Coronavirus travel guidance

Things might have changed since you last travelled with us - here's what you need to know so you can travel with confidence.

Find the latest government advice on the UK government website and Scotland's government website. Remember if you're not feeling well, don't travel.

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Last updated: 22 September 2021

Social distancing and face coverings on trains

Let's stay Covid Aware and keep travelling safely.

Social distancing on trains

Please be aware that at busier times you may be sat next to another passenger. 

Face coverings in England

  • Please continue to wear a face covering on our trains and in our stations.
  • If you are travelling on other public transport, including buses and the London Underground, face coverings are still required.

Face coverings in Scotland

  • Face coverings must be worn onboard all our trains and in stations, unless exempt. It's important you follow this legal requirement, otherwise you could be fined. For exemptions in Scotland click here.

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Enhanced cleaning and safety

We're continuing to keep our stations and trains as clean and safe as possible for you.

Here's what we're doing to stay Covid Aware:

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