Bus Timetable Revisions in Aberdeenshire and Moray

29 Mar 2016

From Monday 18th April many bus passengers in Aberdeenshire and Moray will see changes 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. 

Many of the timetable revisions are minor re-timings to ensure the timetables reflect the running times of services during peak and off-peak travel times. 

The changes on 18th April also mark the beginning of a trial connection funded by Aberdeenshire council which will see early morning and late night connections made between Peterhead and Fraserburgh to provide a service for shift workers in the area.  Lack of  public transport links has been cited as a barrier to employment in the area and it is hoped the connections will demonstrate the requirement for these journeys.

Steve Walker, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: "The company is always keen to hear feedback from our customers. Our overall aim is to provide a better, more efficient and more reliable package of services to our customers."

"We continue to work closely with the local authorities to provide the best possible service to meet the requirements of the local communities in both Aberdeenshire and Moray."

Service 10/X10 - Aberdeen - Inverness - minor timing revisions
Service X17 - Aberdeen - Westhill - includes times to serve Kingswells Park and Ride when the new link road has been opened. The service will be reduced to every 12 minutes to allow extra journey time improving reliability across the route. 
Service X18 - Aberdeen - Westhill - Alford - minor timing revisions
Service X20 - Aberdeen - Alford - timing revisions to two morning journeys to operate 5 minutes earlier.
Service 422 - Insch - Alford - minor timing revisions due to service X20 changes. 
Service 22/22A - Inverurie Town Service - renumbered from service 222, Inverurie town service will see minor timing revisions
Service 31 - Elgin - Forres -  minor timing revisions with a change of route in Forres to provide a circular service in the town. 
Service 34 - Elgin Academy -  service withdrawn from Kingston due to low passenger use, school journeys are unaffected.  
Service 35/35A - Aberdeen - Elgin - timetable altered to provide 3 buses per hour between Aberdeen and Oldmeldrum, with 2 per hour operating through to Elgin. Two buses per hour continue to serve ARI. Minor alterations to evening journeys Monday - Friday and to Saturday morning peak.  
Service 36 - Elgin - Dufftown - minor timing revisions
Service 66/66A - Peterhead - Old Deer - two trips extended to Maud. 
Service 67/68/X67/X68 - Aberdeen - Fraserburgh - Retimed early morning journey from Fraserburgh following passenger feedback to allow connections to onward travel in Aberdeen. 
Service 69/69A - Fraserburgh - Peterhead - extension trial to connect with service 81 - funded by Aberdeenshire Council. These connections will allow early/late shift workers to commute by bus. 
Service 81 - Peterhead - Boddam -  extension trial to connect with service 69 - funded by Aberdeenshire Council. These connections will allow early/late shift workers to commute by bus.
Service 105 - Stonehaven - Banchory - minor timing revisions
Service 205 - Banchory Town Service -  revised timetable due to changes in the contract from Aberdeenshire Council. 
Service 301 - Macduff - Huntly - minor timing revisions
Service 303 - Huntly - Turriff - minor timing revisions
Service 308 - Aberchirder - Huntly - minor timing revisions
Service 11/11A - Elgin - Inverness - minor timing revisions
Service 747 Peterhead - Dyce - Helliport removed

All timetables from 18th April are now available online here.