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Train companies publish 'safer travel pledge'

Ahead of major timetable uplift, rail companies release the 8 ways they are ensuring people can travel safely… and how passengers can help

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Rail passengers to be alerted to busy trains and stations before leaving home

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.

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Rail industry comment on mandatory face coverings

Increased use of face coverings on trains will support the measures rail companies are already taking to keep people safe

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Rail Delivery Group comment on rail journey statistics

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.

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Train companies urge against travel after seeing increase in people planning journeys

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.

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Train companies have given free travel to 53 people fleeing domestic abuse during lockdown

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.

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Train companies to offer free travel to those fleeing domestic abuse during coronavirus 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.   

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Response to announcement about Emergency Measures Agreements

The rail industry strongly welcomes the government's offer of temporary support during the Coronavirus outbreak.