NORTHERN is introducing changes and new services which will affect passengers in Warrington.

And older trains are set to be fully replaced by 2020.

From May 20, Northern is introducing a new hourly express service Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport service, via Warrington, which replaces the current TransPennine Express service.

The Liverpool to Manchester stopping service via Newton le Willows will now call at Oxford Road, Piccadilly and Manchester Airport before continuing to Crewe.

While some Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool stopping services will not call at Deansgate.

Northern will operate two weekday trains every hour between Southport and Manchester Victoria.

The introduction of the new hourly Chester to Leeds, via Manchester Victoria, service will be delayed and is now scheduled to operate from December.

Sharon Keith, Northern’s Regional Director, said: “While we have been able to offer some notable improvements in our May timetable, it’s disappointing that some enhancements are just not possible at the moment.

“This means some of the extra services we had intended to start in May, will now be arriving later than planned.

“By 2020 we will provide 2,000 extra services across the Northern network each week, will have introduced 98 new trains, will have fully refurbished our fleet and removed all Pacers from the line. We are absolutely committed to transforming the journey experience for our customers.”