Customers with Advance Purchase ticket (your ticket will say “AP Northern only”) have a number of options:

  • You can travel on any available Northern service on your chosen route, but please be aware that the services are expected to be very busy
  • You can use your ticket on Northern trains on either Friday 7July or Tuesday 11 July. Customers are advised to travel as close to their original booked train times as possible
  • Your Northern Advance Purchase ticket will be accepted by the following train operators on the date stated on your ticket only:
    • Arriva Trains Wales
    • Chiltern
    • Cross Country
    • East Midlands Trains
    • First Trans Pennine Express
    • Grand Central
    • Hull Trains
    • London Midland
    • Tyne and Wear Metro - Sunderland to Newcastle route
    • Virgin Trains East Coast
    • Virgin Trains West Coast
  • If you decide not to travel on 8, 9 or 10 July due to the strike, you are entitled to a full refund, without any admin charge. Refunds should be applied for at the original point of sale
  • If you have an Advance Purchase ticket with a Northern origin or destination station, where Northern offers the connection to or from another train operator’s service (for example, if you are using a Northern service to connect to a long distance service to London), the following train operators will allow you to travel on their services on either Friday 7 July or Tuesday 11 July:
    • Arriva Trains Wales
    • Chiltern
    • Cross Country
    • C2C
    • First TransPennine Express
    • Gatwick Express
    • Greater Anglia
    • Great Northern
    • Hull Trains
    • London Midland
    • ScotRail
    • South Eastern
    • Southern
    • Thameslink
    • Tyne and Wear Metro - Sunderland to Newcastle route
    • Virgin Trains East Coast
    • Virgin Trains West Coast
    You will not need to change your ticket, but are advised to travel as close as possible to the original booked train times on other operator’s services.