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17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus update

The latest rail industry update on the coronavirus

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A spokesperson for the Rail Delivery Group, which represents train operators and Network Rail, said:

“The government has advised people against non-essential travel. If people are travelling by train and need to cough or sneeze they should make sure they follow the Public Health England advice to ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’.  

“Should people feel unwell and have symptoms of coronavirus – a new, continuous cough or a high temperature – people should avoid travelling. If people have symptoms and need to travel home, they may do so but please try to keep away from other people and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue.”

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