GNSRA, Great North of Scotland Railway Coat of Arms.
Bus routes operated by the GNSR and LNER (Northern Scottish Area).
[1] Ballater and Braemar [2] Udny and Methlick [3] Huntly and Aberchirder [4] Culter, Echt and Midmar
[5] Alford, Strathdon and Cockbridge [6] Aberdeen, Echt, Midmar, Dunecht, Cluny and Midmar [7] Aberdeen and Newburgh [8] Ballindalloch to Tomintoul
[9] Ballater and Cockbridge [10] Fraserburgh, Rosehearty and New Aberdour [11] Aberchirder and Turriff [12] Aberchirder and Banff
[13] Aberdeen and Inverurie [14] Aberdeen, Alford and Strathdon [15] Elgin and Macduff [16] Aberdeen and Braemar
GNSR Bus arrives.Road services were initially operated without specific Parliamentary authority but the Great North of Scotland Railway Order, 1906, under the Private Legislation (Scotland) Act, 1899, granted such powers. These powers were taken over by the LNER, who obtained more general powers for road motor operation under the London & North Eastern Railway (Road Transport) Act, 1928.

On 15 August 1929, the LNER and LMSR reached agreement whereby the railway companies would relinquish their passenger road services in favour of one of the companies in the Scottish Motor Traction Co. Ltd. group (SMT). The transfer took effect in stages during 1930.GNSR BUS.

The dates quoted are those from whence a service commenced or ceased, i.e. the first date when there was no service. This is in line with normal railway record practice. Route take-overs are quoted from the date the new operator took over.

The fare stages are shown for each route, with the Ordnance Survey references based on the mileage taken from the GNSR Working Timetables.

GNSR Bus.Further information on GNSR and LNER road motor services can be found in Cummings Railway Motor Buses and Bus Services in the British Isles, 1902-1933, Volume 1.

The service routes can be found by using the links above. There are links back to this page or the site map from each individual route listing. (If you have any comments please contact the webmaster).

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