Travelling by train at Christmas? Might want to check before you travel

SuperEd 3 replies
Found 2nd Dec 2014
Just a heads up!

Same old every Christmas but quite a few closures / disruptions this year.

West Coast main line will be shut between Euston and Hemel Hempstead.

Repair work on the West Coast main line means it will be shut between Euston station in London and Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire after the last trains on Christmas Eve until Monday December 29.

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West Coast lines will also be closed between Stafford and Crewe after the last trains on Christmas Eve until Sunday 28 December.

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Network rail will affect services out of a number of main London stations, including London Bridge, where there will be a 16-day part closure for work involving the £6.5bn Thameslink programme

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Also Network rail From December 20 to January 4, Southern and Thameslink trains will not call at London Bridge and cross-London Thameslink Bedford-Brighton trains will not return until 2018

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From December 22 to Christmas Eve some Southeastern Charing Cross services will not call at London Bridge in the morning peak.

Paddington will also be affected. Engineering work taking place between Southall and Slough, west of London, means some lines will be closed from 5pm on Christmas Eve until the end of December 28.

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Services will also be affected by engineering work is taking place between Slough and Reading West/Tilehurst in Berkshire from December 29 to January 3.
On the weekend of December 27/28 buses will replace trains between Ascot and Aldershot due to engineering work, and there will be disruption between Luton and Sutton and between Blackfriars station in London and Sevenoaks in Kent from December 27 to January 2.
On December 27/28 engineering work taking place between Edge Hill and Earlestown/St Helens Central is closing some lines in north-west England, while buses will replace Arriva Trains Wales trains between Shrewsbury and Hereford from December 27 to 29.
Other areas where engineering work is scheduled over the holiday period include Birmingham New Street and between Cambridge and Ely in East Anglia

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Finally some good news that One train company running trains on Boxing Day, and for the second successive year, is Chiltern Railways which will be operating services between Bicester North and London.
The Southeastern and ScotRail companies will also be running some services on Boxing Day this year and Gatwick Express and Stansted Express trains will operate as well

If you know of anymore then feel free to add

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Original Poster SuperEd

Edited by: "goonertillidie" 2nd Dec 2014

i will be using these over xmas jr rail pass 90 seconds or later classed as a delay

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dc/JR_Central_Shinkansen_700.jpg/800px-JR_Central_Shinkansen_700.jpg

Edited by: "mattmerch" 2nd Dec 2014

Was thinking about going away on the train but the whole thing sounds a nightmare
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