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Industrial action 1-9 December
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Winter timetable change, December 2023.

Our train timetables will change on December 10 2023, along with the rest of the National Rail network. 

Most Northern services will run at the same level as they do in the current timetable with some slight re-timing of services.

You can compare how this timetable differs from the current times using our comparison tool further below. 

Timetables have been added to online journey planners and are available now. 

Online Journey Planner    Service updates PDF timetables

Details of changes to the timetable: 

  • Middlesbrough and Newcastle: Additional two hourly service being introduced. Additional services will not call at Hartlepool until platform works are completed.


  • Leeds – Carlisle: From December 2023 until March 2024 services will run as either 2 or 3 carriages for the winter period.
  • Penistone line: 17:51 from Huddersfield to Sheffield will be removed.
  • Huddersfield-Castleford (peak services): We have been advised by Rail North Partnership that TransPennine Express will take over this service to facilitate the TransPennine Route Upgrade diversionary route requirements.
  • Doncaster – Leeds: Trains will run as 3 carriages instead of 4 throughout the day. Additional carriages will be added to morning peak services from Knottingley to serve stations closer to Leeds.
  • Knottingley – Streethouse – Leeds: Service in the morning peak will be extended to 4 carriages, with an additional call at Outwood to provide extra capacity following the changes on the Doncaster route.
  • Bradford – Ilkley/Skipton/Leeds: Some changes in the number of carriages with some services running as 3 carriages instead of 4.

  • Manchester Piccadilly - Buxton: During the off-peak most trains will run as 2 carriages instead of 4.

  • Blackpool North – Manchester Airport: On quieter services, some trains will run as 4 carriages instead of 6.

  • Liverpool - Wigan: Some trains will run as 3 carriages instead of 4.

  • Liverpool – Newton-le-Willows - Manchester Airport: Some trains will see an increase in capacity where demand is higher, running as 4 carriages instead of 3. 

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