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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.

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Last update: 22/09/2014 00:03

Improvement works at Cheddington station from Sunday 14 September to Saturday 11 October 2014
Start date14/09/2014
End date11/10/2014
Route affected

Between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton / Birmingham New Street / Crewe

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Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Work to refurbish the footbridge at Cheddington station started on Sunday 14 September and continue until Saturday 11 October. 

While the work is carried out, London Midland trains from London Euston will be unable to call at Cheddington.This affects all Monday to Friday evening peak services and a number of trains at the weekend.

London Midland trains to London Euston are able to call as normal at Cheddington.

Passengers travelling from London Euston are advised to travel to Tring, where replacement road transport will be arranged for onward travel to Cheddington. 

Passengers who wish to travel in a north-bound direction from Cheddington are advised to phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Road transport will be arranged to take you to Leighton Buzzard. 

Railway and car park season tickets for Cheddington will be valid for use at Tring or Leighton Buzzard for the duration of the works.

Train services that will not call at Cheddington are as follows:

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 15 and 29 September

08:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

16:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:05 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:30 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

18:05 London Euston to Crewe

19:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

20:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

NB - the 18:29 London Euston to Northampton service will not call at Tring, passengers are advised to travel on the 18:34 London Euston to Bletchley service.

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 22 September and 6 October

As above, with the exception that the 23:04 London Euston to Northampton service is cancelled because of engineering works. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:44 London Euston to Milton Keynes service.

Saturdays 20 September to 4 October

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:34 London Euston to Northampton

17:27 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

19:46 London Euston to Birmingham

20:35 London Euston to Birmingham

21:54 London Euston to Northampton

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

23:44 London Euston to Northampton

NB - The last London Midland train to leave London Euston on a Saturday night / Sunday morning is usually the 00:15 service. Because of engineering works in the Watford area, this train will start from Hemel Hempstead from 20 September to 4 October, leaving at 00:46.

Sundays 14 September to 5 October

08:17 Hemel Hempstead to Birmingham

12:54 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

22:00 London Euston to Coventry

22:58 London Euston to Northampton

Planning your Journey

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Amended First TransPennine Express services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date26/09/2014
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 with the following trains amended.

Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport will arrive at Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport 15 minutes later than normal.

22:30 York to Manchester Piccadilly will call additionally at Manchester Victoria to set down only and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly 29 minutes later than normal.

23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Huddersfield and will depart Dewsbury 5 minutes later than normal. A connecting bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

 

Tuesday to Friday

01:38, 02:52 York to Manchester Airport will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse. A connecting bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

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Amended services in the Wishaw area from Monday 22 to Saturday 27 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date27/09/2014
Route affected

Between Dalmuir / Partick and Motherwell and Milngavie and Lanark.

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Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Wishaw area with various line closures.

Dalmuir / Motherwell services will be extended to operate to/  from Lanark and call additionally at Wishaw, Carluke and Lanark. This also applies to the 19:11, 20:11, 21:10 Partick to Motherwell and 18:18, 19:18, 20:18, 21:18, 22:18 Motherwell to Partick.

Milngavie / Lanark services will operate between Milngavie and Motherwell only.

Buses will run between Motherwell and Holytown and also between Holytown and Wishaw to connect with trains.

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Buses replace trains between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton / Lewes each night from approximately 23:00 to 05:30 on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date24/09/2014
Route affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton.

Southern between London Victoria / Haywards Heath and Brighton / Bognor Regis / Eastbourne / Hastings.

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton / Lewes.

The 22:17 London Victoria to Bognor Regis will be diverted between Three Bridges and Ford via Horsham.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date26/09/2014
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:

23:05 (Monday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Poole, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Poole.

00:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Waterloo to Bournemouth, bus replaces train between Southampton Central and Bournemouth.

00:30 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour, bus replaces train throughout.

04:25 (Tuesday to Friday) Guildford to London Waterloo will start earlier than the normal timetable.

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date26/09/2014
Route affected

Some Virgin Trains routes. 

Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

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

22:30, 23:30 (Monday to Thursday) London Euston to Wolverhampton will be retimed from Rugby and terminate at Birmingham New Street.

05:00 (Tuesday to Friday) Wolverhampton to London Euston will start from Birmingham New Street.

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Amended 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service each evening from Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date24/09/2014
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Hednesford.

Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford closing all lines.

23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford will be replaced by a bus between Walsall and Hednesford.

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Amended 23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham CrossCountry service from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date25/09/2014
Route affected
Some CrossCountry routes.
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Nottingham with the following train amended:

23:09 Birmingham New Street to Nottingham, bus replaces train between Derby and Nottingham.

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Buses replace trains to and from Cardiff Bay after 22:45 each night from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date25/09/2014
Route affected

Trains to and from Cardiff Bay.

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay.  

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date26/09/2014
Route affected
Some Arriva Trains Wales routes.
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of Arriva Trains Wales routes with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead will be diverted via Crewe, passengers for stations to Chester travel on 21:50 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General and connecting bus from Wrexham General to Chester.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Crewe and terminate at Chester, passengers should then travel on the additional 23:22 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.

21:51 Aberdare to Penarth will be diverted via City line, a bus will run from Radyr to Cardiff Central via Llandaf.

22:18 Penarth to Rhymney, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Rhymney.

22:23 Crewe to Chester will not run.

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton, bus replaces train between Wrexham General and Chester.

22:35 Shrewsbury to Wrexham General additional, passengers connect into the 23:25 bus from Wrexham General calling Chester, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central will be diverted via City line, a bus will run from Radyr to Cardiff Central via Llandaf.

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd will be diverted via City line, a bus will run from Cardiff Central to Radyr via Llandaf.

22:49 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will be diverted via City line, a bus will run from Radyr to Cardiff Central via Llandaf.

23:22 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly runs additionally.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will be diverted via Crewe, Passengers travel on 23.40 replacement bus from Shrewsbury calling at Gobowen, Chirk, Ruabon, Wrexham General and Chester.

Monday to Friday

22:15  Maesteg to Gloucester, bus replaces train between Newport and Gloucester.

23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Gloucester and Cardiff Central. 

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 Wolverhampton to Shrewsbury will start at 00:35.

04:35 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will depart at 04:30.

05:37 Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg starts from Chepstow, passengers should use CrossCountry service from Cheltenham Spa for connection.

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date26/09/2014
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:

23:25, 23:55 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Orpington, will be diverted and not call at Brixton, passengers should use London Underground from London Victoria to Brixton.

00:10 (Tuesday & Wednesday) London Victoria to Ramsgate, bus replaces train between Gillingham and Faversham.

00:18 (Tuesday to Friday) London Charing Cross to Gillingham will be diverted and call additionally at Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyheath and Barnhurst, not calling at stations Charlton to Slade Green inclusive. A connecting bus will run from Lewisham to Gillingham calling at stations normally served by the train.

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date26/09/2014
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:

23:53 (Monday to Thursday) Henley-on-Thames to Reading terminates at Twyford with onward rail connection.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst:

Monday to Thursday 20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33, London Paddington to Oxford, 21:21, 21:51, 22:52, Oxford to Reading, 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington.

Tuesday to Friday 04:00 Oxford to London Paddington.

Friday 22:27, 23:33, 23:45 London Paddington to Oxford, 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington.

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough:

Monday to Thursday 21:36, 23:49, London Paddington to Reading, 21:56, 22:27, London Paddington to Oxford, 22:17, 22:48, 23:15, Reading to London Paddington.

Tuesday to Friday 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date25/09/2014
Route affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

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

22:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield, bus replaces train throughout.

23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop, bus replaces train throughout.

23:30 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 22 to Friday 26 September 2014
Start date22/09/2014
End date26/09/2014
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:

04:45 (Monday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International, will run slightly earlier than the normal timetable.

22:00 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Nottingham, bus replaces train between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham.

23:15 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Derby will not call at Beeston and Nottingham, a connecting bus will run from East Midlands Parkway to Beeston, Nottingham and Derby.

05:49 (Tuesday to Friday) Cleethorpes to Newark Northgate, bus replaces train between Cleethorpes and Market Rasen.

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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.

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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.

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

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