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Updates for 28 May 2018

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Travel Disruptions (7)

Disruption between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst expected until the end of service

The safety inspection of the track between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst has been completed. Although lines have been allowed to reopen, trains must run at a reduced speed along the affected area.

Trains may continue to be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

Alternative travel advice:

CrossCountry 

CrossCountry customers may use South Western Railway on reasonable routes.

Replacement road transport has been arranged.

Additional information:

Earlier this evening, there was a suspected track defect between Southampton Central and Brockenhurst. For the safety of passengers, trains and train crew were not able to run between these stations.

Network Rail engineers have now completed the safety inspection, which took approximately one hour to complete, and the line has now reopened but this has caused disruption to services heading towards Bournemouth. Although the line has now reopened, trains have to run through the affected area of track at 20mph.

 

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

 

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Heavy rain affecting trains in the West Midlands area

Heavy rain in the West Midlands is causing major disruption to trains in the area. Trains may be revised, delayed by up to 80 minutes or cancelled. Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

Alternative travel advice:

CrossCountry 

Customers may use Chiltern Railways, East Midlands Trains, Great Western Railway, London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway on reasonable routes

You may use your ticket on National Express West Midlands Buses on any reasonable route.

London Northwestern Railway 

Customers may use the following alternatives:

  • CrossCountry on reasonable routes
  • Virgin Trains between London Euston and Rugby

 

 

West Midlands Railway 

You may use your ticket on the following alternatives:


 
Virgin Trains 

Customers may use London Northwestern Railway between London Euston and Rugby

 

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Compensation:

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

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Amended Thameslink and Great Northern service

Short-term timetable amendments mean fewer trains are able to run. Trains running across the Thameslink and Great Northern network are running as normal but some services may still be revised.

Customer Advice:
The majority of the new timetable services are in operation but services on some routes are being progressively phased into the timetable during the course of the summer.

New carriages need to be introduced to operate the service. Some of these carriages are currently stored off the network. To get them to what will be their home depots; Thameslink and Great Northern must also move some of the existing trains off the network and switch over to the new rolling stock.

How will this impact the train service?

Whilst Thameslink go through this transitional period; the long term impact of all the changes will enable services to have greater resilience and reliability but also aid in minimising the ripple effect of any incidents that may occur across the network. The full benefits of the timetable change will become apparent in the coming weeks as Thameslink progressively expand the services.

Where possible the gradual introduction will be limited to services that previously didn't run and where other services will still be available. Thameslink are doing everything possible to limit the impact such as removing quieter services and providing additional replacement bus services where necessary.

The four main routes that will be gradually phased in are listed below:

  • Peterborough to Horsham via London St Pancras International
  • Luton to Rainham via London Bridge
  • Luton to Orpington via London St Pancras International
  • Bedford to Brighton via London St Pancras International

It is strongly advised that you plan travel in advance by using journey planners and we will provide further updates as and when we have received them.

What are my additional travel alternatives?

  • Mutual ticket acceptance is in place between Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern
  • London Underground via any reasonable route
  • Southeastern on all reasonable routes. This includes the High Speed between Rainham and Gravesend ONLY
  • Greater Anglia via any reasonable route
  • Docklands Light Railway between London, Greenwich, Lewisham and Woolwich Arsenal
  • Metrobus between Horsham, Gatwick and Redhill
  • UNO Bus on reasonable routes between St Albans, Hatfield and Welwyn Garden City
  • Arriva Shires Routes 321, 100, 101, 300 and 301
  • Arriva Greenline Routes 724 and 757
  • Metroline Bus Route 84 between Potters Bar and St Albans

In addition to the gradual introduction of the new timetable, cable testing is taking place at Sheerness which is further reducing Thameslink services to Rainham. As the High Speed does not call at Higham, a regular bus replacement service will run between Gravesend, Higham and Strood.

I want to know more?
Thameslink and Great Northern have been painstakingly preparing for this significant alteration to the timetables and every effort has been made to prepare for this. Thameslink and Great Northern are currently in the process of introducing one of the biggest changes to the railway timetable since the 1970s by providing more route choices, new trains and better connections.

Thameslink and Great Northern have had to redeploy large numbers of trains and drivers for the 3,600 services now due to run every day which is 400 more than before. This is a huge logistical undertaking that they have been working toward with their partners at Rail Delivery Group, Network Rail as well as the Department for Transport and other train operators to deliver this industry changing programme.

As part of the process to get trains to where they need to be and ensure that drivers have full awareness of and are fully trained on their new routes, there will be temporary changes put in place to allow these movements to take place. These could be revisions to the calling patterns of services and in some instances cancellations, however, where possible they aim to minimise the effect this will have by facilitating this during quieter off peak periods and also overnight when services are not as busy.

In addition to this, the national timetable planning process that has happened across the entire national rail network has been significantly delayed. Railway timetables are normally published 12 weeks in advance, however, due to the vast undertaking of rewriting the timetable from start to accommodate the large network; this was not completed for Govia Thameslink Railway until 3.5 weeks ago. Part of this process is defining the scope of engineering work to the track, which affects the deployment of trains and train crew and the access they have to train maintenance depots. This means they have had less time than normal to re-plan the driver allocations as well as the train stabling and maintenance requirements to which work is continuously on-going.

Thameslink and Great Northern thank you for your patience and apologise for the inconvenience caused during the upcoming weeks as they work hard to introduce the industry leading timetable, in so, modernising the railway, creating faster journeys across London and creating space for an additional 50,000 passengers daily into London.

Additional Information
For more information on the New Timetable and how this will transform your journey, please visit railplan2020.com

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

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Amended service between Blackpool North and Preston until at least the end of service today

A phased reintroduction of train services is taking place between Blackpool North and Preston following a prolonged period of improvement work between these stations. 

An amended timetable will run between Blackpool North and Preston until at least the end of service today (Sunday 27 May), with buses replacing some trains on this route.

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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.

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Reduced service to and from Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 expected until the end of service

More TfL Rail trains than usual are needing repairs at the same time. This has resulted in the Heathrow shuttle train services, which usually run between Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4, not being able to run.

Please note: TfL Rail services between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4 (via Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3) are still running normally.

We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service.

Alternative travel advice:
You may use London Underground services between Heathrow Airport Terminals 2 & 3 and Heathrow Airport Terminal 4.

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

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Major Engineering Work during the Spring Bank Holiday

Bank holidays are a time when less people travel on the railway, and when traditionally a considerable amount of improvement and engineering work is undertaken on Britain's rail network.

Network Rail will be carrying out improvement and essential engineering work on parts of the railway network over the Spring Bank Holiday. The following major engineering works will be undertaken:

 

There will also be improvement projects at numerous other locations. You can find details of all the engineering work that is taking place here.

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

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Disruption between Wimbledon and London Waterloo from Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June

From Tuesday 29 May to the end of the day on Friday 1 June a speed restriction will be in place between Wimbledon and London Waterloo meaning that trains will have to run at reduced speed on some lines. Train services running to and from these stations may be delayed or revised.

Throughout the bank holiday weekend the normal weekend service will run as planned.

What South Western Railway Are Doing About It:
Due a fault with the track, there will be a speed restriction in place between Wimbledon and London Waterloo. As a result, trains travelling towards London Waterloo will run at reduced speed through this area. During this period, trains heading towards London Waterloo may incur minimal delays.

Network Rail engineers are working to rectify the problem, but the issue may not be rectified until Friday 1st June.

From Tuesday 29 May to Friday 1 June the following services have been revised:

  • 07:22 Epsom to London Waterloo will not call at Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction, or Vauxhall.
  • 07:35 Guildford to London Waterloo service will not call at New Malden.
  • 07:52 Epsom to London Waterloo will not call at Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction, or Vauxhall.
  • 08:22 Epsom to London Waterloo will not call at Raynes Park, Wimbledon, Earlsfield, Clapham Junction, or Vauxhall.
  • 09:22 Raynes Park to London Waterloo is cancelled throughout.

If you need any further help, please speak to a member of the station team or use a station help point.

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

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No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (11)

Amended late night / early morning TransPennine Express services from Monday 28 until Thursday 31st May

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Manchester Piccadilly and Dewsbury, closing some lines.

The following alterations will apply:

Monday to Thursday Evening-

22:00 Newcastle to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, coach forward

23:19 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Huddersfield, calling additionally at Brighouse.

Tuesday to Friday Morning-

00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will start at Manchester Piccadilly at 01:00. A replacement coach will run from Manchester Airport at 00:20 to connect with this service.

The 01:38, 02:52 and 03:50 York to Manchester Airport services will all not call at Huddersfield, calling additionally at Brighouse. Replacement buses from Huddersfield to Brighouse will run at 02:25, 03:40 and 04:35 to connect to these services.

The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be retimed to depart at 04:00.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 evening services between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop from Monday 28 until Thursday 31 May

Engineering work is taking place in the Mansfield area, closing some lines.

The 22:00 Nottingham to Worksop service will terminate at Mansfield Woodhouse. A replacement bus will run between Mansfield Woodhouse and Worksop, calling at all booked stations.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 Cheltenham Spa / Evesham and Hereford from Saturday 26 until Wednesday 30 May

Engineering work is taking place between Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and Worcester Shrub Hill, and also between Evesham and Malvern Link, closing some lines.

CrossCountry:

Some early morning / late night services that run via Worcester Shrub Hill will be diverted to run alternative routes. Calling times at stations will be unaffected by these diversions.

Great Western Railway:

Services between Great Malvern / Worcester Shrub Hill / Cheltenham Spa / Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads will start from / terminate at Cheltenham Spa.

Replacement buses will run between Worcester Foregate Street and Cheltenham Spa, calling at all stations.

Services between Worcester stations / Great Malvern / Hereford and London Paddington will run between London Paddington and Evesham only. Replacement buses will run between Worcester stations / Great Malvern / Hereford and Evesham.

If you are travelling to stations towards London Paddington on Sunday, please note that the last buses to connect with trains to London Paddington will depart as below:

  • Hereford - 18:05
  • Great Malvern - 20:15
  • Worcester Shrub Hill - 20:49

An amended service will operate at Shipton, with some trains not stopping whilst other trains will make additional stops.

West Midlands Railway:

Services between Birmingham New Street / Birmingham Moor Street and Great Malvern / Hereford will run between Birmingham New Street / Birmingham Moor Street and Worcester Shrub Hill. No trains will run to / from Worcester Foregate Street.

An amended timetable will be in operation on this route, with a reduced number of trains running.

Replacement buses will run between Worcester Shrub Hill and Hereford, calling at all booked stations.

Further information on this engineering work and how West Midlands Railway are affected can be found here.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 evening / morning Northern services between Monday 28 May and Friday 1 June

Engineering work is taking place at various points in the North West of England on the Northern network, closing some lines.

Monday to Thursday:

The 19:09 Carlisle to Preston service will terminate at Barrow-in-Furness. A bus will run between Barrow-in-Furness and Preston.

The 22:10 Manchester Airport to Barrow-in-Furness service will terminate at Preston. A replacement bus will run between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness.

The 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at stations between New Mills Central and Ashburys. A replacement bus will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly, calling at all booked stations.

The 23:15 New Mills Central to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:24 Manchester Piccadilly to New Mills Central service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop service will be replaced by a bus throughout. One bus will call at Ashburys, Gorton, Guide Bridge, Flowery Field, Newton for Hyde, Godley, Glossop, Dinting and Hadfield. A second bus will run between Godley and Hadfield, calling at Hattersley, Broadbottom, Glossop, Dinting and Hadfield.

Tuesday to Friday:

The 04:53 Barrow-in-Furness to Preston service will be replaced by a bus service.

The 05:16 Preston to Carlisle service will run as two separate trains:

  • The first train will run from Preston to Barrow-in-Furness
  • The second train will run from Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle, departing Barrow-in-Furness at 06:50

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 weekend service between Ipswich and Felixstowe until Autumn 2019

Major engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Felixstowe, until Autumn 2019.

Most weekends, from 18:50 on Saturday, and all day on Sunday, trains will be cancelled. A replacement bus service will operate between Ipswich and Felixstowe, calling at all stations.

There will also be replacement buses running on bank holiday weekends, including Monday 28 May.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Felixstowe branch line serves the Port of Felixstowe, which is the largest container port in the UK. Network Rail are planning to build an additional track and make changes to six level crossings in the Trimley area.

Building the additional track will help increase the capacity of the Felixstowe branch line and take lorries off the road. It will also mean more reliable journeys for passengers traveling between Ipswich and Felixstowe.

EVERY WEEKEND buses replace Northern trains between Manchester and Preston / Wigan Wallgate via Salford Crescent until Sunday 1 July

Engineering work is taking place in the Salford Crescent area as part of the Great North Rail Project, closing all lines every weekend until Sunday 1 July 2018. Please note that this includes bank holidays (Monday 7 and Monday 28 May).

Engineering work has been cancelled for the weekend of Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 May, trains on this date will run on normal timetables. You can check your journey for these dates via the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To allow engineers to access the railway, the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton) will be closed every weekend with trains replaced by road transport. Direct trains between Preston and Manchester will continue to operate via an alternative route.

Buses will run between:

  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Wigan Wallgate via Bolton / Atherton
  • Manchester Piccadilly / Manchester Victoria and Preston via Bolton

Network Rail are currently working to finalise full details at which time amended timetables will be made available. We are very sorry for the short notice changes to timetables on these routes.

Check before you travel:

Trains up to and including 1 June are now correct in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner i.e. where buses are showing on the routes between Manchester and Wigan Wallgate (via Salford Crescent and Atherton) and Manchester and Preston (via Salford Crescent and Bolton). Where trains are still showing on these routes at weekends, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

Continuing every weekend for the foreseeable future, Network Rail engineers will be working to complete the upgrade of the 25-mile stretch of track between Manchester and Preston via Salford Crescent to support the introduction of better trains.

The project was due to complete back in December 2017, but old mine workings, running sand and varying layers of rock have significantly hampered the installation of hundreds of steel columns needed to carry the power cables for the introduction of electric trains. New engineering solutions have been required to resolve the problems which has included using steel cylinders and filling them with concrete to deal with poor ground conditions.

Amended late night service between Plymouth and Exeter St Davids from Monday 28 until Thursday 31 May

Engineering work is taking place between Plymouth and Totnes, closing 1 out of 2 lines overnight.

The 21:25 Plymouth to Exeter St Davids service will depart at the much earlier time of 19:50. There will be a bus provided at 21:25 from Plymouth to Newton Abbot where a rail connection will be available forward to Exeter St Davids.

The 22:21 Gunnislake to Exeter St Davids service will depart Ivybridge at 23:45, Totnes at 00:03 and arriving at Exeter St Davids at 00:42.

The 23:55 Paignton to Exeter St Davids will arrive at Exeter St Davids at 00:53.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Amended late night / early morning services between Finsbury Park and Stevenage from Monday 28 May until Friday 1 June

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage each night from 00:10 until 05:20.

As a result of this, services between Finsbury Park and Stevenage will be subject to extended journey times and will not call at stations between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.

A replacement bus service will operate between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City

A reduced service will also be in place between Moorgate and Hertford North, with some services terminating at Alexandra Palace.

The following services will not run:

  • 23:35 Cambridge to London Kings Cross (Monday - Thursday)
  • 23:37 Moorgate to Stevenage (Monday - Thursday)
  • 00:23 London Kings Cross to Royston (Tuesday - Friday)
  • 00:27 Moorgate to Welwyn Garden City (Tuesday - Friday)

Customers are advised to use alternative Great Northern / Thameslink services.

Please note, some early morning trains from Tuesday until Friday may be retimed to run up to 15 minutes earlier.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 May

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach, closing all lines each night.

The 22:50 Penarth to Ystrad Mynach service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Ystrad Mynach.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by typing in your station here.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

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

Amended early morning service between London Paddington and Reading on Monday 28 May, Tuesday 29 May and Friday 1 June

Engineering work is taking place between Langley and Reading, closing 2 out of 4 lines overnight.

Monday night:

After 22:15, trains between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Burnham and Taplow customers should use replacement bus services between these stations and Slough.

Tuesday night:

00:17 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. A rail connection will be available at Twyford for Reading.

00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Burnham and Taplow customers should use replacement bus services between these stations and Slough.

05:02 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Customers should travel by later trains.

Wednesday and Thursday night:

The 22:01 Reading to London Paddington will depart at 22:03.

The 23:51 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell.

Friday night:

The following trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow:

  • 23:12 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:51 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:14 Reading to London Paddington

Burnham and Taplow customers should use buses which will be provided between these stations and Slough.

Check before you travel:

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

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

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:

The Great Western Route Modernisation project is the biggest investment in the Great Western railway since Brunel built it more than 150 years ago. Modernising the route will improve the experience of everyone who uses it and stimulate economic growth in the South West and beyond.

Network Rail are electrifying one of Britain's oldest and busiest railways, providing greener, more reliable journeys and improving connections across southern England and South Wales: London and Bristol, including Cardiff, Newbury and Oxford. This project is also part of the London Railway Upgrade Plan, creating new connections and increasing capacity in peak hour by 30%.

Amended late night services between Newport and Patchway from Monday 28 until Thursday 31 May

Engineering work is taking place in the Patchway area, closing some lines each night.

Monday - Wednesday:

The 23:27 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads service will depart stations between Patchway and Bristol Temple Meads 5 minutes later than usual.

Thursday:

The 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central services will incur 5 minutes additional journey time in the Newport area.

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 planned engineering works found.

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