TransPennine Express introduce temporary timetable on North route

TransPennine Express will introduce a temporary revised timetable on its North Route which will affect Scarborough passengers.

By Lyndsey Young
Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 3:25 pm
TransPennine Express introduce temporary timetable.
TransPennine Express introduce temporary timetable.

The train company says it will continue to provide a reliable service for key workers during lockdown.

But there will be some changes coming into effect from February 1 for those travelling to and from destinations including Scarborough, York, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Huddersfield, Newcastle and Redcar Central.

During the period where the revised timetable is in operation, TPE will be running the following, with additional extra services at peak times:

Two-hourly service between York and Scarborough.

Two-hourly service between Hull and Leeds.

Two-hourly service between Redcar Central and York.

Hourly service between Liverpool and Newcastle.

Hourly service between Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Stalybridge and Manchester Piccadilly (the majority of these services will also call at local stations between Leeds and Huddersfield and Manchester and Huddersfield).

These short-term changes are only temporary and will be subject to regular review based on numbers travelling.

Jerry Farquharson, Service Planning Director for TransPennine Express said: “We remain fully committed to continuing to provide a reliable service for key workers and those making essential journeys during the current lockdown.

“Following a request from the Government for all rail companies to reduce their timetables to better match the current passenger demand, we will be introducing a revised train plan based on current demand and numbers travelling. These changes are only temporary, and we would advise anyone planning on travelling by train to plan ahead and check before they travel.”

An enhanced cleaning programme is currently in place to protect key workers and those making essential journeys, unless exempt, face coverings must be worn at all times on both trains and at stations.

Further timetable information can be found HERE

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