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Inverness Bus Station.
Inverness Bus Station.

One reader hits out at city bus services, and other issues raised on our letters page and online this week.

More frequent buses needed in the city

News of new electric buses for Inverness is very welcome, given the city is currently served by an ageing fleet of diesel vehicles.

Regarding fare rises, whilst passengers will understand that running costs are going up, I’m sure many like me are disappointed there was no comment on whether timetables will be increased.

The city needs better public transport connectivity, now Covid is receding and restrictions have been lifted.

For instance, residents in Milton of Leys used to get a service every 30 minutes before Covid.

Since Covid, services are so spread out that intervals between buses are either 60 or 90 minutes, which inevitably makes the service unattractive to car users.

If we are serious as a city about reducing pollution and congestion bus travel needs to be more frequent, with quicker routes and better connectivity.

Otherwise, passenger numbers will continue to fall and services will be continually cut.

James Rorison

Pinewood Court

Inverness

Thank you to Etape supporters

I completed the Loch Ness Etape for the third time – and I will continue to return not only for the stunning scenery, the amazing event and cycling, but also for the unbelievable support and hospitality from the wonderful people of Inverness and surrounding areas, who are out on the road marshalling, waving and cheering the riders on from first thing in the morning.

They truly make the event, and it is heart-warming how they support the event each year. What a truly fantastic bunch of folk.

And of course the Harry Gow baked goods are literally the Icing on the Cake!!

Congratulations to the Etape team, and all the residents for another outstanding event.

Lisa Williams

Barrier system would be simple answer to illegitimate parking at Raigmore Hospital

“I see no problem. I had to take a person into hospital in Boston in Lincolnshire, barrier system in operation. Bona fide patients and/ or escorts get a token from the reception which allows free exit, if no token you put in pound coins to exit.” – A Armitstead, Achiltibuie


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