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Northern - Timetable information and social distancing advice

Incident created
19/03/2020 16:19
Last updated
01/10/2020 09:13
Route affected

Various routes on the Northern network

TOC(s) affected

Northern are operating a reduced timetable, in line with current passenger demand and government guidelines. The revised timetable can be found here.

Please travel safe. If you do travel by National Rail, please consider travelling at quieter times, carry hand sanitiser and follow social distancing guidelines. You must also wear a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Regional restrictions:

If you are travelling to or from an area affected by the regional COVID-19 restrictions, please follow government guidance for your area

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

Capacity on Northern trains is significantly limited and measures have been put in place to encourage social distancing. If you choose to travel, please remember to:

  • Buy your ticket online or pay by contactless where possible
  • Respect the social distancing rules   
  • Follow the instructions at stations and of staff 
  • Wear a face covering, unless you have a medical exception that prevents you from doing so
  • Take your face covering and litter with you  
  • Wash your hands before and after your journey  
  • Avoid rush hour and travel at quieter periods where possible
  • Allow extra time for your journey


Manchester Piccadilly - Rose Hill Marple Line Closure:

As a result of the pandemic, a reduced service is running between Manchester Piccadilly and Rose Hill Marple from Monday 14 September until Monday 14 December.

Where can I find more information?

You can find the latest travel information from Northern here.

Northern also have a comprehensive list of Frequently Asked Questions, which are available here.

More information, including a Q&A and refund details can be found on the NRE Coronavirus page.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Saturday 12 December using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner. This is subject to engineering work taking place.

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