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Bus operators restore routes but ask: what happens if the money runs out?

Last week’s LT-TV discussing put the spotlight on the bus industry to hear how it’s coping with Covid-19, and what the industry might look like in the aftermath of the pandemic. It proved to be a lively 90 minutes of chat. Andrew Forster summarises some of the talking points

Andrew Forster
12 June 2020
James Freeman: Reducing social distancing to one metre will do little to increase bus capacity
James Freeman: Reducing social distancing to one metre will do little to increase bus capacity
Alex Hornby: cleanliness now customers’ number one priority for bus travel
Alex Hornby: cleanliness now customers’ number one priority for bus travel

 

The panel discussion to kick-off the session included two bus managers who explained what life was like on the frontline: James Freeman, managing director of First West of England, and Alex Hornby, chief executive officer of Transdev Blazefield, which operates in Lancashire, North and West Yorkshire, and Greater Manchester. 

“The first thing to say is I now know what it’s like to work in the cigarette production industry,” quipped Freeman, pointing out that politicians...

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