X5 means faster journeys for Broughty commuters

New X5 service from 5th May 2014

National Express Dundee is getting ready to launch the X5, its new express service between Broughty Ferry and Dundee city centre. The new route will be in operation from Monday 5 May, when the bus operator's service changes come into effect.

The X5 will follow the same route as the existing Service 5 until Strathearn Road, then the X5 will join West Ferry Road and travel non-stop from the bus stop at Dalgleish Road into Seagate.

This will reduce the usual journey time and offer speedier travel for commuters living in Broughty Ferry and working in the city centre, or at Ninewells Hospital, the University of Dundee or the Technology Park. The 5, X5 and Outer Circle combined means there are buses every 7/8 minutes Monday-Saturday during the daytime and every 12 minutes on a Sunday.

National Express Dundee Managing Director Phil Smith said: "The X5 is a welcome addition to our network of bus routes - I think our customers will enjoy the benefits of a faster journey between Broughty Ferry and the city centre, as well as an increase in the frequency of buses on this route.

"We've also made some changes to our services across the city, to improve reliability and ensure all of the city's main shopping and leisure destinations can be reached by bus."

Other significant changes effective from Monday 5 May 2014 include:

  • A change to the route of Service 5 which means it will travel a one-way loop from Perth Road, to Ninewells Hospital, to the Technology Park and onward to the city centre - without visiting the hospital a second time
  • Service 4 will now depart from The Howff (Ward Road) and is extended to serve Camperdown Leisure Park all day
  • The withdrawal of the 5N, the Night Owl bus which runs between Dundee city centre, Broughty Ferry and Monifieth in the early hours of Saturday and Sunday mornings
  • Earlier morning journeys on Service 14, offering improved arrival times for employees of Ninewells Hospital
  • Additional early Saturday morning journeys on the Outer Circle to Camperdown Leisure Park (ideal for the 10:00 Movies for Juniors screenings at Cineworld)

Customers should note that, as Monday 5 May 2014 is a bank holiday, a Saturday service following the updated timetables will be in operation.

For full details of all service changes customers are advised to visit our Travel Centre in Commercial Street or call on 01382 340 006.
Copies of all timetables and further details of the changes are available on the service changes page

Published 2nd May 2014