Category Archives: Northern Hub

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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“Grayling: progress on Transpennine route upgrade and Crossrail 2 to advance in lockstep”

Yet another re-announcement of something which was supposedly approved in 2012 (or was it 2011, it’s so hard to keep track of so many promises all of which came to nothing) for completion in 2018, but this time with a … Continue reading

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