02 Nov 2015
Stagecoach Strathtay have announced details of a new bus route in Dundee, to begin on 9 November.
The route will provide new links for Lochee and Charleston with Dundee city centre, Dundee University, the ASDA superstore on Myrekirk Road and Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate. It will also link some of Dundee's key visitor attractions such as The Olympia Leisure Centre, The McManus and Camperdown Wildlife Centre.
The route, numbered route 26, will run 7 days a week, from early to late, running up to every 20 minutes on Monday to Saturday daytime, every 30 minutes in the evenings, and hourly on Sundays.
Stagecoach have also confirmed three ticket offers which will be valid on the route from the launch date:
The VIP tickets will be valid on all services in the Dundee area and offer up to 1/3 off the price of the adult Dundee dayrider and megarider tickets, which provide 1 and 7 days' unlimited travel across the city respectively on Stagecoach buses.
The company have designed a distinctive brand for the new route which will certainly be recognisable on the roads of Dundee and is also shown on the timetable leaflet.
Commercial Director Douglas Robertson said: "We wanted to create a brand that suggested going by bus can be a fun option. We're inviting people to 'Go Wild in Dundee' by highlighting how easy and cost effective it is to use the bus to get to so many attractions across the city. By offering free travel for kids at the weekend, I hope we can encourage families to do something different by taking advantage of all the great places to visit on their doorstep.
"The new discounted tickets for under 19 year olds will also help youngsters get out and about across Dundee for less and are being launched as a trial."
As well as providing new links to the ASDA West site on Myrekirk Road, new bus links have been created for those working in the Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate. Route 26 will offer local residents of Charleston and Lochee new or more frequent buses into the city centre, direct to the High Street and into Dundee bus station for onward travel connections.
To introduce the new route to customers in Dundee Stagecoach will have a stall in the Overgate and Wellgate shopping centres the weekend prior to the route launch on Monday 9 November, to provide timetables and promotional goodies to shoppers.