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from Monday 17th January 2022, EMR will be making a small reduction to its timetable following higher staff absence rates and a reduction in customer demand.

EMR, like other rail operators and other industries, is experiencing high levels of Covid-related absence among its workforce. In addition, Government advice to work from home means passenger demand is also very low.

Short notice cancellations are incredibly frustrating and something we are determined to avoid as much as possible. To help, we are removing approximately 4% of our services. This means we can protect those which are important for customers who are still travelling and provide a more reliable service.

These changes will remain under constant review and amendments will be made as needed. You can find details of specific trains and routes on our website here:

Owing to this, the handful of services that were planned to be reinstated on Monday 3rd January 2022 were not reinstated and instead form part of the list of amendments; as detailed in the route specifics on the webpage above.

Given the week-by-week nature of the reductions, online journey planners will be updated on a weekly basis.