Sunday 19 December 2010

No 5 bus service

I have, on behalf of residents, raised the possibility of improving the National Express Dundee Service Number 5 at the west end of Perth Road - with Simon Mathieson, the new Acting Director of National Express Dundee.   As one resident advised :

“Is it time to have another look at the Routing of Service 5 at the far end of Perth Road?

Westbound, it goes up by Maggie's Centre into Ninewells and returns, eastbound, through the Technology Park via Apollo Way and on to Perth Road past Millbay Terrace.

For the residents of Millbay Terrace and Clovis Duveau Drive, the service is therefore as much use as a chocolate teapot, as it only serves their housing estates in one (inbound) direction. Other than an hourly Stagecoach Service 16, there is little else for them.

Why can't it be routed via Apollo Way in both directions, giving a real uplift to services on this section of Perth Road?”

A good point and I will advise of feedback when I hear back from the bus company.