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Railways: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 44943, tabled on 11 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to control the number of people using (a) underground and (b) overground trains during the covid-19 lockdown.

Answered on

19 May 2020

Transport in London is devolved to the Mayor of London and delivered by Transport for London (TfL). The management of passengers on the London Underground and Overground is a matter for TfL who, consistent with Government advice, are encouraging passengers to use public transport only when essential. Passengers are also being advised to wear face masks if possible when using public transport. We continue to work closely with TfL to monitor their plans on management of social distancing at TfL stations and wider plans for travel demand management.