Bus updates

Whilst we have now entered into Phase 1 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map out of lockdown, there are major operational challenges in providing rural bus services.   The requirement to maintain 2m physical distancing on vehicles means that the passenger-carrying capacity of buses will be very significantly reduced.   As a result, Docherty’s Midland Coaches have decided that they are going to continue the suspension of all their local bus services for another three weeks.  The routes include Services 19, 20, 18, 45, 155 and 49/49A (Auchterarder Town Service).  This will take the suspension up to Monday, 22 June 2020.  Colin Docherty has emphasised however that the situation will be kept under review and any updated advice issued by the Scottish Government regarding the operation of rural bus services, during Phases 2-4, will be considered as a priority.