Bus passengers’ views sought in service survey

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Published Date: 

8 Sep 2015 - 16:20

Bus passengers using the services 478, 479, 484 and 486 from Portavadie, Rothesay, Carrick Castle and Inveraray are being invited to take part in a survey about proposals to change the routes in Dunoon.

As part of their continuing programme to provide the best bus service for Cowal within existing resources, Argyll and Bute Council is currently asking passengers for their views about the proposals.

Passengers are being asked to indicate their view on the proposal by a simple yes or no.

The last date for completing the survey is Saturday 12 September 2015 so any passenger who has not yet asked for or been given a form and would like to take part, should ask the driver the next time they travel.

The proposal is that all services 478 (Portavadie – Dunoon), 479 (Rothesay – Dunoon), 484 (Carrick Castle – Dunoon) and 486 (Inveraray and Dunoon) would come into Dunoon via Ardenslate Road and Alexandra Parade, and then from the ferry terminal most journeys would carry on via Argyll Street and serve the Co-op bus stop. Journeys starting in Dunoon would operate this route in reverse.

Overall, bus users on these services will have a greater choice of stops for getting on and off within the town, and for the first time there will be access to the bus stops on Argyll Street on journeys into town by staying on the bus after the ferry terminal.

Journeys heading out of town will be able to take on passengers at the Morrisons stop in John Street. The route will bring the service closer to Western Ferries.

The proposal would require minor adjustments to journey times.