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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: 25/05/2015 11:50

Disruption between Hastings and Tonbridge until at least 12:30
Incident created25/05/2015 11:05
Last updated25/05/2015 11:50
Route affected

Trains between Hastings and London Bridge

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

An earlier signalling problem between Wadhurst and Frant meant that trains were unable to run from Frant to Tonbridge, the line has now reopened, there may still be delays of up to 20 minutes while services recover. This is expected to continue until 12:30.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Underground services between London terminals and Southern services on reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Frant

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

SUSPENDED - Industrial action affecting National Rail services on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 May
Incident created12/05/2015 08:41
Last updated25/05/2015 09:24
Route affected

National Rail routes

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; Gatwick Express; Grand Central; Greater Anglia; Heathrow Connect; Heathrow Express; London Midland; London Overground; London Underground; Mersyrail; Northernrail; First ScotRail; Southwest Trains; Southeastern Trains; Southern Rail; Stansted Express; Virgin Trains
Description

The RMT and TSSA Trades Unions have announced that they are suspending the industrial action planned for Bank Holiday Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May.

Contingency plans to deal with the planed industrial action on the 25th and 26th had already been partly implemented, but train operators have worked closely with Network Rail to re-instate services. Customers should continue to check with National Rail Enquiries or the relevant train company before travelling.

We had previously published special ticketing arrangements for those customers affected by the planned industrial action. Information on how those arrangements will now be applied has been summarised below:

• Customers who have already requested a refund, as they had decided not to travel as a result of the previously planned industrial action, will have their refund processed without the normal administration fee being charged.

• Customers who have already requested a refund as a result of the previously planned industrial action, but now wish to travel, will have their refund processed without the normal administration fee being charged, and then be sold a new ticket for the journey they now wish to make.

• Customers with tickets valid for travel on Monday 25 May or Tuesday 26 May, who had already changed their travel plans to travel on Sunday 24 May or Wednesday 27 May will be allowed to continue to travel on these days, but are strongly encouraged to consider changing their travel back to Monday 25 May or Tuesday 26, as previously booked, if at all possible. This will help avoid overcrowding on the 24 and 27 May.

• As a reminder, if you had an Anytime, Off-Peak or Super Off-Peak ticket valid for travel on either Monday 25 or Tuesday, 26 May you were allowed to use your ticket for travel on Sunday 24 May or Wednesday 27 May, subject to any travel restrictions that would normally apply to your ticket on those days.

• If you had an Advance ticket for travel on Monday 25 or Tuesday 26 May, you were allowed to travel on either Sunday 24 May or Wednesday 27 May. However, if you decided to travel on either of these two, alternative days, you had to use the same train service that you would have used on the 25 or 26 May, or the services immediately before or after that service.

Major improvement works are scheduled during the Spring Bank Holiday, further details can be found here. To see all other engineering works taking place, please go to our engineering works page.

To get the latest rail travel and other information, go to www.nationalrail.co.uk, download the NRE app, follow us on Twitter @nationalrailenq or using the hashtag #IndustrialAction, or speak to your train operator.

 


Major engineering work on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May
Incident created22/05/2015 19:36
Last updated25/05/2015 09:03
Route affected

Various routes across the network

Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First transPennine Express; Greater Anglia; First ScotRail; Southeastern Trains; Virgin Trains
Description

During the Spring Bank Holiday weekend a number of improvement works are taking place across the rail network, including in and around London. Below are some of the major improvement works:

 

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

National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 25/05/2015 11:50

Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until 07:15 on Monday 25 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

Between Dover Priory and London Charing Cross / London St Pancras International

Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until approximately 07:15 closing the lines. The following trains are amended:

The 06:15 Ashford International to Ramsgate service will not run. A replacement bus will depart Ashford International at 05:09 for all stations to Ramsgate via Dover Priory.

The 04:56 Dover Priory to London Charing Cross service is replaced by an earlier bus between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central.

The 05:49 Dover Priory to London St Pancras International service is replaced by an earlier bus between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central.

The 05:56 Dover Priory to London Charing Cross (terminating at London Victoria) service is replaced by an earlier bus between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central.

The 06:12 Ramsgate to London St Pancras International (via Dover Priory) service is diverted via Canterbury West and will run as booked from Ashford. An earlier replacement bus will run from Ramsgate calling at Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill, Dover Priory, Folkestone Central, Folkestone West and Ashford International.     

The 07:03 Dover Priory to London Charing Cross service is replaced by an earlier bus between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central.

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 affecting Southeastern services on Monday 25 May
Start date23/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

All routes via London Charing Cross / London Bridge / London Cannon Street and Waterloo East and also routes in East Kent

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Major engineering work as part of the Thameslink Programme as well as work to improve the railway in East Kent is taking place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend which is resulting in significant changes to Southeastern services as detailed below.

London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and Waterloo East stations are closed. Southeastern services are also not serving London Bridge except for trains to & from Hastings. Trains are being diverted to either London Victoria or London Blackfriars with some trains starting their journey at New Cross.    

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Charlton via Greenwich.   

Buses replace trains between Plumstead and Dartford.   

Buses replace trains between Gillingham and Faversham.   

Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.   

Trains between London and Hastings start from London Bridge and are diverted via East Croydon and Redhill, not stopping at Orpington or Sevenoaks. Additional trains are running between New Cross and Tonbridge via Orpington & Sevenoaks.  

Alternative routes  

If you're affected by the engineering work, you may use the following routes at no extra charge to complete your journey; 

London Overground: Between Canada Water and New Cross.   

London Underground: Between Southeastern's London terminals and Southwark / Embankment / Canada Water.   

Docklands Light Railway: Between Lewisham and Greenwich.   

Thameslink: Between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks.

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 Docklands Light Railway, London Buses and London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Amended overnight First TransPennine Express trains from Sunday 24 to Friday 29 May
Start date24/05/2015
End date29/05/2015
Route affected

Between Newcastle and Manchester Airport

Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly closing some lines.

On Sunday, 23:20 Manchester Airport to York is diverted and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

On Monday, 00:48 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus throughout.

Monday to Thursday, 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Manchester Victoria and Dewsbury. A bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Monday to Friday, 01:38 / 02:52 York to Manchester Airport are replaced by buses between Manchester Victoria and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday, 00:38 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria.

Planning your Journey

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

Engineering work affecting London Underground and Docklands Light Railway from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
Start date23/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

District Line.

Hammersmith & City Line.

Docklands Light Railway.

Train operator affected London Underground
Description

District Line

Because of engineering work no trains will run between Aldgate East and Dagenham East or between Turnham Green and Richmond. This means that there will be no interchange at West Ham, Barking or Richmond. 

Hammersmith & City Line

Because of engineering work no trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Barking. This means that there will be no interchange at West Ham.

Docklands Light Railway

On Sunday and Monday, no trains will run between Bow Church and Stratford. This means that there will be no interchange at Stratford.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date28/05/2015
Route affected

Between Wolverhampton and London Euston.

Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central with all lines closed.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted and not call at Northampton, a connecting bus will run from Rugby to Northampton. 

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 Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters from 23:25 each evening to 05:15 Monday 25 to Thursday 28 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date29/05/2015
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt/Hertford East/Stansted Airport/Cambridge.

Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town via Seven Sisters with all lines closed.

From 23:25 each evening from Monday to Thursday trains will be diverted via Tottenham Hale, passengers on the normal route should use the nearest alternative station.

Buses replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town/Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters).

Planning your Journey

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

Amended East Midlands Trains from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date29/05/2015
Route affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network.

23:15 (Monday) London St Pancras International to Derby and Monday to Thursday 21:29 London St Pancras International to Derby also 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham and 22:25 London St Pancras International to Sheffield will run later than the normal timetable from Loughborough and beyond.

05:21 (Tuesday to Friday) Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will start at 05:09.

23:15 (Tuesday to Friday) London St Pancras International to Derby will run later than the normal timetable from Wellingborough and beyond.

04:45 (Wednesday to Friday) Leicester to London St Pancras International, runs earlier than the normal timetable from Leicester to Bedford.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date29/05/2015
Route affected

Some Northern Rail routes.

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network.

22:47 (Monday to Thursday) Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport, a connecting bus will run from Chinley to Stockport, Manchester Piccadilly.

22:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Wilmslow and Crewe.

22:56 (Monday to Thursday) Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly, starts from Stockport, a bus will run from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:04 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge, bus replaces train between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, terminates at Stockport, a bus will run from Stockport to Buxton.

23:13 (Monday to Thursday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, will start from Stockport,  a bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:27 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, bus replaces train between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

23:38 (Monday to Thursday) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Stockport and Crewe.

00:04 (Tuesday to Friday) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train 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 First Great Western services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date29/05/2015
Route affected

Some First Great Western routes.

Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended.

Monday

21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

22:27 London Paddington to Oxford also 23:49 London Paddington to Reading and 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

Tuesday & Wednesday

23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Thursday

20:27, 22:57, 21:29, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn also 21:55, 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading and 22:01, 23:01 Reading to Bedwyn, buses replace train throughout.

21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading also 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford  and 22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

Tuesday to Friday

00:14 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford with a rail connection to Reading.

00:15 Reading to London Paddington also 00:34 London Paddington to Reading will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use buses to/from Slough for connection with trains. 

04:00 Oxford to Reading will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use buses to/from Tilehurst for connection with trains.

Wednesday & Thursday

22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, journey time will be extended by up to 25 minutes.

Wednesday to Friday

00:20 Reading to Newbury, bus replaces train 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 London Midland service from 23:55 on Monday 25 to 04:05 Tuesday 26 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date26/05/2015
Route affected

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

Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverton and Northampton with some lines closed.

20:34 London Euston to Tring and 21:26 Tring to London Euston will not run.

22:05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston will not run.

20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will terminate at Northampton.

After 22:30 trains from London Euston to Northampton will run a reduced service and terminate at Milton Keynes Central, buses replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

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 Birmingham New Street and Walsall/Rugeley Trent Valley on Monday 25 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

Between Birmingham New Street and Walsall/Rugeley Trent Valley.

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Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Birmingham New Street with various line closures.

The service between Birmingham New Street and Walsall/Rugeley Trent Valley will run to a reduced timetable.

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 Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch on Monday 25 May
Start date25/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

Between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch.

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Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Birmingham New Street with various line closures.

The service between Lichfield Trent Valley and Redditch will run to a reduced timetable.

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 Wolverhampton and Stafford/Stone from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
Start date23/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

CrossCountry all trains to/from Manchester Piccadilly.

London Midland between Birmingham New Street and Crewe/Liverpool Lime Street and between London Euston/Northampton and Crewe.

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Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent with various line closures.

CrossCountry

Saturday & Sunday trains will be diverted and not call at Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield, journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes. Buses will run between Wolverhampton and Stoke-on-Trent and passengers should use other train services to connect with buses.

Monday trains will be diverted and not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield. Buses will run between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent and passengers should use other train services to connect with buses.

London Midland

Saturday until 13:00 train services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street will run between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street only, with buses between Wolverhampton and Crewe.

Saturday, Sunday after 13:00 Saturday trains between Birmingham New Street and Crewe/Liverpool Lime Street will not run, buses will run between Wolverhampton and Crewe and Liverpool South Parkway. Passengers should use other train services between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton and also between Liverpool South Parkway & Liverpool Lime Street.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday the London Euston/Northampton to Crewe service will run to a special timetable and not call at Stone and Stafford, buses will run between Rugeley Trent Valley and Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent.

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 Richmond and Willesden Junction on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 May
Start date24/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

Between Richmond and Stratford.

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Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Richmond and Willesden Junction with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Richmond and Willesden Junction with an amended train service between Willesden Junction 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

Amended service between Newport and Cardiff Central from Saturday 23 to Monday 25 May
Start date23/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

All routes between Newport and Cardiff.

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff with various line closures.

Arriva Trains Wales

Saturday, Sunday, Monday the Ebbw Vale Town service will be replaced by buses between Cardiff Central and Rogerstone.

Saturday & Monday trains to/from Hereford and beyond will start/terminate at Newport passengers should alternative trains to/from Cardiff Central.

Trains to/from Cheltenham Spa will start/terminate at Gloucester, passengers should use alternative services to Cheltenham Spa.

CrossCountry

Saturday to Monday trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

First Great Western

Saturday some trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

20:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central, terminates at Newport with onward rail connection.

22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Sunday trains are amended with buses replacing some trains between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Monday some trains will run slightly earlier/later than the normal timetable between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Planning Your Journey

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

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

Amended service between London Bridge and Horsham on Saturday 23 and Monday 25 May
Start date23/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

Between London Bridge and Horsham

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work at London Bridge means there are less platforms available for trains going into and out of the station.

Trains that usually run between London Bridge and Horsham will run between East Croydon and Horsham only.

This engineering work does not affect services on Sunday 24 May.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between Oxenholme Lake District and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh until 05:00 on Tuesday 26 May
Start date23/05/2015
End date26/05/2015
Route affected

CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Birmingham New Street / Edinburgh and Glasgow Central.

First TransPennine between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central. 

ScotRail between Glasgow Central and Motherwell /  Lanark / Edinburgh.

Virgin Trains between London Euston/ Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central.

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Glasgow Central.

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Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; First transPennine Express; First ScotRail; Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Oxenholme Lake District and Glasgow Central/Edinburgh with various line closures.

First TransPennine Express services today between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central will terminate / start at Carlisle, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh/Glasgow Central.

On Tuesday the 04:22 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport will start from Carlisle.

Virgin Trains - Today, buses replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central.  

Virgin Trains East Coast - The 06:55 from Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross will start from Edinburgh at 08:00.

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 Stratford and London Liverpool Street on Monday 25 May
Start date24/05/2015
End date25/05/2015
Route affected

Between Norwich / Clacton-on-Sea / Southend Victoria and London Liverpool Street

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stratford and London Liverpool Street, closing the line.

Trains are not running between Stratford and London Liverpool Street. Passengers may use London Underground Central Line services between these stations.

Outside of London Underground operating hours, buses are running between Stratford and London Liverpool Street.

Passengers are advised that Abellio Greater Anglia tickets are not being accepted on c2c services.   

Planning your Journey

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

Major improvement work between Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton until Monday 5 October
Start date02/05/2015
End date05/10/2015
Route affectedAll routes via Bolton
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Train operator affected First transPennine Express; Northernrail
Description

Over the next 5 years, Network Rail is investing over a billion pounds in the North West of England to deliver improved rail services; speeding up journeys, creating new rail links and improving stations.

As part of this investment Network Rail is electrifying one of the busiest routes in the area, the line between Manchester and Preston via Bolton. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 2016

One of the biggest projects on the route is the reconstruction of Farnworth tunnel located between Manchester and Bolton. The existing tunnels are too small for the overhead lines, so one of the tunnels is to be reconstructed. Further information on the reconstruction can be found here

Work is underway, and is expected to be completed by Monday 5 October. As a result rail services are changing between Manchester and Preston via Bolton.

Timetables can be found here

Saturdays and Sundays

No trains will run between Salford Crescent and Preston via Bolton.

First TransPennine Express

All trains are diverted between Deansgate and Preston, calling additionally at Wigan North Western and will not call at Bolton.

Replacement buses are running between Preston and Manchester Airport calling at Chorley, Horwich Parkway, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Northern Rail

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Blackpool North and Preston.On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening Saturday, trains will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove via Manchester Piccadilly. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Preston and Salford Crescent.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

Trains will run between Clitheroe and Blackburn. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Blackburn and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria.

Between Southport  and Manchester Airport (Saturday)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Westhoughton or Bolton. On Saturday replacement buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Salford Crescent and on Sunday between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at Westhoughton and Bolton.

Between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

From 17 May, trains will run between Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria via Todmorden.

Monday to Friday

First TransPennine Express

Morning Peak time services towards Manchester will operate via Chorley and Bolton.

Evening Peak time services from Manchester will operate via Bolton and Chorley.

At all other times services will be diverted to operate via Wigan North Western and not via Bolton.

Late evening and early morning services on this route are replaced by buses between Preston and Manchester

Northern Rail

On some routes where possible, trains will operate with additional carriages providing increased seats due to the reduced frequency of services.

No trains will call at Moses Gate, Farnworth, Kearsley or Clifton. Buses will operate between Bolton and Salford Crescent calling at  these stations
This is to allow as many trains as possible on the route between Bolton and Manchester.

Between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate via the normal route calling at all stations.

Between Preston and Hazel Grove

Until early evening, a retimed service will operate via Chorley, Bolton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Clitheroe and Manchester Victoria

A retimed sevice will run via Blackburn and Bolton.

Between Southport and Manchester Victoria / Manchester Airport(limited stops)

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at Bolton.

Between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria

A reduced service will operate and trains are diverted between Hindley and Salford Crescent via an alternative route and will not call at  Bolton.

Between Kirkby and Bolton / Manchester Victoria

A train service will operate between Kirby and Bolton. For intermediate stations between Bolton and Salford Cresent passengers should use replacement buses.

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 calling at Denham Golf Club until Friday 19 June
Start date16/03/2015
End date19/06/2015
Route affected

Denham Golf Club station

Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Due to platform improvements, no trains will call at Denham Golf Club.

A minibus will run between Gerrards Cross and Denham Golf Club.

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 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.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

Travelling at the weekend

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 

On most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when Charing Cross / Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, 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 until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/key-dates-and-service-changes/

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 accepted 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)

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

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until 5 September 2015
Start date15/02/2014
End date05/09/2015
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 September 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 September 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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