Shift workers in Peterhead and Fraserburgh are to benefit from a revised timetable for Buchan’s buses.
Alterations to Stagecoach bus services within Aberdeenshire will take effect from Monday, April 18.
The company says the changes are being introduced to reflect changing levels of use by regular passengers and are intended to make it even easier to commute by bus.
Many of the timetable revisions are minor re-timings to ensure the timetables reflect running times ofservices during peak and off-peak travel times.
The changes also mark the beginning of a trial connection funded by Aberdeenshire Council which will see early morning and late night connections made between Peterhead and Fraserburgh to provide a service for shift workers in the area.
Lack of public transport links has been cited as a barrier to employment in the area and it is hoped the connections will demonstrate the requirement for these journeys.
Commenting on the changes to the timetable, Steve Walker, managing director for Stagecoach Northern Scotland, said: “Our overall aim is to provide a better, more efficient and more reliable package of services to our customers.
“We continue to work closely with the local authorities to provide the best possible service to meet the requirements of the local communities in both Aberdeenshire and Moray.”
The new early-morning service for workers will be Service 69/69a Fraserburgh to Peterhead and Service 81, Peterhead to Boddam.
The heliport stop has also been removed from Service 747 Peterhead to Dyce.
The full list of alterations to the timetables can be found are online at www.stagecoachbus.com