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12 May 2020

Bus firms face uphill struggle

Bus operators across the UK face an uphill struggle to restore services for workers returning after lockdown.

Unions are also concerned about safety, amid reports of higher death rates linked to Covid-19 among male bus drivers.

Buses in Southampton, Hampshire
First Southampton, First Solent, and Bluestar buses in Southampton, Hampshire
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The need for social distancing will mean fewer passengers in each bus and the government is encouraging people to avoid public transport if they can.

Bosses say, however, that bus fares alone will not cover the cost of restored services.

The Government says it will work with the operators.

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