The city of Leeds imposed restrictions on how much passengers a bus should take at once. For a single deck bus it is 13 persons and 24 for the double-decker. The rules are in effect from Monday, June 1 until the order.
The measure is meant to prevent people to get infected or reinfected with COVID-19. All public buses are to be equipped with passenger counters. When the maximum number of 13 for a single-deck bus or 24 for the double-deck is reached the sign “FULL” will light up.
First West Yorkshire has updated the First Bus app so people in Leeds can now track the location of their next bus and it’s available capacity, the Yorkshire Evening post informs.
The app update will show customers a bus icon on a map depicting the live location and available capacity of each vehicle in the vicinity.
Martin Hirst, Commercial Director of First West Yorkshire, said:
This is another way we’re using technology to ensure safe, informed travel during these difficult times.
Our buses provide an essential service for our customers and we are doing all we can to support them.