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Train Running Notices

Normally the Station Partnership does not get involved with trains or the running of them.

Since the last item on trains, there have been a number of changes. 

First the bad news 

The phone number given to call if a train that wa booked to stop at MYT was cancelled etc – is no longer operative.

 0113 235 5050 – not in use!!! 

The only recourse is to try and use the Northern Rail Customer service number on 

Tel: 0845 000 0125
Fax: 0113 247 9059
Email: customer.relations@northernrail.org

Opening Times
Monday – Saturday 0800 – 2000
Sunday 0900 – 1700   The trouble is it is not open all the time, and experience has shown that they do not usually have the authority to make Special Stop Orders for the semi-fast trains passing through the Calder Valley.

Usually the only practical train that can be requested to stop specially at Mytholmroyd is the xx.19 departure from Hebden Bridge Semi-Fast to Halifax, Bradford and Leeds – if the xx.03 departure from Mytholmroyd is cancelled.

The Northern Controllers have granted our requests during the recent bad weather – BUT, they must have plenty of notice.

Use the Internet or your Phone to ascertain the running of the xx.21 stopper from Manchester Victoria to Leeds – xx.03 from Mytholmroyd.

If it is Cancelled – do not hesitate – phone Northern and request a Special Stop Order to issued for the xx.48 off Manchester and xx19 from Hebden Bridge.

Best of Luck ! 

The other bad news is the National Rail Enquiry system has been re-designed by IT experts who obviously do not need to use the system or the trains.

It is a pathetic example of the so-called ‘market’ looking after the customers. 

It is the season of leaves on the track and the National Rail real-time information system cannot cope with the real-time delays.

The Web, the Text and the Phone enquiry service is not giving accurate information when there are delays – it shows trains as having left Mytholmroyd when they are still waiting at the junction at Todmorden!  

The National Rail website also shows the replacement buses going from the station approach road – they have used the bus-stops by the Dusty Miller for the last year!

 The good news is – that our own Northern Rail has a super and fast system of finding out how your train is running from any station in the counrty.

http://www.northernrail.org/travel/livedepartures

if you click on the starting station (ie Manchester or Leeds) you can see how the train is progressing up to Mytholmroyd etc. Hope this will be of use and your delays will be little ‘uns. The track/leaves treatment train was out scrubbing the line on Wednesday night – so fingers crossed………

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Carol Sing 2010

What a super evening !

Brilliant Carol singing – wonderfully arranged and conducted.

The Mytholmroyd Junior Schools show them how to do it – again.

Thanks to Matt Gibson of Northern Rail for permission to sing on the station – and for the lovely presents for the singers.

Also thanks to Mary Clear and Calderdale Safer Communities for her presents.

 
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Posted by on December 17, 2010 in carols, schools

 

Train Regulation at Bradford

From time to time we have received complaints about the ‘Stopping’ service being held at Bradford in order that the following semi-fast might go first.

There is no easy answer to this – especially for the York to Blackpool which has to fit in with other services at Preston.

If you experience problems with this arrangement from Bradford, you might email us at

myt.station@btinternet.com