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School Travel

Where they can, in line with Government guidance, we’re encouraging children and parents to walk, cycle or scoot to school. These can be a safe and healthy way to make shorter journeys, while freeing up space for pupils who need to use public transport. For guidance and advice on cycling and walking, including tips and advice on journey planning, click here. 
We are working with schools to support safe, active travel for staff and pupils. For further information on specific measurements in place for drop offs, pick-ups and start times, please take a look at your school website or speak to your school.
If pupils must use the bus or public transport, space will be limited due to social distancing – and once capacity is reached passengers will not be permitted to board on commercial or Yellow Buses.
Those who must use public transport can help maintain a safer environment by following a few simple measures:
  • Wear a face covering
  • Keep a two-metre distance where possible on the platform, stop, station and on board
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly and carry you own hand sanitiser
  •  Buy tickets online for smart cards or use mobile apps where possible, and use exact change if cash is needed
A TfGM igo card is proof of age ID (needed for child tickets from age 11) and is also a smart card for buying tickets online, see for details.
For further handy tips and travel advice click here.