Commuters Forced To Wait Longer For Trains Due To COVID-19

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West Midlands Railways announced services between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton will be reduced.

From Friday 20th November the hourly train service between Warwickshire towns will be reduced to one train every two hours. Rail replacement transport will replace the trains which are unable to operate.

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The temporary change is due to the impact of Covid-19 amongst the train crew. This will remain in place until staff level return back to normal.

Customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, Jonny Wiseman, said:

“Since the start of the pandemic, one in three of our staff have been unable to come into work at one time or another due to COVID-19.”

He also added: “We thank our customers for their understanding and we look forward to reinstating a more regular train service between Leamington Spa and Nuneaton when staffing levels allow us to do so.”

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West Midlands Railways have increased their cleaning onboard and at stations, using the latest antiviral equipment and techniques.

They also advised passenger to travel at off-peak times and buying your tickets online in advance.

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Passengers are reminded that face coverings are mandatory on public transport, unless you have a medical reason.

For all West Midlands Railway services updates check their website.

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