Coronavirus Travel Advice

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The government has lifted remaining domestic restrictions in England

Simple things to remember

Here are a few simple things you can do to reduce the risk of catching and spreading Coronavirus:

  1. Avoid travelling on public transport if you're unwell or have symptoms
  2. Wear a face covering to protect yourself and others when on busy trains or stations
  3. Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
  4. Follow the Government’s advice on living safely with COVID-19

We’d like you to carry on wearing a face covering if you can when you’re on busy trains and stations, please. Government advice is still to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed places. Thank you to all our customers who wear their face coverings when travelling with us. It’s a simple way for us all to keep each other safe.

For full information on latest face coverings advice, visit the Government's website.

The usual staffed stations, continue to have our colleagues present and will be available to help with any questions and concerns you have. You will find them at ticket offices, and on platforms, as well as customer service offices where available.

Help points are also available at non staffed stations or you can use the assistance button on our ticket machines to talk to one of our colleagues.

Cleaning and hygiene

  • We're cleaning and sanitising our trains and stations, paying particular attention to high touch areas such as push buttons, door handles and grab rails.
  • We're keeping soap and water topped up in our toilets on stations and trains so you can wash your hands.
  • We're carrying out turnaround cleaning inside trains at terminus stations throughout the day. This includes high touch point areas such as grab rails and washroom surfaces.
  • We’re using fogging guns with a fine mist of disinfectant for train cleaning in depots.
  • Hand sanitisers are available at all staffed stations, but we encourage you to always carry your own.


  • Trains with air conditioning suck in fresh air every six to nine minutes
  • Doors opening at stations let more air in
  • Older trains without air conditioning have windows you can open for increased ventilation.

Before you travel

  • Try to stay at home and avoid using public transport if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • It’s safe to travel on busy trains, but if you prefer a quieter train you can use our less busy trains tool for help with finding trains with fewer passengers.

When travelling

  • Follow all Government and NHS hygiene guidance.
    • Wash or sanitise your hands. There is liquid soap available at all our staffed stations and on-train toilets. Hand sanitiser is available at all our staffed stations which have a ticket office. Please bring your own hand sanitiser if it isn’t available at your station.
    • Wear a face covering on busy trains and stations to protect each other from viruses and as a courtesy to others.
    • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze and throw tissues in the bin.
  • Please put all rubbish in bins so that our cleaners can spend more time cleaning than litter-picking. If you’re wearing a face mask, please don’t discard them on the train or at our stations.

To make sure that our staff can give you the best service and notify you if there is anything that will affect your journey we recommend booking assistance in advance, giving us a minimum of two hours notice where possible.