By continuing to use redspottedhanky.com you are agreeing to the website Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Policy, and the Use of Cookies. We use cookies to collect and process anonymous information about your visit to our website. We will use this information to improve the contents of our site or to collate statistics about it, or to otherwise improve and personalise our services to you.

Close
Our site isn't translated however click here for a translated introduction

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: 27/05/2019 07:50

Major Engineering Work during the Late May Bank Holiday
Incident created25/05/2019 02:12
Last updated27/05/2019 07:50
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains; Virgin Trains
Description

The late May bank holiday weekend is traditionally the time when a considerable amount of improvement and engineering work is undertaken on Britain's rail network.

The following major engineering works are taking place:


There will also be improvement projects at numerous other locations. You can find details of all the engineering work that is taking place here.

You can view images of the improvement work taking place by following this link.

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 #MayBHWorks.

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.

Feedback:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice
Incident created17/03/2019 16:46
Last updated25/05/2019 15:43
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Following severe weather events on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Trains are currently unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line is expected to reopen in the summer, although an exact date has yet to be confirmed.

How does this affect my journey?

Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The line remains closed as significant repair work is being undertaken. Specialist engineers have been busy designing a tunnel to carry water underneath the railway, constructing embankments, removing debris and refurbishing level crossings, in order to safely restore the track.

You can view images of the damage here.

Bus information:

The buses will reflect the normal train timetable, subject to traffic conditions. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs or mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

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 are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here

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 #BlaenauFfestiniog

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 27/05/2019 07:50

Reduced Southern service on Monday 27 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Southern will operate a reduced service on Bank Holiday Monday.

Check before you travel:

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

Improvement work at Overpool from Saturday 27 April to Friday 31 May
Start date27/04/2019
End date01/06/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Station improvement work is taking place at Overpool closing one of the platforms.

Trains from Liverpool Central to Ellesmere Port will be unable to call at Overpool, to complete your journey you should travel through to Ellesmere Port and travel back to Overpool. 

If you are travelling from Overpool to Ellesmere Port, you should travel on train towards Liverpool and change at Little Sutton for a train to Ellesmere Port.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between St Erth and Lelant Saltings from Tuesday 7 May to Friday 31 May
Start date07/05/2019
End date01/06/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between St Erth and Lelant Saltings, closing all lines for most of the day.

Buses will replace trains between St Erth and Lelant Saltings.

Some early morning and late evening trains between Penzance and St Ives will be able to run through.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date30/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Norwich, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Thursday morning.

As a result, the 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Ipswich 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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

No Southern trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May
Start date25/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place on Saturday between Wembley Central and Hemel Hempstead and on Sunday between Clapham Junction / Shepherds Bush and Wembley Central, closing some lines.

On Saturday and Monday

Services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will start / terminate at Shepherds Bush.

On Sunday

Services between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will not run.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on:

  • Southern services between Clapham Junction and London Victoria.
  • London Underground services between Victoria and Euston.
  • London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes 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

No trains via Tottenham Hale on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May
Start date26/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale, closing all lines. 

As a result, trains will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters rather than via Tottenham Hale. Stations on the Seven Sisters line are within walking distance of stations on the Tottenham Hale line.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Norwich / Bury St Edmunds / Woodbridge from Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May
Start date25/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Track renewal work is taking place between Ipswich and Norwich / Bury St Edmunds / Woodbridge closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Ipswich and Norwich / Bury St Edmunds / Woodbridge.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace trains between Wickford and Southend Victoria from Saturday 25 May to Sunday 2 June
Start date25/05/2019
End date03/06/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Overhead electric wire renewal work is taking place between Wickford and Southend Victoria, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Wickford and Southend Victoria.

Trains will run between Wickford and Southminster.

Ticket acceptance:

Monthly or longer season tickets can be used on c2c services.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project Information:

As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail are replacing the overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line as part of a £46m investment. The wiring system currently in place along the route was installed in the 1950s and needs replacing to prevent frequent failures that cause delays, in order to improve reliability of the rail service.

Reduced East Midlands Trains service to / from London St Pancras International today
Start date25/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place around London St Pancras International, between Kettering and Leicester, and between Derby and Chesterfield, closing some lines.

As a result, a reduced service will run to / from London St Pancras International, with trains running on an amended timetable. Replacement buses will run between Wellingborough and Market Harborough.

Additionally:

  • The 08:05 and 11:05 London St Pancras International to Nottingham services will additionally call at East Midlands Parkway.
  • The 17:19 London St Pancras International to Derby service will additionally run to Chesterfield and Sheffield.
  • The 18:05 London St Pancras International to Lincoln service will terminate at Nottingham. Customers for stations towards Lincoln should use alternative East Midlands Trains services.
  • The 19:04 London St Pancras International to Leeds service will terminate at Sheffield. Customers should use alternative services between Sheffield and Leeds.
  • The 20:05 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service will additionally run to Chesterfield and Sheffield.
  • The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will additionally call at Market Harborough, Kettering, Wellingborough, Bedford and Luton.


Thameslink are also affected by this engineering work, for more details see here

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended morning trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight a various points on the East Midlands Trains network, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will take place:

  • The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start from Warrington Central at 07:15. Customers from Liverpool Lime Street should use alternative services.
  • The 07:42 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will make an additional stop at Irlam.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended late night service between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Road transport will operate between Swindon and Bath Spa, calling at Chippenham.

Monday only

23:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Road transport will operate between Swindon and Bath Spa, calling at Chippenham.

Tuesday to Thursday

23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Road transport will operate between Swindon and Bath Spa, calling at Chippenham.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Gloucester from 23:05 until 05:25 each night, closing all lines.

As a result, the 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa will be diverted, not calling at Kemble, Stroud and Stonehouse.

A replacement bus service will operate at 23:36 from Swindon to Stonehouse, calling at Kemble and Stroud.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome from Monday 27 until Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury from 23:45 to 05:25 each night, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will depart approximately 30 minutes EARLIER than normal.

A bus will operate from Bristol Temple Meads at 23:20 to Westbury, calling at all booked 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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington from 23:55 each night.

As a result of this, the 23:51 London Paddington to Reading will depart at 23:53 and will NOT call at West Ealing and Hanwell.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace late evening trains to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 27 to Friday 31 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 lines between Hayes & Harlington and Reading from 22:10 each night.

As a result of this, the following trains will NOT call at Burnham and Taplow:

  • (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday only) 21:42, 22:27, 23:14 (departing at 23:05) and 23:51 (departing at 23:53).
  • 21:57 (departing 22:10) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway
  • 22:01 (departing 22:00), 22:15, 22:48 and 23:14 (departing at 23:16) Reading to London Paddington
  • (Tuesday to Friday) 00:34 London Paddington to Reading and 00:14 Reading to London Paddington
  • (Friday ONLY) 23:12 & 23:51 London Paddington to Reading and the 23:14 Reading to London Paddington

Burnham and Taplow customers are advised to use replacement buses to / from Slough to connect with train services.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night services to / from London Paddington from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Hayes & Harlington and Reading from 22:10 each night.

As a result, the following alterations will be in place:

  • 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway will depart at 22:10
  • 22:18 & 22:50 London Paddington to Oxford will depart at 22:22 & 22:51
  • 22:21 London Paddington to Bedwyn will depart at 22:27
  • 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will depart at 22:48
  • 22:59 London Paddington to Reading will depart EARLIER at 22:51
  • 23:14 London Paddington to Reading (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) will depart EARLIER at 23:05
  • 22:01 Reading to London Paddington will depart EARLIER at 22:00 and will NOT call at Langley and Iver
  • 23:14 Reading to London Paddington will depart at 23:16

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night / early morning Transport for Wales service between Crewe and Chester from Monday 27 to Friday 31 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date01/06/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester from 23:30 each night, closing all lines.

Monday - Thursday

The following alterations will be in place:

  • 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester will terminate at Shrewsbury. Customers travelling to Chester should use the 23:40 Shrewsbury to Chester and customers travelling to Crewe should catch the 23:27.
  • 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead will terminate at Crewe at 00:10. Replacement road transport will operate between Crewe and Chester.
  • 23:30 Crewe to Chester will depart earlier at 23:06.

Tuesday - Friday

The following alterations will be in place:

  • An addition service will operate between Chester and Holyhead at 00:40.
  • 05:45 Chester to Wrexham General will run later at 05:51.
  • 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street will start from Crewe at 04:59. Replacement road transport will operate between Chester and Crewe at 03:50.
  • 04:50 Crewe to Milford Haven will start at Shrewsbury. An additional 04:50 Crewe to Shrewsbury service will run.
  • 04:59 Chester to Crewe will depart later at 05:30.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 27 to Friday 31 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date01/06/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western.  A bus will be provided from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly calling at intermediate stations via Chorley and Bolton.
  • The 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus throughout.  Two buses will be provided:  one bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.
  • The 23:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will not call at Blackrod, Adlington and Buckshaw Parkway.  A bus will be provided from Horwich Parkway to Blackpool North.
  • The 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service be replaced by a bus throughout.  Two buses will be provided:  one bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at Warrington Central only; a second bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly calling at all intermediate stations normally served by the train.

 

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western.  A bus will be provided from Preston to Manchester Piccadilly calling at stations via Chorley and Bolton.  The bus will depart Preston at 04:16 to connect with services in Manchester.
  • The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will be diverted via (but not call at) Wigan North Western.  A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston calling at stations via Bolton and Chorley.
  • The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn.  A bus will be provided from Preston to Blackburn, departing Preston at 04:45 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

 

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chinley and Dore & Totley, closing some lines.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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.

Amended service between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street / Preston today
Start date25/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Runcorn / Warrington Bank Quay, closing all lines.

London Northwestern Railway

Until 11:55, trains to / from Liverpool Lime Street will be revised to start / terminate at Crewe.

Alternative travel advice:

Replacement road transport will operate between Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Customers are then advised to use Merseyrail services to / from Liverpool Central.

Virgin Trains

Until 11:55, no trains will run to / from Liverpool Lime Street. Trains to / from Glasgow Central will also be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton.

Replacement road transport will operate between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street, calling at Runcorn.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Amended 22:31 Sheffield to Leeds service from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 May
Start date27/05/2019
End date31/05/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Woodlesford and Leeds each night, closing the line.

The 22:31 Sheffield to Leeds service will not call at Normanton, Castleford and Woodlesford. A bus will be provided between Wakefield Kirkgate and Leeds to serve 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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace trains between Faversham and Dover Priory via Canterbury East on Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May
Start date26/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Faversham and Dover Priory via Canterbury East, blocking all lines.

As a result of this, buses will replace trains between Faversham and Dover Priory via Canterbury East.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Plumstead on Saturday 25, Sunday 26 and Monday 27 May
Start date25/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Plumstead, blocking all lines.

Trains via Woolwich

Trains between Lewisham / Deptford and Plumstead will not run.

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Plumstead via New Cross and Greenwich.

Trains via Bexleyheath

London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street 'rounder' services via Bexleyheath will not run.

On Saturday and Monday additional services will run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

On Sunday only, London Charing Cross to Dartford (via Woolwich) will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath.

Trains via Sidcup:

On Sunday only, London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street 'rounder' services via Sidcup and Grenwich will run normally via Sidcup, then divert to Dartford.

London Charing Cross to Gravesend services via Sidcup will call additionally at Lewisham on Sunday.

Trains via Hayes:

London Charing Cross to Hayes services will call additionally at Lewisham on Saturday and Monday only.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use their tickets on Docklands Light Railway services between Lewisham and Greenwich.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Major improvement work at London Euston today
Start date25/05/2019
End date28/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Major improvement work is taking place at London Euston today, closing some lines.

London Euston will be open but a reduced service will be operating. Customers may have longer journeys and there will be fewer available seats.

London Northwestern Railway:

A reduced service will operate between Northampton and London Euston all day.

Virgin Trains

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham / Wolverhampton / Manchester will be reduced to 2 trains per hour.

Trains between London Euston and Holyhead will be revised to start / terminate at Crewe.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Major improvement work between Aberdeen and Inverness from Saturday 4 May until Monday 19 August
Start date04/05/2019
End date20/08/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

The Aberdeen - Inverness Improvement Project is taking place over the course of a number of weeks, closing all lines between Dyce and Inverurie.

Saturday 4 May until Friday 14 June (6 weeks):
Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Inverurie.

Saturday 15 June until Friday 9 August (8 weeks):
Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Huntly.

Saturday 10 until Monday 12 August (3 days):
Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Inverness.

Tuesday 13 until Monday 19 August (6 days):
Buses will replace trains between Aberdeen and Huntly.

Check before you travel:

To plan your journey up until Sunday 18 August, please use 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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

Project information:

The Aberdeen - Inverness Improvement Project is a Scottish Government funded project to upgrade the railway infrastructure between Aberdeen and Inverness.

The project, which will be delivered in phases, will provide incremental benefits throughout the life of the scheme. Phase one of the project aims to deliver enhanced commuter services into each city and to facilitate the capacity for new stations at Kintore and Inverness Airport.

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020
Start date18/03/2019
End date28/02/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Buckenham and Great Yarmouth, closing all lines via Berney Arms.

All trains which usually travel via Berney Arms will travel via Acle. Customers wishing to travel to / from Great Yarmouth are advised to travel on Greater Anglia train services via Brundall or Norwich.

Additional engineering work is taking place on some weekends, so if you are planning to travel, please check the future engineering work page for more information.

Please note, no trains or replacement road transport will call at Berney Arms.

Check before you travel:

Up to Friday 9 August, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 10 August, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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.

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 Derby Road and Trimley.

If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Sunday 4 August using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Monday 5 August, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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 travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

National Rail Enquiries
  • Trains

Journey

Calendar View

Our new Quick Search feature is the easiest way to find the very cheapest day to travel for selected journeys.

more options

Outward Journey

:

Return Journey

:

Passengers


Railcards must be carried on the journey with your tickets. more info 

Show me

Train Timetables

Outward Journey

:

Return Journey

:
Search

Your Stay

Adults & Children

Room 1

Add another room

Car hire location

Pick up date and time

:

Drop off date and time

:

Drivers age