Following introduction of our revised network in September, the company has reviewed the performance of all services, including numbers 11 and 41 from Kingswells. While the company is pleased to report that the changes have resulted in a marginal increase in the number of bus passengers travelling from Kingswells, we are aware of concerns surrounding the routing and timetable etc.
Accordingly we have engaged in constructive discussions with representatives of Kingswells Community Council in addition to monitoring the reliability of individual journeys and are pleased to advise that we propose to make the following changes:
- Number 11 service will have some slight timetable amendments to improve reliability, which will result in it operating via Kingswells Park & Ride site in one direction only. Up until 1300hrs all journeys will operate via Park & Ride site heading to city centre. From 1300hrs onwards all journeys will operate via Park & Ride site from city centre.
- Number 41 service will be retimed in the morning peak to better inter-connect with service 40 from ARI bus port. Please be aware that transfer tickets are available for Service 3 also.
It is intended the above changes will take effect from 27th January 2013, which is the earliest opportunity following consultation and registration process. In the meantime and ahead of this change, the company will continue to allocate extra buses to maintain reliability.
Over the next 6 months the company will consider and propose what changes should be made to accommodate the new Prime 4 Business Park and the impact of hospital car parking restrictions, before embarking on a process of consultation on any further changes.