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 15 May 2016. 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.

 

Arriva Trains Wales

Some early morning, late evening and weekend services between Cardiff Central and Severn Tunnel Junction will be leaving Cardiff Central and Newport up to 10 minutes earlier than the normal timetable.

Monday to Friday

  • 16:58 Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly will run later between Newport and Manchester Piccadilly
  • 16:15 Maesteg to Cheltenham Spa will terminate at Gloucester
  • 18:45 Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg will start from Gloucester and run earlier to Cardiff Central
  • 05:14 Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly calls additionally at Llanfairpwll and then runs later to Llandudno Junction

On Saturdays, the 16:50 Holyhead to Cardiff Central calls additionally at Church Stretton and Craven Arms.

On Sundays, the17:36 Pwllheli to Machynlleth and also the 18:55 Machynlleth to Pwllheli will be retimed to run later between Tywyn and Dovey Junction.


Caledonian Sleeper

There are no changes to the timetable.

 

c2c

Monday-Friday: To London

  • 06.25 from Shoeburyness via Laindon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 07.17)
  • 06.31 from Grays via Ockendon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 06.57)
  • 06.32 from Laindon will now call additionally at West Horndon at 06.37
  • 06.36 from Leigh-on-Sea via Laindon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 07.07)
  • 07.02 from Thorpe Bay via Ockendon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 08.11)
  • 07.03 from Southend Central via Laindon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 07.47)
  • 07.08 from Shoeburyness via Laindon will no longer stop at Benfleet (previously 07.30) nor Barking (previously 08.05)
  • 07.37 from Leigh-on-Sea via Laindon will now call additionally at Barking at 08.08
  • 07.43 from Thorpe Bay via Laindon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 08.32)
  • 07.48 from Shoeburyness will now call additionally at Barking at 08.35
  • 08.01 from Laindon will now call additionally at West Horndon at 08.06
  • 17.54 from Leigh-on-Sea via Laindon is cancelled
  • 20.11 from Shoeburyness via Laindon is cancelled


Monday-Friday: From London

  • 16.00 to Southend Central via Laindon will now call additionally at Upminster at 16.24
  • 16.58 to Shoeburyness via Laindon will now depart at 17.01 and will be extended to 12 carriages. It will call additionally at Upminster (17.24) and Laindon (17.33) and will be retimed throughout
  • 17.01 to Leigh-on-Sea via Laindon is cancelled
  • 17.16 to Shoeburyness via Laindon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 17.32)
  • 17.40 to Grays via Ockendon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 17.56)
  • 17.46 to Shoeburyness via Laindon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 18.02)
  • 18.25 to Shoeburyness via Ockendon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 18.41
  • 18.28 to Leigh-on-Sea via Laindon is cancelled
  • 18.31 to Shoeburyness via Laindon will no longer stop at Barking (previously 18.47) but will call additionally at Basildon (19.06), Benfleet (19.12) and Leigh-on-Sea (19.17)
  • 18.34 to Shoeburyness via Laindon will be extended to 8 carriages
  • 18.46 to Shoeburyness via Laindon is cancelled
  • 18.49 to Shoeburyness via Laindon will be extended to 8 carriages and retimed throughout
  • 20.49 to Shoeburyness via Laindon is cancelled
  • 21.19 to Shoeburyness via Laindon is cancelled


No amendments have been made to the current weekend timetable.

Chiltern Railways

The main changes to Chiltern Railways services are between Monday and Friday. The following trains have have been retimed, additional stops added or stops removed from their schedules:

  • 06:38 from Stourbridge Junction to London Marylebone will run non stop between Banbury and London Marylebone. An extra service will run from Banbury at 07:50 calling at Bicester North, High Wycombe, Wembley Stadium and London Marylebone
  • 05:15 Banbury to London Marylebone will run later from High Wycombe onwards.
  • 05:15 Birmingham Moor Street to London Marylebone will call additionally at High Wycombe
  • 06:12 Oxford Parkway to London Marylebone has been retimed to start at 06:08 and call additionally at Princes Risborough
  • 06:10 from Banbury to London Marylebone has been retimed to start at 06:04.
  • 07:08 High Wycombe to London Marylebone will no longer call at Seer Green & Jordans but will call additionally at Denham Golf Club
  • 06:44 has been retimed to start at 06:46 and will not call at Little Kemble and Monks Risborough. This service will also call additionally at Seer Green & Jordans
  • 07:01 London Marylebone to Banbury will call at all stations usually served by the 06:56 London Marylebone to West Ruislip (which no longer runs)
  • 08:20 Gerrards Cross to London Marylebone will not call at South Ruislip but will call additionally at Wembley Stadium
  • 08:11 High Wycombe to London Marylebone will not call at Wembley Stadium but will call additionally South Ruislip
  • 09:07 London Marylebone to Oxford Parkway will depart at the earlier time of 09:00
  • 13:46 and 14:46 London Marylebone to Gerrards Cross will not call at Sudbury Harrow Hill.
  • 14:17 London Marylebone to High Wycombe will call additionally at Sudbury Harrow Hill
  • 16:34 London Marylebone to High Wycombe has been retimed to start at 16:30, will call additionally at Denham Golf Club and Northolt Park and also will not call at Wembley Stadium
  • 16:56 London Marylebone to Gerrards Cross will not call at Denham Golf Club
  • 16:33 London Marylebone to West Ruislip will not call at Northolt Park and will call additionally at Wembley Stadium
  • 19:14 Birmingham Snow Hill to London Marylebone has been retimed to start later at 19:17
  • 19:20 High Wycombe to London Marylebone will call additionally at South Ruislip
  • 21:07 London Marylebone to Oxford Parkway has been retimed to start earlier at 21:05
  • 22:18 Oxford Parkway to London Marylebone has been retimed and will call additionally at all stations between High Wycombe and London Marylebone (with the exception of Sudbury Hill Harrow and Sudbury & Harrow Road)
  • 08:08 London Marylebone to Oxford Parkway will call additionally at High Wycombe
  • 10:20 High Wycombe to London Marylebone will call additionally at Seer Green and Jordans
  • 19:47 London Marylebone to Birmingham Snow Hill will call additionally at Princes Risborough
  • 20:33 Bicester North to London Marylebone has been retimed to start later and will not call at Princes Risborough
  • 22:51 High Wycombe to London Marylebone will no longer call at Seer Green and Jordans
  • 23:20 London Marylebone to Banbury will call additionally at Denham
  • 23:00 London Marylebone to Aylesbury will no longer call at Denham
  • 00:40 Oxford to Banbury will no longer call at Kings Sutton from Monday to Thursday

The following trains will no longer run:

  • 06:56 London Marylebone to West Ruislip
  • 17:27 Gerrards Cross to London Marylebone will no longer run
  • 19:30 West Ruislip to London Marylebone will no longer run
  • 23:05 High Wycombe to London Marylebone will no longer run
Minor amendments have also been made to some weekend services.
     

    CrossCountry 

    Birmingham - Manchester

    Minor retimings are expected at Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. On Monday to Saturdays, most xx:07 Manchester Piccadilly to Bristol Temple Meads services have been retimed to arrive at Wolverhampton at xx:00 to provide a better connection to the London Midland local service. On Monday to Fridays, the 19:00 Bristol Temple Meads to Manchester Piccadilly will call additionally at Stafford.

    Birmingham - Reading - South Coast

    On Monday to Fridays, the 06:02 Guildford to Newcastle and also the 07:45 Reading to Newcastle are retimed to depart Reading later. On Saturdays, the 09:46, 14:46, 17:46 and 18:46 departures from Reading to Bournemouth are retimed to depart Reading later to provide better journey times. On Sundays, there are various changes to arrival times at Reading for trains to Birmingham. Minor retimings are also expected to services to Bournemouth at Southampton Central and Brockenhurst.

    Devon and Cornwall

    On Saturdays, the 21:32 Penzance to Plymouth is retimed to run 3 minutes earlier throughout to provide better a better connection for Great Western Railways service from Truro to Falmouth. Trains between Newquay and Plymouth are retimed by up to 1 hour.

    South Wales

    The closure of Severn Tunnel for electrification work means the following amendments will be made to CrossCountry services to and from Cardiff Central:

    • The 07:00 Cardiff Central to Manchester Piccadilly will start at Bristol Temple Meads at 08:00
    • The 17:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Cardiff Central will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads
    • The 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central will not run
    • A rail replacement bus service will run from Bristol Temple Meads to Newport at 05:10. Great Western Railway will be providing other rail replacement coach services between Newport and Bristol
    • Between 21 June and 9 September, the 05:20 Bristol Temple Meads to Cardiff Central will be retimed to arrive in to Cardiff Central late.
    • The 05:00 Birmingham New Street to Cardiff Central is retimed after Cheltenham Spa and arrives into Cardiff Central later.

    Passengers are advised that on weekends, journey times between Birmingham / Bristol and Cardiff will be extended.

    East Midlands Trains

    London services       

    The 06:37 London St Pancras International to York service on Saturdays will be extended to run to Scarborough until 10 September. The return service will depart Scarborough at 17:03.

    Liverpool Lime Street to Nottingham services

    The following trains are amended:

    • 05:10 Nottingham to Spalding will depart at an earlier time of 05:07 on weekdays
    • On Saturdays between 23 July and 10 September, the 09:49 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will call additionally at Bingham; 11:50 Liverpool Lime Street to Norwich service will depart Nottingham 1 minute earlier at 14:33 and call additionally at Bingham and Bottesford; 11:57 Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street service will call additionally at Bottesford and Bingham
    • On Sundays until 11 September, the 12:37 Nottingham to Norwich train will depart at the later time of 12:40. Also, two additional trains will run: 09:52 Nottingham to Norwich and 10:48 Sheffield to Norwich. 

    Nottingham to Matlock services

    The majority of trains between Nottingham and Matlock will be extended to start / terminate at Newark Castle.

    Nottingham to Worksop services

    On Sundays until 11 September, the 08:52 Mansfield Woodhouse to Nottingham service will be extended to Skegness, with the return service departing Skegness at 18:07.

    Derby to Crewe services

    Journey times will be extended on trains between Monday and Saturday from 26 September,

    Doncaster to Peterborough services

    The 06:50 Sleaford to Lincoln Central service will depart at the later time of 06:53. The 15:26 Leicester to Sleaford service will depart Lincoln Central at the later time of 17:18 between Monday and Saturday.

    Nottingham to Skegness services

    Between 23 July and 10 September, more seats will be available on Saturday services. Amendments to calling patterns of trains will also be made. For further information, please plan your journey using the journey planner. The 09:45 Nottingham to Skegness service will start from Derby.

    Leicester to Cleethorpes

    Sunday services to / from Cleethorpes are reintroduced for the summer period until 11 September.

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    Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

    Some early morning weekday services between Norwich and London Liverpool Street will be slightly retimed.

    Additional services will run every Monday, Friday and Saturday between Norwich and Great Yarmouth from 22 July until 9 September and also every Sunday between Norwich and Lowestoft until 11 September.

    Services between Stratford and Bishops Stortford / Broxbourne / Hertford East will call additionally at Lea Bridge.

    No changes will be made to the current Stansted Express timetable.

    Great Western Railway

    Monday - Friday

    Minor retimings and amended calling patterns are expected on the following routes:

    • London Paddington and Greenford
    • London Paddington and Reading
    • London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington
    • London Paddington and Oxford
    • London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads (Amended calling patterns at Didcot Parkway)
    • Portsmouth Harbour and Cardiff Central
    • Reading and Gatwick Airport

    Additional services will also run during the summer months between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids, London Paddington and Oxford and also between St Erth and St Ives.

    Sunday

    Some trains between Taunton and Cardiff Central will no longer call at Stapleton Road. Minor retimings are also expected on the Exmouth and Falmouth lines. Additional trains will run between Westbury and Weymouth, on the Severn Beach line between Bristol Temple Meads and Avonmouth, London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads and also between Exeter and Exmouth.

    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

    No significant changes are to be made to Grand Central services.

    Great Northern

    From Autumn 2016, Great Northern will be introducing new trains across the Great Northern network.

    Monday to Friday

    • 06:18 Hitchin to London Kings Cross will start back at Letchworth Garden City at 06:13
    • 04:55 Kings Lynn to London Kings Cross will not call at Letchworth Garden City
    • 17:52 London Kings Cross to Cambridge will terminate at Royston
    • 18:23 London Kings Cross to Royston will be extended to terminate at Cambridge
    • 20:35 London Kings Cross to Royston is diverted to Peterborough, no longer calling at Letchworth Garden City or Royston

    No changes are to be made to the timetables for Saturday and Sunday.

    Heathrow Connect

    No Changes have been made to the current weekday and Saturday timetable. On Sunday's between 09:00 and 21:00, a weekday timetable will operate.

    Heathrow Express

    No Changes have been made to the current weekday and Saturday timetable. On Sunday's between 09:00 and 21:00, a weekday timetable will operate.

    Hull Trains

    No significant changes are to be made to Hull Trains services.

    Island Line

    No significant changes are to be made to Island Line services.

    London Midland

    Monday to Friday

    The 07:55 Crewe to London Euston is retimed from Rugeley Trent Valley onwards to arrive into London Euston 21 minutes earlier. 

    Monday to Saturday

    The 15:49 and 16:49 Bletchley to Bedford  services are retimed to run two minutes later.

    London Overground

    No changes have been made to services on the London Euston to Watford and London Liverpool Street to Cheshunt / Enfield Town / Chingford routes.

    Gospel Oak - Barking

    Until Friday 3 June, a normal service will run between Gospel Oak and Barking on Mondays to Friday. 

    Long term engineering work is taking place in connection with the electrification programme until June 2017. More can be read on our future engineering work page.

    North & West London Lines

    Until Friday 3 June, a normal service will run on Monday to Fridays.

    From Monday 6 June, there will be minor retimings to North London Line services.

    A normal Saturday service will operate on the North and West London Lines.

    Until 29 May, a normal Sunday service will run on the North and West London Lines.

    From Sunday 5 June, a normal Sunday service will operate on the North and West London Lines after 10:30. Trains will only run between Clapham Junction / Richmond and Willesden Junction / Gospel Oak before 10:30.

    East London Line

    Minor retimings are expected on all routes.

    Merseyrail

    Additional services will run between Liverpool Central and Southport every Sunday between 15 May and 25 September, increasing the frequency of trains between these stations up to 15 minutes.
     

    Northern

    Summer Sunday trains will continue to operate through the summer between Manchester and Sheffield until the end of October. There will also be an extra summer Sunday train in operation between Manchester and Sheffield in each direction, meaning there will be an hourly Sunday service for most of the day.

    Alterations to timetables between Manchester and Preston / Barrow-in-Furness and Windermere are expected.

    Kirkstall Forge opens this summer. The station will be served by an hourly service. Low Moor will also open this year. We are still awaiting more information on the timetable for this station.

    Minor retimings are also expected on the following routes:

    • Knaresborough and Leeds
    • Sheffield and Leeds
    • Sheffield and Huddersfield
    • York and Hull
    • Manchester Piccadilly and Chester via Northwich
    • Preston and Ormskirk
    • Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport
    • Manchester Victoria / Huddersfield and Leeds via Bradford Interchange

    ScotRail

    Glasgow Queen Street High Level reopens on Monday 8 August. Services will be altered or retimed. To see these changes, please use the journey planner.

    From Sunday 7 August, an additional early morning Sunday service will run between Edinburgh and North Berwick in each direction.

    Southeastern

    The 07:19 Slade Green to London Cannon Street via Greenwich service will start earlier at 07:17. The 05:45 Dover Priory to London Blackfriars service will call additionally at Bromley South.

     

    South West Trains

    Main Line services

    Two additional non-stop services will run from London Waterloo to Woking at 06:50 and 07:25. An extra morning peak service to London Waterloo is provided from Petersfield, Liss and Liphook. 

    The 21:28 and 22:28 Portsmouth Harbour to Havant and also the 21:58 and 22:58 Havant to Fareham services will no longer run 

    West of England services

    The following services are amended Monday to Friday: 

    • 05:50 Yeovil Junction to London Waterloo start from Yeovil Pen Mill at 05:41
    • 12:50 London Waterloo to Yeovil Pen Mill via Westbury will call additionally at Clapham Junction
    • 15:50 London Waterloo to Yeovil Pen Mill will now terminate at Yeovil Junction
    • 18:33 Yeovil Pen Mill to Yeovil Junction will no longer run

    On Saturdays, the 08:50 and 09:50 London Waterloo to Salisbury will call additionally at Clapham Junction.

    On Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays between 21 May and 3 September, the following services are amended for additional stops:

    • 07:50 London Waterloo to Salisbury is extended to Weymouth via Yeovil Junction
    • 18:47 Salisbury to London Waterloo will start from Weymouth

    The following are additional services:

    • 12:10 Weymouth to Yeovil Junction
    • 13:07 and 13:45 Yeovil Junction to Yeovil Pen Mill
    • 13:28 and 13:55 Yeovil Pen Mill to Yeovil Junction
    • 14:05 Yeovil Junction to Weymouth

    On Sundays, The 17:45, 18:45 and 19:45 London Waterloo to Salisbury services will call additionally at Andover.

    Suburban services

    Alterations will be made to some services from Guildford / Effingham Junction via Cobham and also routes via Epsom towards London. Passengers are advised to check for specific train times.

    On Sundays until 2 October, 08:02 until 15:02 London Waterloo to Dorking services and also 13:07 until 19:07 Dorking to London Waterloo services will call additionally at Box Hill & Westhumble.

    Windsor services

    The 23:32 Reading to Ascot will run as an additional services on weekdays.

    The following trains will continue to run as additional services during the Wokingham car park closure:

    • 05:37 and 06:53 Ascot to Reading
    • 19:52 and 20:22 Reading to Ascot

    On Saturdays, the 05:57 Ascot to Reading will also run as an additional service during the Wokingham car park closure.

    Southern

    Minor changes have been made to Southern services from 15 May. These include:

    Monday to Friday

    • 05:08 Hastings to London Bridge will no longer call at Hampden Park
    • 05:12 Brighton to Eastbourne will call additionally at Hampden Park

    On Saturdays, the 05:52 Watford Junction to East Croydon will call additionally at Wembley Central

    On Sundays, the 07:49 and 08:49 Brighton to Seaford will call additionally at Southease.

    Thameslink

    No major changes are expected to Thameslink services.

    TransPennine Express

    No major changes are expected to TransPennine Express services.
     

    Virgin Trains

    Monday to Friday

    The following trains have amended calling patterns:

    • The 08:35 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston will call additionally at Nuneaton
    • The 12:10 London Euston to Chester will call additionally at Rugby
    • The 19:10 London Euston to Holyhead will call additionally at Nuneaton and Stafford
    • The 19:07 London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street will no longer call at Nuneaton and Stafford
    • The 19:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will no longer call at Macclesfield
    • The 19:20 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will call additionally at Macclesfield
    • The 18:40 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly will call additionally at Tamworth and Lichfield Trent Valley
    • The 10:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston will call additionally at Rugby
    • The 18:46 London Euston to Preston will no longer call at Tamworth and Lichfield Trent Valley
    • The 07:55 Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston will call additionally at Lichfield Trent Valley and Tamworth
    • The 16:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central will call additionally at Warrington Bank Quay, Wigan North Western, Lancaster, Penrith North Lakes and Carlisle

    Saturdays

    The following trains have amended calling patterns:

    • The 16:47 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston will call additionally at Lichfield Trent Valley
    • The 10:10 London Euston to Chester will call additionally Lichfield Trent Valley
    • The 12:10 London Euston to Chester will call additionally at Rugby
    • The 10:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston will call additionally at Rugby

    Sundays

    The following trains have amended calling patterns:

    • The 08:18 Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston will call additionally at Lichfield Trent Valley
    • The 18:35 Manchester Piccadilly to London  Euston will call additionally at Lichfield Trent Valley
    • The 17:08 London Euston to Holyhead will call additionally at Lichfield Trent Valley
    • The 09:14 London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street will call additionally at Lichfield Trent Valley

    Virgin Trains East Coast

    From Monday to Friday, more trains will run between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh. 

    No changes are expected to Saturday services.

    On Sundays, the following alterations will apply:

    • 18:00 London Kings Cross to Edinburgh calls additionally at Peterborough
    • 18:05 London Kings Cross to Harrogate departs earlier at 18:03
    • An additional 18:27 London Kings Cross to Newcastle will run, calling at York, Darlington and Durham
    • 18:30 London Kings Cross to Newcastle is extended to Edinburgh, calling at Berwick-upon-Tweed and no longer calling at Peterborough
    • 13:00 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross no longer calls at Durham
    • 14:15 Newcastle to London Kings Cross departs later at 14:20 and no longer calls at Northallerton
    • An additional 13:19 Edinburgh to London Kings Cross will run, calling at Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Northallerton and York.