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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.

Engineering work for:

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Last update: 30/10/2014 16:38

No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015
Start date29/09/2014
End date31/03/2015
Route affected

To and from Hamilton Square

Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes until 13 December and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

The changes from 14 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Engineering work affecting London Underground and London Tramlink until Sunday 2 November 2014
Start date29/10/2014
End date02/11/2014
Route affected

Bakerloo Line. Circle Line. District Line.

Train operator affected London Underground
Description

Bakerloo Line

Until Sunday 2 November no trains will run between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone. No London Overground services will run between Queens Park and Wembley Central. Replacement buses will operate between Queens Park and Wembley Central. 

Circle Line

On Saturday and Sunday, no trains will run between Gloucester Road and Aldgate via Embankment.

District Line

On Saturday and Sunday, no trains will run between South Kensington and Aldgate East, or between Turnham Green and Richmond. Replacement buses will operate between Turnham Green and Richmond. 

London Tramlink

Trams are not running between Mitcham Junction and Ampere Way. Replacement buses will run between Mitcham Junction and Ampere Way. Valid tram tickets will be accepted on the replacement bus service and also local buses. Oyster, pay as you go customers can receive a refund if they touch in correctly.

Planning your Journey

For more information, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Amended Southeastern services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

Some Southeastern routes.

Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network with the following trains amended:

23:17, 23:52 (Monday to Wednesday) London Charing Cross to Hayes are diverted to terminate at Beckenham Junction with connecting buses to Hayes.

23:07 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Ashford International, bus replaces train between Maidestone East and Ashford International / Canterbury West (set down only after Ashford International).   

00:07 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Ashford International, bus replaces train between Maidestone East and Ashford International.

23:55 (Wednesday & Thursday) London St. Pancras International to Faversham, bus replaces train between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

00:10 (Thursday & Friday) London Victoria to Ramsgate, bus replaces train between Gillingham and Faversham with connecting train to Ramsgate. 

Planning your Journey

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

Amended London Overground service between London Euston and Watford Junction from 21:00 Wednesday 29 until Friday 31 October 2014
Start date29/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

London Overground between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Harrow & Wealdstone / Wembley Central and Queens Park from approximately 21:00 on Wednesday and all day Thursday and Friday, closing all lines

Wednesday  

From approximately 21:00 trains will not run between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Up to three trains per hour will run between London Euston and Queens Park and also between Harrow & Wealdstone and Watford Junction.

Passengers may use their tickets on London Underground services from 21:00 onwards on Wednesday between Queens Park and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Thursday and Friday 

No trains will run between Queens Park and Wembley Central.

Up to three trains per hour will run between London Euston and Queens Park and also between Wembley Central and Watford Junction.

Passengers may use their tickets on London Underground services between Queens Park and Wembley Central.

Planning your Journey

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

To get options for your journey on London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Amended First Great Western services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

Some First Great Western routes

Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 

21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn will be replaced by a bus throughout.

21:55, 23:03 Bedwyn to Reading will be replaced by a bus throughout.

22:01, 23:03 Reading to Bedwyn will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Monday - Thursday

22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be amended and have extended journey times from Bristol Parkway onwards.

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

00:20 Reading to Newbury will be replaced by a bus throughout but the bus will only stop to set down passengers after leaving Reading.

Tuesday - Thursday

17:39 Penzance to London Paddington, 20:59 Worcester Foregate Street to London Paddington and 21:38 Banbury to London Paddington will all be amended to arrive slightly later into London Paddington.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended South West Trains services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

Some South West Trains routes.

Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday  

22:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea will be extended to run to Portsmouth Harbour.

23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea services will terminate at Havant and a replacement bus will run from Havant to Portsmouth & Southsea.

23:15 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour will terminate at Havant and a replacement bus will run from Havant to Portsmouth Harbour.

Tuesday - Friday 

00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth will terminate at Basingstoke and a replacement bus will run from Basingstoke to Eastleigh where passengers can connect onto other services to Bournemouth.

00:18 London Waterloo to Kingston will terminate at Strawberry Hill and a replacement bus will run from Strawberry Hill to Kingston.

00:30 Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour will be replaced by a bus

00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill will be diverted to and terminate at Surbiton. A replacement bus will run from Surbiton to Strawberry Hill.

01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central will terminate at Basingstoke and a replacement bus will run from Basingstoke to Southampton Central.

04:25 Portsmouth Harbour to London Waterloo will start from Fratton and replacement bus will depart slightly earlier from Portsmouth Harbour to Fratton.

04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo will not call at Woking. A replacement bus will run from Guildford to Surbiton.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended services at Bushey each night from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 October 2014
Start date28/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

Some London Midland trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central

Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Watford Junction and Leighton Buzzard closing some lines.

The following services will only stop at Bushey to set down passengers:

21:54 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Euston to Northampton.

22:07 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Euston to Milton Keynes Central.

23:04 (Tuesday to Thursday) London Euston to Northampton.

00:04 (Wednesday to Friday) London Euston to Northampton.

00:34 (Wednesday to Friday) London Euston to Northampton.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Southern service from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

Some Southern routes

Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southern network with the following amendments:

Each night from approximately 23:05 (Monday to Thursday) buses will replace trains between Haywards Heath and Brighton / Lewes / Worthing.

Each night from approximately 23:45 (Monday to Thursday) buses will replace trains between Littlehampton and Chichester / Bognor Regis.

22:17 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Bognor Regis will be diverted via Horsham and not call at stations between Three Bridges and Ford.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday  

22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe will terminate at Wilmslow and be replaced by a bus from Wilmslow to Crewe.

22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

22:51 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly (calling at all stations) but will only stop to set down passengers between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge will terminate at Stockport and be replaced by a bus from Stockport to Alderley Edge.

23:10 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton will terminate at Stockport and be replaced by a bus from Stockport to Buxton.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly (calling at all stations) but will only stop to set down passengers between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Hunts Cross and be replaced by a bus from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe will terminate at Stockport and be replaced by a bus from Stockport to Crewe.

Tuesday to Friday  

00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced a bus throughout.

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus throughout.

04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

 

Amended First TransPennine Express services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected

Some First TransPennine Express routes

Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First TransPennine Express network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Dewsbury and will also depart from Leeds slightly later than usual. A replacement bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport services will depart from Huddersfield 12 minutes later than usual.

04:25 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will depart from Huddersfield early at 05:25.

05:21 York to Manchester Airport will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement bus will depart from Dewsbury to Huddersfield at 06:01.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date31/10/2014
Route affected
Some East Midlands Trains routes
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network with the following trains amended:

Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Sleaford all day, Monday to Friday.

The following trains will be re-timed Monday to Thursday to arrive earlier / later than the normal timetable:

20:48 Sheffield to London St Pancras International.

20:55, 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield.

21:01, 21:28 London St Pancras International to Derby.

21:02, 21:31 Nottingham to London St Pancras International.

21:25, 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham.

23:15 (Monday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Derby.

The following trains between Tuesday and Friday will be re-timed to arrive earlier / later than usual:

00:15 London St Pancras International to Derby.

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 October 2014
Start date27/10/2014
End date30/10/2014
Route affected

Some Arriva Trains Wales routes

Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday 

20:55 Cardiff Central to Chester, bus replaces train between Crewe and Chester.

21:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Wilmslow and Stockport.

21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend will terminate at Barry. A replacement bus service will run between Barry and Bridgend calling at all stations.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury is diverted and will not call at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe calling at Stockport and Wilmslow.

23:27 Crewe to Chester, bus replaces train throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

 

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015
Start date15/02/2014
End date08/05/2015
Route affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Town

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Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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

Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014
Start date10/02/2013
End date31/12/2014
Route affectedLondon Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / ReadingView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western; Heathrow Connect
Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

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

To get options for your journey on the replacement buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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