Temporary School Transport Suspension
Morris Travel are clarifying the situation with regards to suspended school transport that was reported in the Carmarthen Journal.
The only school transport that we are suspending is the local (within 3 miles) paying service, all contracted services are running, the local authority are not obliged to provide transport for students living under 3 miles from the school.
As this is a paying service and not subsidised by the local authority it is not a contracted service and as such comes under local bus service transport regulations rather than as a dedicated school transport service, in that 2 metre social distancing is still in force in Wales on local service buses. On the bus we could only fit around 7-9 passengers, which apart from being wholly uneconomical it would also mean leaving many students behind.
Once the social distancing regulations have been removed by the Welsh Government and local authority, we will begin to resume the suspended services. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but we have to comply with the regulations.
SCHOOL / COLLEGE TRANSPORT NOTICE TO STUDENTS
Face masks must be worn at all times on all Morris Travel School and College Transport Services - NO MASK - NO TRAVEL.
EATING AND DRINKING IS NOT PERMITTED ON OUR VEHICLES AT ANY TIME.
Updated Timetable Information:
Please find details for our revised service operations as from 1st September 2020:
B1 Dial a ride - Extend hours for Dial a ride to 16:30 but will not be available from 15:00 to 15:45 on school days
289 Service no longer has a connection with the 689 service
Temporarily Suspended due to Covid 19 social distancing restrictions:
C11 - School paying service
C12 - School paying service
243 - School paying service
We hope to get these going once social distancing allows.
Returning back to pre Covid 19 lockdown timetables:
B11,B12 and B13 Services
Staying as they are for now:
PR1 Park and Ride
PR2 Park and Ride
You must wear a face covering while travelling, as set out in this guidance.
A face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It is important to use face coverings properly and wash your hands before putting them on and after taking it off.
We do understand that some people may not be able to wear a face covering, for example very young children, people with breathing difficulties and people whose disabilities makes it difficult for them to wear a face covering.
A face covering is not the same as the surgical masks or respirators used by healthcare and other workers as part of personal protective equipment (PPE). These should continue to be reserved for those who need them to protect against risks in their workplace, such as health and care workers, and those in industrial settings, like those exposed to dust hazards.
The evidence suggests that wearing a face covering does not protect you, but it may protect others if you are infected but have not yet developed symptoms.
We thank you for your assistance in helping us to keep you our passengers and drivers safe.
AS FROM MONDAY 30TH MARCH -
NHS STAFF CAN TRAVEL FOR FREE BY SHOWING THEIR ID ON ALL OF OUR SERVICE BUSES.
CONTACTLESS PAYMENTS ONLY
ACCEPTED ON OUR SERVICES
Due to the extremely easy way this virus is passed on, please be advised that the service bus driver has full discretion to refuse passengers to travel on the bus if they feel that there is a risk to theirs or their passengers health and safety.
We hope that you understand the reasoning and help us in keeping the virus at bay and protecting everyone.
If you have any symptoms, please contact NHS direct and self isolate.
Scooters and Bicycles
Due to space and safety considerations, we do not allow bicycles or scooters to be carried on our vehicles.
We provide an unrivalled Coach and Bus service, in Carmarthen Town and surrounding areas, run from our head office and depot in Carmarthen.
The core business is school/college transport and local bus services.
We aim to continually improve our service by training and developing our employees towards their true potential as well as constantly reviewing and updating operational procedures.