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Updates for 31 August 2016

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Travel Disruptions (4)

Amended weekday Southern and Gatwick Express services until further notice

In order to give you more certainty for your journey and enable you to better plan, Southern and Gatwick Express have implemented an amended timetable on Mondays to Fridays. From Monday 5 September, over a third of the 341 trains cancelled as part of the temporary timetable will be restored. The following services will run:

  • Guildford to London via Leatherhead
  • Wimbledon and London Bridge via Sutton and Streatham
  • Beckenham Junction and London Bridge
  • 26 services on the West London Line with some going as far as Milton Keynes Central

 

Other routes with a revised service will continue to be affected and Southern plan to operate the revised timetable until train crew availability returns to normal. 

To check your journey for travel up to and including Tuesday 6 September, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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

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

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #SNAlterations

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Possible strike action affecting Great Northern and Thameslink services on Wednesday 7 September

Station staff in the RMT union are planning to strike on Wednesday 7 September.

If strike action goes ahead, it is likely to have a significant impact on train services as they perform train dispatch at some stations. Some ticket offices may also be closed.

Services on the morning of Thursday 8 September may also be disrupted.

Great Northern and Thameslink are currently finalising their plans and an update will be posted here with the latest information as soon as it is available.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #RMTStrikeGNTL

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

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Possible strike action affecting Southern services on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September

Conductors and station staff in the RMT union are planning to strike.

  • Wednesday 7 September - strike by station staff and conductors
  • Thursday 8 September - strike by conductors

 

If strike action does go ahead, there will be extensive alteration to services for the entirety of both days.

Wednesday 7 September

It is likely that the strike by station staff will have a significant effect on train services as they perform train dispatch at some stations. Southern do not expect to be able to offer the same level of service that they have on other strike dates. Some ticket offices may also be closed.

Thursday 8 September

There will be no service on some routes and only a limited service on others. Last trains on certain routes will be as early as 16:30.

Services on the morning of Friday 9 September may also be disrupted.

Plans are currently being finalised and we will update this page with the latest information as soon as it is available.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

If strike action does go ahead, passengers with Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak and also Advance tickets (if bought up to 18:00 the night before for a specific train) may use the following services:

London Overground services between:

  • West Croydon / Crystal Palace / Peckham Rye and Canada Water
  • Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction
  • Watford Junction and London Euston

 

London Underground services between:

  • Canada Water and London Bridge
  • Balham and London Victoria / London Bridge / London Euston (Excludes intermediate stations)
  • London Victoria and London Blackfriars
  • London Victoria and London Euston


Tramlink
and London Buses via any reasonable route

Tickets dated for travel on Wednesday 7 or Thursday 8 September can be used on Tuesday 6 or Friday 9 September.

Day Travelcards will only be valid for the date printed on the ticket, you can exchange it for a different day by going back to where you bought it.

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #RMTStrikeSN

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

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Line between Dover and Folkestone set to reopen on Monday 5 September

On Christmas Eve 2015, strong winds and high tides caused damage to the sea wall and track between Dover Priory and Folkestone Central. Network Rail have been working to repair the line and it is now set to reopen on Monday 5 September.

The £39.8m project undertaken by Network Rail, is a solution that will not only allow the railway to re-open but will also act as a sea defence for years to come. More details on the project are available here.

Prior to the line re-opening, work on the track will be carried out right up until the day before (Sunday 4 September) so we recommend that you check before you travel on this route on Monday 5 September.

When the line reopens in September all services will run as normal. There are some minor changes to the new timetable, making it slightly different to the one in place when the line originally closed in December 2015. We advise that you check in advance and plan your journey before you travel.

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

Until the line reopens, the following alterations will continue to apply:

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, a permit must be displayed. 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 can be found here.

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

You can follow this incident on Twitter using #Folkestone and #Dover

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Planned Engineering Works (16)

Amended Southern service to and from London Bridge on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Norwood Junction, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

00.36 London Bridge to East Croydon service will not call at Anerley.

00.12 London Bridge to East Croydon service will not run.

00.42 East Croydon to London Bridge service will not run.

A rail replacement bus service will operate as follows:

00.20 New Cross Gate to Caterham calling at all stations.

00.42 Tuesday East Croydon to London Bridge.

00.41 Wednesday East Croydon to London Bridge.

01.00 Sydenham to East Croydon.

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 London Cannon Street from Saturday 27 August to Thursday 1 September

Engineering work is taking place between London Cannon Street and New Cross / Charlton, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains will run to and from London Cannon Street between Saturday 27 August and Thursday 1 September.

Please note that this item includes major work on three normal working days - Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September - travel advice for these days is available here.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

  • London Underground between London Terminals and Southwark / Embankment / Canada Water
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich
  • London Overground between New Cross and Canada Water

Planning your journey

To get options for your journey on Docklands Light Railway or London Underground, 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 23:18 London Liverpool Street and Clacton-on-Sea on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea, bus replaces train between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea.

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

Planning your Journey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amended service between Otford and Ashford International after 21:30 each night from Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September

Engineering work is taking place after 21.30 between Otford and Ashford International, closing all lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

21:52, 22:52 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. A bus will run from Sevenoaks to Maidstone East connecting with a train to Ashford International.

22:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. A bus will run from Sevenoaks to Maidstone East.

23:32 Ashford International to London Victoria will be diverted calling at Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. An additional train will run at 22:36 from Ashford International to Maidstone East connecting with a bus to Sevenoaks calling at all stations. 

23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. Buses will run from Sevenoaks to Ashford International, and from Maidstone East to Ashford international.

Tuesday to Friday

00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will be diverted after Otford calling at Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. A bus will run from Sevenoaks to Maidstone East.

Are you travelling to/from Kemsing or East Malling?

The buses cannot call at Kemsing or East Malling. For those passengers travelling TO Kemsing or East Malling, transport will be arranged from Sevenoaks / Maidstone East. For those passengers travelling FROM Kemsing or East Malling, please use the station Help Point to arrange this.

Planning your Journey

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

Re-timed 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September

Engineering work is taking place between Nottingham and Langley Mill with all lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will depart Nottingham at 05:04.

Planning your Journey 

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

Re-timed 04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September

Engineering work is taking place between Wellingborough and Bedford with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will start at 04:40 and run earlier to Bedford.

Planning your Journey 

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

Buses replace trains between Carlisle and Armathwaite until further notice

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

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

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

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

Buses will also run direct from Carlisle to Appleby.

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

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

Journey times may be extended by up to 60 minutes.

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

Planning your Journey

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

Amended service between Billingshurst and Arundel between 22:05 and 05:50 from Monday 29 August to Thursday 1 September

Engineering work is taking place between Billingshurst and Arundel with affect to the lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday

Buses replace trains between Horsham and Bognor Regis.

Tuesday to Thursday

21:32 London Victoria to Portsmouth & Southsea will be diverted after Three Bridges, calling at Haywards Heath, Ford, and as booked.

21:40 Portsmouth Harbour to Three Bridges will be diverted after Ford, calling at Haywards Heath, and Three Bridges.

22:32 London Victoria to Chichester will terminate at Horsham.

22:40 Chichester to Three Bridges will not run.

Buses will run :

22:59, 23:39 Horsham to Chichester calling at Christ's Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel, Ford, Barnham, and Chichester.

23:00, 23.40 Horsham to Bognor Regis calling at Christ's Hospital, Billingshurst, Pulborough, Amberley, Arundel, Littlehampton, and Bognor Regis

22:26 Barnham to Horsham calling at Arundel, Amberley, Pulborough, Billingshurst, Christ's Hospital, and Horsham.

22:57 Barnham to Three Bridges calling at Arundel, Amberley, Pulborough, Billingshurst, Christ's Hospital, Horsham, Littlehaven, Ifield, Crawley, and Three Bridges.

Tuesday to Friday

00:09 Horsham to Three Bridges (additional train) calling at Littlehaven, Ifield, Crawley, and Three Bridges.

Buses will run :

01:02 Chichester to Portsmouth & Southsea calling at Fishbourne, Bosham, Nutbourne, Southbourne, Emsworth, Warblington, Havant, Fratton and Portsmouth & Southsea.

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 call at Harringay and Hornsey between 22:30 and 05:15 starts Monday 29 August and ends Saturday 3 September

Engineering work is taking place between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace with some lines closed. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Trains will not call at Harringay and Hornsey, passengers should use local buses to complete journeys to and from these stations.

Planning your Journey

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

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

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

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

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

Further information

 Travelling at the weekend

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

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

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

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until 28th August 2016

Trains to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge 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.

From 28th August 2016 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.

Please also note that between Saturday 27 August and Thursday 1 September inclusive, London Cannon Street station will be closed.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

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

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

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

The accepted routes are: 

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

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

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

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

Amended TransPennine Express service from Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September

Engineering work is taking place across the TransPennine Express network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

23:15 Manchester Airport will not call at Dewsbury, a connecting bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

00:38 Manchester Airport to York will depart Leeds later than normal.

01:38, 02:52 York to Manchester Airport will depart Huddersfield later than normal.

04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will depart Huddersfield earlier than normal.

05:21York to Manchester Airport will not call at Dewsbury, a connecting bus will run from Dewsbury to Huddersfield.

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 service from Tuesday 30 August to Friday 2 September

Engineering work is taking place across the Great Western Railway network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Tuesday to Thursday

19:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour is diverted between Southampton Central and Fareham and will not call at Southampton Airport Parkway, Eastleigh, Hedge End and Botley. Passengers should change at Southampton Central for Southampton Airport and Eastleigh.

21:23 Portsmouth harbour to Westbury is retimed to depart Westbury at 21:31 is diverted between Fareham and Southampton Central and will no call at Eastleigh or Southampton Airport Parkway. Passengers should change at Southampton Central for Southampton Airport and Eastleigh.

21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading, 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford, 22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough.

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome, bus replaces train throughout.

20:21 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads will require a change of trains at Westbury.

21:45 London Paddington to Exeter St Davids will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. Buses will run between Swindon and Bath Spa

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. Buses will run between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads. 

22:32 Westbury to Bristol Temple Meads, bus replaces train throughout.

23:36 Swindon to Cheltenham Spa will depart earlier at 23:15 and will be diverted between Swindon and Gloucester, a bus will run from Swindon to Cheltenham Spa.

Wednesday to Friday

00:15 Reading to London Paddington and 00:34 London Paddington to Reading and will not call at Burnham and Taplow, passengers should use connecting buses via Slough.

00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford for a rail connection to Reading.

Friday

22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will be re-timed up to 30 minutes later at Bridgend and beyond.

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

Planning your Journey 

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

Amended Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September

Engineering work is taking place across the Arriva Trains Wales network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare terminates at Cardiff Central, passengers use alternative train to Pontypridd for a bus to Aberdare.

22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central, bus replaces train between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd, bus replaces train between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island is diverted via the City Line, a bus will run from Llandaf to Barry Island calling at stations normally served by the train.

Monday to Friday

20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

20:32 Holyhead to Crewe, bus replaces train between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

21:45 Llandudno to Crewe, bus replaces train between Llandudno Junction and Crewe.

22:25 Chester to Crewe, additional train runs.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury is diverted with a connecting bus from Stockport to Wilmslow and Crewe, there is no connection at Shrewsbury from this bus.

22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead terminates at Crewe.

23:01 Chester to Crewe, additional train runs.

Tuesday to Friday

00:40 Chester to Holyhead, additional train runs.

04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe, bus replaces train between Llandudno Junction and Chester.

Planning your Journey 

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

Amended Northern service from Monday 29 August to Friday 2 September

Engineering work is taking place across the Northern network, closing some lines. Read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Monday to Thursday

22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Wilmslow and Crewe.

23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge, bus replaces train between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Stockport. A bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, bus replaces train between Stockport and Crewe.

22:57 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Stockport. A bus will run from Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:10 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton, bus replaces train between Stockport and Buxton.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street, bus replaces train between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday to Friday

00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train throughout.

Planning your Journey 

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

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

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

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

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

Planning your Journey

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

No planned engineering works found.

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