Highway Code Consultation – Have your Say

Have your Say…

The UK Government is consulting on laws for safer cycling. The consultation document is seeking views on proposed changes to The Highway Code to improve safety for pedestrians, particularly children, older adults and disabled people, cyclists and horse riders. It is important that these groups feel safe in their interactions with other road users.

This interim review of The Highway Code, announced in October 2018, therefore focusses on the vulnerable groups mentioned above with specific consideration on overtaking, passing distances, cyclist and pedestrian priority at junctions, opening vehicle doors and responsibility of road users. There are 3 main changes that are being proposed through this consultation:

  1. introducing a hierarchy of road users which ensures that those road users who can do the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to reduce the danger or threat they may pose to others
  2. clarifying existing rules on pedestrian priority on pavements and that drivers and riders should give way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross the road
  3. establishing guidance on safe passing distances and speeds when overtaking cyclists or horse riders, and ensuring that they have priority at junctions when travelling straight ahead

The consultation closes at midnight on 27th October.

The online consultation form can be found on the website – click here

On Yer Doorstep Photo Competition

Can you take a photograph and write a caption to inspire others to get more active through healthier and environmentally greener journeys, and win a book voucher as well as a new bike stand for  your school?

During lockdown, we saw a dramatic and amazing decrease in air pollution in many areas. Many adults and children were out being active, walking and taking to two wheels Рmore than ever before. Families were spending more time together, enjoying their local surroundings and being outside. Fife Council  invites families to continue to Walk, Run, Scoot, Cycle during the autumn break and capture the fun of being outside by taking a photograph of something you found on your explorations, as well as coming up with an amusing or thought-provoking caption, something that might make us think, laugh or smile.

Judging Criteria

· Originality

· Creative ideas

· Thought provoking or humorous caption

· Does it fit the brief?

The Rules

The competition is open to all pupils across Fife and will fall into two categories: Under 12s and 12 to 18-year olds. However, entries must be submitted through a parent or guardian.

We request one photograph entry per person

Your photograph must be taken around Fife ‚Äď On Yer Doorstep and be taken by the applicant.

Your photograph should be taken on a digital camera, phone or tablet and must be a minimum of 1Mb and no bigger than 10Mb

Photographs including people must have their permission to be included in the competition

By entering, you consent to allow us to use your photograph and caption on social media and in other publicity produced by Fife Council School Travel Planning Team.

Full competition rules can be found by clicking here

How to Enter

Email your photograph to school.travelplans@fife.gov.uk  providing us with your full name, category as well as the all-important caption (just include it in the email, you don’t need to Photoshop it onto your photo).

Your data will only be used in conjunction with Fife Council’s Travel Planning Team Privacy Policy https://www.fife.gov.uk/travel_planning

Prizes and Judging

The competition will run 12 – 30 October. Entrants have until Friday 30 October 2020 to submit their photograph and caption.

Fife Council’s Travel Plan Team will select 10 photos from each category, then the finalist will be chosen by the Provost of Fife.

The top winner will receive a new bike stand for their school as well as a book voucher and the runners up will also receive book vouchers.

Through Spaces for People, temporary measures are helping people safely physical distance and are making it easier for people to walk, cycle and scoot around during the Covid-19 pandemic www.fife.gov.uk/spaces-for-people 

Electric coach service launching on 1 October

You may have been aware earlier in the year that a new fully electric coach service, the first in country, was being introduced between Dundee, Fife and Edinburgh.¬† Unfortunately, Covid-19 delayed the introduction of the service.¬† However I can now advise that the service is ready to commence on 1 October operated by an Operator¬†called¬†Ember who will be operating eight journeys per day in each direction, with stops in Inchture, Perth, Walnut Grove, Kinross P&R¬† and Rosyth, Admiralty Road, adj St Johns & St Columba’s Church.¬† The timetables for the E1 and E2 can be viewed by clicking here.

As well as being a fully accessible coach with wheelchair access, the ability to reserve a space for bicycles is also available.  

Concessionary cards are accepted for travel although Ember do advise that booking via the website is advised prior to travelling.  Fare paying passengers have the ability to purchase a ticket anytime up to the time of departure. 

Service changes from 28th September 2020

Stagecoach East Scotland –¬† Service changes from 28th September 2020

Service 4: Dunfermline ‚Äď Oakley – Blairhall¬†

Minor timetable changes. 

Service 6: Crombie ‚Äď Charlestown ‚Äď Limekilns ‚Äď 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.¬†

View the current service 6 timetable. 
View the current service 6A timetable. 

Service 8/8A: Dunfermline ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď Dunfermline ‚ÄstHalbeath¬†P&R ‚Äď Cowdenbeath ‚ÄstBallingry¬†

Service frequency revised to operate every 15 minutes during the day. Route changed so service operates same route between Rosyth ‚ÄstBallingry¬†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 ‚ÄstCupar¬†‚ÄstAuchtermuchty¬†‚Äď Kinross ‚Äď Dollar ‚Äď 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)¬†‚Äď 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 ‚Äď Glenrothes ‚Äď Halbeath P&R ‚Äď Dunfermline ‚Äď Kincardine ‚Äď Glasgow¬†

Revised timetable with the service no longer serving Glasgow Airport 

Service X27:¬†Glasgow – Dunfermline ‚Äď Halbeath ‚Äď 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.

Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival Fun

Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival 
The second cycling festival ran from Saturday 22nd – Monday 31st August. It consisted of a mixture of small face-to-face activities and online events.
The week included a selection of led rides, including a family ride and one for ladies and non-binary people. Fife Council’s Bikeability CTA volunteers attended running 3 Bikeability games sessions.
The weather was dry and sunny, and nine participants attended over three sessions that day. The sessions started with some bike skills taught by Gary, who is a volunteer with Greener Kirkcaldy, and also a Bikeability volunteer. 
The cycling ability of those who took part varied from novice up to fairly confident cyclist. The bike skills part of the session gave the novice riders enough confidence to then enjoy a led ride around Beveridge Park.
In addition to that, two online events took place:
–¬†Why Cycle?¬†Local cyclists talked about their experiences of different types of cycling locally – from long distance road cycling to commuting by bike, and cycling the kids to school.
– Better Living through Pedalling – Lilith Cooper, author of Gears for Queers talked about how cycling has helped her mental health, and Nat Spring talked about how cycling helped him gain confidence after an accident, and inspired him to set up the 40 Days wellbeing challenge.
¬†There is more information here –

Family Bike Ride (part of Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival) 23rd August

Family Bike Ride (part of Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival)

Sunday 23rd August : 10:30 am¬†–¬†12:30 pm

Meet at Morrisons, Kirkcaldy
Free

Come along for a leisurely family bike ride using a mix of quiet roads and traffic-free paths.

Participants should be able to cycle for 1.5hrs at a leisurely pace. Children (and adults) should have enough basic cycling skills to cycle on quiet roads. Children must be accompanied ‚Äď no more than two children per adult.¬†

Please make sure your bike is roadworthy before coming and wear appropriate clothes for the weather. Remember to also bring your own water and snacks. 

We will be meeting at the burger van in front of Morrisons. 

This event is part of the Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival.

Booking Instructions

The event is free but booking is required. Due to the need for social distancing, we are limiting the numbers on our bike rides.¬†Each ticket covers up to two people from one household ‚Äď if more people would like to attend from your household, please contact susan@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk to check if this is ok.

If you are having trouble booking you can call 01592 858458 or email info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk for assistance. 

Bikeability Games (part of Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival)

Bikeability Games (part of Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival)

Saturday 29th August : 10:00 am¬†–¬†2:00 pm

Beveridge Park
Free

Fife Council will be running free sessions of cycling games for school children in Primaries 4-7. Come along and have some fun whilst improving your balance and control on your bike.

Each session will last one hour. Sessions will start at 10am, 11:15am and 1pm.

Children must provide their own bike and helmet. Please make sure your bike is roadworthy before coming, and wear appropriate clothes for the weather. Remember to also bring your own water and snacks. 

This is running as part of the Kirkcaldy Cycling Festival Рsee link for details.

Booking Instructions

The event is free but booking is required. Please book one ticket per child.

If you are having trouble booking you can call 01592 858458 or email info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk for assistance. 

Bus Service Changes – Monday 10th August

Fife Council Supported Bus Services from Monday 10th August 2020 

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

B1,36, M4, 11, 12, 14A, 14, 108, L3, 13, 13A, 32, 32A, 33B, 37, 37A, 41B, 43A, 44A, 45, 49, 66, 66A, 67, 67A, 67B. 

Below is the list of services that each operator will run on our behalf in Mid Fife. 

Bay Travel  

B1 ‚Äď Burntisland Town service¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route:  

A¬†‚Äď Railway¬†Station,¬†Forth¬†Place, Harbour¬†Place, High¬†Street, Lothian¬†Street, Kirkton¬†Road, Church¬†Street, Dollar¬†Road,¬†Colinswell¬†Road,¬†Bendameer¬†Road,¬†Kilmundy¬†Drive, Piper Crescent, Dollar¬†Road, Cowdenbeath¬†Road, Fleming Way,¬†Orrock¬†Drive,¬†Aytoun¬†Crescent, Cowdenbeath¬†Road, Cromwell¬†Road, Kinghorn¬†Road, Links¬†Place, Somerville¬†Street, Kirkgate, High¬†Street, Harbour¬†Place,¬†Forth¬†Place, Railway Station.¬†

B¬†‚Äď Railway Station,¬†Forth¬†Place, Harbour¬†Place, High¬†Street, Lothian¬†Street, Kirkton¬†Road,¬†Aberdour¬†Road, Kirkcaldy¬†Road, Greenmount¬†Road¬†North, Spence Avenue,¬†Cotburn¬†Crescent, Nicol Drive,¬†Kirkbank¬†Road, Greenmount¬†Road¬†South, Ramsay Cres,¬†Duncanson¬†Dr, Ramsay Cres, Greenmount¬†Road¬†South, Kinghorn¬†Road, Links¬†Place,¬†Lammerlaws¬†Road, Beacon Leisure Centre, Sommerville¬†Street, Kirkgate, High¬†Street, Harbour¬†Place,¬†Forth¬†Place, Railway Station.¬†

C¬†‚Äď Railway Station,¬†Forth¬†Place, Harbour¬†Place, High¬†Street, Lothian¬†Street, West Broomhill¬†Road, Melville¬†Gardens, Shepherd¬†Crescent, Haugh¬†Road, Broomhill Avenue, Dick Crescent, Broomhill Ave, Cromwell¬†Road, Manse Lane, Lonsdale Crescent, Broomhill Ave, Kirkton¬†Road, Lothian¬†Street, High¬†Street, Links¬†Place, Somerville¬†Street, Kirkgate, High¬†Street, Harbour¬†Place,¬†Forth¬†Place, Railway Station.¬†

¬†Subsidised¬†element: –¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat (0915¬†–¬†1715¬†hourly service)¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy. New operator РBay Travel. 

 

18¬†–¬†Linking¬†Kirkcaldy Bus Station¬†¬†Victoria Hospital¬†¬†Cameron Hospital extending to Leven¬†

PROPOSAL 
New service, Monday to Saturday from 7:00am until 7.00pm, to Cameron Hospital, due to the number of complaints / comments and requests from the members of the public, including concession pass holders regarding the bus company withdrawing the bus service in summer 2019.  Currently passengers from Kirkcaldy must interchange at Leven Bus Station. 

Route: Kirkcaldy Bus Station, Hunter Place, Hunter Street, Wemyssfield, Bennochy Road, Hendry Road, Wilson Avenue, Adamson Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Lauder Road, Victoria Hospital, Whyteman’s Brae, Dunnikier Way, Carberry Road, Carberry Place, Turning Circle, Carberry Place, Carberry Road, Dunnikier Way, Randolph Road, A915 Standing Stane Road, Cameron Hospital turning circle, Methilhill Main Street, Chemiss Road, Queens Square, Page Road, Kirke Park, Sycamore Avenue, Kirkland Walk, Methilhaven Road, Bawbee Bridge, Leven Bus Station. 

Subsidised element: Mon ‚ÄstSat¬†(0900 –¬†1845)¬†operated by Bay Travel.¬†¬†

¬†18¬†–¬†Linking¬†Dunnikier¬†Chalet Park with Victoria Hospital and Kirkcaldy Bus Station¬†¬†

PROPOSAL 
New service between Dunnikier Chalet Park and Victoria Hospital, due to demand for service from public and Councillors.  Following the removal of Service X53 there is no bus service currently operating via the Chalet Park. 

Route:  Dunnikier Way, Whyteman’s Brae, Victoria Hospital, Lauder Road, Wilson Avenue, Hendry Road, Bennochy Road, Wemyssfield, Hunter Street, Hunter Place, Kirkcaldy Bus Station 

Subsidised element: Mon ‚Äď Fri (0900 – 1430) operated by Bay Travel.¬†¬†

¬†13 – Kirkcaldy Retail Park ‚ÄstStrathallan¬†Drive ‚ÄstBennochy¬†Road ‚Äď Melrose Crescent ‚Äď Victoria Hospital ‚Äď Ravenscraig ‚Äď Dysart, High Street – West Wemyss¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: 

West Wemyss Post Office, Boreland Frances Row, Dysart Edington Place, Dysart Porte, Dysart Monastery, Pathhead Path House Surgery, Overton Mains, Hayfield Victoria Hospital, Melrose Crescent, LOW BRIDGE, Dunnikier Road, Mitchell Street, Street Brycedale Avenue, Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy Bus Station, Wemyssfield, Abbotshall Road, Whyte Melville Road, Ferrard Road, Massereene Road, Sauchenbush Road, Bennochy Road, Oriel Road, Dunbar Place, Strathallan Drive, Dunvegan Avenue, Oriel Road, Chapel Road, Broom Road, Chapel Fife Central Retail Park. 

 

Subsidised element: Mon ‚ÄstSat¬†(0645¬†‚Äst1800 hourly)¬†(1800¬†–¬†0000 2 hourly)¬†Sun (1000 ‚Äď 1800 hourly) (1800 2300) 2¬†hourly¬†¬†¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Change to level of subsidy.  No change to operator РBay Travel. 

 From August 2020 service 13/13A will be operated on a commercial basis Monday to Friday between 0800 and 1600.  Out with these hours Fife Council will continue to provide subsidy.   

Commercial element:¬†Mon ‚ÄstFri¬†(0800 ‚Äď 1600)¬†hourly¬†day time¬†service.¬†¬†

Subsidised element: Mon ‚Äď Fri¬†(0700 ‚Äď 0800)¬†¬†(1600 ‚Äď 1800 hourly)¬†– (1800 ‚Äď 0000 2¬†hourly)¬†¬†

Saturday¬†(0700 ‚Äď 1800 hourly)¬†(1800 ‚Äď 0000 2 hourly)¬†

Sunday¬†(1000 ‚Äď 1800 hourly)¬†(1800¬†– 2300¬†2 hourly)¬†¬†¬†

¬†108 –¬†Sauchenbush¬†‚ÄstTemplehall¬†‚Äď Victoria Hospital – Kirkcaldy bus station¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: 

Abbotshall Road, Forth Avenue, Strathkinnes Road, Massereene Road, Bennochy Road, Dunearn Drive, Brodick Road, Glamis Road turning circle, Kilmun Road, Birnam Road shops, Tummel Drive, Blairmore Road, Birnam Road, Fair Isle Road, Templehall Avenue, Victoria Hospital, Dunnikier Road, Wilson Avenue, Hendry Road, Bennochy Road, Wemyssfield, Kirkcaldy Bus Station. 

¬†Subsidised¬†element: – Mon ‚ÄstFri 0520¬†journey.¬† There¬†will¬†also be an additional journey from Kirkcaldy bus station at 05:57am.¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  New operator РBay Travel. 

¬†14 ‚ÄstDunnikeir¬†Estate ‚Äď Victoria Hospital ‚Äď Kirkcaldy¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route:  Barry Road, Duddingston Drive, Ralston Drive, Turnberry Drive, Rosemount Avenue, Barassie Drive, Dunnikeir Way, Whytemans Brae, Hayfield Road, Victoria hospital, Wilson Avenue, Hendry Road, Bennochy Road, Wemyssfield, Hunter Place, Kirkcaldy Bus Station.   

¬†Subsidised element: – Mon ‚ÄstFri, 2¬†early morning journeys, rather than the previous one journey.¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  No change to operator РBay Travel. 

¬†33B – Kirkcaldy Bus Station –¬†Cardenden¬†– Cowdenbeath ‚Äď Dunfermline¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: 

Kirkcaldy Bus Station, Victoria Hospital, Whyteman’s Brae, Dunnikier Way, Chapel Level, Cardenden, Auchterderran Main Street, Jamphlars Road, Lochgelly Auchterderran Road, Bank Street, Main Street, Lumphinnans Road, Lumphinnans Main Street, Cowdenbeath Perth Road, High Street, Stenhouse Street, Old Perth Road, Foulford Road, Leuchatsbeath Drive, Perth Road, Kelty Station Road, Main Street, Kelty opp Westcroft Way 

Subsidised element: –¬†Mon ‚ÄstSat¬†(1945¬†‚Äst2300¬†2 hourly)¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  New operator РBay Travel.   Will now be renamed service 18A.   

Stagecoach 

¬†36 ‚Äď Glenrothes Hospital¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: Glenrothes bus station, Lodge Rise, Glenrothes hospital.  

¬†Subsidised element: –¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat (0800¬†–¬†1800, hourly service)¬†

  

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  No change to operator РStagecoach. 

¬†11 – 12¬†¬†14A ‚Äď Kirkcaldy Town Services¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route:¬†11¬†‚Äď Bus Station,¬†Bennochy¬†Road,¬†Dunearn¬†Drive, Brodick Road, Glamis Road TC,¬†Ellon¬†Road,¬†Newliston¬†Drive, Broom Drive, Retail Park, Chapel Level, Birnam Road, Dallas Drive, Brodick Road, Valley Gardens, Forth Park Drive,¬†Bennochy¬†Road, Bus Station.¬†

12¬†‚Äď Bus Station,¬†Bennochy¬†Road, Forth Park Drive, Valley Gardens, Brodick Road, Dallas Drive, Birnam Road, Retail Park, Chapel Level, Broom Road,¬†Ellon¬†Road,¬†Newliston¬†Drive, Glamis Road TC, Brodick Road,¬†Dunearn¬†Drive,¬†Bennochy¬†Road, Bus Station.¬†

14A¬†‚Äď Bus Station, Hendry Road,¬†Templehall¬†Avenue, Fair Isle Road, Chapel Level,¬†Dunnikier¬†Estate, Turnberry Drive, Barry Road, Ralston Drive, Turnberry Drive, Chapel Level, Fair Isle Road,¬†Templehall¬†Avenue, Hendry Road, Bus Station.¬†

¬†Subsidised¬†element: – Mon ‚Äď Sat (1840 – 0030, hourly service); Sun (0815 ‚Äst0000, hourly service)¬†

  

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  No change to operator РStagecoach. 

32 –¬†Glenrothes ‚ÄstKinglassie¬†– Dundonald ‚ÄstCardenden¬†‚Äď Retail Park ‚Äď Victoria Hospital ‚Äď Brodick Road Shops ‚Äď Kirkcaldy Bus Station¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: 

Glenrothes bus station, Church Street, Rother Road, Napier Road, South Parks Road, Golf Course Road, Kinglassie, Laurence Park, Sauchie Street, Main Street, Auchterderran, Main Street, Cardenden, Main Street, Station Road, Dundonald, Main Road, Dundonald Park, Main Road, Cardenden Road (Shops), Carden Avenue, Carden Castle Avenue, Carden Avenue, Cardenden Road, B981, Kirkcaldy, Chapel Level, Broom Road, Tummel Drive, Blairmore Road, Glamis Road, Brodick Road shops, Valley Gardens, Hendry Road, Hayfield Road, Victoria Hospital, Dunnikier Road, Prime Gilt Box Street, Kirkcaldy Meldrum Road, Hendry Road , Bennochy Road, Kirkcaldy Bus Station 

¬†Subsidised element: Mon ‚Äď Fri (1630 ‚Äď 0030¬†hourly)¬†Sat¬†(0730 – 0030 hourly) Sun (1000 ‚Äď 0030 hourly)¬†¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  No change to operator РStagecoach. 

¬†37 –¬†Glenrothes Bus Station¬†¬†Cadham¬†¬†Pitcairn¬†‚ÄstCollydean¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route 

37¬†–¬†Glenrothes bus station, Church Street, Rothes Road, Leslie Road,¬†Whinnyknowe,¬†Ballingall¬†Drive,¬†Fortmonthills¬†Road,¬†Collydean¬†Way, Magnus Drive, Rhynie Road,¬†Torphins¬†Avenue, Pitcairn Avenue, Huntsman Road,¬†Kilmichael¬†Road, Huntsman Road,¬†Cadham¬†Road, A92, Queensway, Church Street, Glenrothes Bus Station¬†

37A РGlenrothes bus station, Church Street, Queensway, A92, Cadham Road, Huntsman Road, Kilmichael Road, Hunstman Road, Pitcairn Avenue, Torphins Avenue, Rhynie Road, Magnus Drive, Collydean Way, Fortmonthills Road, Ballingall Drive, Whinnyknowe, Leslie Road, Rothes Road, Church Street, Glenrothes Bus Station 

¬†Commercial element: –¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat (0525¬†‚Äst1845 ¬Ĺ¬†hourly¬†day time service)¬†¬†

Subsidised element:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat¬†(1900 ‚Äď 2355 ¬Ĺ hourly in each direction)¬†Sun (1020¬†‚Äst2320 ¬Ĺ hourly in each direction)¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  No change to operator РStagecoach. 

¬†41B –¬†Buckhaven, Shore Street, Ward Street, Methil, Den Walk, Leven, Victoria Road,¬†Mountfleurie, Gilmour Avenue, Robertson Avenue,¬†Turpie¬†Road,¬†Casan¬†Turning¬†Circle¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: Levenmouth, Kennoway, Buckhaven, Shore street, College Street, Den Walk, Ward Street, Methil, Sea Road, Den Walk, Leven Bus Station, Leven, Victoria Road, Letham Glen, Casan / Mountfleurie, Mackie Avenue, Robertson Road, Turpie Road (Aldi). 

¬†Subsidised element:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat (0525 ‚Äď 1845 hourly day time service)¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.¬† No change to operator¬†–¬†Moffat¬†& Williamson.¬†

 43A, 44A, 45 РLeven Bus Station  Methilhill  Kennoway  Markinch  Glenrothes Bus Station  Tanshall  Coaltown of Balgonie  

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: 43A РLeven Bus Station, Riverside Road, Glenlyon Road, Leven Road, Kennoway Shopping Centre, Kennoway Road, Windygates, Milton Road, A911, Markinch, Rail Station, High Street, Balbirnie Street, B9130, A92, Glenrothes, Queensway, Bus Station, Church Street, Rothes Road, Caskieberran Drive, Caskieberran Road, Tanshall. 

44A РLeven Bus Station, Methilhaven Road, Kirkland Walk, Methil Brae, Methilhaven Road, Sea Road, Methilhill, Main Street, A915, A955, Milton of Balgonie, Markinch, Rail Station, High Street, Balbirnie Street, B9130, A92, Glenrothes, Queensway, Bus Station. 

45¬†–¬† Glenrothes¬†Bus Station, Church Street, Woodside Road, Woodside Way,¬†Bighty¬†Avenue, Carleton Avenue,¬†Carseggie¬†Crescent, Woodside Way, Newark Road South, Blackwood Road, Coaltown of Balgonie,¬†Markinch, Rail Station, Selkirk Street,¬†Betson¬†Street, High Street, Rail Station.¬†

¬†Commercial element:¬†43/44¬†– Mon ‚Äď Sat (0630¬†‚Äst1900¬†hourly day time service)¬†

¬†Subsidised element:¬†43A/44A¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat (1900 ‚Äst0020 hourly)¬†Sun (0900 –¬†0020)¬†

45¬†‚ÄstMon -Sat (0900 ‚Äď 2345 hourly) Sun (0900 ‚Äď 2345 hourly)¬†

 

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  No change to operator РStagecoach. 

¬†49 –¬†Mountfleurie,¬†Casan, Leven Bus Station, Wellesley Road, Buckhaven, College Street, Methil Toll Bar,¬†Methilhill, Queens Square, Cameron Hospital,¬†Windygates,¬†Kennoway¬†Shops,¬†Bonnybank,¬†Denhead.¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route: 

Mountfleurie, Aldi, Windygates Road, Graham Avenue, Leven, Graham Crescent, , Mountfleurie, Addison Crescent, Montrave Crescent, Leven, Gilmour Avenue, Leven, Aithernie Road, Leven, Mackie Avenue, Broom, Sillerhole Road, Broom, Holly Road, Silver Tassie, Sillerhole Road, Scoonie, Letham Glen, Haughgate Avenue, Leven, Maitland Street, Health Centre, Victoria Road, Leven Bus Station, Aberhill Tower Bar, Buckhaven College Street, Den Walk, Sandwell Street, Methilhaven Road, Laburnum Road, Kirkland Walk, Methilhill Kirke Park, Main Street, Cameron Hospital, Windygates, Leven Road, Kennoway Road, Kennoway shopping centre, Bonnybank turning circle, Denhead turning circle, Myreside Avenue Castle Terrace, Kennoway shopping centre return of inward route to Leven Bus Station- Mountfleurie Windygates Road, Aldi. 

¬†Subsidised element:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat (1800¬†‚Äď 0000¬†hourly)¬†Sun (0830¬†‚Äď 2300¬†hourly)¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.  No change to operator РStagecoach.  

 Moffat & Williamson  

66, 66A 67, 67A, 67B¬†–¬†Glenrothes ‚ÄstTofthill¬†‚ÄstKingskettle¬†Circular ‚Äď Falkland ‚ÄstAuchtermuchty¬†‚ÄstDunshalt¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route:¬†66¬†(Mon-Fri) ‚Äď Burnside,¬†Gateside¬†Perth Road,¬†Strathmiglo¬†High Street,¬†Auchtermuchty¬†Low Road,¬†Dunshalt¬†Main Street, Falkland New Road,¬†Freuchie¬†opp¬†primary school, Glenrothes bus station¬†

66A (Sat) РPerth bus station, Perth Scott Street Stop X Bridge of Earn Side Street, Kintillo Road Paradise Avenue, Burnside, Gateside Perth Road, Strathmiglo High Street, Auchtermuchty Low Road, Dunshalt Main Street, Falkland New Road, Freuchie opp primary school, Cadham opp Shopping Centre, Glenrothes bus station. 

67A/B¬†(Mon ‚Äď Fri) – Glenrothes bus station,¬†Markinch¬†Commercial Street, Glenrothes¬†Tofthill¬†Drive,¬†Kingskettle¬†primary school,¬†Kettlebridge¬†Cupar¬†Road, Glenrothes¬†opp¬†Tofthill¬†Drive,¬†Markinch¬†Commercial Street, Glenrothes bus station.¬†

67 (Sat) РGlenrothes bus station, Kingskettle primary school, Kettlebridge, Cupar Road, Glenrothes bus station. 

 

Subsidised element:¬†Mon ‚Äď Sat¬†(0650 ‚Äď 1850 2 hourly)¬†

 

PROPOSAL 
Retain current route and current level of subsidy.¬† New operator¬†–¬†Moffat¬†& Williamson.¬†¬†¬†

¬†M4 ‚Äď Glenrothes bus station ‚ÄstMarkinch¬†Rail Station ‚Äď Star of¬†Markinch¬†¬†

CURRENT SITUATION 
Route:   Collydean Coop, Collydean Piper Drive, Pitcairn Avenue, Kilmichael Road Balfarg, Street Columbas Church, Glenrothes bus station, Woodside, Woodside Inn, Coaltown of Balgonie Main Street, Markinch rail station, Markinch Commercial Street, Star primary school, Kennoway shopping centre, Leven bus station 

 

Subisdised¬†element: – Mon ‚Äď Sat (0730‚Äď 1830,¬†hourly¬†service)¬†¬†

  

PROPOSAL 
Change to level of subsidy.¬† No change of¬†operator¬†–¬†Moffat¬†& Williamson.¬†

From August 2020 this service will be operated on a commercial basis. Timetable with school gaps to be confirmed. 

¬†M3¬†‚Äď New service¬†linking¬†Methil¬†Energy Park,¬†Arilie¬†Medical Centre¬†with¬†Leven Bus Station¬†¬†

PROPOSAL 
New service to Methil Energy Park operating Monday to Friday from 9:00am until 2.30pm.  This was added due to the volume of passenger requests and complaints that there isn’t a service available at present.  This is in keeping with the Plan 4 Fife allowing people to get to and from work and to Medical appointments at Airlie Medical Centre.  

Route: Methil Energy Park, Medical Centre, Leven Bus Station, Back Road, Aitken Street, Sainsburys, Glen Lyon Road, Mountfluerie, Aldi, Kennoway: Kenway Place, Wellshot Crescent, Kenway Shops, Denhead, Langside Road, Hill Street. 

¬†Subsidised element: Mon ‚Äď Fri (0900 – 1430)¬†operated by¬†Moffat¬†& Williamson.¬†¬†¬†

 

M6 Рlinking Glenrothes Industrial Estates with Glenrothes Bus Station including direct links with Levenmouth  

PROPOSAL 
New¬†service¬†Monday to Friday¬†between the hours of 6.00am ‚Äď 8.00am and between 16.30 and 18.30pm¬†as identified by Passenger surveys and to improve employability. The service introduces new links with¬†Glenrothes Bus Station to Glenrothes Industrial¬†Estates¬†at peak work start and finish times, to allow people to commute to work.¬†¬†¬†

Route:  Church Street, Rothes Road, Pitteuchar Drive, Beauford Road, Viewfield, Golf Course Road, Whitehill Road, Whitecraigs Road, Whitehill Road, Golf Course Road, Crompton Road, Naysmith Road, Cavendish Way, Crompton Road, Rutherford Road, Faraday Road, Whitworth Road, B921, Foxton Drive, Blackwood Road, Newark Road South, Woodside Way, Woodside Road, Church Street 

Subsidised element: Mon ‚Äď Fri (0600 ‚Äď 0800 & 1630 – 1830)¬†operated by¬†Moffat¬†& Williamson.¬†¬†

Bus Service Changes out with the Mid Fife tender commencing Monday 10th August 

Bay Travel 

17B  Minor timetable alterations to late afternoon journeys 

88A¬†–¬†¬†0706¬†journey from Crombie to Inverkeithing withdrawn¬†

Moffat & Williamson 

M4 ‚Äď Minor timetable changes¬†¬†

5¬†‚ÄstMinor timetables¬†changes¬†

Stagecoach 

Service 7   Timetable changes in the morning and afternoon 

Service 9 РTimetable changes in the morning and afternoon 

Service¬†14 ‚Äst1600 Journey withdrawn¬†

¬†Service 43 ‚Äď Timetable changes on early afternoon journeys.¬†¬†

¬†Service 33 ‚Äď 33B journeys removed Mon – Sat¬†¬†

¬†Service X27 ‚Äď 1905 Kirkcaldy – Dunfermline added Mon ‚Äď Sat to replace the 33B journey¬†¬†

Service X37 ‚Äď Timetable changes¬†

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Pass with care

When out on your bike please, where possible, leave a minimum of 2 metres distance between you and pedestrians and keep journeys safe for everyone.
For more details of some of the measures being put in place to make Fife a safer place to travel and exercise click here

Bus Service Changes – Monday 3rd August 2020

Timetable Changes from Monday 3rd August 2020 

From Monday the 3rd August most bus services across Fife will return to near normal levels (pre lockdown) however there will still be some services/journeys that will not operate at this stage.  The increase in services is mainly down to the the Scottish Governments Covid-19 bus Support Grant that covers the loss of fare-paying passenger revenue that bus operators are experiencing due to physical distancing and reduced carrying capacity.  Passengers are reminded that physical distancing is still in place and the wearing of a face covering is mandatory on public transport.
To find out what services will be operating from the 3rd August please click on the relevant operator’s website below.

Bay Travel  

Moffat & Williamson 

Stagecoach  

There will also be some very minor changes to some services in mid Fife from the 10th August, further details will be posted above.