I really hope this is only temporary, Realtime Trains is showing this on WTT schedules for this period which as someone who used LNER and it's predecessor regularly is extremely concerning (the only time I've ever had a reservation on LNER is an advance on the Chieftain). The walk-up railway is essential for many people especially the commuters it is supposedly primarily aimed at right now.If you are travelling on LNER services from Monday 18th May you will need to make a reservation before you travel. During the coronavirus outbreak, space on public transport will be extremely limited. Please only use public transport if you have no other option. Help us keep the railway clear for those who need it most.
Without a clear end date indicated I fear this may be used to try and sneak in a permanent change under the guise of "social distancing" effectively turning the East Coast Mainline from a public transport artery to an airline on rails.