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But timetable includes more early morning services

Stagecoach in Devon is introducing an emergency bus timetable due to coronavirus.

From today [Monday 30 March], the bus operator is reducing their frequency in line with customer demand and changing travel patterns.

For most routes this means a Sunday timetable with additional early morning journeys to allow key workers to commute. These special timetables will run Mondays to Saturdays with majority then operating a normal Sunday service.

Stagecoach are continuing to encourage their passengers to use contactless payments where possible, for the safety and wellbeing of both customers and employees. The bus operator is also encouraging passengers to adhere to social distancing advice recommending leaving a seat empty between one another.

Concessionary pass holders across the South West can now travel for free at all times, as local authorities temporarily lift time restrictions to take advantage of the supermarkets exclusive shopping times.

Mike Watson, Managing Director of Stagecoach South West, said: “It is our number one priority in these unprecedented times to continue to get our key workers where they need to be. We know many people need public transport for essential travel and we will continue to be there when they need us.

“We have taken into consideration the requirements of our communities when making changes to our services.  I am extremely humbled by the professionalism I have seen from our team and want to personally thank them for their on-going dedication.”

To view Stagecoach South West’s special timetables, visit https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/south-west/covid-19-timetables

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