This week is Catch the Bus Week – an annual event to put the bus in the spotlight and celebrate its unique importance to everyday life.
More than one in five bus trips are made for leisure purposes, including everything from popping into town for some shopping or a catch up with friends, to taking the kids to the Olympia or the Odeon.
For the summer, we have produced a go-to-guide for all things fun in Dundee because we know it can be tough keeping the kids (and the adults) entertained for six weeks! The guide (also available from our Travel Centre) highlights lots of exciting events and affordable activities which the whole family will enjoy – all of which are easily accessible with our local network. Working alongside our many partners (Leisure & Culture Dundee, the Science Centre, Museum of Transport and others) we wanted to make sure everybody knew how much will be going on over the holidays.
To help you make the most of your free time, we have introduced three special ticket deals. All are available to buy on-bus from your driver.
We’re happy to bring back the 20p Holiday Hop which proved so popular at Easter. This single fare ticket is available for up to three children (5-15) who are accompanied by an adult (19+) who either: pays a cash fare, presents a valid pre-paid pass or holds a concession card. Young people, of course, will continue to benefit from the regular discounted fares we introduced in January 2016 – which has them covered ‘til their 19th birthday.
If you’re heading out to meet friends or to enjoy a show, remember that Scotland’s new drink-driving laws mean even a single glass of your favourite drink at the end of evening would put you over the legal limit. Plus, finding somewhere to park the car can be a hassle that spoils a good night. So, leave the car at home and let us be your driver with the new £3 Evening Saver. This will be available and valid from 6pm until last bus (on day of purchase) any night of the week, offering a 20% discount from the Day Saver.
If you’re keeping busy across town, our new £7 Weekend Saver will be available from 6pm Friday night and valid until last bus on Sunday. All our buses all weekend – just one ticket! And don’t forget: the £8 Group Saver is still available, allowing up to five family or friends to travel together for just £1.60 each.
In August, Carnival 56 is coming to Dundee. It's Scotland's newest festival, featuring the biggest names in music, comedy and all-round entertainment. We will be running the only dedicated shuttle service between the City Centre and Camperdown Park, which is your guaranteed bus there and back. Book travel wristbands now!
Last but not least: if you love Scotland, why not Xplore it with us? We run coach tours and excursions across the country, with a variety ranging from ‘shop & show’ experiences to day-trips away. At the moment, we still have tickets for the trips listed below. For details and tickets, visit nxdiscovrit.com or pop into our Travel Centre on Commercial Street - your seats can be secured with a 50% deposit, and then pay the balance in installments.
School’s out, so don’t stay in!