20 Mar 2020
GOVERNMENT CORONAVIRUS MEASURES: CHANGES TO BUS SERVICES
Temporary changes to bus services in Stagecoach West Scotland are being introduced by Stagecoach from Monday 23rd March 2020 following new government advice around social contact and non-essential travel to help combat the coronavirus.
A reduced timetable will operate across the region until further notice. The timetables have been carefully created to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible.
It follows extensive action by bus operators to enhance cleaning regimes and protect the safety and well-being of customers and bus workers.
Separately, the bus and coach industry is also engaging with government to help ensure the long-term future of bus services, which are critical to the economy and local communities, is protected.
Fiona Doherty, Managing Director for Stagecoach West Scotland said: “Along with other bus operators and key sectors, we are working hard to support the national effort to tackle the current challenging situation.
"The safety of our customers and our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We also know that our
Services will operate a Sunday service or an enhanced Sunday service across Ayrshire, Glasgow and North Lanarkshire with many services staring earlier than they would on a Sunday to allow key workers to continue to access employment. Services in Dumfries and Galloway will operate either a Sunday service or an emergency timetable.
Since the impact of the coronavirus in the UK, Stagecoach has implemented additional hygiene measures to protect passengers, frontline bus workers and office-based staff.
In addition to well-established and rigorous cleaning regimes, there has been more frequent cleaning of main customer touch-points on buses, such as hand poles and grab rails.
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