Customers with Advance Purchase ticket (your ticket will say ‘AP Northern only’) have a number of options:
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 Saturday 3 March 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 and Virgin Trains West Coast. 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:
- Friday 2 March or Sunday 4 March for tickets dated Saturday 3 March
This will be honoured by the following operators: Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern, C2C, Cross Country, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Grand Central, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railways, Hull Trains, London Northwestern, ScotRail, South Eastern, Southern, Thameslink, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Virgin Trains West Coast.
You will not need to change your ticket, but are advised to travel as close as possible to the original booked train times on other operator’s services that are available. Please note that strike action will also affect Merseyrail services on 3 March.