Bus users asked to provide opinions on current and future bus services

Bus in Brechin
Bus in Brechin

Bus users in Brechin are being asked for their views the on the current and potential bus services as bus contracts with Angus Council are set to be renewed.

A number of local bus services operated under contract to Angus Council are due for renewal in late May, 2014.

These are services which operate with financial support from the council to maintain vital public transport links for the community.

In the Brechin area the 21, 21A and 21B service from Forfar and Edzell (daily) and the 34 Brechin town service (Monday to Friday, school day only journeys) are both up for renewal.

Also included is the No. 20 to Dundee for both the Monday to Saturday, early morning and evening services.

Preparations for the contract renewals are already under way with a number of on-bus surveys recently undertaken to look at the travel patterns of existing bus users and seek their views on the current services.

As part of the contract renewal process, the wider community is being consulted in order to reveal any unmet travel demands and identify requests for changes to the current service provision, and so tailor services to the needs of local residents, as well as ensuring best value for money.

Those people wishing to make comments can do so as follows:

By using the ‘Have Your Say’ section of Angus Council’s website;

By e-mail to plntransport@angus.gov.uk;

In writing to: Transport Team, Infrastructures Services, County Buildings, Market Street, Forfar DD8 3LG;

By telephone on Forfar (01307) 461775 between 8.45 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Comments and suggestions should reach Angus Council no later than Friday, September 13, in order that they can be fully considered prior to issuing tenders to bus operators.