TfL issues ‘stay at home’ reminder
Transport for London is today reminding people that travel on the transport network is only for critical workers making absolutely essential journeys during the coronavirus lockdown.
It says the number of people using its network has plummeted by around 85% on buses and by 95% on Underground and rail services, and it is urging people to continue to not travel to help the NHS and to help the national effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
“The vast majority of people have followed the instructions of the mayor and government and have stopped travelling and I would like to thank everyone who has done this,” says surface transport managing director Gareth Powell. “It is essential that people continue to follow this advice and not return to the transport network over Easter so that it is only used by critical workers making absolutely essential journeys. Our message is simple: stay at home, don’t travel, save lives.”
The majority of the TfL transport network is running a reduced service for critical workers only. Victoria Coach Station will remain closed as operators have temporarily suspended all services to and from the station. Coach services that do not use Victoria Coach Station are also significantly reduced, with Stagecoach’s Oxford Tube (London-Oxford) and Reading Buses’ Green Line 702 (London-Windsor-Bracknell-Reading) suspended temporarily.
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