These are the Chesterfield buses cancelled due to 'shortage of Stagecoach drivers'

Bus company Stagecoach has cancelled a number of services in Chesterfield due to ‘a shortage of drivers’.

Friday, 17th September 2021, 12:39 pm

The firm says that due to ‘staff shortages’ the services will not be running ‘for the foreseeable future’.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach in Chesterfield said teams were ‘working incredibly hard’ to ensure ‘the vast majority’ of services run.

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Services at Chesterfield bus station are cancelled due to a shortage of drivers.

“As is the case with many organisations and sectors in the economy, the pandemic is continuing to impact our business. Issues such as Brexit and the DVLA taking longer to process bus driver licences has added to these challenges beyond our control,” she said.

“We are working round the clock to recruit people into our team and train them in the roles that we need, and we are seeing a strong demand for jobs. However, it takes an average of 10 weeks for a professional bus driver to be fully trained and any delays outside our control in the processing of licences means we cannot get them on the road on our network as fast as we would like.

“We apologise to our customers who have been affected by any short term service changes, and we would like to thank them for their patience with our staff whilst we work to get our new drivers on the road.

“Where we do have to make changes to our bus services, we are providing live updates to our customers through our social media channels.”

The cancellations are not caused by industrial action as previously stated and we apologise for the error.

These are the services cancelled:

Service 80 from Chesterfield at 07:15, 08:25, 09:45, 10:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45, 14:45, 15:50 and 16:57;

Service 80 from Brimington at 06:40, 07:48, 08:55, 10:15, 11:15, 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, 15:17, 16:23 and 17:30;

Services 51 From Chesterfield at 07:25, 09:03, 10:44, 12:24, 14:03, 15:42 and 17:27;

Services 39 from Grangewood at 08:01, 09:08, 10:23, 11:38, 12:53, 14:08, 15:23 and 16:38;

Services 39 from Holmehall at 07:32, 08:35, 09:50, 11:05, 12:20, 13:35, 14:50 and 16:05;

Services 54/54a from Clay Cross at 06:51, 07:18, 07:51, 08:19, 09:01, 09:25, 10:01, 11:01, 15:28, 16:33 and 17:35;

Services 54/54a from Chesterfield at 06:20, 07:20, 07:48, 08:28, 08:54, 09:30, 10:30, 14:53, 15:59, 17:01 and 18:04.

We have asked Stagecoach East Midlands when the situation is likely to improve.

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