Connections

Advice for multi-leg journeys.

Introduction

Connections between trains cannot be guaranteed. The nature of the integrated operation of railway passenger services means that to delay one train to await customers from a late-running train arriving at a station may cause significant disruption to many other customers when they make connections at other stations along the route.

Every endeavour is made to minimise the total disruption and particular attention is given to services operating infrequently and the last train services each day. The aim of all Train Companies is to run punctually, but inevitably some disruption occurs from time to time.

When planning a journey you may wish to consider the effects which any disruption could have and to allow some contingency margin when planning connections.

Main interchange stations

The main interchange stations on the National Rail network are listed below. Click here to search for information on facilities at these stations

Ashford International   Barking  Basingstoke  
Birmingham International Birmingham New Street Brighton
Bristol Parkway Bristol Temple Meads Cambridge
Carlisle Chester Colchester  
Coventry Crewe Darlington
Derby Doncaster East Croydon
Edinburgh Ely Exeter St Davids
Gatwick Airport Glasgow Central

Glasgow Queen Street

Grantham Guildford Ipswich
Lancaster Leeds Leicester
Liverpool Lime Street Macclesfield Manchester Piccadilly
Milton Keynes Central Newark North Gate Newcastle
Newport (South Wales) Norwich Nottingham
Nuneaton Oxenholme Lake District Oxford
Peterborough Preston Reading
Rugby Salisbury Sheffield
Shrewsbury Southampton Airport Parkway Southampton Central
Stafford Stevenage Stockport
Stoke-on-Trent Swansea Tonbridge
Wakefield Westgate Warrington Bank Quay Watford Junction
Wigan North Western Wimbledon Woking
Wolverhampton
York

Maps of inter-station links

Other useful transfer times

From

To

Transfer time (minutes)

Ash Vale

North Camp

19

Bicester North

Bicester Town

30

Burnley Central

Burnley Manchester Road

25

Burscough Bridge

Burscough Junction

20

Canterbury East

Canterbury West

25

Catford

Catford Bridge

10

Clock House

Kent House

15

Dorchester South

Dorchester West

15

Dorking

Dorking Deepdene

9

Edenbridge

Edenbridge Town

20

Enfield Chase

Enfield Town

29

Falkirk High

Falkirk Grahamston

44

Farnborough Main

Farnborough North

24

Forest Gate

Wanstead Park

13

Gainsborough Central

Lea Road

33

Hackney Central

Hackney Downs

14

Harringay

Harringay Green Lanes

14

Heath High Level

Heath Low Level

10

Hertford North

Hertford East

34

Maidstone Barracks

Maidstone East

16

Newark North Gate

Newark Castle

20

New Mills Central

New Mills Newtown

25

Penge East

Penge West

19

Seven Sisters

South Tottenham

14

Southend Central

Southend Victoria

17

Upper Warlingham

Whyteleafe

10

Walthamstow Central

Walthamstow Queens Road

14

West Hampstead

West Hampstead Thameslink

11

Windsor and Eton Central

Windsor and Eton Riverside

14

Yeovil Junction

Yeovil Pen Mill

60*

*There is a direct link by public transport between Yeovil Junction and Yeovil Pen Mill stations by bus 68. Passengers are advised to seek alternative arrangements and should allow 60 minutes to make this connection on foot, when the bus is not available.