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Apr 2020

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29 APR 2020

Richard Street - Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Double-decker bus hits bridge
A double-decker bus has struck a bridge in Greater Manchester, injuring nine passengers.

25 APR 2020

Two London buses

Bus use may drop after lockdown
The number of people using public transport in Britain’s cities could be 20% lower than normal after the end of the coronavirus lockdown.

22 APR 2020

Thornhill Park & Ride

Virus testing at park-and-ride
A drive-through coronavirus-testing centre for NHS (National Health Service) staff and other key workers is to be set up at a park-and-ride in Oxford, Oxfordshire.

An air ambulance

Pensioner injured in bus crash
An air ambulance has taken an 87-year-old man with ‘serious injuries’ to hospital after a bus struck him in Northamptonshire.

17 APR 2020

Two London buses

No more front-door bus boarding
Passengers will only be allowed to board London’s buses using the middle door during the coronavirus pandemic, Transport for London (TfL) has said.

16 APR 2020

Two First Bus single-deckers

Virus kills second Bristol driver
A second bus driver in Bristol has died after contracting coronavirus, his employer has said.

Cardiff Bus single-decker

Bus firm ‘put people at risk’
Cardiff Bus put people at risk for several weeks by failing to use coronavirus-killing disinfectant, a bus drivers’ union has claimed.

15 APR 2020

The crash on Forest Road

Charges over bus and car crash
Police have charged a 19-year-old woman a year after a woman died and 22 other people sustained injuries in a crash involving a bus and two cars on the Isle of Wight.

National Express West Midlands single-decker

National Express axes divi
National Express, which has lost two employees to the Covid-19 virus, is to cancel its final dividend after revenues took a major hit.

14 APR 2020

Michael Murray

Man jailed for raping girl
A court has jailed a man for nine years after he followed a teenage girl off a bus in Bristol and raped her.

One of the buses broken windows

Vandals target hospital buses
Vandals smashed the windows of two buses that were taking medical staff to work at a hospital in East Riding of Yorkshire.

13 APR 2020

Lorraine and a London bus

Bus driver ‘frightened to die’
A London bus driver said she was ‘frightened to die’ from coronavirus and has begged the government to do more to help protect transport staff.

11 APR 2020

A CT4N bus

Hospital bus service halted
A community bus company has suspended its services after a driver died from coronavirus and another was hospitalised.

08 APR 2020

Two London buses

New Covid-19 safety measures
Passengers using some London buses will only be able to board through the middle doors as part of increased efforts to protect drivers.

06 APR 2020

Two London buses

Drivers hit out over protection
Two London bus drivers have claimed that the personal protection measures provided for Covid-19 are inadequate and a health risk to workers.

05 APR 2020

A smashed bus window

Bricks hurled at moving buses
‘Reckless’ vandals have been throwing bricks at moving buses in Merseyside, smashing windows and causing thousands of pounds worth of damage.

04 APR 2020

Two London buses

Coronavirus kills bus workers
A union has described the loss of five London bus workers, who died after contracting coronavirus, as a ‘tragedy’.

The junction of James Street and Adelaide Street

Motorcyclist dies in bus crash
A motorcyclist has died in a collision with a bus in Cardiff, according to South Wales Police.

03 APR 2020

Buses in Southampton, Hampshire

Government bails out bus firms
The Government will cover the losses of bus companies in England over the next three months to ensure that services can still run.

01 APR 2020

FirstGroup 60612 Volvo B10M Alexander PS bus in Sheffield

Free bus travel for NHS staff
Two bus companies in parts of Yorkshire are offering free buses for NHS (National Health Service) staff to get them home from work.

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