Bus services across Aberdeenshire and Moray will increase next week ahead of the return to school.
They will continue to play a part in connecting people with workplaces, the high street and other key services as they continue to re-open.
The frequency increase will affect school routes but also “lifeline services” that depart from Aberdeen, such as the 35 to Elgin, the 201 to Braemar and the 10 to Inverness.
A “busy bus” indicator on the Stagecoach app will also let customers choose quieter bus services if they wish.
Peter Knight, managing director at Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “Our next timetable revision is a significant one as we are preparing to welcome school bus services back to our daily operations.
“We have seen a slight increase in the number of people using our services as lockdown has eased.
“The team at our eight depots across Aberdeenshire and Moray have done a fantastic job of keeping communities connected throughout lockdown and I know they are all looking forward to getting the buses back out on the road and giving a friendly welcome back on board.”
There are a total of 200 Stagecoach buses and coaches across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
The local bus operator has recommended that when travelling by bus you should use contactless payment for your journey, or alternatively purchase your ticket in advance using the Stagecoach mobile app.
Printed timetable information in bus stop displays across Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray will be updated in due course by the relevant local authority for the area.