New measures have been introduced across the railway as Scotrail reminds customers to follow social distancing guidelines in stations and on trains.

Major stations now include floor markings to encourage social distancing, while some waiting rooms have been closed.

Platform markings indicating two metres and guidance at ticket vending machines will be supported by station announcements and messages on screens.

Customers who do travel on the rail network are being urged to use face covering at stations and on trains.

Scotrail has been running a timetable aimed at key workers since lockdown began, with extended timetables to suit shift patterns.

Customers are reminded they should only take the train if travel is essential and everyone else should follow government guidance to stay home and save lives.

Scotrail are urging customers that if they do not think it is safe to board a train, do not board and wait for the next service.

David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said: “The message remains the same: people should only travel when it is essential to do so and we need everyone to take personal responsibility – if you think it’s not safe to board a train, don’t do it and wait for another service.

“We have signs in place to help with physical distancing, announcements being made at stations and on trains, and our staff will be on hand with advice and support.

“But there are limits to what ScotRail can do to manage this. It is essential that everyone works with us to help people stay safe.”