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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: 14/12/2019 03:03

Disruption to some Greater Anglia rural routes until further notice
Incident created06/12/2019 04:29
Last updated14/12/2019 03:03
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Signalling problems mean that some Greater Anglia rural routes are currently being disrupted.

You can find a statement about the disruption from Greater Anglia here.

There is no estimate for when this issue will be resolved.

The following routes are affected:

Ipswich - Peterborough

Trains will not run on the Ipswich - Peterborough route.

Customers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough can travel via Norwich. Customers can also travel via Cambridge.

Tickets will be accepted on Great Northern between Cambridge and Ely, and also with East Midlands Railway between Ely and Peterborough.

'Greater Anglia' only tickets are not valid on CrossCountry trains between Cambridge, Ely and Peterborough.

There are coaches operated by Blue Fox and St Edmunds Travel running between Ely and Peterborough calling at Manea, March and Whittlesea.

Norwich - Sheringham

A reduced 2 hourly service will run between Norwich and Cromer only, and journeys may also be delayed by up to 20 minutes.

Buses provided by Sanders Coaches will run between Cromer and Sheringham.

Customers may also use Sanders Coaches on routes 44, 44a, x44 and x40.

Alternative travel advice:

Advance tickets holders can travel on earlier or later trains if your booked service is cancelled.

Check before you travel:
You can check your Journey for TODAY in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. For journeys from tomorrow onwards, please check back on the day of travel.  

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

Twitter:
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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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Amended Northern service in the North West on Sunday 15 December
Incident created14/12/2019 02:21
Last updated14/12/2019 02:38
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

A shortage of train crew means an amended timetable will be in operation across various Northern routes in the North West on Sunday 15 December.

The following alterations will apply:

Wigan - Stalybridge:

- A rail replacement bus service will operate between Wigan and Bolton (via Westhoughton)

- A rail replacement bus service will also operate between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

Lancaster - Morecambe:

- A reduced service will operate between these stations with a replacement bus service also running in place of any cancelled services.

 

Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe:

- Customers should use alternative services between Manchester Victoria and Bolton.

- Rail replacement buses will operate between Salford Cresent and Clitheroe serving all intermediate stations.

 

Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield:

- Reduced 1 hourly service will operate on this route. Customers may use alternative services on this route.

 

Blackpool North - Hellifield:

- Rail replacement buses will operate between Preston and Hellifield.

 

Manchester Piccadilly - Crewe via Alderly Edge:

- A rail replacement bus will operate between Stockport and Crewe serving all intermediate stations.

 

Liverpool Lime Street - Blackpool North:

- Rail replacement buses will operate between Wigan North Western and Huyton.

- Customers between Blackpool North and Wigan are advised to travel via Preston and customers between Blackpool North and Liverpool Lime Street should use alternative services via Manchester Oxford Road.

 

Southport - Todmorden:

- A significantly reduced service will operate on this route and services which are running are expected to be very busy. Customers intending to travel from Southport or Wigan into Manchester are advised to use alternative services via Liverpool or Wigan North Western as appropriate.

- An alternative train service is available from Manchester Victoria calling at Rochdale, Littleborough, Walsden and Todmorden for any passengers intending to travel at those stations.

 

Alternative travel advice:
To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on Metrolink services between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale / Ashton under Lyne / Altrincham.

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #NTalterations

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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Industrial action affects South Western Railway today and every day until Thursday 2 January
Incident created05/11/2019 17:11
Last updated13/12/2019 09:03
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

The RMT union are taking industrial action, which will affect South Western Railway services until Thursday 2 January.

Industrial action means fewer trains, earlier finishes and some replacement buses on South Western Railway throughout December. You can find more information here.

Information for customers travelling on weekdays, until Friday 20 December:

On weekdays until Friday 20 December, a reduced service will run:

  • Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service
  • Services will finish earlier than normal at around 23:00
  • Peak services will be much busier than normal, and queuing arrangements may be put in place at busy stations
  • Please check your journey before travelling and allow extra time to complete your journey. The Journey Planner is now showing the revised strike timetable

 

More information and timetables can be found here.

Information for customers travelling on weekends, until Sunday 22 December:

On Saturdays and Sundays in December a reduced service will run on most of the network. Some routes will not have a train service or a replacement bus service.

You can find the details for each route on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December here. Details for Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December are still being finalised.

Information for customers travelling over the Christmas period:

Although plans are still being finalised, for the period from 23 December to 2 January a reduced service will be in operation.

There will be no trains on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, as is always the case.

Details of the reduced service, and strike timetables can be found here.

 

Check before you travel:
You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey up to and including Friday 20 December. The normal planned service, not the strike day service, is currently showing for all the other strike dates.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #SWStrike

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. 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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Changes to the National Rail Timetable from Sunday 15 December
Incident created11/12/2019 15:01
Last updated12/12/2019 16:04
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground
Description

The new timetable will start on Sunday 15 December 2019 and will operate until Saturday 16 May 2020.

Please see below for details of the changes that have been made to the timetable from December 2019 onwards:

Caledonian Sleeper

Timetables are available here.

Chiltern Railways

The direct Stratford-Upon-Avon to London services introduced back in May will carry forward for the December timetable so that hassle-free day trips can still be enjoyed. The timetable also sees an additional service from Aylesbury Vale Parkway to London on Saturday morning.

The new timetable is available here.

CrossCountry

Improvements to CrossCountry services in the December timetable include:

  • The current 17 minutes past the hour departures from Birmingham New Street to Plymouth move to 12 minutes past the hour - restoring a half-hourly train service from Birmingham New Street to Bristol
  • Following improvements resulting from the major track remodelling at Derby, four weekday and five Saturday trains between Birmingham and Newcastle will run considerably faster, taking up to 30 minutes less time than currently
  • Trains on CrossCountry routes will be re-timed in the new timetable, with many faster journeys. Please check departure times carefully

 

East Midlands Railway

Additional services will run between Kettering and Corby, as well as new winter services on routes to Skegness and Cleethorpes.

The new timetables are available here.


Grand Central

The full timetable from December 2019 is available here.

Great Northern

New Southgate and Oakleigh Park will see an extra two trains towards Moorgate per hour, creating a six trains per hour to London service during the morning peak. The entire Great Northern Metro timetable will be optimised for the performance of the new train fleet in May 2020.

Due to Network Rail maintenance between Finsbury Park and Moorgate, the last weekday departure from Moorgate will be the 21:40 service to Watton-at-Stone. Later departures on the Great Northern Metro routes to Welwyn Garden City and Watton-at-Stone will depart from London Kings Cross.

On weekends, all Great Northern Metro services from Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage via Hertford North will be diverted into London Kings Cross. However, during planned weekend engineering work at London Kings Cross, Moorgate will be made available wherever possible to provide an alternative route.

Great Western Railway

Around three quarters of journey times will be different from how they are today as Great Western Railway add new services and change old ones as part of the improvements.

Trains will arrive and depart at different times - there will be more trains, with more seats but to allow the new timetable to work, train times will be different to today.

Trains won't always stop at the stations they do today - journeys will be faster, but new services are being introduced, and they won't always stop at the places frequent travellers might be used to.

You can find more information by visiting www.gwr.com/timetable2019

Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

New hourly direct services will run between Stansted Airport and Norwich via Cambridge and Cambridge North, seven days a week.

New direct services will run between Cambridge North and London Liverpool Street via Cambridge, seven days a week.

New hourly direct services will run between Cambridge and Ipswich on Sundays.

These services will be supported by Greater Anglia's introduction of brand new trains. The timetables from 15 December 2019 onwards are available here.

 

Hull Trains

The new timetable from 15 December 2019 onwards is available to download here.

Island Line

Some train times may be retimed.

London Northwestern Railway

London Northwestern Railway are investing £524m to make the service better - better stations, better journeys, better trains. The latest improvements include the following:

  • 4 carriages will be added to the Friday late night / early morning 00:05 departure from London Euston to Northampton
  • London Euston - Rugeley Trent Valley trains, via Birmingham will become London Euston - Walsall services
  • New direct Sunday trains between Liverpool Lime Street and London Euston, via Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International, Coventry
  • Most departures times will change at Bletchley, particularly connections from the mainline onto the Marston Vale Line in the evening peak
  • New fast trains from Northampton to London Euston during the evening peak on weekdays

 

To see what's changing at your station please check here.

London North Eastern Railway

LNER will run new Azuma services between Harrogate and London Kings Cross. The Yorkshire spa town will benefit from an extra five new services each day. Horsforth will also benefit from additional LNER services.

London Kings Cross - Newcastle services will be extended to run to and from Edinburgh.

London Overground

The new London Overground timetables are available here.

 

Northern

The following timetable changes have been announced:

  • New hourly service between Halifax and Hull via Bradford, Leeds and Selby, extending the Leeds - Selby service
  • The Huddersfield - Leeds via Halifax and Bradford hourly service will operate between Huddersfield and Bradford Interchange only. With other timing changes, there will be a 15 minute interval service from Leeds to Bradford and Halifax
  • On Sundays, the Blackpool North - Leeds service will be extended to operate to and from York
  • Wigan - Alderley Edge and Wigan - Stalybridge services will be extended to operate from and to Southport, providing an all day hourly service between Southport and Manchester Oxford Road and Manchester Piccadilly, as well as between Southport and Manchester Victoria.
  • The current services between Southport and Leeds via Todmorden and between Southport and Blackburn via Todmorden will instead start and terminate at Wigan
  • An hourly all day through service will be restored between Manchester Victoria and Kirkby via Wigan
  • Sheffield - Hull - Bridlington fast services will be extended from and to Scarborough. York - Hull and Hull - Bridlington services will be joined, to provide a through York - Bridlington service. Sheffield - Hull stopping services will be split at Doncaster into separate Sheffield - Doncaster and Doncaster - Hull services
  • There will be two new services a day in each direction between Middlesbrough and Whitby
  • Manchester Piccadilly - New Mills Central trains will now serve Strines and Belle Vue stations hourly, rather than the current two hourly service
  • A new station is planned to open at Warrington West, which will be served by two trains an hour, a Liverpool - Manchester Airport service and a Liverpool - Manchester Oxford Road service

 

ScotRail

ScotRail timetables from 15 December 2019 are available here

Southeastern

Southeastern's new timetable includes some small changes to keep trains running on time. The new timetables are available to download here.

South Western Railway

South Western Railway timetables are available to download here.

Southern

From Monday 16 December, Southern will introduce additional calls at Cooksbridge from Monday to Saturday. This will provide an all-day service in both directions and a Saturday service for the first time.

The , calling at Appledore and Ham Street will depart ten minutes earlier at 07:06 to provide a connection to Southeastern high speed services at the request of local stakeholders.

TfL Rail

From Sunday 15 December, TfL Rail will start running the stopping services between London Paddington and Reading ahead of the service becoming part of the Elizabeth Line. These services are currently operated by Great Western Railway. Some fast services will continue to be operated by Great Western Railway between Reading, Twyford, Maidenhead and Slough and London Paddington.

TfL zones do not apply to stations beyond West Drayton, but for the first time from 2 January 2020, customers will be able to use pay as you go with contactless across the route all the way from London Paddington to Reading. More information on these changes can be found here.

The timetable for journeys from London Paddington to Heathrow T4 / Reading can be found here

The timetable for journeys from London Liverpool Street to Shenfield can be found here

Thameslink

Connection of existing Saturday Horsham to London Bridge and Peterborough to London Kings Cross services

The existing Thameslink services between Horsham and London Bridge and between London Kings Cross and Peterborough will connect via London St Pancras International, Farringdon, City Thameslink and London Blackfriars, adopting the service pattern used Monday-Friday.

This change will introduce a new direct Gatwick Airport service on Saturdays for the first time for Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Neots, Sandy, Biggleswade and Arlesey.

For stations to the south of London Bridge, the change will mean additional direct services to London St Pancras International and beyond for East Croydon, Redhill, Horley and Gatwick Airport. It will also mean new direct services to the centre of London, London St Pancras International and beyond for Coulsdon South, Merstham, Crawley, Ifield, Littlehaven and Horsham.

Withdrawal of the Cambridge North Thameslink service

The Thameslink service between Cambridge and Cambridge North will be withdrawn to release a train path for the introduction of a new direct Greater Anglia service between Cambridge North and London Liverpool Street.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express are making a number of changes on their network. New trains will be introduced to provide extra capacity and there will be extra services and some new routes. A temporary timetable will be in place between 15 December and 6 January, when the new timetable will be introduced. You can find the full details of the changes here.

West Midlands Railway

Changes will include the following:

  • From Birmingham towards Shrewsbury, trains that depart at 49 minutes past the hour from Birmingham will leave earlier at 34 minutes past the hour to give a better spread of trains
    An extra train every hour between Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street, Mondays to Saturdays, calling at all stations
  • On the Hereford line there will be extra carriages
  • New services at 05:53 from Lichfield City, and at 05:58 from Lichfield Trent Valley towards Birmingham.

 

To see what's changing at your station please check here.

 

Avanti West Coast, c2c, Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express and Merseyrail are not expected to change their timetable.

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

Amended TransPennine Express services from 15 December until 5 January
Incident created11/12/2019 16:31
Last updated12/12/2019 06:29
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

The introduction of new trains as well as the timetable change means that a number of TransPennine Express services between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle / Edinburgh have been temporarily withdrawn from the timetable.

This affects some departures at the following stations - Liverpool Lime Street, Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Victoria, Stalybridge, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Leeds, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Darlington, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Newcastle, Morpeth and Edinburgh.

Full information about these changes is available here.

Please note that some printed information will not reflect these late changes.

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

Twitter:
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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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National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 14/12/2019 03:03

Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December
Start date22/11/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Essential engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, closing the Conwy Valley Line.

Buses will replace trains throughout, until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December. You can view the current bus timetable here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

Project Information:

This work is the second phase of a major upgrade delivered this year and includes the installation of 600 rock bolts in the Ffestiniog Tunnel, the replacement of sleepers along the line and vegetation management. Work will also continue to replace the flood damaged platform at Dolgarrog station, which remains closed.

The line was initially closed in March, following extreme weather that washed out ballast and damaged infrastructure over a six-mile stretch. Work during this phase included the removal of 8,000 tonnes of wash out materials, the installation of additional culverts and over 7,500 tonnes of 'rock armour' to improve flood resilience.

Buses replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen until Sunday 22 December
Start date19/11/2019
End date22/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Milford Haven and Clarbeston Road, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 40 minutes.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

Project Information:

Network Rail will be working daily to cut back dead, dying and diseased trees and vegetation alongside the railway to ensure trains can continue to run safely. More details are available here.

No Southern trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central from 19:30 on Saturday 14 until 12:00 on Sunday 15 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Wembley Central from 20:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday.

From 19:30 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, no Southern trains will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Customers can use their tickets on alternative Southern services to / from London Victoria, on London Underground between Victoria and Euston, and on London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 service between Bournemouth and Weymouth from 23:30 on Saturday 14 and all day on Sunday 15 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bournemouth / Poole and Weymouth, closing lines from 23:30 on Saturday and all day on Sunday.

On Saturday, a bus service will operate at 23:28 from Bournemouth to Weymouth and a bus service at 23:10 from Weymouth to Bournemouth.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Poole and Dorchester South. 

Fast bus service will run between Poole and Weymouth calling at Wareham and Wool.

A train service will run between Dorchester South and Weymouth.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

Buses replace trains between Kettering and Corby on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

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

As a result of this, buses will replace trains between Kettering and Corby.

Check before you travel: 

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town / Hereford / Gloucester on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place  from approximately 00:01 to 08:15 Sunday morning, between Cardiff Central and Pye Corner / Newport closing the line.

Saturday

The 23:09 Gloucester to Cardiff Central is retimed to depart Gloucester at 22:32. A bus will also run between Gloucester and Cardiff Central departing Gloucester at 23:09 calling at all stations.

The 23:15 Hereford to Gloucester is replaced by a bus throughout

Sunday

The 07:18 Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pye Corner.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

Buses replace trains between Bromley South / Swanley and Strood on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swanley and Rochester on Saturday, and between Bickley and Rochester / Sevenoaks / Borough Green on Sunday, closing all lines.

Southeastern:

Saturday:

Buses replace trains between Swanley and Strood.

London Victoria - Gravesend via Bexleyheath services will not run. Customers should use alternative trains to / from London Charing Cross, London Waterloo East, London Bridge, or London Cannon Street.

Sunday:

Buses replace trains between Bromley South and Strood, and also between Bromley South and Borough Green & Wrotham.

Trains that usually run between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will be diverted to run via Strood.

Saturday and Sunday:

Trains that usually run between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory via Sole Street will retimed and run hourly, and also be diverted to run via Strood.

On both days, a replacement minibus service will run between Meopham and Sole Street.

Thameslink:

Services that usually run between Kentish Town and Rainham will run between Dartford and Rainham only. Customers should travel with Southeastern between Dartford and London.

Southeastern Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on London Bus routes P12 / 74 / 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham, or on London Underground services by any reasonable route between London Victoria, London Charing Cross, Embankment, London Bridge and London Cannon Street.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on London Buses / London Underground 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.

Buses replace trains between Stirling and Perth on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Coast Trains; First ScotRail
Description

Track work is taking place between Dunblane and Perth, closing all lines on Saturday and Sunday.

LNER:

Services between London Kings Cross and Inverness will be diverted between Edinburgh and Perth, and will not call at Gleneagles, Dunblane, Stirling or Falkirk Grahamston. Replacement buses will run between Perth and Falkirk Grahamston, and also between Edinburgh and Gleneagles.

ScotRail:

Services that run between Glasgow Queen Street and Dundee / Aberdeen / Inverness will be amended to run between Perth and Dundee / Aberdeen / Inverness.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Glasgow Queen Street and Perth (direct).
  • Stirling and Perth (all stations).

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Ramsgate on Saturday 14 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date14/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dover Priory and Ramsgate, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.

Services that run between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Dover Priory will run between London St Pancras and Dover Priory only.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

Buses replace early morning trains to / from Burnham / Taplow on Saturday 14 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date14/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Maidenhead, closing some lines.

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

  • The 00:14 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 05:10 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 05:25 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • The 05:48 Reading to London Paddington service.

Customers should change at Slough for replacement buses between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 service between Doncaster and London Kings Cross from 20:25 on Saturday 14 until 12:00 on Sunday 15 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date14/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Coast Trains; First Hull Trains; Grand Central
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Doncaster and Retford, closing all lines from 20:25 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday.

Grand Central:

On Saturday, the 19:27 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service will arrive a few minutes later at York. The 19:57 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will run a few minutes later from Doncaster onwards.

On Sunday, the 07:57 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross service will be diverted via Lincoln (not calling at Doncaster) to London Kings Cross, extending journey times. The 11:50 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange service will depart from London Kings Cross at 12:24, and will run later than usual throughout.

Hull Trains:

On Saturday the 19:48 London Kings Cross to Hull service will be diverted via Lincoln (not calling). On Sunday, the 08:59 Hull to London Kings Cross service will be retimed to depart at 09:12, and will be diverted via Lincoln (not calling).

Journey times for both trains will be extended as a result of the diversions.

LNER:

From 20:25 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, trains will be amended to run on an alternative route between Doncaster and Peterborough.

Some trains will be amended, and will not run between Doncaster and London Kings Cross.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service on Saturday 14 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date14/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff Central after 23:45 on Saturday evening, closing all lines.

As a result, the 22:00 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Newport. A replacement bus will run between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 23:10 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service on Saturday 14 December
Start date14/12/2019
End date14/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bradford-on-Avon and Frome, closing all lines after 23:45 on Saturday.

As a result, the 23:10 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will terminate at Westbury. A replacement bus will run between Westbury and Frome.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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.

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020
Start date18/03/2019
End date23/02/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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