School bus services are being disrupted because of high winds this afternoon (Thursday).
Bus Vannin says double deckers will not be used.
Schools will not close early, although some St Ninian’s High School students may leave early to catch rescheduled services.
The main changes affect pupils at Castle Rushen High School and QEII in Peel.
At Castle Rushen, the only dedicated school bus operating will be the 64 to Ronague and Cregneash.
All other pupils will need to use the normal service buses, all of which will call into the school grounds between 3.30pm and 4.30pm.
At QEII, services 50, 51, 52, and 53 will not operate.
Some other routes will operate at slightly changed times, while pupils travelling towards Douglas and Ramsey should catch service buses as they come through QEII.
The route 19 serving Ramsey Grammar School has also been cancelled.
You can see a full list of the changes on manxradio.com:
School bus service changes for Thursday 15 January 2015
Castle Rushen High School
The only dedicated school bus to be operating at this location will be the 64 to Ronague and Cregneash. All other pupils will need to use the normal service buses, all of which will call into the school grounds between 1530 and 1630. Route 8 will operate as normal to Foxdale, and then divert to serve St Marks. Pupils for Lower Foxdale and Peel should travel into Douglas and then get a bus to Peel from there. Request a paper transfer ticket on the first bus so that two journeys will not be deducted from your Go School card.
Ramsey Grammar School
The route 19 will be cancelled. Route 18B will operate via St Jude’s, Andreas, Polly Road, Bretney, Jurby School and Industrial Estate, and Ballaugh Cronk. Route 3B will operate later than planned, at about 1615.
Queen Elizabeth II High School, Peel
Service 50, 51, 52, and 53 will not operate today. The route 4 to Foxdale will operate at approximately 1620 hours. The 1507 departure from Douglas on service 5C will operate via St John’s School and around St John’s to replace service 51. Pupils travelling towards Douglas and Ramsey should catch service buses as they come through QE2, although there may be additional buses available later on.
Service 4 at 1625 from Niarbyl to Douglas is cancelled.
Service 8 at 1630 from Peel to Castletown and the return at 1702 are cancelled.
Douglas area schools
Services 22, 33, 35, 36, 39, 45, 47 and 47B will operate as normal.
Service 21 at 1530 and 1600 hours will operate from Lord Street Bus Station via Prospect Hill and Alexander Drive to Ballakermeen High School, and then via Quarterbridge to Pulrose, and resume normal route.
Pupils for Laxey will need to catch service buses on route 3.
Services 41 and 42 will operate 10 minutes earlier than normal.
These buses will then operate from Ballakermeen to clear pupils for Farm Hill and Anagh Coar at approximately 1550 hours.
All this information has been discussed with the Department of Education and Children and circulated to schools.