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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.

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    Travel updates

    There are currently no updates.

    Disruption at Cambridge expected until 15:00

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    At Cambridge

    Description

    The trespass incident at Cambridge has been resolved, allowing all lines through the station to reopen. However, whilst service recovers, trains may continue to be delayed by up to 15 minutes or cancelled until approximately 15:00.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Thameslink & Great Northern

    Thameslink and Great Northern customers may use London Underground services on reasonable routes.

    Customers may also use Greater Anglia services between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street; however, please be aware that their services are also impacted by this incident.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cambridge

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

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    Travel updates

    There are currently no updates.

    Disruption at Cambridge expected until 16:00

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    At Cambridge

    Description

    The trespass incident at Cambridge has been resolved, allowing all lines through the station to reopen. However, whilst service recovers, trains may continue to be delayed by up to 15 minutes or cancelled until approximately 16:00.

    Alternative travel advice:

    Thameslink & Great Northern

    Thameslink and Great Northern customers may use London Underground services on reasonable routes.

    Customers may also use Greater Anglia services between Cambridge and London Liverpool Street; however, please be aware that their services are also impacted by this incident.

    Check before you travel:
    You can check your journey using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

    Twitter:
    If you would like to follow this incident on Twitter, please use #Cambridge

    Compensation:
    You may be entitled to compensation if you experience a delay in completing your journey today. Please keep your train ticket and make a note of your journey, as both will be required to support any claim.

    Feedback:
    We want to make information better - tell us how! Fill out this online Disruption Survey.

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    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:

    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 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:

    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 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 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:

    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 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:

    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 service between Derby and Nottingham on Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Cardiff Central / Birmingham New Street and Nottingham

    East Midlands Trains between Matlock / Derby and Nottingham

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place between Long Eaton and Nottingham, closing all lines.

    CrossCountry

    Buses will replace trains between Derby and Nottingham.

    East Midlands Trains

    An amended timetable will be in operation all day, with extended journey times and a reduced service frequency. Trains will not be able to call at Beeston and Long Eaton. Buses will be provided for these stations to help with your journey.

    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 service to and from Glasgow Central on Sunday 31 March

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, ScotRail, TransPennine Express, Virgin Trains

    Routes affected

    CrossCountry between Glasgow Central and Newcastle / Leeds / Bristol Temple Meads / Plymouth / Penzance

    ScotRail between Glasgow Central and Motherwell / Edinburgh / Lanark / Newton / Larkhall, and also between Balloch / Milngavie and Larkhall / Motherwell

    TransPennine Express between Glasgow Central and Manchester Airport

    Virgin Trains between Glasgow Central and Birmingham New Street / London Euston

    Description

    Engineering work is taking place just outside of Glasgow Central station towards Rutherglen, closing some lines.

    CrossCountry:

    Services will be replaced by buses between Glasgow Central and Motherwell.

    ScotRail:

    The following alterations will apply to the service to / from the Glasgow Central High Level station:

    • Lanark services will operate by Cathcart, not calling at Cambuslang. An hourly bus service will operate to help with journeys.
    • Newton services will be extended to Larkhall and Motherwell
    • Shotts services will be replaced by buses between Glasgow Central and Carfin

    The following alterations will apply to the service to / from the Glasgow Central Low Level station:

    • Buses will replace trains between Bridgeton and Motherwell (via Whifflet and Hamilton)
    • Buses will replace trains between Glasgow Central Low Level and Motherwell / Carfin

    TransPennine Express:

    Services will be diverted, and will arrive at Glasgow Central up to 15 minutes later than usual, and depart Glasgow Central up to 15 minutes earlier than usual.

    Virgin Trains:

    Services will be diverted via Mount Florida, increasing journey times by a few minutes. Some services will be amended to not run between Glasgow Central and Carlisle.

    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.

    Check route on map

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