Swiss trains studying option of making masks mandatory in some cars

The Federal Railways launched a customer survey on Wednesday to help identify possible new safety measures onboard trains, as public transport schedules returned to normal following the Covid-19 lockdown. One of the questions on the survey, which is aimed at around 200 customers, asks whether travellers would take the train more or less often if the company introduced cars in which wearing protective face masks was mandatory. Another question concerns a general obligation to wear masks. The survey has not yet provided any results, a Federal Railways spokersperson told news agency Keystone-SDA, confirming a report from the news site “We want to get a clear picture and a sense of what people’s concerns are,” he said. The Swiss transport workers’ union, SEV, says it is surprised by news of the initiative. “The Federal Railways have thought about their customers, but have they thought about their staff,” who must check tickets on all train cars, vice-president Barbara ...

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