Connections

Advice for multi-leg journeys.

Introduction

Connections between trains cannot be guaranteed. The nature of the integrated operation of railway passenger services means that to delay one train to await customers from a late-running train arriving at a station may cause significant disruption to many other customers when they make connections at other stations along the route.

Every endeavour is made to minimise the total disruption and particular attention is given to services operating infrequently and the last train services each day.The aim of all Train Companies is to run punctually, but inevitably some disruption occurs from time to time.

When planning a journey you may wish to consider the effects which any disruption could have and to allow some contingency margin when planning connections.

Main interchange stations

The main interchange stations on the National Rail network are listed below. Click here to search for information on facilities at these stations

  • Ashford International
  • Barking
  • Basingstoke
  • Birmingham International
  • Birmingham New Street
  • Brighton
  • Bristol Parkway
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Cambridge
  • Carlisle
  • Chester
  • Colchester
  • Coventry
  • Crewe
  • Darlington
  • Derby
  • Doncaster
  • East Croydon
  • Edinburgh
  • Ely
  • Exeter St Davids
  • Gatwick Airport
  • Glasgow Central
  • Glasgow Queen Street
  • Grantham
  • Guildford
  • Ipswich
  • Lancaster
  • Leeds
  • Leicester
  • Liverpool Lime Street
  • Macclesfield
  • Manchester Piccadilly
  • Milton Keynes Central
  • Newark North Gate
  • Newcastle
  • Newport (South Wales)
  • Norwich
  • Nottingham
  • Nuneaton
  • Oxenholme Lake District
  • Oxford
  • Peterborough
  • Preston
  • Reading
  • Rugby
  • Salisbury
  • Sheffield
  • Shrewsbury
  • Southampton Airport Parkway
  • Southampton Central
  • Stafford
  • Stevenage
  • Stockport
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Swansea
  • Tonbridge
  • Wakefield Westgate
  • Warrington Bank Quay
  • Watford Junction
  • Wigan North Western
  • Wimbledon
  • Woking
  • Wolverhampton
  • York

Other useful transfer times

From To Transfer time (minutes)
Ash Vale North Camp 19
Bicester North Bicester Town 30
Burnley Central Burnley Manchester Road 25
Burscough Bridge Burscough Junction 20
Canterbury East Canterbury West 25
Catford Catford Bridge 10
Clock House Kent House 15
Dorchester South Dorchester West 15
Dorking Dorking Deepdene 9
Edenbridge Edenbridge Town 20
Enfield Chase Enfield Town 29
Falkirk High Falkirk Grahamston 44
Farnborough Main Farnborough North 24
Forest Gate Wanstead Park 13
Gainsborough Central Lea Road 33
Hackney Central Hackney Downs 14
Harringay Harringay Green Lanes 14
Heath High Level Heath Low Level 10
Hertford North Hertford East 34
Maidstone Barracks Maidstone East 16
New Mills Central New Mills Newtown 25
Penge East Penge West 19
Seven Sisters South Tottenham 14
Southend Central Southend Victoria 17
Upper Warlingham Whyteleafe 10
Walthamstow Central Walthamstow Queens Road 14
West Hampstead West Hampstead Thameslink 11
Windsor and Eton Central Windsor and Eton Riverside 14
Yeovil Junction Yeovil Pen Mill 60 *

* There are no direct links by public transport between Yeovil Junction and Yeovil Pen Mill stations. Passengers are advised to seek alternative arrangements and should allow 60 minutes to make this connection.