Birmingham news Thousands of seats and dozens of new services at West Midlands Trains MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Rail operator West Midlands Trains is adding thousands of extra seats and dozens of services to its timetable as lockdown measures ease. Passengers are being warned to wear face masks
Breaking News ! Thousands of extra seats and dozens of services are being added to trains as lockdown measures are set to ease. Rail operator West Midlands Trains has revealed the new timetable from Monday (July 6). The operator – which runs West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) services – has announced dozens of extra services. (Image: PA) These include additional peak services between Worcester and Birmingham New Street and frequent trains between Birmingham and Wolverhampton. Passengers are being reminded to check their journeys before travelling and to bring a face covering to wear on their journey in line with the new mandatory regulations. Key changes in the timetable include: Read More Related Articles Passenger attacked on train between Birmingham New Street and Wolverhampton Read More Related Articles What a level 3 lockdown means - and the things still illegal from July 4 - 40,000 additional seats will be provided on LNR services to and from London every weekday, including 10,000 at peak times - Additional peak services between Worcester and Birmingham New Street every weekday - Trains between Birmingham and Wolverhampton will operate to an increased frequency from Monday to Saturday - Services between Crewe and Stafford via Stoke-on-Trent will now continue to Birmingham New Street from Monday to Saturday - Passengers returning to the railway for the first time since lockdown are being urged to avoid peak travel times, buy their tickets online and allow extra time as some stations may have one-way systems in operation. Crime and courts news - latest updates in your inbox with our free newsletter We all want to feel safe in our homes and streets. So it's important to know what's going on and what is being done about it by police and the criminal justice system.
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Julian Edwards, managing director of West Midlands Trains, said: “This new timetable marks an important milestone for our customers and our colleagues as the country begins to get back to work. “Since the pandemic began we have moved quickly to adapt our timetable based on the level of demand and the availability of our own staff, who are not immune to the effects of coronavirus. “I am pleased we are now in a position where we can run more trains with as many carriages as we possibly can to help our passengers travel with confidence.”
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