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15th June 2020
Covid -19 Update No.2
Due to late guidance only being published last night (Sunday), we are a little late with some of our posters and facebook being put up. Therefore, please be aware that all passengers must wear a face covering before, during and alighting the bus, covering both the mouth and nose. If you have a medical issue or have children under 11 with you, just mention to the driver when you get on and they'll let you on.
We hope you are all staying safe during these confusing and awkward times - hopefully for not too much longer!
Park & Ride
Park & Ride is back from today to coincide with shops opening again, normal times, 0650hrs to 1950hrs Park and Ride site to Lancaster - every 30 minutes.
Sample times are below.
XX50hrs Park & Ride
XX00hrs George Street Bus Stop
XX05hrs Bus Station (normally Stand 4)
XX20hrs Park & Ride
XX30hrs George Street Bus Stop
XX35hrs Bus Station (normally Stand 4)
We hope to bring back the small bits that are missing from our normal services soon when demand increases.
Any questions please phone us on 01524 733831
Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire Ltd
17th April 2020
First post on our new website and we find ourselves in a very strange and difficult period of time. All at KLCH hope everyone remains safe and well and that we see you all once this passes.
99% of our booked coach hire work was cancelled in just two days. We had staff who needed to be shielded or had family to be shielded and obviously we had significantly less work available, leading to staff being furloughed under the Government's Job Retention Scheme. We hope to welcome these valuable members of staff back as soon as this passes!
We are operating most of our bus services but at a reduced frequency and in conjunction with Lancashire, North Yorkshire and Cumbria County Councils to make sure we can continue to keep key staff and their children mobile.
Passengers numbers are considerably down but those that are travelling are key workers, children of key workers or people with shopping or medical needs.
We've fitted temporary screens to our vehicles to help protect our drivers and all vehicles are disinfected every evening when they get home to depot. That includes but not limited to hand rails, door rails, cash tills, ticket machines and the drivers cabs, steering wheels etc.
We ask customers to state their destination quickly and have their ENCTS cards out and ready to minimise contact with both the driver and other passengers. Unfortunately our ticket machines do not have contact-less capability and we cannot offer this yet.
I'd like to thank all our staff for working hard in difficult circumstances.
Routes we have cancelled for the duration of the Pandemic
We have temporarily cancelled the 550, 551 and 552 services until the Covid-19 virus is put to bed.
Lancashire County Council had also asked us to cancel the Lancaster Park and Ride from the 29th March due to less parking and traffic in Lancaster.
Routes we have changed
The 8's and 9's have had the start and ends removed and run every hour as they normally do.
8's - The first bus from St Chads and Ryelands is now 0857hrs and 0900hrs and the last bus from the bus Station is 1645hrs
9's - The first bus from Farmdale Road is 1029hrs and the last bus from Lancaster bus station is 1610hrs
The Craven Connection incorporating the 582, 581, 582 services are now three vehicles only instead of the usual four.
Please see our timetable page for the new temporary timetable.
Routes that have stayed the same
89 - Lancaster to Knott End
51 - Silverdale to Carnforth
33 - Morecambe Bare Circular - (Saturday timetable)
I hope that I have answered some questions, Any further questions, please give us a call on 01524 733831