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New timetables and planned disruption

Northern announces Sunday cancellations - 5 August

03 August 2018
Northern has released details of disruption customers are likely to face tomorrow (Sunday 5 August) across part of its network.

Due to some train crew having made themselves unavailable to work, Northern will be running an amended timetable on some routes in the north west of England.

A spokesman for Northern, said: “Unfortunately we have so far had to cancel around 80 services across our network and it is likely more will be cancelled as we continue to plan our services.

“Routes which will see cancellations have been chosen carefully to make best use of resources and to minimise the impact on customers. On each route customers will either have other rail options via Northern and other operators or will have the provision of rail replacement transport.

“The areas most affected are in Liverpool, Lancashire and Greater Manchester and we would like to apologise to customers whose plans and journeys will be disrupted.

Some Northern staff have made themselves unavailable for work on Sunday and operational teams are currently working hard to make the best use of available staff and bring others in where possible. Rail replacement road transport will also be used where possible to help try to keep Northern customers on the move.

The spokesman added: “We advise anyone planning on travelling tomorrow to plan carefully, check for cancellations and visit the Northern website or National Rail Enquiries for the most up-to-date information.”

Anyone whose journey is delayed by 30 minutes or more can apply for compensation via Delay Repay. Details of the scheme and how to apply can be found on the Northern website.

Details of planned cancellations for Sunday 5 August are as follows:

Liverpool – Manchester Airport – full cancellation (30 services)

Northern customers will still be able to travel between Liverpool and Manchester using Northern services or East Midlands Trains. Trans Pennine Express services are available between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport

Wigan North Western – Liverpool – 50% of services cancelled (29 services)

We will still operate one service per hour between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western.

Blackpool South – Colne  and Dalesrail Blackpool – Carlisle (18 services cancelled)

Northern will operate one train every two hours between Blackpool South and Colne, supported by rail replacement buses will be provided for those trains facing cancellations.

Both Dalesrail services between Blackpool and Carlisle are cancelled

Lancaster – Morecambe (2 part cancellations)

There will be two part cancellation between Morecambe and Heysham Port. Taxis will be provided for customers travelling between the port and Lancaster.

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