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'ScotRail chaos' as staff shortages due to covid force timetable changes

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Covid-related absences have caused Scotrail staff shortages and they have now been forced to cut back services during January.

The rail operator has had to alter its timetable between January 4 and 28. Absences have already led to some trains being cancelled in the run-up to Christmas and these changes will mainly affect services which would normally run between Mondays and Friday in the central belt.

Services will be withdrawn or amended from 12 routes at various times in the day.Passengers have been asked to check the status of their journey before they head to the station.ScotRail operations director David Simpson said: "Like most businesses, ScotRail is not immune to the impact of coronavirus."We've been working flat out to run a safe

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