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Free parking for NHS and care workers at Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street

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NHS and care workers using Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street stations can park for free during the coronavirus crisis.

Network Rail has waived the parking charges for all NHS staff and care workers to show support and gratitude for their efforts during this challenging time.

The announcement comes after Network Rail, the Department for Transport and train operators ask all passengers to only travel if their journey is necessary.

Many healthcare professionals use the rail network to travel to and from work.

Karen Hornby, head of performance and customer relationship at Network Rail, said: “The NHS are going above and beyond to save lives during this crisis so it’s important that we support them as much as we can.

“If you need to park at the station, just have your NHS or care work ID to hand and you’re welcome to park for free.”

The announcement follows the Government’s recent decision that local councils will suspend car parking fees for NHS and care workers across the country.

Meanwhile, people are reminded that with only essential travel being recommended during the coronavirus pandemic, a reduced timetable is operating on the rail network.

This will ensure that critical supplies and key workers, like carers and NHS staff, are able to keep moving over the coming months to help tackle the spread of Covid-19.

People are advised to check www.nationalrail.co.uk every day to check the new train times.

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