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Confirmed timetable changes for 15 August 2016 - Perth area

Stagecoach in Perth

Thanks for getting involved in our consultation process which took place across Fife and Dundee in June, to discuss proposed timetable changes for August.  

We really appreciate the feedback we've received from the web forms received through this site, in person at the drop in sessions, via email or from the feedback forms completed and returned to us.  

We've now gone through the feedback received, made revisions to our original plans and created new timetables, valid from Monday 15 August 2016

Full details of our confirmed changes are detailed below, with links to the new timetable files.   Printed leaflets are currently in production and will be available in travel shops from around 3 August onwards. 

Timetables are available by clicking on the service headings, or you can plan your journey online now.

12 Gannochy - Perth city centre - Viewlands

Perth & Kinross Council have withdrawn the 1705 and 1805 City Centre to Gannochy and the 1725 City Centre to Viewlands journeys, Monday to Saturday. 

16  Perth – Errol – Inchture – Ninewell Hospital – Dundee

Daytime journeys, Monday to Saturday, will terminate at Perth Royal Infirmary rather than bus station and then operate via a consistent routing through St Madoes, Errol, Grange, Inchture, Longforgan, Invergowrie, Technology Park, Ninewell Hospital, Perth Road to Dundee city centre. Perth & Kinross Council supported evening journeys remain similar to present as does the Sunday timetable including diversions via Kingoodie and Castle Huntly.

The basic frequency will be hourly with service X53 combining to offer approximately half hourly headway between Invergowrie and Dundee.

New services 51A, 51B will partly replace journeys on service 16A along the A90 corridor east of St Madoes.


17 Perth - Bridge of Earn - Dunning - Auchterarder - Stirling

The last departure from Perth, Monday to Saturday, will no longer divert via Abernethy. This will be served by the revised 56 service instead.

23 Perth – Dunkeld – Ballinluig – Aberfeldy

Schoolday journeys on service 23D are cut back to operate between Aberfeldy and Dunkeld only. Blairgowrie will now operate these journeys and associated school journey and so the 23D journeys will connect with new journeys on service 60 through to Blairgowrie.

The last Saturday evening departure from Perth will now operate as a 23A via Stanley necessitating a revision of the times on both this journey and the return from Aberfeldy.

35 Cupar – Newburgh – Perth
36 Glenrothes – Newburgh – Perth

A revised timetable will operate with the single journey from Cupar to Perth on weekday mornings replaced by an additional service 36 journey.

Sunday timetable is revised and no longer serves Glenrothes.

Shoppers service 36A on Saturdays is renumbered a 66A.

51A/B Perth – Walnut Grove – Glendoig – Inchmichael – Abernyte – Coupar Angus - timetable will be available soon

These new services replace the existing service 53A, 53B and parts of service 16A offering services along the A90 corridor east of St Madoes. Services now operate daily Monday to Friday.

53A/B Perth - Walnut Grove – Glendoig – Inchmichael – Abernyte – Coupar Angus - link to new 51A/B timetable from 15 August.

These services are largely replaced by the new 51A, 51B timetable although they will no longer serve Burrelton.

X55 Perth – Kinross – Kelty – Dunfermline – Ferrytoll – Edinburgh
X56 Perth – Kinross – Ferrytoll – Edinburgh

Faster journey times between Dunfermline and Edinburgh.

Daytime X55 journeys now bypass Inverkeithing and stop only at St Leonards Asda, Cottage Inn, Cypress Grove, Lloyds Card Services, Rosyth Halt, Queens Buildings, Crossroads and Admiralty flyover between Dunfermline and Ferrytoll, now operating every 20 minutes during the daytime, Monday to Saturdays (every 30 minutes on Sundays).

Later evening journeys will serve Inverkeithing and stop at all stops on route as service 55. The hourly frequency at these times is maintained.

North of Dunfermline the route will divert via Halbeath P&R for connections to the express network. Stopping arrangements on Halbeath Road would be amended to match other express services with East End Park, Whitefield Road and Fife College becoming the new standard stopping pattern for all. Stops are added at Gairneybridge anf Hatchbank.

In Perth the Broxden section of route is withdrawn but all journeys now stop in Scott Street or South Street for city centre access.

Commuter express X56 no longer serve Kelty to improve journey times but additional journeys on the X55 are extended to/from Kelty.

A later 1815 departure from Perth is introduced.

56 Halbeath – Kelty – Kinross – Perth

Following consultation with Perth & Kinross Council, this service will now operate approximately two hourly Monday to Sunday. College journeys will extend to and from Kelty but all other journeys will operate between Gairneybridge/Kinross and Perth. Services X55 and X56 are available for other journeys between Perth, Kinross, Kelty and Dunfermline.


201 Glenrothes – Leslie – Kinross

This service is financially supported by Perth & Kinross Council and will operate to a new timetable with amended route in Leslie and Kinross.

Perth & Kinross Council school services
These will be subject to change from the beginning of the new term in August. Please contact your local authority for details of any changes during the school holidays.