Tag Archives: New rail services

Looking to the future – improving the timetable

Whilst all the focus at the moment is on the failure to operate a service which resembles the published new timetable , with its large number of cancellations, part-cancellations and poor punctuality, there’s still a need to look beyond the … 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 www.nationalrail.co.uk, and timetables will be available on the First TransPennine website from 16th April. TransPennine have now (12th April) … Continue reading

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New franchisees’ plans

The detail is now beginning to emerge about what we can expect under the new franchises for Northern and Trans-Pennine. First Group have retained the franchise for TransPennine, though the ownership structure is a bit different from the previous franchise. … Continue reading

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New Rolling Stock: Sometime, Possibly

Three different takes on the Chancellor’s announcement in the Autumn Statement. Reading the small print, our view is that it makes no new commitments. Train companies will be “encouraged”, not “required”, to provide a better quality of rolling stock to replace … Continue reading

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