Following the government’s announcement that England will enter a four-week lockdown from 5th November to 2nd December 2020, the previously announced easements to Change of Journey policies for National Rail Advance tickets will be extended.

Advance tickets purchased to or from any National Rail station in England before 1st November, for travel between 1st November 2020 and 2nd December 2020, can be changed free of charge.

The above is in addition to previously announced current local lockdowns. Advance tickets to these areas can still be backdated where local restrictions are already in place (e.g. journeys to or from Liverpool, Greater Manchester or London), provided the Advance ticket was purchased prior to the official announcement of that area’s change in tier, and to areas subject to local restrictions before the tier system was introduced on 12th October (such as North East England).