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Transport for London has released the following update on its services with non-essential shopping and outdoor attractions open from Monday.

Near-normal service is still in operation on TfL’s public transport network, but customers are advised to travel during quieter times to help spread demand throughout the day when there is capacity available, in order to facilitate social distancing.

Customers who haven’t traveled recently will see a number of changes on the network.

Extensive signage is in place on trains, trams, buses, platforms and stations, reminding those who need to move socially at a distance.

Over 1,000 hand sanitizers are installed on the network and 200 UV light devices continuously sanitize escalator handrails.

TfL says the transport network has never been cleaner – Imperial College London touchpoint and air sampling on the network continues to find no trace of coronavirus.

Clients must continue to wear a face mask at all times, unless exempted. Free face blankets will be distributed at key locations in the transportation network for those in need. To date, approximately 149,000 clients have been prevented from traveling, of which approximately 2,700 have received a fixed penalty notice.

Andy Byford, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “As government restrictions continue to ease, more and more people will be returning to the transport network to move around London and enjoy shopping and shopping activities. recreation facilities that reopen.

“We are ready and eager to welcome customers both to our network, which operates at almost normal frequency levels, and to support those who walk and cycle – including Santander Cycles – especially to make commutes in central London and the west end.

“We’re making sure public transport is cleaner than ever, and our staff in London are ready to help and keep everyone safe. Public transport is well ventilated and our frequent public transport services will minimize instances where social distancing is not possible. .

“I urge people to try to travel when there is more capacity available – between 8:15 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and after 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and before noon on weekends – and to check before traveling because there may be short-term service changes if we deal with staff absences.

“I would also ask customers to help us. Please be patient and wait for the next service, if necessary, to maintain social distance. Do not assume that photos showing congested services are typical of the network – there are a lot of available capacity, so as long as we all work together to distribute trips throughout the day.

“Customers should continue to wear face and nose masks unless exempted and our law enforcement officers and police will not hesitate to take enforcement action against anyone who does not comply. not the rules that keep everyone safe. ”

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This notice was published: 2021-04-10 16:06:28