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Possible future disruption

Stay in the loop on planned works that could cause future delays and line closures right here. We work closely with Railtrack and the line operators to help keep you as informed as possible so you can work around any potential problems with the help of our alternative route planner.

Engineering work for:

All planned work

Last update: 19/02/2018 13:32

Revised late night service to / from London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date23/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street area, closing some lines overnight between Monday evening and Friday morning.

After 22:00, trains may be cancelled or amended to start from / terminate at London Bridge.

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.

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July
Start date17/02/2018
End date02/07/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018.

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Check before you travel:

Some weekend dates are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner (i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends,  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.

Project Information:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

Amended 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service from Monday 12 February to Friday 16 March
Start date12/02/2018
End date16/03/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Preston and Blackpool North, closing some lines.

The 16:33 London Euston to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus service will operate between Preston and Blackpool North.

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 typing in your station here.

Location Map:

For further location information on any railway station, please use this zoomable map

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:

By 2022 the Great North Rail Project (GNRP), part of Britain's Railway Upgrade Plan will have delivered more than £1bn of improvements for customers across the north of England.

Faster, more frequent, more reliable passenger services, on larger trains with more seats, will give customers quicker, more comfortable journeys.

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Redhill during evenings between Monday 19 and Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Reigate and Reading, closing all lines overnight between Monday evening and Friday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be replaced by a bus service:

The 23:07 Redhill to Reigate.

The 23:15 Reigate to Redhill.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended late night Southeastern services between Monday 19 and Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Each night between Monday and Friday, various engineering works are taking place in the Blackheath, Sevenoaks, Dover Priory and Strood areas. As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday and Tuesday only:

The 22:49 and 23:19 London Charing Cross to Hayes services will start from London Cannon Street, and will be diverted to, and will terminate at Lewisham. Buses will run from Lewisham to Hayes, departing Lewisham at 23:17 and 23:47.

The 23:02 London Cannon Street to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 23:32 London Charing Cross to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 00:02 (Tue & Wed) London Charing Cross to Hayes service will start from London Cannon Street, and will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only:

The 22:07 London Victoria to Dover Priory service will be diverted between Faversham and Dover Priory, not calling at stations via Canterbury East. A bus will depart Faversham at 23:37, calling at stations served by the train, except for Selling.

Monday to Thursday: 

The 23:09 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will terminate at Strood. A replacement bus will run at 00:30 between Strood and Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 23:34 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Sole Street. A replacement bus will depart Meopham at 00:30, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will terminate at Strood. A replacement bus will run at 01:00 between Strood and Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run at 00:25 between Ebbsfleet and Gravesend, Strood and Rochester. Customers for stations towards Faversham should travel to Rochester for a replacement bus to Rainham, connecting with services towards Faversham.

Tuesday only:

The 22:12 and 23:12 London St Pancras to Ramsgate service will extend to Margate and call additionally at Broadstairs.

The 22:25 London St Pancras to Ramsgate service will run as booked to Faversham, then divert to call at all stations to Ramsgate via Margate.

The 22:37 and 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate services will run as booked to Faversham, then call at all stations to Ramsgate via Margate.

The 22:50 Ramsgate to Faversham service will extend to Gillingham, calling additionally at Teynham, Sittingbourne, Newington and Rainham.

The 23:05 Dover Priory to Gillingham service will terminate at Faversham.

The 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham bus service will not run.

The 23:35, 23:36, 23:55 and 23:56 Faversham to Ramsgate bus services will not run.

Tuesday to Friday (early morning):

The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Meopham. A replacement bus will depart Meopham at 00:55, calling at Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham. An additional service will depart Rainham at 01:57, calling at all stations to Ramsgate.

The 00:09 London Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath service will run as booked to Lewisham, then run fast to Dartford via Sidcup. A replacement bus will depart Lewisham for all stations to Dartford via Bexleyheath at 00:40.

The 00:15 London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells service will terminate at Sevenoaks. A replacement bus will depart Sevenoaks at 01:13, calling at all stations to Tunbridge Wells.

The 00:26 London Victoria to Dartford via Bexleyheath service will run as booked to Lewisham, then run fast to Dartford via Sidcup. (However, on Monday and Tuesday only, this service will start at London Bridge). A replacement bus will depart Lewisham for all stations to Dartford via Bexleyheath at 00:52.

The 00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Meopham. A replacement bus will run from Meopham at 01:50 for Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will terminate at Strood. A replacement bus will run from Strood at 01:58, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

The 04:05 Gillingham to London Charing Cross service will start from Strood. A replacement bus will run from Gillingham at 03:43, calling at Chatham, Rochester and Strood.

Tuesday to Thursday:

The 22:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will terminate at Ashford International. A replacement bus will depart Ashford International at 00:09 for all stations to Dover Priory except Westenhanger. A bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger at 00:39, and from Westenhanger to Sandling at 00:21.

The 23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory and Canterbury West service will run to Canterbury West only. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International at 01:09 for all stations to Dover Priory except Westenhanger. A bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger at 01:35.

The 23:12 Ramsgate to Ashford International service will terminate at Dover Priory. A replacement bus will depart Dover Priory at 23:55 calling at all stations to Ashford International except Westenhanger. A minibus will depart Sandling for Westenhanger at 00:39, and from Westenhanger for Sandling at 00:21.

Wednesday (early morning) only:

The 00:30, 00:31 and 01:30 Faversham to Ramsgate bus services will not run.

The 01:30 Faversham to Westgate on Sea bus service will not run.

Friday (early morning) only:

The 00:25 London Victoria to Orpington service will run to Shortlands, not calling at stations between London Victoria and Orpington. A replacement bus will leave London Victoria at 00:28, calling at Herne Hill, then all stations to Bromley South, followed by Bickley, Petts Wood and Orpington.

The 00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will run to Bromley South. A replacement bus will depart London Victoria at 00:40, calling at Herne Hill, Penge East and Beckenham Junction.

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 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service each night from Monday 19 until Wednesday 21 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Norwich, closing the line overnight.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A bus will be provided between Ipswich and Norwich.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight midweek service between Newport and Gloucester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester each night, closing the line.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service terminates at Newport. A bus will be provided between Newport and Gloucester.

The 23:00 Cheltenham Spa to Cardiff Central service will not run. A bus will be provided throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight midweek service between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd each night from 23:30 Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Customers should use the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service as far as Pontypridd. A bus will be provided between Pontypridd and Aberdare.

The 21:56 Barry Island to Merthyr Tydfil service will terminate at Pontypridd. A bus will be provided between Pontypridd and Merthyr Tydfil.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service terminate at Radyr. A bus will be provided between Radyr and Pontypridd.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended service between Cardiff Central and Newport from Monday 19 until Friday 23 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date23/02/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport throughout the week, closing some lines between these stations.

Throughout each day, some trains from Cardiff Central will start from Newport. Customers should use alternative train services from Cardiff Central to Newport.

Throughout each day, some trains from the Bristol Temple Meads direction will terminate at Newport. Customers should use alternative train services from Newport to Cardiff Central.

Most other trains, including those to and from Portsmouth Harbour and London Paddington, will run up to 10 minutes later than usual between Newport and Cardiff Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight midweek service between Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Deansgate area, closing some lines each night from 23:25.

Late night trains between Manchester and Liverpool Lime Street will be replaced by buses throughout. Two buses will run in place of each cancelled trains.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight midweek service between Crewe and Chester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date23/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Chester, closing the line each night.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will terminate at Crewe. A bus will be provided between Crewe and Chester. Through customers for Chester should change at Shrewsbury.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. Customers for Holyhead should connect with a bus which departs at 23:35 for Chester. A train will then depart Chester for Holyhead.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Crewe. The bus will depart at the earlier time 03:50 to maintain the connection at Crewe.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace overnight trains between Guildford and Redhill from 23:00 each night Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gomshall and Reading, closing all lines over night.

From approximately 23:00 each night, trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be replaced by buses between Guildford and Redhill.

Customers can use alternative trains between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight midweek service between Cardiff Central and Swansea from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Briton Ferry and Swansea, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday

The 20:15 / 21:15 / 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will depart Neath and arrive at Swansea a few minutes later than usual.

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 overnight midweek service between Reading and Bristol / Gloucester from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon / Chippenham and Bath Spa / Gloucester, closing the lines via Chippenham and Kemble each night.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:31 London Paddington to Cardiff Central trains will divert and not call at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Road transport will operate from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. The buses continue onwards to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa service will divert via Yate. A bus will be provided to run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa via Kemble and Stroud.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight midweek service at Westbury from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bradford-on-Avon and Westbury, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service will depart at the earlier time 22:50. A bus will also depart Bristol Temple Meads for Westbury at 23:20. A minibus will depart Bristol Temple Meads at 23:20 calling at all stations to Frome.

20:21 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will run as the 20:21 Weymouth to Westbury. A train will then depart Westbury at 21:55 for Bristol Temple Meads. It will be required to change trains at Westbury.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight midweek service between Bishops Stortford and Cambridge from Monday 19 until Friday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Track maintenance is taking place between Bishops Stortford and Cambridge each night, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:28 London Liverpool Street to Cambridge service will be replaced by a bus between Bishops Stortford and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.

Amended overnight midweek service at Southend Victoria and Southminster from Monday 19 until Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shenfield and Hockley each night from 22:25. From 23:55, all lines will be closed between Shenfield and Southend Victoria, and between Wickford and Southminster.

The last through train to depart London Liverpool Street will be the 21:35 departure to Southend Victoria. The last departure from Southend Victoria will be at 21:30 for London Liverpool Street.

The last train from Wickford to Southminster will depart at 20:56.

The last train from Southminster too Wickford will be at 21:31.

From 22:25, buses will operate between Shenfield and Hockley / Southminster.

From 23:55 buses will run between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster.

The 22:30 and 23:00 trains from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will operate as buses from Hockley through to London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Newtown and Aberystwyth between Monday 19 and Saturday 24 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date24/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Welshpool and Machynlleth, closing all lines.

The 20:04 Birmingham International to Aberystwyth service terminates at Newtown. A replacement bus will run from Newtown to Aberystwyth, calling at all stations.

The 23:40 Aberystwyth to Machynlleth service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Rugby and Northampton from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date23/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work will take place between Rugby and Northampton each night between Monday and Friday, closing all lines.

Monday to Friday:

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, and will no longer call at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby, calling at Long Buckby and Northampton.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 05:16 Rugby to London Euston service will start from Northampton at 05:46. A replacement bus will operate between Rugby and Northampton to connect with this train.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Revised 23:08 Wakefield Westgate and Knottingley service from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wakefield Westgate and Knottingley each night between 23:15 and 05:45, finishing on Friday morning.

As a result, the 23:08 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley train service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended late night / early morning services to / from London Paddington from Monday 19 to Friday 23 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date23/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, closing some lines.

As a result, there are a number of alterations to services between 22:00 and 01:00 each night. Trains will be amended or diverted, and may take slightly longer than usual.

The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell stations. Customers should use alternative services.

The 00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Customers should change here for rail connections to Reading.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains at Burnham or Taplow between Monday 19 February and Friday 23 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date23/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, some trains will be amended to not call at Burnham or Taplow stations.

Monday:

The 04:07 Reading to Paddington service will not call at Taplow or Burnham. Passengers should use alternative services.

Monday to Thursday:

Some services departing London Paddington or Reading stations between 21:40 and 23:59 will be amended to not call at Burnham or Taplow stations.

Replacement buses will run between Slough and Burnham and Taplow.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations. A replacement bus will run between Slough, Burnham and Taplow.

The 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham or Taplow stations. Customers should use alternative services.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains at Pangbourne between Monday 19 and Thursday 22 February
Start date19/02/2018
End date22/02/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

As a result, an amended service will run, with some trains not calling at Pangbourne.

Monday only:

The 04:07 Didcot Parkway to Reading will not call at Pangbourne.

Tuesday to Thursday:

The 03:54 Oxford to Reading service will not call at Pangbourne.

Monday to Wednesday:

The 20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:57 and 23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services will not call at Pangbourne.

The 23:45 Reading to Oxford, and the 21:37, 23:45 Banbury to Reading and the 22:02, 23:21 Didcot to Reading services will not call at Pangbourne.

Friday:

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

23:27 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.

23:45 Reading to Oxford (departing at 23:46).

23:45 Banbury to Reading.

A replacement bus will run between Pangbourne and Tilehurst, or customers should use alternative services.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Redhill and Gatwick Airport from Saturday 17 until Monday 19 February
Start date17/02/2018
End date19/02/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western; Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Gatwick Airport during the evenings of Saturday and Sunday, closing all lines.

As a result, some late night / early morning services will be replaced by buses between Redhill and Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges.

Great Western Railway:

On Saturday, the 23:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

On Sunday, the 06:11 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will start from Redhill at 06:20. A bus will run from Gatwick Airport to Redhill, departing at 05:52.

The 22:19 and 23:15 Reading to Gatwick Airport services will be replaced by buses between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

Southern:

Before approximately 06:50 on Sunday and after 23:20 on Sunday (and early Monday morning), services will be replaced by buses between Redhill and Gatwick Airport / Three Bridges.

Thameslink:

On Sunday, the 18:54 and 19:24 Three Bridges to Bedford services will only run between London St Pancras International and Bedford.

From approximately 21:30 on Sunday until 05:00 on Monday, buses will replace trains between Redhill and Three Bridges / Brighton.

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.

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool until Sunday 25 March
Start date11/11/2017
End date26/03/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail; Virgin Trains
Description

As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool.

Phase 1 of these works has been completed and trains can run again between Preston and Blackpool South.

From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Ticket acceptance:

All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool as part of a multi-billion pound investment in the north to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys in 2018.

The 17 mile route between Preston and Blackpool North will be fully electrified paving the way for better trains with more seats. We're also improving the track layout and modernising signalling equipment to reduce delays and improve performance.

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