Last updated 1 December
Several rail strikes are taking place next month in the UK. Use this page to plan your trip with Stansted Express.
Our online train times tool has been updated with the correct train times for Friday 1 to Friday 8 December.
For journeys on Saturday 9 December, please check after 2 December as these may change.
Other UK train companies will be impacted by industrial action between Saturday 2 December and Saturday 9 December.
If you're using the national rail network, you can check times on the Greater Anglia website for journeys between Friday 1 to Friday 8 December.
For journeys on Saturday 9 December, please check after 1 December.
New bookings will be available for strike days when the timetable is confirmed.
If you’ve already booked assistance it may be affected by timetable changes due to strike action so you should check if your train is running before making your journey. We will endeavour to contact you to notify you if this is the case.
It is possible that there will be more rail strikes in the UK. Unions have to give two weeks’ notice to train companies of any further strike dates. We’ll share our travel advice for strikes that affect the Stansted Express on this page.
If your journey is delayed by 15 minutes or more, you can claim compensation with Delay Repay.
Email your request with your original booking confirmation to [email protected].
Send your unused tickets, with a note of your name and address, to:
Colchester North Station
Colchester CO1 1JS
If you activated a Flexi Season pass, or are a Season ticket holder (monthly or longer, you can claim a day back if your train operator is impacted by a full strike day, and don't travel because you're unable to, with Delay Repay.
When making your claim, please select the 'Did Not Travel' option. You'll just need to tell us the outward portion of your trip only (not return journey) to claim a full day of your ticket.
Weekly Season Tickets and Weekly Travelcards which haven’t started yet can be refunded but a £10 admin fee may apply. It’s recommended you use the Season Ticket Calculator to make sure that a Weekly Season ticket is the best value during a period of industrial action, as compensation won’t be available unless your service is cancelled or delayed.
If you need help, you can contact us by submitting an online form.
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