Better value offered to Aberdeenshire bus passengers for shorter trips

Local bus operator, Stagecoach, has today announced plans to adjust tickets across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

Thursday, 25th February 2021, 7:00 am
Peter Wright, managing director of Stagecoach Bluebird.

From Sunday, March 7, a series of changes will be made to bus tickets across the North-east.

The company says the changes have been designed to bring better value to those making short or infrequent local trips.

Travel advice from the Scottish Government remains to stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential. Bus services have operated throughout the pandemic for those who require the bus to keep connected – key workers and essential shopping trips have been at the heart of the journeys being made by bus.

Peter Knight (pictured), managing director at Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “Before the pandemic we spent a lot of time analysing changes in travel habits seeing an increase in online shopping and more demand for shorter local journeys. The changes we are making to our tickets in March will bring better value to the local communities who still rely on our services.”

The changes include the introduction of a new flexible ticket offering better value to those using the bus less frequently. The “Flexi5” ticket will be exclusively available on the Stagecoach mobile app from Sunday, March 7, and gives one free day travel in every five days. Child dayrider tickets will also be introduced across all zones as well as discounts for customers who subscribe to the monthly bus ticket ‘MegaRider Xtra’.

For all the details, go to stagecoachbus.com