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Updates for 17 August 2017

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05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross due 10:51

Facilities on the 05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross due 10:51.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the Standard Class disabled toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of station staff before boarding. We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

06:50 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross due 12:42

Facilities on the 06:50 Glasgow Central to London Kings Cross due 12:42.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the First Class disabled toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of station staff before boarding. We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

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No planned engineering works found.

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Travel Disruptions (3)

Disruption to and from London Waterloo expected until 06:00

On Tuesday 15 August a passenger train partially derailed at low speed, and additionally there was a points failure earlier yesterday morning, both incidents occurring at London Waterloo.

Trains to and from London Waterloo may be cancelled, delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected to continue until 06:00.

What's going on?
Trains to and from London Waterloo have been disrupted by the following:

  • A points problem affecting platforms 11 and 12
  • A points failure affecting trains using platforms 20 to 24
  • A low-speed partial derailment affecting platform 13

 

This is in addition to the planned upgrade works which has meant that platforms 1 to 10 are unavailable.

How will this affect my journey?
Queuing systems may be put in place at Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Surbiton, Esher, Woking, Wandsworth Town and Putney.

Customer advice: 
If you were unable to use your train ticket dated 15 or 16 August, you may use it to travel today (Thursday 17 August). Please note, normal peak time restrictions apply.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #LondonWaterloo

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

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Buses replace trains between Ely and Peterborough until at least the end of service on Sunday 20 August

A number of wagons on a freight train near to Ely have derailed. Network Rail engineers are on site working to recover the derailed wagons, which will require lifting away by crane. The track is also damaged and will need to be replaced before services can run again between Ely and Peterborough.

Until the line reopens, buses will operate between Ely and Peterborough. Buses will also operate between Ely and Bury St Edmunds.

An initial estimate from Network Rail is for the line to reopen on Monday 21 August. This date is subject to change and you are advised to check before travelling.

Advice for Greater Anglia customers:
Trains are unable to run between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough.

A rail replacement bus service will operate between Bury St Edmunds and Peterborough. One bus will run direct between the two stations and the other will also stop at Ely, March and Whittlesea. The final bus from Peterborough will also continue on from Bury St Edmunds and terminate at Colchester, stopping at Stowmarket, Ipswich and Manningtree.

The bus timetable for Wednesday onwards can be viewed here. These buses will be operated by Panther Coaches and Young's Coaches.

Customers at Manea are advised to use the help point to arrange onward transport; this is due to road access issues for the double decker buses.

Customers wishing to travel to Ely can use Greater Anglia services between Ipswich and Cambridge, and Norwich and Cambridge.

Customers travelling between Ipswich and Peterborough, and beyond, may travel via London Liverpool Street. Your tickets will be accepted on the following services on any reasonable route:

  • London Underground
  • Hull Trains to and from London Kings Cross
  • Virgin Trains to and from London Euston
  • Virgin Trains East Coast to and from London Kings Cross
  • Great Northern to and from London Kings Cross

Greater Anglia services between Norwich and Cambridge, and Ipswich and Cambridge are mostly unaffected, however some services may need to be altered or cancelled at short notice.

 

Advice for CrossCountry customers:
Trains are unable to run between Ely and March. 

Rail Replacement buses will run between Ely and Peterborough in both directions, one direct bus and one stopping service, will operate each hour.

Some early morning and evening train services will be extended to travel beyond Peterborough to start / terminate at March instead, with some of these trains calling additionally at Whittlesea (in replacement of Greater Anglia services). When this happens, the rail replacement buses will only run between March and Ely.

The amended service timetables, for CrossCountry trains and rail replacement buses, can be viewed by clicking the links below:

 

Customers from Manea are advised to use the help point at the station to arrange onward travel. Customers to Manea are advised to speak to a member of staff to help you complete your journey. 

Restriction have been lifted on all advance tickets providing you travel on the date specified on your ticket.

CrossCountry recommends that customers travelling between Birmingham New Street / Nuneaton / Peterborough and Cambridge / Stansted Airport travel via London. To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • Chiltern Railways between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill
  • East Midlands Trains on any reasonable route
  • Greater Anglia on any reasonable route
  • Great Northern on any reasonable route
  • London Midland between London Euston and Birmingham New Street
  • Virgin Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street
  • Virgin Trains East Coast between London Kings Cross and Peterborough
  • London Underground on any reasonable route

Service alterations for Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 August will be released by Friday evening. Until this time, searches through Journey Planners may be incorrect.

 

 

Advice for East Midlands Trains customers:
Trains are unable to run between Ely and Peterborough.

A reduced train shuttle service will run between Norwich and Ely.

A rail replacement bus service will operate between Ely and Peterborough. Two buses will run from Peterborough to Ely at 30 minutes past each hour, with one going directly to Ely and one calling at March. Two buses will run from Ely to Peterborough every hour, with one going directly to Peterborough and one calling at March.

East Midlands Trains amended timetable, for trains and rail replacement buses, can be viewed by clicking here.

Advance purchase tickets may be used on other trains, than booked on the affected route.

To help you with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • CrossCountry on all reasonable routes
  • Greater Anglia services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street / Ely
  • Great Northern services via London Kings Cross
  • Hull Trains via London Kings Cross on all reasonable routes
  • TransPennine Express on all reasonable routes
  • Virgin Trains via London Euston on all reasonable routes
  • Virgin Trains East Coast via London Kings Cross on all reasonable routes
  • London Underground between London terminals if you are diverting via London


Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Ely

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
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Major improvement work affecting South West Trains until Monday 28 August
Until Monday 28 August at London Waterloo, platforms 1-10 will be closed so work can start to extend platforms for longer trains, providing more space for more customers.

Although the number of customers travelling in August is lower than any other time of the year, customers should expect:

  • Severe disruption
  • Extremely busy trains
  • Queues at many stations
  • Some journey times will be extended.

The following stations will be closed for some or all of the time:

  • Chessington South
  • Chessington North
  • Earlsfield (weekdays only until 10:00 and between 16:30 and 19:30)
  • Malden Manor
  • Norbiton
  • Queenstown Road
  • Tolworth
  • Vauxhall (will be partially closed as platforms 7 and 8 will be closed and a large number of trains will no longer call there)

For more information, including travel advice, ticket acceptance and additional information, please visit the South West Trains website.

If you do have to travel during this time, you are strongly advised to plan ahead and avoid the following times:

  • Vauxhall - 07:30 to 08:45
  • Clapham Junction - 06:45 to 09:30
  • Surbiton - 07:30 - 09:00
  • London Waterloo - 17:00 to 18:45
  • Vauxhall - 17:30 to 18:30
  • Clapham Junction - 17:00 - 19:30
  • Wimbledon - 17:00 to 19:00

August Bank Holiday weekend

From Friday 25 to Monday 28 August, there will be additional engineering work at London Waterloo and platforms 10 to 14 will be closed. This will further reduce the number of trains that will run right across the network, but the impact will be more significant closer to London.

There will be changes to your journeys but South West Trains and Network Rail are doing everything possible to reduce the inconvenience and make your journey as smooth as possible. This will include:

  • Running longer trains throughout the day to provide more space and help you travel outside of the busiest times
  • Temporarily open platforms 20 to 24 (the former London Waterloo International Terminal) to reduce some of the impact of closing platforms 1 to 9
  • Work round the clock to finish the works as quickly as possible
   

Customer Advice:

  • Consider travelling from a different station or via an alternative route where there may be a more frequent service.
  • Travel slightly earlier or later than normal. The busiest trains arrive into London between 08:00 and 09:00 and leave London between 17.30 and 18:30.
  • If you are able to do so, you might want to consider working from home or taking a holiday during some or all of this time.

 

Because fewer South West Trains will be running throughout this period, some Southern and Thameslink services are expected to be busier. You can find more information on this here. 

Images showing the progression of the upgrade work being carried out can be found here.

Check before you travel:
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #SWupgrade

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

Feedback:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.


No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (17)

Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 until the end of service from Monday 14 until Thursday 17 August

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing the line.

From 23:50 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford 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.

No trains to and from London Fenchurch Street from 22:40 until the end of service each night from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Fenchurch Street after 22:40 each night, closing the lines.

From approximately 22:40 until the end of service, trains will not run to or from London Fenchurch Street.

Services will be diverted to / from London Liverpool Street.

Trains that usually run between Southend Central and London Fenchurch Street via Ockenden will be amended to run between Grays and Upminster only.

To complete your journey to / from London Fenchurch Street, you may use:

  • London Underground District Line services between Upminster and Tower Hill
  • London Underground Jubilee Line services between Stratford and West Ham
  • Docklands Light Railway services between Stratford and Tower Gateway

 

Check before you travel:

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

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 Salford Crescent and Wigan Wallgate / Bolton from Saturday 12 to Friday 18 August

Engineering work is taking place between Salford Crescent and Wigan / Leyland / Bolton, closing the lines between Salford Crescent and Leyland / Bolton from Saturday to Friday. The line between Salford Crescent and Wigan Wallgate via Atherton will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday - Friday

Trains between Manchester Airport and Preston / Blackpool North will be diverted via Wigan North Western, not calling at stations via Bolton and Chorley. Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston, calling at stations via Bolton and Chorley. You will be able to travel between Preston and Blackpool North on alternative train services.

Buses will also replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton and Chorley.

All days except Sunday

Hazel Grove - Preston / Blackpool North

Trains will run between Hazel Grove and Manchester Oxford Road only. Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston to connect with trains to / from Blackpool.

Saturday and Sunday

Stalybridge / Manchester Victoria - Southport / Kirkby / Wigan Wallgate


Trains will run between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria only. Buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Wigan via both Bolton and Atherton to connect with train services between Wigan and Southport / Kirkby.

 

Manchester Airport / Stockport - Southport

Trains will be diverted via Eccles. Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Wigan Wallgate to connect with trains to / from Southport.

Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe

Trains will not run on the usual route via Bolton. Instead, services between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn via Todmorden will be diverted to / from Clitheroe.

Monday - Friday

Manchester Airport - Southport

Trains will be diverted via Atherton, buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Hindley via Bolton to connect with these services. Buses will also run between Daisy Hill and Westhoughton during peak times.

Manchester Victoria - Wigan Wallgate via Bolton

Trains will not run. Buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Hindley to connect with alternative trains to / from Wigan.

Manchester Victoria - Clitheroe

Trains will run between Bolton and Clitheroe only. Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Bolton.

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 South West Trains service from Saturday 5 to Monday 28 August
Information about this improvement work can now be found here
Plan ahead if you're travelling with Southern or Thameslink between Saturday 5 to Monday 28 August

Network Rail is carrying out major improvement work at London Waterloo. As a result of this, there will be a severely reduced South West Trains service on many routes. This will increase passenger numbers on many Southern routes and may change the route we recommend you take for your journey. If possible, you are advised to avoid travelling at peak times and to allow longer for your journey.

Southern services from Clapham Junction to London Victoria during the evening peak.

There will be a reduced number of services from Clapham Junction to London Victoria between 16:00 and 20:00 on weekdays as certain services will not call at Clapham Junction to prevent overcrowding at the station. In general, only Mainline services (those that normally run non-stop between East Croydon and Clapham Junction) will be affected and Metro services will call as normal, however please check your journey before you travel by visiting nationalrail.co.uk and using the journey planner as detailed below

Many Southern and Thameslink services will be busier

With the significant reduction in South West Trains services. The following routes are expected to be considerably busier than usual as passengers who usually use London Waterloo seek alternative routes:

  •  Thameslink or Southern services between Wimbledon and London via Tulse Hill
  •  Southern services between Southampton and Portsmouth to London
  •  Southern services between Dorking / Guildford and London via Epsom / Sutton


All Southern and Thameslink services to and from London are expected to be busier than usual. You are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and to avoid travelling at peak times where possible. Queuing systems will be in place at some locations.

Clapham Junction station

It may be necessary to restrict access at Clapham Junction and you may have to queue to enter the station or to board connecting services. You are strongly advised to travel outside peak times from this station. If interchanging please consider alternative routes.

You are strongly advised to avoid interchanging at Clapham Junction. South West Trains services at this station will be very limited so journeys may be considerably extended. Queuing systems are expected to be in place even if you aren't interchanging with South West Trains services.

There are alternative routes between most stations that avoid Clapham Junction. Use the National Rail journey planner as detailed below to plan journeys to avoid changing at Clapham Junction.

Alternative routes if you normally change at Clapham Junction for services to London Waterloo (and vice versa)

Please consider travelling on services to London Bridge and changing for Southeastern services to/from Waterloo East*. Alternatively, use Thameslink services to Blackfriars which is a short walk from London Bridge. *Please note that there will be no Southeastern service at London Bridge, Cannon Street, Waterloo East or Charing Cross from 26 August until 2 September due to major route improvement work.

Alternative routes if you normally change at Clapham Junction for South West Trains services away from London or for London Overground services

Services on all South West Trains routes from Clapham Junction (including those away from London) will be reduced and interchange with London Overground services at Clapham Junction will take longer.

There are alternative routes between most stations that avoid Clapham Junction. Use the National Rail journey planner as detailed below to plan journeys to avoid changing at Clapham Junction.

How to plan a journey and get fares so that you avoid Clapham Junction

To plan your journey to avoid Clapham Junction, visit nationalrail.co.uk and use the journey planner below. Fill in the details of your journey and click on 'more options, railcards and people'. In this section, under 'Route', choose the option 'Do not change at Clapham Junction' to see suggested routes and fares.

Major work at London Bridge on all days between 26 August and 2 September

There will be no Southeastern services calling at London Bridge, Cannon Street, Waterloo East or Charing Cross between Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September because of major route upgrade work. Although Southern and Thameslink services aren't altered because of this work, trains on many routes are expected to be busier. You should allow extra time for your journeys and travel outside busy times if possible. More information is available here.

Plan ahead and check back before you travel

We will keep you advised here if anything changes and it is vital for you to continue to do so. You should plan your route well in advance by using the journey planner, noting bulletins (an exclamation mark in a triangle) attached to affected services which will advise of any alternative, less busy and easier routes. See above for tips on how to plan a journey that avoids changing at Clapham Junction. If you plan to interchange other operators affected by this work, visit the dedicated pages on their website for more information:

Buses replace trains between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton from 23:00 until the end of service from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Bletchley and Northampton, closing the line.

From approximately 23:00 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Milton Keynes Central 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.

Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup from 23:30 until the end of service from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August

Engineering work is taking place between Hither Green and Crayford, closing the line.

From approximately 23:30 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

The 22:47 London Cannon Street to London Cannon Street service will terminate at Slade Green. A bus will run from Slade Green to London Cannon Street, calling at all stations via Sidcup.

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 Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley from Sunday 13 to Friday 18 August

Engineering work is being carried out between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines. Overhead wires are being installed between these stations to enable London Midland to run electric trains on the full route between Birmingham and Rugeley. You can find more information on this here.

Train services between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley will run between Birmingham New Street and Tame Bridge Parkway only.

A bus service will run between Tame Bridge Parkway and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley.

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 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services from Monday 14 until Thursday 18 August

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, closing the line.

The 22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton services will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, arriving at Wolverhampton approximately 30 minutes later than usual.

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.

CANCELLED - Engineering work between Dover and Ramsgate from Sunday 13 to Thursday 17 August

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Dover Priory and Ramsgate  has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner
Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are 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.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

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 about the August changes is available here which includes travel advice. Information about changes over the Christmas and New Year period will be made available in the autumn.

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 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 are 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 (until Friday 26 August)

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:02 and 09:09

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:25 and 18:46

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East (from Monday 4 September)

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:09 and 08:26

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:52 and 17:57

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 detailed below:

  • 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

Please note: Different arrangements apply between Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September. For more information on alternative routes and travel advice during this period, please visit this page

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.

Buses replace overnight trains between Lewisham and Hayes from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 August

From 23:00 to 03:00 each night, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Lewisham and Hayes, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Hayes.

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 services from Monday 14 to Friday 18 August

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Southeastern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 22:07 London Victoria to Dover Priory service will terminate at Faversham. Two buses will run from Faversham to Dover Priory, one will call at all stations and one will call at Canterbury East only.

The 23:02 and 23:32 London Charing Cross to Hayes services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Hayes

The 23:40 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Sidcup and the 23:53 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:02 London Charing Cross to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 00:10 and 00:40 London Cannon Street to Dartford via Sidcup services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

The 00:23 London Charing Cross to Dartford via Sidcup service will be replaced by a bus from Lewisham calling all stations to Dartford via Sidcup.

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 Thameslink services from Monday 14 to Friday 18 August

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Wivelsfield and Preston Park, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 23:40 Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. A rail replacement bus service will operate from Three Bridges to Brighton

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:15 Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A rail replacement bus service will operate from Brighton to Bedford.

Wednesday and Thursday

The 21:52 Bedford to Brighton service will not call at Wivelsfield, Burgess Hill, Hassocks and Preston Park. A rail replacement bus service will operate from Haywards Heath to Brighton calling at all stations.

The 22:22 Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. A rail replacement bus service will operate from Three Bridges to Brighton.

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.

Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 14 to Friday 18 August

Engineering work is taking place at various locations across the Great Western Railway network. The following services will be amended:

Monday

The 04:12 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service will use alternative platforms at Cholsey, Goring & Streatley and Tilehurst and will not call at Pangbourne. A bus will run from Pangbourne to Tilehurst at 04:20 to connect with the train. A bus service will also run from Tilehurst to Pangbourne.

Monday - Wednesday

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be replaced by a bus between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central.

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted to terminate at Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Filton Abbey Wood, Stapleton Road and Lawrence Hill.

Monday - Thursday

From approximately 21:30 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Reading and Bedwyn.

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be diverted between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. These services will arrive at Bridgend and Swansea approximately 30 minutes later than usual.

Tuesday - Friday

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will depart slightly later than usual and will not call at Bristol Parkway. A bus will run from Bristol Parkway to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 05:12 Taunton to Bristol Temple Meads service will be retimed to run slightly later than usual.

Check before you travel:

Not all of the changes are 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.

 

 

Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 14 to Friday 18 August

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield. The following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will be diverted via an alternative route between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield, not calling at Manchester Victoria. The train will leave Manchester Piccadilly later than usual, however, because the diversionary route is shorter, it will run earlier than usual from Huddersfield onwards.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed to leave Manchester Piccadilly later than usual and call additionally at Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be retimed to run later than usual from both Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

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.

No planned engineering works found.

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