As the West of England swelters in the hot summer many residents minds might be turning to a trip to the beach. However those wishing to travel from Bristol to Weston Super Mare by train may be disappointed.
Great Western Railways are making reductions to the regional train service, cutting the rail link to the popular sea side town. From Monday 26 July the Bristol to Weston Super Mare service is cancelled on weekdays and Saturdays.
The cancellations have been blamed on significant numbers of staff self-isolating.
Following the news, Metro Mayor Dan Norris reiterated his calls for mask wearing to continue on public transport.
The Mayor said:
“These cancelled services are a warning sign that mask wearing needs to continue on public transport for the safety of passengers and staff. The Government has made the wrong call on this issue. Whilst we all want to go back to normality, if Covid cases continue to soar we won’t be going back to normal, we will be seeing more cancelled services and more staff having to self isolate.”