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Although the Upper Wharfedale Venturer 72B service between Buckden, Grassington and Hebden was suspended during the first lock-down, the service started running again on Monday 6th July 2020.

The service is running the same timetable and the same route as previously, but  to minimise risk to our staff and passengers, we have decided to retain some of the Covid protection measures as follows;

The main changes are as follows:

  • Covid symptom-free: Passengers with any Covid19 symptoms are not permitted to travel

  • Driver screen: There is a plastic “cough-guard” screen between the driver’s cab and the passenger saloon.

  • Sanitiser: Sanitiser is provided on the bus. Please use it when boarding and alighting.

  • Cashless operation:  To minimise the risk of infection we moved to cashless operation. If you have a bus pass, please show it to the driver (the bus pass card reader is on the wrong side of the screen and cannot be moved). If you pay to travel, please pay with a contactless card. If you do not have a card, you may still pay with cash by putting it in the cash box – but no change will be given. Donations are still very welcome – thank-you.

  • Improved airflow: To improve airflow, there will be no recirculation of air in the passenger saloon.

  • Enhanced cleaning regime: We have retained the enhanced cleaning regime which was developed at the start of the pandemic, with a full clean of the vehicle at the end of each day, using virucidal products. 

It has been great to welcome so many of our our passengers back to the Venturer  and we very much appreciate your compliance with these measures. As a community service it is important that all our passengers feel safe to travel on the Venturer, and we ask for your cooperation even if you personally are not concerned about the risk of infection.