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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: 31/01/2015 10:29

Buses replace trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe until approximately 12:00
Incident created31/01/2015 10:14
Last updated31/01/2015 10:26
Route affected

Between Ipswich and Felixstowe

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

A signalling problem near Derby Road means that buses are replacing trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe. This is expected to extend journey times by up to 30 minutes.

This is expected to continue until approximately 12:00

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #FelixstoweTrains

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 31/01/2015 10:29

Buses replace trains between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere from 21:20 every Saturday to 11:30 on Sunday morning until 17 May
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere

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Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere from 21:20 on Saturday until 11:30 on Sunday morning.

Buses replace trains between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere.

Planning your Journey

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

Major engineering work at London Bridge from January 2015 until January 2018
Start date05/01/2015
End date31/01/2018
Route affected

All routes via London Bridge

Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

As part of the Government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

From 12 January 2015 until January 2018, there will be long term changes as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, from 5 January 2015, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge between 12 January 2015 and August 2016.

As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange with Southeastern services at London Bridge.

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.

 

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The recommended routes are:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

 

Southeastern passengers from Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, New Cross, St Johns, Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbeywood, Belvedere and Erith who are travelling to Charing Cross or Waterloo East are advised to change at London Bridge or travel to Cannon Street where their tickets will be accepted on London Underground and eligible bus services between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark, between London Bridge and Charing Cross and between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment. These recommended routes are shown here

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant and Castle or Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to Charing Cross or Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo/Southwark. These recommended routes are shown here

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here

No East Midlands Trains services to / from London St Pancras International on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Between Sheffield / Leeds / Nottingham and London St Pancras International

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Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

All weekend, East Midlands Trains will not have access into or out of London St. Pancras International. 

One train per hour will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and Sheffield and one train per hour between West Hampstead Thameslink and Nottingham. Passengers requiring to travel to / from London St.Pancras International are advised to use the London Underground.

In the south-bound direction passengers are advised to travel from West Hampstead Tube station (approximately 100 metres from West Hampstead Thameslink station) on the Jubilee line to Finchley Road with a cross platform connection onto the Metropolitan Line to Kings Cross / St Pancras Tube station. 

In the north-bound direction passengers are required to travel on the Metropolitan line from Kings Cross / St Pancras Tube station as far as Finchley Road with a cross platform connection to West Hampstead tube station.

On Saturday, in order to supplement the above train services East Midlands Trains will also operate one train per hour to / from Luton and Nottingham principally to provide more journey opportunities between intermediate stations.

Planning your journey

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

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

Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Central Line

Train operator affected London Underground
Description

Central Line

All weekend, no trains will run between White City and West Ruislip / Ealing Broadway. Because of this there is no interchange at Ealing Broadway, Greenford, South Ruislip and West Ruislip.

Planning your Journey

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

No Southern trains to / from London Bridge on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

All Southern routes to / from London Bridge.

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge closing some lines.

No Southern trains will run to / from London Bridge.

Passengers to / from London Bridge should use London Underground between London Bridge and Canada Water and London Overground between Canada Water and West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Peckham Rye.

Additionally on Saturday,  trains between London Bridge and Horsham are diverted to run between London Victoria and Horsham.

Train services to Tonbridge / Reigate / Uckfield / Caterham / Tattenham Corner / Beckenham Junction will run to a revised timetable.

Passengers to / from Beckenham Junction should travel to / from East Croydon and then by Tramlink to / from Beckenham Junction

Additionally on Sunday, train services will run between South Bermondsey and Tattenham Corner and Norwood Junction

Planning your journey

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

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


Amended service to and from London Paddington on Saturday 31 January and until 08:35 on Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Routes to and from London Paddington

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Train operator affected First Great Western; Heathrow Connect; Heathrow Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place on Saturday, closing two out of the four tracks between London Paddington and Slough and on Sunday until 08:35 two out of the four tracks will be closed between Southall and Maidenhead. 

First Great Western

All day on Saturday, services from London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads / South Wales will be retimed to depart slightly earlier than normal and local services between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will run to a reduced timetable.

Trains between London Paddington and Greenford will not run. A revised service will run between Ealing Broadway and Greenford starting at 05:54 from Ealing Broadway then approximately every 45 minutes until 18:39 and from Greenford at 06:14 then every 45 minutes until 18:59. Alternative rail connections are available between London Paddington and Ealing Broadway. Outside these times passengers should use alternative rail or Transport for London local buses or London Underground services.

Most fast trains between London Paddington and Oxford will call additionally at Maidenhead. In order to connect with amended services at Maidenhead some services from Marlow to Maidenhead will be retimed to depart Marlow slightly earlier than normal.  

On Sunday morning until approximately 08:35, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should travel to Slough for connecting replacement buses.

Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express

Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services will run to an amended timetable between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminals.

Planning your Journey

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

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

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Cleethorpes from approximately 22:00 on Saturday 31 January and all day Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected
Between Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes
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Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Thorne South and Scunthorpe with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Cleethorpes.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International/Farringdon from 23:45 on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February
Start date30/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

East Midlands Trains between Sheffield / Derby / Leicester / Nottingham and London St Pancras International.

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton and between Luton / St Albans City and Sutton. 

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Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International / Farringdon, Wellingborough and Bedford and also between Leicester and Loughborough with various line closures.

East Midlands Trains 

All weekend, East Midlands Trains will not have access into or out of London St. Pancras International. 

One train per hour will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and Sheffield and one train per hour between West Hampstead Thameslink and Nottingham. Passengers requiring to travel to / from London St.Pancras International are advised to use the London Underground.

In the south-bound direction passengers are advised to travel from West Hampstead Tube station (approximately 100 metres from West Hampstead Thameslink station) on the Jubilee line to Finchley Road with a cross platform connection onto the Metropolitan Line to Kings Cross / St Pancras Tube station. 

In the north-bound direction passengers are required to travel on the Metropolitan line from Kings Cross / St Pancras Tube station as far as Finchley Road with a cross platform connection to West Hampstead tube station.

On Saturday, in order to supplement the above train services East Midlands Trains will also operate one train per hour to / from Luton and Nottingham principally to provide more journey opportunities between intermediate stations.

Thameslink

On Friday night, the last trains to run through central London will be as follows:

Northbound: 22:02 Brighton to Bedford (departing London Blackfriars at 23:22) and 23:26 London Blackfriars to Bedford (all stations).

Southbound: 22:22 Bedford to Brighton (departing London St Pancras International at 23:24) and 22:50 Luton to Sutton (departing London St Pancras International at 23:38).

After this time, trains will run between Bedford and West Hampstead Thameslink and between Farringdon and Brighton. Replacement buses will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International, calling at Kentish Town. Overnight services to / from the south will generally run to / from London Blackfriars only and the replacement buses will operate between West Hampstead Thameslink and London Blackfriars.

The 20:00 (Friday) Sevenoaks to West Hampstead Thameslink will terminate at London Blackfriars, passengers should travel forward on the next available service.

All day on Saturday and Sunday, a revised service will operate with no trains operating through central London. Trains will run between Bedford and West Hampstead Thameslink and between Farringdon and Brighton. Two trains per hour between Bedford and West Hampstead Thameslink will call at stations, replacing Luton to Sutton services, will not run north of London Blackfriars.

On Saturday, direct services between London Bridge and Brighton will not run. Replacement buses will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International, calling at Kentish Town. Alternatively, passengers may use London Underground Jubilee line services from nearby West Hampstead station to complete their journey to / from central London.

Overnight services to / from the south will generally run to / from London Blackfriars only and the replacement buses will operate between West Hampstead Thameslink and London Blackfriars.

On Sunday, a reduced service of two trains per hour will operate between Farringdon and Brighton. Replacement buses will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and London St Pancras International, (two per hour calling at Kentish Town). Alternatively, passengers may use London Underground Jubilee line services from nearby West Hampstead station to travel to Finchley Road, then by Metropolitan line services to Farringdon (there is no Jubilee line service on Sunday between Finchley and Waterloo).     

Overnight services to / from the south will generally run to / from London Blackfriars only and the replacement buses will operate between West Hampstead Thameslink and London Blackfriars. 

Passengers whose journeys originate at stations north of West Hampstead Thameslink travelling into central London are advised to purchase Underground tickets at their station of origin, due to limited ticket selling capacity at West Hampstead Underground station. 

Planning your journey

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

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

Retimed 05:20 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service on Saturday 31 January 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date31/01/2015
Route affected

Between Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street 

Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Langley Mill and Chesterfield until 06:00.

The 05:20 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service is retimed to depart Nottingham earlier than normal.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Saturday 31 January 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date31/01/2015
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminals

Train operator affected Heathrow Connect; Heathrow Express
Description

Engineering work is affecting Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services.

Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services will run to an amended timetable between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminals.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Hampstead Heath and Stratford on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford

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Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between between Gospel Oak and Stratford, closing the line.

Valid rail tickets will be accepted on replacement buses between Hampstead Heath (calling at Gospel Oak) and Stratford.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Sellafield and Millom on Saturday 31 January 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date31/01/2015
Route affected

Between Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Drigg and Bootle closing the line.

Replacement buses will run between Sellafield and Millom.

Planning your Journey

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

No trains at Salford Central on Saturday 31 January 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date31/01/2015
Route affected

To and from Salford Central

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Salford Crescent.

Trains will be unable to call at Salford Central.

Replacement buses will operate between Manchester Victoria and Salford Central.

Planning your journey

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

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale / Manchester Victoria / Burnley Manchester Road on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Between Leeds / Todmorden and Manchester Victoria and also between York / Leeds and Blackpool North  

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale / Burnley Manchester Road closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale / Manchester Victoria and also between Hebden Bridge and Burnley Manchester Road / Blackpool North.

Planning your Journey

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

Reduced Gatwick Express service on Saturday 31 January 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date31/01/2015
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place affecting Gatwick Express.

An amended half-hourly service will operate as follows:

London Victoria to Gatwick Airport trains will depart at 29 and 59 minutes past each hour.

Gatwick Airport to London Victoria trains will depart at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey from 19:30 on Saturday 31 January until 13:00 on Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey

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Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Strood and Paddock Wood on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Between Strood and Tonbridge

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Strood and Paddock Wood, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Strood and Paddock Wood, not calling at Beltring between 08:00 and 18:00.

Passengers at Beltring requiring services should use the call point on Platform 1 to arrange a taxi.

Passengers at Paddock Wood for Beltring will be provided with a taxi.

Passengers travelling from Maidstone West to Beltring should remain on the bus to Paddock Wood where a taxi will be arranged.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen from 22:25 on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date02/02/2015
Route affected

CrossCountry between Penzance and Aberdeen.

East Coast between London Kings Cross and Aberdeen.

ScotRail between Edinburgh / Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen.

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Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; First ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dundee and Aberdeen from 22:25 on Saturday, all day on Sunday and until 05:30 on Monday morning.

Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen.

On Monday morning, the ScotRail 05:39 Dundee to Inverness service starts from Stonehaven at 06:50. A replacement bus will run from Dundee to Stonehaven departing earlier to connect into the train. The 06:03 Carnoustie to Dundee service will be replaced by a bus throughout. 

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between Welwyn Garden City / Hitchin and Peterborough from 20:00 on Saturday 31 January until 12:00 on Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Routes to and from London Kings Cross

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Train operator affected East Coast Trains; First Hull Trains; Grand Central
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sandy and Peterborough from approximately 20:00 on Saturday until approximately 12:30 on Sunday closing all lines.

East Coast  

Trains will be diverted between Stevenage and Peterborough extending journey times by approximately 75 minutes.

On Saturday night, the last services north-bound from London Kings Cross will be the 19:48 to Newcastle and the 20:48 to Leeds.  

First Hull Trains 

18:30 (Saturday) Hull to London Kings Cross will start at 18:00 and run earlier throughout.

19:48 (Saturday) London Kings Cross to Hull will start at 19:05 and run earlier throughout.

09:05 (Sunday) Hull to London Kings Cross and 10:48 (Sunday) London Kings Cross to Hull will not run.

Grand Central

On Saturday, the 17:29 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will not run.

On Saturday, the 17:29 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will not run.

On Sunday, the 07:58 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross service will be diverted via an alternative route and terminate at London Kings Cross approximately 60 minutes later than normal and the 11:50 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange service will be retimed to depart London Kings Cross at the later time of 12:40.

The 09:48 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service will not run.

Great Northern

On Saturday from 20:00 until approximately 23:00, a reduced service of one train per hour will operate between London Kings Cross and St Neots. Buses will replace trains between St Neots and Peterborough. The last direct service from London Kings Cross to St Neots will be the 22:22 service. Other London to Peterborough services will be diverted to run to / from Letchworth Garden City. From approximately 23:00, all trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough will be diverted to run to / from Letchworth Garden City. Replacement buses will run between Hitchin and Peterborough, calling at intermediate stations.

The 00:53 (Sunday morning) London Kings Cross to Peterborough service will be replaced by a bus between Welwyn Garden City and Peterborough and the 00:56 (Sunday morning) London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City (via Hertford North) service will be replaced by a bus between Hertford North and Letchworth Garden City.

On Sunday until approximately 08:15, trains between London Kings Cross and Cambridge will be replaced by buses between Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City, trains between London Kings Cross and Stevenage (via Hertford North) will be replaced by buses between Hertford North and Stevenage and trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough will be replaced by buses between Welwyn Garden City and Peterborough.

On Sunday from approximately 08:15 until 12:30, trains between London Kings Cross and Peterborough will be diverted to run to / from Letchworth Garden City. Replacement buses will run between Hitchin and Peterborough.

On Sunday until approximately 08:45, trains will not run between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park. Valid tickets will be accepted on the London Underground to / from London Kings Cross. Outside  London Underground hours of opening, replacement buses will operate between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.   

Planning your Journey

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

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

Buses replace trains between Leeds and Harrogate on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

East Coast between London Kings Cross and Harrogate.

Northern Rail between Leeds and Knaresborough / York (via Harrogate). 

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Train operator affected East Coast Trains; Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Horsforth and Harrogate closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Leeds and Harrogate.

East Coast services to / from Harrogate will start and terminate at Leeds, passengers are advised to use Northern Rail replacement buses between Leeds and Harrogate.  

Planning your journey

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

No trains between Barking and Upminster on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

All c2c routes

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Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and Upminster closing all lines.

A revised train service will operate on all c2c routes. 

A shuttle train service will operate between Pitsea and Grays via Upminster; customers should travel either via Pitsea or Grays for connecting services. 

Passengers may also use tickets on London Underground District Line services between Barking and Upminster on both days.

Planning your Journey

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

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

Buses replace trains between Ipswich / Manningtree / Colchester Town / Colchester and Billericay on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

Between Norwich, Ipswich, Braintree and London Liverpool Street and also between Sudbury and Marks Tey    

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Witham and also at Chelmsford with various line closures.

Buses replace trains between Ipswich / Manningtree / Colchester Town / Colchester and Billericay where passengers are to travel on connecting Southend Victoria services to / from London Liverpool Street.

Buses will also replace trains between Witham and Braintree and between Marks Tey and Sudbury.

A revised train service will operate between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea, Thorpe-le-Soken and Walton-on-the-Naze, Manningtree and Harwich Town and also between Manningtree and Ipswich / Norwich.  

On Saturday, London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will run to an increased frequency of four trains per hour and Wickford to Southminster services will run hourly.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Romsey and Salisbury from approximately 19:30 on Saturday 31 January and all day on Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

First Great Western - between Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton and Cardiff Central / Great Malvern. South West Trains - Romsey and Salisbury Circular

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Train operator affected First Great Western; Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Romsey and Salisbury closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Romsey and Salisbury.

Additionally, some First Great Western trains may not run the full timetabled route or are diverted and passenger may be required to use alternative trains to start or complete their journey .

On Sunday, the 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour service will not run, passengers should use alternative Southern services.

South West Trains Romsey circular services will run via Eastleigh and Southampton.

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon on Saturday 31 January and Sunday 1 February 2015
Start date31/01/2015
End date01/02/2015
Route affected

To and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon

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Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Over six weekends in January and February Network Rail are undertaking a £7 million programme of track maintenance in the Wimbledon area. Twelve sets of points (used to cross trains between different lines) are now reaching the end of their working life and need to be replaced in order to maintain their reliability.  

Some lines between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction and all South West Trains lines in the Wimbledon area will be closed on Saturday and Sunday for the work to take place. No trains will run between Clapham Junction and Surbiton, or between Clapham Junction and Kingston via Wimbledon.

On Sunday until approximately 16:00, all lines in the Surbiton and Kingston area will also be closed.

Some trains will be diverted with some not running the full timetable route  and passengers should use alternative services which may include buses to complete their journey

All weekend, Berrylands station will have no service. Passengers should use the Transport for London "K2" bus service between Surbiton and Kingston, which will accept valid rail tickets.   

On Saturday, buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Surbiton / Kingston / Chessington South. Buses also replace trains between Weybridge and Virginia Water. This route is the diversionary route into London Waterloo and it is not possible to run the normal (stopping) train service and the additional non-stop diverted trains without further significant service reductions.   

On Sunday until approximately 16:00, buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Chessington South / Guildford via Woking / Twickenham via Kingston / Effingham Junction via Surbiton as well as between Surbiton and Hampton Court.

On Sunday from approximately 16:00, buses replace trains between Clapham Junction and Surbiton / Twickenham via Kingston / Chessington South. 

A train service will operate all weekend from Raynes Park platform 1 to Dorking and Guildford via Epsom. 

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

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

For further information please visit the South West Trains website

No trains to Manchester Airport until Monday 9 February
Start date17/01/2015
End date09/02/2015
Route affected

All routes to / from Manchester Airport

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; First transPennine Express; Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are investing over £1bn in the railway across the north of England and as part of this Manchester Airport is being upgraded. This will allow more services and a better access to the airport.

The upgrade includes, a fourth platform being built with new track work and signalling also being installed. Most of the work has been carried out with little disruption to passengers but to complete the platform work and install the new track and signalling there is no alternative but to close the station.  As a result, there will be no trains to / from Manchester Airport.

Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine Express

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The Blackpool North to Manchester Airport First TransPennine services will terminate / start at Wilmslow and call at Heald Green.

Northern Rail

Passengers to and from Manchester Airport should use connecting buses between Heald Green and Manchester Airport. Some trains will start and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, with the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow.

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

No trains calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015
Start date29/09/2014
End date31/03/2015
Route affected

Wirrall Line services to and from West Kirby, New Brighton, Ellesmere Port or Chester

Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment with trains not calling until Friday 27 March 2015. 

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

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

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

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

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

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

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

Between Oxford and Bicester Town

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Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

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

This will include:

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

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

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

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

Planning your Journey

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

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