Shortage of bus drivers leads to cancellation of services in Leicestershire

A Leicestershire bus company has announced that three of its services will not be able to operate today, due to the continued shortage of drivers. Loughborough-based Kinchbus took to Twitter this morning to warn passengers of the cancellations.

The company covers services in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. According to the company’s latest update, Kinchbus 2, serving Loughborough to Leicester, Kinchbus 12 from High Street to Swan Street in Loughborough, and the Skylink line, which operates between Leicester, Loughborough and Derby, have been cancelled.

A total of 57 trips were canceled today, according to a list released by the company. It says the shortage of drivers “is impacting the bus industry across the country.”

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Kinchbus tweeted a full list of affected journey times. A spokesperson said: “Unfortunately we are unable to operate the following services today. This is primarily due to a shortage of bus drivers which is impacting the bus industry across the country.”

A number of bus companies providing service across the city and county have been forced to take similar action in recent months. They said they were actively recruiting new employees to deal with the shortage.

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