Northern releases timetables for Friday 28 April

Northern has announced the full timetable for train services set to run during the day of industrial action on Friday 28 April.

The train operator expects to run around 40 per cent of rail services and more than 300 additional rail replacement buses.

The majority of services will run between 7am and 7pm, though many routes will start to wind down from late afternoon.

All services are expected to be extremely busy and Northern is asking customers to allow extra time for journeys, plan carefully and consider whether travel is necessary.

Sharon Keith, Regional Director for Northern, said: “Being able to run 40 per cent of services, supplemented by the extra rail replacement buses, means we will be able to keep the north of England on the move on 28 April.

“Our timetables have been developed to provide services on our busiest routes, at the busiest times of day. But we expect all services to be busy and ask our customers to plan .”

As well as considering regular travellers and commuters, Northern has developed timetables to assist those heading to the Tour de Yorkshire.

Sharon added: “To help day one Tour de Yorkshire spectators, we will be running services along the Wolds Coast.  It will be a reduced timetable, but where possible, we are adding carriages to the services we are able to operate.

“Northern customers will also be able to use their rail tickets on Arriva Bus services, including Yorkshire Tiger, on 28 April for journeys they would otherwise have made by rail.”

Revised timetables and supporting information can be found on Northern’s website at

Full details of Northern’s rail replacement buses are due to be released on Tuesday 25 April.

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