Customers with Advance Purchase ticket (your ticket will say “AP Northern only”) have a number of options:
You can travel on any available Northern service on your chosen route, but please be aware that the services are expected to be very busy.
You can use your ticket on Northern trains on the day before, or day after a strike. Customers are advised to travel as close to their original booked train times as possible.
Northern Advance Purchase tickets are usually accepted by a number of train operating companies. We update this information in days immediately before a strike.
If you decide not to travel on a strike day, you are entitled to a full refund, without any admin charge. Refunds should be applied for at the original point of sale.
If you have an Advance Purchase ticket with a Northern origin or destination station, where Northern offers the connection to or from another train operator’s service (for example, if you are using a Northern service to connect to a long distance service to London), other train operators will usually allow you to travel on their services. We provide a full list of train operators offering this service on this page in the final few days before a strike
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