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UK Bus Awards to skip 2020

There will be no UK Bus Awards in 2020 in view of the coronavirus pandemic and social distancing controls.


Although the awards would not be presented until mid-November, operators and other organisations — already preoccupied with surviving and adapting to the restrictions and huge reduction in numbers of passengers travelling by bus — would be required to prepare their entries in the late spring, with judges meeting in early summer and mystery travellers scoring some of the finalists in late summer.


In a statement just issued, the organisers say: “After considerable discussion and consultation with our industry colleagues and friends, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the UK Bus Awards 2020 and proceed once again in 2021. It was not an easy decision to make, but one that we are sure you will understand.


“Our industry has always been resilient and resourceful, and we know that this is down to the extraordinary people that work within it. Every day we are witnessing the incredible efforts our colleagues and their organisations are going to, in order to keep the country moving. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks to each and every one of our industry’s key workers.


“As you know the UK Bus Awards recognises and rewards outstanding achievements, and at this time this has never been more poignant. We are certain that the awards in November 2021 will be a remarkable celebration of how our industry, and our people, came together to successfully keep the country moving in its time of need.


“We will keep you posted on any news and updates, and we look forward to seeing you all in 2021.”

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