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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: 24/09/2017 23:54

Disruption between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks tomorrow morning
Incident created24/09/2017 21:49
Last updated24/09/2017 23:54
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail have advised that weekend engineering work between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks is over-running and is not expected to finish until approximately 07:30 tomorrow morning. This will result in some major changes to Southeastern services in the area, especially before 08:00.

The following changes will apply:

  • Trains between Hastings and London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street will be diverted from Tonbridge via Redhill and East Croydon, not stoppng at Hildenborough, Sevenoaks or Orpington. Some trains will end / start their journeys at London Bridge.
  • Trains between Dover / Ramsgate / Canterbury West and London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street via Ashford International and Tonbridge will be diverted after via Maidstone East and will not stop at Paddock Wood, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks or Orpington.
  • A revised service will run between Sevenoaks and London calling at stations via Orpington.
  • A revised service will run between Ashford International and Tonbridge and you may need to change trains at Tonbridge for stations to London.
  • Hildenborough station will not have any trains until the line re-opens, replacement buses will run between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.

 

After 08:00 Southeastern are expecting to be able to run the normal service, however you are strongly advised to check your journey details before you travel for the very latest information. 

You'll be able to use your ticket on these alternative routes at no extra charge:

  • Southern services between Hastings and London Victoria / Ashford International
  • High Speed services from Ashford International to London St Pancras International
  • London Underground between Southeastern London terminals, if you're diverted to a different station

 

A replacement bus service between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks will be running and a provisional timetable is now available on the Journey Planner.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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

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 announced affecting Northern on 3 and 5 October
Incident created20/09/2017 08:12
Last updated22/09/2017 13:14
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Northern are planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October.

Northern will only be operating a limited service on the strike days. The majority of available trains typically operate between 07:00 and 19:00, with many last trains leaving before 19:00. During these hours, the overall number of trains running are significantly reduced, with around 40 per cent of the usual number of services in operation. These trains, and any replacement buses that run, are usually very busy. Therefore please carefully consider whether your journey is necessary.

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

Check before you travel:

The revised timetables have not yet been released and changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. Please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Industrial action announced for Greater Anglia on 3 and 5 October
Incident created20/09/2017 09:10
Last updated20/09/2017 18:12
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Greater Anglia are planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October.

Greater Anglia are reassuring their customers that a full, normal service is planned to operate on both strike dates. Additional staff have been trained to cover the conductors roles.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

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

Industrial action announced affecting Merseyrail on 3 and 5 October
Incident created20/09/2017 08:41
Last updated20/09/2017 18:11
Route affected
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

The RMT union have announced that they will be taking strike action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October.

The strikes will take place during the major improvement work at Liverpool Lime Street station, which will be closed on these dates. Many customers from outside the local area will be diverted to Liverpool South Parkway and Merseyrail was expected to play a key role in transporting them between that station and central Liverpool.

Merseyrail will be publishing their amended timetable, as well as details about alternative transport arrangements, in the next few days.

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

Industrial action announced affecting Southern on 3 and 5 October
Incident created20/09/2017 07:52
Last updated20/09/2017 07:52
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

The RMT union have instructed their members to take strike action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. Southern are working on plans for their services on these dates, and we will advise you of the impact as soon as it is known.

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

National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 24/09/2017 23:54

No trains at Burnham or Taplow after 22:15 each night from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

After 22:15 each night, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Connecting bus services will run via Slough.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Sundays from Sunday 27 August to Sunday 5 November
Start date27/08/2017
End date06/11/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Heathrow Connect; Heathrow Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Sundays, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

Sundays from 24 September to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:27, 07:12 then hourly until 23:12.

Trains will leave Heathrow Central at 07:13 then hourly until 23:13 and 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Sundays from 27 August to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:10 and every 15 minutes until 23:25.

Trains will leave Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:00, 06:18, 06:33 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Major improvement work between Cardiff Central and Newport from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 29 October
Start date23/09/2017
End date29/10/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Network Rail are electrifying the South Wales mainline as part of the Great Western Railway upgrade. You can read more about this project here.

From Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October, work will take place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing various lines. An amended service will run between these stations.

Trains will be retimed and subject to platform changes. Some trains will be amended to start / terminate at Newport.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on the following days:

  • Sunday 24 September
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 1 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 8 October
  • After 21:00 on Saturday 14 and all day on Sunday 15 October
  • Sunday 22 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 29 October

 

Some bus services will be extended to Pye Corner for customers travelling to / from Ebbw Vale Town. 

Please note - the line between Newport and Bristol Parkway will be closed on weekends and buses will be replacing trains between these stations. During the times that the line between Cardiff and Newport is also closed, the bus services will be extended to Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended late night Southeastern midweek services until Friday 29 December
Start date01/08/2017
End date30/12/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

  • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

  • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate

  • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate


Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

  • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

  • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

  • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from Sunday 17 September until Sunday 22 October
Start date17/09/2017
End date23/10/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

From Sunday 17 September for five weeks until Monday 23 October, the Gospel Oak to Barking route will be closed.

The line needs to close to enable Network Rail to continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from Spring 2018.

Customer alternative transport arrangements

Replacement bus services will operate as follows:

  • Service J: Gospel Oak (bus stop on Highgate Road) to Seven Sisters
  • Service T: Walthamstow Central to Barking

To help with your journey, you may also use local buses via any reasonable routes between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road.

You may also use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central; between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

Up to 29 September, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If travelling after this date, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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 Newport and Bristol Parkway every weekend from 23 September to 29 October
Start date23/09/2017
End date29/10/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Every weekend from 23 September until 29 October, Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in the Cardiff area; as well as track maintenance in the Severn Tunnel.

Trains will not run between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between South Wales and London Paddington will be diverted between Newport and Swindon (via Gloucester). Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run between Bristol Parkway and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour only.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly will be amended to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. You will need to change at Bristol Parkway for a bus connection to Newport / Cardiff.

On some weekends, the line between Cardiff and Newport will also be closed and during these times, buses will be extended to run from / to Cardiff. An amended train service will run between Swansea and Cardiff.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Purley and Caterham / Tattenham Corner on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Purley / Caterham / Tattenham Corner, closing various lines.

A reduced service will operate between London Victoria and Brighton. London Victoria to Caterham / Tattenham Corner services will terminate at South Croydon. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Purley and Caterham and between Purley and Tattenham Corner. Please note services will not call at Purley Oaks. All customers are advised to use Sanderstead for trains towards London.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chester and Manchester each night between 23:30 and 05:00, closing some lines.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Chester, a replacement bus service will operate between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Denmark Hill and Bromley South via Beckenham Junction on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Brixton and Shortlands, closing all lines.

Trains to / from London Victoria will divert via Catford, not calling at stations between Brixton and Shortlands.

Replacement buses will run between Denmark Hill and Bromley South via Beckenham Junction.

Ticket acceptance:

If you are travelling to / from Brixton, you are advised to use London Underground Victoria Line between London Victoria and Brixton.

Further information:

Network Rail are also carrying out engineering work between Gillingham and Faversham, which may further affect journeys between Gillingham and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory. Please see here for more information.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Ashford International and Dover Priory on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Ashford International and Dover Priory, closing all lines.

Trains which normally run between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate will be revised to start / terminate at Ashford International. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Dover Priory where you can change for trains between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.

If you are travelling to / from Westenhanger, you will be required to change buses at Sandling.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory will be cancelled.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Rochester / Gillingham and Faversham on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gillingham and Sheerness-on-Sea / Faversham, closing all lines.

Until 12:30, trains will be revised to start / terminate at Rochester. Replacement buses will run between Rochester and Gillingham and between Gillingham and Faversham where you can change for trains running between Faversham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

After 12:30 trains will be revised to start / terminate at Gillingham. Replacement buses will run between Gillingham, and Faversham where you can change for trains running between Faversham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

All day, buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

Further information:

Engineering work is also taking place between Brixton and Shortlands, which may affect your journey. Please see here for more information.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Revised 04:45 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service on Monday 25 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Shrewsbury and Knighton, closing the line between the stations.

The 04:45 Shrewsbury to Llandrindod service will be revised to start at Knighton at 05:36. A replacement bus will run from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

CANCELLED: Engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Chinley via Reddish North on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Manchester Piccadilly and Chinley via Reddish North has been cancelled.

Trains will now run normally between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffied via Reddish North.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Chesterfield and Nottingham on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains; Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Alfreton area, closing all lines.

East Midlands Trains services between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham / Norwich will be diverted between Chesterfield and Nottingham, not calling at Alfreton, Langley Mill and Ilkeston. A replacement bus will run between Chesterfield and Nottingham. Some trains may depart earlier from Nottingham.

As a result of these trains being diverted, some trains running between Matlock and Derby / Nottingham may be retimed to depart slightly earlier throughout the day. Some services between Leeds / Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International may also be retimed to arrive slightly later into London St Pancras International.

Northern services will be revised to start / terminate at Chesterfield, not calling at stations between Chesterfield and Nottingham. A replacement bus will run between Chesterfield and Nottingham.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains in the Ipswich area on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date26/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Colchester and Stowmarket and also between Ipswich and Woodbridge / Felixstowe, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Manningtree and Stowmarket and between Ipswich and Woodbridge / Felixstowe.

Some buses between Manningtree and Stowmarket will be extended to Colchester.

Buses will also run between Ipswich and Stowmarket, to connect with trains running between Stowmarket and Cambridge / Peterborough.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Maidstone West and Tonbridge on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Maidstone West and Paddock Wood, closing all lines.

Minibuses will replace trains between Maidstone West and Tonbridge.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Revised services between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge on Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Coast Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the route between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge. Various lines will be closed throughout the day.

Great Northern

From the start of service until 07:30 on Sunday, trains from London Kings Cross will start at Finsbury Park.

From 22:35 on Saturday until the end of service on Sunday, trains between Hitchin and Peterborough / Cambridge will be revised.

Until 01:20, journey times between Hitchin and Biggleswade may be extended by up to 30 minutes. Trains will not call at Arlesey. Some services may terminate at Stevenage and be replaced by a bus to Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City.

From 01:20 until 08:00, buses will replace trains between Stevenage and Cambridge / Peterborough.

From 08:00 until 10:00, trains from London Kings Cross to Peterborough will terminate at Hitchin and a replacement bus will run between Hitchin and Peterborough.

After 10:00 until the end of service, trains from London Kings Cross to Peterborough will depart 5 minutes earlier and will not call at Arlesey.

Customers for Arlesey are advised to travel to Biggleswade and take the next service back towards Arlesey.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Until 10:00, trains will not run from / to London Kings Cross. Trains will either start / terminate at Peterborough or York.

There is no alternative transport between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / York and customers should use alternative services.

Ticket acceptance:

Great Northern until 07:30, you may use your ticket on London Underground services between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys on London Underground, you can plan your journey by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace late night / early morning service between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date01/10/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place from 22:45 each night between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth closing all lines.

Buses will replace late night / early morning services between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight service between Basingstoke and Winchester from Monday 25 September to Wednesday 27 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date28/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; Southwest Trains
Description

Track work is taking place between Basingstoke and Winchester from 22:45 each night, closing the line.

CrossCountry

19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central and 17:32 Newcastle to Southampton Central will divert and not call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes. South Western Railway bus replacements will run between Basingstoke and Winchester.

South Western Railway

It is not yet known how South Western Railway will be affected.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight service between Newport and Hereford from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Vegetation control is being carried out between Newport and Hereford, closing the line.

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Hereford, a replacement bus will run between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

23:08 Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Hereford, a replacement bus will run between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

00:30 Cardiff Central to Hereford service will terminate at Newport, a replacement bus will run between Newport and Hereford.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended late night / early morning services between Chesterfield and Nottingham from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work, closing the line between Chesterfield and Nottingham overnight each night from Monday 25 until Friday 29 September.

The 19:52 train between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham will be diverted and will not call at Alfreton. Langley Mill and Ilkeston. A replacement bus will run between Chesterfield and Nottingham.

The first train each morning from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will depart earlier from Nottingham.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford from 22:15 each night from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date29/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Network Rail are carrying out overhead line renewal work, closing all lines between Shenfield and Wickford from 22:15 each night from Monday 18 September to Thursday 21 September.

From 22:15, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford with the exception of the following services:

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will be cancelled. If you are travelling to Southend Victoria, you should take the London Liverpool Street to Colchester service, changing at Shenfield.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service and the 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street service will be replaced by a bus between Wickford and London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended London Midland service overnight from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected London Midland
Description

 

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the London Midland network. The following services will be amended:

Monday

22:44 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Tuesday

00:34 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Monday to Thursday

22:07 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Tuesday to Thursday

23:04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Wednesday to Friday

00:04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

00:34 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Friday

23:04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Check before you travel:

 

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

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight Great Western Railway services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Great Western Railway network, resulting in the closure of various lines.

Monday to Wednesday

21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will incur an additional 10 minutes journey time between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. 

Monday to Thursday

21:36 Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth will terminate at Clifton Down and 22:16 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will not run - a replacement bus will run.

22:15 Avonmouth to Bristol Temple Meads and 22:54 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will not run - a replacement bus will run.

21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn and 22:01 Reading to Newbury will be replaced by a bus.

22:21 London Paddington to Bedwyn will be replaced by a bus between Reading and Bedwyn.

21:55 and 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading will be replaced by a bus.

21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading and 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run from Slough.

22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Replacement buses will run from Slough.

23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading will terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run from Guildford at 00:11.

Tuesday to Friday

00:21 Reading to Newbury will be replaced by a bus.

00:34 London Paddington to Reading and 00:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run from Slough.

00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford.

04:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will start from Guildford, an 04:15 replacement bus will run from Reading to connect with the train at Guildford. A replacement bus will also run from Reading at 04:34.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Northern services from Monday 25 September to Thursday 28 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date29/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

 Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street and 23:19 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A replacement bus will run.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A replacement bus will run.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the TransPennine Express network. The following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

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

Tuesday to Friday

00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed to depart at 00:57 and will call additionally at Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be retimed to depart at 04:36.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Amended Southeastern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date30/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Southeastern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday

From 22:00, trains between London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells / Hastings will terminate at / start from Tonbridge. A replacement bus will run between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells / Hastings.

Tuesday

22:45 and 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings services will terminate at Tunbridge Wells. A replacement bus will run between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings (not calling at Crowhurst, a minibus will run from Battle to Crowhurst).

Monday to Thursday

22:52, 23:22 and 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East, a replacement bus will run from Maidstone East to Canterbury West/Ashford International departing Maidstone East at 23:56, 00:33(to Canterbury West) and 01:33.

Wednesday

01:07 Ashford International to Canterbury West service will not run, a replacement bus will run.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service on Monday 25 September
Start date25/09/2017
End date26/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Northampton area closing the lines.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will not call at Long Buckby or Northampton. A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton; Rugby at 23:50, Long Buckby at 00:15.

Check before you travel:

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

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:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
Start date05/01/2015
End date31/01/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

Information about changes over the Christmas and New Year period will be made available later in September.

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

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

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as detailed below:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

 

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services. If you have a Travelcard you may use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

 

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge.

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