The 62 bus service through Silsden will run less frequently from Monday 23rd March as part of measures introduced by the Keighley Bus Company in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The firm says it wants to ensure customers and colleagues are safe and well when travelling and working on the buses. It adds that its normal regime is thorough, with each vehicle cleaned inside and out every night, with extra valets taking place during the day at bus stations. Local buses are also getting extra cleans during the day using disinfectant on well-used surfaces.
‘Saturday timetables‘ will operate Monday to Saturday, with the usual Sunday timetable on Sundays.
The CEO of parent company Transdev, Alex Hornby, said: “My colleagues deal with difficult circumstances every day and we’re always proud and privileged to all work together in delivering great service to our customers. We’re all now living in an unprecedented time and I’m grateful for everything each member of the team here is doing to help keep buses on the road for people who need them. These include the drivers who you see every day and the many people you don’t see – such as our cleaning, engineering, planning, training and other support teams – all of whom are doing a fantastic job in the circumstances.
“We’ve been running all our buses as normal until now but as we see less people travelling and pressure on staffing increases, we have made the decision to change to Saturday times going forward. We trust everyone understands the reasons for this but note that we are maintaining the general span of the operating day and many frequencies are similar. Our aim remains is to get people where they need to be and, here at Transdev, know that we are all doing our best to carry on doing that.”