Northern to increase trains on Harrogate line


Apr 29, 2021
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Train operator Northern is introducing new timetables with more trains from Sunday May 16.

Northern has been running a reduced service since the current lockdown began in January but the new timetable will return services to similar levels to before the pandemic.

It means the Harrogate line will have more trains during peak hours, and services will start earlier and end later on some days.

Throughout most days there will continue to be a roughly half-hourly service between Harrogate and Leeds, and an hourly service between Harrogate and York.

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Some of the changes include:

  • The first train from Harrogate to Leeds on weekday and Saturday mornings will leave Harrogate station at 0605, half an hour earlier than currently.
  • There will be 11 trains from Harrogate to Leeds on weekdays and Saturdays leaving before 0900, as against five currently.
  • The last train from Leeds to Harrogate will be almost two hours later, at 2339 instead of 2129, every day except Sunday.

Northern do not expect any overcrowding, although a spokesperson said:

“It’s very difficult to say. There is no official capacity limit, however we are very conscious that people may well be concerned so we’re asking people to tailor their journeys to try and travel outside of the busiest times.”



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