Public transport remains an important issue affecting students across the county.
We are continuing to work with local authorities to make sure that the needs of our students are reflected in the services they provide.
- Please click here for guidance on transport to college.
- Please click here for the latest guidance on travelling safely on public transport.
We would like to remind students of the importance of wearing a face-covering when using public transport to travel to and from college.
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
A message from Stagecoach (August 2020)
As schools go back we’re making some changes to our bus services and times. We know that many students will be returning to schools and colleges from early September, and lots of you will be anxious to know that you or your children can travel safely.
As well as enhancing our cleaning measures on our buses and introducing social distancing on board, we’ve added dedicated school buses and drivers, to get everyone where they need to be, safely and with confidence.
The special school buses will clearly indicate on the front screen if it’s a dedicated school bus or a normal scheduled service. If you’re heading to school or college, hop on a dedicated service.