Rail services timetable changes

Reduced rail timetable agreed

Following on from the government’s guidance on social distancing in relation to COVID-19, people should avoid travelling unless it is essential.

As a result, the government and the UK rail industry have agreed a plan that will see a gradual reduction in train services across the country to reflect lower passenger demand, while keeping vital rail services running.

The move reflects a decrease in passenger demand as people stop all unnecessary travel and decrease non-essential social contact in line with government advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Running reduced services will also help protect the welfare of frontline railway staff essential for day-to-day operations.

The plan will also ensure key freight services can continue to move around the country, allowing vital goods to continue to be shipped where needed.

The Secretary of State for Transport said:

For passengers in crucial roles, including essential workers in our emergency services and NHS, alongside people who need to attend medical appointments or care for loved ones, these changes protect the services they rely on.

More information on this can be found here.

Further information

  • Information about Greater Anglia's revised timetable can be found here.
  • You can find the latest rail service travel advice here.
  • Information from the Department for Transport can be found here.