Northern timetable changes May 2019

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IanXC

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They could certainly do with having one of the fasts stop at Normanton each hour to provide half-hourly throughout the day.
That related to engineering work taking place on the specific day.

Normantons best chance is when the Leeds - Nottingham gets diverted via Westgate, at which point there will be a replacement Leeds - Sheffield Express via Barnsley in the current Nottingham's path. This service would be a good candidate for a Normanton call.
 
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That related to engineering work taking place on the specific day.

Normantons best chance is when the Leeds - Nottingham gets diverted via Westgate, at which point there will be a replacement Leeds - Sheffield Express via Barnsley in the current Nottingham's path. This service would be a good candidate for a Normanton call.
Indeed. Hopefully the Nottinghams will be diverted soon.
 

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The service I use quite a lot from Retford to Sheffield has an enhanced service as part of the new timetable. I can't believe that the service that now only stops at Worksop before Sheffield is only 8 minutes quicker than the stopper that calls at 5 extra stops. Any thoughts as to why this is so slow, I know there's slack timetabling as the existing service quite often arrives early outside Sheffield and then sits in the tunnels for 5 minutes or so.
Since posting this in May, I've continued to use the "fast" service every week or so. Every time we have arrived at Nunnery and/or in the tunnels north of Midland 5-15 minutes early and then just sat there.
 
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