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From today, new technology will mean rail passengers can be alerted to busy trains and stations before they leave home, helping them stagger their journeys and keep safe while travelling.
Increased use of face coverings on trains will support the measures rail companies are already taking to keep people safe
This morning the ORR published its passenger rail usage Q4 statistics, covering January to March, which showed a decrease in journey numbers due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
With more people potentially travelling by train next week, train companies are urging people only to travel by rail if their journey is really necessary, and asking those who need to travel to use alternatives or to go at quieter times if they can.
Rail companies have helped 53 people with free travel as part of the ‘Rail to Refuge’ scheme, which offers free train travel to people escaping domestic abuse during lockdown.
From today, people fleeing domestic abuse anywhere in Britain during the coronavirus lockdown can apply for free train travel to refuge accommodation, through a partnership between train companies and Women’s Aid.
The rail industry strongly welcomes the government's offer of temporary support during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Working together, rail operators have agreed with government a reduction in service levels to help tackle the spread of COVID-19.