Reduced timetable on Transpennine Express train services from Monday due to Coronavirus

Transpennine 185149 at Preston
Credit: Harry Gribbins (RailAdvent)

Due to Coronavirus, Transpennine Express has announced a revised timetable to ensure a service can continue to run for those who have to travel to work.

The revised timetable will be introduced from Monday 23rd March and will see a reduced service on most routes.

Passengers should check their journey before travelling.

Transpennine Express has announced the following services with extra trains operating on some routes at peak times.

  • Two-hourly service between Liverpool and Scarborough
  • Two-hourly service between Liverpool and Newcastle
  • Two-hourly service between Hull and Manchester Piccadilly
  • Hourly stopping service between Leeds and Manchester Piccadilly
  • Two-hourly service between Cleethorpes and Manchester Piccadilly
  • Two-hourly service between Preston and Edinburgh

Additionally, there will be limited TPE services between Newcastle and Edinburgh, Redcar Central and York, Preston and Manchester, along with Glasgow and Carlisle.

More information on the changes due to Coronavirus can be found on the Transpennine Express website 

What did the officials say?

Liz Collins, Interim Managing Director for TransPennine Express, commented:

“The decision to run this revised timetable has been made to allow TPE to concentrate on maintaining a core service across all routes that we serve, as well as providing a consistent and reliable service for those who still need to use our services.

“These are truly extraordinary times and I’d like to thank our customers who are still travelling with us. I’d also like to thank all my TPE colleagues who are working extremely hard to provide a service for those that need it.

“As a company, we will continue to follow the advice that is given to us by Public Health England and the Rail Delivery Group and we will continue to keep our customers updated on any changes as we go through this challenging time.”

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