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Temporary closure of bus station waiting room

Date Published: 22 May 2020
Oakham Bus Station

The waiting room at Oakham Bus Station will temporarily close from Saturday 23 May 2020.

Local bus operators have been running reduced services in response to a sharp drop in passenger numbers, prompted by national COVID-19 guidance advising people to stay at home and avoid using public transport.

With an increase in services and passenger numbers expected as COVID-19 restrictions are eased, the waiting room at Oakham Bus station is to close until further notice in order to support social distancing.

“Given the significant reduction in local bus services and passenger numbers over the past two months, there has been very little use of the waiting area at Oakham Bus Station. As a result, social distancing has not been an issue. Some COVID-19 restrictions are now being eased. However, social distancing rules are likely to remain a feature of our daily lives for some time. As and when more passengers return to public transport, it will become increasingly difficult to maintain social distancing within the confines of the waiting room. We’re therefore closing this area and putting measures in place to help people follow social distancing rules outside, while they wait.”
Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Cabinet Member for Transport

For information and updates about the availability of local bus services please see our Coronavirus page.

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