Summary: Railway operation updates due to COVID-19 – United Kingdom (as of November 20, 2020)

Eurostar trains at St Pancras International Station

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, people is obligatory to bring and wear a face cover such as a mask when traveling by public transportation such as railroads in the United Kingdom (England, Scotland and Wales).

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New station “Kintore” opened between Dyce and Inverurie in Scotland

New station "Kintore" opened between Dyce and Inverurie in Scotland

On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the National Rail opened a new station, “Kintore” Station (Aberdeenshire), which has been established between Dyce Station (Aberdeen City) and Inverurie Station (Aberdeenshire). The ScotRail trains call. It was opened due to double-tracking work to strengthen the transportation capacity the section between Aberdeen Station (Aberdeen city) and Inverurie Station, of the Aberdeen – Inverness line to which this station belongs.

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New opening of Manchester Metrolink’s Trafford Park Line

New opening of Manchester Metrolink's Trafford Park Line

Metrolink, a light rail system running on Greater Manchester, opened on March 22, 2020 a new line ‘Trafford Park Line’, which connects Cornbrook stop and intu Trafford Centre stop. It branch off the existing route at Pomona stop, west of Cornbrook stop, and cross Trafford Park, the emerging industrial district. They constructed 6 new stops. You can access easilly to “Old Trafford” – Manchester United home ground (Warfside stop), “Northern War Museum” – recording World War I (Imperial War Museum stop) and “intu Trafford Centre” – one of the largest shopping complex in Europe (the same name stop).

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‘Worcestershire Parkway’ – New station of National Rail has launched

'Worcestershire Parkway' - New station of National Rail has launched

The National Rail of United Kingdom has set up a new station ‘Worcestershire Parkway station’ in Worcestershire, England, and started operations on February 23, 2020. The new station is located at the crossroads of ‘London – Hereford Line’ (between Pershore and Worcester Shrub Hill stations) operated by Great Western Railway and ‘Cardiff – Nottingham Line’ (between Ashchurch for Tewkesbury and University stations) operated by Cross Country and allows passengers to transfer to each other.

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