Engineering Works

We and our partners at Network Rail are always working hard to maintain and improve the rail network. We try to keep disruption to a minimum by carrying out engineering works at the weekend or over holiday periods where we can, but this isn’t always possible.

If we need to close train lines for engineering works, we’ll provide buses to replace the affected trains. We will need to alter train services over a wider area, for example to connect with buses, so you should always check whether your journey will be affected.

At the present time we are experiencing problems in getting our train service alterations uploaded into Journey Planners. The current situation for each of the next four weekends is shown in the "Monthly Summary" pages, which you can find using the links in the box at the top right of this page. We will post PDF timetables no later than five days in advance for routes and dates when Journey Planner information is not correct. 
We are sorry that this may affect your ability to plan ahead and we are working hard and doing everything we can alongside Network Rail to rectify this problem. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix and we expect this problem will continue for some time. 

Overnight trains

Engineering works affect trains at night more than during the day. If you’re planning to travel after 2300 or before 0530 then check train times carefully, to make sure that you can complete your journey safely. Sometimes this work has to be arranged at short notice, for example if emergency repairs have to be made, so please check our live travel update page.

Unscheduled delays

Sometimes we have to alter trains at short notice for reasons beyond our control. Check out our live travel updates page for up-to-date information on any changes or cancellations.

National Rail Enquiries can provide you with detailed information about train delays and cancellations anywhere on the network. Call 0345 748 4950 or visit nationalrail.co.uk.

Luggage on replacement buses

If engineering works are affecting our trains then we may use replacement buses, or even taxis, to get you to your destination. Unfortunately there’s no room on replacement buses or taxis to carry prams, cycles or bulky luggage. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

If we need to close train lines for engineering works, we’ll provide buses to replace the affected trains. We will need to alter train services over a wider area to connect with buses, so you should always check whether your journey will be affected.
If we need to close train lines for engineering works, we’ll provide buses to replace the affected trains. We will need to alter train services over a wider area to connect with buses, so you should always check whether your journey will be affected.