Great Northern Trains

Great Northern is part of Govia Thames Railway; they have 75 trains and call at 54 different stations. Services run on the southern end of the East Coast Main Line to Peterborough, Stevenage, and King’s Lynn. With trains also calling at London Kings Cross you can easily reach any City in the UK.

Great Northern Train Map

If you’re stuck on where to go, the Great Northern Train network offers many exciting destinations. Trains call at London King’s Cross should you fancy a long weekend in the Capital. If you prefer somewhere slightly quieter, maybe take a trip to the seaside resort of King’s Lynn.

Trains operate in several major cities in the UK, including Peterborough and Cambridge. Many stations are within touching distance of London, so the line is excellent for commuters.

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Great Northern Customer Relations

Telephone: 0345 600 1671
Open every day, except Christmas Day 0800 - 1800

Post: Great Northern Railway, PO BOX 10240, Ashby-De-La-Zouch LE65 9EB

Cycle Reservations: Use the Great Northern Cycle reservation page

Assisted Travel: 0800 058 2844

Lost property: Visit the Great Northern lost property page.

Service Disruptions

There could be a delay to your train’s arrival or departure, due to work on the line or bad weather.

You can keep updated on the status of your journey on the Great Northern Journey Check page.

Delay Repay

If there is a delay to your train, you could be entitled to compensation, as below.

Length of delay: 15-29 minutes
Compensation: 25% of the cost of a single journey

Length of delay: 30-59 minutes
Compensation: 50% of the cost of a single journey

Length of delay: 60-119 minutes
Compensation: 100% of the cost of a single journey

Length of delay: 120+ minutes
Compensation: 100% of the cost of a return journey

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast do Great Northern trains go?

Great Northern trains travel at a top speed of 85mph on the Northern City Line.

Do Great Northern trains have plug sockets?

The newest fleet of Great Northern trains introduced in 2019 have plug sockets. Some but not all older trains also have plug sockets.

Can you take bikes on Great Northern trains?

You can take folding bikes on Great Northern Trains at all times. There are restrictions when taking non-folding bikes on board, particularly at busier times around London.

Where Do Great Northern trains go?

Great Northern Trains operate on the Southern end of the East Coast Main Line, mainly around London. Major destinations include Stevenage, Peterborough and Cambridge.