To help raise awareness about the mandatory wearing of face coverings on ScotRail trains and in stations, ScotRail has applied custom face covering vinyl to the power-cars of two of its Inter7City trains, which operate on routes connecting Scotland’s seven cities.
In Scotland, the wearing of face coverings was made mandatory on Monday 22 June. Since then, around 90 per cent of customers overall have complied with the requirement which keeps themselves and others safe.
However, the train operator estimates that only 60 per cent – and in some cases as little as 40 per cent – of customers traveling on some routes are covering their face. Some customers are also removing their face covering once on board their trains.
To help people get used to the new normal for rail travel, ScotRail has given away more than 20,000 free face coverings. Staff across Scotland’s Railway have also been provided with face coverings, masks, and visors to help keep them, and customers, safe.
Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail’s engineering director, said: “While it’s encouraging to see that most people across the country are following the requirement and covering their face when travelling, we need everyone to take personal responsibility for their travel choices.
“The mandatory wearing of face coverings helps keep you, your fellow customers, and our people safe.
“By applying a face covering to two of our iconic high-speed Inter7City trains, we hope to help raise more awareness about the mandatory wearing of face coverings on our trains and in our stations.”