Changes to train times


City Poppy Day 2019


30 October - 8 November 2019

This year, National Rail will again be offering complimentary train travel to Poppy Day volunteers/collectors travelling to one of the City Poppy Day Appeal cities to collect funds on behalf of the Royal British Legion. 

As in previous years, the City Poppy Day Appeals will be taking place over a number of days in late October and early November, in cities across Britain.  

Complimentary Travel

The rail industry has agreed to offer one standard class Return journey (or equivalent) between any 'Home' station in Great Britain and one of the listed cities, to any authorised volunteer/collector on the dates set out below. 

Complimentary travel has been agreed to cover the day itself, plus one day either side of the relevant City Poppy Day Appeal event specified, as per the information below, to allow collectors/volunteers to arrive before the events begin. 

Destination and Appeal Date            Outward Travel Dates        Return Travel Dates 

Leeds - 30/10/19                                            29 or 30 October                         30 or 31 October 
London - 31/10/19                                         30 or 31 October 31 October or 01 November
Birmingham - 05/11/19                                 04 or 05 November 05 or 06 November
Bristol - 06/11/19                                          05 or 06 November 06 or 07 November
Manchester - 07/11/19                                   06 or 07 November 07 or 08 November

Volunteers And Attendees Identification

Collectors and volunteers must be carrying a form of ID to be able to use the complimentary travel. Please speak with station staff at your local ticket office to be able to complete this.

Plan Your Journey to this event

You can plan your journey to this event by using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner.

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Last updated:   29 October 2019