Stagecoach West offer free bus travel to NHS staff across Gloucestershire

The county’s NHS key workers are being supported by Stagecoach West.


NHS staff can travel for free on all Stagecoach buses across Gloucestershire from Thursday 16 April 2020.

The bus operator is working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council in a bid to help those working to treat people with Coronavirus, by offering free travel to NHS staff and a revised timetable with key workers in mind.

All staff need to do is show a valid NHS ID to the bus driver and their journeys to and from work are free.

Stagecoach West is still running all routes across Gloucestershire with temporary timetables in place, extra cleaning regimes, social distancing guidelines displayed on buses and contactless payments encouraged, to make sure essential journeys can still be made.

Managing Director of Stagecoach West, Rupert Cox, said: ‘We continue to play a crucial role in ensuring that our community’s key workers, such as NHS staff, can get into work.

‘I’m extremely proud that we are able to help make a difference by offering free bus travel to the NHS workers in Gloucestershire who are doing such an incredible job.’

Cabinet member for public and community transport at Gloucestershire County Council, Cllr Nigel Moor said: ‘Our front line NHS workers are doing a fantastic job – supporting them to get to work seems the least we can do.

‘By continuing to support our bus operators during this difficult time it has been possible to swiftly put this free travel scheme in place for those on the frontline.’

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