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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: 24/09/2017 23:54

Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gillingham and Faversham, closing all lines.

As a result of this, 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

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 early morning / late night services to and from Bristol Temple Meads on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Lawrence Hill from the start of service until 10:40 and also after 23:00 on Sunday, closing the lines.

Trains will run on a diversionary route between these stations. As a result of this, some services to, from or via Bristol Temple Meads will be slightly retimed.

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.

Major improvement work affecting South Western Railway services on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Waterloo and Queenstown Road all weekend, closing some lines. On Sunday, all lines in the Wimbledon, Surbiton and Kingston areas will also be closed. This is part of the Waterloo and South West upgrade project, and you can find more information about this here.

An amended service will run to and from London Waterloo, with the majority of trains being retimed. Most services will leave from a different platform than usual and journey times will be extended as trains will make additional stops.

Queenstown Road station will have no service on Saturday. You should use alternative stations.

Vauxhall station will have a reduced train service and you may need to change trains at Clapham Junction to complete your journey.

Berrylands station will have no service on Sunday. You should use London Buses on route K2 to travel to and from this station. Your rail ticket will be accepted on these services at no extra cost.

The following alterations will apply on Saturday 23 September:

  • Trains between London Waterloo and Guildford via Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon will be amended to run between Surbiton and Guildford only. Alternative train services will be available between London Waterloo and Surbiton.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Guildford via Leatherhead will be amended to run between Wimbledon and Guildford only. Alternative train services will be available between London Waterloo and Wimbledon.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Hampton Court will be amended to run between Surbiton and Hampton Court only. Alternative train services will be available between London Waterloo and Surbiton.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will be retimed and will not call at Vauxhall.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Chessington South will be amended to run between Wimbledon and Chessington South only. Alternative train services will be available between London Waterloo and Wimbledon.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Dorking will not run
  • London Waterloo circular services via Wimbledon and Twickenham will be amended to run between Kingston and London Waterloo only (via Twickenham).
  • London Waterloo circular services via Brentford and Twickenham will not run.
  • A reduced service will run between London and Portsmouth via Haslemere. Some services will be diverted via Chertsey and Richmond.
  • Services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour via Eastleigh will be amended to run between Winchester and Portsmouth Harbour only. Alternative train services will be available between London Waterloo and Winchester.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Haslemere will not run.
  • Services from Weymouth to London will be diverted via Hounslow.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Poole will be amended to run between Basingstoke and Poole.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Basingstoke will be amended to run between Woking and Basingstoke only.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Salisbury will be amended to run between Basingstoke and Salisbury only.

 

Services on all other routes to and from London Waterloo will be retimed and amended to call additionally at some stations.

The following alterations will apply on Sunday 24 September:

  • Buses will replace trains between Clapham Junction and Surbiton / Woking / Effingham Junction via Cobham & Stoke D'Abernon / Epsom / Chessington South / Hampton Court / Twickenham via Wimbledon and Kingston.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids will be amended to run between Basingstoke and Exeter St Davids only.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will be diverted via Richmond.
  • Trains between London Waterloo and Woking via Hounslow and Staines will not run.
  • London Waterloo circular services via Wimbledon and Kingston will not run.
  • A reduced service will run between London Waterloo and Portsmouth / Weymouth with trains being diverted via Chertsey.

 

Ticket Acceptance:

You may use Southern services between Clapham Junction and Dorking.

You may use London Buses on route K2 between Surbiton and Kingston


Check before you travel:

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

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 Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Sundays from Sunday 27 August to Sunday 5 November
Start date27/08/2017
End date06/11/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Heathrow Connect; Heathrow Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Sundays, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

Sundays from 24 September to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:27, 07:12 then hourly until 23:12.

Trains will leave Heathrow Central at 07:13 then hourly until 23:13 and 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Sundays from 27 August to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:10 and every 15 minutes until 23:25.

Trains will leave Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:00, 06:18, 06:33 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

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.

 

Engineering work affecting Docklands Light Railway on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected London Underground
Description

Engineering work is taking place on parts of the Docklands Light Railway network, closing various lines.

The line is closed between Bow Church and Stratford. Because of this, there will be no interchange with National Rail services at Stratford.

Please note, services will run as scheduled via West Ham. Customers should use local buses to help complete journeys.

Planning your Journey

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

Major improvement work between Cardiff Central and Newport from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 29 October
Start date23/09/2017
End date29/10/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Network Rail are electrifying the South Wales mainline as part of the Great Western Railway upgrade. You can read more about this project here.

From Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October, work will take place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing various lines. An amended service will run between these stations.

Trains will be retimed and subject to platform changes. Some trains will be amended to start / terminate at Newport.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on the following days:

  • Sunday 24 September
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 1 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 8 October
  • After 21:00 on Saturday 14 and all day on Sunday 15 October
  • Sunday 22 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 29 October

 

Some bus services will be extended to Pye Corner for customers travelling to / from Ebbw Vale Town. 

Please note - the line between Newport and Bristol Parkway will be closed on weekends and buses will be replacing trains between these stations. During the times that the line between Cardiff and Newport is also closed, the bus services will be extended to 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 late night Southeastern midweek services until Friday 29 December
Start date01/08/2017
End date30/12/2017
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

  • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West

  • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

  • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate

  • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate


Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

  • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

  • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

  • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

 

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 between Gospel Oak and Barking from Sunday 17 September until Sunday 22 October
Start date17/09/2017
End date23/10/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

From Sunday 17 September for five weeks until Monday 23 October, the Gospel Oak to Barking route will be closed.

The line needs to close to enable Network Rail to continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from Spring 2018.

Customer alternative transport arrangements

Replacement bus services will operate as follows:

  • Service J: Gospel Oak (bus stop on Highgate Road) to Seven Sisters
  • Service T: Walthamstow Central to Barking

To help with your journey, you may also use local buses via any reasonable routes between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road.

You may also use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central; between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

Up to 29 September, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If travelling after this date, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can plan your journey on London Underground and London Buses by using the Transport for London 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.

Buses replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway every weekend from 23 September to 29 October
Start date23/09/2017
End date29/10/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Every weekend from 23 September until 29 October, Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in the Cardiff area; as well as track maintenance in the Severn Tunnel.

Trains will not run between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between South Wales and London Paddington will be diverted between Newport and Swindon (via Gloucester). Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run between Bristol Parkway and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour only.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly will be amended to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. You will need to change at Bristol Parkway for a bus connection to Newport / Cardiff.

On some weekends, the line between Cardiff and Newport will also be closed and during these times, buses will be extended to run from / to Cardiff. An amended train service will run between Swansea and Cardiff.

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 Gatwick Express service on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between South Croydon and Purley, closing some lines.

Until approximately 06:30 a coach service will operate between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

After 06:30 until the end of service, a half hourly train service will operate.

Trains will operate at as follows:

On the hour and 30 minutes past the hour from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport.

20 and 50 minutes past the hour from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria.

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 Purley and Caterham / Tattenham Corner on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Croydon and Purley / Caterham / Tattenham Corner, closing various lines.

A reduced service will operate between London Victoria and Brighton. London Victoria to Caterham / Tattenham Corner services will terminate at South Croydon. A rail replacement bus service will operate between Purley and Caterham and between Purley and Tattenham Corner. Please note services will not call at Purley Oaks. All customers are advised to use Sanderstead for trains towards London.

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 West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between West Croydon and Sutton, closing all lines.

On Saturday, buses will replace trains between West Croydon and Sutton / Epsom Downs.

On Sunday, buses will replace trains between West Croydon and Sutton. 

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 Tonbridge on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains; Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work in the Tonbridge area closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells / Wadhurst
  • Sevenoaks and Paddock Wood
  • Edenbridge and Tonbridge

 

Some early morning trains from Hastings to London Charing Cross are replaced by buses from Hastings to Sevenoaks.

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 between Slade Green / Barnehurst / Crayford and Dartford on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Slade Green / Barnehurst / Crayford and Dartford, closing all lines.

There will be no train service between Slade Green / Barnehurst / Crayford and Dartford.

Buses will run between Slade Green and Dartford and also between Crayford and Dartford.

On Saturday and Sunday, trains will run between:

  • London Cannon Street / London Charing Cross and Slade Green via both Bexleyheath and Woolwich Arsenal
  • London Cannon Street / London Charing Cross and Crayford
  • London Victoria and Sidcup via Lewisham
  • Dartford and Gravesend / Gillingham

 

If you are travelling to Dartford, you will be able to travel on these services and change at Slade Green or Crayford for a replacement bus service.

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 Barnham and Brighton on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western; Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Angmering and Brighton, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Barnham and Brighton. Customers for the 21:46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour service are advised to use Southern's replacement bus service between Brighton and Barnham, and Southern's rail service from Barnham to Portsmouth Harbour.

Southern

Buses will replace trains between Littlehampton and Brighton.

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 services in the Reading area on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Maidenhead and Didcot Parkway but predominately in the Reading area closing various lines and at various times throughout the weekend.

From 00:25 until 12:35 Sunday

Buses replace trains between:

  • Reading and Didcot Parkway / Basingstoke.
  • Maidenhead / Reading and Theale
  • Twyford and Henley-on-Thames

 

From 00:25 until 12:35, and after 22:00 Sunday

Trains will not call at Burham and Taplow. Customers should travel via Slough for buses between Slough and Burnham / Taplow. Customers should please note that not all trains have a connecting bus service.

Additional alterations will also apply:

Saturday between 21:00 and 23:30, some trains between London Paddington and Oxford / Worcester Shrub Hill will be retimed.

Sunday until 11:42, the train service between London Paddington and Oxford will not run. Customers travelling direct between London Paddington and Oxford will be accepted on Chiltern Railways trains between London Marylebone and Oxford via High Wycombe.

Trains between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth will run between Newbury and Exeter St Davids / Plymouth. Customers should use alternative trains between London Paddington and Slough and then replacement buses between Slough and Newbury.

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 Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich / Dalmuir on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Kilpatrick and Dumbarton Central, closing all lines.

A replacement bus service will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Crianlarich / Dalmuir.

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 Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering in the Anniesland area, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Anniesland.

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 Denmark Hill and Bromley South via Beckenham Junction on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Brixton and Shortlands, closing all lines.

Trains to / from London Victoria will divert via Catford, not calling at stations between Brixton and Shortlands.

Replacement buses will run between Denmark Hill and Bromley South via Beckenham Junction.

Ticket acceptance:

If you are travelling to / from Brixton, you are advised to use London Underground Victoria Line between London Victoria and Brixton.

Further information:

Network Rail are also carrying out engineering work between Gillingham and Faversham, which may further affect journeys between Gillingham and Canterbury East / Ramsgate / Dover Priory. Please see here for more information.

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 Ashford International and Dover Priory on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Ashford International and Dover Priory, closing all lines.

Trains which normally run between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate will be revised to start / terminate at Ashford International. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Dover Priory where you can change for trains between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.

If you are travelling to / from Westenhanger, you will be required to change buses at Sandling.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Dover Priory will be cancelled.

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 Rochester / Gillingham and Faversham on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gillingham and Sheerness-on-Sea / Faversham, closing all lines.

Until 12:30, trains will be revised to start / terminate at Rochester. Replacement buses will run between Rochester and Gillingham and between Gillingham and Faversham where you can change for trains running between Faversham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

After 12:30 trains will be revised to start / terminate at Gillingham. Replacement buses will run between Gillingham, and Faversham where you can change for trains running between Faversham and Ramsgate / Dover Priory.

All day, buses will replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea.

Further information:

Engineering work is also taking place between Brixton and Shortlands, which may affect your journey. Please see here for more information.

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.

CANCELLED: Engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Chinley via Reddish North on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Manchester Piccadilly and Chinley via Reddish North has been cancelled.

Trains will now run normally between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffied via Reddish North.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Chesterfield and Nottingham on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains; Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Alfreton area, closing all lines.

East Midlands Trains services between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham / Norwich will be diverted between Chesterfield and Nottingham, not calling at Alfreton, Langley Mill and Ilkeston. A replacement bus will run between Chesterfield and Nottingham. Some trains may depart earlier from Nottingham.

As a result of these trains being diverted, some trains running between Matlock and Derby / Nottingham may be retimed to depart slightly earlier throughout the day. Some services between Leeds / Sheffield / Nottingham and London St Pancras International may also be retimed to arrive slightly later into London St Pancras International.

Northern services will be revised to start / terminate at Chesterfield, not calling at stations between Chesterfield and Nottingham. A replacement bus will run between Chesterfield and Nottingham.

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 in the Ipswich area on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date26/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Colchester and Stowmarket and also between Ipswich and Woodbridge / Felixstowe, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Manningtree and Stowmarket and between Ipswich and Woodbridge / Felixstowe.

Some buses between Manningtree and Stowmarket will be extended to Colchester.

Buses will also run between Ipswich and Stowmarket, to connect with trains running between Stowmarket and Cambridge / Peterborough.

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 Maidstone West and Tonbridge on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Maidstone West and Paddock Wood, closing all lines.

Minibuses will replace trains between Maidstone West and Tonbridge.

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 services between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge on Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected East Coast Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various lines on the route between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / Cambridge. Various lines will be closed throughout the day.

Great Northern

From the start of service until 07:30 on Sunday, trains from London Kings Cross will start at Finsbury Park.

From 22:35 on Saturday until the end of service on Sunday, trains between Hitchin and Peterborough / Cambridge will be revised.

Until 01:20, journey times between Hitchin and Biggleswade may be extended by up to 30 minutes. Trains will not call at Arlesey. Some services may terminate at Stevenage and be replaced by a bus to Peterborough / Letchworth Garden City.

From 01:20 until 08:00, buses will replace trains between Stevenage and Cambridge / Peterborough.

From 08:00 until 10:00, trains from London Kings Cross to Peterborough will terminate at Hitchin and a replacement bus will run between Hitchin and Peterborough.

After 10:00 until the end of service, trains from London Kings Cross to Peterborough will depart 5 minutes earlier and will not call at Arlesey.

Customers for Arlesey are advised to travel to Biggleswade and take the next service back towards Arlesey.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Until 10:00, trains will not run from / to London Kings Cross. Trains will either start / terminate at Peterborough or York.

There is no alternative transport between London Kings Cross and Peterborough / York and customers should use alternative services.

Ticket acceptance:

Great Northern until 07:30, you may use your ticket on London Underground services between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park.

Check before you travel:

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

For journeys on London Underground, you can plan your journey by using the Transport for London 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 Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Engineering work is being carried out between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines. Overhead wires are being installed between these stations to enable London Midland to run electric trains on the full route between Birmingham and Rugeley. You can find more information on this here.

Buses will replace trains between Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley.

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 Southend Central and Shoeburyness on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Southend Central and Shoeburyness closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Southend Central and Shoeburyness.

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 at Rotherham Central on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First transPennine Express; Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Swinton, closing the line via Rotherham Central.

Trains will not call at Rotherham Central. Buses will run between Meadowhall, Swinton and Rotherham Central.

TransPennine Express: The 08:38 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes and the 20:26 Cleethorpes to Sheffield trains will not call at Rotherham 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.

Buses replace trains between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central, closing all lines.

A replacement bus service will operate between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Central (St Georges Hall). Customers should walk to Liverpool Central for connecting train services to / from Southport.

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 Partick and Milngavie on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Partick area, closing various lines.

Buses will replace trains between Partick and Milngavie.

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 Blackburn and Clitheroe on Saturday 23 and 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Blackburn and Hellifield, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Blackburn and Clitheroe.

On Sunday, the 'Ribble Valley Rambler' services between Blackpool North / Preston and Hellifield will be replaced by buses.

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 to and from Manchester on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; First transPennine Express; Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Eccles and Manchester Victoria / Deansgate and also between Salford Crescent and Manchester Piccadilly, closing the line. You can find more information on this project here.

Trains will not run between Eccles and Manchester Oxford Road / Manchester Victoria or between Salford Crescent and Manchester Oxford Road. Services that usually run between these stations will be replaced by buses, amended or diverted via an alternative route.

Services between Salford Crescent and Manchester Victoria via Salford Central are unaffected by this engineering work and will continue to run as normal.

Arriva Trains Wales

Chester - Manchester Piccadilly

On Saturday, services will be replaced by buses between Warrington Bank Quay and Manchester Piccadilly.

On Sunday, trains will be diverted via Northwich and Stockport. Buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly via Eccles, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

Northern

Blackpool North - Manchester Airport / Hazel Grove

Services will run between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria and also between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove.

Southport / Wigan  - Stockport / Chester

Services will run between Southport and Manchester Victoria and also between Manchester Oxford Road and Stockport / Chester.

Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Victoria

Buses will replace trains between Eccles and Manchester Victoria.

Liverpool Lime Street - Manchester Airport

Trains will not run.

TransPennine Express

Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle

Services will be amended to run between Manchester Victoria and Newcastle only. Alternative train services are available between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

On Saturday, the 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Manchester Victoria and the 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

On Sunday, the 09:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will start from Leeds and the 20:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Scarborough service will start from Manchester Victoria.

Glasgow Central - Manchester Airport

Services will run between Glasgow Central and Preston only. You will need to use alternative train services between Preston / Wigan and Manchester.

Edinburgh - Manchester Airport

Services will run between Edinburgh and Manchester Victoria, not calling at Wigan North Western. You will need to use alternative train services to / from Wigan.

On Saturday, the 06:12 Preston to Manchester Airport, the 07:24 Lancaster to Manchester Airport and the 19:00 Manchester Airport to Preston services will not run.

The 06:15, 10:12 and 18:13 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport services will terminate at Preston.

The 05:58, 14:00 and 18:00 Manchester Airport to Edinburgh services will start from Preston.

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.

Buses replace trains between Huddersfield and Penistone on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place between Huddersfield and Penistone, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Huddersfield and Penistone.

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.

Buses replace trains between Stansted Airport and Cambridge on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; Greater Anglia
Description

Work on the signalling equipment and track work is taking place between Stansted Airport and Cambridge, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Stansted Airport 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:

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

No trains between London Liverpool Street / Stratford and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia; Stansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lea Bridge and Cheshunt, closing the line.

Trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge will be diverted via Seven Sisters. Customers should use local stations on the Seven Sisters route, which are within walking distance.

Trains between Stratford and Bishops Stortford / Hertford East will not run. If you are travelling to and from Lea Bridge, you should use TfL buses between Lea Bridge and Stratford / Hackney Downs. Your train ticket will be accepted on these services.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

No c2c services between London Liverpool Street and Barking on Sunday 24 September
Start date24/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Barking, closing some lines.

c2c services will not run between London Liverpool Street and Barking.

Trains that usually run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness will be amended to run between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness.

Services will call additionally at West Ham and Limehouse.

If you are travelling to or from Stratford, you will be able to use your ticket on London Underground or Docklands Light Railway services between West Ham and Stratford at no extra cost.

London Liverpool Street is a short walk away from London Fenchurch Street station.

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.

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Dumbarton Central on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Kilpatrick and Dumbarton Central closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central (Low Level) and Dumbarton 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.

Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September
Start date23/09/2017
End date25/09/2017
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Shenfield and Wickford, closing the lines.

Buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use your rail ticket on c2c services between London and Southend Victoria at no extra cost.

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.

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
Start date05/01/2015
End date31/01/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

Information about changes over the Christmas and New Year period will be made available later in September.

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as detailed below:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

 

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services. If you have a Travelcard you may use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

 

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

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