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 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.

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 Alexandra Palace and Hertford North from 23:45 until 04:50 Monday 16 to Friday 20 January

Engineering work is taking place between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North closing all lines.

Buses will replace trains from 23:50 between Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Hertford North.

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.

The train ticket you purchased for your journey will be valid on the replacement bus.

Planning your Journey

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

Amended Thameslink services on Sunday 22 January

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between London St Pancras International and Radlett, and also between Kentish Town and Loughborough Junction. The line through central London will be closed.

A revised Thameslink services will in in operation all day with no trains running between London St Pancras International and Herne Hill.

From approximately 08:00, some trains towards Bedford will be amended to start from Hendon or West Hampstead Thameslink.

A reduced amended service will operate between London St Pancras International and Bedford / Luton, using alternative platforms at the London Terminal.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink between London St Pancras International and West Hampstead Thameslink

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Thameslink between London St Pancras and Herne Hill

If you intend to travel between these stations, you may use London Buses.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Thameslink between London St Pancras and Brighton

If you intend to travel between these stations, you may use London Buses or London Underground to London Bridge.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Thameslink between London St Pancras and Sutton / Wimbledon

If you intend to travel between these stations, you may use London Buses or London Underground to London Bridge to connect with a Thameslink train.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Thameslink between London St Pancras and Sevenoaks

If you intend to travel between these stations, you may use London Buses or London Underground to London Victoria to connect with a Thameslink train.

Your journey may take approximately 20 minutes longer.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

Your ticket will also be valid on London Underground services on reasonable routes.

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 Hitchin and Peterborough until 08:45 on Sunday 22 January

Description:

Network Rail are carrying out Engineering work from 01:20 on Sunday 22 January between Hitchin and Peterborough, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will be diverted to terminate at Letchworth Garden City. A bus service will run from Letchworth Garden City to Peterborough, calling at intermediate stations.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 Great Northern service from Monday 23 to Friday 27 January

Description:

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work in the Harringay and Hornsey areas from 23:30 to 05:20 each night, closing some lines. You journey to or from these stations may be disrupted.

Customer Advice:

Some trains towards London will not call at Harringay and Hornsey.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 00:10 Brighton to Bedford service from Wednesday 25 to Friday 27 January

Network Rail are carrying out late night engineering work between Brighton and Three Bridges, closing the line.

Customer advice

The 00:10 Brighton to Bedford service will run between Three Bridges and Bedford only. A replacement bus has been organised to run from Brighton to Three Bridges so you can connect with the train.

Ticket acceptance

The ticket you purchased for your rail journey will be valid on the replacement bus provided.

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 early morning trains at Harringay and Hornsey on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace until 05:20 on Saturday and until 08:00 on Sunday, closing some lines towards London Kings Cross.

Customer Advice:

On Saturday, until 05:20 services towards London Kings Cross will not call at Harringay and Hornsey.

On Sunday, until 08:30 services towards London Kings Cross will not call at Harringay and Hornsey.

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

If you are wishing to travel to these stations, you should use alternative services.

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 on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 January

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 Southern, trains are diverted between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes via Littlehampton and will run to a reduced service. Buses will run between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes.

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

Services between St. Albans and Sutton, via Mitcham Junction, will start and terminate at London Blackfriars.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the replacement buses.

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:

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.

Amended early morning service between London Kings Cross and Peterborough on Sunday 29 January

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Letchworth Garden City and Peterborough from 01:20 Sunday morning until approximately 08:45, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Until approximately 08:45, London Kings Cross to Peterborough services will be diverted to terminate at Letchworth Garden City.

A replacement bus will run from Letchworth Garden City to Peterborough, calling at all stations.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the bus replacements.

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 Luton to Sutton services from Tuesday 31 January to Friday 3 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Streatham and Sutton, via Mitcham Junction from 23:20 until 05:35 each night, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink 22:20 and 22:50 Luton to Sutton services will be diverted and will not call at: Tooting, Haydons Road, Wimbledon, Wimbledon Chase, South Merton, Morden South, St. Helier, Sutton Common or West Sutton. 

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you should use TfL buses for stations via Wimbledon and a rail replacement bus service for Streatham.

The Wednesday to Friday 00:08 London Blackfriars to Bedford service will be re-timed to depart London Blackfriars at 00:17, and will run non-stop between Luton and Bedford. 

It is not yet known how Southern services will be affected by this engineering work.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the TfL buses and the rail replacement buses to Streatham. 

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 Peterborough and Hitchin on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 February

Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and Hitchin, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling on Grand Central, trains will call additionally at Doncaster and are diverted between Peterborough and London Kings Cross extending journey times by 60 minutes. A number of trains have been cancelled with the others being retimed.

If you are travelling on Great Northern, trains are replaced by buses between Peterborough and Hitchin. Peterborough semi-fast services will run between London Kings Cross and Hitchin.

If you are travelling on Hull Trains, trains are diverted between Peterborough and London Kings Cross extending journey times by 60 minutes. A number of trains have been cancelled with the others being retimed.

If you are travelling on Virgin Trains East Coast, trains are diverted between Peterborough and London Kings Cross extending your journey time by 75 minutes.

Due to limited capacity on the diversionary routes, other trains will run to an amended timetable terminating or starting at either York, Doncaster or Peterborough.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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:

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.

No early morning trains at Harringay and Hornsey on Sunday 5 February

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

Customer Advice:

Until 08:30, trains from Hertford North to Moorgate will not call at Harringay and Hornsey. Trains from Welwyn Garden City to Moorgate will not call at Harringay, Hornsey, and Alexandra Palace.

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 Ely and Kings Lynn on Sunday 5 February

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

Customer Advice:

Buses replace trains between Ely and Kings Lynn.

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 Thameslink service between West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans City on Sunday 5 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans City, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

From start of service until 09:45, buses replace trains between West Hampstead Thameslink and St Albans City.

From 09:45, the Bedford to Brighton services will call additionally at Radlett, Elstree & Borehamwood, Mill Hill Broadway, Hendon, Cricklewood, and Kentish Town. The Luton to Sutton via Wimbledon services will only run between London Blackfriars and Sutton.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 from 23:55 until end of service between Hitchin and Cambridge from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 February.

Engineering work is taking place from 23:55 until end of service each night between Hitchin and Cambridge, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Buses will replace trains between Hitchin and Cambridge.

The 22:44 (Monday-Thursday) London Kings Cross to Cambridge service will be extended to Kings Lynn.

The 23:14 (Monday-Thursday) London Kings Cross to Kings Lynn service will terminate at Cambridge. A replacement bus will operate forward to Kings Lynn.

The 03:25 (Tuesday - Friday) Peterborough to London Kings Cross service will not call at Hitchin. Customers should use the replacement bus service to Stevenage to connect with train.

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 Peterborough and Hitchin on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February

Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and Hitchin, closing all lines.

Customer Advice:

If you are travelling on Grand Central, trains will call additionally at Doncaster and are diverted between Peterborough and London Kings Cross extending journey times by 60 minutes. A number of trains have been cancelled with the others being retimed.

If you are travelling on Great Northern, trains are replaced by buses between Peterborough and Hitchin. Peterborough semi-fast services will run between London Kings Cross and Hitchin.

If you are travelling on Hull Trains, trains are diverted between Peterborough and London Kings Cross extending journey times by 60 minutes. A number of trains have been cancelled with the others being retimed.

If you are travelling on Virgin Trains East Coast, trains are diverted between Peterborough and London Kings Cross extending your journey time by 75 minutes.

Due to limited capacity on the diversionary routes, other trains will run to an amended timetable terminating or starting at either York, Doncaster or Peterborough.

Ticket acceptance:

Your ticket will be valid on the alternative transport provided.

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 Thameslink service between St Albans City and West Hampstead on Sunday 12 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between St Albans and West Hampstead, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

From start service until 08:40, buses will replace trains between St Albans City and West Hampstead Thameslink.

  • There will be no service between Bedord and Three Bridges.
  • London Blackfriars to Sevenoaks will run between Swanley and Sevenoaks. A replacement bus service will run between Herne Hill and Swanley. Customers for Nunhead and Ravensbourne should use TfL buses.

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

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 St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink until 08:40 on Sunday 12 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink until approximately 08:40, closing some lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink

Until approximately 08:40, if you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Some buses will be amended to run to London St Pancras International from St Albans.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

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.

Reduced Thameslink service between Bedford and Three Bridges on Sunday 12 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Bedford and Three Bridges, closing various lines.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink between Bedford and Three Bridges

A reduced service will run between these stations.

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 service between Herne Hill and Sevenoaks / Swanley on Sunday 12 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Beckenham Junction and St Mary Cray. The line will be closed between Beckenham Junction and Swanley / Sevenoaks

Customer Advice:

Southeastern between Beckenham Junction and Swanley

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Southeastern between Beckenham Junction and Orpington

If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 30 minutes longer.

Southeastern between London Victoria and Canterbury / Dover Priory

Trains will be diverted via Lewisham and Chislehurst.

Southeastern between London Charing Cross and Sevenoaks

These trains will run between London Bridge and Grove Park. If you intend to travel to Sevenoaks, it is advised to travel on the Sidcup Line between Lewisham and Hither Green to connect with a local bus service.

Thameslink between London Blackfriars and Sevenoaks

These trains will run between Swanley and Sevenoaks only. Buses will run between Herne Hill and Swanley (via Catford). If you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

Your Thameslink ticket will also be accepted on London Buses on reasonable routes if you are travelling to / from Nunhead or Ravensbourne

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

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 early morning trains at Harringay and Hornsey on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace until 05:20 on Saturday and until 08:00 on Sunday, closing some lines towards London Kings Cross.

Customer Advice:

On Saturday, until 05:20 services towards London Kings Cross will not call at Harringay and Hornsey.

On Sunday, until 08:30 services towards London Kings Cross will not call at Harringay and Hornsey.

If you are wishing to travel to these stations, you should use alternative services.

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 Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge until 11:45 on Sunday 19 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Letchworth Garden City and Cambridge until 11:45, closing the line.

Customer Advice:

Until 11:45 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.

Buses replace trains between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink until 08:40 on Sunday 19 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink until approximately 08:40, closing some lines between these stations.

Customer Advice:

Thameslink between St Albans and West Hampstead Thameslink

Until approximately 08:40, if you intend to travel between these destinations, you may take the bus provided. Some buses will be amended to run to London St Pancras International from St Albans.

Your journey may take approximately 60 minutes longer.

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 Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes overnight from Monday 20 and Friday 24 February

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between Three Bridges / Haywards Heath and Brighton from 00:40 until 05:00, closing some lines.

Customer Advice:

Southern

Buses replace trains between Three Bridges and Brighton / Lewes

Thameslink

The 21:52 and 22:22 Monday to Wednesday Bedford to Brighton service will terminate at Three Bridges. The 00:10 Tuesday to Thursday Brighton to Bedford service will start at Three Bridges.

A replacement bus will run between Three Bridges and Brighton.

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 Alexandra Palace and Stevenage via Welwyn Garden City from Tuesday 21 to Friday 24 February

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.

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.

 

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 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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.