Frequently Asked Questions

What about bus services?

We usually run some rail replacement bus services, to complement the train service that we can run on the day. These timetables are available on this web page and display a bus icon next to them.

All tickets will be honoured on Northern's rail replacement buses. For information on existing local bus services, please see the next FAQ.

As you know we are part of Arriva. Because of this, Northern customers are usually able to use their rail tickets on Arriva Bus services (including Yorkshire Tiger) during strikes to make journeys they would otherwise have made by rail.

To find out more about Arriva Bus timetables, please use the Arriva Bus Journey Planner.

You can also download the Arriva Bus Journey planning app from all major app providers.

If we are unable to provide you with a train service or a replacement bus, there are existing local bus services that you may be able to use.

Unfortunately, this is not possible. If you have a travel card, such as the Metro Card, you may be able to use this on bus services – check the terms and conditions of your ticket.

Traveline provide routes and times for all forms of travel in the UK.