Train travel guide for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years in the UK



A few weeks before Christmas, the British will be traveling the country to reunite with their friends and family.

While remaining attentive to the Covid, some may need to use public transport to get from A to B.

However, people have been reminded to check their travel plans in advance as trains will be disrupted during the holidays.

Our sister site, 2Chill, created a guide showing which trains will be running during the Christmas and New Years period.

If you use public transport during this holiday season, remember to protect yourself and those around you by wearing a mask.

Train line

Christmas Eve: Train services operate as usual but may end a little earlier on December 24

The day of Christmas: No train service will run

The day after Christmas : No train service will run on Boxing Day “expect a handful of airport transfer services”

New Year’s Eve: Train services operate as usual but may end a little earlier on December 31st

New Year’s Day: Train services operate normally but may start a little later than usual on January 1



A few weeks before Christmas, the British will be traveling the country to reunite with their friends and family.

Transport to Wales

December 23 and 24: Train services will operate, but there are some changes due to overnight engineering works

The day of Christmas: No train service

Boxing Day: No train service

December 27 – January 3: Train services will operate, but there are some changes due to overnight engineering works

Northern Services

December 23: Normal service, subject to some late night changes due to engineering work

Christmas Eve: Details will be released when available

The day of Christmas: No service

The day after Christmas : No trains will run on the network, expect limited service between Liverpool Lime Street and St Helens Central

December 27: Some early morning trains will not run or will depart ahead of their usual origin

December 28-January 3: Engineering work in the Leeds area means the routes will be affected

North East London Railway

Trains will operate normally, expect:

Christmas Day: no train

The day after Christmas : No train

East Midlands Railway

December 23: Normal service

Christmas Eve: Services will end much earlier than normal on Christmas Eve, with very few trains running after 9 p.m.

Christmas Day: no train will run

Boxing Day: no train will run

December 27 – January 1: Regional services will operate normally, but only three trains per hour will run to / from London

January 2: A reduced Sunday strike schedule is planned with two trains per hour running to / from London

January 3: A Saturday service will operate with three trains per hour to / from London


Previous Why Bruce Lee Didn't Like Traditional Kung Fu
Next Netflix Interview Cobra Kai S4 & 5: The Creators On The Sequel