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Hospital Direct - Route 59

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Eliminate the stress of parking in the city with hospital direct route 59. Hospital direct connects Northfield, ARI, the city centre and Balnagask up to every 10 minutes Monday-Friday. 

Route 59 hospital direct is now operated by Stagecoach electric hybrid buses. These vehicles emit nearly a third less carbon dioxide than a conventional bus and have already proven to be the best performing buses in hybrid trials in London.

What is a hybrid?

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A hybrid vehicle is one that takes its power from more than one source. In the case of the Stagecoach electric-hybrid, the power comes from a traditional diesel engine and a highly sophisticated battery system.

For the environment

  • The engine runs in its most efficient range at all times.
  • Low carbon buses use at least 30% less fuel.

  • Low carbon buses emit nearly 33% less carbon dioxide than a conventional bus.

For you

  • There is no gearbox on a hybrid bus, which means no gear changes so the ride is smoother and more comfortable than on a standard bus.
  • Hybrid buses tend to be quieter than standard buses.
  • Free Wi-Fi on board.
  • Greener travel at the same affordable price.

Click here to find out more about how our electric hybrid buses work.

Hospital Direct Route Map

The map below shows route 59 - hospital direct connecting Northfield, ARI, city centre and Balnagask. Click on the map to zoom and print.

Hospital Direct - Route 59 Map

Timetables

Click here to view the full timetable for hospital direct route 59.

Fares  
Single Fares  
Balnagask to ARI £2.10
Guild Street to ARI £1.60
Northfield to ARI £1.60
Hospital Direct megarider tickets  
Route 59 megariderweekly£12
 4 week£45
 13 week£150
 annual£530
Aberdeen zone megarider  
Aberdeen zone 1 - weekly
Zone 1 includes the city centre and as far as Peterculter, Cults and the Airport
 £14
Aberdeen zone 2 - weekly
Zone 2 includes throughout Aberdeen City and as far as Portlethen, Drumoak, Elrick and Balmedie.
 £17
NHS megarider  
 NHS Route 59 weekly megarider*
Unlimited travel on Route 59 only.
 £11 
NHS Aberdeen zone 1 weekly megarider* £13
NHS Aberdeen zone 2 weekly megarider* £15

*To purchase an NHS weekly megarider, NHS Grampian and Aberdeen University staff at the Foresterhill site must show a valid staff pass.

  

megarider tickets are valid for travel within defined areas. Our weekly megarider tickets offer 7 consecutive days of unlimited travel on Stagecoach Bluebird buses within the boundary you have selected and can be bought from your driver. Longer term megarider tickets are also available for 4 weeks, 13 weeks and one calendar year. Buy them from your local travel shop or click here to buy online. NHS staff can benefit from discounted megarider tickets on Route 59, zone 1 and zone 2.

Click here for more information on Fares & Tickets In The North East of Scotland.

  

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