To help keep our customers moving during the two separate days of industrial action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October, we aim to run over 1200 services on each strike day.

The majority of available trains will operate between 7am and 7pm, with services on some routes finishing earlier. During these hours the overall number of trains running will be significantly reduced. We expect trains and any replacement buses we operate will be extremely busy. Please allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.

Please note:

  • These are the only Northern services that will run.
  • There are different timetables in place on each day of industrial action.
  • The timetables with a bus icon ( ) are our rail replacement bus services. If your station is not serviced by a train or rail replacement bus, you may be able to catch an existing local bus service..
  • You may be able to use your ticket on other train operator services.
  • You will be able to use tickets on Arriva Bus services (including Yorkshire Tiger) on 3 and 5 October to make journeys you would otherwise have made by rail.
  • Industrial action is also affecting Greater Anglia, Merseyrail and Southern services.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.


The timetables below are for customers travelling in the Yorkshire and North East areas on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. Further timetables, including Northern services operating around Manchester, on the West coast and bus replacement services, will be released very shortly.

Timetables are subject to change and services may be added/removed depending on availability. Please use on the day of travel for the most up-to-date train running information.

A search function by station, including a list of stations with no Northern services, will be added to this page shortly.

 Barnsley - Huddersfield

 Bishop Auckland - Saltburn

 Calder Valley

 Carlisle - Appleby buses  

 Cleethorpes - Barton

 Huddersfield - Wakefield

 Leeds - Barnsley - Sheffield

 Leeds - Bradford Forster Square

 Leeds - Castleford

 Leeds - Doncaster

 Leeds - Harrogate - York

 Leeds - York and Selby

 Leeds and Bradford Forster Square - Ilkley

 Leeds and Bradford Forster Square - Skipton and Carlisle

 Middlesbrough - Whitby

 Newcastle - Middlesbrough

 Retford - Lincoln buses  

 Settle - Lancaster buses  

 Sheffield - Hull

 Sheffield - Retford

 Skipton - Settle buses  

 Tyne Valley

 Wolds Coast

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Train FAQ | Bus FAQ | Tickets FAQ

Disclaimer: Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information in the timetables, we can accept no liability for any inaccuracies, and reserve the right to change information without further notice. Customers are advised to always check before they travel at Journey Check.  For information on pick-up/drop-off points for our rail replacement buses, please see the Useful Information Poster at every station entrance. Unfortunately we are unable to carry dogs, non-folding prams, pushchairs, bicycles or wheelchairs on our rail replacement bus services.