Changes to train times

 

Temporary changes to train timetables

Normally, the timetable for any particular day is confirmed 12 weeks in advance. For a temporary period Network Rail isn’t able to do this, instead confirming timetables 6 weeks in advance. Customers can read about why this has occurred here. This means that for some routes online journey planners, including National Rail Enquiries, will not be completely accurate until 6 weeks before travel.

What does this mean for customers?

For the overwhelming majority of customers there is no impact, particularly if they travel Mondays to Fridays other than in the late evening.

If customers would like to receive updates about the confirmation of timetables relevant to them, they can sign up for weekly alerts here.

Timetables

Where engineering work is taking place, details about the train times and schedules for any replacement buses will not be available until 6 weeks before. Be aware that the normal timetable will show in journey planners up until this point. Where we are aware that the timetable is not yet correct, the National Rail Enquiries journey planner will show a yellow warning triangle against the trains concerned.

For some train companies the Summer 2018 timetable, which starts on 20 May, is not yet showing correctly in journey planners. This is particularly affecting Northern and Transpennine Express, but other companies are affected. Where this is the case, journey planners may show no trains at all from 20 May onwards, or the information may be inaccurate or incomplete. All timetables for 20 May onwards are expected to be published by 6 April.

Advance tickets

Customers are advised to try and book as normal. Advance tickets for many routes will still go on sale 12 weeks in advance, but where they don’t will be available from 6 weeks before the date of travel. Many train companies let customers sign up through their website to receive an email when Advance tickets go on sale. National Rail Enquiries also has information about the latest availability of Advance tickets, click here.

Where it is not possible to book tickets 12 weeks in advance as usual, train operators will still offer the same range of discounted Advance tickets – they will just go on sale later.

If customers buy a ticket on a train that is subsequently cancelled, rescheduled, or where a seat reservation will not be honoured, they can decide not to travel and have a full refund with no administration fee.

Where Advance tickets have not yet gone on sale, customers can still buy Anytime, Off‐Peak and Super Off‐Peak tickets where they are available. If customers buy one of these and later discover a cheaper Advance ticket on sale for the same journey, they should book the Advance ticket and ask for a refund on the original ticket – there will be no admin fee.

Latest information – by train company

Please find below an overview for each train company of whether the timetable showing in journey planners in the weeks from 20 May is accurate:

Arriva Trains Wales

 

Saturday 16 to Friday 22 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 23 to Friday 29 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 30 June to Friday 6 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

* From Monday to Friday some late evening trains between Cardiff and Manchester are showing incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

Saturday 7 to Friday 13 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 14 to Friday 20 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 21 to Friday 27 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

* On Sunday some late night trains between Bridgend and Barry are showing incorrectly. These trains are highlighted with a warning message. More information on this engineering work here.

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

c2c

 

Saturday 16 July to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 10 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Chiltern Railways

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

CrossCountry

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner 

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

East Midlands Trains

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, to view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June. 

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Gatwick Express

 

Saturday 16 to Friday 22 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, to view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, early morning trains/buses may show incorrectly because of engineering work, this will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 23 to Friday 29 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, to view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 30 June to Friday 6 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, to view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, early morning trains/buses may show incorrectly because of engineering work, this will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 7 to Friday 13 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, to view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 14 to Friday 20 July

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 21 July to Friday 27 July

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 4 to Friday 10  August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 6 August.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 13 August.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 20 August.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 27 August. 

Grand Central

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 14 September

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, to view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Great Northern

 

Trains on the Thameslink and Great Northern network continue to be subject to alteration or cancellation as the new timetable in implemented. Please click here for further information.

Great Western Railway

 

Saturday 16 to Friday 29 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 30 June to Friday 6 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

* The majority of trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 7 to Friday 13 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

* The majority of trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 14 to Friday 20 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 21 to Friday 27 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

* Trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner, To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Heathrow Express

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 17 August

We can confirm that the timetable for these weeks will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Hull Trains

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 14 September

We can confirm that the timetable for these weeks will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Island Line

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 14 September

We can confirm that the timetable for these weeks will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

London Northwestern Railway

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

London Overground

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Merseyrail

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 17 August

We can confirm that the timetable for these weeks will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 18 to 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July. 

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

We can confirm that the timetable for these weeks will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

We can confirm that the timetable for these weeks will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Northern

 

An interim timetable has been put in place by Northern to start to stabilise service levels over the next few weeks. Please click here for further information.

ScotRail

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 17 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Southeastern

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 27 July

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Some trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

We can confirm that the timetable for Saturday and Friday will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On the other days, some trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Some trains on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Some trains on Saturday to Thursday may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Southern

 

Saturday 16 to Friday 22 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 23 to Friday 29 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

Saturday 30 June to Friday 6 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner.

Some late night journeys from Monday to Friday may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 7 to Friday 13 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 14 to Friday 20 July

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July. 

Saturday 21 to Friday 27 July

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July. 

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July. 

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July. 

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 6 August.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 13 August.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 20 August.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 27 August. 

South Western Railway

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

On Saturday and Monday to Friday, we can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, at present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

On Saturday and Monday to Friday, we can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, at present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July. 

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

On Saturday and Monday to Friday, we can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, at present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

TfL Rail

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 17 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail EnquiriesJourney Planner

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail EnquiriesJourney Planner

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail EnquiriesJourney Planner

Thameslink

 

Trains on the Thameslink and Great Northern network continue to be subject to alteration or cancellation as the new timetable in implemented. Please click here for further information.

TransPennine Express

 

Saturday 16 to Friday 22 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Some trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message. 

Saturday 23 to Friday 29 June

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Some trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message. 

Saturday 30 June to Friday 6 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Some trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message. 

Saturday 7 to Friday 13 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Some trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 14 to Friday 20 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 21 to Friday 27 July

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Virgin Trains

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 13 July

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 14 to Friday 20 July

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Monday to Wednesday, some late night journeys may show incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

Saturday 21 to Friday 27 July

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July.

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

Virgin Trains East Coast

 

Saturday 16 to Friday 23 June

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 24 to Friday 29 June

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, some late night journeys may show incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

Saturday 30 June to Friday 6 July

From Monday to Friday, we can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Saturday and Sunday, some trains may show incorrectly because of engineering work, these will be highlighted by a warning message.

Saturday 7 to Friday 13 July

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, some late night journeys may show incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

Saturday 14 to Friday 20 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 21 to Friday 27 July

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

 

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

On Sunday we cannot confirm at present whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June. 

For Saturday and Monday to Friday, we can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

West Midlands Railway

 

Saturday 16 June to Friday 27 July

We can confirm that the timetable for this week will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail EnquiriesJourney Planner

Saturday 28 July to Friday 3 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, at present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 18 June.  

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 25 June.

Saturday 11 to Friday 17 August

We can confirm that the timetable will be running as shown in the journey planner. To view these services, you can use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

On Sunday, at present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 2 July. 

Saturday 18 to Friday 24 August

At present, we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 9 July.

Saturday 25 to Friday 31 August

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 16 July.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 23 July.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 September

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Monday 30 July. 

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Q&A’s:

Is my journey affected?

  • When booking through National Rail Enquires, if the route selected has not been confirmed, a notice will appear at the top if the page informing you that there may be a change to your journey.
  • While most of the time information shown will remain the same, if you want to keep updated on any changes please sign up to our email list here: www.nationalrail.co.uk/timetablechangealert

How do I know if I’ve got the best ticket?

  • If people buy a ticket for a service affected by this change and then, at a later date advance tickets are made available which are at a cheaper fare, customers should book the advance fare for that service and then request a fee-free refund on their original ticket.

Which services are affected?

  • You will still be able to purchase 3 months in advance. When booking through National Rail Enquires where the service has not been confirmed a notification will appear. While you can still book tickets, these routes are subject to change. If changes occur and you no longer want to use your ticket you will be entitled to a full refund.

I still want to book three months in advance. What should I do?

  • You will still be able to purchase 3 months in advance. When booking through National Rail Enquires where the service has not been confirmed a notification will appear. While you can still book tickets these routes are subject to change. If changes occur and you no longer want to use your ticket you will be entitled to a full refund.

Why is this happening?

  • The core timetable changes twice a year, in May and December. As a result of billions of pounds of investment in the rail network, and in new trains and services, the May 2018 timetable change is the largest in living memory, needing the rescheduling of almost four million services – some 600% more than normal.
  • The scale of this change was being managed by the rail industry, which was also taking into account unexpected alterations to infrastructure projects, to the introduction of new trains and to new services by some operators. There was then a significant delay to the major electrification work between Manchester and Preston. This meant that the Network Rail timetable planning teams have been unable to deliver the new timetable within the usual timescales.

Last updated:   21 May 2018