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Timetable changes for November 2017
 
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Service changes from Monday 13 August 

We have recently reviewed our bus services, mainly in North East Fife with changes taking effect from Monday 13 August.  These changes are largely as a result of a recent re-tendering exercise by Fife Council for subsidised services.  We will also take the opportunity to make some adjustments to services following feedback on the changes made in May 2018 and to address a number of customer requests received over the past few months.

 

A summary of the changes is given below. Timetables will be available in late July:

 

Fife Area

 

Service 3/3A: Townhill – Dunfermline – Duloch Park  
Proposal: Minor changes to late afternoon/early evening journeys serving Amazon.
Service type: Partly contracted (evening and Sunday).
Reason for proposal: to give a better balance of journeys serving Pitcorthie and Abbeyview in the evening peak. 

Service 4/4A/4B/4C: Dunfermline - Blairhall
Proposal: The Monday to Friday 2245 Dunfermline to Blairhall and 2312 Blairhall to Dunfermline journeys now run as service 4C, serving Saline and Steelend.  A new Monday to Friday 0450 Steelend – Oakley – Dunfermline journey has been added to replace a similar service 86 journey.
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: Requested by Fife Council.  

Service 6: Crombie – Dunfermline – Oakley
Proposal: The Monday to Friday 0647 Dunfermline – Oakley & 0702 Oakley – Dunfermline now run 5 minutes earlier. The Monday to Friday 1800 Crombie – Oakley and 1856 Oakley – Dunfermline now run 5 minutes later.
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: Requested by Fife Council to replace part of service 86.  

Service 7A: Kirkcaldy – Leven
Proposal: Revised timetable maintaining the current 30 min frequency.  0636 7A retimed to depart at 0630 to allow connection on 0650 service 97.
Service type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To further improve coordination with services in the Levenmouth area, building on improvements introduced in May.  Buses will run up to every 10 minutes between Leven and Muiredge using a combined frequency of services 7/7A and 9/9A.  Between East Wemyss and Kirkcaldy journeys will run every 15 minutes on the 7/7A.

Service 9/9A: Methilhill – Leven – Kennoway – Denhead/Bonnybank
Proposal: Revised timetable maintaining the current 30 min frequency.
Service type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To further improve coordination with services in the Levenmouth area, building on improvements introduced in May.  Buses will run up to every 10 minutes between Leven and Muiredge using a combined frequency of services 7/7A and 9/9A.  

Service 11/12: Kirkcaldy – Templehall – Fife Central Retail Park   
Proposal:  This service has additional time added to the timetable and a minor route amendment. Service 11 journeys continue to serve Forth Avenue and Ferrard Rd Aldi upon departure from Kirkcaldy Bus Station, but now arrive into Kirkcaldy Bus Station via Bennochy Road bridge. Service 12 journeys departing Kirkcaldy Bus Station are now routed via Bennochy Road bridge instead of Forth Avenue, but continue to arrive in to the Bus Station via Ferrard Rd Aldi and Forth Avenue.
Service type: Partly contracted (evening and Sunday)
Reason for proposal: To address reliability problems experienced since the changes made in May 2018.
Further changes: Further amendments have been made to the timetable to increase running times on certain journeys.

Service 14: Kirkcaldy – Dunnikier
Proposal: Revised daytime route reverting to Hendry Road in both directions, and not via Whytemans Brae and Victoria Hospital.
Service type: Partly contracted (evening and Sunday)
Reason for proposal: To address reliability problems experienced since the changes made in May 2018.  

Service 19/19A/19B/19D: Rosyth – Dunfermline – Halbeath P&R – Cowdenbeath – Ballingry 
Proposal: Minor revisions to afternoon journeys serving Rosyth Dockyard.  The 1712 19D journey from Rosyth Dockyard is revised to operate as service 19B departing Hilton Road at 1717.  The 1732 19B journey from Hilton Road is revised to operate as service 19D from Rosyth Dockyard.
Service type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: Changes requested by Rosyth Dockyard workers to give a later departure.
Further changes: Minor timetable changes; following discussions with drivers time has been redistributed; end to end times remain the same.

Service 24: St Andrews – Cupar – Glenrothes (part of service X24 timetable) 
Proposal: The Monday to Friday 0510 St Andrews to Glenrothes journey is replaced by a new 0453 journey to Cupar, connecting with the existing 0517 journey from Cupar.  An additional journey from St Andrews to Glenrothes will run at 0555.  The Monday to Saturday evening journeys at 2120, 2220 and 2320 Glenrothes to St Andrews and 2030, 2130 & 2230 St Andrews to Glenrothes now operate via Ladybank and are numbered 24A. There is an additional Monday to Friday 2100 St Andrews to Glenrothes journey (X24) and an additional Saturday 2000 St Andrews to Glenrothes journey (X24).  The 0015 St Andrews to Glenrothes journey is withdrawn.
Service type: Contracted.
Reason for proposal: Changes to contract following North East Fife tender changes. 

Service 28: QM Hospital – Dunfermline – Saline – High Valleyfield – Falkirk
Proposal: Introduce new journey from Wellwood at 0616 arriving in Dunfermline at 0621. The 2014 QM Hospital to Alloa now operates 5 minutes later from Dunfermline Bus Station and the 2145 journey from Alloa will also run 5 minutes later.
Service type: Contracted.
Reason for proposal: Requested by Fife Council.  

Service 41/41A/41B/41C: Kirkcaldy/Leven – Kennoway – Leven
Proposal: Introduce new 1839 Leven to Cupar 41B journey.  The daytime 41B & 41C journeys will no longer be operated by Stagecoach and will transfer to Moffat & Williamson.
Service Type: Contracted
Reason for proposal: End of contract following North East Fife tender changes.
Further changes: The Monday to Friday 1735 from Kirkcaldy is extended from Kennoway to Bonnybank at the request of Fife Council.

Service 42/42B: St Andrews – Tayport – Dundee
Proposal: Revised route in Dundee city centre to run via Commercial Street and Seagate instead of using the bus station.  This change will save a few minutes which can redistributed through the timetable.   
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To improve reliability.
Further changes: Following depot feedback, Dundee bus station will be reinstated on all journeys.  The timetable will be enhanced to reintroduce a 15 minute daytime frequency.

Service 43/44: Glenrothes Whitehill – Markinch – Windygates – Leven 
Proposal: Enhanced timetable to remove most of the schoolday variations giving a more consistent frequency across the day.
Service Type: Partly contracted (evening and Sunday).
Reason for proposal: To give a better service in the morning and afternoon.

Service 47: Buckhaven – Aberhill – Leven – Mountfleurie

Proposal: Withdraw service.  It will be incorporated into the new 41B timetable operated by Moffat & Williamson.
Service Type: Tendered.
Reason for proposal: End of contract following North East Fife tender changes.

Service 64: Glenrothes – Cupar – St Andrews
Proposal: Service transferred to Moffat & Williamson.
Service Type: Tendered.
Reason for proposal: End of contract following North East Fife tender changes.

Service 68: Cupar town service
Proposal: Service transferred to Moffat & Williamson.
Service Type: Tendered.
Reason for proposal: End of contract following North East Fife tender changes.

Service 77/77B: Dundee – Wormit & Gauldry
Proposal: Revise route in Dundee city centre to run via Commercial Street and Seagate instead of using the bus station.  This change will save a few minutes which can redistributed through the timetable.   
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To improve reliability.
Further changes: Following depot feedback, Dundee bus station will be reinstated on all journeys.  The timetable has been amended slightly to co-ordinate with service 42.

Service 85: Dunfermline – Duloch Park – Rosyth
Proposal: Monday to Friday 1410 Dunfermline – Rosyth and 1436 Rosyth – St Leonards journeys added
Service Type: Contracted.
Reason for proposal: Requested by Fife Council.  

Service 86: Ferrytoll – Dunfermline
Proposal: Service withdrawn between Dunfermline and Saline.  The 0450 departure from Steelend will now run as service 4A and connect with service 86 at Dunfermline.  The 0700 journey is withdrawn- alternative provision is available on services 6, 19B & X55.  The evening journeys from Ferrytoll will connect at Dunfermline with journeys on services 4C, 6 & 28 for Saline and Steelend.
Service Type: Contracted.
Reason for proposal: Requested by Fife Council to reduce duplication of services. 

Service 94/94A/94X: Newburgh – Ladybank – St Andrews
Proposal: Revised timetable mainly around early morning and late evening times.  The extension of one journey to/from Abernethy will be discontinued.
Service Type: Contracted.
Reason for proposal: Changes to contract following North East Fife tender changes.
Further changes: Monday – Saturday Journey that terminates in Cupar at 0012 and departs at 0013 as a 94X will now continue on as a 94 to St Andrews arriving at 0042.


Service 95: Leven – Anstruther – St Andrews
Proposal: Additional Sunday journeys at 0650 Leven to St Andrews and 0810 Anstruther to Leven will be introduced. 
Service Type: Contracted.
Reason for proposal: Changes to contract following North East Fife tender changes.

Service 97: Leven –Largoward – St Andrews
Proposal: Withdraw the following journeys: 0625 St Andrews to Leven Monday to Friday and 0755 Leven to St Andrews Sunday which will be replaced by new journey on 95 Sunday only.  Retime the 0855 Leven to St Andrews Monday to Friday journey to depart at 0910.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To accommodate other changes on the network.

Service 99/99A/99B/99C/99D: St Andrews – Leuchars – Dundee
Proposal: Increase daytime frequency to every 7-8 minutes Monday to Saturday and every 20 minutes evenings.  No change to the Sunday timetable or N99 journeys.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To match growing demand on this busy and popular service.
Further changes: Amendments to some journey times, including revised evening timetable

Service 747: Halbeath P&R – Inverkeithing – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh Airport
Proposal: Minor timetable change to redistribute running time between Inverkeithing and Edinburgh Airport.  No change to service frequency.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To better reflect current journey times and speeds following completion of the Queensferry Crossing and associated road layout changes either side of the Forth Road Bridge.

Services X4: Leven – Glenrothes 
Proposal: Add new 0642 Glenrothes to Leven Monday to Friday journey.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To provide an earlier arrival into Leven from Glenrothes for those starting work at 0715-0730.

Services X5: Dunfermline – Halbeath - Edinburgh 
Proposal: Add new 0730 and 1540 journey from Dunfermline - Edinburgh
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To provide additional departures to Edinburgh from Fife; this was added during consultation.

Service X24: (Please see service 24 changes listed above)

Service X27: Glasgow – Kincardine – Dunfermline - Kirkcaldy
Proposal: Revised route within Kirkcaldy to serve Whytemans Brae rather than the northern part of Hendry Road.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To replace service 14 which is diverted from Whytemans Brae because of reliability problems.  

Service X54: Dundee – Cupar – Glenrothes – Halbeath P&R – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh 

Proposal: Revised timetable with adjustments to running times between Ferrytoll P&R and Edinburgh.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To better reflect current journey times and speeds following completion of the Queensferry Crossing and associated road layout changes either side of the Forth Road Bridge.
Further changes: Edinburgh city centre route revised to use Princes Street and South St David Street instead of George Street, with an additional stop in each direction at the Scott Monument.

Services X55: Dunfermline – Rosyth – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh  
Proposal: Revised timetable with adjustments to running times along the route.  
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To better reflect current journey times and speeds following completion of the Queensferry Crossing and associated road layout changes either side of the Forth Road Bridge.
Further changes: Edinburgh city centre route revised to use Princes Street and South St David Street instead of George Street, with an additional stop in each direction at the Scott Monument.

Service X56: Perth – Kinross – Kelty – Halbeath P&R – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh 
Proposal: Revised timetable with adjustments to running times between Ferrytoll P&R and Edinburgh.  
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To better reflect current journey times and speeds following completion of the Queensferry Crossing and associated road layout changes either side of the Forth Road Bridge.
Further changes: 1425 departure from Edinburgh retimed from Halbeath – Perth to allow for Kinross High School finishing time.  Edinburgh city centre route revised to use Princes Street and South St David Street instead of George Street, with an additional stop in each direction at the Scott Monument.


Service X58/X60: St Andrews – Leven – Kirkcaldy – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh 
Proposal: Revised timetable with adjustments to running times between Kirkcaldy and Edinburgh.  In addition the 0838 Dalgety May – Edinburgh Monday to Friday journey runs 5 minutes earlier.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To better reflect current journey times and speeds following completion of the Queensferry Crossing and associated road layout changes either side of the Forth Road Bridge.
Further changes: Edinburgh city centre route revised to use Princes Street and South St David Street instead of George Street, with an additional stop in each direction at the Scott Monument.

Service X59: St Andrews – Cupar – Glenrothes – Halbeath P&R – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh 
Proposal: Revised timetable with adjustments to running times between Ferrytoll P&R and Edinburgh.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To better reflect current journey times and speeds following completion of the Queensferry Crossing and associated road layout changes either side of the Forth Road Bridge.
Further changes: Edinburgh city centre route revised to use Princes Street and South St David Street instead of George Street, with an additional stop in each direction at the Scott Monument.

Fife school services
The following services will have minor retimings to match revised school start/finish times for the new term:
CG1, DF12, SC2, SC3, SC5, SC7, SC8, SC9, SC10, SC11


Perth & Blairgowrie area


Service 1: City Centre – Letham & Tulloch   
Proposal: The 0530 Monday to Friday journey from Mill Street will be revised to depart at 0522.
Service type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To meet customer requests for an earlier arrival in Perth city centre for those starting work at 0600 (journey will arrive Mill Street at 0555 instead of 0603 as now).

Service 14: Perth – Almondbank - Pitcairngreen    
Proposal: Revised route
Service type: Commercial
Reason for proposal: Route revised to omit Rose Crescent.  Route will serve Jeanfield Road – Riggs Road – Glasgow Road heading towards the city, and the reverse towards Pitcairngreen.

Service 15/15A: Perth – Crieff – Comrie – St Fillans/Stirling    
Proposal: Remove journeys from Comrie, Tay Avenue.
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: In response to complaints from residents asking that the bus service be withdrawn from their street.

Service 34: Perth – Spittalfield – Blairgowrie
Proposal: Discontinue service 34B variation via Essendy Bridge and run these journeys as service 34 via Meikleour.
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: Changes requested by Perth & Kinross Council.

Service 57: Dundee – Blairgowrie – Perth   
Proposal: Minor timetable revisions.  A Mondays to Fridays 0622 Blairgowrie to Perth journey is introduced. The 0843 Rattray to Blairgowrie High School schooldays only journey will be revised to start from Wellmeadow and will additionally serve Blairgowrie Community Campus.  The 1442 Blairgowrie to Perth schooldays only journey revised to depart 5 mins earlier at 1437. The Sunday 0841 departure from Rattray towards Perth now commences at Alyth.
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: To accommodate revised school transport requirements for the new term.

Service 58: Blairgowrie - Guildtown - Perth   
Proposal: Additional journeys added: 0915 Blairgowrie – Perth on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, additional 1410 Perth – Blairgowrie on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  1342 departing Blairgowrie now finished at Perth Bus Station instead of the PRI Monday – Saturday.  1745 departure from Perth – Blairgowrie now departs at 1740 Monday – Friday. Monday to Friday and Saturday 1315 Perth Bus Station to Wolfhill and 1342 Wolfhill to Perth re-time to operate 5 minutes earlier. 
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: Requested by local authority.

Service 59: Dundee – Coupar Angus – Blairgowrie    
Proposal: Minor timetable revisions.  The 0843 Blairgowrie to Dundee via Blairgowrie Community Campus journey will no longer serve the community campus and will depart Wellmeadow at 0845 every day.  Revised service 57 provides alternative links to the community campus at this time.  
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: To accommodate revised school transport requirements for the new term.

Service X56: Perth – Kinross – Kelty – Halbeath P&R – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh 
Proposal: Revised timetable with adjustments to running times between Ferrytoll P&R and Edinburgh.
Service Type: Commercial.
Reason for proposal: To better reflect current journey times and speeds following completion of the Queensferry Crossing and associated road layout changes either side of the Forth Road Bridge.
Further changes: 1425 departure from Edinburgh retimed from Halbeath – Perth to allow for Kinross High School finishing time.  Edinburgh city centre route revised to use Princes Street and South St David Street instead of George Street, with an additional stop in each direction at the Scott Monument.


Dundee & Angus area 


Service 27: Forfar – Arbroath - Cliffburn 
   
Proposal: Revised timetable for journeys between Arbroath bus station and Cliffburn to maintain hourly service during Monday to Friday afternoons.
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: Following feedback on timetable introduced in May
Further changes: Revisions made to co-ordinate with service 30.  Added during the consultation period.

Service 30: Edzell – Brechin – Montrose – Arbroath     
Proposal: Revised route and timetable.  Revised in Arbroath to serve Cliffburn, Great Michael Road
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: To improve reliability.
Further changes: Amendments to some journeys to improve weekday afternoon timetable.

Service 39: Arbroath – Dundee – Perth     
Proposal: Revised eastbound route in Dundee city centre to run via Lower Princes Street instead of Victoria Road.
Service type: Partly contracted.
Reason for proposal: To improve reliability.