Ready2Go Bus Service Survey

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We sought your views about bus services to the Insch area. Our survey included questions about the Ready2Go Around Inverurie service which was introduced in August 2021 to replace timetabled journeys on Service 41 (Insch – Inverurie). Further information about Ready2Go can be found at Ready2Go bus services - Aberdeenshire Council

The survey was open to anyone but was aimed at bus users with experience of Ready2Go and/or bus service 41 for travel between Insch, or nearby settlements, and Inverurie.

The survey closed on Sunday, 30 October 2022.



In our survey we asked about:

  • when and why Ready2Go customers use the service
  • why people do not use Ready2Go
  • whether or not you would recommend Ready2Go to a friend and your reason(s) for this
  • whether you previously used the Service 41 (Insch – Inverurie) bus service
  • given the option in future of one or the other, whether you would prefer a timetabled bus service or a demand responsive service like Ready2Go.


You told us:

  • 61% of respondents used Ready2Go
  • the most popular reason for using Ready2Go is social or leisure purposes, then shopping
  • 60% of Ready2Go customers would recommend the service to a friend
  • 63% of Ready2Go customers do not usually manage to book all the trips they want
  • 54% of respondents previously used Service 41 to get to Inverurie
  • 55% of all respondents would prefer a timetabled bus service, 34% would prefer a demand responsive service and 11% had no preference


We are using the data and detailed comments to inform:

  • an ongoing review of the current operation of Ready2Go
  • a forthcoming review of the Council’s passenger transport strategy
  • the planning of future Council-funded bus services in Aberdeenshire


To view the full results please refer to the report in the documents section.

We sought your views about bus services to the Insch area. Our survey included questions about the Ready2Go Around Inverurie service which was introduced in August 2021 to replace timetabled journeys on Service 41 (Insch – Inverurie). Further information about Ready2Go can be found at Ready2Go bus services - Aberdeenshire Council

The survey was open to anyone but was aimed at bus users with experience of Ready2Go and/or bus service 41 for travel between Insch, or nearby settlements, and Inverurie.

The survey closed on Sunday, 30 October 2022.



In our survey we asked about:

  • when and why Ready2Go customers use the service
  • why people do not use Ready2Go
  • whether or not you would recommend Ready2Go to a friend and your reason(s) for this
  • whether you previously used the Service 41 (Insch – Inverurie) bus service
  • given the option in future of one or the other, whether you would prefer a timetabled bus service or a demand responsive service like Ready2Go.


You told us:

  • 61% of respondents used Ready2Go
  • the most popular reason for using Ready2Go is social or leisure purposes, then shopping
  • 60% of Ready2Go customers would recommend the service to a friend
  • 63% of Ready2Go customers do not usually manage to book all the trips they want
  • 54% of respondents previously used Service 41 to get to Inverurie
  • 55% of all respondents would prefer a timetabled bus service, 34% would prefer a demand responsive service and 11% had no preference


We are using the data and detailed comments to inform:

  • an ongoing review of the current operation of Ready2Go
  • a forthcoming review of the Council’s passenger transport strategy
  • the planning of future Council-funded bus services in Aberdeenshire


To view the full results please refer to the report in the documents section.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Ready2Go Survey for Children and Young People 

    This survey is aimed at children and young people of school age who live in the Ready2Go Around Inverurie bus service operating area. A map of the area can be found on the Council’s website at Ready2Go around Inverurie - Aberdeenshire Council. 

    The Council pays for some bus services including Ready2Go Around Inverurie which is run by Watermill Coaches.  Ready2Go is a new type of bus service that is being tested, ending next year.  

    We think the Council may have less money to pay for buses next year so we need to decide on which bus services should operate. We also want to plan bus services for future years. 

    You can help by telling us how you travel and what you think about Ready2Go. We want to know whether people like this type of bus service which must be booked, which is different to most other bus services that have a timetable and a fixed route. 

    If you are under 12 years old, please ask your parent/carer for permission to complete our survey. 

    This survey is open until Tuesday 3rd January 2023. 

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