Several train services have been affected. (Credit: Olimpia Zagnat)

Nottingham train services are to be affected after East Midlands Railway further reduce their services to discourage unessential travel journeys.

As of January 25th East Midlands Railway have temporarily reduced services for their regional routes to better align themselves with the national lockdown.

Many of the affected routes pass through Nottingham Train Station as well as other stations across the county.

This includes the trains on the following routes:

London to Nottingham/Sheffield/Corby

Liverpool to Nottingham/Norwich

Nottingham to Mansfield/Worksop

Nottingham to Grantham/Skegness

Nottingham/Derby to Matlock

Lincoln to Nottingham/Leicester

Due to the vast number of routes being affected it is important to check if a train you  had planned to use for essential travel is still active.

Managing Director of East Midlands Railway, Will Rogers, said: “Working with our partners across the railway industry, we have taken the logical step to temporarily reduce our capacity and timetable.

“During these unprecedented times, everyone who can do so is urged to stay at home. For those who need to continue to travel we will continue to protect those services which we know are relied upon.

“We all have a role to play and I would urge those who are still travelling to follow the rules in place to keep us all safe. Please wear a face covering, keep a distance and limit your journeys as much as possible.”

Current national restrictions state that people should only travel if their journey is essential, and they do not have any symptoms of the Coronavirus.

Additionally EMR are asking those who do travel to wear a face covering indoors at the station as well as the train itself unless they are exempt.

They also ask their customers to keep a safe distance from others and to avoid travelling during busy times if possible.