More bus cancellations in Grimsby as driver shortage continues
More buses have been cancelled today in Grimsby and Cleethorpes as Stagecoach continue to struggle with staff shortages.
In recent months, multiple buses each day have been cancelled by Stagecoach, prompting anger amongst locals who have been left waiting up to half an hour for a bus to show.
Cancellations are posted each morning to Stagecoach East Midlands Twitter, and buses can be tracked live on the Stagecoach app.
When asked about the reason for the shortage in bus drivers, a spokesperson from Stagecoach East Midlands told Gi Media: “As with many industries across the country, we are continuing to face a short-term staffing situation that is out of our control due to external factors affecting the wider transport and logistics sector.
“As a result, this is having an impact on our bus services in Grimsby and we are having to make some short-term timetable changes to improve the reliability of key services and keep passengers connected across our most popular routes.
“Our team are working incredibly hard given the current circumstances to ensure the vast majority of local services are running, with 98 per cent of services in Grimsby continuing to run their journeys.
“We are also taking proactive steps to alleviate the situation by recruiting new drivers and are focused on getting our new team members through our training programmes and on the road as soon as we can.
“We will continue to keep our passengers regularly updated on our website and social media channels, and are working hard to resume our full service as quickly as possible, giving advanced notice of any planned alterations to our services in the meantime. We would like to thank all of our passengers for their patience.”
Here are the buses not running today:
- svc 10 at 14:43 from Tesco to North Sea Lane
- svc 8 at 15:10 from North Sea Lane
- svc 8 at 15:45 from Grimsby
- svc 10 at 16:18 from North Sea Lane
- svc 10 at 17:35 from Waltham
- svc 3 at 10:25 from Morrisons
- svc 4 at 11:15 from Cleethorpes
- svc 3 at 12:10 from Morrisons
- svc 4 at 22:25 from Cleethorpes
- svc 4 at 23:10 from Morrisons
- svc 4 at 18:58 from Grimsby to Cleethorpes
- svc 3 at 19:30 from Cleethorpes
- svc 4 at 20:10 from Morrisons
- svc 3 at 21:00 from Cleethorpes
- svc 3 at 21:45 from Morrisons
- svc 3 at 14:35 from Grimsby to Morrisons
- svc 4 at 15:00 from Morrisons
- svc 3 at 15:55 from Cleethorpes
- svc 4 at 16:45 from Morrisons
- svc 3 at 17:40 from Cleethorpes to Grimsby
- svc 4 at 13:30 from Grimsby to Morrisons
- svc 3 at 13:55 from Morrisons
- svc 4 at 14:45 from Cleethorpes to Grimsby
- svc 3 at 12:22 from Grimsby to Cleethorpes
- svc 4 at 12:45 from Cleethorpes
- svc 3 at 13:40 from Morrisons
- svc 4 at 14:30 from Cleethorpes
- svc 3 at 15:25 from Morrisons to Grimsby