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Updated 19 January 2021

Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives

Following the announcement of a new lockdown in England from Monday 4 January, you should only travel for work if it is essential, or for other legally permitted reasons.

If you are travelling with us, please continue to follow the Government’s advice on face coverings and social distancing and follow the guidance below.

For more information on the Government’s guidance, visit gov.uk/coronavirus.

NHS COVID-19 app

Download the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app

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Protecting yourself and others

We're working around the clock to keep you safe if you're on the move. But there are a number of steps you can take when you travel to help protect yourself and others around you.

Maintain a distance of 2m from other travellers


​Maintain a two metre distance between yourself and other travellers

You must wear a face covering on board our trains


Unless you're exempt from doing so, you must wear a face covering on our stations and trains

Try to travel outside peak times


Travel outside the busiest times if possible

Buy your tickets on the app


Use the app to buy and store your tickets on your phone

Leave free seats between you and other travellers


Leave free seats between you and other travellers

Wash and sanitise your hands regularly


Wash and sanitise your hands as often as possible

Important information about our train service

We want you to know that if you travel, you can travel with confidence. So below you'll find information about all the ways we're working to help keep you safe, as well as ways you can help keep yourself and others safe too. From our amended timetables to information about face coverings, it's all the information you'll need to make travel as simple as possible.

Avoid the busiest times

See our list of busiest times and trains

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Frequently asked questions

Your most common questions about our Coronavirus response

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Keeping you safe

How we're working to help you travel with confidence

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Protecting yourself and others

Tips to keep you safe while you travel

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Tickets and refunds

Your rights when it comes to exchanging or refunding your ticket 

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Timetables

We're running an amended service during the pandemic

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Assistance and advice when travelling

If you are using our services:

  • Guards will still be on our trains
  • Colleagues will still be available at most stations
  • Our Twitter team will be able to provide essential journey information
  • We will update this page with the latest information
  • Train time information can still be found on our journey planning and live train times pages

But if you do need help or see something that does not look right, please contact one of our guards, station teams, rail community officers or the British Transport Police by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040.

Ticket Acceptance

In the event that you have an Advance ticket for travel and your intended train is no longer running, you will be allowed to travel on a comparable service on that day, including connecting services with other train companies as shown in your itinerary. You will not be able to use your Advance ticket on alternative routes operated by a different train company. However, if you choose not to travel, you can claim a full cash refund (with no administration fee).