New timetable from Sunday 16 May
Hatfield services will be largely unchanged, with a continued reduction in pre-COVID services levels due to:
- Reduced passenger demand
- Reduced staff resources due to having to self-isolate / testing positive
- Capacity constraints at Kings Cross, due to the engineering works
The trains have sensors which record usage on each journey segment and GTR are monitoring this closely against the capacity available under government guidelines. On Southern they have added back some individual services, where trains were getting busier. Within the constraints mentioned above, we would expect them to aim to do so on GN/TL too, once passenger levels pick up.
In the meantime, keep an eye on journey planners, as trains that are expected to be busier will be flagged (at the time of writing none of our trains breach the threshold for this).
TL - Cambridge / Kings Cross
Good news for anyone travelling on the Cambridge line beyond Royston, is that our fast Kings Cross services will all go the full way to/from Cambridge, rather than some terminating at Royston, as at present.
There will be some timing adjustments on the fast services though, eg some departing Kings Cross earlier than currently, so check journey planners for details.
We believe some of these services are currently being run using GN units - we are trying to find out what this means for use of first class by standard ticket holders, but in the meantime recommend that you avoid sitting in first class on those trains, if travelling on a standard ticket.
GN - WGC / Moorgate
On the Moorgate line four all-stations services are being added back in on weekdays:
8:47 and 9:17 Moorgate to WGC (Hatfield 9:27 / 10:00)
16:10 and 16:40 WGC to Moorgate (Hatfield 16:15 / 16:45)