Kingswells has a new bus service operating from 16th August 2015. The X18 operated by Stagecoach will run from 0721 (0816 on Saturdays) until 1909 operating from Monday to Saturday.
The service runs from Alford to Union Square, offering a convenient route to and from Westhill and an additional route into Aberdeen City Centre. The only downside (apart from no evening or Sunday service) is that the X18 only stops at the Park & Ride and does not go through the village.
Local councillor Steve Delaney said, “I’m delighted to see the introduction of this new service. It offers a convenient bus route to the Westhill shops and an express service into the city centre”.
The only details available suggest the route is via Lang Stracht, Westburn Road and His Majesty’s Theatre to the bus station at Guild Street. The timetable is now online at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/uploads/tt_290_291_webfrom16august2015.pdf
Steve added, “I’ve been assured by Stagecoach’s Managing Director that this does not replace plans to bring the x17 into the Park & Ride. These plans are delayed for practical reasons until nearer the end of the year. When implemented, they will offer an alternative route into the city centre via Queens Road.