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CORONAVIRUS - SAFER TRAVEL GUIDANCE FOR PASSENGERS
The government has issued guidelines for use of public transport during the coronavirus outbreak. These include:
it is no longer mandatory to wear a face covering on trains and in stations on the National Rail network in England or on TfL (Transport for London) services. However, in crowded places you are encouraged to continue to wear a face covering, unless exempt. Face coverings are still required in Wales and Scxotland
allow for your journey to take longer than usual
avoid peak time travel when possible
follow instructions given to you by staff and notices.
Tell the Chancellor why public transport is important
The Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) is urging public transport users to write to the Chancellor and / or their MP to press the case for public transport in the forthcoming spending review. Public transport is too often seen as expendable when making spending cuts and if users don't make the case for it we may find the facilities we use will be severely reduced or taken away entirely.
The CBT makes its case here. RRUG encourages you to follow its guidelines.
What we do
Rugby Rail Users Group aims to get the best possible train services and station facilities for rail travellers using Rugby station. We work with the train operating companies, Network Rail, national and local government to achieve this.
Recent successes include extra through trains between Rugby and the North West, and an earlier first train to Birmingham on Sunday mornings.
Currently our main aims include:
Maintaining the existing train service levels and improving these where possible
Further improvements to services between Rugby and the North West direct via the Trent Valley line
Later train services back from London and Birmingham on Saturday evenings
Maintaining and improving connections to destinations not directly served from Rugby
Maintaining and improving facilities at Rugby station
Improving connectional facilities between Rugby station and the town centre
Providing a travel information service for Rugby rail users via our website..
Your support will help us to achieve these aims. Join Rugby Rail Users Group now using the application form available by using this link.
If you are interested in joining Rugby Rail Users Group (RRUG), please complete the application form and send it to the Membership Secretary at the address shown on the form.
Alternatively you can complete the form electronically, scan it and send it as an e-mail attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pay your membership subscription (including subsequent annual subscriptions) of £8 by bank transfer (BACS) using the bank details on the form.
Alternatively, you can pay by cheque made payable to Rugby Rail Users Group. This should be sent, along with your completed membership form, to the membership Secretary at the address shown on the form.
The travel information section contains items which will be useful to Rugby rail users, such as station facilities, seat reservations, car parking, bus services and fares and ticketing. Some of these items may have originally been published as news items.
The Travel information' section is accessible here.
RRUG no longer publishes newsletters. You can find the archived Newsletters on the Newsletter page of this website.
RRUG is also a member of RailFuture. A link to their latest newsletter is on the same page.
Transport Focus Newsletter for Rail User Groups
The Transport Focus watchdog group'sAugust 2018 Newsletter is available here. Further information about Transport Focus is available from the Transport Focus website.