RESIDENTS living in Elsecar now have the benefit of an additional train departing from the station following a major timetable change introduced by Northern Rail services.

Two trains will now be departing from Elsecar heading towards Sheffield or towards Leeds and Huddersfield.

The Sheffield service will now run at 9 minutes past the hour and 30 minutes past the hour.

The train heading towards Leeds will leave at 20 minutes past the hour and the Huddersfield train will leave at 53 minutes past the hour.

A spokesman for Northern said: "The May 2018 timetable change, which went live today for commuters, has seen around 90% of our services change and an extra 1,300 train services a week introduced across our network, the biggest change to local rail for many years."