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 Tuesday 19, Thursday 21 and Saturday 23 June 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:

Monday 18 or Wednesday 20 June for tickets dated Tuesday 19 June

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.

Wednesday 20 or Friday 22 June for tickets dated Thursday 21 June

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 22 or Sunday 24 June for tickets dated Saturday 23 June

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 Tuesday 19, Thursday 21 or Saturday 23 June who 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.