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I think all public transport must be improved. I use buses everyday and they are constantly late therefore I am then late to work. tickets are too expensive compared to prices say 5 years ago. No one wants to use the buses or trains because the way they work is ridiculous . So nothing is really working well I would say. better prices means more people more people means less cars.
Thank you for your response. With regards to the buses being late, if you could give more information I’d like to investigate further (please email Travel.Fife@fife.gov.uk). Bus companies offer a range of multi journey tickets which are great value for money and they have recently extended the ABC ticket. This allows passengers to travel between different operators using a single ticket.
Fife Wide Bus Pass can`t be used on journeys Kelty to Cowdenbeath. The reason being Stagecoach issue the passes and Bay Travel operate the Kelty to Cowdenbeath route and do not accept the Bus Passes . Kelty residents are being penalised when using passes to travel to Cowdenbeath ,they have to get a Stagecoach Bus to Halbeath P&R or Dunfermline BS to get a connecting Stagecoach bus to Cowdenbeath. This is adding at least 1/2 hour to their journey. Many students travelling to Fife College, Glenrothes from Kelty are being effected by this,paying £82.00 for a 4 week Fife Wide Student Bus Ticket which can`t be used on journeys to Cowdenbeath. The College Bus leaves Cowdenbeath, they are either having to pay Bay Travel additional Bus Fare to travel to Cowdenbeath or add another 1/2 hour onto their journey travelling to Dunfermline, same on return. The Bus pass is expensive enough without having to pay additional fares. Bay Travel accept Concessionary Passes should be no different!
Thank you for taking the time to contribute. Bus companies sell their own tickets which unfortunately aren’t transferable. In this area the One Ticket is available for use on all bus services in Fife. Bus operators and Transport Scotland are currently working on rolling out the ABC bus ticket - All Bus Companies ticket, to the rest of Fife. This will allow passengers to purchase of a single ticket which is valid on all operator’s services.
The National Entitlement Card (concessionary passes) allows disabled and elderly people in Scotland who meet the scheme eligibility criteria to travel for free on the nation’s bus networks with the operators being reimbursed by Transport Scotland.
Subsidised bus journeys – the commercial bus companies don’t want to run these routes for a reason – not enough people travel on them to make them a viable option. And you can see why, big empty diesel guzzling buses driving round our streets in the evenings and weekends with barely a solitary soul on board. It does beg the question why single or double deckers are being used on these routes when surely a minibus or even a car would be more appropriate.
But it's good to know that these buses are there - if plans run late - if your car has to be left at the garage overnight - if you are not well enough to drive - it's good that there are buses there running late into the evening that will take you home
Or if you are a non driver. Not everyone has a car.
Fife Council are still approving new housing estates that should never be built because they completely fail to include sustainable transport infrastructure. In particular Fife Council planners do not appear to understand the necessity for filtered permeability.
Bus services are working relatively well in Cupar area. The geographical location of the town helps with this. The express services are good, although there are access issues with some of the coaches for elderly passengers. The town service is excellent and is essential for many of the residents who utilise it. Most of these individuals are elderly and often infirm and rely on this for access, for example to GP practices and the Adamson Hospital. I would hope this service would be retained and, if possible, extended. Likewise, in rural areas with ageing populations the Demand Responsive Transport services are important to people who, for various reasons, do not have access to other forms of transport. I accept that these are relatively expensive services, but cost should not be the main issue when it comes to an individual's well-being. By analysing the options for extending the town services this could well influence (possibly reduce) the demand for door to door services.
Live in Dunfermline and the bus service is sufficient to get to most areas of the town, especially the 19. The bus services to both Edinburgh and Glasgow have improved over the past few months.
It should be remembered that decision to give free bus pass at 60 is a Scottish Government decision, not Fife Council funded.
Residents of Thornton really miss the Dundee-Edinburgh service which now bypasses Thornton. To connect with this service and others running from Halbeath we have to take a bus to Glenrothes or Kirkcaldy adding an almost an hour to the journey. I believe the change was made to accommodate stopping in Ladybank. Could the service run alternative routes, one picking up in Thornton and the next picking up in Ladybank?
Hi there I live in the village of Ceres where there are a lot of very elderly people who depend on public transport. Two bus services have just been removed. One from Ceres to Cupar and one Cupar via Ceres to Victoria Hospital. Now I witnessed a 90+ year old lady who needed to get to Cupar Hospital to get her flu injection. She lives at the Bridgend part of the village. The bus service used to have three stops along this side but now she has to walk the length of the main street to the bus stop next to the village green to catch a bus, which drops her off in Cupar, then she would have to walk the hill to the Hospital. The question I would like to ask is could you consider adding on a route to Go-Flexi that will take in this section of the village. I live outside the village on the Lundin links road about 1/2 to 1 mile outside the village and I can access the Go Flexi Bus to take me to Cupar, St. Andrews or Leuchars and if the route included Bridgend pick up this would assist a lot.
Go-flexi service is available for residents of Ceres. This can be booked by calling 01382 540624.
My kids use the school bus to get to High school and these have to be free as, if pupils were charged or they didn't run many more parents wouldrive their kids and the result would be disastrous at school gates.I have just returned from Sweden where there is through ticketing and everyone uses public transport as iit is so good even in rural areas like Fife and ferries run til 2am to islands! I feel Scotland is shamed by its totally inadequate public transport and we have become far too car centric. In a climate emergency we must subsidise public transport to make it cheaper and as easy for everyone than taking the car. My family don't have a car and we cycle and use bus and trains. Public ownership iof public transport is the only way forward. We are all subsidising motorists as road tax in no way covers the cost of maintaining roads so why not make it as easy and cheap as possible for everyone to travel by public transport. We cannot go on using cars as the main form of transport.