Covid-19: Public Transport

Part of Transport – in the House of Commons on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps The Secretary of State for Transport

The hon. Gentleman is absolutely right. Obviously, the issue of covid-19 is occupying the minds of everybody in this country at the moment. As an example, 2,500 posters—digital as well as printed—have gone up in our railway stations. There is a very wide programme of enhanced engagement, and we are working with the Public Health England protocols. Yesterday I met the chief executive and chair of Network Rail to discuss the subject. The Under-Secretary of State for Transport, my hon. Friend Kelly Tolhurst, who has responsibility for aviation, and I have also had similar discussions with all the aviation industry leaders.