Avanti West Coast and LNER train services are returning to 70% of operational timetables from today on a reduced capacity to enable social distancing.
Restrictions will be in place and those booking tickets in advance are strongly advised to make seat reservations to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to.
Please find updates from LNER and Avanti West Coast Services:
LNER will be making it mandatory to have a seat reservation on your train of choice to be able to travel. Travellers booking a flexible fare type should make a seat reservation on the service they intend to travel on. Advance fares enforce a seat reservation automatically. Although coupons will print with seat reservation details, travellers should ignore these details as they will not currently be correct, board the train and choose a seat once on-board observing social distancing. To do this LNER advise:-
- Use window seats
- One person to a row
- Use alternate sides of the train
- Avoid facing passengers
- Wear face covering
Avanti West Coast are also strongly recommending that all passengers who are booking tickets on their services should also make a seat reservation on the train(s) of their choice even if a flexible fare type is being selected.