No end of the line in sight for Audley End CrossCountry cancellations

A purple CrossCountry train stands beside a concrete platform.

CrossCountry runs trains between Stansted Airport and Birmingham - Credit: Geograph/Thomas Nugent

Trains between Stansted Airport, Cambridge and the Midlands will run hourly once again after more than a year of Covid-19 disruption, but trains will still skip Audley End.

CrossCountry said that passengers can expect hourly trains south of Cambridge from Sunday, May 16 for the first time since last April.

A spokesperson for CrossCountry said: "We anticipate more people returning to rail over the coming months and need to make space available for them to travel until such time as social-distancing measures are eased."

CrossCountry also said it will introduce 80 additional seats to its trains on the line, but only a quarter of seats are available with social distancing in place.

Audley End calls by CrossCountry remain suspended to keep trains running on time for those who need to travel.

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There are no changes planned for Stansted Express services to Liverpool Street which will continue to run twice hourly, Greater Anglia confirmed.

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