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Roads, parking and transport service updates

Blue badges

Following Department for Transport advice, we are not currently carrying out face to face mobility assessments for blue badges. You should still apply as normal.

If you already have a badge but it expired after 1 January 2020, you can continue to use it in public blue badge bays until 30 September 2020. This only applies in local authority car parks, not private car parks.

Roadworks

The A322 Downshire Way improvement scheme is now complete.

The A3095 improvement work is now underway.

Transport

The government has recommended passengers on public transport:

  • wear face coverings
  • observe social distancing measures

For more information on safer travel visit GOV.UK.

Buses

Local buses are operating on an approximately hourly frequency but there are limited early morning and evening services.

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Passengers must wear a face covering when using bus services.

Trains

Rail services are operating on a half-hourly frequency. The ticket office at Bracknell rail station is closed, you can buy tickets at the machines (using card only), online, or using the SWR app.

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Passengers must wear a face covering when using rail services.

Statement on the road network

The government has made it clear that our road network must remain open during the current lockdown period. They expect work on the highway, especially all essential and emergency work to carry on keeping the roads open and safe, making sure that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel across the country to where they are needed most. Utility companies providing critical services such as gas, electricity, water and telecoms also need to continue working on the highway to make sure these services continue to operate.

We acknowledge that work carried out on the highway, by both utility and highway authority contractors, is vital in keeping goods, key workers and emergency services moving, deliveries flowing, and safeguarding the provision of utility services to support the NHS, local communities, homes and businesses.

We, along with our contractors, are acting in line with the current UK government guidance on COVID-19 and prioritising our work in the interests of public safety. The highway authority and utilities work promoters will be best placed to assess which of their work is essential to enable a fully functioning network whilst considering the risk to both their workforce and the public. The level of output will also be constrained by availability of resources throughout the supply line of the industry.

We would like to assure the public that we are doing all we can to make balanced decisions in what are very testing and complicated circumstances. Please respect those key workers operating in challenging times and play your part in observing the social distancing advice placed upon all of us.

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