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Industrial action to affect some regional East Midlands Railway services today and every Sunday until 15 August
More information on Industrial action to affect some regional East Midlands Railway services today and every Sunday until 15 August
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Incident created
10/06/2021 16:02
Last updated
01/08/2021 03:50
Route affected

Some East Midlands Railway regional services.

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

As a result of strike action being taken by Senior Conductors who are members of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) there will be a small number of cancellations to East Midlands Railway regional services every Sunday until 15 August.

The strikes will affect only a handful of regional services and will have no impact on Intercity or Connect services. Trains to and from London St Pancras International are not affected.

Please see below for alterations to the service:

Nottingham - Matlock:

Trains will run between Derby and Matlock only. You may use your ticket on CrossCountry trains between Nottingham and Derby.

​​​​​​​Derby - Crewe:

Trains will not run between Derby and Crewe. Replacement buses will run between Derby and Crewe. The timetable can be found here

You may also use your ticket on CrossCountry between Derby and Tamworth and on London Northwestern Railway between Stoke-on-Trent / Tamworth and Crewe.

Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich:

Trains on the Liverpool Lime Street - Norwich route will run between Sheffield and Grantham only. You may use your ticket on other operators between Liverpool Lime Street and Sheffield and between Grantham and Norwich.

LNER, who run between Grantham and Peterborough have a reservation only policy in place. Please ensure you reserve your seat before you travel. You can do so here.

Other alterations:

The below trains will be cancelled:

  • 19:32 Lincoln - Nottingham
  • 09:03 Grantham - Nottingham
  • 19:12 Nottingham - Mansfield Woodhouse

 

The below trains will be cancelled and a rail replacement bus will operate:

  • 11:40 and 19:45 Newark North Gate to Lincoln
  • 11:06 and 19:15 Lincoln to Newark North Gate
  • 09:56 Mansfield Woodhouse to Nottingham
  • 09:12 Nottingham to Mansfield Woodhouse

 

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey for Sunday 1 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

The journey planner has not yet been updated with the revised timetable for Sunday 8 August. Please check back closer to your time of 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.

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Reduced South Western Railway service today
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Incident created
29/07/2021 15:30
Last updated
01/08/2021 02:00
Route affected

Across South Western Railway.

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A shortage of train crew due to Covid-19 related absences will affect services across the whole South Western Railway network today. As a result, your journey today may be cancelled or amended at short notice.

You are encouraged to check the Journey Planner and Live Departure Boards regularly before you travel.

Additional Information: 

This planned changes are as follows: 

There will be no South Western Railway services between Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads. Passengers should use Great Western Railway services.

A reduced service will run between Romsey and Salisbury.

Brockenhurst to Lymington Pier services will be replaced by buses.

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 #SWRAlterations

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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Industrial action to affect ScotRail services today and every Sunday until 5 September
More information on Industrial action to affect ScotRail services today and every Sunday until 5 September
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Incident created
24/03/2021 18:13
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:58
Route affected

Various routes across the ScotRail network.

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Industrial action is taking place across the ScotRail network today and every Sunday until 5 September.

Trains will run only on the routes as listed below -

  • Glasgow Central - Ayr (10:00 and mostly every hour until 21:00)
  • Ayr - Glasgow Central (08:45 and mostly every hour until 20:45)
  • Glasgow Central - Largs (09:40 and every hour until 20:40 - except 16:40)
  • Largs - Glasgow Central (09:54 and every hour until 20:54 - except 17:54)
  • Glasgow Central - Gourock (09:20 and approximately every hour until 21:23)
  • Gourock - Glasgow Central (09:23 and hourly until 21:23)
  • Helensburgh Central - Edinburgh (reduced service from 08:55 until 18:55)
  • Edinburgh - Helensburgh Central (reduced service from 08:36 until 18:40)
  • Balloch - Airdrie (reduced service from 09:28 until 19:27)
  • Airdrie - Balloch (reduced service from 08:57 until 18:59)

 

Advice for key workers:

For key workers, there will be limited bus services for University Hospital Hairmyres, Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline, University Hospital Wishaw and Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.

Essential travel advice:

If your journey is affected on Sundays, you can use your ticket to travel instead on the day before or after. If you would prefer not to travel, you can request a refund on your ticket here.

Please note, if you have a 'ScotRail services only' ticket, you cannot use it on other train operator services, including LNER.

Check before you travel:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

You can check your journey for strike dates up to Sunday 29 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

The Journey Planner has not yet been updated for Sunday 5 September. If you are planning to travel on or after this date, please check back closer to the time of travel.

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

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. 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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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice
More information on Transport for Wales - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:56
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.

Details of the current timetable can be found here. 

Current restrictions:

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

Face coverings and social distancing:

You must continue, by law, to wear a face covering at all stages of your journey with Transport for Wales unless you are exempt. This includes on all trains and in stations.

Capacity onboard remains reduced as social distancing measures are in place.

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.

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

Train times from Monday 13 September may not be accurate - please check again closer to the time of travel.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

Twitter:
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Southeastern latest travel advice from 19 July
More information on Southeastern latest travel advice from 19 July
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Incident created
30/01/2021 01:48
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:55
Route affected

Various routes across the Southeastern network

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description
As government restrictions ease, we are welcoming more passengers back to travelling with us.
 
Out of respect for others, we're asking passengers to follow the government guidance and wear face coverings while on our trains or in stations if they're busy.
 
ScotRail - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:54
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail are operating a reduced timetable, in line with government advice and current passenger numbers. You can find more information about the current service levels on each route here.

Face coverings and social distancing:

You must continue, by law, to wear a face covering at all stages of your journey with ScotRail unless you are exempt. This includes on all trains and in stations.

Capacity onboard remains reduced as social distancing measures are in place.

Where can I find more information?

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

The latest travel guidance from ScotRail can be found here. 

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

Please note that industrial action is affecting ScotRail every Sunday until Sunday 5 September inclusive. More details can be found here.  

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible. Additionally, some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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Great Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
05/03/2021 15:04
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:52
Route affected

All Great Northern routes.

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Great Northern are currently running a Summer timetable, with additional weekday trains, allowing extra support in your return to the railway as coronavirus restrictions are eased.

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Great Northern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Changes from Monday 19 July:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Please check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

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

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

Twitter:

If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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East Midlands Railway - Latest timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:51
Route affected

All East Midlands Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway are operating a regular timetable on their Intercity and Connect services and a reduced timetable on their Regional service, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines.

Travel advice:

To help you choose when best to travel to avoid the busiest times, 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.

Face covering advice:

In line with the latest Government Guidance, you are expected to wear a face covering in crowded places out of respect to others (unless you are exempt). Wearing your face covering in crowded indoor settings, such as a busy train remains a sensible step to protect yourself and those around you from contracting Coronavirus.

There are some circumstances where people may not be able to wear a face covering. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

Advice from East Midlands Railway on travelling with confidence on their services 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.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please take note of any warning messages that may show on your journey.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Updates
More information on CORONAVIRUS - Latest Travel Updates
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:50
Route affected

National Rail routes.

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Book with Confidence. Travel with Confidence.

Rail companies are working hard to make sure customers can travel safely and with confidence.

Before you travel, please check the below links for the latest government advice. Please note that there are some different rules and restrictions in England, Scotland and Wales:

 

Changes to the advice around social distancing and face coverings:

From Monday 19 July in England -

If you are travelling on any TfL (Transport for London) service, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless exempt. Across the National Rail network, in crowded places you are encouraged to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt.

The number of seats available for use on board services may also increase as social distancing restrictions have been lifted.

In Scotland and Wales -

You must continue to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless exempt, as it remains mandatory.

Please continue to observe social distancing measures on board and in stations. The number of seats available for use on board will be reduced, to aid social distancing.

Details of the current timetables and safe travel advice from each operator is available via the Train Operating Company links below:

 

Where can I find more information?

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

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.

Twitter:
If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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Thameslink - Reduced timetable on some routes
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Incident created
05/03/2021 15:25
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:49
Route affected

All Thameslink routes.

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Thameslink are running a reduced service in line with government advice, passenger demand and staffing availability.

Train services and times will change on some routes as Thameslink respond to the continuing effects of coronavirus. These changes will affect trains on Monday to Friday only. There are no changes to the weekend timetable. A summary of the changes can be found below:

Between Sutton and St Albans via Wimbledon and via Hackbridge:

  • One train per hour will run via Wimbledon and one train per hour will run via Hackbridge. This will create a two trains per hour service between Streatham and St Albans.

 

Between Bedford and Gatwick Airport via Redhill:

  • Trains on the route between Bedford and Gatwick Airport via Horley, Salfords, Earlswood and Redhill will not run. Alternative trains will call at Earlswood and Salfords hourly throughout the day. (Trains that run between Bedford and Brighton will continue to run.)

 

This will mean a reduced service from Bedford to London with two services between Bedford, London and Brighton running per hour. During the peak hours there are extra trains that will still run during this amended timetable.

 

You can find further information regarding this timetable here and Journey Planners are expected to be showing these timetables around 7 days in advance.

Face coverings advice:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Thameslink are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website

Please also check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

Please check your journey as close to the travel day as possible. The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner will be updated each Sunday with the following weeks timetable.

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

Twitter:

If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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Caledonian Sleeper - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:48
Route affected

All routes between Scotland and London Euston.

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Caledonian Sleeper are running train services on all their routes. The 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 for Scotland here.

Face coverings:

You must where a face covering (unless exempt) on all common areas on board the Caledonian Sleeper. If you book a room on board, then you can remove your face covering once in the room.

Wearing a face covering remains mandatory throughout stations within Scotland.

Where can I find more information?

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 using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train services may still be affected by essential engineering work especially during public holidays and weekends.

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Southern - Reduced timetable on some routes
More information on Southern - Reduced timetable on some routes
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Incident created
05/03/2021 15:19
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:46
Route affected

All Southern routes.

 
Train operator affected
National Rail
Description

Southern are running a reduced service in line with government advice, passenger demand and staffing availability.

Train services and times will change on some routes as Southern respond to the continuing effects of coronavirus. These changes will affect trains on Monday to Friday only. There are no changes to the weekend timetable. A summary of the changes can be found below:

Between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes:

Southern will run two services per day in each direction, at the below times:

  • 05.27 Balham to Milton Keynes Central
  • 07.01 Milton Keynes Central to Selhurst
  • 17.16 Selhurst to Milton Keynes Central
  • 19.16 Milton Keynes Central to Selhurst

 

At other times, you will need to use London Overground and London Northwestern Railway services for stations on this route.

Between Beckenham Junction and London Bridge via Dulwich:

These trains will not run, there will be no Southern service at Beckenham Junction or Birkbeck. Customers at these two stations will need to use Southeastern services (Beckenham Junction) or Tramlink (Birkbeck).

There is also no direct service between Crystal Palace and Dulwich. Customers will need to use London Buses to travel between West Norwood and Herne Hill for alternative trains between Herne Hill and Dulwich / London Bridge.

Between Caterham / Tattenham Corner and London Bridge:

A shuttle service will run between Tattenham Corner and Purley at half-hourly frequency in busy periods and hourly throughout the rest of the day.

Caterham - London Bridge services via Tulse Hill will continue to run. In the early morning and late evening there will be other direct services between Caterham and London Bridge.

Alternative trains will call at Purley Oaks and South Croydon to provide as many journey options as possible.

You can find further information regarding this timetable here and Journey Planners are expected to be showing these timetables around 7 days in advance.

Face coverings:

From Monday 19 July, restrictions in England have changed. In crowded places, please wear a face covering (unless exempt) out of respect of others and please be considerate of other passengers and rail staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

For more information on timetables, refunds and how Southern are supporting safe travel, please see the Coronavirus information page on their website.

Please check the latest government advice before you travel.

Check before you travel:

Please check your journey as close to the travel day as possible. The National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner will be updated each Sunday with the following weeks timetable.

Please be aware that services may be subject to short notice changes due to engineering work, particularly on evenings and weekends. Please check your journey again as close as possible to the time of travel.

Twitter:

If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #COVID19UK

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Industrial action to affect Hull Trains every Sunday from 8 August until 29 August
More information on Industrial action to affect Hull Trains every Sunday from 8 August until 29 August
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Incident created
30/07/2021 09:20
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:45
Route affected

Across the Hull Trains network.

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

Industrial action called by the RMT Union will be taking place on Sundays across the Hull Trains network starting on Sunday 8 August. The strikes will then affect every Sunday until 29 August.

Contingency plans are in place to run a near normal service and keep disruption to a minimum.

Please check the Hull Trains Twitter account for further details nearer the time.​​​​​​​

Check before you travel:

​​​​​​​These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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

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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Industrial action to affect London Underground services from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 August
More information on Industrial action to affect London Underground services from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 August
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Incident created
29/07/2021 17:31
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:44
Route affected

All London Underground lines.

 
Train operator affected
London Underground
Description

Industrial action is planned by Tube train drivers who are members of the RMT Union. If the strike goes ahead, London Underground services will be affected at the following times:

  • Tuesday 3 August - from 12:00 midday until the end of service
  • Wednesday 4 August - from start of service until 11:59
  • Thursday 5 August - from 12:00 midday until the end of service
  • Friday 6 August - from start of service until 11:59.

 

London Underground plan to run as many trains as possible, but it is likely that there will be no service, or very limited services on all lines. More information on the strike, and transport alternatives, is available on the TfL website.

Impact on National Rail services:
TfL Rail are warning that their services are likely to be very busy if the strike goes ahead.

The following stations used by TfL Rail are likely to have queuing controls in place for safety reasons: Romford, Ilford, Manor Park, Forest Gate, Maryland, Stratford, London Liverpool Street, London Paddington and Ealing Broadway.

Other National Rail services in the central London area are also likely to be very busy, as London Underground customers will be trying to find alternative travel options. 

Further information and advice will be posted here when available.

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 #TubeStrike

Compensation:
You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey. 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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Great Western Railway - Revised timetable
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:43
Route affected

All routes.

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Great Western Railway are running a revised timetable due to the number of available staff. A significant number of staff are having to self isolate.

Train services on some routes will be revised. A summary of the changes can be found below:

Between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare (excluding Sundays) - until Friday 13 August:

  • Bristol - Weston-super-Mare local services will not run, instead the Bristol - Taunton services will call additionally at stations between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare.
  • High Speed train services between London Paddington and  Weston-super-Mare / Taunton will continue to operate as planned.

 

Between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (weekdays only) - until Friday 6 August:

  • The Bristol Temple Meads - Bristol Parkway shuttle services will not run.
  • You may use your ticket on CrossCountry services instead.
  • Replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway via Filton Abbey Wood.
  • Local bus services operated by First West of England
  • Metrobus M1 between Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway

 

Between London Paddington and Bristol Parkway (weekdays only) - until Friday 6 August:

The following services will NOT run:

  • 09:18 London Paddington - Bristol Parkway
  • 14:15 London Paddington - Bristol Parkway
  • 12:24 Bristol Parkway - London Paddington
  • 17:28 Bristol Parkway - London Paddington

 

Between London Paddington and Plymouth:

The following services will NOT run:

  • 05:49 Plymouth - London Paddington (weekdays only until Friday 20 August)
  • 17:36 London Paddington - Plymouth (weekdays only until Friday 20 August)
  • 06:55 Plymouth - London Paddington (Saturday only from Saturday 31 July to Saturday 21 August)
  • 19:04 London Paddington - Plymouth (Sunday only until Sunday 15 August)

 

Devon and Cornwall - weekdays until Friday 20 August:

Looe branch line:

The last train service from Liskeard will be 17:46 and from Looe 18:17. A Rail Replacement Service will then operate the evening timetabled services.

Newquay Branch line:

  • 16:15 Par - Newquay will be operated by a Rail Replacement Service
  • 17:19 Newquay - Par will be operated by a Rail Replacement Service

 

Gunnislake Branch line:

  • 21:30 Plymouth - Gunnislake will be operated by a Rail Replacement Service
  • 22:22  Gunnislake - Exeter St Davids will be operated by a Rail Replacement service between Gunnislake and Plymouth with a connecting train onwards to Exeter

 

Plymouth - Penzance:

  • 09:50 Penzance - Plymouth will NOT run, however alternative services are available
  • 12:17  Plymouth - Penzance will NOT run, however alternative services are available

 

Travel Advice:

Customers wishing to travel can choose to travel on alternative services immediately before or after their booked service or claim a full refund with no admin fee if their service is affected.

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

Face covering advice:

In line with government guidance for England, you will no longer be required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Wales, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

If you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Busy travel times advice:

Great Western Railway have created a handy guide to show how busy their most popular routes / trains have been. It is expected that as government restricted are relaxed, demand will grow, particularly to leisure destinations. This handy guide can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information on what Great Western Railway are doing to help you travel with confidence.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 6 August by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. You can also use the Journey Planner to check your journey from Monday 23 August onwards.

For travel from Saturday 7 August to Sunday 22 August, please check back closer to the time as the timetable.

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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South Western Railway - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:42
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network.

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

A revised South Western Railway service is in operation in line with the latest government advice and current passenger demand. You can find the latest timetables for each route here.

Face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please continue to 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 using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please also be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Merseyrail - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:40
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network.

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail are currently running a reduced service, in line with current passenger demand and the latest government guidelines.

You can find the latest timetable information here.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Where can I find more information?

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.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to Sunday 22 August by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times from Monday 23 August onwards are not yet showing accurately in Journey Planners.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise that you check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:40
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.

Timetables for all routes can be found here. They are expected to be in place until December 2021.

To help you plan your journey, TransPennine Express have highlighted in red services within their timetables that are expected to be busy.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Scotland, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

Where can I find more information?

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 and information on travelling with confidence on TransPennine Express services can be found here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey up to and including Saturday 11 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:38
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:

CrossCountry want your journey to be as comfortable as possible. That’s why they recommend you reserve a seat at the same time as purchasing your ticket where possible

Advice on face coverings and social distancing: 

Social distancing - the current guidance on social distancing means that you may be seated next to another passenger

Face coverings - You are no longer required by law to wear a face covering in England. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey. If you are travelling within Scotland and Wales, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory. Customers travelling across the borders should ensure they have a face covering to comply with local restrictions.

Where can I find more information?

The latest advice to help you travel with confidence can be found on CrossCountry's dedicated Coronavirus advice 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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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:38
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network.

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern RailwayNational Rail
Description

London Northwestern Railway are operating an amended timetable that reflects the current demand for services. The timetables for each route, which are operating until 11 December 2021, can be downloaded here.

London Northwestern Railway are also advising rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.

Until Friday 3 September 2021 (inclusive), the following weekday services will no longer run:

  • 07.53 Bletchley – London Euston
  • 17.05 London Euston – Watford Junction
  • 17.43 Watford Junction – London Euston
  • 18.24 London Euston – Northampton

 

Advice on face coverings:
In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, London Northwestern Railway are asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, as Covid restrictions are eased.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

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 on travelling with confidence on London Northwestern Railway services can be found here.

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

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:37
Route affected

All Greater Anglia and Stansted Express routes

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are running a reduced timetable in line with current passenger demand and current government advice.

The current level of service across the Greater Anglia network stands at approximately 85% of the normal timetable and most of the network is receiving at least an hourly service. 

Stansted Express service are continuing to run at a frequency of 2 to 3 trains per hour. 

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information? 

Timetables can be downloaded here. They are available for travel until Saturday 11 September.

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

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

 

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey  up to and including Friday 24 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please note that weekend timetables may be subject to change due to scheduled engineering work. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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Grand Central - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:36
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Grand Central are operating a reduced timetable, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines. A seat reservation will be required to travel on all Grand Central services. More details 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

Changes from Monday 19 July:

Following the change in government guidance on social distancing, Grand Central have released more seats on their trains. This means you might be seated next to another passenger. Grand Central still require all customers to make a seat reservation so that they can ensure trains do not become crowded.

You are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 12 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Please note that some weekend and late night / early morning services may be effected by engineering work.

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c2c - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:34
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness.

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

c2c are operating a summer holiday timetable, to reflect the current passenger demand. You can download the timetable here.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey. This includes when it is crowded on board c2c trains.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Busiest travel times:

Trains are generally busiest between 06:30 and 07:30 on weekdays. You are advised to re-plan your journey to avoid travelling between these times.

Where can I find more information?

When planning your journey, please check the latest government advice. You can find more information about this here.

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 Friday 24 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Train times after this date have not yet been updated to reflect the amended timetable.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may be affected by engineering work so please check journey planners and live departure boards before commencing your journey.

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:33
Route affected

All West Midlands Railway routes

 
Train operator affected
National RailWest Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway are operating an amended timetable, in line with government guidelines and current passenger demand. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

West Midlands railway are advising rail users to expect more short-notice cancellations as increasing numbers of staff are getting ‘pinged’ by the Test and Trace app.

Advice on face coverings:
In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, West Midlands Railway are asking passengers to keep wearing face coverings, unless exempt, as Covid restrictions are eased.

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 West Midlands Railway services can be found here

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

Please be aware that due to the current restrictions on travel, train schedules may change at short notice. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

Rail replacement bus information:

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.

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LNER - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:31
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. LNER generally publish timetables 2 weeks in advance.

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 and for Scotland.

Customer advice regarding social distancing and face coverings:

Social distancing in England and Scotland
The government's guidelines on social distancing mean that you may be seated next to another customer.

Face coverings in England
Please continue to wear a face covering on all LNER trains and in their stations, unless exempt. Thank you for being considerate of other customers and staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Face coverings in Scotland
Face coverings must continue to be worn on board all LNER trains and in all stations in Scotland, unless exempt. It is important you follow this legal requirement, otherwise you could be fined.

Where can I find more advice and information?

Advice on how to travel with confidence is also available from LNER.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 17 September by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

Some weekend and late night / early morning services may also be affected by engineering work. We advise you to check your journey as close to the time of travel as possible.

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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Chiltern Railways - Revised timetable and safe travel advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:31
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes.

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways are currently operating a reduced timetable, in line with passenger demand and government guidelines. This timetable will be subject to regular review, and current expectations are that it will remain in place until early September 2021.

You can download the timetable for the date you are travelling here.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Where can I find more information?

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

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Hull Trains - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:29
Route affected

Between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross.

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

Hull Trains are currently running a reduced service, in line with passenger demand and current government advice.

Timetables for Hull Trains services up to Saturday 18 September can be found on the Hull Trains website.

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government advice, it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering. However, Hull Trains recommend that face coverings are worn (unless exempt) whilst travelling on their trains and in enclosed areas a courtesy to other passengers and staff.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Seat reservations:

Bookings made for Hull Trains services until the end of Sunday 5 September will be allocated a counted place on board their booked train. Customers will not be given a specific carriage or seat number.

Bookings made for Hull Trains services from Monday 6 September onwards will be allocated a seat reservation (carriage and seat number). If you have already made a booking for a date on or after Monday 6 September, please contact Hull Trains to request a seat reservation. This can be done by emailing [email protected], tweeting @Hull_Trains or by calling customer services on 01482 215746.

Where can I find more information?

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

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 your journey:

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

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Northern - Timetable information and safe travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:28
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network.

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Northern are now operating a regular timetable, whilst still maintaining social distancing and following current government guidelines.

You can find the current timetables for each route here. This timetable is expected to be in place until December 2021.

Advice on face coverings:
In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

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

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

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

Please be aware that train schedules may change at short notice. Your journey may also be subject to alteration due to engineering work, particularly on weekends and late night / early morning. Please check your journey as close as possible to the time of travel.

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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
01/08/2021 01:27
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 currently running near-normal service levels. Extra safety measures have been put in place so that if you must travel by public transport, you can travel with confidence.

If you are travelling on any TfL (Transport for London) service it remains mandatory to wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you are exempt. This includes London Overground and TfL Rail which are part of the National Rail network. Across the rest of the National Rail network in England, in crowded places you are encouraged to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt. 

You can find the latest safe travel guidance from Transport for 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. The London Overground night service is currently suspended.

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. 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.

What are the best times to travel?

The current quietest times to travel are between 08:15 and 16:00 and after 17:30 on weekdays. On weekends, before noon and after 18:00 are generally the quietest times. You can find more information about quiet times here.

Certain stations, stops and interchanges can be particularly busy at peak times.  You can find here the most up to date information on how busy each station is. 

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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Heathrow Express - Safe Travel Advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:26
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport.

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express are currently operating a normal service with trains every 15 minutes, although additional safety measures remain in place. Information on what Heathrow Express is doing to help you travel with confidence can be found on their website here.

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

Government guidance on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However, please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

Please be aware that if you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Check your journey before you travel:

Please check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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Avanti West Coast - Reduced timetable on some routes
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Incident created
19/01/2021 05:14
Last updated
01/08/2021 01:25
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

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

Latest timetable news:

Avanti West Coast are operating a reduced timetable until Monday 30 August. This will affect the Manchester and Birmingham routes, where services will be reduced to one train per hour. Services to and from North Wales will also change – with one train per day and a shuttle service between Holyhead and Crewe. The amended timetable for the coming weeks can be found here

If your train is cancelled or the time has changed, you will be able to use your ticket on the Avanti West Coast service before or after your original booking. Otherwise, you can claim a refund from your point of purchase if cancelled.

Avanti West Coast will continue to monitor the timetable and adjust if required, as guided by Government advice and passenger demand.

Advice on face coverings:

In line with government guidance, you are no longer required by law to wear a face covering. However please respect others and, unless exempt, wear a face covering in crowded spaces throughout your journey.

If you are travelling within Wales or Scotland, you must continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when you're at stations and whilst on board the train, as it remains mandatory.

If you are using TfL (Transport for London) services for any part of your journey, it remains mandatory to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

Seat reservations:

Following the government's announcement that restrictions will be easing in England on Monday 19 July, Avanti West Coast have increased the availability of seats on board. We recommend that you continue to book your tickets in advance and make a seat reservation to secure a place on your preferred train. Bookings can be made up to five minutes before departure on the Avanti West Coast website or app.

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

Changing your travel plans:

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

Where can I find more information?

More information about what is being done to make sure you can travel safely 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:

 

Check before you travel:

Timetables are correct in the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner up to and including Sunday 8 August.

If you are travelling from Monday 9 August until Sunday 29 August, please check back closer to the time of travel.

If you are travelling from Monday 30 August onwards, you can also use the Journey Planner as the timetable is correct from Monday 30 August onwards.

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
01/07/2021 07:50
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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Eurostar - Revised timetable and travel advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
01/06/2021 06:46
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 significantly reduced service.

Please make sure you regularly check the latest government advice for both your departure and arrival locations, as travel restrictions, quarantine periods and the requirement to take a COVID-19 test may apply. It is also important to make sure that your reason for travel is permitted by the country you are visiting. You can visit the Eurostar website to check these requirements here.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are unable to operate services to and from the following stations until further notice:

  • The direct service to / from Disneyland Paris is suspended until 22 October 2021.
  • Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are closed for Eurostar services until at least the end of 2021. You will need to travel to / from London St Pancras International instead.
  • Eurostar services are currently unable to call at Calais Fréthun.
  • Eurostar are unable to run the service between Lille and Brussels until further notice.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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No evening / morning trains to / from London Charing Cross on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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Start date
31/07/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
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Southeastern services to / from London Charing Cross

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Charing Cross, closing some lines on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Saturday:

The last trains from Gravesend (via Sidcup) / Hayes to London Charing Cross will be amended to terminate at London Cannon Street instead, and will not call at London Waterloo East or London Charing Cross.

Sunday:

No trains will run to / from London Charing Cross / London Waterloo East before 08:30.

Trains for these stations will be amended to run to / from London Cannon Street, or will be cancelled entirely.

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.

 
Amended 21:25 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
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Between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield, closing some lines.

The 21:25 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service, will be diverted via Stafford, Crewe and Wilmslow, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield.

A rail replacement bus will depart from Stafford, calling at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield.

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 Purley and Tattenham Corner from Saturday 31 July to Sunday 1 August
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31/07/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
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Between Purley and Tattenham Corner

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and Tattenham Corner, closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Purley and Tattenham Corner.

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 Hednesford and Rugeley Trent Valley on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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31/07/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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West Midlands Railway between Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rugeley Town and Rugeley Trent Valley, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Hednesford and Rugeley Trent Valley.

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 Bermuda Park and Nuneaton on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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31/07/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
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West Midlands Railway between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Nuneaton area, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Bermuda Park and Nuneaton.

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 Great Northern / Thameslink service to / from London Kings Cross / Moorgate before 07:15 on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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All Great Northen / Thameslink routes to / from London Kings Cross / Moorgate

 
Train operators affected
Great NorthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Finsbury Park area, closing some lines.

Until 07:15 Great Northern and Thameslink services will start / terminate at Alexandra Palace / Finsbury Park.

Tickets will be accepted on London Underground / Buses between Alexandra Palace / Finsbury Park and London.

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 Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

 

 
No direct Thameslink service between Bedford and London St Pancras International until 12:30 on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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Between Bedford and Brighton and

between Luton and Sutton

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Mill Hill Broadway and London St Pancras International, closing the lines.

There will be no direct trains between Bedford and London St Pancras International before 12:30.

Trains will run between Bedford and Harpenden, and between Bedford and Mill Hill Broadway.

A replacement bus service will run between Mill Hill Broadway and London St Pancras International.

Buses will also run between:

  • Luton / Luton Airport Parkway and Hatfield, where you can change for Great Northern and Thameslink services to / from London.
  • Harpenden / St Albans and Potters Bar, where you can change for Great Northern and Thameslink services to / from London.

 

A reduced train service will run between London St Pancras International and London Bridge, between London Bridge and Brighton and between London Bridge and Rainham.

Trains to / from Sutton will not run before 10:20. After 10:20, trains will run between London Blackfriars and Sutton via Wimbledon. There will be no trains via Mitcham Junction.

If you are travelling to / from Sutton (or to stations via Mitcham Junction after 10:20), you can use Southern services or London Buses at no extra cost to complete your journey.

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

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 Three Bridges and Horsham on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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31/07/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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Southern between London Victoria and Horsham / Bognor Regis / Portsmouth Harbour

Thameslink between Peterborough and Horsham

 
Train operators affected
SouthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Crawley and Horsham, closing all lines.

Southern:

Saturday

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Pulborough, and between Horsham and Dorking.

Sunday

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges / Barnham / Littlehampton and Horsham.

Saturday and Sunday

An amended service will run between Southampton / Portsmouth / Littlehampton and London Victoria.

Thameslink:

Buses operated by Southern replace trains between Three Bridges and 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.

 
Buses replace trains between Rugby and Stafford via Nuneaton on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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31/07/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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Avanti West Coast / London Northwestern Railway services via Lichfield Trent Valley

 
Train operators affected
Avanti West CoastLondon Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tamworth and Stafford, closing all lines.

Avanti West Coast:

Trains will be diverted to run via Birmingham New Street, and will run to an amended timetable. Some trains will be amended make additional station stops, whilst others will call at fewer stations than usual.

Trains that usually run between London Euston and North Wales will be amended to run between Crewe and North Wales only.

London Northwestern Railway:

Buses replace trains between Rugby and Stafford via Nuneaton.

On Saturday, train services between London Euston and Crewe will be run to an amended timetable, and run between London Euston and Rugby only. Between 09:30 and 19:00, some trains between Northampton and Birmingham New Street will be retimed to run earlier​​​​​​​ than usual between Northampton and Rugby.

On Sunday, train services between London Euston and Crewe will not run. Some trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will be amended to depart London Euston earlier​​​​​​​ than usual.

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.

 
Amended services to / from London Euston on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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31/07/2021 
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Avanti West Coast / London Northwestern Railway to / from London Euston

 
Train operators affected
Avanti West CoastLondon Northwestern Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the London Euston area, closing some lines to / from the station.

Avanti West Coast:

Services will be retimed to run earlier or later than usual to / from London Euston.

London Northwestern Railway:

Before 20:00 on Saturday, services between London Euston and Tring / Milton Keynes Central / Northampton will run to an amended and reduced timetable, and will not call at Wembley Central (apart from a few early morning services). Trains between London Euston and Birmingham New Street will run between Northampton and Birmingham New Street only.

On Sunday, some services will be amended to run earlier or later than usual to / from London Euston.

All day on Saturday, trains between London Euston and Crewe will be retimed to depart slightly earlier and arrive slightly later at London Euston, and will run between London Euston and Rugby only. On Sunday, these services will not run.

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.

 
Amended 09:03 Birmingham New Street to Newcastle service on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Newcastle

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Birmingham New Street and Tamworth, closing lines on Sunday morning.

As a result, the 09:03 Birmingham New Street to Newcastle will be amended to depart Birmingham around 15 minutes earlier than usual, and will not call at Tamworth. 

A replacement bus will run from Birmingham New Street to Tamworth.

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 Tonbridge and Maidstone West / Ashford International on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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Southeastern services via Paddock Wood

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tonbridge and Ashford International, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Tonbridge and Maidstone West.
  • Tonbridge and Headcorn.
  • Headcorn and Ashford International.

 

Trains on the Medway Valley route that usually run between Tonbridge and Strood will be amended to run between Maidstone West and Strood only.

Trains that usually run between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate via Paddock Wood and Dover Priory will run between London Charing Cross and Tonbridge only.

After Ashford International, trains that usually run between London Victoria and Ramsgate via Maidstone East will run in two parts and will run between Ashford International and Ramsgate via both Dover Priory and Canterbury West.

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 trains via Lewisham on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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Southeastern services via Lewisham

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Lewisham area, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between New Cross and Dartford via Lewisham and Bexleyheath.

Trains that usually run between London Charing Cross and Dartford via Woolwich Arsenal will be amended to run to / from London Cannon Street, and will run via Greenwich.

Services that usually run between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will not run.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks via Grove Park will be amended to run non-stop between London Bridge and Hither Green.

Trains between London Cannon Street and Hayes will run to / from London Charing Cross instead, and will run non-stop between London Bridge and Ladywell.

Trains between London Cannon Street and Slade Green via Sidcup will not call at Lewisham.

Ticket acceptance:

You can use your ticket at no additional cost with:

  • London Underground between Cannon Street, London Bridge, Southwark, Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Victoria.
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham and Greenwich.
  • London Bus routes P12 / 78 / 484 between Lewisham and Greenwich, routes P4 / 284 / 122 between Lewisham and Ladywell, and routes 21 / 225 / 273 between New Cross / Lewisham / Ladywell.

 

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 Underground / Docklands Light Railway / London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

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.

 
CANCELLED Engineering work between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry / Barry Island on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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Transport for Wales to / from / via Penarth / Barry / Barry Island

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work scheduled to take place between Cardiff Central and Barry has been cancelled, and will not take place.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Penarth / Barry / Barry Island will run as normal.

Check before you travel:

The Journey Planner has been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work. To find options for your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 
Buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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31/07/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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Between Glasgow Central and Carlisle

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kilmarnock and Dumfries, closing all lines.

On Saturday and Sunday, buses replace trains between Kilmarnock and Dumfries.

Sunday 1st August : Engineering work will take place however no trains or buses will operate on routes stated due to industrial action.

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 Manchester Piccadilly / Wilmslow and Crewe on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
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Between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe

 
Train operators affected
Avanti West CoastNorthernTransport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Holmes Chapel and Crewe, closing all lines.

Avanti West Coast:

Services between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly will be diverted via Stoke-on-Trent.

Rail replacement buses will operate between Macclesfield and Wilmslow.

Northern:

Trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe will start / terminate at Alderley Edge. Buses will replace trains between Wilmslow and Crewe.

Transport for Wales:

Buses will replace trains between Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe.

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.

 
Amended services through Manchester Victoria from Saturday 31 July to Sunday 15 August
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31/07/2021 
End date
15/08/2021 
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Northern between Chester / Wigan Wallgate / Manchester Victoria and Blackburn (via Todmorden / Leeds)

TransPennine Express between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Airport and Hull / Scarborough / Newcastle / Edinburgh (via Newcastle)

 
Train operators affected
NorthernTransPennine Express
Description

Engineering work, as part of the TransPennine Route Upgrade, is taking place between Manchester Victoria and Moston / Stalybridge, closing all lines from Saturday 31 July until Sunday 15 August.

Alterations to the Northern service:

Every day -

Chester / Manchester Victoria – Leeds via Halifax: Trains will run between Moston and Leeds only.

Wigan Wallgate / Manchester Victoria – Leeds via Brighouse: Trains will run between Wigan Wallgate and Manchester Victoria, and between Hebden Bridge and Leeds.

Manchester Victoria – Blackburn via Todmorden: Trains will run at a reduced frequency (2 hourly) between Rochdale and Blackburn.

Buses will run between Manchester Victoria and Rochdale.  Alternative journeys are available between Manchester Piccadilly and stations to Chester.

Monday to Saturday only -

Trains will not run between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge. Buses will operate between Guide Bridge and Stalybridge calling at Ashton-under-Lyne. You should use train services between Manchester Piccadilly and Guide Bridge for travel to / from Stalybridge.

Sunday only -

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.

 

Alterations to the TransPennine Express service:

Liverpool Lime Street - Newcastle:

Trains will be amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Newcastle only. A replacement bus service will run between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly.

From Monday - Saturday, an additional service will run between Manchester Airport and Liverpool, calling at Lea Green and Newton-le-Willows. On Sundays, you should use other train services between Manchester and Liverpool.

Manchester Airport - Redcar:

Services will be amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and Redcar, and will additionally call at Stalybridge. At busy times, these services will call at all stations between Stalybridge and Huddersfield.

Manchester Piccadilly - Huddersfield:

These services will not run. Manchester Piccadilly - Hull services will be amended to call at stations between Stalybridge and Huddersfield.

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.

If you are travelling with TransPennine Express, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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 Meadowhall and Penistone / Wakefield Kirkgate on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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All Northern routes through Barnsley

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Meadowhall and Wakefield Kirkgate and between Barnsley and Penistone, closing all lines.

Trains will be amended as follows:-

Nottingham - Leeds:  Trains will run via Wakefield Westgate and will not call at Barnsley or Wakefield Kirkgate.

Sheffield - Leeds:  Trains will not run between Sheffield and Wakefield Kirkgate.

Sheffield - Huddersfield:  Trains will not run between Sheffield and Penistone.

Buses will be provided between Meadowhall and Penistone and between Meadowhall and Wakefield Kirkgate.

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 Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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Between Leeds / Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shipley and Guiseley, closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley.

Trains between Leeds and Ilkley will run as normal.

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.

 
Amended c2c service on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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All routes to / from London Fenchurch Street

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

Engineering work is taking place at various locations on the c2c network, closing some lines.

Buses will replace trains between Grays and Pitsea via Tilbury.

Buses will replace trains between Upminster and Grays via Rainham.

If you are travelling to / from Dagenham Dock you may use London bus routes EL2 or 287.

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

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 late night trains between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction on Sunday 1 August
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01/08/2021 
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01/08/2021 
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London Overground between Highbury & Islington and New Cross / Clapham Junction / Crystal Palace / West Croydon

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction, closing all lines after 22:30.

After 22:30, no trains will run between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction.

Replacement buses will run between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction, or you can use your ticket on London Bus route 30 between 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.

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

 
Amended service between Sydenham and West Croydon on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

London Overground / Southern services to / from / via West Croydon

 
Train operators affected
London OvergroundSouthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwood Junction and West Croydon, closing various lines.

London Overground:

Trains that usually run to / from West Croydon will be amended to run to / from Crystal Palace, and will run to an amended timetable.

You can use your ticket on Southern services between Sydenham and West Croydon, or on London Buses between Sydenham and Penge West / Anerley / Norwood Junction.

Southern:

Buses replace trains between Norwood Junction and Epsom Downs / Sutton via Selhurst / West Croydon.

Trains between London Victoria and East Croydon will run to a revised timetable.

Trains between London Victoria and East Grinstead will stop additionally at Selhurst.

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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 evening trains between Camden Road and Stratford on Sunday 1 August
More information on Buses replace evening trains between Camden Road and Stratford on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected
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London Overground between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Camden Road and Stratford, closing all lines on Sunday evening.

From around 21:30 until the end of service, trains between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Stratford will be amended to run between Richmond / Clapham Junction and Willesden Junction / Camden Road.

Replacement buses will run between Camden Road and Stratford.

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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 London Overground trains to / from Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
More information on No London Overground trains to / from Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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Start date
31/07/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected
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London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt (via Seven Sisters) / Chingford, closing all lines.

No London Overground trains will run between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt. / Chingford.

Replacement buses will run between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town / Cheshunt, and between Hackney Downs and Chingford.

You can use your ticket on:

  • London Underground services between Liverpool Street, Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and Walthamstow Central.
  • London Buses between London Liverpool Street and Seven Sisters by any reasonable route.

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Amended service between Gospel Oak and Barking before 12:30 on Sunday 1 August
More information on Amended service between Gospel Oak and Barking before 12:30 on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected
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London Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Gospel Oak area, closing some lines.

Before 12:30, an amended and reduced train service will run between Gospel Oak and Barking. Some trains will be amended to start from Upper Holloway instead of Gospel Oak.

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Amended morning services between Camden Road and Richmond / Clapham Junction on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected
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London Overground between Stratford and Richmond / Clapham Junction

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Richmond and Gospel Oak, closing all lines.

No London Overground trains will run to / from Richmond before 11:00. You can use your tickets on London Underground services between Richmond and Gunnersbury, and replacement buses will run between Gunnersbury and Gospel Oak.

A shuttle train service will run between Stratford and Camden Road before 11:00.

Additionally, the following trains will start from Willesden Junction instead of Stratford:

  • The 10:38 Stratford to Clapham Junction service.
  • The 10:51 Stratford to Clapham Junction service.
  • The 11:08 Stratford to Clapham Junction service.

 

The first trains to run will be:

  • The 10:44 Clapham Junction to Stratford service.
  • The 10:46 Stratford to Richmond service.
  • The 10:56 Richmond to Stratford service.
  • The 11:31 Stratford to Clapham Junction service.

 

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Buses replace late night trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert Sunday to Thursday until at least 11 December
More information on Buses replace late night trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert Sunday to Thursday until at least 11 December
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Start date
18/05/2021 
End date
11/12/2021 
Route affected

Between Merthyr Tydfil and Barry Island; between Aberdare and Barry Island / Bridgend; and also between Treherbert and Barry Island / Bridgend

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight in the Radyr area, closing various lines.

Sunday to Thursday only

From approximately 20:00, buses will replace trains between Radyr and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert.

Check before you travel:

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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 trains on routes via Ash Vale / Aldershot on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

Between Alton and Woking; and also between Ascot and Guildford

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Alton and Woking, resulting in the closure of all lines.

Trains will not run between Alton and Woking or between Ascot and Guildford all day.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Farnborough Main and Alton.
  • Farnham and Bentley.
  • Ascot and Guildford.

 

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

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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.

 
Amended 21:45 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill on Sunday 1 August
More information on Amended 21:45 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Worcester Shrub Hill

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Didcot Parkway and Oxford, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 21:45 London Paddington to Worcester Shrub Hill will be diverted between Didcot Parkway and Worcester Shrub Hill, calling additionally at Swindon. It will not call at Oxford and all stations to Worcestershire Parkway.

There will be road transport in operation between Didcot Parkway, Oxford and all stations to Worcester Shrub Hill.

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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.

 
Amended 06:57 Norwich to London Liverpool Street on Sunday 1 August
More information on Amended 06:57 Norwich to London Liverpool Street on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

Between Norwich and London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Ipswich, resulting in the closure of some lines.

The 06:57 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will start from Ipswich at 07:37.

Customers to use alternative services between Norwich and Ipswich.

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Buses replace trains between Southend Victoria and Hockley until 10:00 on Sunday 1 August
More information on Buses replace trains between Southend Victoria and Hockley until 10:00 on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

Between Southend Victoria and London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Southend Victoria and Hockley, resulting in the closure of all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Southend Victoria and Hockley until 10:00.

Check before you travel:

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

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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.

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Buses replace trains in the Staines / Ascot area on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
More information on Buses replace trains in the Staines / Ascot area on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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Start date
31/07/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Reading / Weybridge / Woking, and between Ascot and Guildford

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Staines and Ascot / Weybridge on Saturday, and between Staines and Reading / Aldershot / Woking on Sunday.

Saturday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Staines and Ascot.
  • Staines and Weybridge.

 

Sunday:

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Staines and Aldershot.
  • Staines and Reading.
  • Staines and Woking.

 

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

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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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 Stamford and Peterborough on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
More information on Buses replace trains between Stamford and Peterborough on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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Start date
31/07/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected
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 Between Birmingham New Street / Gloucester and Stansted Airport / Cambridge 

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stamford and Peterborough, resulting in the closure of all lines.

All day on Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between:

  • Leicester and Peterborough.
  • Leicester and Stamford.
  • Melton Mowbray and Peterborough.

 

Check before you travel:

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Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

 
Amended Greater Anglia service at London Liverpool Street on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
More information on Amended Greater Anglia service at London Liverpool Street on Saturday 31 July and Sunday 1 August
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Start date
31/07/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

Between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport / Southend Victoria / Colchester / Cambridge / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Liverpool Street, resulting in the closure of some lines.

Some trains will arrive at London Liverpool Street a few minutes later than normal and some trains will depart from London Liverpool Street earlier than usual.

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Amended TfL Rail service to / from London Paddington until 13:00 on Sunday 1 August
More information on Amended TfL Rail service to / from London Paddington until 13:00 on Sunday 1 August
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Start date
01/08/2021 
End date
01/08/2021 
Route affected

All TfL Rail routes to / from London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
TfL Rail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Paddington and Heathrow Terminal 5, closing some lines.

A reduced 2 trains per hour service will operate between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport until 13:00, No trains will call at Acton Main Line, West Ealing or Hanwell until after 13:00. Customers for these stations should use London Underground instead.

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

 
Major engineering work is taking place in the Bristol area from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September
More information on Major engineering work is taking place in the Bristol area from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September
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Start date
10/07/2021 
End date
03/09/2021 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / Leeds / Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance

Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads; between Severn Beach / Avonmouth and Bristol Temple Meads; between Great Malvern and Brighton; between Exeter St Davids and Bristol Temple Meads; between Penzance / Taunton / Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central; between Cheltenham Spa / Filton Abbey Wood and Weston-super-Mare and also between Weymouth / Westbury and Bristol Parkway

South Western Railway between Salisbury and Bristol Temple Meads
 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryGreat Western RailwaySouth Western Railway
Description

This is an exciting time for Bristol’s railway. New tracks, improved stations and additional train services are just some of the changes around the corner that will bring better journeys for passengers throughout the region.

For eight weeks, from Saturday 10 July to Friday 3 September Network Rail are changing the track layout at a major junction on the approach to Bristol Temple Meads.

This work will affect train services to varying degrees over the eight weeks with timetable alterations, diversions and rail replacement services in place on some routes.

How will this affect my journey?

Please select the date or date range of your journey to be directed to the relevant information.

 

Saturday 10 July to Friday 6 August

Trains will run between:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (shuttle service Monday to Friday only) 
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton (with some services running via Weston-super-Mare).
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Weymouth via Bath Spa (except Sundays)
 

CrossCountry and South Western Railway services will also run via Bristol Temple Meads during these dates but may have extended journey times.

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Bristol Temple Meads – services will divert after Bristol Parkway to Cardiff Central instead
  • Severn Beach Line – services will run between Lawrence Hill and Severn Beach (except Sundays)
 

There will be no direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central – customers can still travel via Bristol Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood instead.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (supplementing train services, and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach (calling at all stations) - Sundays only
 

Saturday 7 August

Trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare/Taunton

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads
 

There will be no direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central – customers can still travel via Bristol Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood instead.

Buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach.

CrossCountry services will use an alternative route between Bristol Parkway and Taunton (not calling at Bristol Temple Meads) extending normal journey times.

South Western Railway trains will terminate and restart at Bath Spa.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Stapleton Road
 

Sunday 8 August

No trains will call at Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will run between Bath Spa and Portsmouth Harbour
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services will run between Gloucester and Cardiff Central; trains will also run between Bath Spa and Weymouth
 

CrossCountry services will terminate at Bristol Parkway from the north or at Taunton from the south.

South Western Railway trains for Bristol Temple Meads will terminate and restart at Bath Spa.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth / Severn Beach (calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Parkway / Filton Abbey Wood and Bristol Temple Meads
 

Monday 9 to Friday 13 August

Trains will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare/Taunton

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads
  • Severn Beach Line – services will run between Lawrence Hill and Severn Beach
 

There will be no direct trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central – customers can still travel via Bristol Parkway or Filton Abbey Wood instead.

CrossCountry services will use an alternative route between Bristol Parkway and Taunton (not calling at Bristol Temple Meads) extending normal journey times.

South Western Railway trains for Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Bath Spa.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct and calling at all stations)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct and calling at Filton Abbey Wood)
  • Bristol Temple Meads, Lawrence Hill, Stapleton Road and Filton Abbey Wood
 

Saturday 14 to Monday 30 August

Platforms 7 and 9 - 15 will be out of use at Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains will continue to run between:

  • Cardiff Central and Taunton
  • Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Severn Beach
 

Train services on the following routes will also continue to run, but in a different way to normal:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads – some services won’t call at Chippenham or Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – calling at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – not calling at Bristol Temple Meads
 

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct)
  • Bristol Temple Meads, Keynsham and Oldfield Park
 

CrossCountry trains will operate between Bristol Parkway and Taunton via Bristol Temple Meads but these will be reduced to hourly services

South Western Railway trains will terminate at Bath Spa, where buses replace trains to Bristol Temple Meads

Tuesday 31 August to Friday 3 September

No trains will call at Bristol Temple Meads.

Trains on the following routes will be different:

  • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads or beyond – services will terminate at Bath Spa
  • Cardiff Central and Portsmouth Harbour – services will call at Bristol Parkway instead of Bristol Temple Meads
  • Gloucester and Weymouth – services won’t call at Bristol Temple Meads
  • Cardiff Central and Taunton – services will run between Bedminster and Taunton
  • Bristol Parkway and Weston-super-Mare – services will run between Bedminster and Weston-super-Mare
  • Severn Beach Line – services will run between Lawrence Hill and Severn Beach
 

CrossCountry services will use an alternative route between Bristol Parkway and Taunton (not calling at Bristol Temple Meads) extending normal journey times.

South Western Railway trains for Bristol Temple Meads will terminate at Bath Spa.

Buses replace trains between:

  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bath Spa (direct)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Bristol Parkway (direct and calling at Filton Abbey Wood)
  • Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton (direct)
  • Bedminster and Bath Spa (calling at all stations)
  • Bedminster and Bristol Parkway (calling at all stations)
 

 

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If you are travelling from Saturday 28 August onwards, these changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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.

Project Information:

More details from Network Rail on Bristol's Rail Regeneration can be found here.

 
Buses replace Island Line trains until further notice
More information on Buses replace Island Line trains until further notice
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Start date
04/01/2021 
End date
31/08/2021 
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Island Line between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

New trains are being introduced to the Island Line in 2021, replacing the existing fleet which is over 80 years old. In order for these new trains to run, upgrades are needed to the Island Line route to allow these trains to be accommodated. This includes a new passing loop at Brading to allow more frequent services. More information on these upgrades can be found here.

Until further notice, buses will replace trains between:

  • Ryde Pier Head and Ryde Esplanade (minibus service)
  • Ryde Esplanade and Shanklin

 

To download a copy of the bus timetable, please click here.

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