From the start of the summer timetable Grand Central will be running a sixth return train between Sunderland & London (and a fifth on Sundays). This gives a useful mid morning departure from the north east coast and also provides a much desired tea-time return from York. . See the full timetable here
Network Rail has completed a major £3m accessibility upgrade at Northallerton station, with lifts now in place to help passengers switch platforms.
As a Department for Transport funded Access for All scheme, the new lifts on Platforms 1 and 2 make it easier for passengers – particularly those with limited mobility, pushchairs, luggage or bikes – to use the station independently.
Hopefully Hartlepool & Billingham and Eaglescliffe will follow!
See the latest short video from TfN