Northern releases details of key worker timetables for Lancashire
Northern has released details of its key worker timetables which have been designed to keep "people on the move in the north during the current coronavirus pandemic."
The train operator will be running the amended timetables until further notice from Tuesday, March 24, with services significantly reduced in many areas.
The aim is to deliver services on key routes for those identified as key workers – "ensuring they can get where they need to be to provide help and assistance to all in the region."
A spokesperson for Northern said: "Everyone at Northern is working to provide the best possible rail service during this difficult time, but it is simply not possible to operate our usual timetable.
"Where we are not able to run trains we will seek to provide rail replacement road transport.
"Though we continue to run services, the Government is advising that, if possible, people should avoid non-essential public transport use and try to avoid rush hour, varying usual travel times to prevent crowding and if possible, work from home.
"We will continue to do all we can and hope you will also continue to play your part when travelling on Northern services."
Those who are not able to travel – or choose not to travel – during the current pandemic are entitled to a refund or partial refund depending on the ticket they hold.