Customers with Advance Purchase ticket (your ticket will say ‘AP Northern only’) have a number of options:

Advance tickets can use their ticket for trains on either Sunday 25 March or Tuesday 27 March for tickets dated Monday 26 March and either Wednesday 28 March or Friday 30 March for tickets dated Thursday 29 March. Customers are advised to travel close to their original booked train times on these days
We have also 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 26 and Thursday 29 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.

On Monday 26 March Hull Trains is affected by engineering work with buses replacing some trains between Hull and Doncaster. Northern Advance tickets will not be accepted on the replacement buses.

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 25 March or Tuesday 27 March for tickets dated Monday 26 March
  • Wednesday 28 March or Friday 30 March for tickets dated Thursday 29 March

This will be honoured by the following operators: Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern
Railways, C2C, Cross Country, First TransPennine Express, Gatwick Express, Great
Northern, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railways, 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.