Cover your face if travelling on trains plea
Key workers commuting by train in Dumbarton and the Vale are being asked to cover their faces and not risk boarding busy carriages.
The latest guidance comes as Scotrail introduces a range of measures to help those taking essential journeys by train safe.
‘If you think it isn’t safe to board a train, don’t do it ’is the key message being sent out in the latest response to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, with travellers being urged to wait for a later service if they don’t think they’ll be able to social distance onboard.
Major stations, such as Glasgow Central and Queen Street, will have floor markings introduced to help commuters keep their distance - whilst some station facilities and waiting rooms across the country are set to be closed in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus.
Workers have also been warned to expect an increase in the time it takes to buy a ticket as a result of the new measures, with Scotrail bosses urging travellers to buy in advance either online or via their app.
David Simpson, ScotRail operations director, said: “We need our customers to help keep people safe.
“The message remains the same: people should only travel when it is essential to do so and we need everyone to take personal responsibility - if you think it’s not safe to board a train, don’t do it and wait for another service.
“We have signs in place to help with physical distancing, announcements being made at stations and on trains, and our staff will be on hand.
“It is essential everyone works with us to help people stay safe.”