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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: 15/11/2018 19:50

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express trains from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date16/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

From 23:00 to 05:35 each night, finishing at 05:35 Friday morning, engineering work is taking place between Huddersfield and Stalybridge closing the line.

The following alterations will apply:

Monday to Thursday

The 22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport will not call at Huddersfield and is replace by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

A bus service will run between Dewsbury and Huddersfield to connect with the train.

The 23:19 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse. 

A bus service will run between Brighouse and Huddersfield to connect with the train.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York is replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 01:38 / 02:52 / 03:50 York to Manchester Airport trains will not call at Huddersfield but will call additionally at Brighouse

A bus service will run between Brighouse and Huddersfield to connect with the trains.

The 03:24 Sheffield to Manchester Airport is retimed to depart Sheffield at 04:00.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

   

Amended late night Northern trains from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date15/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Each night between 23;00 and 05:00, engineering work is taking place at various location on the Northern network closing various lines.

The following alterations will apply:

  • 22:50 Wigan north western to Stalybridge is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.
  • 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly and will not call at stations via Romiley. A replacement bus will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly call at all stations via Romiley.
  • 23:15 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop is replaced by a bus throughout. An additional bus will run between Godley and Hadfield calling at all stations.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace evening trains between Cardiff Central / Cardiff Bay and Rhymney from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date16/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central / Cardiff Bay and Rhymney, closing lines after 23:05 each evening.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service will run via a diverted route. A replacement bus service will run from Radyr to Cardiff Central. 

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service will run via a diverted route. A replacement bus service will run from Cardiff Central to Radyr and then set down only to Pontypridd.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach will terminate at Cardiff Central, a replacement bus service will run Cardiff Central to Ystrad Mynach. 

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service will run via a diverted route. A replacement bus service will run from Radyr to Cardiff Central and then set down only to Barry Island.

Trains between Cardiff Queen Street and Cardiff Bay will be replaced with a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended services from London Liverpool Street on Monday 12 and Thursday 15 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date15/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Ilford and Gidea Park overnight, closing lines on Monday and Thursday evenings.

The following trains will depart London Liverpool Street and Stratford stations 2 minutes earlier than usual:

  • The 22:00 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich (this service does not call at Stratford).
  • The 22:02 London Liverpool Street to Colchester.
  • The 23:02 London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.


Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No overnight Virgin Trains service between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton from Tuesday 13 to Friday 16 November
Start date13/11/2018
End date16/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton overnight, closing some lines.

As a result, the following amendments will apply:

Tuesday to Thursday:

  • The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will terminate at Birmingham New Street


Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 05:00 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will start from Birmingham New Street.

Customers to / from Wolverhampton should use alternative services.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace overnight trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date16/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning, closing all lines.

As a result, trains calling at Lewisham after 00:05 until the end of service from Tuesday to Friday will be diverted via but not calling at Bexleyheath.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Dartford / Gravesend via Sidcup.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended overnight East Midlands Trains service to / from London St Pancras from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date16/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning between Kettering and Leicester, closing some lines.

Between 20:50 and 04:45, train services to / from London St Pancras will be retimed, and may leave up to 35 minutes earlier or later than usual.

Additionally:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:00 London St Pancras to Nottingham service will terminate at East Midlands Parkway. A replacement bus will run between East Midlands Parkway and Nottingham via Beeston.
  • The 23:08 London St Pancras to Derby service will not call at Beeston or Nottingham. A replacement bus will run between East Midlands Parkway and Derby via Beeston and Nottingham.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston service from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date15/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton each evening, closing all lines.

As a result, the 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will be diverted between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central, not calling at Northampton.

A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date15/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

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

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

Monday:

  • The 21:03 London Paddington to Plymouth service will depart Newton Abbot at 00:01 (Tuesday) and run 7 minutes later than usual beyond.

Monday to Wednesday:

  • The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted, taking up to 5 minutes later than usual between Severn Tunnel Junction and Patchway.

Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids service will combine with the 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids service. Both will depart Newton Abbot at 00:21 (Thursday / Friday), and arrive at Exeter St Davids later than usual.

Thursday:

  • The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will take up to 5 minutes longer than usual between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended 22:10 London Victoria to Dover Priory service on Monday 12, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date15/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Faversham and Dover Priory on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, closing some lines.

As a result, the 22:10 London Victoria to Dover Priory service will run as booked to Faversham, and will then be diverted by an alternative route to Dover Priory via Ramsgate.

Two replacement bus services will run:

  • A replacement bus will run from Faversham to Canterbury East and Dover Priory only.
  • A replacement bus will run from Faversham to Kearsney, calling at all stations.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains after 20:30 between Romford and Upminster on Thursday 15 November
Start date15/11/2018
End date15/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Romford and Upminster after 20:30, closing all lines.

No services will run between Romford and Upminster after 20:30. Customers should use London Bus services.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

Amended evening Great Western Railway services in the London / Reading area from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date16/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various points on the Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading, closing some lines.

After 21:50 some services between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway / Oxford / Bedwyn will be retimed to depart up to 15 minutes earlier or later than usual.

Additionally, the following amendments will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 22:01 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Langley or Iver.
  • The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 00:19 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Customers should use alternative train services between Twyford and Reading.


Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace morning / evening trains to / from Burnham and Taplow from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November
Start date12/11/2018
End date16/11/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

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

The following trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow:

Monday to Thursday:

  • 21:42, 22:27, 23:41 (departing 23:22) and 23:51 London Paddington to Reading services.
  • 21:57 (departing 22:13) London Paddington to Didcot Parkway.
  • 22:01 (departing 22:03), 22:15, 22:48 (departing 22:50), 23:14 (departing 23:16) Reading to London Paddington services.


Monday to Friday:

  • 05:02 Reading to London Paddington. Customers for this train should use later train services.


Tuesday to Friday:

  • 00:14 Reading to London Paddington.
  • 00:34 London Paddington to Reading.

Except for the 05:02 Reading to London Paddington service (see above), customers should use replacement buses running between Slough and Burnham / Taplow, which will connect with these services.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended London North Eastern Railway services from Wednesday 22 August until Saturday 8 December
Start date22/08/2018
End date08/12/2018
Route affected
Train operator affected East Coast Trains
Description

In order to improve reliability, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will run an amended timetable from Wednesday 22 August onwards.

A small number of services between London King's Cross and Leeds will be temporarily removed from the timetable from 13 August 2018 onwards. In addition, one service between Stirling and Edinburgh will also be temporarily cancelled from 27 August 2018.

The following amendments will apply:

Monday to Friday:

  • The 05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross service will start from Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:00 London Kings Cross to Stirling service will terminate at Edinburgh from Monday 27 August onwards.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Saturday:

  • The 09:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 11:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.
  • The 15:03 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

Sunday:

  • The 13:33 London Kings Cross to Leeds service will not run.
  • The 16:04 Newcastle to London Kings Cross service will be retimed at Doncaster.
  • The 17:16 Leeds to London Kings Cross service will not run.

The cancellations and amendments are due to operational changes which will help to improve overall reliability along LNER's East Coast route in the event of further network-led disruption.

Booked to travel on one of these trains?

If you're booked to travel on one of the affected trains, please travel on an earlier or later LNER train on the same day - your ticket will be valid.

If you'd like to reserve seats on your alternative choice of train, you can call the LNER Customer Solutions Centre on 03457 225 333.

If you can't travel on an alternative service, you can visit the LNER refund page to see how to make a claim.

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway / Severn Beach from Saturday 27 October until Sunday 18 November
Start date27/10/2018
End date18/11/2018
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Network Rail are installing extra tracks between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway, to allow more trains to run in the Bristol area and also to and from London.

While the work takes place, the line between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway will be closed, as well as the Severn Beach line.

CrossCountry

Services will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Cheltenham Spa, extending the journey time by approximately 60 minutes.

Buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway and also between Bristol Parkway and Cheltenham Spa.

Great Western Railway

Buses will replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach / Bristol Parkway.

Trains that usually run between Westbury, Weymouth, Brighton and Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa will be amended to run as two separate services; between Westbury / Weymouth / Brighton and Bristol Temple Meads and between Cardiff Central and Great Malvern / Worcester / Cheltenham Spa via Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Portsmouth / Taunton and Cardiff will be amended to run between Portsmouth / Taunton and Bristol Temple Meads only.

On Sunday 18 November, an amended service will run between Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway / Plymouth and London Paddington. Also, train services scheduled to run between Weston-Super-Mare and London Paddington will be revised and will only run between Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway and London Paddington.

On Saturday 24 November, a reduced service will run between Bristol Temple Meads and London Paddington. In addition, the 06:54 Taunton to London Paddington service will start at Bristol Temple Meads.

On Saturday 25 November, an amended service will operate between London Paddington and Plymouth, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, with trains being re-timed, diverted via an alternative route or starting / terminating at alternative locations.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

Project Information:

You can read more about this project on Network Rail's Bristol upgrades page.

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 all stations.

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

Christmas and New Year:

During the Christmas period, replacement buses will run from 18:50 on Saturday 22 December, and all day on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 December.

No service will run on Tuesday 25 or Wednesday 26 December.

On Thursday 27 December, replacement buses will run all day.

After this, replacement buses will run as usual on Saturday and Sunday dates.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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 traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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