Great Northern Trains
Great Northern is part of Govia Thames Railway. They have a fleet of 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 among other destinations. 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 to 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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Source: Great Northern Network Map
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.
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.
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.