Stations with Short Platforms to Loose Services

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Stations with Short Platforms to Loose Services

Post by RichardCoulthurst » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:39 pm

From BBC Wales:

Several Welsh stations are to lose train services for a "short time" because their platforms have raised social distancing concerns.
They are either too short or too curved to allow the opening of two train doors, Transport for Wales (TfW) said.
Services will no longer stop at Llanfairpwll and Valley on Anglesey, Conwy, Gilfach Fargoed in Caerphilly county or Sugar Loaf in Powys.
The changes come into force on Monday, TfW said.
Prees and Hopton Heath and Yorton in Shropshire, and Earlestown in Merseyside, England, are also affected.

A TfW spokesman told the Local Democracy Reporting Service risk assessments had found two train doors had to be in operation to allow a safe distance between customers and conductors.

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Re: Stations with Short Platforms to Loose Services

Post by pdeaves » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:50 pm

Not clear from the article, Earlestown does not lose its service, just its TfW service. Other operators un unaffected (and TfW continue to stop to maintain the timetable, just no boarding or alighting).

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