London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will reinstate its full timetable from Monday 14 February 2022.
Other than for pre-planned engineering works, the resumption of services will see a full timetable in operation throughout LNER’s network between London, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, northeast England, and Scotland. Also being reinstated will be services between London King’s Cross and Leeds and Lincoln which were temporarily reduced because of staff absences.
Also making a comeback are LNER’s catering services. In First Class, freshly cooked full breakfasts and a range of hot meals have been reintroduced. In Standard Class, a wide selection of food and drink is available as part of LNER’s ‘Let’s Eat At Your Seat’ service where customers can place their order using a QR code and have their snacks served directly to them.
Tickets are now on sale for some LNER journeys right through to 13 May 2022, with a number of discounts available including fixed-price LNER Family Return Tickets and savings of up to 20 percent off LNER Advance tickets for group bookings of between three and nine people.
Customers can be booked book direct using LNER’s mobile App or website. LNER’s ‘Seat Sure’ allows passengers to select and reserve their own seats up to five minutes before their planned departure. Tickets can be changed free of charge up to 6 pm the day before the original journey if travel plans change, with the option of booking on another service or opting for an eVoucher without any admin fee. If trains are delayed by 30 minutes or more passengers can take advantage of the One-Click Delay Repay.
LNER rewards scheme for loyal customers, LNER Perks, is being enhanced. This offers two percent credit back on LNER journeys as well as a £5 credit for signing up to the scheme.
David Horne, Managing Director at LNER said: “We are delighted to announce that we will be increasing our timetable from the 14th February 2022, connecting even more customers across our route just in time for half-term school holidays in parts of the country and Valentine’s Day.
“Like many in the transport sector, we have been impacted by staff absence due to Covid and had to make some changes to our services to minimise inconvenience for our customers. We are now seeing fewer staff absences and expect that to continue, so we’re looking forward to increasing our services and encouraging more people to discover our destinations and legendary customer experience.”