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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

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    Disruption at Cambridge expected until 15:00

    Train companies affected

    CrossCountry, Great Northern, Greater Anglia, Thameslink

    Routes affected

    At Cambridge


    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

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

    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.

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    Planned changes to train times

    There are currently no updates.

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