Scotrail paint masks on train as only 40% of passengers wear face coverings
Scotrail have painted face masks on two of the intercity trains to help raise awareness about the mandatory wearing of face coverings on public transport.
The company announced that on some of their routes, as little as 40% of travellers have been covering their face, despite high compliance country wide.
Drivers have also reported that many people are taking their masks off as they board the trains.
The wearing of face masks in shops and on public transport has been compulsory since June 22, and the police have already issued one fine for failure to comply in the Scottish town of Jedburgh.
Scotrail have also reminded people not to travel if they are displaying any coronavirus symptoms.
Syeda Ghufran, ScotRail 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.”
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