Social Distancing on Public Transport

Social Distancing on Public Transport

As things are slowly going back to normal, public transport has begun to open up more widely. While many local train firms have commenced operations in the UK, social distancing measures are being taken seriously. Train stations are preventing passengers from entering platforms or cabins where the limit of people has been met, and some stations are requesting passengers to book arrival time-slots for entering the station to avoid crowding. Additionally, seats on certain trains are being blocked out to ensure social distancing, and many intercity trains are operating with a reservation-only policy to restrict the number of people on carriages.

TFL has said it will introduce one-way systems, safety signs and announcements, along with hand sanitiser dispensers to help people take the necessary social distancing measures. Moreover, tube trains are being cleaned with anti-viral disinfectant throughout the current pandemic. Despite measures taken by train companies and the TFL, sensibility when taking public transport is highly encouraged. Passengers are requested not to board trains that already have enough people, are expected to keep their distance, and should wear face masks at all times. It has been advised by the government to only use public transport when necessary.

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