Train operator Northern will introduce an amended timetable from Monday.

The new timetable will see a reduction in service on some routes, with overall capacity across the network also reduced.

Government advice remains that people should avoid travelling where possible and Northern is calling on anyone who does have to make rail journeys to check carefully before setting off.

Trains from Barrow to Manchester Airport will now run two-hourly, while trains between Windermere and Manchester Airport will also be two-hourly, with hourly trains during the morning peak and early evening with an Oxenholme to Windermere shuttle.

Trains between Barrow and Carlisle have also been changed and are now hourly.

Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “From next week we will introduce an amended timetable that reflects the third national lockdown with a reduction in services across the network.

“We will focus on delivering services during the morning and evening peaks so those who need to travel can get to where they’re needed and have the space to maintain social distancing.

"We're therefore calling on people to check carefully before they travel and behave responsibly on our trains.

"In the meantime, we’ll continue with our programme of enhanced cleaning at our trains and stations to keep our customers as safe as possible and to reduce the risk of transmission while travelling with Northern.”

For up-to-date travel information visit the Northern website or National Rail Enquiries.