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More changes made to north-east bus times

By Alan Beresford

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FURTHER changes have been introduced to north-east bus timetables by Stagecoach Bluebird.

Stagecoach managing director Peter Knight: New timetables continue "to serve critical routes". Picture: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media
Stagecoach managing director Peter Knight: New timetables continue "to serve critical routes". Picture: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

The move comes in response to government advice on avoiding non-essential travel.

Revised timetables are now in place and are available at stagecoachbus.com

The firm has said that these temporary timetables ensure that critical routes are maintained and will operate across the region until further notice.

Following an analysis of the demand for bus services in the area at this time, the frequency of most services will be reduced but will still cater for essential shopping trips to be made. Feedback received since Monday, March 23 has been used to develop the reduced timetables and will better cater for shift patterns of key workers who still rely on the bus to commute to work.

Peter Knight, managing director for Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “We continue to play a crucial role in ensuring that key workers, such as NHS staff and the people vital to the food supply chain, can get into work.

“We have worked hard with our temporary timetables to ensure that we are continuing to serve critical routes. If our customers feel we haven’t got things quite right, then we’d really like to receive any comments through our dedicated feedback form which can be found at stagecoachbus.com.

“I’m extremely proud of the way in way our team across Aberdeenshire and Moray is pulling together to ensure that we can continue to deliver our services. They are key workers too and I would like to thank them for their continued support and resilience in these challenging times.”

In addition to enhanced cleaning regimes, Stagecoach has taken extensive action to protect the safety of its customers and staff with a number of additional measures in place. Contactless payments are being encouraged wherever possible and social distancing guidelines are being displayed on buses.

Customers can stay up to date with all the latest news from Stagecoach on Twitter @StagecoachBBird or by signing up to their email mailing list. Full details are available at stagecoachbus.com.

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