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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: 10/12/2019 02:27

Amended train service between Corby and Melton Mowbray / Derby from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Corby and Melton Mowbray, closing some lines throughout the week.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Northbound:

Monday - Friday:

The 09:26 Corby to Derby will NOT CALL at Oakham and Melton Mowbray. A replacement bus will be provided from Corby at 08:28, Oakham and Melton Mowbray, connecting into the train at East Midlands Parkway.

The 17:50 London St Pancras International to Melton Mowbray will this week terminate at Corby, with a replacement bus connecting with the train at Corby and travelling to Oakham and Melton Mowbray.

Southbound:

Monday - Friday:

The 06:03 Melton Mowbray to London St Pancras starts at Corby at 06:38, with a replacement bus service provided from Melton Mowbray at 05:22, calling at Oakham en-route and connecting into the train at Corby.

The 16:27 Derby to Corby service will be diverted, departing Derby later than usual at 16:53 and no longer calling at Melton Mowbray, Oakham or Corby. The train will terminate at Kettering. A replacement bus will be provided connecting out of the train at East Midlands Parkway, calling at Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Corby and Kettering.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December
Start date22/11/2019
End date15/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Essential engineering work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, closing the Conwy Valley Line.

Buses will replace trains throughout, until 10:30 on Sunday 15 December. You can view the current bus timetable here.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

This work is the second phase of a major upgrade delivered this year and includes the installation of 600 rock bolts in the Ffestiniog Tunnel, the replacement of sleepers along the line and vegetation management. Work will also continue to replace the flood damaged platform at Dolgarrog station, which remains closed.

The line was initially closed in March, following extreme weather that washed out ballast and damaged infrastructure over a six-mile stretch. Work during this phase included the removal of 8,000 tonnes of wash out materials, the installation of additional culverts and over 7,500 tonnes of 'rock armour' to improve flood resilience.

Buses replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen until Sunday 22 December
Start date19/11/2019
End date22/12/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Milford Haven and Clarbeston Road, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Milford Haven and Carmarthen. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 40 minutes.

Check before you travel:

Until Friday 13 December, you can plan your journey for this week using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. A timetable for the replacement buses is available here

From Saturday 14 December, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

Network Rail will be working daily to cut back dead, dying and diseased trees and vegetation alongside the railway to ensure trains can continue to run safely. More details are available here.

Amended Southern overnight / early morning trains from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December
Start date08/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight / early morning at various location on the Southern network closing the line between 22:00 and 05:00 each night, finishing 05:00 Friday morning.

Monday and Tuesday - From approximately 23:30, buses will replace trains between Balham and West Croydon / London Bridge via Streatham Hill.

Monday to Thursday - From approximately 23:45, buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes / Eastbourne.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended late night / early morning trains between Camden Road and Willesden Junction from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Camden Road and Willesden Junction overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result, the 23:59 (Monday to Thursday) and 00:15 (Tuesday to Friday) Stratford to Willesden Junction services will terminate at Camden Road.

Customers can use valid tickets on London Buses between Camden Road and Willesden Junction.

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

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express in the Manchester area from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between the Manchester Victoria and Liverpool Lime Street areas closing some lines overnight from Monday to Thursday. The work is scheduled to finish at 05:30 Friday morning.  

Monday to Thursday

  • The 21:00 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, not calling at Manchester Victoria, Newton-le-Willows and Lea Green. 
  • The 21:46 Scarborough to Manchester Victoria service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 05:03 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria. This train will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual, at 05:22.
  • The 05:05 York to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.
  • The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will depart earlier than usual, at 04:57. This train will be diverted, not calling at Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria. This train will additionally call at Manchester Piccadilly at 05:40, and Stalybridge at 06:03.
  • The 05:48 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria. This train will depart Manchester Piccadilly later than usual, at 06:13.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains after 21:00 between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date12/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight (finishing Friday morning) between Llantwit Major and Bridgend each night, closing all lines.

From approximately 21:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Bridgend via Barry.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Chester and Acton Grange, finishing on Friday at 04:15, closing various lines.

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended late night / early morning Great Western Railway trains from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines.

Monday and Tuesday

The 20:15, 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will depart Neath and arrive Swansea 5 minutes later than normal.

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will operate approximately 5 minutes later than normal from Patchway and beyond.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will be provided from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads and will connect with the train below.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, NOT calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A bus will be provided from Swindon to Chippenham and Bath Spa. This bus continues to Bristol Temple Meads.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will incur an additional 5 minutes journey time between Bristol Parkway and Newport, also 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will incur an additional 5 minutes journey time between Bristol Temple Meads and Newport.

Thursday and Friday

The 03:54 Swansea to London Paddington to Swansea will depart Neath 04:16, Port Talbot Parkway 04:24, Bridgend 04:39, arriving Cardiff Central 05:03. Normal timings departing Cardiff Central and beyond.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended midweek Avanti West Coast service from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date12/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night between Rugby and Northampton and also in the Wilmslow area, closing some lines.

The 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston is diverted not calling at Northampton.  A rail replacement bus will be provided at Rugby for Long Buckby and Northampton passengers.

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted via Crewe (calling additionally), Wilmslow and Styal to Manchester Piccadilly, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield or Stockport. Customers for Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, should change at Crewe for onward rail replacement transport. Customers for Stockport should remain onboard until Manchester Piccadilly and speak to station staff, where onward transport will be arranged.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended late night & early morning Southeastern services from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between late night / early morning at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday:

No trains will run between Grove Park and Bromley North after 23:55. Customers can use London Bus routes 126 / 261 and 314 between Grove Park and Bromley North.

Tuesday to Friday

After 00:15, buses will replace trains between Swanley and Rochester until the end of service. Trains will be diverted between London Victoria and Rochester via Strood.

Tuesday & Wednesday

After midnight, trains towards Orpington will be unable to stop at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between New Cross and Hither Green via Lewisham, with some journeys extended to Orpington. There will also be a 01:10 London Cannon Street to Orpington bus via Lewisham.

Wednesday & Thursday

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

Thursday & Friday

After midnight, trains towards Orpington will be unable to stop at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between New Cross and Hither Green via Lewisham, with some journeys extended to Orpington.There will also be a 00:30 London Cannon Street to Orpington bus via Lewisham.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome service from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date12/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Westbury and Frome, closing the line.

The 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will depart earlier at 22:50. There will be a replacement bus departing Bristol Temple Meads at 23:20 to Westbury. A minibus will depart Bristol Temple Meads calling all stations to Frome.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains between Plymouth and Gunnislake from Monday 9 to Thursday 12 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date12/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between St Budeaux Victoria Road and Gunnislake, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Plymouth and Gunnislake.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Buses replace trains to / from Burnham / Taplow from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 21:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of four lines.

Trains will not be able to call at Burnham or Taplow.

Customers should travel via Slough for connecting bus service to / from Burnham and Taplow.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended midweek late night Northern service from Monday 9 to Friday 13 December
Start date09/12/2019
End date13/12/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight at various locations on the Northern network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 22:01 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will depart Stockport at 23:22 and call additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel, arriving Manchester Piccadilly at 23:35.

The 22:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Todmorden. A bus will be provided from Todmorden to Blackburn.

The 22:17 York to Blackburn service will terminate at Hebden Bridge. A bus will be provided from Leeds to Blackburn.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Ince, Hindley, Daisy Hill, Hag Fold, Atherton, Walkden, Moorside and Swinton. A bus will be provided from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria to serve these stations.

The 22:18 Blackpool North to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Huyton. A bus will be provided from Huyton to Liverpool Lime Street.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate will not call at Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Swinton, Moorside, Walkden, Atherton, Hag Fold, Daisy Hill, Hindley and Ince. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate.

The 22:31 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will terminate at Bolton. A bus will be provided from Bolton to Wigan North Western.

The 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street service will terminate at Huyton. A bus will be provided from Huyton to Liverpool Lime Street.

The 22:50 Wigan North Western to Stalybridge service will terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will be provided from Manchester Victoria to Stalybridge.

The 22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout. One bus will run from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly, stopping to set down only from Knutsford; a second bus will be provided from Knutsford to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:55 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Hazel Grove. A bus will be provided from Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:57 Preston to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Blackburn to Colne.

The 23:03 Stalybridge to Wigan North Western service will terminate at Bolton. A bus will be provided from Bolton to Wigan North Western.

The 23:04 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Todmorden. A bus will be provided from Todmorden To Blackburn.

The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Stockport. Onward connections are available from Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A bus will be provided from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly to serve these stations.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:19 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will start from Todmorden. A bus will be provided from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria, departing Blackburn at 23:19 and stopping to set down only from Todmorden.

The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Hazel Grove.

The 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

The 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria service will start from Huyton. A bus will be provided from Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria, stopping to set down only from Huyton.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A bus will be provided from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow.

The 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will be bus replaced throughout. One bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly Chester, stopping to set down only from Knutsford; a second bus will be provided from Knutsford to Chester.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service will run via an alternative route to Deansgate.

The 05:05 Preston to Colne service will start from Blackburn at 05:39 and will call at Accrington and Burnley Central only. A bus will be provided from Preston to Colne.

The 05:22 Colne to Preston service will start from Blackburn. A bus will be provided from Colne to Blackburn, departing Colne at 04:37 to connect with the train at Blackburn.

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

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth until February 2020
Start date18/03/2019
End date23/02/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

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

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

Additional engineering work is taking place on some weekends, so if you are planning to travel, please check the future engineering work page for more information.

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

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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