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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: 24/03/2017 03:39

Disruption between Westbury and Castle Cary until the end of service
Incident created20/03/2017 18:03
Last updated24/03/2017 03:39
Route affected

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Penzance / Paignton / Exeter St Davids, and between Bristol Parkway / Worcester Shrub Hill / Gloucester and Weymouth

South West Trains between Yeovil Pen Mill / Westbury and London Waterloo, and also between Exeter St Davids and Salisbury

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Train operator affected First Great Western; Southwest Trains
Description On Monday evening a freight train derailed between Castle Cary and Westbury. Several of the derailed wagons contained stone and sand, which resulted in the contents overflowing on to the track. Network Rail have cleared the site, rerailed the wagons and moved the train away from the affected area. The line between Westbury and Castle Cary is still closed as work is continuing to repair the damage to the track.

The line is expected to be closed until the end of service today, until then, the following alterations apply:

  • Great Western Railway services are unable to operate between Castle Cary and Frome
  • High speed services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance via Westbury will be diverted away from the affected area
  • Trains from Bristol Temple Meads / Gloucester / Great Malvern to Weymouth will start and terminate at Frome
  • South West Trains are unable to run between Yeovil Pen Mill and Westbury
  • A shuttle train service will run between Castle Cary and Weymouth
  • Buses will run on some routes where stations are not being served by a train service.

 

Advice for Great Western Railway customers:

Customers travelling from Portsmouth Harbour to London should travel via Bath Spa or use South West Trains.

Customers travelling to Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance should change at Bristol Temple Meads

Customers travelling to Weymouth should change at Southampton Central and travel with South West Trains.

Customers for Pewsey should travel to Swindon for onward road transport

 

Your ticket will also be accepted on the following operators:

  • South West Trains on any reasonable route
  • CrossCountry between Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads
  • First Buses on routes 10 (between Weymouth and Dorchester West), 2 (between Weymouth and Upey), 57 (between Yeovil Pen Mill and Sherborne
  • Buses of Somerset on route 54 (between Taunton and Yeovil)
  • Stagecoach Buses on route 49 (between Swindon and Trowbridge)

 

Customers holding advance, off-peak or super off-peak tickets for Great Western Railway services may travel on any Great Western Railway departure on the date on the ticket to make their intended journey.

Advice for South West Trains customers:

Your ticket will be accepted on:

  • Alternative South West Trains services
  • Great Western Railway services between Exeter St Davids / Westbury and Soputhampton Central
  • Stagecoach Buses on routes 4 and 9 between Honiton and Exeter.

 

Please use the station help points or speak to station staff if you need further assistance with your journey.

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

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice
Incident created23/02/2017 10:08
Last updated23/03/2017 04:13
Route affected

Between Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

During Storm Doris last month, significant damage was caused near Pont-y-Pant station; this was sustained from tree and rock falls, from an overhang on Foel Felen mountain.

The line remains closed until further notice, to allow Network Rail and contractors to continue work to stabilise/repair the damage and make the area safe for trains to run.

Until the line reopens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Monday to Saturday. Services do not run on this line on Sundays.

The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is showing the correct bus timetable up to and including Friday 24 March. For journey enquiries after this date, please check back closer to the time.

Additional Information:

Passengers with essential mobility requirements will be provided with special transport arrangements and should contact:

  • Station staff, if at Llandudno Junction station
  • Arriva Trains Wales Customer Relations on 03333 211 202 or Disability Assistance on 03330 050501 (Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm) (Sun: 11am-8pm)
  • National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or tweet @nationalrailenq (Mon-Sun for out of hours coverage)

 

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

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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Possible industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 8 April
Incident created21/03/2017 15:58
Last updated21/03/2017 19:40
Route affected

Various Northern routes

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

The RMT have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April 2017.

If industrial action goes ahead, it is not yet known how Northern services will be affected.

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

Possible industrial action to affect Merseyrail services on Saturday 8 April
Incident created21/03/2017 16:09
Last updated21/03/2017 19:38
Route affected

Various Merseyrail routes

Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

The RMT have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April 2017.

If industrial action goes ahead, it is not yet known how Merseyrail services will be affected.

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

Possible industrial action to affect Southern services on Saturday 8 April
Incident created21/03/2017 16:17
Last updated21/03/2017 19:35
Route affected

Various Southern routes

Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

The RMT have announced they are planning to take industrial action on Saturday 8 April 2017.

It is not yet known how Southern services will be affected, if this industrial action goes ahead.

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

National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 24/03/2017 03:39

Buses replace midweek over night trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Monday 13 February to Thursday 23 March
Start date13/02/2017
End date24/03/2017
Route affected

London Midland services between Birmingham New Street and Liverpool Lime Street and between Walsall and Wolverhampton

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Wolverhampton

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Train operator affected London Midland; Virgin Trains
Description

From Monday to Thursday each week until Thursday 23 March, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton closing various lines.

Customer advice

From 20:30 each night,  buses replace trains between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton.

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 early morning trains between Three Bridges and Worthing / Brighton on Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 March
Start date20/03/2017
End date24/03/2017
Route affected

Southern between London Victoria and Brighton / Worthing

Thameslink between Bedford and Brighton.

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Between 00:14 and 04:00 each morning, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Haywards Heath and Preston Park

Customer Advice:

From 00:14 each morning, buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Worthing / Brighton.

Additionally for Southern, the 22:32 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Chichester is replaced by a bus between Barnham and Chichester.

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 Great Western Railway services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March
Start date20/03/2017
End date31/03/2017
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work on the Great Western Railway network at various locations closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:46 Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Gloucester. Customers should use rail connection from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:12 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester is replaced by a bus between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester.

From 22:00, some trains are diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Chippenham / Bath Spa.

The 21:54 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa is diverted between Swindon and Gloucester via Severn Tunnel Junction (not calling). A bus will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa calling at all stations via Kemble.

The 22:01 Cheltenham Spa and Swindon is replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Swindon.

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.

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.

Buses replace trains between Crianlarich and Fort William on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March
Start date24/03/2017
End date26/03/2017
Route affected

Caledonian Sleeper between London Euston and Fort William

ScotRail between Glasgow Queen Street and Fort William / Mallaig

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Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Crianlarich and Fort William, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

All day Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace ScotRail trains between Crianlarich and Fort William. A change of bus may be required on your journey. There will be no bus service at Rannoch or Corrour.

The 21:15 (Friday) London Euston to Fort William Caledonian Sleeper service is diverted to terminate at Oban, calling additionally at Taynuilt and Oban. A bus will run from Taynuilt to Fort William, Spean Bridge, Roy Bridge and Tulloch. No replacement transport will be provided for Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch or Corrour.

On Sunday, the 19:00 Fort William to London Euston Caledonian Sleeper service is diverted to start from Oban. A bus will run from Tulloch, Roy Bridge, Spean Bridge and Fort William to Oban to connect with the train. No replacement transport will be provided for Corrour, Rannoch or Bridge of Orchy.

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 service between Bidston and Wrexham until 31 March
Start date09/01/2017
End date31/03/2017
Route affected

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

Friday

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General 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.

Amended late night Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March
Start date20/03/2017
End date24/03/2017
Route affected

Various Northern routes

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work at various locations on the Northern network.

Customer Advice

Monday to Thursday

The 23:08 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Strett is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:38 Liverpool Lime street to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:40 / 05:18  Preston to Colne is replaced by a bus between Preston and Blackburn.

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 TransPennine Express service from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March
Start date20/03/2017
End date24/03/2017
Route affected

Various TransPennine Express routes

Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place on various routes across the TransPennine Express network, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Dewsbury. A connecting bus service will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York will have journey time extended by 10 minutes after leaving Leeds.

The 01:38 / 02:52 York to Manchester Airport will have journey times extended by 13 minutes after leaving Huddersfield.

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 Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March
Start date20/03/2017
End date24/03/2017
Route affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes.

Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the Arriva Trains Wales route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Cardiff Central.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen is diverted and will run non stop between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen. A connecting bus service will run between Port Talbot Parkway and Carmarthen calling at all booked stations.

The 21:09 Pembroke Dock to Swansea is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

The 22:45 Swansea to Fishguard Harbour is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli.

The 21:42 Bridgend and Aberdare will terminate at Cardiff Central. Customers should use 22:48 Cardiff central to Treherbert train and change at Pontypridd for a connecting bus service to Aberdare.

The 21:56 Barry Island to Merthyr Tydfil is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd is replaced by a bus between Radyr and Pontypridd.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard to Swansea is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

The 05:45 Swansea to Pembroke Dock is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli.

The 06:03 Swansea to Crewe will start from Llanelli departing at 06:27.

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street is replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe.

The 04:55 Chester to Crewe is replaced by a bus throughout.

Friday

From 22:00, buses replace trains between Rhyl and Chester / Crewe.

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 Great Western Railway services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March
Start date20/03/2017
End date24/03/2017
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Wednesday

From approximately 21:00 trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should travel via Tilehurst for connecting buses.

23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa is diverted Swindon and Gloucester via Bristol Parkway (not calling). A connecting bus will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa calling at all stations via Kemble. Wednesday only, the train is replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 21:40 each night, trains are diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads via Bristol Parkway (not calling). Connecting buses will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

21:15 London Paddington to Swansea is diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend slightly extending journey time.

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome is retimed to depart Bristol Temple Meads at 22:50. An additional bus will run at 23: 20 between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury calling at all stations.

Tuesday to Thursday

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should travel via Tilehurst for connecting buses.

Friday

From approximately 21:00 trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should travel via Tilehurst for connecting buses.

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.

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.


 

 

 

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until Sunday 2 April
Start date21/01/2017
End date02/04/2017
Route affected

All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

As part of its investment in the north of England, Network Rail are spending more than £1 billion building a more reliable railway between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, enabling better,  faster and cleaner journeys on a new fleet of electric trains. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

Buses will replace trains between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South except with the following alterations:

On Sunday 26 March, buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Blackpool South

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.

Check before you travel

Due to engineering taking place at other location during some of the weekends, buses may be extended to run beyond Preston.

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

Project Information

Information regarding this improvement work can be found here with further information from Network Rail.

Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central until Sunday 18 June
Start date03/01/2017
End date18/06/2017
Route affected

Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

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Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral Line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

Customer Advice:

Phase 1

Completed on time.

Phase 2

Until Monday 29th May

Wirral Line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holiday weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

Phase 3

From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

There will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral Lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

Check before you travel:

Until 24 March, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 25 March, 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 local buses by using use the Traveline website

Replacement buses & Bicycles:

Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until 31 March
Start date31/01/2016
End date31/03/2017
Route affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track. The line is expected to reopen on 31 March.

Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

Customer Advice:

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

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 from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
Start date05/01/2015
End date31/01/2018
Route affected

All routes via London Bridge

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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 the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as 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.

More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

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 www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the 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 details 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 will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

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.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

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 follows:

  • 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 choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • 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. These recommended routes are shown here.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

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Drivers age