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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 10 weeks in advance. This means that for some routes, online journey planners, including National Rail, will not be completely accurate until approximately 10 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 10 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 journey planner will show a warning triangle against the trains concerned.

Advance tickets

Customers are advised to try to book as normal. Advance tickets for many routes will still go on sale 12 weeks in advance, but where they don’t they will be available from approximately 10 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 also has information about the latest availability of Advance tickets.

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.

Expected Journey Planner availability

Unless listed in Latest information by train company below, these dates are when the information is expected to be showing correctly in the journey planner.

Saturday 21 to Friday 27 September

Should be available from Monday 15 July

Saturday 28 September to Friday 4 October

Should be available from Monday 22 July

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.

Avanti West Coast

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 15 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: Avanti West Coast are running a reduced timetable for weekend services. More information on this can be found on the Avanti West Coast website.

Engineering work is not showing correctly on Sunday 8 September.

c2c

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

Caledonian Sleeper

  • Saturdays: up to 5 October

  • Sundays: up to 6 October

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 11 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

Chiltern Railways

  • Saturdays: up to 21 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: Engineering work is not showing correctly on Saturday 31 August and 1 / 7 / 8 September.

CrossCountry 

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

East Midlands Railway

  • Saturdays: up to 14 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 27 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.

Elizabeth line

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

Gatwick Express

  • Saturdays: up to 31 August

  • Sundays: up to 1 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 6 September

Notes and exceptions: None.

Grand Central

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.


Great Northern

  • Saturdays: up to 7 September

  • Sundays: up to 8 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 13 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 (GWR)

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: 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.

Greater Anglia

  • Saturdays: up to 21 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 27 September

Notes and exceptions: None.

Heathrow Express

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

Hull Trains

  • Saturdays: up to 14 September

  • Sundays: up to 15 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 20 September

Notes and exceptions: None.

Island Line

  • Saturdays: up to 31 August

  • Sundays: up to 1 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 5 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

London North Eastern Railway (LNER)

  • Saturdays: up to 14 September

  • Sundays: up to 15 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 27 September

Notes and exceptions: None.

London Northwestern Railway

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

London Overground

  • Saturdays: up to 21 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 27 September

Notes and exceptions: None.

Lumo

  • Saturdays: up to 21 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 27 September

Notes and exceptions: Engineering work is not showing correctly on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.

Merseyrail

  • Saturdays: up to 26 October

  • Sundays: up to 27 October

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 1 November

Notes and exceptions: None.

Northern

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

ScotRail

  • Saturdays: up to 14 September

  • Sundays: up to 15 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 20 September

Notes and exceptions: None.

South Western Railway

  • Saturdays: up to 21 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

Southeastern

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

Southern

  • Saturdays: up to 31 August

  • Sundays: up to 1 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 6 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

  • Saturdays: up to 17 August

  • Sundays: up to 18 August

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 23 August

Notes and exceptions: None.

Thameslink

  • Saturdays: up to 7 September

  • Sundays: up to 8 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 13 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.

TransPennine Express

  • Saturdays: up to 14 September

  • Sundays: up to 15 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: Engineering work is not showing correctly on 1 September.

Transport for Wales

  • Saturdays: up to 21 September

  • Sundays: up to 22 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 27 September

Notes and exceptions: None.


West Midlands Railway

  • Saturdays: up to 28 September

  • Sundays: up to 29 September

  • Mondays to Fridays: up to 4 October

Notes and exceptions: None.

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