Comhairle announce a revised bus timetable as a result of Covid will last a week

As a result of the latest Covid-19 outbreak in Lewis and a shortage of bus drivers who have either tested positive or who have been contacted by Test and Trace and told to self-isolate, bus timetables have been changed for the week ahead.

Sunday, 7th March 2021, 8:32 am
Comhairle announce transport timetable changes

NHS Western Isles have seen numbers of people who have tested positive jump by another four to 16 people, along with what they say is a ‘substantial’ number of people who are self-isolating as close contacts of someone who has tested positive.

Due to a shortage of bus drivers, a Comhairle spokesman said on Friday: “A number of positive cases and the resulting Test and Protect self-isolation measures has resulted in a significant reduction in the available bus driver pool in both Bus na Comhairle and the private service providers. In these challenging circumstances, the difficult decision to suspend services was the only appropriate option.”

This new outbreak has had a direct impact on local public transport, and revised timetables are now in force, from March 8-12.

These changes are:

W1 Ness

Operating with new COVID-19 revised Temporary Timetable which can be viewed at: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/16858/w1-ness-to-and-from-stornoway-temp.pdf

W1a Ness Feeder

Please contact operator for update, phone 01851 810323Ness Evening Service Cancelled.

W2 Westside Circular

Operating as per revised temporary timetable, which can be viewed at: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/16859/w2-westside-circular-to-and-from-stornoway-temp.pdf

Please Note The 07:00 Carloway Early Worker Bus will also operate and continue to Stornoway and should be booked with Galson Motors on 01851 840269

Westside Evening Service is cancelled.

W3 Bernera

Contact Operator, Service will connect with W2 as per W2 revised timetable and Uig timetable, which can be viewed at: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/16859/w2-westside-circular-to-and-from-stornoway-temp.pdf

W4 Uig

Contact Operator Peter Maclennan, Service will connect with W2 Revised Timetable (see link above) and as per timetable for service arriving Stornoway 10:05 and Departing Stornoway at 12:00.

W5 Point

Operating as per revised temporary timetable, which can be viewed here: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/16860/w5-point-to-and-from-stornoway-temp.pdf

W5A Back and Tolsta

The Comhairle has not yet confirmed a timetable for this route.

W7 Town service

All dedicated runs cancelled, see W5 Point Revised Timetable above for services that are operating.

W8 Ranish

Operating as per revised temporary timetable. Please visit: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/16861/w8-ranish-to-and-from-stornoway-temp.pdf

Please note all evening services are cancelled.

W9 South Lochs

As per Timetable with 15:45 from Stornoway requiring booking on Monday to Thursday- cancelled on Fridays.

W10 - Stornoway to and from Tarbert

Operating as per revised temporary timetable, available at: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/16862/w10-tarbert-to-and-from-stornoway-temp.pdf

W10a - Tarbert to and from Leverburgh

Operating as per revised temporary timetable. See here: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/media/16863/w10a-tarbert-to-and-from-leverburgh-temp.pdf

W11 to W13 & W15 Harris

As per Timetable but contact operator to confirm.

W14 Scalpay

Monday to Friday12.:50 Dept Outend – cancelled

Monday to Thursday13:40 Dept Tarbert - cancelled

Otherwise, as current timetable

Please note ALL the above timetables are subject to change at short notice.