Operator emphasises it is ‘clean, safe and ready to go’


As the coronavirus lockdown lifts, Transdev Blzefield has announced timetables on many of its services will be revised from this weekend.

The move will see additional journeys and extra buses introduced at busy times, to allow more room for social distancing on board, and an enhanced cleaning regime.

The operator is using a number of techniques, including a powerful anti-viral mist that is sprayed through vehicles each night – with further deep cleaning at bus stations and destinations throughout the day to maintain the highest standards of hygiene.

“An immense amount of work is going on every day behind the scenes across our depots in Yorkshire and Lancashire to make sure our buses are safe for everyone to use,” said company chief executive Alex Hornby. “We’re constantly monitoring customer numbers and adding in extra buses wherever we see journeys becoming busier, so everyone can space out and to enable effective social distancing.

“Our message is fully in line with the government’s current advice but, as lockdown measures ease, we feel now is the right time to explain more about what we’re doing to keep our customers safe, and what you can do to help when the time comes for you to step on board our buses.”

Hornby claimed that with extensive cleaning throughout the day and plenty of room on board, Transdev Blazefield’s fleet are among the safest places you can be when travelling.

He continued: “Our collaborative approach sees us introduce a range of initiatives led by colleagues and stakeholders to promote safety on board our buses. All our team continue to be hugely positive and their incredible efforts have got us all through the pandemic – my sincere thanks go to them all.

“The experience gained during the lockdown is helping us to plan ahead now as people begin a limited return to work. We will provide the quickest and best value solution to congestion and air quality in our towns and cities as we move beyond the pandemic – and in the meantime, our buses are clean, safe and we’re here if you need us.”

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