The following additional Sunday services will operate from 9 December:
- 11.54 and 13.58 Leeds to Harrogate and York
- 13.20 and 15.17 York to Harrogate and Leeds
These will help more passengers in North Yorkshire connect with mainline services departing and arriving into Leeds and York.
There will also be more carriages on Sunday services, allowing passengers to benefit from the improvements. These new services combined with longer trains means there will be 40% more seats on the Harrogate line on Sundays.
Richard Allan, Area Director for Northern Rail comments:
We’re really pleased to introduce further improvements to services for our passengers, which follows on from the delivery of new services and more trains this time last year. We’re already looking ahead to 2013 and beyond to respond to the ever-increasing demand to travel by train in the North.
Andrew Jones, MP for Harrogate Knaresborough, said:
Additional services on a Sunday will bring more tourists and shoppers to Harrogate and Knaresborough at the weekend. This will provided a welcome boost to local businesses in these difficult times.
It is also good news for people who don’t want have to plan their day around the previously limited train services available on a Sunday.