Routes also affected in Trent Hills, Grafton, Roseneath

Article by Sue Dickens

Northumberland – Two days into the school year, in the middle of a pandemic, a bus driver shortage is creating problems for transportation of students. It is reported to be happening throughout the province.

The Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario (STSCO) posted a bulletin on their website that they have been informed that due to an area bus driver shortage, First Student bus line has to cancel a number of school bus routes for both morning and afternoon on Mon., Sept. 14, 2020.

For a list of routes cancelled, click on this link: Mon_Sept_14_20.pdf.

A further update will be provided by 4:00 p.m., Mon., Sept. 14 on the status of route operation for Tues.,, Sept. 15.

In the bulletin STSCO apologises  for this service cancellation. All families in STSCO’s area are encouraged to visit the STSCO website regularly for the most up to date information on route delays and cancellations.

In Cobourg:
Route 145 CIS Cobourg
Route 162 CIS Cobourg
Route 104 Cobourg Collegiate Institute
Route 145 Cobourg Collegiate Institute
Route 162 Cobourg Collegiate Institute

In Port Hope
Route 135A Port Hope High School

In Roseneath:
Route 113WC Roseneath Centennial Public School

In Trent Hills these buses are affected:
Route 726 Campbellford DHS St Mary transfers
Route 726 St Mary ES Campbellford transfers
Route 726 Hillcrest Public School Campbellford
Route 726 Kent Public School Campellford
Route 271 Percy Centennial Public School Warkworth

In Grafton:
Route 127 Grafton Public School
Route 127 St Mary ES Grafton

For updates go to:

Image First Student Bus Lines