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Out of Office is turned on, you’ve got the suitcases packed, and you have definitely double checked that you have packed the presents. You can already smell the turkey and the chestnuts roasting on the fire, and all that’s left is to make the journey, and celebrate with your loved ones. 

But none of us want to be caught out in the cold, especially at the most wonderful time of the year, so use the below information to plan ahead, and leave the rushing to Santa’s elves in the workshop on Christmas Eve.

What time do trains stop running on Christmas Eve?

Usually train services run as usual but may end a bit earlier on Christmas Eve. There may be some diversions, early terminations on some services, and some routes may provide a bus replacement service.

In December 2022, no Northern trains will be running on Christmas Eve. 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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