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« on: March 23, 2020, 11:05:12 pm »

Following government guidance this evening which places further restrictions on non-essential travel we can confirm that service levels will remain at previously advertised schedules, available to view here -

However today the number of passengers we carried was 15% of the level we would expect on a normal Monday. We expect this to drop further from tomorrow with the latest announcement. Without any direct support for bus companies forthcoming from the government to sustain service levels we will have no option but to review timetables over the coming days to reflect the number of passengers using each service. We will be liaising with the various local authorities over the coming days and providing updates once decisions have been reached.

Thank you for your understanding during this difficult period and stay safe.

From earlier in the day

Monday 23rd March 2020 : 11:44am


Whilst we would not encourage unnecessary travel under current circumstances, we would like to point out to concerned members of the travelling public especially the elderly that we are only carrying approx 4 passengers per bus per hour, so on a short trip you may well find you are the only passenger and if not, there will be plenty of room to spread out.

Please note that our Concessionary fare reimbursements from the government have been guaranteed regardless of pass numbers, so we have no vested commercial interest in carrying any more of these passengers. We are merely saying this to reassure affected passengers that if travel is essential, social distancing will almost certainly be achievable.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this time.

Coffee Shop Admin, Vice Chair of Melksham Rail User Group, and on the board of TravelWatch SouthWest.
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