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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:

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Last update: 21/01/2020 14:06

Buses replace late night / early morning trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester and Chester, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly from 23:20 until the end of service each night.

On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the 23:23 Liverpool Lime Street to Chester service will not run. A replacement bus will run from Liverpool South Parkway at 23:54 to Chester.

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 in the Swansea area from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Swansea area overnight, closing some lines from Monday evening until Friday morning.

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:15 Cardiff Central to Fishguard Harbour service will be diverted, not calling at stations between Port Talbot and Llanelli via Swansea. A replacement bus will run from Port Talbot Parkway to Llanelli.

From Tuesday to Friday, the 02:59 Carmarthen to Swansea service will be replaced by a bus.

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 trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date23/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town from 21:30 until the end of service, Monday to Thursday.

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 Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock from Monday 20 January to Friday 7 February
Start date20/01/2020
End date07/02/2020
Route affectedView Map
Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock, closing all lines.

As a result, buses replace trains between Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock.

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 evening / morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

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

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 19:30 Edinburgh to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.
  • The 20:30 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria.
  • The 21:08 Hull to Liverpool Lime Street service will be diverted, not calling at Manchester Victoria or Lea Green, but additionally calling at Manchester Piccadilly and arriving in Liverpool later than usual.
  • The 21:34 Scarborough to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.
  • The 23:08 Liverpool Lime Street to York service will be diverted to start from Manchester Piccadilly at 23:53, and will not call at Liverpool Lime Street, Lea Green, Newton-le-Willows or Manchester Victoria.

Tuesday to Thursday:

  • The 05:06 Newcastle to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart Newcastle earlier than usual, at 04:52 and will depart Durham earlier than usual at 05:04.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 04:27 York to Manchester Airport service will not call at Manchester Victoria or Manchester Oxford Road.
  • The 05:19 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will not call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.
  • The 05:20 Liverpool Lime Street to Edinburgh service will start earlier than usual at 04:58. The 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 06:05.
  • The 05:37 Manchester Airport to Redcar Central service will not call at Manchester Oxford Road or Manchester Victoria.
  • The 06:00 Stalybridge to Liverpool Lime Street service will start from Manchester Victoria.

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

Amended overnight / early morning Southern trains from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

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

Monday to Thursday (finishing 05:00 Friday morning)

Each night from 23:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Oxted and East Croydon.

Each night from 23:45 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Lewes and Eastbourne. Some buses will be extended to run to / from Brighton.

On Monday and Tuesday, 23:56 London Victoria to London Bridge is replaced by a bus between Streatham Hill and London Bridge.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 00:01 London Bridge to Crystal Palace is replaced by a bus between Tulse Hill and Crystal Place.

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 London Overground trains from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Early morning engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Willesden Junction closing the line between 00:40 to 05:00 Tuesday to Friday morning.

From Monday to Thursday, the 23:59 Stratford to Willesden Junction train will terminate at Camden Road.

From Tuesday to Friday, the 00:15 Stratford to Willesden Junction train will terminate at Camden Road.

Customers should use London Buses between Camden Road and Willesden Junction to complete their journey.

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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

Retimed 05:59 Sheffield to Reading from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 January
Start date21/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains
Description

Early morning engineering work is taking place between from approximately 00:05 to 06:00 each morning between Sheffield and Chesterfield, closing some lines.

The 05:59 Sheffield to Reading, is retimed to depart from Sheffield at 06:06 then will run at normal timings from Chesterfield.

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 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date23/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme closing the line.

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted via and call additionally at Crewe and will not call at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield.

Separate buses will run between Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent / Macclesfield.

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 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date22/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugby and Northampton closing the line.

The 22:46 Wolverhampton to London Euston is diverted and will not call at Northampton.

A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton departing Rugby at 23:50.

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 Northern late night / early morning trains from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 21:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, at various locations closing some lines.

Monday to Wednesday

  • 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria will be unable to call at all stations between Ince and Salford Crescent. A bus will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria calling at all stations via Atherton.
  • 22:19 Blackburn to Wigan Wallgate is replaced by a bus between Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate.
  • 22:34 Wilmslow to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Manchester Oxford Road and Liverpool Lime Street.

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:01 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is retimed to depart Stockport at 23:22 and call additionally at Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel.
  • 22:17 York to Blackburn is replaced by a bus between Hebden Bridge and Blackburn.
  • 22:52 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 22:57 Preston to Colne is replaced bus between Blackburn and Colne.
  • 23:08 Hazel Grove to Manchester Piccadilly will terminate at Stockport. Customers should use alternative trains between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly to complete their journey
  • 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly and will not call at stations via Stockport. A bus will run between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly calling at all stations via Stockport.
  • 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to Hazel Grove is replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Stockport.
  • 23:27 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A bus will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Stockport.
  • 23:31 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout.
  • 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is diverted between Manchester and Wilmslow and will not call at stations via Stockport. A bus will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe calling at all stations but to set down only at stations between Wilmslow and Crewe. 
  • 23:41 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester is replaced by a bus throughout.

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 03:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be diverted via an alternative route to Deansgate resulting slightly extending journey times.

Tuesday to Friday

  • 05:05 Preston to Colne will start from Blackburn. A bus will run from Preston to Colne  
  • 06:03 Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria is replaced by a bus throughout.

Wednesday

  • 22:31 / 23:03 Stalybridge and Wigan North Western will not call at stations between Salford Crescent and Hindley via Bolton. A bus will run between Manchester Victoria and Wigan North Western calling at all stations via Bolton.

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 overnight / early morning service between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria from Monday 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 21:00 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Friday morning, between Wickford and Southend Victoria closing 1 out of 2 lines.

Throughout the night / early morning most trains from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria will have journey times extended by up to 10 minutes after leaving Wickford.

Trains from Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will depart Southend Victoria early than normal and will resume normal departure times from Wickford.

Some trains from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria will either terminate at Wickford or be diverted to terminate at Southminster. Customers should use alternative trains between Wickford and Southend Victoria to complete their journey. 

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 20 to Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
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, at various locations on the Great Western Railway network.

Monday and Tuesday

The 23:30 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will have journey times extended by approximately 5 minutes after leaving Patchway.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:48 / 22:48 London Paddington to Swansea trains are replaced by buses between Neath and Swansea.

The 23:32 London Paddington to Cardiff Central is diverted via but not calling at Bedminster where the train will change direction. Journey times will be extended after leaving Bath Spa.

The 23:45 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome is replaced by a bus between Westbury and Frome.

Tuesday to Friday

The 03:36 Swansea to London Paddington is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Neath. 

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 late night / early morning trains at Pangbourne from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date25/01/2020
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 Saturday morning, between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Trains will not be able to call at Pangbourne

Customers should travel via Tilehurst for connecting bus service to / from Pangbourne.

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 late night / early morning trains to / from Burnham or Taplow from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date25/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place each night from approximately 23:30 to 05:00, finishing 05:00 Saturday morning, between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 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.

Alterations to late night / early morning Southeastern services between Monday 20 and Friday 24 January
Start date20/01/2020
End date24/01/2020
Route affected
Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place is taking place each night / early morning at various locations on the Southeastern network, closing some lines, finishing on Friday morning at approximately 05:00.

Monday:

  • The 22:10 / 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ashford International trains will be extended to Ramsgate via Canterbury West.
  • From 22:55 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tonbridge and Wadhurst.
  • The 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings (Monday only) will be replaced by a bus from Tonbridge to Hastings but will not call at Crowhurst. A connecting mini bus will run from Battle to Crowhurst.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

  • The 23:10 Dover Priory to Faversham is extended to run to Gillingham and as a result the 23:15 Ramsgate to Gillingham will not run.  
  • An additional train 22:48 Ramsgate to Faversham will run, and a bus will run from Faversham to Gillingham.

Monday to Thursday:

  • From 23:30 each evening, buses will replace trains between Faversham and Ramsgate, and also between Ramsgate and Margate. Trains between Faversham and Ramsgate will be diverted to run via Dover Priory.
  • From 23:40 each evening until the end of service, trains between London Victoria and Rochester will be diverted to run via Lewisham and Dartford.
  • Replacement buses will run between Bromley South and Rochester. Customers should use London Victoria to Maidstone East trains for Bromley South and Swanley.

Tuesday

  • From 23:40 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. A mini bus shuttle will run between Battle and Crowhurst.

Tuesday and Wednesday:

  • The 00:32 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Greenwich is diverted to run via Bexleyheath and a replacement bus will run from London Cannon Street at 00:33 to Dartford via Greenwich and Woolwich.

Tuesday to Friday:

  • From 00:45 until the end of service, buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Woolwich. Trains will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.
  • The 04:38 Swanley to London Victoria is replaced by a bus between Swanley leaving at 04:00, Bromley South.

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 Sunday 23 February
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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