Transport bosses’ appeal for minibus drivers to try to beat the strike

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Public transport bosses have appealed for people to drive minibuses to help to beat the bus strike.

To run the TT bus timetable for the remainder of the TT period, the Department of Community, Culture and Leisure says it will be operating minibuses on low volume bus routes.

It says this will allow the larger vehicles to be driven on the busiest services.

A DCCL spokesman said: ‘While there is an ample supply of minibuses to operate the services, the department is appealing to the public to identify suitable drivers.

‘To be eligible to drive a minibus, you must hold a driving licence with Category D1 entitlement with a MIDAS or PPV licence (up to 16 passengers).

‘Anyone willing to register as a volunteer driver and who is available to work any time during the remainder of the TT period is encouraged to drop into Café Laare on Lord Street (next to the bus station) any time from 9am until 6pm.

To inquire by email, contact busandrailcontact@gov.im.’

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