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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: 20/02/2019 00:21

Disruption to and from London Waterloo until the end of service
Incident created19/02/2019 15:53
Last updated19/02/2019 18:31
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Trains to and from London Waterloo are being disrupted due to a number of separate incidents. These include the following:

  • A broken down train between Clapham Junction and Wimbledon
  • A signalling problem in the Queenstown Road Battersea area
  • A signalling problem near Feltham

Trains can now call at Clapham Junction and Earlsfield in both directions. Whilst the service returns to normal, services may continue to be delayed by up to 30 minutes, cancelled or revised.

We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service today.

Alternative travel advice:
To help with your journey, you may use the following services:

  • Southern between London Victoria and Dorking / Portsmouth / Southampton Central (not via Three Bridges or Brighton)
  • Great Western Railway between London Paddington, Reading and Basingstoke
  • London Overground on any reasonable route
  • London Underground on any reasonable route

Additional information:
An engineer worked on site at Clapham Junction with the train crew and rectified the fault. As the train was stationary for a long time other services have been significantly delayed while they have been diverted onto other lines, causing a lot of congestion in one of the busiest section of the network.

Additionally, Network Rail, who own and maintain the railway infrastructure, have been advised of the signalling problem at Feltham and their engineers are on site to rectify the problem with the track circuit.

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

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

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

Feedback:
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Industrial action suspended - Normal South Western Railway service on Friday 22 February and Saturday 9, 16 March
Incident created07/02/2019 16:50
Last updated19/02/2019 18:24
Route affected
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

The RMT trade union has suspended the strike action on the South Western Railway network planned for Friday 22 February, Saturday 9 March and Saturday 16 March.

South Western Railway will be running their normal service on Friday 22 February.

Check before you travel:
The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is showing the normal planned service.

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

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

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

 

National Rail Enquiries

Current Engineering Work

Last update: 20/02/2019 00:21

Amended 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Chippenham overnight each night, closing some lines.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central (via Bristol Temple Meads) will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. It will no longer be diverted after Bristol Temple Meads.

It will change direction of travel at Bristol Temple Meads as normal, before proceeding to  Newport and Cardiff Central as normal.

ROAD TRANSPORT will depart Swindon at 00:53 calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended evening / morning trains in the Streatham Hill area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham Hill / Tulse Hill and Beckenham Junction / Norwood Junction, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:56 London Victoria to London Bridge service will terminate at Streatham Hill. A replacement bus will run from Streatham Hill to London Bridge via Sydenham.
  • The 23:58 London Bridge to London Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Norwood Junction. A replacement bus will run from Sydenham to Streatham Hill.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:01 London Bridge to Crystal Palace service will terminate at Tulse Hill. A replacement bus will run between Tulse Hill and Crystal Palace.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

No evening / morning trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Watford Junction, closing some lines.

As a result, no Southern trains will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central between 20:00 and 06:00 each night, from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Valid tickets can be used on London Overground / London Northwestern Railway between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Amended 22:39 London Victoria to Reigate service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Reigate, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 22:39 London Victoria to Reigate service will terminate at Redhill. A replacement bus will run between Redhill and Reigate.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Hastings and Ashford International from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hastings and Ashford International, closing all lines from 23:15 each evening until 05:30 the following morning.

Buses will replace trains between Hastings and Ashford International.

Please check back closer to the time for further details of how the service will be impacted.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

 

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town after 21:30 each night from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place after 21:30 each night between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace some late night Transport for Wales services to / from Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Manchester Piccadilly area, closing some lines after 23:25 each night.

  • The 21:04 service from Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 00:32 service from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will be replaced by a bus.
  • The 03:36 Chester to Manchester Airport will start later (03:46) and be run via a diverted route.
  • The 05:33 Manchester Airport to Llandudno Junction will start from Manchester Piccadilly at 05:47.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended midweek TransPennine Express services from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the TransPennine Express network, closing some lines overnight.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 21:46 Scarborough to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be diverted and will no longer call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 03:50 York to Manchester Airport service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road. This train will depart Manchester Piccadilly 6 minutes earlier than usual at 05:42.
  • The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will depart Manchester Piccadilly later, at 04:46.
  • The 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will depart Manchester Piccadilly later, at 05:23. This train will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Victoria.
  • The 05:05 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted, and will no longer call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.
  • The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will depart earlier than usual, at 05:07. This train will be diverted, and will not call at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria. The train will make additional stops at Manchester Piccadilly and Stalybridge.
  • The 05:48 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service will depart Manchester Piccadilly at 06:14, and will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Major improvement work between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Hove from Saturday 16 to Sunday 24 February
Start date16/02/2019
End date24/02/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Gatwick Express; Southern Rail
Description

Major improvement work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing all lines.

No trains will call at the following stations:

  • Balcombe
  • Haywards Heath
  • Wivelsfield
  • Burgess Hill
  • Hassocks
  • Preston Park
  • Plumpton
  • Cooksbridge

Train services between Brighton, Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing, Angmering and London Victoria will be diverted to run via Littlehampton. Customers travelling from Eastbourne to London should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services (Monday to Friday only).

Services between Brighton and Seaford/Eastbourne/Hastings and between Brighton and Littlehampton/Bognor Regis/Portsmouth/Southampton and services via the Arun Valley (via Crawley, Horsham, Arundel) will run to an amended timetable.

There will be no through services between Eastbourne and London. Customers should travel via St Leonards Warrior Square and Southeastern services.

Services on other routes may be amended or busier than normal.

Additional information:

Full travel advice, including how to check the best route for your journey, can be found here.

You can also view images of the work being undertaken.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

The improvement project is focussing on the southern end of the Brighton Main Line between Three Bridges and Brighton. Major engineering work is planned for the Victorian-era tunnels at Balcombe, Clayton and Haywards Heath and the railway which runs through them.

Network Rail are stemming leaks into the tunnels and improving drainage, while the third rail power supply and signalling are also being replaced or upgraded.

Amended service between Seven Kings and Gidea Park from 21:25 each night from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Seven Kings and Gidea Park, closing some lines.

After 21:25 each night trains will run to an amended service between Seven Kings and Gidea Park.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Buses replace evening / morning trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing all lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:50 Wigan North Western to Stalybridge service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended evening / morning services in the Stockport area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points in the Stockport area, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Hazel Grove. A replacement bus will run from Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Stockport. Onward rail connections are available from Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel or Levenshulme. A replacement bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly via these stations.
  • The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Macclesfield.
  • The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A replacement bus will run between Stockport and Hazel Grove.
  • The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly via Stockport.
  • The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme or Handforth. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, setting customers down only at stations after Wilmslow.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Buses replace evening trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various places between Stockport and Chester, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be replaced by two buses. One will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, setting down for customers at Knutsford only. A second bus will run between Knutsford and Chester.
  • The 22:46 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by two buses. One will run from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, setting down for customers at Knutsford only. A second bus will run from Knutsford to Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be replaced by two buses. One will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Chester, setting down for customers at Knutsford only.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended evening / morning services between Preston and Colne from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Burnley and Colne overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:47 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A replacement bus will run between Rose Grove and Colne.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn and terminate at Burnley Central. Replacement buses will run between Preston and Blackburn, and between Burnley Central and Colne.
  • The 05:23 Colne to Preston service will start from Blackburn. A replacement bus will run from Colne at 04:37 to Blackburn, in order to connect with the train.
  • The 06:11 Colne to Preston service will start from Burnley Central. A replacement bus will run from Colne at 05:53 to Burnley.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended evening / morning services in the Liverpool Lime Street area from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Liverpool Lime Street and Broad Green, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:18 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted, and will not call at Bryn, Garswood, Thatto Heath, Eccleston Park, Prescot, Roby, Broad Green, Wavertree Technology Park and Edge Hill. A replacement bus will run between Wigan North Western and Liverpool Lime Street to serve these stations.
  • The 22:35 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Oxford Road. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.
  • The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will depart at 03:28, and will run on an alternative route to Deansgate.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended evening trains in the Wigan area from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Hindley overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines after 23:20.

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Ince, Hindley, Daisy Hill, Hag Fold, Atherton, Walkden, Moorside or Swinton. A replacement bus will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria to serve these stations.
  • The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A replacement bus will run between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate.
  • The 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan Wall North Western service will terminate at Manchester Victoria.
  • The 23:29 Manchester Piccadilly to Blackpool North service will be diverted via an alternative route, and will not call at Wigan North Western.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Amended 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Derby and Chesterfield, closing some lines.

The 22:20 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service will be diverted via an alternative route after Derby, and will run later than normal to Chesterfield and Sheffield.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids from Monday 18 February to Friday 8 March
Start date18/02/2019
End date08/03/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place at Whiteball Tunnel between between Taunton and Plymouth, from Monday 18 February until Friday 8 March, closing all lines.

In addition, similar work will also take place between Totnes and Ivybridge, at the Marley Tunnel, closing some lines.

The following changes will apply until the works have been fully completed:

Buses will replace trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids. Please note, the journey time between these stations by bus is approximately 65 minutes.

CrossCountry

A revised 2-hourly train service will operate between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

Great Western Railway 

A revised 2-hourly train service will operate between London Paddington and Penzance / Plymouth. These trains will also be diverted via Yeovil Junction, not calling at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Journey times will be extended between Totnes and Plymouth, so most of these trains will terminate at Plymouth. Journeys between Plymouth and Penzance should generally operate to normal schedule.

Other train services between London Paddington and the West of England will also run at reduced frequency; although, these trains will terminate at Taunton instead.

Services between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance will be amended.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

Whiteball Tunnel will be closed for three weeks to allow for vital engineering work to be completed on the 170-year-old structure. The tunnel walls will be relined with concrete to safeguard against loose masonry and brick falls, a task which will be carried out using specialist robotic equipment which sprays a concrete lining onto the walls of the tunnel.

Amended late night / early morning service between Guildford and Gatwick Airport from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Late night bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place between Guildford and Redhill, closing some lines.

The following changes will apply:

Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February

  • 22:36 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford - A replacement bus service will run from Guildford to Redhill, calling at all intermediate stations. Customers requiring Earlswood or Gatwick Airport may use alternative trains at Redhill, to help you complete your journey.
  • 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will terminate at Guildford - A replacement bus service will run from Guildford to Gatwick Airport.
  • 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading will terminate at Redhill - A replacement bus service will run from Redhill and Guildford to connect with a later running train service from Guildford to Reading.

 

Tuesday 19 to Friday 22 February

  • 04:31 Reading to Gatwick Airport will depart Guildford at approximately 05:40 and will terminate at Redhill - Customers requiring Earlswood or Gatwick Airport may use alternative trains at Redhill, to help you complete your journey.
  • 06:00 Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Redhill - Customers may use alternative trains between Gatwick Airport and Redhill, to help you complete your journey.

 


Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Amended 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Late night maintenance on the signalling equipment is taking place between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, closing 2 out of the 4 tracks between these stations.

As a result, from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February, the 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing and Hanwell.

Customers are advised to use alternative train services.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date20/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will operate approximately 5 minutes later than normal from Patchway and beyond.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Amended Virgin Trains 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date21/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugeley Trent Valley and Congleton closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted via Crewe, calling additionally at Styal.

A replacement bus will run from Crewe for Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield customers.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Amended Virgin Trains 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton, closing some lines.

As a result, the 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, and will not call at Northampton.

A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Northampton.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Alteration to late night trains between Sole Street / Strood and Rainham from Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night in the Sole Street area, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.
  • The 23:42 London Victoria to Gillingham will terminate at Sole Street and a replacement bus will run from Meopham to Gillingham.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate is replaced by a bus between Meopham and Sittingbourne to connect with a train onwards to Ramsgate.
  • The 00:40 London Victoria to Gillingham will terminate at Meopham with a replacement bus to Gillingham.

Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

  • The 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham is replaced by a bus between Sittingbourne and Gillingham.

Tuesday Only

  • The 22:40 & 23:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate services will run between Faversham & Ramsgate via Herne Bay (as they normally do on Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays).  The replacement buses which are scheduled to run each Tuesday instead will not run.
  • The 22:12 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate which normally terminates at Ramsgate on Tuesdays will run through to Margate. The replacement bus which is scheduled to run each Tuesday instead will not run.
  • The 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Faversham will run between Faversham & Ramsgate via Herne Bay (as it normally does on Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays).  The replacement buses which are scheduled to run each Tuesday instead will not run.
  • The 23:10 Dover Priory to Gillingham will terminate at Faversham. Passengers should use the 22:50 Ramsgate to Faversham service which will be extended to Sittingbourne to connect with a replacement bus to Gillingham.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Buses replace overnight trains to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading overnight each night from Monday evening until Saturday morning.

Monday evening to Friday morning:

Between 22:15 and 05:30, no trains will call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Friday evening:

After 23:35, no trains will call at Burnham or Taplow. Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Buses replace overnight trains to / from Pangbourne from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February
Start date18/02/2019
End date22/02/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway each night, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Monday evening to Saturday morning:

Between 22:30 and 05:15 each night, no trains will call at Pangbourne. Replacement buses will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Amended Merseyrail services to / from Southport from Saturday 2 until Sunday 24 February
Start date02/02/2019
End date24/02/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Until the end of the day on Sunday 24 February, platform work is taking place between Southport and Hall Road at weekends and from Monday to Friday between Southport and Formby, closing all lines

Buses will replace trains between Moorfields and and Formby .

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement bus timetable can be found here.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

This project is all about getting the Merseyrail network ready for the arrival of new modern trains. They will be faster, safer, more comfortable than ever, and able to carry 50% more passengers.

You will benefit from a number of modern features including sliding step technology which will result in unassisted access for all and you will be able to get on and off the trains much more easily. This technology represents a pioneering approach for the UK. Merseyrail need to do some work to the platforms before the new trains arrive and in readiness for the sliding step.

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Saturday 5 January until Sunday 17 March
Start date05/01/2019
End date17/03/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

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

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

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

Amended weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019
Start date26/05/2018
End date29/09/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, some late evening trains on Saturday and all day on Sunday, will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 1 March using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers travelling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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