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Updates for 25 September 2016

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Timetable Changes (1)

Amended service between Newcastle and Edinburgh on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed with various line closures. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

CrossCountry services between Newcastle and Edinburgh are replaced by buses.

Virgin Trains East Coast will run an hourly service between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh via Carlisle, with journey times extended by up to 90 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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Travel Disruptions (2)

Amended weekday Southern and Gatwick Express services until further notice

In order to give you more certainty for your journey and enable you to better plan, Southern and Gatwick Express have implemented an amended timetable on Mondays to Fridays.

Until train crew availability returns to normal, a revised timetable will be running on the following routes:

  • Gatwick Express - some trains will not run
  • Brighton - Southampton Central - most trains will not run. Journeys can be made between these stations, but a change of trains will be required
  • Hastings - Ashford International - some peak time services will be replaced by buses
  • East Croydon / Clapham Junction - Milton Keynes Central - a reduced service will run

From Monday 26 September, the Brighton - Seaford route will be reinstated with a full service.

The timetables, details of the routes affected, and alternative travel options are available here.

If your journey is delayed by more than 30 minutes during the amended timetable, you will be able to claim compensation against trains cancelled in advance or against delays experienced on the day.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #SNAlterations

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To check your journey up to 2 October, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner


Industrial action affecting Southern services

The members of the RMT union are planning to take strike action on various dates in the upcoming months. These include:

  • Tuesday 11 October to Thursday 13 October
  • Tuesday 18 October to Thursday 20 October
  • Thursday 3 November to Saturday 5 November
  • Tuesday 22 November and Wednesday 23 November
  • Tuesday 6 December to Thursday 8 December

Details of the level of service Southern are likely to run are still being finalised and will be published as soon as possible.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #RMTStrikeSN

If you experience a delay in completing your journey because of this disruption, you may be entitled to compensation

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Planned Engineering Works (42)

Amended service between Newcastle and Edinburgh on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Alnmouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed with various line closures. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

CrossCountry services between Newcastle and Edinburgh are replaced by buses.

Virgin Trains East Coast will run an hourly service between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh via Carlisle, with journey times extended by up to 90 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 19:00 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Bristol Parkway.

The 22:37 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted to run non-stop between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads (set down only), and will continue to Bristol Parkway.

The 08:20 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington will start from Bristol Parkway at 08:08 , then call at Bristol Temple Meads, departing 08:24, before regaining normal route from Swindon.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Witham / Billericay on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Witham / Billericay with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Abellio Greater Anglia

There will be no trains between London Liverpool Street and Witham / Billericay. Buses will operate between Newbury Park London Underground station and Witham / Billericay.

Central Line London Underground services are available between London Liverpool Street and Newbury Park.

TfL Rail

Four trains an hour will run between London Liverpool Street and Stratford.

Buses will run between Stratford, Romford and Shenfield.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

To get options for your journey on London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Amended Southeastern service on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place on the Lewisham line, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses will replace trains between New Cross and Dartford, via Bexleyheath. 

Services between London Charring Cross and Gravesend will be re-timed, and run fast from London Bridge to Hither Green.

Passengers should use Docklands light Railway, local bus routes or any reasonable London Underground routes to complete their journey.

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

Planning your Journey

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

To get options for your journey on Docklands Light Railway, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Chichester and Littlehampton / Bognor Regis on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Chichester and Ford, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Great Western Railway trains are replaced by buses between Chichester and Littlehampton. Passengers may use Southern services from Littlehampton for stations to Brighton

Additionally on Sunday, the 21.46 Brighton to Portsmouth Harbour will not run.

Southern are replaced by buses between Littlehampton and Chichester / Bognor Regis on Saturday. London Bridge to Portsmouth /Southampton and Brighton to Portsmouth / Southampton services are diverted into Littlehampton.

Journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes.

Southern customers may use Great Western Railway and South West Trains services between Southampton Central and Portsmouth.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Chingford / Cheshunt / Enfield Town on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Abellio Greater Anglia

West Anglia services will be diverted via the Lea Valley and Stratford for London Liverpool Street. Passengers for the Southbury / Seven Sisters route should use local stations on the Lea Valley route, which are within walking distance.

London Overground

Services between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt will not run.

Buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town / Cheshunt and between Hackney Downs and Chingford.

Passengers should use local buses or London Underground on any reasonable route between London Liverpool Street and Hackney Downs / Seven Sisters.

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

Planning your Journey

To get options for your journey on London Underground or London Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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

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Amended service through the Severn Tunnel from Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October

From Monday 12 September to Friday 21 October 2016 the Severn Tunnel will be closed for Network Rail to carry out their electrification upgrade. This work, which is a huge part of the Great Western Electrification Programme, will see Network Rail install a solid conductor rail - suspended from brackets in the roof of the tunnel - which will provide the power for the new Super Express Trains.

During the six-week closure, there will be no trains between Patchway and Severn Tunnel Junction and services will be affected in the following ways.

On Weekdays - Trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be diverted between Swindon and Newport adding approximately 30 minutes to the journey time. Train services will also run between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway. Trains between Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour, and between Cardiff Central and Taunton will run from Bristol Parkway instead. Buses will run between Severn Tunnel Junction and Bristol Parkway, and between Bristol Parkway and Newport to connect with these services.

On Weekends of 17/18 September and 15/16 October - The line from Bristol Parkway through to Cardiff Central will be closed. Buses will run between these stations..

On Weekends of 24/25 September, 1/2 October and 8/9 October - The railway will also be closed between Swindon and Bristol Parkway. This will not further impact on South Wales services as they are being diverted away from this section of line anyway.

Planning your Journey

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

No trains between Romford and Upminster on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Romford and Upminster closing the line. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains will run between Romford and Upminster. Passengers should use local buses on any reasonable route.

Planning your Journey

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

To get options for your journey on London Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Amended 17:47 Southampton Central to York service on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Doncaster and York, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 17:47 Southampton to York service is diverted and will not call at Doncaster. Passengers are advised to use alternative trains between Sheffield and Doncaster.

Journey Planning

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

Buses replace trains between Richmond and Camden Road on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Richmond and Camden Road, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Richmond and Camden Road via Willesden Junction.

Trains will run between Willesden Junction and Stratford via an alternative route, calling at Kensal Green, Queens Park, Kilburn High Road, South Hampstead, Camden Road then calling all stations to Stratford.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

No trains between Balham and East Croydon via Selhurst on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Selhurst closing the line. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Until approximately 05:30 , buses replace trains on the following route:

  • London Victoria and London Bridge / Clapham Junction
  • Clapham Junction and East Croydon

From approximately 05:30 Saturday and all day Sunday, buses replace trains between Balham and East Croydon / West Croydon.

Trains between London Bridge and London Victoria / west Croydon will not run

Most trains from / to London Victoria are diverted to start / terminate at London Bridge.

Trains between London Victoria and Sutton / East Grinstead will run to an amended timetable.

Trains between London Bridge and Tonbridge and will run between Redhill and Tonbridge.

Gatwick Express trains will not run. passengers should use alternative services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

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

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Otford and Sevenoaks on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Otford and Sevenoaks, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Southeastern services may be amended, cancelled or diverted, or run additionally with connecting buses to start or complete some journeys.

Thameslink services between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be diverted to run to / from Orpington, and will not call at stations from St Mary Cray to Sevenoaks. Replacement buses will run between Otford and Sevenoaks, calling at Bat & Ball.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island / Penarth / Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan on Sunday 25 September until 16:30

Lineside maintenance is taking place between Cardiff Central and Barry Island, Penarth and Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan, closing all lines.

Until 16:30 buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Barry Island, Penarth and Bridgend via the Vale of Glamorgan

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

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 23:15 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Kings Lynn, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:15 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn will be replaced by a bus from Cambridge to Kings Lynn.

Planning your Journey

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

No trains between Bolton and Hindley / Bromley Cross on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Bolton and Hindley / Bromley Cross closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Trains between Southport and Manchester Airport and also between Blackpool North and Manchester Victoria will be diverted to run via Atherton and will not call at Bolton and Westhoughton. Trains between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Bolton will not run. Buses will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria via Bolton.

Trains between Bolton and Hazel Grove will run between Manchester Oxford Road and Hazel Grove. Passengers should use alternative services.

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Blackburn.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Poole / Bournemouth and Brockenhurst on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Poole and Brockenhurst, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

CrossCountry services will be replaced by buses between Bournemouth and Southampton Central. Bus journeys will be extended to Southampton Airport Parkway.

South West Trains services will be replaced by buses between Poole and Brockenhurst. Buses will also run between Poole and Southampton Airport Parkway.

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

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Brighton and Lewes until 08:40 Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Brighton and Lewes, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Brighton and Lewes until 08:40

Planning your Journey

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

No trains between Barking and London Liverpool Street from 20:30 Saturday 24 and all day Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Barking and London Liverpool Street, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Trains between Shoeburyness and London Liverpool Street (via Laindon) will be diverted to start / terminate at London Fenchurch Street and will call additionally at West Ham and Limehouse.

Passengers may use London Underground Jubilee Line between West Ham and Stratford.

Planning your Journey

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

To get options for your journey on London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert on Sunday 25 September

Track work is taking place between Pontypridd and Treherbert, closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Pontypridd and Treherbert, all day Sunday.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between London Paddington and Reading on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Reading, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Saturday

Trains from London Paddington to Worcester / Great Malvern / Hereford via Oxford and Evesham will depart London Paddington earlier than normal.

All day trains will NOT call at Acton Main Line. Passengers may use TfL Buses and London Underground.

Some trains between London Paddington and South Wales will be retimed.

Trains between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads will be retimed.

Trains from London Paddington via Newbury will be retimed to depart earlier than normal.

Trains between London Paddington and Greenford will operate to an hourly frequency between West Ealing and Greenford

The 16:25 Bedwyn to Reading service will depart earlier than normal.

The 23:19 Reading to London Paddington will depart earlier than normal

The 11:54 Exeter St Davids to London Paddington will not run.

The 14:00 Plymouth to London Paddington will depart earlier than normal and not call at Frome and Newbury.

From 20:18 trains from London Paddington to Oxford will depart later than normal.

From 23:30 on Saturday Burnham and Taplow will not be served. A bus will operate between Slough and Burnham / Taplow

Sunday

Until approximately 08:30 trains to / from Twyford will be amended / cancelled or replaced by road transport.

All day Burnham will not be served. A bus will operate between Slough and Burnham.

Some local stopping trains between London Paddington and Reading / Oxford will be retimed to run later than normal.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 00:55 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service on Sunday 25 September

Until 08:30, engineering work is taking place between Hitchin and Peterborough, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The Sunday morning 00:55 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service will be diverted to terminate at Letchworth Garden City. A replacement bus will run from Letchworth Garden City to Peterborough. 

Planning your journey

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

Amended service between Gospel Oak and Barking from 21 May 2016 to February 2017

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Barking, partially or fully closing all lines during the project.

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

Monday to Friday (6 June to 23 September, except Monday 29 August) an amended train service will run between Gospel Oak and South Tottenham.

Passengers should use London Underground or local buses between Seven Sisters / South Tottenham and Walthamstow Central. Buses will be provided between Walthamstow Central and Barking.

Monday to Friday (from 26 September to February 2017) there will be no service on this route.

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

Saturdays and Sundays also Monday 29 August  there will be no service at all on this route from May to February 2017.

Saturdays and Sundays and Monday 29 August. Buses will be provided between Gospel Oak and Seven Sisters and also between Walthamstow Central and Barking. Passengers should use London Underground between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central. Information on the buses, alternative travel routes and step-free access is available here.

Buses replace trains between Kettering and Corby from Sunday 11 September until Monday 24 October

As part of Network Rail's Railway Upgrade Plan, major engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Corby, closing the line until 24 October.

The six week closure of the railway will allow engineers to carry out significant upgrades to the line, most notably to allow major strengthening work to take place on bridges and viaducts needed to support the extra trains that will in the future run on the second track, which Network Rail engineers have been installing for the past 12 months.

Buses will replace trains between Kettering and Corby during this period, resulting in extended journey times of up to 15 minutes.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Your ticket will be valid on any replacement bus.

No TransPennine Express services at Rotherham Central on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Meadowhall and Rotherham Central, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 08:38 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes and 20:26 Cleethorpes to Sheffield services will be diverted between Meadowhall and Swinton, not calling at Rotherham Central.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare from 23:00 on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Nailsea & Backwell, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:12 Bristol Temple Meads to Weston-Super-Mare and the 23:49 Weston-Super-Mare to Bristol Temple Meads services are replaced by a bus.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

No Gatwick Express trains on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Selhurst closing the line. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

All weekend Gatwick Express trains will not run. Passengers should use alternative services between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford from 23:30 on Saturday 24 until 08:45 on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Luton and Bedford, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

From 23:45 until the end of service on Saturday, buses will replace trains from Luton to Bedford in this direction only.

From the start of service until 08:45 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between Luton and Bedford in both directions.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Nottingham and Chesterfield via Alfreton on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Langley Mill and Chesterfield, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Nottingham and Chesterfield via Alfreton.

Some East Midlands Trains have been retimed to depart Nottingham earlier than normal.

As a consequence of this engineering work some trains from Nottingham to Matlock will be retimed.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place on the Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan Lines, with various lines closed.

Hammersmith & City Line

No Trains will run between Kings Cross St Pancras and Barking. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • Farringdon
  • Moorgate
  • London Liverpool Street
  • West Ham
  • Barking

Metropolitan Line

No trains will run between Kings Cross St Pancras and Aldgate. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • Farringdon
  • Moorgate
  • London Liverpool Street

Planning your Journey

For more information, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner.

Amended 19:00 Caledonian Sleeper service from Fort William to London Euston on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 19:00 Fort William to London Euston service will not call at Glasgow Queen Street. A connecting bus service will run from Dalmuir to Glasgow Queen Street.

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

Planning your journey

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

Amended service between Chester and Shrewsbury via Crewe from 22:05 on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Crewe and Shrewsbury, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

21:04 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be diverted via Wrexham General and terminate at Chester. A bus will operate between Shrewsbury and Crewe. Passengers travelling between Crewe and Chester should travel on the amended 22:40 Birmingham International to Holyhead service.

21:09 Birmingham International to Chester service is diverted between Shrewsbury and Chester via Wrexham General. A bus will operate between Shrewsbury and Crewe for connecting passengers.

23:00 Chester to Shrewsbury will be diverted between Chester and Shrewsbury via Wrexham General. A bus will operate between Crewe and Shrewsbury.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

 

Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice

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

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

Network Rail engineers have now agreed a plan to repair the landslip. The repairs will involve building a structure underneath the affected section of railway to support it. Because of the scale of the slip, the fact the earth is still moving and the inaccessibility of its location, it is not yet possible to provide an accurate time scale of how long disruption will last. More background information from Network Rail is available here.

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

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

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

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

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Amended Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express service on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport, closing various lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Heathrow Connect

Trains will depart London Paddington at 06:18, 07:18, 08:12, 09:12 and hourly until 23:12.

Trains will depart Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3 at 07:07, 08:13 and hourly until 23:13.

Heathrow Express

Trains will depart London Paddington at 06:15, 06:35, 06:55, 07:15, 07:35, 07:55 and every 15 minutes until 23:25.

Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:11, 06:31, 06:51, 07:11, 07:31, 07:48 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

Planning your Journey

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

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.

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

Further information

 Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are: 

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

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

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

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

Amended service between Guildford and Havant on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Guildford and Havant, closing the line between Haslemere and Havant. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses will replace trains between Haslemere and Havant.

Buses will be extended to call at stations between Guildford and Havant.

Connecting services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between Fishguard Harbour and Cardiff Central from 23:45 on Saturday 24 until 05:00 on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Carmarthen and Whitland, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 23:45 (Saturday) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour service is replaced by a bus between Carmarthen and Fishguard Harbour.

The 01:50 Fishguard to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus.

The 02:50 bus from Carmarthen to Swansea will be retimed to depart Carmarthen at 03:30.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended services between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley from 20:30 on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Rugeley Town, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

The 20:40 and 21:40 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford services will be extended to run to Rugeley Trent Valley.

The 22:23 and 23:23 Walsall to Birmingham New Street services will start from Rugeley Trent Valley at 21:48 and 22:48.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Manningtree and Harwich Town on Sunday 25 September

Track work is taking place between Manningtree and Harwich Town, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Manningtree and Harwich Town.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Reading and Guildford on Sunday 25 September

 Engineering work is taking place between Reading and Guildford, closing the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Reading and Guildford, all day Sunday.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Great Northern services to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate until 08:30 on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Until approximately 08.30 some trains to and from London Kings Cross and Moorgate are subject to minor retimings.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between New Malden and Shepperton / Kingston on Sunday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place between New Malden and Shepperton / Twickenham, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between New Malden and Shepperton / Kingston. Buses will be extended to run to Twickenham.

Trains between London Waterloo and Shepperton will be diverted to Hampton Court.

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.

Planning your Journey

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

Buses replace trains between Bolton and Preston every weekend until Sunday 2 October

As part of the ongoing modernisation of the line between Manchester and Blackpool North, engineering work is taking place every Saturday and Sunday between Bolton and Leyland closing the line. More information about this engineering work can be found here.

As a result of this engineering work, every Saturday and Sunday until the 2 October trains are diverted between Bolton and Leyland via Wigan North Western. Some trains will call additionally at Wigan North Western.

Replacement buses will run between Bolton and Preston calling at all stations via Chorley.

Planning your Journey

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

No planned engineering works found.

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