London North Eastern Railway (LNER) says that it is meeting an increase in demand from leisure travellers by adding more services and thousands more seats on trains between Yorkshire and London on Sundays from early December.

Sundays are now one of the most popular days for journeys, with 30% more customers travelling across the 956-mile LNER network than in 2019. To support the increase in demand, LNER says that it will be introducing three additional Sunday services into its timetable – two between Leeds and London King’s Cross and one between Doncaster and London.

In addition, eight existing Sunday services will be served by longer trains, adding thousands more seats each day. The current five carriage services will be replaced with either nine or ten carriage Azuma trains for destinations including Leeds, Harrogate and Lincoln.

The new services and longer trains will start in December 2023.

David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “This is fantastic news for our customers. The data shows more customers are travelling with LNER at weekends, with Sundays proving especially popular.

“Our plans will provide more than 3000 extra seats from December, while also improving the connectivity for many of our destinations between London and West Yorkshire on Sundays.”


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One comment
  1. Douglas says:

    They can’t staff the current timetable, first train northbound to York and beyond cancelled Sunday just gone, the resultant crush on the following 10 car service wasn’t funny…

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