ScotRail is reminding revellers that they must wear a mask when using trains and stations, as the Edinburgh Festival gets underway.
Although physical distancing is no longer compulsory in Scotland, the need to wear a face-covering when using rail transport remains.
The official message from ScotRail is “Wear one. Protect everyone” to make all using railway facilities feel safe.
ScotRail is responding to the scaled-back version of the arts festival by adding additional carriages and extra late-night services. It is continuing with its enhanced cleaning regime and is asking passengers to book their seats using its app — and be aware of industrial action impacting services on Sundays.
ScotRail’s head of customer operations, Phil Campbell, said: “This year’s Edinburgh Festival may have a different look and feel to it, but we’re still helping customers make the most of it.
“Although physical distancing restrictions have eased, the wearing of a face covering is still required when travelling with us. We’re asking customers to do the right thing and wear one, to protect everyone.
“We’re continuing to provide a safe and reliable service and will be adding extra seats and services throughout the Festival. However, customers should continue to take personal responsibility for how they travel, and if they think a train is too busy then they should wait for the next service.”