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Ellon transport link trial

By David Porter

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Stagecoach Bluebird announced that new dedicated bus services will connect some key interchanges to P&J Live as part of a new trial.

Those travelling to see Michael Buble this week from Stonehaven, Ellon, Kingswells and Craibstone will have the option to leave the car at home for both of the Aberdeen performances.

All four new bus routes will operate for free during on Wednesday and Thursday for the Michael Buble shows this week.

Buses to P&J Live will operate as below –

• Kingswells Park and Ride every 30 minutes from 5.30pm

• Craibstone Park and Ride every 30 minutes from 5.30pm

• Ellon Park and Ride – demand based only and must be booked in advance.

• Stonehaven Town Centre – demand based only and must be booked in advance.

Buses from Kingswells and Craibstone do not need to be booked in advance.

To book your place on the bus from Ellon and Stonehaven please visit stagecoachbus.com or call the booking line on 01383 518660.

Please note the telephone booking office is open 8am until 4pm. All bookings must be made before 4pm the day before the event.

The established PJ1 service will also be available for getting to Michael Buble from the city centre.

The service departs Union Square bus station and will operate direct to P&J Live every eight minutes.

Buses will also be available back to the city centre after the concert has finished.

A single ticket to/from the city centre is £2.60 or a return £3.80.

Return journeys will operate to the city centre, Kingswells, Craibstone, Ellon and Stonehaven after the concert has ended at the same frequencies as above.

Commercial director at Stagecoach Bluebird Daniel Laird said: “We are delighted to be able to introduce these new bus connections through our partnership with P&J Live.

“This trial will help us to understand the demand for services to P&J Live and we will look forward to welcoming everyone on board on our buses to get to what is set to be a fantastic show.”

General manager at P&J Live Fiona Mann said: “The Stagecoach bus service has been a great success already at P&J Live and to work together to bring these additions for Michael Buble is great news for our visitors and us as a venue.

“We hope that the public will support these additional services so it will allow further development of the bus services to our events.”

For more information or to download the bus timetables visit stagecoachbus.com.

Notes to editors

Full details – https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/north-scotland/events-by-bus

Direct booking link - http://www.rennies.co.uk/michael-buble-at-pj-live-aberdeen/

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