Trains services reinstated between York and Scarborough as pupils head back to school

Popular train services are to be reintroduced between Scarborough and York next week ready for the reopening of schools across the country.

TransPennine Express (TPE) is bringing back four key services which are typically used by a high number of school children in North Yorkshire. These are the:

  • 07:34 Scarborough to York – calling at Seamer 07:40, Malton 07:59, and York 08:24
  • 06:04 York to Scarborough – calling at Malton 06:29, Seamer 06:46 and Scarborough 06:55
  • 17:34 Scarborough to York – calling at Seamer 17:40, Malton 17:59, and York 18:24
  • 16:00 York to Scarborough – calling at Malton 16:25, Seamer 16:42 and Scarborough 16:49

The services will start operating again from Monday 8th March 2021, the date that children across the country return to school.

Students can be reassured that a full and comprehensive cleaning programme is in place on TPE’s trains and stations and the team is doing all they can to keep everyone safe.

Unless exempt, a face covering should be worn by children aged 11 or over both at the station and onboard the train and social distancing should be maintained at all times.

Service Planning Director for TransPennine Express, Jerry Farquharson said: “We know that these are popular services for children travelling between Scarborough and York for school and it has been a big priority for us to get these trains back up and running for the re-opening of schools next week.

“I want to reassure students and their parents that we are doing our utmost to keep everyone as safe as possible when using our services. Additional cleaning measures are in place right across our network and we have hand sanitiser points available at each of our stations.”

For those requiring essential travel, tickets can be purchased online via the TPE website or using the TPExpress App where people can now pay using Apple Pay or PayPal. E-tickets are also available allowing customers to use their phone instead of a paper ticket.

More information for those planning on travelling by train can be found at: tpexpress.co.uk/travelling-with-us/keeping-you-safe

Photo credit: Transpennine Express

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