Stagecoach tweak bus timetables after feedback from Northamptonshire's essential staff
'Changes are aimed at helping key workers by putting on additional journeys for them'
Bus operator Stagecoach are tweaking their emergency timetable from tomorrow (Sunday April 4) in response to feedback from essential staff who still need to get to work.
The company, which operates routes across Northamptonshire, slashed services by half this week after Prime Minister Boris Johnson put the country into lockdown in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19.
But Stagecoach bosses left the door open for essential workers and NHS staff to tell them via their website if the new times were not meeting their needs.
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A spokesman said: "We would like to thank everyone for the feedback they provided on the timetables we introduced on 30th March. Our commercial team have been busy working through the responses to see how we can help.
"We will be introducing new timetables on Sunday April 4. These changes are aimed at helping key workers by putting on additional journeys for them."
Stagecoach has reported that passenger numbers are down 85 per cent on normal since the lockdown came into force on March 23 restricting people to travelling only when necessary.
Coach company National Express, which runs routes through Northamptonshire, will take all its vehicles off the road from midnight tomorrow saying it is no longer viable to keep services going. Passengers with journeys already booked can use their tickets on journeys any time in the in the next 12 months or get a refund.