Bus travel: navigating the potholes in the road

It goes with saying that demand for bus journeys across the world has hit severe road bumps thanks to the Covid-19 crisis.

Unlike train travel, which is still predominantly state-owned in Europe, bus operators are private companies. In Europe, unsurprisingly, we saw demand fall hardest in Italy first. Starting with a wave of cancellations for chartered buses, regular lines also came to halt in early March. As an example, on the domestic providers front, Flixbus first stopped operations in Italy, then Germany and finally in France. 

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