Scottish Citylink announce service improvements in the Highlands
Posted: 28 April 2017 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
Scottish Citylink has announced service improvements for customers in the Highlands with the introduction of a revised timetable.
Scottish Citylink has announced service improvements for customers in the Highlands with the introduction of a revised timetable that will provide improved connections for commuters across Inverness.
Improvements in the service include changes to the 919 service, with more return journeys a day now being offered as well as improved connections to and from the university and hospital.
Additional Sunday services have also been offered and a new flexi ticket will be available to commuters who use the Drumnadrochit and Inverness New services.
“We are excited to be able to offer these additional services for the Highlands,” said Robert Andrew, managing director of Scottish Citylink. “As always we’ve listened to our passengers who have asked for a direct service from Fort William and the Great Glen to the hospital and university campus in Inverness and have added this to our timetable.
“We hope that these changes will help to provide a vital service for our local communities, encouraging visitors to the region and helping economies to grow.”
“This is an excellent example of a service reflecting community needs”
Commenting further, Highlands and Islands MSP John Finnie, Transport Spokesperson for the Scottish Green Party said: “I am delighted that this improved service will ensure people can travel from Lochaber to the University of the Highlands and Islands in time for classes to begin.
“This is an excellent example of a service reflecting community needs. Reliable services, focussed on the needs of our communities are important in encouraging greater use of public transport, helping to tackle congestion and air pollution.”
Scottish Citylink is a joint venture between Perth-based transport group Stagecoach and international transport operator ComfortDelGro.