Bristol news First Bus services resume this weekend - what you need to know MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - More people are expected to use buses for non-essential travel as lockdown is eased further this weekend
Breaking News ! Bus services to Bristol city centre are being ramped up for the reopening of shops, pubs and restaurants this weekend. First West of England is significantly increasing its services across Bristol and the West of England region from July 5 - a day after lockdown is relaxed to allow hospitality venues to reopen. Buses will still be on reduced capacity and passengers will have to continue wearing face masks. As well as an increase in services to the city centre from places like Kingwood, number 6, and Downend, number 5, there will be more buses heading to Cribbs Causeway, numbers 1, 3 and 75. First Bus customers will be asked to bring their own hand sanitiser (Image: Copyright Unknown) There Frequency will be increased mainly in evenings and weekends. James Freeman, managing director at First West of England, said: “During the coronavirus lockdown, our services were reduced to a minimum level, due to a significant drop in passenger numbers. Over the last few weeks, we have been gradually increasing our services to match customer demand as lockdown has eased. Get all your local traffic news, powered by In Your Area: “We’re pleased now to bring a significant uplift to many of our services across the region, as Government announces further changes to lockdown and we prepare for more customers to start using bus travel again, in line with Government guidelines.
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“We want to remind all customers that it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering when travelling by bus, unless you fall within the Government’s specified exemptions for this rule. "Social distancing measures remain in place on all our buses and we ask that all customers adhere to these rules to help protect each other. “As our freedom of movement begins to return, it is critical that everyone takes responsibility to travel within these Government regulations. By working together, we can get the region back on its feet and moving again safely.” Customers should visit the First West of England website ( www.firstgroup.com/coronaviruswoe ) for all the latest service updates and information.
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