PHYSICAL distancing on trains and at rail stations has been reduced to a one-metre minimum.

The change from the previous distance of two metres came into force at local stations on Monday as part of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown.

However, capacity on trains will remain “significantly reduced” to help the distancing efforts of those travelling, with people also urged to consider alternative options where possible.

David Simpson, ScotRail’s operations director, said: “We’ve worked closely with staff, trade union colleagues and the government to satisfy ourselves that we have sufficient safety measures in place to move to a minimum of one metre physical distancing on trains and at stations but we need everybody to continue taking personal responsibility for their travel choices because physical distancing can’t be guaranteed.”

He added: “Customers who do travel with ScotRail should follow our five rules for safer travel, including the wearing of a face covering on trains and at stations.”

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