Finding and reserving seats
Information on locating a seat, checking the number of carriages on our services, and finding out how busy they are
About reserving a seat
You can’t reserve a seat on our trains.
You can simply stroll onto any of our trains and sit yourself down in a spare seat if you have a valid ticket.
Some of our trains are a lot busier than others, so we can’t always guarantee you’ll get a seat. We're sorry about that.
You could check how busy your route is at particular times, to see if you can get a train with more seats at a different time.
Priority seatingWe offer free Priority Seating cards to those who have a special need for a seat – say if you’re elderly, disabled or pregnant. Priority seats are usually near the doors and are marked with a sign showing a ‘P’ inside a blue triangle.
Mothers-to-be can also request a free Baby on Board badge.
Reservations with other train companies
If part of your journey is with another train company, but you book it through us, we’ll contact them to book you a seat (when and where possible).
Questions about our services?