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Last updated: 25/05/2020 10:33:00

LNER - Revised timetable and social distancing advice

Affected routes

All LNER routes


The government are asking people to avoid public transport if at all possible, to help maintain social distancing and keep the railway for those who need it most.

If it is essential that you travel by National Rail please try to travel off-peak, keep a 2-metre distance from others, use a face covering, and carry hand sanitiser or wash your hands.

How is this affecting the train service?

LNER are temporarily operating a reduced timetable for those where travel is essential. The amended timetable and additional information can be found here.

If you are travelling on LNER services you will need to make a reservation before you travel. You can book your seat reservation here.

More information can also be found on the National Rail Coronavirus page.

What advice and information is available on crowding and social distancing?

To help keep you safe when you travel with LNER and to support social distancing, they are working to limit the numbers of customers who can travel on each train service.

Leeds station: Leeds station currently has a one way system in place, please ensure you follow the social distancing measures when moving through the station.

Peterborough station: Between 06:00 and 20:00, there is a one-way system in place at Peterborough station. To enable easier social distancing, you can enter and exit the station at different points. Please follow the signs or ask a member of staff if you are unsure.

LNER also have introduced an alcohol free train policy, which means that alcohol is currently not allowed onboard any LNER trains.

There will be no First Class complimentary at-seat food & drink, Standard trolley service or food pre-orders and the Café Bar has been closed.

Check before you travel:
You can check your journey up to and including Sunday 31 May using the National Rail Enquiries real-time Journey Planner

If you are travelling from Saturday 1 June onwards please check back nearer the time.

For the latest Coronavirus guidance from the NHS, go to

The health and wellbeing of everyone who uses the railway and staff is always our priority. We know passengers may have concerns, and LNER are working closely with government to take the steps needed to keep vital services moving while keeping customers safe.

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