Archive for the ‘First Great Western’ 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Major delays through Leighton Buzzard after person struck by train

TweetA person has been hit by a train at Leighton Buzzard on Thursday 5th January 2012. As a result journeys between London Euston / Shepherds Bush and Milton Keynes Central may be delayed by up to 90 minutes. These delays will continue until approximately 15:00 today. Ticket Acceptance London Midland customers can use London Overground [...]

Weather causing disruption to services throughout Southern England

TweetPoor weather conditions and high winds are causing disruption in Southern and Western parts of England today, Thursday 5th January 2012. Due to the wind, a number of trees and other objects are obstructing rail lines at various locations in the South and West of England. In addition, a broken down train is causing disruption [...]

Boxing Day Train Services – Monday 26th December 2011

TweetThere are only a limited number of train services operating on Boxing Day – we have provided details below: LONDON UNDERGROUND – Aslef have announced their intention to strike on Boxing Day, so it is not currently known what level of service (if any) will be operating on London Underground on Boxing Day 2011 Arriva [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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