An extensive review of the existing bus network was carried
out with a focus on improving punctuality and reliability as well as better
reflecting demand and customer travel habits.
This has resulted in timetable changes which will deliver a number of improvements
for customers, including:
- A brand new X71 service will be introduced
to offer a direct link for the Irvine Valley to Glasgow. The X71 will depart from Priestland at 0644
and will operate with a luxury double deck vehicle via Hurlford Cross, Queens
Drive and Kilmarnock Bus Station. This will then continue at 0724 via
Southcraigs to Glasgow. A return
journey will depart from Glasgow at 1705 serving Kilmarnock Bus Station at
1751 and Priestland at 1824 and then returning to Kilmarnock Bus Station
- An extension to service 1A which
will now provide a direct link to Crosshouse Hospital from Hurlford and
will now operate on a 60 minute frequency to reflect demand. As a result,
service 8 will be withdrawn as a service number however it’s route will be
incorporated into the extended 1A service.
- To assist workers an additional
journey will be introduced on the service 4 from Kilmarnock bus station to
Rowallan Business Park at 0635.
- A new service 9 will be
introduced from Kilmarnock Bus Station to Kilmaurs and Stewarton and will
replace the current service 1 between these destinations. The service 9 will operate on a 20
- There will be a new service 9
for Stewarton to replace the current service 1. Service 1 will be subject
to a route change and will now operate from Kilmarnock Bus Station to
Priestland at the current 15 minute frequency. One journey in each direction on
the service 1 per hour will start and end at Newmilns and will serve
Galston Scheme as well as Galston Cross, replacing the current 2 service
on this portion of the route, offering passengers in Galston scheme new
direct connections to Newmilns, Darvel and Priestland.
- The service 10 from Kilmarnock
to Troon will be subject to timing changes to improve punctuality.
- The X4 service will be replaced
by the X16. The X16 will have a
route change and will now serve UWS and Ayrshire College campuses in Ayr
for the first time. As a result, the route will no longer serve
Kilmarnock Bus Station the X16 will no longer serve Glasgow Road to the A77 but will instead operate via
South Dean Road and Kennedy Drive to Grassyards Road and then join the A77
at the Grassyards interchange.
Journey times will be changed to improve punctuality. The X16 will now offer a 30 minute
frequency between Ayr and Kilmarnock and will continue to operate hourly
between Ayr and Hamilton. * The X16 service will be subject to a temporary route diversion at Kennedy Drive Kilmarnock until further notice.
As a result of low passenger demand the service 2 will no longer serve Galston and
will now operate on a 60 minute frequency between ASDA at Queens Drive and
Service 5 to New Farm Loch will be withdrawn, however residents will be able to
use the nearby 6 and 7 services or the X16 service.
The X76 will be subject to timing alterations and the X79 will now operate between Irvine, Kilmarnock Bus Station
and Glasgow and will no longer serve
X76 Kilmarnock to Glasgow timetable
X76 Cumnock to Glasgow timetable