TRAIN services between Leamington and Nuneaton will soon be chugging back into action.
A bus service has been operating between the Warwickshire towns during the latest period of lockdown due to the impact of Covid on West Midlands Railway (WMR) crews.
However, with the easing of lockdown restrictions underway, train services will resume on the route from Monday April 26.
Initially, one train will run every two hours, with rail replacement buses continuing to supplement the service.
WMR says it remains committed to reinstating the full timetable when possible.
Spokesman Jonny Wiseman said: “With lockdown measures beginning to ease further, now is the right time to reinstate a train service between Nuneaton and Leamington.
“It was the direct impact of the pandemic on our train crew – both through sickness and lost driver training days – which left us no choice but to temporarily withdraw the service.
“I would like to thank our passengers and the local community for their patience and understanding while we have been working hard to bring trains back to the line.”
Passengers are reminded the latest government advice remains to minimise travel where possible and wear face coverings on public transport unless exempt for medical reasons.
Timetables will be available to view on www.wmr.uk/timetable in due course.