Plans to cut North-East rail services blocked by Tees Valley Mayor | The Northern Echo

PLANS to cut the number of train services from the North-East to Manchester have been blocked by northern mayors, including Ben Houchen

The Tees Valley Mayor blocked plans by TransPennine Express that would have seen services across the Tees Valley cut under what he described as “cack-handed” interim timetable plans.

At a Transport for the North meeting at Sheffield Town Hall, proposals were presented by rail operator TransPennine Express to introduce an interim timetable on October 15.

The plans would have seen a number of services cancelled or terminated early across the Tees Valley, North Yorkshire and the North East.

Five direct services between Manchester Airport and Middlesbrough, also calling at Yarm, would have terminated at York both ways.

On the route from Newcastle to Manchester Airport via Darlington, five direct services would be removed completely, with the following three trains starting at York. Plans to cut North-East rail services blocked by Tees Valley Mayor | The Northern Echo

 

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