Buses in Jersey will run less frequently from Saturday, due to a drop in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.
LibertyBus is introducing a revised timetable where many routes will start later, finish earlier and run less frequently.
To ensure critical workers and vulnerable people can continue to travel they will still be operating a core service.
The main changes to the timetable include:
- Weekday services will start later and finish earlier with reduced frequency at peak times.
- Saturday services will be the same as the Sunday timetables, with many services running less frequently, and no early and late services
- Routes 1 and 15 will be reduced to half hourly service rather than every 15 minutes
- Routes 1a, 2, 5, 7, 12, 13 and 19 will have a reduced timetable
- Routes 6, 11 and 28 will not operate as these are largely covered by other routes
- Route 4a will run instead of Route 4 on Saturdays: this means there will be no buses to Bouley Bay, Bonne Nuit Bay, and areas north of Trinity Church at weekends
The new timetable balances the need to follow the latest social distancing advice, with the needs of essential workers with no other travel options.
The latest version of the timetable is available on the LibertyBus website.
Any critical workers needing an alternative service should contact LibertyBus on 01534 828555 by 12pm the day before they need to travel.
Critical workers currently include those focused on health and care, formal emergency responses, public protection, social work and residential childcare.