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Service Update 6th July 2020

At present, we are continuing to operate our Boxing Day timetable, which is an hourly service. Details of timings can be found here

We have implemented social distancing on all our vehicles, to ensure all our passengers and drivers are safe during their travel. We ask all our passengers to board our vehicles with a face covering present, and to make sure this is worn for the duration of your travel. We have implemented seat signage to encourage our passengers to social distance from one and another, again to keep yourselves and other passengers safe. 

We are asking all passengers to pay via contactless payment on our buses where possible, this is to reduce cash handling. Cash is accepted on board, only when nesessary. Concessionary passes are valid after 9am. 

With the lockdown easing, meaning retailers, restaurants and tourist attractions opening, we are carefully monitoring our passenger numbers daily to ensure we can alter our service frequency accordingly. Keep up to date with daily updates on our social media accounts. Daily tweets can be found on our Twitter page, just follow @A4AirDecker

If you want to see the measures we have put in place to help keep you safe, check out our video here! 

 

Service Update – 29th June 2020.

We are continuing to operate our Boxing Day timetable, which is an hourly service. Timings can be here.

Consessionary passes are now valid after 9am. We ask all passengers to pay via contactless card where possible to reduce cash handling. Cash is accepted on board our vehicles when necessary.

All our vehicles have social distancing measures implemented on them. We kindly ask all our passengers to be mindful of these guidelines and other passengers when travelling on our buses. We have seat signage on our upper and lower decks to encourage people to stay 2 metres apart. This is for the safety of yourself and other passengers. Face coverings are also to be worn when boarding our vehicles, and for the duration of your travel. If this guideline is not met, drivers can refuse your travel and you could face a fine.

In the oncoming days, non-essential shops and restaurants will continue to open, an increase in passengers travelling on our Air Decker vehicles is likely. We will be monitoring our passenger numbers very closely to ensure social distancing measures can continue to be carried out safely. We will adjust our service frequency accordingly. 

A duplicate bus is in operation due to our passenger numbers rising, and the capacity of passengers able to travel being limited. Again, this is to help implement social distancing, and to help with passenger demand. 

 

Service Update – 22nd June 2020.

At present, we are continuing to operate our Boxing Day timetable which is an hourly service. Detailed timings can be found here.

Retailers and restaurants have began to open, and are continuing to open following the guidelines given by the government. As a result to this, we will continue to closely monitor our passenger numbers to ensure social distancing measures can be carried out safely on our vehicles. We will adjust our service frequency accordingly.

Face coverings on all public transport is mandatory. We kindly ask our passengers to board our buses with a face covering securely covering your nose and mouth , and to wear one for the duration of your travel. If this guideline is not followed travel can be refused and a face a fine.

Social distancing signage has been implemented on our vehicles to keep our driving team and passengers safe. Our seat signage is in place to encourage passengers to stay 2 metres apart. Due to our vehicle capacity having to be decreased as a result to the social distancing measures, we have a duplicate bus in place to help with our passenger demand. 

We ask all passengers to pay via contactless card where possible. Cash is accepted on board when necessary. Concessionary passes are now valid after 9am. 

Service Update – 15th June 2020.

We are continuing to operate an hourly service as per our Boxing Day timetable. Stop timings can be found here.

With the retail sector reopeneing today, we will be monitoring our passenger numbers carefully as we are expecting an increase. We will adjust our service frequency accordingly.

Social distancing measures have now been implemented on all our vehicles, for the safety of our passengers and our driving team. Signage on board is to help advise passengers where to sit and to encourage people to stay 2 metres apart. A duplicate bus is in place to help with passenger demand, and to make sure social distancing measures are met.

Face coverings as from today are mandatory on all forms of pubic transport. Please ensure that a secure covering is worn whilst using our service.

Please can passengers endeavour to pay via contactless card payment where possible. Cash is accepted on board when necessary.

Consessionary passes as from today are valid after 9am. 

Face Coverings Mandatory on all Public Transport from 15th June 2020.

In an effort to prevent further cases of coronavirus and a potential second wave, face coverings will become mandatory on all public transport in England from 15th June 2020. Anyone who does not wear a face covering can be refused travel and face a fine. 

The government have reserved surgical face masks for clinical settings, and have confirmed that home-made masks are sufficient for public transport. Passengers can also use a scarf or bandana if it is covering your nose and mouth and well secured behind your head. 

Check out our poster which will feature on our social media pages here

Service Update – 8th June 2020.

At present, we are continuing to operate our Boxing Day timetable which is an hourly bus service, departing on the hour from Bath and on the half hour from Bristol Airport. 

With the retail sector reopening from the 15th June, it is anticipated that passenger numbers will increase. We are monitoring this situation closely and will adjust service frequency accordingly. 

We have implemented social distancing measures on all our vehicles for the safety of our driving team and all passengers. For further details, click here to view our press release.

Passengers are reminded to pay via contactless card where possible to reduce cash handling, though cash is accepted where necessary. 

Service Update – 1st June 2020

We are continuing to operate an hourly service on the A4 as per our Boxing Day timetable. Detailed stop timings can be found here.

Passengers are reminded to pay via contactless card where possible to help keep yourselves and our drivers safe. Cash is accepted on board where necessary. At present consessionary bus passes are valid at anytime. This is likely to change in the near future so please check back for any updates. 

We have started to implement social distancing signage on all our vehicles to advise all passengers where to sit and to encourage people to stay 2 metres apart. 

Service Update – 27th May 2020.

 
We are continuing to operate as per our Boxing Day timetable which is an hourly service. Detailed stop timings can be found here.
Please can passengers endeavour to pay via contactless card payment wherever possible. Cash payments are still accepted on board. Concessionary passes are valid at any time until further notice.
With restrictions gradually lifting, and more people returning to work in the imminent future, we are ensuring that we monitor passenger numbers carefully, and will be duplicating services where necessary so that social distancing can be maintained at all times. We will be introducing signage over the coming days to assist people in choosing where to sit and to display the new maximum capacity on vehicles to keep passengers safe. 

Service Update – 21st May 2020.

We are continuing to operate an hourly service as per our Boxing Day timetable. Detailed stop timings can be found here . RTI at bus stops is accurate as is information on the Bus Checker app. This timetable will be in place over the weekend, including Bank Holiday Monday. Journeys depart on the hour from Bath, and on the half hour from Bristol Airport. 
Please can passengers endeavour to pay via contactless card payment where possible to reduce cash handling. Cash for fares will be accepted where necessary.
Concessionary bus passes continue to be accepted at any time until further notice.
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