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Stagecoach

Key workers help shape bus timetables in Aberdeen city and shire

03 Apr 2020

  • Update from Stagecoach Bluebird on changes to timetables
  • Any comments on the revised timetables encouraged through  www.stagecoachbus.com/coronavirus
  • Stagecoach continue to help tackle challenging situation
  • Safety and well-being of customers and bus employees  remains top priority

 

Stagecoach Bluebird has provided an update on further changes being made to its timetables in response to government advice on avoiding non-essential travel.

Minor adjustments will be made to some key services on Monday 6th April and are now available to download at stagecoachbus.com.  These adjustments have been made following feedback received from key workers who rely on bus services to get to and home from work.

Services 7B, 37, 59 and 727 will be revised from Monday 6th April. Services 37, 59 and 727 have been adjusted to improve times in relation to shift change overs for key workers. Service 7B will be adjusted to provide more peak connections to Badentoy Park.

A twice-weekly shuttle service will also be introduced connecting Countesswells with Tesco to allow essential shopping trips to be made. The service will operate from Monday 6th April on Mondays to Tesco in Westhill and Wednesdays to Tesco on the Lang Stracht, both services will depart Countesswells at 10am.

Peter Knight, managing director for Stagecoach Bluebird said: “We have been analysing feedback received from customers since initially reducing our timetables on 23rd March and whilst the changes we are introducing from Monday 6th April are relatively minor, we know they will make a big difference to those who are reliant on the bus for their commute to work. 

“We have worked hard with our temporary timetables to ensure that we are continuing to serve critical routes. If our customers feel we haven’t got things quite right, then we’d really like to receive any comments through our dedicated feedback form which can be found at stagecoachbus.com.

In addition to enhanced cleaning regimes, Stagecoach has taken extensive action to protect the safety of its customers and staff with a number of additional measures in place. Contactless payments are being encouraged wherever possible and social distancing guidelines are being displayed on buses, with larger capacity buses being used on busier journeys.

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