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Thursday 23rd, October

 

Posted : 2014-10-23 10:43:34

 

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Delays between London Euston and Rugby expected until 12:00
 
Incident created
23/10/2014 07:50
Last updated
23/10/2014 10:30
Route affected
Description

A problem at Harrow & Wealdstone was causing disruption. It has now been resolved and all lines have reopened between London Euston and Milton Keynes Central.

However, there is now a signalling problem at Milton Keynes Central which means trains are having to run at reduced speed between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby. This means that there are delays of up to 30 minutes between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby.

This disruption is expected to continue until 12:00.

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Delays between Selby and Hull until at least 11:00
 
Incident created
23/10/2014 09:42
Last updated
23/10/2014 09:52
Route affected
Description

Animals are on the line near Eastrington meaning trains are being delayed by up to 30 minutes between Selby and Hull.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:00.

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Delays between Barnes and Hounslow until at least 11:00
 
Incident created
23/10/2014 07:01
Last updated
23/10/2014 09:21
Route affected
Description

A signalling problem between Barnes Bridge and Hounslow means fewer trains are able to run between Barnes and Hounslow. This is also causing up to 20 minute delays between Barnes and Hounslow.

The following amendments are currently in place:

  • The London Waterloo and Hounslow services are cancelled in both directions.
  • London Waterloo to London Waterloo services via Barnes and Hounslow are cancelled in both directions.
  • London Waterloo to Weybridge via Staines services are being diverted via Twickenham and are stopping additionally at Richmond and Twickenham.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 11:00.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use London Buses and London Underground via any reasonable route and London Overground between Richmond and Clapham Junction.

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Disruption through Lewisham until Saturday 25th October 2014
 
Incident created
30/09/2014 14:51
Last updated
22/10/2014 09:32
Route affected
Description

Ongoing repair work at Lewisham is causing disruption to services through this station. The crossing that allows trains to run from the Bexleyheath line through Lewisham towards London Victoria has broken. This crossing is a specialist piece of equipment and it is taking some time to build a replacement. The repairs are expected to be completed on Friday 24th October and therefore a normal service is expected to resume through Lewisham from start of service on Saturday 25th October 2014.

Until then, trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup and will stop additionally at Crayford, Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham and Hither Green.

Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use:

  • Stations on the lines through Woolwich or Sidcup at no additional cost.
  • London Underground services between London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Victoria.
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal.
 

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Industrial action suspended - Normal Arriva Trains Wales services in North Wales on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October 2014
 
Incident created
17/10/2014 13:48
Last updated
21/10/2014 15:52
Route affected
Description

The industrial action proposed for Thursday 23 and Friday 24 October, affecting Arriva Trains Wales services in North Wales, has been suspended.

The planned Arriva Trains Wales timetable will now operate on those dates.

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Disruption through Lewisham until the end of October 2014

 
Incident created
30/09/2014 14:51
Last updated
19/10/2014 06:26
Route affected
Description

Ongoing repair work at Lewisham is causing disruption to services through the station. The crossing that allows trains to run from the Bexleyheath line through Lewisham towards London Victoria has broken. This crossing is a specialist piece of equipment and it is taking some time to build a replacement.

Until then, trains between London Victoria and Dartford via Bexleyheath will be diverted via Sidcup and will stop additionally at Crayford, Sidcup, New Eltham, Mottingham and Hither Green.

Passengers travelling between London Victoria and stations between Lewisham and Dartford via Bexleyheath will need to change trains at Lewisham.

Alternative routes where tickets will be accepted

Passengers may use:

  • Stations on the lines through Woolwich or Sidcup at no additional cost.
  • London Underground services between London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street and London Victoria.
  • Docklands Light Railway between Lewisham, Greenwich and Woolwich Arsenal.
 

To check your journey up to and including Friday 24 October, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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No trains calling at Hamilton Square from Monday 29 September until March 2015
   
Start date
29/09/2014 
End date
31/03/2015 
Route affected
Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment from Monday 29 September until late March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Lime Street and James Street, in 2013. Moorfields will be refurbished next year.

As part of the £4 million refurbishment programme platforms, walkways and the upper concourse area are all being redeveloped, giving an improved and altogether more enjoyable travel experience.

During this closure, trains will still travel through Hamilton Square station, but will not stop.

Passengers travelling towards West Kirby or New Brighton are advised to use Conway Park station and passengers travelling towards Chester or Ellesmere Port to use Birkenhead Central station. Passengers travelling towards Liverpool can use either station.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes until 13 December and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

The changes from 14 December are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

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Amended Southeastern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southeastern network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 23:36, 00:06 (Tue-Fri), 00:48 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Orpington services will not call at Lewisham. Replacement buses will run between Lewisham and Hither Green. 

The 23:39, 00:18 (Tue-Fri) London Charing Cross to Gillingham services are replaced by buses between Gravesend and Gillingham.

The 00:07 (Tue-Fri) Grove Park to Bromley North will depart slightly later than normal.

The 23:22, 00:10 (Tue-Fri) London Victoria to Ramsgate services are replaced by buses between Faversham and Ramsgate.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

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Amended Southern service from Monday 20 October to Friday 24 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Southern network with the following amendments:

The 22:17 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Bognor Regis service will be diverted via Horsham, call at Barnham and then run to and terminate at Chichester. A replacement bus service will run between Barnham and Bognor Regis.

The 00:23 (Tuesday to Friday) Eastbourne to Hastings service will be replaced by a bus.

The 00:21 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Brighton will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 00:50 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing service will be replaced by a bus between Three Bridges and Brighton, onward connections to Worthing and Eastbourne will be provided from Brighton.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
23/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stone from 22:30 each night, closing the line.

The 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted via Stafford, Crewe and Wilmslow, not calling at Stoke-on-Trent or Macclesfield. A replacement bus will run between Stafford and Macclesfield, calling at Stoke-on-Trent.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended London Midland services from Monday 20 October until Thursday 23 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
23/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Walsall and Hednesford from 00:10 each night, closing the line.

The 23:18 Birmingham New Street to Hednesford service will terminate at Walsall, a replacement bus service will run between Walsall and Hednesford, calling at all stations.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 20 to Thursday 23 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
23/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Norwich and Ipswich, closing the line.

The 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will be replaced by a bus between Ipswich and Norwich.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended Great Northern services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Great Northern and Thameslink network with the following trains amended:

Great Northern

From approximately 23:00, trains from London Kings Cross towards Cambridge will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Cambridge.

The 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn service will not run. Passengers should either travel on the 22:44 London Kings Cross to Ely service, which has been extended to Kings Lynn or the 23:23 London Kings Cross to Peterborough service and change at Hitchin for a replacement bus.

The 22:26, 23:26 and 00:07 London Kings Cross to Letchworth Garden City via Hertford services will be replaced by buses between Hitchin and Letchworth Garden City

The 22:28 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross service will be replaced by a bus between Cambridge and Hitchin.

The 22:35 London Kings Cross to Royston service is extended to Cambridge.

The 04:10 Welwyn Garden City to London Kings Cross service will not call at Alexandra Palace, Hornsey or Harringay, passengers should use local buses to complete their journey to or from these stations.

From Tuesday to Friday the 04:50 Letchworth Garden City to London Kings Cross via Hertford service will start from Hitchin.

Thameslink

The 21:22, 21:52 and 02:42 Bedford to Brighton services will terminate at Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between  Three Bridges and Brighton.

The 21:11, 23:37 and 05:10 Brighton to Bedford services will start from Three Bridges, a replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Planning your Journey    

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on Local buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner 

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Arriva Trains Wales network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday

The 19:30 Manchester Piccadilly to Carmarthen service is diverted between Port Talbot and Swansea. Passengers for intermediate stations should connect into the replacement buses between Port Talbot and Carmarthen.

The 21:42 Bridgend to Aberdare service terminates at Cardiff Central. Passengers should travel forward on the 22:46 Cardiff Central to Treherbert service and change at Pontypridd for a replacement bus to Treherbert.

The 22:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff Central service is replaced by a bus between Pontypridd and Cardiff Central.

The 22:45 Barry Island to Pontypridd service is replaced by a bus between Cardiff Central and Pontypridd.

The 22:55 Cardiff Central to Radyr service is replaced by a bus throughout.

The 23:14 Radyr to Barry Island service starts from Cardiff Central. A replacement bus will run between Radyr and Barry Island, stops from Cardiff Central to Barry Island are to set down only.

Tuesday to Friday

The 01:50 Fishguard Harbour to Swansea service is replaced by a bus between Llanelli and Swansea.

The 04:34 Swansea to Shrewsbury service is replaced by a bus between Swansea and Llanelli. The bus departs Swansea at the earlier time of 04:17.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended service between London Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness after 22:00 from Monday 20 to Wednesday 22 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
22/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the c2c network. The following changes will apply from 22:00 each day:

An amended service will run between London Fenchurch Street and Southend / Shoeburyness, trains on this route will be diverted to run via Rainham and Tilbury.

Replacement buses will run between Upminster and Grays via Ockendon and between Upminster and Pitsea via Laindon.

Passengers may use London Underground services on the District Line between Barking and Upminster to connect with the replacement bus services.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on London Underground, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the East Midlands Trains network with the following trains amended:

From 20:30, services between London St Pancras International and Nottingham / Sheffield will be retimed to arrive at their destination up to 20 minutes later than usual.

On Monday, the 05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street service will depart from Nottingham 5 minutes early at 05:19. From Thursday to Friday it will depart 12 minutes early at 05:09.

The 06:47 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will start from Warrington Central, passengers should use other train operators from Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network with the following trains amended:

Monday - Thursday

The 23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea service will terminate at Haslemere, a replacement bus will run between Haslemere and Portsmouth & Southsea, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 20:50 London Waterloo to Reading service will terminate at Bracknell, a replacement bus will run between Bracknell and Reading, extending journey times by up to 40 minutes.

The 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service will terminate at Bournemouth, a replacement bus will run between Bournemouth and Poole, extending journey times by up to 25 minutes.

Tuesday and Wednesday

The 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth service will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Eastleigh to connect with a train to Bournemouth.

Tuesday - Friday

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton, a replacement bus will run between London Waterloo and Surbiton. In addition to this, the train will terminate at Basingstoke, a replacement bus will run between Basingstoke and Southampton Central. This is likely to extend journey times by up to 30 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo services will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. a replacement bus will run from Guildford to Clapham Junction.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains amended:

The 23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street and 23:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly services will not run. Two replacement buses will run for each service - one directly between the two stations and one calling at all stations on the normal route.

The 03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport and 04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street services will not run, buses replace trains throughout.

The 23:13 Blackpool North to Manchester Victoria service will not call at Bolton, a replacement bus service will run between Preston and Bolton.

The 23:04 Wakefield Wesgate to Knottingley service will not run, a bus will replace the train throughout.

The 04:40 Preston to Colne and 04:52 Blackpool North to Colne services will start from Blackburn. Passengers travelling from Blackpool North should use the 04:45 First TransPennine Express service between Blackpool North and Preston. A replacement bus service will run between Preston and Colne at 05:20.

The 22:00 Blackpool South to Colne service will terminate at Blackburn, a replacement bus service will run between Blackburn and Colne.

The 20:30 Whitehaven to Carlisle service will terminate at Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Maryport and Carlisle.

The 22:00 Carlisle to Whitehaven service will start from Maryport, a replacement bus will run between Carlisle and Whitehaven.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Amended First Great Western services from Monday 20 to Friday 24 October 2014
   
Start date
20/10/2014 
End date
24/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday to Wednesday

23:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Frome will run earlier than the normal timetable calling only at Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge, Westbury and Frome. A bus will run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at Keynsham, Oldfield Park, Bath Spa, Bradford-on-Avon, Trowbridge and Westbury. A bus will also run at 23:20 from Bristol Temple Meads calling at all stations to Frome.

Monday to Thursday

20:27, 20:57, 21:27, 21:56, 22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford, also 21:21, 21:51, 22:52 Oxford to Reading and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne. Passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

21:15, 22:45 London Paddington to Swansea, bus replaces train between Neath and Swansea.

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads and 23:30 London Paddington to Cardiff Central will be diverted between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, not calling at Chippenham and Bath Spa. A connecting bus will run from Swindon to Chippenham, Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads.

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester, bus replaces train throughout.

Tuesday to Friday

03:52 Swansea to London Paddington will start from Neath at 04:24.

04:00 Oxford to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Friday

22:27, 23:33 London Paddington to Oxford and 23:45 Banbury to London Paddington will not call at Pangbourne, passengers should use connecting buses via Tilehurst.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness all day on Sunday 19 and until 06:00 on Monday 20 October 2014
   
Start date
19/10/2014 
End date
20/10/2014 
Route affected

Engineering work is taking place between Perth and Inverness via Dalwhinnie with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Perth and Inverness.

07:55 (Monday) Inverness to London Kings Cross, bus replaces train between Inverness and Perth.

Journey times will be extended.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Bracknell / Blackwater and Reading from 01:00 Sunday 19 to 04:00 Monday 20 October 2014
   
Start date
19/10/2014 
End date
20/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bracknell / Blackwater and Reading closing some lines.

First Great Western services between Gatwick Airport and Reading will start / terminate at Blackwater

South West Trains services between London Waterloo and Reading will start / terminate at Bracknell.

Buses will replace trains between Bracknell / Blackwater and Reading, extending journey times by up to 45 minutes.

Planning your Journey

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town until Summer 2015
   
Start date
15/02/2014 
End date
08/05/2015 
Route affected
Description

Chiltern Railways in partnership with Network Rail, are investing £130 million in building a new rail link between Oxford and London Marylebone.

This will include:

  • Laying almost a mile of new track between Bicester Town to just south of Bicester North to join the main line between Birmingham and London Marylebone
  • Renewal of existing track and signalling equipment 
  • A new station between Oxford and Islip called Oxford Parkway

From summer 2015 Chiltern Railways will introduce a new service between London Marylebone and Oxford Parkway.

From spring 2016 these services will begin to run from the centre of Oxford. To allow this improvement work to take place the line between Oxford and Bicester Town will be closed until summer 2015, as a result buses will replace trains between Oxford and Bicester Town.

Planning your Journey

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Overnight engineering work between West Ealing and Hanwell from 21:30 to 05:00 each night Monday to Thursday from 11 February 2013 to 05:00 Friday 26 December 2014
   
Start date
10/02/2013 
End date
31/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

This engineering work is associated with the London Crossrail project.

As a result of this works the last trains to call at Hanwell are:

  • 21:03 London Paddington to Heathrow Airport T123
  • 21:27 Heathrow Airport T123 to London Paddington

 

Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services. Customers travelling to Hanwell from Reading and Intermediate stations are advised to alight at Southall. Bus service 195 from the station front runs regularly between Southall High Street and Hanwell.

The last trains to call at West Ealing are:

  • 21:46 Greenford to London Paddington
  • 21:15 London Paddington to Greenford

 

Customers are advised to travel by train to and from Ealing Broadway and use bus services 427, 207, E8 or 83 as replacements for withdrawn train services.

The last trains to call at Acton Main Line are:

  • 21:42 London Paddington to Reading
  • 23:24 Heathrow Airport T5 to London Paddington

 

Customers are advised to travel to North Acton Underground station via Ealing Broadway on the Central Line and use bus 266 as a replacement for withdrawn train services.

Alternatively Customers travelling from London after 21:48 to Acton Main Line can also travel on the 21:57 and 23.00 Reading services to Ealing Broadway and take the 22:17 and 23:30 London Paddington services to Acton Mainline.

Tickets are valid for this alternative route for TfL Buses and London Underground.

Heathrow Express services are not affected by this engineering work.

Journey Planner

For full details of these changes and the impact on your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

To get options for your journey on the replacement buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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