London coronavirus: The new London bus stop signs reminding passengers to social distance

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new campaign to remind people about social distancing when waiting at bus stops.

The signage and posters are installed at 161 bus stops and shelters across 27 locations.

Posters will also appear on 73 priority bus routes.

TfL has already taken steps to ensure people are safe and distanced on buses, such as passengers entering and leaving the bus through the middle doors, but now they are going further in advising those waiting at the stops.

The new posters, and bollard signs are coloured bright yellow and instruct the public to keep distance from each other.

The poster reads: “Please keep your distance. For your safety and the safety of our staff. “

The signs include lamp post covers and circular floor signs

Transport for London has also issued small, round floor markers also advising people waiting at the bus stop to socially distance.

According to the latest figures from Transport for London, 23 bus drivers and workers have died after testing positive for coronavirus.

On Friday, April 24, TfL announced it will furlough 7,000 transport workers – a quarter of its workforce.

It has seen a 95 per cent drop in passengers due to the pandemic – with an 85 per cent reduction on buses.

And overall it has seen a 90 per cent drop in daily revenue.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan warned that TfL is running out of cash and could struggle to pay wages unless the government steps in. It is also eating into its reserves.

Last year it earned £4.9 billion from fares- just under half its income.

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