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Updates for 18 January 2018

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07:10 Leeds to Aberdeen due 13:01

Facilities on the 07:10 Leeds to Aberdeen due 13:01.
This train will run in reverse formation between Leeds and Durham. First class located at the front until Newcastle.

10:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 17:04

10:00 London Kings Cross to Aberdeen due 17:04 is being delayed at London Kings Cross and is now expected to be 45 minutes late.
This is due to an object being caught on the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

10:08 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 11:35

10:08 London Kings Cross to Newark North Gate due 11:35 will be cancelled.
This is due to an object being caught on the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

11:54 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 13:23

11:54 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 13:23 will be cancelled.
This is due to an object being caught on the overhead electric wires.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

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Timetable Changes (1)

Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen on every Sunday from 7 January until 4 February

Engineering work is taking place between Dundee and Aberdeen, every Sunday until 4 February, closing the line between these stations.

Caledonian Sleeper

The Aberdeen to London Euston 'Highland' Sleeper service will be replaced by an earlier bus between Aberdeen and Dundee.

CrossCountry

Buses will replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen.

ScotRail

Buses will replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen. Each rail service will be replaced by 1 stopping, and 2 express schedule buses.

If you are travelling to and from Broughty Ferry, road transport will run to and from Dundee and Arbroath.

Customers should allow for extra time as journey times will be significantly extended.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Trains will not run between Dundee and Aberdeen. Buses will run between these stations, calling at stations usually served by the train.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

All Other Rail Networks

Travel Disruptions (10)

Poor weather conditions affecting trains in the South West of England until approximately 16:00

High winds have caused a number of trees to fall on the railway. Consequently, train services running across the South Western Railway network will be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Whilst tree removal and infrastructure repairs are ongoing, crews and trains are being displaced. As a result, a normal service is expected to resume by approximately 16:00.

Customer Advice:

There are large amounts of delays and cancellations across the following routes:

Weymouth / Bournemouth / Southampton to London Waterloo
A tree was blocking the railway at Shawford earlier today. A train struck this tree and the train has suffered extensive damage. The tree has now been removed however the train cannot be moved at present, blocking one of the lines.
Portsmouth to London Waterloo in both directions
A tree is blocking the railway at Milford. This tree is in the process of being removed but it has caused extensive damage to signalling equipment. Once the tree has been removed, the signalling equipment will need to be repaired prior to the railway line being reopened.
Guildford to London Waterloo via Cobham and Stoke D'Abernon
A tree is blocking the railway at Hinchley Wood. This tree has not yet been removed but engineers are en-route to the site. When this tree fell, it has caused damage to the electricity supply. This damage will need to be repaired before the railway line is reopened. Please note that services towards Guildford are able to run their planned route.

Barnes to London Waterloo
There is a precarious tree at Barnes. Trains are still able to run but, for safety reasons, have to do so at a significantly-reduced speed until the tree has been made safe or removed.

Ticket acceptance and travel advice:

Your tickets will be accepted on:
- Southern Rail services via any reasonable route
- CrossCountry services via any reasonable route
- Great Western Railway services via any reasonable route
- Local bus services between Haslemere and Guildford.

 

Customers travelling from Portsmouth to London are advised to travel via Eastleigh.

A shuttle train service is running between Portsmouth Harbour and Haslemere.

A replacement bus service running between Haslemere and Guildford (calling at all intermediate stations) to connect with train services at Guildford. Please note the capacity on this shuttle service is limited so if you are travelling to London please use the diverted services via Eastleigh.

A replacement bus service is running between Guildford, Haslemere and Potsmouth Harbour (only) in both directions.

Replacement buses are en-route to Effingham Junction to call at all stations between Effingham Junction and Surbiton in both directions. Until these buses are in place, any passengers wishing to travel to/from stations between these locations should use help points or speak to station staff for onward travel.

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

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Poor weather conditions affecting trains in the East of England today

Poor weather conditions are affecting services in the East of England today.

Greater Anglia customers are advised not to travel between Colchester and Nowich until at least 12:00.

The following incidents have been reported:

Between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft:
A tree is blocking the railway at Brundall with has resulted in the line being blocked between Norwich and Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft. Trains may be cancelled or revised until the obstruction is removed.

Between Lowestoft and Ipswich:
A tree is blocking the railway between Darsham and Saxmundham, and this has resulted in disruption to trains between Lowestoft and Ipswich. Trains may be cancelled or revised until the obstruction is removed.

Between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds:
A tree has fallen on the line at Elmswell and this has resulted in the line being blocked between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds. Trains running between these stations may be delayed, cancelled or revised.

Between London Liverpool Street and Norwich:
High winds have damaged the overhead electric wires between Colchester and Ipswich and between Stowmarket and Norwich and all line have been blocked. Trains running between London Liverpool Street and Norwich may be heavily delayed, cancelled or revised.

Customers can use thier tickets on alternative Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Norwich via Cambridge and Ely (journey time from Liverpool Street to Cambridge 70 to 85 minutes / from Cambridge to Norwich 80 minutes).

Greater Anglia tickets can also be used on the following services on any reasonable route:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Great Northern

 

No replacement buses are able to run, and customers are advised not to travel between Colchester and Norwich.

Between Stratford and Tottenham Hale:
A plastic bag has been caught in the overhead electric wires between Stratford and Lea Bridge. Trains between Stratford and Tottenham Hale may be cancelled, delayed or revised.

Between Marks Tey and Sudbury:
A tree is blocking the railway between Marks Tey and Sudbury and this has resulted in the line being blocked. Train services are currently suspended between these two stations.

Between Ely and Norwich:
The tree that was blocking the railway between Thetford and Eccles Road has now been removed allowing all lines to reopen. However, trains between Ely and Norwich may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 10 minutes or revised as the service recovers.

c2c services between Upminster and Ockendon:
High winds between Upminster and Ockendon has resulted in the line being blocked in the direction of Grays. Trains running between these stations may be delayed or revised. Trains are currently unable to call at Ockendon and Chafford Hundred.

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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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Poor weather conditions are affecting trains in Wales until at least 14:00

Poor weather conditions are in Wales has resulted in the following disruption to train services until at least 14:00:

Between Newtown and Welshpool:

Lines between Newtown and Welshpool have reopened, following the removal of two sheds that were blown on to the railway during the high winds. Trains may be cancelled or delayed, while services recover.

Replacement road transport is in place Machynlleth and Shrewsbury operated by Lloyds Coaches.

Trains between Wrexham General and Bidston are now able to run normally, following an obstruction on the line between these stations. 

Trains between Chester and Shrewsbury via Wrexham General  are now able to run normally, following a fault with the barriers at a level crossing between Chester and Wrexham General.

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

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Poor weather conditions affecting Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink services expected until 15:00

Due to last nights severe weather, various trees were blocking the railway, causing disruption to journeys across the Gatwick Express, Southern and Thameslink network. 

Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 30 minutes or revised. Disruption is expected until at least 15:00.

What's Happening?

Speed restrictions have been lifted following high winds with gusts of between 50-60 mph last night.

High winds can cause a number of problems for the railway, in particular obstructions caused by fallen trees and other debris blown onto the lines. In exposed coastal areas where gusts are strongest high waves may also cause damage to tracks and ballast (small stones which tracks rest on).

What areas have been affected?
The following areas have been affected by trees or obstructions on the line:

Oxted - Uckfield
A tree which had fallen across the tracks earlier at Edenbridge Town has now been removed, however, there was another tree that had fallen in the same area as well. The train that was damaged by the tree on the line has now been given the all clear to move from Crowborough and is now on its way to a depot at Selhurst. Staff are now working to restore the train services timetable as quickly as possible.

Replacement buses will still operate as follows:

  • Crowborough to Uckfield in both directions
  • Uckfield to Haywards Heath

 

Ticket acceptance is still valid for the following services:

  • Local buses between Uckfield and Lewes / Tunbridge Wells
  • Southeastern services between Tunbridge Wells and London
  • Southern services via Haywards Heath

 

Oxted - East Grinstead
The tree which was blocking the line at Lingfield has now been removed and the line has now re-opened. Your tickets are being accepted towards London via Haywards Heath should you wish to use an alternative route

Horsham - Dorking
Earlier this morning there was a large branch on the line at Holmwood. The driver has now removed the branch and the line has re-opened. Services are now resuming on this part of the network however delays, short notice alterations and cancellations are expected. Please check your journey planners and station information screens for more updated information on Horsham to London Victoria services via Dorking. Your tickets are still being accepted towards London via Redhill to assist you with your journey.

Southampton - Havant
Earlier today there was a tree on the line in the Swanwick area. Network Rail have confirmed that the line is now clear after the tree was removed. Southern are working hard to restore the train services timetable as quickly as possiblt. Whilst this is on-going, some services may still be subject to delays, short notice alterations and cancellations. Your tickets are still valid on South Western Railway services via any reasonable route.

Purley - Tattenham Corner
A large tree has been removed from the line towards Tattenham Corner. Lines has now re-opened, however your tickets are still being accepted on local TfL buses between Chipstead and London.

Sevenoaks and Otford

Earlier today there was a fallen tree on the line in the Bat and Ball area. This disrupted Thameslink services to and from Sevenoaks by 15 minutes whilst the tree was being removed by Network Rail. Services have now resumed, however, delays of up to 15 minutes, short notice alterations and cancellations may still occur.

Other disruptions:

The service has also been impacted by the following:

  • A signalling problem at Streatham which resulted in a 15 minute line block diverting services on to the slow lines
  • Earlier today the Southern service from London Bridge to Caterham at 08:07 was delayed at New Cross Gate awaiting a member of dispatch crew at New Cross Gate
  • Reports of overcrowding at New Cross Gate due to earlier delays

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

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Disruption to Great Western Railway services between Southall and Slough expected until 14:30

A speed restriction over a defective track between Southall and Slough is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

Trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 20 minutes.

Disruption is expected until 14:30.

Customer Advice:

Trains from London Paddington/Southall towards Slough/Reading, are unable to call at Hayes, West Drayton, Iver and Langley.
Customers travelling from these stations towards Slough/Reading are advised to catch a train to Southall and change there, where services towards Slough (and onwards) are available.

Customers travelling from London Paddington/Southall to West Drayton, Iver or Langley should travel to Slough and change there, where train services for intermediate stations back to West Drayton will be available.

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

Feedback:
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Reduced Heathrow Connect service until the end of service

Heathrow Connect are being affected by more trains than usual needing repair. As a result of this, a reduced Heathrow Connect service will run between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

The following services are cancelled:

From London Paddington: 11:33, 13:03, 14:33, 16:03, 17:33, 19:03, 20:33 and 22:03

From Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5): 12:21, 13:51, 15:21, 16:51, 18:21, 21:21 and 22:51

Disruption is expected until the end of service.

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

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Poor weather conditions affecting trains in the Midlands this morning

Poor weather conditions are affecting some trains in the Midlands this morning. There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue throughout the morning peak.

The following routes are currently affected:

  • The overhead electric wires have been damaged between Birmingham New Street and Redditch. As a result, trains will be cancelled or revised.
  • The overhead electric wires had also been damaged between Wolverhampton and Stafford. The problem has now been rectified and all lines have reopened; however, as a result of the disruption, trains may still be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised.

 

Trains are now able to run normally on the following routes:

  • Between Bromsgrove and Birmingham New Street, following a tree blocking the railway between Bromsgrove and University.

 

Ticket acceptance for CrossCounty customers:
To help you complete your journey, you may use you tickets on the following services on West Midlands Railway via any reasonable route.

Ticket acceptance for London Northwestern and West Midlands Railway customers:

You may use your ticket on National Express West Midlands buses between Longbridge and Birmingham. Please see here for specific bus routes.

Road transport is running between Redditch and Longbridge calling at intermediate stations.

Customers may use CrossCountry on any reasonable routes.

Ticket acceptance for Virgin Trains customers:
You may use your ticket on Chiltern Railways and West Midlands Trains services on any reasonable route.

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

Feedback:
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Poor weather conditions affecting journeys to and from London Kings Cross until at least 11:30

The object that caught in the overhead electric wires between Peterborough and Stevenage has now been safely removed; however, trains services running to and from London Kings Cross may still be delayed by up to 50 minutes, cancelled or diverted as the service recovers

This is expected to continue until at least 11:30.

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Bedford and London St Pancras International expected until 15:00

A tree has fallen on the overhead wires between Harpenden and Leagrave which has resulted in some lines being blocked and requiring trains to divert onto other lines in order to move through the affected area.

The service is further affected by a trains having to run at a reduced speed through Cricklewood due to reports of plastic sheeting that has blown onto the line. This is affecting services in the London bound direction.

Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected to continue until 15:00.

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

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Disruption between Norwich and Sheringham expected until 15:00

A fault with the signalling system between North Walsham and Cromer has resulted in the line being blocked. Trains between Norwich and Sheringham may be cancelled, delayed or suspended between North Walsham and Cromer.

Disruption is expected until 15:00.

Customer Advice:
To help you complete your journey, you may use your tickets on the following local bus services provided by Sanders Coaches:

  • 5 between Sheringham and North Walsham via Cromer (Journey time Sheringham to Cromer - 15 minutes / Cromer to North Walsham - 45 minutes)
  • 6A between Cromer and North Walsham (Journey time 25-30 minutes)
  • 10, X11 between Wroxham and Norwich (Journey time 30 minutes)
  • X40, X44 between Sheringham / Cromer and Norwich (Journey time Sheringham to Norwich 80 minutes /  Cromer to Norwich 60 minutes)
  • X55 between North Walsham and Norwich (Journey time 55 minutes)

 

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

Feedback:
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No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (14)

Amended 04:15 Brighton to Bedford service on Monday 15 January

Engineering work is taking place between Brighton and Three Bridges, closing all lines.

The 04:15 Brighton to Bedford service will start at Three Bridges. A bus will operate from Brighton to Three Bridges.

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.

Revised 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 January

Engineering work is taking place between Ilkeston and Alfreton, closing the lines between the stations from midnight until 06:00 each day.

The 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart earlier from Nottingham and will divert between Nottingham and Chesterfield.

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 Northern services from Monday 15 to Friday 19 January

Engineering work is taking place each night from 22:30 Monday until 05:15 Friday between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines.

Trains will be unable to call at Harringay or Hornsey. Customers are advised to use local buses via any reasonable route.

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 overnight Southeastern services from Monday 15 to Friday 19 January

Engineering work is taking place between London Victoria and Brixton and and between Maidstone East and Ashford, closing some lines overnight.

Monday to Thursday:

21:54 Ramsgate to London Victoria service will arrive 6 minutes later than usual.

22:52 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East. A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 23:56, calling all stations to Ashford International. 

22:55 Orpington to London Victoria service will arrive 4 minutes later than usual.

23:09 Swanley to London Victoria service will arrive 5 minutes later than usual.

23:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East. A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 00:35, calling all stations to Canterbury West (set down only).

23:40 London Victoria to Orpington service will be re-timed to depart at 23:42 and run up to 14 minutes later throughout.

23:40 Orpington to London Victoria service will arrive 7 minutes later than usual. 

23:52 London Victoria to Bromley South service will arrive 6 minutes later than usual.

23:55 London Victoria to Orpington service will be re-timed to depart at 23:58 and run approximately 5 minutes later than usual.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday:

23:10 Ramsgate to Gillingham service will terminate at Faversham. A replacement bus will run between Faversham and Gillingham.

23:25 London St Pancras to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet International to Faversham.

23:51 Sheerness-on-Sea to Sittingbourne will not run, and will be replaced by a bus service.

23:55 London St Pancras to Faversham service will terminate at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run from Ebbsfleet International to Faversham.

00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate will terminate at Gillingham. A replacement bus will run between Gillingham and Ramsgate.

Tuesday to Friday

00:09 London Victoria to Dartford will be re-timed to depart at 00:10 and run slightly later to Eltham and then as normal.

00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East. A replacement bus will depart Maidstone East at 01:35, calling all stations to Ashford International (set down only).

00:25 London Victoria to Orpington will be re-timed to depart at 00:32 and run up to 15 minutes later throughout the journey.

00:50 Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea will not run, and will be replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

Amended overnight service between Colchester and Walton-on-the-Naze / Clacton-on-Sea from Monday 15 until Thursday 18 January

Engineering work is taking place between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea, closing the line overnight.

22:56 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze service be diverted to Clacton-on-Sea. Rail replacement buses will operate between Thorpe-le-Soken, Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.

23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea service will terminate at Colchester. Rail replacement buses will operate Colchester and Wivenhoe, Alresford, Great Bentley, Thorpe-le-Soken and Clacton-on-Sea.

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.

Amended overnight service to and from Holyhead from Monday 15 until Thursday 18 January

Track work is taking place between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead, closing the line each night from 23:00.

Replacement road transport will run between Llandudno Junction and Holyhead each night.

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.

Amended service each night between Crewe / Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 January

Engineering work is taking place between Chinley and Stockport, closing the line from 23:10 each night; and also between Crewe and Cheadle Hulme from 22:50 each night.

The following Arriva Trains Wales services are amended overnight:

20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly service terminates at Crewe. Replacement road transport will be provided between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury service will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent. Replacement road transport will operate between Stockport, Wilmslow and Crewe. There will be no connection to Shrewsbury from this bus service.

The following Northern operated routes are amended overnight:

Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly

Late night trains will be amended with road transport replacing some trains from Crewe.

Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe / Alderley Edge

Trains will terminate at Wilmslow or Stockport. Buses will be provided for the remainder of the journey to Crewe or Alderley Edge.

Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly

22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Stockport. A bus will be provided between Chinley, Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly for connecting passengers.

Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly

22:57 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Stockport. A bus will be provided between Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:10 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton service will terminate at Stockport. A bus will be provided from Stockport to Buxton.

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.

Amended overnight service between Leeds and Huddersfield from Monday 15 until Thursday 18 January

Lineside equipment is being renewed between Leeds and Huddersfield overnight from 23:50, with various lines closed.

Monday to Thursday (late nights)

23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement bus will run between Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday (early mornings)

Trains between York and Manchester Airport will depart Huddersfield up to 13 minutes later than usual.

00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will depart Leeds 13 minutes later than normal.

04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be re-timed to depart Huddersfield 15 minutes earlier than usual.

Check before you travel:

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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.

 

Amended service between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd each night from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 January

Engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd, closing various lines each night from 23:05.

21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Customers should use the 22:46 Treherbert service for Pontypridd and change for a replacement bus to Aberdare.

22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service terminates at Pontypridd. A replacement bus will run to Cardiff Central.

22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service terminates at Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:14 Radyr to Barry Island will terminate at Cardiff Queen Street. A replacement bus will also run between Radyr and Barry Island.

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.

Amended service between Worcester and Hereford overnight from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 January

Engineering work is taking place between Droitwich Spa and Hereford, closing some lines overnight.

The 20:59 Birmingham New Street to Hereford service will terminate at Great Malvern. Customers can travel on the 22:20 Great Malvern to Hereford service provided by Great Western Railway.

The 22:59 Hereford to Worcester Shrub Hill service will not run. A bus will run between these stations.

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.

Amended service between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Enfield Town from 23:30 each night Monday 15 to Thursday 18 January

Track work using the Mobile Maintenance Train is taking place each night between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt, closing the line.

London Overground

From approximately 23:30, road transport will run as follows:

  • Service L2: London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - stations to Cheshunt
  • Service L1: London Liverpool Street - Bethnal Green - stations to Enfield Town

Stansted Express and Greater Anglia

From approximately 23:30, trains will be diverted via Tottenham Hale instead of running via Seven Sisters. Customers for Seven Sisters stations should walk to stations on the Tottenham Hale route.

Check before you travel:

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

A walking route map to help you plan your transfer between stations on the Seven Sisters and Tottenham Hale routes can be found here.

Bicycles:

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

Amended service between Shenfield and Southminster / Southend Victoria from 22:25 on Monday 15 Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 January

Work on the overhead power cables is being undertaken between Shenfield and Hockley, closing the line after 22:25 on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The Southminster line will also be closed.

Engineering work scheduled for Tuesday has been cancelled, and a normal evening service will run.

The last direct service to Southend Victoria will depart London Liverpool Street at 21:35.

The last service to Southminster will depart Wickford at 20:56.

From 22:25 each night, road transport will run between Shenfield and Hockley / Southminster.

Further alterations will be made after 23:55, with road transport extended to run between Shenfield and Southend Victoria / Southminster.

Some late night services will also be cancelled throughout. Customers should take alternative trains to Shenfield to connect with the road transport.

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.

Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen on every Sunday from 7 January until 4 February

Engineering work is taking place between Dundee and Aberdeen, every Sunday until 4 February, closing the line between these stations.

Caledonian Sleeper

The Aberdeen to London Euston 'Highland' Sleeper service will be replaced by an earlier bus between Aberdeen and Dundee.

CrossCountry

Buses will replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen.

ScotRail

Buses will replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen. Each rail service will be replaced by 1 stopping, and 2 express schedule buses.

If you are travelling to and from Broughty Ferry, road transport will run to and from Dundee and Arbroath.

Customers should allow for extra time as journey times will be significantly extended.

Virgin Trains East Coast

Trains will not run between Dundee and Aberdeen. Buses will run between these stations, calling at stations usually served by the train.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Major improvement work between Preston and Blackpool from Saturday 11 November until Sunday 25 March

As part of the Great North Rail Project, Network Rail is upgrading the railway between Preston and Blackpool. This is to deliver cleaner, quieter and more reliable journeys. Further information can be found here.

Until Sunday 28 January:

There will be NO trains between Preston and Blackpool South / Blackpool North.

Rail replacement buses will run every 15 minutes between Preston and Blackpool North, with some buses running direct.

Rail replacement buses will run hourly between Preston and Blackpool South. Please note, there is no bus service to or from Blackpool South on Sundays.

During peak hours, additional buses will run between Preston and St Annes and Lytham calling at Poulton-le-Fylde.

From Monday 29 January until Sunday 25 March:

An hourly rail service will resume between Preston and and Blackpool South.

Replacement buses will continue to run between Preston and Blackpool North.

Ticket acceptance:

All replacement buses are operated by Northern, however Virgin Trains customers with valid tickets will be accepted on these buses between Preston and Blackpool North.

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.

No planned engineering works found.

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