Check before you travel
Planning your journey is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to maintain social distancing on our trains and at stations, we are asking our customers to travel at quieter times where possible.
Use our new guide below to find out when our major stations tend get busy on weekdays, and the crowding levels on our peak time services.
We’ve based our guide on the most recent data, and we will continue to update it regularly. Being based on recent data, this guide doesn’t take account of events like hot weather which may mean that more people travel than usual.
For live updates for your journey please visit nationalrail.co.uk
Find out about:
- Busiest time (red): Maintaining a one-metre gap between travellers will be difficult at these times. Trains will have very little available space left - consider travelling earlier or later if you can.
- Busy (amber): "One-metre plus" social distancing will be possible. Trains will have limited space available - consider travelling on trains or at times marked in green if you can.
- Not busy (green): A two-metre gap between travellers will be possible. There will be plenty of room on these trains and at stations.
Travelling this weekend?
The hot weather means that trains and stations between Southampton and Bournemouth are expected to be much busier than normal. The trains below are expected to be very busy: