I see that in the new May 2018 Timetable change, TPE now call at all the local stations between Leeds and Stalybridge in some way. Does anyone know how this works in a tph kind of way? I've noticed that the express services now go into Victoria whilst the new semi-fasts will terminate at Piccadilly. This is especially confusing considering how the expresses often go to the airport (the rest going to Liverpool as I can see), I assume they use the Ordsall chord in some way. Also, in a point that nobody seems to be making, does the Dft not realise how crowded transpennine services are normally? How could they have allowed this to happen? TransPennine express services between Leeds and Manchester are well known for being the most overcrowded in the country. They're nearly always only 3 CARS and they have the job of transporting people between two of the biggest cities in the UK? And now that TPE calls at the local stations, you can bet that passenger numbers will increase at those stations given the new fancy express service they've received. And to finish this off, I feel exceptionally sorry for the people of Hull. You get 1 TPE every hour and it's always the most crowded one, and now TPE have decided to pour salt into wounds and make it call at 3 additional stations, increasing the number of passengers massively. Well done TPE and the Dft. Sorry for the rant, I saw the changes on the google maps planner and needed to vent. I hope you can excuse me.