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06 Mar 2018
Local bus operator Stagecoach has today confirmed that there will be no disruption to Stagecoach services as a result of industrial action by First bus.
The company has announced that additional buses and staff will join their Aberdeen team to keep the city moving during the proposed strike action. The additional resources will be used on Stagecoach routes in Aberdeen to increase the number of journeys and provide extra capacity. Stagecoach operate the following services in Aberdeen:
Service 59 - Torry - city centre - ARI - Northfield
Service X17 - Union Square - Queens Road - Westhill
Service 201 - Union Square - Great Western Road - North Deeside Road - Peterculter
Service 35 - Union Square bus station - Dyce Victoria Street
Service 62 - Union Square bus station - King Street - AECC
Service 37/727/10 - Union Square bus station - ARI - Auchmill Road - Bucksburn
Service 7/7B - Union Square bus station - Holburn Street - Great Southern Road - Stonehaven Road
Stagecoach services are all available to board in the city with the only stopping restrictions in the city centre on services - 290, 291 and 218. Unlimited travel all day throughout the city is available at just £3.50 per day or £12 for 7 days.
Mark Whitelocks, Managing Director for Stagecoach North Scotland said: "We are dedicated to our customers and are committed to ensuring there is as little disruption to our city and shire services as a result of the industrial action at First. We are in the process of finalising our plans to ensure we have additional vehicles on our routes in Aberdeen to keep the city moving during this time. We look forward to welcoming new passengers on board the most affordable bus services in Aberdeen city."