Coronavirus travel information

Update: 1600hrs, 22 July 2021

Current advice

In crowded spaces, wear a face covering out of respect for others if you can.

Government advice can change at short notice and there may be different rules if you are travelling to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so please check the latest information before setting out.

How we're keeping you safe

Changes to our timetables

We’ve introduced an amended timetable that reflects the current demand for our services. Online journey planners are showing the right times and downloadable timetables are available.

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Extensive and frequent cleaning

We have stepped up our cleaning on board and at stations, using the latest antiviral equipment and techniques. Watch our video to see our team in action.

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Maximising space on trains

We know having space on your journey is important, which is why we're running the longest trains we can. Information screens will let you know how many carriages there are.

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Choose quieter trains with our handy tool

With 'How busy is my train?' you can plan ahead, and see how busy your train will be.

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Our staff are ready to help

At our stations, on our trains, over the phone or on social media, we are here for you.

How you can travel safely

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Buy in advance

Buy your ticket online or on our mobile app. This way you can skip queues and ticket machines.

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Wear a face covering

In crowded spaces, wear a face covering out of respect for others if you can.

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Travel at quieter periods

Between 10am-3pm or after 6pm on weekdays, chances are there'll be more space on board.

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Wash your hands

Do this before and after your journey and carry hand sanitiser too. Hand sanitiser is available at our busiest stations.

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Booking assistance

Book assistance in advance if you can, but if you are not able to, we will do our best to help you on the day.

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Be kind

Please show respect to each other as we all start to travel again.


Good to know

Key worker? Please feed back any issues

As a result of the impact of the pandemic on the rail industry, some routes may be running to a reduced timetable or with replacement buses in operation.

If you are travelling with us and have feedback on the services available, please contact us using our online form giving details of your journey, workplace and working hours.

If your journey has become impossible, please email [email protected]