Posted: 29.06.20 at 12:34 by The Editor
A POPULAR bus service, that links towns across Wiltshire and has a terminus in Trowbridge, is getting back to a regular service following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
The Stagecoach service 49 from Trowbridge, through Devizes and onto Swindon, has had to be reduced in recent months.
But now the company say they are returning the route to a regular timetable – although passengers must maintain social distancing when in the bus and they have to have a face covering or mask to get a ticket for their journey.
The Government say every journey on public transport in England must see passengers with protection on their faces which includes bus journeys.
Stagecoach are reducing the number of seats available on their services in order to comply with the social distancing requirements and have asked passengers to sit, where possible, in a seat alongside a window and leave a space in front and behind the seat.
They are also advising passengers to use hand sanitiser both before and after their bus journeys.
The first service 49 bust to leave Trowbridge now will depart from Manvers House at 7.05am and arrive in Swindon at 8.50am.
The last journey in that direction from Trowbridge is at 6.55pm (18.55) and arrives in Swindon at 8.15pm (20.15).
The first trip in the opposite direction leaves Swindon Bus Station (Bay Six) at 5.45am and arrives at Trowbridge Fire Station at 6.53am. The last journey on this route begins from Swindon at 5.15pm (17.15) and arrives in Trowbridge at 6.43pm (18.43).
Full details of journeys are on the Stagecoach website under 'Timetables'.