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Author Topic: Crystal ball - will coronavirus effect our travel (public and private)?  (Read 5974 times)
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« Reply #150 on: March 19, 2020, 08:14:31 pm »

NR across all regions has drastically reduced / deferred routine maintenance which will cause an inevitable backlog of work, there is also planning for the priority of what faults get repaired and when.

Contingency plans are in place for ESR's, reduction or the suspension of services in the event NR teams are impacted by Covid-19 this to maintain routes and services for key workers and Nationally strategic railway customers.

It is recognised that the deferring of maintenance is likely to impact service reliability for several months even a year after the current crisis is over

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« Reply #151 on: March 19, 2020, 09:08:03 pm »

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« Reply #152 on: March 19, 2020, 11:12:50 pm »

Just wondering if anyone else if contemplating returning their annual season ticket for a refund?  There doesnít seem to be much point in my keeping it for the use it will get over the coming months, but is there anything Iím missing?
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« Reply #153 on: March 20, 2020, 06:52:51 am »

Nick - I discovered earlier in the week that it is financially beneficial to not simply cancel an existing gold card but convert it. By converting it to Ryde Esplanade to Ryde St. Johnís. As that season ticket is only £188 pa you will get a bigger refund than simply cancelling. And, when normality returns you can simply then pay the difference back up to the regular product you have.
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« Reply #154 on: March 20, 2020, 07:04:14 am »

Public transport staff are on the key worker list along with NHS staff to still get education where needed!
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« Reply #155 on: March 20, 2020, 11:03:14 am »

Public transport staff are on the key worker list along with NHS staff to still get education where needed!

The list is growing! We may still find that the world ends because we didn't include telephone cleaners as key workers.
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