Man Self-Isolates in Train Station While Operating the Locomotives Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

May 27, 2020

A train enthusiast is having a fun time while social distancing during the COVID-19 global outbreak.

Matthew Armstrong said he has "one of the best lockdown situations in the country" as he gets to self-isolate in the railway station amid the coronavirus pandemic, reported People.

For the last several weeks, Armstrong has been staying at the popular steam railway tourist attraction. The place is Wells and Walsingham Light Railway in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk, in the United Kingdom.

While he quarantines to keep himself safe from contracting COVID-19, the 29-year-old said he gets to drive their two-steam and two-diesel engines. He operates them to make sure the trains are in working order.

"It's pretty awesome. I can do what I fancy around here," Armstrong said. "In many ways, I'm quite enjoying it.

Armstrong lives in a small home with his partner Kasia Zbrog. At the start of the pandemic, the couple said it was best to temporarily live separately due to Zbrog working as a clinical support worker at a hospital.

Armstrong said he has underlying health issues that require him to take immunosuppressants.

As he misses his partner, the 28-year-old spends his time working remotely as an assistant practitioner. He also works part-time as a train driver at the railway.

Armstrong said he expects to live on the railway until mid-June.

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