A reduced train timetable for essential journeys during lockdown will be introduced on many @northernassist routes from Monday 18th January, see https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/travel/timetables. On weekdays the Settle-Carlisle service will be reduced from 8 trains each way to 4. We're supportive of this, you can't justify any more than 4 trains each way when there are so few people travelling at the moment.. However, commuters at the northern end of the line are not well served, with an early morning bus into Carlisle and one back in the evening. The Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line have devised a better emergency timetable which would provide our commuters with exactly what they need and would make more efficient use of Northern's train crews. We are in discussion with Northern Trains about implementing this.