Distancing measures at Hull Interchange.

Commuters in Hull urged to use bus stops in outdoor spaces

People are being encouraged to use bus stops located in open spaces throughout Hull.

The advice comes after passengers were urged to avoid using Hull Paragon Interchange unless absolutely necessary.

Social distancing signage has been implemented in the station in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Passengers are being reminded that face coverings on public transport will be essential from Monday 15 June.

They are also urged to avoid peak travel times, use contactless payment and wash and sanitise hands as soon as possible before and after travel.

Councillor Daren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: “As businesses start to reopen and the city gets back on its feet, residents are encouraged to make a more conscious decision on how they travel around the city.

“We understand that people have had to change the way in which they live their lives, and now we are asking you to alter your travel habits.

“Only visit the interchange if it is absolutely necessary. If possible, use the bus stops located around the city centre that are in open and airy spaces, whilst maintaining social distancing.

“We all have a duty of care and need to work together to stay safe, so I’d like to remind residents to take personal responsibility for their actions and respect those around them.”

Buses are running a reduced timetable and limiting passenger numbers. For example a double decker bus will transport 20 passengers whilst a single decker will take 11 passengers.

Councillor Hale said: “Due to reduced timetables and social distancing measures passengers may be waiting longer than usual for a bus, however the safety of our community is of paramount importance.

“We will continue to work closely with our partners at East Yorkshire and Stagecoach buses to ensure that a safe and reliable service will continue to be provided.”

For more information, please visit East Yorkshire or Stagecoach.

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