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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: 24/10/2020 03:26

Grand Central - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated23/10/2020 22:35
Route affected
Train operator affected Grand Central
Description

Grand Central are currently operating a full service, with four return services between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross and five return services between Sunderland and London Kings Cross.

Temporary changes from Monday 26 October

Following the recent Government decision to place Doncaster and South Yorkshire into the COVID tier-three risk level, Grand Central have taken the decision to reduce their West Riding route services from Monday October 26 for 28 days, to reflect expected passenger demand.

The following services are cancelled:

Monday to Friday:
07:56 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
14:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

Saturday 31 October and 7 November:
08:44 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
15:22 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
15:48 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange
19:57 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

Saturday 14 November:
07:56 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross
16:27 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

Planning your journey

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Please be aware that reservations are required on all Grand Central services. More details on how you can reserve your seat are available here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

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LNER - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated23/10/2020 10:54
Route affected
Train operator affected LNER
Description

LNER are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The amended timetable can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

To help keep you safe when you travel with LNER and to support social distancing, the number of passengers able to travel on each service has been significantly reduced. Therefore, if you are travelling on LNER services you will need to make a reservation before you travel and you must sit in your designated seat. You can book your seat reservation here.

The following stations have a one-way system in place:

  • Leeds: There is a one way system in place, and the southern entrance is operating as exit only. Please ensure you follow the social distancing measures when moving through the station.
  • Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.
  • London Kings Cross: Customers are to exit from the gates directly opposite them. also if you are travelling on the Underground there is a one way system in place. The entrance for the underground is directly opposite the station. Please follow the floor vinyl's and signage as you leave the station.

 

Where can I find more advice and information?

Safe travel advice from LNER can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journeys on weekdays up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Some future weekend dates may not yet be confirmed. Please check the information for LNER on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

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Hull Trains - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated23/10/2020 10:44
Route affected
Train operator affected Hull Trains
Description

Hull Trains are operating a reduced service. The interim timetable can be found here.

Advice on travelling safely on Hull Trains services can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 27 November using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 28 November onwards, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated23/10/2020 10:26
Route affected
Train operator affected Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express are operating a reduced half hourly service, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey for up to and including Friday 27 November using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Some future dates may not yet be confirmed. Please check the information for Heathrow Express on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

More information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel safely can be found here.

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
Incident created20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated23/10/2020 10:10
Route affected
Train operator affected Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Caledonian Sleeper are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government restrictions and guidelines.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

The following services are currently operating in both directions:

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Fort William - London Euston (via Glasgow Queen Street)
  • Edinburgh - London Euston
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston

 

The following services are currently suspended (in both directions):

  • Aberdeen - London Euston - suspended up to and including Wednesday 4 November

 

More information from Caledonian Sleeper can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Wednesday 4 November using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Thursday 5 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated23/10/2020 09:52
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia; Stansted Express
Description

In line with current passenger demand and government guidelines, Greater Anglia have resumed operating a nearly full timetable with the exception of the London Liverpool Street - Norwich route. Stansted Express is operating a reduced half hourly service.

The latest timetable information for both Greater Anglia and Stansted Express can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Where can I find more information? 

You can find the latest travel advice by clicking on the links below:

 

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Friday 30 October using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 31 October onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Amended overnight service between Redhill and Tonbridge tonight
Incident created22/10/2020 18:14
Last updated23/10/2020 09:44
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Tonbridge resulting in all lines being blocked tonight. As a result of this, trains will be cancelled after 23:00 tonight.

Customer Advice

Additional engineering works will be taking place late tonight and early on Saturday morning between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Rail replacement buses have been organised to run between these stations as follows:

Friday evening

23:00 Redhill to Tonbridge (note this bus replacement will call at Nutfield Memorial Hall rather than Nutfield station).

23:00 Redhill to Nutfield.

23:03 Tonbridge to Redhill (note this bus replacement will call at Nutfield Memorial Hall rather than Nutfield station).

23:31 Nutfield to Redhill.

00:24 Redhill to Tonbridge.

Saturday morning

05:03 Tonbridge to Redhill (note this bus replacement will call at Nutfield Memorial Hall rather than Nutfield station).

05:31 Nutfield to Redhill.

To plan your journey in advance, please check live journey planners here.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

Southern have been advised by Network Rail that the line between Redhill and Tonbridge will have temporarily be closed whilst urgent engineering work takes place.

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Compensation:
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Amended Off-Peak weekday timetable on some Southeastern routes until Friday 30 October
Incident created15/10/2020 12:13
Last updated22/10/2020 11:47
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern
Description

50 million leaves fall onto our train tracks every autumn. When mixed with rain and squashed by train wheels, they form a slippery layer on the rails like black ice. On days or weeks when rails are most slippery, we need to introduce a different timetable on some routes.

Drivers need more time to stop and start the trains as the wheels have less grip on the tracks. These timetable changes give us the extra time we need to drive the trains safely.

Weather is expected to be at its worst until Friday 30 October so Southeastern will be running a revised Off-Peak metro timetable on weekdays until then.

For more information, please visit southeasternrailway.co.uk/autumn

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated21/10/2020 12:05
Route affected
Train operator affected Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail are currently running an amended service.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area, and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Travel advice from Merseyrail and answers to FAQs can be found here.

Changes to Northern Line services from Monday 26 October:

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and Tier 3 lockdown restrictions in the region, there will be changes to Northern Line services from Monday 26 October.

  • Ormskirk, Hunts Cross and Kirkby line services will run every 30 minutes throughout the week.
  • Southport and Hunts Cross services will terminate at Liverpool Central, meaning passengers will not be able to travel directly between the stations and will have to change at Liverpool Central.
  • Ormskirk line services will operate directly between Ormskirk and Hunts Cross, so passengers will not need to change trains at Liverpool Central.
  • Kirkby line services will continue to terminate at Liverpool Central.
  • Southport line services will have slight journey extension times.

   
Wirral Line services remain unchanged.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Sunday 6 December by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Monday 7 December, please check back closer to the time.

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
Incident created19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated20/10/2020 19:09
Route affected
Train operator affected Eurostar
Description

Due to a reduction in demand and current restrictions on travelling around Europe in light of coronavirus, Eurostar are running a reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your origin and destination, as travel restrictions and quarantine periods may apply.

How is this affecting the train service?

  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • The direct service between London and Amsterdam / Rotterdam is currently running.
  • The direct service to Disneyland Paris is suspended until 5 December. You are still able to get to Disneyland Paris with a Eurostar train to Lille or Paris with a connection. More information here.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services this year and in 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.
  • For the remainder of the summer, services will be unable to call at Lyon Part Dieu, Avignon TGV & Marseille St Charles. You will need to travel to Lille or Paris and use a TGV train to get to these stations.

Essential travel information can be found on the Eurostar website here.

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c2c - Safe Travel Advice
Incident created20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated20/10/2020 18:57
Route affected
Train operator affected c2c
Description

c2c are operating a standard timetable, subject to alterations for engineering work particularly on evenings and weekends.

Although the service has increased to the maximum level possible, capacity on board will remain extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Currently services arriving into central London before 08:00 are the busiest. You are recommended to defer travel until after 08:00, as this means you'll be more likely to find space on the train to socially distance. A list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to replan your journey to avoid these trains.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

More information about what c2c are doing to keep you safe is available here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated20/10/2020 18:52
Route affected
Train operator affected Great Western Railway
Description

Great Western Railway are operating an amended timetable due to the current coronavirus situation. Revised timetables can be found here. 

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

More information on what Great Western are doing to help you travel safely can be found here.

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
Incident created19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated20/10/2020 18:44
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground; London Underground; TfL Rail
Description

Transport for London are restoring services and are running near-normal service levels.

If you are able, please consider walking or cycling. You can find existing and newly created walking and cycling routes around London here.   

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

TfL Rail: There are two trains per hour operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport and two trains per hour between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington.

The normal timetable is operating between London Paddington and Reading and between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

DLR and London Underground: There is a slightly reduced frequency service operating on most DLR and London Underground routes. The Waterloo & City Line remains closed until further notice and there is currently no night Tube service.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. You can check the status of your local station here here.

What are the peak times to avoid travel?

If you must use public transport, please travel outside of the busy times. Current busiest times are between 05:45 and 08.15 and between 16:00 and 17:30. Certain stations, stops and interchanges are particularly busy at this time. You can find the most up to date list of these here. You can also see here for the most up to date information on how busy each station is.

The below lines are also particularly busy:

  • Central line between South Woodford / Redbridge and Stratford
  • Central line between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road
  • Jubilee line between Stratford and Westminster
  • District line between Dagenham Heathway and Aldgate East
  • Victoria line
  • London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction
  • DLR between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town

 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 December using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

You can check your journey on London Underground, DLR and Tram services using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated20/10/2020 18:30
Route affected
Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines This timetable represents approximately 90% of a normal Chiltern Railways service and you can download the timetable here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

More information from Chiltern Railways about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely can be found here.  

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling Saturday 12 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated20/10/2020 18:21
Route affected
Train operator affected Avanti West Coast
Description

Avanti West Coast are operating a slightly reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The amended timetables can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Avanti West Coast have reduced the number of available seats onboard their trains. Therefore, you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling. Bookings can be made up to 5 minutes before the scheduled departure on the Avanti West Coast website and app.

If you are a Season ticket holder, please book your place by emailing seat.reservations@avantiwestcoast.co.uk.

More information about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely can be found here. 

Check before you travel:
Weekday timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Friday 11 December.

If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 24 October onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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Disruption between Aberdeen and Dundee until further notice
Incident created12/08/2020 11:55
Last updated20/10/2020 18:01
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry; LNER; ScotRail
Description

All lines remain closed between Stonehaven and Montrose as the emergency services continue to work at the site of the derailed train near Stonehaven.

As a result of this, no trains can run between Stonehaven and Montrose. There is currently no estimate for when the line will fully reopen.

ScotRail:

Amendments to service:

  • Trains are running between Aberdeen and Stonehaven, calling at Portlethen.
  • Trains are running between Montrose and Edinburgh (Monday to Saturday) and between Montrose and Dundee (Sunday).
  • Buses are running between Aberdeen and Dundee. Please note: due to social distancing on replacement buses, capacity is extremely limited.
  • Trains that usually run between Aberdeen and Glasgow Queen Street will be amended to run between Dundee and Glasgow Queen Street only.

 

LNER:

Trains will not run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Replacement road transport is running between Aberdeen and Edinburgh in both directions. Buses should connect with train services, please speak with station staff for more information

CrossCountry:

Trains are unable to run between Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Rail replacement buses provided by CrossCountry will operate between Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh in both directions.

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

Replacement bus travel advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated19/10/2020 14:43
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground; West Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, although many routes have now returned to pre-COVID levels of capacity. The revised timetable can be downloaded here.

Advice on travelling safely on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Sundays are correct up to 25 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 1 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated19/10/2020 14:40
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground
Description

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which can be downloaded here. 

Advice on travelling safely on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

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

Sundays are correct in the planner up to 25 October. If you are travelling on a Sunday from 1 November onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated19/10/2020 13:32
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway are operating a near-normal timetable, which is around 97% of normal service levels. The current timetable can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Social distancing measures will significantly reduce the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains - please check journey planners before you travel and avoid travelling at peak times.

To help customers with maintaining social distancing on the their services, East Midlands Railway have released a Seat Finder tool which shows how crowded trains are across their network. Please click here to visit the Seat Finder page.

The following stations have one-way systems in place:

Leicester: Please use the front of the station to enter and the northern footbridge leading to the car park to exit.

Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated19/10/2020 13:26
Route affected
Train operator affected CrossCountry
Description

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. Details of the service that is running can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

You must make a seat reservation when you purchase your ticket. Each customer will receive a reservation which will include your seat number and coach detail. The seat reservations will allow you to socially distance from other customers, with the allocation of a window seat. Please stick to your reservation to ensure that everyone can travel safely.

The latest advice, including how to travel safely and how to apply for a refund, can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus page. This page also contains the latest information about local restrictions across their network.

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You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December, please check back nearer to the time.

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
Incident created19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated19/10/2020 13:20
Route affected
Train operator affected TransPennine Express
Description

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The revised timetable, which is approximately 82% of the normal service, can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Guidance on travelling safely with TransPennine Express can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated19/10/2020 12:27
Route affected
Train operator affected Transport for Wales
Description

Transport for Wales are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand. The revised timetable can be found here.

New lockdown restrictions:

The Welsh Government has tightened coronavirus laws across a number of counties and boroughs to prevent the virus spreading. You can find the latest information and advice from the Government here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

The capacity of today's services, can be found here. This will help you decide which train to travel on to avoid the busiest times and services.

Pontypridd station:

There is a one way system operating at Pontypridd station. Please make sure you walk in the designated areas.

No service to some stations:

In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Due to the short platform length at some stations, this is not possible. As a result, trains will not call at the below stations until further notice:

  • Llanaber - Closest alternative station is Barmouth, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Llanbedr - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Llandanwg - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Tygwyn - Closest alternative station is Talsarnau, which is 1.5 miles away
  • Abererch - Closest alternative station is Penychain, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Gilfach Fargoed - Closest alternative station is Bargoed, which is 1 mile away
  • Llanfairpwll - Closest alternative station is Bangor, which is 4.5 miles away
  • Valley - Closest alternative station is Holyhead, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Hopton Heath - Closest alternative station is Bucknell, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Sugar Loaf - Closest alternative station is Llanwrtyd Wells, which is 3 miles away

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated19/10/2020 12:15
Route affected
Train operator affected Northern
Description

Northern are operating a revised service. You can find the current timetables for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place.

Advice from Northern on travelling safely on their services can be found here.

Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple Line Closure:

As a result of the pandemic, a reduced service is running between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple from Monday 14 September until Monday 14 December.

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You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. This is subject to engineering work taking place.

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated19/10/2020 11:59
Route affected
Train operator affected ScotRail
Description

ScotRail are operating approximately 90% of their normal timetable, with a full service at peak times.

When planning your journey, please check www.gov.scot, as there may be travel restrictions in place, including local lockdowns. 

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

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You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
Incident created19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated19/10/2020 10:28
Route affected
Train operator affected South Western Railway
Description

A revised South Western Railway service will be in operation until Friday 11 December. You can find the timetable for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the Covid alert level for your area and the area you are travelling to, as there may be restrictions in place. 

More information from South Western Railway about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely can be found here.  

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CORONAVIRUS - Safe Travel Advice
Incident created19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated17/10/2020 15:20
Route affected
Train operator affected Transport for Wales; c2c; Chiltern Railways; CrossCountry; LNER; East Midlands Railway; Great Western Railway; Hull Trains; TransPennine Express; Grand Central; Greater Anglia; Heathrow Express; London Overground; London Underground; Merseyrail; Northern; ScotRail; South Western Railway; Stansted Express; Avanti West Coast; Caledonian Sleeper; Eurostar; West Midlands Railway; TfL Rail
Description

Train operating companies are running as many trains as they possibly can, in order to meet current levels of demand and to help with social distancing on board. Details of the timetables, and safe travel advice from each operator, is available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

Social distancing means there will be reduced capacity on board trains. Please follow the advice given by your train operator regarding planning your journey. You also need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials, and this includes local lockdown rules.

If you need to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt).

Please also follow the recommended guidance before you set off:

  • Plan ahead and consider travelling at quieter times
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
  • Follow social distancing guidance at stations, on platforms and on trains
  • Do not travel if you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid-19

 

Local restrictions:

There are local restrictions in place in a number of areas. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

More information:

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Answers to the common questions that you are asking about train services can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

You can click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

Waiting Rooms and Ticket Offices:
Some waiting rooms at stations remain closed for public safety. Some Ticket Offices also remain closed or have reduced opening times. Times on the station information pages may not match up to the current opening times.

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Buses replace trains between Swansea and Shrewsbury until further notice
Incident created14/08/2020 16:52
Last updated10/10/2020 07:20
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Transport for Wales
Description

The Heart of Wales Line is currently closed between Llanelli and Shrewsbury. This is due to a freight train which derailed near Llangennech, and damage as a result of extreme weather between Llandrindod Wells and Craven Arms.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Shrewsbury.

Network Rail is working around the clock to repair both sites with the storm damage expected to be finished in November, while the section of the Heart of Wales line near Llangennech will reopen in the New Year.

Alternative travel options

Replacement buses:

Buses and minibuses will replace trains along the whole of the Heart of Wales Line route, between Swansea and Shrewsbury. For those stations with minibus-only access, customers may be required to change between larger buses and minibuses. A full size coach will operate a limited stop service and a minibus will serve all stations.

Buses will call at Hopton Heath by request.

The duration of road journeys can be considerably longer than the trains they replace. The duration of a typical bus journey along the whole route is between 6 and 7 hours.

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

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

Alternative rail routes:

Through travel along the whole of this route can be made via Newport / Hereford / Shrewsbury (Marches route).

Longer journeys, that involve starting or ending a journey at a station on the Heart of Wales Line, can be made via the Marches route and connecting with buses at Shrewsbury / Craven Arms / Swansea / Llanelli, providing such a journey can be completed using the advertised train and bus replacement services currently in place.

What happened?

On Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August, extreme weather resulted in damage to the railway in various locations between Llandrindod Wells and Craven Arms. The damage included a 350m stretch of ballast being washed away and a significant amount of debris being washed onto the track, resulting in the track being completely buried in some areas. Network Rail engineers are working around the clock to inspect and repair the damage, and will confirm how long the closure will last as soon as possible. More details can be found here.

On Wednesday 26 August, a freight train transporting diesel fuel derailed and caught fire in the Llangennech area. The remaining diesel from the wagons has been removed and the damaged wagons have all been removed from site by road. Network Rail are now repairing damage to the rail infrastructure. Regular updates from Network Rail can be found here and a short video can also be viewed here.

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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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Current Southeastern travel advice and timetable
Incident created20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated07/10/2020 19:01
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern
Description

On Monday 7 September we introduced a new timetable. Train times have changed and there are more frequent services on many routes.

We've reworked our timetable to give you more space, with around 50,000* extra seats each weekday, so you can travel with confidence.

To give you more choice and space, we've boosted our services up to 98% of our pre-COVID timetable.

A map of the service frequency is available here.

We've summarised the changes below and you can check your journey now using the Online Journey Planner. Alternatively, you can create your own personalised timetable by visiting this page.

*We're providing over 50,000 extra seats compared to the pre-COVID timetable. Data is aggregated - some services may be slightly shorter, but most will be longer.

To travel with confidence, please try to travel off-peak, wear a face covering unless you are exempt and maintain social distancing. You can also use our new SeatFinder availability tool to see how busy your train is on our live departure boards.

Please buy your ticket online by signing up for The Key before travelling or use contactless and leave plenty of time for your journey.

Assisted travel

Our Assisted Travel service remains available to passengers as usual. You can find out more and book assistance here.

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
Incident created19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated01/10/2020 10:05
Route affected
Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services remain temporarily suspended until further notice. Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

Gatwick Express have made these change in response to reduced passenger demand for the airport and to enable train drivers to be used on other services. This is in line with the health guidance issued by Public Health England and therefore please do check before you travel to keep up to date with any last minute alterations.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 24/10/2020 03:26

Buses replace trains between Redhill and Tonbridge late evening Friday 23 and early morning Saturday 24 October
Start date23/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern
Description

Late notice engineering works will be taking place late evening Friday 23 and early morning Saturday 24 October between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Rail replacement buses have been organised to run between these stations as follows:

Friday evening:

  • 23:00 Redhill to Tonbridge (note this bus replacement will call at Nutfield Memorial Hall rather than Nutfield station)
  • 23:00 Redhill to Nutfield
  • 23:03 Tonbridge to Redhill (note this bus replacement will call at Nutfield Memorial Hall rather than Nutfield station)
  • 23:31 Nutfield to Redhill
  • 00:24 Redhill to Tonbridge

      

Saturday morning:

  • 05:03 Tonbridge to Redhill (note this bus replacement will call at Nutfield Memorial Hall rather than Nutfield station)
  • 05:31 Nutfield to Redhill

       

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace Northern trains between Morpeth and Chathill on Saturday 24 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Morpeth and Chathill.

Check before you travel:

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Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Skipton and Kirkby Stephen from Saturday 24 to Wednesday 28 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date28/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Settle and Garsdale, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Skipton and Kirkby Stephen.

Please note: rail replacement buses are unable to access Dent. If you are travelling to or from Dent, please contact Northern who will arrange alternative transport for you.

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Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road / Warrington Bank Quay and Huyton on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Deansgate and Huyton, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Oxford Road / Warrington Bank Quay (Saturday only) and Huyton.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Saxmundham and Lowestoft from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November
Start date24/10/2020
End date01/11/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Saxmundham and Lowestoft, closing all lines from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November inclusive.

Buses will replace trains between Saxmundham and Lowestoft.

Check before you travel:

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Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

Buses replace trains between Marks Tey and Hythe / Harwich Town / Ipswich on Saturday 24 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Marks Tey and Ipswich, closing all lines.

Saturday

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Marks Tey and Ipswich (fast).
  • Marks Tey and Ipswich (via Colchester and Manningtree).
  • Marks Tey and Hythe.
  • Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Trains will run between Colchester Town and Clacton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze, connecting with bus services at Hythe.

A reduced train service will be in operation between Marks Tey and Sudbury, with trains running every two hours in each direction.

Additionally, the 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will be replaced by a bus between Marks Tey and Norwich.

Ticket acceptance:

Tickets can be used on bus routes 61 / 62 / 65 / 66 between Colchester and Colchester Town at no extra cost.

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

Buses replace trains between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale / Manchester Victoria from Saturday 24 to Friday 30 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date30/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale all week and also between Moston and Smithy Bridge on Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

Saturday and Sunday

Trains between Leeds / Rochdale - Manchester Victoria /Wigan /Clitheroe: Trains will run between Leeds and Hebden Bridge, and between Manchester Victoria and Wigan / Clitheroe.

Trains between Manchester Victoria - Blackburn via Todmorden: Trains will not run.

Buses will be provided between Hebden Bridge / Rochdale and Manchester Victoria.

Monday to Friday

Trains between Leeds - Manchester Victoria / Wigan / Chester: Trains will run between Leeds and Hebden Bridge, and between Rochdale and Manchester Victoria / Wigan / Chester.

Trains between Manchester Victoria - Blackburn via Todmorden: Trains will not run.

Buses will be provided between Hebden Bridge and Rochdale.

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For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

No late night / early morning trains to / from Harringay / Hornsey from Monday 19 to Saturday 24 October
Start date19/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines between 22:30 and 05:15 from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

As a result, trains will not call at Harringay or Hornsey between 22:30 and 05:15 each night. Customers can use London Buses to complete their journey.

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Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

Amended Thameslink services in the Luton / Bedford area on Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Harpenden and Luton, closing various lines over the course of the weekend.

On Sunday, trains before 09:30 will be replaced by buses between Harpenden and Luton.

After 09:30 on Sunday, trains between Luton and Sutton will be amended to run between St Albans and Sutton.

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

Buses replace trains between Royston and Cambridge on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Great Northern; Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Royston and Cambridge, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Royston and Cambridge.

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended service between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central from 20:00 on Saturday 24 and all day on Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Harlesden and Hemel Hempstead, closing all lines from 20:10 on Saturday and on Sunday.

From 20:10 on Saturday until the end of service, trains between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central will run between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush only.

On Sunday, no trains will run between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction.

Customers should use London Buses between Clapham Junction and London Victoria, London Underground services between Victoria and Euston, and London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

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Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

    You can plan your journey on London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner
Buses replace trains between Hastings and Ashford International on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Hastings / Ore and Ashford International.

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Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

Buses replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Tattenham Corner, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner.

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Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended trains between Newport / Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads on Saturday 24 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry; Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads closing the line.

As a result of this engineering work the line capacity between Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads will be reduced.

Trains will be diverted between Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads via but not calling at Keynsham, where trains will change direction. CrossCountry services will be subject to extended journey times by up to 15 minutes.

The following alterations will additionally apply to Great Western Railway:

Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Bristol Parkway, where the trains will change direction, and will call additionally at Lawrence Hill and will not call at Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains between Great Malvern and Southampton are diverted after Bristol Parkway and will run between Great Malvern and Cardiff Central. Customers travelling stations to / from Southampton Central will have to change trains at Bristol Parkway and at Bristol Temple Meads to complete your journey.

The 06:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Worcester Shrub Hill will start from Bristol Parkway at 06:33.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton. Customers should use alternative Great Western Railway trains between Cardiff Central and Bristol Temple Meads via and changing at Bristol Parkway.

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Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach from 19:30 on Friday 23 October until Sunday 25 October
Start date23/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lawrence Hill and Severn Beach, closing all lines after 19:00 on Friday night, and throughout the weekend.

Update: The revised Friday night start is to allow for additional work time, which is necessary due to poor weather forecast during the weekend.

Buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Clifton Down / Avonmouth / Severn Beach.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended services in the New Cross Gate / Denmark Hill / Crystal Palace area on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground; Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dalston Junction and Shadwell, closing lines over the course of the weekend.

London Overground:

No London Overground services will run between Highbury & Islington and New Cross Gate / Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Saturday or Sunday.

Replacement buses will run between Dalston Kingsland and New Cross Gate via New Cross, and also between Canada Water and Clapham Junction.

Customers between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Kingsland should use alternative London Overground services.

Customers can use their tickets with London Underground between Canada Water and Stratford, and with Docklands Light Railway on services between Tower Gateway / Shadwell / Deptford Bridge.

On Sunday, customers can use London Buses between Anerley and Crystal Palace.

Southern:

Saturday:
For journeys from London Bridge via Sydenham, there will be a revised Southern service running to Caterham. Customers travelling from stations via Sydenham towards Epsom and Sutton should change at Norwood Junction.

For journeys to London Bridge via Sydenham, there will be a revised Southern service running from Epsom. Customers travelling from East Croydon and Purley should change at Norwood Junction for stations via Sydenham.

Sunday:
There will be a revised Southern service between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Sydenham.

Customers travelling from London Bridge to West Norwood and Gipsy Hill should change at Crystal Palace for alternative services. To travel from West Norwood or Gipsy Hill to stations via Peckham Rye, customers should use Tulse Hill station.

No Southern services will stop at Anerley and Penge West. Customers are advised to use alternative services from Crystal Palace.

Journey planners will be updated with correct information by 22:00, the day before travel.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner (please see the above note for Southern).

You can plan your journey on London Underground / London Buses / Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Transport for Wales; TransPennine Express; Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Newton-le-Willows area, closing various lines through the course of the weekend.

Northern:

Saturday

Leeds - Chester: Trains will run between Leeds and Hebden Bridge with bus connections to / from Manchester Victoria.

Liverpool Lime Street - Warrington Bank Quay: Trains will not run.

Liverpool Lime Street - Crewe: Trains will start from Manchester Piccadilly.

Crewe - Liverpool Lime Street: Trains will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

An additional hourly train service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and St Helens Central.

Buses will be provided between Huyton and Manchester Oxford Road (and vv), and between Huyton and Warrington Bank Quay.

Sunday

Manchester Airport - Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere via Wigan North Western: Trains will be diverted via Chorley.

Manchester Airport - Liverpool Lime Street: Trains will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly or Manchester Oxford Road.

Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport: Trains will start from Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Piccadilly.

Buses will be provided between Huyton and Manchester Oxford Road. Trains will be available between Liverpool Lime Street and Huyton.

TransPennine Express:

Saturday and Sunday

There will be no trains between Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street. TransPennine Express services between Liverpool and Newcastle / Scarborough will start and terminate at Manchester Victoria.

Saturday

The 05:52 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle will not call at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly and Stalybridge.

The 12:05 Glasgow Central to Liverpool Lime Street will not call at Lea Green.

The 18:43 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street will not call at Manchester Victoria, Newton-le-Willows or Lea Green but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly.

Sunday

The 08:53 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle will start later at 08:59 and will not call at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 18:43 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street will not call at Manchester Victoria, Newton-le-Willows or Lea Green but will call additionally at Manchester Piccadilly.

Transport for Wales:

Services between Llandudno / Chester and Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Airport will be amended to run between Llandudno / Chester and Warrington Bank Quay only.

Replacement buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Earlestown and Newton-le-Willows.

Buses will not call at Eccles, Manchester Oxford Road, Heald Green or Manchester Airport. Customers for these stations should use alternative train services.

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Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

No trains between Gospel Oak / South Tottenham and Barking on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Tottenham and Woodgrange Park on Saturday, and between Gospel Oak and Woodgrange Park on Sunday, closing all lines.

Saturday:

No trains will run between South Tottenham and Barking.

A replacement bus service will run between Walthamstow Central and Barking.

Customers can also use London Buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road, or London Underground services between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central or between East Ham and Barking.

Sunday:

No trains will run between Gospel Oak and Barking.

A replacement bus service will run between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters, and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking.

Customers can also use London Buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road and London Underground services between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

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Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Newcastle / Dunbar / North Berwick and Edinburgh on Saturday 24 and until 09:00 on Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry; LNER; TransPennine Express; ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newcastle and Edinburgh all day Saturday and until 09:00 Sunday morning, closing all lines.

CrossCountry:

Buses will replace trains between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Customers please be aware you may have to change buses to complete your journey.

LNER:

A hourly rail service will run between Newcastle and Scotland via Carlisle. Replacement buses will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh calling at Alnmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed and Dunbar.

TransPennine Express:

No train services will run between Newcastle and Edinburgh. Train services between Liverpool Lime Street and Edinburgh will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle only.

ScotRail:

Buses will replace trains between North Berwick / Dunbar and Edinburgh.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli from Saturday 17 October to Sunday 1 November
Start date17/10/2020
End date01/11/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place to repair Barmouth viaduct.

From Saturday 17 October until the end of Sunday 1 November, buses will replace trains between Machynlleth and Pwllheli.

Check before you travel:

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended early morning London Overground trains from London Euston on Saturday 24 October.
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between between London Euston and Watford Junction, closing some lines.

As a result:

  • The 05:31 London Euston to Watford Junction service will be retimed to depart London Euston and 05:29.
  • The 06:00 London Euston to Watford Junction service will be retimed to depart London Euston at 05:58.

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Buses replace trains between Kettering and Corby on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Corby, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Kettering and Corby.

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Amended train services between Sunderland and Northallerton on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Grand Central; Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sunderland and Eaglescliffe, closing some lines in the area.

Grand Central:

Saturday:

The 06:43 and 08:28 Sunderland to London Kings Cross, and 16:48 and 19:27 London Kings Cross to Sunderland services will be diverted between Sunderland and Northallerton (via Durham), and will not call at Hartlepool or Eaglescliffe. Replacement buses will run between Sunderland and Northallerton.

The 12:18, 15:29 and 17:29 Sunderland to London Kings Cross, and the 07:48, 11:27 and 13:18 London Kings Cross to Sunderland services will be amended to run between Eaglescliffe and London Kings Cross only. Replacement buses will run between Sunderland and Eaglescliffe.

Sunday:

All services will be diverted between Sunderland and Northallerton (via Durham), and will not call at Hartlepool or Eaglescliffe. Replacement buses will run between Sunderland and Northallerton.

Northern:

Buses replace trains between Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

Check before you travel:

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Although journey planners are showing correct, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Canterbury West and Margate on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Canterbury West and Ramsgate, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Canterbury West and Margate (calling at Ramsgate and Broadstairs).
  • Canterbury West and Ramsgate (calling at all stations).

Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate (via Paddock Wood) will run between London Charing Cross and Ashford International only.

Trains between London St Pancras and Margate (High Speed via Ashford International) will be amended to run between London St Pancras and Margate only.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

Buses replace trains between Wareham / Dorchester West and Weymouth on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October
Start date24/10/2020
End date25/10/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Great Western Railway; South Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Moreton and Weymouth on Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Dorchester West and Weymouth.

South Western Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Wareham and Weymouth.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

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

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