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Today's Disruptions

February's Disruptions

  • 05:25 Blackpool North to Crewe

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Monday 15 June until Friday 19 June

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place in between Preston and Blackpool North. 

    Alternative route:

    The 05:25 Blackpool North to Crewe service, will start from Preston at booked time.

    Advice:

    Passengers from Blackpool North, Poulton-le-Fylde and Kirkham & Wesham, are advised to use Northern Rails 05:11 Blackpool North to York service, which will call additionally at Kirkham & Wesham. 

  • Rail Replacement Coaches - Carlisle - Glasgow Central

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 06 June until Sunday 07 June

    What is happening?

    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Preston only.


    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central via the West Midlands, will operate between London Euston and Carlisle only, via the West Midlands.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will operate in both directions between:


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central.

  • Rail Replacement Coaches - Carlisle - Glasgow Central

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 30 May until Sunday 31 May

    What is happening?

    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Preston only.


    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central via the West Midlands, will operate between London Euston and Carlisle only, via the West Midlands.


     

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will operate in both directions between:


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central.

  • Spring Bank Holiday - Monday 25 May

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Monday 25 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Milton Keynes Central to Rugby - Until midday. 


    Lockerbie to Carstairs - All day Monday until 06:00 on Tuesday 26 May.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central / Edinburgh 

    Advice:

    All trains to / from Euston until late morning are diverted via Northampton with increased journey times.


    Train services FROM London Euston / Birmingham New Street to Glasgow Central / Edinburgh, will operate to / from Preston.


    Train services FROM Glasgow Central / Edinburgh to London Euston / Birmingham New Street, will operate to / from Carlisle.  


    There will be a very limited through service, with diversions via Dumfries, on the Carlisle to Glasgow Central route.

  • Spring Bank Holiday - Sunday 24 May

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 24 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Milton Keynes Central to Rugby - All day Sunday until midday on Monday 25 May.


    Crewe to Warrington Bank Quay - All day Sunday  until 05:00 on Monday 25 May. 


    Warrington Bank Quay to Wigan North Western - Until  16:00.


    Oxenholme Lake District area - From 10:00 on Sunday until 05:45 on Monay 25 May. 


    Lockerbie to Carstairs - All day Sunday until 06:00 on Tuesday 26 May.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Wolverhampton - Stafford 


    Crewe - Runcorn


    Runcorn - Liverpool Lime St.


    Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central / Edinburgh 

    Advice:

    All trains to / from Euston are diverted via Northampton with increased journey times.


    Trains that normally operatebetween London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Preston / Oxenholme Lake District. These services will also be diverted via Chester.


    Three trains per hour will operate between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly. One Manchester Piccadilly service per hour, will be extended / start back from Liverpool Lime Street. This service will be unable to call at Runcorn and Crewe.


    North Wales services will operate between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead.

  • Spring Bank Holiday - Saturday 23 May

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Saturday 23 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Milton Keynes Central to Rugby - From midday on Saturday and until midday on Monday 25 May.


    Crewe to Warrington Bank Quay - From 13:00 on Saturday and until 05:00 on Monday 25 May. 


    Warrington Bank Quay to Wigan North Western - From 21:50 on Saturday until 16:00 on Sunday 24 May.


    Lockerbie to Carstairs - From 08:20 on Saturday until 06:00 on Tuesday 26 May.

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Wolverhampton - Stafford 


    Crewe - Runcorn


    Runcorn - Liverpool Lime St.


    Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central / Edinburgh 

    Advice:

    From late morning all trains to / from Euston are diverted via Northampton with increased journey times.


    The 0426, 0540 and 0630 Glasgow Central to London Euston services, will operate as booked.


    After this time trains that normally operate between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Carlisle only. From late morning these services will also be diverted via Chester.


    Manchester Piccadilly and Birmingham New Street services will be reduced from three to two per hour.


    The last direct train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street will depart at 11:07. The last direct train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston will depart at 11:47.


    North Wales services will operate between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead.

  • 20:31 London Euston to Preston

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Saturday 16 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Warrington Bank Quay and Wigan North Western. 

    Alternative route:

    The 20.31 London Euston to Preston service will terminate at Crewe.

    Advice:

    Rail replacement coaches will depart from Crewe at 22:45 calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston. 

  • Rail Replacement Coaches - Carlisle - Glasgow Central

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 16 May until Sunday 17 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place in the Motherwell area.

    Alternative route:

    There will be a very limited through service, with diversions via Dumfries, on the London Euston to Glasgow Central route.


    London Euston to Glasgow Central direct route, will operate in both directions between London Euston and Preston only.


    London Euston to Glasgow central via the West Midlands route, will operate in both directions between London Euston and Carlisle.

    Advice:

    Rail replacement coaches will operate in both directions between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.


    On Saturday 16 May only, there will be a late night rail replacement coaches from:


    Crewe at 22:45 calling at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western and Preston


    Preston at 20:50 calling at Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith North Lakes and Carlisle.    

  • Rail Replacement Coaches - Carlisle - Glasgow Central

    Routes:

    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: From Saturday 09 May until Sunday 10 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain's railway, will be taking place between Carstaires and Motherwell.

    Alternative route:

    There will be a very limited through service, with diversions via Dumfries, on the London Euston to Glasgow Central route.


    London Euston to Glasgow Central direct route, will operate in both directions between London Euston and Preston only.


    London Euston to Glasgow central via the West Midlands route, will operate in both directions between London Euston and Carlisle.

    Advice:

    Rail replacement coaches will operate in both directions between Carlisle and Glasgow Central.


    On Saturday 9 May only, there will be a late night rail replacement coach service from Preston, calling at Lancaster, Oxenholme Lake District, Penrith North Lakes and Carlisle.    

  • May Day Bank Holiday - Monday 4 May

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Monday 04 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Milton Keynes Central to Rugby - Until midday on Monday 4 May.


    Carstairs to Motherwell - All day Monday, and until 04:40 on Tuesday 5 May. 

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton.


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central.

    Advice:

    Until midday, train services between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby, will be diverted via Northampton, this will extend journey times.


    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Carlisle only, with extended journey times (until midday) due to the diversion mentioned above. 


    Train services Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central, will not run.


    Train services between Birmingham New Street and Edinburgh, will operate between Carlisle and Edinburgh only.

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  • May Day Bank Holiday - Sunday 3 May

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Sunday 03 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Milton Keynes Central to Rugby - All day Sunday and until midday on Monday 4 May.


    Stafford - All day Sunday and until 05:30 on Monday 4 May.


    Crewe to Warrington Bank Quay - All day Sunday and until 05:00 on Monday 4 May. 


    Carlisle (Towards Penrith) - All day Sunday 3 May


    Carlisle to Lockerbie - All day Sunday 3 May.


    Carstairs to Motherwell - All day Sunday and Monday, and until 04:40 on Tuesday 5 May. 

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent


    Crewe - Runcorn


    Runcorn - Liverpool Lime St.


    Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western


    Penrith - Glasgow Central / Edinburgh.

    Advice:

    Train services between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby, will be diverted via Northampton, this will extend journey times.


    Train services between Birmingham New Street - Wolverhampton, and Wolverhampton - Stafford, will be replaced by road transfer. 


    With train services not being able to call at Stafford, services will be diverted by Alsager, this will extend journey times.


    Train services between Crewe and Warrington Bank Quay, will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, this will extend journey times. Trains will not be able to call at Warrington Bank Quay.


    One of our Manchester Piccadilly services (per hour) will start from / be extended to Liverpool Lime Street. These services will be unable to call at Runcorn, Crewe or Stafford.



    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Penrith only, with extended journey times due to the diversions mentioned above. These services will also not call at Warrington Bank Quay.


    Train services between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will not run.


    Shrewsbury services are withdrawn.


    North Wales services will operate between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead. 

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  • May Day Bank Holiday - Saturday 2 May

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Saturday 02 May

    What is happening?

    Improvements to Britain’s railway’ will be taking place in the following areas:


    Milton Keynes Central to Rugby - From midday on Saturday and until midday on Monday 4 May.


    Stafford - All day Saturday and Sunday, and until 05:30 on Monday 4 May.


    Crewe to Warrington Bank Quay - From 13:00 on Saturday and until 05:00 on Monday 4 May. 


    Carlisle to Lockerbie - From 08:00 on Saturday and all day Sunday 3 May.


    Carstairs to Motherwell - All day Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and until 04:40 on Tuesday 5 May. 

    Alternative route:

    Rail replacement coaches will be in operation between:


    Wolverhampton - Stafford - Stoke-on-Trent


    Crewe - Runcorn


    Runcorn - Liverpool Lime St.


    Crewe - Warrington Bank Quay - Wigan North Western


    Carlisle - Glasgow Central / Edinburgh 

    Advice:

    From midday onwards, train services between Milton Keynes Central and Rugby, will be diverted via Northampton, this will extend journey times.


    With train services not being able to call at Stafford, services will be diverted by Alsager, this will extend journey times.


    From 13:00 onwards, train services between Crewe and Warrington Bank Quay, will be diverted via Manchester Piccadilly, this will extend journey times. Trains will not be able to call at Warrington Bank Quay.


    The last direct train service from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street via Runcorn departs at 1107. The last direct train service from Liverpool Lime Street via Runcorn will depart at 1147. After these departures one of our Manchester Piccadilly services (per hour) will start from / be extended to Liverpool Lime Street. These services will be unable to call at Runcorn, Crewe or Stafford.


    Train services between London Euston and Glasgow Central, will operate between London Euston and Carlisle only, with extended journey times due to the diversions mentioned above. 


    Train services between London Euston / Birmingham New Street and Glasgow Central / Edinburgh will run between London Euston and Wolverhampton.


    Shrewsbury services are withdrawn.


    North Wales services will operate between Crewe and Chester / Holyhead.

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  • Boxing Day

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Saturday 26 December

    What is happening?

    There will be no services, operating on the Virgin Trains network today.

  • Christmas Day

    Routes:

    • London - Birmingham - Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury
    • London & West Midlands - Chester & North Wales
    • London - Liverpool & Manchester
    • London & West Midlands - North West & Scotland

    Date: Friday 25 December

    What is happening?

    There will be no services operating, on the Virgin Trains network today.

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