday, and from 21:00 on Sunday, closing all lines.

No Southern trains will run between Shepherds Bush, Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use the following alternatives at no additional cost:

  • London Underground on reasonable routes
  • London Northwestern Railway on reasonable routes between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Watford Junction
  • Alternative Southern services between Clapham Junction and London Victoria

Customers may also use alternative Southern services to help you complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

Amended Gatwick Express service on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

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

A reduced half-hourly Gatwick Express service will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

No London Overground service between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Station improvement works are taking place at White Hart Lane, closing all lines through the station.

No London Overground service will run between Hackney Downs and Enfield Town / Cheshunt.

Chingford trains will call additionally at Cambridge Heath and London Fields.

Buses will be provided to run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town / Cheshunt.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use local buses and London Underground on reasonable routes at London Liverpool Street, 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 find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

You can plan your journey on London Buses and 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:

Stations are generally the first impression that any passenger gets of the railway and like any business, Network Rail and the Train Operating Companies make large investments in bringing their stations up to date. There are over 2,500 stations on the railway network. Improvement works may include the provision of longer or new platforms, so the Train Operating Companies can run longer trains. This provides more seats or an increased number of services.

Amended Virgin Trains services until 12:00 on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton and between Wembley Central and London Euston closing some lines.

Trains will be retimed between Rugby and London Euston.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended 17:32 Newcastle to Guildford CrossCountry service on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains
Description

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

The 17:32 Newcastle to Guildford will terminate at Reading. A connecting rail service will operate between Reading and Guildford.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains to / from Blackburn until 16:20 on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

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

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Hebden Bridge and Preston
  • Todmorden and Blackburn
  • Bolton and Clitheroe
  • Colne and Preston

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended late trains from Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street from 23:30 Sunday 9 September
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Late night engineering work is taking place in the White Hart Lane area closing some lines.

The 23:30 / 23:45 Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street are diverted via and calling additionally at Tottenham Hale instead of Seven Sisters.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains between Norwich and Great Yarmouth via Reedham from Saturday 8 December to Friday 4 January
Start date08/12/2018
End date04/01/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

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

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

Christmas:

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project information:

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

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

Diverted train service between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction, closing all lines.

A reduced train service will run between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction, with trains running between London Waterloo and Salisbury only or diverting via Westbury. As a result, trains will depart up to 30 minutes earlier than usual.

A replacement bus service will run between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction for customers travelling to / from intermediate stations.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains at Hastings on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains; Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Battle / Bexhill, closing all lines.

Southeastern

Buses will replace trains between Battle and Hastings. Some buses will call at all stations, other buses will call at Battle, St Leonards Warrior Square and Hastings only.

Southern 

Buses will replace trains between Bexhill and Ore / Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains at Lewisham on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Charlton / Barnehurst, closing all lines. The following alterations will apply on Sunday 9 December:

Bexleyheath Line - Buses will replace trains between New Cross and Dartford via New Cross and Bexleyheath.

Woolwich Line - Services between London Charing Cross and Dartford will be amended to run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Greenwich.

Sidcup Line - Trains will not call at Lewisham.

Hayes Line - Services that usually run between London Cannon Street and Hayes will be amended to run between London Charing Cross and Hayes, not calling at Lewisham.

Grove Park Line - Trains will not call at Lewisham.

Ticket acceptance:

You can use your tickets on the following services:

  • London Underground services by any reasonable route between London Terminals, Southwark, Waterloo East and London Bridge.
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services between Greenwich and Lewisham.
  • London Bus routes P12, 78 and 484, on routes 21, 225 and 273 between New Cross, Lewisham and Hither Green and also on routes P4 and 284 between Ladywell and Lewisham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Buses replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant / Fareham on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western; Southwest Trains; Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant / Fareham, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour. Customers to / from Brighton should use alternative services to complete their journey.

Some services between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will terminate at Westbury instead of Fareham.

The 20:18 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will run in two parts - between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads, and also between Bristol Temple Meads and Fareham. Customers will need to change trains at Bristol Temple Meads.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Havant, and also between Portsmouth Harbour and Fareham.

Southern:

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Margate and Ramsgate until 21:00 on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Until 21:00, engineering work is taking place between Margate and Ramsgate, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Margate and Ramsgate. Some buses will call at all stations, whilst others will call at all stations except for Dumpton Park.

Services between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Canterbury West will run as normal between London Charing Cross and Paddock Wood. Between Paddock Wood and Ramsgate, the train will be amended to not call at Marden or Pluckley and will depart stations from Ashford International towards Ramsgate earlier than usual. Customers at Marden or Pluckley should use alternative trains (which run between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory via Ashford International) and change trains at Ashford International / Paddock Wood.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Staines and Reading / Ascot / Weybridge on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Staines and Ascot / Weybridge, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between:

  • Staines and Reading.
  • Staines and Ascot.
  • Staines and Weybridge.

Services between London Waterloo and Woking via Addlestone will be diverted to run between London Waterloo and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended service at Redhill on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western; Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Redhill / Gatwick Airport / Reigate, closing lines at various locations and at various times over the weekend.

Gatwick Express:

Saturday & Sunday:

A reduced half-hourly train service will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Great Western Railway:

Saturday:

The 23:35 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Redhill for alternative rail connections to Gatwick Airport.

Sunday:

Buses replace trains all day between:

  • Reigate and Redhill (2 buses per hour taking approximately 10 minutes)
  • Reigate and Gatwick Airport (1 bus per hour taking approximately 25 minutes)

 

A few early morning / evening buses will run between Reigate and Gatwick Airport via Redhill.

To maintain connections at Reigate, customers will need to leave Gatwick Airport and Redhill about 22 minutes earlier than usual.

Southern:

Saturday & Sunday:

Southern services will be diverted and will be unable to call at all intermediate stations between Purley and Horley. Replacement buses will be in operation calling at these stations. (Please note that the buses are not currently showing in the Journey Planner for Saturday.)

Thameslink:

Saturday & Sunday:

Thameslink services will be diverted and will be unable to call at all intermediate stations between Purley and Earlswood. Replacement buses will be in operation calling at these stations.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains to / from Burnham and Taplow on the evening of Saturday 8 and all day on Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place on Saturday evening and all day on Sunday between Hayes and Harlington and Twyford, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

Saturday:

The following trains will not call at Burham or Taplow:

  • The 22:12, 22:43 and 23:20 (departing 23:12) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services.
  • The 23:43 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 22:07, 22:56 (departing 22:58) and 23:49 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.
  • The 22:52 Reading to London Paddington service.

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Sunday:

The 00:05 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow. A replacement bus will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Taplow station does not normally open on Sunday, and no train or bus services will call.

No trains will call at Burnham all day. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Marlow on Sunday, closing all lines.

The 00:10 Marlow to Maidenhead service will run normally.

After this, all trains will be replaced by buses between Maidenhead and Marlow.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace morning / evening trains between Reading and Basingstoke on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Basingstoke on Saturday evening, and on Sunday morning / evening, closing some lines.

CrossCountry

Saturday

The 18:27 and 19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth services, 17:32 Edinburgh to Southampton Central will divert not to call at Basingstoke, Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway.

Journey times will be extended by approximately 45 minutes. CrossCountry replacement road transport will operate between Reading and Basingstoke.

Additionally, the 18:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Bournemouth will also terminate at Southampton Central.

Great Western Railway

Saturday:

After 20:30, buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke.

Sunday:

Morning:

The 07:37 Reading to Basingstoke and the 08:07 Basingstoke to Reading services will be replaced by buses.

Evening:

After 23:30, buses will replace trains between Reading and Basingstoke. Please note that this includes the 00:07 Basingstoke to Reading service on Monday morning.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace evening trains to / from Pangbourne on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 23:00 on Sunday, closing some lines.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

  • The 22:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services.
  • The 23:15 and 23:53 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington services.

Replacement buses will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst to connect with these trains.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Wimbledon / Sutton and Dorking on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains; Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wimbledon and Chessington South / Leatherhead, as well as between Sutton and Dorking, closing all lines.

South Western Railway:

As a result, buses will replace trains between:

  • Wimbledon and Chessington South
  • Wimbledon and Leatherhead
  • Wimbledon and Dorking

Southern:

Buses will replace trains between Sutton, Epsom and Dorking.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended train services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

As a result of retiming of train services to / from Bristol Temple Meads, services between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth will be retimed to depart Bristol Temple Meads earlier than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains to / from Bristol Parkway on the evening of Saturday 8 and on Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

CrossCountry:

An hourly service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. Trains will divert not to call at Bristol Parkway and will call additionally at Gloucester, Newport and Patchway. Journey times will be extended by one hour. CrossCountry replacement road transport will operate between Patchway and Bristol Parkway.

Great Western Railway:

Sunday:

Buses replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Gloucester.
  • Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway.

Services to / from London Paddington and South Wales will not call at Bristol Parkway, but will additionally call at Filton Abbey Wood. Some services on this route will not run, or will be retimed to depart earlier or later than usual.

Services between Cardiff Central and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will retimed by a few minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

Amended East Midlands Trains service to London St Pancras International on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and London St Pancras, closing some lines.

Services running to London St Pancras will arrive a few minutes later than usual. Services running from London St Pancras will not be affected.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

No c2c trains to / from London Liverpool Street on Sunday 9 December
Start date09/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

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

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

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

Ticket acceptance:

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

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys between West Ham and Stratford, you can plan your journey by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Grantham and Sleaford on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

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

A replacement bus service will run between Grantham and Sleaford. An amended train timetable will run between Nottingham and Grantham, and between Sleaford and Skegness.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Ely and Norwich on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
Start date08/12/2018
End date09/12/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains; Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ely and Norwich, closing all lines.

East Midlands Trains:

Services between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Ely only.

An express bus service will operate between Peterborough and Norwich.

Customers should use Greater Anglia buses for stations between Ely and Norwich.

Greater Anglia:

Buses will replace trains between Ely and Norwich

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
Start date26/05/2018
End date29/09/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

Most weekends, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

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

Christmas and New Year:

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 25 January using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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