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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 23 Feb CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 24 Feb CrossCountry services All operator services
Mon 25 Feb CrossCountry services All operator services
Tues 26 Feb CrossCountry services All operator services
Wed 27 Feb CrossCountry services All operator services
Thurs 28 Feb CrossCountry services All operator services
Fri 1 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 2 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 3 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Mon 4 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Tues 5 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Wed 6 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Thurs 7 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Fri 8 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 9 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 10 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 16 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 17 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 23 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 24 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 30 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sun 31 March 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.

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    Travel updates

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    Buses replace trains between Sheffield and Meadowhall / Barnsley from late on Saturday 19 and all day on Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Birmingham New Street / Reading / Southampton Central / Birmingham New Street and Newcastle / Scotland

    Northern between Nottingham / Sheffield and Huddersfield / Goole / Hull / Bridlington / Scarborough, and also between Nottingham and Leeds

    TransPennine Express between Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate / Doncaster, closing some lines.

    CrossCountry:

    CrossCountry services are only affected on Sunday.

    Trains which usually run between Newcastle and Birmingham New Street / Reading will start from and terminate at Sheffield.

    Trains which usually run between Scotland and Plymouth will divert via an alternative route, increasing journey times by up to 10 minutes.

    Northern:

    Saturday:

    • The 22:32 Leeds to Sheffield service will terminate at Barnsley. A replacement bus will run from Barnsley to Sheffield.
    • The 22:44 Leeds to Sheffield via Moorthorpe service will not call at Meadowhall. A replacement bus will run from Rotherham Central to Sheffield via Meadowhall.
    • The 22:51 Huddersfield to Sheffield service will terminate at Barnsley. A replacement bus will run from Barnsley to Sheffield.
    • The 23:27 Sheffield to Doncaster service will not call at Meadowhall. A replacement bus will run from Sheffield to Rotherham Central via Meadowhall.

    Sunday:

    Until 11:30, train services will not call at Meadowhall. Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Rotherham Central via Meadowhall.

    Buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Barnsley all day on Sunday.

    TransPennine Express:

    Services will be diverted, and will not call at Meadowhall. Customers to / from Meadowhall should travel via Sheffield on alternative services.

    Services running between Doncaster and Cleethorpes will be retimed by up to 15 minutes, and may leave earlier or later than usual.

    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.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

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    Amended service in the Southampton area on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Manchester Piccadilly and Bournemouth

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Bournemouth / Poole / Weymouth / Winchester, Romsey and Salisbury, and also between Portsmouth Harbour and Eastleigh

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Winchester and Southampton Central, closing various lines.

    CrossCountry

    Trains will divert and not be able to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 30 minutes.

    On Saturday, you may use replacement road transport between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central (provided by South Western Railway).

    On Sunday, you may use replacement road transport between Winchester, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central (provided by South Western Railway).

    South Western Railway

    On Saturday, buses will be provided to run between Eastleigh, Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central.

    On Sunday, buses will be provided to run between the following stations:

    • Winchester and Southampton Central
    • Winchester and Fareham
    • Romsey and Southampton Central via Chandlers Ford

    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.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

    Check route on map

    Amended service between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Aberdeen / Glasgow Central / Edinburgh / Newcastle / York / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Birmingham New Street / Bristol Temple Meads and Plymouth / Penzance

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington / Bristol Temple Meads / Exmouth and Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Newton Abbot and Plymouth, closing various lines.

    CrossCountry

    On Saturday evening, the 18:05 Manchester Piccadilly to Plymouth service will terminate at Bristol Temple Meads, and the 15:08 Edinburgh to Plymouth service, will terminate at Exeter St Davids.

    On Sunday, buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Plymouth.

    Great Western Railway

    On Sunday only, buses will replace trains between Newton Abbot and Plymouth, extending journey times by up to 60 minutes. Some trains will be amended to terminate / start from Exeter St Davids instead of Newton Abbot. An amended train service will run between Plymouth and Penzance.

    As a result of the engineering work, some trains between Par and Newquay will be re-timed in order to maintain connections.

    The 21:15 Penzance to London Paddington "Night Riviera" Sleeper service will depart Plymouth, Totnes, Newton Abbot and Exeter St Davids up to 150 minutes later than usual, and will arrive at Reading and London Paddington up to 60 minutes later than usual.

    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.

    Project Information:

    You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

    Check route on map

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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:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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.

    Check route on map

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

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Grand Central, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Southampton and York and

    Leeds and Glasgow Central and York and Plymouth

    Grand Central between Sunderland and 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.

    Northern

    Replacement buses will run between Middlesbrough and Hartlepool / Darlington.

    TransPennine Express

    It is not yet known how TransPennine Express are affected by this engineering work.

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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.

    Check route on map

    Buses replace trains between Peterborough and March on Sunday 24 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Stansted Airport

    East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Manchester Piccadilly / Sheffield / Nottingham and Ely / Norwich

    Greater Anglia between Peterborough and Ipswich / Colchester

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Peterborough and March, closing all lines.

    Greater Anglia

    Replacement road transport will operate between Peterborough and March all day on Sunday.

    CrossCountry

    It is not yet known how services are affected by these engineering works.

    East Midlands Trains

    It is not yet known how services are affected by these engineering works.

    Check before you travel:

    These changes are not currently shown in the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner, please check back nearer to the time of travel.

    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.

    Check route on map

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