The safety of our passengers, the public and our workers is Network Rail’s priority.

Travel Advice

The government has advised people against non-essential travel. If your journey is essential and you need to go by train, please check before you set out. You should also follow public health advice: if you need to cough or sneeze, please ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’.

If you or the people you live with have symptoms of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you should stay at home. Protect yourself. Protect others. Protect the NHS.

From Monday 23 March, we will be running a reduced timetable to keep trains moving for essential workers and services. For the latest travel advice visit National Rail Enquiries.

Information for essential travel

For those that still have to travel, we're doing more regular cleaning of the surfaces that people touch the most, such as handrails and ticket machines, and making sure station toilets are well stocked with soap.

Train companies are checking carriages regularly throughout the day and further cleaning is taking place at depots.

We need your help too.

  • If you’re travelling by train and need to cough or sneeze, please make sure you follow the Public Health England advice to ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’.
  • Should you feel unwell and have symptoms of coronavirus – a new, continuous cough or a high temperature – you should avoid travelling.
  • If you have symptoms and need to travel home you may do so but please try to keep away from other people and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue.

We’re working with the government to make sure we’re doing the right thing for everybody’s health. If official advice changes, we will let you know how this might affect your journey.

Find more information on Coronavirus

Please check your journey