Our Commercial Director Chris Gibbens says:
“Because of the latest lockdown, fewer people are travelling, not so many children are going into school and there is less traffic on the roads. So from Sunday 24th January, we are running a half-term level of service. There will be some tweaks to most schedules - this will speed up a lot of our peak time bus services. All the details are up on our website.
“Sunday services will be the same as they are now. The timings of all first and last buses won’t change. And school services that are running currently won’t change either.
“The new variant of Covid-19 is transmitting faster and affecting more people. So it’s even more important now that we all do everything we can to stop the spread. Please wear a face covering on the bus unless you are exempt - it’s the law and it helps keep us all safe. Please stay apart on board - sit in the window seat if you can.
“Our engineers have done extensive testing of how air moves through buses when they’re going along. So we’re asking everyone to please keep open the windows with labels on. This will keep fresh air flowing through the bus.”
We will be still running our enhanced extensive cleaning regimes to maintain high levels of hygiene for customers and employees. This includes extra cleaning of shared surface areas and cleaners jumping on buses at bus stations and town centres. A team of cleaners also spray every bus every night with aerosol disinfection that contains a high-performance antiviral solution - sometimes called ‘fogging’. Read more about how we continue to operate safely and responsibly here.
Other bus operators are also changing services from the weekend of Saturday 23rd January. Please see the West Midlands Network website for further details.
Published: 19 January 2021
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