A number of rail companies across the UK are updating their ticket options in order to adapt to changes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The changes include different season tickets for those who may now not be travelling into the office as often as before.

It comes as travelling on public transport across the UK looks a little different due to the pandemic - with face masks compulsory and social distancing measures in place.

Here are some of the changes taking place.

Great Western Railway hopes to introduce three-day season tickets

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  • A Great Western Railway (GWR) train. Picture: PA Wire

Great Western Railway, which rail runs services in Cornwall including one to London Paddington, is proposing new three day season tickets, in order to better suit those who may not be travelling into the office five days a week.

The rail network has also said it will offer a 12 day pass which can be used at any time over a 30 day period.

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The railway company told the Sunday Times: "Our research suggests commuters will travel, on average, into work three days a week, rather than the current five."

Anthony Smith, chief executive of independent watchdog Transport Focus, said: "A get-back-to-work message has got to be matched by the get-back-to-work rail products to underpin it.

"The only certainty about the future is that there will be less travel to work. I think the annual season ticket, except for a very few people, is probably pretty much dead."

What about in other parts of the country? 

- At the beginning of this year, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) launched a Single Leg Fare initiative to allow customers to select the best ticket options for their journeys more easily, giving passengers the opportunity to ‘mix and match’ the best ticket for each leg of their journey.

The rail company hopes to further build on making rail travel more accessible, with similar and smarter train fares.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company has also removed the £10 change fee for changing tickets and is currently recommending e-ticketing where possible.

- Northern Rail has launched the region’s first smart ‘flexi’ season tickets, as more passengers return to the railway as lockdown eases.

This move comes as part of a bigger drive to deliver London-style contactless payment systems across the North’s public transport networks.

The new season tickets, which are now available, are initially available on Northern and LNER services between Leeds and Harrogate stations only.

The tickets are loaded to smartcards and give passengers 10 unlimited travel days for the price of nine. They are valid for six months.