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First alters Leeds bus timetable today

First West Yorkshire is moving all services to a special timetable from today (30 March 2020) to ensure key workers, including health service and emergency workers, can get to and from their places of work.

Services will begin at the usual weekday morning times with varied frequencies through the day and comprise the Sunday timetable during off-peak periods.

Customers are advised to visit the First West Yorkshire website to view full details of the new timetable.

The announcement comes after the Government outlined strict new measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, including advice that people should leave home only to exercise once a day, travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, shop for essential items and to fulfil any medical or care needs.

Paul Matthews, Managing Director of First West Yorkshire, said:

“With much of the UK effectively ordered to stay at home for at least the next few weeks, we have made the decision to move to a special timetable to support those who still need to get to and from work and get out to shops and pharmacies, whilst fulfilling our own role as vital key workers during this time of national crisis.

“Just a few weeks ago it was almost inconceivable that these restrictions would be in place, which only underlines what a challenging, dynamic and rapidly evolving situation the UK faces, and which First West Yorkshire is monitoring and responding to day-by-day, hour-by-hour.

“We are doing everything possible to deploy staff across our operations with a view to minimising the impacts for everybody.

“Regular customers can be assured we will endeavour to get more frequent services back up and running as soon as the Government decides it is safe to do so.”

Check out the First West Yorkshire website for the most up to date service information, travel advice and information about coronavirus.

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