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Reduced service on the Island Line until approximately 14:00
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Incident created
12/07/2020 08:26
Last updated
12/07/2020 08:36
Route affected
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Between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin

 
Train operator affected
Island Line
Description

A shortage of train crew means that a reduced service is running on the Island Line.

Trains that depart Shanklin towards Ryde Pier Head at 38 minutes past the hour have been cancelled.

Trains that depart Ryde Pier Head towards Shanklin at 7 minutes past the hour have been cancelled.

We anticipate that a normal service will resume by 14:00.

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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Timetable Information and Travel Advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 07:52
Last updated
12/07/2020 08:22
Route affected

All routes.

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

Extra train services have now been introduced, where possible, to meet increased demand and help with social distancing. Details of the uplifted timetable are available via the Train Operating Company links below.

Despite the changes being made, social distancing means there will still only be space for as few as 1 in 10 of the usual number of passengers. You still need to follow the latest advice from government and public health officials. Please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

Before you set out please ask yourself if your journey is really necessary, and if it is please cycle or walk if you can.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering in England and Scotland (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

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

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

 

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

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You are advised to check the Journey Planner as close to your time of travel as possible as timetables may be subject to late notice change.

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Southeastern - Coronavirus travel advice and timetable information for Sunday 12 July
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Incident created
20/03/2020 07:23
Last updated
12/07/2020 07:06
Route affected

All Southeastern routes

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Southeastern is currently operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for essential workers can keep running throughout the prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

On Monday 6 July, a new timetable was introduced. Train times have changed and there is a more frequent services on many routes. A map of the planned service and the timetables are available below. You can check your journey in online journey planners or create your own personalised timetable

Please note online Journey Planners will be updated as follows -

Weekday Services: Changes for the following week will be available from journey planners 7 days in advance.

Weekend Services: Changes for the weekend will be shown from the Thursday morning.

As the government has said, social distancing means there will be space for as few as 1 in 10 of the usual number of passengers on the railway. The safety of the public and our employees remains our top priority. Please help us keep the railway free for those who need it most.

Consider if your journey is necessary, if so consider using alternative means of travel such as cycling or walking, and if that’s not possible travel off-peak, wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. 

If you need to travel, please buy your ticket online by signing up for The Key before travelling or use contactless and leave plenty of time for your journey.

Timetables

Timetables are available in Online Journey Planners now with full details up to and including Friday 17 July, and a map of the planned service frequency for each line, is available here

This timetable change will increase the number of services to approximately 80% of our normal timetable across our network as follows: 

  • Hayes line from 2 to 4 trains per hour
  • Bromley North line from 2 to 3 trains per hour
  • Tonbridge to Tunbridge Wells from 3 to 4 trains per hour
  • Tunbridge Wells to Hastings from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Charlton to Dartford via Woolwich from 2 to 4 trains per hour
  • Ashford to Dover from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Ashford to Canterbury West from 1 to 3 trains per hour
  • Faversham to Ramsgate from 1 to 2 trains per hour
  • Reintroduction of a limited service between Blackfriars and Elephant & Castle
  • Reintroduction of a limited service between Crofton Park and Bellingham
  • Reintroduction of a limited high speed service between Maidstone West / Snodland / Strood and London St Pancras International

 

For updates on particularly busy stations, please click here.

Ticket Offices

Following some temporary closures and reduced working hours, all Southeastern ticket offices have resumed their normal opening hours.

Assisted travel

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

Face coverings

Following the recent government announcement, face coverings must be worn when travelling by public transport.

For more information please follow this link

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Gatwick Express services suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 12:33
Last updated
12/07/2020 07:03
Route affected

Gatwick Express service between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport / Brighton 

 
Train operator affected
Gatwick Express
Description

Gatwick Express services are temporarily 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 change 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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Amended service on the Heart of Wales Line until Tuesday 4 August
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Incident created
05/07/2020 10:05
Last updated
12/07/2020 01:41
Route affected
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Between Carmarthen / Swansea / Cardiff Central and Shrewsbury

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Structural damage to the bridge between Llangennech and Pontarddulais means it is unsafe for trains to pass over the bridge.

Trains will operate between Llanwrtyd and Shrewsbury only.

We expect the line to reopen on Tuesday 4 August.

Replacement bus information:

Road transport will depart Swansea at 10:01 and 14:25, respectively, serving all stations to Llanwrtyd. Buses will connect with trains, which depart Llanwrtyd for Shrewsbury at 13:19 and 17:29, respectively.

Road transport will connect out of terminating southbound train services at Llanwrtyd. Buses will depart 13:24 and 17:34, respectively, serving all stations to Swansea.

Due to station access, a minibus and coach will work together to serve all stations. It may be necessary to change vehicles during your journey.

Social distancing on replacement buses means that spaces are limited. Please remember that if you are able to, you must wear a face covering on all public transport in England, and may be required to by operators in Wales.

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.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. Please note that buses may be missing from the journey planner.

For journeys from Saturday 25 July, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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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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No trains between Fort William and Mallaig until start of service on Monday 13 July
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Incident created
25/06/2020 12:33
Last updated
12/07/2020 01:25
Route affected
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Between Glasgow Queen Street / Fort William and Mallaig

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Flooding has damaged the railway at Lochailort which means trains are currently unable to run between Fort William and Mallaig.

The estimate for line opening is the start of service on Monday 13 July.

Customer Advice:

Scottish Government advises that public transport remains for essential journeys only, so that key workers and staff can maintain a physical distance from each other. If your journey is not essential, do not travel. If you do require to make an essential journey speak to a member of staff, use the station help point, or contact ScotRail for alternative transport requirements.

Additional Information:

Network Rail engineers are working around-the-clock to repair flood damage at Lochailort on the West Highland line.

The line will remain closed whilst engineers work to rebuild over 80m of railway washed away by severe weather on Thursday, June 25.

More than 1,600 tons of material has been displaced and engineers will have to completely rebuild the supporting embankment, ballast and track before the line can reopen.

You can find more information from Network Rail about the work required here.

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

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Chiltern Railways - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:25
Last updated
11/07/2020 13:10
Route affected

All Chiltern Railways routes

 
Train operator affected
Chiltern Railways
Description

Chiltern Railways, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

As a result, Chiltern Railways are operating an amended timetable, you can download the timetable here.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

Social distancing measures mean capacity on board Chiltern Railways services has been significantly reduced. Please try to travel off-peak between 10:00 and 16:00 and after 19:00.

More advice from Chiltern Railways, including refund information can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
Monday to Fridays: You can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling midweek from Monday 7 September onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Weekends: You can check your journey on Saturdays and Sundays up to and including Saturday 18 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling at weekends from Sunday 19 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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TransPennine Express - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:22
Last updated
11/07/2020 05:23
Route affected

TransPennine Express routes

 
Train operator affected
TransPennine Express
Description

TransPennine Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the Transpennine Express train service? 

Due to the current situation regarding the COVID 19 pandemic, amended timetables are in operation across all TransPennine Express routes. The revised timetable and further details can be found here.

You can check your journey on TransPennine Express services up to and including Friday 28 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 29 August onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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

To comply with social distancing rules, TransPennine Express have introduced green and red labels on their trains to indicate where you can and cannot sit. Although seat reservations are currently unavailable (even with the still-available Advance tickets), you can achieve social distancing by finding a seat with a green label on it.

But please note it will not be possible to socially distance at all points throughout a journey so please keep your distance wherever possible

Where can I find more information?

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

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

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West Midlands Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:48
Last updated
11/07/2020 05:15
Route affected

All West Midlands Railway routes.

 
Train operator affected
London UndergroundWest Midlands Railway
Description

West Midlands Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating, however more train services have now been reintroduced into the timetable. The revised timetable can be downloaded here. 

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

Travel at quieter times. If you can change your routine, please travel between 10:00 and 15:00 or after 18:00 on weekdays. Chances are there'll be more space on board and your ticket will be cheaper too, making it more comfortable for you and for those people that need to travel at busiest times.

No first class at the moment. To maximise space on trains West Midlands Railway have removed first class temporarily. This will aid social distancing, as you can now sit anywhere on the train.

Buy your ticket online. With a barcode ticket, you will avoid you having to stand in line and handle a paper ticket.

Where can I find more information?

You can find more details and safe travel advice on West Midlands Railway's dedicated Coronavirus updates page.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 31 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner 

If you are travelling from Saturday 1 August onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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London Northwestern Railway - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 21:43
Last updated
11/07/2020 05:12
Route affected

Across the London Northwestern Railway network.

 
Train operator affected
London Northwestern RailwayLondon Underground
Description

London Northwestern Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

London Northwestern Railway are operating a reduced timetable, the current timetable can be downloaded here.

Please note that trains on the following routes are suspended until further notice:

  • Between Bedford and Bletchley - road transport is in operation
  • Between St Albans Abbey and Watford Junction - road transport is in operation and customers may also use Arriva Bus route 321

 

If you have any feedback on the alternative service being provided for the Marston Vale and Abbey Lines, please complete this online form giving details of your journey, your place of work and your working hours. This will help London Northwestern Railway to understand whether an alternative solution can be found.

All train services have been declassified to aid social distancing.

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of people allowed on London Northwestern Railway trains by up to 90 per cent – carriages will be full with around 15 to 20 people on board. If the train is full, you will have to wait for the next available train with space on board.

Passengers should purchase tickets online where possible and travel at quieter times (between 10:00 and 15:00 and after 18:00), and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

Where can I find more information?

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey up to and including Friday 31 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 1 August onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Revised timetable for Heathrow Express
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:18
Last updated
11/07/2020 05:07
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport 

 
Train operator affected
Heathrow Express
Description

Heathrow Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for essential travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Heathrow Express are running a reduced, half hourly service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

Heathrow Express services will depart every 30 minutes:

  • London Paddington to Heathrow Terminal 5: 25 and 55 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminal 5 to London Paddington: 12 and 42 minutes past the hour
  • Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington: 17 and 47 minutes past the hour

    

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

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from Heathrow Express can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back closer to the time.

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Avanti West Coast - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:12
Last updated
11/07/2020 04:48
Route affected

All Avanti West Coast services 

 
Train operator affected
Avanti West Coast
Description

Avanti West Coast are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is necessary. The amended timetable can be found here.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

To help keep you safe when you travel and to support social distancing, Avanti West Coast have reduced the number of available seats onboard their trains. Therefore, you are strongly advised to book a place on the train prior to travelling.

Bookings can be made up to 5 minutes before the scheduled departure on the Avanti West Coast website and app.

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

Some stations may also operate with a queuing system to ensure social distancing remains in place during peak times.

Currently, peak travel times are between 09:30 and 13:00 and between 16:00 and 18:00 - you are encouraged to travel outside of these times.

Where can I find more information?

Further help and support can be found on the Avanti West Coast website here.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

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

 

Check before you travel:
You are advised to check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is correct for all journeys up to and including Friday 31 July.

If you are travelling from Saturday 1 August, please check back nearer to the time.

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Revised timetable for Eurostar services
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:13
Last updated
10/07/2020 07:11
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Paris Gare du Nord / Brussels Midi

 
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.

The UK government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

How is this affecting the train service?

Eurostar are running a reduced timetable between London St Pancras International and Paris / Brussels and also between London St Pancras and Rotterdam / Amsterdam only. Services to Lille will resume from 17 July and to Marne La Valee from 2 August.. Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International stations are also closed for Eurostar services.

Please wear a face mask when travelling with Eurostar

Passengers must wear a face mask or face covering at Eurostar stations and on board Eurostar trains in line with guidelines announced by the UK, French and Belgian governments. Please ensure you have a mask with you when you travel. Any type of mask is suitable as long as it effectively covers your nose and mouth.

If you don’t have a mask you may be refused travel on Eurostar services. Fines may be imposed in the UK, France and Belgium if you’re not wearing a mask. Please note that children under the age of 11 are not required to wear a mask in France and the UK. In Belgium children under the age of 12 years do not have to wear a mask.

Where can I find more information?

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

More details, including FAQs and refund information can also be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

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Travel advice for London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:32
Last updated
10/07/2020 04:35
Route affected

Various routes across the London Overground, TfL Rail and London Underground network

 
Train operator affected
London OvergroundLondon UndergroundTfL Rail
Description

In line with government advice, Transport for London are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, maintain social distancing and free up the railway for those who need it most and have no alternative way to travel.  

If you can, please walk or cycle. You can find existing and newly created walking and cycling routes around London here.  

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How will this affect my journey?

London Overground:

No service is operating between Surrey Quays and New Cross.

A reduced service is operating on all other routes.

TfL Rail:

There is a 15 minute service operating between London Paddington and Heathrow Airport / Reading. The normal timetable is operating between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield.

Heathrow Airport have confirmed that Terminal 4 is closed and TfL Rail services are running to Terminal 2 / 3 and 5 only.

DLR, London Underground and London Trams:

There is a reduced service operating on DLR, London Underground and London Trams. The Waterloo & City Line is closed.

Some stations are closed, have reduced opening times or are entrance or exit only. This is to ensure TfL staff keep the most used stations and services running to support critical workers. You can check the status of your local station here here.

What are the peak times to avoid travel?

If you must use public transport, please travel outside of the busy times. Current busiest times are between 05:45 and 08.15 and between 16:00 and 17:30. Certain stations, stops and interchanges are particularly busy at this time. You can find the most up to date list of these here.

You are also encouraged to avoid using these stations and lines:

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

 

Where can I find more information?

More details and travel advice can be found on the TfL Website.

More information, including FAQs and refund advice can be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:

If you are travelling with London Overground, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner. 

If you are travelling with TfL Rail, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July 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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Great Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:51
Last updated
10/07/2020 04:32
Route affected

All routes  

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Great Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.  

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Great Western Railway are currently operating an amended service, prioritising key routes for those who are delivering essential services as the UK responds to the current situation. Revised timetables can be found here.

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

Try to not travel when it’s busy. The quieter times are normally between 10:00 and 15:00, and after 19:00.

To help with social distancing, Great Western Railway have reduced the number of spaces available on their trains. Book your ticket in advance and reserve a space on your preferred train if possible – otherwise, they can’t guarantee you’ll be able to board.

Once a train reaches its seating capacity, it will be removed from their booking systems.

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

Night Riviera Sleeper

Great Western Railway are running an overnight service again. This will be on Thursdays and Fridays only, in both directions.

From 25 June for the first three weeks, they won’t be selling cabins, just seats. After this, they plan to increase the frequency, and start offering cabins, on a gradual basis. It is recommended that you bring drinks and snacks with you.

More information is available here.

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice and safe travel guidelines for Great Western Railway can be found here.

More information can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July 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.

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Transport for Wales - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 19:38
Last updated
10/07/2020 04:29
Route affected

All routes

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Transport for Wales, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, it is recommended that you wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Key workers carrying official NHS photo identity cards travel free on Transport for Wales services until 24 July.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced service is operating on all routes. The revised timetable can be found here.

 

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

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

Trains will not call at the below stations until further notice due to social distancing issues:

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

 

In order to maintain a safe distance between the conductor and customers, Transport for Wales need to be able to operate two train doors. Unfortunately due to the short platform length at the above stations, this is not possible

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from Transport for Wales can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details, can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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CrossCountry - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 17:30
Last updated
10/07/2020 04:18
Route affected

All CrossCountry routes 

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

CrossCountry, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Leicester update: Please be aware should you need to travel to or from Leicester, that the Government has announced a further lockdown of the city for the next two weeks, until at least 18 July due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. CrossCountry's focus is to keep services running for those who need to travel, and they will continue to serve Leicester for those travelling for essential reasons.

How is this affecting the train service?

CrossCountry are operating a revised timetable from 6 July to ensure that vital train services can keep running throughout the coronavirus outbreak. CrossCountry will operate many longer trains to provide up to twice the normal capacity.

As the numbers travelling increases more time needs to be allowed at stations for people to board and alight. To achieve this while also maintaining the national railway timetable, a small number of stations will see their CrossCountry services reduced or withdrawn to allow additional time at the more heavily used stations. Trains continue to operate throughout the day on most routes at a reduced frequency and in some cases with a revised calling pattern. You can view the timetable and a list of stations affected here.

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

If you are making a journey with CrossCountry we strongly advise that you book a place on the train, as availability is limited due to social distancing. If you don’t book a place, you may not be able to travel on you preferred service. You can book a place on the train by:

 

Reservations can be made up to 5 minutes before departure. Customers are encouraged to reserve via the CrossCountry Customer Relations team or Twitter before making a journey to a staffed station.

Where can I find more information?

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

More information can also be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
Monday to Fridays: You can check your journey up to and including Friday 4 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling midweek from Monday 7 September onwards, please check back nearer the time.

Weekends: You can check your journey on Saturdays and Sundays up to and including Sunday 12 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. If you are travelling at weekends from Saturday 18 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Grand Central services to restart from Sunday 26 July
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:23
Last updated
09/07/2020 14:45
Route affected

Between Sunderland / Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
Grand Central
Description

Grand Central have announced that tickets are now on sale for a phased return of their services from Sunday 26 July onwards.

They’re starting a phased return to service with a minimum of two return trains each day between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross, and three daily return services between Sunderland and London Kings Cross. More services will be added as demand increases.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

More details, including refund information, can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on our Coronavirus page.

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

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Revised timetable for Northern
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
09/07/2020 11:14
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network

 
Train operator affected
Northern
Description

Northern, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Northern are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetable can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

Northern have a dedicated Coronavirus updates page - you can find the latest information and advice here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday  6 September using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. This is subject to engineering work taking place.

If you are travelling from Monday 7 September onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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East Midlands Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 18:41
Last updated
09/07/2020 04:32
Route affected

All routes.

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

East Midlands Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

Local lockdown restrictions - Leicester

On Monday 29th June, the Government announced an extension to lockdown restrictions in Leicester due to a continuing rise in Covid-19 cases. East Midlands Railway will continue to provide a vital service for key workers and to support essential journeys. This will remain the case in Leicester. Additional information, announcements and staff are available to help provide any support and guidance our customers need.

How is this affecting the train service?

East Midlands Railway are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services are available for key workers, or those who cannot work from home and have no alternative way of travelling.

The revised timetable and more details can be found here.

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

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

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers allowed on East Midlands Railway trains by up to 90 per cent – so it’s even more important that people make only necessary journeys. Please check journey planners before you travel and avoid travelling at peak times.

The following stations have one-way systems in place:

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

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

Where can I find more information?

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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LNER - Revised timetable and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:23
Last updated
09/07/2020 04:27
Route affected

All LNER routes 

 
Train operator affected
LNER
Description

LNER, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

LNER are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is necessary. The amended timetable and additional travel advice can be found here.

There is currently no catering on board LNER trains so you are encouraged to bring your own refreshments.

LNER also have introduced an alcohol free train policy, which means that alcohol is currently not allowed onboard any LNER train.

 

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

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

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

  • Leeds: Please ensure you follow the social distancing measures when moving through the station
  • Peterborough: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure
  • London Kings Cross: Customers are to exit from the gates directly opposite them. also if you are travelling on the Underground there is a one way system in place. The entrance for the underground is directly opposite the station. Please follow the floor vinyl's and signage as you leave the station

 

Waiting rooms and First Class Lounges reopened on Monday 6 July, at LNER managed stations.

Where can I find more information?

More information, including FAQs and refund information be found on the National Rail Enquiries Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Friday 31 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 1 August onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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South Western Railway - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:26
Last updated
09/07/2020 04:22
Route affected

All routes across the South Western Railway network

 
Train operator affected
South Western Railway
Description

South Western Railway, along with the rest of the rail industry, is working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

South Western Railway are operating an amended timetable.

How busy will my train be?

Planning your journey is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing on trains and at stations, we are asking our customers to travel at quieter times where possible.

You can also use a new guide which South Western Railway have created to find out when their major stations tend get busy on weekdays, and the crowding levels on peak time services. You can access this guide here.

Where can I find more information and advice?

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

More information including a Q&A and refund details can be found on NRE's dedicated Coronavirus page.

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

 

Check before you travel:
If you are travelling with South Western Railway, you can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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c2c - Standard timetable in operation and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 09:13
Last updated
09/07/2020 04:14
Route affected

Between London Fenchurch Street and Grays / Southend Central / Shoeburyness 

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

c2c are operating a standard timetable, subject to alterations for engineering work particularly on evenings and weekends.

Although the service has increased to the maximum level possible, capacity will remain extremely limited as social distancing measures are in place.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

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

Avoid peak time travel. Currently the earliest services are the busiest, so it is better to delay your journey if you must travel. In particular Barking, London Fenchurch Street and West Ham stations are very busy before 08:00 / 08:30. As many shops begin to reopen, if you do need to travel by train please stay local and avoid peak times by travelling between 11:00 and 14:00.

Avoid the busiest services. c2c's busiest trains are some of the first services from Shoeburyness (04:15, 04:59, 05:13, 05:28, 05:34) and from Grays (05:53, 06:15, 07:17). Please avoid these services, only travel if necessary and stagger when you travel if you can. There is currently twice as much capacity available on trains arriving into central London after 08:00.

Where can I find more information?

More information about what c2c are doing to keep you safe is available here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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

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Hull Trains service suspended until further notice
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Incident created
19/03/2020 17:39
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:25
Route affected

Trains between Beverley / Hull and London Kings Cross

 
Train operator affected
Hull Trains
Description

The Hull Trains service remains suspended until further notice, as a result of the current travel restrictions and low passenger numbers.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

More information, including answers to frequently asked questions and refund details can be found on the Hull Trains website.

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

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ScotRail - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 08:51
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:24
Route affected

Across the ScotRail network

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

ScotRail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

The Scottish Government are advising against all but necessary travel, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most. 

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

ScotRail are operating a reduced service to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The timetable includes earlier and later services for NHS staff working hospitals across the country and it will deliver approximately 70% of the normal number of seats available.

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

Major stations have floor markings and other signs to outline a safe distance of two metres, while some station facilities such as waiting rooms are closed. In order to maintain a physical distance from others, please expect an increase in the time it takes to buy a ticket at a station and to board your train.

Although Ticket Offices and some ticket machines will still accept cash, you are encouraged to use card or contactless payment whenever possible.

Where can I find more information?

The latest travel advice from ScotRail can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 2 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 3 August onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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Revised timetable for Caledonian Sleeper
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Incident created
20/03/2020 20:00
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:20
Route affected

All routes between London Euston and Scotland

 
Train operator affected
Caledonian Sleeper
Description

Caledonian Sleeper would like to remind all customers that they should only book to travel during the period of Government restrictions if it is absolutely necessary.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

The following services are currently operating:

  • Inverness to London Euston
  • Glasgow Central to London Euston
  • London Euston to Inverness
  • London Euston to Glasgow Central

 

Timetables for these services can be found here.

Customers boarding at Edinburgh, please access the station via the Market Street entrance, which will remain open until 00:45. Boarding begins at 01:00.

If booking the Edinburgh Service, the departure time is after midnight. If you require to book on this service, the date of departure is the date that you are boarding the train. For example, if you require to arrive in London on Monday at 07:49, please select Monday as the date of travel.

The following services are currently suspended:

  • Fort William - London Euston (in both directions) - these are suspended up to and including Tuesday 14 July
  • Aberdeen - London Euston (in both directions) - these are suspended up to and including Monday 31 August

 

Refund information:

All guests who booked directly with Caledonian Sleeper will be contacted and receive an automatic refund to the card that was used to make the reservation. If you have not received a refund by 30 June 2020, please contact Caledonian Sleeper and select Change or Refund a Ticket.

Guests who made their reservation with a 3rd party should contact their ticket seller to apply for a refund.

Additional information:  

More information from Caledonian Sleeper can be found here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the Coronavirus page.

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

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

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Greater Anglia and Stansted Express - Timetable information and social distancing advice
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Incident created
20/03/2020 10:46
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:15
Route affected

All Greater Anglia and Stansted Express routes 

 
Train operator affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Greater Anglia and Stansted Express are operating a reduced timetable to ensure that vital train services for key workers can keep running throughout a prolonged coronavirus outbreak.

The revised timetables for both Greater Anglia and Stansted Express will take affect from 6 July and can be downloaded here.

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

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of customers able to travel on Greater Anglia / Stansted Express trains by up to 90 per cent – so it’s even more important that people take only necessary journeys.

Passengers should always book online where possible and travel at quieter times, and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and staff.

Greater Anglia have produced a guide to help you find less busy trains to travel on. You can find the most up to date information by clicking here.

 

Where can I find more information? 

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

 

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

Check before you travel:
You can plan your journey up to and including Sunday 19th July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 20th July onwards, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Revised timetable for Merseyrail
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Incident created
19/03/2020 16:17
Last updated
07/07/2020 12:06
Route affected

All routes across the Merseyrail network

 
Train operator affected
Merseyrail
Description

Merseyrail, along with the rest of the rail industry, are working to support efforts to minimise the spread of coronavirus and to keep services running for necessary travel.

Please follow the latest advice from government and public health officials and please continue to keep services clear for those who need them the most.

If it is necessary for you to travel by National Rail, you must wear a face covering (unless you are exempt), try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

Merseyrail are currently operating an amended service to support necessary journeys only. However, changes have been made to the previous reduced timetable with additional services now running across the Merseyrail network. These changes to services have been put in place to support the expected increase in passenger numbers, as more people begin to make necessary journeys across the Liverpool City Region. Details of the train service changes can be found here.

Where can I find more information?

You can find the latest travel advice from Merseyrail here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can also be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

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

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You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 2 August using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Monday 3 August onwards, please check back nearer to the time.

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Buses replace early morning trains between St Neots / Hitchin / Letchwoth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
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12/07/2020 
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Great Northern / Thameslink services via Hitchin

 
Train operators affected
Great NorthernThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage / Hitchin, closing various lines overnight.

As a result, buses will replace trains between 01:15 and 08:30 on Sunday morning between:

  • Hitchin and Welwyn Garden City.
  • St Neots and Hitchin.
  • Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City.

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 Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno Junction until Monday 7 September
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Start date
12/02/2020 
End date
06/09/2020 
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Between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llandudno

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Storm Ciara, which bought 90mph winds, extreme rainfall and flooding across Wales on Sunday 9 February, caused extensive damage on the Conwy Valley Line, north of Llanrwst.

How is this affecting the train service?

A reduced rail replacement bus service will operate between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog until further notice. A bus timetable can be found here.

Whilst the line is closed engineers will install a 2000m armoured bund to protect against further damage at sites previously affected by flooding. As a result of this, the line will reopen later than originally expected. The line is now not expected to reopen until Monday 7 September. This date is subject to change as work continues.

Additional information:

Network Rail engineers inspecting the line have identified several sites where the ballast supporting the track has been washed away by floodwater. The storm has also damaged fencing and level crossings at several locations. Several weeks of repair work are underway.

Check before you travel:

You can check your journey up to and including Friday 24 July using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 25 July onwards, please check back nearer the time.

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 typing in your station here

 
No East Midlands Railway service to / from London St Pancras International on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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East Midlands Railway to / from London St Pancras International

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Kettering and Luton, closing lines all day on Saturday and Sunday.

As a result, East Midlands Railway services that usually run between Leeds / Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and London St Pancras International will be amended to run between Leeds / Sheffield / Derby / Nottingham and Market Harborough only. Train services between Corby and Kettering / London St Pancras International will not run.

Replacement buses will run between Market Harborough and Luton, and also between Corby and Kettering.

Customers travelling between Luton and London St Pancras International are advised to travel on Thameslink services instead.

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 Dumfries and Kilmarnock from Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 July
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Start date
04/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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ScotRail between Carlisle / Dumfries and Glasgow Central

 
Train operator affected
ScotRail
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dumfries and Kilmarnock, closing all lines every day from Saturday 4 until Sunday 12 July.

Buses will replace trains between Dumfries and Kilmarnock.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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.

Project Information:

Over two miles of new track will be laid and under-track drainage systems improved at a range of locations between New Cumnock and Dumfries. Work will also be undertaken to strengthen and repair several rail bridges between Cumnock and Dumfries at the same time.

Due to the complexity of the engineering work and the heavy machinery involved, these upgrades cannot be delivered without the short-term closure of the line.

 
Amendments to c2c weekend services on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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Start date
11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

All c2c routes in / out of London Fenchurch Street / London Liverpool Street

 
Train operator affected
c2c
Description

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

Saturday and Sunday

Rainham Line - Buses will replace trains between Upminster and Grays via Rainham.

Customers travelling to / from Dagenham Dock may use TfL bus routes EL2 and 287.

Sunday

Ockendon Line - Rail replacement buses will run between Grays and Pitsea.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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 at Harringay or Hornsey before 07:30 on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Between Moorgate / London Kings Cross and Hertford North / Stevenage

 
Train operator affected
Great Northern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace, closing various lines.

Until approximately 07:30 on Sunday morning, trains will be unable to call at Harringay and Hornsey in either direction.

Customers should use local TfL bus services.

Check before you travel:

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

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

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

 
Buses replace trains between Luton and Bedford on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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Start date
11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Between Brighton / Sutton and Bedford

 
Train operator affected
Thameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place overnight between Luton and Bedford, closing various lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Luton and Bedford. A revised and reduced service will run between Luton and London / Gatwick Airport / Brighton.

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 typing in your station here 

 
CANCELLED: Engineering work between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Between London Paddington and Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street / Great Malvern / Hereford

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work that was scheduled to take place between Oxford and Charlbury has been cancelled, and will no longer take place.

Trains will run normally between Oxford and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Check before you travel: 

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

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

 
Buses replace late night trains between Kettering and Leicester on Saturday 11 and all day on Sunday 12 July
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11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield / Corby

 
Train operator affected
East Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place after 22:00 between Kettering and Loughborough, closing some lines.

Saturday

After 22:00 trains will be unable to call at Market Harborough or Leicester.

The following amendments will take place:

The 21:02 London St Pancras International to Sheffield service will call additionally at Kettering and Loughborough.

The 21:20 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service will call additionally at Corby and Loughborough.

The 21:30 London St Pancras International to Derby service will call additionally at Corby and Loughborough.

The 22:00 London St Pancras International to Nottingham service will call additionally at Corby.

A rail replacement bus will run between Kettering - Market Harborough - Leicester as well as from Leicester to Loughborough.

Sunday

Services will not be able to call at Market Harborough or Leicester.

Some trains will call additionally at Corby.

A rail replacement bus will run between Kettering - Market Harborough - Leicester as well as from Leicester to Loughborough.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries 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 typing in your station here 

 
Buses replace late night trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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Southern between London Bridge and Crystal Palace / Norwood Junction / East Croydon

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and Tulse Hill, closing all lines after 23:15 on Sunday.

From 23:15 until the end of service, buses will replace trains between London Bridge and Tulse Hill.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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 typing in your station here 

 
No trains between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central before 12:00 on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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Southern between Clapham Junction and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction, closing various lines before 12:00.

Before 12:00, no Southern services will run between Shepherds Bush and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Customers can use alternative Southern services to / from London Victoria, London Underground services between Victoria and Euston, and London Northwestern Railway services between London Euston and Watford Junction / Milton Keynes Central.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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 trains between South Croydon and East Grinstead / Uckfield on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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Southern to / from East Grinstead / Oxted / Uckfield

 
Train operator affected
Southern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Purley and East Grinstead / Uckfield, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between:

  • Purley and East Grinstead.
  • Purley and Crowborough.
  • Crowborough and Uckfield.

 

A shuttle bus service will operate between Woldingham and Upper Warlingham, No rail replacement buses will serve Sanderstead or Riddlesdown. Change at Purley or East Croydon for trains to / from London.

Customers at or for Sanderstead should use local TfL bus route 403 between Beechwood Road / Mayfield Road bus stop and South Croydon or West Croydon station, or use Purley Oaks as an alternative station, which is 0.3 miles away. Please note Purley Oaks does not have step free access. Please contact our assisted travel team on 0800 138 1016 should you need step free access.

Customers at or for Riddlesdown should use local TfL bus route 412 between Mitchley Avenue and Purley, South Croydon or East Croydon stations. In addition, the local TfL bus route 403 can be used between Sanderstead All Saints’ Church bus stop to South Croydon or West Croydon station. Purley station is also approximately 20 minutes’ walk from Riddlesdown station.

Customers may also use their tickets on Southeastern services via Tunbridge Wells.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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 typing in your station here 

 
Revised morning service between Ipswich and Peterborough on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Between Ipswich and Peterborough

 
Train operator affected
Greater Anglia
Description

Engineering work is taking place between March and Peterborough, closing all lines on Sunday morning.

As a result, the following trains will be amended:

  • The 07:55 Ipswich to Peterborough train will terminate at March
  • The 09:50 Peterborough to Ipswich train will start from March

 

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
No trains between London Liverpool Street and Tottenham Hale via Hackney Downs on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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Greater Anglia between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East / Cambridge / Cambridge North / Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich; and also between Stratford and Meridian Water / Bishops Stortford

Stansted Express between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport

 
Train operators affected
Greater AngliaStansted Express
Description

Track maintenance work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Tottenham Hale, closing all lines.

Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge / Cambridge North and Stansted Express services between London Liverpool Street and Stansted Airport will divert via Stratford. Trains will depart London Liverpool Street 10 minutes early and journey times will be extended by 10 minutes due to the diversion.

Trains which normally run between London Liverpool Street and Hertford East will run only between Stratford and Hertford East. Customers can use other Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Stratford / Tottenham Hale.

Trains on the following routes will not run:

  • Between Stratford and Meridian Water
  • Between Stratford and Bishops Stortford

 

Customers requiring Lea Bridge, Northumberland Park and Meridian Water can use alternative Greater Anglia services on the Stratford - Hertford East route.

As a consequence of these changes, some trains between London Liverpool Street and Colchester / Clacton-on-Sea / Ipswich / Norwich will be retimed to depart London Liverpool Street up to 5 minutes earlier than normal.

Check before you travel

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

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

 
Amended 23:18 Barking to Gospel Oak service on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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London Overground between Barking and Gospel Oak

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Gospel Oak and Woodgrange Park late on Sunday night, closing some lines.

As a result, the 23:18 Barking to Gospel Oak service will not run. Customers should use alternative train services.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
No London Overground trains between South Tottenham and Barking before 12:10 on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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London Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between South Tottenham and Woodgrange Park, closing all lines before 12:10.

No London Overground services will run between South Tottenham and Barking before 12:10.

Replacement buses will run between Walthamstow Central and Barking via East Ham.

Customers can use London Buses between South Tottenham and Walthamstow Queens Road or London Underground services between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central, and also between East Ham and Barking.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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 / London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace trains between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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London Overground between Highbury & Islington / Dalston Junction and Clapham Junction

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Queens Road Peckham and Clapham High Street, closing all lines.

No London Overground services will run between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction.

Buses will replace trains between Canada Water and Clapham Junction.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace trains between Hackney Downs / Seven Sisters and Enfield Town / Cheshunt / Chingford on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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London Overground between London Liverpool Street and Chingford / Enfield Town / Cheshunt

 
Train operator affected
London Overground
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bethnal Green and Seven Sisters / Chingford, closing all lines.

Replacement buses will run between:

  • Hackney Downs and Chingford.
  • Seven Sisters and Enfield Town.
  • Seven Sisters and Cheshunt.

Customers can use London Buses / London Underground services by any reasonable route between London Liverpool Street and Walthamstow Central, and on Greater Anglia services between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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 / London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
No trains via Denmark Hill / Catford on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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11/07/2020 
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12/07/2020 
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Southeastern to / from London Victoria

Thameslink to / from Sutton / Orpington / Sevenoaks

 
Train operators affected
SoutheasternThameslink
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Denmark Hill and Lewisham / Shortlands, closing all lines.

Southeastern:

Services between London Victoria and Dartford / Gravesend (via Bexleyheath) will not run. Customers should use alternative services to / from London Charing Cross / Waterloo East / London Bridge.

Services between London Victoria and Canterbury East / Dover Priory (via Denmark Hill / Sole Street) will be diverted by an alternative route between London Victoria and Bromley South, and will be retimed.

On Saturday, stopping services that start / terminate at Bromley South will not run, meaning that fewer trains will run to stations between Brixton and Beckenham Junction.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers can use their tickets at no extra cost with:

  • Rail replacement buses running between Herne Hill, Denmark Hill and Bromley South - (provided by Thameslink)
  • London Buses routes P12 / 78 / 484 between Denmark Hill and Lewisham.
  • London Underground services between Victoria / Charing Cross / Embankment (for Charing Cross) / London Bridge / Waterloo / Cannon Street.

Thameslink:

Sevenoaks services will be diverted, calling additionally at Beckenham Junction, but unable to call at stations between Elephant & Castle and Shortlands via Catford.


Replacement buses will operate between Herne Hill and Bromley South via Catford.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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 / London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Amended morning trains in the Gillingham / Rochester area on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
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12/07/2020 
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Southeastern between Faversham / Gillingham and London Victoria

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Rainham and Rochester, closing some lines early on Sunday morning.

As a result:

  • The 06:40 Gillingham to London Victoria service will start from Rochester at 06:48. A replacement bus will run from Gillingham at 06:20 for Chatham and Rochester.
  • The 06:52 Faversham to London Victoria service will be retimed to depart at 06:57.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
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12/07/2020 
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Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Gravesend / Sevenoaks, and London Cannon Street "rounder" services

 
Train operator affected
Southeastern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup, closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains between Lewisham and Dartford via Sidcup.

London Charing Cross - Gravesend via Sidcup services will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath. London Cannon Street - London Cannon Street via Sidcup services will be diverted to run via Bexleyheath instead.

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

Ticket acceptance:

Valid tickets can be used on London Bus routes 225 and 273 between Lewisham and Hither Green at no extra cost.

Check before you travel:

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

Although journey planners are showing correct, 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:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace trains between Worcester and Bromsgrove / Stourbridge Junction on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
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12/07/2020 
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Chiltern Railways between Kidderminster and London Marylebone 

West Midlands Railway between Great Malvern / Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill and Birmingham Moor Street / Whitlocks End / Stratford-upon-Avon

 
Train operators affected
Chiltern RailwaysWest Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stourbridge Junction and Worcester Foregate Street / Worcester Shrub Hill, closing all lines. 

Chiltern Railways:

Are not affected by this engineering work, trains will run as planned.

West Midlands Railway:

Buses will replace trains between Worcester Shrub Hill / Worcester Foregate Street and Bromsgrove / Stourbridge Junction. 

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. 

Replacement Bus Travel Advice: 

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace late night trains between Shrewsbury and Crewe on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central / Birmingham International / Shrewsbury and Chester

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Shrewsbury and Crewe, closing all lines late on Sunday evening.

Replacement buses will run between Shrewsbury and Crewe. Services to / from Chester will be diverted, not calling at Crewe.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected
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London Northwestern Railway between Northampton and Rugeley Trent Valley

West Midlands Railway between Wolverhampton / Birmingham New Street and Rugeley Trent Valley

 
Train operators affected
London Northwestern RailwayWest Midlands Railway
Description

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

Buses will replace trains between Walsall and Rugeley Trent Valley.

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.

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
CANCELLED: Engineering work between Coventry and Nuneaton before 14:15 on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected
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West Midlands Railway between Coventry and Nuneaton

 
Train operator affected
West Midlands Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Coventry and Coventry Arena, closing all lines until 14:15.

The engineering work scheduled to take place between Coventry and Coventry Arena has been cancelled and trains will now run normally on this route.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Amended service through Chesterfield on Sunday 12 July
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12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Exeter St Davids / Bristol  Temple Meads / Reading / Birmingham New Street and Sheffield / Leeds / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Aberdeen

East Midlands Railway between Norwich and Liverpool Lime Street

Northern between Leeds / Sheffield and Nottingham

 
Train operators affected
CrossCountryEast Midlands RailwayNorthern
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Chesterfield, closing various lines.

CrossCountry:

Services to / from Scotland will be diverted to an alternative route, additionally calling at Doncaster and extending journey times by 30 minutes.

Services between Reading and Newcastle will be amended to run between Reading and Derby only.

East Midlands Railway:

Services running between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich will be diverted, extending journey times.

Northern:

Trains will not run between Sheffield and Nottingham.

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.

 
CANCELLED Engineering work between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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Start date
11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Transport for Wales between Cardiff Central and Aberdare / Merthyr Tydfil / Treherbert

 
Train operator affected
Transport for Wales
Description

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

Trains will run as normal between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

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 evening / morning trains between Maidenhead and Marlow on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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Start date
11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between Maidenhead and Marlow

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing lines overnight from Saturday evening until Sunday morning.

The following services will be replaced by buses:

Saturday:

  • The 23:45 Maidenhead to Marlow service.

Sunday:

  • The 00:12 Marlow to Maidenhead service.
  • The 08:29 Maidenhead to Marlow service.
  • The 08:55 Marlow to Maidenhead service.

Additionally, the 09:29 Maidenhead to Marlow service will be retimed to depart at 09:32, and the 09:55 Marlow to Maidenhead service will depart at 09:58.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace evening / morning trains to / from Burnham and Taplow on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected
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Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Reading / Didcot Parkway

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading, closing some lines.

After this time, Taplow stations is closed to all bus / train services on Sunday.

The following trains will not call at Burnham:

  • The 06:25 Reading to London Paddington service.
  • The 06:44 London Paddington to Reading service.
  • The 07:10 Reading to London Paddington service.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Amended 07:58 Oxford to London Paddington service on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected

Great Western Railway between Oxford and London Paddington

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway, closing some lines.

As a result, the 07:58 Oxford to London Paddington service will not run. Customers should use alternative train services to complete their journey.

Check before you travel:

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

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

 
Buses replace morning / evening trains to / from Pangbourne on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July
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Start date
11/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
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Great Western Railway to / from Pangbourne

 
Train operator affected
Great Western Railway
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Tilehurst and Didcot Parkway over the weekend, closing various lines.

The following trains will not call at Pangbourne:

Saturday:

  • The 21:57 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.

Sunday:

  • The 07:44 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • The 08:29 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.
  • The 08:48 (departing 08:52) Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service.
  • The 09:35 Didcot Parkway to London Paddington service.
  • The 22:24 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway service.

Customers should change at Tilehurst for connecting replacement buses.

Check before you travel:

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

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
Buses replace trains between Leicester and Melton Mowbray on Sunday 12 July
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Start date
12/07/2020 
End date
12/07/2020 
Route affected
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CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Cambridge / Stansted Airport

 
Train operator affected
CrossCountry
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leicester and Melton Mowbray, closing all lines.

As a result, buses will replace trains between Leicester and Melton Mowbray.

Check before you travel:

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

Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

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

Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

 
 

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