Category Archives: Marsden

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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Here’s What TPE Said Would Happen

Day to day, the biggest issues that we as passengers experience is the number of delays, cancellations and part-cancellations; and more particularly, the way in which TPE deal with disruption not by seeking to mitigate its effects on passengers at … Continue reading

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