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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: 18/09/2019 02:05

There are currently no disruptions reported.
National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 18/09/2019 02:05

No through trains between Penzance and St Ives from Saturday 31 August to Saturday 21 September
Start date31/08/2019
End date22/09/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Track work is taking place at St Erth station, closing the junction that connects St Ives to the main line at St Erth.

From Saturday 31 August until Saturday 21 September, through trains will be not be able to run between Penzance and St Ives.

Trains that usually run through will be amended to run between St Erth and St Ives only. Customers should use alternative train services between Penzance and St Erth, and change at St Erth for trains to / from St Ives.

Additionally, the 06:58 Penzance to St Ives service will run from Penzance to St Ives as normal on Tuesdays and Fridays only.

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling up until Friday 20 September, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 21 September, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Reduced service to / from Glasgow Queen Street / stations via Maryhill from Monday 16 September to Sunday 13 October
Start date16/09/2019
End date14/10/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Station improvement work is taking place at Glasgow Queen Street, closing some platforms at the station and reducing capacity.

From Monday 16 September to Sunday 13 October, services between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland via Maryhill will be amended to run between Ashfield and Anniesland only, at a reduced frequency. No replacement buses will run between Ashfield and Anniesland.

Services that usually run between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via Falkirk Grahamston will run between Springburn and Edinburgh only. Customers should change at Springburn for train services to / from Glasgow Queen Street.

Some services between Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen / Inverness will run between Stirling and Aberdeen / Inverness only. Customers should use alternative rail services between Stirling and Glasgow Queen Street.

Some train services will run with fewer carriages than normal and will also be retimed.

Additionally on Saturdays, services between Glasgow Queen Street and Falkirk Grahamston will run between Springburn and Falkirk Grahamston. Customers should change at Springburn for alternative train services to / from Glasgow Queen Street.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

The station upgrade work will create more space for passengers to move around within the station, and the redevelopment will also lengthen some platforms to permit the operation of eight carriage trains on the Edinburgh - Glasgow via Falkirk High Route.

Amended 22:36 London Victoria to Chichester service from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Havant, closing various lines.

As a result of this, the 22:36 London Victoria to Chichester service will be diverted and terminate at Littlehampton.

A rail replacement bus will then run from Littlehampton to Chichester calling at Ford and Barnham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace late night trains between Lewes and Seaford from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lewes and Seaford, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the following services will be replaced by buses throughout:

  • 22:41 Brighton to Seaford
  • 23:11 Brighton to Seaford
  • 23:25 Seaford to Brighton
  • 23:41 Brighton to Seaford
  • 23:53 Seaford to Brighton

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended 05:27 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service from Tuesday 17 to Friday 20 September
Start date17/09/2019
End date21/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Sheffield area, closing some lines.

As a result, the 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will be retimed to depart at 05:27, and will depart Chesterfield and Sheffield a few minutes later than usual before resuming normal timings.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Chesterfield overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing some lines.

As a result the 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service will be retimed to run later than usual from Derby onwards.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date21/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria, and also around Liverpool Lime Street, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 21:46 Scarborough to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria. The train will depart Manchester Piccadilly 5 minutes later than usual, at 05:22.
  • The 05:05 York to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.
  • The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will depart earlier at 04:57, and will be diverted to run on an alternative route, not calling at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria. The train will additionally call at Manchester Piccadilly at 05:40, and Stalybridge at 06:03.
  • The 05:48 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria. The train will depart Manchester Piccadilly 8 minutes later than usual at 06:13.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended late night / early morning Chiltern Railways services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date21/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Princes Risborough and Bicester overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing lines overnight.

As a result, the following trains will not run:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:20 London Marylebone to Banbury.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:01 London Marylebone to Oxford.
  • The 00:05 London Marylebone to Banbury.

Additionally, the 23:10 London Marylebone to Oxford service (Monday to Thursday) will be retimed during the course of it's journey. An additional train will run at 00:05 from London Marylebone to Aylesbury via High Wycombe, connecting with replacement buses at High Wycombe for Oxford, and Princes Risborough for Banbury.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended early morning CrossCountry service from Tuesday 17 until Friday 20 September
Start date17/09/2019
End date21/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Chesterfield, closing some lines in the morning until 06:30.

The 05:59 Sheffield to Reading service will depart Sheffield a few minutes later than usual, at 06:06.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended overnight service between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth on Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18, and Thursday 19 September
Start date17/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Exeter St Davids, Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth, closing 1 line.

Tuesday

The 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will arrive at Plymouth up to 10 minutes later than usual.

Wednesday

The 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will be retimed between Totnes and Plymouth.

The 21:43 London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" sleeper service will arrive at Plymouth a few minutes later than usual.

Thursday

The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids up to 20 minutes later than usual.

The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance "Night Riviera" sleeper service will arrive a few minutes later than usual at Plymouth.

The 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids service will arrive at Exeter St Davids up to 20 minutes later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended overnight service from 20:40 on the Vale of Glamorgan Line from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Barry, closing some lines.

Each night from approximately 20:40, trains will not run on the Vale of Glamorgan Line. Buses will be provided to run between Cardiff Central and Bridgend / Barry Island.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended overnight service at Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 16 until Friday 20 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date21/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Liverpool Lime Street and Broad Green, closing various lines each night.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:18 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street.

The 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Huyton and Liverpool Lime Street.

The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

Tuesday - Friday

The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via Warrington Central. Journey times will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended overnight Virgin Trains service from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugeley Trent Valley and Congleton, closing some lines each night.

Monday - Thursday

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Crewe, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield.

Passengers for Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield should change at Crewe, for connecting buses.

Tuesday - Thursday

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central, not calling at Northampton.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended overnight service at Frome from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Frome, closing some lines each night.

The 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will be replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended overnight Northern service in the North West from Monday 16 until Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Manchester area, closing some lines each night.

Monday to Thursday:

Ince

22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted and not call at stations between Ince and Swinton. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting at Wigan Wallgate.

22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted and not call at stations between Salford Central and Ince. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting from Manchester Victoria.

22:31 and 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western services will be replaced by buses between Bolton and Wigan North Western.

Stockport

22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus between Hazel Grove and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Stockport. Onward train connections will be available from Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted and not call at stations between Wilmslow and Levenshulme. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting from Wilmslow.

23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will not run and will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will be replaced by a bus between Stockport and Hazel Grove.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will be diverted and not call at stations between Levenshulme and Wilmslow. A bus will be provided for these stations, starting from Manchester Piccadilly.

Plumley

22:01 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart Stockport at the later time of 23:22, calling additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel.

22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Colne

Tuesday to Friday, the 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn at 05:39, calling at Accrington and Burnley Central only. A bus will be provided to run from Preston to Colne.

Tuesday to Friday, the 05:22 Colne to Preston service will be replaced by a bus between Colne and Blackburn. The bus will depart at the earlier time 04:37.

Monday to Thursday, the 22:57 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Blackburn and Colne.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended overnight service at Bristol from Monday 16 until Wednesday 18 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date19/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations in the Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway areas each night, closing various lines.

Monday - Wednesday

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will run 5 minutes later than usual from Patchway station to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Patchway (changing direction at Bedminster). The train will arrive at Cardiff Central up to 20 minutes later than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

Amended late night Northern trains from Monday 16 to Thursday 19 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date20/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night at various locations on the Northern network closing various lines finishing Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 22:50 Wigan North Western to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackburn is replaced by a bus between Todmorden and Blackburn.
  • The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Thursday 

  • The 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout. 
  • The 22:17 York to Blackburn is replaced by a bus between Leeds and Blackburn.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace evening / early morning trains to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 16 to Wednesday 18 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date19/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place Hayes & Harlington and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow:

Monday to Tuesday:

  • The 21:42 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • The 22:01 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 22:15 (departing 22:17) Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 22:27 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 22:48 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 23:14 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 23:14 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service.

Tuesday to Wednesday:

  • The 00:14 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended overnight service between London Paddington and Reading from Monday 16 until Wednesday 18 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date19/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between at various locations between London Paddington and Reading, with some lines closed overnight.

Monday

The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Taplow and Burnham.

Customers for these stations are advised to travel on the next train, which departs Reading at 05:18, arriving at Taplow at 05:36 and at Burnham at 05:39.

Monday - Wednesday

The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing and Hanwell.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

Amended late night Southeastern services from Monday 16 to Friday 20 September
Start date16/09/2019
End date21/09/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place late night / early morning at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

Monday only:

After 22:45, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Wadhurst. The last train to Hastings will be replaced by a bus from Tonbridge through to Hastings. A minibus will provide a connection between Battle and Crowhurst.

Tuesday only:

After 23:40, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

After 23:45, buses replace trains between Ebbsfleet International / Gillingham and Faversham including the Sheerness line between Sittingbourne and Sheerness. Buses will connect at Faversham to further train services between Faversham and Ramsgate.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

Network Rail are replacing the old mechanical signalling equipment with modern technology using colour LED signals. They are also replacing manually operated switches with powered switches controlled by a remote computer based signalling system.

Track layout at several locations will also be improved to cater for increasing capacity and reliability demands of a modern railway.

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