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Bus operator Stagecoach announces new deals across the north-east

By Jonathan Clark

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LOCAL bus operator Stagecoach has announced plans to adjust tickets across Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen.

From March 7, changes will be made to bus tickets across the north-east which have been designed to improve value for people making short trips.

Changes will see new 'zones' introduced, a new flexible ticket "Flexi5" (available only on Stagecoach's app) introduced, new tickets for anyone aged between five and 15 and the opportunity to buy five dayriders for the price of four.

There will also be an extension to the NHS Discount to include travel to Aberdeen from Ellon, Inverurie, Stonehaven and Banchory and discounts on the Megarider Xtra (monthly subscription).

Commenting on the changes, Peter Knight, managing director at Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “Before the pandemic we spent a lot of time analysing changes in travel habits, seeing an increase in online shopping and more demand for shorter local journeys.

Stagecoach managing director Peter Knight. Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media
Stagecoach managing director Peter Knight. Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

"The changes we are making to our tickets in March will bring better value to the local communities who still rely on our services.

"I’m extremely proud that as part of this change we have been able to extend our NHS discount to Inverurie, Ellon, Stoneahven and Banchory as a small thank you for the fantastic work the NHS staff have done throughout the pandemic.”

Travel advice from the Scottish Government remains to stay at home and only travel if your journey is essential.

Bus services have operated throughout the pandemic for those who require the bus to keep connected – key workers and essential shopping trips have been at the heart of the journeys being made by bus.

For all the details on the ticket changes please visit stagecoachbus.com.

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