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Disruption on Northern trains after staff test positive for Covid-19

Passengers are being warned to expect disruption on Northern trains this weekend as the company becomes the latest to be struck by an increased number of people self-isolating.

Northern said a number of front-line members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19, while others are being forced to self-isolate.

The company said there would be disruptions across the weekend, with Cumrbia being the worst affected area.

Chris Jackson regional director at Northern, said: “A high proportion of staff based at Barrow and Workington have been instructed to self-isolate. This has exacerbated issues we were already experiencing in the region following an increase in the number of employees who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have had to enter a period of self-isolation.

“Many of these colleagues are drivers and conductors and, as such, we are left with no option but to cancel some services this week in Cumbria and north Lancashire.

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