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    Lumo - new Open Access operator on the East Coast Main Line

    Yes I'd second that. Their paths run at reasonably attractive times and on the whole with journey times at least close to LNER's hourly fast. The fares are reasonable and it's nice to see an operator trying to be different. Sure the name sounds a bit cheap but they've never pretended to be...
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    Hertford Loop Trains cancelled when scheduled into London Kings Cross

    Also partly because interworking the units between Fenline fasts and Cambridge stoppers at Kings Cross so they cross form each other is back too. 700s also have booked work to Kings Lynn again, 1621 off Cambridge and 1716 return. It is essentially the King's Cross remodelling timetable but with...
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    I would be willing to bet the reason for it being deferred has nothing to do with the lack of support expressed for it in the timetable consultation responses, however.
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    I think the point is though that the service at these stations duplicates over some flows (e.g. EMR run hourly between Peterborough and Grantham and so will LNER), whilst telling Retford to Newark customers to travel via Doncaster (which they won't) and running every two hours between Grantham...
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    Yes I was more responding to your comment about the amount of subsidy per passenger required, but I do agree. It does feel like the stations on the route south of Doncaster have been allocated to each path with something of a scattergun approach though, e.g. one will be able to travel between...
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    Agreed. But elsewhere on here you get ideas like using EMUs between Manchester and Birmingham, abolishing marginal time but popular extensions to Glasgow/Aberdeen/Cornwall/Torbay, the often discussed terminating one or both ECML trains at York or Leeds to free up tiny numbers of units when...
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    That train was quite well timed out of Leeds, 16:40 if I remember rightly, so it's a shame to lose it if nothing else for the extra peak service to Sheffield (of whom there will be many more passengers than those going to stations between Birmingham and Southampton.) Perhaps we should just...
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    Even the flow between Newark and Grantham is only served every two hours and that is the largest of the flows between the stations between Peterborough and Doncaster according to the charts showing the demand (interestingly it seems the flow between Newark and Grantham is marginally bigger than...
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    That list also includes the Ashington service which is not going to be part of TPE, I think they have just tailored a generic industry briefing document (possibly written by NR?) I think I would say the same about Peterborough for connections from Anglia and the southern end of Lincolnshire for...
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    Probably worth adding to the OP, Great Northern are also consulting on a number of changes as part of this, link below. https://www.greatnorthernrail.com/timetableconsultation
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    Various consultations on the May 2022 East Coast Mainline timetable

    That in itself is fairly rational; what isn't is just replacing it with a third London train which is non stop between Grantham and York! I'm also disliking all the two hourly variations between Alnmouth/Berwick, Durham/Darlington, TPE Middlesbrough trains not serving Northallerton every other...
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    The impact of the new EMR timetable on journeys from Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough to London

    How do you justify the drop from 5tph in the peak to 2tph now then if they have "never had it so good"? More seats yes, but commuters also want plenty of choice, which they had in the previous timetable but have now lost. It was also relatively rare for the trains from Wellingborough to be full...
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    The impact of the new EMR timetable on journeys from Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough to London

    The diagrams posted on another thread imply there are about 22 diagrams needed to run the service, scope for about 8 pairs for the London peak with 810s. But then we only have to "accept that London demand is greater" for the strengthened services because insufficient units were ordered in the...
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    MML Post Electrification Timetable

    How many "regular travellers" are there between Luton/Bedford and Derby/Sheffield though? The higher demand north (which is tiny compared to the London flows anyway) from those stations is to Leicester and Nottingham which can be reached with one change at Kettering every half hour, which seems...
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    May 2021 Timetable Change

    The idea was they would be diverted via Pontefract Baghill and Church Fenton rather than the route currently via Doncaster, so it isn't so much route retention as new route learning that would be required to reintroduce them. Understandably not a priority in the grand scheme of things when...
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    Remaining EMR HST Diagrams

    What they are pathed as bears no resemblance to whether or not they will be HSTs on the day these days, best option as others have said is to look for trains to/from Neville Hill Depot in the first instance and work from there, and if there are none then it is safe to assume no HST diagrams are...
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    Modern Railways: LNER and compulsory reservations

    On flows like Doncaster and Wakefield to Leeds there are certainly alternatives but they are either slower and less frequent (Northern) or already have gone down the road of recommending reservations (XC) and in any case both have their own capacity problems. Neither are acceptable alternatives...
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    Class 365 scrap movements + any news on unit 525?

    The diagrams change after 25th April when the Kings Cross works move into their next phase (i.e. platforms 7 to 11 shut and 0 to 6 open), the weekday workings are the same Peterborough peak services as now but retimed by a few minutes to reflect different LNER paths to/from Kings Cross, and they...
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    Odd formations

    There was a class 170 hybrid about 15 years ago of one vehicle from 170101 and another from 170207 which lasted for a few months on Anglia. Central Trains formed a 153+156 hybrid after one end of 156409 struck a tractor near Sleaford in 2002, although it wasn't that unusual for 153s to be used...
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    Thameslink London Bridge Last Train - Too Early?

    Okay so to put it another way those 4 to 5 trains (in that period anyway) are planned via Herne Hill to allow 250 other Thameslink trains during the day to operate safely via London Bridge. If you are travelling from London Bridge to the Croydon area there are Southern services which continue to...

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