Changes to train times

 

Changes to the National Rail Timetable

The National Rail Timetable is changed in May and December each year.

The most recent timetable change took effect on 13 December 2015. All the changes detailed below are showing correctly in the Journey Planner.

Please select a Train Operator below for more details on the changes made to the timetable for their services.

 

Abellio Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

Awaiting further information.
 

Arriva Trains Wales

Swansea – Shrewsbury - Cambrian Coast-Chester - Birmingham

On the Cambrian line, the current 17:46 (Mon-Fri) Pwllheli to Machynlleth service will be re-timed to start at 17:42 due to operational reasons.

Due to essential Network Rail improvement work over the winter, on Sundays, the current 8:30 Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth will be replaced by a bus service and a new service 09:47 Machynlleth to Aberystwyth will be added.

The 09:51 Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury will be extended to Aberystwyth on Sundays.

On the Heart of Wales line, the current 05:40 (Mon – Fri) Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central service will now start at 05:56 for operational reasons.

South Wales - North Wales - Manchester

The 16:50 (Mon-Fri) Holyhead to Cardiff Central service will call additionally at Church Stretton and Craven Arms.

The following Sunday services will stop additionally at Alderley Edge in Cheshire 
   09:28 (Sun) Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly
   15:13 (Sun) Milford Haven to Manchester Piccadilly
   09:30 (Sun) Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central 
   22:35 (Sun) Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe

Due to Network Rail improvement work, the current 13:01 (Mon-Fri) Bangor to Manchester service will start later at 13:07

West Wales – Swansea-Maesteg-Cardiff-Cheltenham

The 18:04 (Mon-Fri) Cardiff Central to Swansea will call additionally at Pencoed

Between 9 January and 14 May, on Saturdays, the 15:12 Cardiff Central to Llanelli will depart Swansea at 16:20 due to Network Rail improvmeent work.

The 23:45 (Mon-Fri) Swansea to Fishguard Harbour will call additionally at Kidwelly and Ferryside.

Some West Wales services will also call additionally at Ninian Park station for operational reasons.

North Wales – Chester – Crewe – Warrington -Manchester

The following additional Llandudno – Llandudno Junction service has been added in order to enhance day time services.
12:46 (Mon-Sat) Llandudno – Llandudno Jn
12:57 (Mon-Sat) Llandudno Jn – Llandudno
The current 11:46 (Mon-Fri) Blaenau Ffestiniog to Llandudno service has been retimed earlier at 11:35 to facilitate this additional Llandudno service.

The current  16:16 (Mon-Fri) Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly will leave Llandudno at 16:07 in order to connect to the Holyhead service at Llandudno Junction.

The current 12:44 (Sat) Llandudno to Manchester Piccadilly will leave Llandudno at 12:36 in order to connect with the Bangor service at Llandudno Junction.

Valleys and Cardiff local routes (including Ebbw Vale)

Due to Network Rail improvement work, the 23:05 (Mon-Thurs) Cardiff Central to Ebbw Vale Town will be replaced by a bus service between 04/01 and 31/03.

On all weekends between Saturday 9 January and Sunday 3 April 2016, services between Cardiff Central and Ebbw Vale Town will start and terminate at Newport. 
 

Caledonian Sleeper

There are no changes to the timetable

 

c2c

Awaiting further information.

 

Chiltern Railways

The main changes to Chiltern Railways services are:

  • 05:42 from Oxford Parkway has an extra carriage targeted at passengers from Gerarrds Cross at 06:37.
  • 06:07 from Aylesbury to Marylebone via Amersham will be formed of 2 carriages instead of 3.
  • 06:10 from Birmingham Moor St has an extra carriage targeted at passengers from Bicester North at 07:11.
  • 06:47 from Oxford Parkway also calls at Beaconsfield at 07:30 and increases by 2 carriages.
  • 07:16 from Bicester North to Marylebone will no longer call at Seer Green.
  • 07:25 from Princes Risborough to Marylebone calls at Seers Green at 07:43, but does not call at Beaconsfield. This is targeted at passengers from Gerrards Cross at 0749.
  • 07:33 from Stratford-Upon-Avon will continue to call at High Wycombe.
  • 08:08 from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway no longer calls at High Wycombe or Islip.
  • 08:27 from Oxford Parkway calls additionally at High Wycombe and increases by 1 carriage.
  • 09:07 from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway calls additionally at Islip.
  • 12:10 Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill and the14:55 Birmingham Snow Hill to Marylebone will be formed of 2 carriages instead of 4
  • 14:35 from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway will no longer call at High Wycombe.
  • 14:40 Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill calls additionally at High Wycombe.
  • 15:05 from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway calls additionally at High Wycombe.
  • 1540 Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill is formed of 4 carriages instead of 3.
  • 17:18 from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway is formed of 2 carriages instead of 4
  • 17:28 from West Ruislip to Marylebone will be replaced by the17:27 from Gerrards Cross to Marylebone.
  • 17:50 from Marylebone to Oxford Parkway will be formed of 7 carriages instead of 6.
 

CrossCountry 

Awaiting further information.

East Midlands Trains

Awaiting further information.

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Great Western Railway

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First TransPennine Express

Awaiting further information.
 

Gatwick Express

Four non-stop Gatwick Express services will now run each hour between Gatwick Airport and London Victoria, two of these will be extended to Brighton in the off peak.

 

Grand Central

Awaiting further information.

Great Northern

Trains now running seven days a week between Finsbury Park and Moorgate. Inner suburban route trains that previously ran into London Kings Cross in the evenings and weekends now run into Moorgate via Drayton Park, Highbury & Islington, Essex Road and Old Street.

Heathrow Connect

Awaiting further information.

Heathrow Express

Awaiting further information.

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Hull Trains

Awaiting further information.

 

Island Line

Awaiting further information.

London Midland

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London Overground

Highbury & Islington to West Croydon / Clapham Junction

From Mondays to Saturdays there are more trains running to and from West Croydon after 22:00.

Romford to Upminster

Trains finish later on Saturday evenings and on Sunday a service will now run every 30 minutes.

 

Merseyrail

Awaiting further information.
 

Northern Rail

Awaiting further information.
 

ScotRail

Some services have been extended to call at more stations and new services have been added, there are changes for passengers who travel in the South West of Scotland, to Lanark or Carstairs, or use the West Highland Line.
 

Southeastern

Awaiting further information.

 

South West Trains

Awaiting further information.

 

Southern

 

The majority of the changes to Southern services are in the off peak.

A busy commuter train, 17:23 London Victoria to East Grinstead will be increased from 8 carriages to 10 carriages.

There will be additional stops for Salfords throughout the week and Earlswood on Saturdays on Horsham to London Bridge services.

A full summary of the changes can be found here.

 

 

Thameslink

Awaiting further information.

Virgin Trains

Awaiting further information.

 

Virgin Trains East Coast

The 05:59 from Newcastle to London Kings Cross will start from Sunderland at 05:40.

The 06:26 from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross will start from Stirling at 05:26 and call additionally at Falkirk Grahamston and Haymarket.

The 15:00 from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh will run through to Stirling, and call additionally at Haymarket and Falkirk Grahamston.

The 20:00 from London Kings Cross to Newcastle will run through to Sunderland.

Saturdays

2 additional services will run:

09:40 from Leeds to London Kings Cross, calling additionally at Wakefield Westgate and Peterborough.

19:04 from London Kings Cross to Leeds, calling additionally at Peterborough, Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.