'Stay at home' order ends - what this means for travel in Richmond

By The Editor

27th Mar 2021 | Local News

Richmond Bus Station
Richmond Bus Station

The 'stay at home' order is being removed this Monday - but what does this mean for transport?

Transport for London has released a guide to travelling as lockdown eases.

The government is still urging people to stay local and walk/cycle whenever possible.

But you can use transport for non-essential purposes.

TfL is encouraging people to use transport outside peak times and government advice is still to work from home where possible.

Face coverings are still mandatory on all forms of public transport unless you are exempt.

London's Transport Commissioner Andy Byford said: "For those who do need to use public transport, we want to reassure you we're doing all we can to make the network as safe as possible.

"Our extensive cleaning regime, using hospital-grade antiviral substances, is keeping our trains, buses, tubes and stations cleaner than ever and multiple sets of independent testing has showed no trace of the virus.

"We will also continue to enforce face coverings for those not exempt and will not hesitate to issue fines to those who should be wearing them.

"Capacity limits remain in place on all buses, with the exception of dedicated school services, to help maintain social distancing.

"Double decker buses are limited to 30 passengers, while single deckers, depending on size, are limited to either 11 or 14 passengers.

"Buses signed as school services are operating at full seated capacity, consistent with government guidance."

     

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