Just looking at the new summer timetable on Northern's site here https://be803fe5c416e39d38ae-aa2108...mmer-2018-timetables/Northern-6-0418-28pp.pdf It means the end of loco-hauled 37s to Preston (when is the last one scheduled?) - but for normals, the new TT is surely the best ever for the Cumbrian coast? The Sunday service alone is astonishing - from four trains each way on Sunday afternoons-evenings between Whitehaven - Carlisle only, it's gone to 11 each way across the central section (Whitehaven - Barrow) and some extras at each end to boot. (If Ive counted correctly). On weekdays, the revamps is also significant, with 18 trains a day between Whitehaven and Barrow - including some much later trains from Barrow and Carlisle - plus some extras at the end bits. Is this a development by the much-maligned Northern pushing this, or a DfT directive? Fantastic improvements, in my view, but I suppose the question must be also raised - will these trains attract passengers, especially on a Sunday? The line, surely, has not had Sunday trains over the most part for some decades?