Northern to introduce new train timetables for May 2021

Date published: 03 May 2021

Northern is preparing to introduce new timetables from 16 May.

The train operator has been running reduced timetables since the January lockdown, but is now reintroducing services on some key routes to help customers get where they need to be.

Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “We have brought in as many additional services as possible, with the resource we have available, and have prioritised routes and times where there is the most significant demand.

“The timetables we will introduce on 16 May have been designed to provide as many services as possible, at the times our customers need them, without risking punctuality and reliability.

“We want our customers to have confidence in the service we are offering and our plan will give those customers the stability they deserve.”

The approach does, however, mean that some routes will not see any enhancements as part of the new timetables and, on a handful of routes there will be a reduction in services.

Some services may also be busier than Northern customers have been used to in recent months and so anyone planning to return to the railway is asked to plan ahead and, where possible, travel at quieter times of day.

Chris added “We need our customers to work with us and to think carefully about their journeys as we steadily return to a more normal timetable.”

Northern’s new timetables can be found online via the Northern website or at National Rail Enquiries.

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