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Tickets are available for weekday and weekend travel up to and including Sunday 20 August 2017

Tickets are also available up to and including Friday 08 September 2017 for weekday travelTake a closer look at availability and exclusions

Timetable Changes Sunday, 26 March

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Amended service between York and Northallerton on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March

Network Rail are carrying out engineering work between York and Northallerton, closing some lines. All lines will be closed between 20:00 on Saturday and 10:00 on Sunday.

Trains will not run between York and Northallerton while all lines are closed.

CrossCountry and Virgin Trains East Coast

Until 20:00 on Saturday and after 10:00 on Sunday, journey times on trains towards Edinburgh and Newcastle will be extended by up to 15 minutes. Trains from Edinburgh and Newcastle will leave up to 15 minutes earlier than usual.

From 20:00 on Saturday until 10:00 on Sunday, buses will replace trains between York and Darlington.

Grand Central

On Saturday, the 17:29 Sunderland to London Kings Cross service will not call at Thirsk. If you are travelling to Thirsk, a bus has been arranged to run from Northallerton to Thirsk to complete the journey. Customers travelling from Thirsk to London should travel on the 07:34 service to Northallerton which will connect with the 07:52 service to London Kings Cross.

On Sunday, the 09:20, 12:12, 14:12, 18:12 Sunderland to London Kings Cross services will not call at Thirsk. Buses have been arranged to run between Thirsk and Northallerton to connect with these services.

TransPennine Express

From 17:00 on Saturday, journeys between York and Middlesbrough / Newcastle will be significantly retimed or replaced by buses between York and Middlesbrough / Newcastle.

On Sunday, journeys will be significantly retimed with some services amended to run up to 60 minutes earlier than usual.

Trains that usually run between Manchester Airport and Newcastle will be amended to run between Manchester Piccadilly and York only.

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You can plan your journey using the National Rail Enquiries Journey Planner

Bicycles:

Non folding bicycles are not allowed on rail replacement bus services at any time. Folding bicycles are allowed if fully folded. For more information, please see here.

Project Information:

You can read more about engineering work and why it is necessary.

These changes are reflected in the timetables when planning your journey or booking your ticket using the online booking engine.

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