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We have all been there haven’t we? Over-indulging on wine, chocolate, and a few too many pigs in blankets, and you make the executive decision that yes, you will stay the night at your Mother’s house - you’ll just get the train, they run on Boxing Day… right? 

Well, instead of being caught out in the hazy cold of the Boxing Day lull, plan ahead with the below information, and maybe you can convince Mum to let you stay for  Boxing Day leftover buffet food. 

A few more pigs in blankets won’t hurt… right?

Do the trains run on Boxing Day? 

A limited number of services usually run on Boxing Day, and these are usually airport transfer services. So if you need to catch a plane, and jetset off on this bank holiday, you may well be in luck!

However, it’s always best to be sure that your service is running. No one wants to be making a mad dash to the airport - especially with extra luggage, filled with presents!

Planning ahead is essential during the festive period, so please ensure use our Journey Planner, to make your travels stress-free!

In December 2022, no Northern trains will be running on Boxing Day. For the most up to date travel information please visit our strikes and disruption page.

How to get cheap tickets & great deals for your post-festive Journey:

Northern offers a wide variety of tickets to suit all of your train travel needs, while still offering you incredible deals. Have a look at our Advance tickets and save up to 65% on your next journey, or travel together and save up to 25% with our Duo Train tickets.


Save up to 65% when you buy tickets in advance


Travel together and save 25% with duo tickets

Save on the day

Get a cheaper ticket up to 5 minutes before you travel

Flexi Season tickets

Commute when it suits you

Rangers and Rovers

Hop on and off as you wish

Anytime train tickets

For travel when it suits you

Off-peak train tickets

Lower prices at quieter times*

More tips for cost-efficient train travel

Download our app and save even more on all of your train tickets by using it to check out the latest travel updates and offers. 


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More important information

Please also be aware that during this time of year, essential railway improvement work will be taking place on several routes across the country. This work is normally carried out during holidays, as far fewer people usually travel by train, and this may affect your service.

Please check our Live Service Updates for more information closer to your date of travel.

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