2019 Network Review

Keeping You Connected

The network we run is continually monitored and periodically revised to ensure we provide a service that is effective, efficient and equitable. We take very seriously our role in keeping Dundonians connected - accessing work & school, shops & hospitals, and everywhere else in between. Traffic patterns are changing all the time, and some of the city's communities are transforming rapidly - so we are adapting to meet evolving needs.

Below is a series of changes that will take effect from Sunday 13 January (2019). These finalised items began as proposals which were carefully considered and then subjected to extensive pre-consultation with community groups and the local authority.

For more information about how these changes will affect or benefit you, just visit our Travel Centre or contact us on Facebook or Twitter. Full timetables and maps will be available in our Travel Centre and on our website as the New Year approaches.

Services 1a/1b

City Centre - St Marys

  • Minor timetable revision in order to improve reliability

Service 4

City Centre - Dryburgh

  • Route revision via City Road (instead of Rankine Street & Milnbank Road). This will restore a link between the Pentland area and amenities in Lochee High Street
  • Route revision with loop covering Loons Road, Lawside Road, Kilberry Street & Cobden Street. This will improve accessibility in The Glens area

Service 5

Ninewells Hospital - Barnhill

  • Daytime frequency revision from every 7 to every 10 minutes (when combined with Outer Circle services 9/10) in order to improve reliability
  • Route revision via Glamis Road & Dickson Avenue (instead of Perth Road & Tom MacDonald Avenue). This is intended to boost the overall viability of this service, as we will reach even more passengers in Dickson Avenue, where bus usage is higher. Access to the western extent of the Perth Road will be maintained by Outer Circle services 9/10 every half-hour - see below for reliability improvements on 9/10

Services 9/10

Outer Circle

  • Some route revisions in order to improve reliability. The Outer Circle is key to the people of Dundee, fulfilling the role of connecting communities, but it encounters several congested hot-spots along the way which result in significant delays in certain areas. We must therefore address the reliability - and maintain the sustainability - of this service overall. We engaged extensively with the relevant communities to fully understand the impacts of these changes
    • Via Spey Drive & Mallaig Avenue (instead of the Technology Park). This is due to low usage in the area, where alternative access will be maintained by service 17 every half-hour
    • Via South Road & Buttars Loan (instead of central Charleston). This is to improve both safety and timekeeping, which was welcomed by local residents, as the streets here are both very narrow and occupied by cars
    • Via Harefield Road (instead of Loons Road). This is to avoid delays currently encountered at the junction between Loons Road and Logie Street. For alternative access to the Outer Circle, local residents can use service 1b to transfer at The Stack, or service 4 to transfer at Lochee High Street
    • Via Baldovie Road (instead of going into Sainsbury's). This is a time-saving measure, with alternative access available from stops on Balunie Avenue
  • Timetable revision to services 9a/10a to incorporate new tendered arrangements on behalf of Dundee City Council

Services 15/17

  • Services 15/17 will be separated at the City Centre in order to improve reliability, as delays on these routes are currently largely associated with crossing the city centre (particularly at peak times). Five early morning journeys will continue to run from Whitfield directly to Ninewells Hospital (departing Whitfield at 0530, 0550, 0619, 0639 and 0731); during the day, passengers can transfer to high-frequency services 5 | 9 | 22 | 29 at the Seagate for onward travel
    • For revised access to Whitfield, see services 15a/15c below
    • For revised access to Ninewells Hospital, see service 17 below

Services 15a/15c

City Centre - Whitfield

  • Service revision, running every 10 minutes (combined) via existing route between City Centre and Whitfield Drive. Then, every 20 minutes, the services will alternate to operate clockwise (15c) and anti-clockwise (15a) around Whitfield via Berwick Drive, Drumgeith Road, Summerfield Avenue and Lothian Crescent. With ongoing housing developments, this community is changing rapidly, so we are adapting our services to meet evolving needs in the area
    • Improved journey times (by up to 15 minutes) for the eastern half of Whitfield
    • Access to community facilities at The Crescent will also be improved
    • The route will no longer incorporate Peebles Drive; alternative access will be available from stops on Ballumbie Road

Service 17

City Centre - Technology Park

  • Service revision, running every 30 minutes via existing route between City Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Technology Park
  • All journey will extend to the Technology Park, taking the place of Outer Circle services 9/10

Service 18

City Centre - Kirkton

  • Afternoon peak frequency revision from every 10 to every 12 minutes in order to improve reliability, given the increases in journey times associated with traffic congestion, as well as simultaneously busy usage from both the City Centre and Kingsway College campus

Service 22

Ninewells Hospital - Craigowl

  • No changes

Service 23

City Centre - Woodside

  • Route revision, running as a clockwise circular via City Centre, Lawside, Woodside, Maryfield, Stobswell & City Centre
  • Frequency revision from every 60 to every 30 minutes. We acknowledge that communities served by this route have higher-than-average populations of elderly residents, so improving accessibility for these areas will be a big benefit for them

Services 28/29

Myrekirk/Ninewells - Douglas

  • No changes to service 28
  • Route revision (service 29) via South Road (instead of Dunholm Road). This is to improve both safety and timekeeping, which was welcomed by local residents, as the streets here are both very narrow and occupied by cars

Services 32/33

City Centre - Fintry/Whitfield

  • We have been consulting extensively on proposed changes to these services due to timekeeping issues borne from growing congestion on the Forfar Road. We carefully considered the various options available and listened to the feedback gathered throughout the process.
  • With that exercise now concluded, we believe the best way to improve reliability is to revise the timetable for the existing routes
  • We will continue to monitor performance in order to assess whether this solution has been suitably effective over the course of the next six months

Associated Routes

33 32 29 23 18 17 15 1b 1a 5 9 10 4