A bus firm has announced the return of a raft of services across Tayside and Fife after three months of lockdown restrictions.
Stagecoach East Scotland is bringing back a number of routes from Monday, June 29 – with customers told to expect a whole new-look to travel.
Bus companies have been operating a handful of journeys since Scotland was put into lockdown as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in March.
Fewer passengers will be allowed on to a bus at any one time, with seat numbers reduced to allow for social distancing.
Stagecoach has also warned that “bus full” signs could become more common.
Face coverings must also be worn by everyone on buses. There are exemptions for some people, including those with certain medical conditions.
A Stagecoach East Scotland statement reads: “We’re pleased to announce that from Monday, June 29, we’ll be further increasing our services, however we’ll also be reducing the number of seats available on board our buses, to allow for easier social distancing.
“Each bus will now have a reduced maximum capacity, and we’ll add coloured stickers onboard so you know where to sit and where to leave empty.
“As we have fewer seats available, the capacity of our buses will be reduced meaning you may see a “bus full” sign on the bus (you) wish to board and be unable to board. If you see this, please wait at your stop for the next available service.
“Remember – it’s now mandatory to wear a face covering when travelling with us. Exceptions do apply and more information can be found on our FAQ page.”
Stagecoach’s new local timetable for Tayside and Fife can be found here.
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