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Author Topic: Buses - passenger demand and social distancing  (Read 1520 times)
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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2020, 04:17:37 am »

What happens when the last bus of the day is full as happened last weekend? I don't think it was full leaving Bath bus station but became full on the route back... worried when bars and restaurants open this weekend it will be carnage on the buses...coming out of Bath. I doubt First Bus don't normally have any buses / drivers spare at that time of night I doubt... Only saving grace is there appears currently to be low rates of transmission currently in the area....
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2020, 06:59:26 am »

What happens when the last bus of the day is full as happened last weekend? I don't think it was full leaving Bath bus station but became full on the route back... worried when bars and restaurants open this weekend it will be carnage on the buses...coming out of Bath. I doubt First Bus don't normally have any buses / drivers spare at that time of night I doubt... Only saving grace is there appears currently to be low rates of transmission currently in the area....

Probably the same as what happens when the last trains get cancelled/aren't running for whatever reason - taxi drivers become very wealthy.

Bars and restaurants may be reopening but it's only in a very limited way. We have to hope (perhaps forlornly having seen the sights at Bournemouth beach and on various protest marches etc) that people act responsibly, or we may find ourselves heading back to square one in terms of lockdown.
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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2020, 10:48:41 am »

From publicity I have seen locally some pubs will be closing an hour or two earlier than normal thus avoiding a scramble for the last bus home.
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2020, 12:41:56 pm »

No surprises that the bus 'bailout' is quite rightly continuing.  I'm sure similar rail announcements will follow.

https://www.standard.co.uk/business/covid-bus-firstgroup-goahead-bailout-transport-shapps-a4520481.html
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