Archive for the ‘Rail News’ Category

Severe delays on services from and to London Waterloo

TweetEmergency engineering works are taking place at London Waterloo which have resulted in the closure of Platforms 1 to 4. As a result, many services to and from London Waterloo are subject to delays and cancellations. The following alterations will apply until further notice: London Waterloo – Shepperton Trains between Shepperton and London Waterloo are [...]

Signal failure at Hendon causing delays to First Capital Connect and East Midlands Trains services

TweetA signalling problem is causing significant disruption at Hendon this evening, Friday 11th November. Due to this signal failur, the following alterations will apply until the end of service tonight: East Midlands Trains and First Capital Connect services are running between London St Pancras International and Luton / Bedford but with significant delays of up [...]

Delays on trains out of London Waterloo following signal failure

TweetA signalling problem is causing disruption to South West Trains services into and out of London Waterloo. In addition, trains are being delayed at Wimbledon due to a passenger being taken ill. As a result of these problems, there are currently delays of up to 25 minutes between London Waterloo and Wimbledon. These delays are [...]

Euston train services suspended due to power failure on Saturday 5th November

TweetAll train services between London Euston and Watford Junction are suspended this afternoon, Saturday 5th November, due to overhead wire problems at Wembley Central. As a result, the following train service alterations will apply until further notice: Buses are replacing trains between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston and additionally buses are transferring passengers between [...]

Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Bridge comes to the Watercress Line

TweetA footbridge that used to stand at King’s Cross station in London and featured in the Harry Potter films is to be reinstalled on the Watercress Line steam railway in Hampshire. The 118-year-old Handyside Bridge will be moved to the Mid Hants Railway at Ropley in December. The bridge will span the railway lines at [...]

Severe delays to services through Basingstoke following signal failure

TweetA signalling problem is causing severe disruption at Basingstoke this morning, Saturday 22nd October. There are delays of up to 60 minutes on all routes through the station, including South West Trains services from London Waterloo to Winchester, Southampton, Salisbury and Exeter; First Great Western services from Reading to Basingstoke and Cross Country Trains services [...]

Severe delays to London to Brighton and other Southern services due to engineering work at Balcombe Tunnel

TweetEmergency engineering works are causing major disruption in the Balcombe area between Haywards Heath and Three Bridges. Balcombe Tunnel is currently closed for emergency repairs which are likely to continue for the remainder of today, Friday 23rd September. Buses are replacing trains between Haywards Heath and Three Bridges. Journey times between London and Brighton are [...]

Guildford train delays after signal cable theft

TweetTrain services through Guildford are subject to delay and cancellation this morning, Monday 12th September, after vandals stole signal cables overnight. The following alterations to train services via Guildford will apply until further notice: South West Trains A reduced South West Trains service will run between Portsmouth / Haslemere and Guildford / London Waterloo, with [...]

Trains suspended between Hertford East and Broxbourne after fire at Rye House

TweetDue to a lineside fire which is causing disruption at Rye House, National Express East Anglia services are being replaced by buses between Hertford East and Broxbourne, with journey times extended by up to 25 minutes. This will continue until further notice. Alternative travel arrangements National Express East Anglia ticket holders can use First Capital [...]

Flooding causing major problems between Preston and Lancaster

TweetFlooding is causing disruption to rail services near Penrith, and a signalling problem caused by flooding is causing further disruption between Preston and Lancaster. Due to these flooding problems, Virgin and First Transpennine Express trains between Preston and Carlisle are being delayed by up to 2 hours. These delays are expected to continue until approximately [...]

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