The chairman of Network Rail has suggested commuters should get used to fewer trains after the pandemic but can expect better reliability.
The Telegraph quotes Sir Peter Hendy saying that “too many trains on the track” does not improve the service, adding: “We’ve proved that.”
In an address to the National Rail Recovery Conference, he said that old commuting patterns may not return once the country opens up again. While commuter traffic will “come back”, Sir Peter predicted it would remain at “permanently lower” levels than before the Covid-19 crisis.
The BBC says he forecast a reduction of up to 40% in commuter rail travel was possible.
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