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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: 31/03/2015 15:57

Delays between Norwich and Sheringham until at least 17:00
Incident created31/03/2015 14:49
Last updated31/03/2015 15:55
Route affected

Trains between Norwich and Cromer /  Sheringham

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

A signalling problem near Hoveton & Wroxham is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to journeys between Norwich and Sheringham.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 17:00

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Hoveton

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Disruption between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley until at least 18:00
Incident created31/03/2015 15:02
Last updated31/03/2015 15:42
Route affected

Trains between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley

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Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Overhead wire problems between Sutton Coldfield and Four Oaks is causing disruption to journeys between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

Trains are currently unable to run between Birmingham New Street and Lichfield Trent Valley.

Alternative travel options passengers may use:

  • National Express West Midlands buses between Birmingham New Street and Blake Street via Sutton Coldfield on routes 14, 65, 67, 115, 902, 904, 905 & 914. Buses depart from Corporation Street, by the Square Peg.

 

  • Arriva Midlands buses between Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham New Street via Erdington on route 110.

 

  • CrossCountry between Tamworth and Birmingham New Street

 

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 18:00.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #CrossCity

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Ely and Downham Market expected until end of service
Incident created31/03/2015 14:19
Last updated31/03/2015 15:32
Route affectedAbellio Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Kings Lynn

 

Great Northern between London Kings Cross and Kings Lynn

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Overhead wire problems at Littleport means trains cannot run between Ely and Downham Market. Buses will run between these stations, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes. This is expected to continue until end of service.

A train shuttle service is running between Kings Lynn and Downham Market.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Littleport

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays between Norwich and Ipswich expected until end of service
Incident created31/03/2015 05:48
Last updated31/03/2015 15:31
Route affected

Between Norwich and London Liverpool Street

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Overhead wire problems between Diss and Stowmarket mean that one of the two lines between these stations is out of use. This is causing delays of up to 40 minutes to services between Norwich and Ipswich.

Buses are running between Stowmarket and Norwich.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use:

  • East Midlands Trains services between Norwich and Ely
  • Great Northern services between Ely and London Kings Cross
  • Abellio Greater Anglia services to Norwich, travelling via Cambridge
  • London Underground services between London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street

 

Passengers may use Advance tickets on alternative train services.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Diss

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

 

Delays between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street / Warrington Bank Quay until at least 16:15
Incident created31/03/2015 14:45
Last updated31/03/2015 15:27
Route affected

London Midland between Liverpool Lime Street and Birmingham New Street

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Glasgow Central

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Train operator affected London Midland; Virgin Trains
Description

Overhead wire problems at Winsford is causing delays of up to 20 minutes to trains between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street / Warrington Bank Quay. There is no firm estimate of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 16:15.

Alternative travel options

London Midland passengers may use Arriva Trains Wales, Merseyrail and Virgin Trains on any reasonable route.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Winsford

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction until at least 16:30
Incident created31/03/2015 08:05
Last updated31/03/2015 15:13
Route affected

Between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction

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Train operator affected London Midland
Description

An obstruction on the line between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction means that buses are replacing trains between these stations.

This is expected to continue until at least 16:30.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #StAlbansAbbey

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Disruption between Bedford and Leicester / Corby expected until 17:00
Incident created31/03/2015 13:08
Last updated31/03/2015 14:42
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield / Corby

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Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

A person has been hit by a train near Kettering which is causing disruption between Bedford and Leicester / Corby.

The following changes will apply:

  • Services between London St Pancras International and Kettering / Corby will resume running through to Kettering / Corby with the 14:00 London St Pancras International to Corby
  • Services between London St Pancras and Sheffield / Leicester / Nottingham are once again able to call at Kettering
  • Trains between Bedford and Leicester / Corby may be delayed by up to 20 minutes while services return to normal

 

This disruption is expected to continue until approximately 17:00.

Alternative Travel Options

Passengers may use their tickets on CrossCountry between Derby and Leicester / Birmingham New Street

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Kettering

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays to Virgin Trains East Coast services on Tuesday 31 March
Incident created31/03/2015 12:25
Last updated31/03/2015 13:23
Route affected

All Virgin Trains East Coast routes

Train operator affected East Coast Trains
Description

High winds are causing delays of up to 25 minutes to Virgin Trains East Coast services.

These delays are being caused by speed restrictions being put in place on parts of the route. There may be other service disruptions that are also affecting parts of the route.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #VirginTrainsEastCoast

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Delays to services between Crewe / Manchester Airport and Carlisle expected until 18:00
Incident created30/03/2015 19:17
Last updated31/03/2015 09:49
Route affected

Virgin Trains services between London Euston and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

First TransPennine Express services between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh / Glasgow Central

Train operator affected First transPennine Express; Virgin Trains
Description

Because of high winds today in the north west of England, trains may have to run at reduced speed between Warrington Bank Quay and Oxenholme Lake District, and in the Carnforth area. This may cause delays of up to 60 minutes to services between these stations.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #wcml

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real time Journey Planner.

National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 31/03/2015 15:57

Amended Chiltern Railways services from Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April
Start date30/03/2015
End date02/04/2015
Route affected

Some Chiltern Railways routes

Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Chiltern Railways network with the following trains amended.

Monday to Wednesday

After 21:30, buses replace trains between Aylesbury and Aylesbury Vale Parkway.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:20 and 00:05 London Marylebone to Banbury services will be retimed to run slightly later between Princes Risborough and Banbury.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date03/04/2015
Route affected

Some Abellio Greater Anglia routes

Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge Heath and Cheshunt / Chingford with various line closures.

This means no trains can run between these stations each night from 23:10 to 05:05.

London Liverpool Street to Chingford services will not run and will be replaced by buses. Passengers on the normal route should use the nearest alternative station.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Southern services from Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date02/04/2015
Route affected

Various Southern routes

Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place across the Southern network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Wednesday

22:47 London Victoria to Hastings will be replaced by a bus between Eastbourne and Hastings

22:16 London Victoria to Bognor Regis will be replaced by a bus between Littlehampton and Bognor Regis

22:32 London Victoria to Chichester will be replaced by a bus between Littlehampton and Chichester

22:33 Brighton to Chichester will be replaced by a bus between Littlehampton and Chichester

23:12 Southampton Central to Barnham will be replaced by a bus between Littlehampton and Barnham

23:15 Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton will not run and will be replaced by a bus

23:52 Chichester to Littlehampton will not run and will be replaced by a bus

An additional service will run at 23:04 from Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton calling at Portsmouth & Southsea, Fratton, Havant, Chichester, Barnham, Ford and Littlehampton

Monday to Thursday

00:14 London Victoria to Gatwick Airport will not call at Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill, a connecting bus will run from Purley calling at all stations to Gatwick Airport

Planning your Journey

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

Amended First TransPennine Express services from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date03/04/2015
Route affected

Various First TransPennine Express routes

Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place over the First TransPennine Express network with the following trains amended:

Monday

01:15 Manchester Victoria to York will not run and will be replaced by a bus

Monday to Thursday

20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport and 22:43 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will be replaced by bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport

22:34 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North depart earlier at 23:30

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

Tuesday to Friday

05:21 York to Manchester Airport will depart earlier at 05:11

Thursday

21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Victoria will not call at Manchester Victoria and will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly

Friday

01:38 York to Manchester Victoria will not call at Manchester Victoria and will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly

04:52 Manchester Victoria to Newcastle will start at Manchester Piccadilly

03:37 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria will not run and will be replaced by a bus calling at Preston, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport

04:47 Blackpool North to Manchester will be replaced by a bus between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly

05:32 Barrow-in-Furness to Manchester Airport will terminate at Preston.

06:11 Preston to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Wigan North Western and Manchester Airport.

06:39 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will divert and terminate at Wigan North Western. A replacement bus service run between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly.

05:00 Manchester Piccadilly to Glasgow Central will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston.

05:39 Manchester Victoria to Blackpool North and 06:18 Manchester Airport to Barrow-in-Furness will start at Preston.

05:58 & 07:25 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh and 07:00 Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central will be replaced by buses between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Wigan North Western.

Planning Your Journey

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

Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date03/04/2015
Route affected

Various Arriva Trains Wales routes

Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Thursday

22:28 Chester to Wolverhampton will start at Shrewsbury. Passengers from Chester should travel on the replacement bus service calling at all stations to Wolverhampton.

21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Shrewsbury at an earlier time of 22:22 and will divert via Crewe, not calling at stations between Shrewsbury and Chester. Passengers for these stations are advised to use the replacement bus service from Shrewsbury calling at all stations to Chester.

23:37 Shrewsbury to Chester will not run and will be replaced by a bus.

22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester is replaced by a bus between Newport and Gloucester.

Monday to Friday

19:34 Cardiff Central to Holyhead, 21:36 Crewe to Holyhead and 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead are replaced by buses between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead.

04:24 Holyhead to Cardiff Central will start at Llandudno Junction. Passengers from Holyhead and Bangor should use 04:48 Virgin Trains service from Holyhead to connect with with the Cardiff service.

21:54 Aberdare to Penarth will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Penarth.

22:42 Bridgend to Cardiff Central will be diverted via Pontyclun. A replacement bus will operate for stations between Bridgend and Cardiff Central via Barry.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will be replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Barry Island.

05:16 Barry Island to Caerphilly will start at Cardiff Central.

Friday

05:33 Manchester Airport to Llandudno Junction, earlier bus replaces train between Manchester Airport and Warrington Bank Quay. An additional train will run at 05:33 from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly.

05:38 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly and 05:45 Llandudno Junction to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

06:50 Manchester Piccadilly to Llandudno Junction and 07:50 Manchester Piccadilly to Holyhead, earlier bus replaces train between Manchester Piccadilly and Warrington Bank Quay.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston on Monday 30 March
Start date31/03/2015
End date02/04/2015
Route affected

between Wolverhampton to London Euston

Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Northampton and Rugby closing the line

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted and not call at Long Buckby and Northampton.

A bus service will connect with the train at Rugby for passengers travelling to Long Buckby and Northampton.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended London Midland service on Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date02/04/2015
Route affected

Various London Midland routes

Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is taking place on some parts of the London Midland network with the following trains amended:

Monday

20:34 London Euston to Tring and 21:26 Tring to London Euston will not run

22:05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston will not run

20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will terminate at Northampton

After 22:30 trains from London Euston to Northampton will run a reduced service and terminate at Milton Keynes Central. Buses will replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

Tuesday to Thursday

After 21:30 buses replace trains between Northampton and Rugby.

Planning your Journey 

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

Amended South West Trains services on Monday 30 March to Thursday 2 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date02/04/2015
Route affected

Various South West Trains routes

Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday

00:50 London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Basingstoke and will not stop at Havant. A rail replacement bus will run from Fratton to Havant. Journey times are expected to be extended by up to 20 minutes.

Monday to Tuesday

23:35 London Waterloo to Southampton Central will be replaced by a bus between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Monday to Wednesday

21:20 London Waterloo to Yeovil Junction will be replaced by a bus between Salisbury and Yeovil Junction.

22:57 Exeter St Davids to Salisbury will divert via Westbury with journey times extended by up to 50 minutes.

23:52 London Waterloo to Staines will be replaced by a bus between Feltham and Staines.

23:47 Guildford to London Waterloo replacement bus will run additionally.

Tuesday to Wednesday

00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth will be replaced by a bus between Eastleigh and Bournemouth.

01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central will be replaced by a bus between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

Thursday

23:50 London Waterloo to Reading will be replaced by a bus between Wokingham and Reading.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended East Midlands Trains services Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date03/04/2015
Route affected

Various East Midlands Trains routes

Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Leicester with the following trains amended:

Monday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras will depart Leicester earlier at 04:39

Monday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras will depart Leicester earlier at 04:07 and divert via Corby

23:15 London St Pancras to Derby will divert via Corby and not call at Market Harborough

00:15 London St Pancras to Leicester will divert via Corby and not call at Market Harborough

Buses will replace trains between Kettering, Market Harborough and Leicester

Planning your Journey

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

No trains calling at Denham Golf Club until Friday 19 June
Start date16/03/2015
End date19/06/2015
Route affected

Denham Golf Club station

Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Due to platform improvements, no trains will call at Denham Golf Club.

A minibus will run between Gerrards Cross and Denham Golf Club.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes up to Friday 10 April and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

The changes from Saturday 11 April are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel. Please use the following timetables for Saturday, Sunday and Monday to Friday.

Amended Grand Central services from Monday 30 March to Wednesday 01 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date01/04/2015
Route affected

Services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

Train operator affected Grand Central
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and London Kings Cross with the following trains amended:

06:55, 10:21 and 15:21 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross will be diverted between Doncaster and Peterborough

15:48, 16:36 and 19:23 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange will be diverted between Peterborough and Doncaster

This is expected to extend journey times by up to 90 minutes

The following trains will not run:

08:52 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross

10:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 30 March to Friday 3 April 2015
Start date30/03/2015
End date03/04/2015
Route affected

Some Northern Rail routes.

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network.

Monday to Thursday

22:00 Blackpool South to Colne is replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne

 

23:21 Manchester Victoria to Leeds is diverted and is retimed to arrive at Leeds at 23:21.

22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow is replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow.

22:56 Wilmsolw to Manchester Piccadilly will start at Manchester Airport. A bus will run between Wilmsolw and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Manchester Airport.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday to Friday

00:04 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run between run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Manchester Airport.

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport is replaced by a bus throughout.

04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your Journey

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

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

All routes via London Bridge

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.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

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 most weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, 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 Charing Cross / 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 http://www.southeasternrailway.co.uk/your-journey/engineering-work/. 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, from 5 January 2015, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge between 12 January 2015 and August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

For a full list of major service changes visit http://www.thameslinkprogramme.co.uk/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
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.
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:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

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

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at 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

No trains calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015
Start date29/09/2014
End date31/03/2015
Route affected

Wirrall Line services to and from West Kirby, New Brighton, Ellesmere Port or Chester

Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment with trains not calling until Friday 27 March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Liverpool Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. 

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

More information can be found here

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until 5 September 2015
Start date15/02/2014
End date05/09/2015
Route affected

Between Oxford and Bicester Town

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Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway
 

From September 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. 

For further information please click here or here.

To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until September 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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

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