As a result of the continuing impact of COVID-19 we will be running amended ‘Key Worker’ timetables from Tuesday 24 March.

Everyone at Northern is working to provide the best possible rail service during this difficult time, but it is simply not possible to operate our usual timetable. Where we are not able to run trains we will seek to provide rail replacement road transport.

Though we continue to run services, the Government is advising that, if possible, you should avoid non-essential public transport. If your only option is to travel by train, try to avoid rush hour, vary your usual travel times to prevent crowding and follow instructions at the station and on board the train.

If you are showing any Coronavirus symptoms, however mild, you should self-isolate along with other members of your household. The latest Public Health England advice is available here.  

We will continue to do all we can and hope you will also continue to play your part when travelling on Northern services.

Please only travel if your journey is absolutely essential under the new government guidance. 



Northern's Key worker timetables will appear below in PDF downloadable form when available:

Please note these are subject to change. It is advisable to plan your journey using National Rail Journey Planner for the most accurate service. You can also personalise a timetable for your route, by using the National Rail timetable creator


Route 1: Alnmouth and Morpeth to Newcastle and Metrocentre

From Monday 30 March, trains on this service will be covered by TransPennine Express - please check their website to find out more. 

In addition to this, Northern will be running a limited number of bus services.


Route 2: Nunthorpe to Middlesbrough and Newcastle


Route 3: Bishop Auckland to Darlington, Middlesbrough and Saltburn

Please note engineering works will impact this route on Saturday and Sunday 30/31 May. Alternative timetables for these dates are provided below.


Route 4: Newcastle to Hexham and Carlisle


Route 5: Middlesbrough to Whitby


Route 6: Carlisle to Barrow and Lancaster, Windermere to Lancaster


Route 7: Leeds to Settle and Carlisle, Skipton to Lancaster, and Lancaster to Morecambe


Route 9: Blackpool to Preston and Colne


Route 10: Liverpool to Earlestown and Manchester, Liverpool to Wigan, Preston to Ormskirk


Route 12: Manchester to Blackburn and Clitheroe


Route 14: Manchester Airport to Manchester, Kirkby and Southport


Route 15: Liverpool to Earlestown and Manchester, Liverpool to Wigan


Route 16: Liverpool to Warrington Central and Manchester


Route 17: Manchester to Altrincham and Chester


Route 18: Crewe to Wilmslow and Manchester, Manchester Airport to Manchester


Route 19: Manchester to Macclesfield and Stoke-on-Trent


Route 20: Manchester to Hazel Grove and Buxton


Route 22: Manchester to Marple and Sheffield


Route 23: Manchester to Marple and Sheffield


Route 24: Manchester to Hadfield and Glossop


Route 25: Manchester to Stalybridge


Route 26: Sheffield to Doncaster, Adwick and Scunthorpe


Route 27: Blackpool to Preston, Manchester and Hazel Grove


Route 28: Scarborough to Hull, Doncaster and Sheffield


Route 29: York to Harrogate and Leeds


Route 30: Scarborough to Hull, Doncaster and Sheffield


Route 31: Cleethorpes to Barton-on-Humber


Route 32: Sheffield to Lincoln


Route 33: Sheffield to Barnsley and Leeds


Route 34: Hull to Selby and York


Route 35: York and Hull to Leeds


Route 36: Leeds to Manchester Victoria and Preston, Manchester to Blackburn via Todmorden 


Route 39: Ilkley to Leeds & Bradford Forster Square


Route 40: Skipton to Bradford Forster Square and Leeds


Route 41: Goole and Knottingley to Leeds

Please note engineering works will impact this route on Sunday 31 May. An alternative timetable for this date is provided below.


Route 42: Sheffield and Doncaster to Leeds

Please note engineering works will impact this route on Sunday 31 May. An alternative timetable for this date is provided below.


Route 43: Sheffield to Barnsley and Huddersfield


Route 46: Bradford Forster Square to Leeds