Our guide to all new Harrogate-London services starting this weekend

The most important day for Harrogate rail passengers for decades is here: LNER is introducing additional services from this Sunday, December 15.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 2:33 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 2:47 pm
Starting in Harrogate - LNERs new Azuma fleet, which has been revolutionising the customer experience since the first train was introduced in May this year.

The extra services come as a result of the increased size of LNER’s new Azuma fleet, which has been revolutionising the customer experience since the first train was introduced in May this year.

LNER Managing Director David Horne described the new services as good news for many people, business and communities along the route who have been asking for better connectivity.

“We set out to transform rail travel with our new Azuma trains and I’m delighted that LNER is able to do exactly that as a result of these new services for locations along our route,” he said.

“It has been a privilege to hear directly from customers, businesses and organisations along our route about what these new services will mean for their region. The new timetable opens up huge economic benefits and makes it easier for tourists and business travellers to explore amazing destinations from London to the northern parts of Scotland.”

The locations benefitting from new services include Edinburgh, Harrogate and Lincoln. Edinburgh will see two extra services in both directions on weekdays.

Harrogate is receiving five additional direct services to and from London King’s Cross every day of the week.

Following the introduction of Azuma between Lincoln and London in October, the city will see further improvements as a result of an extra service in each direction Monday to Saturday and the introduction of five new services on a Sunday.

The increased connectivity will make it easier for people to choose the train when travelling, delivering significant environmental benefits.

The bi-mode Azuma fleet runs using overhead electric wires along the majority of the East Coast route but switches to operate under diesel power where necessary.

Further improvements to LNER’s timetable will be made in due course with a full Azuma timetable implemented in 2021, once the roll out of the new fleet and infrastructure upgrades are complete.

Changes to the LNER timetable from December 15

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Northbound

06.15 Doncaster to Edinburgh Waverley will depart at 06.10 and call additionally at Northallerton

08.30 London King’s Cross to Newcastle will be extended to Edinburgh Waverley

07.33, 09.33, 11.33, 13.33 and 15.33 London King’s Cross to Leeds will be extended to Harrogate

17.33 London King’s Cross to Harrogate will call additionally at Horsforth.

Southbound

10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15 and 18.15 Leeds to London King’s Cross will start from Harrogate at 09.36, 11.36, 13.36, 15.36 and 17.36 respectively

12.25 and 16.25 Newcastle to London King’s Cross will start from Edinburgh Waverley at 11.00 and 15.00 respectively

19.36 Edinburgh Waverley to London King’s Cross will call additionally at Retford.

New services

08.06 London King’s Cross to Lincoln calling at Peterborough, Grantham and Newark North Gate

08.56 Newcastle to Edinburgh Waverley calling at Berwick-upon-Tweed

20.25 Lincoln to London King’s Cross calling at Newark North Gate, Grantham, Peterborough and Stevenage.

SATURDAY

Northbound

07.35, 09.33, 11,35, 13.35 and 15.35 London King’s Cross to Leeds will be extended to Harrogate

18.33 London King’s Cross to Harrogate will call additionally at Horsforth.

Southbound

10.15, 12.15, 14.15, 16.15 and 18.15 Leeds to London King’s Cross will start from Harrogate at 09.36, 11.36, 13.36, 15.36 and 17.36 respectively.

New services

08.06 London King’s Cross to Lincoln calling at Peterborough, Grantham and Newark North Gate

20.25 Lincoln to London King’s Cross calling at Newark North Gate, Grantham, Peterborough and Stevenage.

SUNDAY

Northbound

09.03, 11.03, 13.03 and 15.03 London King’s Cross to Leeds will be extended to Harrogate

17.05 London King’s Cross to Leeds will be extended to Horsforth and Harrogate

18.03 London King’s Cross to Harrogate will call additionally at Horsforth.

Southbound

10.05 Leeds to London King’s Cross will start from Harrogate at 09.15 respectively and will also call at Horsforth

11.47 Aberdeen to London King’s Cross will call additionally at Darlington

13.19 Edinburgh Waverley to London King’s Cross will depart at 13.20 and no longer call at Northallerton

12.05, 14.05, 16.16 and 18.45 Leeds to London King’s Cross will start from Harrogate at 11.15, 13.15, 15.36 and 18.02 respectively

14.20 Newcastle to London King’s Cross will depart at 14.16 and call additionally at Northallerton

20.00 Edinburgh Waverley to Leeds will terminate at Doncaster and no longer call at Leeds.

New services

09.33 and 15.33 London King’s Cross to Lincoln calling at Stevenage, Peterborough, Grantham and Newark North Gate

11.33 London King’s Cross to Lincoln calling at Stevenage, Grantham and Newark North Gate

14.35 London King’s Cross to Lincoln calling at Stevenage and Newark North Gate

10.55, 12.23, 14.20, 16.50 and 18.00 Lincoln to London King’s Cross calling at Newark North Gate, Grantham, Peterborough and Stevenage.