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Reduced train services due to coronavirus


By Gregor White


Changes to train services across Scotland will come into effect from Monday.
Changes to train services across Scotland will come into effect from Monday.

A revised trains timetable is to come into operation on Monday.

In a statement ScotRail said: "Following the latest government update on Covid-19, we would like to reassure customers that everyone across Scotland's railway is working flat out to provide transport for people delivering essential services.

"With the unprecedented global crisis, staff availability in ScotRail and Network Rail Scotland has been affected, as well as customer demand.

"That's why, from Monday, March 23 we'll be operating a revised timetable.

"The timetable that will operate from Monday, March 23 represents significant change from the normal daily timetable, with a specific focus to deliver an effective public transport service for key workers.

"Reducing the number of trains in service creates opportunities for additional cleaning activities on trains, and in depots, and allows more targeted cleaning at stations.

"The service level will deliver more than enough seats to meet the current demand levels and the timetable will be kept under regular review to react to any further developments."

Further details of the timetable changes are available at https://www.scotrail.co.uk/coronavirus-travel-information

Changes to train services follow the news that bus services are also set to be reduced across the Highlands.

For more details of those changes see https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/news/changes-to-bus-services-across-the-highlands-194229/



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