Statement From Stagecoach Buses Regarding Issues With John O’ Groats Route

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There have been issues around the bus route which transports children living in the John O’ Groats area in recent days. Please see below a statement from Stagecoach Buses regarding this situation:

“With the return of the school contracts in Caithness we have seen a number of teething issues on the Wick to John O’ Groats route.

We do have some new drivers on this route, and all have been route trained, albeit before the schools did return and it took a little longer than expected for these staff to bed in. The drivers involved have now received some further training to ensure there are no further delays to the service, and we will have the local revenue inspector monitor this closely over the next few weeks to ensure that the service is met.

I would like to offer my sincere apologies to all those affected and assure everyone that steps have now been taken to resolve this.”

Divisional Traffic Manager, Stagecoach Highlands