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Updates for 30 April 2016

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07:55 Inverness to London Kings Cross due 15:55

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09:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 14:13

Service full and standing from Peterborough.

09:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 13:26

Service full and standing from York.

10:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 15:10

Service full and standing from Peterborough.

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Travel Disruptions (8)

Buses replace trains between Reigate and Tonbridge until at least 13:00

A signalling problem  between Redhill and Nutfield means trains cannot run between Redhill and Tonbridge. Buses will run between Reigate and Tonbridge, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 13:00.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use:

  • Metrobus between Reigate and Tonbridge. 
  • Great Western Railway between Reigate and Redhill
  • Southeastern between London bridge and Tonbridge via Orpington and Sevenoaks.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Nutfield

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

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

Buses replace trains between Farnham and Alton until Wednesday 4 May

On 1 April the embankment under a section of track between Farnham and Bentley was showing signs of subsidence. Specialist engineers carried out a track inspection and stabilised the embankment area; following a geological survey of the affected land on Monday 18 April, it was found that further subsidence had been observed within the embankment, meaning the line between Farnham and Alton was closed. 

Network Rail expects to reopen the railway line between Farnham and Alton on Wednesday 4 May, five days earlier than originally planned after engineers worked around the clock to re-stabilise the ground. A joint statement from Network Rail and South West Trains can be found here.

Whilst the line is closed, buses will run between Farnham and Alton. A full timetable detailing services between London Waterloo and Alton is available with information on these services summarised below:

A direct bus service will run between Farnham and Alton, not calling at Bentley

  • Buses will depart Farnham from 06:33 until 01:10, running  on a half hourly basis at 03 and 33 minutes past the hour, with the exception of the 18:25, 18:55, 19:25, 19:55 and 01:10 services.
  • Buses will depart Alton from 05:25 until 23:55, running  on a half hourly basis at 25 and 55 minutes past the hour,  with the exception of the 07:15, 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 16:15, 16:45, 17:15, 17:45 and 18:15 services.

 

A minibus shuttle service will run between Farnham / Alton and Bentley at the following times:

  • From Farnham to Bentley from 06:33 until 01:10
  • From Alton to Bentley from 05:45 until 23:54
  • From Bentley to Farnham from 05:30 until 23:54
  • From Bentley to Alton from 07:02 until 23:02

 

Alternative Travel Options

Passengers can travel from a nearby South West Trains station, at which car park season tickets for Alton and Bentley will be accepted if spaces are available. The Farnham car park redevelopment work has been postponed until Wednesday 4 May, to allow passengers to continue to use the car park whilst the engineering work takes place.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Alton

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

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Disruption between Southend Victoria and Shenfield expected until end of service

Overhead wire problems in the Rayleigh area is causing disruption between Southend Victoria and London Liverpool Street. This is expected to continue until end of service.

Some services may be cancelled or delayed by up to 15 minutes.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use c2c and London Underground on all reasonable routes

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Rayleigh

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

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

Buses replace trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central until December 2016

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. The severely damaged stretch of railway will need to be completely replaced with a new viaduct before trains can run again.

The £44.5m project to rebuild the line has already begun and Network Rail engineers say they are targeting December 2016 for the railway to re-open to trains. More details on the project are available here.

To check your journey up to and including Saturday 21 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For details of other journeys, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Until the line reopens, buses are replacing trains between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central, also calling at Folkestone West. If you are travelling with heavy luggage or have reduced mobility, you should change at Folkestone Central as there is no step free access at Folkestone West.

High Speed trains will run on the following routes:

  • Between London St Pancras International and Folkestone Central
  • Between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Canterbury West
  • Between London St Pancras International and Margate / Ramsgate via Faversham

There will be no High Speed services to or from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer or Martin Mill. Instead, a train service will run between Dover and Ramsgate, with connections available to the High Speed network at Ramsgate.

During weekday morning and evening peak periods, express buses will run between Sandwich, Deal, Walmer and Folkestone West to allow passengers to connect with High Speed services. Please note that these buses will NOT stop at Folkestone Central. If you are of limited mobility and wish to travel on these bus services, please contact the Southeastern Assisted Travel Service on 0345 322 7021 so alternative arrangements can be made for you.

If you are intending to travel between Dover and London, you may also use trains to and from London Victoria via Canterbury East as an alternative route, to avoid the need for a bus journey. Travelling via this route will, in most cases, take longer than travelling via the bus service to Folkestone. Should you decide to use this route, you will be able to use your ticket on the London Underground between London Victoria and London St Pancras International at no extra charge to complete your journey.

Passengers with valid tickets from Sandwich, Deal, Walmer, Martin Mill or Dover Priory are able to park for free at Folkestone West, although this requires the display of a permit. More details on parking at Folkestone West are available here. Please note that on Mondays to Fridays the car park may be full by 08:00.

Southeastern's travel advice for stations in the affected area is available here.

You can read Network Rail's press release and there are photos of the damage here.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #Folkestone

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Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Appleby 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.

The line between Carlisle and Appleby is currently closed in both directions while work is taking place and a replacement bus service is in operation, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes.

Trains are running normally on the rest of the Settle-Carlisle line, between Appleby and Leeds.

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.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SettleCarlisle

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For journeys up to and including Saturday 14 May, with the exception of Sunday 8 May, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. For journeys on other dates please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Disruption to Thameslink services at Tulse Hill expected until end of service

A problem with line-side equipment at Tulse Hill means trains towards Herne Hill are unable to call at Tulse Hill.

Disruption is expected to continue until the end of service.

Alternative travel options

Passengers for Tulse Hill should travel to Herne Hill for a connecting service back to Tulse Hill.

Passengers at Tulse Hill travelling towards Herne Hill can use local bus routes 68 and 468 from stops B or F on Norwood Road outside of Tulse Hill station.

London Buses in the Sutton and Wimbledon areas are also accepting tickets on reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #TulseHill

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Major engineering work taking place over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend

The Early May Bank Holiday will be one of the least disruptive bank holidays for rail travel for many years, with over 96 per cent of the railway network unaffected by Network Rail's planned improvement work.

It is estimated around £33m will be invested by Network Rail over this weekend, although compared with the recent Easter programme, there will be significantly less disruption on major routes, with the overwhelming majority of journeys unaffected.

The major improvement work taking place this weekend will affect the following locations:

 

Details of how all this weekend's engineering works may affect your journey can be found on the Future Engineering Work pages.

You can follow this weekend's event using the hashtag #MayBHWorks

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

Planned industrial action affecting Southern services from Tuesday 10 May until Friday 13 May

The RMT union has planned industrial action across the Southern network on:

  • Tuesday 10 May and Wednesday 11 May
  • Thursday 12 May and Friday 13 May

 

If the industrial action takes place, it will have a significant effect on Southern services on the affected days, with no service on many routes and only a limited service between approximately 07.30 and 18.00 on others.

Queuing systems will be in place at many stations that are open so you may have a long wait before you are able to board a train. Unfortunately, Southern cannot guarantee to get you to your destination.

A summary of the services that Southern plan to run on the affected days is available below, and the latest information is also available on the Southern website.

On the affected days, no service is expected to run on the following routes:

  • Clapham Junction to Milton Keynes via Kensington Olympia
  • Dorking to Horsham
  • Oxted to Uckfield
  • Haywards Heath to Lewes
  • Preston Park to Hove
  • Lewes to Seaford
  • Eastbourne to Ashford International via Hastings (Southeastern services will operate between St Leonards Warrior Square and Hastings as normal)
  • Chichester to Havant/ Portsmouth Harbour and Southampton Central (South West Trains and Great Western Railway services will operate between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour/Southampton Central as normal)
  • Redhill to Tonbridge
  • Redhill to Reigate (Great Western Railway services will operate on this route as normal)
  • Earlswood, Salfords and Faygate stations will not be served

 

A limited service is expected to run on the following routes, the timetables operated on the previous strike are provided as a guide:

Times for London Victoria to Three Bridges service are included in the London to Brighton timetable below.

 

A revised service is expected to run on the following route:

 

Southern Metro services will operate a normal service as will Thameslink, but trains on many routes are expected to be extremely busy. Gatwick Express services will be largely unaffected but all services are expected to be extremely busy with some trains unable to call at certain stations. You are advised to allow more time for your journey and to avoid peak times.

If you decide not to travel on a strike day, please return your ticket to the original retailer for a full refund. No admin fee will be charged.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #SouthernIndustrialAction

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Planned Engineering Works (17)

CANCELLED: Engineering work between Wigan North Western and Preston from 11:00 Saturday 30 April until Sunday 1 May
The engineering work scheduled to take place between Wigan North Western and Preston has been cancelled and Northern Rail services between Liverpool Lime Street and Blackpool North will now run normally.

Planning your Journey

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

No Gatwick Express service from Saturday 30 April until 04:00 on Tuesday 3 May

Engineering work is taking place between Clapham Junction and Selhurst, closing some lines.

Gatwick Express services will not run.

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 Maidenhead and Marlow on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May

Engineering work is taking place between Maidenhead and Bourne End, closing the line.

Buses will replace trains between Maidenhead and Marlow.

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 Plumstead and Slade Green from Friday 30 April until Monday 2 May

Engineering work is taking place between Plumstead and Slade Green in connection with the Crossrail Programme.

Services between London Charing Cross and Gillingham are diverted, not calling at Charlton, Woolwich Arsenal or Abbey Wood but calling additionally at Eltham and Bexleyheath. On Sunday, these services will be further amended start / terminate at London Cannon Street and call additionally at London Bridge.

Services between London Cannon Street and Barnehurst / Slade Green / Dartford will run between London Cannon Street and Plumstead only.

'Circular' services to / from London Cannon Street via Sidcup and Greenwich will run between London Cannon Street and Sidcup only.

Buses will run between Plumstead and Dartford, calling at Abbey Wood, Belvedere, Erith and Slade Green.

Alternative routes for passengers

Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich.

Planning your Journey

To get options for your journey on Docklands Light Railway, 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

Amended service between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge from Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing some lines.

Saturday and Sunday

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

TransPennine Express services will be diverted to Manchester Piccadilly.

Sunday

TransPennine Express services between York / Newcastle and Manchester will be extended to call at stations to Liverpool Lime Street.

Monday

04:25 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be re-timed to depart later at 04:51.

06:12 Liverpool Lime Street to Newcastle service will be re-timed to depart earlier at 05:49 and will not call at Manchester Victoria.

23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Manchester Victoria.

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 at Glasgow Queen Street High Level from Sunday 20 March until Sunday 7 August

Glasgow Queen Street High Level will be closed from Sunday 20th March to Sunday 7th August 2016 inclusive, to allow engineering work to take place in the Queen Street Tunnel, this is in preparation for the electrification of the line to Edinburgh.

Services to and from the West Highlands are diverted to Glasgow Queen Street Low Level.

Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High

During the day, a half-hourly service will operate between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street Low Level, departing Edinburgh at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 01 and 31 minutes past the hour, calling at Croy, Falkirk High, Polmont, Linlithgow and Haymarket.

After approximately 19:30, services will depart Edinburgh at 00 and 30 past the hour and depart Glasgow Queen Street Low Level at 21 and 49 minutes past the hour calling at Falkirk High, Linlithgow and Haymarket and alternating between Croy and Polmont.

Glasgow Queen Street to Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa 

2 trains per hour will operate between Glasgow Queen Street and Stirling / Dunblane & Alloa. Services arrive at Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn and depart via Anniesland. All services will stop at Springburn. Some services are extended from Dunblane to Perth and Dundee.

On Sunday 1 train per hour will operate, with services arriving and departing Glasgow Queen Street Low Level via Springburn.

Glasgow Queen Street to Lenzie peak services are cancelled.

Glasgow Queen Street to Inverness services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

Glasgow Queen Street to Aberdeen services are diverted to Glasgow Central via Cumbernauld and Carmyle.

The last service will depart Glasgow Central 20-30 minutes earlier than it would normally from Glasgow Queen Street.

Glasgow Queen Street to Dundee services are replaced by existing Glasgow Queen Street to Dunblane services that are extended to Dundee.

Glasgow Queen Street to Anniesland and Glasgow to Falkirk Grahamston services are combined to give an hourly Falkirk Grahamston to Anniesland service via Cumbernauld and Springburn.

The 17:33 Glasgow Queen Street to Markinch service is cancelled.

Helensburgh / Milngavie to Edinburgh via Airdrie & Bathgate

Airdrie to Balloch services will not call at Kilpatrick and Bowling

Services are extended to Dumbarton Central and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling

1 train per hour will operate between Dumbarton and Springburn.

Trains between Glasgow Queen Street and Helensburgh / Balloch peak express services cancelled.

Trains between Balloch / Milngavie and Glasgow Queen Street, peak express services cancelled

Trains between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Dalmuir via Hamilton and Yoker will now operate between Cumbernauld / Motherwell and Anderston via Hamilton.

Milngavie to Motherwell / Cumbernauld via Hamilton are re timed and will operate between Motherwell / Whifflet and Dalmuir via Singer.

Dalmuir and Whifflet / Motherwell via Yoker and Carmyle will operate between Anderston and Whifflet / Motherwell via Carmyle.

Larkhall and Dalmuir via Singer services will operate between Larkhall and Milngavie.

Dalmuir and Larkhall via Yoker services will operate between Dalmuir and Larkhall via Singer.

Journey Planning

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

Amended services in the Stafford area from Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

As part of the Network Rail Investment Programme, improvement works are taking place between Stafford and Crewe / Stoke-on-Trent, with various lines closed.

CrossCountry

An amended hourly service will operate with trains diverted between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes.

London Midland

An amended service will operate between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe. Buses will operate between Stafford and Crewe, as trains are unable to call at Stafford or Stone.

Saturday

An amended service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Crewe. Before 12:00, buses will replace trains between Stafford and Crewe. After 12:00, buses will replace trains between Stafford and Liverpool South Parkway.

An amended service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley.

Some trains will be amended and re-timed to run earlier or later than the normal timetable.

Sunday

An amended service will operate between Birmingham New Street and Walsall / Rugeley Trent Valley.

Monday

Until 11:50, buses will replace trains between Stafford and Liverpool South Parkway.

After 11:50, buses will be extended to call at Liverpool Lime Street.

Passengers are advised to use alternative services between Liverpool South and Liverpool Lime Street.

Virgin Trains

Saturday to Monday

Trains between London Euston and Crewe will be amended and re-timed, with trains diverted between Stafford and Crewe.

A reduced service will operate between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly.

From 12:00 Saturday until 11:50 Monday, trains between London Euston and Liverpool Lime Street will be re-timed and diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes.

London Euston to / from Chester / Holyhead services will run between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead.

Caledonian Sleeper

Trains are diverted between Motherwell and London Euston and will not call at Carlisle, Preston, Crewe and Watford Junction.

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 Western Railway services to and from London Paddington from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May

Engineering work is taking place between Hanwell and Hayes & Harlington and between Langley and Iver, closing some lines.

All weekend, most Great Western Railway services to / from London Paddington will run to an amended timetable.

Most fast trains between London Paddington and Oxford will call additionally at Maidenhead. On Monday, these services will also call additionally at Didcot Parkway.

The 03:59 Oxford to London Paddington and 05:10 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Acton Main Line.

Trains that usually run between London Paddington and Greenford will run between Ealing Broadway and Greenford only. This will be an hourly service.

Some trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Connecting bus services will run between Slough and Maidenhead. Please note that buses will not call at Taplow on Sunday.

Trains between London Paddington and Cardiff Central / Swansea will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Parkway, extending journey times by up to 50 minutes.

Some late night services will be replaced by buses between Reading / Slough and London Paddington.

On Monday, trains between London Paddington and Newbury / Bedwyn will be amended to run between Reading and Newbury / Bedwyn only.

Planning your journey

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

Amended Southern services to and from Uckfield until the end of July

As part of the Network Rail investment programme, improvement works are taking place in the Uckfield area until the end of July 2016. This means that Southern will run buses in place of trains on the route to and from Uckfield connecting with trains as detailed below:

Sunday 8 May, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

Until 09:30 on Sunday 15 May, buses will run between Oxted and Uckfield.

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June, buses will run between Purley and Uckfield.

For further information on these improvement works please view here

Planning your Journey

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

Amended 21:47 Manchester Airport to Sheffield service on Saturday 30 April

Engineering work is taking place between Stockport and Sheffield, closing some lines.

The 21:47 Manchester Airport to Sheffield service will be replaced by a bus between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

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 Flitwick and Bedford after 23:30 on Saturday 30 April until approximately 08:30 on Sunday 1 May

Engineering work is taking place between Flitwick and Bedford, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Flitwick and Bedford.

05:40 (Sunday) Bedford to London St Pancras International, bus replaces train between Bedford and Luton.

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 most 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 services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge until August 2016. As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange onto Southeastern Charing Cross services at London Bridge.

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:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo / Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing Cross on Jubilee / Bakerloo / Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross / Embankment on District / Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

 

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. These recommended routes are shown here.

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 Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express service from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Hanwell with some lines closed.

Heathrow Connect

Saturday

Trains will depart London Paddington 05:03, then every hour until 23:03.

Trains will depart Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 at 05:20, 06:18, every hour until 23:18 and then 00:07.

Trains will not call at West Ealing or Hanwell.

The 04:42 service from London Paddington will be diverted to Heathrow terminal 5.

Sunday

Trains will depart London Paddington at 06:12 and every hour until 20:12.

Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 4 at 07:07 and every hour until 20:07

Monday

Trains will depart London Paddington at 07:03 and every hour until 23:03.

Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 5 at 07:18 and every hour until 23:18 and then 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Saturday

Trains will depart London Paddington at 05:28, 05:55 and every 30 minutes until 23:28.

Trains will depart Heathrow Terminal 5 at 05:27 and every 30 minutes until 23:27 and then 23:56

Sunday

05:10, 05:25, 05:40, 05:55 departures from London Paddington and 05:03, 05:18, 05:33, 05:48, 06:03, 06:18 from Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington will not run.

Monday

Trains depart London Paddington at 07:25 and every 30 minutes until 23:25.

Trains depart Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:57 and every 30 minutes until 23:27 and then 23:56

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 to and from London Victoria from Saturday 30 April until 04:00 on Tuesday 3 May

Engineering work is taking place between Balham and Selhurst, closing some lines.

Saturday 30 April and Monday 2 May

A reduced service will run to / from London Victoria as follows:

  • 2 per hour London Victoria to East Grinstead.
  • 2 per hour London Victoria to Caterham (via Norwood Jn).
  • 1 per hour London Victoria to Dorking (via Crystal Palace / Sutton).
  • 1 per hour London Victoria to Epsom (via Crystal Palace / Sutton).

London Victoria to Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Littlehampton / Eastbourne / Ore will be diverted to start from London Bridge.

London Victoria to Reigate / Tonbridge services will operate between Reigate and Tonbridge.

No services will operate between London Victoria and Brighton.  A service will operate between London Bridge and Brighton early in the morning and evenings only.

London Bridge to Tattenham Corner services will be diverted to travel via Peckham Rye / Crystal Palace calling at all stations.

London Bridge to Beckenham Jn services will not run.

London Bridge to Uckfield services will not run.

London Bridge to London Victoria services will not run.

A rail replacement bus service will operate between:

  • Balham and East Croydon (via Streatham Common / West Croydon)
  • Tulse Hill and Sutton (via Mitcham Junction)
  • Oxted and Uckfield

Ticket acceptance will be provided on the following:

  • London Underground between London Victoria to London Blackfrairs / London Bridge.
  • Thameslink between London Blackfrairs / London Bridge to Brighton
  • Tramlink between East Croydon to Beckenham Junction

 Sunday 1 May

No train services will run between London Victoria and Battersea Park.

A reduced service will operate from Clapham Junction:

  • 2 per hour Clapham Junction to Dorking (via Crystal Palace / Sutton)
  • 2 per hour Clapham Junction to Caterham (via Norwood Junction)


The following alteration will also apply to trains between:

  • London Victoria and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Ore / Bognor Regis will be diverted to run to / from London Bridge.
  • London Bridge and East Croydon (via Streatham) services will be diverted to travel via Crystal Palace.
  • London Bridge and Tonbridge services will operate Redhill to Tonbridge.
  • London Bridge and West Croydon services will not run.
  • London Bridge and Crystal Palace (via Peckham Rye) services will not run.


A rail replacement bus service will operate:-

  • Balham to East Croydon (via Streatham Common / West Croydon)
  • Tulse Hill to Sutton (via Mitcham Junction)

Ticket acceptance will be provided on the following:

London Underground between London Victoria to Blackfrairs / London Bridge.
Thameslink between London Blackfrairs / London Bridge to Brighton.

Gatwick Express services will not run.

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 Blackfriars and Sevenoaks / Sutton from Saturday 30 April until Monday 2 May

Engineering work is taking place between London Blackfriars and Tulse Hill / Sutton, closing some lines.

Saturday and Sunday

Trains that usually run between Luton and Sutton will run between Luton and London St Pancras International only.

Trains that usually run between Bedford and Three Bridges will be amended to run between Bedford and Wimbledon via Sutton. These services will run non stop between Tulse Hill and Sutton, then call at all stations to Wimbledon via St Helier.

Monday

An amended service will run between Bedford and Sevenoaks, with the majority of services being amended to run between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks only.

Trains that usually run between Luton and Sutton will be amended to run non stop between Tulse Hill and Sutton, then call at all stations to Wimbledon via St Helier.

Trains between Bedford and Three Bridges will not run.

Saturday - Monday

Trains that usually run between St Albans and Sutton will not run.

Buses will replace trains between Tulse Hill and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Passengers travelling to / from Tooting or Haydons road are advised to use local buses to complete their journey.

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 service between Exeter St Davids and Exmouth / Yeovil Junction from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May

Engineering work is taking place between Exeter Central and Polsloe Bridge, closing all lines.

South West Trains

Buses replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Crewkerne on Saturday and Sunday.

Buses replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Honiton on Monday.

Great Western Railway

Buses replace trains between Exeter Central and Exmouth.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended services between Wigan North Western and Carlisle from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May

Engineering work is taking place at various locations between Wigan North Western and Glasgow Central, with various lines closed.

Saturday and Sunday

From 11:00 Saturday and all day Sunday, trains will not call at Wigan North Western and will call additionally at Chorley and Bolton.

Buses replace trains between Lancaster and Carlisle / Glasgow Central. On Sunday, buses will start from Wigan North Western for Virgin Trains.

Trains between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere will be replaced by buses between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere.

Trains between Preston and Barrow-in-Furness / Windermere will be amended. Some trains on Sunday will be replaced by buses between Lancaster and Grange-over-Sands.

Monday

Until 11:00, buses will replace trains between Oxenholme Lake District and Windermere.

Buses will also replace trains between Edinburgh / Glasgow Central and Lancaster, with buses extended to Carlisle after 11:00.

Planning your Journey

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

No planned engineering works found.

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