Bus services to improve
CHANGES to bus services from Oban are on course to deliver improvements for the travelling public in the town and Lorn.
Popular council bus services throughout the town have been revised after Oban community councillor, David Gallant, and town resident, Lillias Grant, called for changes to the outdated timetable.
Argyll and Bute council bowed to public pressure over the routes.
A spokeswoman said: ‘An earlier visit to the town centre and shops is now possible for users of the 410 Oban Sunday Service. It is now available for passengers as soon as it leaves the Glengallon Road bus garage in the morning and on the final journey back to the depot in the evening, saving users the walk to the bus stop at Soroba/ Lunga Road. Service 416 has been extended to serve the new housing development at Catalina Avenue.
‘There will be a shorter wait for passengers at Longsdale, now Services 417 and 416 have been rescheduled to provide a half hourly service.
‘Service 418 is once again providing a minimum of three services both northbound and southbound serving Barran Estate.’
The council’s transport spokesman, councillor Alistair MacDougall, added: ‘The council’s integrated transport team has been working to provide bus services which make life easier for the travelling public, by scrutinising timetables, listening to feedback from travellers and working with contractors.’