East Midlands Trains, a UK-based train service, has confirmed that it will be continuing its services, in spite of the heavy snowfall affecting parts of the country.
The train operator is currently running its trains on schedule.
David Horne, the managing director for East Midlands Trains, said, ‘We have put a huge amount of planning into preparing for the bad weather to keep our services running for customers. Our staffs are working incredibly hard to keep our trains running and we have extra staff from all areas of our business out clearing snow from station platforms to help keep them safe for passengers.
We’re pleased to have been able to maintain our full timetable throughout the past few days despite some heavy snowfall affecting large parts of our network, and our services are currently running very well.
We’re currently providing a full service on all of our routes, but as with any form of transport, there are times when the severe weather can have an impact on the service we can operate.
We will continue to monitor the weather conditions throughout the day and would advise passengers to keep an eye on how their local transport services are running.
We do understand that it may take people longer to get to the station due to some treacherous road conditions, and we would advise people to allow extra time for their journey to the station and speak to a member of our staff who can provide assistance with onward travel.’
The train company has announced that it will be considering its discretionary powers in the case of passengers that have a pre-booked ticket but cannot make it to the station due to heavy snowfall.