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Tuesday 30th, September

 

Posted : 2014-09-27 20:50:14

 

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Delays between Hereford and Worcester Foregate Street until at least 21:30
 
Incident created
27/09/2014 18:22
Last updated
27/09/2014 20:27
Route affected
Description

A broken down train at Great Malvern is causing delays of up to 20 minutes between Hereford and Worcester Foregate Street.

There is no firm estimate yet as to how long the disruption will continue, however delays are expected until at least 21:30.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use First Buses on route number 44 between Worcester and Malvern.

First Great Western tickets are also being accepted on routes 550 and 551 between Worcester and Evesham.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Delays between Guildford and Farncombe / Shalford expected until 21:00
 
Incident created
27/09/2014 19:14
Last updated
27/09/2014 19:36
Route affected
Description

A trespass incident near Guildford means trains between Guildford and Farncombe / Shalford are being delayed by up to 20 minutes.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 21:00

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Cleethorpes and Barton-on-Humber until end of service
 
Incident created
27/09/2014 16:46
Last updated
27/09/2014 16:50
Route affected
Description

A signalling problem at Barton-on-Humber means buses are replacing trains between Cleethorpes and Barton-on-Humber, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes. This is expected to continue until end of service.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

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Industrial action suspended – Normal East Midlands Trains service from Sunday 28 September to Saturday 4 October
 
Incident created
23/09/2014 19:54
Last updated
27/09/2014 03:40
Route affected
Description

The industrial action by train maintenance staff belonging to the Unite union has been postponed.

The planned East Midlands Trains timetable will now be in operation from 06:00 on Sunday 28 September until 05:59 on Saturday 4 October 2014.

To check your journey, please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner 

 

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Improvement works at Cheddington station from Sunday 14 September to Saturday 11 October 2014
 
Start date
14/09/2014 
End date
11/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Work to refurbish the footbridge at Cheddington station started on Sunday 14 September and continue until Saturday 11 October. 

While the work is carried out, London Midland trains from London Euston will be unable to call at Cheddington.This affects all Monday to Friday evening peak services and a number of trains at the weekend.

London Midland trains to London Euston are able to call as normal at Cheddington.

Passengers travelling from London Euston are advised to travel to Tring, where replacement road transport will be arranged for onward travel to Cheddington. 

Passengers who wish to travel in a north-bound direction from Cheddington are advised to phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50. Road transport will be arranged to take you to Leighton Buzzard. 

Railway and car park season tickets for Cheddington will be valid for use at Tring or Leighton Buzzard for the duration of the works.

Train services that will not call at Cheddington are as follows:

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 15 and 29 September

08:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

16:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:05 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

17:30 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

18:05 London Euston to Crewe

19:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

20:24 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

NB - the 18:29 London Euston to Northampton service will not call at Tring, passengers are advised to travel on the 18:34 London Euston to Bletchley service.

Monday to Friday weeks commencing 22 September and 6 October

As above, with the exception that the 23:04 London Euston to Northampton service is cancelled because of engineering works. Customers are advised to travel on the 22:44 London Euston to Milton Keynes service.

Saturdays 20 September to 4 October

00:04 London Euston to Northampton

00:34 London Euston to Northampton

17:27 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

19:46 London Euston to Birmingham

20:35 London Euston to Birmingham

21:54 London Euston to Northampton

23:04 London Euston to Northampton

23:44 London Euston to Northampton

NB - The last London Midland train to leave London Euston on a Saturday night / Sunday morning is usually the 00:15 service. Because of engineering works in the Watford area, this train will start from Hemel Hempstead from 20 September to 4 October, leaving at 00:46.

Sundays 14 September to 5 October

08:17 Hemel Hempstead to Birmingham

12:54 London Euston to Milton Keynes Central

22:00 London Euston to Coventry

22:58 London Euston to Northampton

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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CANCELLED - Engineering work between Bicester North and Banbury from 23:30 on Saturday 27 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

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

Planning your Journey

The Journey Planners have been amended to reflect the cancellation of the engineering work, so to get options for your journey please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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Reduced Gatwick Express service on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Bridge and South Bermondsey and also between Balham and Selhurst with various line closures.

All weekend, Gatwick Express will be running an amended half-hourly service as follows:

On Saturday, London Victoria to Gatwick Airport departing at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour. Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 05 and 35 minutes past each hour.

On Sunday, London Victoria to Gatwick Airport departing at 00 and 30 minutes past each hour. Gatwick Airport to London Victoria departing at 20 and 50 minutes past each hour.

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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Engineering work affecting London Underground on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Circle Line

No trains will run between Gloucester Road and Aldgate via Victoria. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • London Victoria
  • London Cannon Street

District Line

No trains will run between South Kensington and Aldgate East. Because of this there will be no interchange at:

  • London Victoria
  • London Cannon Street

Planning your Journey

For more information, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services between Cardiff Central and Newport from 16:00 on Saturday 27 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
27/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

After 16:00, engineering work is taking place between Cardiff Central and Newport closing some lines.

Trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway will run between Newport and Ebbw Vale Parkway. Passengers should use other trains between Cardiff Central and Newport.

Trains between Maesteg and Cheltenham Spa will run between Maesteg and Gloucester. Passengers should use other trains between Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa.

Planning Your Journey

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

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No trains between Glasgow Central and Cathcart via Queens Park on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Glasgow Central and Cathcart via Queens Park with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Glasgow Central and Kings Park calling at all stations via Queen's Park.

All Cathcart Circle services are cancelled in both directions (with the exception of the 0614 Glasgow Central – Glasgow Central service, which will instead start at Kings Park at 0617 and call at all stations via Maxwell Park).

All Glasgow Central to Neilston services are amended and will run via Kings Park.

All Glasgow Central to Newton services are amended and will run via Maxwell Park calling at all stations.

Passengers at stations via Queens Park are advised to use nearby stations via Maxwell Park where possible, for direct train services.

Journey times will be extended on all buses, and on all diverted Neilston / Newton services.

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 Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple with all lines closed.

Buses replace trains between Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple, not calling at Yeoford. Passengers for Yeoford should use connecting bus via Crediton. 

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 Highbury & Islington / Dalston Junction and West Croydon / Crystal Palace on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Surrey Quays and West Croydon / Crystal Palace with various line closures.

London Overground services between Dalston Junction and New Cross and between Highbury & Islington and Clapham Junction will run as normal. 

London Overground will run up to four additional trains per hour between Highbury & Islington and Surrey Quays.

Valid tickets will be accepted on replacement buses between Canada Water and New Cross Gate and also on replacement buses (provided by Southern) between New Cross Gate and West Croydon / Crystal Palace.

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 timetable to / from London St Pancras International from 20:00 Saturday 27 and all day Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London St Pancras International and Bedford closing some lines.

East Midlands Trains will run to an amended timetable from / to London St Pancras International with trains departing / arriving later than the normal timetable.

Thameslink trains from Bedford to London St Pancras International will depart Bedford earlier than the normal and will use the low level platforms at London St Pancras International.

On Sunday morning, the Thameslink 07:04 London St Pancras International to Bedford service will start forward from West Hampstead Thameslink at 07:27 and run later throughout. A replacement bus will operate from London St Pancras International to West Hampstead Thameslink, calling at Kentish Town. The bus will depart London St Pancras International at the earlier time of 06:48 to connect into the train.

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 Workington and Carlisle on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Workington and Wigton closing the line.

On Saturday, buses replace trains between Workington and Carlisle.

On Sunday, buses replace trains between Whitehaven and Carlisle. 

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 trains between London Euston and Northampton / Birmingham New Street and to / from St Albans Abbey from 19:30 on Saturday 27 until 13:00 on Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between North Wembley and Cheddington and also between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey closing some lines.

Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey.

Additionally on Saturday, 21:34 Birmingham New Street to London Euston is replaced by a bus between Watford Junction and London Euston. Also 22:14 Birmingham New Street to London Euston is replaced by a bus between Bletchley and London Euston.

Additionally on Sunday until 08:00, buses replace trains London Euston and Milton Keynes Central / Northampton. 

Also 06:42 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston is replaced by a bus between Milton Keynes Central and Hemel Hempstead. Also 07:52 London Euston to Birmingham New Street is replaced by a bus between London Euston and Hemel Hempstead.

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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No Thameslink or Southern trains to / from London Bridge on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge closing some lines. All weekend, no Thameslink or Southern services will run to / from London Bridge.

Thameslink services are diverted and will not to call at London Bridge but will call additionally at Elephant & Castle.

Passengers should use London Underground services between Elephant & Castle and London Bridge. Outside of London Underground hours of opening buses will run between London Bridge and London Blackfriars.

On Southern, buses will run all weekend between London Bridge and West Croydon via Sydenham and on Sunday between London Bridge and Peckham Rye.

On Saturday, an amended service will run between:

South Bermondsey and Beckenham Junction.

South Bermondsey and West Croydon.

East Croydon and Uckfield.

London Victoria and Horsham.

Reigate and Tonbridge.

London Victoria and Tattenham Corner via Crystal Palace.

Passengers travelling via Tulse Hill are advised to change at Peckham Rye for London Overground services to Canada Water and change for London Underground Jubilee Line services to London Bridge.  

On Sunday, an amended service will run between:

South Bermondsey and Tattenham Corner.

South Bermondsey and East Croydon.

Redhill and Tonbridge. 

Norwood Junction and Horsham.

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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Reduced service between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria on Saturday 27 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
27/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Enginering work is taking place between Ilford and Shenfield with 2 out of 4 lines closed.

A reduced service will run between London Liverpool Street and Shenfield / Southend Victoria with all other trains being retimed / amended.

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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No trains between London Fenchurch Street and Barking on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between London Fenchurch Street and Barking closing the line.

All trains are diverted to run between London Liverpool Street and Barking and will not call at London Fenchurch Street, Limehouse or West Ham but will call additionally at Stratford.

Trains between London Fenchurch Street and Southend Central via Ockendon will not run. A shuttle service will run between Upminster and Grays.

Trains that normally run between London Fenchurch Street and Grays via Rainham are extended to run to / from Southend Central.

Alternative travel options where tickets will be accepted

London Underground District Line replacement buses between Tower Hill and Barking.

London Underground Jubilee line or Docklands Light Railway between West Ham and Stratford.

Passengers for Lime House should use Docklands Light Railway between Tower Gateway, Limehouse, Poplar and Stratford.

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 and Docklands Light Railway, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Buses replace trains between Cambridge and Audley End / Royston on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Cambridge and Audley End and also between Cambridge and Royston closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Cambridge and Audley End / Royston / Stansted Airport.

Alternative travel options

Great Northern passengers may use Abellio Greater Anglia, CrossCountry, East Coast, and East Midlands Trains services on reasonable routes.

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 Shipley and Leeds on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Leeds and Shipley closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square / Shipley / Guiseley.

Trains between Bradford Forster Square / Skipton and London Kings Cross will start / terminate at Leeds.

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 Margate and Minster all day Saturday 27 until 18:00 on Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Margate and Minster closing all lines.

Buses replace trains between Minster and Ramsgate, Minster and Margate (calling all stations), Ramsgate and Margate ( calling all stations).

Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate will start / terminate at Margate.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Ramsgate will terminate at Minster.

Trains between London St Pancras International and Margate will start / terminate at Minster and not call at any station between Canterbury West and Minster.

Journey times will be extended by up to 40 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 Dartford / Gravesend and Strood on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 September 2014
 
Start date
27/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Dartford and Strood closing all lines.

Saturday

Buses replace trains between Gravensend and Higham / Strood / Rochester.

Trains between London St Pancras International and Faversham will start / terminate at Gravesend.

A train shuttle will run between Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham.

Journey times will be extended by up to 55 minutes.

Sunday

Buses replace trains between Dartford and Strood and also between Ebbsfleet International and Meopham.

Trains between London Charing Cross and Gillingham / Gravesend will start / terminate at Dartford.

Trains between London St Pancras International and Faversham will start / terminate at Ebbesfleet International.

Trains between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory will call additionally at Meopham.

Additional trains will run between Strood and Gillingham.

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 Newport and Cardiff Central / Bridgend fom 17:00 on Saturdays 20 / 27 and all day Sundays 21 / 28 September 2014
 
Start date
20/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff Central / Bridgend with some lines closed.

Saturday

17:30, 18:30, 19:30 and 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour will depart Cardiff Central 5 minutes earlier than normal.

16:28, 17:28, 18:28 and 19:28 Swansea to London Paddington will depart stations to Bridgend approximately 8 minutes earlier than normal, they will depart Cardiff Central 5 minutes earlier than normal.

15:07, 16:07, 17:07, 18:07 (departing 18:10) Taunton to Cardiff Central will terminate at Newport.

18:00 and 19:00 Cardiff Central to Taunton will start from Newport later than the normal timetable.

19.55 Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads will start from Newport at 20.10.

Sunday

Most trains from Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton will depart Newport 5 minutes later than normal.

Trains between London Paddington and Swansea will be diverted between Cardiff and Bridgend with slightly amended journey times.

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 services in the Wishaw area from Monday 22 to Saturday 27 September 2014
 
Start date
22/09/2014 
End date
27/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Wishaw area with various line closures.

Dalmuir / Motherwell services will be extended to operate to/  from Lanark and call additionally at Wishaw, Carluke and Lanark. This also applies to the 19:11, 20:11, 21:10 Partick to Motherwell and 18:18, 19:18, 20:18, 21:18, 22:18 Motherwell to Partick.

Milngavie / Lanark services will operate between Milngavie and Motherwell only.

Buses will run between Motherwell and Holytown and also between Holytown and Wishaw to connect with trains.

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 Alfreton and Nottingham from 22:00 on Saturdays 20 / 27 and all day on Sundays 21 / 28 September 2014
 
Start date
20/09/2014 
End date
28/09/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Langley Mill area from 22:00 on Saturday and all day on Sunday closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Alfreton and Nottingham, calling at Langley Mill.

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 Doncaster and Lincoln after 18:50 on Saturday 20, 27 September and 4 October 2014
 
Start date
20/09/2014 
End date
04/10/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place in the Gainsborough area from approximately 18:50 closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Doncaster and Lincoln.

Planning your Journey

For full details of the 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

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

 

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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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