By Joshua Robinson –
Northern Railway is reminding customers that its new timetable will take effect on Sunday, 21st May.
Whilst most services will remain ‘as is’, the train operator is urging people who make regular trips on the same trains to use the Check My Timetable feature on their website to see details specific to their local station.
Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “The new timetable coming into effect on Sunday is part of a national timetable change process that takes place twice a year for all train operators in England.
“The train network is a complex system of inter-dependent parts, and it is vital that changes are co-ordinated in this way.
Williams further stated: “For the vast majority of our customers, there is no change, but some will notice a slight re-timing of service – as such, I would advise all customers to use the ‘Check My Timetable’ feature on our website for any travel plans after 21 May.
“There are a very small number of services that have been removed from the timetable, which reflects customer demand, and we have already communicated that information to those communities.”
Northern announced the details of the changes to the timetable last month in April.
Northern is the second largest UK train operator, with over 2,500 local and regional services and 500 stations across North England. More than 100 million passenger journeys are made on their network each year.
For more information about timetable changes, please visit: www.northernrailway.co.uk/timetablechange