The Anonymous Widower

Does The North Get A Raw Deal In Trains To And From London?

In the August 2017 Edition of Modern Railways, this is said, when talking about Great Western Railwat’s new Class 800 trains.

Thus both Bristol Temple Meads And Bristol Parkway will get four trains an hour to London, an even better service than Manchester’s three trains.

Admittedly, the Manchester service is a few minutes over two hours, whereas the Bristol service will be 90 minutes.

So what sort of service do other cities get?

  • Birmingham – 7 trains per hour (tph)
  • Cardiff – 2 tph
  • Edinburgh – 3 tph
  • Exeter – 3 tph
  • Glasgow – 2 tph
  • Leeds – 2 tph
  • Leicester – 4 tph
  • Liverpool – 1 tph
  • Newcastle – 3 tph
  • Norwich – 2 tph going to 3 tph in 2020.
  • Nottingham – 2 tph
  • Sheffield – 2 tph
  • Southampton – 3 tph
  • York – 4 tph

They are an interesting set of frequencies and you can read your own theories into the numbers.

 

August 2, 2017 - Posted by | Travel |

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