An extra morning bus service for Stirling students travelling from the city centre is set to take effect from Monday 6 November.
First Bus say the new UniLink (UL) journey, which will depart Stirling at 7.50am on weekdays, forms part of wider changes to services in the Forth Valley area starting next week.
Another UL night service journey will be added to timetables for Friday and Saturday, while the company intend to provide “improved evening and Sunday departure times” for students, Brig understands.
Timetables between Stirling and Alloa on the 62 and 63 bus services, as well as the 38 bus service to Forth Valley Royal Hospital, will also be modified.
The company say their changes come as a result of customer feedback.
“These changes build on improvements we have already made to services in the Stirling area, including previous boosts to our university services,” said Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director at First Midland Bluebird.
“We’re also delighted to be announcing these new special offer tickets on some of our key services, which we hope will encourage even more people to choose the bus for commuting, business and leisure.”
Union President Astrid Smallenbroek welcomed the announcement.
“First Bus’ additional services at peak times come as a welcome change,” she said.
“We hope this will help make the journey from the city centre to the University of Stirling more comfortable.
“This change, along with more students using the mTickets, will hopefully make the whole of the travelling experience more efficient and timely.”
She added: “I suspect this is just one stop on the way to better bus services in the region.”