East Coast announces festive train timetable

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East Coast has revealed its timetable for passengers travelling over Christmas and New Year.

The train operator will use revised timetables on Tuesday, December 23 and Wednesday, December 24.

No services will run on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

Revised timetables will then operate from Saturday, December 27 until Friday, January 2 2015.

The last train from London King’s Cross to Leeds, via Wakefield Westgate, leaves on Christmas Eve at 8.20pm.

The last train from Leeds to London King’s Cross departs at 6.45pm.

On New Year’s Eve, the last train from London King’s Cross to Leeds, via Wakefield Westgate, leaves at 8.35pm.

And the last train from Leeds to London King’s Cross departs at 7.16pm.

East Coast managing director Karen Boswell said: “Our trains will be very busy both before and after Christmas and following the New Year celebrations as people across the route travel home or on holiday by train.

“Our busiest day is expected to be Saturday, December 27, when we have over 32,800 reservations.

“We advise our customers to make reservations for travel on services during these peak holiday period to ensure a comfortable journey.”

For more information visit www.eastcoast.co.uk or phone 03457 225225.