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route101

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Is the 15 from Stirling from Perth via Creiff running the full route? Cant tell if its split from timetable
 
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Gareth1980

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Yet here is the problem with that complaint, the no23 is dead and not very busy. Worse still Fife council operate 2 service each hourly on top of the No23. I bet there were happy with these services being introduce, not caring it would have an impact on passengers numbers on the 23.

Strathmiglo still has a bus every hour to St andrews, Mucty has 2 buses an hour to St Andrews, No23 is Not and has never been well timed for anyone to use to get to their work before 9am in Stirling. The no23 doesn't make any sense nowadays, Cupar to St Andrews has 4 buses an hour. Maybe Rennies could operate 2 hourly service from Kinross to Stirling while N066 could extend from Burnside to kinross?

Extend the 66 through to Kinross? Moffats will be cheaper than Stagecoach
 

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From the latest fleetcard (I mentioned some of these a few weeks ago). Period 4 movements, in order of depot out:

ABERHILL
11187-91 to Blairgowrie
18197 to Glenrothes
18350/1 to Rennies
19660/1 to Dunfermline

ARBROATH
13113 to Perth
15627-33/5 to Aberhill
47240 to St Andrews
47362 to Aberhill
47367/392 to Reserve

BLAIRGOWRIE
18086/114/5/19156 to Glenrothes
27551 to Arbroath
27552 to Aberhill

DUNFERMLINE
18017/20/117/79 to Rennies

GLENROTHES
25261-4 to St Andrews
27140 to Reserve
47224 to Sold (Moffat & Williamson)
47229 to Disposal

PERTH
19544 to Dunfermline
27525 to Dunfermline
27529/30 to Aberhill

RENNIES
53038/275/723/4 to Reserve
53276 to Blairgowrie

ST ANDREWS
15625/6 to Aberhill
26112 to Aberhill
27599 to Dunfermline
47956 to Glenrotes

RESERVE
16936 to Rennies
54103 to Glenrothes

STAGECOACH NORTH SCOTLAND
18000/61/9/110 to Glenrothes
 

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The operators of one of the few remaining bus services to still have conductors, or clippies, have announced they will not return.

Union bosses say 31 workers are at risk of redundancy after Stagecoach East Scotland confirmed the decision for its number 73 route, which travels between Arbroath and Ninewells Hospital, blaming the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak.

It is understood the route was one of the only remaining bus services outside of London still to run with its own dedicated conductor, almost 40 years after most other bus services turned to being staffed only by a driver.
 

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Sad, but predictable in the current climate. The problem is that the conductors were one of the things that made the route popular with passengers, and kept it moving at a reasonable speed. The 73 was already in decline, but this, combined with the proposed cut from six off peak journeys an hour to four on the main section, might well drive even more people off the route. On top of that, the 31 lost jobs are based in Arbroath, not exactly a hotspot for employment opportunities.
 

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Confirmed changes for 28 September have been announced. All in all not many changes from the current service.

We're making some changes to our services in Fife from Monday 28th September, following consultation with you, our staff and local authorities.

A full list of changes, along with links to the new timetables from 28th September, can be found below:

Service 6
This service will continue to operate as per the current timetable until further notice.

Service 23
This service has now been permanently withdrawn due to low usage.

Service 92
This service has now been permanently withdrawn due to low usage.

Service 97A
The Monday to Friday schoolday journey from Leven bus station at 1445 will now depart 5 minutes earlier at 1440.

Service X27
The Saturday journey from Kirkcaldy bus station at 1835 has been withdrawn due to low usage.

Service X55
We are withdrawing some Monday to Friday journeys due to low usage. These are:
  • 0659 from Dunfermline bus station
  • 0719 from Dunfermline bus station
  • 0739 from Dunfermline bus station
  • 1656 from Edinburgh bus station
  • 1716 from Edinburgh bus station
  • 1736 from Edinburgh bus station
Any feedback received on other services is still being evaluated, however we're not making changes to any other services at the moment.
 

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It should be pointed out most of the change the company really wanted to make already took place back on 3rd of August. No23 was replaced by First X53 on the non fife side, No8 no longer goes to Falkirk, X24 no longer goes to Glasgow Airport, perth No7 was cut to every 15mins,
 

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A B9R Elite has been repainted into Stagecoach Stripes.

Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Stagecoach proudly serving our local communities. As well as a full day of throwbacks on social media, make sure you look out for something extra special hitting the roads...

 

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And Here it is (not my photo, copyright to the photographer)

 

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It would be remiss of us not to wish Stagecoach a happy 40th birthday. East Scotland, and Perth in particular, was where it all started for Stagecoach back in 1980 and few people could have predicted back then that this small operator would one day grow into an industry giant. Yet it has done exactly that and is one of the bus industry's ultimate success stories, thanks to the part played by Sir Brian Souter who was at the helm for many years.

I'm sure that I speak for us all when I say "Happy 40th birthday, Stagecoach". :)

And Here it is (not my photo, copyright to the photographer)


Now, that is class. I liked that livery, though I understand that many folk didn't, as it replaced many established ones whenever Stagecoach bought a company. But there's no doubt that the white and stripes livery was unmistakable and instantly recognisable, as well as suiting every vehicle which carried it from Routemasters to minibuses. It also aged well and still looked as fresh in 2001, when it was replaced by the "beachball" livery, as it had done 20 years earlier...

...and still looks good today.
 
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54233 is now out in service in the new school bus Stagecoach Distance livery. Similarly, 47947 is now painted in the Stagecoach Local livery.

A Stagecoach vehicle had a thermal incident on the Kinglassie to Glenrothes road today, and I believe it was 19151.
 

Jordan Adam

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Not having much luck with the Ex Newcastle stuff

In fairness 19151 has been at EScot for a few years now. 19212 which went boom at Bluebird back in July had literally just moved. 19213 and the other 1921x E400s at Highlands actually are quite good now that they've settled in, far better than the native examples at least. That being said few batches of buses could be as awful as 19369-78...
 

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From today 747 service has been cut back to hourly, with no night time service, The service will also move stanes at Halbeath to allow more room for the Amazon contracts at stance 5


From Monday 16th November, we're making some changes to the timetable to our Edinburgh Airport service, JET747.
The service will now run hourly to reflect the demand we're currently seeing for journeys to/from the Airport.

We're also extending the service so all journeys run to/from Dunfermline bus station, to allow for extra journeys along Halbeath Road in Dunfermline.

Finally, the service will now depart from stance 3 at Halbeath P&R.


In other news the company has been awarded the "Public Transport Operator of the Year" at the 2020 virtual Scottish Transport Awards Summit.


 

overthewater

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The 747 doesn't change until 16 November it seems. I could have sworn it said the 9th on their website last week!

Your not mistaken, it was supposed to change today. The only possible explanation is the Traffic commissioner (TC) refused the request for such a short notice period.

It would seem the TC are starting to tighten the rules once again.
 

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Any indication if any of the surplus new Plaxton Panorama coaches from the Oxford Tube order will be coming up here?
 

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Any indication if any of the surplus new Plaxton Panorama coaches from the Oxford Tube order will be coming up here?
They're meant to be for West Scotland to displace the Megabus branded Astromegas which will be going to Perth replacing the Panthers.
 

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