To help keep you on the move during RMT strike action on Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 May we will run as many services as possible each day.

On Thursday, the majority of available trains will operate between 7am and 7pm as we focus on running as many trains as we can to get you into work and home again.

On Saturday, most trains will run between 7am and 5pm as we work to get you to and from leisure destinations across the region.

As the overall number of trains running will be reduced, we expect trains and any replacement buses we operate to be extremely busy. Please allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.

During the RMT strike action we expect all services to be busy, especially in the morning and evening peak periods, and advise you to allow extra time to travel.

Please note:

  • The only Northern services that will run are those listed on this page.
  • The timetables with a bus icon ( ) are our rail replacement bus services. If your station is not serviced by a train or rail replacement bus, you may be able to catch an existing local bus service.
  • Not all stations will have a train service – please check here for details.
  • The timetables replace all others - including those put in place for engineering work
  • You may be able to use your ticket on other train operator services.
  • You will be able to use tickets on Arriva Bus services (including Yorkshire Tiger) to make journeys you would otherwise have made by rail.

Customers with Advance Purchase Northern tickets

We have 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 Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 May 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.

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:

  • Wednesday 23 May or Friday 25 May for tickets dated Thursday 24 May

This will be honoured by the following operators: Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern, C2C, Cross Country, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Grand Central, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railways, Hull Trains, London Northwestern, ScotRail, South Eastern, Southern, Thameslink, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Virgin Trains West Coast.

  • Friday 25 May or Sunday 27 May for tickets dated Saturday 26 May

This will be honoured by the following operators: Arriva Trains Wales, Chiltern, C2C, Cross Country, Gatwick Express, Great Northern, Grand Central, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railways, Hull Trains, London Northwestern, ScotRail, South Eastern, Southern, Thameslink, TransPennine Express, West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains East Coast and Virgin Trains West Coast.

Customers who have tickets dated for Thursday 24 May or Saturday 26 May that require travel on East Midlands Trains will only be able to use these on the date stated on their ticket – these will not be accepted on any other day.

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

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Routes

Timetables are subject to change and services may be added/removed depending on availability. Please use nationalrail.co.uk on the day for the most up-to-date train running information.

Please note, for Thursday 24 and Saturday 26 May only, these timetables will replace any other timetables currently in place as a result of engineering work across the network.

Thursday 24 May

The timetables below are for Thursday 24 May only. Separate timetables will be published as soon as possible for Saturday 26 May.