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.

Strike action:

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Please note:

  • 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.

Train FAQ | Bus FAQ | Tickets FAQ | Why is there a strike?

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Parton Harrington Workington Wigton Aspatria Maryport Flimby Dalston CARLISLE Wetheral Brampton Haltwhistle Bardon Mill Armathwaite Lazonby & Kirkoswald Langwathby Appleby Penrith Hexham Corbridge Riding Mill Stocksfield Haydon Bridge Prudhoe Wylam Blaydon Metrocentre Dunston NEWCASTLE Manors Cramlington Morpeth Shildon Bishop Auckland Newton Aycliffe Heighington North Road Heworth SUNDERLAND Chester-le-Street Seaham Hartlepool Seaton Carew DURHAM Billingham Stockton DARLINGTON Eaglescliffe Thornaby MIDDLESBROUGH James Cook South Bank Redcar British Steel Redcar Central Redcar East Longbeck Marske Saltburn Whitby Ruswarp Sleights Grosmont Egton Glaisdale Lealholm Danby Castleton Moor Marton Gypsy Lane Nunthorpe Great Ayton Battersby Kildale Commondale Allens West Dinsdale Teesside Airport Yarm Chathill Alnmouth for Alnwick Acklington Widdrington Pegswood Whitehaven Corkickle St. Bees Nethertown Braystones Sellafield Seascale Drigg Ravenglass Bootle Silecroft Millom Green Road Foxfield Kirkby-in-Furness Askam Barrow -in-Furness Roose Dalton Ulverston Cark Kents Bank Windermere Staveley Burneside Kendal Oxenholme Lake District Grange-over-Sands Arnside Silverdale Morecambe Heysham Port Bare Lane Kirkham & Wesham Poulton-le-Fylde Layton BLACKPOOL North BLACKPOOL South BLACKPOOL Pleasure Beach Squires Gate St. Annes- on-the-Sea Salwick PRESTON Lancaster Carnforth Moss Side Lytham Ansdell & Fairhavem Croston Leyland Wennington SCARBOROUGH Filey Bempton Bridlington Nafferton Driffield Hutton Cranswick Seamer Hunmanby Malton Arram Beverley Cottingham HULL Hessle Ferriby Brough Broomfleet Gilberdyke Eastrington Howden Wressle Selby Saltmarshe Barton-on-Humber Barrow Haven New Holland Goxhill Thornton Abbey Ulceby Habrough Stallingborough Healing Great Coates GRIMSBY Town Grimsby Docks New Clee Cleethorpes Barnetby SCUNTHORPE Brigg Kirton Lindsey Gainsborough Central Gainsborough Lea Road Saxilby LINCOLN Althorpe Crowle Thorne North Thorne South Kirkby Stephen Garsdale Dent Ribblehead Horton-in-Ribblesdale Settle Long Preston Hellifield Gargrave Skipton Cononley Steeton & Silsden Keighley Crossflatts Bingley Giggleswick Clapham Bentham Ilkley Ben Rhydding Burley-in-Wharfdale Menston Thirsk Northallerton Starbeck Knaresborough Cattal Hammerton Poppleton YORK HARROGATE Hornbeam Park Pannal Weeton Horsforth Headingly Burley Park Ulleskelf Church Fenton Sherburn-in-Elmet LEEDS Cross Gates Garforth East Garforth Micklefield South Milford Kirkstall Forge Woodlesford Castleford Pontefract Monkhill Glasshoughton Knottingley Hensall Snaith Rawcliffe Goole Outwood Normanton Pontefract Tanshelf Featherstone Streethouse Pontefract Baghill Whitley Bridge WAKEFIELD Westgate WAKEFIELD Kirkgate Saltaire Baildon Shipley Frizinghall Apperley Bridge BRADFORD Forster Square BRADFORD Interchange New Pudsey Bramley Cottingly Colne Nelson Brierfield Burnley Central Clitheroe Whalley Langho Ramsgreave & Wilpshire Lostock Hall Bamber Bridge Pleasington Cherry Tree Mill Hill BLACKBURN Rishton Church & Oswaldtwistle Accrington Huncoat Hapton Rose Grove Burnley Barracks Burnley Manchester Road HALIFAX Low Moor Morley Batley Dewsbury Ravensthorpe Todmorden Sowerby Bridge Hebden Bridge Mytholmroyd Walsden Brighouse Mirfield Darwen Entwistle Bromley Cross Hall i' th' Wood BOLTON Moses Gate Farnworth Kearsley Clifton Salford Central Buckshaw Parkway Chorley Adlington Blackrod Horwich Parkway Euxton Balshaw Lane Rufford Lostock Littleborough Deighton HUDDERSFIELD Smithy Bridge Slaithwaite Marsden Rochdale Castleton Mills Hill Greenfield Mossley Moston MANCHESTER Victoria Ashton-under-Lyne Stalybridge Lockwood Berry Brow Honley Brockholes Stocksmoor Shepley Denby Dale Sandal & Agbrigg Fitzwilliam South Elmsall Adwick Bentley DONCASTER Kirk Sandall Hatfield & Stainforth Moorthorpe Thurnscoe Darton Goldthorpe Conisbrough Mexborough Retford Bolton-upon -Dearne Worksop Shireoaks Penistone Flowery Field Silkstone Common Newton for Hyde Godley Dodworth Hattersley Broadbottom Dinting Hadfield BARNSLEY INTERCHANGE Wombwell Elsecar Chapeltown Swinton Rotherham Central Meadowhall Kiveton Park Kiveton Bridge Southport Meols Cop Burscough Bridge Bescar Lane New Lane Parbold Hoscar Appley Bridge Gathurst WIGAN Wallgate WIGAN North Western Ince Hindley Burscough Junction Orrell Bryn Garswood Pemberton Ormskirk St. Helens Central Upholland Thatto Heath Westhoughton Daisy Hill Hag Fold Atherton Walkden Moorside Swinton Salford Crescent Kirkby Rainford Eccleston Park LIVERPOOL Lime Street Wavertree Technology Park Prescot Liverpool Central Edge Hill Broad Green Roby Huyton Whiston Rainhill Lea Green St. Helens Junction Earlestown Newton-le- Willows Mossley Hill West Allerton Liverpool South Parkway Hunts Cross Halewood Hough Green Widnes Sankey for Penketh WARRINGTON Central WARRINGTON West WARRINGTON Bank Quay Padgate Eccles Patricroft Manchester United Deansgate MANCHESTER Piccadilly MANCHESTER Oxford Road Ardwick Gorton Fairfield Guide Bridge Trafford Park Humphrey Park Urmston Chassen Road Flixton Irlam Glazebrook Birchwood Mauldeth Road Burnage East Didsbury Belle Vue Ryder Brow Reddish North Levenshulme Brinnington Hyde North Hyde Central Heaton Chapel SHEFFIELD Darnall Woodhouse Glossop Dore & Totley Dronfield Grindleford Hathersage Chesterfield Alfreton Langley Mill Ilkeston NOTTINGHAM DERBY Bredbury Woodley Romiley Marple Strines New Mills Central Rose Hill Bamford Hope Edale Chinley Buxton Dove Holes Denton Davenport Woodsmoor Hazel Grove Middlewood Disley New Mills Newtown Furness Vale Chapel-en -le-Frith Whaley Bridge Ellesmere Port Stanlow & Thornton Ince & Elton Runcorn Runcorn East Frodsham Helsby CHESTER Mouldsworth Delamere Cuddington Gatley Navigation Road Altrincham Hale Ashley Mobberley Knutsford Heald Green MANCHESTER AIRPORT Plumley Lostock Gralam Northwich Greenbank Styal Handforth Wilmslow Alderley Edge Chelford Goostrey Sandbach Holmes Chapel CREWE Reddish South STOCKPORT Cheadle Hulme Bramhall Poynton Adlington Prestbury Macclesfield Congleton Kidsgrove Longport STOKE-ON-TRENT Guiseley LEEDS HARROGATE MANCHESTER BOLTON LIVERPOOL BLACKPOOL CARLISLE NEWCASTLE MIDDLESBROUGH SUNDERLAND DURHAM SCARBOROUGH HULL SCUNTHORPE LINCOLN DONCASTER BARNSLEY BRADFORD WAKEFIELD STOKE-ON-TRENT STOCKPORT CREWE CHESTER NOTTINGHAM SHEFFIELD YORK BLACKBURN PRESTON HUDDERSFIELD


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 until Thursday 4 January, so please use these timetables for information. Please use on the day for the most up-to-date train running information.

 Bishop Auckland - Saltburn

 Blackburn - Burnley v2

 Blackburn - Colne buses  

 Blackburn - Todmorden and Hebden Bridge buses  

 Bolton - Clitheroe buses  

 Calder Valley

 Carlisle - Appleby buses  

 Carlisle - Dumfries buses  

 Carlisle - Metrocentre v4 (updated 9/1/18)

 Carlisle - Whitehaven buses  

 Chester - Altrincham

 Chester - Altrincham train and bus  

 Cleethorpes - Barton

 Cumbrian Coast

 Huddersfield - Barnsley

 Huddersfield - Stalybridge buses  

 Hull - Scarborough

 Lancaster - Morecambe buses  

 Leeds - Bradford Forster Square

 Leeds - Carlisle

 Leeds - Castleford

 Leeds - Doncaster

 Leeds - Harrogate - York v2

 Leeds - Selby - York

 Leeds and Bradford Forster Square - Ilkley

 Leeds and Bradford Forster Square - Skipton v2

 Liverpool Lime Street - Wigan North Western

 Manchester Oxford Road - Warrington Central

 Manchester Piccadilly - Alderley Edge

 Manchester Piccadilly - Bolton and Blackburn

 Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton

 Manchester Piccadilly - Hadfield

 Manchester Piccadilly - Macclesfield

 Manchester Piccadilly - New Mills

 Manchester Victoria - Liverpool Lime Street

 Manchester Victoria - Stalybridge

 Manchester Victoria - Wigan - Southport

 Middlesbrough - Newcastle

 Middlesbrough - Whitby

 Morpeth - Newcastle

 Newcastle - Metrocentre buses  

 Oxenholme - Windermere buses  

 Oxenholme - Windermere

 Preston - Blackburn

 Preston - Blackpool buses v2  

 Preston - Manchester Airport v3 (updated 11/1/2018)

 Preston - Ormskirk buses  

 Settle - Lancaster buses  

 Sheffield - Barnsley - Leeds

 Sheffield - Hull

 Sheffield - Lincoln

 Skipton - Settle buses  

 Stockport - Altrincham and Chester buses  

 Wakefield - Huddersfield

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 

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.