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From Monday 19th April bus services connecting Aberdeen with Kingswells P&R, Prime4 and Westhill will be changing.
Service X17 will be replaced by services 4, 5 and 6.
These new services all start at Union Square Bus Station before serving stops on Union Street and Queens Road before arriving at Kingswells P&R.
Service 4 then serves Prime 4 (Monday to Friday) and Countesswells.
Service 5 then serves Westhill Interchange and Elrick.
Service 6 then serves Prime 4 (some journeys Monday to Friday), Westhill Interchange and Berryhill Circle/Broadshades.
Service 6A then serves Prime 4 (some journeys Monday - Friday), Westhill Interchange and Elrick.
Commuter journeys will connect Aberdeen with Arnhall Business Park on Services 5, 6 and 6A Monday - Friday.
Westhill zone tickets are valid for travel on any Stagecoach bus in Aberdeen city and as far as Westhill and Elrick.
The buses we use on services 4, 5 and 6 are low-floor electric hybrids.
In the case of our hybrids - the power comes from a traditional diesel engine and a highly sophisticated battery system.
In our electric-hybrid buses energy from braking is captured using a motor and converted to electricity stored in the batteries on board. This capture of regenerative brake energy makes the hybrid particularly efficient.
The engine is running in its most efficient range at all times - meaning better fuel consumption. Low carbon buses use at least 30% less fuel and emit nearly a third less carbon dioxide than a conventional bus.
There is no gearbox on a hybrid bus, which means no gear changes so the ride is smoother and more comfortable than a standard bus. As the engine is always operating efficiently, hybrid buses tend to be a lot quieter than normal buses too, so you'll have a more relaxing journey.