Changes to bus services

COVID-19 Support for bus services

LTA CBSSG Completed Survey 

Important information for passengers 

Face coverings must be worn on all forms of public transport, guidelines do contain a number of exceptions for very young children, people with a disability and those with breathing difficulties, as well as what type of covering is acceptable, information can be found here.

Buses will be operating at a reduced capacity in order to allow social distancing on board. They will only be able to stop when there is enough space to let someone on, or when a passenger wants to disembark. Once full to capacity, drivers will only be able to let one passenger on for each that gets off.

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  1. Timetable changes
  2. Council free minibus
  3. Public transport -safer travel guidance for passengers

Oakham bus station waiting room

The waiting room is closed at this time.

Please make sure you follow social distancing guidelines if you travel on public transport.

Read the latest government guidance on safer travel on public transport

Timetable changes

Local bus services are operating reduced services and / or timetable changes because of COVID-19.

There may be changes made at short notice, so it's important to check with the bus operator before you travel:

Centrebus - or call 0844 351 1120

CallConnect - or call 0345 263 8153

Delaine Buses - or call 01778 422866

Mark Bland Travel -  or call 01780 751671

Public transport - safer travel guidance for passengers

If you are unable to work from home and need to travel to work, you should avoid public transport if possible - walk, cycle or drive if you can.

If you do need to use public transport, contact the company that operates your route for information before you travel:

Centrebus - or call 0844 351 1120

CallConnect - or call 0345 263 8153

Delaine Buses - or call 01778 422866

Mark Bland Travel -  or call 01780 751671

You can also contact our transport department:

T: 01572 758138

E: transport@rutland.gov.uk

If you're travelling on public transport, be aware that:

  • social distancing is in place at bus stops
  • there may be less seating available, so people can keep two metres apart - buses may have seat covers showing where you can and can't sit
  • you will need to wait for passengers to get off, before you board
  • if you can, plan your journey to avoid peak times where possible
  • you must not travel if you or someone you live with has coronavirus symptoms
  • you must not travel if you have are clinically extremely vulnerable
  • if you can, wear a face covering when on public transport
Read the latest government guidance on safer travel on public transport
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