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National lockdown restrictions are in place across England. Until 2 December, you should only travel for work, education or other permitted reasons. From 2 December England will be returning to a 3 Tier System. Find out more about local restrictions.

A tiered system of protection levels is in operation across Scotland. So, if you need to travel, make sure you're up-to-date with what's happening in your area by checking the local government guidance.

We've put in place measures to allow you to travel safely including limiting available seats on buses and enhanced cleaning. Unless you’re exempt, you must wear a face covering throughout your journey. Please avoid busy times, use contactless payment where you can, keep your distance and take your litter with you. Stay up to date on our Coronavirus page.

Green light

Check for the quietest bus times before you travel

Traffic light system

Now on our live map you can see the estimated busiest and quietest times to travel, based on how many people use the service. This new feature puts you in control of when to travel during these current times of social distancing, letting you travel with confidence. 


How to check for a quieter bus 

A simple coloured traffic light indicator on the buses in our live map helps show how busy your bus service could be. 

This indicator should be used as a guide and is based on estimated passenger numbers for the time of day. 

green bus 

Usually quieter   at this time of day



Orange bus 

Usually quiet busy at this time of day



red bus 

Usually very busy at this time of day



Blue bus

We don't currently have enough data about this service to provide a guide as to how busy this service may be.

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