TPE to introduce temporary reduced timetable on the South Route

Monday 18th January 2021

We are planning to introduce a temporary, revised timetable on the route between Cleethorpes, Doncaster, Sheffield and Manchester.

We will continue to provide a reliable service for key workers during lockdown however there will be some changes made to the current train plan with these coming into effect from 25th January 2021.

From this date, services on this route will operate every two hours while there will be no service on the line between Barton and Cleethorpes. These short-term changes are only temporary and will be subject to regular review based on numbers travelling.

Anyone making an essential journey by train is encouraged to check before they travel and plan their travel accordingly.

Those that have booked directly with us and no longer wish to travel can apply for a refund. 

Jerry Farquharson, Service Planning Director for TransPennine Express commented: “We remain fully committed to continuing to provide a reliable service for key workers and those making essential journeys during the current lockdown.

“Following a request from the Government for all rail companies to reduce their timetables to better match the current passenger demand, we will be introducing a revised train plan based on current demand and numbers travelling. These changes are only temporary, and we would advise anyone planning on travelling by train to plan ahead and check before they travel.”

An enhanced cleaning programme is currently in place to protect key workers and those making essential journeys, unless exempt, face coverings must be worn at all times on both trains and at stations.  

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