Making school travel safe
We're making some changes from 8 March 2021 to assist with school travel as schools reopen
With children returning to school we want to remind you of the additional measures we have taken to ensure that they can return safely via First Bus.
We have a daily enhanced cleaning regime across our bus fleet with additional focus on all hand and grab rails. More information can be found on our dedicated COVID web page, click here.
We're still operating our normal services with restricted seating capacity of 50%. Leicester City Council are providing additional buses to run duplicate journeys on certain First operated routes to provide additional capacity to support social distancing. You can see the services below and more details on the Leicester City Council website here >> Please note, these additional departures are not equipped with ticket machines - you will need to show any valid season ticket (including First & Flexi passes)
Flexi tickets are available in child weekly & 4-weekly formats for travel on any operator's bus, find out more >> Ideal if there are multiple services operating near your school. See what services are availble to you on the Choose How You Move website >> (scroll down to Flexible School Travel)
If you’re travelling on a regular public service, please remember:
- You must wear a face covering on board
- Our buses are operating to reduced capacities
- You need to socially distance on board – please only sit with members of your immediate household (e.g. a brother or sister)
From Monday 8 March, additional buses will run duplicate journeys on the First bus routes listed below, These are 'closed' services for school children only who have a pre-paid ticket or pass.
Service 22 (Evington to Rushey Mead via City Centre) morning journeys between 0716 & 0746 and afternoon journeys between 1506 & 1536
Service 22 (Rushey Mead to Evington via City Centre) morning journeys between 0704 & 0735 and afternoon journeys between 1505 & 1535
Service 54 (Beaumont Centre to Goodwood) afternoon journeys at 1451 & 1503
Service 74 (Haymarket to Beaumont Centre) morning journeys between 0728 & 0828 - (Beaumont Centre to City Centre) afternoon journeys between 1434 &1534
Service 38/38A (Humberstone Gate to Netherhall) morning journeys between 0730 & 0800 - (Netherhall to City Centre) afternoon journeys between 1457 & 1535
Service 88/88A (Humberstone Gate to Saffron Crossroads/Eyres Monsell) morning journeys between 0728 & 0816 - (Saffron Crossroads/Eyres Monsell to City Centre) afternoon journeys between 1441 & 1516
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