Fewer people travel by rail over the Christmas the New Year bank holiday period (22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019) which is why rail companies decide to carry out essential improvement and engineering work across the rail network during this time.
This consists of a 25,000-strong workforce who will carry out more than £148m of vital upgrades across Britain to provide a better service for customers.
This is why many train companies will also be making changes to their timetable and some train times to match services to the number of customers travelling.
Some train companies have confirmed services for Christmas and New Year travel, find the best value fare for your journey using National Rail’s Cheapest Fare Finder. If tickets aren’t yet available for your journey, choose to be kept informed about when advance tickets go on sale by signing up to receive an alert here.
Access Journey Planner below to plan ahead or to book tickets.
Some routes may not be completely accurate until 6 weeks before travel. Please check the Journey Planner for updates past 6 weeks before making reservations. More details can be found here.
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