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    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 09:17

      Due to a fault with the signalling system between Newcastle and Middlesbrough some lines are blocked.
      How does it affect your service:
      Train services running through these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:00 28/06.
      Our advice to our customers:
      A fault with the signalling system in the Sunderland area means the line towards Hartlepool is blocked. Network Rail are en route and expected to be on site shortly.
      Effect on service:
      Northern services are unable to run from Sunderland towards Middlesbrough. As a result, trains will not run between Newcastle and Middlesbrough via Sunderland. These services will be diverted via Darlington where possible.
      Northern service from Middlesbrough towards Sunderland are able to run normally but may be slightly delayed.
      Please note, this disruption is also affecting Tyne & Wear Metro services in both directions. These services may be delayed by up to 15 minutes.
      First services affected:
      The 05:57 Carlisle to Nunthorpe service will be diverted and not call at stations between Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
      The 06:40 Nunthorpe to Newcastle service is running 11 minutes late departing Sunderland.
      The 08:40 Newcastle to Middlesbrough service will be diverted via Darlington and will not call at intermediate stations via Sunderland.
      Alternative Travel Options:
      Customers may travel on diverted trains from Newcastle to Middlesbrough and change at Middlesbrough for stations back towards Sunderland. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 90 minutes.
      Road transport has been requested and 2x Caledonian Coaches will be at Sunderland from 09:30 for stations towards Middlesbrough.
      Other places to get more information:
      For customers on station platforms, please listen for announcements or consult Customer Information Screens for up-to-date train running information.
      For live real time journey updates on board your train please visit journeycheck.com/northern or tweet our team @northernassist
      To re-plan your journey please visit nationalrail.co.uk
      If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    Other train service updates (2)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 08:33

      05:57 Carlisle to Nunthorpe due 09:11 will be diverted between Sunderland and Middlesbrough. It will no longer call at Seaham, Horden, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Billingham, Stockton and Thornaby. It will be delayed at Middlesbrough and is expected to be 30 minutes late. This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 03:19

      08:03 Carlisle to Morpeth due 10:17 will be started from Newcastle. It will no longer call at Carlisle, Wetheral, Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Corbridge, Riding Mill, Stocksfield, Prudhoe, Wylam, Blaydon, Metrocentre and Dunston. This is due to a fault on this train.

      Additional Info

      We apologise for the cancellation of this train service today, please travel on the next available service.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

  • Line updates (1)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 09:17

      Due to a fault with the signalling system between Newcastle and Middlesbrough some lines are blocked.
      How does it affect your service:
      Train services running through these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:00 28/06.
      Our advice to our customers:
      A fault with the signalling system in the Sunderland area means the line towards Hartlepool is blocked. Network Rail are en route and expected to be on site shortly.
      Effect on service:
      Northern services are unable to run from Sunderland towards Middlesbrough. As a result, trains will not run between Newcastle and Middlesbrough via Sunderland. These services will be diverted via Darlington where possible.
      Northern service from Middlesbrough towards Sunderland are able to run normally but may be slightly delayed.
      Please note, this disruption is also affecting Tyne & Wear Metro services in both directions. These services may be delayed by up to 15 minutes.
      First services affected:
      The 05:57 Carlisle to Nunthorpe service will be diverted and not call at stations between Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
      The 06:40 Nunthorpe to Newcastle service is running 11 minutes late departing Sunderland.
      The 08:40 Newcastle to Middlesbrough service will be diverted via Darlington and will not call at intermediate stations via Sunderland.
      Alternative Travel Options:
      Customers may travel on diverted trains from Newcastle to Middlesbrough and change at Middlesbrough for stations back towards Sunderland. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 90 minutes.
      Road transport has been requested and 2x Caledonian Coaches will be at Sunderland from 09:30 for stations towards Middlesbrough.
      Other places to get more information:
      For customers on station platforms, please listen for announcements or consult Customer Information Screens for up-to-date train running information.
      For live real time journey updates on board your train please visit journeycheck.com/northern or tweet our team @northernassist
      To re-plan your journey please visit nationalrail.co.uk
      If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

  • Line updates (1)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 09:17

      Due to a fault with the signalling system between Newcastle and Middlesbrough some lines are blocked.
      How does it affect your service:
      Train services running through these stations will be cancelled or delayed by up to 30 minutes. Disruption is expected until 11:00 28/06.
      Our advice to our customers:
      A fault with the signalling system in the Sunderland area means the line towards Hartlepool is blocked. Network Rail are en route and expected to be on site shortly.
      Effect on service:
      Northern services are unable to run from Sunderland towards Middlesbrough. As a result, trains will not run between Newcastle and Middlesbrough via Sunderland. These services will be diverted via Darlington where possible.
      Northern service from Middlesbrough towards Sunderland are able to run normally but may be slightly delayed.
      Please note, this disruption is also affecting Tyne & Wear Metro services in both directions. These services may be delayed by up to 15 minutes.
      First services affected:
      The 05:57 Carlisle to Nunthorpe service will be diverted and not call at stations between Sunderland and Middlesbrough.
      The 06:40 Nunthorpe to Newcastle service is running 11 minutes late departing Sunderland.
      The 08:40 Newcastle to Middlesbrough service will be diverted via Darlington and will not call at intermediate stations via Sunderland.
      Alternative Travel Options:
      Customers may travel on diverted trains from Newcastle to Middlesbrough and change at Middlesbrough for stations back towards Sunderland. Please allow for an extended journey time of up to 90 minutes.
      Road transport has been requested and 2x Caledonian Coaches will be at Sunderland from 09:30 for stations towards Middlesbrough.
      Other places to get more information:
      For customers on station platforms, please listen for announcements or consult Customer Information Screens for up-to-date train running information.
      For live real time journey updates on board your train please visit journeycheck.com/northern or tweet our team @northernassist
      To re-plan your journey please visit nationalrail.co.uk
      If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    Other train service updates (1)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 09:02

      07:31 Middlesbrough to Hexham due 09:40 will be terminated at Newcastle. It will no longer call at Dunston, Metrocentre, Blaydon, Wylam, Prudhoe, Stocksfield, Riding Mill, Corbridge and Hexham. It is being delayed at Sunderland. This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    Improvement works

    • Improvement work timetable
      10 July
      -
      10 July 2022
      Download timetable PDF
  • Other train service updates (1)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 08:58

      08:59 Leeds to York due 10:11 will be starting late from Leeds. This is due to a fault on this train.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

  • Other train service updates (2)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 07:03

      07:46 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport due 09:34 will be delayed at Preston and is expected to be 5 minutes late. This is due to train crew being delayed by service disruption.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or Tweet us @northernassist
      If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 07:36

      07:42 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North due 09:17 will call additionally at East Didsbury and Mauldeth Road. This is due to the train making extra stops because a train was cancelled.

    Improvement works

    • Improvement work timetable
      04 July
      -
      08 July 2022
      Download timetable PDF
    • Improvement work timetable
      10 July
      -
      10 July 2022
      Download timetable PDF
    • Improvement work timetable
      11 July
      -
      14 July 2022
      Download timetable PDF
  • Train cancellations (2)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 08:40

      12:49 Lancaster to Heysham Harbour due 13:17 will be cancelled. This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.

      Additional Info

      We apologise for the cancellation of this service today. To assist customers to complete their journeys, road replacement transport will be provided from Lancaster. A Traveller's Choice coach will depart Lancaster at 12:49 calling at Bare Lane, Morecambe and Heysham Port. Please check station information posters for the location of the bus pick up points and be advised that journey times will be extended by up to 15 mintues when using road replacement transport.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist
      If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 08:41

      13:20 Heysham Harbour to Lancaster due 13:49 will be cancelled. This is due to a member of train crew being unavailable.

      Additional Info

      We apologise for the cancellation of this service today. To assist customers to complete their journeys, road replacement transport will be provided from Heysham Port. A Traveller's Choice coach will depart Heysham Port at 13:30 calling at Morecambe, Bare Lane and Lancaster. Please check station information posters for the location of the bus pick up points and be advised that journey times will be extended by up to 15 mintues when using road replacement transport.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist
      If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    Other train service updates (5)

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 08:22

      07:16 Southport to Alderley Edge due 09:07 is being delayed at Bolton and is now expected to be 15 minutes late. This is due to a fault on this train.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist
      If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 09:02

      08:16 Halifax to Hull due 10:05 has been delayed at Halifax and is now 10 minutes late. This is due to waiting for a part of the train to be attached.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 09:17

      08:18 Nunthorpe to Hexham due 10:40 will be delayed between Seaham and Sunderland. This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 08:49

      08:40 Newcastle to Middlesbrough due 09:58 will be diverted between Newcastle and Middlesbrough. It will no longer call at Heworth, Sunderland, Seaham, Horden, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Billingham, Stockton and Thornaby. It will be delayed at Middlesbrough and is expected to be 15 minutes late. This is due to a fault with the signalling system.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

    • Last Updated 28/06/2022 09:02

      An additional train service has been planned to operate as shown 08:57 Newcastle to Hexham due 09:40.

      Further Info

      For live information, please visit northernrailway.co.uk/stations and select the station you are travelling from or tweet us @northernassist If you've been delayed by 15 minutes or more, hold on to your tickets and claim compensation by visiting www.northernrailway.co.uk/delayrepay

  • All other routes have a good service. For live updates see our journey check page.

Stations

  • Step free access will be unavailable on platform 1 from 12:26 on 08/06/2022 until further notice at Accrington station.

    No step free access on platform 1

  • Please be advised there is currently no step free access at the station and no car parking facilities until further notice. The car park has been closed to allow maintenance work to be carried out at a dangerous building in the vicinity.

  • There is no lighting on the platforms at Eccles station.

    Would customers please take extra care when using this station during darkness. Network Rail are aware of the fault and currently working on rectifying the fault.

  • The ticket vending machines are out of order at Fitzwilliam station.

  • The ticket office is unable to issue tickets due to a machine fault.

  • Owing to uneven platforms passengers should take extra care at Hag Fold station.

  • The ticket office is closed. Staff are on site and able to offer information and assistance.

  • The lifts will be out of order between 13 and 14 from 03/06/2022 until 30/06/2022 at Manchester Piccadilly station.

    The lifts on platform 13 and 14 at Manchester Piccadilly will be out of use for essential refurbishment until further notice. During this time there will be a fixed stair lift on the steps from platform 14 and extra staff will be available to assist. If you require step free access at Manchester Piccadilly, you are advised to book assistance in advance and please allow extra time for your journey through the station at Manchester Piccadilly. Mutual easement of ticket conditions is in place with Transpennine Express for customers who miss booked connections at Manchester Piccadilly as a result of the closure of lifts on Platforms 13/14 for upgrade work until 30th June. For further information on the refurbishment please visit www.networkrail.co.uk/manpiclifts.

  • The ticket vending machines are out of order at Menston station.

    The ticket vending machine on Platform 2 at Menston is currently out of order.

  • The lifts will be out of order between platform 1 and the subway from now until further notice at Middlesbrough station.

  • The ticket office will be closed from now until the end of the day at Swinton station.

JourneyCheck gives you real-time updates on any disruption or issues affecting your route or train.

JourneyCheck provides:

  • a summary of any train service problems
  • detailed messages about any service disruption
  • station departure boards.

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You can also personalise information and save your ‘preferred routes’.

We’re always looking to improve the quality of information we provide, particularly when things aren’t running as smoothly as we would like. We hope you find JourneyCheck useful, if you do have any feedback for us please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Passenger Information during Disruption

Feedback from customers consistently tells us that the flow of information about train services that are experiencing disruption is a priority for them and is an area we need to focus on more strongly. Whilst it is recognised the Northern have the responsibility for managing their relationship with their own customers, the interconnected nature of the rail industry dictates that a coordinated approach to the provision of passenger information during major delays/disruption is appropriate and important.

Passenger Information during Disruption (PIDD) aims to help Railway Undertakings address these issues in a broadly consistent manner.

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