West Midlands Railway has stepped up its messages on essential travel and social distancing ahead of its timetable changes this weekend.
Major stations across the West Midlands Railway network are receiving makeovers to make sure social distancing is followed.
The operator is urging rail passengers to avoid the rail network unless they have no other travel option.
West Midlands Railway is installing new signs at stations and also installing markings on platforms, staircases and ticket halls.
Also, at Birmingham Snow Hill, a one-way system is being brought into the station.
Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said “I would like to thank our customers who have continued to stay away from the railways to save space for those people making truly essential journeys with no other travel option. Maintaining social distancing on the railway network is a real challenge because the concept goes against the entire principle of mass transit. We have had to think hard and move fast to bring in new ways of moving people within social distancing constraints. It is absolutely essential that our customers play their part by being kind, considerate and travelling responsibly. Only use public transport if you absolutely have to travel and have no other alternative.”
The new West Midlands Railway timetable comes into effect from Monday 18 May. Passengers making essential journeys should check timetables at www.wmr.uk/coronavirus
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