Passenger transport watchdog, Transport Focus has continued surveying 2,000 people over the eight months, to gauge attitudes on public transport use during the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest results are available here. We have been regularly summarising the figures for Community Rail News over the past year.
- Nine out of ten survey respondants felt safe using the train over the last seven days.
- Over 80% of respondants using rail in the last seven days reported that they felt trains were safe and there was enough physical distance between passengers.
- When provided with a list of factors, respondants said having both doses of the vaccine is most likely to prompt them to use a train.
- Increasing proportions of people are making journeys for various reasons. There has been a significant increase in those making journeys for leisure reasons, such as eating out.