Stagecoach and public pay tribute to transport drivers braving the pandemic

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People have come together to show their appreciation for the bus/coach staff bravely working during the pandemic. 

Transport company Stagecoach joined forces with the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) and government to thank essential workers on Bus and Coach Worker Support Day (5 May) - encouraging the public to use the hashtags #ThankYouBusWorkers or #ThankYouCoachWorkers.

Both the Stagecoach and CPT Twitter feeds have been packed with stories of staff helping passengers during a difficult time, as public transport continues to play a vital role in keeping Britain ticking over.

Stagecoach, the country’s biggest bus and coach operator, has been helping key sector workers travel with dedicated shuttles, as well as taking measures to support local communities, the supply chain and distribution networks.

Martin Griffiths, Chief Executive of Stagecoach said: “There are thousands of bus and coach workers right across the country who are doing a fantastic job in helping to keep the country moving, ensuring links are available for key workers and other essential journeys.

“I would like to add my heartfelt thanks to everybody who is working hard at this time to deliver these crucial transport links. We know from the positive feedback we’ve seen just how appreciative people are of everything we are doing.

He continued: "Moving forward, buses in particular will be critical to the country’s recovery and re-starting our economy. We are work together with our industry partners and the government on the measures needed to support Britain’s most important mode of public transport, and on the steps to keep people safe and reassured.”

Stagecoach says it is strictly following government and public health guidelines to protect its employees and customers.

A number have vehicle alterations have been made to improve safety on board - including protective screens, additional cleaning of key touch points, strict guidelines on social distancing and contactless payments where possible.

For more information about Stagecoach or to check emergency bus timetables, visit their dedicated webpage.

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