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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: 30/05/2017 11:48

Buses replace overnight trains between Horsham and Barnham from Monday 29 May until Friday 2 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

London Victoria and Bognor Regis

Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work between Horsham and Arundel from 22:45 until 05:45, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Horsham and Barnham. A normal train service will operate on Wednesday 31 May.

Check before you travel:

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

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 overnight trains between Haywards Heath and Lewes from Monday 29 May to Thursday 02 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Eastbourne / Ore

Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Each night from 21:25 to 05:15 Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wivelsfield and Lewes, closing some lines.

Replacement bus will operate between Haywards Heath and Lewes.

Check before you travel:

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

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 trains between Harrogate and York from Saturday 27 May until Monday 29 May
Start date27/05/2017
End date30/05/2017
Route affected

Between Leeds and York

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Harrogate and Knaresborough, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Harrogate and York.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Southeastern overnight services from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June
Start date30/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Various Southeastern routes

Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on various Southeastern routes, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

Tuesday to Thursday

The 23:56 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will divert after Lewisham via Sidcup and will then call at Hither Green, Sidcup and Crayford.

A replacement bus will run from Lewisham at 00:23 and will call at Blackheath, Kidbrooke, Eltham, Falconwood, Welling, Bexleyheath, Barnehurst, and Dartford.

Wednesday to Friday

The following services will divert after Lewisham and will call at Hither Green, Sidcup, Crayford, and Dartford:

  • 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gravesend
  • 00:09 London Victoria to Dartford
  • 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford
  • 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham

 

Replacement buses will run from Lewisham to Gravesend / Dartford / Gillingham.

Wednesday to Friday

The 23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet International to Faversham at 00:20.

Thursday to Friday

The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Sittingbourne. 

A bus will depart Sittingbourne at 01:21 and will call at Faversham, Whitstable, Chestfield & Swalecliffe, Herne Bay, Birchington-on-Sea, and Westgate-on-Sea.

An additional bus service will also depart Sittingbourne at 01:22 and will call at Faversham, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park, and Ramsgate.

A mini bus will also depart Sittingbourne at 01:23 for Teynham.

Check before you travel:

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

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 trains between Birkenhead North / Birkenhead Central and Liverpool Central from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June
Start date30/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on the Merseyrail network, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

A replacement bus service will be in operation all day between Birkenhead North / Birkenhead Central and Liverpool Central.

A shuttle bus service will also run between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central, calling at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park, and Hamilton Square for customers wanting to travel between the North and South Wirral Lines.

Trains from Chester and Ellesmere Port will start / terminate at Birkenhead Central.

Trains from West Kirby and New Brighton will start / terminate at Birkenhead North.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

Retimed 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service from Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June
Start date30/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

York to Manchester Airport

Train operator affected First transPennine Express
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between York and Leeds, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart York earlier at 05:10 each morning.

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 Greater Anglia services from 22:15 each night from Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June
Start date30/05/2017
End date01/06/2017
Route affected

Various Greater Anglia routes

Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Greater Anglia network, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

From 22:15, buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford and will connect with the Main Line services with the exception of the following services:

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria service are cancelled throughout. Customers for Southend Victoria should travel on the 00:18 and the 00:50 (retimed from 00:46) London Liverpool Street to Colchester services and change at Shenfield.

The 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street will not run between Southend Victoria to Wickford. A bus service will run from Wickford to London Liverpool Street.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street will be retimed and will depart at the later time of 23:16 but will terminate at Wickford. A bus service will run from Wickford to London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

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 between Barking and London Fenchurch Street from 23:30 Tuesday 30 May to Thursday 1 June
Start date30/05/2017
End date01/06/2017
Route affected

Between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street

Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barking and London Fenchurch Street, closing the line from 23:30 each night.

Customer advice:

Trains between Shoeburyness and London Fenchurch Street via Laindon services will be diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street. These services will call additionally at Stratford.

Trains between Southend Central and London Fenchurch Street via Ockendon will start / terminate at Upminster.

Trains between Grays and London Fenchurch Street via Rainham will start / terminate at Barking.

Ticket acceptance:

You can use your ticket on:

  • London Underground District Line services between Upminster and Tower Hill
  • London Underground Jubilee Line services between West Ham and Stratford
  • DLR services between Limehouse and Stratford via Poplar

 

Check before you travel:

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

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 services between London Charing Cross and Hastings from Tuesday 30 to Wednesday 31 May
Start date30/05/2017
End date31/05/2017
Route affected

Between London Charing Cross and Hastings

Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings, closing the line.

Customer advice:

The 22:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service will terminate at Tunbridge Wells.

A replacement bus will run at 23:50 from Tunbridge Wells to Hastings, calling at Wadhurst, Battle, St Leonards Warrior Square, and Hastings.

An additional replacement bus will also run from Tunbridge Wells at 23:51 and will call at all stations to Hastings except from Crowhurst.

A minibus will also depart Battle for Crowhurst at 00:52.

The 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings service will terminate at Tunbridge Wells. A replacement bus will run at 00:50 from Tunbridge Wells to Hastings, calling at Wadhurst, Battle, St Leonards Warrior Square, and Hastings.

An additional replacement bus will depart Tunbridge Wells at 00:51 and will call at all stations to Hastings except from Crowhurst.

A minibus will depart Battle for Crowhurst at 01:52.

Check before you travel:

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

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 services between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester

Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Piccadilly and Chester, closing the line.

Customer advice:

Buses will run between Warrington Bank Quay / Manchester Piccadilly and Chester from approximately 23:30.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will depart Chester at the later time of 00:49.

The 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester service will run as normal to Warrington Bank Quay and then will divert via Crewe, and will not call at Runcorn East, Frodsham, or Helsby.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly service will not run and will be replaced by a bus throughout.

The 03:38 Chester to Manchester Airport service will depart earlier at 03:14 and will divert via Crewe.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Virgin Trains services from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date01/06/2017
Route affected

Between London Euston to Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly

Train operator affected Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Congleton and Cheadle Hulme, between Wilmslow and Manchester Piccadilly, and also in the Northampton area, closing some lines.

Customer advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Alsager, Crewe, and Styal. The service will not call at Macclesfield and Stockport.

A bus will depart from Stoke-on-Trent from 01:30 and will call at Macclesfield at 02:20 and Stockport at 02:50.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service will divert and will not call at Northampton. A bus service will run from Rugby at 23:50 and will call at Long Buckby at 00:15, and Northampton at 00:40.

Check before you travel:

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

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 Northern services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Various routes

Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work at various locations on the Northern network.

Customer advice

Monday to Thursday

The 23:06 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will terminate at Stalybridge. A bus will run from Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria.

The 22:50 Manchester Victoria to Blackburn service will terminate at Rochdale. A bus will run from Rochdale to Blackburn.

The 22:36 Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service will start at Rochdale. A bus will run from Blackburn to Manchester Victoria and will call at Rochdale.

The 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport.

The 22:34 Stockport to Wigan Wallgate service will terminate at Salford Crescent.

The 23:20 Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel, and Levenshulme. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly.

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

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, and Handforth. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, calling at Wilmslow.

The 22:48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by buses. One bus will call at all stations and another bus will run from Knutsford to Manchester Piccadilly.

The 22:42 Preston to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street service will now start at Manchester Oxford Road. A bus service will run from Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street, departing at 23:09.

The 22:07 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Rose Grove. A bus will run from Rose Grove to Colne.

Monday to Friday

The 04:40 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus.

The 05:31 Colne to Blackpool South service will start from Blackburn. A bus will run from Colne to Blackburn to connect with the train service.

Check before you travel:

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

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 midweek London Midland services from Monday 29 May to Thursday 1 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Various London Midland routes

Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the London Midland network closing the line.

Customer advice

Monday to Thursday

From 21:45 trains between Birmingham New Street and Worcester Shrub Hill / Hereford are diverted and will not call at University or Bromsgrove. A replacement bus service will run between Bromsgrove and Droitwich Spa. Customers to / from University should use CrossCountry servcies.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 22:54 Birmingham to Northampton will terminate at Coventry. Customers should use 23:31 Coventry to London Euston Virgin Trains service to Rugby then replacement bus between Rugby and Northampton.

Check before you travel:

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

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 midweek CrossCountry services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Various CrossCountry routes

Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations of the CrossCountry network closing various lines.

Customer advice

Monday to Thursday

The 17:07 Edinburgh to Bristol Temple Meads / 21:05 Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street are diverted between Birmingham New Street and Cheltenham Spa extending journey times by 30 minutes.

Tuesday to Friday

The 06:01 Sheffield to Reading is retimed to depart Sheffield at 06:08 and will run later throughout.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

You can read more about the modernisation of Bath Spa station from Network Rail.

Amended midweek Great Western Railway services from Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June
Start date29/05/2017
End date02/06/2017
Route affected

Various Great Western Railway routes

Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations across the Great Western Railway network resulting in various line closures.

Customer advice

Monday to Wednesday

The 22:36 Cardiff central to Bristol Temple Meads is retimed after Newport slightly extending journey times.

Monday to Friday

From 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Customers should circulate via Slough using the connecting bus service.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central journey times will be extended after leaving Bristol Temple Meads.

Friday

From 23:00, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should circulate via Tilehurst using the connecting bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

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 service between Preston and Manchester via Bolton from Saturday 27 to Tuesday 30 May
Start date27/05/2017
End date30/05/2017
Route affected

Between Manchester / Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North, between Huddersfield / Blackburn and Blackpool North / Wigan Wallgate and Northern Routes to and from Southport and Kirkby

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bolton and Euxton Balshaw Lane from Saturday to Tuesday.

Tuesday

Trains between Manchester and Preston / Blackpool North will be diverted via Eccles and Wigan, not calling at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston via Bolton.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run.

Trains between Hazel Grove and Preston / Blackpool North will be amended to run between Hazel Grove and Manchester Oxford Road only.

Buses will run between Bolton and Preston.

A shuttle train service will run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Check before you travel:

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

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.

Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central until Sunday 18 June
Start date03/01/2017
End date18/06/2017
Route affected

Between Chester / Ellesmere Port / West Kirby / New Brighton and Liverpool Central

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Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral Line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

Customer Advice:

Phase 1

Completed on time.

Phase 2

Until Monday 29th May

Wirral Line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holiday weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields except on the following dates:

On Saturday 20 May, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

On Sunday 21 May until 09:00, buses will run between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central.

From 09:00, buses will run between James Street and Liverpool Central.

Phase 3

From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

There will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral Lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

Replacement buses & Bicycles:

Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018
Start date05/01/2015
End date31/01/2018
Route affected

All routes via London Bridge

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/currentAndFuture 

On some weekends, particularly on Sundays, Waterloo East, London Bridge, London Charing Cross and / or London Cannon Street stations will be closed or have very limited services. Please use the Journey Planner to see the full impact on your journey.

During periods of time when London Charing Cross / London Cannon Street are closed, you'll be able to use your ticket on selective alternative routes to complete your journey at no extra charge. For details full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

Thameslink services which run through central London will not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross will be able to stop at London Bridge again, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

Trains to and from London Cannon Street will no longer be able to stop at London Bridge.

During this time, it is recommended that you consider changing your normal journey to work as the number of trains running will be reduced and are likely to be very busy.

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:04 and 09:17

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:37 and 18:03

During these times, you'll be able to use the alternative routes to complete your journey as detailed below

For a full list of major service changes visit key dates and service changes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The accepted routes are:

  • London Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars, Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo and Elephant & Castle underground stations
  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on the Jubilee line and on buses 381 and RV1 between London Bridge and Waterloo
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on the Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern lines and on buses 15 and RV1 between London Bridge and Charing Cross
  • Between London Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on the District/Circle lines and on bus 15 between Cannon Street and Charing Cross
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on the Northern line and on buses 35, 40, 133 and 343 between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge via Embankment and Waterloo and on buses 17 (from Blackfriars north entrance) or 381 and RV1 (from Blackfriars south entrance) between Blackfriars and London Bridge
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on District/Circle/Northern lines
  • Between Cannon Street and London Bridge on bus services 17 and 521
  • Greenwich line passengers can use the DLR between Greenwich and Lewisham, changing there for a Southeastern service to London Bridge, or can use Southeastern services via Charlton

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a 'Thameslink only' ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant & Castle or London Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge. These recommended routes are shown here.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to London Charing Cross or London Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo / Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at London Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted. These recommended routes are shown here.

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