TPE alterations headline timetable changes

The December timetable change promises minor improvements for some – and a less frequent but hopefully more reliable service for others, as ANDY RODEN reports

The timetables change on 10 December, and for most operators it is a case of‘steady as she goes’with only minor changes to services. With various infrastructure upgrades in progress, major changes for most will wait until 2024 at the earliest.

TransPennine Express is making the biggest changes to timetables in a much-trailed bid to improve its reliability: the withdrawal of the Nova 3 sets comprising Class 68 locos and Mk 5a coaches will also have an impact, with some trains likely to be shorter than at present.

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