There will be bus service changes on Monday 14th August 2017. These changes will mainly have an impact on the services in Central Fife. The new timetables will be available at bus stations and online approximately 2 weeks before the changes take place.
I have included a full summary of the service changes that Stagecoach are making, please click here to access this. Please note, this summary may be amended and that you should check the Stagecoach website for the most up to date version. Moffat & Williamson information can be found here. Bay Travel information can be found here.
Additionally following revisions to Fife Council supported services for Mid Fife, please note that the following services will change operator:
• Service B1 – Burntisland Town Service
Currently operated by Bay Travel. This service will now be operated by Stagecoach. The route and timetable remains largely unchanged.
• Service 13 – Kirkcaldy, Dysart, West Wemyss
Currently operated by Stagecoach. Service 13 will now be operated by Bay Travel. The route remains largely the same, however there will now be school gaps in the timetable. To minimise travel disruption alternative travel is available by using services BW10 and SH5. These services will provide links to the bus station.
• Service 46 – Glenrothes, Markinch, Star, Kennoway, Leven
Currently operated by Stagecoach. This partially supported service will now be called MW4 and be operated by Moffat & Williamson. This service provides hourly links from Leven, Star of Markinch, Markinch and Glenrothes.
• Service 4 – Glenrothes hospital
Currently operated by Moffat & Williamson. This service will now be operated by Stagecoach, journeys to Glenrothes hospital will be shown on service 36 timetable.
• Service 6 Steelend – Saline – Oakley – Dunfermline – Limekilns – Crombie
This service will now be operated by Stagecoach. There will be minor timetable alterations with service extension to Rosyth in the evening and Sundays.
As part of these changes I have also included a short summary of the 6 kick-start initiatives we have introduced, funded by Smarter Choices Smarter Places
Fife Council Kick Start Services, funded by Smarter Choices, Smarter Places
Fife Council were successful obtaining grant funding from the Smarter Choices Smarter Places (SCSP) initiative. SCSP is a Scottish Government scheme to encourage and develop sustainable and active travel throughout communities.
Following feedback received from Local Communities and transport operators, Fife Council has introduced the kick-start journeys listed below. These kick-start projects are designed to provide short term funding with the anticipation that these journeys become commercially viable over a period of time.
• Service 18 Cowdenbeath – Auchtertool – Kirkcaldy, Bus Station, Victoria Hospital
We have added Sunday journeys to this service which will be operated by Stagecoach. Bay Travel will continue to operate the Monday to Saturday journeys. Bay Travel tickets will be accepted on the Stagecoach-operated Sunday journeys.
• Service 71: Kincardine – Crombie – Ferrytoll P&R – Inverkeithing
On this service additional journeys have been added from Kincardine to Ferrytoll Park and Ride and Inverkeithing in the morning at 0604 & 0654. Three journeys from Inverkeithing and Ferrytoll Park and Ride in the evening at 1740, 1800 & 1840. The 1740 journey operates to Cairneyhill and 1800 & 1840 journeys extend beyond Crombie to Kincardine on request.
• Service 85: Dunfermline – Duloch Park – Camdean – Rosyth Health Centre
This service will provide direct links between Duloch Park, Camdean and Rosyth Health Centre, running hourly Monday to Friday from morning until mid-afternoon.
• Service 86: Steelend – Dunfermline – Rosyth – Ferrytoll P&R
This service will provide new direct links between Saline, Steelend, Dunfermline and the Marine Harvest site in Rosyth, as well as links to Ferrytoll Park and Ride. The service runs Monday to Friday to match the Marine Harvest shift times.
• Service 47: Mountfleurie – Leven – Buckhaven
We have maintained the 0914 Mountfleurie to Leven Monday to Friday, although this journey now runs 10 minutes earlier. A new Monday to Friday journey from Mountfleurie at 0704 to Leven has also been introduced.
• Service 6: Steelend – Saline – Oakley – Dunfermline – Limekilns – Crombie
This service will be extended to Rosyth in the evenings and Sundays in an effort to provide connections with Edinburgh services.