Transport for Wales Reinforces Travel Safer Message to Public

Trafnidiaeth Cymru yn atyfnerthu’r neges Teithio'n Saffach i’r cyhoedd

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Transport for Wales (TfW) is reinforcing their Travel Safer message, urging people to only use public transport for essential travel and where there are no other travel alternatives. 

Running a reduced service, with limited capacity due to social distancing measures, TfW are sending out a clear message that public transport remains to maintain safe space for key workers.

With non-essential businesses opening next week, TfW are appealing to the public to think about their method of transport and understand that public transport space is limited.

TfW has introduced additional safety measures in their stations and on trains including social distancing, one-way systems, additional cleaning and following government advice regarding face coverings.

The launch of their Travel Safer campaign a couple of weeks ago promoted five key principles for public transport users; to stay local, avoid busy periods, follow our latest advice, exercise while you travel and respect our staff and other passengers at all times.

TfW has already seen examples of people disregarding and defacing current signage, sitting in seats clearly marked for social distancing and not following one-way guidance at stations.  These safety measures are for the protection of colleagues and customers, and TfW asks that the public follow the guidance.

James Price, Transport for Wales CEO said: 

“The safety of customers and colleagues is our top priority and we’re asking everyone to only use public transport for essential travel and where there are no other travel alternatives.

“Our capacity has been massively reduced due to social distancing measures and we must maintain safe space for those key workers using our services.  If people have to travel, we are asking customers to please keep in mind those five Travel Safer principles – they are in place for everybody’s well-being.”

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Transport for Wales is a not for profit company, wholly owned by the Welsh Government.

Transport for Wales exists to drive forward the Welsh Government’s vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network that the people of Wales are proud of. Transport for Wales is key to delivering the Welsh Government’s key themes as set out in Prosperity for All: The National Strategy.

For Wales and its people to thrive, we need to be connected – to one another, to the services we need and to open up new opportunities. Their work focuses on making these connections happen – by planning, commissioning and managing efficient transport networks and by drawing on the very best skills from across industry, government and society.

Transport for Wales are creating a transport network fit for the future that contributes to the long-term sustainability of Wales and those communities connected to us.

 

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