Less Busy Trains

We’ve made temporary changes to our weekday timetable, please see COVID-19 timetable changes for further details.

Find less peak busy trains

You can use this page to help decide which train to catch if you want to avoid the busiest services. It is not a live feed but provides a useful guide to predict the busier trains during the peak hours*. Typically, services outside of these times should have space for social distancing.

*For services to and from London Liverpool Street, the peak hours for arrivals is between 07:00 and 10:00 and departures is between 16:00 and 19:00.

Green indicates there should be space available for social distancing. Fewer than 65% of seats are likely to be occupied

Amber indicates that social distancing is unlikely to be possible on this train. Fewer than 90% of seats are likely to be occupied

Red indicates that social distancing will not be possible on this train. All seats are likely to be occupied and some standing should be expected

Purple indicates that the service is expected to be extremely busy with standing throughout the train

Where a red or purple symbol appears, please consider traveling at a different time. All the information will be updated on a regular basis.

Want to travel at a different time?

Check out some of our flexible train ticket options. You can also make changes to Advance, Anytime, Off-Peak and Super Off-Peak tickets fee free. View Book with Confidence.