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Ticket Availability Dates


22 May 2015

Advance tickets are available 12 weeks before travel

Planning ahead and booking in advance will ensure that you get the cheapest train tickets for your journey.

Advance train tickets are generally available 12 weeks ahead of time. These are the cheapest train tickets you can buy and the earlier you book, the cheaper they are. 

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Ticket booking summary

Advance fares are now available on the following routes up to:


London route

Liverpool - Norwich

Monday – Friday


22 May 2015 

22 May 2015 


16 May 2015

16 May 2015


10 May 2015

17 May 2015

Key dates to look out for on our route

14 March

  • Rugby England v Scotland at Twickenham

15 March

  • WEST HAMPSTEAD BLOCKADE until early afternoon. Our trains will start/terminate at West Hampstead Thameslink instead of St Pancras with occassional services starting/terminating from Luton instead of West Hampstead Thameslink. East Midlands Trains passengers with tickets to London St Pancras will have one underground trip included on their ticket between West Hampstead and Kings Cross/St Pancras underground (or vice versa).

21 March

  • Rugby England v France at Twickenham

03 - 06 April

  • Watford Blockade.  West Coast passengers will likely divert to our lines for connecting services

11 April

  • The Grand National
  • Manchester united v Manchester City (subject to retiming for TV)
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Charlton Athletic
  • Oldham v Sheffield United

18 April

  • Charlton Athletic v Leeds

25 April

  • Everton v Manchester United
  • Millwall v Derby
  • Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds
  • Leyton Orient v Sheffield United

02 May

  • Watford v Sheffield Wednesday