Improved bus service for communities in Aberdeenshire and Moray

10 Apr 2015

  • Oldmeldrum - Aberdeen now up to every 15 mins
  • Introduction of Service 35A will bring connections to Berryden
  • Service 31 Elgin - Kinloss - Findhorn - Forres now hourly
  • Service 32 Elgin - Duffus - Hopeman - Burghead now hourly on Sundays
  • Minor alterations to other services in Aberdeenshire and Moray

Alterations to bus services within Aberdeenshire and Moray will see an increase in journey frequency for various communities. 

From Monday 20th April many bus passengers in Aberdeenshire and Moray will see improvements to their services. The changes are being introduced to reflect changing levels of use by regular passengers and are intended to help make it even easier to commute by bus. 

Steve Walker, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: "Due to continual route monitoring  and comments received about our routes, the changes from 20th April will be welcomed by many of our passengers. The company is always keen to hear the views of all local residents and these changes are an example of how this can help improve frequency as well as reliability. Our overall aim is to provide a better, more efficient and more reliable package of services to our customers."

Service 35 will increase in frequency between Oldmeldrum and Aberdeen up to every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday. Following consultation with community councils in Oldmeldrum and Newmachar it was established there is a significant demand to increase the frequency of the popular Service 35. This will increase the service up to every 15 minutes off-peak, and every 20 minutes at peak times. 

The introduction of Service 35A, between Oldmeldrum and Aberdeen will operate via Great Northern Road and Berryden and serve Union Terrace while Service 35 will continue to serve ARI. 

East Garioch councillor, Martin Ford said: "The enhanced service on the A947 between Oldmeldrum, Newmachar and Aberdeen is a great improvement. I would like to thank Stagecoach for taking on board local representations, particularly regarding providing services both via ARI and via Great Northern Road, Berryden and Union Terrace.

"Having the service frequency between Oldmeldrum, Newmachar and Aberdeen effectively doubled will also be widely welcomed."

  • Service 10 journeys beginning at Uryside Drive, Inverurie have been removed, some other minor timing changes. 
  • Service 31 which operates between Elgin and Forres via Kinloss and Findhorn will be increased to an hourly service Monday to Saturday. 
  • Service 32 will be increased to an hourly service on Sundays.
  • Service 7, 727, 119 have had minor revisions to timings to improve reliability. 

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