Increase in rail services – Transport Focus comment

15 May 2021

Commenting on the increase in rail services from Sunday 16 May, Transport Focus chief executive Anthony Smith said:

“Passengers have told us they want more space on board so they will welcome the increase in services. Extra cleaning and enforcement of face covering rules are also top priorities.

“Government and the industry need to be straight with passengers that social distancing may not always be possible. Operators need to provide reliable information on how busy services are so passengers can decide whether they are comfortable travelling. Passengers also need to do their bit by wearing a face covering, unless exempt. The next few weeks will be crucial in helping to rebuild passenger confidence step by step.”

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