New ‘mobility hub’ improves Inverness connections

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The Highland Council says its new ‘mobility hub’ on the outskirts of Inverness will improve travel options. HIGHLAND COUNCIL

The Highland Council has opened a new ‘mobility hub’ which it says is the first of its kind in the Highlands. The hub offers ‘a seamless interchange between different modes of transport’ for people travelling into and around the city of Inverness.

As well as providing bus links, the Council says the new Torvean Mobility Hub also offers bike, motorcycle, motorhome, car and coach parking, a bus stop/shelter and a public transport information display with real time capability, with electric vehicle charging, and an e-bike hub available soon.

The new mobility hub has been part funded by Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund and facilitated by all partners of the Highland Bus Service Improvement Partnership including Highland Council, HiTrans and Stagecoach, to help offer an alternative choice to using a private car.

Scottish Citylink will be serving Torvean Mobility Hub with its services 917 (Inverness to Skye) and 919 (Inverness to Fort William), which jointly provide up to 14 services per day, and local Stagecoach services will also serve the site up to every 30 minutes during the daytime Monday to Saturday. The Council says the frequency between the city centre and Torvean will be enhanced to up to every 15 minutes during the daytime Monday to Saturday from mid-August.