Guide East Devon residents Coronavirus update - 17 July 2020

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4. More rail services for Devon and Cornwall

As lockdown is eased it is expected more customers will return to rail, especially for journeys to the South West. To support this GWR are adding a number of additional services for Devon and Cornwall from Saturday 25th July.

This will mean three additional services from London Paddington on Saturdays and four additional round trips (8 services) on our local trains between Exeter/Plymouth and Penzance.  

During the week a further six round trips from London Paddington (12 services). In addition to the London services, GWR will also be adding a further three round trips (6 services) between Exeter/Plymouth and Penzance. This should provide the extra capacity needed to support safer travel through the summer. 

GWR are asking customers to wash their hands, travel off peak if they can, use mobile ticketing if possible and to wear a face covering unless exempt.  The company have increased their cleaning regimes including an overnight viricidal spray.  Extra staff will be at key stations to offer help and guidance, and processes in place to help customers maintain social distancing as much as possible.