Xelabus to suspend all services
Eastleigh based bus firm, Xelabus will suspend all remaining bus services after Saturday 28th March to protect it's staff and their families during the Coronavirus crisis. The decision has been made this week after passenger numbers on all of the companies services plummeted by 90% following governments advice for everyone to stay home and not use public transport.
Gareth Blair, Managing Director said "The situation the whole country is facing is totally unprecedented. As a commercial organisation the majority of Xelabus revenue is generated from fare paying customers travelling across our services to get to school, college, shopping or commuting. Over the last week we have seen a drop in revenue and passenger journeys by 90%. We are working closely with the local authorites to ensure our services can be restarted as soon as it is advised to do so. A number of our employees have opted to volunteer to help the NHS and we are truly proud of those as we are all our staff who have been working tirelessly on the frontline over the past week."
Bus services that will be suspended will include the X4 Hedge End to Eastleigh, X6/7 Chandlers Ford to Eastleigh, X9 Eastleigh to Bishops Waltham, X10 Bishops Waltham to Southampton, X11 Lordshill to City Centre.
The company are celebrating their 10th year of trading this year and all special events to mark this milestone have been put on hold.
"All our office staff will be working from home, passengers can phone for updates by calling 02380 644715 or emailing email@example.com. We would like to thank all our passengers for their support during these strange times and hope everyone keeps safe and well."