NHS workers in Wales, free rail travel due to Coronavirus


NHS staff in Wales will be given free travel on Transport for Wales rail services with immediate effect due to Coronavirus, the company stated.

The workers will just need to show their ID’s to access the free services provided so they can get themselves back and forth to work. This will be in effect until the 30th of April.

Public transport will operate on a reduced scale in Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic that hit the world.

“At Transport for Wales our primary focus is keeping our colleagues and customers safe, and to keep key workers moving. From Monday 23 March, Transport for Wales will provode all NHS workers free travel to and from work until 30th April on production of their NHS ID.” the company stated.

In another statement on their website, they also said that: “ We are doing all we can to keep vital services running, so that emergency services staff who are using our trains and key workers are to travel in safety with confidence.”

Some passengers were reporting difficulties in social distancing due to the reduced timetable of the trains, saying that they were too crowded. However, many others report quieter than usual carriages.

A TfW spokesperson said on Monday afternoon:” Whilst some services were busy this morning, on average most were 50-60% full.”

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Until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, the timetables will be reduces, the focus falling on the important rush-hour train trips.


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