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Helping the region’s transport network operate safely through Coronavirus

Helping the region’s transport network operate safely through Coronavirus 2020-05-22T11:56:24+01:00

As the region’s transport authority, WECA is working hard to make sure that as we start to carefully get the region’s economy and transport network moving again, we’re able to do it safely and minimise the risk to the public.

As restrictions ease, we’re asking people to continue to work from home where possible and when travel is necessary, to walk, cycle or drive. This will protect public transport for those that need it most.

Our buses and trains will be able to carry just 25% of normal levels on buses and 10% on trains due to social distancing measure so we’re encouraging people to only use public transport if they need to, avoid peak times and allow extra time for their journeys.

What we are doing

  • Working with transport providers and Government to gradually increase the levels of services to meet the needs of residents and businesses while keeping passengers safe.
  • Supporting businesses through our Economic Task Force to get back to work safely helping them to adapt to new working practices and encouraging new active travel habits.
  • Working with councils to implement improvement measures to help people to continue to walk and cycle and to maintain social distancing when travelling.

Government travel advice is as follows:

  • Continue to work from home if you can and stay local as much as possible. If you need to travel, walk, cycle or drive if you can.
  • Only use public transport if you have no other travel options. This keeps services available for those that need it most.
  • Capacity is limited on public transport due to social distancing so avoid peak times where possible
  • Keep your distance from other passengers, wear a face covering if you can, clean your hands frequently and use contactless payment.

For more information visit www.travelwest.info/travel_update/coronavirus-travel-advice.