New markers in London Underground stations show how far people have to stay safe


Transport for London (TfL) staff have placed more than 20,000 social distancing stickers around London’s busiest underground stations to guide people on how far to go.The blue markers have the message “Stay safe, leave a space” reminding passengers to stand at least two meters from another passenger due to the social distancing rules of the coronavirus.

They have also been placed at London Overground, DLR and Tram stations, more will soon be found at bus stops across the capital.

This new signage is one of many changes to the London transport system to make it safer to use as the number of passengers increases.

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From Monday June 15, face covers will be mandatory on public transportation, a measure for which the Mayor of London lobbied during the coronavirus lockout.

People will be banned from using public transportation without covering their faces, and fines will be imposed on passengers who break the rule.

Masks will be distributed free of charge to those entering certain metro stations from Monday June 8 to test the change.

New markers photographed at Clapham Common Station on June 1

Dozens of stations now have a one-way and queue system to help control the flow of customers, and passengers can be asked to wait to enter a station.

Signs have been installed on Tube escalators instructing customers to stand six paces from each other and in station elevators, requesting that a maximum of four people use them at one time.

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Sadiq Khan said that due to social distancing, London transport could only carry 13-15% of its usual number of passengers.

He said, “We all have to play our part by working from home if we can and by walking or cycling if possible to keep the service safe for those who really need it.” ”

A new graph shows how the number of passengers on the London Underground has doubled since the lockout started, so that markers will become more and more important as more people use the underground.

It has also been reported that the Night Tube service, which stopped operating during the lockout, may not resume until March 2021, a year after its suspension.

Free trips for those over 60 will also be stopped from Monday, June 15 during the morning rush hour – from 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Monday to Friday.


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