As of 28th June, most Nottingham City Transport (NCT) services have returned to their normal timetables. This means that the 10, 10C and 10X will resume their normal frequencies, whilst the 3 will make a welcome return after its suspension due to lockdown.
However, the N48 night service which travels through the village at weekends will remain suspended for the time being.
NCT has released a new video to reassure its customers that travelling by bus is safe when they follow its “Safer Travel Guidance”. The video summarises the key parts of the guidance which will help people who haven’t used buses during lockdown familiarise themselves with how to travel as government restrictions are relaxed.
The key points are:
- Planning ahead and checking the online capacity checker at the NCT website for the latest information, including how quiet or busy the bus is
- Sanitising and washing hands regularly
- Wearing a facial covering (unless exempt for health or welfare reasons)
- Boarding the bus one at a time and keeping apart from other people on board, where possible
- Driver screens which provide a barrier and protection between customers and drivers
- The closure of some seats for social distancing
- Referring to the guidance on board throughout the journey
- The training and guidance NCT drivers have received
- The cleaning of buses, particularly commonly touched surfaces
NCT is making the video available to local businesses and organisations for sharing, including a version with subtitles, as well as playing it on buses and in its Travel Centre.
The Safer Travel Guidance was first published by the government in May and was later updated to reflect the requirement to wear facial coverings on buses by passengers. You can read the full guidance and watch the new video at: www.nctx.co.uk/safertravel. Updated timetables for the 10 and 3 services are also available at the NCT website.
Photo courtesy of Graham Wright via RUDDINGTON.info