Most Stagecoach buses will run in the north-east less often as of Monday, the firm has announced.
The company introduced a new timetable this week and said it has used feedback gathered since then to come up with another new timetable, which comes into operation at the start of next week.
A Stagecoach spokeswoman said: “Further revised timetables will be in place from Monday 30th March and are now available at stagecoachbus.com.
“These temporary timetables ensure that critical routes are maintained and will operate across the region until further notice.
“Following an analysis of the demand for bus services in the area at this time, the frequency of most services will be reduced but will still cater for essential shopping trips to be made.
“Feedback received since Monday has been used to develop the reduced timetables and will better cater for shift patterns of key workers who still rely on the bus to commute to work.”
The company’s managing director Peter Knight said: “We continue to play a crucial role in ensuring that key workers, such as NHS staff and the people vital to the food supply chain, can get into work.
“We have worked hard with our temporary timetables to ensure that we are continuing to serve critical routes.
“If our customers feel we haven’t got things quite right, then we’d really like to receive any comments through our dedicated feedback form which can be found at stagecoachbus.com.”
He added: “I’m extremely proud of the way in way our team across Aberdeenshire and Moray is pulling together to ensure that we can continue to deliver our services.
“They are key workers too and I would like to thank them for their continued support and resilience in these challenging times.”