I thought you might like to see the recent film made by our interim Managing Director Matthew Golton which you can view, and share!, on https://youtu.be/ipztLJQ41l0
The film has been sent to local and regional media along with a media release about travelling safely over the summer, which you can read here https://www.gwr.com/about-us/media-centre/news/2020/august/lets-travel-safely-this-summer
As the release notes, we have identified services that are used by high numbers of school students. These will all be operational by the end of August so that we are ready for students and pupils when term starts. There will then be a further increase in services from Monday 14 September. This will bring weekday services back to 94% of our December 19 timetable, Saturday services back to 90%, and Sundays back to 76% of our planned May 20 timetable.
We have also proposed two new flexible season tickets to the Department for Transport, one that would allow travel on any three days in seven and the other that would allow any 12 days in 28. This will support those commuters and business travellers who want to combine working from home with working in the office. We will update you when we have news on this.
Thank you again for your understanding as we work to get back to full strength. We remain fully committed to providing the best possible service to support both business and leisure customers.
Jane Jones | Head of Public Affairs | Great Western Railway
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