National Express – Rail Disruption

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Dear Affiliates,

Please find below the latest offers and updates from National Express.

Avoid Rail Disruption this Summer

Rail disruption could grind your plans to a halt this Summer.

National Express can help get your plans back on track and get you where you need to be

Our coaches are direct, comfortable, and you're guaranteed a seat with room for your luggage.
Plus, we travel direct so there's no need to worry about changing trains, missing your connection, or carting your luggage from one platform to the next.

For more details on how the rail disruption in August will affect you and to book your National Express coach



  • August bank holiday weekend

(Saturday 29 August to Monday 31 August)

Improvement works, leading to lengthy delays/extended rail journeys, will take place over the bank

holiday weekend between the following stations:

London Euston and Watford Junction
Watford Junction and Milton Keynes Central
Milton Keynes Central and Rugby
Sandwell and Dudley and Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton and Crewe

All lines to the east of Bath Spa will be closed - this is the route between Chippenham and Bath Spa, and Trowbridge and Bath Spa.

BANK HOLIDAY RAIL STRIKE: First Great Western rail workers have proposed a 24-hour strike at 00:01 on 23 August and a 72-hour strike beginning at 00:01 on 29 August and running until 23:59 on 31 August. If strike action is taken, no First Great Western rail services will operate during this time between Wales and the south west of England to London Paddington.

*National Express coaches are available during this time. Book travel with National Express now to avoid disruption to your journey.

  • East Midlands/Thameslink disruption

(Each weekend throughout August 2015)

Service disruption will affect every weekend in AUgust for the following routes into London:
Luton Airport

  • Rail disruption to airports on 30 August 2015

Rail passengers will experience rail disruption on the following routes:
Bournemouth to Heathrow
Southampton to Heathrow
Poole to Heathrow
Portsmouth to Gatwick

  • Bath Box Tunnel Closure

Phase 2: 1 – 31 August 2015

All lines to the east of Bath Spa will be closed.

Bath Spa/Bristol - London Paddington

Journeys towards London from Bath Spa will be routed via Bristol Temple Meads, frequency reduced to hourly and journey times will increase by 30 minutes.

Chippenham - London Paddington
Services between Chippenham and London Paddington will be reduced to an hourly frequency. Services between Chippenham and Swindon will be reduced to an hourly frequency.

Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central via Bristol Temple Meads
An hourly service to / from Portsmouth Harbour will be diverted via Melksham and Chippenham and will start / terminate at Swindon.
Melksham will be reduced to an every other hour frequency.
Customers travelling to Trowbridge, Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath Spa will be directed to Westbury for a replacement bus service.

National Express services will not be affected and additional services will be available to book throughout this disruption.

  • Victoria Tube Line closure

August 8-30, 2015

A stretch of the Victoria Line, between Seven Sisters and Walthamstow Central, will be closed for three weeks between August 8-30 for upgrade works.

This means that no trains will run between Walthamstow Central and Seven Sisters during this period.
National Express Coaches will be available to book during this time.

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