Transport & Bus Advice

As schools return in September, buses, as the most common transport mode for schoolchildren, are likely to see the biggest increase in demand. 

To help manage this we are introducing changes to buses during term time on weekdays from 07:30-09:30 and 14:30-16:30 that will help with safe travel:

  • dedicating a number of existing buses for school travel only on routes with a frequent service that are likely to be the busiest. These buses will have clear signs to differentiate them from regular bus services and information will be posted at bus stops and online
  • adding over 200 extra dedicated School Service buses on some of the busiest routes with less frequent services. This includes adding buses to existing school bus services. These measures have been prioritised for routes on which students travel longer distances

Check to see if your route is affected or view a full list of bus routes affected.

Plan and allow more time for your journeys, if you are travelling by bus during school travel times as you may have to wait longer. Please travel off peak where possible and wear a face covering for the duration of your journey.

Watch our video to see what other changes we have made to our buses that help safe and sustainable travel.