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Suffolk County Council announces reduction in public transport services in response to coronavirus crisis

Public transport services across Suffolk are to be reduced after the Government urged everyone to stay at home amid the coronavirus crisis.

Suffolk County Council announced today that new timetables are now in place for most transport services including buses, trains and community transport.

The changes are due to last until further notice.

Endeavour House, where Suffolk County Council is based
Endeavour House, where Suffolk County Council is based

Cllr Andrew Reid, cabinet member 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 to 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.”

Those who must use public transport are advised 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

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