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RARS2 (Rail Availability & Reservation Service)

Introduction

RARS is a modern rail availability and reservation platform which replaced the National Reservations System (NRS) in March 2020.

The RARS2 Programme is being led by the Rail Delivery Group and aims to ensure a smooth transition from NRS onto RARS. 

You can view RARS2 programme information and materials within the RARS2 Microsite. If you require access to the Microsite, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and organisation.


Latest News

NRS was switched off on 30th March 2021.

Below is a list of all train operators now using the Rail Availability & Reservation Service (RARS) platform. 


Avanti West Coast 

Caledonian Sleeper 

Chiltern Railways 

CrossCountry 

East Midlands Railway

Grand Central 

Great Western Railways 

Greater Anglia 

Heathrow Express 

Hull Trains 

LNER 

Lumo

Northern Rail 

ScotRail 

South Western Railway

Southeastern 

Southern 

Thameslink

TransPennine Express 

Transport for Wales 

West Midlands Trains


Stakeholder Links

If you are a RARS2 stakeholder, please click the links below which will take you to restricted pages containing updates and materials which relate to the RARS2 Programme. If you require access to these pages, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and organisation.

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