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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.

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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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    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.

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    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.

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    Travel updates

    There are currently no updates.

    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

    No trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids from Monday 18 February to Friday 8 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway

    Routes affected

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

    Great Western Railway between Bristol Parkway / Cardiff Central / London Paddington and Penzance, between Bristol Temple Meads / Cardiff Central / London Paddington and Exeter St Davids and also between London Paddington and Plymouth

    Description

    Bridge and tunnel maintenance is taking place between between Taunton and Plymouth from Monday 18 February until Friday 8 March. 

    All lines between will be blocked between Taunton and Exeter St Davids, whilst major engineering work takes place at Whiteball Tunnel. In addition, similar work will also take place between Totnes and Ivybridge, at the Marley Tunnel, closing some lines.

    The following changes will apply until the works have been fully completed:

    Buses will replace trains between Taunton and Exeter St Davids. Please note, the journey time between these stations by bus is approximately 65 minutes.

    CrossCountry

    A revised 2-hourly train service will operate between Exeter St Davids and Plymouth.

    Great Western Railway 

    A revised 2-hourly train service will operate between London Paddington and Penzance / Plymouth. These trains will also be diverted via Yeovil Junction, not calling at Taunton and Tiverton Parkway. Journey times will be extended between Totnes and Plymouth, so most of these trains will terminate at Plymouth. Journeys between Plymouth and Penzance should generally operate to normal schedule.

    Other train services between London Paddington and the West of England will also run at reduced frequency; although, these trains will terminate at Taunton instead.

    Services between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads and Exeter St Davids / Paignton / Plymouth / Penzance will be amended.

    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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    Buses replace trains between Chesterfield / Sheffield and Stockport on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Northern, TransPennine Express

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street  and Leeds / York / Newcastle / Edinburgh / Glasgow Central / Dundee / Aberdeen and between Southampton Central / Reading and Newcastle

    East Midlands Trains between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street and between Derby and Sheffield and between Leicester and Sheffield / York and between London St Pancras International and Sheffield / York / Leeds

    Northern between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly and between Nottingham and Sheffield / Leeds / Carlisle

    TransPennine Express between Cleethorpes / Doncaster / Sheffield and Manchester Airport

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Chesterfield and Sheffield, closing some lines and also between Sheffield and Stockport, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Services between Southampton Central / Reading and Newcastle will be revised to start / terminate at Derby.

    Northbound trains to Scotland will be diverted, extending journey times by approximately 10 minutes.

    East Midlands Trains:

    Train services between Norwich / Nottingham and Liverpool Lime Street will be revised to start / terminate at Sheffield.

    Trains departing Chesterfield towards Sheffield will be diverted, arriving later into Sheffield.

    Replacement road transport will operate between Chesterfield and Stockport in both directions to connect with services to Nottingham / Norwich.

    Replacement road transport will also operate between Sheffield and Stockport in both directions.

    Please Note: On Sunday 3 March, engineering work is also taking place between Peterborough and Ely. Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Norwich all day.

    Northern:

    Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield (Hope Valley Line):

    On Saturday, an amended train service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and New Mills Central. A replacement bus service will run between New Mills Central and Sheffield, serving all stations except for Edale. A replacement minibus service will run between Edale and Hope.

    On Sunday, a replacement bus service will run between Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield, serving all stations except for Edale. A replacement minibus service will run between Edale and Hope.

    Leeds / Sheffield and Nottingham (via Langley Mill):

    On Sunday only, buses will replace trains between Sheffield and Nottingham via Langley Mill.

    TransPennine Express:

    Buses will replace trains between Manchester Airport / Manchester Piccadilly and Sheffield.

    At Manchester Airport, buses depart from stands L and M. At Sheffield, buses run from stand E5 at Sheffield Bus station, which is a few minutes walk from the train station.

    The 03:25 Sheffield to Manchester Airport is not affected by this work, as it runs on an alternative route.

    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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    Buses replace trains between Peterborough and Ely on Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Greater Anglia

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Birmingham New Street and Cambridge / Stansted Airport

    East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham and Norwich

    Greater Anglia between Peterborough and Ipswich / Colchester

    Description

    High Output Ballast Cleaning is taking place between Peterborough and Ely, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Ely, calling at March. 

    East Midlands Trains:

    Trains between Liverpool Lime Street / Nottingham and Norwich will be revised to terminate / start at Peterborough.

    An express rail replacement service will operate between Peterborough and Norwich, in both directions.

    Greater Anglia:

    Buses will replace trains between Peterborough and Ely.

    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:

    Over time, ballast wears down and becomes rounded. The pieces of ballast then fit together less easily, reducing the ballast's effectiveness.

    Ballast cleaning removes this worn ballast, screens it and replaces the 'dirty' worn ballast with new angular ballast.

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    Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen on Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, London North Eastern Railway, ScotRail

    Routes affected

    Caledonian Sleeper between Aberdeen and Edinburgh

    CrossCountry between Plymouth / Edinburgh and Aberdeen

    London North Eastern Railway between London Kings Cross / Edinburgh and Aberdeen

    ScotRail between Edinburgh and Aberdeen

    Description

    Engineering works are taking place between Dundee and Arbroath on Sunday 3 March, closing all lines.

    Caledonian Sleeper:

    The 21:43 Aberdeen - Edinburgh service will start at Dundee. A replacement bus service will operate between Aberdeen and Dundee, calling at Stonehaven, Montrose, Arbroath & Carnoustie to connect with the train service. 

    CrossCountry:

    Replacement road transport will operate between Dundee and Aberdeen, in both directions.

    London North Eastern Railway:

    It is not yet known how London North Eastern Railway and ScotRail services are affected by this engineering work.

    ScotRail:

    Buses replace trains between Dundee and Aberdeen.

    Check before you travel:

    If you are travelling with Caledonian Sleeper or CrossCountry, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    If you are travelling with LNER or ScotRail, 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.

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    Buses replace trains to / from Southampton Central on Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway, Southern

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Bournemouth / Southampton Central and Reading / Manchester Piccadilly

    Great Western Railway between Cardiff Central / Bristol Temple Meads / Romsey and Southampton Central / Portsmouth Harbour / Brighton

    South Western Railway between Weymouth / Poole / and Brockenhurst / Southampton Central / Eastleigh / London Waterloo, and also between Salisbury and Romsey

    Southern between Southampton Central and Littlehampton / Brighton

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place in the Southampton Central area, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Replacement buses will run between Eastleigh and Bournemouth, calling at Southampton Airport Parkway.

    Great Western Railway:

    Train services will be diverted between Romsey and Fareham, and will not call at Southampton Central. Customers to / from Southampton Central should use South Western Railway buses between Eastleigh and Southampton Central.

    South Western Railway:

    Replacement buses will operate between:

    • Eastleigh and Brockenhurst.
    • Eastleigh and Bournemouth.
    • Eastleigh and Romsey.
    • Woolston and Southampton Central.
    • Southampton Central and Bournemouth

    An amended service will run between Poole and Brockenhurst, as well as between Woolston and Portsmouth Harbour.

    Services between Salisbury and Romsey will be amended, and will not call at Southampton or Eastleigh

    Southern:

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

    Check before you travel:

    If you are travelling with Great Western Railway or South Western Railway, please use the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

    If you are travelling with CrossCountry or Southern, 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.

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    Amended services in the Guildford area on Sunday 3 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Newcastle and Guildford

    Great Western Railway between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport

    South Western Railway between Aldershot / Ascot and Guildford and between London Waterloo and Guildford / Portsmouth Harbour and between Woking and Portsmouth Harbour

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Aldershot / North Camp and Guildford and between Woking and Haslemere, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry:

    CrossCountry services will not operate between Reading and Guildford.

    Customers should use Great Western Railway services to North Camp to connect with replacement road transport to Guildford.

    Great Western Railway:

    Trains between Reading and Redhill / Gatwick Airport will be reduced to an hourly frequency and will be revised to run between Reading and Ash, then between Shalford and Gatwick Airport.

    Road transport will operate between North Camp and Guildford / Shalford.

    Customers interchanging between rail and road transport should do so at North Camp and Shalford, NOT Ash.

    South Western Railway:

    Buses will run between the following stations in both directions:

    • Woking - Haslemere
    • Guildford - Haslemere
    • Aldershot - Guildford

    Trains between London Waterloo and Guildford via Woking will be revised to start / terminate at Woking.

    Trains between London Waterloo and Guildford may be revised to depart earlier than scheduled.

    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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