The ongoing driver shortage is causing many routes to be cancelled at short notice. This is affecting multiple operators. Occasionally, independent firms may be operating services on behalf of other larger operators with more acute services.
The situation is ongoing, and changing frequently. Several operators are relying on social media to advise of changes. Where possible, check before you travel. If possible, try and assist those with limited technology and advise them of changes.
Sadly, some of these cancellations appear to be happening with extremely little notice, sometimes as little as 10 minutes before departure from the routes starting point. Some people will already be at bus stops by the time the service has been cancelled.
Sadly, there is little that the humble passenger can do, beyond allowing extra time for journeys, or planning alternative means of transport.