Commuters to wear face coverings on TfL services

PUBLISHED: 13:27 22 May 2020 | UPDATED: 13:47 22 May 2020

TfL are asking all communters to now wear face masks while using public transport. Picture Yui Mok

TfL are asking all communters to now wear face masks while using public transport. Picture Yui Mok

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Sadiq Khan and Transport for London (TfL) are asking Londoners to wear face coverings and to use hotspot data to avoid the busiest times and locations.

The busiest times on the network are between 5.45-8.15am and 4.00-5.30pm. Passengers are urged to take the most direct route and avoid busy interchanges.

TfL has now installed more than 500 hand sanitisers in Tube station ticket halls, with additional points being installed across the network this week.

They are also being installed in all bus stations in London and at selected TfL Rail, London Overground, tram stops and DLR stations, as well as at Victoria coach station, the Woolwich Ferry and Emirates Air Line.

Posters and announcements around the network and social media channels are reminding people to wear face coverings while using public transport. More than 20,000 social distancing stickers are now in place at the busiest and largest stations on the London Underground, London Overground, DLR and tram networks with the remaining stations following soon.

More social distancing markers at bus stops and shelters are also being installed across London. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, even with travel levels on the Tube as low as 5 per cent, TfL say there will be occasions when it will not be possible to maintain social distancing.

TfL has deployed additional staff, including compliance policing and on-street officers, across the network and at bus stations to help with social distancing.

Hundreds of officers from the British Transport Police are also out across the transport network where they are most needed, keeping customers and staff safe.

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