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From weather problems to unexpected technical issues, you’ll find all the latest news from up and down the line right here.

 

Updates for 25 September 2017

Last update 14:22

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09:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 16:51

09:52 Aberdeen to London Kings Cross due 16:51 has been delayed between Kirkcaldy and Inverkeithing and is now 14 minutes late.
This is due to a fault with the signalling system.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

10:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 15:14

Facilities on the 10:30 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh due 15:14.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the Standard Class disabled toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of station staff before boarding.

12:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 16:42

Facilities on the 12:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 16:42.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the Standard Class disabled toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of station staff before boarding.

12:35 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 14:48

Facilities on the 12:35 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 14:48.
Additional Facilities Information:
Reservation changes.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

Due to this service being formed of a diesel train today instead of an electric train (which has a slightly different layout), there are some reservation changes. Reservations for Coach K will now be found in Coach J.

13:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 17:42

Facilities on the 13:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross due 17:42.
Disabled toilet facilities are reduced.

Further Info:

Due to a fault, the Standard Class disabled toilet is not available on board this service. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of station staff before boarding.

13:54 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 15:24

Facilities on the 13:54 Newark North Gate to London Kings Cross due 15:24.
Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 9.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

Further Info:

This service is minus Coach M today, due to this coach requiring maintenance. Reservations for Coach M will now be found in Coach L Reservations for Coach J will now be found in Coach K. Reservations for Coach G will now be found in Coach F.

14:15 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 16:28

14:15 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 16:28 is being delayed at Leeds.
There are no reservations on this service.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause to your journey today.

15:05 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 17:16

15:05 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 17:16 will be cancelled.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

Further Info:

If you are travelling from London Kings Cross to Peterborough or Doncaster, you should travel on the 1508 Virgin Trains departure from London Kings Cross to York. If you are travelling to Wakefield and Leeds, you should board the 1535 Virgin Trains departure from London Kings Cross.

17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 20:00

17:45 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 20:00 will be cancelled.
This is due to more trains than usual needing repairs at the same time.
Additional Information:
We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused you today.

Further Info:

You are advised to travel on the 1815 Virgin Trains departure from Leeds. Change at Doncaster for Peterborough.

Catering updates

There are no known catering issues at the moment.
Find out more about our onboard catering services.

Timetable Changes

No planned engineering works found.

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Travel Disruptions (10)

Disruption between Edinburgh and Inverkeithing until at least 15:00

A fault with the signalling system between Edinburgh and Inverkeithing is causing disruption to trains between these stations

Trains may be cancelled delayed, or revised.

Disruption is expected until at least 15:00

Advice for ScotRail customers:

You may use:

  • Stagecoach East Buses between Dundee and Inverkeithing.
  • Trams for Edinburgh Gateway, Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley.

 

Replacement buses will be in place at Perth, Inverkeithing, Dunfermline and Haymarket.

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Inverkeithing

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 

Disruption between Cambridge and Ely expected until 16:30

A road vehicle has collided with level crossing barriers between Cambridge and Cambridge North, causing disruption to trains between Cambridge and Ely.

Trains may be delayed by up to 15 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected until 16:30.

Advice for Great Northern customers: 

Great Northern Trains which run between Cambridge and Ely may be delayed by up to 10 minutes and will not serve Cambridge North.

Advice for Greater Anglia customers:

Greater Anglia services between Liverpool Street and Cambridge North will terminate at Cambridge and will not run between Cambridge and Cambridge North.

 

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cambridge

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 

Disruption between Portsmouth Harbour and Cosham / Havant expected until 14:30

Lines have reopened, following an operational incident at Hilsea.

Trains between Portsmouth Harbour and Cosham / Havant may be cancelled or delayed by up to 10 minutes Disruption is expected until 14:30.

South Western Railway are accepting your tickets between Clapham Junction and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central.

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Hilsea

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Disruption between Rhymney and Cardiff Queen Street expected until 16:00

Lines have now reopened, following a person that was hit by a train at Llanbradach.

Whilst services recover,  trains between Rhymney and Cardiff Queen Street may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

This is expected to continue until 16:00

Customer Advice:

New Adventure Travel are still providing replacement road transport between Caerphilly and Bargoed until 14:30.

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Llanbradach

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Disruption between Tonbridge and London until at least 16:00

Weekend engineering work between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks overran this morning. Lines have now reopened, and Southeastern are beginning to reintroduce trains between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.

Now the line is open, there may continue to be some short notice changes to trains, whilst Southeastern work with Network Rail to get a normal service back up and running again as quickly as possible.

Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner or Live Departure Boards to check your journey.

You are strongly advised to check your journey details before you travel for the very latest information. 

You'll be able to use your ticket on these alternative routes at no extra charge:

  • Southern services between Hastings and London Victoria / Ashford International
  • High Speed services from Ashford International to London St Pancras International
  • London Underground between Southeastern London terminals, if you're diverted to a different station

 

To travel between Paddock Wood and Ashford or London, you can also travel via Maidstone. You will need to change stations and walk between Maidstone East & Maidstone Barracks.

Southeastern are sorry for the obvious inconvenience and disruption to your journeys this morning, and thank you for your patience.

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Sevenoaks

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

Disruption between Dover Priory and Ramsgate expected until 14:30

A problem at a level crossing at Deal means all lines are blocked.

Train services between Dover Priory and Ramsgate may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 14:30.


What's happened?
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A road traffic accident has occurred at a level crossing near Deal, which has blocked the lines across the crossing. The power has been switched off so the car involved can be moved. A crane is on site and should have the car cleared of the line by 14:00.


How does this affect my journey?
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High Speed services between London St Pancras International and Ramsgate via Dover Priory are currently disrupted. Trains may be diverted between Ramsgate and Ashford to avoid the incident, but will not be able to call at stations between Ramsgate, Dover Priory & Folkestone.

What do I need to do?
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You will need to use replacement road transport between Dover Priory & Ramsgate. These have now arrived, and are calling at all stations between Dover Priory & Ramsgate

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Deal

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:
We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

 

Industrial action announced affecting Northern on 3 and 5 October

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Northern are planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October.

Northern will only be operating a limited service on the strike days. The majority of available trains typically operate between 07:00 and 19:00, with many last trains leaving before 19:00. During these hours, the overall number of trains running are significantly reduced, with around 40 per cent of the usual number of services in operation. These trains, and any replacement buses that run, are usually very busy. Therefore please carefully consider whether your journey is necessary.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #NorthernDispute

Check before you travel:

The revised timetables have not yet been released and changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. Please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Industrial action announced for Greater Anglia on 3 and 5 October

The RMT union have announced that their members working for Greater Anglia are planning to take industrial action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October.

Greater Anglia are reassuring their customers that a full, normal service is planned to operate on both strike dates. Additional staff have been trained to cover the conductors roles.

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

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #GAdispute

Industrial action announced affecting Merseyrail on 3 and 5 October

The RMT union have announced that they will be taking strike action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October.

The strikes will take place during the major improvement work at Liverpool Lime Street station, which will be closed on these dates. Many customers from outside the local area will be diverted to Liverpool South Parkway and Merseyrail was expected to play a key role in transporting them between that station and central Liverpool.

Merseyrail will be publishing their amended timetable, as well as details about alternative transport arrangements, in the next few days.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #MerseyrailDispute

Industrial action announced affecting Southern on 3 and 5 October

The RMT union have instructed their members to take strike action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. Southern are working on plans for their services on these dates, and we will advise you of the impact as soon as it is known.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #SouthernDispute

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (22)

Amended overnight service between Newport and Hereford from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September

Vegetation control is being carried out between Newport and Hereford, closing the line.

20:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Hereford, a replacement bus will run between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

23:08 Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Hereford, a replacement bus will run between Hereford and Cardiff Central.

00:30 Cardiff Central to Hereford service will terminate at Newport, a replacement bus will run between Newport and Hereford.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Amended late night / early morning services between Chesterfield and Nottingham from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work, closing the line between Chesterfield and Nottingham overnight each night from Monday 25 until Friday 29 September.

The 19:52 train between Liverpool Lime Street and Nottingham will be diverted and will not call at Alfreton. Langley Mill and Ilkeston. A replacement bus will run between Chesterfield and Nottingham.

The first train each morning from Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will depart earlier from Nottingham.

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 Great Northern services from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Great Northern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday to Friday

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Wednesday and Thursday

On Wednesday, the 22:22 and 22:44 Peterborough to London Kings Cross services will not call at Arlesey. A replacement bus will run between Hitchin and Peterborough.

On Thursday, the 04:10 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will nt call at Arlesey.

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 Southeastern services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Southeastern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday

From 22:00, trains between London Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells / Hastings will terminate at / start from Tonbridge. A replacement bus will run between Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells / Hastings.

Tuesday

22:45 and 23:45 London Charing Cross to Hastings services will terminate at Tunbridge Wells. A replacement bus will run between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings (not calling at Crowhurst, a minibus will run from Battle to Crowhurst).

Monday to Thursday

22:52, 23:22 and 00:22 London Victoria to Ashford International will terminate at Maidstone East, a replacement bus will run from Maidstone East to Canterbury West/Ashford International departing Maidstone East at 23:56, 00:33(to Canterbury West) and 01:33.

Wednesday

01:07 Ashford International to Canterbury West service will not run, a replacement bus will run.

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.

Major improvement work between Cardiff Central and Newport from Saturday 23 September to Sunday 29 October

Network Rail are electrifying the South Wales mainline as part of the Great Western Railway upgrade. You can read more about this project here.

From Saturday 23 September until Sunday 29 October, work will take place between Cardiff Central and Newport, closing various lines. An amended service will run between these stations.

Trains will be retimed and subject to platform changes. Some trains will be amended to start / terminate at Newport.

Buses will replace trains between Cardiff Central and Newport on the following days:

  • Sunday 24 September
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 1 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 8 October
  • After 21:00 on Saturday 14 and all day on Sunday 15 October
  • Sunday 22 October
  • Until 13:00 on Sunday 29 October

 

Some bus services will be extended to Pye Corner for customers travelling to / from Ebbw Vale Town. 

Please note - the line between Newport and Bristol Parkway will be closed on weekends and buses will be replacing trains between these stations. During the times that the line between Cardiff and Newport is also closed, the bus services will be extended to Cardiff Central.

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 London Midland service overnight from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September

 

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the London Midland network. The following services will be amended:

Monday

22:44 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Tuesday

00:34 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Monday to Thursday

22:07 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Tuesday to Thursday

23:04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Wednesday to Friday

00:04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

00:34 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Friday

23:04 London Euston to Northampton service will call at Bushey to set down only.

Check before you travel:

 

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

Project Information:

 

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

No trains between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon after 22:45 each night from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September

Engineering work is taking place between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon, closing the line.

From Monday to Thursday, the 21:20, 21:50, 22:20 and 22:50 Luton to Sutton services will be amended to run via Mitcham Junction.

The 22:47 Sutton to Bedford service will be retimed to run later than usual and will be diverted via Mitcham Junction.

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 Arriva Trains Wales service from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Chester and Manchester each night between 23:30 and 05:00, closing some lines.

The 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly service will terminate at Chester, a replacement bus service will operate between Chester and Manchester Piccadilly.

The 00:32 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester will not run and is replaced by a bus service.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway every weekend from 23 September to 29 October

Every weekend from 23 September until 29 October, Network Rail will be carrying out electrification work in the Cardiff area; as well as track maintenance in the Severn Tunnel.

Trains will not run between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between South Wales and London Paddington will be diverted between Newport and Swindon (via Gloucester). Buses will replace trains between Newport and Bristol Parkway.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour will be amended to run between Bristol Parkway and Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour only.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Manchester Piccadilly will be amended to start / terminate at Bristol Temple Meads. You will need to change at Bristol Parkway for a bus connection to Newport / Cardiff.

On some weekends, the line between Cardiff and Newport will also be closed and during these times, buses will be extended to run from / to Cardiff. An amended train service will run between Swansea and Cardiff.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

Buses replace late night / early morning service between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth from Monday 25 September to Friday 29 September

Engineering work is taking place from 22:45 each night between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth closing all lines.

Buses will replace late night / early morning services between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth.

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 service between Basingstoke and Winchester from Monday 25 September to Wednesday 27 September

Track work is taking place between Basingstoke and Winchester from 22:45 each night, closing the line.

CrossCountry

19:27 Manchester Piccadilly to Southampton Central and 17:32 Newcastle to Southampton Central will divert and not call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to 30 minutes. South Western Railway bus replacements will run between Basingstoke and Winchester.

South Western Railway

It is not yet known how South Western Railway will be affected.

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 Thameslink service from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Sutton via Wimbledon from 22:45 until 05:50 each night, closing some lines.

Thameslink services between Luton and Sutton via Wimbledon will be diverted via Mitcham Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

No trains between Gospel Oak and Barking from Sunday 17 September until Sunday 22 October

Network Rail is carrying out work to electrify the Gospel Oak to Barking route. You can find more information on this project here.

From Sunday 17 September for five weeks until Monday 23 October, the Gospel Oak to Barking route will be closed.

The line needs to close to enable Network Rail to continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from Spring 2018.

Customer alternative transport arrangements

Replacement bus services will operate as follows:

  • Service J: Gospel Oak (bus stop on Highgate Road) to Seven Sisters
  • Service T: Walthamstow Central to Barking

To help with your journey, you may also use local buses via any reasonable routes between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road.

You may also use London Underground between Finsbury Park and Walthamstow Central; between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

Up to 29 September, you can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

If travelling after this date, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

Bicycles:

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

Amended overnight Great Western Railway services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Great Western Railway network, resulting in the closure of various lines.

Monday to Wednesday

21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea will incur an additional 10 minutes journey time between Cardiff Central and Bridgend. 

Monday to Thursday

21:36 Bristol Temple Meads to Avonmouth will terminate at Clifton Down and 22:16 Bristol Temple Meads to Severn Beach will not run - a replacement bus will run.

22:15 Avonmouth to Bristol Temple Meads and 22:54 Severn Beach to Bristol Temple Meads will not run - a replacement bus will run.

21:24 Newbury to Bedwyn and 22:01 Reading to Newbury will be replaced by a bus.

22:21 London Paddington to Bedwyn will be replaced by a bus between Reading and Bedwyn.

21:55 and 23:00 Bedwyn to Reading will be replaced by a bus.

21:36, 23:49 London Paddington to Reading and 21:56, 22:27 London Paddington to Oxford will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run from Slough.

22:17, 22:48, 23:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Taplow and Burnham. Replacement buses will run from Slough.

23:18 Gatwick Airport to Reading will terminate at Guildford. A replacement bus will run from Guildford at 00:11.

Tuesday to Friday

00:21 Reading to Newbury will be replaced by a bus.

00:34 London Paddington to Reading and 00:15 Reading to London Paddington will not call at Burnham and Taplow. Replacement buses will run from Slough.

00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading will terminate at Twyford.

04:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport will start from Guildford, an 04:15 replacement bus will run from Reading to connect with the train at Guildford. A replacement bus will also run from Reading at 04:34.

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 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston service on Monday 25 September

Engineering work is taking place in the Northampton area closing the lines.

The 22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston will not call at Long Buckby or Northampton. A replacement bus will run between Rugby and Northampton; Rugby at 23:50, Long Buckby at 00:15.

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.

Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

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

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

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

Major engineering work at London Bridge until January 2018

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

Long term changes

Significant work affecting London stations will take place over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

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

Information about changes over the Christmas and New Year period will be made available later in September.

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 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 full details visit Southeastern. Please note the ticket acceptance detailed for weekend engineering work may differ from the Monday to Friday Thameslink Programme ticket acceptance outlined below.

Longer term changes

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

Southeastern

Until January 2018

Most trains to and from London Charing Cross are able to stop at London Bridge again. As a result, there are some changes to ticket acceptance arrangements from Monday 4 September.

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

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

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 detailed below:

  • 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 use any route covered by your ticket. Otherwise, there are specific alternative routes. For full details click here.

  • 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.

Amended TransPennine Express services from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work at various locations on the TransPennine Express network. The following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

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

Tuesday to Friday

00:38 Manchester Airport to York service will be retimed to depart at 00:57 and will call additionally at Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be retimed to depart at 04:36.

Check before you travel:

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

Project Information:

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

 

No trains at Burnham or Taplow after 22:15 each night from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing 2 out of the 4 lines between these stations.

After 22:15 each night, trains will not call at Burnham or Taplow. Connecting bus services will run via Slough.

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 Northern services from Monday 25 September to Thursday 28 September

 Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the Northern network. The following services will be amended:

Monday to Thursday

23:09 Manchester Victoria to Liverpool Lime Street and 23:19 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Victoria will be replaced by a bus throughout.

23:13 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. A replacement bus will run.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe service will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme and Handforth. A replacement bus will run.

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 Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express services on Sundays from Sunday 27 August to Sunday 5 November

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport on Sundays, closing some lines.

Heathrow Connect

Sundays from 24 September to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:27, 07:12 then hourly until 23:12.

Trains will leave Heathrow Central at 07:13 then hourly until 23:13 and 00:07.

Heathrow Express

Sundays from 27 August to 5 November  - Trains will leave London Paddington at 06:10 and every 15 minutes until 23:25.

Trains will leave Heathrow Terminal 5 at 06:00, 06:18, 06:33 and every 15 minutes until 23:48.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

 

Buses replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford from 22:15 each night from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September

Network Rail are carrying out overhead line renewal work, closing all lines between Shenfield and Wickford from 22:15 each night from Monday 18 September to Thursday 21 September.

From 22:15, buses will replace trains between Shenfield and Wickford with the exception of the following services:

The 00:15 and 00:50 London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria services will be cancelled. If you are travelling to Southend Victoria, you should take the London Liverpool Street to Colchester service, changing at Shenfield.

The 22:56 Southminster to London Liverpool Street service and the 23:00 Southend Victoria to London Liverpool Street service will be replaced by a bus between Wickford and London Liverpool Street.

Check before you travel:

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

Bicycles:

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

Project Information:

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

No planned engineering works found.

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