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Updates for 30 March 2017

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Travel Disruptions (6)

Delays between Stevenage and London Kings Cross expected until 00:30

A broken down train between Stevenage and London Kings Cross is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between these stations. This is expected to continue until 00:30.

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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 Haywards Heath and Brighton until end of the day

Due to a points failure between Haywards Heath and Brighton:

Impact:
Train services running to and from these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until the end of the day.

Customer Advice:
Due to a points failure in the Preston Park area, Southern had been unable to run services between Haywards Heath and Brighton. This fault has now been rectified, but delays are expected to continue until the end of service.

Network Rail, who own and maintain the track, have attended the reported points failure and have now rectified the fault.

Brighton & Hove Buses accepting tickets on any reasonable routes
Mutual ticket acceptance is in place between Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express on all reasonable routes.

Replacement buses have been resourced and are in operation between Brighton and Haywards Heath.

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

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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Possible industrial action to affect Merseyrail services on Saturday 8 April

The RMT Union have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April. As well as having a significant impact on normal travel in the Liverpool area, a strike would also affect journeys to and from the Grand National horse racing event which is taking place that day at Aintree.

If industrial action goes ahead, a reduced train service will run across the Merseyrail network as follows:

Merseyrail network travel advice

  • There will be no trains running on the Ellesmere Port, New Brighton, Hunts Cross and Kirkby lines. In addition, trains will not call at some stations on other lines.
  • On the other routes, train services will start at approximately 09:30.
  • On the Southport line, during the morning trains will only run from Southport towards Liverpool city centre. There will be no trains from Liverpool city centre to Southport.
  • During the evening trains will only run from Liverpool city centre towards Southport. There will be no trains from Southport to Liverpool city centre or Hunts Cross.
  • There will be a break in service during the day. All trains, including those for Aintree, will stop at approximately 13:33 and resume at approximately 16:33.
  • Train services will end at approximately 21:30.
  

Grand National Day travel advice

  • It will be possible to travel to Aintree by train and a 7 ½ minute service will run between Liverpool city centre and Aintree at key times, to carry the large number of race-goers travelling to Grand National Day.
  • Trains for Aintree will start at 10:06 and run until 13:36, calling at Liverpool Central, Moorfields and Aintree stations only. There will be no trains from Aintree to Liverpool city centre during this time.
  • Trains from Aintree will start at 16:34 and run until 20:57, calling at Aintree, Moorfields and Liverpool Central stations only. There will be no trains from Liverpool city centre to Aintree during this time.
  • No trains will run between Aintree and Ormskirk stations. Rail replacement buses will run between Ormskirk and Old Roan stations, calling at Maghull station.

Timetables for the Merseyrail services that will run on Saturday 8 April, if the strike goes ahead, are available here.

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Buses replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until at least mid-April

In late February, storm Doris caused significant damage to the line near Pont-y-Pant station. There have been tree and rock falls from an overhang on Foel Felen mountain.

The line remains closed, to allow Network Rail and contractors to continue work to stabilise/repair the damage and make the area safe for trains to run. Network Rail continue to monitor the ongoing repair works and estimate that the line will remain closed until at least mid April.

Until the line re-opens, buses will replace trains between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog from Monday to Saturday. Services do not run on this line on Sundays in the winter timetable.

The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner is showing the correct bus timetable up to and including Friday 31 March (please disregard any trains that are showing). For journey enquiries after this date, please check back closer to the time.

Additional Information:

Customers with essential mobility requirements will be provided with special transport arrangements and should contact:

  • Station staff, if at Llandudno Junction station
  • Arriva Trains Wales Customer Relations on 03333 211 202 or Disability Assistance on 03330 050501 (Mon-Sat: 8am-8pm) (Sun: 11am-8pm)
  • National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50 or tweet @nationalrailenq (Mon-Sun for out of hours coverage)

 

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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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Possible industrial action to affect Northern services on Saturday 8 April

The RMT Union have announced that they plan industrial action on Saturday 8 April.

If industrial action goes ahead, it is not yet known how Northern services will be affected. Information will be displayed here as soon as it is available.

Twitter:
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Possible industrial action to affect Southern services on Saturday 8 April

The RMT Union have announced they are planning to take industrial action on Saturday 8 April.

It is not yet known how Southern services will be affected, if this industrial action goes ahead.

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No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (17)

Amended late night Southeastern services from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 March

Network Rail are undertaking engineering work in the Ramsgate area, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Tuesday only

22:12 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate - This service will be EXTENDED to Margate and will stop additionally at Broadstairs at 23s35 arriving at Margate 23.40.

22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate - This service will be DIVERTED via Herne Bay and will stop additionally at the following: Whitstable 23s39, Chestfield & Swalecliffe 23:42, Herne Bay 23s46, Birchington-on-Sea 23s55, Westgate-on-Sea 23:58, Margate 00s02, Broadstairs 00s08, Dumpton Park 00:11. Arriving at Ramsgate 00:16.

22:37 London Victoria to Ramsgate - This service will be DIVERTED via Birchington-on-Sea and will stop additionally at the following: Whitstable 23s59, Chestfield & Swalecliffe 00:02, Herne Bay 00s06, Birchington-on-Sea 00s15, Westgate-on-Sea 00:19, Margate 00s23, Broadstairs
00s29, Dumpton Park 00:32. Arriving at Ramsgate 00:38.

22:50 Ramsgate to Faversham - This service will start LATER at 23:10 and will be EXTENDED to Gillingham. Calling at Dumpton Park 23:13, Broadstairs 23s16, Margate 23s21, Westgate-on-Sea 23:25, Birchington-on-Sea 23:28, Herne Bay 23s37, Chestfield & Swalecliffe 23:41, Whitstable 23s44, Faversham 23s54, Teynham 23:59, Sittingbourne 00s05, Newington 00:10, Rainham 00s15 arriving Gillingham 00:20.

23:05 Dover to Gillingham - This service will TERMINATE at Faversham at 23:48.

23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate - This service will be DIVERTED via Herne Bay and will stop additionally at the following: Whitstable 00s33, Chestfield & Swalecliffe 00:36, Herne Bay 00s40, Birchington-on-Sea 00s49, Westgate-on-Sea 00:53, Margate 00s57, Broadstairs 01s03, Dumpton Park 01:06. Arriving at Ramsgate 01:10.

23:12 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate - This service will TERMINATE at Minster 00:24. An extended replacement bus to Margate will be provided departing Minster 00:34, Ramsgate 00:47, Broadstairs 00s56 arriving Margate 01:06.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

22:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate - This service will TERMINATE at Minster 00:14. A replacement bus will depart Minster 00:24 arriving Ramsgate 00:37.

22:37 St Pancras International to Margate - This service will TERMINATE at Dover Priory 23:41. A replacement bus will depart Dover Priory 23:50, Martin Mill 00s02, Walmer 00s10, Deal 00s18, Sandwich 00s33, Ramsgate 00s51, Broadstairs 01s00 arriving Margate 01:10.

23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate - This service will TERMINATE at Minster 01:14. A replacement bus will depart Minster 01:24 arriving Ramsgate 01:37.

23:37 St Pancras International to Ramsgate - This service will TERMINATE at Dover Priory 00:41. The following replacement bus will be provided calling at: Dover Priory 00:50, Martin Mill 01s02, Walmer 01s10, Deal 01s18, Sandwich 01s33 arriving Ramsgate 01:51.

Wednesday

00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate - This service will be DIVERTED via Herne Bay and will stop additionally at the following: Whitstable 01s34, Chestfield & Swalecliffe 01s37, Herne Bay 01s41, Birchington-on-Sea 01s50, Westgate-on-Sea 01s53, Margate 01s57, Broadstairs 02s03, Dumpton Park 02s06. Arriving at Ramsgate 02:10.

Wednesday and Thursday

23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate - This service will TERMINATE at Minster 00:24. The following replacement bus will be provided calling at: Minster 00:34, Ramsgate 00:47, Broadstairs 00s56 arriving Margate 01:06.

Ticket acceptance:

Insert any ticket acceptance here, but remove this section completely if there is none.

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 Three Bridges and Brighton between 01:00 and 05:00 each night from Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, closing the lines.

The following services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton:

Monday - Thursday

23:32 London Victoria - Brighton

Tuesday to Friday

01:00 and 04:00 London Victoria to Brighton

03:50 Brighton to London Victoria

An additional service will run from Brighton to Worthing at 02:02.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace late night trains between Beckenham Junction and Orpington from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Beckenham Junction and Shortlands closing the line.

Customer Advice:

From approximately 23:30 each night, buses replace trains between Beckenham Junction and Orpington.

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 Western Railway services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work on the Great Western Railway network at various locations closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 21:46 Worcester Shrub Hill to Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Gloucester. Customers should use rail connection from Gloucester to Bristol Temple Meads.

The 22:12 Bristol Temple Meads to Gloucester is replaced by a bus between Bristol Parkway and Gloucester.

From 22:00, some trains are diverted between Reading and Bath Spa and will not call at Didcot Parkway, Swindon or Chippenham. Replacement buses will run between Reading and Chippenham / Bath Spa.

The 21:54 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa is diverted between Swindon and Gloucester via Severn Tunnel Junction (not calling). A bus will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa calling at all stations via Kemble.

The 22:01 Cheltenham Spa and Swindon is replaced by a bus between Gloucester and Swindon.

Bicycles:

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

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended late night TransPennine Express service from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations on the TransPennine Express network, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Dewsbury. A connecting bus service will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York will have the journey time extended by 10 minutes after leaving Leeds.

The 01:38 / 02:52 York to Manchester Airport will have journey times extended by up to 16 minutes after leaving Huddersfield.

The 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will be retimed to depart Huddersfield earlier at 05:25.

The 05:21 York to Manchester Airport will depart earlier than usual at 05:12 and will not call at Dewsbury.

Wednesday

The 20:22 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle will not call at Thirsk. A connecting bus will run between Northallerton and Thirsk.

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 Thameslink trains from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

From 23:00 each night, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Thameslink network.

Customer Advice:

Trains between Luton and Sutton are diverted between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction (not stopping) and will run non stop. Customers for stations via Wimbledon should use TfL buses.

Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No late night trains between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Seven Sisters from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

From 22:30 each night, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt closing the line via Seven Sisters.

Customer Advice:

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express trains are diverted between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt via Tottenham Hale.

Great Anglia trains will not call at Seven Sisters but will call additionally Tottenham Hale.

No London Overground trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt.

Customers should use Greater Anglia trains.

All customers are advised to use local stations via 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.

Amended late night service between Bidston and Wrexham until 31 March

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

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday

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

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

Friday

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

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No c2c trains to / from London Fenchurch Street each night from 20:40 Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

Network Rail are carrying out overnight engineering work London Liverpool Street and Barking.

Customer Advice

Each night from 20:40, trains are diverted to start / terminate at London Liverpool Street or Barking.

Some trains will only run between Barking and Grays via Ockendon.

Trains to / from Southend Central are extended to run to / from Shoeburyness.

Customers may also use London Underground District Line between Tower Hill and Upminster.

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.

Amended overnight Northern services from Monday 27 to Friday 31 March

Customer Advice

Monday to Thursday

The 22:48 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly is diverted and will not call at Stockport. A connecting bus service will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Stockport.

The 22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Crewe.

The 23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

The 23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus between Crewe and Stockport.

The 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Stockport.

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

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.

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 late night Virgin Trains services from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations of the Virgin Trains network closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston is diverted between Rugby and Milton Keynes Central and will not call at Long Buckby or Northampton. A bus will run between Rugby and Northampton calling at Ling Buckby.

Monday to Thursday

22:30 / 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton will have journey times extended by up to 15 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.

Amended TfL Rail service until late May

Network Rail are carrying out major engineering work between Shenfield and Brentwood, closing 2 out of 4 lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Friday:

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

A slightly reduced peak service will also operate between Brentwood and Gidea Park.

A frequent rail replacement road service will operate between Shenfield and Brentwood to help with your journey.

Saturday and Sunday

Every Saturday and Sunday, no service will operate between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Saturday 1 and Saturday 22 April

No TfL Rail services will run between Shenfield and Brentwood.

Replacement buses will operate as follows on weekends:

Service C: Stratford (stop at Stratford City Bus Station) - Forest Gate (stops in Romford Road) - Manor Park (stops in Romford Road) - Ilford - Seven Kings - Goodmayes - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford

Service D: Newbury Park (For London Underground Central line) - Chadwell Heath (stops in Wagney Road) - Romford - Gidea Park - Harold Wood - Brentwood - Shenfield.

Alternative Travel Options:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided as well as Ensignbus route 81 between Shenfield and Brentwood (via Brentwood High Street) for connections with Greater Anglia services at Shenfield.

Check before you travel:

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

From 22 April, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

Crossrail, which is now known as the Elizabeth Line, will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east via new tunnels under central London and will bring faster journey times, new trains and improved accessibility.

Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South every weekend until Sunday 2 April

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

As a result of this work the line will be closed between Preston and Blackpool North / Blackpool South most weekends until Sunday 2 April inclusive.

Customer Advice

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

Bicycles

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

Check before you travel

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

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

Project Information

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

Major improvement works between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central until Sunday 18 June

Network Rail are carrying out essential renewal work on the city centre underground sections of the Wirral line. This means that Wirral Line trains will not be able to serve Moorfields, Liverpool Lime Street and Liverpool Central stations. At certain times, trains towards Liverpool will be unable to travel beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North.

The track in the underground 'loop', which forms the one way section of the Wirral line under Liverpool city centre, was built in the 1970s, and has been well maintained by Network Rail and its predecessors. But 40 years on, the concrete that supports the track in the single bore tunnels needs to be replaced. To minimise disruption, Network Rail is also taking the opportunity to replace the track under the riverbed between James Street and Hamilton Square at the same time.

Customer Advice:

Phase 1

Completed on time.

Phase 2

Until Monday 29th May

Wirral Line trains will run as far as James Street on weekdays. At the weekends, trains will run only as far as Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. However, on bank holiday weekends, and the Saturday of the Grand National, they will run to James Street.

Weekdays you should use local bus route 10a between James Street and Liverpool Central calling at Moorfields.

Customers travelling between James Street and Moorfields may find it quicker, if able, to walk between these two stations. Walking time is approximately 10 minutes.

Weekends buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

Phase 3

From Tuesday 30th May until Sunday 18th June

There will again be no Wirral line trains beyond Birkenhead Central and Birkenhead North towards Liverpool.

Buses will operate between Birkenhead Central / Birkenhead North and Liverpool Central, calling at Moorfields.

If you are travelling between the South Wirral and North Wirral Lines, you should use the shuttle service that is operating between Birkenhead North and Birkenhead Central. This service calls at Birkenhead Park, Conway Park and Hamilton Square.

Demand for Merseyrail services is higher in the summer than in the winter, and while we understand there is never a good time to carry out this sort of work, the dates have been chosen to affect the minimum number of journeys possible. By undertaking all the work in one go, Network Rail can complete the track renewals quicker, and avoid a situation where time is wasted moving heavy machinery into and out of the narrow city centre tunnels.

Check before you travel:

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

You can plan your journey on local buses by using use the Traveline website

Replacement buses & Bicycles:

Merseyrail are running a 'Bike Bus', which is a vehicle that can carry bikes and owners together. The Bike Bus will run between Birkenhead and Liverpool at key times during Wirral loop line track renewal for customers travelling with bikes. More information on this can be found here.

Further information on the rail replacement bus services can be found here.

Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until 31 March

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

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

Customer Advice:

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

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

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

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

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

Trains will be severely impacted over this time and you will need to change your journey so we ask you to keep this in mind when booking holidays and planning ahead.

More information will be released when available, including travel advice.

Further information


Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until January 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are:

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

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

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

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

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