STAGECOACH IN SOUTH WALES CONFIRMS PLANNED INCREASE IN BUS
Written by Gavin on 23rd March 2021
Stagecoach in South Wales has confirmed it will be increasing most bus service levels in
Wales from 28 March to help get the country moving as lockdown restrictions continue to
Temporary bus timetables have been in place since the lockdown in December to help key
workers get to and from work and for other essential journeys.
From 28 March, bus network timetables in Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil,
Blackwood, Caerphilly, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent will return to the same times as before
the December lockdown. Details of the new timetables can be found at
Stagecoach has put in place extensive enhanced measures to keep buses clean and
passengers and staff safe and ensure people can feel confident about using buses, Britain’s
most important transport mode.
Stagecoach’s enhanced cleaning regime includes at least daily cleaning of all buses with a
COVID-19 killing sanitiser, with a particular focus on key touch points. All buses in South
Wales have been fitted with hand sanistiser dispensers and customers are reminded to wear
three-layer face coverings when they travel unless they are exempt.
The increase in bus services from 28 March will ensure that passengers can have
confidence in using the bus to get to work, education and connect them to leisure facilities as
they gradually re-open.
Nigel Winter, Managing Director of Stagecoach in South Wales said: “We are hugely proud
of the fantastic efforts of all of our staff throughout the pandemic and more recently in getting
buses ready to return to service as bus service levels increase.
“Buses continue to play a crucial role in the country’s recovery ahead. We will continue to
work with Welsh Government and local authorities to ensure we target services where they
are needed the most.
“The safety of our customers and employees remains our top priority. With the extensive
measures we have taken and the support of our passengers, they can be confident our
buses will be clean, safe and ready to go.”