Middle-door only boarding on London buses

Passengers on London buses will temporarily only be allowed to board via the middle-door from Monday 20 April. The move is part of TfL’s efforts to help combat coronavirus. The change is expected to further improve safety for bus drivers and critical workers as middle-door only entry is thought to enable better social distancing.

During the period of these temporary arrangements where passengers enter through the middle-doors, they will not be required to touch in. Customers should not approach the card reader near the driver’s cab.

Claire Mann, TfL’s Director of Bus Operations, said: “Bus drivers are pivotal in ensuring critical workers like NHS staff and grocery workers can perform the vital roles they do during this national emergency.

“Their efforts are nothing short of heroic, and it is essential that we leave no stone un-turned when looking to protect them. Extending middle-door only boarding across the bus network will add another layer of protection on top of the other robust safeguards in place.

“Even with these significant safety enhancements I would like to remind Londoners to stay at home to ensure that critical workers and London’s bus drivers can get around the city safely.”




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