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Updates for 24 July 2017

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05:05 Leeds to London Kings Cross due 07:29

Disabled toilets are reduced.

Further Info:

No disabled toilet is available in First Class. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of staff before boarding.

05:26 Stirling to London Kings Cross due 10:51

Disabled toilets are reduced.
Additional Facilities Information:
EC64.

Further Info:

No disabled toilet is available in Standard Class. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of staff before boarding.

05:50 London Kings Cross to Leeds due 08:18

Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 9.

Further Info:

Minus coach C. Reservations for coach C will be found in coach D.

07:00 Hull to London Kings Cross due 09:55

Will be formed of 8 coaches instead of 9. Disabled toilets are reduced.
Additional Facilities Information:
Hired EMT 2+8 HST NL65 (no coach G).

Further Info:

No disabled toilet is available in Standard Class. If you require this facility, please speak to a member of staff before boarding.

Catering updates

There are no known catering issues at the moment.
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Timetable Changes

No planned engineering works found.

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Travel Disruptions (4)

Disruption between Hastings and Tunbridge Wells expected until 06:00

Following signalling problems between Hastings and Tunbridge Wells all lines have now reopened.

Impact:
Train services running through these stations will be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 06:00 24/07.

What's happened?
Points (equipment that allows trains to move from one line to another) failed near to St Leonards Warrior Square earlier, meaning we couldn't run trains between Hastings and Tunbridge Wells, however they have now been fixed.

How does it affect my journey?
Trains are now able to run between Hastings and Tunbridge Wells.

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

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

Feedback:
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Disruption between Wimbledon and London Waterloo expected until 14:00

A signalling problem between Wimbledon and London Waterloo is causing disruption to trains between these stations.

Trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised.

Disruption is expected to continue until 14:00.

Customer Advice:

South West Trains are advising customers not to travel towards London Waterloo

You may use London Buses, Southern, Great Western Railway, Thameslink, London Overground and London Underground services on any reasonable routes.

Tickets for travel dated for today, 24 July 2017 will be valid tomorrow, 25 July 2017.

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

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

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

 

 

 

Disruption between Woking and London Waterloo until end of the day

During routine maintenance yesterday, engineers found a fault affecting a set of points between Woking and Surbiton. Whilst emergency engineering work has been taking place, trains between Woking and London Waterloo have been disrupted, with delays, cancellations, and alterations. Engineering work is still ongoing and services today, Monday 24 July, are expected to be disrupted. South West Trains have formed a plan to ensure as many trains run as possible. This plan is as follows:

  • Trains from West Byfleet and at Byfleet and New Haw will not run towards London. If you are at these stations you will need to travel to Woking for a connection to London.
  • There will be no train services in the London-bound direction at Weybridge platform 2. If you are travelling to London from Weybridge, you should catch a train via Chertsey and change at Virginia Water for a Reading to London services. This will extend journey times by around 30 minutes.
  • Until 08:45 services to / from Salisbury and Exeter St Davids will terminate at Basingstoke
  • Alton to London Waterloo services will not call at West Byfleet all day
  • Basingstoke to London Waterloo services will not call at Weybridge all day
  • Some services to / from Portsmouth will be diverted via Cobham and Epsom and will not call at Woking
  • Buses will run between Woking and Walton-on-Thames / Surbiton. These will run every 15 minutes at West Byfleet and Weybridge and every 30 minutes at Byfleet and New Haw
  • All services from Weymouth will call additionally at Basingstoke and Woking

Due to the extent of the repairs, it is also possible that services on Tuesday may also be disrupted. At present, disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day, Monday 24 July.

It is advised that you check your journey prior to travel.

If you require any further information, please speak to a member of staff or use a station help point.

Customer advice:

Your ticket will be accepted on Great Western Railway services between Exeter St Davids / Basingstoke and London Paddington.

If you are travelling from Weybridge to London you should travel via Chertsey and change at Virginia Water for a South West Train service to London. This will extend your journey time by 30 minutes.

If you have a valid parking permit at West Byfleet or Weybridge, you will be able to park in the car park at Oriental Road in Woking. Please ensure you display your valid permit as usual.

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

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

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

Industrial action SUSPENDED - Normal Southern and Gatwick Express service

Southern and Gatwick Express have been advised by both ASLEF and the RMT Unions that industrial action has been suspended. 

Southern and Gatwick Express are running the planned weekend timetable, and the full weekday timetable will be reintroduced tomorrow, Monday 24 July.

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

No travel disruptions found.

Planned Engineering Works (17)

Amended Southeastern services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July

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

Monday

The 23:12 London St Pancras International to Margate will call additionally at Canterbury West and run earlier than usual between Ramsgate and Margate.

The 23:10 London Charing Cross to Ramsgate service will be diverted via Canterbury West and arrive at Ramsgate earlier than usual.

Tuesday

The 22:07 London Victoria to Dover Priory will be retimed to run slightly earlier than usual between Faversham and Dover Priory.

The 22:12 and 23:12 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate services will be extended to Margate.

The 22:25 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate service will be diverted via Margate, calling additionally at all stations between Faversham and Ramsgate. It will also be retimed to arrive at Ramsgate earlier than usual.

The 22:50 Ramsgate to Faversham service will be retimed to run later than usual and will be extended to Gillingham.

The 23:05 Dover Priory to Gillingham service will terminate at Faversham

The 22:37 and 23:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate services will be diverted via Margate, calling additionally at all stations between Faversham and Ramsgate. It will also be retimed to arrive at Ramsgate earlier than usual.

Wednesday

The 00:07 London Victoria to Ramsgate services will be diverted via Margate, calling additionally at all stations between Faversham and Ramsgate. It will also be retimed to arrive at Ramsgate earlier than usual. 

Please note - due to these changes, some bus services between Ashford International / Faversham / Margate and Ramsgate will not run. 

Monday to Thursday

The 23:02 and 23:32 London Charing Cross to Hayes services will be replaced by buses between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 23:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Dartford and Gillingham.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:02 London Charing Cross to Hayes service will be replaced by a bus between Lewisham and Hayes.

The 00:09 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Dartford and Gillingham.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Dartford and Gillingham.

Thursday and Friday

The 00:39 London Charing Cross to Gillingham service will be replaced by a bus between Dartford and Gillingham. This service will also run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. A bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

The 00:09 London Victoria to Dartford service will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. A bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

The 00:26 London Charing Cross to Dartford service will run non stop between Lewisham and Dartford. A bus will run between Lewisham and Dartford, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

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 service between Ramsgate and Dover Priory after 20:30 each night from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Ramsgate and Dover Priory, closing all lines.

The following services will be replaced by buses between Ramsgate and Dover Priory:

  • 20:39 Ashford International to Ramsgate
  • 20:37, 21:37, 22:37 and 23:37 London St Pancras International to Ramsgate
  • 21:00 Margate to London St Pancras International
  • 22:12 Ramsgate to London St Pancras International
  • 23:12 Ramsgate to Ashford International

 

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 Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham after 22:30 each night from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Leatherhead and Horsham from 22:30 until 05:25 each night, closing the lines.

After 22:30, buses will replace trains between Leatherhead and Dorking / Horsham.

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 services between Chester and Crewe from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July

Engineering work is taking place between Chester and Crewe between 22:30 and 05:30 each night, closing the lines.

Monday to Thursday

The 21:17 Cardiff Central to Chester service will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Chester. Alternatively, you can change at Shrewsbury for the 23:37 service to Chester.

The 22:55 Birmingham New Street to Holyhead service will terminate at Crewe. A bus service will run from Crewe to Chester to connect with the 00:40 Chester to Holyhead service.

The 23:30 Crewe to Chester service will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:22 Chester to Birmingham New Street service will be replaced by a bus.

The 04:55 Chester to Crewe service will not run. Customers are advised to travel on the 04:38 Llandudno Junction to Crewe service which will leave Chester 05:37.

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 Didcot Parkway, Oxford and Banbury from Saturday 22 to Sunday 30 July

Engineering work is taking place in the Oxford area to modernise the railway. While the work is taking place, all lines between Didcot Parkway and Oxford will be closed.

Chiltern Railways

From Monday 24 to Friday 28 July, the late evening direct service between Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford (23:15 departure from Stratford-upon-Avon) will operate as far as Banbury and will be replaced by a bus between Banbury and Oxford.

CrossCountry

From Saturday 22 until Friday 28 July, and on Sunday 30 July, services will run between

  • Manchester / Newcastle and Banbury
  • Didcot Parkway and Southampton / Bournemouth

 

Buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Banbury.

On Saturday 29 and Monday 31 July, services will run between:

  • Manchester / Newcastle and Oxford
  • Didcot Parkway and Southampton / Bournemouth

 

Buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Oxford.

Great Western Railway

An hourly service will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway, calling at Slough and Reading.

A half hourly stopping service will run between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway (hourly on Sundays).

An hourly service will run between Oxford and Worcester, with fewer trains than usual running to and from Great Malvern and Hereford.

Buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Banbury every day except Saturday 29 July.

On Saturday 29 July, buses will replace trains between Didcot Parkway and Oxford. A normal Saturday train service will run between Oxford and Banbury.

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 East Midlands Trains services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Stockport and also between Nottingham and Chesterfield, closing some lines. This following services will be amended:

Monday to Friday

The 21:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham service will be diverted between Chesterfield and Nottingham, extending the journey time by approximately 10 minutes.

Tuesday to Friday

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start from Warrington Central at 07:15.

The 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will be retimed to leave Nottingham earlier than usual and will be diverted between Nottingham and Chesterfield.

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 Northern services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July

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

Monday to Thursday

The 21:21 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

The 21:22 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Hindley, Daisy Hill or Salford Crescent. A bus will run from Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria, calling at these stations.

The 22:18 Southport to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria.

The 22:20 Manchester Airport to Southport service will not call at Salford Crescent, Daisy Hill or Hindley. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Southport, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

The 22:21 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus between Preston and Manchester Victoria.

The 22:23 Manchester Victoria to Preston service will be replaced by a bus.

The 22:24 Sheffield to Leeds service will be replaced by a bus between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds.

The 22:30 Wigan Wallgate to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus.

The 22:34 Stockport to Wigan Wallgate service will not call at Salford Crescent, Daisy Hill or Hindley. A bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Southport, calling at all stations normally served by the train.

The 22:45 Manchester Victoria to Wigan North Western service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:08 Wakefield Westgate to Knottingley service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:17 Manchester Victoria to Preston service will be replaced by a bus.

The 23:20 Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate service will be replaced by bus.

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street service will be replaced by a bus. Two buses will run, one will call at Warrington Central only and one will call at all stations normally served by the train.

The 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly service will be replaced by a bus. Two buses will run, one will call at Warrington Central only and one will call at all stations normally served by the train.

The 23:42 Preston to Manchester Victoria service will be replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:40 and 05:18 Preston to Colne services will start from Blackburn. A bus will run from Preston to Colne.

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 22:29 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Hitchin, closing some lines.

The 22:29 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will not call at Foxton, Shepreth or Meldreth. A bus will run from Cambridge to Hitchin, calling at all 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.

Project Information:

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

 

Amended Great Western Railway services from Monday 24 to Friday 28 July

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

Monday to Thursday

The 21:15 and 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea services will be replaced by buses between Neath and Swansea

The 22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads service will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. A bus will run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

The 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central service will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol, not calling at Chippenham or Bath Spa. A bus will run from Swindon to Bristol Temple Meads, calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:15 Reading to London Paddington service will not call at Burnham or Taplow. A connecting bus service will run to / from these stations via Slough.

The 00:18 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford. You will be able to use alternative train services between Twyford and Reading.

The 00:34 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow. A connecting bus service will run to / from these stations via Slough.

The 03:52 Swansea to London Paddington service will be replaced by a bus between Swansea and Neath.

Friday

The 22:27 and 23:32 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway services will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

The 23:45 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service will use alternative platforms at Tilehurst, Goring & Streatley and Cholsey and will not call at Pangbourne.

Buses will run between Tilehurst and Pangbourne when rail connections are unavailable.

The 23:49 London Paddington to Reading service will not call at Burnham or Taplow. A connecting bus service will run to / from these stations 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.

Revised overnight service between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Westbury and Bristol Temple Meads, closing some lines between the stations overnight.

The 23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will depart earlier at 22:50.  A bus will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Westbury, calling at all stations except Freshford and Avoncliff. At the same time, a minibus will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Frome, calling at all stations including Freshford and Frome.

Please note that at Oldfield Park, the bus stops on A36, Lower Bristol Road.

The 20:21 Weymouth to Bristol Temple Meads service will run in two parts - a change of train will be required at Westbury.

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 late evening service between Slough and Reading from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July

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

From 22:15, trains will not call at Burnham and Taplow. A replacement bus will run between Slough and Burnham / Taplow.

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.

CANCELLED: Overnight engineering work between Birmingham New Street and Droitwich Spa / Cheltenham Spa from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Barnt Green and Droitwich Spa / Cheltenham Spa has been cancelled and services will now run as normal between these stations.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planners have not yet been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work. Please check back nearer the time of travel.

Buses replace trains between Wickford and Shenfield / London Liverpool Street overnight on Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Wickford and Shenfield, closing the line between the stations overnight from 22:15 on Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July.

After 22:15 a replacement bus will run between Wickford and Shenfield, to connect with main line services. Some buses will be extended to run from Wickford to London Liverpool Street.

Some services from London Liverpool Street to Southend Victoria will be cancelled. You are advised to travel on services towards Colchester, changing at Shenfield for the replacement bus to Wickford.

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 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service from Monday 24 July to Thursday 27 July

Engineering work is taking place between Ipswich and Norwich, closing the lines between the stations overnight between Monday 24 July and Thursday 27 July.

The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich. A replacement bus will run between Ipswich and Norwich.

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 service between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield from Saturday 8 until Sunday 30 July
Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge, closing the lines.

Northern trains between Manchester Victoria and Huddersfield start / terminate at Stalybridge.

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

TransPennine Express trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Victoria and Newcastle run between Leeds and Newcastle only.

TransPennine Express customers travelling between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Victoria may use alternative TransPennine Express services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central.

The following alterations will also apply to TransPennine Express services:

Saturday

The 04:25 Manchester Airport to Newcastle service will be retimed to run later than usual.

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not run.

The 23:20 Manchester Airport to York service will not call at Salford Crescent or Manchester Victoria.

An additional service will run from York to Middlesbrough, calling at Thirsk, Northallerton, Yarm and Thornaby at 20:12.

Sunday

The 20:51 Manchester Victoria to Scarborough service will start from Leeds.

The 16:50 Scarborough to Leeds service will be retimed to run earlier than usual and terminate at York.

Monday

The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will be diverted to terminate at Manchester Victoria. A bus will run from Manchester Victoria to Manchester Airport, calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

The 00:45 Manchester Airport to York and 04:22 Manchester Airport to Newcastle services will diverted to start from Manchester Victoria. Buses will run from Manchester Airport to Manchester Victoria, calling at Manchester Piccadilly.

Monday to Friday

The 06:16 York to Liverpool Lime Street service will not 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 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 the August 2017 bank holiday and the four working days after (26 August - 2 September), as well as over Christmas and New Year 2017/8.

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

More information about the August changes is available here which includes travel advice. Information about changes over the Christmas and New Year period will be made available in the autumn.

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 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, although there will continue to be some changes during weekday peak periods (see below)

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

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

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East (until Friday 26 August)

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:02 and 09:09

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:25 and 18:46

Weekday peak hour services to and from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East (from Monday 4 September)

Trains FROM London Charing Cross and Waterloo East will not be able stop at London Bridge between 08:09 and 08:26

Trains TO Waterloo East and London Charing Cross will not be able to stop at London Bridge between 16:52 and 17:57

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 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

Please note: Different arrangements apply between Saturday 26 August and Saturday 2 September. For more information on alternative routes and travel advice during this period, please visit this page

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.

No planned engineering works found.

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