Engineering works and changes to train times

Network Rail has a programme of planned engineering work to improve the rail network. This work is usually carried out overnight or at weekends when services are less busy, but it can still mean that we have to make changes to our services. Services are most regularly altered after 10pm on Mondays to Fridays, all day on Saturday and Sunday or around Bank Holidays.

The information on this page shows planned work for the next few months:

For advice about how to reach London Bridge during Thameslink Programme work, click here

Services may be subject to further alteration and you are advised to check again before travelling. 

Planned engineering works

Major engineering work at London Bridge affecting Thameslink until January 2018

As part of the government sponsored Thameslink Programme, Network Rail are 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.

Until 2018, there will be long and short term changes to train services as major track work takes place around London Bridge station.

See the Thameslink Programme website for more information.

Buses replace trains between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Streatham and Sutton or Wimbledon via Mitcham Junction on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Wimbledon, closing the line via Mitcham Junction.

Customer Advice:

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Streatham and Epsom / Epsom Downs. An hourly shuttle service will operate between Epsom and Horsham.

Thameslink will run 2 trains per hour will operate to / from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton and local TfL buses between Sutton and Wimbledon.

Ticket acceptance:

Southern customers may use South West Trains services between Epsom and Dorking.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

For journeys between Streatham and Sutton, you can plan your journey by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Thameslink service on Sunday 26 February

Engineering work is being carried out at various locations over the Thameslink network, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

An amended service will operate as follows:-

2 trains per hour will run between West Hampstead Thameslink and Bedford
2 trains per hour will run between London St. Pancras (East Midlands Trains platforms) and Bedford (from 09:00 until end of service);
2 trains per hour will run between London St. Pancras (East Midlands Trains platforms) and Luton (from 09:00 until end of service);
2 trains per hour will run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks;
2 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Brighton;
2 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Wimbledon via Tooting.

Trains will not call at Kentish Town, a half hourly rail replacement service will operate between London St. Pancras and West Hampstead Thameslink from 06:00 until end of service;
A rail replacement bus service will operate between London St. Pancras and London Bridge outside of Northern line operating hours.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

For journeys on London Buses or London Underground, you can plan your journey by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night Monday 27 February until Thursday 2 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from midnight each night from Monday to Thursday.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between London Bridge and London St Pancras International until 03:45 on Monday 27 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work on the Thameslink network, from the start of service until 03:45, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Overnight services will run between London Bridge and Three Bridges and between London St Pancras Interational and Bedford.

Buses will run between London Bridge and London St Pancras International. 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Trains are unable to call at Coulsdon South or Merstham on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Purley and Gatwick Airport, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Trains will not call at Coulsdon South or Merstham. Customers are advised to use the replacement bus service operated by Southern for these stations.

A reduced train service will also run between London and Gatwick Airport / Brighton.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge on Sunday 5 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge all day, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Great Northern services until 08:30 on Sunday 5 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Hertford North, a shuttle service will operate between London Kings Cross / Moorgate and Finsbury Park.

Northbound services will be unable to call at Harringay, Hornsey and Alexandra Palace.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Great Northern services until 08:00 on Sunday 12 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Moorgate and Alexandra Palace, closing some lines.

Until 07:20, trains towards London Kings Cross will not call at Harringay or Hornsey.

Until 08:00, trains will not run between Moorgate and Finsbury Park, services will be diverted to / from London Kings Cross.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace early morning trains between Huntingdon and Peterborough on Sunday 12 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Huntingdon and Peterborough from 00:45 until 08:45, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Huntingdon and Peterborough from 00:45 until approximately 08:45. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Thameslink service through central London on Sunday 12 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Loughborough Junction and West Hampstead, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

No Thameslink services will run through central London.

An amended service will run as follows:

  • Until 09:00, services that usually run between London St Pancras International and Bedford will be amended to run between West Hampstead and Bedford only.
  • After 09:00, 2 trains per hour will run between London St Pancras International and Bedford.
  • After 09:00, 2 trains an hour will run between London St Pancras International and Luton.
  • Services that usually run between Bedford and Sevenoaks will be amended to run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks (2 trains per hour).
  • Services that usually run between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks will be amended to run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks.
  • 2 trains an hour will run between London Bridge and Brighton
  • 2 trains an hour will run between London Bridge and Wimbledon via Sutton.
  • Trains will not call at Kentish Town, a half hourly bus service will run between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead, calling at Kentish Town.

 

Ticket acceptance:

You may use your tickets on London Buses and London Underground services on any reasonable route.

Buses have been arranged to run between London St Pancras International and London Bridge during the hours that the tube is unavailable.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Amended Thameslink services from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 March

Engineering work is taking place between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing some lines.

The following services will be replaced by a bus between Three Bridges and Brighton:

  • 22:22 Bedford to Brighton (Monday and Tuesday)
  • 22:52 Bedford to Brighton (Monday and Tuesday)
  • 00:10 Brighton to Bedford (Tuesday and Wednesday)

 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No early morning trains at Harringay and Hornsey on Sunday 19 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Kings Cross and Stevenage until 08:30, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Until 08:30, services will not call at Harringay and Hornsey.

Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Hertford North. 

Moorgate services will divert to start from and terminate at London Kings Cross.

From 08:30 until 09:40, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes on Sunday 19 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Brighton, closing the line between these stations

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling with Thameslink, buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

if you are travelling with Southern, buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Flitwick and Bedford until 08:05 on Sunday 19 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Flitwick and Bedford, closing the lines.

Customer Advice:

Until 08:05 buses replace trains between Flitwick and Bedford.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service to and from Sevenoaks on Sunday 19 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bickley and Sevenoaks, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Southeastern

Services between London Victoria and Canterbury West will start from and terminate at Borough Green. A replacement bus will run between Swanley and Borough Green.

Services between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Canterbury East will call additionally at St Mary Cray and Swanley all day.

The 06:41 Gillingham to London Victoria service will not run. A replacement bus will depart Gillingham at 05:40 for all stations to Bromley South.

Thameslink

Services to and from Sevenoaks will run via Petts Wood, calling additionally at Orpington. Customers should use alternative Southeastern services to travel to St Mary Cray, Swanley, Eynsford, Shoreham and Otford. A replacement bus will run between Otford and Sevenoaks. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Streatham and Sutton on Sunday 19 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Wimbledon via Sutton, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink trains to and from Sutton will operate to and from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use TfL buses between Wimbledon and Sutton and Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Southern replacement buses will run between Streatham and Epsom via Mitcham Junction and also between West Croydon and Sutton.

Trains will not run between Epsom and Dorking, customers should use South West Trains.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight Great Northern service from Monday 20 to Friday 24 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hitchin and Cambridge closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Monday to Thursday, the 22:29 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross will run non stop between Cambridge and Royston. A replacement bus will run between Cambridge and Hitchin calling at all stations.

Tuesday to Friday, the 03:25 Peterborough to London Kings Cross will not call at Hitchin. A replacement bus will run between Hitchin and Stevenage to connect with the train.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Streatham and Wimbledon via Sutton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and West Croydon / Sutton, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Southern services between London Victoria and Dorking / Epsom will be replaced by buses between West Croydon / Streatham and Sutton / Epsom.

Thameslink services to and from Sutton will operate to and from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use London Buses between Sutton and Wimbledon and Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Ticket acceptance:

Your Southern ticket will be accepted on South West Trains services between Epsom and Dorking.

Your Thameslink ticket will be accepted on London Buses and the Southern buses.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Preston Park / Lewes, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

On Saturday:

  • Thameslink services between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and City Thameslink only
  • There will be no Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton
  • Bedford to Three Bridges services will run normally
  • Gatwick Express services will run between London Victoria and Gatwick Airport only
  • A reduced Southern service will run between London and Brighton
  • Trains will not run between Three Bridges and Lewes via Plumpton
  • Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

On Sunday:

  • Thameslink services that usually run between Bedford and Brighton will run between Bedford and Three Bridges only
  • Thameslink services that usually run between Bedford and Three Bridges will not run
  • A reduced Southern service will run between London and Brighton
  • Trains will not run between Three Bridges and Lewes via Plumpton
  • Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

 

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be accepted on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Huntingdon and Peterborough from 23:00 on Saturday 25 until 08:20 on Sunday 26 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Huntingdon and Peterborough from 23:00 on Saturday until 08:20 on Sunday, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Huntingdon and Peterborough from approximately 23:00 on Saturday until 08:20 on Sunday.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about track work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains from London Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace until 07:20 Sunday 26 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace closing some lines from London Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace.

Customer Advice:

Until 07:20, buses replace trains from London Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended late night Thameslink trains from Monday 27 to Thursday 30 March

From 23:00 each night, Network Rail are carrying out engineering work at various locations on the Thameslink network.

Customer Advice:

Trains between Luton and Sutton are diverted between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction (not stopping) and will run non stop. Customers for stations via Wimbledon should use TfL buses.

Buses will replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton on Saturday 1 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Bridge and East Croydon, closing some lines.

Thameslink services between London Bridge and Brighton will not run.

Services between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Ely and Cambridge on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Ely and Cambridge, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Ely and Cambridge.

CrossCountry will also run buses between Peterborough, March, Ely and Cambridge on Sunday.

On Sunday, East Midlands Trains services will be bus replaced between Norwich and Peterborough.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service between Three Bridges and Brighton on Sunday 2 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath (until 07:20) and between Preston Park and Brighton (from 07:20 until the end of service), closing some lines.

Until 07:20, Thameslink services will be replaced by buses between Three Bridges and Brighton.

From 07:20 until the end of service, Thameslink services will be replaced by buses between Haywards Heath and Brighton.

Southern services will run between Haywards Heath and Brighton via Hove.

Buses will replace trains between Brighton and Lewes.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Tulse Hill and Wimbledon via Tooting / Sutton via Mitcham Junction on Sunday 2 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Tulse Hill and Wimbledon via Tooting / Sutton via Mitcham Junction, closing all lines.

Thameslink trains will not run between Tulse Hill and Wimbledon via Tooting / Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Services that usually run between Luton and Sutton will be amended to run between Luton and Wimbledon via Crystal Palace and West Croydon.

Southern trains are replaced by buses between Tulse Hill and Sutton.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

These changes for Southern are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Denmark Hill and Bromley South on Sunday 2 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Nunhead and Shortlands, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

No trains will run between Nunhead and Bromley South. Services will be diverted via Herne Hill.

Trains between London Victoria and Dartford will not run.

Buses will run between Herne Hill and Bromley South, calling at Denmark Hill, Peckham Rye, Crofton Park, Catford, Bellingham and Beckenham Hill.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers may use London Bus services between Peckham Rye and Nunhead and also between Beckenham Junction and Ravensbourne.

Southeastern customers may use London Underground services between London Victoria and Embankment / London Charing Cross / Southwark / London Blackfriars / Elephant & Castle.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses and London Underground by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

 

Amended Great Northern service to and from London Kings Cross / Moorgate until 08:15 on Sunday 2 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage and also between London Kings Cross and Peterborough, closing some lines.

Until 08:15, the following alterations will apply:

  • Trains from Hertford North towards London will be replaced by buses between Gordon Hill and Finsbury Park.
  • A reduced service will run from London Kings Cross to Hertford North, with some services being replaced by buses between Finsbury Park and Gordon Hill.
  • Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and New Barnet
  • Trains from Peterborough towards London will be retimed to leave Peterborough up to 40 minutes earlier than usual

 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Finsbury Park and New Barnet until 08:30 from Monday 3 to Friday 7 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage until 08:30 each morning, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Hertford Route:

Buses replace trains between Finsbury Park and Gordon Hill.

Welwyn Route:

Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and New Barnet.

Cambridge / Peterborough Routes:

Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and New Barnet.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Tuesday 4 to Friday 7 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from 00:01 until 05:30 each night.

Customer Advice:

All through services will be diverted via Hertford North.

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended services between Luton and London St Pancras International on Sunday 9 April

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Luton and St Pancras International at various locations closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

East Midlands Trains will run to and amended timetable between Luton and St Pancras International. Journey times will be extended by up to 10 minutes.

Some services are also cancelled.

As a result of this engineering work, the 16:24 Nottingham to Derby is retimed.

Thameslink trains until 08:50, buses will replace trains between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink.

All day, trains between Luton and Kentish Town will have journey times extended by up to 10 minutes.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace until 08:30 Sunday 9 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Kings Cross and Alexandra Palace closing some lines from London Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace.

Customer Advice:

Until 08:30, buses replace trains from London Kings Cross to Alexandra Palace.

Trains from Peterborough to London Kings Cross are retimed to depart Peterborough up to 40 minutes earlier than normal.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North from 23:50 each night Monday 10 to Thursday 13 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from midnight each night from Monday to Thursday.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin until 08:30 on Sunday 16 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Knebworth and Hitchin, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Welwyn Garden City and Hitchin until 08:30 on Sunday morning.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No early morning trains at Harringay and Hornsey on Sunday 16 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Drayton Park and Finsbury Park until 08:30, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Northbound services will be unable to call at Harringay or Hornsey. Trains to / from Moorgate will be diverted to start and terminate at London Kings Cross.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink until 08:50 on Sunday 16 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink until approximately 08:50, closing some lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

Until approximately 08:40, if you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. 

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended 22:14 and 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services from Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 April

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Ely and Kings Lynn, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

The 22:14 and 23:14 London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn services will run between London Kings Cross and Ely only. A replacement bus will run between Ely and Kings Lynn to help you complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight service at Harringay and Hornsey from Tuesday 18 to Friday 21 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Kings Cross and Stevenage until 08:30, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

From 23:30 until 05:20 each night, services travelling towards Moorgate will not call at Harringay and Hornsey.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Great Northern service from Saturday 22 until 08:30 Sunday 23 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Finsbury Park and Harringay and also between Peterborough and Stevenage, closing some lines.

Until 05:20 on Saturday and from start of service Sunday until 07:20, trains towards London will not call at Hornsey or Harringay.

On Sunday until 08:20 buses will replace trains between Stevenage and Peterborough and between Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Thameslink service through Central London on Sunday 23 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Kentish Town and Elephant & Castle, closing all lines.

There will be no Thameslink services will run through Central London.

An amended service will operate as follows:

  • 2 trains per hour will run between London St  Pancras International (East Midland Trains platforms) and Bedford
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London St Pancras International (East Midland Trains platforms) and Luton
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Brighton
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Wimbledon via West Croydon and Sutton
  • 2 trains per hour will run between London Victoria (diverted from London Blackfriars) and Sevenoaks

 

Ticket acceptance:

You may use your tickets on London Buses and London Underground services on any reasonable route.

Buses have been arranged to run between London St Pancras International and London Bridge during the hours that the tube is unavailable.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended overnight services between Bedford and Brighton from Monday 24 to Friday 28 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work is taking place 00:10 each night between Three Bridges and Haywards Heath, closing some lines.

The 22:52 (Monday - Thursday) Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. A bus will operate from Three Bridges to Brighton.

The 00:10 (Tuesday - Friday) Brighton to Bedford service will start from Three Bridges. A bus will operate from Brighton to Three Bridges.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Thameslink service between London Bridge and Brighton on Saturday 29 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Bridge and East Croydon, reducing line capacity between these stations.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink between London Bridge and Brighton

These services will not run all day. 1 service an hour which runs between Bedford and Brighton will call additionally at Balcombe. If you intend to travel between these destinations, you should use Thameslink services from London Blackfriars.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Thameslink service between London St Pancras International and Bedford from 22:45 on Saturday 29 until 08:50 on Sunday 30 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Cricklewood and Radlett, closing some lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink between Brighton and Bedford

The 23:05 and 23:37 services on Saturday, and the 00:10 service on Sunday between Brighton and Bedford will be retimed by up to 17 minutes to arrive later than usual in to Bedford.

If you intend to travel between these destinations, please allow for an extended journey time.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Finsbury Park / Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North until 09:40 on Sunday 30 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace / Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Hertford North, closing the line.

Until 08:30, trains from London / Moorgate will not call at Harringay or Hornsey.

Buses will replace trains between Finsbury Park and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Between 08:30 and 09:40, buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans until 08:50 on Sunday 30 April

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans, closing some lines.

Until 08:50, buses will replace trains between West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended service between Luton and Sutton via Wimbledon after 21:50 from Monday 1 to Thursday 4 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Wimbledon, closing some lines.

The 21:50, 22:20 and 22:50 Luton to Sutton via Wimbledon services will be amended to run to Wimbledon via Sutton, not calling at Haydons Road or Tooting. If you are travelling to or from these stations you will be able to use London Buses to complete your journey.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey on London Buses by using the Transport for London Journey Planner

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace overnight trains between Hitchin and Cambridge from Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 May

From 23:55 each night, Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Hitchin and Cambridge closing the line.

Customer advice

Buses replace trains between Hitchin and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Dalston Junction and Shadwell on Saturday 06 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Dalston Junction and Shadwell, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Dalston Junction and Shadwell, buses will start from Dalston Kingsland. Journey times may be extended.

Ticket acceptance:

You may use London Buses between Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction and between Surrey Quays and New Cross. You may also use London Underground via reasonable routes.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Streatham and Sutton on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May

Network Rail is carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Wimbledon via Sutton, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink trains to and from Sutton will operate to and from Wimbledon via Tooting. Customers should use TfL buses between Wimbledon and Sutton and Southern replacement buses between Streatham and Sutton via Mitcham Junction.

Southern replacement buses will run between Streatham and Epsom via Mitcham Junction and also between West Croydon and Sutton.

Trains will not run between Epsom and Dorking, customers should use South West Trains.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Royston and Cambridge on Sunday 7 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Royston and Cambridge, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Royston and Cambridge all day Sunday.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No early morning trains at Harringay and Hornsey on Sunday 7 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between  Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace until 08:30, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Trains will be unable to call at Harringay or Hornsey in both directions.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No Thameslink service between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction on Saturday 13 May and Sunday 14 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction, closing all lines.

Customer advice:

Stations between London St Pancras International and Loughborough Junction will not be served.  An amended timetable will operate as below:

4 trains per hour will run between London St Pancras International and Bedford.

2 trains per hour will run between London St Pancras International and Luton.

4 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Brighton. If you are travelling to stations via Redhill, you should use Southern services.

2 trains per hour will run between London Bridge and Sutton via Wimbledon. If you are travelling to stations via Mitcham Junction, you should use Southern services.

2 trains per hour will run between London Victoria and Sevenoaks.

You may use your ticket on London Underground services between London St Pancras International and London Bridge.  A rail replacement service will run between these stations when London Underground is closed.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Retimed trains from Biggleswade to Hitchin from 23:00 on Sunday 14 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Hitchin and Biggleswade, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Great Northern services from Peterborough to London Kings Cross will be subject to extend journey times between Biggleswade and Hitchin, not calling at Arlesey.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Royston and Cambridge on Sunday 14 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Royston and Cambridge, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Royston and Cambridge.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended services between London Kings Cross and New Barnet until 08:10 Sunday 14 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London Kings Cross and New Barnet, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

A limited service will run from London Kings Cross to Hertford North / Royston / Stevenage. Additional services will run from New Barnet to Welwyn Garden City.

Services to London Kings Cross will terminate short at New Barnet / Gordon Hill.

Rail replacement transport will operate between New Barnet / Gordon Hill and Finsbury Park calling at all stations.

Ticket acceptance:

Customers are advised to use London Underground services between London Kings Cross and Finsbury Park via any reaosnable route.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink on Sunday 14 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Trains from Bedford will start / terminate at West Hampstead Thameslink.

A rail replacement bus service will run between London St Pancras and West Hampstead Thameslink.

Check before you travel:

These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

No trains between Nunhead / Beckenham Junction and St Mary Cray / Petts Wood on Sunday 14 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Nunhead / Beckenham Junction and St Mary Cray / Petts Wood, closing all lines.

Advice for Southeastern customers:

Services between London Victoria and Ramsgate / Dover Priory / Canterbury East / Canterbury West will divert betwen Nunhead and St Mary Cray via Lewisham and Chislehurst.

Services between London Victoria and Orpington will start / terminate at Beckenham Junction.  A replacement bus will between Beckenham Junction and Orpington / Swanley.

Advice for Thameslink customers:

Buses replace trains between Herne Hill and Swanley, via Bellingham. After 21:00, the buses will be extended the run to / London Blackfriars. 

A train shuttle service will run between Swanley and Sevenoaks.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Amended Great Northern service from Peterborough to London Kings Cross from 23:00 on Monday 15 May until 05:40 on Thursday 18 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering works between Biggleswade and Hitchin, closing a line towards London.

Customer advice:

Services from Peterborough to London Kings Cross will run with extended journey times, and will not call at Arlesey.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

Buses replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Tuesday 16 to Friday 19 May

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage from 00:01 until 05:30 each night.

Customer Advice:

All through services will be diverted via Hertford North.

Buses will replace trains between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City.

Check before you travel:

You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

 

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.