UK: Delays & disruptions

Engineering works are taking place in the UK, affecting various services. You can find details of major works below, but it's also possible to check the status of a train using the National Rail Enquiries departure board.


Current disruption

Northern Rail Strike

8,15,22 and 29 December

Northern will run approximately 700 services each day of the strike – but few services will run after 5pm. There is more information on Northen's website. Please check your journey before you travel.

Manchester Piccadilly - Manchester Airport

Until 7 December

Engineering work is taking place between Manchester Piccadilly and Wilmslow / Manchester Airport via Styal, closing all lines each night from Monday evening until Friday morning. From 22:20 until 04:35 each night, most Northern services will not operate between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport. Replacement buses will operate on this route, calling at all booked stations.

From Tuesday to Friday the 00:44 Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly service will be diverted, and will not call at Manchester Airport. A replacement bus will run between Crewe and Manchester Piccadilly via Manchester Airport. There is more information on the National Rail Enquiries website. Please check your journey before you travel.

Corby Station Works - East Midlands Trains
Due to modernisation works, routes passing through Corby station may include a replacement bus service as per the timetable posted on the  East Midlands Trains website.

London Liverpool Street station
23 December - 1 January 2019

Major engineering work is taking place in the London Liverpool Street / Stratford area, as well as at other points on the Greater Anglia network, closing many lines. There is more information on the National Rail Enquiries website. Please check your journey before you travel.

What to do if you experience a delay

Please speak to staff on the train or at the station if you are delayed. They will have the most up to date information and can tell you what to do. Also ask the staff to stamp your ticket with proof of delay. This will make it easier for you to travel on later trains.

Keep all of your tickets until you return home. They can be used to submit a claim to the rail operator if you incur any unavoidable additional costs (new tickets, taxis).

For more information, please see our Help article: What happens if I miss my connection. If you need to submit a claim, see: Submitting a claim for a UK train.

If you have tickets for onward travel on trains which are scheduled to run as normal, refunds and exchanges are only permitted as per fare conditions.

Please note that this information is provided by the rail operator and cannot be guaranteed by Loco2.

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