School Travel Update from TfL 

Bus services are now running in a similar way to how they did during the autumn term.

  • We have extra services on some routes, with some adjustments to services that ran last year to reflect demand and,
  • Up to half of buses on certain higher-frequency routes signed as ‘school services’ (generally between 07:30 and 09:00 and 14:30 and 16:30)

These arrangements are planned to be in place until at least the end of the current term. We will confirm arrangements for after Easter in due course.

Schoolchildren travelling without adults should travel on the school services where possible, to help provide space for other customers on regular services.  

Customers who are not schoolchildren but who need to travel at school travel times (including school staff) are strongly encouraged to use the regular services. 

Please check our dedicated webpage regularly for the latest information on school travel.


Safe travel across the public transport network 

It is compulsory for everyone aged 11 and over to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth throughout any public transport journey unless exempt. Bus windows should remain open to ensure a good supply of fresh air, even in cold weather. 

If a child aged 11 to 17 isn’t wearing a face covering without an exemption or reasonable explanation, our officers may arrange for a warning letter to be sent to their parent or guardian. Further non-compliance could lead to the suspension of their concessionary travel.