Published on: Friday, 20 March 2020
Last updated: Friday, 20 March 2020
Dates for free guided walks from rail stations in Suffolk have been cancelled due to the latest coronavirus advice.
The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership was due to hold a guided walk on Saturday 21 March from Saxmundham to Darsham and another on Saturday 4 April from Trimley to Ipswich.
The Partnership’s Chairman, Aaron Taffera, said, “Following government advice to avoid all non-essential social contact, we have reluctantly decided to cancel these walks - but hope that others planned for later in the year can still run.
“Please keep an eye on our website at eastsuffolkline.com for details of whether future planned walks can go ahead.”
Posters have been put up at stations on the Ipswich – Lowestoft and Ipswich – Felixstowe lines to advise people of the cancelled events.
Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak Greater Anglia has stepped up cleaning of trains and stations, especially high contact areas such as grab rails, door buttons and handles and ticket gates and topping up soap, water and toilet roll in toilets more frequently.
A reduced timetable will operate from Monday 23 March in the light of the coronavirus situation.
The service will be similar to a Sunday service, but with additional services at the start and the end of the day to enable passengers to get to and from work. See greateranglia.co.uk for full details.
In line with the rest of the industry, the company has also made changes to its refund policy, so customers can change Advance tickets and get free refunds of walk-up tickets.
The company is following all Government hygiene guidelines and encouraging customers to wash their hands and cover their mouths and noses when sneezing or coughing. NHS posters are displayed on trains and at stations.
More information on refunds and other coronavirus-related actions is already available on the Greater Anglia website.