Cllr Alastair Majury on C48 Improvements Working

The C48 Kinbuck — Stirling bus service was heavily criticised after the First Group took over from the previous provider with some of the issues raised being:

· Numerous breakdowns.

· Poor condition of the buses.

· Timetable not adhered to.

· Stops being missed.

· No scanners installed on the buses to record passenger numbers.

· Tickets not always issued.

Passengers raised a petition which was first heard by the council’s Environment and Housing Committee in February 2018, local resident and Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor met with the principle petitioner in advance of this meeting and has worked closely with the petitioners ever since.

Supported by his Scottish Conservative colleagues Alexander Stewart MSP and fellow Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Dodds by holding public meetings in Dunblane with First Bus, allowing passengers to directly raise their concerns. As a result of the petition and public meetings First Group introduced a different vehicle to the route and deployed a small group of drivers dedicated to this service. Both these changes have had a significant impact on improvements to the service and since these changes we have not received any complaints from passengers regarding its operation.

Another challenge to the service was to remove Rylands Road due to safety issues associated with the reverse. At the time concerns were raised regarding this change, Cllrs Dodds and Majury worked with council officers to minimise the impact of this and persuaded officers to move the stop to the turning circle at the top of Kippendavie Rd, since this implementation there have been no further issues raised.

As a result, the trend in passengers is positive, reviewing comparable periods in 2017 there has been a 7.6% increase in the number of passenger journeys on the C48.

Local Dunblane and Bridge of Allan Councillor Alastair Majury Said:

“I am pleased that with the support of my colleagues Alexander Stewart MSP and Cllr Douglas Dodds, that both First Group and Stirling Council have listened to the concerns raised by passengers and implemented many of the suggested improvements. The results speak for themselves with passenger numbers increasing.”

Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Principal Consultant and a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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