A message from local County Councillor Andy Roberts.
The County Council has been informed by First Bus that the Department for Transport has instructed them to reduce their operational mileage to around 75%-80% of their current operation. First Bus has confirmed that they will reduce the network to the levels back in June, starting week commencing 17th January 2021. This will mean a reduction in frequency of services, but will continue to provide for key worker journeys, shopping services and weekend services.
Notices will be put up at bus stops to convey this message, update Real Time Information boards and the County Council website. Similarly, First Bus will also undertake their own communication to passengers.
All regular subsided services will continue to operate to their normal timetables. However, some operators are already starting to report staff capacity issues due to positive Covid-19 cases, or where staff members have needed to self-isolate. We will continue to work with operators to minimise disruption where possible and keep you updated.
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