Reduced timetable coming in for Salisbury Reds buses

Reduced timetable coming in for Salisbury Reds buses

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 1:32pm 2nd April 2020.

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The operator's changing their services from this Sunday (5th April), based on Government advice.

Salisbury Reds say that 'due to the ongoing coronavirus situation', many of their routes will run less often until further notice.

The changes are also because we're being advised to take 'essential travel only'.

Here's the routes that will be affected:

  • R1 - Bemerton Heath, city centre, Salisbury District Hospital - reduced to one every half hour
  • R2 - Bishopdown - one an hour
  • R4 - Paul's Dene - one per hour
  • R5 - West Harnham  - one an hour
  • R6 - Laverstock - hourly service
  • R10 -  Devizes Road and St Peters Place - one an hour
  • Service 2 - Salisbury to Devizes - one service each hour
  • PR3 - Wilton Park & Ride and Bulbridge - one an hour
  • PR7 - London Road Park & Ride and Bishopdown Farm - hourly service
  • PR9 - Britford Park & Ride - SUSPENDED until further notice
  • PR11 - Beehive Park & Ride and Old Sarum - one an hour
  • PR15 - Petersfinger Park & Ride - one service each hour
  • X4/X5 - Salisbury, Amesbury, Larkhill - one an hour
  • X7/X7R - Salisbury, Alderbury, Whiteparish, Wellow, Romsey, Southampton - reduced to one an hour
  • Activ8 services had already altered their timetable, which will continue to run 

If your normal bus route isn't listed here, it will continue to run on its normal timetable, but we're told that services remain under constant review.

The full timetables for the affected routes listed above can be found on the Salisbury Reds website.

They've also said: 

"We would like to thank all our customers for their patience during this time and commend our front-line colleagues who are all doing a fantastic job in difficult circumstances."

OTHER MEASURES IN PLACE

Salisbury Reds services are making some changes on the buses too, to protect staff and customers.

Passengers are asked to avoid using cash for their fares where possible, encouraging to use cards or their clickit2ride app.

The front seats will be temporarily out of use to increase space between the driver and passengers.

On-board voice announcements have also been updated to remind passengers to wash their hands regularly, and to practice social distancing - keeping two metres apart - when queueing at bus stops.

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