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New Covid-19 variant under investigation as cases continue to fall
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New Covid-19 variant under investigation as cases continue to fall

Rail leaders across the country are planning to reduce train services from next week because of staff shortages caused by the “pingdemic”. Transport for London announced that no trains will run on the Circle or Hammersmith and City lines this weekend, as more than 300 staff members are currently self-isolating. This follows the closure of the Metropolitan line, due to staff shortages, last weekend. London Northwestern Railway is set to introduce a new timetable with fewer services from Saturday in order to run “a more reliable and consistent timetable for passengers,” a spokesperson said. Avanti West Coast is set to cut services between London Euston and Manchester, Birmingham and North Wales, and Thameslink and Southern rail services are also set to cut their weekday timetables on fi...