Extra train services for Morpeth

Rail user Dennis Fancett welcomes the extra services for Morpeth

Extra trains will be coming to Morpeth after Virgin Trains has added four more daily services on Mondays to Thursdays for its December 2016 timetable.

They include three new services during the afternoons when there have traditionally been no services provided to the Northumberland town by the operator of the east coast franchise.

In total, Virgin Trains will increase the number of services to Morpeth from seven per day to eleven on Mondays to Thursdays from 12 December, and will add two more daily services to Alnmouth.

Virgin say they will also be reinstating an 18.30 departure from Edinburgh, with stops now including both Alnmouth and Morpeth.

Emma Vincent, General Manager for Virgin Trains on its east coast route, said:

We’re pleased to introduce these additional services after listening carefully to the feedback we’ve had from customers and, in particular, local rail user groups who we’ve worked closely with to develop our new timetable. Virgin Trains is committed to working with customers and communities, and these additional services are being introduced just over eighteen months before we launch our new Virgin Azuma trains, which will significantly improve the speed, comfort and frequency of services on the route.”

Emma Vincent, General Manager for Virgin Trains