Christmas and New Year 2021/22 Travel Summary

Welcome to the National Rail Enquiries travel advice summary for the Christmas and New Year Bank Holiday period, Thursday 23 December 2021 to Monday 3 January 2022.

The major engineering work which took place during the holiday period has been completed and lines have now reopened. Trains are now able to run as scheduled.

Major engineering work

The major engineering work has been carried out and lines have now been reopened.

London Victoria: COMPLETED: The track and signalling upgrades on 26 December to 3 January have now been carried out.

Moorgate - Finsbury Park: COMPLETED - The track and signalling upgrades on 27 and 28 December have been carried out.

Leeds: COMPLETED: The track remodelling, signalling upgrades and new overhead wire installation on 27 December and 3 January have now been carried out.

Train Operating Company service levels and engineering work:

​​​​​​​Details of ALL the railway engineering works taking place over the holiday period, and service level changes, for your Train Operating Company can be found below :.


Check your journey 

You can find the best value fare for your journey using our Cheapest Fare Finder.

To find out more about your rights if a train changes, please check here.

Travelling in London over the holiday period?

  • Transport for London services - Travel changes and information if you will be using TfL services in London during the Christmas and New Year bank holiday are available on the TfL website here.

  • Christmas Eve - Details of the last trains leaving London direct to key destinations is available here.

Social Media

For the latest rail travel news, why not follow National Rail Enquiries on Twitter? Over one million people follow @nationalrailenq on Twitter. Our social media team are available 24/7 over the bank holiday weekend to answer your rail queries and supply you with the latest real-time travel updates (except during Christmas Day). You can also follow #ChristmasRailWorks

Our Festive Travel Tips

  • PLEASE TRAVEL SAFELY: Keep up to date with the latest Coronavirus Travel Advice
  • For the Cheapest Fares: Try the National Rail Enquiries Cheapest Fare Finder. Also, please check your eligibility for a Railcard, which gives a third off most rail fares including Advance tickets.
  • Reserve a seat: We strongly recommend that you reserve a seat where available to ensure a safe and comfortable journey.
  • Buy your ticket early: Please check our Buying Advance Tickets page frequently to see when tickets are available to buy.

And finally... a safety reminder

Please remember that the conductor rail and overhead wires remain 'live' even when trains aren't running during the bank holiday. Also Network Rail may run engineering or maintenance trains when there are no scheduled passenger services.

So it is NEVER safe to go on the tracks or trespass on the railway - please stay safe.

There is always someone you can talk to. You can contact the Samaritans on 116 123 from any phone for a confidential chat.

Last updated:   04 January 2022