Last updated: Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Key Worker Timetables Introduced Across the Northern Trains Network…

From Tuesday 24th March 2020, a Key Worker timetable will operate on all services across the Northern Trains network. Both the Leeds-Settle-Appleby-Carlisle and the Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe/Heysham railways are affected by these amendments.

Key worker timetables will be in force until further notice.

On Sundays, no trains will operate along the Leeds-Bentham-Lancaster/Morecambe/Heysham rail line until further notice. Please check your journey times immediately before you travel. Rail replacement services may run on some of the services. 

Search the latest travel timetables by visiting the Northern Trains website here.

View and download PDF Key Worker timetables from the Northern Trains website here.

Read more about the Key Worker timetable from Northern Trains here.

For information on how Northern Trains are responding to the Coronavirus global pandemic, click here.

We will continue to update our News website page with information on further timetable alterations as and when this information is made available- you can view our all of our news posts here.

Revised National Timetable Services…

The Government are asking the public to avoid non-essential use of public transport where possible. From Tuesday, 24th March 2020, a temporary reduced timetable service will be introduced across all rail services in the United Kingdom.

It is important that you check your journey times prior to travelling. You can do so by visiting the National Rail Enquiries website here.

View live train service disruptions nationwide on the National Rail Enquiries website here. 

Ticket Purchases & Refunds for Travel…

blankFrom Thursday 19th March, Northern Trains have suspended the selling of tickets on board all trains. Customers requiring a ticket can purchase these in advanced of their journey online, via the Northern Trains mobile app or at a station ticket office.

Purchase tickets online in advanced of your journey. Click here to visit the Northern Trains website and complete your booking.

Check travel times and purchase tickets ‘on the go’ by downloading the free mobile app from Northern Trains. Find out more here.

The following advice is available from the Northern Trains website here.

Ticket Offices:
At time of writing, Settle and Appleby ticket offices remain open. Tickets for travel along the railway may be purchased from these stations. Some Northern Trains ticket offices have closed and those that are open may do so as the situation progresses in the coming days and weeks. We will update this page should the situation change further.

blankTicket Vending Machines:
Leeds, Skipton, Appleby, Settle and Carlisle stations all have Ticket Vending Machines which sell tickets to all locations in the UK. Customers are encouraged to continue purchasing tickets, prior to travel, through these machines.

If your travel plans change​​​​​​​…

Northern Trains have made changes to their refunds/amendments policy to allow customers to amend a ticket or apply for a refund.

If you have bought any tickets from a Northern ticket office, ticket machine, website or app: 

  • A full refund – with no admin fee – will be available to any customer who chooses not to travel
  • Changes to the date of travel will be permitted – with no admin fee charged

Season Ticket holders can apply for a pro-rata refund for unused portions in-line with standard policy, with admin fees waived.

Click here  for more information on how to claim your refund. 

Customers who have bought tickets from other retailers should refer to the place of purchase for refund details.

Helpful Links…

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For information on fares for travel along the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway and beyond, how to purchase tickets, learn about Delay Repay and more, click here.


UK Government –

Read more about what Northern Trains are doing to protect customers during the Coronavirus global pandemic here.

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