Extra rail services have rolled in to Harrogate.

Northern, the UK’s largest train operator outside London, has this week started running two new weekday trains to and from Harrogate.

Paul Barnfield, Regional Director at Northern, said: “Our ultimate aim is to provide the best possible service for our customers. By putting on extra trains to and from Harrogate we are not only increasing capacity on a busy line, we are also giving our customers greater choice by running services earlier in the day.”

An additional service to Harrogate will run from Leeds at 6.23am, arriving at 6.50am. The extra service from Harrogate will depart at 6.59am and arrive at Leeds shortly after 7.25am.

Paul added: “Our customers have been telling us for some time that additional services were needed on the line and today’s launch shows we really are listening.

“During the coming months our customers will see further enhancements across the region as we continue our exciting multi-million pound modernisation programme.

“We have already started the roll-out of our refurbished trains to the network and more and more will be out and about as we progress. In addition, the region will see brand new trains introduced from 2019 and the modernisation of stations across the network.”