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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: 10/04/2020 20:27

Disruption to / from Haslemere expected until 20:30
Incident created10/04/2020 20:26
Last updated10/04/2020 20:27
Route affected
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

A trespass incident near Haslemere is causing disruption to journeys to and from the station. Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 45 minutes.

We anticipate that disruption will continue until 20:30.

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

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

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Delays at Nottingham expected until 20:00
Incident created10/04/2020 19:32
Last updated10/04/2020 20:26
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; East Midlands Trains
Description

An earlier fault with the signalling system between Nottingham and Beeston, and also a road vehicle colliding with level crossing barriers between Nottingham and Newark Castle, means trains may be delayed by up to 25 minutes at Nottingham.

We anticipate disruption will continue until 20:00.

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You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Compensation:
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Disruption between Dartford / Ebbsfleet International and Rainham expected until the end of the day on Saturday 11 April
Incident created09/04/2020 23:07
Last updated10/04/2020 17:35
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Late on Thursday night, a freight train derailed near to Higham causing damage to the track and signalling system between Gravesend and Strood.

Current assessment of the area indicates this incident has caused damage to the track and signalling systems, and will require extensive work to be carried out. Southeastern and Thameslink anticipate the lines will not reopen before Sunday 12 April.

Advice for Southeastern customers:

Trains cannot run between Gravesend and Strood.

A shuttle train service will operate between Strood and Faversham.

Journey Planners are up to date for Good Friday and are now up to date for Easter Saturday.

Today and Saturday 11 April

If you're travelling between London and Rochester:

You may wish to catch a direct service to or from London Victoria.

You can use your ticket on London Underground via reasonable routes at no extra cost.

If you're travelling between Ebbsfleet, Gravesend and Rochester:

Replacement buses are running between Rochester and Ebbsfleet International.

You can use your ticket at no extra cost on Fastrack Bus routes A and B between Ebbsfleet, Dartford and Gravesend.

Fastrack Bus Route A runs between Dartford and Greenhithe, click here for today's timetable.

Fastrack Bus Route B runs between Dartford, Ebbsfleet and Gravesend, click here for today's timetable.

Advice for Thameslink customers:

Thameslink trains are unable to run between Dartford and Rainham.

You may need to take a different route than usual, and this may add some time onto your journey. To help you get to where you need to be, Thameslink tickets are valid on:

  • Southeastern trains between Rainham and Strood.
  • Southeastern trains between Gravesend and Dartford. Change at Dartford for Thameslink trains to London Bridge, London St Pancras, and Kentish Town.

Replacement buses are running between Gravesend, Higham, and Strood. These buses usually depart from the front of the station, please speak to staff to check the exact bus pick up point.

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

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Reduced Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink service and changes to ticket office opening hours
Incident created19/03/2020 17:38
Last updated09/04/2020 11:15
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern have introduced a revised timetable across the network as the rail industry works together to manage and protect services for essential travel and key workers to get to and from their place of work.

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

You are advised to check service updates online before making your way to the station for your essential journey. The amended timetable is available online up to and including Friday 17 April.

Live departure updates are provided on the Thameslink, Southern, and Great Northern websites, mobile apps and service update pages as soon possible, but the nature of the situation is that some services may be cancelled at short notice, due to staff members needing to stay at home unwell or in self-isolation.

Planned engineering work is also taking place over the forthcoming weeks which may affect late night and early morning trains. The alterations for these works and associated replacement buses are now reflected in journey planners.

Important changes to ticket office opening:

Some ticket offices will be closed from Monday 6 April until further notice, or will have amended opening hours.  This is so we can protect their colleagues and passengers making essential journeys from the risk of further spreading COVID-19.  Please see Thameslink, Southern or Great Northern websites for further information and to check if this will affect your station.  

Can I travel with another operator?

Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern tickets are valid on each other's trains until further notice.

Where can I find out more information?

To find out more about how Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern are responding to Coronavirus, please visit the relevant Coronavirus Information pages.

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

Twitter:
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Compensation:
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Major engineering work during the Easter Bank Holiday
Incident created09/04/2020 23:45
Last updated10/04/2020 10:41
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; C2C Rail Limited; CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; First Great Western; First transPennine Express; London Overground; Northernrail; First ScotRail; Southwest Trains; Virgin Trains
Description

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

Passengers are reminded to continue to follow Government advice and only use public transport for essential journeys over Easter, as Network Rail carries out a reduced - and controlled - programme of engineering work to maintain and upgrade the railway. 

The following major engineering works will be undertaken during this time:

 

 

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

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Revised timetable for Transport for Wales
Incident created20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated10/04/2020 10:28
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for South Western Railway and Island Line
Incident created19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated10/04/2020 10:18
Route affected
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

An amended timetable will be in operation on South Western Railway routes.

The Island Line will also be revised to an hourly service.

The amended timetable and additional information can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for LNER
Incident created20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated10/04/2020 09:56
Route affected
Train operator affected East Coast Trains
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

LNER have introduced a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The amended timetable and additional information can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for Greater Anglia and Stansted Express
Incident created20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated10/04/2020 09:36
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia; Stansted Express
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

 

How is this affecting the train service?

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

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

 

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

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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

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Revised timetable for CrossCountry
Incident created20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated10/04/2020 08:51
Route affected
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

The revised timetable and additional details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for Chiltern Railways
Incident created20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated10/04/2020 08:40
Route affected
Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

Chiltern Railways have introduced a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetable and additional details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 18 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for Avanti West Coast
Incident created20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated10/04/2020 08:31
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Avanti West Coast, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to delay the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

The revised timetable and additional details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is correct until the end of service on Friday 24 April.

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 April onwards, please check back nearer to the time.

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

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

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CORONAVIRUS - LATEST TRAVEL ADVICE
Incident created19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated09/04/2020 22:00
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; C2C Rail Limited; Chiltern Railways; CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; East Midlands Trains; First Great Western; First Hull Trains; First transPennine Express; Grand Central; Greater Anglia; Heathrow Express; London Overground; London Underground; Mersyrail; Northernrail; First ScotRail; Southwest Trains; Stansted Express; Virgin Trains
Description

The railway industry is working to support efforts to delay the spread of coronavirus, and to keep services running for key workers and for essential travel only. The health and well being of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always the priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and rail companies are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

Train companies have introduced a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

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

A Q&A and details on refunds can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

Please click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

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

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Revised timetable for c2c
Incident created20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated09/04/2020 21:57
Route affected
Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

c2c, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to delay the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

c2c are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak. 

The revised timetable and additional details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and c2c are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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Revised timetable for London Northwestern Railway
Incident created19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated09/04/2020 20:57
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

Additionally, trains on the following routes are suspended until further notice and a replacement bus service will shuttle between these stations:

  • Bedford and Bletchley
  • St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction - customers may also use Arriva Bus route 321

 

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

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Reduced Southeastern service until further notice
Incident created20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated09/04/2020 16:34
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

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

Until further notice, we are running a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak. All of our stations will remain open but on some routes passengers may need to change trains to complete their journeys. Wherever possible, we will ensure that early morning and late evening services remain in timetables; so that key workers like nurses, police officers and firefighters can get to work.

This national change has been made in agreement with the government and around half the usual number of trains will run. Enough capacity will be provided to allow passengers making essential journeys to follow the official guidance on social distancing.

The reduced service timetable balances the current significantly reduced levels of demand with the need to reduce the number of people required to run the network, which will help to ensure there are enough staff to keep services running over the coming weeks and months.

**Please follow the government advice, and only travel if your journey is absolutely essential**

Timetables

Timetables are available in Online Journey Planners, and a map of the planned service frequency for each line are available here. Online Journey Planners will be updated every Thursday morning for the upcoming weekend & the following week.

Ticket acceptance

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

Ticket Offices

To help protect our colleagues and those passengers still making essential journeys, we have temporarily closed the ticket offices at around 60 stations where fewer than 20 transactions were currently being made each day. We have also reduced the ticket office and gateline hours at other stations to focus on morning and afternoon peak times when they are busiest. A full list of the temporarily closed ticket offices is available here.

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Revised timetable for Northern
Incident created19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated09/04/2020 12:21
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

The revised timetable and additional information can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 18 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 19 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
Incident created19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated09/04/2020 12:07
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground; London Underground
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How will this affect my journey?

Making non-essential journeys risks lives. Only travel if you are a key worker or if your journey is absolutely essential.

London Overground:

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

TfL Rail:

A 30 minute service is operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport / Reading. A 10 minute service is operating between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

DLR, London Underground and London Trams:

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

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

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

Peak times to avoid travel:

The busiest times to travel are 05:45 to 07:30 and 16:00 to 17:30. If possible you may want to avoid travelling at these times, particularly on the below parts of the network, as there may be some disruption to your journey:

  • Jubilee line between London Bridge and Stratford and Stanmore and Wembley Park
  • Central line between Epping and Stratford
  • Victoria line
  • District line between Upminster and West Ham
  • London Overground services into London Liverpool Street
  • DLR to / from Canning Town, West Ham and Stratford

 

More details can be found on the TfL Website.

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

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey on London Overground and TfL Rail services up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

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

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

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

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Revised timetable for Great Western Railway
Incident created20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated09/04/2020 11:11
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

The revised timetable and additional information can be found here.

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

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

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

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

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You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for Heathrow Express
Incident created20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated09/04/2020 11:06
Route affected
Train operator affected Heathrow Express
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

Heathrow Express services will depart every 30 minutes:

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

    

Additional details can be found here.

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

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You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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

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

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
Incident created19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated09/04/2020 10:09
Route affected
Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

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

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

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

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Revised timetable for East Midlands Railway
Incident created20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated09/04/2020 09:58
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

East Midlands Railway have introduced a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetable and more details can be found here.

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

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

If you are travelling from Monday 13 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for TransPennine Express
Incident created19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated09/04/2020 09:08
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service? 

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

The revised timetable and further details can be found here.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 18 April onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Revised timetable for Merseyrail
Incident created19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated04/04/2020 04:44
Route affected
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

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

The service will start at the normal time and trains will run every 30 minutes on all lines.

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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

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Revised timetable for ScotRail
Incident created20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated04/04/2020 04:14
Route affected
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

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

**In line with government advice, you should only be travelling if you are a key worker or it is essential for you to do so. If you must travel, always practice social distancing.**

How is this affecting the train service?

ScotRail will operate a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

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

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 16 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 17 May onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

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

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Hull Trains service suspended until further notice
Incident created19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated04/04/2020 02:22
Route affected
Train operator affected First Hull Trains
Description

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

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

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

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

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Grand Central service suspended until further notice
Incident created20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated04/04/2020 02:20
Route affected
Train operator affected Grand Central
Description

As a result of low passenger numbers due to the current travel restrictions, Grand Central have suspended their service until further notice.

It is expected that this will continue for at least the next two months.

More details can be found here.

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

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

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National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 10/04/2020 20:27

Buses replace trains between Workington and Whitehaven until further notice
Start date09/04/2020
End date01/05/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

A landslip at Parton has resulted in all lines being blocked between Workington and Whitehaven.

Buses will replace trains between Workington and Whitehaven until further notice.

Trains will run between Carlisle and Workington, and between Whitehaven and Barrow-in-Furness, but these will be subject to short notice delay and cancellation.

Replacement bus advice:

Replacement road transport will run between Workington and Whitehaven, calling at Harrington and Parton. This will be operated by Workington Heritage Trust and Travellers Choice.

Additional information:

Repair work is also being carried out to the railway viaduct between Millom and Whitehaven, closing 1 line. Trains between these stations may be delayed by up to 20 minutes.

An image of the landslip can be viewed here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 19 April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time 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

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Compensation:

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

Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until further notice
Start date18/03/2020
End date25/04/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

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

How is this affecting the train service?

A rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice. A robust completion date for the reopening of the line will be published as soon as it is available.

Additional information:

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

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No Great Western Railway or Southern services at Eastleigh until further notice
Start date18/03/2020
End date01/07/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western; Southern Rail
Description

On Tuesday 28 January, a freight train derailed at Eastleigh. This has resulted in some lines being blocked as significant repairs are needed to fully reopen the railway through the station.

Disruption will continue until further notice.

Advice for Great Western Railway customers:

Great Western Railway services will not run between Salisbury and Portsmouth Harbour. To help complete your journey you may use:

  • South Western Railway on any reasonable route including between Romsey and Southampton Central via Chandlers Ford, and between Southampton Central and Basingstoke
  • CrossCountry between Southampton Central and Reading
  • Southern between Brighton and Gatwick Airport

Advice for Southern customers:

Trains will be unable to run to / from Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway. If you need these stations, you should travel to Fareham or Southampton Central and use a replacement bus from there. You may also need to change at Barnham part way through your journey to reach your destination.

You can use your ticket at no extra cost on South Western Railway services between Southampton and London where available.

We advise to check journey planners before heading to stations for the most up to date information.

Additional information:

Temporary repairs have been carried out, and this is allowing some operators to run via Eastleigh.

Network Rail advise that the repair work is complex, and requires some very specific parts to fully rectify.

As such, we are unable to provide a date when services will resume.

A statement from Network Rail and photos can be viewed here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including 18th April using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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

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

Amended midweek East Midlands Railway services from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April
Start date06/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various points on the East Midlands Railway network, closing some lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby service will arrive at Derby later than usual.

Monday to Friday:

The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras International service will arrive at London later than usual.

The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International service will arrive at London later than usual.

The 21:50 London St Pancras International to Derby service will arrive at Derby later than usual.

The 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service will arrive at Nottingham later than usual.

The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service will are later than usual at Sheffield.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service will arrive at Leicester later than usual.

The 04:52 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will depart Leicester earlier than usual, at 04:39.

The 05:02 Derby to London St Pancras International service will depart Derby earlier than usual at 04:37.

The 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International service will depart Derby earlier than usual at 04:51, and will not call at Long Eaton. Replacement buses will run from Derby to Leicester via Long Eaton, connecting with the train at Leicester.

Friday:

The 23:08 London St Pancras International to Derby service will terminate at Bedford. A replacement bus will run from Bedford to Derby.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April
Start date06/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

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

Edinburgh:

Tuesday and Wednesday:

The 05:14 Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart later than usual, at 05:27 and will depart Dunbar at 05:47.

Liverpool Lime Street:

Monday to Thursday:

The 19:30 Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street, calling at Lea Green and Newton-le-Willows.

The 23:08 Liverpool Lime Street to York service will start from Manchester Victoria at 23:53. A replacement bus will run from Liverpool Lime Street at 23:08 to Manchester Victoria, calling at Newton-le-Willows and Lea Green. This bus will not connect with the train, customers from Liverpool Lime Street travelling beyond Manchester Victoria should use earlier trains.

Manchester area:

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:40 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria, and will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual, at 00:15.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed to depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 01:03, and depart Leeds earlier than usual at 02:14.

The 02:42 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will be retimed to depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 03:01, and depart Leeds earlier than usual at 04:15.

The 03:40 York to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.

The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh service will be retimed to art Manchester Piccadilly slightly later than usual, at 04:48.

The 05:00 Manchester Victoria to Redcar Central service will be retimed to depart Manchester Victoria later than usual, at 05:09. This train will also additionally call at Huddersfield.

Sheffield:

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:09 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will not call at Dore & Totley, and will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual at 06:14 and East Didsbury at 06:26.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended services at Westbury from Friday 10 until Monday 13 April
Start date10/04/2020
End date14/04/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Westbury area into the early hours of Tuesday morning, closing various lines.

As a result of this, the majority of services through Westbury will be retimed. The following alterations will also apply:

Great Western Railway

Friday

  • The 09:15 Penzance to London Paddington will depart earlier at 09:13.

Saturday

  • The 08.03, 10.02, 15.02 and 18.03 London Paddington to Penzance, also 09.03 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart up 3 minutes earlier than normal.
  • The 07.59, 08.59, 09.59, 14.59 and 18.00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will depart up to 3 minutes later than normal.

Sunday only

  • The 08.51 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart 09.00.
  • The 10.36, 12.36 and 14.36 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will depart earlier at 10.33, 12.33 and 14.33, respectively
  • The 16.36, 18.36, 19.03, 20.03 London Paddington to Plymouth will depart earlier at 16.27, 18.27, 18.53, 19.53, respectively
  • The 17.03, 18.03 London Paddington to Penzance will depart earlier at 16.53, 17.53 respectively.
  • The 22:30 Paignton to Exmouth will depart Exeter St Davids at 23:36 and run later than normal.
  • The 23:30 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids will depart at 23:44
  • The 23:59 Exmouth to Exeter St Davids will not run, an additional service will depart at 00:12 (Monday)

Monday

  • The 06:12 Frome to London Paddington service will not run
  • The 06:42 Frome to Cardiff Central service will be amended to run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway only
  • The 09:15 Penzance to London Paddington service will be retimed to depart earlier at 09:13 

South Western Railway

Saturday

  • The 07:36 Castle Cary to Salisbury will be amended to run at 08:10 from Westbury to Salisbury
  • The 08:50 London Waterloo to Frome will terminate at Westbury
  • The 11:30 Frome to Salisbury will start from Westbury at 11:43

Sunday

  • The 09:50 Yeovil Junction to Salisbury will be amended to run at 10:43 from Westbury to Salisbury
  • The 17:45 London Waterloo to Yeovil Pen Mill will terminate at Westbury

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April
Start date06/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dovey Junction and Aberystwyth, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Between 23:00 and 05:50 each night, buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Tywyn from Sunday 5 April until 10:10 on Friday 10 April
Start date05/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dovey Junction and Tywyn, closing all lines from Sunday until Friday morning.

Buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Tywyn throughout the week, until 10:10.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington / Sidcup from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April
Start date10/04/2020
End date14/04/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between St Johns and Sidcup / Bromley North / Petts Wood, closing various lines.

Friday, Saturday & Monday:

Grove Park Line: Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington

Bromley North Line: No trains will run between Grove Park and Bromley North

Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross & Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Paddock Wood will only once per hour between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Dover Priory. For services to / from Ramsgate via Canterbury West, change at Ashford International.

Hastings Line: Trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Orpington and London Bridge, and will be retimed. London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells stopping services will not run. One train per hour will run between London Charing Cross and Hastings, which will additionally call at Hildenborough.

Sidcup Line: Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Sidcup. Trains will run between Sidcup and Dartford.

Bromley South Line: London Victoria to Orpington services will be extended to run to Sevenoaks.

Hayes Line: London Cannon Street to Hayes services will not run, London Charing Cross to Hayes services will stop additionally at Lewisham.

Bexleyheath Line: London Charing Cross to Dartford services are retimed, and extended to Gravesend.

Woolwich Line: Trains which run between London Cannon Street and Cannon Street via Woolwich & Sidcup will run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Woolwich instead.

Ticket Acceptance:

  • London Underground between Victoria, Charing Cross, Embankment, Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment, & London Bridge.
  • London Bus routes 126, 261 & 314 between Bromley North and Grove Park.

Sunday:

Grove Park Line: Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Orpington.

Paddock Wood Line: Trains between London Charing Cross and Ashford International via Paddock Wood will run once per hour between London Charing Cross and Ashford International. For replacement buses to / from Ramsgate via Canterbury West or train services to / from Ramsgate via Dover Priory / Deal, customers should change at Ashford International.

Hastings Line: Trains will be retimed and run once per hour, and will divert via an alternative route between Orpington and London Bridge. Buses will also replace trains between Tonbridge and Wadhurst.

Sidcup Line: Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup. London Charing Cross to Gravesend via Sidcup services are diverted via Bexleyheath, and extended to Strood. London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street via Sidcup and Woolwich services will run via Bexleyheath instead of Sidcup.

Bromley South Line: London Victoria to Orpington services will be extended to run to Sevenoaks.

Bexleyheath Line: There will be additional services from London Charing Cross and London Cannon Street running on the Bexleyheath Line.

Woolwich Line: Trains which run between London Cannon Street and London Cannon Street via Woolwich & Sidcup will run between London Cannon Street and Dartford via Woolwich instead.

Ticket Acceptance:

  • London Underground between Victoria, Charing Cross, Embankment, Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment, & London Bridge 

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended trains in the Guildford area from Friday 10 to Sunday 19 April
Start date10/04/2020
End date21/04/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western; Southwest Trains; Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Guildford area from Friday 10 to Sunday 19 April, closing some lines at various times.

Further information can be found here.

From Friday 10 to Monday 13 April, there will be no trains at Guildford.

Great Western Railway:

Trains will run to an amended timetable between Reading and Ash.

Buses will run between North Camp and Redhill / Gatwick Airport, calling at Guildford.

The 23:34 Reading to Ash will connect at North Camp with road transport from North Camp to Guildford, setting down only at Dorking Deepdene, Reigate, Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Farnham and Guildford with some buses on Sunday running between Aldershot and Guildford.

Buses will also replace trains between Woking and Haslemere.

From Friday 10 to Monday 13 April, buses will replace trains between Clandon and Guildford

CrossCountry:

Trains will not run between Reading and Guildford. Customers travelling between Reading and Guildford should use Great Western Railway services to complete their journey.

Southern:

Southern services that usually run to / from Guildford will be amended to run to / from Epsom. Customers for stations between Epsom and Guildford should use South Western Railway services.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended service to / from London Euston from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April
Start date10/04/2020
End date14/04/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cheddington and Milton Keynes Central, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Avanti West Coast

A revised timetable will operate.

London Northwestern Railway

Train services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will operate to a special timetable at a reduced level of frequency.

Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Rugeley Trent Valley / Liverpool Lime Street will run to a special timetable between Northampton and London Euston.

Train services between London Euston and Crewe (via Nuneaton & Tamworth) will run to an amended timetable between London Euston and Rugby. 

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No trains to / from London Fenchurch Street from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April
Start date10/04/2020
End date14/04/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Pitsea via Rainham and Grays, closing the line on various days and in various locations.

All weekend (from Friday 10 to Monday 13 April), there will be no c2c trains to / from London Fenchurch Street.

Trains that usually run to / from London Fenchurch Street will be diverted to run instead to / from London Liverpool Street. They will additionally call at Stratford. London Liverpool Street is within walking distance of London Fenchurch Street. 

Services across the c2c network will be retimed and diverted in order to maintain train services across the network.

The following alterations will also apply:

On Saturday, trains that normally run between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness via Ockendon will be split and will run between Upminster and Grays and between Grays and Southend Central.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, trains between London Fenchurch Street and Grays via Rainham will not run. Buses will run between Upminster and Grays calling at Rainham and Purfleet. 

Customers to / from Dagenham Dock should use London Buses on routes EL2 or 287.  

Additionally on Sunday and Monday, buses will replace trains between Grays and Pitsea.

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on London Underground on the following routes:

  • District Line services between Upminster, Barking, West Ham and Tower Hill
  • Circle Line services between Tower Hill and London Liverpool Street
  • Jubilee Line services between West Ham and Stratford

Your ticket will also be valid on Docklands Light Railway on the following routes:

  • Between Tower Gateway, Limehouse, Poplar, Stratford and West Ham

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You can plan your journey on London Buses, London Underground and Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night / early morning Southeastern service from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April
Start date06/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

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

Monday only:

  • From 22:50, buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Wadhurst. Trains will run from Wadhurst to Hastings, except for the last service which is replaced by a bus from Tonbridge to Hastings, and a mini bus shuttle will run from Battle to Crowhurst.

Tuesday only:

  • From 23:45, buses replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, and a mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Hastings.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • From 23:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Ebbsfleet & Faversham, Gillingham and Faversham and Sheerness and Sittingbourne. Connecting late night trains will run from Faversham to Ramsgate.

Monday to Wednesday:

  • From 23:55 until the end of service, there are no trains between Grove Park and Bromley North. You can use London Bus routes 126, 261 & 314 between Bromley North and Grove Park at no extra cost.

Tuesday to Friday

  • After 00:20 until the end of service, trains between Victoria and Bromley South are retimed and diverted to run via an alternative route between Victoria and Bromley South. A replacement bus will also run from Victoria to Orpington vie Herne Hill, leaving Victoria at 00:33, and also from Bromley South to Victoria leaving at 00:12.
  • After 00:00 until the end of service, trains towards Orpington will be diverted and unable to stop at Lewisham. Buses will replace trains between London Cannon Street or Charing Cross, New Cross, Hither Green and Orpington via Lewisham.
  • After 00:00 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

Wednesday & Thursday only:

  • The 23:37 St Pancras to Ramsgate via Dover will be replaced by a bus between Dover and Ramsgate.

Thursday only:

  • From 21:05 until the end of service, there are no trains between Grove Park and Bromley North. You can use London Bus routes 126, 261 & 314 between Bromley North and Grove Park at no extra cost. 

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night / early morning Great Western Railway service through Cardiff Central from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April
Start date06/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

The 20:48 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Ninian Park - not calling), departing Bridgend and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

The 21:48 and 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Barry - not calling), departing Bridgend and beyond up to 23 minutes later than normal. 

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:46 Swansea to London Paddington will depart earlier at 03:41, Neath 03:53, Port Talbot Parkway 04:00, Bridgend 04:14. It will then be diverted between Bridgend and Cardiff Central (via Barry - not calling), departing Cardiff Central and beyond in normal timings. 

Thursday and Friday:

The 04:58 Swansea to London Paddington will be diverted between Bridgend and Cardiff Central (via Ninian Park - not calling), departing Cardiff Central 05:56, normal timings beyond.

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Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Reading / Newbury and Bedwyn from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April
Start date06/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place late at night between Reading West and Bedwyn, closing various lines.

Due to the above works the following amendments will take place:-

TO NEWBURY / BEDWYN:

21:52 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run and will be replaced by earlier road transport at 21:50 from Newbury to Bedwyn. This bus also connects at Newbury out of 21:04 London Paddington to Plymouth.

22:10 Reading to Newbury and 22:44 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run. A bus will depart Reading at 22:10 to Newbury calling all stations. Also road transport at 22:10 from Reading (fast) to Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford and Bedwyn.

22:20 London Paddington to Bedwyn will terminate Reading. A bus will depart Reading at 23:10 to Newbury and Bedwyn, calling all stations except Reading West.

00:17 Reading to Newbury will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 00:20 from Reading setting down only at all stations to Newbury arrive 01:24.

00:06 Bedwyn to London Paddington will not run. An earlier replacement bus will depart at 23:38. 

FROM BEDWYN / NEWBURY:

22:19 Bedwyn to Newbury will not run. The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington will start from Reading. A replacement bus will depart Bedwyn at 22.38 to Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury, then Thatcham and Reading. This connects at Newbury into road transport at 23.27 from Newbury to Reading, calling all stations.

23:17 Bedwyn to Reading will not run. A replacement bus will depart Bedwyn at 23:38 to Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury, then Thatcham and Reading.

Typical road journey times (depending on calling points) from Reading to:
Reading West 8mins, Theale 18-23mins, Aldermaston 29mins, Midgham 37mins, Thatcham 33-44mins, Newbury Racecourse 54mins, Newbury 40-64mins, Kintbury 60-79mins, Hungerford 70-89mins and Bedwyn 85-104mins.

Buses serve railway stations (forecourt/car park/entrance) except where shown below:
Reading West: Oxford Road opposite McDonalds; Aldermaston: Bath Road bus lay-by;
Midgham: Bath Road Angel public house; Newbury Racecourse: Hanbridge Road adjacent to entrance or Mandarin Court; Kintbury: Level Crossing by Station Road. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 6 to Friday 10 April
Start date06/04/2020
End date11/04/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:17 York to Blackburn service will terminate at Leeds. A bus will be provided from Leeds to Blackburn.

The 22:29 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road. An additional train will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport.

The 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Liverpool Lime Street.

The 23:15 Liverpool Lime Street to Preston service will not call at Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, Garswood and Bryn. A bus will be provided from Huyton to Preston.

The 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will be bus replaced throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via an alternative route between Preston and Manchester, and will depart Preston later than normally advertised at 04:12.

The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will be diverted via an alternative route, arriving Manchester Airport at 04:28.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

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