GWR ‘masks’ high-speed train

GWR ‘masks’ high-speed train reminds passengers to wear face coverings

GWR ‘masks’ high-speed train

Great Western Railway (GWR) has created eye-catching artwork to remind customers to wear a face covering on its services from today (June 15).

The train operator has applied artwork in the form of giant face coverings to either end of one of its high-speed Intercity Express Trains (IET).

The ‘masked’ IET will re-enter service today in line with the rules for passengers to wear a face covering on public transport as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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GWR’s Head of Communications Dan Panes said: “We wanted to do something to reinforce the message about wearing a face covering, helping to keep customers safe and our staff safe.

“We are doing everything we can to carry as many people, safely, as we can. Please do help us by planning ahead and, where possible, travelling at quieter times – and please don’t forget your face covering.”

GWR is asking customers to do all they can to follow social distancing guidance. As well as wearing a face covering, planning ahead and avoiding peak travel times, customers are urged to buy tickets online, on a smart card or by using the GWR app.

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