New bus services for city communities

Councillors today approved plans to introduce two new community bus services.

Aberdeen City Council's Communities, Housing and Infrastructure Committee today (17 May) approved £80,000 plans for a new day-time bus service between Peterculter and ASDA Garthdee via Cults, Airyhall and Mannofield.

The members also agreed to commit £35,000 for an evening bus service in Craigiebuckler/Airyhall and the city centre which will run Monday to Sunday.

The new services are being introduced for older residents travelling to the shops in Mannofield and for a new evening service after 7pm.

The supported service 15a from Craigiebuckler/Airyhall will follow the route of the existing service 15. However, it will continue after 7pm, with the final journey from the city centre departing at 11pm.

Aberdeen City Council Communities, Housing and Infrastructure Convener Councillor Neil Cooney said: "We are delighted to fund these new bus services for local residents."We hope that these services are well used and allow residents easy access to local amenities such as shops and restuarants."