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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
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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
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Tues 5 March CrossCountry services All operator services
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Sun 10 March CrossCountry services All operator services
Sat 16 March CrossCountry services All operator services
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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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    There are currently no updates.

    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 30 and Sunday 31 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 train 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 service between Basingstoke and Southampton Central on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, South Western Railway

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Newcastle / Leeds / Manchester Piccadilly / Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Southampton Central / Bournemouth

    South Western Railway between London Waterloo / Basingstoke / Woking and Portsmouth Harbour / Southampton Central / Poole / Weymouth

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Winchester and Eastleigh, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Trains will divert between Basingstoke and Southampton Central, and will be unable to call at Winchester and Southampton Airport Parkway. Journey times will be extended by up to 45 minutes.

    Customers may use replacement buses between Winchester and Eastleigh / Southampton Central provided by South Western Railway.

    South Western Railway

    On Saturday, buses will be provided to run between Winchester and Eastleigh.

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

    • Winchester - Southampton Central
    • Winchester - Fareham
    • Romsey - Southampton Central (via Chandlers Ford)

     

    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 service at Stoke-on-Trent from 22:15 on Saturday 30 and all day on Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, London Northwestern Railway, Northern, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Penzance / Plymouth / Paignton / Bournemouth / Reading / Bristol Temple Meads / Birmingham New Street and Manchester Piccadilly

    London Northwestern Railway between London Euston / Northampton and Crewe (via Stoke-on-Trent)

    Northern between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Piccadilly.

    Virgin Trains between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Stafford and Stoke-on-Trent, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Trains will be diverted. Buses will be provided to run between Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport.

    London Northwestern Railway

    Trains will run direct between Stafford and Crewe, not calling at intermediate stations. Trains will arrive at Crewe up to 30 minutes earlier than usual, and will also depart Crewe up to 30 minutes later than usual.

    Buses will be provided to run between Stafford, Stone, Stoke-on-Trent, Kidsgrove, Alsager and Crewe.

    Northern:

    Saturday:

    The 21:43 Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent services will terminate at Macclesfield. The 22:55 Stoke-on-Trent to Manchester Piccadilly service will start from Macclesfield. Buses will replace trains between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

    Sunday:

    Buses will replace trains between Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent.

    Virgin Trains

    On Saturday night, the 23:00 London Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service will divert and not call at Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Stockport. Buses will be provided from Crewe. Stockport passengers should speak with station staff at Manchester Piccadilly.

    On Sunday, no trains will run via Stoke-on-Trent. Instead, trains will be diverted via Crewe. Buses will be provided to run between Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Macclesfield and Wilmslow.

    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 service between Newport and Cardiff Central from 23:45 on Saturday 30 and all day on Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, Transport for Wales

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Nottingham / Birmingham New Street and Cardiff Central

    Great Western Railway between London Paddington and Swansea / Carmarthen, and also between Brighton / Portsmouth Harbour / Bristol Temple Meads and Cardiff Central

    Transport for Wales between Manchester Piccadilly / Gloucester / Cheltenham Spa and Cardiff Central / Fishguard Harbour / Milford Haven

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Newport and Cardiff Central, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Buses will replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central.

    Great Western Railway

    On Saturday evening, the 19:23 Portsmouth Harbour to Cardiff Central service will terminate at Newport. Alternative rail services are available between Newport and Cardiff Central.

    All day Sunday, buses will replace trains between Newport and Cardiff Central, taking approximately 40 minutes. Some trains will also be amended to start from or terminate at Bristol Temple Meads / Bristol Parkway.

    High Speed Trains will be replaced by road transport between Newport and Bridgend. Some late evening buses will be extended to Swansea.

    Transport for Wales

    It is not yet known if Transport for Wales services 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

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