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    Grand Central reservation policy

    Kirkgate is unmanned most of the time tho
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    Grand Central reservation policy

    So i have a West Yorkshire M card that covers me on Grand Central trains within the area. I need to catch their train tomorrow from Kirkgate to Brighouse, however you need a reservation to travel for social distancing reasons. LNER allow reservations for pass holders free of charge. Seems Grand...
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    When will Castleford - Wakefield - Huddersfield services be fully restored?

    Before covid this service was a direct hourly service. During the lockdown understandably the service was reduced. However since things began opening up again, virtually all lines have returned to some sort of normal service, however this route hasnt. There are i believe 2-3 direct trains a day...
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    No services in West Yorkshire next week on some lines?

    Thanks everyone. Seems all the apps have updated now with the timetables
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    No services in West Yorkshire next week on some lines?

    They replied on DM, they said timetables are done weekly at the moment so isnt live. Which is fine. Just odd how the following week is on there
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    No services in West Yorkshire next week on some lines?

    No havent. Although it seems to be TPE trains aswell that arent on the timetable
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    No services in West Yorkshire next week on some lines?

    I commute to Halifax from Leeds daily for work. Checking the timetables for next week and its saying none are running at all for the whole week. I believe bank holiday there are works on the line so thats fine, but what about the rest of the week? Even during COVID they have been running every...
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    Halifax station - platform is too short announcement

    I regularly travel from Leeds - Halifax that goes via Bradford. They always tend to be the new Northern trains and always 3 carriages max. As we approach Halifax station the automated announcement always says something along the lines of "please be aware the platform is too short at Halifax to...
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    Delay repay with M Card

    The bus takes 1 hour 10 mins (train takes 30), but only run every 30 mins, so if the train is cancelled i can be waiting up to 30 mins for the bus. Ive never purchased the additional ticket to cover me through Leeds - as like i say i refuse when its Northern forcing me to go that route. However...
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    Delay repay with M Card

    My MCard is also zone 2-5 so doesnt cover Leeds. Thats fine as i dont travel to Leeds enough to warrant the extra cost. However when a direct train from Huddersfield to Wakefield is cancelled, i have to either wait for the next hourly service, get a bus that takes forever or hop on a train home...
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    That is problem. The Wakefield - Hudds traim often gets held up just after Mirfield waiting for the late TPE train from Leeds/Dewsbury. Ive been waiting on the train for nearly 10 mins sometimes. Doesnt take much longer for the Northern train to complete its journey, so why hold it up
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    Trouble with Northern management is they just blame everyone else. Adverse weather conditions, delay in new trains (doesnt matter that even if they were there, few drivers are trained on them), lack of electrification of the line, unprecedented sick leave, too many on annual leave (as a company...
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    Delay repay with M Card

    Cheers will do that
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    TPE always seem ok to me. Granted its 50/50 if the train is on time, but not often delayed by alot and at least they do turn up Main issue is overcrowding on the Leeds - Manchester line. Rarely get a seat no matter when you travel
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    It was mid November i complained
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    How does this work then, will the management and people making the decisions still be the ones incharge or does the Goverment get rid of them too. The staff at Northern always seem very nice, but the management needs to go
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    Funny enough i filed an official complain to Northern who said they would reply in 20 work days. That was 5 week ago and heard nothing. So even their response to complaints are late
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    Seems a politically motivated move more than anything. Tories won alot of seats in the North and need to keep the north happy now. This will be seen as a move to show they do support the north. Northern have been terrible for years, Goverment did nothing then.
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    Arriva Rail Northern to be stripped of franchise

    Realistically will it change anything or improve punctuality?
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    Delay repay with M Card

    Anyone had success claiming delay repay with a West Yorkshire M Card recently? Fed up of Northern trains constantly cancelled and having 4 hourly trains in a row cancelled the other month was the tipping point. As someone who never bothered trying to claim delay compensation as multi modal...

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