TRAIN operator, Northern, will introduce its new timetable this time next month. 

The new schedules, introduced from Sunday May 15, will focus on delivering reliability and punctuality for customers. 

Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern said: "Customers are at the heart of everything we do, and the new timetables are designed to deliver high levels of reliability.” 

"We’ve made decisions about our timetables based on the levels of resource we have available and prioritising the routes with the highest customer demand, and which support the region’s economic growth."

On the majority of routes, Northern will maintain service levels established in December last year and some routes will see increased seat capacity and service uplifts.  

On the Carlisle to Settle line there will be increased seating capacity and additional services to Cumbria in July. 

Mr Jackson added: "We fully understand the role we play in keeping people on the move and I am asking our customers to familiarise themselves with the new timetables, and to check carefully before any journeys to ensure their journeys go as smoothly as possible."

Full details of the new timetables can be found online via the Northern website or at National Rail Enquiries.