Better connections

We’re planning brand new services to key destinations with 75 more station calls every day.

Faster journey times

London to Leeds in 2 hours, quicker by 13 minutes (2020 onwards)

Faster services

London to Edinburgh in under 4 hours, quicker by 22 minutes (2020 onwards)

More services

Additional direct services between London and Stirling. Direct services between London and Sunderland

Extra weekday and Sunday services between London and Edinburgh

More seats

Over 4,000 extra seats Monday to Friday between London and Edinburgh in May 2016 compared to March 2015

During the weekend, we will introduce over 24,000 extra seats every Saturday and over 29,000 every Sunday compared to May 2016

2019 and beyond

Direct links between London and Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Thornaby and Middlesbrough

2-hourly service from London to Lincoln, Bradford and Harrogate

Improved frequency at weekends - 5 trains per hour to/from London on Saturdays and 6 on Sundays

20,000 extra seats every weekday from May 2019