In the news

1 year ago Wed 22nd Apr 2020

Colleagues at Lewes Road got widespread media coverage this week after five of them parked buses to spell out ‘NHS’ at the depot. Colleagues then sent up a drone and got a video and photographs of their show of support and appreciation for NHS staff. Coverage included ITV News Meridian, The Argus and Brighton & Hove News.

You can read more here.

On 16 April, BBC Radio Sussex’s Mark Carter interviewed Martin about the measures we have in place to protect our drivers. They discussed drivers’ screens, enhanced bus cleaning and supplying our drivers with PPE, as well as our no change policy, which came in the day before.

They also spoke about our campaign on buses and online, to encourage passengers to observe social distancing, make only essential journeys and to avoid paying with cash.

The Argus ran a story on 16 April about how one of our drivers felt unsafe because some passengers were not sticking to the rules around social distancing and some of them were making non-essential journeys. We commented at length on what we have done to protect our drivers and how we have worked with Unite the Union on this.

There were stories in The Argus and Brighton & Hove News about our new policy for drivers to stop giving change to passengers paying with cash until further notices, in order to reduce risk for drivers.