Coronavirus causes travel disruption for passengers on Harrogate to London trains - as operators report dwindling passenger numbers

All LNER trains between Harrogate and London will either start or terminate in Leeds after the weekend, the operator has announced.

Friday, 20th March 2020, 2:02 pm
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 2:04 pm

The train company has reported dwindling passenger numbers and difficulty maintaining staff levels as the coronavirus pandemic continues and thousands of people stay away from public transport.

It has meant all of its weekly northbound and southbound journeys between Harrogate and the capital will start or end at Leeds Train Station from Monday, March 23.

All LNER trains between Harrogate and London will either start or terminate in Leeds after the weekend.

LNER said online: "Train travel remains a vital public service and LNER will continue to operate our services to keep the country moving. However, we will begin temporarily reducing the train services we operate from Monday 23 March in response to lower customer demand, fewer colleagues available to work and Government advice against non-essential travel.

"This is a fast-moving situation, so there will likely be further changes following this, and we will keep our colleagues and customers informed."

For the full list of cancellations and changes go to www.lner.co.uk/travel-information/coronavirus-travel-information/