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Rail industry plans timetable reductions for post-Covid era


08 March 2021
Covid: a permanent reduction in rail commuting expected
Covid: a permanent reduction in rail commuting expected


Passenger train frequencies on much of Britain’s rail network are likely to be reduced for the long-term in response to  loss of patronage following Covid-19, industry leaders have said.

Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy told a conference last week that about ten per cent fewer train services should run compared with the pre-pandemic timetable when lockdown restrictions to control the pandemic are lifted. 

The rail sector is vulnerable to the rise in home working by office...

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