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Saturday 31st, January

Posted : 2015-01-29 18:44:01

 


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Disruption to Thameslink services until end of service on Thursday 29 January
 
Incident created
28/01/2015 09:29
Last updated
29/01/2015 16:54
Route affected
Description

Flooding in Clerkenwell tunnel near Farringdon is causing signalling problems which are disrupting Thameslink services.

Until the end of service on Thursday 29 January there will be no service between London St Pancras International and Farringdon.

Thameslink intend to run a full service from tomorrow morning, however due to flood damage to some of their trains, there will be some services formed with fewer carriages than normal.

Today, passengers are able to travel between London Blackfriars and London St Pancras International using the London Underground.

Services between London Blackfriars and Sutton will be formed of only four carriages and are expected to be very busy. Passengers are recommended to use Local Buses, London Underground, Southern, South West Trains services where possible. Your tickets will be accepted.

Trains from London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks are departing London Blackfriars at 12 and 42 minutes past the hour. Trains from Sevenoaks to London Blackfriars will depart Sevenoaks on the hour and at 30 minutes past the hour.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use the following services on any reasonable routes:

  • Arriva Buses - Route 757 between Luton / Luton Airport and Victoria
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Northern
  • London Buses
  • London Midland
  • London Underground 
  • Metroline Buses - Route 84 between Potters Bar and St Albans
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Tramlink
  • Uno Buses - Between Hatfield and St Albans
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Buses replace trains between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea between 19:30 and 21:00

 
Incident created
29/01/2015 16:09
Last updated
29/01/2015 16:21
Route affected
Description

A problem with a river bridge between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea means trains will be unable to run between these stations from 19:30 until 21:00 tonight.

Buses will run between these stations, extending journey times by up to 20 minutes.

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

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Buses replace trains between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road from Monday 12 January to Friday 20 March 2015

 
Start date
12/01/2015 
End date
20/03/2015 
Route affected
Description

Major work to repair the railway embankment near Sandown will be carried out resulting in the line being shut between Shanklin and Ryde St Johns Road in both directions.

Buses will run between Shanklin Station, Lake (High Street), Sandown (Broadway), Brading (Bullring) and Ryde St Johns Station (cycles cannot be carried on these buses).

A revised train service will run between Ryde St Johns Road, Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head. Smallbrook Junction will not be served during this time.

Rail ticket holders will also be able to use Southern Vectis Route 2 and 3 service buses between Ryde and Shanklin in both directions.

Additional buses will also run on school days for the benefit of schoolchildren.

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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Major engineering work at London Bridge from January 2015 until January 2018

 
Start date
05/01/2015 
End date
31/01/2018 
Route affected
Description

As part of the Government-sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail is rebuilding London Bridge mainline rail station to provide more space, improved connections to more destinations and more reliable services. The rail and tube station will remain open during the work.

From 12 January 2015 until January 2018, there will be long term changes as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

Throughout the programme, different services will be impacted on some weekends and bank holidays

Thameslink services which run through Central London will, from 5 January 2015, not call at London Bridge, however there will be a limited service between London Bridge and Brighton.

Southeastern services to and from London Charing Cross will not call at London Bridge between 12 January 2015 and August 2016.

As well as the impact to Southeastern and Thameslink services, Southern and South West Trains passengers will not be able to interchange with Southeastern services at London Bridge.

Planning your Journey

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

Alternative routes and travel advice

The impact on your journey will depend on the particular services that you currently use to get to and from London Bridge and what alternatives exist. Travel advice is as follows:

  • Change the train you catch from your home station to go direct to your national rail destination. For example switching from a London Charing Cross service to a London Cannon Street service. This may involve shifting the time that you travel, but in many cases only by a few minutes.
  • If getting a different train from home is not possible, we advise you to change trains en route outside London, for example at Lewisham, Orpington, Sevenoaks or Hither Green, to get to your final destination
  • Look at the other options available at the London end of your journey, for example walking from your final station stop to get where you want to go. It's often quicker to walk between stations in and around London Bridge than many people think. The Thameslink Programme has produced walking maps to help you map out the options for you. You could also consider cycling or using the bus.

 

If you are unable to complete your journey by interchanging on National Rail services outside London, you may need to use TfL services, if you have a Travelcard you may choose to use other routes.

The recommended routes are:

  • Between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark on Jubilee Line and on bus services (services 381 and RV1)
  • Between London Bridge and Charing cross on Jubilee/Bakerloo/Northern Lines and on bus services (services RV1 and 15)
  • Between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment on District/Circle and on bus services (service 15)
  • Between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge on Northern Line and on bus services (service 35, 40, 133 & 343)
  • Between Blackfriars and London Bridge and on bus services (service 17 (Blackfriars North), 381 & RV1 (Blackfriars South)

 

Southeastern passengers from Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill, Westcombe Park, New Cross, St Johns, Charlton, Woolwich Dockyard, Woolwich Arsenal, Plumstead, Abbeywood, Belvedere and Erith who are travelling to Charing Cross or Waterloo East are advised to change at London Bridge or travel to Cannon Street where their tickets will be accepted on London Underground and eligible bus services between London Bridge and Waterloo/Southwark, between London Bridge and Charing Cross and between Cannon Street and Charing Cross/Embankment.

Thameslink passengers from the south of London (with a ‘Thameslink only’ ticket), whose final destination is currently London Bridge should change at Elephant and Castle or Blackfriars for onward travel to London Bridge where tickets will be accepted on London Underground or eligible buses between Elephant and Castle and London Bridge and between Blackfriars and London Bridge.

Southern (and any permitted route) passengers who currently interchange onto National Rail services at London Bridge for travel to Charing Cross or Waterloo East should take London Underground or eligible bus services where their tickets will be accepted between London Bridge to Charing Cross or Waterloo/Southwark.

South West Trains passengers who currently interchange at Waterloo East for London Bridge should take London Underground or eligible bus services between London Bridge and London Waterloo / Southwark where their tickets will be accepted.

 

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Amended First TransPennine Express services from Monday 19 to Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
23/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

23:35 Manchester Piccadilly to York will not call at Dewsbury, a connecting bus will run from Huddersfield and Dewsbury.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38, 02:52 York to Manchester Piccadilly will depart Huddersfield  later than the normal timetable.

04:40 Manchester Piccadilly to Newcastle will depart Huddersfield earlier than the normal timetable.

05:21 York to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Dewsbury, a connecting bus will run from Dewsbury to Huddersfield.

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 19 to Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
23/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Great Northern network after approximately 23:45 Monday to Thursday until 04:45 Tuesday to Friday.

Between these times trains will not be able to call at Harringay or Hornsey. Passengers should use local buses to / from these stations.

Thursday and Friday only, 00:35 / 01:35 London Kings Cross to Peterborough will have their journey times extended by up to 15 minutes.

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 Buses, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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Amended Northern Rail services from Monday 19 to Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
23/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the Northern Rail network.

Monday to Thursday

22:48 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A bus will run between Chinley and Manchester Piccadilly calling at Stockport.

22:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is replaced by a bus between Wilmslow and Crewe.

23:04 Manchester Piccadilly to Alderley Edge is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Alderley Edge.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will start at Stockport A bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly stopping at Stockport to set down only.

23:38 Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Crewe.

22:56 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly will start from Stockport. A bus will run between Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly stopping at Stockport to set down only.

23:10 Manchester Piccadilly ro Buxton is replaced by a bus between Stockport and Buxton.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street is replaced by a bus between Hunts Cross and Liverpool Lime Street.

Tuesday to Friday

00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly is replaced by a bus throughout.

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 19 to Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
23/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:20 London Waterloo to Reading service is replaced by a bus between Ascot and Reading. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 30 minutes. 

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 21:50 each night, buses will replace trains between Salisbury and Romsey.

The 23:05 London Waterloo to Poole service is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Poole.

The 23:45 London Waterloo to Portsmouth & Southsea service is replaced by a bus between Petersfield and Portsmouth & Southsea.

The 23:50 London Waterloo to Reading service is replaced by a bus between Ascot and Reading. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 30 minutes.

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:05 London Waterloo to Bournemouth service is replaced by a bus between Southampton Central and Bournemouth. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes. 

The 01:05 London Waterloo to Southampton Central service will not call at Wimbledon or Surbiton. A bus will run from London Waterloo to Surbiton. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 04:25 Guildford to London Waterloo service will not stop at Surbiton or Wimbledon. A bus will run from Guildford to Wimbledon. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 25 minutes.

The 04:40 Havant to Portsmouth Harbour service starts forward from Fratton. An earlier bus will run from Havant to Portsmouth Harbour. Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 40 minutes. 

Wednesday to Friday

The 00:42 London Waterloo to Strawberry Hill service will not stop at stations from Wimbledon to Norbiton. A bus will run from London waterloo to Strawberry Hill (via Wimbledon). Journey times are likely to be extended by at least 30 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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Amended timetable Bedford and Long Eaton from 21:00 each night between Monday 19 and Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
24/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Bedford and Long Eaton closing some lines at various points along the route.

Monday to Friday

Between 21:00 and 22:25, trains from London St Pancras International will have their journey times extended after leaving Loughborough.

23:15 London St Pancras International to Derby will have it's journey times extended after leaving Wellingborough.

Tuesday to Friday

04:45 Leicester to London St Pancras International will depart and run earlier between Leicester and Bedford.

05:38 Nottingham to Leicester, departs Nottingham at 05:32.

The following train will depart and run early up to Leicester from when they will run to normal times:

05:00 / 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International

05:32 Nottingham to London St Pancras International

0530 Sheffield to London St Pancras International

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 19 to Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
23/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

From approximately 22:00 each night, buses will replace trains between Reading and  Newbury / Bedwyn.

The 20:30 Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour service will be replaced by a bus between Salisbury and Romsey.

The 21:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Westbury service will be replaced by a bus between Romsey and Salisbury.

The 23:36 Swindon to Gloucester service will not run and is replaced by a bus.

Tuesday to Thursday

The 04:34 Reading to Gatwick Airport service will start from Guildford. An earlier bus will run at 04:12 from Reading non-stop to Guildford to connect into the train. The bus connects out of the 21:45 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" sleeper service at Reading. There will also be a bus at 04:34 from Reading to Wokingham, Blackwater, North Camp and Guildford.

Tuesday to Friday

The 04:47 Bristol Temple Meads to London Paddington service will depart at 04:50 and diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Swindon not calling at Bristol Parkway. This train regains booked time from Swindon. Passengers from Bristol Parkway should travel by earlier road transport at 04:15 to Bristol Temple Meads 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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Amended Abellio Greater Anglia services from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
22/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday

The 05:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will start forward from Diss. A replacement bus will run from Norwich to Diss, departing Norwich at 04:20.

Monday to Wednesday

The 23:18 London Liverpool Street to Clacton-on-Sea service terminates at Colchester and replaced by a bus between Colchester and Clacton-on-Sea. Also the 22:56 Colchester to Walton-on-the-Naze service will be diverted to Clacton-on-Sea, connecting into a replacement bus service from Thorpe-le-Soken to Kirby Cross, Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.   

Monday to Thursday

The 20:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Ipswich and the 21:00 London Liverpool Street to Norwich service will terminate at Stowmarket. Passengers are advised that there are no bus replacement connections.

The 22:00 and 23:05 Norwich to London Liverpool Street services will be replaced by buses between Norwich and Ipswich. The 20:30, 21:30, 22:30 and 23:30 London Liverpool Street to Norwich journey times will be extended by approximately 10 minutes because of speed restrictions past the work site. 

Tuesday to Thursday

The 05:00 Norwich to London Liverpool Street service will depart Norwich at the earlier time of 04:20.

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 services from Monday 19 to Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
23/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

The 22:33 Brighton to Chichester, 22:17 London Victoria to Bognor Regis, 22:32 London Victoria to Chichester are diverted to Littlehampton. The 23:52 Chichester to Littlehampton will not run and 23:15 Portsmouth Harbour to Littlehampton and 23:12 Southampton Central to Barnham will terminate at Chichester. Buses will replace trains between Littlehampton and Chichester.

The 23:47 London Victoria to Oxted will not run and the 23:40 London Victoria to Horsham service will be retimed to depart at 23:47. A replacement bus will run from East Croydon to Oxted.

Tuesday and Wednesday morning

The 00:09 Purley to London Bridge and 00:42 East Croydon to London Bridge services will not run. Buses will replace trains at 00:15 and 00:42 from East Croydon to London Bridge and 00:30 from Crystal Palace to London Bridge. 

Tuesday to Friday

The 00:05 London Victoria to Eastbourne / Worthing will be replaced by a bus between Three Bridges and Brighton, Three Bridges and Lewes, with onward connections to Eastbourne and Worthing. The 01:02 London Victoria and 04:15 Brighton to London Victoria will be replaced by a bus 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

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No trains to Manchester Airport from Saturday 17 January to Sunday 8 February 2015

 
Start date
17/01/2015 
End date
09/02/2015 
Route affected
Description

Network Rail are investing over £1bn in the railway across the north of England and as part of this Manchester Airport is being upgraded. This will allow more services and a better access to the airport.

The upgrade includes, a fourth platform being built with new track work and signalling also being installed. Most of the work has been carried out with little disruption to passengers but to complete the platform work and install the new track and signalling there is no alternative but to close the station.  As a result, there will be no trains to / from Manchester Airport.

Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine Express

Buses will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

The Blackpool North to Manchester Airport First TransPennine services will terminate / start at Wilmslow and call at Heald Green.

Northern Rail

Passengers to and from Manchester Airport should use connecting buses between Heald Green and Manchester Airport. Some trains will start and terminate at Manchester Piccadilly, with the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport service amended to run between Manchester Airport and Wilmslow.

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 Arriva Trains Wales services from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
22/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday to Thursday

21:38 Merthyr Tydfil to Bridgend, bus replaces train between Barry and Bridgend.

22:05 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly, bus replaces train between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted and not call at Wilmslow, a connecting bus will run from Stockport to Wilmslow and Crewe.

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 ScotRail services from Monday 19 to Friday 23 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
23/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

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

23:10 (Monday to Thursday) Carlisle to Dumfries, bus replaces train throughout.

23:12 (Monday to Thursday) Glasgow Central to Dumfries, bus replaces train throughout.

04:58 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Carlisle  is cancelled, bus replaces train throughout.

05:46 (Tuesday to Friday) Dumfries to Glasgow Central, bus replaces train between Dumfries and Kilmarnock.

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 to / from London Fenchurch Street, Limehouse and West Ham after 20:30 from Monday 19 to Thursday 22 January 2015

 
Start date
19/01/2015 
End date
22/01/2015 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between West Ham and London Fenchurch Street with all lines closed.

From 20:30 trains will be diverted to / from London Liverpool Street with no trains to / from  London Fenchurch Street, Limehouse or West Ham. Services will be amended from around 19.30 on all routes to facilitate this.

Trains will run to a revised pattern after 20.00 for the rest of the evening.

Tickets will be accepted on London Underground between Tower Hill and Barking and also between West Ham and Stratford. Docklands Light Railway between West Ham and Stratford.

Passengers for Limehouse can use Docklands Light Railway between Tower Gateway and Limehouse and also Limehouse to Stratford via Poplar.

Planning your Journey

For journeys with London Underground and Docklands Light Railway, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner

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 calling at Hamilton Square until Friday 27 March 2015

 
Start date
29/09/2014 
End date
31/03/2015 
Route affected
Description

Hamilton Square will be closed for refurbishment with trains not calling until Friday 27 March 2015. 

This is part of a continuing project to renovate all of Merseyrail's underground stations, with Liverpool Central overhauled in 2012 and Liverpool 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 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