While the government stipulates that only essential travel by key workers should be undertaken, there is not a lot going on to report here. However, there are some things still happening and this is a summary of key points:
- London Buses are now centre door only to protect the driver from contact with passengers who may unknowingly be carrying the Covid-19 virus. At each stop passengers are requested to let people off first and keep their distance within the bus. There is no need to touch in on buses at this time so journeys are now free.
- The sponsorship project with G-Pay at Underground stations has been put on hold. Some stations did get the white labels on their touch pads before travel restrictions were imposed, but no further changes will be made at this time.
- Daily and weekly capping has been activated on the contactless only routes (Reading to Iver, Luton Airport Parkway to St Albans and Welwyn Garden City to Brookmans Park). Full details will be published on this site once I have answers to a number of questions. It is extremely unlikely that anyone is reaching caps at this time with the limited essential travel being undertaken.
- There are also a couple of other stories that I have been working on which may be published shortly.