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Light Rail tips for those heading back to the classroom

Over the coming weeks children will start to return to the classroom. All bus and light rail services, including special needs transport, are operating as normal. To keep our community safe from COVID-19, only use public transport if necessary or consider walking or riding to school for those shorter trips.

The safety of our drivers and our customers is our highest priority and in response to COVID-19 increased cleaning is taking place across all areas of public transport including at stops, stations and within the vehicles.

If you are required to use public transport to get to and from school, please be aware and remember the following:

Top up (and register) your MyWay card

The most convenient way to top up your MyWay card is through Autopay. Alternately you can go to a recharge agent or ticket vending machine for an instant top up.

A timely reminder to register your MyWay card online and to tap on and off each time you travel – this will help us provide you with your travel history if needed. You can also pay to travel using pre-paid tickets form vending machines at all major stations.

Be aware that LR vehicles have auto doors opening at all stops

Until further notice light rail vehicle doors open automatically at all stops to remove the need for passengers to press the ‘open door’ button.

Where possible maintain physical distancing

Customers are reminded to where possible, spread out on our buses and light rail vehicles, and to consider travelling outside of peak travel times where they can.

Please keep the area near our driver’s cab clear

Where possible, please keep the standing area nearest the driver’s cab door clear, which will allow for driver’s to physical distance during shift changes.

Always practice good hygiene

Good hygiene practices include:

  • washing your hands regularly for 20 to 30 seconds
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • covering your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or coughing into your elbow
  • hand sanitiser is a convenient choice and can help you avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others
  • hand sanitiser does not replace washing your hands after using the bathroom.

For more on protecting yourself and others from the spread of COVID-19, see the ACT Government’s information about protecting yourself.

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