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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: 22/01/2017 15:57

Enginering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Metropolitan Line

Train operator affected London Underground
Description

Metropolitan Line

No trains will run between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Algate. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • London Euston (Euston Square)
  • London St Pancras International
  • London Kings Cross
  • Farringdon
  • Moorgate
  • London Liverpool Street

 

Check before you travel:

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

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Grove Park / Dartford via Sidcup on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between london Charing Cross and Sevenoaks / Ramsgate / Hastings

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between St Johns and Grove Park / Dartford via Sidcup closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Grove Park / Dartford via Sidcup.

Ramsgate / Dover Priory services will start / terminate from London Victoria.

Hayes services will run fast between London Bridge and Ladywell.

Hastings services will be diverted between New Cross and Petts Wood via New Beckenham calling additionally at Petts Wood and Orpington.

Gravesend services are diverted between Lewisham and Dartford calling at all stations via Bexleyheath.

Customers can use local buses on the following routes:

  • P4 / 122 / 284 between Lewisham and Ladywell.
  • 21 between New Cross, St Johns and Lewisham.
  • 225 between Hither Green, Lewisham and New Cross.
  • 273 between Lewisham and Hither Green.

 

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

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 service between Bidston and Wrexham from 9 January to 31 March
Start date09/01/2017
End date31/03/2017
Route affected

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General.

 

Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the route, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:57 Wrexham Central to Bidston service will terminate at Shotton High Level. A replacement bus service will operate between Shotton High Level and Birkenhead North.

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will start at Shotton High Level, customers should use the replacement bus service that starts at Birkenhead North at 22:51.

Friday

The 22:56 Bidston to Wrexham General will not run and is replaced by a 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.

Buses replace trains between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl from Saturday 14 to Friday 27 January
Start date14/01/2017
End date27/01/2017
Route affected

Between Bangor / Holyhead / Llandudno and Birmingham International / Cardiff Central /Crewe / Manchester Airport / Warrington Bank Quay

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at Abergele and Pensarn Railway station, trains cannot call at this station.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will operate between Abergele & Pensarn and Rhyl.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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

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 Bath Spa / Chippenham and Westbury on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Weston-super-Mare / Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton and also between Swindon and Westbury.

South West Trains between Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads.

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Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chippenham / Westbury and Bath Spa, closing all lines.

Great Western Railway buses are replacing trains between Bath Spa and Westbury and also between Chippenham and Westbury.

An hourly train service will operate between Swindon and Chippenham.

South West Trains buses are replacing trains between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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 Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate / Dover Priory and also between Tonbridge and Strood

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Tonbridge and Maidstone West and also between Tonbridge and Ashford International. Your rail ticket will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Buses replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings on Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between Brighton and Ashford International

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Pevensey Bay and St Leonards Warrior Square, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Eastbourne and Hastings.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 Gatwick Express trains until 06:10 on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport

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Train operator affected Gatwick Express
Description

Until 06:10, engineering work is taking place between Redhill and Gatwick Airport closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Until 06:10, buses replace trains throughout.

After 06:10, a normal service will resume.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

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.

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.

A reduced service between London Victoria and Brighton on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Brighton

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Selhurst and Purley, closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

A reduced train service will operate all day between London Victoria and Brighton.

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.

No Southern service between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between East Croydon and Milton Keynes Central

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Train operator affected Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Clapham Junction and Shepherds Bush, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Southern services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central will not run. Your ticket will be accepted on London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston and on London Midland trains between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Balham and West Croydon on 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

London Overground between Highbury & Islington and Crystal Palace.

Southern between London Victoria and Caterham / Dorking / Sutton

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Train operator affected London Overground; Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Sydenham and Crystal Palace.

Customer Advice:

There will be no London Overground service between Sydenham and Crystal Palace, you should use local buses between these stations.  Trains will run additionally between Sydenham and West Croydon until 12:00.

Customers travelling with Southern should use the replacement bus service between Balham and West Croydon via Tulse Hill / Crystal Palace.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Kilwinning / Ardrossan Harbour on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan / Ayr / Paisley Canal /  Largs / Stranraer and Wemyss Bay

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Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Johnstone and Dalry, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

If travelling on the Gourock / Wemyss Bay route, you should travel on the bus replacement between Glasgow Central and Paisley Gilmour Street for connecting train services.

Trains between Glasgow Central and Larges are replaced by buses between Glasgow Central and Kilwinning. Some buses will run between Glasgow Central and Larges calling at Paisley Gilmour Street, Johnstone and Glengarnock only.

All trains between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour are replaced by buses. A direct bus service will run between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour to connect with the ferry services.

If you are travelling between Glasgow Central and Ayr / Stranraer, you should travel on the replacement bus to Kilwinning for connecting trains.

You are advised to check before commencing your journey, as replacement bus times may differ from advertised train times and your journey time will be significantly extended.  

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended service to and from London Waterloo on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Routes to and from London Waterloo via Wimbledon

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Train operator affected Southwest Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Waterloo and Weybridge, closing the lines on routes via Wimbledon.

Customer Advice:

Your train will be replaced by a bus on the following routes (you can use any train to travel between London Waterloo and Clapham Junction to connect with buses):

  • Clapham Junction - Surbiton via Kingston
  • Clapham Junction - Chessington South
  • Clapham Junction - Woking
  • Clapham Junction - Effingham Junction
  • Clapham Junction - Hampton Court
  • Clapham Junction - Weybridge
  • Clapham Junction - Raynes Park
  • Ascot - Reading
 

If you're travelling on the following longer distance routes, your train will be diverted via Chertsey and is likely to be retimed (please check the Journey Planner before you travel)

  • London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour via Petersfield
  • London Waterloo - Basingstoke
  • London Waterloo - Exeter St Davids (some trains will not run between Basingstoke and London)
  • London Waterloo - Weymouth
  • London Waterloo - Portsmouth Harbour & Poole via Eastleigh
 

Your journey on the following routes may also be affected:

  • London Waterloo - Guildford journeys will be disrupted, and you may need to use a replacement bus to complete your journey
  • London Waterloo - Dorking trains will run between Raynes Park and Dorking only, you will need to use a replacement bus between Clapham Junction and Raynes Park
  • London Waterloo - Shepperton services will be diverted via Richmond

 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket can be used on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

A programme of investment is taking place at London Waterloo

 

Buses replace trains between Reading and Ascot / Guildford on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

South West Trains between Reading and London Waterloo

Great Western Railway between Reading and Gatwick Airport

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Train operator affected First Great Western; Southwest Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Reading and Ascot / Guildford, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Great Western Railway services between Reading and Gatwick Airport

If you intend to travel between these destinations, your train will be replaced by road transport between Reading and Guildford. It will be necessary to leave Reading up to 30 minutes earlier than normal to connect with the train at Guildford. The last service of the day from Reading to Gatwick Airport at 23:15 will run as a bus throughout.

South West Trains between Reading and London Waterloo

If you intend to travel between these destinations, your train will be replaced by a bus between Reading and Ascot.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket can be used on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 trains between Gloucester and Newport on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Cardiff Central

CrossCountry between Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; CrossCountry Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gloucester and Newport, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

A replacement bus service will be in operation between Gloucester and Newport. Arriva Trains Wales customers should use the first available train service to connect into the bus services.

Customers travelling with CrossCountry should use the replacement bus service between Gloucester and Newport for connecting rail services to / from Cardiff.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 trains between London Euston and Northampton until 07:35 on Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between London Euston and Northampton

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Train operator affected London Midland
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations between London Euston and Northampton closing all lines.

Customer Advise:

Due to this engineering work, your train has been replaced by a bus between London Euston and Northampton, the ticket you have purchased will allow you to travel to this bus.

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.

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.

No trains to / from London Cannon Street on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Trains between London Cannon Street and Plumstead / Dartford / Slade Green / Barnehurst / Orpington

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between London Cannon Street and New Cross / Charlton, resulting in no service available to and from London Cannon Street.

No trains will run to and from London Cannon Street or between London Bridge and Charlton via Greenwich

An amended service will also operate between London Charing Cross and Hayes.

Customer Advice:

Southeastern between Greenwich and Charlton

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Buses will also be extended to connect with train services at New Cross.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as London Buses between Lewisham and Hither Green / New Cross, and the Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Other ticket acceptance is in place with London Underground between London Bridge and Canada Water to connect with London Overground services to New Cross.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

The Thameslink Programme will transform north-south travel through London and help meet the huge rise in demand from passengers. New track and modern trains will provide more reliable journeys for you.

Buses replace trains between Gillingham and Sittingbourne on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

London Victoria and Dover Priory / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury East

Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea

London St Pancras International and Ramsgate / Margate / Dover Priory / Faversham

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Train operator affected Southeastern Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Gillingham and Sittingbourne, with all lines closed.

Trains between Gillingham and Sittingbourne will not run.

Trains that usually run between London Victoria and Dover Priory will be cancelled.

Trains between Sheerness-on-Sea and Sittingbourne will be re-timed throughout.

High speed services to and from London St Pancras International will be amended to not run between Gillingham and Faversham on Saturday, and between Gillingham and Sittingbourne on Sunday.

Customer Advice:

Southeastern between Gillingham and Sittingbourne

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the replacement bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Trains between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts

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Train operator affected First ScotRail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

ScotRail services between Glasgow Central and Edinburgh via Shotts

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 90 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 trains between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Trains between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple

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Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple, closing the single line.

Customer Advice:

Great Western Railway services between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 service between Brighton and Chichester / Littlehampton on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Brighton and Portsmouth Harbour / Romsey / Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / Great Malvern

Southern between Brighton and Littlehampton / Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central

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Train operator affected First Great Western; Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Brighton and Barnham, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Great Western Railway services between Brighton and Barnham on Saturday

Trains will not run between Brighton and Barnham. You may use Southern road transport provided.

Southern services between Brighton and Worthing / Littlehampton

Buses will replace trains between Brighton and Littlehampton.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 trains between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Swansea and Cardiff Central, Milford Haven / Carmarthen and Manchester Piccadilly, Fishguard Harbour and Hereford.

Great Western Railway between Carmarthen / Swansea and London Paddington

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; First Great Western
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Arriva Trains Wales services between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Great Western Railway services between Swansea and Port Talbot Parkway

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer. It may be necessary to plan your journey to leave earlier than usual in order to maintain connections.

Some early morning and evening trains between Swansea and London Paddington may be cancelled, or amended to start from an alternative station. On Sunday, some buses will be extended to run between Swansea and Cardiff Central.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 service to and from London Paddington on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Great Western Railway to and from London Paddington

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Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Slough and Twyford, closing 2 out of the 4 tracks.

Customer Advice:

Great Western Railway 'Thames Valley' services between London Paddington and Reading

Trains towards Oxford / Reading will be re-timed to depart earlier or later than the usual timetable.

Some trains between London Paddington and Oxford will call additionally at Southall, Taplow and Burnham.

Great Western Railway 'Thames Valley' services between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn

Trains will operate between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn only. If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may use alternative services between London Paddington and Reading.

Great Western Railway 'High Speed' services between London Paddington and Bristol / South Wales

Trains will depart up to 10 minutes earlier than the usual timetable. Some late night trains on Saturday, and early morning on Sunday, to and from South Wales will be amended to not run.

Trains between Bristol / South Wales to London Paddington will arrive up to 20 minutes later than the usual timetable.

On Sunday only, trains will not run between Chippenham and Bath Spa. Trains will be diverted via Bristol Parkway. Buses will be provided between Chippenham and Bath Spa taking approximately 45 minutes.

Trains to and from Swansea are also affected by engineering work in the Bridgend area.

Great Western Railway 'High Speed' services between London Paddington and the West Country

Trains will depart up to 10 minutes earlier than the usual timetable from London Paddington, and trains towards London Paddington will arrive up to 15 minutes later. Some trains will call additionally at stations between Newbury and Exeter St Davids.

Trains to and from Penzance are also affected by engineering work in the Truro area.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

Network Rail are modernising the Great Western route to create faster, more reliable services, better stations and increased freight capacity. This is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the south west and beyond.

Buses replace trains between Chester and Hooton on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Trains between Chester and Liverpool Central

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Train operator affected Mersyrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chester and Hooton, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Merseyrail between Chester and Hooton

If you intend to travel between these stations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

Full details of the impact to your journey can be found at www.nationalrail.co.uk

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston / Wigan Wallgate on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Trains between Manchester Airport and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere / Southport

Trains between Hazel Grove / Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North

Trains between Southport and Hazel Grove / Chester

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bolton and Preston / Wigan Wallgate, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will run between Bolton and Preston and also between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate.

Trains between Manchester and Blackpool North / Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will be diverted via Wigan North Western, not calling at stations between Deansgate and Preston via Bolton.

Trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackpool North will not run.

Trains between Manchester Airport and Southport are diverted between Salford Crescent and Hindley and will not call at stations via Bolton.

Trains that usually run between Preston and Hellifield on a Sunday will be replaced by buses throughout.

Please note that buses also replace trains between Preston and Blackpool due to engineering works.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

Network Rail are upgrading the railway between Manchester and Preston via Bolton as part of a £1bn+ Investment Project in the north to deliver faster, greener, quieter and more reliable journeys from December 2017.

Amended service between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

London Overground between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Stratford

Southern between East Croydon / Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central

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Train operator affected London Overground; Southern Rail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction, closing all the lines.

Customer Advice:

London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may use local buses on all reasonable routes.

Southern services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you should use Southern trains between Clapham Junction and London Victoria then London Underground between London Victoria and London Euston (Euston Square) and then London Midland trains between London Euston and Watford Junction.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 East Midlands Trains service on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Trains between London St Pancras International and Leicester

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Train operator affected East Midlands Trains
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bedford and Leicester, and also between Long Eaton and Derby, closing various lines.

Early morning trains on Saturday will be re-timed to run earlier than usual between Bedford and Leicester.

Early morning trains between Derby and London St Pancras International on Saturday will depart earlier than usual and not call at Long Eaton. A bus will be provided between Derby and East Midlands Parkway.

After 21:00 on Saturday, trains will be re-timed to run later than usual from Kettering towards Leicester. Trains will not be able to call at Market Harborough.

On Sunday, an amended service will be in operation to / from London St Pancras International with some extended journey times. Until 14:00, trains will not call at Market Harborough. Buses will operate between Market Harborough and Kettering.

Customer Advice:

You may take the bus provided.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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.

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend from Saturday 21 January to Sunday 2 April
Start date21/01/2017
End date02/04/2017
Route affected

All routes to / from Blackpool North and Blackpool South

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

As part of its  investment in the north of England, Network Rail is spending more than £1 billion building a more reliable railway between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South, enabling better,  faster and cleaner journeys on a new fleet of electric trains. The work is scheduled to be completed by May 2018.

As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 21 January to Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

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

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.

Check before you travel

Due to engineering taking place at other location during some of the weekends, buses may be extended to run beyond Preston.

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

Project Information

Information regarding this improvement work can be found here with further information here.

Buses replace trains between Barnsley and Sheffield on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between Leeds and Sheffield / Nottingham via Barnsley and also between Huddersfield and Sheffield

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barnsley and Meadowhall closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

As a result of this engineering work buses will replace trains between Barnsley and Sheffield.

Trains that run between Leeds and Nottingham are diverted via Wakefield Westgate and will not call at Barnsley. Replacement buses will run between Wakefield Kirkgate and Meadowhall calling at Barnsley.

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid to use on the replacement bus.

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.

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.

 

No trains at Pangbourne from 22:40 on Saturday 21 until 10:30 on Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Oxford

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Train operator affected First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

From 22:00 on Saturday until 10:30 on Sunday, trains will not call at Pangbourne. Customers should use connecting replacement buses via Tilehurst.

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you have purchased will be accepted on the replacement bus service.

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.

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 trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction on Saturday 21 to Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Arriva Trains Wales between Cardiff Central and Holyhead; Birmingham International and Holyhead, Crewe and Llandudno Junction.

Virgin Trains between London Euston and Holyhead.

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Train operator affected Arriva Trains Wales; Virgin Trains
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Llandudno Junction closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Chester and Llandudno Junction These will connect to the train service between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead. 

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid to use on the replacement bus.

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.

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 trains between Dundee and Aberdeen on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

CrossCountry between Plymouth / Edinburgh and Aberdeen

ScotRail between Edinburgh /Perth / Glasgow Queen Street and Aberdeen

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross / Edinburgh and Aberdeen

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Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; First ScotRail
Description

Description:

Network Rail are carrying out track maintenance work between Dundee and Aberdeen, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

A bus service will replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen, your journey time may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

On Monday 23 January, the 07:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross will start from Dundee. Customers should use alternative ScotRail services to connect with this train.

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.

Amended service between Truro and Penzance on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Aberdeen / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street and Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / St Erth and Penzance

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Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; First Great Western
Description

Engineering work is taking place on Saturday and Sunday between Truro and St Erth, closing all lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling with CrossCountry, buses will replace trains between Truro and Penzance. Your journey time may be increased by up to 60 minutes.

If you are travelling with Great Western Railway, most trains between St Erth and St Ives will start from or be extended to Penzance. In the afternoon additional trains will operate between Penzance and St Erth. Trains from London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids will terminate at Truro. Buses will replace trains between Truro and Penzance, increasing your journey time by up to 60 minutes. 

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

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:

Tracks are the rails on which the trains run and include the points that allow the trains to switch tracks. There are over 20,000 miles of track on the railway network. Just like the roads and motorways need resurfacing the rails and points require renewal and regular maintenance to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards on the railway. This means that trains can operate safely and reliably.

Amended service between Darlington and Newcastle from 12:00 Saturday 21 until 12:00 Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Guildford and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Newcastle / Edinburgh / Inverness / Aberdeen

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Train operator affected CrossCountry Trains; East Coast Trains; First transPennine Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Darlington and Newcastle from 12:00 on Saturday until 12:00 on Sunday, closing all lines via Durham.

Customer Advice:

CrossCountry and TransPennine Express services between Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross, Newcastle and Scotland.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer, as trains will be diverted via Sunderland and the Durham Coast. You may take one of the hourly services between London Kings Cross and Darlington where you can take the bus provided to continue your journey between Darlington, Durham and Newcastle.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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 trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between Ipswich and Felixstowe

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Description:

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Ipswich and Felixstowe, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Trains between Ipswich and Felixstowe will be replaced by buses.

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

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.

No Greater Anglia service between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Wickford on Sunday 22 January
Start date22/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Chelmsford / Ipswich / Norwich and also between London Liverpool Street and Southend Victoria / Southminster.

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia
Description

Description:

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Wickford, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

No Greater Anglia trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Ingatestone / Wickford.

You may use the London Underground Central Line between London Liverpool Street and Newbury Park. Buses will operate between Newbury Park and Ingatestone / Wickford.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Project Information:

The Crossrail project is about delivering a high frequency, high capacity service that will make travelling in the capital easier and quicker and will reduce crowding on London's transport network.

Buses replace trains between Cheshunt and Bishops Stortford / Hertford East on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Broxbourne / Cambridge / Kings Lynn; between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East; between Stratford and Bishops Stortford.

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

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Train operator affected Greater Anglia; Stansted Express
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cheshunt and Bishops Stortford and Hertford East, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Trains will not run between Tottenham Hale and Cheshunt. Trains will be diverted via Seven Sisters all weekend.

Buses will replace trains between Cheshunt and Bishops Stortford / Hertford East.

Stansted Express services will be replaced by a direct bus between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Customers from Roydon are advised to use the help point at Roydon to arrange alternative transport to Broxbourne or Harlow Town.

Customers to Roydon are advised to speak to station staff at Broxbourne or Harlow Town to arrange alternative transport to Roydon.

Customers to / from Lea Bridge are advised to use TfL bus services to either Stratford or Hackney Downs, on which your tickets will be accepted. Customers to / from Stratford are advised to travel via London Liverpool Street.

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.

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 c2c services between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January
Start date21/01/2017
End date22/01/2017
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness

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Train operator affected C2C Rail Limited
Description

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Barking and Stratford, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

c2c services between London Liverpool Street and Shoeburyness will be diverted to start / terminate from London Fenchurch Street and will call at West Ham and Limehouse.

Ticket acceptance:

The train ticket you purchased will be accepted on the London Underground Jubilee Line, between West Ham 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 Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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 from Tuesday 3 January 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, 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

From Tuesday 3rd January until Sunday 12th February, there will 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.

More information on Phase 1 can be found here.

Phase 2

From Monday 13th February till 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 holidays 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.

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:

Until 21 January, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

From 22 January, 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 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.

Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until 31 March
Start date31/01/2016
End date31/03/2017
Route affected

Trains between Carlisle and Leeds

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Train operator affected Northernrail
Description

In January, poor weather conditions caused a landslip at Eden Brows, two miles north of Armathwaite. Work is ongoing to stabilise the landslip and repair damage to the track. The line is expected to reopen on 31 March.

Background - an estimated 500,000 tonnes of earth have moved already and the embankment is still moving. Whilst monitoring the embankment, Network Rail have found a twist fault in the tracks caused by the ground movement. The slip is accelerating and the extent of this landslip means it is no longer safe to run trains on this section of railway.

Customer Advice:

The line between Carlisle and Armathwaite is currently closed in both directions. While work is taking place a replacement bus service will run between these stations.

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

Passengers travelling from Carlisle to stations between Appleby and Leeds are advised to use the direct bus service to Appleby to cut journey times to Leeds.

Additional buses will run between Penrith North Lakes and Appleby to connect with trains to / from Scotland.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

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 from Network Rail about the closure and ongoing work to this part of the iconic Settle & Carlisle line.

No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking until February
Start date04/06/2016
End date28/02/2017
Route affected

Between Gospel Oak and Barking

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Train operator affected London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, closing all lines from May 2016 until February 2017.

Customer Advice:

Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central.

Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

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.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

This project to electrify the line involves erecting overhead power lines on over 10 miles of track, altering the heights of bridges, and lowering tracks in a number of locations. Station platforms are being extended to allow new four-carriage electric trains to run. Further information can be found from Network Rail.

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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