New look unveiled for Buchan bus network

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Stagecoach Bluebird has unveiled a new look for the coaches operating between Aberdeen and the north east coast.

The Buchan Link vehicles have been rebranded to feature some of the things to see and do along the routes.

The 12 single deck and five double deck coaches operating on routes 260, 263, 267 and 268 have been fitted with a new style livery, with a route map on the back of the coaches and some suggestions of what to see and do along the route, such as the beaches at Cruden Bay, shopping in Aberdeen and the lighthouse museum in Fraserburgh.

In order to further simplify the local public transport network, Stagecoach has also announced plans to change the route numbers of these services. For example, route 263 will soon become the 63, with the same concept applying to all the 3 digit service numbers in the Buchan area.

The changes to route numbers will come into effect in November, however the new route numbers will feature on the vehicle branding from September.

Andrew Jarvis, Stagecoach Bluebird managing director said: “We are delighted to present the new livery for the Aberdeen – Buchan coaches. With so many interesting places to visit in the Buchan area, we wanted a design which shows quite simply where you can go on the coach, and what there is to see and do in the area.

“By adding the route map on the back of the vehicles and by simplifying the route numbering, we hope to make it even easier to try the coach. What’s more we’re launching a direct mail campaign across Buchan to provide residents with all the information they need to give the bus a go, as well as a free travel voucher to try it out!”

Minor timetable changes will take effect on these routes from November 12.