Bus timetables to increase as lockdown restrictions lift

Bus timetables to increase as lockdown restrictions lift

Local bus operator, Stagecoach, announce plans to increase services across Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire.

From Monday 19th April 2021 Service X17 connecting Aberdeen city with Prime Four Business Park, Kingswells P&R and Westhill will be replaced with services 4, 5 and 6. This change formed part of the public consultation held by Stagecoach in February 2020, but the introduction of the revised service was postponed due to the impact of the pandemic. Customers across the route will benefit from direct access to the city as well as journeys up to every 10 minutes from Kingswells P&R. Residents in the expanding Countesswells development continue to welcome frequent services to the city after the service was upgraded earlier this year from the previous shuttle to Kingswells P&R. 

Peter Knight, managing director at Stagecoach Bluebird said: “We’re looking forward to increasing the number of local bus connections from next week. Our fantastic team have kept services operating right through the pandemic with social distancing on board and additional touch point cleaning taking place. This will remain the case from the 19th April for those who need to use our services.” 

“As the vaccination programme continues at pace and as more of the country starts to open up in line with the latest advice from the Scottish Government, we’d like to thank our customers for their support and co-operation over the past year.” 

In line with the advice from the country’s health advisors, when travelling on public transport everyone should continue to follow the rules around wearing face coverings for the full duration of the journey, washing/sanitising hands before and after travel and maintaining social distancing.  

Other Covid-19 secure measures put in place by Stagecoach include the Busy Bus feature on the free Stagecoach app helping customers travel at quieter times, contactless payment facilities on board every bus and regular touchpoint cleaning. 

All the timetables from 19th April are available to download now 

16/04/2021

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