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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: 22/04/2019 19:34

Southern Easter services from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Over the Easter weekend Southern will be operating the following level of service:

Good Friday - Trains will run to a revised timetable with a reduced service to / from London Victoria.

Easter Saturday - Trains will run to a revised timetable with a reduced service to / from London Victoria.

Easter Sunday - Trains will run to a revised timetable. 

Easter Monday - Trains will run to a revised timetable. 

For further information please see Easter Travel Summary 2019 

Gatwick Express Easter services from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

Over the Easter weekend Gatwick Express will be operating the following level of service:

Good Friday - There will be no service.

Easter Saturday - There will be no service

Easter Sunday - A reduced service with trains running every 30 minutes.

Easter Monday - Trains will run to a Saturday timetable

For further information please see Easter Travel Summary 2018

Alternative services between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / West Croydon on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 April
Start date21/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground; Southern Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Crystal Palace and also between Streatham Hill and Birkbeck, closing various lines.

London Overground - Sunday only

No London Overground trains will run between Sydenham and Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Customers should use London Buses between Sydenham and Crystal Palace.

Southern 

On Sunday and Monday, the following services will not run:

  • Between London Bridge and Crystal Palace via Sydenham
  • Between London Bridge and West Croydon / Beckenham Junction via Tulse Hill and Crystal Palace

Buses will run between Balham and West Croydon calling at Streatham Hill, Tulse Hill, West Norwood, Gipsy Hill, Crystal Palace, Norwood Junction and Selhurst.

Customers should use alternative Southern rail services to complete your journey.

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended late night / early morning midweek TransPennine Express service from Monday 22 to Friday 26 April
Start date22/04/2019
End date27/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Huddersfield and Leeds, closing various lines.

Monday to Thursday

  • The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement coach will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury connecting off the train.
  • The 23:53 Leeds to Huddersfield and 23:56 Huddersfield to Leeds services will not run and will be replaced by coaches throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

  • The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 02:55.
  • The 02:52 York to Manchester Airport service will depart Huddersfield 14 minutes later than normal at 04:11.
  • The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will depart Manchester Piccadilly 04 minutes later than normal at 00:57 and Leeds 08 minutes later than normal at 02:13.

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.

No London Overground service between Gospel Oak and Barking from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place at Barking, closing some lines.

No train service will run between Gospel Oak and Barking.

A replacement bus service will operate between:

  • Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters
  • Walthamstow Central and Barking

Customers may use London Buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road or London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central to connect between bus services.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Project Information:

The Barking Riverside Extension Project aims to build a new station near Barking to serve over 10,000 new houses at Barking Riverside, and help create 16,000 new jobs. Barking Riverside is the largest housing development in east London, with planning permission for up to 10,800 new homes, as well as healthcare, shopping, community and leisure facilities. Without a new rail link in place, the full potential of the development at Barking Riverside cannot be achieved.

No late night / early morning trains via Seven Sisters from Monday 22 April to Friday 26 April
Start date22/04/2019
End date27/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia; Stansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Monday to Friday:

Between 23:35 (Monday to Thursday) and 05:15 (Tuesday to Friday, Train services will be diverted to run via Tottenham Hale, and will not run via Seven Sisters.

Stations on the Seven Sisters line are within walking distance of those on the Tottenham Hale line.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Amended evening service between Gidea Park and Shenfield from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April
Start date22/04/2019
End date26/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Track work is taking place between Gidea Park and Shenfield, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, after 21:25 trains will retimed and may run earlier than usual. Journey times will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

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

No trains between Reedham and Great Yarmouth from Monday 18 March until February 2020
Start date18/03/2019
End date28/02/2020
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:

Up to Friday 12 July, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 13 July, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

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.

Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster from Friday 19 until Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Overhead electric wire renewal work is taking place between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster, closing all lines.

Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster.

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:

As part of the Railway Upgrade Plan, Network Rail are replacing the overhead wiring system on the Southend Victoria branch line as part of a £46m investment. The wiring system currently in place along the route was installed in the 1950s and needs replacing to prevent frequent failures that cause delays, in order to improve reliability of the rail service.

No trains at London Fenchurch Street on Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

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

No trains will run to / from London Fenchurch Street. Trains will be diverted to London Liverpool Street.

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

London Fenchurch Street - Rainham - Grays services will be replaced by a shuttle train service between Upminster and Grays. Customers travelling from Rainham / Purfleet to London should use replacement buses to / from Upminster. A  replacement bus service will also operate between Rainham and Dagenham Dock.

London Fenchurch Street - Ockendon - Southend Central services will only run between Grays and Southend Central.

Ticket acceptance:

There is also planned engineering work taking place on the Docklands Light Railway, London Underground District Line and London Underground Hammersmith & City Line.

Ticket acceptance is in place on the following to help you with your journey:

  • London Buses via any reasonable route
  • Docklands Light Railway replacement buses between Tower Gateway and Canary Wharf
  • London Underground Jubilee Line between Canary Wharf 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 Buses, London Underground or the Docklands Light Railway by using the Transport for London 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.

Major improvement work at Sheringham from Sunday 31 March to Sunday 5 May
Start date31/03/2019
End date06/05/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Station improvement work is taking place at Sheringham station, closing all lines to the station. This work is being scheduled in order to allow new trains to call at Sheringham in the future.

Replacement buses will run between Cromer and Sheringham.

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.

Amended South Western Railway services on Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Wimbledon area, closing some lines.

As a result, South Western Railway will operate an amended service with trains being altered, diverted or cancelled. Some services will make additional calls at stations where trains have been cancelled.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Dyce and Inverurie from Saturday 20 to Monday 22 April
Start date20/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dyce and Inverurie, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Dyce and Inverurie.

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.

Buses replace late night Transport for Wales services between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April
Start date22/04/2019
End date26/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly, closing all lines after 22:50 on Monday - Thursday evenings.

  • The 20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Crewe. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 22:36 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service will be diverted to run via Stoke-on-Trent. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Crewe.

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.

Amended late night / early morning Northern service from Monday 22 to Friday 25 April
Start date22/04/2019
End date26/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Leeds to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.  A bus will be provided between Preston and Blackpool North.

The 22:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Alderley Edge. A bus will be provided from Alderley Edge to Crewe.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Salford Central.

The 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at Salford Central. 

The 22:59 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will be bus replaced throughout.

The 23:01 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Alderley Edge.

The 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly service will start at 23:03 and run earlier than normally advertised to Stockport. A bus will be provided from Hazel Grove to Stockport, departing Hazel Grove at 23:08. 

The 23:11 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will be bus replaced throughout. 

The 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A bus will be provided from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, departing Crewe at 23:12.

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 23:29 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will terminate at Hunts Cross. A bus will be provided from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street. 

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Crewe.

The 23:46 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.  A bus will be provided between Preston and Blackpool North.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will be provided from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 04:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

The 05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North.

Buses will replace trains between Blackpool North / South and Preston.

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.

Amended 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April
Start date22/04/2019
End date26/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between New Mills Central and Stockport and between Buxton and Hazel Grove from 23:10 each night, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport.

A replacement bus service will operate between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

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.

Buses replace trains between Wigan North Western and Preston from 11:55 on Saturday 20 until 12:00 on Monday 22 April
Start date20/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Wigan North Western and Euxton Balshaw Lane from 11:55 on Saturday until 12:15 on Monday, closing some lines.

Engineering work will also be taking place between Patricroft and Wigan North Western all day on Sunday.

Saturday after 11:55 and Monday until 12:00

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will operate with a reduced frequency, with trains running between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western and between Preston and Blackpool North.

Replacement road transport will then operate between Wigan North Western and Preston.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North will be revised to only run between Manchester Airport and Wigan North Western.

Customers are advised to use replacement road transport between Wigan North Western and Preston, then connect with alternative trains between Preston and Blackpool North.

Sunday

Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will be revised to only run between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.

Replacement road transport will operate between Wigan North Western and Preston with customers advised to use alternative services between Preston and Blackpool North.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North via Wigan North Western will be diverted via Bolton and Chorley, not calling at Wigan North Western.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Preston via Chorley will not run.

Replacement road transport will operate between Wigan North Western and Preston with alternative trains available between Manchester Oxford Road / Salford Central and Wigan North Western / Wigan Wallgate and between Preston and Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Amended service between Cardiff Central and Bristol Parkway / Bristol Temple Meads from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place throughout the Bank Holiday weekend between Cardiff Central and Newport, between Newport and Bristol Parkway and between Newport and Filton Abbey Wood, closing various lines.

Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central - London Paddington

Because of the engineering work, no trains will be able to run between Newport and Bristol Parkway. The following service will operate between South Wales and London:

  • Trains will be available between Carmarthen, Swansea, Cardiff Central and Newport (calling at the usual interim stations).
  • Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway, taking approximately 45 minutes.
  • Trains will run between Bristol Parkway and London Paddington (on Sunday these trains will be extended to also run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway). Trains may run to a reduced frequency and some trains will call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

Cardiff Central - Bristol Temple Meads / Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton: Most  services will be partially diverted to run between Bristol Parkway and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton instead. Trains will run on their normal route between Filton Abbey Wood and Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton.

Cardiff Central - Taunton services will only run between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton.

Cardiff Central - Bristol Temple Meads services will either be cancelled, or will be diverted to run between Bristol Parkway and Bristol Temple Meads.

To help you complete your journey to and from Cardiff Central:

  • Trains will be available between Cardiff Central and Newport.
  • Buses will run non-stop between Newport and Bristol Parkway, taking approximately 45 minutes. Please use these bus connections if you are making longer distance journeys.
  • Buses will run between Newport and Bristol Parkway, calling at Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway.
  • Buses will run between Bristol Parkway and Pilning, taking approximately 23 minutes.

Please check your journey before you travel, especially if you plan to travel at the start or end of the day as there may be additional changes to the above planned service.

On Friday evening, the last service from Cardiff Central will be by bus at 23:27, picking up at Newport, then calling at Severn Tunnel Junction, Patchway and all stations to Bristol Temple Meads.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

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 service between Crewe and Glasgow / Edinburgh and through Motherwell on Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; First transPennine Express; First ScotRail; Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place over the Easter weekend in the Lancaster, Carlisle, Rutherglen and Motherwell areas closing most lines.

As a result, your journey times to or from Scotland on the West Coast Main Line, between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and locally within the Glasgow area may be considerably extended.

CrossCountry

CrossCountry train services will not run between Glasgow Central and Motherwell. Replacement buses will run between these stations.

London North Eastern Railway

Trains will terminate at Edinburgh, a replacement bus service will operate between Edinburgh and Motherwell. Customers for Glasgow should use ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street.

ScotRail

  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Carstairs): Trains will run between Motherwell and Edinburgh only.
  • Glasgow Central - Edinburgh (via Shotts): Trains will only run between Carfin and Edinburgh, buses will run between Glasgow Central and Shotts.
  • Glasgow Central - Newton: Services will be extended to Larkhall and Motherwell.
  • Glasgow Central - Lanark: An hourly service will operate via Mount Florida, and will not call at Cambuslang. Buses will run between Glasgow Central and Lanark.
  • Glasgow Central Low Level services will operate to a revised timetable.
  • Buses will run between Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet), and between Bridgeton and Newton.

TransPennine Express

Until 12:00, coaches will replace trains between Lancaster and Carlisle calling at Oxenholme and Penrith, extending journey times by approx 75 minutes.

Coaches will replace trains between Carlisle and Edinburgh calling at Lockerbie all day, with journey times extended by approx 85 minutes.

No coaches can call at Haymarket - customers should use Edinburgh station instead.

Customers travelling between Scotland and Manchester are advised to use services routed via Newcastle and Leeds.

Virgin Trains

There will be NO direct service between Crewe and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh and customers may have to change replacement coaches to complete their journey.

Trains will be diverted between Crewe and Preston via but not calling at Manchester Piccadilly and Bolton and will not call at Warrington Bank Quay or Wigan North Western.

Replacement coaches will run between Crewe and Preston calling at Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western.

Replacement coaches will run between Preston / Lancaster and Carlisle and between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.

Customers travelling to / from Edinburgh should use TransPennine Express coaches between Carlisle and Edinburgh.

Customers for Motherwell need to travel via Glasgow Central and use alternative services provided by ScotRail.

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.

Buses replace trains between Gloucester / Chepstow and Newport from Friday 19 to Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; CrossCountry Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chepstow and Newport, closing all lines.

CrossCountry

As a result of this, buses will replace trains between Chepstow and Newport.

On Monday, the 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central service will not run, a bus will run from Bristol Temple Meads at 05:20, calling at Bristol Parkway at 05:40 and Newport at 06:18.

Transport for Wales

Buses replace trains between Gloucester and Newport.

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.

Amended service between Birmingham New Street and Rugby / Leamington Spa from Friday 19 until Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Berkswell and Coventry, closing all lines.

CrossCountry

Trains will divert via Solihull, not calling at Birmingham International and Coventry. Journey times between Birmingham New Street and Leamington Spa will be unaffected. 

A replacement bus service will run between Birmingham International, Coventry and Leamington Spa.

London Northwestern Railway

Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Birmingham International and Rugby. A half hourly train service will also run between Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International.

On Monday, the train services between Northampton / Milton Keynes Central / Tring and London Euston will not run.

There is no through train service between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and London Euston.

Trains between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and London Euston will only run between Crewe / Birmingham New Street and Northampton. 

Trains will run to a special half hourly timetable between Northampton and Harrow & Wealdstone.

Customers with valid tickets travelling between Harrow & Wealdstone and London Euston should use other train operators to complete their journey.

Virgin Trains

Buses will replace trains between Birmingham International and Rugby.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

No trains to and from London Euston on Monday 22 April
Start date19/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground; Southern Rail; Virgin Trains
Description

Major engineering work is affecting journeys to and from London Euston on the West Coast main line, and London Euston station is closed.

Travel either side of the Easter and Early May bank holiday, plan ahead for easier journeys and check the best days to travel:

  • From Tuesday 23 April up to Friday 3 May
  • From Tuesday 7 May

 

Caledonian Sleeper:

Caledonian Sleeper services will be diverted away from the usual route along the West Coast Mainline onto the East Coast Mainline and will be starting and terminating at London Kings Cross. Trains will not be calling at Watford Junction, Crewe, Preston and Carlisle in both directions.

London Northwestern Railway:

Trains between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will not run. Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Crewe will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street / Crewe only.

A half hourly train service will run between Harrow & Wealdstone and Northampton.

Customers may use London Underground on reasonable routes between London and Harrow & Wealdstone.

London Overground:

Trains will run to amended timings with three trains per hour between Kilburn High Road and Watford Junction.

Customers should use London Underground Bakerloo Line services to / from Queens Park and central London.

Southern

As a result of this engineering work, Southern trains will not run between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central.

Customers may use tickets on London Overground trains between Willesden Junction and Watford Junction and on London Northwestern Railway trains and replacement buses between Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central.

Virgin Trains:

Virgin Trains services will start / terminate at Harrow & Wealdstone. Your ticket will include free travel on London Underground Bakerloo Line services between Harrow & Wealdstone and London Paddington. If you require onward travel beyond London Paddington on London Underground, please purchase your London Underground travel ticket before you travel, or at London Paddington.

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.

Amended 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 April
Start date22/04/2019
End date26/04/2019
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Mansfield area, closing all lines.

As a result of this, the 22:05 Nottingham to Worksop service will terminate at Mansfield Woodhouse. A replacement bus will run from Mansfield Woodhouse, calling at all stations to Worksop.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Buses replace trains between West Kirby and Birkenhead North from Sunday 7 to Monday 22 April
Start date07/04/2019
End date23/04/2019
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between West Kirby and Birkenhead North, closing all lines.

As a result of this, replacement road transport will operate between West Kirby and Birkenhead North.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

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

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

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

If you are travelling to / from Westerfield, please use station help points to arrange onward travel as buses will not stop at this station.

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

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey until Friday 12 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From Saturday 13 July, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

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

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