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 23 to Friday 29 July

Should be available from Monday 30 May.

Saturday 30 July to Friday 5 August 

Should be available from Thursday 2 June.

Saturday 6 to Friday 12 August

Should be available from Monday 13 June.

Saturday 13 to Friday 19 August

Should be available from Monday 20 June.

Avanti West Coast

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

24 July

Monday to Friday:

29 July

Notes:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for the 18/19 June and 10 July, you can check for engineering work here.

c2c

 

Saturday:

23 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

22 July

Notes:

Caledonian Sleeper

 

Saturday:

13 August

Sunday:

14 August

Monday to Friday:

19 August

Notes:

Chiltern Railways

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

29 July

Notes and exceptions:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for the 20-23 June and 9/10 July, you can check for engineering work here.

CrossCountry

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

22 July

East Midlands Railway

 

Saturday:

11 June

Sunday:

12 June

Monday to Friday:

17 June

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.

Engineering work is taking place at Barrow Haven, meaning the station will be closed from 8 May to 7 August. More information here.

Elizabeth line

 

Saturday:

13 August

Sunday:

14 August

Monday to Friday:

19 August

Notes and exceptions:

The journey planner is not showing as correct on the 17 July, You can check for engineering work here.

Gatwick Express

 

Saturday:

18 June

Sunday:

19 June

Monday to Friday:

24 June

Notes and exceptions:

Grand Central

 

Saturday:

13 August

Sunday:

14 August

Monday to Friday:

19 August

Notes:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for 17 July and 6/7 August, you can check for engineering work here.

Great Northern

 

Saturday:

2 July

Sunday:

3 July

Monday to Friday:

8 July

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:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July 

Monday to Friday:

22 July 

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:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July 

Monday to Friday:

22July 

Notes and exceptions:

You can check for engineering work here.

Heathrow Express

 

Saturday:

13 August

Sunday:

14 August

Monday to Friday:

19 August

Notes and exceptions:

Hull Trains

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

22 July

Notes:

Island Line

 

Saturday:

13 August

Sunday:

14 August

Monday to Friday:

19 August

Notes and exceptions:

LNER

 

Saturday:

23 July

Sunday:

24 July

Monday to Friday:

29 July

Notes:

London Northwestern Railway

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July 

Monday to Friday:

22 July

Notes:

London Overground

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

22 July

Notes:

Some late night / early morning services are not showing correctly for 11 - 15 July.

Lumo

 

Saturday:

25 June

Sunday:

26 June

Monday to Friday:

1 July

Merseyrail

 

Saturday:

13 August

Sunday:

14 August

Monday to Friday:

19 August

Notes:

Northern

 

16Saturday:

9 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

22 July

Notes:

ScotRail

 

Saturday:

18 June

Sunday:

19 June

Monday to Friday:

24 June

Notes:

Trains will not call at Anderston station from the 9 May to 5 June. These trains are not currently showing correctly, more information on this work can be found here.

South Western Railway

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

22 July

Notes and exceptions:

Southeastern

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July

Monday to Friday:

22 July

Notes and exceptions:

Southern

 

Saturday:

18 June

Sunday:

19 June

Monday to Friday:

24 June

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:

16 July

Sunday:

17 July 

Monday to Friday:

22July 

Notes and exceptions:

Thameslink

 

Saturday:

2 July

Sunday:

3 July

Monday to Friday:

8 July

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

TransPennine Express

 

Saturday:

16 July

Sunday:

22 May

Monday to Friday:

29 July

Notes:

Industrial action is affecting TPE on Sundays and on Saturday 4 June.

Transport for Wales

 

Saturday:

4 June

Sunday:

5 June

Monday to Friday:

10 June

Notes:

West Midlands Railway

 

Saturday:

30 July

Sunday:

31 July

Monday to Friday:

5 August

Notes:

The journey planner is still showing incorrectly for the 20-23 June, you can check for engineering work here.

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Last updated:   01 December 2021