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Bishop Auckland

Monday to Saturday

Hourly service to Darlington, up from two-hourly.

Sunday

Three extra services to Darlington per day.

By December 2019.


Darlington

Monday to Saturday

Hourly service to Bishop Auckland, up from two-hourly.

Sunday

Three extra services to Bishop Auckland per day.

By December 2019.


Hexham

Monday to Saturday

Service from Newcastle currently terminating at Hexham extended to Carlisle, resulting in two trains per hour, with the potential for faster services by December 2017.


Middlesbrough

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • one extra morning peak train from Whitby by December 2019
  • potential for more services to serve proposed potash mine near Whitby

Sunday

Benefits are:

  • new hourly service to Nunthorpe
  • more frequent, hourly service to Newcastle via Sunderland
  • seasonal services to Whitby become all year round
  • more frequent, hourly TransPennine Express service to Manchester, with first direct train departing over an hour earlier

by December 2017.


Nunthorpe

Sunday

New hourly service to Middlesbrough by December 2017.


Newcastle

Monday to Saturday

Service currently terminating at Hexham extended to Carlisle, resulting in two trains per hour, with the potential for faster services by December 2017.

Sunday

Benefits are:

  • new service to Morpeth seven times per day, calling at the MetroCentre
  • More frequent, hourly service to Middlesbrough via Sunderland

by December 2017.


Morpeth

Sunday

New service to Newcastle seven times per day, calling at the MetroCentre by December 2017.


Carlisle

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • additional evening TransPennine Express services to Manchester and Scotland
  • additional Northern service to Newcastle, making two per hour, with the potential for one of these to be a faster service by December 2017
  • new service from Leeds via Settle in the afternoon peak by December 2019
  • extra trains along the Cumbrian Coast by December 2017

Barrow-in-Furness

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • an increase to eight trains per day to Manchester and Manchester Airport on new high-quality 'Northern Regional' service
  • extra trains along the Cumbrian Coast, timed to better serve Sellafield shift and other working patterns

by December 2017.

Sunday

New services to Whitehaven by December 2017.


Bolton

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • one extra direct train to Stockport per hour by December 2019
  • double the number of off peak trains to Blackburn at two per hour by December 2017

Stockport

Monday to Saturday

One extra direct train to Bolton per hour by December 2019.

Sunday

More frequent, hourly service to Chester by December 2017.


Chester

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • one extra direct train to Manchester, and to Leeds via the Calder Valley, per hour
  • faster off-peak journeys into Manchester (via Northwich)

by December 2017.

Sunday

More frequent, hourly service to Stockport and Manchester by December 2017.


Blackburn

Monday to Saturday

Double the number of off peak trains to Bolton and Manchester by December 2017.


Macclesfield

Monday to Saturday

Doubling of off-peak frequency to Manchester to two trains per hour by December 2017.

Sunday

Double the number of trains to Stoke and Manchester by December 2017.


Stoke-on-Trent

Sunday

Double the number of Northern trains to Manchester via Macclesfield by December 2017.


Buxton

Monday to Saturday

Faster off-peak journeys into Manchester by December 2017.


Liverpool

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • more carriages and seats on trains arriving and departing at the busiest times
  • potential for new direct TransPennine Express services to Scotland

Sunday

Doubling of frequency to Wigan to two trains per hour by December 2017.


Wigan

Sunday

Doubling of frequency to Liverpool to two trains per hour by December 2017.


Whitehaven

Monday to Saturday

Extra trains along the Cumbrian Coast, timed to better serve Sellafield shift and other working patterns by December 2017.

Sunday

New services to Barrow by December 2017.


Lancaster

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • two extra services per day to Skipton by December 2019
  • additional evening TransPennine Express services to Manchester and Scotland by December 2017

Manchester Piccadilly

Monday to Saturday

Benefits at central Manchester stations are:

  • one extra train per hour to Chester by December 2017
  • more regularly spaced, half-hourly TransPennine Express services to Liverpool via Newton-le-Willows by December 2017
  • more carriages and seats on trains arriving and departing at the busiest times
  • additional evening TransPennine Express services to Scotland by December 2017
  • enhanced weekday evening TransPennine Express service to Hull by December 2017
  • increase to eight trains per day to Barrow on new high-quality 'Northern Regional' service by December 2017
  • additional train per hour direct to Halifax and Bradford by December 2019
  • double the number of off peak trains to Blackburn via Bolton at two per hour by December 2017
  • faster off peak journeys to Buxton and Chester by December 2017
  • more frequent, half-hourly off-peak services to Northwich by December 2017

Sunday

Benefits at central Manchester stations are:

  • twice as many Northern trains to Stoke via Macclesfield by December 2017
  • more frequent, hourly service to Chester via Stockport by December 2017
  • more frequent morning TransPennine Express service to Sheffield and Cleethorpes via the Hope Valley, with first train earlier and last train arriving back later than now by December 2017
  • more direct TransPennine Express trains to Hull, with last train departing over 90 minutues later than today by December 2017
  • more frequent, hourly TransPennine Express service to Middlesbrough, with first direct train departing over an hour earlier by December 2017

Manchester Victoria

Monday to Saturday

Benefits at central Manchester stations are:

  • one extra train per hour to Chester by December 2017
  • more regularly spaced, half-hourly TransPennine Express services to Liverpool via Newton-le-Willows by December 2017
  • more carriages and seats on trains arriving and departing at the busiest times
  • additional evening TransPennine Express services to Scotland by December 2017
  • enhanced weekday evening TransPennine Express service to Hull by December 2017
  • increase to eight trains per day to Barrow on new high-quality 'Northern Regional' service by December 2017
  • additional train per hour direct to Halifax and Bradford by December 2019
  • double the number of off peak trains to Blackburn via Bolton at two per hour by December 2017
  • faster off peak journeys to Buxton and Chester by December 2017
  • more frequent, half-hourly off-peak services to Northwich by December 2017

Sunday

Benefits at central Manchester stations are:

  • twice as many Northern trains to Stoke via Macclesfield by December 2017
  • more frequent, hourly service to Chester via Stockport by December 2017
  • more frequent morning TransPennine Express service to Sheffield and Cleethorpes via the Hope Valley, with first train earlier and last train arriving back later than now by December 2017
  • more direct TransPennine Express trains to Hull, with last train departing over 90 minutues later than today by December 2017
  • more frequent, hourly TransPennine Express service to Middlesbrough, with first direct train departing over an hour earlier by December 2017

Manchester Airport

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • retention of link to South Humberside
  • additional evening TransPennine Express services to Scotland by December 2017
  • increasing frequency to eight trains per day to Barrow on new high-quality 'Northern Regional' service by December 2017
  • increasing the frequency to two trains per day to Windermere on the new high-quality 'Northern Regional' service by December 2017

Warrington

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • one additional service per hour to Chester
  • one additional service per hour to Manchester and Leeds (via the Calder Valley)

by December 2017.


Windermere

Monday to Saturday

Increasing the frequency to two trains per day to Manchester Airport on the new 'Northern Regional' service by December 2017.


Preston

Monday to Saturday

Additional evening TransPennine Express services to Manchester and Scotland.


Hull

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • enhanced weekday evening TransPennine Express service to Manchester and Leeds
  • extra trains to Bridlington and Scarborough, running at broadly hourly intervals
  • more regular, hourly service to York

by December 2017.

Sunday

Benefits are:

  • more direct TransPennine Express services to Manchester and Leeds, with first train departing at least 45 minutes earlier than today
  • double the number of trains to Bridlington and Scarborough
  • more regular, hourly service to York

by December 2017.


Bridlington

Monday to Saturday

Extra trains to Scarborough, running at broadly hourly intervals by December 2017.

Sunday

Double the number of trains to Scarborough by December 2017.


Scarborough

Monday to Saturday

Extra trains to Bridlington and Hull, running at broadly hourly intervals by December 2017.

Sunday

Double the number of trains to Bridlington and Hull by December 2017.


York

Monday to Saturday

More regular, hourly service to Hull by December 2017.

Sunday

More regular, hourly service to Hull by December 2017.


Leeds

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • two extra off-peak services per hour to Harrogate, one of which will be provided by the new Intercity East Coast franchise on alternate hours by December 2017
  • one extra off-peak service per hour to Pontefract and Knottingley by December 2017
  • more carriages and seats on trains arriving and departing at the busiest times
  • new service to Settle and Carlisle in the afternoon peak by December 2019
  • one train per hour to Manchester will be extended to Manchester Airport by December 2019
  • one train per hour to Manchester will be extended to Chester via Warrington by December 2017

Sunday

Benefits are:

  • more frequent, hourly service to Harrogate
  • more frequent, hourly service to Doncaster
  • more frequent, hourly service to Sheffield via Moorthorpe
  • more regular, hourly service to Selby

by December 2017.


Harrogate

Monday to Saturday

Two extra off-peak services per hour to Leeds by December 2017.

Sunday

More frequent, hourly service to Leeds by December 2017.


Bradford

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • an increase in frequency to three Northern trains per hour to Manchester via Halifax by December 2019
  • one train per hour to Manchester will be extended to Manchester Airport by December 2019
  • one train per hour to Manchester will be extended to Chester via Warrington by December 2017

Sunday

More frequent hourly services to Skipton and Ilkley by December 2017.


Huddersfield

Monday to Saturday

An increase to 6 trains per hour on TransPennine Express to Leeds and Manchester by December 2017.

Sunday

More frequent, hourly service to Sheffield via Penistone by December 2017.


Sheffield

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • more carriages and seats on trains arriving and departing at the busiest times
  • faster services to Lincoln by December 2019
  • more frequent, half-hourly service to Worksop by December 2019

Sunday

Benefits are:

  • enhanced service to Lincoln via Worksop
  • more frequent, hourly service to Leeds via Moorthorpe
  • more frequent, hourly service to Huddersfield via Penistone

by December 2017.


Selby

Monday to Saturday

Enhanced weekday evening TransPennine Express service to Manchester and Leeds by December 2017.

Sunday

More regular, hourly service to Leeds by December 2017.


Skipton

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • two extra services per day to Lancaster by December 2019
  • an extra afternoon peak service to Carlisle by December 2019

Sunday

More frequent, hourly service to Bradford by December 2017.


Halifax

Monday to Saturday

Benefits are:

  • an increased frequency of three Northern trains per hour to Manchester by December 2017
  • one train per hour to Manchester will be extended to Manchester Airport by December 2019
  • one train per hour to Manchester will be extended to Chester via Warrington by December 2017

Knottingley

Monday to Saturday

Existing off-peak Wakefield service extended to Leeds by December 2017.


Pontefract

Monday to Saturday

One extra off-peak service per hour to Leeds by December 2017.


Worksop

Monday to Saturday

More frequent, half-hourly service to Sheffield by December 2019.

Sunday

Enhanced service to Sheffield by December 2017.


Whitby

Monday to Saturday

One extra morning peak train to Middlesbrough by December 2019.

Sunday

Seasonal services to Middlesbrough become all year round by December 2017.


Cleethorpes

Monday to Saturday

Retention of TransPennine Express link to Manchester Airport.

Sunday

Last direct TransPennine Express service to Sheffield and Manchester via the Hope Valley will run later than now by December 2017.


Lincoln

Monday to Saturday

Faster services to Sheffield by December 2019.

Sunday

Enhanced services to Sheffield via Worksop by December 2017.


Edinburgh

Monday to Saturday

Additional evening TransPennine Express services to Manchester by December 2017.


Glasgow Central

Monday to Saturday

Additional evening TransPennine Express services to Manchester by December 2017.


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