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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.

Service Disruptions

Last update: 04/06/2020 05:54

Live train information across Thameslink and Southern networks
Incident created04/06/2020 05:42
Last updated04/06/2020 05:54
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

There is a fault with the customer information system across the Thameslink and Southern networks. As a result, live information may not display correctly.

Customer Advice

There is a fault with live train information across a large part of the Southern and Thameslink networks south of London.

This means that when trains travel through the areas listed below, the information on station screens, apps and journey planners may not be accurate.

When you are waiting at the station, trains may be shown as "Delayed" when they are actually on time or only slightly late.

Routes affected:

  • the Croydon area, including East Croydon, South Croydon, West Croydon, Selhurst and Norwood Junction
  • the Uckfield and East Grinstead routes
  • Metro services in the Purley, Caterham and Tattenham Corner areas, and via Sutton
  • the Redhill route, including Reigate and services between Redhill and Edenbridge
  • the Brighton Mainline route, including services via Gatwick Airport and Haywards Heath
  • the West Coastway between Brighton, Hove, Worthing and Angmering
  • the Arun Valley route between Three Bridges, Horsham, Barnham and Chichester

 

Some stations on other routes may also be affected.

What will happen to the trains?

Train services can run according to the revised Saturday timetable for today.

Unless we update this website with any other messages, there is no unplanned disruption directly preventing this timetable from running.

If any disruption does occur, you may find that information about any service alterations will not be shown on the station screens, including the length of time that trains are delayed.

It may also take us longer to recover from incidents, because the process of returning services to normal is much harder if we can't immediately see where trains are.

What should I do?

If you are making an essential journey today (using public transport because you have no other option), please use your normal route.

You must listen carefully to all manual announcements from our staff, including at the station and on the train. Check the screens on the front and sides of the train to see where the service is going.

Platform changes may not be announced or shown automatically on the screens at the station.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

There is a major problem with the "train describer" system. This system usually matches up the identities of trains with the locations where they are detected on the track by the signalling system. Although the signalling itself is working safely, there is limited information being passed to other IT systems.

The information is used for various purposes, including the customer information systems on the station, and the live departure information on apps and websites. It also supplies the information for real-time maps which our staff use to track services.

The train describer system has failed across some, although not all, of the Southern and Thameslink areas to the south of London. This fault was first noticed around 23:30 last night. Network Rail engineers, contractors and suppliers continue to work to deal with the fault.

At its core, this system is directly related to Network Rail infrastructure, but the data from it is transferred to a lot of systems used by Southern and Thameslink.

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 #SNUpdates #TLUpdates

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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Revised timetable for TransPennine Express
Incident created19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated04/06/2020 05:34
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

TransPennine Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service? 

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

There are significant restrictions on capacity to help enable social distancing, with only around 15 to 20 seats per carriage available for customers.

The revised timetable and further details can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and TransPennine Express are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
Incident created19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated04/06/2020 05:29
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground; London Underground
Description

TfL, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How will this affect my journey?

Public transport should be avoided, wherever possible, to free up the limited space available to those who have no alternative way to travel.

London Overground:

A significantly reduced service is operating on all London Overground lines with frequency halved to most destinations. Also, there is no service between Surrey Quays and New Cross. Public Transport should only be used for essential journeys.

TfL Rail:

There is a 15 minute service operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport / Reading. The normal timetable is operating between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Heathrow Airport have confirmed that Terminal 4 is closed and TfL Rail services are running to Terminal 2 / 3 and 5 only.

DLR, London Underground and London Trams:

There is a reduced service operating on DLR, London Underground and London Trams. The Waterloo & City Line is closed.

Some stations are closed and others will be entrance or exit only. This is to ensure TfL staff keep the most used stations and services running to support critical workers. You can find a list of affected stations here.

On Friday and Saturday nights, there will be no all-night 'Night Tube' service or the all-night 'Night Overground' service that currently runs on the East London line. This is to ensure the resilience of the regular Tube and Overground services. Late services on both the Tube and Overground will continue to run for essential journeys.

Peak times to avoid travel:

If you must use public transport, avoid the busiest times between 05:45-08.15 and 16:00-17:30, and also please avoid using these stations and lines:

  • Central line between South Woodford/Redbridge and Stratford
  • Jubilee line between Stratford and Westminster
    District line between Dagenham Heathway and Aldgate East
  • Victoria line
    London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction
  • DLR between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town

 

More details can be found on the TfL Website.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground, you can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

You can check your journey on London Underground, DLR and Tram services using the Transport for London Journey Planner

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, TfL are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for South Western Railway
Incident created19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated04/06/2020 05:23
Route affected
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

South Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

South Western Railway - An amended timetable is operating.

Island Line - A normal timetable is in operation

The amended timetable can be found here, and additional information can be found here.

Please be aware that the Wightlink ferries between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head and also between Lymington Pier and Yarmouth have been suspended until further notice. More details can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling with South Western Railway, you can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

If you are travelling on the Island Line, you can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and South Western Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated04/06/2020 05:11
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground
Description

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating, however more train services have now been reintroduced into the timetable. In addition, train services between Hereford and Worcester are running again, replacing the bus service that has been in place over the last few weeks.

The revised timetable and more details can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Travel at quieter times. If you can change your routine, please travel between 10:00 and 15:00 or after 18:00 on weekdays. Chances are there'll be more space on board and your ticket will be cheaper too, making it more comfortable for you and for those people that need to travel at busiest times.

No first class at the moment. To maximise space on trains West Midlands Railway have removed first class temporarily. This will aid social distancing, as you can now sit anywhere on the train.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Saturday 6 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 7 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and West Midlands Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated04/06/2020 05:07
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground
Description

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

London Northwestern Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Additionally, trains on the following routes are suspended until further notice:

  • Between Bedford and Bletchley - road transport is in operation.
  • Between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction - a replacement bus service is in place and customers may also use Arriva Bus route 321. Please note that due to road closures, buses are currently unable to call at Park Street. Please use How Wood station instead for road transport. For any mobility impaired passengers, please call the London Northwestern Railway Customer Relations Team on 0800 024 8997 to arrange alternative transport.

All services have been declassified to aid social distancing.

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of people allowed on London Northwestern Railway trains by up to 90 per cent - so it's even more important that people take only essential journeys.

Passengers should book online where possible and travel at quieter times, and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

If you are a key worker using the above routes and have no alternative means of getting to work without the train service (e.g. no access to a car), or if the reduced timetables make travel impossible for you, simply complete this online form giving details of your journey, your place of work and your working hours. This will help London Northwestern Railway to understand whether an alternative solution can be found.

The amended timetable and more information from London Northwestern Railway can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and London Northwestern Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

Twitter:
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Revised timetable for Greater Anglia and Stansted Express
Incident created20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated04/06/2020 04:36
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia; Stansted Express
Description

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers able to travel on Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains by up to 90 per cent - so it's even more important that people take only essential journeys.

Passengers should always book online where possible and travel at quieter times, and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

The revised timetable and additional information can be found below for:

 

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 6 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 7 June onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Greater Anglia are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink - Check before you travel - Thursday 4 June
Incident created19/03/2020 17:38
Last updated04/06/2020 04:18
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern train times have changed. This affects weekday and weekend train services.

Although staff are working to run more trains, the full timetable will not be in operation. From Monday to Saturday, a revised version of the Saturday timetable will operate. This means that the full number of trains will not be in operation, especially on weekdays.

It is still important that you don't travel by public transport unless you are making an essential journey and have no other option.

Always plan your journey in advance:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 12 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling either on or after Saturday, 13 June, please check back nearer the time.

Some very early morning, late evening and weekend trains will still be affected by planned engineering works.

Check back here for updates just before you travel, and during your journey:

We will update this page with any further information which you may need to travel safely.

If you want to find out more information on how Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern are responding to Coronavirus, including how to obtain refunds please check the Thameslink, Southern or Great Northern websites. 

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

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Service to resume to / from Heathrow Airport this morning, Thursday 4 June
Incident created02/06/2020 20:38
Last updated04/06/2020 02:40
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Heathrow Express
Description

Urgent repairs have now been completed in a tunnel near Heathrow Airport. This will allow trains to run ready for the start of service today, Thursday 4 June.

Any updates and additional information will be confirmed later.

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 #HeathrowAirport

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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Crowding due to protests in London this weekend
Incident created03/06/2020 14:01
Last updated04/06/2020 02:15
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground; Southwest Trains
Description

On the weekend, a number of protests are taking place in London. Because of this, crowding is expected to be an issue at some stations on the following days:

Saturday 6 June

A protest planned to take place at 13:00 in Parliament Square, means that London Waterloo, London Victoria and London Charing Cross are expected to be busy.

Sunday 7 June

A protest planned to take place at 14:00 at the US Embassy means that Vauxhall, London Victoria, London Waterloo and Clapham Junction are expected to be busy.

If you have to travel by train, please try to avoid these times, keep your distance from others wherever possible, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser.

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

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Southeastern station updates - Thursday 4 June
Incident created18/05/2020 01:08
Last updated04/06/2020 01:36
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Southeastern station updates - Thursday 4 June

We are still running a reduced service, so capacity on our trains and at our stations is limited - help us to maintain this for those who really need it.

We ask that you maintain social distance wherever possible; Be aware of others, wear a face covering and be considerate to those who are less able.

If you need to travel, we're doing all we can to get you to where you're going safely. We are cleaning stations throughout the day, every day. You may wish to carry hand sanitiser and pay contactless (ideally using The Key) where possible.

Please respect our staff's instructions and the markings and signage we have installed at our stations. From time-to-time, we may need to restrict access to some of our stations, when we do so, we will update this message.

Check before you travel:

For service details, check our Live Information pages. For details of the current revised timetable, please check here.

 

Revised timetable for CrossCountry
Incident created20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated04/06/2020 00:36
Route affected
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains
Description

CrossCountry, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Customers are requested to reserve a space on the train you will be travelling on. You can do this by:

 

Reservations can be made up to 5 minutes before departure. However, customers are encouraged to reserve via the CrossCountry Customer Relations team or Twitter before making a journey to a staffed station.

How is this affecting the train service?

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

CrossCountry will NOT call at Manea, Whittlesea, Audley End, Stansted Airport, Doncaster, Weston-super-Mare, Bath Spa, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton, Guildford, stations west of Plymouth, or beyond Edinburgh to Glasgow, Dundee or Aberdeen.

A train service will be operating at hourly intervals on the following routes:

Manchester Piccadilly - Reading (some trains will extend to Bournemouth)

Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle (some trains will extend to Plymouth and Edinburgh)

Birmingham New Street - Leicester (some trains will extend to Cambridge)

Nottingham - Birmingham New Street (some trains will extend to Cardiff Central)

There will be some additional services in the morning and evening peak periods, and additional calls will be made at Birmingham's University station. Please check your journey before you travel.

The revised timetable and additional details can be found here.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 12 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and CrossCountry are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

Twitter:
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Revised timetable for Transport for Wales
Incident created20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated03/06/2020 10:12
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Transport for Wales, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

A significantly reduced service is operating on all routes. The revised timetable and additional information can be found here.

Pontypridd station - There is a one way system operating at Pontypridd station. Please make sure you walk in the designated areas.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus.

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Transport for Wales are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Reduced Southeastern timetable
Incident created20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated03/06/2020 07:57
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Southeastern is currently operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for essential workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak. The railway continues to support the nation during the next phase of the lockdown, and we will be making some updates to our reduced service timetable.

On Monday 18 May the reduced timetable was updated to include some additional peak services and some trains were re-timed. This timetable is running until further notice and is available in on-line journey planners now.

Following passenger feedback, some additional amendments were made to the revised timetable from Monday 1 June, to help passengers follow government advice on social distancing.

As the government has said, social distancing means there will be space for as few as 1 in 10 of the usual number of passengers on the railway. The safety of the public and our employees remains our top priority and people should help protect everyone on the railway by only using trains if they have no alternative. Those who can work from home should continue to do so. Please help us keep the railway free for those who need it most.

People who need to travel are being asked to buy their ticket on-line by signing up for The Key before they travel or use contactless, leave plenty of time for their journey, travel off-peak if they can and follow public health advice while travelling.

While we're not back to running our full timetable just yet, we are providing as much capacity as possible to help passengers follow the latest government guidance on social distancing.

For updates on particularly busy stations, please click here.

Timetables

A map of the planned service and the timetables are available here.

Online Journey Planners will be updated for:

Weekday Services: Changes for the following week will be available from journey planners by the Saturday morning of the week before.

Weekend Services: Changes for the weekend will be shown from the Thursday morning.

Ticket acceptance

You can use London Underground between Victoria, Embankment (for Charing Cross), Cannon Street, London Bridge and Waterloo, and on Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich at no extra cost.

Ticket Offices

To help protect our colleagues and those passengers still making essential journeys, we have temporarily closed the ticket offices at around 90 stations where fewer than 20 transactions were currently being made each day. We have also reduced the ticket office and gateline hours at other stations to focus on morning and afternoon peak times when they are busiest. A full list of the temporarily closed ticket offices is available here.

Assisted travel

Our Assisted Travel service remains available to passengers as usual. You can find out more and book assistance here.

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Revised timetable for Northern
Incident created19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated03/06/2020 06:09
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Northern, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Northern are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetable and additional information can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Northern are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Great Western Railway
Incident created20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated03/06/2020 06:06
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Great Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.  

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most. Please do not travel for leisure or as part of your daily exercise and avoid taking bikes onto trains wherever possible.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Great Western Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The Sleeper service between London Paddington and Penzance is not operating.

Revised timetables for routes on the Great Western Railway network can be found here.

Additional information and frequently asked questions can be found here.

Customers may use CrossCountry services via any reasonable route until further notice.

If your train is cancelled and you are at a staffed station, please speak to the station staff.

If you are at an unstaffed station and the next train service is more than 60 minutes later please use the Customer Help Point or call National Rail Enquiries on 03457 484 950.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Great Western Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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LNER - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated03/06/2020 06:03
Route affected
Train operator affected East Coast Trains
Description

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

LNER are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is essential. The amended timetable and additional information can be found here.

If you are travelling on LNER services you will need to make a reservation before you travel. You can book your seat reservation here.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

To help keep you safe when you travel with LNER and to support social distancing, they are working to limit the numbers of customers who can travel on each train service.

Leeds station: Leeds station has a one way system in operation, please ensure you follow the social distancing measures when moving through the station.

Peterborough station: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place at Peterborough station. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

London Kings Cross station has a one way system in operation. Customers are to exit from the gates directly opposite them, also if you are travelling on the Underground there is a one way system in place. The entrance for the underground is directly opposite the station. Please follow the floor vinyl's and sign-age as you leave the station.

LNER also have introduced an alcohol free train policy, which means that alcohol is currently not allowed onboard any LNER trains.

There will be no First Class complimentary at-seat food & drink, Standard trolley service or food pre-orders and the Café Bar has been closed.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and LNER are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated03/06/2020 05:55
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services are available for key workers, or those who cannot work from home and have no alternative way of travelling.

Passengers should book online where possible and travel at quieter times.

The revised timetable and more details can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains by up to 90 per cent - so it's even more important that people make only essential journeys.

Please continue to check here for details of station and on-train issues regarding crowding and social distancing:

Leicester station: There is a one-way system in place at Leicester station. Please use the front of the station to enter and the northern footbridge leading to the car park to exit.

Peterborough station: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place at Peterborough station. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 7 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 8 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and East Midlands Railway are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Chiltern Railways
Incident created20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated03/06/2020 05:50
Route affected
Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Chiltern Railways are operating an amended timetable. You can check your journey using the online Journey Planner. More advice from Chiltern Railways can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 12 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 13 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Chiltern Railways are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Merseyrail
Incident created19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated02/06/2020 14:34
Route affected
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Merseyrail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating. Merseyrail have increased services on the network, including reinstating some services before 07:00 and after 19:00, Monday - Saturday. Services will continue to run between approximately 08:00 - 20:00 on Sundays.

Further information including the amended timetable can be found here. It is likely that further amendments will be made over the coming weeks, so please check back for the latest information before you travel.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 12 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 13 July onwards, please check back nearer to the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Merseyrail are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Grand Central service suspended until further notice
Incident created20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated01/06/2020 04:18
Route affected
Train operator affected Grand Central
Description

Grand Central have suspended their service until further notice, as a direct result of the impact of Covid-19 on passenger numbers and government restrictions on travel.

The safety of staff and passengers is essential, and social distancing rules have meant that Grand Central have been unable to welcome the number of customers required to run a sustainable service. This means that the existing suspension of train services will continue throughout June with a view to reinstate services later in the summer.

More details, including refund information, can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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Hull Trains service suspended until further notice
Incident created19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated01/06/2020 04:17
Route affected
Train operator affected First Hull Trains
Description

As a result of the current travel restrictions and low passenger numbers, Hull Trains have suspended their service until further notice.

More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and refund details can be found on the Hull Trains website.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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c2c - Standard weekday timetable and social distancing information
Incident created20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated01/06/2020 03:56
Route affected
Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

c2c have resumed operating a standard weekday timetable, subject to alterations for engineering work. Although the service has increased to the maximum level possible, capacity will remain extremely limited due to the impact of social distancing. More information is available here.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most. If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Avoid peak time travel. Currently the earliest services are the busiest, so it is better to delay your journey if you must travel. In particular West Ham station is very busy between 06.30 and 07.30 so please avoid it at those times if at all possible.

Avoid the busiest services. c2c's busiest trains are some of the first services from Shoeburyness (04:59,05:13, 05:28, 06:07) and from Grays (05:53) Please avoid these services, only travel if essential and stagger when you travel if you can. There is currently twice as much capacity available on trains arriving into central London after 08:00.

Please continue to check here for details of station and on-train issues regarding crowding and social distancing:

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

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ADVICE - Timetable Changes
Incident created19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated01/06/2020 03:53
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; C2C Rail Limited; Chiltern Railways; CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; East Midlands Trains; First Great Western; First Hull Trains; First transPennine Express; Grand Central; Greater Anglia; Heathrow Express; London Overground; London Underground; Mersyrail; Northernrail; First ScotRail; Southwest Trains; Stansted Express; Virgin Trains
Description

National Rail companies need you to continue to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. As we move into the next phase of the nation's response, there will be more people needing to travel by train and we need your help to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

Before you set out please ask yourself if your journey is essential. If it is please cycle, walk or drive if you can.

If you really have to travel by train: please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Answers to the common questions that you are asking about train services, and details on refunds, can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

Please note that the timetables have changed for many operators from Monday 18 May onwards. Click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

Waiting rooms and Ticket Offices:
Please note that most waiting rooms at stations have now been closed for public safety. We have also closed a number of Ticket Offices, or reduced their opening times. Times on the station information pages may not match up to the current opening times.

Check before you travel
You are advised to check the Journey Planner as close to your time of travel as possible as timetables may be subject to late notice change.

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Revised timetable for ScotRail
Incident created20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated01/06/2020 03:48
Route affected
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

ScotRail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The Sottish Government are advising against all but essential travel, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

ScotRail are operating a reduced service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

These includes earlier services for NHS staff working at Crosshouse Hospital in Kilmarnock, additional East Kilbride services for Hairmyres Hospital, and changes on multiple routes for Glasgow-based hospitals.

Major stations have floor markings and other signs to outline a safe distance of two metres, while some station facilities such as waiting rooms are closed. In order to maintain a physical distance from others, please expect an increase in the time it takes to buy a ticket at a station and board a train.

The amended timetable for ScotRail and further details can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 14 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 15 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and ScotRail are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Avanti West Coast - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated01/06/2020 03:47
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Avanti West Coast are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is essential. The amended timetable and additional information can be found here.

If you are travelling on Avanti West Coast services you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling.

To make sure you can board your preferred train, or if you are a Season ticket holder, please make a reservation by contacting seat.reservations@avantiwestcoast.co.uk.

If you made a booking on or after 15 May, you'll get a reserved space automatically with your booking. It won't be a specific seat number, but your place is counted and you can take a seat on-board in line with social distancing guidelines.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

To help keep you safe when you travel with Avanti West Coast and to support social distancing, they are working to limit the numbers of customers who can travel on each train service.

Some stations may also operate with a queuing system to ensure social distancing remains in place during peak times.

There will be no First Class at-seat food and beverage services. If you're travelling First Class on a Pendolino service and require refreshments, you'll be entitled to complimentary snacks from the on-board shop. You'll just need to present your ticket to a member of on-board staff.

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is correct for weekday journeys until the end of service on Friday 12 June and for weekend journeys it is correct up to Sunday 31 May.

If you are travelling on weekdays from Monday 15 June or on weekends from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back nearer to the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Avant West Coast are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for Heathrow Express
Incident created20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated01/06/2020 03:46
Route affected
Train operator affected Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Heathrow Express are running a reduced, half hourly service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Heathrow Express services will depart every 30 minutes:

  • London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5: 25 and 55 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington: 12 and 42 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington: 17 and 47 minutes past the hour

    

Additional details can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

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You can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back closer to the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and Heathrow Express are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
Incident created19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated01/05/2020 12:28
Route affected
Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

Gatwick Express are making these change in response to reduced passenger demand for the airport and to enable train drivers to be used on other services. This is in line with the health guidance issued by Public Health England and therefore please do check before you travel to keep up to date with any last minute alterations.

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National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 04/06/2020 05:54

Reduced Avanti West Coast trains to / from London Euston after 20:00 on Thursday 4 June
Start date04/06/2020
End date05/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Essential work on the overhead line equipment is taking place between Watford Junction and London Euston, closing some lines and reducing the line capacity, from 20:00 to the close of service on Thursday.

Please note there is no connections between Watford Junction and London Euston therefore customers are advised not to travel after this time.

The following trains will terminate at Watford Junction:

  • The 16:37 / 1730 Glasgow Central to London Euston
  • The 18:17 / 19:17 Preston to London Euston
  • The 18:55 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  • The 19:47 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston

 

The following trains will start from Watford Junction:

  • The 21:32 London Euston to Preston.
  • The 21:57 / 22:51 London Euston to Wolverhampton.

 

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until approximately Monday 7 September
Start date18/03/2020
End date15/06/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Storm Ciara, which bought 90mph winds, extreme rainfall and flooding across Wales on Sunday 9 February, has caused extensive damage on the Conwy Valley Line, north of Llanrwst.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice. A bus timetable can be found here.

Whilst the line is closed engineers will install a 2000m armoured bund to protect against further damage at sites previously affected by flooding. As a result of this, the line will reopen later than originally expected. The line is now not expected to reopen until Monday 7 September. This date is subject to change as work continues.

Additional information:

Network Rail engineers inspecting the line have identified several sites where the ballast supporting the track has been washed away by floodwater. The storm has also damaged fencing and level crossings at several locations. Several weeks of repair work are underway.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 5 June using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 6 June onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here

Amended 00:01 London Bridge to Crystal Palace service from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 June
Start date02/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham Hill and Crystal Palace overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result, the 00:01 London Bridge to Crystal Palace service will not run. A replacement bus will run from London Bridge to Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Buses replace early morning / late night trains between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work  is taking place between Hove and Barnham, closing lines between 00:01 and 05:00 from Tuesday to Friday.

Between 00:01 and 05:00, buses will replace trains between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton. Customers should note that this will affect some late night trains starting from Monday to Thursday.

Additionally, the 22:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton train (Monday to Thursday) will be amended to depart Littlehampton earlier than usual at 23:33 and will call earlier than usual at Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Brighton.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Buses replace late night trains between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date05/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work  is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:00 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Hastings and Ashford International.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Buses replace late night trains between London Liverpool Street / Hackney Downs and Chingford from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date05/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bethnal Green and Chingford after 23:15 each night, closing all lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:15 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between London Liverpool Street / Hackney Downs and Chingford.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use London Underground services via any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

No late night trains via Lea Bridge / Tottenham Hale from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

Between 23:15 and 05:00 each night, trains that usually run via Lea Bridge / Tottenham Hale will be diverted to run via Seven Sisters. Customers should note that stations on the Seven Sisters line are within walking distance of those on the Tottenham Hale line. Walking routes between these stations can be found here.

Customers to / from Lea Bridge can use London Buses between Stratford and Hackney Downs via Lea Bridge to complete their journey.

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Crewe area, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Trains that usually run between Shrewsbury and Crewe via Nantwich will be diverted to run via Wrexham and Chester to / from Crewe,

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe via Nantwich.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Amended evening / morning Transport for Wales train services to / from Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester overnight, closing all lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester services will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run from Newport to Gloucester.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:37 Cheltenham to Maesteg service will start from Gloucester at 05:49. Customers travelling from Cheltenham Spa should use alternative train services to complete their journey.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Buses replace evening / morning trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Between 23:15 and 05:15 each night, buses will replace trains between:

  • Cardiff Central and Penarth.
  • Cardiff Central and Barry Island.
  • Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

No early morning Transport for Wales services to / from Manchester Airport from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 June
Start date02/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Mauldeth Road area, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result:

  • The 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 05:48 Manchester Airport to Llandudno service will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

Customers travelling between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly should use other services to complete their journey.

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Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Railway service from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the East Midlands Railway network, closing some lines.

After 21:30 each night, some East Midlands Railway services will operate to an amended timetable.

The 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby via Nottingham will be diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Customers for Market Harborough will need to change at Kettering for a rail replacement bus. This service will run later from Leicester onwards, arriving into Derby at 02:47.

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester (Tuesday to Saturday) will be diverted after Kettering and will not call at Market Harborough. Customers for Market Harborough will need to change at Kettering for a rail replacement bus. This service will arrive later into Leicester at02:39.

The 04:52 Leicester to London St Pancras International (Tuesday to Friday) will be retimed to depart earlier at 04:22, but from Kettering it will run to the normal timetable. 

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express service from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the TransPennine Express network, closing various lines.

Please note, where a train has been part or fully cancelled there is no replacement transport.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday:

23:09 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

Monday to Thursday:

19:30 Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Manchester Victoria.

20:11 and 22:12 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

20:34 and 21:34 Scarborough to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

20:30 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Newcastle.

23:08 Liverpool Lime Street to York will start at Manchester Victoria. 

Tuesday to Friday:

00:08 Newcastle to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

00:38 Manchester Airport to York will start at Manchester Piccadilly.

02:53 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes will start at Manchester Piccadilly.

04:19 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will start at Manchester Piccadilly.

05:15 York to Manchester Airport will depart York earlier at 04:57.

05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh will start at Newcastle. 

06:00 Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street will start at Manchester Victoria.

06:15 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will start at Manchester Victoria. 

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Amended late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date02/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:23 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:24  Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:29  Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:19  Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:48  Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will start from Manchester Piccadilly. 

Buses will  be provided between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:22 Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly service will not run. 

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

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will run later than normally advertised from Manchester Piccadilly, arriving Manchester Airport at 05:09.

The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 03:46 Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service will not run.

The 04:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

The 05:07 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Piccadilly. 

Buses will be provided between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly. 

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Amended evening services between Swindon and Bristol Parkway from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date05/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result:

  • The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. From Bristol Parkway onwards, the train will run later than usual as a result of the earlier diversion.
  • The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford service will additionally call at Didcot Parkway in order to aid connections for customers.
  • The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, and will not call at Didcot Parkway. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Swindon / Chippenham, between Didcot Parkway and Swindon (connecting there with the bus to Chippenham) and also from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Amended evening / morning Southeastern services from Monday 1 to Friday 5 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date06/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Tuesday:

Engineering work that usually takes place on Tuesday nights between Faversham, Margate and Ramsgate will not take place, and train services will run normally between Faversham and Ramsgate.

Tuesday to Friday:

From 00:30 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath and also via Woolwich Arsenal. Trains will be diverted to run via Sidcup.

From 00:35 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham.

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Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

Amended 22:01 Nottingham to Leicester service from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 June
Start date01/06/2020
End date05/06/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Sileby area overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

As a result, the 22:01 Nottingham to Leicester service will not call at Barrow-upon-Soar. A replacement bus will run from Loughborough to Leicester, calling at Barrow-upon-Soar, Sileby and Syston.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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.

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