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.

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:

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Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 4 January

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 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Chiltern Railways

 

Saturday 10 November to 25 January

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 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

CrossCountry

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

East Midlands Trains

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 30 November

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 1 to Friday 7 December

For Saturday, some trains are showing incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

From Sunday to Friday, 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 8 to Friday 14 December

For Saturday and Sunday, some trains are showing incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

From Monday to Friday, 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 15 to Friday 21 December

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 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 22 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Gatwick Express

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 30 November

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 1 to Friday 7 December

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

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 December

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

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December. 

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

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

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 8 January.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 15 January.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 22 January.

Grand Central

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 4 January

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 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

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 26 January to Friday 1 February

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 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Great Northern

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 16 November

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 17 to Friday 23 November

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 24 to Friday 30 November

For Saturday and Monday to Friday, 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

For Sunday, some trains are showing incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 December

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

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 December

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

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

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

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 8 January.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 15 January.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Thursday 22 January.

Great Western Railway

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 7 December

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 8 December to Friday 14 December

For Saturday and Monday, some trains are showing incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

For Sunday and Tuesday to Friday, 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 15 to Friday 21 December

For Saturday and Friday, 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

For Sunday to Thursday, some trains are showing incorrectly because of engineering work. More information on this engineering work here.

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Heathrow Express

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 7 December

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 December

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

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

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

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Hull Trains

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 4 January

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 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

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 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Island Line

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 1 February

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 North Eastern Railway

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 4 January

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 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

London Northwestern Railway

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12  to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

London Overground

 

Saturday 10 to Friday 23 November

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 24 to Friday 30 November

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

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. 

Saturday 1 to Friday 7 December

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

For Saturday and 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.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 December

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

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.

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

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 22 to Friday 28 December

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

For Saturday and from Tuesday 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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Merseyrail

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 4 January

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 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Northern

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

ScotRail

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 4 January

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 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Southeastern

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Southern

 

Saturday 10 to Friday 16 November

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

On Sunday 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 17 to Friday 23 November

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

On Sunday 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 24 to Friday 30 November

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

On Monday and from Wednesday 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 1 to Friday 7 December

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

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 December

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

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December. 

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

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

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 8 January.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 15 January.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 22 January.

South Western Railway

 

Saturday 10 to Friday 7 December

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 8 to Friday 14 December

On Saturday and Sunday, engineering work is taking place, incorrect trains will be identified by a warning triangle.

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

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

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 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

TfL Rail

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Thameslink

 

Saturday 10 to Friday 30 November

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 1 to Friday 7 December

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

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 December

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

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

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

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 8 January.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 15 January.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 22 January.

TransPennine Express

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Transport for Wales

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 30 November

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 1 to Friday 7 December

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

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 December

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

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 December

On Saturday and Sunday, 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, engineering work is taking place, incorrect trains will be identified by a warning triangle.

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

Virgin Trains

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

West Midlands Railway

 

Saturday 10 November to Friday 28 December:

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 29 December to Friday 4 January

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

Saturday 5 to Friday 11 January

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

Saturday 12 to Friday 18 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 4 December.

Saturday 19 to Friday 25 January

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 11 December.

Saturday 26 January to Friday 1 February

At present we cannot confirm whether these services are correct. We expect correct information to be available from Tuesday 18 December.

Saturday 2 to Friday 8 February

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

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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:   24 September 2018