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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.

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Last update: 03/09/2014 02:24

Buses replace trains between Barnham and Havant each night from 22:55 until 04:50, Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date06/09/2014
Route affected

Between Barnham and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

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

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Havant.

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Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 1 September to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

 

Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place on various parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network, with the following alterations:

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and barry Island / Penarth, affecting the following trains:

  • 21:54 Aberdare to Penarth will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Penarth
  • 22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun, a replacement bus will run from Bridgend to Cardiff Central
  • 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will be replaced by a bus from Cardiff Central to Barry Island
  • 23:26 Penarth to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus throughout
  • 05:16 (Tue-Fri) Barry Island to Caerphilly to start from Cardiff Central. There will be no alternative transport from Barry Island to cardiff Central.

 

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester affecting the following trains:

  • 20:15 and 22:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Cheltenham Spa
  • 23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central will be replaced by a bus throughout
  • 05:50 (Tue-Fri) Gloucester to Cardiff Central will start from Chepstow. Passengers at Gloucester and Lydney should travel on the next CrossCountry service.

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Amended overnight East Midlands Trains services from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Derby / Leicester

Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Leicester closing all lines.

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby and 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester services will not call at Market Harborough. A bus will run between Kettering and Leicester calling at Market Harborough.

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Amended overnight First TransPennine Express services from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Some First TransPennine Express routes

Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First TransPennine Express network. The following trains are amended:

 Monday to Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport, 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport and 22:30 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

00:01 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will start from Manchester Piccadilly. (A train will run from Manchester Airport at 23:30)

00:38 Manchester Airport to York and 04:25 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly (at 00:15 and 04:05)

01:38 and 02:52 York to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

21:50 Middlesbrough to York will not call at Thirsk. A bus will run from Thirsk to Northallerton at 22:00 and from Northallerton to Thirsk at 22:38.

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Amended service between Cambridge Heath and Cheshunt / Chingford each evening from 23:10 to 05:05, Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Chingford / Hertford East / Stansted Airport / Cambridge

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Cambridge Heath and Cheshunt / Chingford closing the line.

London Liverpool Street to Chingford service will be replaced by buses throughout.

Trains will be diverted via Seven Sisters, passengers on the normal route should use the nearest alternative station.

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Amended late night services between Wolverton and Northampton on Monday 1 to Thursday 4 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

 London Midland - between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Cental / Northampton / Birmingham New Street

Virgin Trains - between London Euston and Wolverhampton

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Train operator affected London Midland; Virgin Trains
Description

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

London Midland

Monday

20:34 London Euston to Tring, 21:26 Tring to London Euston and 22:05 Milton Keynes Central will not run.

20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will not run between Northampton and London Euston.

After 22:30 trains from London Euston to Northampton Milton Keynes Central will run to an amended timetable and terminate at Milton Keynes Central, buses will run from Milton Keynes Central to Northampton. 

Virgin Trains

Monday

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

Tuesday to Thursday

21:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will run later than timetabled from Wolverton.

22:30, 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton and 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly services will will run later than timetabled from Rugby.

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Some Northern Rail routes

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow. This train will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow
  • 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly. This train will start forward from Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly, stopping to set down only from Manchester Airport

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly. This train will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport
  • 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport. This train will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport
  • 04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street. This train will start forward from Manchester Piccadilly. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly, departing Manchester Airport at the earlier time of 04:15 to connect into the train 

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Some South West Trains routes

Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network. The following trains are amended:

Monday only

  • 00:50 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour. This train will not stop at Havant. A bus will run from Fratton to Havant. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 50 minutes

Monday to Thursday    

  • 22:05 and 22:35 London Waterloo to Poole services. These trains will terminate at Bournemouth and replaced by buses between Bournemouth and Poole  
  • 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole. This train terminates at Southampton Central and is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Poole

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth. This train terminates at Southampton Central and is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Bournemouth
  • 00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill (via Wimbledon). This train will be diverted via Richmond. A bus will run from London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill (via Wimbledon) 
  • 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central. This train will not stop at Wimbledon or Surbiton. A bus will run from London Waterloo to Surbiton
  • 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo. This train will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run earlier from Guildford to Clapham Junction 

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Amended 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service from Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date02/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

From Leicester to London St Pancras International

Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Leicester and Kettering. The following train is amended:

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service is retimed to depart Leicester at the earlier time of 04:12 regaining booked time from Kettering.

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Some Southeastern routes

Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday 

  • 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings. This service terminates at Tunbridge Wells with a bus replacing the train between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes 

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:10 London Charing Cross to Dartford, 00:18 London Charing Cross to Gillingham and the 00:48 London Charing Cross to Orpington (retimed throughout) services will not call at New Cross. Valid rail tickets will be accepted on local London Bus routes 21, 136, 321 and 436 between London Bridge / New Cross / St Johns and Lewisham 

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

Buses replace trains between Inverness and Keith each evening from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date04/09/2014
Route affected

Between Edinburgh / Aberdeen and Inverness and between Kyle of Lochalsh and Elgin

Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Inverness and Keith closing all lines.

The following trains will be replaced by a bus between Inverness and Keith:

  • 19:28 Edinburgh - Inverness
  • 21:33 Inverness Aberdeen
  • 20:12 Aberdeen - Inverness
  • 17:14 Kyle of Lochalsh - Elgin (between Inverness and Elgin)

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Amended 00:05 London Victoria to Worthing each night from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Worthing

Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea closing all lines.

00:05 London Victoria to Worthing will be replaced by a bus between Brighton and Worthing.

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Amended service between Slough and Reading each night from 22:15 to 05:15 Tuesday 2 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date02/09/2014
End date04/09/2014
Route affectedBetween London Paddington and Reading
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading with 2 out of 4 lines closed.

Trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run from Slough.

23:53 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will only run between Henley-on-Thames and Twyford.

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Buses replace trains between Crewe and Chester each evening from 21:45 to 05:45, Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

 Arriva Trains Wales - between Crewe and Chester

Virgin Trains - between London Euston and Chester

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Crewe and Chester.

Virgin Trains services will be diverted between Crewe and Chester extending journey times.

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Amended 22:02 Blackpool South to Colne from Monday 1 to Friday 5 September 2014
Start date01/09/2014
End date05/09/2014
Route affected

Between Blackpool South and Colne

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Burnley and Colne closing all lines.

22:02 Blackpool South to Colne service is replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

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Refurbishment of Selby Swing Bridge from Sunday 27 July until Sunday 7 September 2014
Start date27/07/2014
End date07/09/2014
Route affected

All routes through Selby.

Train operator affected East Coast Trains; First Hull Trains; First transPennine Express; Northernrail
Description

Selby Swing Bridge was built in 1889 and carries the railway over the River Ouse.

Between Sunday 27 July and Sunday 07 September 2014, Network Rail will be carrying out refurbishment work on the bridge costing £8 million pounds. Once the work is completed the structure should be maintenance free for 25 years and will enable trains to run at the normal line speed, removing a long standing speed restriction.

During this period of time no trains will be able to run between Selby and Hull.

First TransPennine and Northern Rail services are replaced by buses between Selby and Hull.

East Coast services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull via Goole. Buses will run between Doncaster and Selby.

First Hull Trains services are diverted between Doncaster and Hull calling additionally at Goole. Buses will run between Selby and  Howden / Goole.

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

Trains between Oxford and Bicester Town

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Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

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

This will include:

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

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

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

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

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Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014
Start date10/02/2013
End date31/12/2014
Route affectedLondon Paddington, Ealing Broadway, West Ealing, Hanwell, Southall, Hayes & Harlington & Heathrow Airport T123 and London Paddington, Acton Main Line, Ealing Broadway & Greenford / ReadingView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western; Heathrow Connect
Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project. Further information regarding this can be found here.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford


Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington


Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

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

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