More trains will start to run between London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly from next Tuesday, under-fire train operator Avanti West Coast has announced.
Between the stations, Avanti will run an additional 10 daily trains on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, and an extra six trains on Wednesdays.
Further increases to the Manchester timetable will be made in December as new drivers complete training, said a spokesman, which will see three trains an hour on the London to Manchester route.
The news will be welcomed by passengers, but is still short of what the service once was. Avanti said in a statement it was the 'first stage in a recovery plan to step up the timetable'.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk