Bay Travel, Bus service changes from Monday 29th June

Bay Travel will be making changes to their services from Monday 29th June.  Please see the information below or alternatively clicking here will take you their website.

As we follow the Scottish Government’s route map for COVID-19, the bus services we operate will begin to increase from Monday 29 June. We will be increasing the frequencies to some services Monday – Friday. At this stage, we have no plans to increase weekend services.

A summary of the changes & revised timetables can be found below:

Service 13/13A: Ballingry – Lochgelly – Cardenden – Fife Central Retail Park – Kirkcaldy – Dysart – West Wemyss

The frequency of this service will return to hourly throughout the day Monday – Friday.

Service 18: Kelty – Cowdenbeath – Kirkcaldy – Victoria Hospital

The frequency of this service will return to hourly throughout the day Monday – Friday.

Service 88: Inverkeithing town service

This service will no longer serve North Queensferry and revert back to it’s normal route of Rosyth Europarc & Ferrytoll Road. The frequency of this service will remain unchanged at this stage. Stagecoach service 89/89A will return to North Queensferry from this date.

Service L3: West Wemyss – East Wemyss – Buckhaven – Methil – Leven

The frequency of this service will return to hourly throughout the day Monday – Friday.

All other timetables can be found on the timetables page of our website.

Stagecoach, Bus service changes from Monday 29th June 2020

From Monday 29th June Stagecoach will be increasing their services.  Please see the information below or alternatively clicking here will take you to their website.

As we follow the Scottish Government’s route map for COVID-19, the bus services we provide across East Scotland will begin to increase.

We’re pleased to announce that from Monday 29th June, we’ll be further increasing our services, however we’ll also be reducing the number of seats available on board our buses, to allow for easier social distancing. Each bus will now have a reduced maximum capacity, and we’ll add coloured stickers onboard so you know where to sit and where to leave empty.
As we have fewer seats available, the capacity of our buses will be reduced meaning you may seen a “bus full” sign on the bus the wish to board and be unable to board. If you see this, please wait at your stop for the next available service.

Remember – it’s now mandatory to wear a face covering when travelling with us. Exceptions do apply and more information can be found on our FAQ page.

Below you’ll find our special timetables, valid from Monday 29th June until further notice, across Fife, Perth & Kinross, Dundee and Angus.

Remember to check this page before your journey as updates may be made from time-to-time as the situation we are currently experiencing develops.

If you are travelling between Thursday 25th June and Sunday 28th June, you’ll find the current special timetables here.

Please be assured that the well-established and rigorous cleaning regimes on board our buses will remain in place at all times, and that contactless payment is available on all our vehicles.

For more information about Coronavirus, visit   www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Please note that any services not mentioned below, will NOT run until further notice. 

Fife

Service 3 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday

Service 4 –A special timetable will run from Monday-Saturday. No Sunday service.

Service 5 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 6 – No service until further notice.

Service 7 –A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 7A –A special timetable will run from Monday-Saturday. No Sunday service.

Service 7B –A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 8 –A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 9 –A special timetable will run from Monday-Saturday. No Sunday service.

Service 11/12 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 14 
– A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 19B – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 23– No service until further notice.

Service 28 –No service until further notice.

Service 32 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 33 –A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 36 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 37/X37 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 39 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 41 – No service until further notice.

Service 42 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 43/44 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday. 

Service 45 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 49 – A special timetable will run on Sunday only.

Service 54 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 66
 – No service until further notice.

Service 67 – No service until further notice.

Service 77 – No service until further notice.

Service 81  A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 83 – A special timetable will run on Sunday only.

Service 85 – No service until further notice.

Service 86 – No service until further notice.

Service 87 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 89 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Saturday. No Sunday service.

Service 92 – No service until further notice.

Service 94 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Saturday. No Sunday service.

Service 95 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 97 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Saturday. No Sunday service.

Service 99 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service 108 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Saturday. No Sunday service.

Service 747 – Due to a fall in passenger demand, service JET747 will not run until further notice. Customers wishing to travel to Edinburgh Airport can use our services to Edinburgh, then travel to the Airport with Lothian Buses or Edinburgh Trams.

Service B1 – No service until further notice.

Please note that our Express services will return to serving limited stops from Monday 29th June.

Service X24/X26 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service X27 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service X51
 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service X54 – A special timetable will run on service 54 from Monday-Sunday.

Service X55 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service X56 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service X57/X58 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service X59/X61 
– A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Service X60 – A special timetable will run from Monday-Sunday.

Updated advice for using Fife’s bus stations and public transport including the mandatory use of face coverings

We want everyone to stay safe when travelling and using our bus stations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve introduced some new measures for people to follow when using Fife’s bus stations, which will go back to their normal opening hours from Monday 22 June.

In line with the Scottish Government’s announcement, a face covering will be mandatory on public transport and in our bus stations (also from Monday 22 June). It applies to all passengers and staff in public areas, although there will be exemptions especially for those who are not able to wear a face covering for specific medical reasons. Children under five will also be exempt.

When entering and leaving bus stations, please use the hand sanitisers provided. We have a sign posted one-way system in place to help with physical distancing. Please respect others and allow them to leave areas before you pass.

When sitting in the bus station, leave a seat between you and passengers from any other household. Only one person can use the toilets at a time.

Capacity will gradually increase on buses as the Scottish Government works through its phased route map and more people need to use public transport for work. Allow extra time for your journey as you may have to wait for the next bus if the bus is full.

Please wait for other passengers to get off the bus before you board and let one person at a time get on the bus to buy their ticket. If you can, use a bank card for contactless payment, or pre-pay online. If you pay by cash, please try to have the exact change.

As in bus stations, wear a face covering throughout your journey and leave a seat in between you and passengers from any other household.

Tony McRae, Fife Council’s Service Manager for Passenger Transport Services said: “Physical distancing will remain in place on public transport for the foreseeable future so before you travel ask yourself if you really need to and if there is a quieter route or less busy time to do so.

“Please always follow the face covering and physical distancing measures that are in place. They’re there to protect all passengers and staff.”

If you have any concerns about safety measures in our bus stations, please speak to the Bus Station Supervisor.

Proposed Subsidised Bus Services from August 2020

Fife Council currently provides subsidy, either in part of whole, for the following bus services in Mid Fife:

B1,36, M4, 11, 12, 14A, 14, 108, 13, 13A, 32, 32A, 33B, 37, 37A, 41B, 43A, 44A, 45, 49, 66, 66A, 67, 67A, 67B

In May and June last year the Council carried out consultation on these routes and asked the public for their opinions on the services we currently support in Mid Fife.  We used these comments to help influence the routes which were put out to tender in December 2019. The tender bids have now been returned, assessed and awarded and we are able to retain the majority of the current subsidised network plus some enhancements.

Prior to the tender documents being returned, Bay Travel (service 13) and Moffat & Williamson (service M4) advised that they were intending to take these services on a commercial basis, this in turn allowed us to include 4 new additional services that were requested during the tender process. These services are the M3, M6 and service 18, further details are explained in this summary.

There is however still the opportunity for some minor tweaking of these services prior to their operation in August 2020.

We would like to encourage current and potential bus users to complete the short consultation. When completing the consultation think about:

•  Places/facilities you go to

•  How frequent the bus is

•  Your need to travel at a specific time, how flexible can you be in your travel arrangements?

•  Journey time – too long? Does the bus pass an area where no one ever gets on?

•  Evening travel – how important is it?

•  Sunday travel – how important is it?

•  How far you can walk to a bus stop

•  Connecting with other buses or trains – how important is this?

The consultation can be found by clicking here.