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 Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 May 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:

  • Wednesday 23 May or Friday 25 May for tickets dated Thursday 24 May

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, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Virgin Trains West Coast.

  • Friday 25 May or Sunday 27 May for tickets dated Saturday 26 May

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, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Virgin Trains West Coast.

Customers who have tickets dated for Thursday 24 May or Saturday 26 May that require travel on East Midlands Trains will only be able to use these on the date stated on their ticket – these will not be accepted on any other day.

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.