The new guidelines for train travel with the coronavirus

The coronavirus has not only changed the way of traveling by plane. The new guidelines have also reached other means of transport such as, for example, the train . They are also means in which the measures to be adopted change as more becomes known about the pandemic and progresses in the phase of disarray. Here we are going to tell the latest guidelines that have been given so that, if you have to travel by train, you know what they are.

Operator guidelines

One of the main measures affecting train travel is the seating arrangement. Specifically, Renfe has to leave the seat next to each passenger empty . A guideline that must be followed both on AVE trains and on Long and Medium Distance trains .

Renfe must thus limit the total occupation of the seats – it is only allowed to sell a third of the seats of the trains authorized to put into circulation – to guarantee that passengers always have an adjoining seat that separates them from other passengers who are in the train. same wagon.

However, some exceptions are contemplated in those cases in which travelers live together at the same address . In this case, people traveling together may be placed in adjoining seats , provided they meet the requirement of coexistence. In these cases, the occupation may also be higher.


User guidelines

In addition to knowing the limitations in the seats, when traveling by train, the user has to take into account another series of guidelines. One of them is to wear the mask , which should always cover the nose and mouth .

Access to the boarding area is allowed up to 60 minutes before the departure of the train to be assembled in order to avoid crowds and guarantee physical distance between workers.

As far as possible, the time of access to trains is extended . And, as of June 1, the boarding or check-in process will advance and will close five minutes before the train departs.

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