Transport changes

March 26 2020

BUS and train services have been changed to ensure essential workers can still use them while many other people stay at home.
First West of England started running a Saturday service during the working week from March 23, for those who still need to travel across the region.
The change came as the Government advised against non-essential travel and contact to tackle the spread of coronavirus.
First said bus passenger numbers had been reducing as many people either work from home or avoid using public transport.
Rail services were also being reduced. Meanwhile, to allow pensioners and disabled people who rely on public transport to reach supermarkets that are opening early to let them shop, time restrictions for use of the Diamond Travelcard concessionary pass, which usually allows free travel only after 9am, have been relaxed so pass holders can travel free at any time.