I have finalised the plan for this weekends classic bus running day over the Leeds-Wetherby corridor, as previously advertised I now have a social distancing plan in place on the preserved buses.
The capacity of each bus will be reduced by 50%, to enable passengers to spread out in compliance with the latest government guidance surrounding the Covid-19 issue.
It will only be possible to travel on the buses by application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, a draw will be made on Friday and each successful applicant will be contacted with a time to join a bus trip from Leeds City BS.
This measure has been placed to prevent the possibility of a large gathering of people resulting in a violation of Government guidance.
If there are spare seats on any of the services after all applicants have been informed, I will make this known on the blog.
The final timetable will see the preserved buses leaving Leeds at xx25 past the hour, with gaps in the timetable planned in to prevent our buses conflicting with the Transdev service buses which are currently operating a 90 minute interval service.
Our buses will run from Leeds to Wetherby, where a 55 minute break will allow travellers to enjoy a fish and chip stop at the Wetherby Whaler or a walk around the newly reopened town centre.
Passengers must make sure they're back in time for the return working of their booked service to head back to Leeds.
The latest guidelines mean bus passengers must wear face masks and sit apart from other passengers.
Please do comply with the latest Government advice, we all really want this event to be a success and a possible way to re-introduce classic buses to the roadscene in greater numbers and in compliance with new restrictions.
You'll find a Black Prince volunteer in the bus station at Leeds during most of the day, if any information is required.
I hope to see plenty of nice roadside photos after the event and wish all participants an enjoyable day.
Thank you for your understanding and patience with the short notice alterations and restrictions we are currently working with.