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17 May 2020

Key workers ‘could be stranded’

Limiting passenger numbers on buses could see people, including key workers, left at bus stops, a transport director has said.

The warning to West Yorkshire Combined Authority claims that the public transport network faces a ‘painful couple of months’ as more people return to work.

Leeds City Bus Station
Leeds City Bus Station — Leeds, West Yorkshire
(Credit: West Yorkshire Combined Authority)

One bus company said social distancing rules could see only 19 people on a double-decker bus.

At present, bus companies are operating at lower than normal levels because of a drop in the number of passengers due to the lockdown.


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