Scottish Labour

Scotland must avoid transport overcrowding - Labour

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Scotland must avoid scenes of overcrowding on public transport as lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted, says Scottish Labour’s transport spokesman Colin Smyth.

A "transport transition" plan is due to be published by the government on Tuesday, with capacity likely to be heavily restricted on buses and trains.

“Passenger numbers are already beginning to rise, and that will accelerate as the lockdown is eased from this week," said Mr Smyth. "We cannot have a repeat of the scenes we saw in England with overcrowding, as people went back to work."

He is calling for a "definitive position on face coverings" and suggests masks should be made available free to passengers.