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.

Current Welsh Government guidance is to stay home, save lives and travel only if your journey’s essential. 

These restrictions will help reduce the spread of coronavirus and apply from 18:00 on Friday 23 October 2020 to 00:01 on Monday 9 November 2020.

Please use public transport if it’s your only option for essential travel and don’t make unnecessary journeys or travel if you have any coronavirus symptoms.


During this period:

  • please stay at home unless you have a reasonable excuse such as for caring responsibilities or for work if you can’t work at home. 
  • only travel if your journey’s essential.
  • please check before you travel as TfW will be running a reduced number of rail services and some services may also change or be cancelled at short notice.
  • rail services from Wales to England or those operated by TfW in England will not change.

If you need to make an essential journey between Wales and England, please remember that different regulations and guidance may be in place in the different countries of the UK.  You must follow this guidance.

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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