TfL Briefing for Businesses

First published: June 4
TFL has created the plan to help London and businesses to re-open safely. The service levels are going to be increased, however will be operated differently due to the national requirement to maintain 2 metres distance between passengers wherever possible.
17 June 2020

The main takeaways from the Tfl for businesses toolkit:

  • Station will be operating differently through restricting entry if necessary and one-way and queuing systems. Please follow signage and platform stickers which will be available at every station.
  • Hundreds of hand sanitiser points have started to be introduced across the transport network, with these soon being installed at every Tube and TfL Rail station, and eventually every bus and DLR stations where it’s safe and secure to do so.
  • An enhanced cleaning regime will be introduced, including all regular ‘touch point’ areas and new anti-viral disinfectant that protects for up to 30 days. 
  • TFL are asking all taxi and private hire companies and drivers to put protective measures in place including ensuring face coverings are worn by drivers.

Important! Everyone who can work from home should continue to do so.

Avoid peak times: between the hours of 5.45 - 8.15 and 16.00 - 17.30. It will keep everyone safe if you could travel outside these times. 

  • Stratford Station is identified as one of the busiest. Where possible, please walk or cycle, even if for only part of your journey. Also consider getting off a stop or two early to reduce the number of people travelling on the Tube and buses.


The London Streetspace Programme will rapidly transform London’s streets to increase in cycling and walking, it will:

• Transform parts of central London into one of the largest car-free zones in any capital city in the world 

• Widen pavements at local pinch points across London 

• Create a new temporary strategic cycling network for Londoners 


The walking and cycling corridors will be created between: • London Bridge and Shoreditch • Euston and Waterloo • Old Street and Holborn • Merton and Elephant and Castle • Pimlico and Putney.

Meanwhile, London Bridge and Waterloo Bridge will be closed to general traffic, giving priority to walking, cycling and buses. 


It is important for businesses to have discussions with their employees regarding TFL’s plans tips for planning to return to work in the coming weeks and in the longer term. TFL asks businesses to help them enable social distancing wherever possible by keeping the numbers of people travelling on the network down.

Below you will find the pdf with advice to your employees from TfL. You can simply download it and distribute among your employees. 


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