To help keep you on the move during RMT strike action on Monday 8, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 January, we will run more than 1,350 services each day.
The majority of available trains will operate between 0700 and 1900 as we focus on running as many trains as we can to get you into work and home again. During these hours, we will operate more than 60% of the normal weekday timetable.
As the overall number of trains running will be reduced, we do expect trains and any replacement buses we operate to be extremely busy. Please allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.
On each day of RMT strike action we expect all services to be busy, especially in the morning and evening peak periods, and advise customers to allow extra time to travel.
The only Northern services that will run are those listed on this page.
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.
Not all stations will have a train service – please check here for details.
The timetables supersede all others - including those put in place for engineering work
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 8, 10 and 12 January to make journeys you would otherwise have made by rail.
Industrial action is also affecting Greater Anglia, Merseyrail, Southern and South Western services.
Customers with Advance Purchase Northern tickets
We have arranged ticket acceptance on a number of other train operators to help Northern customers with Advance Purchase tickets (your ticket will say AP Northern only).
On Monday 8, Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 January the following operators will accept these tickets: Arriva Trains Wales, Cross Country, East Midland Trains, TransPennine Express, Grand Central, Hull Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast. Virgin Trains West Coast will accept Northern AP tickets on Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 January). Customers are advised to travel as close as possible to the original booked train times on these days.
Other Advance fares requiring a Northern connecting service
Customers who have an advance ticket with a Northern origin or destination station, where we offer the connection using another train operator’s service, and want to travel on a different date than is printed on their ticket, can travel on:
Sunday 7 or Tuesday 9 January for tickets dated Monday 8 January
Tuesday 9 or Thursday 11 January for tickets dated Wednesday 10 January
Thursday 11 or Saturday 13 January for tickets dated Friday 12 January
This will be honoured by the following operators: Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern, C2C, Cross Country, TransPennine Express, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Grand Central, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railways, Hull Trains, London Northwestern, ScotRail, South Eastern, Southern, Thameslink. Customers can also use Virgin Trains West Coast on Wednesday 10 and Friday 12 January.
Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Timetables, which will be the same for each day of the RMT strike action, are subject to change and services may be added/removed depending on availability. Times may not be available in on nationalrail.co.uk until Thursday 4 January, so please use these timetables for information. Please use nationalrail.co.uk on the day for the most up-to-date train running information.
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 nationalrail.co.uk.
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.