Back to school
Get your kids travel savvy
Back to school
Schools across the Southeastern rail network are reopening in September, and we know your kids may not have been on a train for a while.
Things will look a bit different, so here’s a simple checklist for schoolchildren to get travel savvy before they hop on a train and head back to the classroom:
Check your train times in advance. The timetable will change on Monday 7 September, so plan ahead.
Get your child season ticket up to 7 days in advance.
- Face coverings
Face coverings must be worn on trains and in stations, unless you’re exempt or under 11 years old. If your child forgets theirs, our station staff will provide a disposable face mask for that journey.
- Social distancing
Stay 1 metre or more away from each other – including school friends and other passengers.
- Extra staff
There will be extra staff at the busiest Southeastern stations for when the schools go back.
- Be considerate
Remember that other passengers may be anxious about travelling, so please behave in a calm and respectful manner.
- One-way systems
Some stations will look different – with one-way systems and extra queuing arrangements.
- Clean hands
Everyone should remember to wash their hands and carry hand sanitiser. Our trains and stations have soap and water, with hand sanitiser dispensers at some stations too.
Our Safer Travel Pledge means everyone can travel with confidence. We’re boosting cleaning, running more trains, and providing extra help and information for passengers.
Download our handy hints, stick it to your fridge and make sure all the family is travel savvy!
- Safer travel advice
- Order a contactless Key Smartcard
- Government checklist for safer travel on public transport
- Face covering exemption card - printable version or mobile-friendly version
- National Rail season ticket calculator