“Essential journeys only” advice from train company

West Midlands Railway reminds passengers to make only essential journeys this Easter.

West Midlands Railway is reminding passengers that only essential journeys are permitted this Easter weekend as coronavirus travel restrictions continue.

The operator is also warning those essential workers still travelling to check their journeys as Network Rail undertakes three days of major engineering works at Wolverhampton.

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said: “We understand many people would usually plan to meet up with friends and family at Easter but the government advice is clear that only truly essential journeys can be made.

“Social visits are not essential travel and so we are urging our customers to do their catching up this Easter over the phone or online. This will help stop the spread of coronavirus, protect the NHS and save lives.”

For those essential workers still travelling, there will be no trains at Wolverhampton station from Easter Saturday to Easter Monday inclusive (April 11th-13th). Replacement buses to and from Wolverhampton will serve Birmingham New Street, Stafford and Telford.

Customers are reminded that West Midlands Railway is running a reduced timetable due to coronavirus. For timetable information visit www.wmr.uk/coronavirus