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 1 to Friday 7 October

Should be available from Monday 8 August.

Saturday 8 to Friday 14 October

Should be available from Monday 15 August.

Saturday 15 to Friday 21 October

Should be available from Monday 22 August.

Saturday 22 to Friday 28 October

Should be available from Tuesday 30 August

Avanti West Coast

 

Saturday:

1 October

Sunday:

2 October

Monday to Friday:

7 October

Notes:

Avanti West Coast are running a reduced timetable for weekend services on 13 - 14 / 20 - 21 August, and on the 3 / 4 / 10 September. More information on this can be found here.

Engineering work is not currently showing correctly on Sunday 4 September.

c2c

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for 25 September, you can check for engineering work here.

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

You can check for engineering work here.

Chiltern Railways

 

Saturday:

29 October

Sunday:

30 October

Monday to Friday:

28 October

Notes and exceptions:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for 20 / 21 August, and also for 17 / 18 September. You can check for engineering work here.

CrossCountry

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

East Midlands Railway

 

Saturday:

17 September

Sunday:

18 September

Monday to Friday:

23 September

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.

Elizabeth line

 

Saturday:

22 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

28 October

Notes and exceptions:

Gatwick Express

 

Saturday:

10 September

Sunday:

11 September

Monday to Friday:

16 September

Notes and exceptions:

Grand Central

 

Saturday:

15 October

Sunday:

16 October

Monday to Friday:

21 October

Notes:

Great Northern

 

Saturday:

10 September

Sunday:

11 September

Monday to Friday:

16 September

Notes and exceptions:

Alterations because of engineering work on Mondays to Fridays may not be shown until 12:00 on the day before the timetable operates

Great Western Railway

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 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 in the journey planner.

You can also check for engineering work here.

Greater Anglia

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes and exceptions:

You can check for engineering work here.

Heathrow Express

 

Saturday:

29 October

Sunday:

30 October

Monday to Friday:

4 November

Notes and exceptions:

Hull Trains

 

Saturday:

22 October

Sunday:

23 October

Monday to Friday:

28 October

Notes:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for 23 / 24 July due to industrial action. Further information regarding the industrial action can be found here.

Island Line

 

Saturday:

29 October

Sunday:

30 October

Monday to Friday:

4 November

Notes and exceptions:

LNER

 

Saturday:

17 September

Sunday:

18 September

Monday to Friday:

30 September

Notes:

You can check for engineering work here.

London Northwestern Railway

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

Engineering work is not currently showing correctly for 21 August, you can check for more details here.

London Overground

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

Engineering work is not currently showing correctly for 10 September, you can check for more details here.

Lumo

 

Saturday:

10 September

Sunday:

11 September

Monday to Friday:

16 September

Notes:

You can check for engineering work here.

Merseyrail

 

Saturday:

29 October

Sunday:

30 October

Monday to Friday:

4 November

Notes:

Northern

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

ScotRail

 

Saturday:

3 September

Sunday:

4 September

Monday to Friday:

9 September

Notes:​​​​​​​

South Western Railway

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

25 September

Monday to Friday:

21 October

Notes and exceptions:

 

Southeastern

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes and exceptions:

Southern

 

Saturday:

10 September

Sunday:

11 September

Monday to Friday:

16 September

Notes and exceptions:

Alterations because of engineering work on Mondays to Fridays may not be shown until 12:00 on the day before the timetable operates

Stansted Express

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes and exceptions:

You can check for engineering work here.

Thameslink

 

Saturday:

24 September

Sunday:

25 September

Monday to Friday:

30 September

Notes and exceptions:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for 21 - 28 August, you can check for engineering work here.

Alterations because of engineering work on Mondays to Fridays may not be shown until 12:00 on the day before the timetable operates

TransPennine Express

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

Engineering work is not showing correctly for 3 / 4 / 11 September

Transport for Wales

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

Engineering work is not showing correctly for 17 - 18 September.

West Midlands Railway

 

Saturday:

8 October

Sunday:

9 October

Monday to Friday:

14 October

Notes:

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Last updated:   01 December 2021