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Issued: 14 August 2002

Angus Bus Service Changes

Angus Council’s Transport Team have announced bus timetable changes to the following services in and around the region, effective from Monday 19 August 2002:

Service 20: Kirriemuir - Forfar - Dundee

Journeys departing Kirriemuir on this service will no longer serve Whiteside and Gordon Park, running instead via Reform Street and Roods. Times of buses are unaffected by this change.

Services 21, 21A & 21B: Forfar - Aberlemno or Finavon - Brechin - Stracathro Hospital/Edzell

Some Monday to Saturday journeys on these services will be diverted to call additionally at Edzell prior to arrival at Stracathro Hospital. Some arrival times at the Hospital will therefore be slightly later than at present.

Service 24: Brechin - Laurencekirk - Stonehaven

Minor timetable changes to some journeys in order that Service 24 continues to connect at Stonehaven with buses to and from Aberdeen.

Services 28 & 29: Brechin - Edzell - Fettercairn - Laurencekirk - Craigo - Montrose

These services are withdrawn and replaced in part by new services 29A 29C and 47B. There will be no reduction in the number of buses serving Edzell as some Service 21/21A journeys currently running from Brechin to and from Stracathro Hospital will be diverted to call there.

Service 30: Montrose - Brechin - Stracathro Hospital and/or Edzell

Minor timing changes to journeys serving Angus schools and some other journeys operating at peak times on Mondays to Fridays;

Service 47: Ferryden - Montrose - Borrowfield - Hillside - Sunnyside - Midgrip - Dubton

Revisions to journeys serving Hillside, Borrowfield and Montrose Academy. The 08:02 Monday to Saturday journey from Sunnyside Hospital to Montrose High Street will run three minutes earlier.

Service 52: Montrose - Glens Estate - Charleton Place

Journeys on Service 52 will be operated by JP Mini Coaches with effect from Tuesday 20 August. Due to minimal use, journeys will no longer serve Broomfield Road or Charleton Place, but will instead divert to Forties Road Industrial Estate.

Service 101: Montrose - St Cyrus - Inverbervie - Stonehaven

Following the short notice withdrawal by Bluebird Buses of some commercially operated journeys between Montrose and Stonehaven, replacement journeys have been procured by Aberdeenshire Council and will be operated by MW Nicoll. Whilst information at bus stops will be correct as of 19 August, the new timetable will not unfortunately be available until 28 August.

Services 115 & 116: Montrose - Friockheim via Lunan or Maryton

Journeys on Services 115 and 116 will be operated by JP Mini Coaches with effect from Tuesday 20 August 2002.

Service 118: Forfar - Fern - Noranside - Forfar

The existing Wednesday and Friday morning and lunchtime journeys will be operated by JP Minicoaches. In order to more accurately reflect passenger demand, the morning journey will now commence at Inshewan Road End, not Forfar East High Street. For a trial period, additional afternoon and Saturday journeys will be run by Meffan's Coaches which connect with buses to and from Dundee and Arbroath.

Service 119 : Bogindollo - Tannadice - Careston - Brechin

This service will be operated by JP Minicoaches.

New timetable leaflets for have been produced by Angus Council’s Transport Team and are available now from local libraries, ACCESS offices and tourist information centres. Passengers with specific queries should contact the relevant bus operator or alternatively Angus Council’s Transport Team on Forfar (01307) 461775.