Northern is advising customers travelling this Bank Holiday weekend to check before they travel and be flexible with their journey. Trains are expected to be very busy between Friday 23 and Monday 26 August due to the number of high profile events in the Leeds and York area.
Leeds Festival, the Ashes at Headingley and the York Ebor Festival are expected to bring an increased footfall to train services in the area.
In addition to this, engineering work in London will have a knock on effect on the number of passengers Northern will carry over the weekend. London Kings Cross station is closed on the Saturday and Sunday due to planned engineering works. LNER will be running a limited service to Peterborough with no onward connections to London and Grand Central running no service.
Therefore, Northern services which connect with East Midlands Railway services to and from London at Sheffield are expected to be extremely busy.
Customers planning to travel by train over the Bank Holiday weekend are encouraged to be flexible with their journey, allowing extra time to travel in case they cannot board their first choice of train. They are also advised to check the time of their last train home. The Northern Twitter account @northernassist will keep customers informed of any service changes.