Our train operating companies are running a reduced rail service as part of the national effort to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

As part of an industry-wide response, our companies across the UK are operating fewer trains than in normal times and these are mainly for essential journeys by key workers.

As sectors of the economy reopen, such as construction and manufacturing, those workers should aim to go by car, bike or on foot and only use public transport if that is not possible.

The government wants social distancing to be followed where possible on the railway and advises passengers to wear face coverings if they can.

Social distancing measures will effectively cut the number of people allowed on our trains by up to 90 per cent – so it’s even more important that people take only essential journeys.

Passengers should book online where possible and travel at quieter times, and we urge those who must travel to be considerate of other travellers and our staff during these testing times.

For more information please visit the relevant train company’s website directly:

East Midlands Railway

Greater Anglia

Merseyrail

Scotrail

West Midlands Railway