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Check before you travel - some amended timetables in operation


We are encouraging everyone to check before they travel as we are operating several amended and reduced timetables across the Northern network. 

Services are being affected by COVID and its impact on the availaibility of train crew, with some timetables being reduced and some services cancelled at short notice. Online journey planners including websites and apps are being updated with any planned cancellations however there will be some short notice cancellations on the day.

We strongly advise anyone travelling to check before you travel, particularly on the day of travel.


If you are travelling on days up to and including Friday 4th February, you can check your journey using Journey Planner, but please remember to check on the day of travel.  

If you are travelling on days from Saturday 5th February onwards, please check back closer towards your intended time of travel.

Travel advice

If your train has been cancelled, you can travel on the earlier or later Northern or Transpennine Express service. Trains may be busier so please allow additional time to travel.

We are sorry for the inconvenience these cancellations may cause.

Face Coverings

From Tuesday 30 November 2021 wearing a face covering is again mandatory on our trains, and at stations, unless you are exempt. Thank you for being considerate of other customers and our colleagues.

You can find more information about travelling with Northern during the COVID-19 pandemic on our COVID FAQs page here. 


Tools and links to help you:

Travelling during COVID > COVID FAQs
Latest information > JourneyCheck or National Rail
Journey planning >
Northern App >
Delay repay >

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