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Coronavirus: Stagecoach introducing reduced bus timetable

Leamington Editorial 21st Mar, 2020 Updated: 21st Mar, 2020   0

STAGECOACH will be running a reduced timetable from Monday March 30.

It will operate across the region until further notice. The timetables have been created to ensure critical routes are maintained wherever possible.

It follows action by bus operators to enhance cleaning regimes and protect the safety and wellbeing of customers and bus workers.

And the bus and coach industry is also working with government to help ensure the long-term future of bus services critical to the economy and local communities, are protected.




Stagecoach Midlands managing director Mark Whitelocks 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 bus services play a vital role in keeping the country running and ensuring key sector personnel get to work.


“Following the latest government advice, we have reviewed our timetables and made temporary changes which reflect the reduced level of travel. Our objective has been to focus resources on where we know they are needed most at this time.

“We are working hard to best maintain essential services, safeguard jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of a sector which is central to our economy and communities.

“We will continue to monitor the position, liaise closely with government and other authorities, and respond as appropriate to what is a dynamic situation.”

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 established cleaning regimes, there has been more frequent cleaning of main customer touch-points on buses, such as hand poles and grab rails.

Customers can stay up to date with all the latest news from Stagecoach on Twitter @stagecoachmids or by signing up to their email mailing list.

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Timetable summary for Warwickshire

Leamington and Stratford

1 Buses will run up to every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays (Sundays unchanged).

15 Buses between Wellesbourne, Stratford & West Green Drive will run hourly Mondays to Saturdays (Sundays unchanged).

67/67A These routes will be split on Mondays to Saturdays and a change of bus will be required.

Buses between Leamington and Green Farm will run up to every 20 minutes.

Buses between Leamington and Lillington Library will run up to every 20 minutes with hourly extensions to Cubbington, Valley Rd & Telford Ave.

Evening buses unchanged.

Sunday buses will run hourly.

U1 Buses will run up to every 30 minutes.

U2 This route will not run.

U12 Buses will run up to every 30 minutes.

X17 Buses will run up to every 30 minutes Mondays to Saturdays and every hour Sundays.

X18 Buses will run up to every hour between Stratford & Evesham on Mondays to Saturdays. The section between Coventry & Stratford unchanged.

Sundays also remain unchanged.

X19 Buses will run up to every 2 hours Mondays to Saturdays (Sundays unchanged).

TOUR This route will not run at the present time.

Rugby

1/2 Buses will run every 2 hour on each route, providing a combined hourly service between Rugby & Coton Park.

3/3A Buses will not run between Rugby & Hillmorton – route 96 will offer a replacement.

4 Buses will run every 20 minutes Mondays to Saturdays and every 30 minutes on Sundays.

86 Buses will run hourly between Coventry & Rugby. The section between Rugby & DIRFT will be covered by route 96.

D1/D2 Buses will run every 2 hours on each routes Monday to Saturdays, providing a combined hourly service to Northampton, Daventry & Rugby. Late evening Daventry journeys will not run.

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