Stagecoach to run at over 90% pre-pandemic levels
As England approaches the next stage of unlocking on 12 April, Stagecoach has announced that its bus services will be returning to over 90% of pre-pandemic levels.
The move is aimed at supporting the re-opening of many more leisure and hospitality facilities. Stagecoach has worked with local authorities in towns and cities across England to agree increased timetables to support the local demand expected with changes in place by either Monday 12 or Monday 19 April.
Carla Stockton-Jones, UK Managing Director for Stagecoach, said: “As we gear up for the next stage of unlocking in England with many leisure and hospitality facilities opening up, our bus services will continue to play a crucial role in helping people to re-connect with the things they enjoy doing.
“All of our services are fully Covid-secure with extra measures in place to help people feel fully confident as they return to public transport. We’ve all worked so well together, and as the country starts to unlock, it’s still important that people continue to follow all the guidelines in place as they travel on our services.
“We’d like to thank our customers for their support and co-operation over the past year. As the vaccination programme continues at pace and as more of the country starts to open up in line with the Government’s roadmap, people are desperately keen to return to some kind of normality and our bus services will make sure they get to where they want to easily and safely.”