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Updates for 22 November 2017

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07:10 Leeds to Aberdeen due 13:01

07:10 Leeds to Aberdeen due 13:01 has been delayed at Morpeth and is now 18 minutes late.
This is due to slippery rails.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

12:08 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 13:34

Facilities on the 12:08 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 13:34.
Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 9.

12:25 Newcastle to London Kings Cross due 15:44

Facilities on the 12:25 Newcastle to London Kings Cross due 15:44.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.

Further Info:

No disabled toilet is available in First Class. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of staff before boarding.

14:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 22:13

Facilities on the 14:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 22:13.
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.

Catering updates

There are no known catering issues at the moment.
Find out more about our onboard catering services.

Timetable Changes

No planned engineering works found.

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Travel Disruptions (11)

Disruption between Witham and Braintree / Chelmsford expected until 13:30

Due to a fault on a freight train between Chelmsford and Witham the Colchester line is disrupted.

Impact:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 13:30 22/11.

Customer Advice:
12.00 Braintree to Liverpool Street will start at Witham.
12.00 Colchester Town to Colchester has been cancelled.

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 #Witham

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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Disruption between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield until approximately 13:30

A fault with the signalling system at London Liverpool Street is causing disruption to journeys between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes, cancelled or revised.

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 #LondonLiverpoolStreet

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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Poor weather to affect Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink services until the end of the day

High winds are expected to affect much of the Southern and Gatwick Express networks as well as the Southern part of the Thameslink network from late this evening into the early hours of Thursday morning. Train Operating Companies are working closely with Network Rail to ensure an effective response, extra resources will be working overnight and in the early hours to help keep trains running.

  • Southern services to and from Southampton and Portsmouth may be delayed this evening by 10 minutes due to speed restrictions that will be in place from 20:00.
  • Between Midnight and 06:00 trains running between Gatwick and Brighton may be delayed by around 10 minutes again due to speed restrictions in place.
  • Some early morning services on Thursday may be cancelled to allow us to ensure that the routes are free from any fallen branches, trees or debris. You may have to catch a later train.

Please ensure you check before you travel especially if you intend to travel after 20:00 this evening and again before you leave home tomorrow morning.

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 #UKWeather

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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Disruption across the Southern network expected until 14:00

Following a number of incidents today train services running across the whole Southern network may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 14:00 22/11.

Customer Advice:
Southern are experiencing severe delays across the whole Network especially in the Metro area.

Current issues affecting services:

  • There is currently a track defect between Polegate and Berwick on the East Coast meaning trains are running at a reduced speed through this area whilst Network Rail investigate the fault. This will affect services to Brighton and also services heading towards London. Trains may be delayed by up to 10 minutes. Network Rail who own and maintain the track and infrastructure are expected on site at 12:00 to assess the track defect.
  • Network Rail have just reported to us that a lorry has hit a bridge at Crowborough. Whilst they investigate the structure of the bridge our trains running through this area will have to reduce their speed to 5mph. This will have an impact on services on the Uckfield line.

 

Earlier incidents that have impacted service:

  • An earlier signalling fault at Fishersgate.
  • An earlier signalling fault at Bexhill.
  • An obstruction on the track near to our Depot at Selhurst which caused trains late leaving the depot.
  • The 07:34 London Bridge to Caterham broke down at Forest Hill, resulting in this service being cancelled.

 

Teams are working hard to reduce the delays and plans are in place to restore the train services timetable as quickly as possible. Whilst this is ongoing some services may still be subject to delays, short notice alterations and cancellations.

To assist you on your journey your tickets will be valid on any reasonable routes to use with the following :

 

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 #Selhurst

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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Delays between Exeter St Davids and Yeovil Junction expected until 14:00

Due to a track circuit failure between Honiton and Crewkerne trains have to run at reduced speed on the line.

What's Going On:
Train services running through these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until 14:00.

We have received reports of signalling problems between Honiton and Crewkerne. The problem is a track circuit failure which means that signals remain red as the signalling system cannot verify that the track beyond the signal is clear. As a result, all trains have to stop at the affected signals and seek permission from the signaller confirming their authority to continue. When the trains have authority to continue, they must proceed at caution until the next signal. Furthermore, seasonal conditions are affecting the railheads and, in turn, the track circuits.

Between Honiton and Crewkerne trains run in both directions on a single line for much of this area. Usually the timetable functions in such a way that the single line sections are clear for one train to proceed in one direction. However, when services are delayed, delays compound even quicker through single line sections of track as trains waiting to enter the single line have to wait for the whole single line section to be clear of other potentially late-running trains before they can receive authority to proceed.

Alternative Travel Options:

You may use your ticket on Great Western Railway services between Basingstoke and Reading and between Exeter St Davids and London Paddington, also London Underground services from London Paddington.

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 #Honiton

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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No trains between Inverness and Dingwall until the end of the day

A landslip near Dingwall means that trains are unable to run between Inverness and Dingwall until the end of the day.

An image of the landslip at Dingwall can be viewed here,

Customer Advice:
Staff are on site and continue working to repair the damaged track; however, as disruption is expected to affect services until the end of today, an amended timetable has been put in place.

Services will run as follows:

Northbound Services:
10:41 Inverness to Wick will start at Dingwall
10:55 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh will start at Dingwall
11:42 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is CANCELLED
13:35 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh will start at Dingwall
14:00 Inverness to Wick will start at Dingwall
14:50 Inverness to Invergordon is CANCELLED
17:12 Invernsss to Ardgay is CANCELLED
17:54 Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh will start at Dingwall
18:28 Inverness to Wick will start at Dingwall
21:06 Inverness to Tain is CANCELLED

Southbound Services:
12:08 Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness will terminate at Dingwall
12:34 Wick to Inverness will terminate at Dingwall
12:45 Dingwall to Inverness is CANCELLED
13:46 Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness will terminate at Dingwall
15:50 Invergordon to Inverness is CANCELLED
16:00 Wick to Inverness will terminate at Dingwall
17:13 Kyle of Lochalsh to Elgin will terminate at Dingwall
19:28 Ardgay to Inverness is CANCELLED
22:21 Tain to Inverness is CANCELLED

Ticket Acceptance:
To help you complete your journey, your tickets will be accepted on Stagecoach North services between Inverness and Wick

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 #Inverness

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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Poor weather may affect your journey today and early on Thursday 23 November

Heavy rain and strong winds are expected across England and Wales today and early tomorrow. Your journey time may be extended where Network Rail have to impose speed restrictions on trains for safety reasons.

Customer Advice:

The following train companies have reported current, or potential weather related problems.

Arriva Trains Wales - Speed restrictions have been imposed, and causing delays up to 10 minutes, between:

  • Bangor and Holyhead until 17:00
  • Barmouth and Pwllheli until 20:00
  • Carmarthen and Pembroke Dock / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven until 17:00.

 

Gatwick Express / Southern / Thameslink - Travel advice is available here.

Northern - Journeys in Cumbria and on the Settle to Carlisle line are particularly at risk of disruption.

South Western Railway - Travel advice is available here.

TransPennine Express - Delays between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith.

Virgin Trains - Speed restrictions between Bangor and Holyhead with delays up to 15 minutes until 17:00. Also delays between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith.

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 #UKWeather

Possible disruption on some South Western Railway routes tonight from 20:00 until 02:00

High winds have been forecast for parts of the South Western Railway network this evening and into the early hours of Thursday morning. As a result, trains are expected to run at a reduced speed on some lines.

Train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised.

Advice for South Western Railway customers:
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for parts of Britain from this evening into early Thursday 23 November, forecasting high winds gusting up to 60 mph, with heavy rain fall of up to 10-15 mm in the west. Coastal areas will be first affected, with adverse weather then moving further inland over the course of  tonight into the early hours of Thursday morning. The western part of the South Western Railway network is expected to be most affected.

As part of Network Rail's weather contingencies, a temporary speed restriction will be introduced in certain locations from late on Wednesday evening.

This is to protect passengers and staff from the effects of the high winds, which can blow trees and other debris onto the railway lines.With trains running at reduced speed, the drivers are better able to bring trains to a halt if anything is spotted ahead. However, running trains at reduced speeds means that train services in the areas where there temporary speed restrictions apply are likely to be amended with longer journey times.

The following areas are currently expected to be affected by this emergency speed restriction:

From 22:00 today until 02:00 tomorrow:

  • Between Salisbury and Whimple


From 20:00 today until 02:00 tomorrow:

  • Between Petersfield/Cosham and Portsmouth Harbour
  • Between Eastleigh and Cosham
  • Between St Denys and Fareham
  • Between Southampton Airport Parkway and Dorchester/Weymouth
  • Between Romsey and Redbridge



Due to the high winds, wet weather and much higher leaf fall, exceptionally poor rail adhesion conditions are expected across the South Western railway network from Wednesday into Thursday. This is also likely to have an impact on train services and may cause delays and alterations.

To improve adhesion, a number of empty trains will run in the early morning of Thursday 23 November; these trains will run at a reduced speed to check that the railway line is clear of debris and leaves before  trains are allowed to run with passengers on board. Some early morning trains may need to be cancelled.
Please allow extra time to make your journey and please check your journey before travelling. If you require assistance in completing your journey, please speak to a member of staff or use a help point at any station.

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 #SWRWeather

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.

 

Delays between Oxenholme Lake District and Penrith expected until 15:00

Severe weather between Oxenholme and Penrith means that trains have to run at a reduced speed between these stations. As a result of this, trains may be delayed by up to 25 minutes.

Disruption is expected to continue until 15:00.

Customer information:

The speed restriction is currently expected to be in place between 05:00 and 15:00.

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 #Penrith

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.

Amended timetable on some Southeastern routes on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 24 November

On days or weeks when leaf-fall is at its highest and rails are most slippery, Southeastern will need to introduce a different timetable on some routes. This is to make sure they can get you where you need to be with the minimum of delay.

Conditions are expected to be particularly challenging until at least the end of this week and Southeastern are running a revised timetable, particularly during off-peak periods.

The revised timetable will be in place on weekdays until the end of service on Friday 24 November.

Check before you travel:
You can use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey. You can also view specific timetables here.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. 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.

Industrial action announced to affect CrossCountry on Sunday 26 November

The RMT Union have called a strike for Sunday 26 November that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services that day.

CrossCountry will be operating a reduced service but using some longer trains. If you are travelling on Sunday 26 November on a CrossCountry service, please travel as early as possible. Some services may finish earlier than normal and some stations may have no CrossCountry services. With fewer trains available, CrossCountry trains and any replacement bus services are expected to be very busy.

CrossCountry train plans for the strike day are being finalised, so Journey Planners are currently showing the original planned service.

However you can find answers to general questions, such as refunds and alternative routes here.

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

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

 

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (20)

Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the TransPennine Express network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 18:47 Glasgow Central to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 20:14 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 21:55 Newcastle to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Tuesday to Friday

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

The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Airport and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to leave York earlier than usual.

The 05:40 Doncaster to Manchester Airport service will start from Meadowhall. Alternative train services will be available between Doncaster and Meadowhall.

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.

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool from Saturday 11 November until Sunday 25 March

As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool. This is to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys. Further information can be found here.

Until Sunday 28 January:

There will be NO trains between Preston and Blackpool South / Blackpool North.

Rail replacement buses will run every 15 minutes between Preston and Blackpool North, with some buses running direct.

Rail replacement buses will run hourly between Preston and Blackpool South. Please note, there is no bus service to or from Blackpool South on Sundays.

During peak hours, additional buses will run between Preston and St Annes and Lytham calling at Poulton-le-Fylde.

From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Ticket acceptance:

All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool 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.

Amended Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. As a result of this, the following services will be amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 22:44 Preston to Colne service will be replaced by a bus between Rose Grove and Colne.

The 22:56 Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Wilmslow to Manchester Airport, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

The 22:43 Manchester Oxford Road to Wilmslow service will terminate at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Manchester Airport to Wilmslow.

The 23:06 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria.

The 23:10 Preston to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 23:21 Manchester Victoria to Leeds service will be diverted via an alternative route between Bradford Interchange and Leeds. The train will arrive at Leeds approximately 25 minutes later than usual.

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday - Friday

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Manchester Airport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Manchester Airport.

The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The 04:34 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus between 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.

Amended overnight Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines.

From 23:00 each night until 05:45 the following morning, trains between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Alexandra Palace will be retimed by approximately 5 minutes.

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 between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale between 23:15 and 05:00 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt, closing the lines via Tottenham Hale from 23:15 each night until 05:00 the following morning.

While the work is taking place, trains between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Cambridge will be diverted via Seven Sisters. Customers should use local stations on the Seven Sisters route, which are within walking distance.

The 04:40 (Tuesday - Friday) London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport service will call at Seven Sisters instead of Tottenham Hale.

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 between Gospel Oak and Barking from 18:00 on Saturday 18 November until Sunday 14 January

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

Buses will run between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters, calling at Upper Holloway, Crouch Hill, Finsbury Park and Harringay Green Lanes.

Buses will also run between Walthamstow Central and Barking, calling at Leyton Midland Road, Leytonstone High Road, Wanstead Park, Woodgrange Park and East Ham Tube Station.

You should use local buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road or London Underground services between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central and also between East Ham and Barking.

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

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.

Amended 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 November

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

The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. Alternative train services will be available between Twyford and Reading.

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 late night Southeastern midweek services until Wednesday 27 December

From Monday to Friday each night until the 29 December, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations between Gillingham and Ashford International via Margate / Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury West closing various lines.

The following train alterations will apply on the following days:

Monday Night / Tuesday Morning:

Ashford International: Ramsgate via Canterbury West

  • 22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International calling all stations via Canterbury West.

  • 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate calling all stations via Canterbury West.

  • 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be diverted after Ashford International to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate then as scheduled to Margate. A replacement bus will run between Ashford International and Margate.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Margate

  • 22:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.

  • 23:12  London St Pancras International to Margate will be replaced by a bus between Ramsgate and Margate.


Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Faversham - Ramsgate

  • 22:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. A replacement bus will run from Faversham calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate will be diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:35 fast to Margate and 23:36 calling at all stations via Herne Bay.

  • 22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 23:55 fast to Margate and 23:56 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 00:30 fast to Margate and 00:36 calling all station via Herne Bay.

  • 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate diverted after Faversham to run via Dover Priory to Ramsgate. Replacement buses will run from Faversham 01:30 fast to Margate and 01:31 calling all station via Herne Bay.

 

Tuesday Night / Wednesday Morning: Ramsgate - Gillingham

  • 23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham will be replaced by a bus departing calling all stations to Gillingham.

 

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 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Track work is taking place between Newport and Gloucester after 23:40 each night from Monday to Thursday.

The 22:15 Maesteg to Gloucester service will be replaced by a bus between Newport and Gloucester.

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.

Amended overnight services between Reading and Gatwick Airport from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Redhill, closing the lines. The following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 22:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Redhill.

The 23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading service will be replaced by a bus between Redhill and Guildford.

The 23:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be replaced by a bus between Guildford and Gatwick Airport. The bus will call at Redhill to set down only.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:32 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will be retimed to run later than usual from Reading onwards. This service will terminate at Redhill. Alternative train services will be available between Redhill and Gatwick Airport.

The 05:56 Gatwick Airport to Reading will start from Redhill at 06:13. Alternative train services will be available between Gatwick Airport and Redhill.

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 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing the line.

The 21:55 Cardiff Central to Crewe service will be diverted via Wrexham, not calling at stations between Shrewsbury and Crewe. A bus will run from Shrewsbury to Crewe, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

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 Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry between 23:15 and 05:30 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry, closing all lines.

From 23:15 each night until 05:30 the following morning, buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry Island / Bridgend via Barry.

The 22:54 Bridgend to Cardiff Central service will be diverted via Pontyclun.

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 service between Holyhead / Llandudno and Chester from Monday 20 to Friday 24 November

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Holyhead and Chester, closing the line.

From Monday to Thursday, the 22:52 Birmingham New Street to Crewe service will be replaced by a bus between Chester and Holyhead.

From Tuesday to Friday, the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service will start from Chester. A replacement bus service will run from Rhyl to Chester.

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 20 to Friday 24 November

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Sole Street / Strood and Rainham and also between Ashford International and Dover Priory. The following services will be amended:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

23:09 and 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham services will be replaced by buses between Strood and Gillingham

23:34 London Victoria to Gillingham service will terminate at Sole Street. A connecting bus service will run from Meopham, calling at Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

23:55 London St Pancras International to Faversham service will be replaced by a bus between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

22:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will be replaced by a bus between Ashford International and Dover Priory. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

23:12 Ramsgate to Ashford International service will be replaced by a bus between Dover Priory and Ashford International. Separate mini buses will run between Westenhanger and Sandling as coaches do not have road access to Westenhanger.

23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate service will run as normal to Ashford International, then run non stop to Ramsgate via an alternative route. A connecting bus service will run from Ashford International to Ramsgate via Dover, calling at all stations usually served by the train.

23:40 London Charing Cross to Dover Priory service will run as normal to Ashford International, then be diverted to terminate at Canterbury West. A bus will run from Ashford International to Dover Priory, calling at all stations except Westenhanger. A separate mini bus will run from Sandling to Westenhanger.

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate service will terminate at Meopham. A bus will run from Meopham to Sittingbourne to connect with an additional train service from Sittingbourne to Ramsgate.

00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Strood and Gillingham

00:37 London Victoria to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Meopham and Gillingham.

04:02 Gillingham to London Charing Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Gillingham and Strood. The bus will leave Gillingham at 03:39.

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 at Burnham or Taplow from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

From 22:15 each night until the end of service, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Connecting bus services will run via Slough.

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 Hackney Downs and Chingford from 23:00 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Chingford, closing all lines.

From 23:00 until the end of service each night, buses will replace trains between Hackney Downs and Chingford. Some bus journeys will be extended to London Liverpool Street.

The last trains to run will be the 22:33 London Liverpool Street to Chingford and the 22:40 Chingford to London Liverpool Street services.

You may use your ticket on London Underground services between Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and Walthamstow Central.

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

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 at Pangbourne between 21:30 and 05:15 each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

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

From 21:30 each night until 05:15 the following morning, trains will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

Connecting bus services will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne.

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 East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 November

Engineering work is taking place between Wellingborough and Leicester, closing some lines. As a result of this the following services will be amended:

Monday

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be slightly retimed from Leicester to Wellingborough.

Tuesday to Saturday

The 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International service will be retimed to leave Leicester at 04:13 and run via an alternative route to Kettering. This service will leave Kettering and Wellingborough slightly later than usual, then run as normal from Bedford onwards.

Monday to Friday

The 23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. Connecting bus services will run from Kettering to Market Harborough and from Market Harborough to Leicester.

Tuesday to Saturday

The 00:15 London St Pancras International to Leicester service will be diverted via an alternative route between Kettering and Leicester, not calling at Market Harborough. A bus will run from Kettering to Leicester, calling at Market Harborough.

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.

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.

Further information

Christmas & New Year 2017/2018

There will be major changes to services over the Christmas and New Year period, with several London terminal stations closed, as detailed below;

From Saturday 23 December until Monday 1 January inclusive, the following stations will be closed for Southeastern services;

  • London Bridge
  • London Cannon Street
  • London Charing Cross
  • Waterloo East
  • Deptford
  • Greenwich
  • Maze Hill
  • Westcombe Park
  • New Cross
  • St Johns

Services will be significantly revised and reduced as detailed below;

Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed. On Christmas Eve, the network will close down by 22:00.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Sevenoaks and Tonbridge

Monday 25 & Tuesday 26 December;

No Southeastern services will operate

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Blackfriars, London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable.

As these are 'working days', London Victoria is expected to be extremely busy during peak times so please try and avoid travelling during these times if you can.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 December;

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Monday 1 January 2018

Trains will be diverted to London Victoria or London Waterloo and will run to a revised timetable. Blackfriars station will be closed.

Replacement buses will run between;

Lewisham and Charlton, via Greenwich

Lewisham and Dartford, via Sidcup

Alternative routes and travel advice

You'll be able to use the following routes at no extra charge to help complete your journey;

  • Between 27 and 29 December inclusive: Southeastern 'high speed' services to and from London St Pancras
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water
  

Alternative travel arrangements on Transport for London services (Tube, Bus and DLR) are still being finalised.

Station specific travel advice can be found here

Longer term changes

Travelling at the weekend

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays, for the latest information visit 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. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

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.

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

 

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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • 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.

Buses replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Bristol Parkway / Chippenham from 22:15 until the end of service each night from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 November

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham / Bristol Parkway, closing some lines.

The 17:42 Penzance to London Paddington will be diverted between Bath Spa and Reading, not calling at Chippenham, Swindon or Didcot Parkway. If you are travelling to or from Didcot Parkway you will be able to use alternative train services. Buses will run from Chippenham to Reading, calling at Swindon. You will need to change at Bath Spa for an alternative train service to Chippenham.

The 20:29 Swansea to London Paddington
service will run as normal between Swansea and Bristol Parkway, it will then be diverted to Bristol Temple Meads where it will terminate. Alternative train services will be available between Bristol Temple Meads and London.

The 21:27 Taunton to London Paddington service will be diverted between Chippenham and Reading, not calling at Swindon or Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Chippenham, calling to set down only at Swindon and Didcot Parkway. A bus will also run from Swindon to Didcot Parkway.

The 21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids
service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Chippenham or Reading. If you are travelling to Didcot Parkway, you will be able to use alternative trains between London / Reading and Didcot Parkway. A bus will run from Reading to Chippenham, calling at Swindon.

The 21:00 Cheltenham Spa to Swindon service will be extended to call at Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads
service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to both Swindon and Chippenham. A bus will also run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and at Bath Spa to set down only.

 

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea service will be diverted between Reading and Bristol Parkway, not calling at Didcot Parkway or Swindon. A bus will run from Reading to Swindon. A second bus will also run from Didcot Parkway to Bristol Parkway, calling at Swindon. If you are travelling from Reading to Didcot Parkway, alternative train services will be available.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Reading and Bath Spa, not calling at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Buses will run from Reading to Swindon / Chippenham, from Didcot Parkway to Swindon and from Swindon to Chippenham / Bath Spa.

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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