Railways

Hundreds more trains axed over staff shortages

Hundreds more trains axed over staff shortages

Hundreds more daily train services are being cut in response to pandemic-related staff shortages. Avanti West Coast c2c, East Midlands Railway and South Western Railway are introducing emergency timetables from Monday to reduce short-notice cancellations. Several other operators have taken the same measure in recent weeks due to the impact of the Omicron coronavirus variant. It was estimated earlier this…