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Northern announces December timetable change

Northern is calling on its customers to plan journeys carefully ahead of timetable changes in December.  

The new schedules, introduced from Sunday 12 December, will focusing on delivering reliability and punctuality for customers, and will see additional service introduced on a small number of routes.

Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Northern said: “We have taken the opportunity, where possible, to make small improvements to our timetables, all designed to provide services that meet the needs of our customers.”

“ Customers are at the heart of everything we do and the new timetables build on the enhancements we delivered in May and will deliver high levels of reliability.”

As part of the new schedule additional services will be introduced on the following routes:

  • Newcastle - Morpeth – Chathill
  • Carlisle - Hexham – Newcastle
  • Bishop Auckland - Darlington - Middlesbrough – Saltburn
  • Morecambe/Lancaster - Skipton
  • Knaresborough – Leeds
  • Hull – Leeds – Halifax
  • Liverpool - Manchester Airport via Warrington Central
  • Liverpool - Warrington Bank Quay

On the majority of routes, Northern will maintain service levels established in May.

Tricia added: “We fully understand the role we play in keeping people on the move and I am asking our customers to familiarise themselves with the new timetables, and to check carefully before any journeys to ensure their journeys go as smoothly as possible. “

Full details of the new timetables can be found online via the Northern website or at National Rail Enquiries.

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Lauren Clarke

Media Relations Executive