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22 July 2016

Most Advance tickets are available 12 weeks before travel. 

Ticket Availability Dates

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. In certain circumstances some trains may be unavailable. We advise you to re-check to ensure you get the best ticket for your journey.

Advance tickets are the cheapest train tickets you can buy and the earlier you book, the cheaper they are. 

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For more information about the ticket restrictions of Advance tickets, when an Advance ticket might be useful and where to purchase these tickets, visit our Advance Tickets page.

Ticket booking summary

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


London route

Liverpool - Norwich

Monday – Friday


22 July 2016 

22 July 2016 


16 July 2016

 16 July 2016


17 July 2016

17 July 2016 


Key dates to look out for on our route

01 May

  • Engineering work. No EMT trains into, out of, or through Sheffield. 
  • Man United v Leicester no EMT trains can visit Manchester to Sheffield

07 May

  • Leicester v Everton
  • Norwich v Man United 12:45 KO

15 May

  • Chelsea v Leicester

28 May

  • Championships playoff final 17:00 KO

29 May

  • League One Play off Final 15:00 KO

30 May

  • League Two Play off Final 15:00 KO

08 June

  • Download Festival camping starts

09 June

  • England v Sri Lanka Cricket Test Match at Lord's (possible 5 days)

10 June

  • Download Festival Rammstein headline

11 June

  • Download Festival Black Sabbath headline

12 June

  • Download Festival Iron Maiden headline

13 June

  • Download Festival Download campsite empties

21 June

  • England v Sri Lanka Cricket one day international at Trent Bridge

29 June

  • England v Sri Lanka Cricket one day International at The Oval

14 July

  • England v Pakistan Cricket Test Match at Lord's (possible 5 days)

22 July

  • England v Pakistan Cricket Test Match at Old Trafford (possible 5 days)

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