It is always a great idea to check your train times and plan your journey before leaving home.
You can now get up to date UK Railway timetables to plan your rail journey here. A few minutes spent planning your journey and familiarizing yourself with the stations and stops you will encounter could save you a lot of heart aches. Get your UK train times table and train journey planner now.
Plan your rail journey, check train times and check train fares here now. Just enter the details of your departure and proposed destination points into the table, and get your UK train timetables displayed.
You can even use this rail timetables to see how you can save up to 80% on the cost of your train ticket, compared to buying directly at the train station on the day of your travelling. Save money on train travel!
UK Railway timetables and journey planners are available at train stations and in brochure form, as well as from travel centers and Tourist Information Centers. You can also download them here.
If you are new to the rail system, journey times and train routes change from time to time for many reasons. Never assume that just because you caught a train to London at 9:45 am in May, that this train will be running to London at the same time in January.
can use this UK railway timetables and journey planner to view
all trains operated by the various train operating companies in the UK, including:
Frequent rail travellers too well know that train times and routes change frequently in the British rail system.
There is a standard summer timetable and then a winter timetable, with trains running at slightly different times, accommodating British Summer Time and Greenwich Mean Time, as well as the different needs of travelers in either winter or summer.
However, every now and then, due to engineering works and unforeseen occurrences, train routes are closed and alternate arrangements are made to cater for such disruptions.
UK Railway timetables are available online for the whole of the UK railway system, thus enabling you to plan journeys and estimate when and how to get to your destination. So if you are traveling by train to York, for a holiday, you can then plan other rail trips which you want to make while based in York. How efficient is that?
A timetable is also useful because you can see when off-peak trains run. These trains will not be as popular, so it may be easier to get a discounted ticket for these services. It's usually easier to get a seat on these, so it is very useful to know when they go.
A train timetable is also useful to have with you. Although you may plan to catch the 5:30 train home, if something goes wrong, it is useful to be able to consult a train timetable and see when the next train is.
There is nothing worse than moving hell and high water to get to the train station 15 minutes after your train has left, only to find out that it is 2 1/2 hours 'til the next one. Had you known, you could have taken your time getting to the train station. For this reason, whenever you are traveling by train, make sure you carry a timetable.
You can download the latest electronic edition or buy a complete UK rail timetable from Amazon here.
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