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Key workers help shape bus timetables in Aberdeen city and shire

By David Porter

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Stagecoach Bluebird has provided an update on further changes being made to its timetables in response to government advice on avoiding non-essential travel.

Minor adjustments will be made to some key services on Monday, April 6 and are now available to download at stagecoachbus.com.

These adjustments have been made following feedback received from key workers who rely on bus services to get to and home from work.

Services 37 which serves Inverurie and city services 59and 727 airport link will be revised from Monday, April 6.

Services 37, 59 and 727 have been adjusted to improve times in relation to shift change overs for key workers.

Service 7B to Stonehaven will be adjusted to provide more peak connections to Badentoy Park.

A twice-weekly shuttle service will also be introduced connecting Countesswells with Tesco to allow essential shopping trips to be made.

The service will operate from Monday, April 6 on Mondays to Tesco in Westhill and Wednesdays to Tesco on the Lang Stracht, both services will depart Countesswells at 10am.

Managing director for Stagecoach Bluebird Peter Knight said: “We have been analysing feedback received from customers since initially reducing our timetables on March 23 and whilst the changes we are introducing from Monday, April 6 are relatively minor, we know they will make a big difference to those who are reliant on the bus for their commute to 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.

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, with larger capacity buses being used on busier journeys.

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.

Link to download timetables for Inverurie is available here

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