Archive for the ‘Train Operators’ Category

Virgin Trains lose West Coast rail franchise to First Group

TweetVirgin Trains has lost its bid to continue running rail services on the West Coast Main Line from London to Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow and will be replaced by the UK’s largest rail operator, FirstGroup. FirstGroup had been widely speculated to be the front runner to win the franchise after offering the highest bid. In [...]

Severe problems at Cannon Street Tuesday 31st July 2012

TweetCommuters looking to avoid travel via London Bridge this evening due to the number of spectators returning from the Olympic Equestrian events at Greenwich should also avoid Cannon Street this evening as a signalling problem is causing severe disruption. As a result of the signalling problem, South Eastern journeys are being delayed by up to [...]

Broken down train causing 90 minute delays between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour

TweetA broken down train is causing disruption to South West Trains and Southern services near Havant. As a result of this train breakdown, the following changes will apply until further notice: There are delays of up to 90 minutes to services between Havant and Portsmouth Harbour / Fareham. South West Trains services from Portsmouth Harbour [...]

London Bridge platforms 1-6 closed from 6-10pm Monday 30th July 2012

TweetDue to the large number of passengers expected to be returning from Olympic events in Greenwich today, London Bridge platforms 1-6 will be open for set-down only between 6 and 10pm today, Monday 30th July 2012. Passengers will be unable to join trains at London Bridge during this time, so if you normally travel via [...]

No East Coast Services between Newcastle and Berwick upon Tweed due to flooding

TweetFollowing the exceptional thunderstorms which affected the area around Newcastle yesterday, there are no East Coast train services today (Friday 29th June 2012) between Newcastle and Edinburgh. It is hoped that services will resume tomorrow, Saturday 30th June. Tickets dated either Thursday 28th June or Friday 29th June will be accepted on East Coast trains [...]

Delays to Southeastern services due to snow and ice

TweetPoor weather conditions, including overnight ice and snow are causing disruption to Southeastern services. The disruption is expected to continue throughout Sunday 5 February. The following alterations will apply: Southeastern trains through Ashford International may be delayed by up to 40 minutes Southeastern trains between Sittingbourne and Faversham may be delayed by up to 45 [...]

Delays to Southern services due to snow and ice

TweetDue to snowfall overnight, services are currently disrupted across the Southern network on Sunday 5th February. All Southern trains may be delayed across all routes by up to 30 minutes. Southern are planning to run the full advertised timetable today, Sunday 5th February, but with the following alterations: Services between London Victoria and Littlehampton / [...]

Power supply problems at Seven Sister cause delays to Enfield Town, Cheshunt and Stansted Airport

TweetElectrical supply problems are causing disruption to Greater Anglia services in the Seven Sisters area, today, Sunday 5th February Because of this, the following alterations will apply until further notice: Greater Anglia train services between Seven Sisters and Enfield Town / Cheshunt are currently suspended Greater Anglia trains that normally run via Seven Sisters are [...]

No trains between Portsmouth and Havant or Fareham until further notice

TweetThere is a gas leak in Tangier Road, Portsmouth which has closed Fratton station and is preventing any movement of trains in the Fratton area this evening, Friday 3rd February 2012. Because of this, trains are currently unable to run between Fareham / Havant and Portsmouth Harbour. There is no current estimate for when a [...]

No services from/to London Euston after freight train derailment at Bletchley on WCML

TweetA freight train has derailed on the West Coast Main Line near Bletchley this morning – Friday 3rd February. Major disruption to Virgin Trains and London Midland services in particular, will continue until further notice. There are NO London Midland and Virgin trains services between Milton Keynes Central and London Euston this morning. All passengers [...]

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