The new figures outline a fall of 51 million UK rail passenger journeys during Q4 of 2019-2020, highlighting the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The new system introduced by National Rail will help to enable social distancing and keep passengers safe while travelling.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that from 15 June 2020, it will be mandatory for passengers to wear face coverings when using public transport in England.
The new technology, supplied by Siemens Mobility, will work to monitor social distancing on Thameslink and Great Northern trains.
The Welsh Government has announced it will spend up to £65 million over the next six months to ensure train services on the Wales and Borders network continue to operate for key workers and others that rely on the train to travel.
The majority of the trains are now in passenger service on the Greater Anglia network, with the last 11 trains currently undergoing final testing.
The introduction of the virucide is the newest measure implemented as part of Govia Thameslink Railway's enhanced COVID-19 cleaning regime.
After suspending services on 30 March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic causing a drastic drop in passenger numbers, Grand Central has announced the extension of the suspension.
To reflect the huge growth in demand for contactless payments, Northern Ireland's public transport operator, Translink, has enhanced its app, smartcard and contactless offerings.
The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has welcomed the Federal Government’s response to the recent 'Building Up & Moving Out' report which highlights the critical role rail will continue to play in the development of Australia’s cities and freight networks.
Independent watchdog Transport Focus is calling for reassurances for passengers as 62 per cent say they wouldn’t feel comfortable using public transport unless social distancing is in place.
The redevelopment will include updating New Delhi station's art architecture, facilities and public amenities in order to provide superior services to rail passengers.
As Londoners continue to stay home in order to save lives, a drastic fall in passengers has lead Transport for London to furlough staff in order to stay financially stable.
The new WhatsApp service will allow TfW Rail Services customers to contact the social media team to enquire about a range of information, including live travel updates.
The Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Federal Railroad Administration's CRISI Program will provide $311.8 million to eligible rail projects that will work to improve transport safety.