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Latest Travel News

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: 27/01/2020 15:26

Disruption between Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale expected until 16:00
Incident created27/01/2020 12:34
Last updated27/01/2020 15:26
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia; Stansted Express
Description

A person was hit by a train between Waltham Cross and Meridian Water earlier today. Trains between Cheshunt and Tottenham Hale are now returning to normal, however, may still be cancelled, delayed or revised.

This is expected until 16:00.

Alternative travel advice:

You may use your tickets on:

  • Great Northern and Thameslink services between Cambridge / Hertford North and London Kings Cross
  • London Underground services via any reasonable routes

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:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Delays at Nottingham expected until 16:30
Incident created27/01/2020 15:09
Last updated27/01/2020 15:17
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; East Midlands Trains; Northernrail
Description

A fault with the signalling system near Nottingham is causing delays at this station. Trains may be delayed by up to 20 minutes. This is expected until 16:30.

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

Twitter:

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Compensation:

You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Disruption between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa expected until 16:00
Incident created27/01/2020 09:04
Last updated27/01/2020 13:46
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

The fault with the signalling system between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa has now been rectified.

Services may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised.

We anticipate disruption will continue until 16:00

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

Twitter:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Amended TransPennine Express service between Liverpool and Edinburgh until Friday 14 February
Incident created31/12/2019 11:20
Last updated27/01/2020 08:29
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

A delay to the introduction of new trains means that, from the timetable change on 15 December 2019, a number of TransPennine Express services between Liverpool Lime Street and Edinburgh have been temporarily withdrawn from the timetable.

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

Full information about these changes, including ticket acceptance and alterations at each station is available here.

The amended service is now expected to be in operation until the end of service on Friday 14 February.

Check before you travel:
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Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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No trains between South Tottenham and Barking until Monday 10 February
Incident created23/01/2020 06:41
Last updated26/01/2020 13:46
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

A derailed freight train at Walthamstow Queens Road means trains are currently unable to run between South Tottenham and Barking.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least Monday 10 February.

A press release from Network Rail and images of the damage can be seen here.

How does this affect my journey?

A shuttle train service will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham. A replacement bus service is running between Walthamstow Central and Barking, calling at Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone High Road (Harrow Green), Wanstead Park, Woodgrange Park and East Ham (London Underground).

Alternative travel advice:

You may use your tickets on c2c, Greater Anglia, TfL Rail, local buses and London Underground.

An alternative route map can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey if you are travelling today using the National Rail Enquiries real-time 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

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

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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Partial closure between Redhill and Tonbridge until Tuesday 31 March
Incident created22/12/2019 08:35
Last updated26/01/2020 01:41
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

A landslip near the village of Godstone, connecting Tonbridge to Redhill, has resulted in significant damage to the railway. The line is temporarily closed to allow for necessary repairs and is expected to re-open by the end of March 2020.

What does this mean for me?

Please allow plenty of time to reach your destination, as your journey will take longer than it usually would. You will need to use a replacement bus service or an alternative rail route for either all or part of your journey.

Full information about how the train service is affected can be found here. Our colleagues over at Network Rail have an explanation together with photographs showing the extent of the damage, and works required here.

What service is available during the week, Monday to Friday?

A rail replacement bus service is running between Redhill, Nutfield (Memorial Hall), Godstone and Edenbridge, in place of cancelled trains.

Connecting trains run between Edenbridge, Penshurst, Leigh and Tonbridge in both directions, except for some very early and very late journeys, when buses are extended to/from Tonbridge.

  • If you're using Nutfield station, a separate minibus service is running between Nutfield station and Redhill, in both directions.
  • If you're travelling from Edenbridge or Godstone and you need Nutfield station, please either travel to Nutfield (Memorial Hall) on the full-size buses, or travel to Redhill and change there for the minibus service to Nutfield Station.
  • If you're travelling from Nutfield towards Godstone or Edenbridge, please either use the bus stops at Nutfield (Memorial Hall), or use the minibus service from the station to Redhill, changing there for the full-size buses towards Godstone and Edenbridge.

What service is available on weekends, Saturday and Sunday?

At weekends, a rail replacement bus service is running over the whole route between Redhill and Tonbridge (in both directions). The minibus service will also continue to operate between Nutfield and Redhill stations.

Where can I board the replacement bus service?

You can view pick up and drop off locations by clicking here. Alternatively, information is available at your local station or by visiting the designated web-page linked at the start of this message.

Please note that at Redhill, all buses and minibuses will drop off passengers at the rear entrance to the station on Redstone Hill. Step-free access is available opposite the Toby Carvery restaurant / rear car park entrance, then via the walkway outside Platform 3; or under the large railway bridge and via the main station entrance on Princess Way.

Can I travel from another station and park my car there instead, too?

The following alternatives are available to you at no additional cost, regardless of the type of ticket you have:

  • If you're travelling between Edenbridge, Penshurst or Leigh and stations in the London area, you may wish to use Southeastern services between Tonbridge, Hildenborough (near Leigh), London Bridge and London Charing Cross. From London Bridge or London Charing Cross, you can use London Underground services to other London terminals at no additional cost.
  • If you're travelling between Redhill and Tonbridge, you can travel via London Bridge, using Thameslink services from Redhill, and Southeastern services between London Bridge and Tonbridge. The same applies in the opposite direction.
  • If you're travelling between Leigh, Penshurst or Edenbridge and East Croydon, alternative Southern trains on the Uckfield line serve Edenbridge Town, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from Edenbridge station.
  • You may also travel from stations between East Grinstead and Oxted, and from stations between Caterham and Purley.
  • If you hold a valid car parking season ticket, you may park your car at the alternative station you decide to travel from listed above, subject to availability.

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

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 27/01/2020 15:26

Buses replace late night trains between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 23:55 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Severn Tunnel Junction and Gloucester.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night trains between Shrewsbury and Chester from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Wrexham, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 22:20 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Shrewsbury and Chester. Some buses will be extended to run to Wolverhampton and Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island and Bridgend from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff and Bridgend via Barry, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From 21:30 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry / Barry Island / Bridgend (via Barry).

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock from Monday 20 January to Friday 7 February
Start date20/01/2020
End date07/02/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock, closing all lines.

As a result, buses replace trains between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended TransPennine Express overnight / early morning trains from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place at various locations on the TransPennine Express network, closing some lines.

Each night from approximately 22:00 to 06:00, finishing 06:00 Friday morning, the following alterations will apply:

Monday to Thursday

  • 19:30 Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • 20:30 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will terminate at Newcastle. There is no alternative transport between Newcastle and Leeds. A replacement bus will run between Leeds and Liverpool Lime Street departing Leeds at 23:30.
  • 23:08 Liverpool Lime Street to York is replaced by a bus between Liverpool Lime Street, departing at 23:08, and Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

  • 03:40 York to Manchester Airport will depart Leeds at the later time of 04:17.
  • 04:27 York to Manchester Airport will depart Leeds at the later time of 05:03.
  • 05:15 York to Manchester Airport will depart Leeds at the later time of 05:10.
  • 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh will start from Newcastle. Customers should use later trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle as there in no alternative transport.
  • 06:00 Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street will not run. Customers should use later trains between Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street as there in no alternative transport.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended TransPennine Express overnight / early morning trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport, closing some lines.

Each night from approximately 22:00 to 06:00, finishing 06:00 Friday morning, buses will replace train between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

As a result of this engineering work the following alterations will also apply:

  • The 06:00 Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street will not run. There is no alternative replacement transport.
  • The 06:15 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will start from Manchester Piccadilly. There is no replacement transport between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes from 23:00 on Saturday 25 until 05:15 on Monday 27 January
Start date25/01/2020
End date27/01/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Barnetby and Grimsby Town, closing all lines from 23:00 on Saturday until 05:10 on Monday.

Saturday:

The 20:53 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes service will terminate at Doncaster. A replacement bus will run between Doncaster and Cleethorpes, calling at all booked stations.

Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between Scunthorpe and Cleethorpes, calling at Barnetby, Habrough and Grimsby Town.

Monday:

The 05:05 Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport service will start from Scunthorpe. A replacement bus will run from Cleethorpes at 04:10, calling at Grimsby Town, Habrough and Barnetby to connect with this train.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Brighton and Worthing from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hove and Arundel overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:46 London Victoria to Worthing service will terminate at Brighton.
  • The 23:16 London Victoria to Worthing service will terminate at Brighton.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:02 London Victoria to Worthing service will terminate at Brighton.
  • The 00:04 Brighton to West Worthing service will not run.

Replacement buses will run between Brighton and Worthing.

Additionally, the 22:40 (Monday to Thursday) Portsmouth Harbour to Brighton service will depart Littlehampton earlier than usual, at 23:33. The train will call at Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea and Hove only. A replacement bus will run from Littlehampton at 23:43 to Brighton, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night trains between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result:

  • The 21:49 Eastbourne to Ashford International service will terminate at Hastings. A replacement bus will run from Hastings to Ashford International.
  • The 23:25 Ashford International to Hastings service will not run. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Hastings.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night / early morning services between Purley and Three Bridges from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Three Bridges, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, services between Purley and Three Bridges running between 23:00 and 05:30 each night will be subject to extended journey times.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace late night trains between London Liverpool Street and Chingford from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 23:15 each night from Monday evening until Friday morning.

No trains will run between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 23:15 each night.

Replacement buses will run between London Liverpool Street and Chingford. Valid tickets can be used on London Underground services by any reasonable route.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended 08:27 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service on Monday 27 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date27/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Grand Central
Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Kings Cross over the weekend, closing all lines.

As a result of this engineering work, the 08:27 London Kings Cross to Sunderland service will not run. Customers should travel on later services.

Check before you travel:

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

Alterations to late night Southeastern services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place across various parts of the Southeastern network, closing some line overnight.

Monday:

From 22:55 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Wadhurst. A shuttle train will run between Wadhurst and Hastings, except for the 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service which will be replaced by a bus from Tonbridge to Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run from Battle to Crowhurst for this service.

Monday to Thursday:

The 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Sittingbourne and Gillingham.

The 23:55 London St Pancras to Faversham will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Tuesday:

From 23:40 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Tuesday & Wednesday:

The 00:32 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Greenwich service is diverted to run via Bexleyheath and a replacement bus will run from London Cannon Street at 00:33 to Dartford via Greenwich & Woolwich.

Tuesday to Friday:

From midnight, buses will replace trains between Meopham and Gillingham. Trains will then continue from Gillingham towards Faversham & Ramsgate.

From 00:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night service through Swindon from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place on 2 out of 4 tracks between Didcot Parkway and Swindon from 22.10 until 23.55 each night, then on all tracks between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham/Bristol Parkway from 23.55 until 05.20 each night.

Monday - Thursday

The 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea will have a slightly extended journey time between Didcot Parkway and Swindon, before being diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway arrive 00:36. It will change direction of travel at Bristol Parkway, operating later than normal from there and beyond.

The 23:15 London Paddington to Oxford will call additionally Didcot Parkway.

The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon and Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon and Chippenham. A bus will also run from Didcot Parkway to Swindon to connect into this bus. There will also be a bus at 00:36(Tue-Fri) from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

Wednesday & Thursday

The 21:48 London Paddington to Swansea will have a slightly extended journey time between Didcot Parkway and Swindon.

The 22:30 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will depart Swindon and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended 21:21 Bristol Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea service from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between St Dennys and Fareham, closing some lines.

The 21:21 Bristol Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea service will be diverted between Southampton Central and Fareham. It will also call additionally at Southampton Airport Parkway and Eastleigh. Journey times to Fareham and beyond will be extended by a few minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington Night Riviera Sleeper service from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place Totnes and Plymouth / Ivybridge, closing 1 out of the 2 lines.

The 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington Night Riviera Sleeper service will depart Totnes, Newton Abbot, Exeter St Davids and Taunton up to 20 minutes later than normal.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway from 22:00 each night from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway, closing all lines from 22:00.

From 22:00 each evening, buses will replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended evening / morning East Midlands Railways services to / from London St Pancras from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Market Harborough, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Some late night trains will be subject to extended journey times, and will arrive at their destination later than usual.

From Tuesday to Friday, some early morning services will not call at stations between Kettering and Market Harborough / Leicester. Replacement buses will run between Kettering and Market Harborough / Leicester for these services.

From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:42 Leicester to London St Pancras service will depart earlier than usual, at 04:21.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various parts of the Northern network, resulting in some lines being closed.

Monday to Friday:

From approximately 23:30 each night until 05:00 the following morning (finishing Friday night), buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Monday - Thursday:

The 21:17 Blackpool North to York service will terminate at Leeds. A bus will be provided from Leeds to York.

The 22:56 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will run via an alternative route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, and will not call at New Pudsey and Bramley. A bus will be provided from Bradford Interchange to Leeds.

The 22:57 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will be provided from Rose Grove to Colne.

The 23:19 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will run via an alternative route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds, arriving Leeds at 01:05.

The 23:28 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Hunts Cross. A bus will be provided from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday - Friday

The 05:19 York to Blackpool North service will start from Leeds. A bus will be provided from York to Leeds, departing York at 04:12 to connect with the train at Leeds.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

No late night / early morning trains via Tottenham Hale from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date30/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work  is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale, closing all lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Between 23:45 and 05:30, no trains will run via Tottenham Hale. These trains will be diverted to run via the Seven Sisters line instead. Stations on this line are within walking distance of those on the Tottenham Hale line.

Customers at Lea Bridge should use London Buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs.

From Tuesday to Wednesday, the 04:40 London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport service will additionally call at Seven Sisters instead of Tottenham Hale.

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

Amended overnight / early morning service between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria from Monday 27 to Wednesday 29 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date29/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 21:00 until 05:00 between Wickford and Southend Victoria, closing 1 out of 2 lines.

Throughout the night / early morning most trains from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria will have journey times extended by up to 10 minutes after leaving Wickford.

Some trains from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will depart Southend Victoria early than normal and will resume normal departure times from Wickford.

Some trains from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria will either terminate at Wickford or be diverted to terminate at Southminster. Customers should use alternative trains between Wickford and Southend Victoria to complete their journey. 

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night trains between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill from Monday 27 to Friday 31 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date31/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ascott-under-Wychwood and Moreton-in-Marsh on Monday and Tuesday night and between Evesham and Worcester Shrub Hill on Wednesday and Thursday night. During these works all lines between Oxford and Worcester Shrub Hill will be closed.

Monday & Tuesday:

The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will additionally call at Didcot Parkway, after which the train will be diverted via Swindon and Cheltenham Spa (not calling) to Worcester Shrub Hill. The train will not call at stations between Didcot Parkway and Worcestershire Parkway. A rail connection from Didcot Parkway at 22:42 can be used for customers to Oxford. A replacement bus will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.

The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington will terminate Worcester Shrub Hill. A bus will run from Worcester Shrub Hill (fast) to Oxford for onward rail connection to London Paddington. There will also be a bus from Worcester Shrub Hill to Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough. This bus continues to Oxford. However there will be no immediate onward connections from Oxford towards London Paddington from this bus.

The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway will terminate Oxford. There is no alternative transport between Oxford and Worcester. Please use an alternative service.

Wednesday & Thursday:

The 21:50 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will additionally call at Didcot Parkway, after which the train will be diverted via Swindon and Cheltenham Spa (not calling) to Worcester Shrub Hill. The train will not call at stations between Didcot Parkway and Worcestershire Parkway. A rail connection from Didcot Parkway at 22:42 can be used for customers to Oxford. A replacement bus will run from Oxford to Worcester Shrub Hill, calling at Hanborough, Charlbury, Shipton, Kingham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.

The 22:00 Hereford to London Paddington will terminate Worcester Shrub Hill. There will be a direct bus from Worcester Shrub Hill to Oxford for onward rail connection to London Paddington. There will also be a bus from Worcester Shrub Hill to Pershore, Evesham, Honeybourne, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kingham, Charlbury and Hanborough. This bus continues to Oxford, however there will be no immediate onward connections from Oxford towards London Paddington from this bus.

The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway will terminate Moreton-in-Marsh. A bus will run from Moreton-in-Marsh to Honeybourne, Evesham and Pershore.

Friday:

The 22:50 London Paddington to Worcestershire Parkway service will terminate at Evesham. A replacement bus will run from Evesham to Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill.

Customers should note that the opening of Worcestershire Parkway station has been delayed, and no trains or replacement buses will call at this station.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace late night trains between Northampton and Milton Keynes Central / Rugby on Monday 27 January
Start date27/01/2020
End date27/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Northampton area, closing all lines from 22:30 Monday night and reopening on Tuesday morning.

London Northwestern Railway services will be replaced by buses between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton. Some trains between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central may also be re-timed.

The 19:11 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston service will terminate at Northampton.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston Avanti West Coast service will be diverted and not call at Northampton. A bus will run from Rugby to Northampton. This bus will also call at Long Buckby.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until Sunday 23 February
Start date18/03/2019
End date23/02/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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