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Rail operator Merseyrail is altering its schedule amid new COVID-19 restrictions within the Liverpool metropolis space. Tony McDonough Experiences
Merseyrail modifications schedule in response to new COVID-19 restrictions
Rail operator Merseyrail has launched new journey recommendation and timetable updates in response to the town of Liverpool space being topic to COVID-19 Stage three restrictions.
Beginning Monday October 26, Merseyrail declares that the Ormskirk and Kirkby traces will revert to a 30-minute service. Trains on the Kirkby line will proceed to terminate at Liverpool Central.
Companies between Southport and Hunts Cross will finish at Liverpool Central, that means passengers won’t be able to journey straight between stations and should change at Liverpool Central.
These will proceed to be on a 15 minute frequency Monday via Saturday. Sooner or later, trains will run straight between Ormskirk and Hunts Cross, so passengers received't want to vary trains at Liverpool Central.
There may even be barely lengthened journey instances on the Southport line and the Wirral Line companies stay unchanged.
Because the Liverpool metropolis space has moved to Tier three, present journey recommendation signifies that those that want to use public transport ought to solely journey in the event that they want it, for instance for work or go to high school. The recommendation can also be to keep away from touring exterior the realm.
Andy Heath, Managing Director of Merseyrail, mentioned: 'Because of the continued impression of COVID-19 on the variety of assets we now have, we now have needed to make the choice to vary quite a few our companies.
“His change was essential to make sure that we will proceed to function our rail service reliably in order that those that must journey – whether or not to go to high school, to work, or for different essential causes – can do it.
“As has been the case all through the pandemic, we proceed to work tirelessly to make sure that our community is as clear and protected as doable for our passengers. Passengers may help us by following the newest authorities journey recommendation as all of us get used to the brand new stage three restrictions ”.
There could also be different modifications to the schedule and persons are inspired to examine earlier than touring. This may be completed by clicking right here or by following the Merseyrail Twitter account @merseyrail for the newest info.