A message from Greater Anglia (September 2020)
We are looking forward to welcoming your students back on the train next week and wanted to make you aware of the processes we have in place to keep us all safe and what students can do to help.
We will be running a mostly normal timetable, any changes to services are unlikely to affect school travel however, it’s always worth checking journey details before travelling.
One of the biggest changes students will see is the need to wear face coverings on our stations and services. This is a legal requirement and is required of everyone over the age of 11 unless they have a disability or medical reason which makes them exempt.
We have increased cleaning on trains and at stations but would ask students to take their rubbish home with them to enable our cleaners to concentrate on cleaning rather than litter picking.
We have lots of signs and posters reminding people to keep a safe social distance and we will have additional staff on hand to reinforce that message.
Here are some tips to help keep us all safe when travelling
- Spread out along the platform and don’t travel in large groups
- Consider travelling with students in the same bubble as you at school.
- Avoid sitting or standing near other passengers
- Avoid raising your voices and shouting to minimise the risk of spreading infection.
- Use the window seats if you’re travelling alone so you’re further away from the aisle.
- Please step back and let people off the train – giving them plenty of room – before you get on the train.
- Stay in your seat until the train arrives – don’t huddle around the doors, as it makes it difficult for everyone to socially distance.
We ask students to please be respectful of staff instructions around social distancing and to follow the guidance. Anti-social behaviour won’t be tolerated and could result in a travel ban.
For further information please see the blog post on the following link: https://www.greateranglia.co.uk/about-us/news-desk/blog-post/will-i-be-safe-travel-your-train-get-school-or-college
Cambridge Railway Station is the closest station to the College approximately 1.5 miles away. The College runs its own shuttle bus from Cambridge Railway station throughout the College day.
Students who travel by rail may be able to receive discounted travel by visiting:
www.16-17saver.co.uk (please note this is not valid after your 18th birthday)
National Rail enquiries will give information on timetables – 0345 748 4950 or www.nationalrail.co.uk
If you are struggling to afford the cost of coming to college, then please visit our Financial Support pages.