Edinburgh trains to the beach crammed with no social distancing as heatwave continues

Edinburgh trains to the beach crammed with no social distancing as heatwave continues

A train heading to from Edinburgh was seen to be packed full last week as hundreds headed to the coast. With temperatures hitting well into the twenties, a number of people chose to visit East Lothian beauty spots such as Dunbar, Musselburgh and North Berwick. However, images taken of a train heading between Edinburgh and North Berwick saw social distancing rules scrapped as passengers squeezed into the carriages. One carriage pictured showed both families and individuals standing in the aisles, with every seat taken as the two-metre rule ignored. Despite the tightly packed crowd, face coverings were seen to be worn by most of those on board. It is not the first time ScotRail trains have been reported as too busy during the pandemic, with the recent Sunday strikes also having an affect on services. With limited trains available over the last few strike days, those in action have saw passengers feel extremely uncomfortable with the lack of space. Speaking to Edinburgh Live earlier this month, one individual had stated he felt "scared" after a Bathgate to Edinburgh service was …
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