The next Coastliners open meeting will be at The Peoples Centre, Raby Road, Hartlepool
at 2.00pm on Thursday 22nd February
when we will have a talk from
Pete Myers, retired Stakeholder Manager for Northern Trains,
with his reminisces of ‘30 years on the Railway’.
You can expect this to be entertaining as Pete describes things as they were!
More work on the East Coast Main Line south of Grantham to prepare for European Train Control System (ECTS) digital in-cab signalling means that the line into Kings Cross will be closed and there will be no Grand Central trains on the following dates
Saturday & Sunday 10th/11th February
Saturday to Tuesday 17th to 20th February
LNER will operate a limited service from the north-east as far as Grantham or Peterborough
The Office of Rail and Road has finally given the go-ahead for two of Grand Central’s trains in each direction to call at Peterborough, which is a key interchange on the East Coast Main Line with routes from Stansted/Norwich to the West Midlands and North West. The approval enables two existing daily GC services in each direction – one each from Sunderland and Bradford to London King’s Cross – to call at Peterborough starting Monday 22nd January.
The North East trains will Monday to Friday be, southbound the 1017 from Sunderland arriving Peterborough 1259, and northbound the 0827 from Kings Cross departing Peterborough 0914.
On Saturdays the corresponding trains are 0955 from Sunderland (Peterborough 1255) and 0748 from Kings Cross (Peterborough 0836). No trains will call on Sundays.