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Northern to launch new train timetables

Northern which run train services on the Wharfedale is calling on its customers to plan journeys carefully ahead of timetable changes from 14 December.

The train operator, alongside many other businesses and industries, continues to feel the impact of coronavirus and is introducing new timetables that build on the modest changes made in September.

The new schedules, introduced from Monday December 14, will see some additional services on a few key routes – though the focus remains on delivering reliability and punctuality for customers.

A spokesperson for Northern, said: “This has been a difficult year and we fully understand how important rail services are to the communities we serve.

“We have done all we can to provide the best possible service during unprecedented conditions and our new timetables are designed to build on the enhancements we delivered in the autumn and retain high levels of reliability.”

The spokesperson added: “We have had to balance the demand for services with other factors, such as the ongoing impact of the pandemic, and driver and conductor training which had to be paused earlier this year.

“We fully understand the role we play in keeping people on the move and I am calling on all customers to familiarise themselves with the new timetables, and to check carefully before any journeys to ensure all travel goes as smoothly as possible.“

Northern’s new timetables can be found online via the Northern website or at National Rail Enquiries.


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