Coronavirus in Scotland: Trains between Edinburgh and Manchester scrapped

Services to and from Waverley are hitServices to and from Waverley are hit
Services to and from Waverley are hit
Operator has insufficient staff to run services

TRAVELLERS face disruptions on a major train route to and from the Capital today (Thurs) - with more to come.

Bosses have cancelled TransPennine Express services to and from Manchester with insufficient staff to run them.

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So far the 08:07 from Manchester Airport to Edinburgh has been scrapped, as has the 05:57 Carlisle to Edinburgh - while the 06:13 Edinburgh to Manchester Airport will be started from Carlisle.

"Due to the ongoing Corona virus outbreak, a number of our personnel have been unable to attend work," reads a TransPennine Express statement.

"Unfortunately, this is likely to increase as the week progresses.

"It is anticipated that an increasing number of our services may be altered, delayed or cancelled for all or part of their journey as more of our colleagues are affected.

"We are very sorry for the impact these alterations will have on your journey and the inconvenience it will cause."