Stagecoach put brakes on 39B axe rumours

The 39B route is set to continue
The 39B route is set to continue

Bus company Stagecoach has put the brakes on rumours that a popular bus route from the west of the town is to be axed.

A number of concerned residents in the Macedonia and Glenwood areas of the town have contacted the Gazette concerned that the 39B service is about to be cancelled, leaving the western precincts without a regular bus service.

But the company, which operates the majority of services within the town, has scotched the rumours of an imminent change.

“We would like to reassure the Glenrothes public that we are fully committed to all of the services we currently operate within Glenrothes,” a company spokesman told the Gazette.

And added: “Furthermore we have no plans to reduce or withdraw any services from any areas of the town.”

The 39B service is no stranger to public opinion. In April 2012, more than 150 elderly residents in Newcastle, Macedonia and Glenwood presented a petition to Stagecoach bosses following proposed changes to the service and the route to and from the town centre.