Driver sickness is causing further delays to services in Swindon, the bus company has announced this morning. 

Yesterday the transport firm announced the shortage of drivers caused by sickness was forcing them to cancel services, and today is no different. 

Here are the services that will not be running today, including the numbers 9, 7, and 10. 


But it's not all bad news, with the numbers 55 and and s6 returning to action

Stagecoach has been plagued with service cancellations and driver shortages throughout the pandemic, and now that restrictions have lifted, it doesn't seem like things are improving.

Earlier this year, Stagecoach West staff were considering strike action, but this was called off after a deal was reached between them and the company.

Managing director at Stagecoach West, Rachel Geliamassi, comments: “We apologise to customers in Swindon that have been inconvenienced by disruption to some of our routes. We are experiencing some service cancellations because of driver sickness caused by COVID-19.

“We have put in place several measures which we expect to help deliver a more reliable service in the weeks ahead. As well as drafting in resources from other depots, we are busy recruiting a new team of drivers who will shortly complete their training programme.

“Despite the challenges, we are continuing to run all essential services including school, college, and low frequency routes. We will continue to keep customers updated through our app and Twitter to help them plan their journeys.”