Bus and trains within Caerphilly County Borough are operating on a reduced timetable as of today.
Stagecoach is operating a Saturday service today, Monday, March 23 and on Tuesday, March 24.
From Wednesday an enhanced Sunday service will operate until further notice while from March 29, no buses will operate on a Sunday.
Nigel Winter, Managing Director for Stagecoach in South Wales said: “The safety of our customers and our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We also know that our bus services play a vital role in keeping the country running and ensuring key sector personnel get to work.
“Following the latest government advice, we have reviewed our timetables and made temporary changes which reflect the reduced level of travel. Our objective has been to focus resources on where we know they are needed most at this time.”
Trains operate a Sunday timetable
Transport for Wales has said it will also operate a Sunday service timetable throughout the week until further notice.
A statement from TfW said: “Train times may be subject to short notice change. The most up-to-date service information will be available from our website, the TfW Rail app and on digital information screens at stations. Please always check before travel.”
TfW has also said NHS workers will get free travel on its trains until April 30 with their staff ID.
Police patrols increased on trains
Police patrols on trains have been stepped up following a spike in antisocial behaviour, TfW has said.
The train operator also said passengers were not following public health measures to keep their distance from each other to slow the spread of Covid-19
Safety and Assurance Director Leyton Powell said: “We know it’s a difficult time with school closures and social gatherings impacted, but trains and stations are not the place to congregate.
“We are doing all we can to keep vital services running. Emergency service staff who are using our trains and key workers deserve to be able to travel in safety with confidence.
“I’m encouraging young people in particular, who may be considering using rail services to follow Public Health guidance, act responsibly and for their parents to actively encourage this too. It is critical that we respect our community and the hardworking people of Wales and Borders.”
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