Xplore Dundee is introducing a new Service 4, which is being welcomed by local people and city councillors.
Following extensive customer consultation, the bus operator is planning a number of changes to its network, effective Sunday 22nd October.
Managing Director Elsie Turbyne said, “We’ve been listening carefully to what people in this area have been telling us about their transport needs and we’re introducing Service 4 to ensure the area’s elderly residents have more options to travel, during off-peak times, to the shops or to visit friends and family.
“We will continue to monitor the performance of all our routes as well as feedback from our customers once the new timetables are in place. I hope people across the city will enjoy an even more reliable and accessible bus service as a result of these changes.”
The new Service 4 will operate from the city centre to Dryburgh every hour between school times and will connect the Logie Estate, Kilberry Street and Dryburgh to amenities in the City Centre, Perth Road and Lochee.
West End councillor Fraser Macpherson said, “The new Service 4 is very welcome as it will bring back a daytime bus service to the Scott Street area. Many residents in the adjacent Logie sheltered housing area will benefit from this new service as well as residents in Scott Street itself and I am grateful to Xplore Dundee for responding to the requests made by myself and many residents for a bus service for the area.”
Councillor Richard McCready said, “Local people have been calling for a bus service which serves the Logie estate for a number of years. I have supported local people in making those calls and I am pleased to that Xplore Dundee have listened to these calls. I hope that the new Service 4 bus is a great success and I urge local people to use it.”
Another key change to the network is the re-routing of Service 1B via Byron Street (instead of Strathmore Avenue), which will provide a daytime service every 20 minutes, with busses running from early morning until late at night. The amendment to this service has also been aimed at providing more travel options for more elderly residents in the Byron Street area. Service 1a will maintain service every 20 minutes on Strathmore Avenue for Kings Cross Hospital.
Other changes coming into effect on 22nd October include:
Timetables and further details will be available online at xploredundee.com or from the Commercial Street Travel Centre during the October holidays.
Published 4th October 2017