Travel updates - August Bank Holiday weekend 2017

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Please be aware that from 25 - 28 August 2017 we are anticipating that many of our trains will be particularly busy due to a number of factors including:

  • Holidaymakers
  • Ebor Festival in York
  • Rugby League Challenge Cup Final
  • Closures at Euston Station in London

As a result of this, we will be running larger trains with extra carriages on services on our North East route, as well as an additional service running from Sunderland to York on the morning of 26 August.

Seat availability

See our dedicated August Bank Holiday Seat Availability page for full information on availability - this page is regularly updated.

If possible, we are advising customers to book travel ahead of time and to do so outside of the dates listed above (25 - 28 August) in order to improve comfort and availability across the network.

🏇 The Ebor Flyer

Our additional train service, The Ebor Flyer, will run from Sunderland to York (including Hartlepool, Eaglescliffe, Northallerton and Thirsk) at 8:09am on Saturday 26 August, arriving into York at 9:53am and giving race-goers a full day to enjoy York's famous Ebor Festival.