Stagecoach Bus Bluebird launch City and Shire night bus network for the festive season with the help of funding from Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council.
The night buses will run on Fridays and Saturdays (midnight -3am), starting from Friday, 20th October, during Aberdeen Cocktail Week (18-24 October).
The routes will serve many locations throughout the city, as well as major north-east towns such as Stonehaven, Portlethen, Banchory, Westhill and Ellon. Customers can travel to any stop along the route.
Innes Walker, city centre manager at Aberdeen Inspired, said:
“We brought the issue of night buses back to the table and we’re pleased to work with Stagecoach to bring these vital services back for the forthcoming festive season. We are delighted there will be a variety of routes to take passengers back to their homes in the city and Aberdeenshire after a night out.
“This will allow them to enjoy all the city centre has to offer – from bars and restaurants to live music, theatre shows and the Christmas Village, without worrying about how they will get home. The new service will start on Friday, October 20 and will run to January 14, with the dates chosen to cover Aberdeen Cocktail Week, the festive season and new year, into early 2024.
“We hope the buses will prove even more popular and successful than last year and could lead to a long-term, sustainable night-time bus service year-round.”
Timetables and further information can be found on Stagecoach’s website > https://lnkd.in/evPxfSt7
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Photo credits – Stagecoach, Grant Anderson and Aberdeen Inspired.