Closed consultation

Timetable options to improve rail performance in the north of England

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Proposes options to improve train performance in the Manchester area and beyond by altering the north of England rail timetable.

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Consultation description

We are considering 3 options aimed at improving train performance in the Manchester area and north of England by:

  1. simplifying and spacing service patterns more evenly
  2. reducing the number of services running on the most congested part of the network
  3. separating train movements as far as possible to minimise the amount of delay one train may cause on another

These options change the routing and frequency of some existing journeys.

We are asking for your views on:

  1. the principles we have been following in developing these options
  2. the details of the options, which are provided
  3. how any proposed changes may affect your journey


Manchester Recovery Task Force public consultation

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Published 14 January 2021