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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: 22/03/2019 13:23

Disruption between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal until approximately 14:00
Incident created22/03/2019 12:27
Last updated22/03/2019 13:23
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

The fault with the signalling system at Glasgow Central has been resolved and services between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal are once again able to run. Trains will resume with the following services:

  • 13:05 Paisley Canal to Glasgow Central
  • 13:42 Glasgow Central to Paisley Canal

Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 14:00.

Alternative travel advice:
To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on First Buses on routes 3, 9/A, 10 and X8 between Glasgow Central and Paisley Canal.

Customers may also travel on train services between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Major disruption between Leicester and London St Pancras International until at least 15:00
Incident created22/03/2019 09:24
Last updated22/03/2019 13:17
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

A person has been hit by a train between Kettering and Bedford, resulting in some lines being blocked. We anticipate all lines will reopen by approximately 14:00, however, we anticipate trains will remain disrupted until at least 15:00.

Customers are ADVISED NOT TO TRAVEL this morning. Tickets will be accepted on alternative services.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Leicester and London St Pancras International.

Trains may be cancelled throughout or start / terminate at alternative stations.  Journey times may be extended by up to 90 minutes.

Alternative travel options:

A replacement bus service is operating between Kettering, Wellingborough & Bedford, from Bedford you can connect with Thameslink services to London. Buses are also operating between Kettering and Corby.

Buses are also being sourced to run between Leicester and Bedford.

Sheffield
You may travel to Doncaster where you should change for a train to London Kings Cross

Derby/Chesterfield

You may travel to Doncaster where you should change for a train towards Derby & Chesterfield.

Nottingham
You may travel to Grantham where you should change for a train to London Kings Cross

Leicester

You may travel to Nottingham change for Grantham where you should change for a train to London Kings Cross

All of these alternative route options are available in the opposite direction too. Don't worry about your ticket, arrangements have been made with other train companies for you to travel with your original ticket

Due to major disrupting on the West Coast Main Line. There is no alternative rail routes to London Euston

Ticket easements:

Your Advance purchase ticket may be used on other trains, than booked on the affected routes

Off peak tickets may be used on other trains, than booked on the affected routes

If you have a ticket dated for travel today, 22/03/19 and decide not to travel you may use your ticket to travel tomorrow, 22/03/19 instead.

If you've been affected by what happened on the network today, there is always someone to talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Disruption to and from Lanark expected until 14:00
Incident created22/03/2019 12:49
Last updated22/03/2019 13:04
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

A fault with the signalling system at Lanark is causing disruption to trains running to and from the station. Trains between Glasgow Central and Lanark will not run between Wishaw and Lanark. Disruption is expected to continue until approximately 14:00.

Alternative travel advice:
To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on JMB Buses (the green bus that runs every 15 minutes) between Lanark and Hamilton on roue number 41 at the following stations:

  • Lanark (Bus Station)
  • Carluke (Orchard Street)
  • Wishaw (Russell Street)
  • Shieldmuir (John Street)
  • Motherwell (Motherwell Library)
  • Hamilton (Bus Station)


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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Disruption between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston until approximately 14:00
Incident created22/03/2019 07:05
Last updated22/03/2019 12:58
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Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

All lines have reopened through Milton Keynes Central following a fault with the signalling system at the station.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains running through Milton Keynes Central may be cancelled or revised. Journey times may be extended by up to 30 minutes as a result of this. A normal service is expected to resume from 14:00.

Alternative travel options:

London Northwestern Railway

Buses are operating between:

  • Milton Keynes Central and Bedford for onwards Thameslink services to London St Pancras International
  • Milton Keynes Central and Watford Junction calling at all stations
  • Northampton and Milton Keynes Central via Wolverton

You may use your ticket on:

  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Snow Hill and London Marylebone
  • CrossCountry between Leicester and Birmingham New Street via Nuneaton
  • London Overground between Watford Junction and London Euston
  • Virgin Trains between Birmingham New Street and London Euston
  • Thameslink between Bedford, St Albans and London St Pancras International


Virgin Trains

You may use your ticket on:

  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone
  • CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Reading
  • Great Western Railway between Reading and London Paddington
  • London North Eastern Railway between Edinburgh / Leeds and London Kings Cross
  • London Northwestern Railway services via any reasonable routes
  • ScotRail between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central
  • TransPennine Express between Manchester Piccadilly and Leeds
  • Transport for Wales between Chester and Crewe

 

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Disruption between Manchester and Leeds expected until 13:30
Incident created22/03/2019 10:31
Last updated22/03/2019 12:38
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First transPennine Express; Northernrail
Description

All lines have reopened between Manchester and Leeds following the emergency services having dealt with an incident between these stations.

As trains return to normal, some services may be delayed by up to 40 minutes, cancelled or revised. Disruption is expected until 13:30.

Alternative travel options:

TransPennine Express:
To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • East Midlands Trains services between Sheffield and Leeds
  • Northern services between Sheffield and Leeds
  • Northern services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria
  • TransPennine Express services between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield

 

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Major disruption to and from London Waterloo until approximately 18:00
Incident created22/03/2019 04:53
Last updated22/03/2019 12:03
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

All lines have reopened to and from London Waterloo following overrunning engineering work in the London Waterloo area earlier this morning.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are now able to run to and from London Waterloo. However during the closure, trains were unable to leave a number of depots and enter services. As a result of this, journey times may be extended by up to 40 minutes. Some trains will also be cancelled or revised at short notice.

We anticipate a normal service will resume from 18:00.

Alternative travel options:

To assist you on your journey today your rail tickets are being accepted on the the following:

  • Great Western Railway services between Basingstoke, Reading and London Paddington
  • Southern services via any reasonable route
  • CrossCountry between Southampton and Reading
  • London Underground between London Paddington and London Waterloo, and between Richmond/Wimbledon and London Waterloo
  • London Buses between Wimbledon, Clapham Junction and London Waterloo and also between between Staines and Hounslow (for access to Piccadilly Line Underground services)
  • Reading buses on services X4 and 4 between Reading and Bracknell, Park & Ride 500 between Winnersh Triangle and Reading and on service 703 between Martins Heron and Reading

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice
Incident created17/03/2019 16:46
Last updated20/03/2019 09:29
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Following the severe weather events during Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March, damage has occurred to the infrastructure in multiple locations along the Conwy Valley line. Significant repair work must be undertaken before the line reopens. You can view images of the damage here.

The line is expected to remain closed for several weeks. Once more accurate updates are received by Network Rail engineers, route disruption information will be updated to reflect a reopening date.

How does this affect my journey?

Trains are unable to run between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between these stations.

Bus information:

The buses will be run by Llew Jones Coaches and will reflect the normal train timetable, subject to traffic conditions. Customers with restricted mobility and bus accessibility restrictions (e.g. wheelchairs, mobility scooters) will be provided with special transport arrangements. We strongly advise that such customers contact Transport for Wales as far in advance of planned journeys as possible.

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

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

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

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.

Feedback:
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National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 22/03/2019 13:23

Buses replace early morning trains between Brighton and Worthing / Chichester from Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 March
Start date19/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnham and Havant, closing lines between 00:15 and 04:50 from Tuesday to Friday.

As a result, buses will replace early morning trains between Brighton and Worthing, and also between Barnham and Chichester.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020
Start date18/03/2019
End date28/02/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

Up to Friday 31 May, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 1 June, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time 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

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.

Amended evening / morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
Start date18/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 20:57 Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will not call at Huddersfield, and will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport via Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:46 Scarborough to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria (arriving at 01:00).
  • The 22:53 Leeds to Huddersfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:17 Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Huddersfield, but will additionally call at Brighouse. A bus will run from Huddersfield to Brighouse and then back to Huddersfield to connect with this service.
  • The 23:33 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus throughout.
  • The 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will start from Manchester Victoria at 01:07. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Airport at 00:16 to Manchester Victoria via Manchester Piccadilly to connect with this train.
  • The 01:38, 02:52 and 03:50 York to Manchester Airport services and the 02:42 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will not call at Huddersfield, and will additionally call at Brighouse. Replacement buses will run from Huddersfield to Brighouse to connect with these trains in both directions.
  • The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart Sheffield at 04:00.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace evening trains in the Cardiff area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
Start date18/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Queen Street and Rhymney overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:35 Cardiff Central to Rhymney service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 22:48 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service will terminate at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

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.

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:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness from Friday 22 to the morning Tuesday 26 March
Start date22/03/2019
End date26/03/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Coast Trains; First ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Perth and Inverness, closing all lines from Friday to Monday inclusive.

Caledonian Sleeper:

The Friday evening and Sunday evening trains between London Euston and Inverness in both directions will be diverted to run via Aberdeen and Fife.

Replacement buses will run between Dundee and Carrbridge, calling at Perth, Dunkeld & Birnam, Pitlochry, Blair Atholl, Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie and Aviemore.

LNER:

Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness.

On Friday, the 12:00 London Kings Cross to Inverness service will terminate at Perth. On Tuesday morning, the 07:55 Inverness to London Kings Cross service will start from Perth

ScotRail:

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday buses will replace trains between Perth and Inverness.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended late night / early morning Southeastern services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
Start date18/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Southeastern network, closing some lines.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Faversham to connect with a train from Faversham to Ramsgate. A minibus will run between Sittingbourne and Teynham.
  • The 23:25 and 23:55 London St Pancras to Faversham services will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. Replacement buses will run between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Faversham to connect with a train from Faversham to Ramsgate. A minibus will run between Sittingbourne and Teynham.
  • The 00:26 Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea service will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:40 London Victoria to Dartford service will be diverted after Lewisham to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • The 00:46 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be diverted after Lewisham to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run from Lewisham to Dartford via Bexleyheath.
  • The 01:02 London Cannon Street to Dartford service will be diverted after London Bridge to run via Greenwich, then as scheduled from Charlton. Replacement buses will run between Greenwich and Blackheath via Lewisham, and between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich.

Thursday and Friday:

  • The 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will be diverted to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath.
  • The 00:46 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will be diverted to run via Sidcup. A replacement bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich. Customers from Charlton towards Dartford can travel on the 00:32 London Cannon Street to Dartford service, which will call at all stations.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended morning / evening services to / from London St Pancras International from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
Start date18/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

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

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras International service will be retimed after Wellingborough, running later than usual to Bedford, Luton and London St Pancras.
  • The 21:50 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Bedford.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will run later than usual after Bedford.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual after Bedford.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Bedford.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester will be retimed after Bedford.

Friday:

  • The 20:50 Sheffield to London St Pancras service will call additionally at Market Harborough, Kettering, Wellingborough, Bedford and Luton for passengers of the 21:29 Nottingham to London St Pancras service, which is cancelled.
  • The 21:50 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Leicester.
  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will run later than usual after Leicester.
  • The 22:20 London St Pancras to Sheffield service will run later than usual after Leicester.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will run later than usual after Leicester.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended late night / early morning Virgin Trains services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
Start date18/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Virgin Trains network, closing some lines.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service is diverted via Northampton, and will terminate at Birmingham New Street.
  • The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will run via Northampton.
  • The 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton service is diverted via Northampton, and will terminate at Birmingham New Street. Customers for Wolverhampton should use alternative services.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street. Customers for Wolverhampton should use alternative services.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace evening / morning trains at Pangbourne from Monday 18 to Friday 22 March
Start date18/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Wednesday:

After 22:30, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Replacement buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in both directions.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 03:51 Oxford to Reading service will not call at Pangbourne. A replacement bus will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in both directions.

Friday evening:

After 23:50, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Replacement buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne in each direction.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace trains to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March
Start date18/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

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

Monday:

After 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Tuesday:

Until 05:15,  trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow. Customers for the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service should use later train services.

Wednesday:

After 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Thursday:

Until 05:15,  trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow. Customers for the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service should use later train services.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Hooton and Rock Ferry from Saturday 2 to Friday 22 March
Start date02/03/2019
End date22/03/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Platform upgrade work is taking place at all stations between Hooton and Rock Ferry, closing the line.

How will this affect my journey?

Rail replacement buses will run between Hooton and Rock Ferry, calling at all stations. All buses will also call at Hamilton Square where there are more trains running to and from Liverpool.

Express buses will also run between Hooton and Hamilton Square stations Monday to Saturday.

Passengers can board trains at Hamilton Square to complete their onward journey.

There will be train timetable alterations on both the Chester and Ellesmere Port lines. Passengers travelling on these lines will need to board a rail replacement bus at Hooton station.

If you are travelling from Rock Ferry, Green Lane or Birkenhead Central there will be a reduced train service with trains running every 15 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
Start date26/05/2018
End date29/09/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at Derby Road and Trimley.

If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 31 May 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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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