School routes give in many cases, additional capacity to existing routes.
They operate near secondary schools and colleges during school term times only.
These routes only operate once or twice a day, Monday to Friday. In some cases, several normal bus routes have extra ‘school journeys’ added to their timetables whereby (usually) a double decker is provided alongside single deckers already on the route.
On some existing routes, frequencies are increased to relieve overcrowding during the ‘school run’ times.