First updates Aberdeen P&R livery

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First Aberdeen’s Director & General Manager Duncan Cameron called the updated vehicles “The most eye-catching in Scotland”
First Aberdeen’s Director & General Manager Duncan Cameron called the
updated vehicles “The most eye-catching in Scotland”

First Aberdeen has revealed new improvements to buses operating on its Park and Ride service.

The buses are being given new liveries featuring a North Sea oil rig, celebrating the city’s status as the ‘Oil Capital of Europe’.

The vehicles will also be painted bright pink to clearly distinguish the Park and Ride service 40. The service already provides WiFi for customers, but First Aberdeen is making more upgrades to the interiors.

Duncan Cameron, Director and General Manger of First Aberdeen, said: “We wanted to breathe new life into the Park and Ride service and encourage more customers to use it. I think the new exteriors, with their local feel, are now the most eye-catching in Scotland – I’m delighted with the new look.

“Given the high cost of city centre parking, and the length of time it can take to get through Aberdeen’s traffic congestion at peak periods, our Park and Ride is a great alternative.

“Our buses, thanks to bus lanes, negotiate the traffic much quicker and, of course, there is no need to worry about the cost of parking. The Park and Ride service, which includes free on board WiFi, offers terrific value from just £3 per day including parking.”

Park and Ride Service 40 runs every 15 minutes at peak times to the city centre and every 20 minutes during the day from its sites at the AECC at Bridge of Don and at Kingswells Park and Ride.

A Park & Ride return ticket is £3.30 before 0930hrs £3.00 thereafter. Up to two children, under 16’s can also travel free when they’re with a fare paying passenger.