NatEx Dundee’s new services
National Express Dundee is unveiling a faster bus service between Broughty Ferry and Dundee city centre. The new X5 route will be in operation from 5 May and means reduced journey times to the city centre and Ninewells Hospital from Broughty Ferry. The X5 will travel a similar route to the existing Service 5, but with changes that shave several minutes off the journey time. Along with the existing number 5 and the Outer Circle services, this new express route is intended to give customers a combined seven or eight minute frequency on Mondays to Saturdays during the daytime and every 12 minutes on a Sunday. The company is also introducing a new Service 24, which will replace former services 1C, 1D, 21 and 23. This route will offer people in the Woodside district a half hourly service Monday to Saturday daytimes, and means there will be up to six buses an hour travelling through the Clepington Road area. Other changes include the withdrawal of the 5N Night Owl bus, an alteration to the route of Service 5, earlier morning journeys on Service 14 and additional early Saturday morning journeys on the Outer Circle to Camperdown Leisure Park.
MD of National Express Dundee, Phil Smith, said, ‘In order to provide a consistent and high quality of bus service we continually have to review our network – this has led to us amalgamating the 1C, 1D, 21 and 23 into the new Service 24, which will give people living in the Woodside area greatly improved public transport options, with a half hourly service during the daytime, Monday to Saturday. We’ve also had to make some difficult decisions. We have seen a steady decline in patronage on the 5N between Dundee city centre and Monifieth and this has led us to withdraw the Night Owl service.’