Railways: Coronavirus

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th March 2021.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the safe return to normal service on the rail network in line with the easing of restrictions set out in the covid-19 roadmap.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department is working closely with train operators and Network Rail to step up capacity as we move through the roadmap. The Department will continue to work with operators to ensure crowd management plans are in place for anticipated busy periods as well as the ability to draw on additional staff if needed to manage higher passenger numbers.

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