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New timetables and planned disruption

More services to be introduced for Middlesbrough customers

13 November 2017
Northern is to introduce more rail services to provide improved connections from Middlesbrough to Nunthorpe, Whitby, Sunderland and Newcastle.

As part of the train operator’s ambitious and ongoing modernisation programme, timetable enhancements on 10 December will see a boost to Sunday services to and from the town.

Hourly services will be introduced between Middlesbrough and Nunthorpe, whilst there will be an increase to 14 services each day between Middlesbrough and Newcastle via Sunderland. Those looking to travel to the Whitby coast will also benefit as a year-round service to and from Middlesbrough will be put in place.

Mike Paterson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “The timetable enhancements announced mark an important step forward for our customers. They are part of a wide-ranging modernisation programme that will see us add more than 2,000 extra services each week by 2020.

“The improved services, to be introduced on 10 December, will offer new commuting possibilities and will also boost travel options for leisure travellers.”

The service enhancements will go hand-in-hand with further modernisation across the Northern network, including new and fully refurbished trains, better stations and more ways to buy tickets. Northern’s oldest trains (Pacers) will also be removed from the network – with the entire programme delivered by 2020

 Mike added: “Over the next two years, our customers will see further improvements as we work to modernise our stations and facilities. We will also continue to improve our current fleet of trains to include more space, better seats (with USB sockets) and wifi, and will seek to reduce journey times across the North East.

“This is just the beginning of modernisation for our customers and there are many more exciting improvements to come on our journey to 2020.”

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