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Trains: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 96985, tabled on 4 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what savings have been made as a result of train timetable alterations made in response to the covid-19 outbreak since March 2021.

Answered on

10 January 2022

The national rail timetable changed three times since March 2021, in May, September and December. The industry sought to improve its passenger service offer and deliver an attractive, reliable and punctual timetable that met passengers’ needs. The changes implemented throughout 2021 increased the number of services that ran, which did not therefore attract cost savings.

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