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Sunday 21st, December

Posted : 2014-12-08 21:39:09

 


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Delays between London Liverpool Street and Hackney Downs expected until 22:30
 
Incident created
08/12/2014 16:39
Last updated
08/12/2014 20:56
Route affected
Description

A signalling problem at London Liverpool Street is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to trains between London Liverpool Street and Hackney Downs. This is expected to continue until 22:30.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use Great Northern, London Buses and London Underground services on reasonable routes.

You can follow this incident using the hashtag #HackneyDowns

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Delays between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars until at least 23:00

 

 
Incident created
08/12/2014 10:35
Last updated
08/12/2014 20:30
Route affected
Description

A broken down train at City Thameslink is causing delays of up to 30 minutes to journeys between London St Pancras International and London Blackfriars.

Alternative travel options

Thameslink passengers may use the following operators on any reasonable route:

  • East Midlands Trains
  • Great Northern
  • London Buses
  • London Underground
  • Uno buses

 

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least  23:00.

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Disruption to Southern services to and from London Bridge until at least end of service

 
Incident created
08/12/2014 15:21
Last updated
08/12/2014 17:48
Route affected
Description

Because of a shortage of traincrew, Southern services to and from London Bridge are being disrupted, with journey times 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 end of service.

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Delays to and from London Paddington expected until 23:30

 
Incident created
08/12/2014 07:20
Last updated
08/12/2014 17:37
Route affected
Description

Following a signalling problem near Acton Main Line, all lines are now open. However residual delays of up to 30 minutes are still to be expected to services to and from London Paddington.

Services between London Paddington and Cheltenham Spa will run between Swindon and Cheltenham Spa only.

This is expected to continue until 23:30.

Alternative travel options

Passengers may use:

  • Chiltern Railways services on any reasonable route
  • CrossCountry services between Reading and Banbury
  • First Buses on routes 1B, 58, 75 and 76
  • London Buses on route 140
  • London Underground services on any reasonable route
  • South West Trains services on any reasonable route

Ticket restrictions to journeys to and from London Paddington have been lifted for today Monday 8 December.

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Industrial action affecting Eurostar services to and from Belgium on 8 and 15 December 2014

 
Incident created
10/11/2014 08:15
Last updated
08/12/2014 00:07
Route affected
Description

A national strike is planned to take place in Belgium on 8 and 15 December 2014.  Because of this, services between London St Pancras International and Brussels Midi will only be able to run between London and Lille Europe on those dates.

Due to the scale of the strike, Eurostar expect no trains or other public transport to run in Belgium. Eurostar are unable to provide any alternative method of transport between Brussels and Lille and are strongly advising passengers not to travel on these dates.

The last two services departing London St Pancras International on Sunday 14 December 2014 will also be amended:

  • The 19:04 London St Pancras International to Brussels Midi will depart 30 minutes earlier at 18:34 arriving Calais 20.29, Lille Europe 21.00 and Brussels Midi 21.38 local times.
  • The 20:03 London St Pancras International to Brussels Midi will terminate at Lille Europe.

If you hold a ticket for these dates you may either change your ticket free of charge for another date within 120 days, subject to availability or cancel your booking for a full refund.  Please contact your point of sale or Eurostar on 03432 186 186.

 

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Amended 23:12 Bedford to Three Bridges and 23:37 Brighton to Bedford on Monday 8 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
09/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place at London Bridge with various line closures.

The 23:12 Bedford to Three Bridges and 23:37 Brighton to Bedford will not call at London Bridge, buses will run between London Blackfriars and London Bridge.

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Amended Southern services from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

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

22:47 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Hastings will terminate at Eastbourne, passengers for stations to Hastings should change at Polegate for a connecting bus. 

23:17 (Monday to Thursday) London Victoria to Worthing, bus replaces train between Hove and Worthing.

05:01 (Monday to Friday) Clapham Junction to Watford Junction will be extended to Milton Keynes Central.

05:54, 07:23, 09:15, 23:36 (Monday to Friday) Watford Junction to Clapham Junction will start from Shepherds Bush. Passengers are advised to use London Midland services between Watford Junction and London Underground services between Euston and Victoria.

05:55, 06:20, 22:39 (Monday to Friday) Clapham Junction to Watford Junction also 07:30 (Monday to Friday) Coulsdon Town to Watford Junction will terminate at Shepherds Bush. Passengers are advised to use London Underground services between Victoria and Euston and then use London Midland services between London Euston and Watford Junction.

06:53 (Monday to Friday) Watford Junction to Clapham Junction will start back from Milton Keynes Central.

00:04 (Tuesday to Friday) Brighton to West Worthing, bus replaces train throughout.

00:05 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Eastbourne / Worthing will terminate at Brighton, the Eastbourne portion will be a train from Brighton to to Eastbourne, a connecting bus will run from Brighton to Worthing.

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Trains diverted to / from London Liverpool Street after 20:30 from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

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

After 20.30 trains will run to an amended timetable and are diverted to start and terminate at London Liverpool Street, calling additionally at Stratford.

No trains will call at London Fenchurch Street, Limehouse and West Ham.

Tickets will be accepted on London Underground between Tower Hill and Barking, West Ham and Stratford, also on Docklands Light Railway between Limehouse and Tower Gateway / Stratford via Poplar.

Planning your Journey

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

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Reduced Gatwick Express service on Sunday 7 December 2014

 
Start date
07/12/2014 
End date
08/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Selhurst and Purley closing some lines.

From 05:00 a half-hourly service will operate at:

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.

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Amended South West Trains services from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
11/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place across parts of the South West Trains network.

22:05 London Waterloo (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday only) to Poole will be replaced by a bus between Bournemouth and Poole.

23:05 (Monday to Thursday) London Waterloo to Poole will be replaced by a bus between Bournemouth and Poole.

Journey times are expected to be extended by up to 25 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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Buses replace trains between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour each night from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour closing all lines.

From 00:45 until 04:25 each morning, buses will replace trains between Havant and Portstmouth Harbour.

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Amended First TransPennine Express services each night from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place across parts of the First TransPennine Express network. The following trains are amended:

Monday to Thursday  

22:29 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will not call at stations between Manchester Piccadilly and Preston. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Preston.

22:45 Blackpool North to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at stations between Preston and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Manchester Airport.

23:20 Manchester Airport to York will not call at Dewsbury. It wil also depart from Leeds 14 minutes later and arrive into York 10 minutes than normal. A replacement bus will run from Huddersfield to Dewsbury.

Monday to Friday 

00:01 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North will not call at Bolton. A replacement bus will run from Manchester Piccadilly to Bolton.

03:37 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will not call at Bolton. A replacement bus will run from Bolton to Manchester Airport.

04:47 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport will not call at Chorley or Horwich Parkway. A replacement bus will run from Preston to Bolton.

Tuesday to Friday

01:38 and 02:52 will run 13 minutes later from Huddersfield onwards.

04:25 Manchester Airport to Newcastle will depart from Huddersfield 28 minutes early at 05:12.

05:21 York to Manchester Airport will not call at Dewsbury. A replacement bus will run from Dewsbury to Huddersfield at 06:01.

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Amended First Great Western services each night from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description
Engineering work is taking place over some parts of the First Great Western network with the following trains amended:

Monday - Thursday  

17:39 Penzance to London Paddington will run slightly later than normal from Didcot Parkway onwards.

21:29 Taunton to London Paddington will run slightly later than normal from Didcot Parkway onwards.

22:15 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will run 12 minutes later than normal between Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads.

22:45 London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads will run 15 minutes later than normal from Bristol Parkway onwards.

23:15 Reading to London Paddington will depart from Reading earlier at 23:10 and resume the normal timetable from Slough onwards.

23:36 Swindon to Gloucester will be replaced by a bus throughout.

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Buses replace trains between Basingstoke and Salisbury from 21:40 each night from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Andover and Salisbury closing the line.

Trains between London Waterloo and Salisbury / Exeter St Davids will be diverted via Southampton Central and not call at stations between Basingstoke and Salisbury. Replacement buses will run between Basingstoke and Salisbury, extending journey times by at least 40 minutes.

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Buses replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town / Cheshunt each night from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place between Hackney Downs and Cheshunt / Enfield Town closing all lines.

From approximately 23:25 each night buses will replace trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt (via Seven Sister) and also between London Liverpool Street and Enfield Town.

All trains between London Liverpool Street and Cheshunt / Cambridge / Stansted Airport will be diverted via Tottenham Hale.

Passengers may use alternative stations on the Tottenham Hale route which are within walking distance of stations on the Seven Sisters route.

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Amended Northern Rail services each night from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description
Overnight engineering work is taking place across parts of the Northern Rail network with the following trains being amended:

 

Monday - Thursday 

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

22:47 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly will not call at Stockport. A replacement bus will run from Chinley to Manchester Piccadilly calling at Stockport.

22:51 Buxton to Manchester Piccadilly will only run from Stockport to Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run between Buxton and Manchester Piccadilly.

23:04 Manchester Piccadilly - Alderley Edge will be replaced by a bus from Stockport to Alderley Edge.

23:10 Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton will be replaced by a bus from Stockport to Buxton.

23:12 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly will only run between Stockport and Manchester Piccadilly. A replacement bus will run from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly.

23:27 Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street will be replaced by a bus from Hunts Cross to Liverpool Lime Street.

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

Tuesday - Friday

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

03:38 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport will be replaced by a bus throughout.

04:38 Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street will be replaced by a bus throughout.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Arriva Trains Wales services each nigh from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

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

Monday - Thursday

20:17 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will be replaced by a bus between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly.

22:35 Manchester Piccadilly to Shrewsbury will be diverted and will not call at Wilmslow. A replacement bus will run from Stockport to Crewe calling at Wilmslow.

Planning your Journey

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Amended East Midlands Trains services from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
11/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place on some parts of the East Midlands Trains network with the following trains being amended.

Monday 

After 22:00 trains from London St Pancras will be amended to depart later from Loughborough but resume their normal timetable from East Midlands Parkway onwards.

Monday - Thursday  

21:37 Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham will be diverted via Derby, extending journey times slightly.

Tuesday - Friday  

05:21 Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street will depart from Nottingham at 05:08. It will be diverted via Derby and resume the normal timetable from Chesterfield onwards.

After 22:00 trains from London St Pancras International will be amended to depart later from Wellingborough and stations thereafter.

Wednesday - Friday  

05:00 and 05:19 Derby to London St Pancras International will run earlier from stations north of Bedford and then resume their normal timetable from Bedford onwards.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Great Northern services each night from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

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

An additional train will run at 00:01 (Tuesday to Friday) from London Kings Cross to Peterborough.

An additional train will run at 00:31 (Tuesday to Friday) from London Kings Cross to Cambridge.

Planning your Journey

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Amended London Midland services from Monday 8 to Friday 12 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
11/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

 

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

Monday  

20:34 London Euston to Tring is cancelled.

20:54 Birmingham New Street to London Euston will terminate at Northampton.

21:26 Tring to London Euston is cancelled.

22:05 Milton Keynes Central to London Euston is cancelled.

After 22:30, trains between London Euston and Northampton will start / terminate at Milton Keynes Central. Replacement buses will operate between Milton Keynes Central and Northampton.

Monday - Friday  

07:55 and 08:15 Watford Junction to London Euston are cancelled.

17:34 London Euston to Watford Junction is cancelled.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Virgin Trains services from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
11/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place on some parts of the Virgin Trains network with the following trains being amended:

22:45 (Monday only) Wolverhampton to London Euston will be diverted not calling at Northampton. A replacement bus will operate from Rugby to Northampton, calling at Long Buckby.

22:30 and 23:30 London Euston to Wolverhampton (Monday to Thursday) will be diverted between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton, extending journey times by approximately 10 minutes.

Planning your Journey

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Amended Southeastern services each night from Monday 8 to Thursday 11 December 2014

 
Start date
08/12/2014 
End date
12/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Overnight engineering work is taking place across some of the Southeastern network with the following trains being amended:

23:55 (Monday to Thursday) London St Pancras International to Faversham terminates at Ebbsfleet International. A replacement bus will run between Ebbsfleet International and Faversham.

00:10 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Ramsgate will be replaced by a bus between Gillingham and Faversham. An addtional train will run from Faversham to Ramsgate.

00:15 (Tuesday to Friday) Sittingbourne to Sheerness-on-Sea is replaced by a bus throughout.

00:37 (Tuesday to Friday) London Victoria to Gillingham will be diverted and not call at Herne Hill, Penge East or Beckenham Junction. A replacement bus will run from London Victoria to Gillingham calling at Herne Hill, Penge East, Beckenham Junction, Bromley South, St Mary Cray, Swanley, Farningham Road, Longfield, Meopham, Rochester and Chatham.

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Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey (extended to / from St Albans City) until the end of service on Sunday 28 December 2014

 
Start date
29/11/2014 
End date
28/12/2014 
Route affected
Description

Engineering work is taking place between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey closing the line.

Buses replace trains between Watford Junction and St Albans Abbey (extended to / from St Albans City). The pick up point for St Albans City will be at the bus station at the front of the railway station .

Planning your Journey

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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

The changes for 27 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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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. For further information please click here or here.

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