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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: 11/08/2020 16:56

Amended overnight / early morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected TransPennine Express
Description

If travelling late evening, overnight or early morning then use the journey planner to check your train times as services may be retimed due to engineering work.

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.

Buses replace early morning trains between Three Bridges and Brighton from Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 August
Start date11/08/2020
End date14/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing lines early on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Between 01:15 and 05:15 on Tuesday to Thursday mornings, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton. Buses from Brighton will depart earlier than the train service it replaces, in order to connect with trains at Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

No late night trains to / from Sutton from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date14/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Wimbledon / Sutton, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

After 23:45 each night, no Thameslink trains will run between London Blackfriars and Wimbledon / Sutton.

Customers can use London Buses to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage, closing lines overnight between 23:45 and 05:00 from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Between 23:45 and 05:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Buses replace trains between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until Monday 7 September
Start date12/02/2020
End date07/09/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Transport for Wales
Description

Storm Ciara, which bought 90mph winds, extreme rainfall and flooding across Wales on Sunday 9 February, caused extensive damage on the Conwy Valley Line, north of Llanrwst.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice. A bus timetable can be found here.

Whilst the line is closed engineers will install a 2000m armoured bund to protect against further damage at sites previously affected by flooding. As a result of this, the line will reopen later than originally expected. The line is now not expected to reopen until Monday 7 September. This date is subject to change as work continues.

Additional information:

Network Rail engineers inspecting the line have identified several sites where the ballast supporting the track has been washed away by floodwater. The storm has also damaged fencing and level crossings at several locations. Several weeks of repair work are underway.

Check before you travel:

You can check your midweek journey up to and including Friday 28 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Monday 31 August onwards, please check back nearer the time

You can check your weekend journey up to and including Sunday 23 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling from Saturday 29 August onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here

Amended c2c service from 20:40 each night from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date14/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Barking, closing all lines from 20:40.

Services will be diverted to start from / terminate at London Liverpool Street.

An amended timetable will be in place from approximately 18:00.

Basildon line

Trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness via Laindon.

From 22:45, the engineering work extends to Upminster. The last through services will be:

  • 21:55 Shoeburyness - London Liverpool Street
  • 22:15 London Liverpool Street - Shoeburyness 

 

After these services, trains will be diverted via an alternative route and call additionally at Grays. A shuttle service will run between Upminster and Grays / Pitsea (via Laindon).

Ockendon line

Trains will run between Upminster and Grays via Ockendon.

Customers travelling to / from Ockendon or Chafford Hundred will need to change trains in most instances.

Rainham line

Trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness via Rainham.

Ticket acceptance

Customers may use their ticket on London Underground District Line between Tower Hill and Barking, and also on Docklands Light Railway between West Ham and Stratford.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 

Amended evening Avanti West Coast services from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date14/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Avanti West Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Avanti West Coast network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result:

  • The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted after Birmingham New Street, and will arrive at Wolverhampton later than usual.
  • The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted, not calling at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Long Buckby and Northampton.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended evening services between Gidea Park and Shenfield from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date14/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia; TfL Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing some lines overnight.

Greater Anglia:

Trains to and from London Liverpool Street via Shenfield will need to travel at a reduced speed past the engineering work, which means journey times will be extended by up to 15 minutes.

Additionally, the 21:35 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria, and the 21:20 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street services will not run.

TfL Rail:

After 21:00, some trains towards Shenfield will be amended to terminate at Gidea Park. Trains from Shenfield will be retimed by up to 4 minutes.

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 Southern service each night from Monday 10 until Thursday 13 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date14/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations across the Southern network, closing some lines each night.

Monday - Thursday:

From approximately 21:45 each night, buses will replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.  Due to road restrictions, buses will not serve Normans Bay. If you are travelling towards Normans Bay, please speak to bus staff. They will arrange for a rail replacement taxi to this station.

If you are waiting at Normans Bay, please push the green "Emergency" button on the station Help Point. Our control room staff will arrange you a rail replacement taxi on request.

From approximately 23:45 each night, services between London Victoria and Sutton / Horsham will be diverted via Selhurst, and will run to a revised timetable.

From approximately 23:45 each night, services will not run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central. You may require a change of train in your journey and to travel via London Euston. Please allow extra time when travelling, as journey times will be extended.

Ticket acceptance for works between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central:

You may use your tickets on the following routes:

  • Other Southern services between Clapham Junction and London Victoria
  • London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston
  • London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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

Amended evening services between Stratford and Richmond from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Richmond from Monday evening until Saturday morning, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday:

The 21:26 Stratford to Richmond service will terminate at Camden Road.

The 22:38 Richmond to Stratford service will not run.

Monday to Friday:

The 20:25 Stratford to Richmond service will terminate at Camden Road.

The 21:38 Richmond to Stratford service will not run.

Tuesday:

The 22:27 and 22:59 Stratford to Richmond services will terminate at Camden Road. Customers should use earlier / later train services to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Reduced evening service between Gospel Oak and Barking from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date14/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Barking after 20:00 each night, closing some lines to / from the station.

After 20:00 each night, a reduced service will operate between Gospel Oak and Barking.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Amended late night / early morning Transport for Wales service between Chester and Manchester from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Manchester, via Warrington Bank Quay, closing some lines.

Trains will divert via Northwich. Replacement buses will run between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Bank Quay.  

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Transport for Wales
Description

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

An amended timetable will operate with bus replacement between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

Amended evening / morning Southeastern services from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

From 23:15 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Hayes.

From 23:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Sheerness and Sittingbourne.

From 23:50 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:

From 00:10 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Gillingham and Faversham. A connecting train will run from Faversham and Ramsgate (calling at all stations). A minibus shuttle will run from Sittingbourne to Faversham via Teynham.

Tuesday to Friday:

From 00:01 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Maidstone East and Ashford International.

The 00:19 Bromley South to London Victoria service will be replaced by a bus.

Wednesday only:

From 00:50 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Slade Green and Dartford / Gravesend.

The last two services from London Charing Cross to Gravesend via Sidcup are diverted to Slade Green to connect with the buses (23:50 London Charing Cross to Gravesend - Wednesday and the 00:20 London Chring Cross to Gravesend - Thursday).

The 00:04 London Victoria to Dartford is cancelled and replaced by a bus throughout. between Denmark Hill and Dartford. Passengers can use the 00:10 London Victoria to Ramsgate service between London Victoria and Denmark Hill which will stop additionally to connect to the bus service. 

Wednesday and Thursday:

The 23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate via Dover Priory service will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ramsgate.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

Amended late night / early morning East Midlands Railway service from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Long Eaton area, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday:

The 22:20 London St Pancras International - Sheffield will have extended journey times arriving later at Derby 00:36, Chesterfield 00:55, terminating Sheffield at 01:08.

The 23:08 London St Pancras International - Derby via Nottingham will have extended journey times from Bedford with revised stopping times at stations arriving Derby later at (02:26).

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:52 departure from Leicester will be altered to now start earlier at 04:42, running approximately 10 minutes early until Bedford where it will continue unaltered.

The 05:02 Derby - London St Pancras International will start earlier departing at 04:40, and will be unaltered from East Midlands Parkway.

The 05:19 Derby - London St Pancras International will start earlier departing Derby at 05:00 and will not call at Long Eaton. A rail replacement bus will serve Long Eaton departing Derby at 04:21, Long Eaton 04:52 and arrive at Leicester 05:32.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

Amended late night / early morning service in the Bristol area from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight in The Bristol area, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday:

FROM BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS:

20:28 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will terminate Clifton Down. Road transport at 20:51 from Clifton Down to Severn Beach calling all stations.

20:41 Westbury to Bristol Parkway will not call at Lawrence Hill and Stapleton Road. Road transport will operate at 21:38 from Bristol Temple Meads to Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road, setting down only at Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Parkway.

21:21 Bristol Parkway to Portsmouth & Southsea will not call at Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill. Earlier road transport departs 20:59 from Bristol Parkway, Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill to Bristol Temple Meads to connect.

21:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 21:45 from Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth calling all stations.

22:00 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads and 22:25 Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill. Road transport will operate at 22:59 from Filton Abbey Wood to Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads.

22:19 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 22:19 from Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach calling all stations.

23:30 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will not call at Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill. Road transport will operate at 00:34 (Tue-Fri) from Filton Abbey Wood to Stapleton Road, Lawrence Hill and Bristol Temple Meads.

TO BRISTOL TEMPLE MEADS:

21:35 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will not run and will be replaced by EARLIER road transport at 21:25 from Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads calling all stations.

22:20 Avonmouth to Bristol Temple Meads will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 22:40 from Avonmouth to Bristol Temple Meads calling all stations.

23:00 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will not run and will be replaced by road transport at 23:25 from Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads calling all stations. 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

Amended late night / early morning Chiltern Railways service from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Chiltern Railways
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Haddenham & Thame Parkway and Bicester South Junction, closing some lines.

An amended timetable will be in operation overnight from Monday to Friday. Some trains will be diverted via alternative routes, and some journeys will involve rail replacement buses. Journey times will be longer than usual.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Transport for Wales; Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Cardiff area, finishing Friday a.m., closing some lines.

Great Western Railway:

Monday to Friday

The 03:46 Swansea to London Paddington will depart earlier at 03:41. Neath 03:53, Port Talbot Parkway 04:00 and Bridgend 04:14. It will be diverted between Bridgend and Cardiff Central (via Barry - not calling), departing Cardiff Central and beyond in normal timings.

Monday to Thursday

The 20:48 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Ninian Park - not calling), departing Bridgend and beyond a few minutes later than normal.

The 21:48 London Paddington to Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend (via Barry - not calling), departing Bridgend and beyond up to 23 minutes later than normal.

Thursday and Friday

The 04:58 Swansea to London Paddington will not run.

Transport for Wales:

From approximately 22:15, trains are to be diverted via Vale of Glamorgan, with trains travelling city line from Radyr - Cardiff and rail replacement between Cardiff - Bridgend.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Reading / Newbury and Bedwyn from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August
Start date10/08/2020
End date15/08/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Reading West and Bedwyn, closing various lines.

TO NEWBURY / BEDWYN:

21:52 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run and will be replaced by earlier road transport at 21:52 from Newbury to Bedwyn.

22:10 Reading to Newbury and 22:44 Newbury to Bedwyn will not run. A bus will depart Reading at 22:10 to Newbury calling all stations. Also road transport at 22:10 from Reading (fast) to Newbury, Kintbury, Hungerford and Bedwyn.

22:20 London Paddington to Bedwyn will not run.

FROM BEDWYN / NEWBURY:

00:06 Bedwyn to London Paddington will not run. An earlier replacement bus will depart at 23:38.

22:19 Bedwyn to Newbury will not run. The 22:51 Newbury to London Paddington will start from Reading. A replacement bus will depart Bedwyn at 22.38 to Hungerford, Kintbury and Newbury, then Thatcham and Reading. This connects at Newbury into road transport at 23.27 from Newbury to Reading, calling all stations.

Typical road journey times (depending on calling points) from Reading to:
Reading West 8mins, Theale 18-23mins, Aldermaston 29mins, Midgham 37mins, Thatcham 33-44mins, Newbury Racecourse 54mins, Newbury 40-64mins, Kintbury 60-79mins, Hungerford 70-89mins and Bedwyn 85-104mins.

Buses serve railway stations (forecourt / car park / entrance) except where shown below:
Reading West: Oxford Road opposite McDonalds; Aldermaston: Bath Road bus lay-by;
Midgham: Bath Road Angel public house; Newbury Racecourse: Hanbridge Road adjacent to entrance or Mandarin Court; Kintbury: Level Crossing by Station Road.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here 

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