COVID-Safe Changes to the Public Transport

01 Jul 2020 roads

Trains and buses will be able to accommodate more people from today with changes being made to capacity limits on the NSW public transport network.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the changes are consistent with advice from NSW Health.


“The NSW Government’s COVID-safe Transport Plan comes into effect today and allows for the capacity on our trains, buses, ferries and trams to increase,” Mr Crouch said.


“Trains will now be able to carry approximately 68 people per carriage and buses will be able to carry 23 people. This is more than double the previous capacity limits.


“I would urge everyone to continue following the social distancing rules – the best way to do this is by only standing at or sitting on a green dot.”


Mr Crouch said the NSW Government had implemented a number of changes to help people return to work and study in a COVID-safe way.


“Marshalling officers have been deployed to manage crowded commuter hubs, provide extra guidance to people and limit numbers on platforms if required,” Mr Crouch said.


“Since March more than 700 additional cleaners have also been employed across NSW to undertake more regular cleaning on the public transport network.


“It’s really important that people stay home and get tested if sick, and cough or sneeze into their elbow, particularly when nearby others.”


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