Stagecoach East Scotland – Service changes from 28th September 2020
Service 4: Dunfermline – Oakley – Blairhall
Minor timetable changes.
Service 6: Crombie – Charlestown – Limekilns – Dunfermline
Stagecoach hasn’t operated this service on a commercial basis since the lockdown and it is not their intention to reinstate the service due to low patronage. As the removal of this service would mean there would be no bus services serving these areas the Council managed to keep a service running by diverting a resource form part of its subsidised network. We are still looking at a long-term solution for this service but in the meantime, passengers should not notice any difference as the service will continue to operate as per the current timetable until further notice.
Service 8/8A: Dunfermline – Culross / Alloa
This service was extended to Falkirk in partnership with Fife Council and funded by Smarter Choices Smarter Places. The service relied on passenger numbers increasing each year. Due to the covid-19 pandemic passenger numbers are expected to stay below pre covid-19 levels for some time making this extension no longer viable. The 8A to Alloa will reroute to also serve Culross but will no longer service Clackmannan Main Street staying on Alloa Road.
Fife Council supported Service 28 is still available for passengers wishing to travel beyond Culross to Falkirk.
Service 19: Rosyth – Dunfermline – Halbeath P&R – Cowdenbeath – Ballingry
Service frequency revised to operate every 15 minutes during the day. Route changed so service operates same route between Rosyth – Ballingry during the day serving Fife Leisure Park and Hill of Beath. Amazon journeys renumbered to 19A and Rosyth Dockyard journeys renumbered to 19D.
Service 23: St Andrews – Cupar – Auchtermuchty – Kinross – Dollar – Stirling
This commercial service will be officially withdrawn however it should be noted that the service hasn’t operated since the 23rd March 2020/lockdown when many services were either reduced or halted.
This service was under review prior to the pandemic due to stagnant passenger numbers and increasing costs making the service operate at a significant loss and Stagecoach have confirmed that the service is no longer commercially viable despite attempts by the Council to keep it running. We are still working with the other operators to try and come up with a solution to provide links between Auchtermuchty, Strathmiglo and Gateside with Kinross.
Service 92: St Andrews (David Russell Apartments) – North Street
This commercial service will be withdrawn. The service only operated during St Andrews University term time. Stagecoach have advised that the usage has been decreasing for a number of years and again due to the pandemic this service cannot be continued to run at a loss. Alternative services 42 and 99D continue to be available for passengers to use.
The Monday to Friday school day journey from Leven bus station at 1445 will now depart 5 minutes earlier at 1440.
Service X24/X26: St Andrews/Dundee – Glenrothes – Halbeath P&R – Dunfermline – Kincardine – Glasgow
Revised timetable with the service no longer serving Glasgow Airport
Service X27: Glasgow – Dunfermline – Halbeath – Kirkcaldy – Leven
The Saturday journey from Kirkcaldy bus station at 1835 has been withdrawn due to low usage.
Service X55: Edinburgh – Rosyth – Dunfermline
Stagecoach have advised that the following Monday to Friday journeys are being withdrawn due to low usage:
· 0659 from Dunfermline bus station
· 0719 from Dunfermline bus station
· 0739 from Dunfermline bus station
· 1656 from Edinburgh bus station
· 1716 from Edinburgh bus station
· 1736 from Edinburgh bus station.