megabus is making a return
Stagecoach-owned megabus is to restart part of its network from 3 July.
A revised network will restart, serving key towns and cities across England including London, Bristol, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Norwich, with connections to many other places.
Additional safety measures have been put in place to make sure that megabus services are COVID-19 secure. megabus says it has been carrying out extensive research with its customers on how they plan to use services in the future, with the majority of people saying they wanted to visit friends and family or take short breaks or holidays in the UK. Over 75% of people said they wanted to book a megabus trip immediately or within the near future.
Its fleet is being deep-cleaned and an enhanced daily cleaning regime is being put in place. Anti-bacterial stations are being placed onboard all coaches and drivers will be provided with extra cleaning supplies to help keep coaches clean during the day. All drivers will also be equipped with face masks, face visors, gloves and individual hand sanitiser for their use. And increased cleaning regime and filter changing schedules on air-conditioning units are being introduced.
Mark Venables, Managing Director of megabus, said: “We’ve been carrying out research with our customers and from the overwhelming response we received, we know that people are very keen to get back on board our megabus services as quickly as possible. With the extra safety measures we have to make sure that our services are Covid-19 secure, and with customers following all the government guidance in place, people can have confidence in travelling with us.
“Public transport will continue to play a crucial role in the country’s recovery ahead. As well as helping to restart our economy, it is vital in bringing normality back to many areas of our daily lives, keeping families and communities connected and contributing towards a safer, cleaner and healthier nation.”