Stagecoach Yorkshire will introduce changes to a number of its bus timetables across South and West Yorkshire and North Derbyshire from 30 and 31 October 2021 to improve the reliability of bus services.
A Stagecoach spokesperson said “Along with many other industries, bus operators across the country are experiencing a shortage of staff, leaving the company with not enough drivers to run all journeys each day and though our teams have worked incredibly hard, sadly we’ve had to cancel some journeys, sometimes at short notice.”
The situation has worsened recently and has been compounded by issues at the DVLA, where delays issuing licences to bus drivers means that the company has had to wait weeks, or even months, before newly recruited drivers can start their training.
“From Saturday 30 October, we’re making temporary changes to some timetables to help us run more reliable services while we recruit more bus drivers and we’re hoping to return to normal timetables as soon as we can.
We’re advising customers to check the new timetables on our website and to plan ahead for their journeys."