Temporary changes to bus services in Cumbria & North Lancashire are being introduced by Stagecoach from Monday 23 March, following new government advice around social contact and non-essential travel to help combat the coronavirus.
A reduced timetable will operate across the region until further notice. The timetables have been carefully created to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible.
It follows extensive action by bus operators to enhance cleaning regimes and protect the safety and well-being of customers and bus workers.
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.
Rob Jones MD for Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire 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.”
See below for a list of temporary Monday to Friday timetables and withdrawn services, Saturday and Sunday changes will be announced next week, information also available at: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/cumbria-and-north-lancashire/government-coronavirus-measures-changes-to-bus-services
Service 5 – no change
Service 6/X6 – temporary timetable to follow
6C – withdrawn for the duration of the Kendal College closure
Service 60/60A – as an alternative customers at Sandsfield Park should catch
the 61 from Orton Road or 67 from Green Lane
Service 62/62A – no change
Service 79/179/579- temporary timetable to follow
Service 93 – no change
Service 400 – no change
Service 554 – no change
Service 563 – no change
Service 600 – no change
Service 685- temporary timetable to follow
69 – as an alternative please catch the 76 at Eden Street for Edentown, 62
from Scotland Road, Colville Street and Denton Holme
73 & 208 – summer services will not start until isolation period is over
Service 45/46 – no change
Service 106 – no change
Service 505 – will continue Winter service until the isolation period is over
Service 508 – will continue Winter service until the isolation period is over
Service 516 – will continue Winter service until the isolation period is over
Service 555 – will continue Winter service until the isolation period is over
Service 599 – will continue Winter service until the isolation period is over
502/506 – withdrawn for the duration of the Kendal College closure
Service 100/2X – no change
Service 5 – no change
Service 42 – no change
Service 80/81 – no change
Service 755 – no change
Service 2/2A – no change
Service 3 – no change
Service 30/31 – no change
Service 32E – no change
Service 57 – no change
Service 78 – will continue Winter service until the isolation period is over
Service 300/301 – no change
Service X4/X5- temporary timetable to follow
Service C1/C2/C3 – no change
X30 – as an alternative please catch the 30/31
30H – as an alternative please catch the 30/31
77/77A – summer services will not start until isolation period is over
302 – as an alternative please catch the 300/301
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 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.
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