Travelling Safely with Stagecoach
Last week, Mayor of Stroud Kevin Cranston paid a visit to the Stagecoach bus depot on London Road to find out how bus travel is changing as we come out of lockdown.
Depot Manager, Joe Beckley, explained that from 1 September most services will be back to normal on routes in and around Stroud.
Passenger numbers on each bus are being managed to ensure safe social distancing at all times. With schools returning in September, extra buses will be added on some routes to cope with a higher demand for travel whilst keeping customers safe.
Face coverings must be worn by passengers on buses, with compliance around Stroud being very high.
The Mayor saw Linda Baldwin, one of the depot's cleaners, giving a bus a very thorough deep clean at the end of its working day. Every bus is cleaned at the depot on a daily basis, in addition to touch-point sanitizing on handrails and bell pushes during the day.
Kevin Cranston said, "I have recently travelled on trains, the Underground, and Manchester trams without any problems and, after seeing how well they are cleaned, I will use Stroud buses with complete confidence."
Watch the Stagecoach Travelling Safely with Us video to see what they are doing to make it safe to get the bus.
Posted: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 09:08 by Admin team