As Britain braces itself for the next Budget, National Express Dundee reveals that the average city centre car commuter in Dundee could save almost £8000 a year if they used the bus.
National Express Dundee has calculated that its annual direct debit pass, at £39 per month (£468 per year), would save motorists enough money to buy a family of four a luxury holiday to Florida*.
The figures are based on someone driving into the city centre five days a week and parking there. Running costs and standing charges for a car worth £14000 – £17000 with an annual mileage of around 15000 work out at £7956 per year; a 52-week adult bus pass from National Express Dundee costs just £480.
With fuel prices rising by 5.3% in the past year, these figures show that travelling by bus is the most economical way to travel around the city, and means a healthier looking household budget.
Operations Manager Paul Clark says it’s a no-brainer:
“If families in Dundee would consider ditching the second car and buying a bus pass instead, they could save themselves a fortune.
We run a comprehensive network of buses throughout the city, including services every 10 minutes into the town centre on core routes, plus services right up to midnight – not to mention the 5N Night Bus which serves Broughty Ferry and Monifieth. You can travel to work and back home again, or enjoy a drink at the weekend without worrying about who’s driving home.
I think we offer more convenience and value for money than a second car – and who doesn’t want to save a bit of cash which could be saved in the pension pot, used to pay off the mortgage or splash out on a great holiday?”
For more details on National Express Dundee’s tickets and prices visit www.nxdundee.com or visit our Travel Centre in Dundee’s Commercial Street.
Published 20th March 2013