New electric buses launches to connect rural communities in Moray

A new electric bus service has been launched to connect rural communities by public transport in Moray.

The new m.connect service offers a ‘hail and ride’ option for customers – meaning the driver will pick up and drop off passengers at any safe point along the route, covering Aberlour, Craigellachie, Knockando, Archiestown, Dallas, Rafford and Forres.

Councillor Graham Leadbitter, Leader of Moray Council, says: “I am delighted that Moray is the first rural area to trial this new type of travel. 

“We know the significant impact electric buses have had in urban areas and we are keen to demonstrate that clean, green public transport is a sustainable and economical way forward for rural areas too.”

The new service is a Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) project operated by Moray Council.