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Important Announcement: New X53 Bus Service – Stirling to Kinross

Further to the announcement made at last night’s MCC Meeting, recent MCC communications and efforts to engage with the Council’s Public Transport Team, our Councillors, our local and regional MSPs and MP, together with all of the representations made by our community, and others across the Clackmannanshire and P&K Council areas, have resulted in a very positive outcome.

MCC is extremely pleased to announce that, following an appeal by the Council’s Public Transport Team to local bus operators to consider taking on the Stagecoach 23 route, on a commercial basis, it was confirmed to MCC, yesterday, that First are planning to start a new bus service – the X53 – on Saturday 12th September which will run, regularly, from Monday to Saturday, between Kinross and Stirling. It has also been confirmed that the new X53 service has, importantly, received approval from the national Traffic Commissioner.

MCC would take this opportunity to thank everyone, across both local Council areas, for all of their support regrading this matter. In particular, MCC would like to thank Lesley Deans, Principal Transportation Planner, at Clackmannanshire Council; Councillor Martin; Keith Brown, MSP; Mark Ruskell, MSP; and local resident Marion Robertson, for all of their time and effort spent securing this most welcome outcome.

The Council will be displaying the new bus service timetables, at bus stops, before the 12th September service start date.

Mike Wilson

Secretary – Muckhart Community Council

sec.muckhartcc@gmail.com

 

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