THE vast majority of passengers are wearing face masks on trains, it has been announced. 

ScotRail has thanked its customers for following the rules and wearing face coverings on services. 

The rail operator said that 90 per cent of passengers were wearing masks, since they became mandatory on June 22. 

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Masks have been given away at 20 of the busiest stations in Scotland and ScotRail said it has now given more than 20,000 to passengers. 

But the operator has reminded customers that the face masks will only be available for a limited time, and they must take personal responsibility for their travel choices.

ScotRail staff have also been provided with masks and passengers are required to follow a number of other hygiene and social distancing rules. 

But the operator said it could not ensure physical distancing at all points in a journey. 

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David Simpson, ScotRail Operations Director, said: “It has been a very positive first week with the new mandatory guidance on wearing face coverings and we are delighted that so many people are joining our hard-working staff to keep everyone safe.

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“We are doing everything we can to help customers get used to the changes in rail travel and that’s why we are currently providing face masks at our busiest stations.

“But we remind our customers making essential journeys that this is only for a limited period, and they should be prepared for having their own face covering over the coming weeks and months.”