Metrobus services change as people come back to buses - here are the details

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Metrobus have restored and tweaked some services from Saturday 17 April as more people got back on buses.

The daytime frequency of Route 3, between Crawley, Forge Wood and Gatwick, will be restored to every 30 minutes between Monday and Saturday.

There are also changes to Route 21. The Monday to Friday 1908 journey from Leatherhead to Box Hill will be reintroduced, while the 2010 journey from Headley Court to Epsom will be withdrawn.

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While there are no changes to times for Routes 460 between Crawley and Sutton Bus Garage and 480 between Crawley and Epsom, buses on this route will go back to serving Epsom Clock Tower Stop C, rather than Stop K.

There are changes to Metrobus servicesThere are changes to Metrobus services
There are changes to Metrobus services

Brighton & Hove and Metrobus Managing Director Martin Harris said: “These service changes are in anticipation of growing passenger demand as the country starts to open up again after lockdown. We are really looking forward to welcoming passengers back on to our buses as things begin to reopen.”

Martin said that the safety measures Metrobus introduced at the start of the pandemic were still very much in place. This included extra cleaning using hospital grade products, social distancing and bus capacity limits. Martin said that every bus also has anti-virus air filters, which remove 99.99% of viruses and bacteria.

“Alongside these safety measures, please remember that it is still very important to wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for your entire journey, unless you are exempt. This helps protect yourself, your fellow passengers and your driver,” said Martin.