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Revised timetable for Far North line


By Calum MacLeod


New timetables start today.
New timetables start today.

SERVICES on the Far North Line, the Kyle line and the Inverness-Aberdeen route are reduced as part of ScotRail's nationwide response to the coronavirus crisis.

The revised timetable was introduced today and will have a specific focus on delivering an effective transport service for key workers.

Staff availability in ScotRail and Network Rail Scotland and customer demand have both been affected, as well as customer demand.

Reducing the number of trains in service will also allow additional cleaning on trains and in depots, and allows more targeted cleaning at stations.

David Simpson, ScotRail operations director, said: “We are facing an unprecedented challenge on Scotland’s Railway and the revised timetable will help to provide a critical service for the key workers across the country.

“Our own people are absolutely committed and are working flat out on the frontline to help keep the country moving, while also keeping themselves and customers safe.

“The railway has an important role to play during this crisis and we will work closely with the Scottish Government to do all we can as the situation develops."

Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “We are facing an unprecedented challenge on Scotland’s Railway and revising the timetable will help to provide a critical service for the key workers across the country.

“Our people are committed and are working flat out on the frontline to help keep the country moving, while also keeping themselves and customers safe.

“The railway has an important role to play during this crisis and we are working closely with the Scottish Government to do all we can.”

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