Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 2 December 2021
SOME TRAINS which usually serve Narborough railway station have been cancelled due to a disruption with CrossCountry Trains’ services.
The cancellation started at the station three days ago (29 November).
Four days ago (28 November), national train operator, CrossCountry Trains issued an advanced warning to commuters though their official Twitter account, stating that there is ‘disruption until further notice’ due to train crew availability.
They urged commuters to check their train times too.
The spokesperson further mentioned that as a result, some services will start later and finish earlier than planned, with select cancellations throughout the day.
Narborough railway station has been affected as it is served by CrossCountry Trains.
All cancelled services
The Friends of Narborough Station, a volunteer-led community group who help to enhance the experience of the station, shared all of the cancelled services which have been signposted on the windows of the railway station’s booking office.
They added that cancellations will affect some trains on the Leicester-Peterborough Stansted Airport line.
Platform 1 to Leicester
The services cancelled on Platform 1 to Leicester on Monday to Friday are: 07:39, 08:39, and 18:39.
The cancelled Saturday services to Leicester are 10:39, 18:39, and 20:39.
Platform 2 to Birmingham
The following services have been cancelled from Platform 2, for Birmingham New Street, on Monday to Friday: 08:28, 09:25, 18:01, and 19:29.
The cancelled Saturday services are 11:28, 19:29, 20:29 and 21:29.
Friends of Narborough Station ‘disappointed’
John Harrison, Chairman of the Friends of Narborough Station group, explained that their members are ‘very disappointed’ at the disruptions caused.
He explained: “FONS is very disappointed that this situation has arisen, particularly as some already very busy trains which regular passengers rely on will not be running.”
A CrossCountry spokesperson told the Free Press: “We are in discussion with the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF) about a number of matters.
“We are running a normal timetable.
“However, there will be some disruption and cancellations whilst meaningful dialogue with the union continues to reach a resolution.”