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Railways: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 27031, tabled on 5 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with rail companies on potential changes to train announcements on covid-19 compliance measures for passengers.

Answered on

8 July 2021

Throughout the pandemic the Department has worked closely with the train operating companies to keep passengers and the public safe. Government has published Safer Travel guidance for operators which sets out measures that train operating companies can take to assess and mitigate the risks of Covid-19 for passengers. Based on this guidance, train operators are using a range of on board and station announcements to encourage passengers to travel safely, including using the length of the platform to board trains, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing where possible.

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