Train services reinstated as pupils head back to school

Wednesday 03rd March 2021

Popular train services are to be reintroduced between Scarborough and York and Huddersfield and Manchester next week ready for the reopening of schools across the country. 

We are bringing back a number of key services which are typically used by a high number of school children in North and West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester. These are: 

  •  06:04 York to Scarborough – calling at Malton 06:29, Seamer 06:46 and Scarborough 06:55

  • 07:34 Scarborough to York – calling at Seamer 07:40, Malton 07:59, and York 08:24

  • 06:58 Manchester Piccadilly to Huddersfield – calling at Stalybridge 07:11, Mossley 07:17, Greenfield 07:22, Marsden 0731, Slaithwaite 07:35 and Huddersfield 07:40 (this train then forms the existing 07:49 service from Huddersfield to Hull)

  • 07:53 Huddersfield to Manchester Piccadilly – calling at Slaithwaite 08:00, Marsden 08:05, Greenfield 08:14, Mossley 08:18, Stalybridge 08:22 and Manchester Piccadilly 08:40   

  • 16:00 York to Scarborough - calling at Malton 16:25, Seamer 16:42 and Scarborough 16:49 

  • 17:34 Scarborough to York - calling at Seamer 17:40, Malton 17:59, and York 18:24 

The services will start operating again from Monday 8th March 2021, the date that children across the country return to school.

Students can be reassured that a full and comprehensive cleaning programme is in place on our trains and stations and the team is doing all they can to keep everyone safe.

Unless exempt, a face covering should be worn by children aged 11 or over both at the station and onboard the train and social distancing should be maintained at all times.

Service Planning Director for TransPennine Express, Jerry Farquharson said: “We know that these are popular services for children travelling to and from school and it has been a big priority for us to get these trains back up and running for the re-opening of schools next week.

“I want to reassure students and their parents that we are doing our utmost to keep everyone as safe as possible when using our services. Additional cleaning measures are in place right across our network and we have hand sanitiser points available at each of our stations.”

For those requiring essential travel, tickets can be purchased online via our website or using the TPExpress App where people can now pay using Apple Pay or PayPal. E-tickets are also available allowing customers to use their phone instead of a paper ticket.

More information for those planning on travelling by train can be found here: tpexpress.co.uk/travelling-with-us/keeping-you-safe

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