Walking and cycling

Walking and cycling

Get active and walk or cycle

Coronavirus has changed the way we all use public transport and we’re working hard so you can travel as safely as possible.

Please walk or cycle whenever you can, particularly for short journeys, to reduce pressure on public transport.

A new set of national coronavirus rules apply from 9 November 2020 across Wales. 
There are no travel restrictions in place within Wales. However, the Welsh Government is asking everyone to think carefully about: 

  • the journeys you make 
  • the people you meet
  • travelling to areas where the coronavirus incidence rates are high 

Travelling outside of the UK for leisure purposes is not allowed. You must have a reasonable excuse to travel overseas.

You can view the Welsh Government’s guidance here.

Travel restrictions in England 

From 5 November until 2 December 2020, the UK Government is introducing lockdown travel restrictions in England.

If you need to use public transport to travel to and from England for essential purposes, such as to go to work if you’re unable to work from home, you’ll need to follow the UK Government’s safer travel guidance for parts of your journey that are within England and the Welsh Government’s guidance for the parts that are within Wales

Please check with your public transport operator before you travel as services in and out of England may be affected

Find out the latest timetable information for: 

Travelling by train 
Travelling by bus

Travelling to Wales

There are currently no travel restrictions in place for travel within Wales, but the UK Government does have lockdown travel restrictions in England.
If you need to use public transport to travel for essential purposes, such as to go to work if you’re unable to work from home, you’ll need to follow the UK Government’s safer travel guidance for parts of your journey that are within England and the Welsh Government’s guidance for the parts that are within Wales.

Please check with your public transport operator before you travel as services in and out Wales may be affected.


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

 
Cycles on public transport


Physical distancing is limiting space on public transport.  Please don’t bring your bike onto public transport unless you:

  • need it for your job
  • can fold it up to save space 

If you cycle to the station, please use the cycle storage at or near our stations where available.  You can find out more about cycle parking facilities at our railway stations here. 


Help us – Travel Safer


Please follow our Travel Safer advice. Find out more here


Our promise to you 


Find out about our promise to you here


Walk or cycle for short journeys 

Could you walk or cycle instead of using public transport in these difficult times?  It would reduce the pressure on public transport and you’ll get your daily exercise while you’re  travelling. 


Find out more about walking and cycling locally

You can find out more about dedicated walking and cycling routes where you live from your local council’s website or here.


Your local council may also be installing temporary facilities to make it easier to walk and cycle.  You can check what’s happening where you live here


The National Cycle Network

The National Cycle Network is a  UK-wide network of signed paths and routes for walking and cycling.  You can also check whether or not you live near the National Cycle Network here.


Public cycle schemes 

You can hire a cycle from a public cycle scheme, such as Nextbike in Cardiff, if you don’t own one yourself.  Currently they’re only available in some parts of Wales.  Please check what’s available where you live or work.
You can find out more about using a Nextbike safely here.


Nextbike membership is currently free key workers and you can find out more here.


Maintain physical distancing and wash your hands

Please try to maintain physical distancing (staying 2 metres apart from others) when you’re walking or cycling, for example when approaching or passing other pedestrians or waiting at crossings and traffic lights.


Please wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before and after cycling.


Your questions

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

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