Changes to train times

 

Changes to the National Rail Timetable

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

The current timetable is for Sunday 10 December 2017 to Saturday 19 May 2018.

Please select a Train Operator below for more details on the changes made to the timetable from May onwards for their services. All the changes detailed below are showing in the Journey Planner.

 

Arriva Trains Wales

Here are the main changes to Arriva Trains Wales' timetable from Sunday 10 December. You can find the full timetables here.

 


Caledonian Sleeper

You can find the new timetables for Caledonian Sleeper here, in place from Sunday 10 December.

 

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AM Peak

04:36 Thorpe Bay - London Fenchurch Street: Retimed 1 minute earlier at 04:35 and is retimed throughout

05:32 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: Retimed 2 minutes later from Shoeburyness to Benfleet inclusive

05:43 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: Retimed 1 minute later at 05:44 and runs 1 minute later throughout

05:39 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: Retimed 1 minute earlier from Shoeburyness to Benfleet inclusive. Now calls additionally at Laindon (06:06) and Upminster (06:15). This service is now planned to be formed of 8 instead of 4 carriages.

06:11 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: Now calls additionally at Barking (07:03)

07:47 Grays - London Fenchurch Street: Now calls additionally at Barking (08:11)

08:00 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: Now calls additionally at Barking (08:49)

08:13 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: This 4-carriage service no longer runs. Replaced by new 08:15 8-carriage service (below)

08:15 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: New 8-carriage service calling all stations Shoeburyness to Basildon then fast to Upminster and then all stations to London Fenchurch Street.

08:19 Shoeburyness - London Fenchurch Street: This 4-carriage service no longer runs. Replaced by new 08:15 8-carriage service (above)

08:38 Leigh-on-Sea - London Fenchurch Street: Retimed to depart 2 minutes earlier at Leigh-on-Sea & Benfleet. This service will no longer call at Basildon. This service will now call additionally at Laindon (08:50)

 

PM Peak

16:37 London Fenchurch Street - Shoeburyness: Revised departure times at Pitsea (17:41) and Benfleet (17:50) only

17:01 London Fenchurch Street - Shoeburyness: This service will no longer calls at West Ham. This service will call additionally at Barking (17:16) and Basildon (17:35)

18:01 London Fenchurch Street - Southend Central: This service will call additionally at Barking (18:17)

18:37 London Fenchurch Street - Grays: Now arrives 1 minute later at both Purfleet and Grays

18:55 London Fenchurch Street - Pitsea: Retimed from Purfleet to Pitsea inclusive.

 

 

Chiltern Railways

Monday to Friday:

05:17 Banbury - London Marylebone now calls at Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross, now formed of 4 cars, extra 184 seats

  • Additional capacity on early morning service from Banbury, Bicester North, Haddenham and Thame Parkway, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross
  • New early morning trains from Beaconsfield (06:05) to London Marylebone (06:33), and Gerrards Cross (06:11) to London Marylebone (06:33)

All trains to Oxford and Bicester Village between 09:35 and 14:06 from Marylebone now a minimum of a 4 car train, providing an extra 212 seats to get customers to Oxford and Bicester Village

New service from London Marylebone to Oxford departing at 16:00 providing an extra service to Bicester Village, Oxford Parkway and Oxford

New 4 car service from Oxford to London Marylebone departing at 16:54, which will help relieve the overcrowding on the 17:23 from Oxford. The 17:23 will now have an extra carriage, adding 68 seats to relieve overcrowding

New 00:01 London Marylebone to Oxford service (Tuesday - Friday morning) calling at High Wycombe, Bicester Village, Oxford Parkway and Oxford. Provides later service to Bicester Village, Oxford Parkway and Oxford (current last service 2310 from Marylebone).

New 00:10 and 01:10 London Marylebone to Oxford service

Extra carriage on Fridays only for the busy 22:43 London Marylebone to Bicester North

 

Sundays:

New service from Banbury to London Marylebone on Sunday morning departing at 07:49, providing an extra service from Banbury, Bicester North, Haddenham & Thame Parkway and Princes Risborough

 

New direct services between Kidderminster, Stourbridge Junction and London Marylebone

 

Saturdays:

New trains to Kidderminster and Stourbridge Junction on Saturday evenings:

  • 17:10 London Marylebone to Kidderminster (currently terminates at Snow Hill), extends to Rowley Regis, Stourbridge Junction and Kidderminster
  • 19:40 London Marylebone to Kidderminster (currently terminates at Snow Hill), extends to Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath, Stourbridge Junction and Kidderminster

Sundays:

The following services will be extended:

  • 09:40 Kidderminster to London Marylebone (currently starts at Snow Hill 10:12)
  • 11:13 Kidderminster to London Marylebone (currently starts at Moor Street 11:55)
  • 18:10 London Marylebone to Kidderminster (currently terminates at Moor Street 19:59)
  • 19:40 London Marylebone to Kidderminster (currently terminates at Snow Hill 21:45)
  • 20:40 London Marylebone to Kidderminster (currently terminates Snow Hill 22:37)

 

Here are the new timetables for Chiltern Railways, in place from Sunday 10 December.

 

CrossCountry 

The 10 December 2017 - 19 May 2016 timetable for Scotland, North East & Manchester to the South West and South Coast can be found here.

The 10 December 2017 - 19 May 2016 timetable for Stansted, Cambridge, Leicester and Nottingham to Birmingham & Cardiff can be found here.

The main changes to the timetable are to the following trains that will run Monday - Friday:
  • New trains 07:56 Southampton Central to Bournemouth, calling at Brockenhurst (08:10) and arriving at Bournemouth at 08:23
  • 19:00 Glasgow Central to Newcastle will extend to York (22:35), calling additionally at Durham (21:50) and Darlington (22:09)
  • 07:35 Newcastle to Glasgow Central will start back at York (06:25), calling additionally at Darlington (06:55) and Durham (07:13)

 

East Midlands Trains

Here are the new timetables for East Midlands Trains, in place from Sunday 10 December.

You can find a summary of the main changes to the East Midlands Trains timetable here.

Greater Anglia / Stansted Express

Here are the new timetables for Greater Anglia, in place from Sunday 10 December.

The following Stansted Express service will call additionally at Cheshunt:

  • 07:30 Stansted Airport to London Liverpool Street (departing Cheshunt at 07:58 and Tottenham Hale at 08:06)

 

Great Western Railway

Great Western Railway will be introducing a completely new timetable from 2 January 2018 to coincide with the introduction of new trains on many of their routes. The existing timetable will continue until then, with the exception of during the major engineering work over the Christmas period.

Some of the major changes are as follows:

There will be a considerable number of extra seats on most peak services, with some being formed of 8 coaches and others 12.

There will be slightly more services to / from London Paddington.

Trains that run London - Oxford will be split at Didcot Parkway with a shuttle service running Didcot Parkway to Oxford / Banbury.

The Windsor & Eton Central branch line will be retimed in the evening peak. An additional trip will run on the branch line.

High Speed Services

There will be the following new services:

  • 06:35 London Paddington to Penzance, serving main stations
  • 16:36 London Paddington to Didcot Parkway, stopping at Reading

 

Various trains are being altered to provide better service intervals. You can see these in the full timetable here.

 

 

 

Gatwick Express

 

The main changes to timetables from Sunday 10 December will be listed here shortly.

Grand Central

Here are the new timetables for Grand Central, in place from Sunday 10 December.

Great Northern

Here are the new timetables for Great Northern, in place from Sunday 10 December.

Heathrow Connect

The main changes to timetables from Sunday 10 December will be listed here shortly.

Heathrow Express

 

The main changes to timetables from Sunday 10 December will be listed here shortly.
 

Hull Trains

 
The main changes to timetables from Sunday 10 December will be listed here shortly.


Island Line

 
The main changes to timetables from Sunday 10 December will be listed here shortly.


West Midlands Trains

Monday - Friday

17:34 London Euston - Watford Junction will no longer call at Harrow & Wealdstone and is extended to Tring to call at Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted & Tring.

17:41 London Euston - Tring calls additionally at Harrow & Wealdstone, and terminates at Watford Junction.

18:13 London Euston - Birmingham New Street is increased from 8 to 12 cars between London Euston and Northampton, and the 18:16 London Euston - Birmingham New Street is reduced from 12 to 8 cars.

21:36 Birmingham New Street - Liverpool Lime Street runs earlier between Crewe and Liverpool Lime Street, departing Crewe at 22:36 (rather than 22:42) and arrving at Liverpool Lime Street at 23:20 (rather than 23:30).

Saturday

No Changes

Sunday

Due to planned improvement work to electrify the line between Walsall & Rugeley Trent Valley:

10:40 Birmingham New Street - Rugeley Trent Valley will terminate at Walsall, with a connecting replacement bus running from Walsall to Rugeley Trent Valley.

11:48 Rugeley Trent Valley - Birmingham New Street will start from Walsall at 12:33, with a replacement bus running from Rugeley Trent Valley to Walsall to connect into the train service.




London Overground

The new London Overground Night Service will operate between Dalston Junction and New Cross Gate from 15 December.

The London Overground Night Service will run Friday and Saturday nights into the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings.

The service will be extended to run between New Cross Gate and Highbury & Islington next year
Night Service will not call at Whitechapel until Crossrail works are complete.
You can find the timetables here.

Merseyrail

There are no major changes to the timetable for the period of 10 December 2017 - 19 May 2018. The leaf fall Wirral Line timetable will be extended until 1 January 2018.
 

Northern

Monday - Friday:

  • Darlington to Bishop Auckland - an hourly services will run between stations
  • Some trains from Manchester Victoria will now operate directly to / from other Manchester stations
  • An hourly off-peak service will run between Leeds and Manchester Oxford Road
  • A half hourly service will run between Blackburn and Manchester Victoria via Darwen

Sunday:

  • Morpeth to Newcastle - 2 hourly local services for Manors and Cramlington. There will be more services to / from Morpeth with the majority originating / terminating at the Metro Centre
  • Middlesborough to Whitby - an all year round Sunday service on the Whitby line, with an hourly service between Middlesborough and Nunthorpe.
  • Skipton to Bradford - increase to an hourly service
  • Ilkley to Bradford Forster Square - increase to an hourly service
  • Knaresborough / Harrogate to Leeds - half hourly service between Leeds and Knaresborough between 10:00 and 20:00
  • Sheffield to Lincoln - hourly service between 08:40 and 21:20
  • Leeds to Knottingley - the existing Leeds to Knottingley via Castleford will run every 2 hours, alternating hourly with a new Sunday service Leeds to Knottingley via Wakefield Westgate
  • An hourly off-peak service will run between Leeds and Manchester Oxford Road
  • Liverpool to Wigan - increase to half hourly service
  • Manchester Victoria to Wigan via Atherton - increase to half hourly service
  • Colne to Preston - increase to hourly service

 

Here are the new timetables for Northern, in place from Sunday 10 December.

ScotRail

The following alterations to the timetable will be made:
  • An additional 5 return journeys will run between Dumfries and Carlisle Monday - Friday
  • Additional services between Kilmarnock, New Cumnock, Auchinleck and Dumfries Monday - Friday
  • The removal of the fast service between Airdrie and glasgow Queen Street, and between Glasgow Queen Street and Dumbarton Central after the evening peak Monday - Saturday
  • Evening services between Airdrie and Balloch will be cancelled
  • Evening services between Cumbernauld and Dumbarton Central are extended to Balloch and will call additionally at Kilpatrick and Bowling
  • Evening services between Edinburgh and Helensburgh Central will call at all stations via Singer
  • Buses will replace some trains Sunday to Thursday evenings between Croy and Stirling, between Polmont and Stirling, and between Cumbernauld and Falkirk Grahamston due to engineering work
  • Buses replace trains all day Sunday, and Monday - Thursday evenings between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central via Shotts due to engineering work

You can find the full timetable for ScotRail services here.

 

Southeastern

The timetable change will commence on Sunday 31 December.

Platforms 1, 2 & 3 at London Bridge will reopen for passenger trains.

Trains to London Cannon Street will generally arrive later and depart earlier than the current May 2017 timetable. This is to accommodate a call at London Bridge.

You can find a list of alterations to individual services here.


South Western Railway

Here are the new timetables for South Western Railway, in place from Sunday 10 December.

Southern

Some Monday - Friday Southern services will be operated by Thameslink. This will not affect the departure times.

The following alterations will occur (Monday - Friday):
  • 05:57 Littlehampton to London Bridge will no longer call at Arundel, Pulborough, Billingshurst and Christs Hospital
  • 06:37 Brighton to Haywards Heath will NOT run

There are no changes to weekend services.

Here are the new timetables for Southern, in place from Sunday 10 December.

TfL Rail

You can find the new timetables for TfL Rail here, in place from Monday 27 November.


Thameslink

You can find the new timetables for Thameslink here, in place from Sunday 10 December.

TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express is introducing brand new services for customers across the North and into Scotland.

The additional trains are being brought in as part of a major timetable change taking place on 10 December 2017.

To learn more about changes between Middlesbrough and York and also Hull and Leeds, click here.

To learn more about changes between Sheffield and Cleethorpes, click here.

To learn more about changes between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, click here.

 

Virgin Trains

You can find the new timetables for Virgin Trains here, in place from Sunday 10 December.

The following journey times have been extended (additional minutes shown in brackets):
  • 05:40 Glasgow Central to London Euston (+1)
  • 17:30 Glasgow Central to London Euston (+1)
  • 19:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+2)
  • 05:31 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+7 now runs via Holytown)
  • 15:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+2)
  • 16:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (-1)
  • 16:57 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+1)
  • 17:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+2)
  • 18:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+1)
  • 05:50 Glasgow Central to London Euston (+1 departs Glasgow Central 05:49)
  • 10:51 Edinburgh Waverley to London Euston (-1 departs Edinburgh Waverley 10:52)
  • 13:43 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+1)
  • 14:43 London Euston to Edinburgh Waverley (+1)
  • 15:43 London Euston to Glasgow Central (+3)
  • 16:43 London Euston to Edinburgh Waverley (+2)

The following journey times have been extended by 1 minute:

  • 09:35 Chester to London Euston
  • 06:52 Edinburgh Waverley to London Euston

The following trains will no longer stop at Motherwell:

  • 10:30 London Euston to Glasgow Central
  • 09:43 London Euston to Glasgow Central
 

Virgin Trains East Coast

You can find the new timetables for Virgin Trains East Coast here, in place from Sunday 10 December.

Last updated:   15 December 2017