Getting the most out of JourneyCheck
The home pages of the rail operators that offer the JourneyCheck solution to their customers can be visited by clicking on these links:
- Arriva Trains Wales
- Chiltern Railways
- East Coast
- First Capital Connect
- First Great Western
- First Transpennine Express
- Greater Anglia
- Hull Trains
- London Midland
- Northern Ireland Railways
- Northern Rail
- South West Trains
The JourneyCheck sites provided can be reached by clicking on the following links:
- Arriva Trains Wales JourneyCheck
- c2c JourneyCheck
- Chiltern Railways JourneyCheck
- East Coast JourneyCheck
- First Capital Connect JourneyCheck
- First Great Western JourneyCheck
- First Transpennine Express JourneyCheck
- Greater Anglia JourneyCheck
- Hull Trains JourneyCheck
- London Midland JourneyCheck
- London Overground JourneyCheck
- Northern Ireland Railways JourneyCheck
- Northern Rail JourneyCheck
- ScotRail JourneyCheck
- South West Trains JourneyCheck
- Southeastern JourneyCheck
The rest of this page is designed to help you get the most out of JourneyCheck.
JourneyCheck allows you to look for any disruption likely to affect your train journey in one easy process.
You can choose a station to depart from or a station that you would like to arrive at (useful if you are meeting somebody off a train) or, more helpfully, you can choose both a from and a to station.
Whatever option you choose, JourneyCheck will automatically display departure and/or arrival boards, and in the case where you define both from and to, JourneyCheck will restrict the departure and arrivals shown to only direct services between these stations).
At the same time, you can check for:
- Engineering works
- Route disruption
- Train cancellations
- Train alterations
- Train delays
Any train updates will appear on JourneyCheck - and therefore be available for viewing - as soon as they are known, and not merely when they appear on departure or arrival boards. Therefore, for example, major route disruption may have caused the operator to revise the evening peak timetable; these changes will generally be published as soon as the changes are known - potentially many hours before the event. This can be hugely beneficial especially if you are aiming for a particular service, and want to check more than an hour or two before departure time.
Of course, train operators try to ensure that disruption is minimised and that after major disruption, timetables are restored as soon as possible. As a result, very short term cancellations can happen - sometimes after the scheduled departure time. This is often the case if the operator is trying to run the service and would rather have it start later ("late start") than cancel it - but cancelling the service may become the only option.
JourneyCheck is of course a view of what is known and what has been published. It's not a crystal ball! But it does allow the skills and knowledge of those in the Control to make estimates about service disruption and its impact, and keep you as informed as possible.
JourneyCheck also features:
- London Underground updates
Details available include both planned improvements (which often result in short term disruption), and unplanned disruption.
JourneyCheck provides filters for you to choose what type of Underground information you are interested in seeing, be that planned or unplanned.
JourneyCheck automatically shows you disruption on any Underground Lines that pass through the main line rail station you have chosen, but you can change the filter. The options are disruption at:
- This station
- Zone 1 plus airport
- The whole network
Other information displayed by some of the train operators includes:
- Changes in the number of carriages on a service
- Catering alterations
- Station information
We have also developed an optional feature on the latest version of JourneyCheck which will show the CO2 emissions associated with a journey when compared with other modes of travel.
Our latest version of JourneyCheck can be seen here.