To: Stagecoach and the Scottish Government.

Stop Stagecoach cutting services in the North East of Scotland

Stop Stagecoach cutting services in the North East of Scotland

Stagecoach are proposing to cut services across the north east of Scotland. Many people already do not use the bus service across Aberdeenshire because it is already quite unreliable and patchy in places.

Cutting services leads to increased car use, busier roads and increased air pollution. Stagecoach have published their new draft timetables and are asking for our feedback. Please make your feelings known NOW before it’s too late.

Why is this important?

The Scottish Govenment National Transport Strategy sets out three Key Strategic Outcomes to be used as the guiding principles at national, regional and local level when developing strategy and prioritising resources.

These are:

Improved journey times and connections, to tackle congestion and lack of integration and connections in transport.

Reduced emissions, to tackle climate change, air quality, health improvement.

Improved quality, accessibility and affordability, to give choice of public transport, better quality services and value for money or alternative to car.

Aberdeenshire

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Reasons for signing

  • Because Stagecoach are treating their customers disgracefully with their low standard of service already and they want to cut back even more.....Surely the Councils should be taking them to task and penalising them for their terrible service. When the service was launched on Deeside, we had buses every 20 mins, we are now about 50% down on that, if they turn up. The people who need to use public transport cannot even depend on them to get to appointments, work etc.
  • The number 10 changes really isolate people in Keith. 8.24pm last Busby Aberdeen? That's utterly pathetic. All busses stop in Huntly after that time. Also the prices are unfair. Why is it the same price from Aberdeen to Inverness as itnis to Keith? Its almost the same distance again to Inverness?
  • Considering we're always getting told to 'use public transport, save the environment' and the rural nature of most of the North East, it's utterly ridiculous they're even considering this. If anything they should be INCREASING the number of buses and routes to make it more convenient to get to major work areas like Dyce and Inverurie DIRECT from Banchory and other towns outside of the AWPR route!

Updates

2017-11-10 08:51:30 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-09 20:04:39 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-09 17:05:01 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-09 09:38:30 +0000

10 signatures reached