Staff Shortages, Over 220 Bus Runs Cancelled

September 16, 2021 | 17 Comments

[Updated: Over 80 bus runs cancelled on Thursday morning and over 140 in the afternoon]

Bus services have been impacted due to staff shortages,” the Ministry said, adding that “the current expectation is that there will be additional cancelled routes.”

There were 78 runs cancelled on Monday, 90 cancelled on Tuesday and 39 runs cancelled on Wednesday.

bus cancel sept 16 2021

A spokesperson said, “The Department of Public Transportation is advising commuters that bus services have been impacted due to staff shortages.

“There have been a significant number of cancellations this week, and the current expectation is that there will be additional cancelled routes tomorrow.

“The Department recommends that commuters check the latest bus alerts on www.gov.bm/bus-alerts and plan to use alternative transportation wherever possible.

“The Department appreciates the public’s understanding as we grapple with Pandemic related staffing shortages, and the Department will provide a further update at 10 a.m. tomorrow.”

Update: The Government site has now updated to reflect over 80 bus runs cancelled in the morning, a significantly large amount, bearing in mind this is just the morning cancellations, normally the afternoon cancellations are announced later on that day.

Update Sept 16, 11.28am: A Government spokesperson said, “Just an update on bus service, as of 10 am this morning bus service is limited. Commuters should continue to check the latest bus alerts onwww.gov.bm/bus-alerts and plan to use alternative transportation wherever possible. The Department appreciates the public’s understanding as we grapple with Pandemic related staffing shortages.”

Update 6pm: The afternoon cancellation list includes over 140 runs, making over 220 cancellations for the day, the list is so long we are adding it below as a scrolling animation, to read in full visit the Government’s website

Bus Cancellations Bermuda September 16 2021

The morning cancellation list is below

10

St. George’s

Hamilton

6:15a.m.

7

Watford Bridge

Hamilton

6:50a.m.

3

#1 Gate

Hamilton

6:52a.m.

6

St. George’s

St. David’s

6:55a.m.

8

Watford Bridge

Hamilton

6:55a.m.

7

Watford Bridge

Hamilton

7:00a.m.

11

St. George’s

Hamilton

7:00a.m.

8Dch

Dockyard

Hamilton

7:05a.m.

3

Hamilton

St. George’s

7:15a.m.

10

St. George’s

Hamilton

7:15a.m.

10

St. George’s

Grotto Bay

7:15a.m.

1

Hamilton

Grotto Bay

7:15a.m.

7

Hamilton

Hamilton

7:20a.m.

8

Watford Bridge

Hamilton

7:25a.m.

3

Grotto Bay

Hamilton

7:30a.m.

4sj

Hamilton

Spanish Point

7:30a.m.

4sj

Spanish Point

Hamilton

7:42a.m.

7

Watford Bridge

Hamilton

7:45a.m.

4sj

Hamilton

Spanish Point

7:50a.m.

8xpsp

Dockyard

Hamilton

7:50a.m.

11

Hamilton

St. George’s

8:00a.m.

4sj

Spanish Point

Hamilton

8:02a.m.

11

St. George’s

Hamilton

8:05a.m.

1

Grotto Bay

Hamilton

8:10a.m.

1

Hamilton

Grotto Bay

8:15a.m.

10

St. George’s

Hamilton

8:15a.m.

9

Hamilton

Prospect

8:15a.m.

10

Hamilton

St. George’s

8:15a.m.

2

Hamilton

Ord Road

8:15a.m.

3

Hamilton

Grotto Bay

8:15a.m.

8

Warwick Bowl

Hamilton

8:20a.m.

9

Prospect

Hamilton

8:25a.m.

11

St. George’s

Hamilton

8 : 30am

2

Ord Road

Hamilton

8 : 40am

7

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

8 : 45am

11

Hamilton

St. George’s

8 : 45am

8

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

8 : 49am

5

Hamilton

Pond Hill

8 : 50am

8

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

8:57a.m.

11

St. George’s

Hamilton

9 : 00am

5

Pond Hill

Hamilton

9 : 00am

3

Grotto Bay

Hamilton

9 : 00am

8

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

9:07a.m.

8

Watford Bridge

Hamilton

9:08a.m.

1

Grotto Bay

Hamilton

9:10a.m.

10

Hamilton

St. George’s

9 : 15am

10

St. George’s

Hamilton

9 : 15am

8

Hamilton

Dockyard

9 : 15am

7

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

9 : 15am

8

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

9 : 19am

7

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

9:22a.m.

11

Hamilton

St. George’s

9:30a.m.

8

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

9:37a.m.

7

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

9:42a.m.

11

Hamilton

St. George’s

9 : 45am

11

St. George’s

Hamilton

9 : 45am

8

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

9:49a.m.

7

Hamilton

Dockyard

10:00a.m.

8

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

10:00a.m.

7

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

10:12a.m.

2

Hamilton

Ord Road

10:15a.m.

8

Hamilton

Dockyard

10:15a.m.

6

St. George’s

St. David’s

10:15a.m.

1

Hamilton

St. George’s

10:15a.m.

3

Hamilton

Grotto Bay

10:15a.m.

8

Dockyard

Hamilton

10:35a.m.

6

Ord Road

Hamilton

10:45a.m.

2

Ord Road

Hamilton

10:45a.m.

3

Hamilton

St. George’s

10:45a.m.

1

Hamilton

Grotto Bay

10:45a.m.

1

St. George’s

Hamilton

10:52a.m.

3

Grotto Bay

Hamilton

11:00a.m.

8

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

11:00a.m.

3

St. George’s

Hamilton

11:12a.m.

7

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

11:15a.m.

9

Hamilton

Prospect

11:15a.m.

7

Dockyard

Hamilton

11:20a.m.

9

Prospect

Hamilton

11:25a.m.

11

St. George’s

Hamilton

11:30a.m.

8

Hamilton

Barnes Corner

11:30a.m.

7

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

11:34a.m.

8

Dockyard

Hamilton

11:35a.m.

11

Hamilton

St. George’s

11:45a.m.

8

Barnes Corner

Hamilton

11:49a.m.

5

Hamilton

Pond Hill

11:50a.m,.

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  1. Now Ya Nice says:

    Is this news worthy? We are used to busses not running, because of meetings, strikes, marches, protests, busses not working, no parts, waiting on new buses and more.

    You don’t have to announce when the buses are not running as scheduled. The public is aware that this department has been trying to organize a schedule for 17 YEARS! Save everyone the time and maybe just announce when there will NOT be any delays.

    • Where says:

      Perhaps because of COVID concerns. Hope all transport workers are vaccinated for the good of Bermuda as well as their own health.

  2. Joe Bloggs says:

    And here I thought the BIU has announced a halt to its industrial action designed to force Premier David Burt to resign. Silly me!

  3. remote worker says:

    Not unexpected to me when so few of the drivers seem to wear masks these days. It is also unfortunate that they come into contact with so much of the community, both locals and tourists. There must be something more that can be done to keep them safe and comfortable while operating the buses for long periods?

  4. Madog says:

    They are having problems with staff that have tested positive for Covid
    Has nothing to do with the union

  5. Bus Operator Family says:

    Stay safe family. You have each other, all remaining should go get tested on your own especially since your management aren’t taking it upon themselves to get a testing center set up for those that remain to get tested. When operators started testing posivite on the weekend, a testing center have been set up. now the operators have to try and get appointments and are driving until their appointment spreading this virus if they are positive.

  6. I guess we are hiring lots more then? says:

    Unbelievable!!! Privatize it!!!

  7. Devils Island says:

    who cares! we didn’t have regular busses before covid.

  8. hey says:

    They know how to play the game don’t they?

  9. Rig says:

    Bus drivers should be vaccinated or they shouldn’t be driving buses.

    Its the same as barstaff, hospital workers, taxi drivers, shop workers – anyone public facing, who works inside.

    These people are the covid problem.

    • just Sayin says:

      So that’s basically everyone …we all have interaction with other people on a daily basis unless you live like a hermit

  10. Ringmaster says:

    Unlike the private sector who has to apply for $500 a week unemployment they will no doubt be on full pay.

  11. Marine Life says:

    It’s all happening under the TOP DOG’S Watch! Not.

  12. Dunn juice says:

    So a normal bus schedule then,
    Burt your doing a fantastic job.. groceries up, insurance up, debt way up bus cancellations up.. your on the up and up.

    • saud says:

      How’s the privy council appeal going?
      Can Bermudians legally discriminate against some other Bermudians yet?

  13. Derrick Crofton says:

    DPT Bus operators and mechanics have families they go home to at the end of their work day.Multiply each person by 4 or 5 how many cases will we have.Health and safety is first and formost.
    Blessings and safety to them all.Especially when there are none complient commuters.

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