Virgin Money London Marathon 2017
The 37th London Marathon takes place on Sunday 23 April.
The closest stations to the starting lines are:
- There will be NO TRAINS from London Bridge to Greenwich or Maze Hill
- A queuing system will be in place and passengers may not be able to board their first train. Please ensure you allow extra time for your journey.
- Red Start runners are advised to board at London Cannon Street for Greenwich station
- Green Start runners are advised to board at London Cannon Street for Maze Hill station (London Cannon Street is now open 7 days a week)
- Blue Start and Good For Age runners are advised to board at London Charing Cross, London Victoria or London Waterloo East for Blackheath
What's happening with the trains?
c2c are running additional trains to and from London to help customers get to the London Marathon. They will also be offering free travel to all London Marathon participants. All you need to do is show your race number to any c2c member of staff at a ticket office for a free travel ticket. Please note that services could be affected by engineering work. More information can be found here.
Chiltern Railways are offering free travel to all London Marathon competitors. All you need to do show your official race day tabard. Two extra services will be provided, one from Banbury to London Marylebone and one from Aylesbury to London Marylebone
Great Western Railway
Customers that are intending to travel between Reading and London Paddington are advised to check before they travel and plan to start their journeys after 09:00 where possible. Network Rail are carrying out vital electrification work between Reading and Hayes & Harlington, with buses replacing trains between these stations. More information can be found here.
An extra 111 services to help customers get to the start line and get home. Free travel will be provided for competitors who are able to show their race number between London terminals and the start lines. Competitors are advised that they will need a ticket for the rest of their journey. No free travel will be offered to spectators.
TfL services (London Underground, London Overground, London Buses, Docklands Light Railway and Croydon Tramlink) will be offering free travel to all competitors, race officials and on-duty St John Ambulance volunteers from early morning until 18:30. All you need to do is show your race number, official course pass or tabard to a member of TfL staff.
Plan Your Journey to this event
Please use the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner to check your journey before you travel.
For Transport for London services, please use the Transport for London Journey Planner.