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Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 16 or over or they will be refused travel. Proof of age may be required.

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Avoid rail disruption this winter...

Due to widespread engineering and signalling works throughout the upcoming months you can expect longer journeys and more changes on the rail network.

It’s time to try the coach for fast, direct services with guaranteed seats and a generous luggage allowance at great prices.

 

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Winter disruptions

The following planned disruptions will be implemented over the winter period.

South Western Railway - Waterloo disruptions: 23 December - 30 December

  • Travellers from Hampshire are being warned to plan ahead throughout the festive period to avoid problems getting to certain destinations.
  • As part of the works, around half of normal services will be operating between 23 December and 28 December from Waterloo station.
  • Vauxhall station will be shut from 23 December for four days, while Guildford station is set for work from Christmas Day until 30 December.
    • Affected services include: Portsmouth, Bournemouth & Southampton to/from London


Major work at London Euston
: 24 December - 30 December

  • Major improvement work will be conducted at London Euston from Monday 24 December to Sunday 30 December, affecting routes nationwide.
    • Affected services include: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Milton Keynes, Birmingham, Crewe, Chester, Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool, Preston, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry & Wolverhampton to/from London


Major work at London Paddington
: 24 December - 1 January

  • Further work towards the electrification of the Paddington to South Wales route. Long distance trains to South Wales will be diverted via Gloucester and replacement coaches will run between Bristol Parkway and Newport.
    • Affected services include: Cardiff, Newport & Swansea to/from London


Major work at London Liverpool St
: 23 December - 1 January

  • 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.
    • Affected services include: Hertford East, Stansted Airport, Cambridge, Cambridge North, Southend Victoria, Southminster, Colchester, Ipswich & Norwich to/from London Liverpool St.


Major work at London Victoria
: 22 December - 2 January

  • Major improvement work is taking place renewing the track at Battersea Pier Junction.
  • No Gatwick Express services will run. Trains to and from Gatwick Airport will run from other central London stations including Blackfriars and London Bridge.
    • Affected services include: Brighton & Gatwick to/from London.


Major work at Manchester Victoria:
 27 December - 1 January

  • Engineering work is taking place at various points in the Manchester Victoria area, closing lines during the Christmas to New Year period.
    • Affected services include: Leeds to/from Manchester.


Minor East Midlands disruptions:
 22 December - 1 January

  • Minor disruption at Nottingham, Sheffield & Derby to London with changes required at Grantham or Corby.

Forget crowded platforms

Think comfortable journey...

Why sidle into packed carriages, when you could be sat on a guaranteed, air conditioned, comfortable leather seat? Our bright, modern coaches also include plug sockets to keep your devices fully charged, meaning you can sit back and relax for your entire journey.

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Forget 'are we there yet?'

Think enjoy the ride...

Our new VUER onboard entertainment and Wi-Fi service lets you catch up on the latest Films, TV shows, documentaries and magazines during your journey, all completely for free.

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Forget lugging bags

Think luggage loaded...

Our standard luggage allowance lets you bring two 20kg pieces of luggage with you on your journey, so you won't have to leave your favourite jumper behind. What's more, our friendly drivers will load your bags onto the coach for you, making the start of your journey even easier.

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