Bus firm's Swindon services to continue normally

By Barrie Hudson - 3 November 2020

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Swindon's Bus Company says services in and around Swindon will continue to run at normal levels. 

  • Swindon's Bus Company MD Andrew Wickham

    Swindon's Bus Company MD Andrew Wickham

The local bus operator has worked to reintroduce its full service timetable over recent months, with a variety of safety measures in place. 

Now, despite a second lockdown planned from Thursday, it will be ‘business as usual’ for the bus network and school routes across the region. 

“This has been a challenging year for us all, and we realise many will be hit hard by this second lockdown,” said Swindon’s Bus Company managing director Andrew Wickham. 

“We understand that many workers and school pupils still need to be able to travel over the coming month, so our current plan is to continue as we are. 

“Several months ago, we introduced special measures to ensure travelling on public transport is one of the safest places to be - and this is still the case.

“We have stringent regimes in place, including extra focus on touch-points with anti-viral wipes. Our passengers must wear face coverings, unless exempt, and we have given our operation the ‘belt and braces’ treatment by also adding hand sanitisers.

“It is also important that those travelling with us take their own safety, and the safety of others, seriously. That means taking personal responsibility to wash hands regularly, wear face coverings, and use the sanitisers provided.

“I would like to give credit and to thank our dedicated team of drivers and support staff - who are themselves keyworkers. 

"Their efforts are helping people carry out vital work in our region. And, without them, many local pupils would not be able to travel to school.

“We will of course continue to monitor the situation and, if government guidelines for bus travel do change, we will act accordingly.”

Details can be found at swindonbus.co.uk 

 

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