HomeBusinessChiltern cuts 42 trains to maintain vital services

Chiltern cuts 42 trains to maintain vital services

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Chiltern Railway will reduce its timetable by 42 trains each weekday from Monday 4 January to ensure that vital train services for those needing to travel can keep running.

The move follows an increase in sickness and also the number of staff needing to isolate due to COVID-19. It is designed to ensure the train operator can deliver a service and a timetable on which customers can rely.

Almost all of the Chiltern network is now in Tier 4, so customers in these areas should anyway make fewer journeys if possible and only travel if they need to, such as for work or school. The new timetable will remain in place until further notice, though services will be kept under regular review.

Richard Allan, Chiltern.

Chiltern Railways managing director Richard Allan said: “It’s vital that customers can rely on the services that we run and it’s for this reason that we have implemented these changes to the timetable.  This new timetable will ensure that we can continue to run a safe and reliable service for those who need to travel.

“We strongly encourage our customers to continue following Government advice if they have to make a journey with us, such as wearing a face covering at all times unless exempt, and maintaining social distancing.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Former Shadow Transport Secretary quits Labour leadership

Andy McDonald, Labour MP for Middlesbrough and former Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, has resigned from the Shadow Cabinet after his position became...

Fatal rail accident in Montana, USA

On Saturday 25 September, Amtrak’s Empire Builder train 7/27, operating a service between Chicago and Seattle/Portland, Oregon, derailed at around 16:00 local time near...

HS2 opens bids for Advanced Civil Works on Phase 2a (Birmingham to Crewe)

HS2 has taken the next step towards building Phase 2a of Britain’s high-speed rail project, which will take it from Birmingham to Crewe, by...
- Advertisement -

More news

Tram hits child cyclist in Manchester

A collision between a tram and a child cyclist near to Audenshaw tram stop, Greater Manchester, is being investigated by the Rail Accident Investigation...

Train strikes trolley in Twickenham

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is investigating an incident in Twickenham, south London, in which a passenger train hit equipment that had been...

Driving a bridge through Warrington

Network Rail has released a video showing railway bridges being driven through the streets of Warrington. The former Bewsey Street bridge was removed at Warrington...
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP