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09.03 ‘Royd to Leeds

This train which is the 08.22 from Manchester has had a bad reputation for running late nearly every day.

This is formed off the 06.37 from Leeds to Manchester due 08.14.

Due to congestion between the Depot and Leeds in the morning, the train often had a late start.

This is aggrevated in the Greater Manchester area by delays trying to accomodate the crowds of commuters displaced due to the closure of the Oldham Loop.

Following representations from Partnership members who used the 09.03, we contacted our friends at Northern Rail.

The Northern Rail timetable team have rectified part of the problem – and we are monitoring the timekeeping during February before making any further representations.

There has now been a general improvement in the timekeeping of this train – it even arrived in Leeds 7 minutes early on one day.