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December 2018 timetable change

Train times and tickets are usually available for customers to plan and book their journeys up to 12 weeks before departure. However, for the duration of the next timetable beginning on 9th December, some may not be available until closer to the date of departure.

The majority of weekday services will be unaffected, although journeys at weekends are likely to see changes to the expected timetable.

There will be a slight delay whilst we work on releasing Advance purchase tickets and seat reservations for all of our trains from the 9th December.

Further updates will be available shortly.

What this means for buying tickets

With only a small number of trains affected by engineering works, we want customers to continue planning their journeys with confidence and CrossCountry have put in place a series of measures to reassure them.

Purchasing tickets between 12 and 6 weeks prior to departure

Customers will still be able to purchase Anytime and Off-Peak train tickets 12 weeks before departure, however CrossCountry Advance tickets may not be available until six weeks before departure due to timetables not being finalised.

Purchasing tickets on other operators

If a customer purchases a ticket more than six weeks before their journey, they should check back with the train operator they will be travelling with at the six weeks mark to see if their train time has been altered. If so, and they then do not wish to travel, they can request a refund from their original retailer.

Purchasing tickets for CrossCountry services

If you booked between 12 and 6 weeks before your travel date and your journey has been affected, you can travel on an alternative CrossCountry train two hours either side of your original service, although any seat reservation on the original train cannot be honoured on the other service.

How can I find out if my journey will be affected?

If you are due to travel within the next six weeks, you can see if your journey has changed by searching our website.

If your travel date is more than six weeks in advance, you can select your travel date in the “by date” tab which will allow you to search for the work being carried out on the network. If engineering work is happening on your travel date you will see a list of results, which you can select to view more information.

You can also use our route map to see which of these engineering works may affect your journey.

Does this affect my date of travel?

Use the table below to see if your date of travel has any planned changes to train times affecting CrossCountry services or services run by other operators.

Sat 15 June CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 16 June CrossCountry services All operator services

The travel updates information on this page are updated continually, so as soon as a problem is solved we'll let you know. You can choose to view updates for today, tomorrow, or a specific date. You can also see updates for CrossCountry journeys or all train companies.

  • For travel updates for services travelling today, please visit our Live journey information for full details

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    Travel updates

    There are currently no updates.

    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Birmingham New Street and Plymouth / Penzance

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare / Taunton / Exeter St Davids / Plymouth / Penzance

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Services will be diverted between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton, extending journey times by 1 hour. Replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare.

    Great Western Railway:

    Services between London Paddington and Weston-Super-Mare / Taunton via Bristol Temple Meads will be amended, and will not run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-Super-Mare / Taunton.

    Some services between London Paddington and Exeter St Davids / Penzance that usually run via Bristol Temple Meads will be amended to run via Westbury.

    Replacement buses will run between Bristol Temple Meads and Weston-super-Mare. An amended timetable will run between Weston-super-Mare and Taunton.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Amended train service between Middlesbrough / Northallerton / Darlington and Hartlepool on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Grand Central, London North Eastern Railway, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Southampton and York, between Leeds and Glasgow Central and also between York and Plymouth

    Grand Central between Sunderland and London Kings Cross

    London North Eastern Railway between Inverness / Edinburgh / Newcastle and Leeds / London Kings Cross

    Northern between Middlesbrough and Newcastle / Bishop Auckland

    TransPennine Express between Middlesbrough and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Thornaby and Stockton / Darlington / Northallerton closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    From 20:00 Saturday until 10:00 Sunday

    Rail replacement road transport will operate between York and Darlington.

    Grand Central

    Trains are diverted between Sunderland and Northallerton and will not call at Hartlepool and Eaglescliffe. Replacement buses will run between Hartlepool and Northallerton calling at Eaglescliffe.

    LNER:

    Saturday:

    After 20:00, buses will replace trains between York and Darlington, calling at Northallerton.

    Sunday:

    Until 10:00, LNER services towards London will not run between Newcastle and York, with train services starting at York. The first train to run will be the 10:00 Newcastle to York service.

    The 08:30 Leeds to Edinburgh service will start from Darlington at 09:36.

    Northern

    Replacement buses will run between Middlesbrough and Hartlepool / Darlington.

    TransPennine Express

    Saturday:

    To / from Middlesbrough:

    Until around 19:15, TransPennine Express services will be diverted to run to / from Darlington. Replacement buses will run between Northallerton and Middlesbrough. After this, services will terminate at York. Replacement buses will run between York and Middlesbrough.

    To / from Newcastle:

    From 19:00, services from Newcastle towards York will be replaced by buses. From 20:00, services from York to Newcastle will be replaced by buses.

    Sunday:

    Replacement buses will run between Northallerton and Middlesbrough.

    No TransPennine Express services will call at Thirsk. Customers should travel via Northallerton for replacement buses between Northallerton and Thirsk.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Bicycles:

    Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

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    Travel updates

    There are currently no updates.

    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    Amended service between Cheltenham Spa and Birmingham New Street on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry

    Routes affected

    Between Cardiff Central and Nottingham /Manchester Piccadilly

    Between Paignton, Exeter St Davids, Bristol Temple Meads and Manchester Piccadilly

    Between Penzance, Plymouth and Leeds / York / Glasgow / Dundee / Aberdeen

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Cheltenham Spa and Birmingham New Street, closing the lines used by CrossCountry services.

    Saturday - An amended service will run between:

    • Plymouth and Manchester Piccadilly
    • Birmingham New Street and Scotland
    • Cardiff Central and Cheltenham Spa
    • Birmingham New Street and Nottingham

    Trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Cheltenham and Birmingham, extending journey times by 30 minutes.

    Sunday - and amended service will run between:

    • Plymouth and Scotland
    • Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly
    • Cardiff Central and Birmingham New Street

    Trains will be diverted via an alternative route between Cheltenham and Birmingham, extending journey times by one hour.

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

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    Amended service between Guildford and Reading / Aldershot / Woking on Sunday 19 May until 15:45

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Guildford and Newcastle

    Great Western Railway between Gatwick Airport / Redhill and Reading

    South Western Railway between Portsmouth Harbour and London Waterloo; between Guildford and London Waterloo; between Guildford and Ascot

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Woking / Wanborough and Guildford, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    The 12:14 Guildford to Newcastle service will start from Reading. Customers should use rail replacement buses from Guildford to Wanborough and a Great Western Railway rail service from Wanborough to Reading.

    Great Western Railway

    Until 14:15, trains between Reading and Gatwick Airport will be reduced to an hourly frequency and will operate in revised timings.

    The following trains will terminate at Ash and be replaced by road transport from North Camp to Guildford.

    • 14.47 Reading to Redhill will terminate Ash
    • 14.43 Redhill to Reading will start from Ash

    Customers interchanging between rail and road should do so at NORTH CAMP (NOT at Ash).

    After this time a near-normal timetable will operate except:

    • 15:15 Gatwick Airport to Reading will call additionally Betchworth, Dorking West and Shalford.
    • 15:43 and 16:43 Redhill to Reading will NOT run.
    • 16:15 Gatwick Airport to Reading will call additionally Gomshall, Chilworth, Shalford, Ash, Farnborough North, Sandhurst and Crowthorne.

    South Western Railway

    Until 15:45, buses will  replace trains between Woking and Guildford and between Guildford & Aldershot

    Trains will be amended as follows:

    • 00 & 30 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Portsmouth Harbour services call additionally at Surbiton and will be diverted via Cobham
    • 10 & 40 minutes past the hour London Waterloo to Guildford services terminate at Woking
    • 32 & 48 minutes past the hour Portsmouth to London Waterloo services call additionally at Surbiton and will be diverted via Cobham
    • 27 & 57 minutes past the hour Guildford to London Waterloo services start from Woking
    • Trains between Ascot & Guildford will run between Ascot and Aldershot

    Check before you travel:

    You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    You can find the location of your bus replacement by checking station signs or by searching for your station on our station information pages

    Replacement Bus Travel Advice:

    Bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time, unless fully folded. More travel advice for your replacement bus journey is available by selecting the Train Operating Company you are travelling with here.

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