Trainmapper is an interactive tool, powered by Google Maps, which highlights disruptions and offers alternative transport options, to help you complete your journey.

Some of the key features of Trainmapper are;

  1. An overview of the GB rail network, providing alerts to areas of travel disruption using open source industry data from trusted providers
  2. Colour-coded visual indicators of the severity of disruption
  3. The ability to plan an alternative journey to avoid disruption, offering alternative routes and modes of transport
  4. Rea time disruption information and the latest incident and social media updates
  5. Station facilities information
  6. the ability to share disruption information, travel news and journey plans



Getting Started


You can use the Train Mapper tool on your smart phone, tablet, laptop or PC. It can go wherever you go!

Simply click on the link to start Train Mapper.

You will then see a Google Map of Great Britain, and you are ready to start exploring.

Live Travel News


Trainmapper shows a warning triangle where train services are being disrupted.

  • An amber triangle shows where journeys are generally being delayed between 15 minutes and an hour.
  • A red triangle shows that journeys are being significantly delayed, possibly by over an hour.

The enquiry window also gives you a list of all current disruptions, select the Live Travel News tab. 

Click on the warning triangle to get more information on the train disruption affecting that area, and to get answers to your travel questions such as:

  • What has gone wrong on the railway?
  • Can I expect delays to my journey? If so, how bad will the delays be?
  • Will buses be replacing trains?
  • Can I use my ticket on other train company services? Or on local buses, trams or the Tube?
  • Can I use an alternative route for my journey?
  • Can I travel earlier or later today, or tomorrow, with my ticket? Even if its an Advance ticket?


You can also find the #hashtag that National Rail Enquiries are using for the disruption Tweets.
If you don't use Twitter, you can see the recent Tweets that National Rail Enquiries have sent as we show them on Trainmapper.

Check and Plan your journey


In the enquiry window, select the Check Journey/Station tab.

There you can check or plan your journey by keying in where you are travelling from and to. This could be the name of the station, or the postcode of the location, or whatever part of the address you have.

Trainmapper is very flexible, with the added power of Google Maps, and will suggest ways   of getting to and from your station.

Your door-to-door or station-to-station journey will be displayed on the map so you can see the route you will be taking.

Zoom in on the map to see your journey in more details, even down to which streets to walk down to get to the station.

The enquiry window will now show departure details of the next trains you can take. Click on details to get further information on that train, with a train plan of your journey.


Live Tracking of your Train Journey


In the enquiry window, select the Check Journey/Station tab. 

Click on My Location, type in the stations where you are travelling from and to, then select your train from the drop down list.

Click on Details and you'll get a plan of your journey.

Once your journey begins, you can follow your progress in real-time on the map.


Station Information


In the enquiry window, select the Check Journey/Station tab. 

Type in details of the National Rail station you want to obtain information from.

Your selected station will show on the map.

Click on the station logo and you'll get a map showing the location of the station.

The enquiry window will now give you the option to select:

  • LIVE DEPARTURES: Real-time details of the next trains due to depart the station
  • LIVE ARRIVALS: Real-time details of the next trains due to arrive at the station
  • STATION INFORMATION: Comprehensive information on what you can find at the station, from car parks to replacement bus location.


Last updated:   25 February 2020