The Jet 727 is an airport bus service between Aberdeen bus station and Aberdeen Airport via the P&J Live operated by Stagecoach Bluebird.

Jet 727
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A 727 service at Aberdeen bus station
Overview
OperatorStagecoach Bluebird
Began serviceAugust 2010
Route
StartAberdeen bus station
ViaP&J Live[1]
EndAberdeen Airport
Service
FrequencyUp to every 15 minutes

HistoryEdit

The route was introduced by Stagecoach Bluebird in partnership with Aberdeen City Council in August 2010.[2] On 6 May 2016, a newly purchased fleet of Alexander Dennis Enviro400 double-decker buses began operating the route. Previously, the route was operated by single-decker Optare Versas.[3]

On 30 January 2017, the route was adjusted to serve the newly opened Craibstone Park and Ride facility.[4] However, in May 2017 the change was reverted due to passenger feedback.[5]

On 8 July 2019, 24-hour service was introduced, with an hourly service in the late evening and early morning. The service is the first in Aberdeen to operate 24 hours per day.[6]

In February 2021, the vehicles used on the service were rebranded to reflect the role of the service in transporting people to and from the P&J live, which is being used as a vaccination centre during the COVID-19 pandemic. The slogan "from station to vaccination" was added.[7]

In September 2021, Stagecoach announced that the route would soon be operated using electric buses.[8]

RouteEdit

Following its departure from Aberdeen bus station, the service heads via Market Street, Union Street, and the Gallowgate, where it passes the North East Scotland College campus. At the end of the Gallowgate, the service continues on the A96 through Kittybrewster, Woodside, and Bucksburn. It then leaves the A96 and heads for the airport, via the P&J Live.[9]

As of 2022, the route operates with a maximum frequency of a bus every 15 minutes.[10] It has previously operated with a maximum frequency of up to a bus every 10 minutes.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boal, Daniel; Jack, Lauren (4 October 2019). "VIDEO: Stagecoach's 727 bus service taken over by rock and roll star". The Press & Journal. Archived from the original on 4 May 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Stagecoach wins Scottish transit award". Stagecoach. 17 June 2011. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Stagecoach North Scotland refreshes JET 727 service". Coach & Bus Week. 9 May 2016. Archived from the original on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  4. ^ "£15.2million Dyce Park and Ride opens to buses". Stagecoach. 27 January 2017. Archived from the original on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Stagecoach announce timetable revisions in North-east". Buchan Observer. 2 May 2017. Archived from the original on 25 February 2022. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  6. ^ a b Johnston, Lucy (24 June 2019). "Bus service 727 goes 24/7". Nestrans. Archived from the original on 18 April 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  7. ^ Wyllie, James (12 February 2021). "From Station To Vaccination: Bus operator reveals new-look vehicles". The Press & Journal. Archived from the original on 13 February 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Aberdeen bus routes set to power up". www.stagecoachbus.com. Archived from the original on 14 September 2021. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  9. ^ "Aberdeen City public transport guide" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 May 2021. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  10. ^ Hempseed, Ross (12 April 2022). "Fleet of 22 electric buses delivered to Stagecoach Bluebird in Aberdeen". Press and Journal. Retrieved 13 April 2022.