Influenced by the continuous spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), highway bus and fixed-route bus services within Fukui Prefecture have either been suspended or reduced.
The highway buses, jointly operated by Keifuku Bus and Fukui Railway, are already operating on reduced service; however, the service for the Osaka line will be suspended from April 13th, and the same will happen for the Tokyo line from the 14th. For the Nagoya line, service will be reduced from April 13th.
In addition, the fixed-route buses managed by Keifuku Bus will either be suspended or have its service reduced from April 15th; within the prefecture, 5 fixed-route buses will be suspended, including the special express buses connecting JR Fukui Station East to Ichijodani Asakura Family Historic Ruins and Eiheiji, and the buses connecting JR Fukui Station and Komatsu Airport, while 56 other fixed-route buses will have its service reduced. 10 fixed-route bus lines, including the local community buses, will continue to operate as normal.
A date for when all buses within Fukui Prefecture will operate normally again is currently undetermined.