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Rail passengers are being reminded by Network Rail to continue following government advice regarding public transport as it carries out 490 projects over the Late May Bank Holiday Weekend to upgrade the railway for passengers.
The advice to passengers is still to find an alternative to trains if they have to travel, such as walking, cycling or driving.
If a journey by train must be made, face masks and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to.
Andrew Haines, Network Rail chief executive, said “While Britain tackles the Coronavirus and social distancing is in place, the railway can carry a fraction of the usual number of passengers. So to make sure there is space for critical workers, please avoid travelling by train unless absolutely necessary. This bank holiday, to make sure our railway is at its very best when we emerge from this pandemic, we are continuing to work on and invest in the rail network to make it more reliable for passengers. That means some journeys may be different, so if you have to travel please check your journey before leaving home.”
The projects to be carried out over this Late May Bank Holiday include:
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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