22 Jun 2021
Stagecoach Highlands has provided an update on changes being made to bus timetables from Monday 28th June 2021.
Following the completion of the infrastructure improvements in Inverness a number of revisions are to be made to the bus services in the city offering better links to Raigmore, UHI and the Retail Park. A new service, X12, will operate as a limited stop service connecting Nairn with the Retail Park, UHI, Raigmore and the city centre.
Connections from the north of the city will also benefit from the revision with services from Beauly and Muir of Ord extending to Raigmore and the Retail Park.
From the same date an enhanced timetable will begin on Skye. The revisions on the island will help reducing congestion on the island to attractions with 3 new bus services operating Monday – Friday from Portree to the Fairy Glen (service T56), Fairy Pools (service T54) and Old Man of Storr (service T57).
All of the revised timetables and updated route map for services in Inverness city can be downloaded in the service updates section of the website.
David Beaton, Managing Director for Stagecoach Highlands said: “The latest timetable change will be welcome news to many of our customers with the bus priority improvements at the bus station cutting journey times. This is in addition to more services using the bus priority between UHI Campus and the Retail Park, again improving bus journey times across the city.
“I’m extremely proud of the way our team across the Highlands has worked together to ensure that we can continue to deliver our services in the most challenging of times.”
Stagecoach has taken extensive action to protect the safety of its customers and staff with a number of additional measures in place including enhanced cleaning regimes. Contactless payments are being encouraged wherever possible and customers are urged to plan their trip in advance, avoiding peak times where possible. Social distancing measures remain in place on board the buses across the Highlands and customers are encouraged to wear a face covering for the duration of their journey, unless exempt. Customers can also check how busy the bus is likely to be before it arrives at the stop using the free Stagecoach mobile app.
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