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Following the introduction of the Azuma train fleet, alongside substantial infrastructure improvements at King's Cross and Peterborough, a major rewrite of timetables and services on the East Coast Main Line has been undertaken with the new timetables being introduced in May 2022.  A consultation exercise is currently being undertaken and we urge you to have your say.

Map connections at NewcastleIn place of the current two trains per hour for each of LNER, CrossCountry and Transpennine Express, the new pattern of service sees three LNER trains per hour to London, two CrossCountry trains, and only one Transpennine Express service per hour to Liverpool. The Manchester Airport service will now start and finish at York. Some LNER and CrossCountry trains will go north to Edinburgh and beyond, but Transpennine Express won't. The pre-pandemic pattern of Northern services along the Tyne Valley will continue but the times will change.

Each of the affected train operators has its own consultation site.

https://www.lner.co.uk/Timetable2022
https://www.crosscountrytrains.co.uk/travel-updates-information/consultation-may-2022
https://www.tpexpress.co.uk/ECML2022
https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/eastcoast22

Closing date is 5 August.