At a glance: What the rail companies are promising Yorkshire passengers

Passengers are being promised major improvements in Yorkshire rail services
Passengers are being promised major improvements in Yorkshire rail services
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New companies will take over the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises next year. Here is what they are promising

Arriva Rail North - Northern franchise

- Phasing out of Pacer trains

- More than 2,000 extra services a week

- Space for more than 14,000 extra passengers into Leeds and Sheffield during the morning rush hour

- More services connecting Bradford to Manchester and Leeds, and new direct links from Bradford to Wakefield, Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool and Manchester Airport

- Extra services between Harrogate and Leeds; Halifax and Manchester, and Leeds to Lancaster via Skipton

- Direct links from Bridlington and Beverley to Leeds

- Extra staff at more than 30 stations

FirstGroup - TransPennine Express

- 4,000 more seats on Leeds and Sheffield services during the morning rush hour

- Longer, brand new trains on services between Scarborough, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool

- Extra services between Leeds and Hull, including at weekends

- More services from Newcastle to York, Leeds and Manchester

- £1.4 million investment in Hull station

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