The Stagecoach X56 service, connecting Perth to Edinburgh, has been cut by half to just one coach every two hours.

Liz Smith MSP has written to the Stagecoach Regional Director offering her support in keeping the service running as before.

Commenting on the decision by Stagecoach, Liz Smith MSP said:

“I am very concerned about the timetable cuts to the X56 Stagecoach service which will severely affect transportation options for those across rural communities. This service is essential for access to healthcare for the elderly, and for students and some of the most vulnerable of Mid Scotland and Fife’s communities, across rural towns including Kelty, Kinross and Milnathort.”

“The decision is particularly ill-timed considering the recent conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow which has encouraged us all to cut down on our carbon footprints. Access to greener transport options are vital if we are to meet our ambitious targets for cutting carbon emissions. I have written to Stagecoach seeking clarification for the decision and have offered my full support in ensuring the service returns to its more frequent operation.”

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1.1. I oppose the cuts to the X56 Stagecoach service