More trains, but distancing concerns remain
THE number of trains running on many lines has been increased in England, but warnings remain about the need for social distancing. Train companies have been working to tape off some seats to maintain space between passengers, while social distancing markers have been installed at many stations. Some ticket gates have also been taped out of use. The core message remains the same: workers should only start commuting again if they must, and even then avoid public transport if they can. The RMT is against any easing of travel restrictions yet, and has voiced fresh concerns about the safety of staff and passengers. The union has called for compulsory face masks and enforcement of social distancing.