We are pleased to be able to record that the Coastline timetable from 17th May 2015 incorporates two of the matters on which we have been lobbying.
1) Sunday services between Middlesbrough & Nunthorpe are now hourly throughout the day. The Sunday only service to & from Darlington as a result now terminates at Hartlepool again & sees the bay platform back in use at least for the midday train. Now we need the service to be extended back to Nunthorpe to serve James Cook, and to continue later into the evening.
2) The last northbound Monday – Friday train (2110 from Middlesbrough) has been extended through to Hexham – it previously terminated at Newcastle just three minutes before the departure of the last Tyne Valley train