CAN somebody tell me why in the present crisis requiring us all to stay at home and only take journeys that are essential so many trains are still running on the West Coast Mainline?

From my home in Kendal I have a clear view of the West Coast line and see both local and intercity trains travelling both north and south from Oxenholme station.

On Sunday evening from the comfort of my armchair during Blue Planet on TV until the 10 o'clock news I noticed at least 11 trains most with six or more carriages at regular intervals.

Are these trains full and if so why and how do passengers stay apart?

Or alternatively if they hold few passengers why do we need so many trains?

If I am missing something here I apologise, but I just wonder where are all these people going and why?

John Foster