Saturday, July 13, 2024

Trains to Keep Running Through Enhanced Restrictions

Photo: Mark Haddleton

West Midlands Railway is reassuring passengers it will continue to run train services for those who need them during the enhanced government restrictions in place across England.

For four weeks, starting 5 November, unnecessary travel is being discouraged as part of a range of measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The government has made clear the railway remains open for those travelling to school, some workplaces or making other necessary journeys.

In order to keep passengers moving, WMR has pledged to continue running its advertised timetable throughout this period of restrictions. With the possibility of Covid-19 impacting on the availability of train crew at short notice, passengers are urged to check their journeys before travelling.

Jonny Wiseman, WMR customer experience director, said: “Throughout the pandemic we have played our part in the country’s response by keeping train services running for those who need them.

Our staff are not immune from Covid-19 and so I would urge passengers to check their journeys before setting out for the station in case of any unavoidable short-notice cancellations. Customers are also being reminded that wearing a face covering on board trains remains mandatory, unless exempt on medical grounds.”

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