We handed out printed timetable guides and mince pies and sweets to the commuters.
We spoke to 115 people, of various ages, who shared their stories and feedback about bus services in Scotland. The reintroduction of printed timetables was very well received by commuters, especially as they make it easier for them to plan their journeys. Printed timetables are also useful for people who have not yet adopted the use of bus apps.
We had the opportunity to speak with people who make use of the 60+ free bus pass. An elderly couple mentioned to us that they have always chosen to travel by bus or other method of public transport, have never owned a car and call themselves ‘eco-warriors’. Not only has the free bus pass helped them to access a more sustainable way to travel, but it has also helped them to save money.
People at Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy bus stations were also happy to hear about the new driver recruitment. The recruitment and introduction of new drivers provides even better bus services across Scotland, and helps keep communities, urban and rural, connected.