Train time changes in north west

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There will be significant changes to some Northern Rail services in the north west, with the introduction of a new industry timetable from Sunday, May 18.

Northern, a Serco and Abellio joint venture, will see the times of many of its services change, due to the revision of long distance operators’ service structure. In some cases this is by a few minutes but for other services it may be more, so customers are reminded to check revised timetables before they travel.

Alex Hynes, managing director of Northern Rail said: “The rail network across the north of England is benefitting from the biggest investment since Victorian times.

“From station improvements to electrification and new track such as the Todmorden Curve, this work is starting to deliver more capacity and faster, more reliable journeys for customers across the north.

“With the May timetable change these benefits begin to take shape with more services across the Pennines and electrification of routes in the North West. To help deliver these improvements for the long term, we also need to revise the times of some of our local services so we are asking customers to check times before they travel.”

New timetables can be found at all staffed Northern Rail stations or downloaded from