TRANSPENNINE Express, which runs services through Malton, is increasing its number of services from Monday.

The company says the move has been done in line with the Government’s request to increase services to enable those making essential journeys, to get where they need to be.

A spokesperson said: "While there is an uplift in services, there will be significant restrictions on capacity to help enable social distancing, with a maximum of 20 seats per carriage available for customers. TPE will also be introducing seat markers on trains to help guide customers to where they can sit."

Other precautions include the introduction of clear two-metre markings on flooring in areas where people are likely to queue at key stations, increased cleaning at turnaround locations, making sure that crew areas are cleaned so our staff can work safely, and cleaning teams focusing on cleaning those areas that colleagues and customers are more likely to touch.

From Monday, TPE will be running the following services, with additional extra services at peak times:

  • Shuttle service between York and Scarborough
  • Hourly service between Liverpool and Newcastle
  • Hourly service between Hull and Manchester Piccadilly
  • Hourly stopping service between Leeds and Huddersfield
  • Hourly stopping service between Manchester Piccadilly and Huddersfield
  • Hourly service between Manchester Airport and Redcar Central
  • Two-hourly service between Cleethorpes and Manchester Piccadilly
  • Two-hourly service between Manchester Airport and Edinburgh

There will be limited TPE services between Newcastle and Edinburgh, Liverpool Lime Street and Preston, along with Glasgow and Carlisle.

Liz Collins, interim managing director for TransPennine Express, said: “Please can those customers who are using our services currently, also check the new timetables before they travel on our website and make sure you plan ahead before starting your journey.”

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