Temporary changes to bus services in the East of Scotland were introduced by Stagecoach on Monday 23 March following the government advice around social contact and non-essential travel to help combat the coronavirus.
A reduced timetable is now operating across the region until further notice. The timetables have been carefully created to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible in order to assist key workers with travel.
Since the impact of the coronavirus Stagecoach has implemented increased measures to help ensure the safety of their own frontline staff and the important key workers travelling at this time.
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.
Stagecoach is now only using vehicles with protective screens at the cab with seats immediately behind the driver now out of use. This does not include priority seating for wheelchair users and buggies which is available as normal.
They are encouraging all customers still travelling to use contactless payment instead of cash and
As with all other essential services in place at present, Stagecoach is urging customers only to travel if absolutely necessary.
As well as timetable changes, travel shop opening hours are also being amended and customer services phone lines will be closed.
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.
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