Category Archives: Slaithwaite

Mark Wylie: “Welcome to TransPennine Express – a passenger’s long wait for a semi-reliable service”

Mark Wylie: Welcome to TransPennine Express – a passenger’s long wait for a semi-reliable service [from the Yorkshire Post, 10 October 2018] I have been commuting from West Yorkshire to Manchester for over 25 years. For the past three years, … Continue reading

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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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Amendments to TransPennine Express timetable from December 2018

Received the following from TPE today. Whilst the loss of regular through trains to Leeds is disappointing, as it was one of the few benefits of the May 2018 timetable, it has to be recognised that the experience of the … Continue reading

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Robert Walker: The passengers forgotten in the trans-Pennine rail crisis

Robert Walker: The passengers forgotten in the trans-Pennine rail crisis [from the Yorkshire Post, 12 September 2018] The May 2018 rail timetable changes and franchise change have brought massive disruption to the Colne Valley villages of Marsden and Slaithwaite. We … Continue reading

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