Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout the county because of the coronavirus pandemic

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New timetables are now in place for most public transport services, including buses, trains and community transport until further notice.

The changes reflect the fact that less people are using services as they stay at home as part of the new instructions from the Prime Minister on Covid-19. There is also a reduced availability of staff as more have to self isolate.

Councillor Andrew Reid, Suffolk County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Highways, Transport and Rural Affairs, said:

“Working in partnership with transport providers, we are doing all that we can to help keep vital services going for those people who must travel - our key workers and elderly and vulnerable residents.

“The changes to timetables aim to balance the reduced levels of passenger usage as people follow the new instructions to stay at home with the need to reduce the number of people required to run transport services.

“These changes will also help ensure there are enough members of staff to keep vital services running over the coming weeks and months. We will continue to monitor the situation with our partners.”

Suffolk County Council is advising those who must use public transport to check with their local provider to find out the latest timetable. Further details can be found at www.suffolkonboard.com or by calling 0345 606 6171.