Disrupted services over Christmas and New Year

Please make sure to double-check if any of the timetabling issues or closures affect your travel plans over Christmas and the New Year.

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Why can’t I buy an Advance ticket for my train?

This is another issue that’s down to the timetabling delays from Network Rail. We can’t offer Advance fares or seat reservations until later than we normally would. Please see the table below to find out what dates are affected and the date that we expect Advance tickets will be released for them. Please be aware these are subject to change but this page will be kept up to date.


Date of Journey Date Advance tickets are expected to be released
Saturday 22 December Now available
Sunday 23 December Now available
Monday 24 December 16 November
Thursday 27 December 19 November
Friday 28 December 22 November
Saturday 29 December 22 November
Sunday 30 December 22 November
Monday 31 December 23 November
Tuesday 1 January 26 November
Wednesday 2 January 26 November
A woman checking her train tickets
A woman checking her train tickets