Issued: 29 August 2012
New Hillside Morning Bus Service
Following requests from the local community, a new shoppers' bus service will be available for passengers between Hospital Road in Hillside and Montrose town centre.
The contract has been awarded to M W Nicoll Hirers (Laurencekirk) Ltd who will run a Monday to Friday morning return service starting on Monday 3 September.
These two new journeys will be provided by diverting the 10am Service 8 from Laurencekirk along Hospital Road where it will pass at 10.17am. This journey will be numbered Service 8A. The return journey (showing Service 9A) will leave Montrose Railway Station at 12.30pm.
The use made of these journeys will be monitored to provide the council with accurate information on passenger numbers. Information will be updated at the relevant bus stops ready for these changes on Monday, and a paper timetable will follow as soon as possible.
At the end of September, a number of tenders for local bus service provision across the Angus area will be released to replace contracts which are due to terminate in May 2013.
A tender will be included for a bus service serving Hospital Road. This will include different options for the frequency of service that could potentially be provided.
A report will go to committee for members to consider what level of service should be supported, at the same time as setting the budget for local bus service provision for the financial year 2013/2014.