My daughter travelled on this train on Saturday March 19th (this year) and reported it as running via Hambleton West & South Junctions (as RTT suggests it will on April 23rd). As this is the through train from Skipton, reversal is avoided at Leeds station and the Virgin East Coast timetable shows it as not calling at Wakefield (as standard) and as taking a little longer than usual in getting from Leeds to Doncaster. Perhaps the real question is why it isn't running via Hambleton on some dates. Is this down to engineering works, driver route knowledge, lack of non-electric stock or what?
We are getting the 07:44 leeds to London on Saturday
But it seems to be not going via west gate - just wondering why this is ?