Together we’ll Keep Wales Safe – Travel Safer

Keep Wales Safe – wear a face covering on public transport unless you’re exempt. 

Coronavirus has changed the way we all use public transport and we’re working hard so you can travel as safely as possible. The Welsh Government has asked everyone to think carefully about making journeys and only travel when you need to do so. Work from home if you can.

You must wear a face covering on public transport, at stations, on platforms, in waiting rooms and in train station car parks. Help to prevent the spread of coronavirus to other travellers and staff.  Protect yourself and others.

Responsible travel 

Please use public transport responsibly in these difficult times and help us to help you by following our simple Travel Safer advice. 

You can find out more about Travel Safer as well as our promise to you here
 

Local lockdown restrictions 

The Welsh Government has introduced new coronavirus laws across the following areas to help keep Wales safe and prevent the spread of coronavirus:

  • Blaenau Gwent 
  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff
  • Caerphilly
  • Llanelli
  •  Newport 
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan

You can view the Welsh Government’s local lockdown guidance here.
 

Need to travel? 

We’re currently running reduced services and reduced capacity due to physical distancing. The Welsh Government has asked everyone to think carefully about making journeys and only travel when you need to do so. Work from home if you can.

Please be a responsible traveller, plan ahead and use our capacity checker if you’re travelling by train: 

  • wear a face covering unless you're exempt
  • walk or cycle if you can, particularly for short journeys 
  • plan your journey in advance and check before you travel
  • allow more time for your journey 
  • travel at quieter times. It’s busier between 7:00 and 9:00 in the morning and 16:00 and 18:30 in the evening  
  • book your journey  
  • use contactless payments or buy your tickets online or at ticket machines 
  • keep your distance where possible 
  • wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser regularly  

 

 

Capacity checker

 

If you need to travel on our trains, please use our capacity checker to plan your journey.

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering on public transport, at stations, on platforms, in waiting rooms and in train station car parks. Help to prevent the spread of coronavirus to other travellers and staff.  Protect yourself and others.

Face coverings are mandatory where physical distancing can be difficult to achieve such as on public transport. Please bring a face covering with you and put it on before:

  • going into a train station car park
  • going into a station
  • going onto a platform
  • using a waiting room
  • getting on your bus or train

Face coverings needn't be worn by children under the age of 11, disabled persons or people who experience breathing difficulties.  

Face coverings could help provide some control of the virus in specific circumstances, but they don’t replace the need for physical distancing or washing your hands regularly.   

You still need to keep your distance from others wherever possible, avoid physical contact, try to face away from other people and keep the time you spend close to other people as short as possible.  

Washing your hands, avoiding touching your face and maintaining social distancing from others remain the best way of stopping the spread of the virus. 

The Welsh Government's full list of exceptions can be found here

 

Children on public transport  

Children can travel on public transport, but please consider whether or not they could walk or cycle or they should be accompanied by a responsible adult or carer.  We’re currently running reduced services and reduced capacity due to physical distancing.  

Please check with your school or local council to find out if school transport is available.

If you need to travel on our trains to take your child to school, please use our capacity checker to plan your journey.

Please avoid bringing pushchairs, children’s bikes and scooters on public transport.
Children need to observe physical distancing and should: 

  • keep their distance from people outside their household wherever possible 
  • avoid physical contact and keep the time spent close to others as short as possible 
  • face away from people outside their household
  • avoid touching surfaces onboard as much as possible 
  • avoid eating onboard, if possible 
  • wash their hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser before and after travelling  
  • wear a face covering

If you’re responsible adult or carer, please try to ensure that children observe physical distancing. Find out more about physical distancing here

Please be aware that children over the age of 11 must wear a face covering, unless they suffer with breathing difficulties or are disabled. 

My travel pass

You can still use mytravelpass on buses. Please be a responsible traveller, plan ahead, wear a face covering and follow our Travel Safer advice.

You can find out more about mytravelpass here.

Concessionary Travel Cards 

You can still use your Concessionary Travel Pass on buses. Please be a responsible traveller, plan ahead, wear a face covering and follow our Travel Safer advice.

You can find out more about concessionary travel here.

Planning and booking your journeys 

Please be a responsible traveller, plan ahead and use our capacity checker if you’re travelling by train: 

Bus 

For advice and guidance or travel updates please: 

Please check Traveline Cymru’s Coronavirus update before travelling for any last-minute service changes. 

You can also check your local bus operator’s website for more information. You can find a link at www.traveline.cymru.

Rail 

For advice and guidance please:

  • click here for rail information
  • call 0333 3211202
  • contact our customer service team 
  • Download our free app
  • Call us on 03330 0050 501 if you’re planning to travel by train and you need help to travel.

Please check our coronavirus update.

 

Walking and cycling 

Please walk or cycle particularly for shorter journeys.
For advice, guidance and help planning your journey please:

Public cycle schemes, such as Nextbike in Cardiff, are available in some areas.

You can find out more on your local council’s website.

 

Community transport 

For advice and guidance on community transport services running in your area please contact the Community Transport Association (CTA): 

Your questions 

Read our FAQs to find out more about what we’re doing to make sure essential journeys on public transport in Wales is as safe as possible. 

Latest Welsh Government guidance 

We’re continuing to follow the Welsh Government’s latest Coronavirus guidance which you can read here

Latest healthcare information from Public Health Wales 

You can find the latest healthcare information from Public Health Wales here

Latest Government and NHS information 

You can find the latest healthcare information from the NHS

 

About Transport for Wales 

Transport for Wales exists to drive forward the Welsh Government’s vision of a high quality, safe, integrated, affordable and accessible transport network that the people of Wales are proud of. Transport for Wales is key to delivering the Welsh Government’s key themes as set out in Prosperity for All: The National Strategy.

For Wales and its people to thrive, we need to be connected – to one another, to the services we need and to open up new opportunities. Our work focuses on making these connections happen – by planning, commissioning and managing efficient transport networks and by drawing on the very best skills from across industry, government and society.

We are creating a transport network fit for the future that contributes to the long-term sustainability of Wales and those communities connected to us.

Metro logo

Reduced journey times, more services and better connections are just some of the benefits you can expect from Metro, the exciting new transport system that will transform the way we all travel Wales and the borders.


Work on the South Wales Metro is already underway and we’re developing options to improve and enhance the transport network in North Wales and Swansea Bay.  


Find out more 
 

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