Travel Updates

 

Temporary Timetable Changes

Normally, the timetable for any particular day is confirmed 12 weeks in advance. For a temporary period Network Rail isn’t able to do this, instead confirming timetables approximately 6 weeks in advance.  This means that for some routes online journey planners, including National Rail Enquiries, will not be completely accurate until approximately 6 weeks before travel.

What does this mean for customers?

For the overwhelming majority of customers there is no impact, particularly if they travel Mondays to Fridays other than in the late evening.

Timetables

Where engineering work is taking place, details about the train times and schedules for any replacement buses will not be available until approximately 6 weeks before. Be aware that the normal timetable will show in journey planners up until this point. Where we are aware that the timetable is not yet correct, the National Rail Enquiries journey planner will show a yellow warning triangle against the trains concerned.

Advance tickets

Customers are advised to try and book as normal. Advance tickets for many routes will still go on sale 12 weeks in advance, but where they don’t will be available from approximately 6 weeks before the date of travel. Many train companies let customers sign up through their website to receive an email when Advance tickets go on sale. National Rail Enquiries also has information about the latest availability of Advance tickets, which can be found here.

Where it is not possible to book tickets 12 weeks in advance as usual, train operators will still offer the same range of discounted Advance tickets – they will just go on sale later.

If customers buy a ticket on a train that is subsequently cancelled, rescheduled, or where a seat reservation will not be honoured, they can decide not to travel and have a full refund with no administration fee.

Where Advance tickets have not yet gone on sale, customers can still buy Anytime, Off‐Peak and Super Off‐Peak tickets where they are available. If customers buy one of these and later discover a cheaper Advance ticket on sale for the same journey, they should book the Advance ticket and ask for a refund on the original ticket – there will be no admin fee.

Latest information – by train company

Please find below an overview for each train company of whether the timetable showing in journey planners in the coming weeks is accurate:

 

Expected Journey Planner availability

 

Unless listed in the Train Operator details below, these dates are when the journey planner is expected to be showing correctly in the journey planner

Saturday 30 October to Friday 5 November

Should be available from Monday 20 September

Saturday 6 to Friday 12 November

Should be available from Monday 27 September

Saturday 13 to Friday 19 November

Should be available from Monday 4 October

Saturday 20 to Friday 26 November

Should be available from Monday 11 October

Saturday 27 November to Friday 3 December

Should be available from Monday 18 October

Saturday 4 to Friday 10 December

Should be available from Monday 25 October

Avanti West Coast

 

Saturday:

16 October

Sunday:

17 October

Monday to Friday:

22 October

Notes:

 

c2c

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

11 November

Notes:

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Saturday:

20 November

Sunday:

7 November

Monday to Friday:
 
18 November

Chiltern Railways

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes and exceptions:

 

CrossCountry

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes and exceptions:

East Midlands Railway

 

Saturday:

16 October

Sunday:

17 October

Monday to Friday:

15 October

Notes and exceptions:

Some overnight midweek engineering work may not show correctly in the journey planner. Where this is the case, a warning message will appear on your journey. You can also check for engineering work here.

Gatwick Express

 

The Gatwick Express service is suspended until further notice.

Grand Central

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

10 December

Notes and exceptions:

Great Northern

 

Saturday:

16 October

Sunday:

17 October

Monday to Friday:

10 December

Notes and exceptions:

Some midweek overnight engineering work until 10 December may not show correctly in the journey planner. Where this is the case, a warning message will appear on your journey in the journey planner.

Great Western Railway

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes:

Great Western Railway are currently running an amended timetable, for more information, please click here.

Some midweek overnight engineering work may not show correctly in the journey planner. Where this is the case, a warning message will appear on your journey in the journey planner.

You can also check for engineering work here.

Greater Anglia

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes and exceptions:

Heathrow Express

 

Saturday:

4 December

Sunday:

5 December

Monday to Friday:

10 December

Notes and exceptions:

 

Hull Trains

 

Saturday:

6 November

Sunday:

7 November

Monday to Friday:

12 November

Notes:

Island Line

 

Saturday:

25 September

Sunday:

26 September

Monday to Friday:

30 September

LNER

 

Saturday:

9 October

Sunday:

10 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Additional information:

London Northwestern Railway

 

Saturday:

16 October

Sunday:

17 October

Monday to Friday:

22 October

Notes:

London Overground

 

Saturday:

16 October

Sunday:

17 October

Monday to Friday:

5 November

Notes and exceptions:

​​​​​​​Engineering work means that journey planners are not yet showing correctly for the 9 / 10 October.

Merseyrail

 

Saturday:

25 September

Sunday:

19 September

Monday to Friday:

24 September

Notes:

 

Northern

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes:

Some midweek overnight engineering work may not show correctly in the journey planner. Where this is the case, a warning message will appear on your journey. You can check our engineering calendar here.

ScotRail

 

Saturday:

16 October

Sunday:

10 October

Monday to Friday:

5 November

Notes:

Please be aware that Industrial Action on the ScotRail network means that a very limited service will run on some Sundays.

South Western Railway

 

Saturday:

9 October

Sunday:

10 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes and exceptions:

Southeastern

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes:

Southern

 

Saturday:

11 September

Sunday:

19 September

Monday to Friday:

1 October

Notes and exceptions:

Stansted Express

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes and exceptions:

TfL Rail

 

Saturday:

13 November

Sunday:

14 November

Monday to Friday:

10 December

Notes and exceptions:

Engineering work is taking place on Sunday 7 November. Journey Planners do not currently reflect these changes, see here for more information

Thameslink

 

Saturday:

11 September

Sunday:

12 September

Monday to Friday:

7 Days

Notes and exceptions:

Timetables for midweek services will show correctly on Sunday for the following Monday to Friday services.

TransPennine Express

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes:

Transport for Wales

 

Saturday:

9 October

Sunday:

10 October

Monday to Friday:

15 October

Notes:

West Midlands Railway

 

Saturday:

23 October

Sunday:

24 October

Monday to Friday:

29 October

Notes:

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Last updated:   18 July 2021