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Highland Timetable Consultation

From Monday 5th November until Friday 16th November we’d like to hear from you! We plan to expand our Inverness bus operations through the acquisition of certain assets from D&E Coaches. The introduction of the new and extended bus network in Inverness will begin operation on 7th January 2019.

 

We have worked closely with the Highland Council to review the bus network analysing commercially operated services as well as Highland Council supported services to deliver better value to the local authority for their investment in the local bus network. The proposed changes are designed to reflect customer demand and will ensure a sustainable bus network is in place across Inverness and the Highlands.

 

Proposals include -

 

  • New service 9 operating Monday – Saturday connecting Kinmylies and Holm Mills to Culduthel, Raigmore, UHI and Inverness Shopping Park.Service 9 will be the first Stagecoach bus service to use the West Link Road providing more attractive journey times for those crossing the city by bus.
  • Additional service from the city centre to UHI and Raigmore as service 2U.
  • Additional frequency from Culloden to UHI.
  • Hourly service for Lochardil incorporating school journeys for Inverness Royal Academy.
  • Peak bus service from Culbokie to Inverness on service 22.
  • Extensions to Yairs View estate in North Kessock using low-floor buses on most journeys.
  • Improved evening service to Beauly and Muir of Ord.
  • Merkinch and Raigmore Estate services to increase in frequency from up to every 45 minutes to up to every 30 minutes.
  • Bus service for scholars travelling from Evanton to Dingwall.
  • Service to Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club on home match days.

 

 

All proposed timetables are available to download from the links below. Feedback can be given via email to nscotmarketing@stagecoachbus.com, by post to Inverness Bus Station marked FAO Timetable Consultation or alternatively there is the opportunity to discuss the proposals directly with staff at the below events - 

 Inverness bus station on Monday 12th November from 1030 - 1630

Lochardil Hotel on  Wednesday 14th November 14:30-16:30

Dingwall Community Centre Thursday 15th November 14:30 to 16:30

Culloden Baptist Church Monday 19th November from 10:30 to 12:30.

Merkinch Community Centre Monday 19th November from 14:30 to 16:30


The deadline for feedback is Monday 19th November 2018. 

All feedback received will be reviewed ahead of the proposals being finalised for completing the official registration process with the Traffic Commissioner. Following the consultation, the final timetables will be available to download from Monday 17th December and printed copies will be available in the Travel Shop between Christmas and New Year.

 

Inverness city services 1-9

Inverness and Nairn - service 11 and 20

Inverness to Foyers/Whitebridge/Drumnadrochit/Tomich – service 14 – 18

Inverness to Black Isle – service 21 – 30

Inverness to Ullapool and Tain – Helmsdale – service 61 – 66

Schools services 

 

 

The below table lists the bus services proposed to be revised from 7th January 2019. Any Stagecoach services not listed below will continue to their current timetable from 7th January 2019.  

 

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1/A/B/C

City - Culduthel Farm

Many buses on Service 1 will extend from Culduthel Farm to Holm Dell Road. No changes to other sections of route.

2, 2A, 2D,

Dalneigh - Woodside Village

Service extended to Smithton and Culloden. A combined 10 minute frequency will be maintained from City - Raigmore Hospital and UHI

2U

City - UHI

Minor changes incorporating additional buses between Westhill and Culloden Academy

3, 3A, 3D

Craig Dunain - Culloden

A combined 10 minute frequency will be maintained from City - Raigmore Hospital and UHI.

4

Highfield - Milton Of Leys

Minor changes made.

4S

City - Balnacraig Road - McEwan Court

Former D&E Service 100: Revised timetable

4S

City - Scorguie Overton Avenue

Former D&E Service 103: Revised timetable

5

City - Culloden - Ardesier/Croy

Additional Monday to Friday and Saturday buses will be introduced between Inverness and Croy replacing D&E contract buses.

6

City - Holm Park - Ness Castle - Lochardil

This service will replace D&E Services 107, 109. We will operate two services: Service 6 City - Holm Park - Ness Castle and Service 7 City - Lochardil - Ness Castle. For most of the shopping day Ness Castle will be served by a bus every 30 minutes.

7

City - Lochardil - Ness Castle

This service will replace D&E Services 107, 109. Service 7 City - Lochardil - Ness Castle and will operate on an hourly basis At school times, Lochardil will continue to be served by the Whitebridge bus.

8

Raigmore Estate - South Kessock

Raigmore Estate will be increased in frequency to every 30 minutes in the off peak. Similarly South Kessock will increase in frequency to every 30 minutes in the off peak.

9

Kinmylies - Culduthel Farm - UHI and Raigmore Hospital

This new service will provide a direct link service from the Kinmylies area across the new Holm Mills Bridge to serve Holm Park Tesco, Culduthel Farm, ASDA together with UHI Campus, Raigmore Hospital and Inverness Shopping Park.

11, 11A, 11U

Inverness - Inverbess Airport - Nairn [Lochloy]

Minor alterations will be made to this service.

14

Inverness - Whitebridge

Former D&E Service 301/303: No significant changes to this service.

16

Inverness - Foyers

Former D&E Service 302: No significant changes to this service

17

Inverness - Tomich

Former D&E Service 304 incorporated into our existing Service 17. Minor changes to the timetable.

18

Inverness - Hughton

Former D&E Service 307: School buses from Charleston Academy to Hughton and Foxhole incorporated into this service.

20

Nairn Town Service

Former D&E Service 20: No significant changes to this service

T20

Nairn Dial A Bus

Former D&E Service T14: No significant changes to this service

21

Dingwall - Culbokie - Cromarty

Former D&E Service 405: No significant changes to this service

21A

Dingwall- Tore - Cromarty

Former D&E Service 405: No significant changes to this service

22

Inverness - Culbkie

Former D&E Service 405: No significant changes to the D&E trips, however buses will be introduced between Cukbokie and Inverness in the peak.

23

Inverness - North Kessock

This service will be revised to include the Yairs Rise development in North Kessock. Most trips will be operated by Low Floor Buses

25

Inverness - Tain via Dingwall

Timetable retimed with no alteration to frequency.The D&E Conon Bridge - Dingwall Academy bus will be incorporated into this service. Experimental buses will be introduced between Dingwall and Evanton to provide a facility for out of area scholars attending Dingwall Academy. A 30 minute frequency between Inverness and Dingwall will operate during the off peak.

125

Inverness - Conon Bridge - Dingwall Academy

This school service is incorporated into Service 25

26/A/C/U

Inverness - Cromarty

The late evening D&E contract between Inverness and Cromarty will be incorporated into this service.

26F

Bus Station - Caledonian Thistle Stadium [Football Match Days only]

Former D&E Service 300E: This service which provides a match day link between Inverness City Centre and Calaedonian Stadium will continue unaltered.

27,27D

Inverness - Contin

Timetable revised. 30 minute frequency maintained.

28/A/D

Inverness - Dingwall

Minor changes to this service.

29

Tain - Nigg Circular

Minor changes to this service.

61

Inverness - Ullapool

Former D&E Service 61: Minor changes made to timetable.

62

Tain -Lairg

Minor alteration to this service.

66

Lairg - Helmsdale

Former D&E Service 906: Minor changes to timetable.

112

Inverness - Tomatin

Service renumbered 134.

113

Inverness - Coignashee

Service renumbered 135. Extensions from Strathdearn School - Distillery withdrawn.

113

Inverness - Cawdor - Nairn

Former D&E Service 252: No significant changes to this service.

130

Invergordon - Tain via Arabella

This is former Service 125 renumbered.

163

Tain Schools - Scotsburn

This is Service 161 renumbered 163.

167

Lairg - Dornoch

Minor alteration to this service.