From 26 Jan, the Crieff town bus service has a new timetable and an extended route. The move follows public consultation, and is the result of partnership working between CCT, Crieff and Upper Strathearn Partnership and Perth & Kinross Council’s public transport unit.
The changes result in additional journeys to the Strathearn Community Campus and the Turretbank area, and a new route incorporating Ochilview Gardens, Inchbrakie Drive and the end of Gwydyr Road at Craigard Road. There will also be a later afternoon journey on Saturdays and during school holidays, and journeys have been slightly re-timed to allow better connections with the Service 15 to and from Perth.
The number 45 service is now jointly operated by three local bus operators — Sweeney’s Garage, Docherty’s Midland Coaches and Burnbrae Garage.
Councillor John Kellas, convener of PKC’s enterprise and infrastructure committee, commented: “I feel that the introduction of these timetable improvements will better meet the travel needs of existing users and open up new public transport options for residents in the east of Crieff. I am really grateful for the co-operation we have received from Crieff Community Trust and CUSP in taking forward the changes to Service 45. The enhancements to Service 45 have been financially supported by the Scottish Government’s Air Quality Action Planning Fund”
Crieff Community Council also welcomed the improvements to the number 45 bus service, with Secretary Jean Ann Scott Miller stating: “It is an increased and better integrated and improved service. The community council welcomes and looks forward to its successful operation.”
Bus timetables are available on Service 45 or from a number of local outlets in Crieff, including the council office in James Square and Strathearn Community Campus. In addition, a door-to-door leaflet drop will be carried out to all Crieff homes in the near future. You can also download a copy of the new timetable HERE.