Stagecoach gradually increasing Scottish services
Stagecoach is starting to gradually increase bus service levels in Scotland in line with the Scottish Government’s plans to re-open more parts of daily life.
From Monday 29 June, the company will be providing around double the number of services that have been running as part of the emergency timetables in place since March. Bus services will then be gradually increased, with plans to resume full timetables later in the summer. As well as local bus links, it includes Citylink and megabus coach services within Scotland.
The step-up plans follow the announcement by the Scottish Government of new restart funding for the country’s bus network.
A number of additional safety steps have also been taken by Stagecoach to make bus services COVID-19 secure.
Sam Greer, Regional Director Scotland for Stagecoach, said: “We remain extremely proud of the fantastic efforts of all of our employees across the country in recent months. Our people have made a huge contribution to the national effort and we’d like to thank every one of them and our customers for their support.
“Buses will continue to play a crucial role in the country’s recovery ahead. As well as helping to restart our economy, they are vital in bringing normality back to many areas of our daily lives. They keep people connected and have a major role in delivering safer, cleaner and healthier communities.
“We are pleased to be starting to step up our services to support the gradual re-opening of aspects of daily life across Scotland. We have a number of extra measures in place to make sure that our services are Covid-19 secure and to help people plan their journeys and use our services safely.
“In line with government regulations, face coverings are now mandatory on all bus services, and this will be enforced by Police Scotland. We are reminding people that they need to wear a face covering when travelling on our services, and we are confident the vast majority of people will do the right thing to ensure the safety of themselves, our employees and other customers.”