What should you do to help protect the NHS and Save Lives?
To reiterate, please consider whether you can walk, cycle or drive to your destination.
The Government guidance urges people to continue to work from home if they can and avoid public transport where possible to reduce pressure on the network.
The advice adds those who have to travel for work should consider changing their travel habits – including cycling, walking or driving, and avoiding rush hour – to help people socially distance from others and reduce pressure on public transport.
Face coverings are required while using public transport in England. The updated advice has been published, along with guidance on how to wear and make a cloth face covering.
We have joined with operating companies, Network Rail, and the British Transport Police in calling on EVERYONE in the North plan their journeys and consider all other forms of transport before using public transport.
With social distancing an absolutely vital weapon in slowing the spread of the Coronavirus, all are determined that those who have to use the railways can do so with the minimum of risk.
If you do travel, thinking carefully about the times, routes and ways you travel will mean we will all have more space to stay safe.