Winter Weather Provisions

School transport disruption due to bad weather

As the likelihood of adverse weather in the next couple of weeks looks increasingly likely, we would like to let parents and schools know where you can find up to date details on service disruptions and cancellations and how schools can report their closures to us.

Bus operators work hard to maintain their services as circumstances allow, but decisions must be taken by them on health and safety grounds to ensure the wellbeing of their customers and staff. In the event of bad weather, the driver of the vehicle needs to consider whether it is safe to carry out the whole route or part of the route.

All known service cancellations and disruptions will be posted on the @metrogenm Twitter page and on the School Service Disruption page on this website.

Advice for schools

We will be monitoring school closures on the local council and radio websites but if a decision is made to close your school please email our inbox and remember to copy @metrogenm in to any tweets sent. This will help us keep as many people informed as possible.

Where services are running, they may be subject to delay or cancellation at short notice as a result of road conditions and traffic congestion caused by the bad weather. Some services will need to keep to the main roads that may be passable but some parts of the route may be missed out.

Advice for parents and carers

In the event of bad weather, parents or carers are advised to visit the School Service Disruption page or check the @metrogenm Twitter page to find out if their service is running.

If pupils live on a minor road, parents or carers should advise them to wait on a main road for a bus as buses may not be able to travel down minor roads that have not been cleared or gritted.

For public buses, please also see the Travel disruption page.

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