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Disruption at Tottenham Hale expected until 16:00
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Incident created
04/12/2020 14:51
Last updated
04/12/2020 14:51
Route affected

at Tottenham Hale

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

A trespass incident at Tottenham Hale is causing disruption to trains at this station.

Trains at Tottenham Hale may be cancelled, delayed or revised. Disruption is expected until 16:00.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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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Buses replace trains between Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent until the end of the day
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Incident created
04/12/2020 12:03
Last updated
04/12/2020 14:38
Route affected
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East Midlands Railway between Crewe and Derby

London Northwestern Railway between Crewe and Birmingham New Street

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands RailwayLondon Northwestern Railway
Description

Damage to the overhead wires between Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent means that all lines between these stations are blocked. Disruption is expected to continue until the end of the day.

Advice for East Midlands Railway customers:
East Midlands Railway services will run between Stoke-on-Trent and Derby only. Buses will run between Crewe and Stoke-on-Trent, calling at all stations.

Buses are expected to run as follows:

  • Departing Crewe at 7 minutes past the hour towards Stoke on Trent
  • Departing Stoke-on-Trent at 33 minutes past the hour

Advice for London Northwestern Railway customers:
Some trains may be diverted between Crewe and Stafford.

You may use your ticket on CrossCountry services between Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford.

Buses are running between Crewe and Stafford, calling at all stations via Alsager.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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

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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Major disruption between Watford Junction and London Euston / Clapham Junction expected until 18:00
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Incident created
04/12/2020 06:56
Last updated
04/12/2020 14:36
Route affected
Download map of route afected

Avanti West Coast between Glasgow Central / Wolverhampton / Manchester Piccadilly / Liverpool Lime Street / Lancaster / Holyhead / Chester / Birmingham New Street and London Euston

London Northwestern Railway between Birmingham New Street / Crewe / Coventry / Bletchley / Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton and London Euston

Southern between Watford Junction and London Euston / Clapham Junction

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West CoastLondon Northwestern RailwaySouthern
Description

The emergency services have dealt with the incident between Watford Junction and London Euston / Clapham Junction. All lines have now reopened. However, due to the length of time the lines were blocked, trains will remain subject to major disruption.

Services between Watford Junction and London Euston / Clapham Junction may be cancelled, delayed by up to 90 minutes or revised.

Major disruption is expected until 18:00.

London Overground services are not impacted by this incident.

Customer advice:

Avanti West Coast

Avanti West Coast customers may use the following alternatives:

  • LNER services between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh
  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • TransPennine Express between Leeds / York and Manchester Piccadilly
  • ScotRail between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central
  • Northern on reasonable routes
  • CrossCountry between Reading and Birmingham New Street
  • Great Western Railway between Reading and London Paddington
  • London Northwestern Railway between any reasonable route; however, please be aware that their services will also be affected to / from London Euston
  • West Midlands Railway on reasonable routes
  • London Underground services on reasonable routes
  • East Midlands Railway between Sheffield and London St Pancras International

 

London Northwestern Railway

London Northwestern Railway customers may use the following alternatives:

  • Chiltern Railways between Birmingham Moor Street and London Marylebone
  • East Midlands Railway between Derby and London St Pancras International
  • Alternative London Northwestern Railway services between Bedford and Bletchley, and also between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction, to connect with services to / from London St Pancras International
  • West Midlands Railway between Worcester and Birmingham New Street, and also between Nuneaton and Leamington Spa
  • London Overground between London Euston and Watford Junction
  • TfL Buses between Watford Junction and Brent Cross / South Harrow on routes 142 and 258

 

Replacement buses are running between the following stations:

  • between Northampton and Wellingborough, to connect with East Midlands Railway services 
  • between Northampton and Watford Junction

 

Southern

The lines between Shepherds Bush and Milton Keynes Central have reopened, and train services will run as follows.

  • The first service to run from Watford Junction to Clapham Junction will depart at 1452 
  • The first service to run from Clapham Junction through to Milton Keynes Central will depart at 1440
  • The first service to run from Milton Keynes Central through to Clapham Junction will depart at 1612

You may still use your tickets on the following alternative transport providers :

London Overground services between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction via Willesden Junction and London Euston

  • London Buses between Shepherds Bush and Watford
  • London Underground via any reasonable route
  • Thameslink between London St Pancras International and Luton / St Albans

 

For help with alternative travel route please see here.

Can you tell me more about the incident?

Emergency services have finished their investigation on the tracks in the Wembley area. All lines have reopened.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

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

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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Heavy snow is affecting services in Scotland until at least 15:00
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Incident created
04/12/2020 05:17
Last updated
04/12/2020 13:16
Route affected

Various ScotRail routes

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Heavy snow is causing disruption at various places in Scotland.

The following routes are currently affected:

Between Edinburgh and Inverness / Aberdeen

Lines in the Markinch area have reopened after overhead power cables collapsed onto the railway earlier today. Trains between Edinburgh and Inverness / Aberdeen may be cancelled, delayed or revised as the service returns to normal.

ScotRail customers travelling between Edinburgh and Inverness / Aberdeen may board services between Edinburgh and Dunblane, and change at Stirling for alternative trains.

 

Between Inverness and Aviemore

Trains on this route may be delayed or cancelled due to heavy snow on the railway line.

Customers can travel on alternative ScotRail services on the following routes:

  • Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness
  • Edinburgh - Aberdeen - Inverness
  • Edinburgh - Perth

Additional information:

  • Trains between Larkhall and Dalmuir / Milngavie are able to run normally after poor weather caused a signalling issue between these stations.
  • Trains are now able to run normally between Motherwell and Lanark following heavy snow at Carstairs.
  • Trains between Edinburgh and Tweedbank are now able to run normally after snow blocked the line between these stations.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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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Buses replace trains on the Island Line until the end of the day on Sunday 6 December
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Incident created
23/11/2020 21:29
Last updated
04/12/2020 12:49
Route affected
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Between Shanklin and Ryde Pier Head

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

A fault on one of the Island Line trains means that train service will be suspended until the end of the day on Sunday 6 December.

An hourly bus service will run in each direction between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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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LNER - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated
04/12/2020 12:15
Route affected

All LNER routes.  

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

LNER are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The current timetable can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

To help keep you safe when you travel with LNER and to support social distancing, the number of passengers able to travel on each service has been significantly reduced. Therefore, if you are travelling on LNER services you will need to make a reservation before you travel and you must sit in your designated seat. You can book your seat reservation here.

The following stations have a one-way system in place:

  • Leeds: There is a one way system in place, and the southern entrance is operating as exit only. Please ensure you follow the social distancing measures when moving through the station
  • Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure

 

Where can I find more advice and information?

Advice on how to travel with confidence from LNER can be found here.

Christmas Travel Tips:

LNER have produced a handy guide for customers who may be travelling over Christmas and New Year. It can be found here.  

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 8 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The timetables from Saturday 9 January onwards are not yet confirmed - please check again closer to the time of travel.

You can also check the information for LNER on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

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Southeastern services may be affected by poor weather today
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Incident created
03/12/2020 11:17
Last updated
04/12/2020 10:47
Route affected

Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Southeastern services may be affected by bad weather today.

The weather forecast isn’t looking too good for Kent at the moment, with some very heavy rain expected to fall across the network today.

We’ll be working with Network Rail to keep the network open, although where rainfall is at its heaviest it may be necessary to introduce speed restrictions and the risk of disruption can’t be ruled out.

For more information about why heavy rain affects the railway, please visit the Network Rail “Delays Explained” page here.

Please check your journey before travelling and be prepared to allow extra time for your journey.

Temperatures are also expected to fall over the coming days with the possibility of some sleet or snow. With this in mind, please do make sure you take extra care when on and around the stations as surfaces may be slippery.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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

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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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
04/12/2020 05:57
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail are operating approximately 80% of their normal timetable, with a full service at peak times.

When planning your journey, please check the Scotland Government website as there may be restrictions in place. 

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

A new ScotRail timetable will run from Sunday 13 December. Please check back nearer the time for more details on this timetable.

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Southeastern timetable changes from Monday 7 December
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Incident created
20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated
03/12/2020 12:38
Route affected

All Southeastern routes. 

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

We introduced a reduced timetable on Monday 16 November in response to the current phase of the pandemic. We designed this timetable to enable a more resilient service, helping to prevent short-notice cancellations should more of our frontline colleagues be affected by the virus.

We’re continually monitoring passenger numbers and feedback, and from Monday 7 December and again on Monday 4 January we’ll be adding some extra services - particularly when trains are busiest. To see details of the changes from 7 December, click here or check the online Journey Planner.

A map of the planned service frequency can be found here.

To travel with confidence, please try to travel off-peak, wear a face covering unless you are exempt and maintain social distancing. You can also use our new SeatFinder availability tool to see how busy your train is on our live departure boards and our app, as well as on our SeatFinder timetables which you can find here. For more information about how you can travel with confidence, including our safer travel pledge, click here.

Please buy your ticket online by signing up for The Key before travelling or use contactless and leave plenty of time for your journey.

Check your journey details using our Journey Planner.

Travelling over Christmas and New Year?

There will be changes to the timetable across the festive period which can be viewed here. Correct information will be shown in the Journey Planner from the following dates:

  • Travel between 21 and 23 December: the Journey Planner will be updated by Saturday 5 December.
  • Travel on Christmas Eve and between 27 December and 1 January: the Journey Planner will be updated by Saturday 12 December.
  • Travel on 2 and 3 January: the Journey Planner will be updated by Saturday 19 December.

 

Assisted travel:

Our Assisted Travel service remains available to passengers as usual. You can find out more and book assistance here.

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Heathrow Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
03/12/2020 05:20
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport  

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express are operating a reduced half hourly service, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

More information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel safely can be found here.

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey for up to and including Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Some future dates may not yet be confirmed. Please check the information for Heathrow Express on our Informed Traveller page for the date(s) you plan to travel on.

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Hull Trains - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
03/12/2020 02:16
Route affected

Between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

Hull Trains services have now resumed with a revised timetable following the suspension of services during the national lockdown. The latest timetable can be downloaded here

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on the Hull Trains Coronavirus information page.

Check your journey:

You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 3 January, using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Monday 4 January onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Grand Central - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
03/12/2020 02:14
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross 

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Grand Central services have now resumed with a reduced timetable following the suspension of services during the national lockdown.

You can find details of what trains will be cancelled and an alternative proposed service here.

Please be aware that reservations are required on all Grand Central services. More details on how you can reserve your seat are available here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Sunday 13 December, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
01/12/2020 18:36
Route affected

All Transport for Wales routes

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Transport for Wales are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand. The current timetable can be found here. 

Current restrictions:

You can find the latest information and advice from the Welsh Government here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

The capacity of today's services, can be found here. This will help you decide which train to travel on to avoid the busiest times and services.

Pontypridd station:

There is a one way system operating at Pontypridd station. Please make sure you walk in the designated areas.

No service at some stations:

In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Due to the short platform length at some stations, this is not possible. As a result, trains will not call at the below stations until further notice:

  • Llanaber - Closest alternative station is Barmouth, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Llanbedr - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Llandanwg - Closest alternative station is Pensarn, which is 1 mile away
  • Tygwyn - Closest alternative station is Talsarnau, which is 1.5 miles away
  • Abererch - Closest alternative station is Penychain, which is 2.5 miles away
  • Gilfach Fargoed - Closest alternative station is Bargoed, which is 1 mile away
  • Llanfairpwll - Closest alternative station is Bangor, which is 4.5 miles away
  • Valley - Closest alternative station is Holyhead, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Hopton Heath - Closest alternative station is Bucknell, which is 3.5 miles away
  • Sugar Loaf - Closest alternative station is Llanwrtyd Wells, which is 3 miles away

 

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Sunday 13 December onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
01/12/2020 16:19
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network.

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern RailwayLondon Underground
Description

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable, which can be downloaded here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here. Also on this page, you can find advice and information on travelling over Christmas and New Year.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated
01/12/2020 16:17
Route affected

All West Midlands Railway routes.  

 
Train operator affected
London UndergroundWest Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, although many routes have now returned to pre-COVID levels of capacity. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Advice for customers travelling between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton:

A temporary reduced timetable will be in place between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton from Monday 30 November until Thursday 3 December. Alternative road transport will run in place of cancelled train services.

Journey Planners for this route will be updated the night before, so please check on the day of travel for accurate times.

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Where can I find more information?

Advice on travelling with confidence on West Midlands Railway services can be found here. Also on this page, you can find advice and information on travelling over Christmas and New Year.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
01/12/2020 07:57
Route affected

TransPennine Express routes.

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

TransPennine Express are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The revised timetable, which is approximately 82% of the normal service, can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

Guidance on travelling safely with TransPennine Express can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
01/12/2020 06:33
Route affected

Gatwick Express between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton 

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services remain suspended until further notice. Southern and Thameslink are still running to and from Gatwick Airport, and will provide journey options to both London and Brighton.

For more information, please visit this page.

Further information:

Gatwick Express have made these changes in response to reduced passenger demand for the airport and to enable train drivers to be used on other services. This is in line with the health guidance issued by Public Health England and therefore please do check before you travel to keep up to date with any last minute alterations.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to nhs.uk/coronavirus

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
01/12/2020 06:29
Route affected

Routes across the London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground network 

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

Transport for London are restoring services and are running near-normal service levels.

If you are able, please consider walking or cycling. You can find existing and newly created walking and cycling routes around London here.   

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

How will this affect my journey? 

London Overground: A slightly reduced service is operating.

TfL Rail: A full service is running on all routes.

DLR and London Underground: There is a slightly reduced frequency service operating on most DLR and London Underground routes. The Waterloo & City Line remains closed until further notice and there is currently no night Tube service.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. You can check the status of your local station here here

What are the peak times to avoid travel?

If you must use public transport, please travel outside of the busy times. Current busiest times are between 05:45 and 08:15 and between 16:00 and 17:30. Certain stations, stops and interchanges are particularly busy at this time. You can find the most up to date list of these here. You can also see here for the most up to date information on how busy each station is.

The below lines are also particularly busy:

  • Central line between South Woodford / Redbridge and Stratford
  • Central line between Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road
  • Jubilee line between Stratford and Westminster
  • District line between Dagenham Heathway and Aldgate East
  • Victoria line
  • London Overground between Stratford and Willesden Junction
  • DLR between Woolwich Arsenal and Canning Town

 

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground and TfL Rail, you can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

You can check your journey on London Underground, DLR and Tram services using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
01/12/2020 06:24
Route affected

Various National Rail routes  

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coastc2cCaledonian SleeperChiltern RailwaysCrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayEurostarGrand CentralGreat Western RailwayGreater AngliaHeathrow ExpressHull TrainsIsland LineLNERLondon Northwestern RailwayLondon OvergroundLondon UndergroundMerseyrailNorthernScotRailSouth Western RailwayStansted ExpressTfL RailTransPennine ExpressTransport for WalesWest Midlands Railway
Description

Train operating companies are continuing to run services in line with government advice and guidelines, and in order to meet current levels of demand and to help with social distancing on board.

Details of the timetables, and safe travel advice from each operator, is available via the Train Operating Company links towards the bottom of this page.

If you are travelling by train, you can travel with confidence. As part of the industry's safer travel pledge, rail companies are doing extra cleaning and providing more service information.

Social distancing guidelines mean there will be reduced capacity on board trains. Please follow the advice given by your train operator regarding planning your journey. You also need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials, and this includes local lockdown rules.

Please also follow the recommended guidance before you set off:

  • Plan ahead and consider travelling at quieter times
  • Carry hand sanitiser and wash your hands before and after travelling
  • Follow social distancing guidance at stations, on platforms and on trains
  • Do not travel if you or anyone in your household are showing symptoms of Covid-19

 

If you do travel, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt).

National restrictions:

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

 

Christmas and New Year Travel Advice: 

Major engineering work affecting certain routes will be taking place during the holiday period. Engineering work is carried out during this time as this is when fewer than half the number of people usually travel by train, helping to minimise disruption.

Please check before you travel as train services may be significantly altered and see here for more information.

More information:

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.

Answers to the common questions that you are asking about train services can be found on our dedicated Coronavirus page.

You can click on the links below to find out more information from each Train Operating Company:

 

Waiting Rooms and Ticket Offices:
Some waiting rooms at stations remain closed for public safety. Some Ticket Offices also remain closed or have reduced opening times. Times on the station information pages may not match up to the current opening times.

Check before you travel
You are advised to check the Journey Planner as close to your time of travel as possible, as timetables and travel advice may be subject to late notice change.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:50
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A revised South Western Railway service will be in operation until Friday 11 December. You can find the timetable for each route here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

More information from South Western Railway about what is being done to make sure you can travel with confidence can be found here.  

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Friday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 12 December, please check your journey closer to the time as timetables have not yet been confirmed.  

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:49
Route affected

All CrossCountry routes.    

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

CrossCountry are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. Details of the service that is running can be found here.

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

Seat reservations:

You must make a seat reservation when you purchase your ticket. Each customer will receive a reservation which will include your seat number and coach detail. The seat reservations will allow you to socially distance from other customers, with the allocation of a window seat. Please stick to your reservation to ensure that everyone can travel safely.

Where can I find more information?

The latest advice, including how to travel safely and how to apply for a refund, can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus page.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:48
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail are currently running an amended service. The latest timetables can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Travel advice from Merseyrail and answers to FAQs can be found here.

Changes to Northern Line services:

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the national restrictions, changes have been made to Northern Line services:

  • Ormskirk, Hunts Cross and Kirkby line services will run every 30 minutes throughout the week.
  • Southport and Hunts Cross services will terminate at Liverpool Central, meaning passengers will not be able to travel directly between the stations and will have to change at Liverpool Central.
  • Ormskirk line services will operate directly between Ormskirk and Hunts Cross, so passengers will not need to change trains at Liverpool Central.
  • Kirkby line services will continue to terminate at Liverpool Central.
  • Southport line services will have slight journey extension times.

   
Wirral Line services remain unchanged.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Friday 1 January by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 2 January, please check back closer to the time.

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c2c - Reduced timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:47
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness 

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

C2c are operating a reduced timetable which will be in place until further notice. This is in response to current government advice, reduced passenger demand and staff availability.

The latest timetable information, including the option to download it, can be found here.

Travel advice:

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Capacity on board trains remains extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Currently services arriving into central London before 08:00 are the busiest. You are recommended to defer travel until after 08:00, as this means you'll be more likely to find space on the train to socially distance. A list of c2c's busiest trains can be found here. You are advised to replan your journey to avoid these trains.

Where can I find more information?

More information about what c2c are doing to help you travel with confidence is available here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Thursday 17 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are planning to travel from Friday 18 December onwards, please check back closer to the time. 

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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:43
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network  

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Northern are operating a revised service. You can find the current timetables for each route here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Advice from Northern on travelling with confidence on their services can be found here.

Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple service:

As a result of the pandemic, a reduced service is running between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple until Monday 14 December.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Although journey planners are correct, your journey may be subject to alteration due to engineering work. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:40
Route affected

Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Norwich

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

In line with current passenger demand and government guidelines, Greater Anglia have resumed operating a nearly full timetable with the exception of the London Liverpool Street - Norwich route. Stansted Express is operating a reduced half hourly service. 

The latest timetable information for both Greater Anglia and Stansted Express can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

Where can I find more information? 

You can find the latest travel advice by clicking on the links below:

 

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:33
Route affected

All routes.

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Great Western Railway are operating an amended timetable due to the current coronavirus situation. Revised timetables can be found here. 

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and Wales here.

More information on what Great Western Railway are doing to help you travel with confidence can be found here.

London Paddington station has a one way system in operation at busy times. This will be in place at the country end of London Paddington station. Due to the sail bridge section being so narrow, passengers entering from H&C or Canalside will use the taxi facility route.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please be aware that last minute alterations may be made to the timetable. You are urged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

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Avanti West Coast - Timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:31
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services.

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Travel with confidence. Wear a face covering. Wash your hands. Travel at quieter times.

Avanti West Coast are operating a slightly reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. 

Further changes to the timetable were made on Saturday 14 November, affecting trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street / Manchester Piccadilly. The amended timetables can be found here.

There are different restrictions in place across England, Scotland and Wales. Please check the below links for the latest government advice:

 

Seat reservations:

Avanti West Coast have reduced the number of available seats onboard their trains. Therefore, you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling.

All advance tickets will come with a reservation. If you're booking a flexible ticket (off-peak or anytime) in advance, please request a reservation with it.

If you are a Season ticket holder, please book your place by emailing: seat.reservations@avantiwestcoast.co.uk.

COVID-19 - changing your travel plans:

Should you need to change your travel plans as a result, you can click here to find out more about refunds and amendments.

Needing assistance for your journey:

Avanti West Coast are still assisting customers onboard and at stations with extra measures in place to ensure the safety of you and their teams.

Safer Travels Pledge:

More information about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely can be found here. 

Christmas Travel Tips:

Avanti West Coast have produced a handy guide for customers who may be travelling over Christmas and New Year. It can be found here.  

Check before you travel:
Timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Thursday 31 December, and are also correct on Saturday 2 January.

Travel dates of 1 and 3 January will be available to book from 17 December.

Travel dates from 4 to 8 January will be available to book from 7 December.

For travel dates after this time, please check again closer to the time of travel.

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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:30
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Paris / Lille / Brussels / Rotterdam / Amsterdam

 
Train operator affected
Eurostar
Description

Due to a reduction in demand and current restrictions on travelling around Europe in light of coronavirus, Eurostar are running a reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your origin and destination, as travel restrictions and quarantine periods may apply.

How is this affecting the train service?

  • A reduced service is running between London, Lille, Paris and Brussels.
  • The direct service between London and Amsterdam / Rotterdam is currently running.
  • The direct service to Disneyland Paris is suspended until 12 February 2021. You are still able to get to Disneyland Paris with a Eurostar train to Lille or Paris with a connection.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services this year and in 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.

Check before you travel:

Essential travel information can be found on the Eurostar website here.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:28
Route affected

All routes  

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable, in line with currently passenger demand and government guidelines. The timetable is approximately 90% of its normal, pre-Covid timetable. The current timetable can be found here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Social distancing measures will significantly reduce the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains – please check journey planners before you travel and avoid travelling at peak times.

To help customers with maintaining social distancing on the their services, East Midlands Railway have released a Seat Finder tool which shows how crowded trains are across their network. Please click here to visit the Seat Finder page.

The following stations have one-way systems in place:

Leicester: Please use the front of the station to enter and the northern footbridge leading to the car park to exit.

Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information and advice by visiting the East Midlands Railway website here.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

Your journey may be subject to short notice alteration due the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:26
Route affected

All routes between Scotland and London Euston 

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Caledonian Sleeper are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government restrictions and guidelines.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find links to the latest information for England here and for Scotland here.

The following services are currently operating (in both directions):

  • Inverness - London Euston
  • Edinburgh - London Euston

 

The following services are suspended up to and including Wednesday 16 December:

  • Fort William - London Euston (via Glasgow Queen Street)
  • Glasgow Central - London Euston
  • Aberdeen - London Euston

 

 

More information from Caledonian Sleeper, including safe travel advice and refund advice, can be found here.

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Thursday 17 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Friday 18 December onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Chiltern Railways - Further changes to the timetable from Monday 16 November
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
01/12/2020 05:20
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes  

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. Further timetable changes have been made from Monday 16 November, and these changes are expected to remain in place until Monday 14 December. You can download the timetable here.

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice as restrictions may be in place. You can find more information about this here.

More information from Chiltern Railways about what is being done to make sure you can travel with confidence can be found here.  

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 1 January using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling Saturday 2 January onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Current engineering work

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Amended late night / early morning Southern service via Sydenham from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
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Start date
30/11/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Between London Bridge and Streatham Hill / East Croydon

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between London Bridge and East Croydon via Sydenham, closing various lines.

From approximately 23:30 on Monday to Thursday evenings until approximately 05:15 on Tuesday to Friday mornings, trains will be amended and will not call at stations between London Bridge and East Croydon via Sydenham.

Some trains will be diverted to operate via Tulse Hill or will be diverted to operate to and from London Victoria, others will terminate at East Croydon and will not operate between East Croydon and London Bridge.

Please use alternative TfL local bus services to access stations via Sydenham.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

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

 
Amended late night / early morning Thameslink services to / from London Bridge from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
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Start date
30/11/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Thameslink between Bedford and Gatwick Airport / Brighton

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and East Croydon via Sydenham, closing some lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

Between 23:30 and 05:15 each night, Thameslink services between Bedford and Gatwick Airport / Brighton will be diverted, and will not call at London Bridge. Additionally, journey times will be extended by up to 15 minutes.

Customers can use their tickets on London Underground services to / from London Bridge.

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

 
Amended evening / morning trains between Purley and Redhill from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
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Start date
30/11/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Thameslink services to / from / via Purley / Earlswood / Horsham

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Redhill, closing lines overnight from Monday evening and Friday morning,

Between 23:59 and 05:00 each night, trains will be unable to call at Coulsdon South, Merstham and Redhill. Replacement buses will run between Purley and Horley, calling at these stations.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

 
No early morning trains at Penge West or Anerley from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 December
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Start date
01/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

00:20 London Bridge to West Croydon and

00:35 London Bridge to East Croydon

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sydenham and Norwood Junction, closing some lines.

The 00:20 London Bridge to West Croydon will divert via Crystal Palace between Sydenham and Norwood Junction and will not call at Penge West and Anerley.

The 00:35 London Bridge to East Croydon will divert via Crystal Palace between Sydenham and Norwood Junction and will not call at Penge West and Anerley.

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey. 

 
Buses replace early morning trains between Lewes and Eastbourne from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 December
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Start date
01/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Between London Victoria / Brighton and Eastbourne

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Lewes and Eastbourne, closing all lines.

From approximately 00:15 until 02:00, buses will replace trains between Lewes and Eastbourne.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

 
Buses replace early morning trains between Purley and Gatwick Airport / Horsham from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 December
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Start date
01/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Horsham

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Redhill, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Purley and Gatwick Airport / Horsham.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correctly, your journey may be subject to alteration at short notice due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Please check before your journey..

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility and bicycle information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

 
Buses replace trains between Swansea and Llanwrtyd until further notice
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Start date
03/11/2020 
End date
31/03/2021 
Route affected
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Between Carmarthen / Swansea and Shrewsbury

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

The Heart of Wales Line is currently closed between Llanelli and Llanwrtyd. This is due to the ongoing repairs to the track following the derailment of a freight train near Llangennech.

How is this affecting the train service?

Trains are unable to run between Llanelli and Llanwrtyd.

Network Rail is working around the clock to complete the considerable repairs needed. The line is not expected to reopen until April 2021.

Alternative travel options:

Replacement buses:

Buses and minibuses will replace trains between Swansea and Llanwrtyd, from Monday to Saturday. The buses will be extended to run between Swansea and Llandrindod on Sundays.

For those stations with minibus-only access, customers may be required to change between larger buses and minibuses. A full size coach will operate a limited stop service and a minibus will serve all stations.

For helpful advice if you need to travel on a rail replacement service, including accessibility information, please use this page.

You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages.

Alternative route:

Tickets routed via the Heart of Wales Line will be accepted on alternative Transport for Wales rail services via Cardiff Central and Hereford, either directly or connecting into or out of planned replacement road transport.

What happened?

On Wednesday 26 August, a freight train transporting diesel fuel derailed and caught fire in the Llangennech area. The remaining diesel from the wagons has been removed and the damaged wagons have all been removed from site by road. Network Rail are now repairing damage to the rail infrastructure. Regular updates from Network Rail can be found here and a short video can also be viewed here.

Also in August 2020, extreme weather resulted in damage to the railway in various locations between Llandrindod and Craven Arms. Repairs on this section of the line were completed in November 2020 and trains are able to run again between Llandrindod and Shrewsbury.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

 
Amended late night service at Bushey from Tuesday 1 to Saturday 5 December
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Start date
01/12/2020 
End date
05/12/2020 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Northampton / Milton Keynes Central

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between North Wembley and Berkhamsted, closing some lines.

The following services will call at Bushey to set down only:

Tuesday

  • 00:35 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

Wednesday - Saturday

  • 00:35 London Euston Northampton

Friday

  • 23:04 London Euston to Northampton

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Amended evening trains between Stratford and Richmond on Friday 4 December
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Start date
04/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

London Overground between Stratford and Richmond

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Camden Road and Richmond, closing some lines on Friday evening.

As a result:

  • The 20:25 Stratford to Richmond service will terminate at Camden Road.
  • The 21:38 Richmond to Stratford service will not run.

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Amended late night / early morning service to and from Penzance from Friday 4 to Saturday 5 December
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Start date
04/12/2020 
End date
05/12/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Penzance

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between St Erth and Penzance, closing some lines overnight on Friday evening into Saturday morning.

As a result of this, the following alterations will apply:

  • The 19:04 London Paddington to Penzance service will terminate at Plymouth, road transport will run from Plymouth at 22:38 calling at stations to Penzance.
  • The 23:45 London Paddington to Penzance Night Riviera service will terminate at St Erth, road transport will run from St Eth to Penzance, arriving at Penzance at 08:03.

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Amended 21:16 London Euston to Inverness service on Friday 4 December
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Start date
04/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Between London Euston and Inverness

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stirling and Perth, closing some lines.

As a result of this, the 21:16 London Euston to Inverness service will be diverted via Kirkcaldy and Ladybank and will not call at Stirling, Dunblane and Gleneagles.

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Amended late night / early morning service between Blackpool North / South and Preston on Monday 30 to Friday 4 December
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Start date
30/11/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Between Blackpool South and Preston, and between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Blackpool North / Blackpool South and Preston, closing some lines overnight from Monday until Friday morning.

As a result of this, the following alternations will apply:

Monday to Thursday:

  • The 23:48 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston

Tuesday to Friday:

  • The 03:33 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston
  • The 04:44 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start at 04:50 and will not call at Poulton-le-Fylde and Kirkham & Wesham
  • The 05:14 Blackpool South to Preston service will start from Blackpool North

For all services, buses will run between Blackpool North / Blackpool South and Preston to cover these cancelled services.

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Amended 05:15 Sheffield to Nottingham service from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 December
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Start date
01/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Northern between Nottingham and Sheffield

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Ilkeston area, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result, the 05:15 Sheffield to Nottingham (Tuesday to Friday) will not call at Alfreton, Langley Mill and Ilkeston. A replacement bus will run from Chesterfield to Nottingham, calling at all stations.

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Amended 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 December
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Start date
01/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

Leeds to Wigan Wallgate

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leeds and Mirfield, closing lines overnight from Monday evening until Friday morning.

As a result of this, the 05:19 Leeds to Wigan Wallgate service will be diverted via an alternative route and will not call at Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury and Ravensthorpe.

Two replacement buses will run from Leeds to Brighouse, the first bus will depart Leeds at 04:35 to connect with the train at Brighouse, the second bus will depart from Leeds at 05:19.

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Amended 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street from Tuesday 1 to Friday 4 December
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Start date
01/12/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

From Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Ilkeston area, closing some lines overnight.

The 05:23 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will be retimed to depart earlier than normal from Nottingham at 05:09. This train will regain its normal timetable from Chesterfield.

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Amended 21:36 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham service from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December
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Start date
30/11/2020 
End date
04/12/2020 
Route affected

From Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Ilkeston area, closing some lines overnight.

The 21:36 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham service will be diverted and arrive at Nottingham slightly later than normal.

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