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Thursday 24th, April

Posted : 2014-04-23 17:48:14

 


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Buses replace trains between Paisley Gilmour Street and Gourock / Wemyss Bay expected until approximately 18:30
 
Incident created
23/04/2014 12:55
Last updated
23/04/2014 16:56
Route affected
Description

Overhead line problems at Port Glasgow means buses are replacing trains between Paisley Gilmour Street and Gourock / Wemyss Bay, extending journey times by up to 30 minutes. This is expected to continue until 18:30.

An amended service will run between Glasgow Central and Paisley St James, trains will depart Glasgow Central at 06 and 36 minutes past the hour and depart Paisley St James Street at 10 and 40 minutes past the hour.

Passengers can also travel alternative services to Largs where buses are running between Largs and Wemyss Bay / Gourock.

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

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Buses replace trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli until further notice
 
Incident created
02/01/2014 17:00
Last updated
20/04/2014 05:45
Route affected
Description

Following damage to the railway caused by the storm surges and subsequent flooding in December, the line is currently closed between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

Railway engineers are working hard to repair severe damage at a number of locations, including Barmouth and Criccieth.

Up to and including Wednesday 30 April

Buses are replacing trains between Barmouth and Pwllheli.

From Thursday 1 May onwards

The line will re-open between Barmouth and Harlech on Thursday 1 May. Buses will continue to replace trains between Harlech and Pwllheli until further notice.

To check your journey up to and including 30 April, please use the National Rail Enquiries real time Journey Planner. The Journey Planner is being updated with services from 1 May onwards, please check back later.

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Proposed industrial action to affect London Underground during 28 to 30 April and 5 to 8 May
 
Incident created
17/04/2014 20:30
Last updated
18/04/2014 18:01
Route affected
Description

Industrial action affecting the London Underground service has been proposed to take place on the following dates:

  • From 21:00 on Monday 28 April until 21:00 on Wednesday 30 April
  • From 21:00 on Monday 5 May until 21:00 on Thursday 8 May

London Underground anticipate disruption to all services, should the industrial action go ahead. Further details about the level of service on the affected days will be provided as soon as this information is received.

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Amended Southern services from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 April 2014
 
Start date
22/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place on several parts of the Southern network.

23:17 and 00:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Worthing services will be diverted to terminate at Brighton. A bus will run between Brighton and Worthing.

23:22 Hastings to Brighton will not call atFalmer, Moulsecombe or London Road. Passengers are advised to change at Lewes where a bus will be provided to these stations.

23:47 London Victoria to Oxted will not run. Passengers should use the below service.

23:40 London Victoria to Horsham will depart at a later time of 23:47. A connecting bus will run from East Croydon to Oxted.

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 overnight First TransPennine Express services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
 
Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First TransPennine Express services. The following trains are amended:

Monday only

The 03:25 and 05:12 Sheffield to Manchester Airport service will be replaced by buses.

The 05:20 Manchester Airport to Cleethorpes will start from Sheffield.

(Customers wishing to travel between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield should use the 05:50 Northern Rail departure)

Monday to Friday

The 00:01 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North service will terminate at Preston.

A replacement bus will run from Preston to Blackpool North.

The 03:37 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport service will start from Preston.

A replacement bus will run from Blackpool North (dep 03:10) to Preston to connect.

Planning your Journey

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Amended overnight South West Trains services from Tuesday 22 to Friday 25 April 2014
 
Start date
22/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the South West Trains network. The following trains are amended:

Tuesday to Thursday

  • 22:57 Exeter St Davids to Salisbury is diverted via Westbury with an extended journey time of at least 40 minutes

Wednesday to Friday

  • 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Bournemouth with extended journey times of at least 40 minutes
  • 00:30 Eastleigh to Portsmouth Harbour is replaced by a bus between Fareham and Portsmouth Harbour with extended journey times of at least 25 minutes
  • 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo will not stop at Woking. A bus will run earlier from Guildford to Surbiton calling at Woking. Journey times will be extended by at least 20 minutes

Planning your Journey

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Amended overnight Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
 
Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday to Thursday  

  • After 20:35 each night (Mon-Thur), buses replace trains between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Parkway  
  • 20:05 Clarbeston Road to Fishguard Harbour. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus 
  • 20:50 Fishguard Harbour to Carmarthen. This train starts forward from Clarbeston Road at 21:20. A replacement bus will run from Fishguard Harbour to Clarbeston Road departing at the earlier time of 20:45
  • 21:04 Birmingham International to Manchester Piccadilly. This train is diverted and terminates at Chester. A replacement bus will operate from Chester to Manchester Piccadilly calling at affected stations. Please note this bus will not call at Warrington Bank Quay
  • 22:12 and 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester. These services will run as booked to Warrington Bank Quay and then replaced by buses between Warrington Bank Quay and Chester

Tuesday to Friday

  • 00:25 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus 

Planning your Journey

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Amended overnight First Capital Connect services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
 
Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
26/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking part over some parts of the First Capital Connect network. The following trains are amended:

From approximately 22:30 each night (Mon-Fri), south-bound services will not stop at Hornsey or Harringay. Passengers should use north-bound services, changing at either Finsbury park or Alexandra Palace as appropriate.    

On Tuesday and Thursday night the 22:14 and 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services are replaced by buses between Ely and Kings Lynn.

Planning your Journey 

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Amended overnight First Great Western services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
 
Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network. The following trains are amended:

After approximately 22:30 each night from Monday to Friday, trains are unable to call at Pangbourne. Passengers should use connecting replacement buses to / from Tilehurst.

After approximately 22:15 each night from Monday to Friday, trains are unable to call at Burnham or Taplow. Passengers should use connecting replacement buses to / from Slough.  

The 23:53 Henley-on-Thames to Reading service will terminate at Twyford with a rail connection to Reading.

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Amended overnight Northern Rail services from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 April 2014
 
Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
24/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network. The following trains are amended:

  • 22:17, 23:17 Manchester Piccadilly to Chester and the 22:48 Chester to Manchester Piccadilly services are cancelled and replaced by buses
  • 22:34 Stockport to Wigan Wallgate. This train terminates at Bolton and is replaced by a bus between Bolton and Wigan Wallgate
  • 22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly. This train will not call at Stockport, a replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at Stockport 
  • 22:48 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield. This train terminates at Stockport and is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Macclesfield
  • 23:05 Huddersfield to Manchester Victoria. This train terminates at Stalybridge and is replaced by a bus between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria 
  • 23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly. This train will not call at Handforth, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Heaton Chapel or Levenshulme. A replacement bus will operate from Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly, calling at these stations
  • 23:14 Manchester Piccadilly to Macclesfield. This train is cancelled and replaced by a bus
  • 23:20 Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate. This train will not call at Salford Crescent, Swinton, Moorside, Walkden, Atherton, Hag Fold, Daisy Hill, Hindley or Ince. A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Victoria to Wigan Wallgate, calling at these stations  
  • 23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe. This train will not call at Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme or Handforth. A replacement bus will operate from Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe, stopping to set down only from Wilmslow 

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Amended overnight London Midland services from Monday 21 to Friday 25 April 2014
 
Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
25/04/2014 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

  • 22:54 Birmingham New Street to Northampton. This train will not run. Passengers are advised to travel on the 21:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston (via Northampton) service or the 23:14 Birmingham New Street to Coventry service. A replacement bus will operate from Rugby to Northampton, calling at Long Buckby

Tuesday to Friday

  • 05:16 Rugby to London Euston. This train will start forward from Northampton at 05:46 and is replaced by a bus between Rugby and Northampton. The bus departs Rugby at the earlier time of 04:46

Planning your Journey

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Amended overnight Virgin Trains services from Monday 21 to Thursday 24 April 2014
Start date
21/04/2014 
End Date
24/04/2014 
Route affected

Some Virgin Trains routes

 
Train operator affected
Virgin Trains;
Description

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

21:40 and 22:50 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly. These services will be diverted via Stafford, Crewe and Wilmslow to Manchester Piccadilly. The 22:50 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will also be diverted not calling at Stockport. A replacement bus service will operate from Stafford to Stockport, calling at Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield.

22:45 Wolverhampton to London Euston. This train will be diverted not calling at Northampton. A replacement bus will run from Rugby to Northampton calling at Long Buckby.

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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