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Safety measures: Chris Conway

Safety measures: Chris Conway

Safety measures: Chris Conway

The boss of Translink has rejected claims of running "ghost buses" with hardly any passengers on them as he revealed that coronavirus is costing the company £10m a month in lost revenue.

Chris Conway said that he took "exception" to the implication that some services are unnecessary, insisting that a public transport network cannot be run without a timetable.

And he said Northern Ireland's public service provider desperately needs a further £100m from Government this financial year to cope with the pandemic.