Category Archives: Northern Hub

Trans-Pennine rail £2.9bn upgrade will cause five years of route closures, longer journeys and less capacity

A letter from Network Rail to the Transport Secretary sets out some of the potential outcomes of the proposed Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), and the potential disruption during a construction period of five years.  “Communities at Ravensthorpe, Mirfield, Batley, Dewsbury, … Continue reading

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Network Rail Drop-in Sessions, 18th & 19th April

The line through Slaithwaite & Marsden will be closed over the weekend of 21st & 22nd April, for preparatory work for the extension of platforms at Slaithwaite & Marsden, and for work on Standedge Aqueduct. Network Rail will be holding … Continue reading

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Confirmation of new timetable from 20th May 2018

The new timetable from May 2018 has now been finalised. Times of trains can be found in the journey planner on, and timetables will be available on the First TransPennine website from 16th April. TransPennine have now (12th April) … Continue reading

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Engineering Works, Sunday 8th April

Manchester Victoria station will be closed for engineering works on Sunday 8th April. Trains will run between Huddersfield and Stalybridge, with then a choice of replacement bus to Victoria or connecting train between Stalybridge & Piccadilly. Link to timetable is … Continue reading

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