Kick-start for North East Fife buses

Archived news: published on Tuesday 24 Jan 2017 by Fife Council

Kick-start for North East Fife buses

Kick-start for North East Fife buses

Starting this month two new bus journeys will help commuters in North East Fife.

 

Following our successful bid to ‘Smarter Choices, Smarter Places’ two mini kick-start projects are now commissioned, offering additional journeys for commuters. Communities in North East Fife told us they’d like early morning journeys from Newport on Tay to Glenrothes and a journey option arriving in St Andrews before 7am.  Stagecoach and Moffat & Williamson have won the tenders for these new journeys. 

 

The new bus services will start on Monday 30 January 2017 and are as follows: 

X53 – Stagecoach - An additional journey to reconnect Newport on Tay with an arrival in Cupar prior to 8am and Glenrothes for 8.30am

92 – Moffat & Williamson - This addition will allow for an arrival in St Andrews before 7.00am.  

 

Cllr John Wincott executive spokesperson for environment and transportation said: “This is great news for early morning commuters in North East Fife and demonstrates we really do listen.

 

“The kick-start projects are designed to remove the initial risk from the bus operators and grow the services in the hope these journeys become commercially sustainable after 6-12 months.” 

Paths for All is administering the ‘Smarter Choices, Smarter Places’ initiative. The Scottish Government has invested £5 million in this project to encourage less car use and more journeys by foot, bicycle, public transport and car share. 

John Wincott, Councillor 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 21 36 Contact John Wincott online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT

Derek Beveridge, Lead Professional (Network Planning & Information) 
Tel: 01592 583223 Contact Derek Beveridge online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH

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