Travelling on local trains

Rail scene with rainbow

As part of the Government's roadmap out of lockdown, current travel guidance is to minimise the number of journeys you make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes.  

Local train operators are running a reduced timetable. Please check immediately before you travel via the TPE or Northern apps or their websites.

For updates on local train services go to:

Transpennine Express


When you travel by train, please follow these guidelines to help everyone stay safe:

Rail 2 metresKeep your distance
Rail face covering

Wear a face covering - this is now compulsory,

except if you have an exemption for health reasons

Find out more here

Rail contactlessPay by contactless
Rail let people offLet people get off the train before you try to get on
Rail wash handsWash or sanitise your hands regularly, please check with the operator if they provide this. 
Rail peak timesAvoid travelling at peak times if possible


Page last updated: 12 April 2021

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