First West Yorkshire is adjusting the frequency of some of its services in Leeds from Sunday, 16 January.
The changes are for an unspecified temporary period and are being made to add more resilience to the timetable to avoid short-notice cancellations while the bus company manages staff absences due to Covid.
West Leeds services affected include 4/4F, 16/16A and 49.
Full details of the timetable changes can be found in Leeds here.
In general, services operating on a seven or eight-minute frequency during the week will be every 10 minutes and those with a 10 or 12-minute frequency will be every 15 minutes. Saturday frequencies on affected routes will change by five minutes or less and the majority of Sunday services will be unchanged.
The X7 and X56 Monday-Friday peak services in Leeds are temporarily suspended.
Paul Matthews, Managing Director of First West Yorkshire, said:
“We want to assure our customers that these frequency changes are only short term and we aim to restore services as soon as possible.
“Along with many other organisations up and down the country, we are experiencing a higher-than-normal level of staff absence due to the current wave of Omicron Covid 19 cases. The safety of our staff and customers will always be our number one priority.
“We are doing everything we can to minimise disruption to services and inconvenience to our customers and our teams are working extra hard to ensure as many buses run as is possible.”