Covid: Chiltern to reduce services to ensure trains keep running - The Solihull Observer

Covid: Chiltern to reduce services to ensure trains keep running

Solihull Editorial 3rd Jan, 2021   0

Chiltern Railways, which runs services through Solihull, is running a slightly reduced timetable from this Monday, January 4.

Overall, Chiltern says the new timetable represents a reduction of 42 trains each weekday and customers should check their train times on the Chiltern website before travelling.

The move ensures the train operator can deliver a service that customers can rely on following an increase in sickness and the number of staff needing to isolate due to Covid-19.

With almost all the Chiltern network in Tier 4, customers in these areas should make fewer journeys if possible and only travel if they need to such as for work or school.

This timetable will remain in place until further notice, though services will be kept under regular review.

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.”

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Chiltern Railways is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe.

Part of Deutsche Bahn (DB), it is responsible for DB’s regional passenger transport services outside Germany.

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