In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, much of the UK’s commuter coach market has disappeared. DAVID JENKINS investigates
The Covid pandemic has wrought unprecedented changes on the public transport network. Official government statistics show that at its lowest level, demand for buses fell to just 10% of normal at one point, and bumped along at not much more than that for several weeks in spring 2020. It is fortunate that the governments of the UK realised that a minimum level of bus service was necessary to keep key workers moving, and each has provided enormousamounts of funding to ensure essential routes kept running.