Another train operator, this time Scotrail, says it will be cutting schedules by more than Rail Delivery Group (RDG) had predicted.

When we reported on the below RDG had said cuts would be 72 per cent of normal levels.

UK rail operators cut schedules

The Scotsman reported yesterday that schedules for the Scottish operator will be reduced from 80 to 65 per cent of normal levels from Monday.


It means not just fewer trains in the peak but also fewer trains after 1900. These measures may vary depending on the route so readers must check schedules in advance.

Additionally, Scotrail is making further economies by operating shorter trains (with fewer carriages). The Scotsman reports that passenger numbers have fallen by 90 per cent and that the Scottish government is paying an ever increasing subsidy to both Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper.

It reports that in the year ending March this subsidy is expected to almost double to £1 billion.

Another train operator making substantial cuts during lockdown is Avanti West Coast, as we reported earlier this month.