Date printed: December 06, 2020
The brand new northern timetables, launched from the week of Monday, December 14, will see extra companies on a couple of key routes
Northern is looking on its Northwestern prospects to fastidiously plan their journeys forward of schedule modifications later this month.
The rail operator, alongside many different companies and industries, continues to really feel the affect of the coronavirus and introduces new schedules that construct on the modest modifications made in September.
The brand new timetables, launched from the week of Monday, December 14, will see extra companies on a couple of key routes – though the main focus stays on reliability and punctuality for patrons.
Chris Jackson, Northern Regional Director, stated, “This has been a tough 12 months and we absolutely perceive how vital rail companies are to the communities we serve.
"We have now finished every thing attainable to offer the very best service beneath unprecedented situations and our new schedules are designed to construct on the enhancements we made within the fall and keep excessive ranges of reliability .
'As a part of the brand new timetable we’ll run extra direct trains between Cumbria and Manchester Airport, enhance speedy companies between Liverpool and Manchester Airport and run hourly trains between Blackburn and Wigan.
“Elsewhere, we’ll not less than keep present service ranges, though modifications could also be made to the hours of operation of those companies.”
Mr Jackson added: 'We needed to stability the demand for companies with different elements, such because the continued affect of the pandemic, and the coaching of drivers and conductors which needed to be halted. earlier this 12 months.
"We absolutely perceive the function we play in conserving individuals on the transfer and I urge all prospects to familiarize themselves with the brand new schedules, and to examine fastidiously earlier than any journey to verify all journeys match. move as greatest as attainable. "
Northern's new timetables start on December 14, and particulars will be discovered on-line at Northern's web site or Nationwide Rail Inquiries.
In the meantime, Northern continues to take extra steps to make the railroad as secure as attainable.
Extra cleansing is finished on trains and at stations and the operator asks prospects to journey when attainable throughout much less busy durations.
And, after all, face masks are necessary (besides these with particular exemptions) on all trains and at stations.
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