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Fifty bus routes cancelled

More buses were cancelled yesterday as a deadlock between Government and minibus operators continues. (File photograph by Akil Simmons)

A total of 50 bus routes were cancelled today as Bermuda’s bus shortage crisis rumbled on.

The cancellations started with the 3.20pm No. 8 bus from CedarBridge to Dockyard and will finish with the No 7 bus from Hamilton to Watford Bridge at 6.30pm.

The Department of Public Transportation warned earlier this week that bus cancellations were likely to double as children returned to in-school learning.

The move meant vehicles on regular routes would have to be transferred to school runs.

Efforts by Government to negotiate a rate with minibus operators were unsuccessful, although it is believed talks continue.

Earlier bus shortages led to the Government hiring minibuses for school routes.

The crisis was worsened by Covid-19 social distancing requirements, which have slashed bus capacities.

For a full list of cancellations, visit www.gov.bm/bus-alerts

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Published January 15, 2021 at 4:16 pm (Updated January 15, 2021 at 6:54 pm)

Fifty bus routes cancelled

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