From January 2017, both Fishers Tours, Stagecoach and Xplore Dundee are making some changes to services in our area. Scroll to the end of this page, if you want the XD changes!
Fishers Tours Scottish Express changes, From January 2017
The following services are withdrawn, and will not operate in 2017;
- 223 Arbroath to Pitlochry
- 227 Arbroath to Callander
- 234 Dundee to Aberdeen
- 235 Forfar to Glasgow Braehead
- 240 Arbroath to Glasgow Braehead
- 243 Brechin to Callander
- 254 Glenrothes to Aberdeen
- 256 Glenrothes to Aberdeen
- 259 Glenrothes to Pitlochry
- 261 Dundee to Glasgow Braehead via Fife
More new services are expected to be set up in time for the start of the Summer Season.
Stagecoach East Scotland changes, From 3rd January 2017
n.b. The list below only shows the changes which are the Dundee Bus coverage area. Please see this list for the full version, including all changes in Fife.
Service 16: Perth – Errol – Inchture – Longforgan – Dundee
This timetable on this service has been revised. Most journeys now arrive and depart from Perth Mill St Stop E, in order to improve punctuality in Perth City Centre.
Customers wishing to travel to Perth Royal Infirmary (PRI) now need to change buses at Perth Mill St (Services 1 and 2 run up to every 10 minutes between Perth Mill St and PRI). Castle Huntly is now served by certain Monday to Friday and Saturday evening journeys only and the last Sunday journey from Perth to Dundee now terminates at Inchture.
Service 56: Kinross – Milnathort – Bridge of Earn – Perth
This Service has revised Monday to Friday and Saturday timetables. On Monday to Fridays, the first southbound journey now departs Perth Scott St at 0842 and continues beyond Kintillo to Kinross, returning from Kinross at 0928.
Southbound departures from Perth Bus Station and northbound departures from Kinross opp Town Hall are now at different times during the main daytime period. There is no change to the Sunday timetable.
Service 70: Inveralmond – Letham – Moncrieffe – Perth city centre – North Muirton
A permanent route change has been made to Service 70. After serving the stop on Glover Street (opp Health Centre), service 70 will operate via Needless Road, Wilson Street and Abbot Street to Priory Place.
Service 75: Dundee – Broughty Ferry – Ethiebeaton Park
An extra 75C journey has been added at 08. 34 from Dundee High Street to Dundee College (Gardyne campus) on college days.
Service 202: Dundee – Law – Downfield – Kirkton Asda (timetable produced by Dundee City Council)
At the request of Dundee City Council, the route of this service will be amended to use Strathmartine Road in both directions. Northbound journeys to Kirkton will no longer run via Bank Avenue and will observe the stop at the end of East School Road.
Service X54: Dundee – St Andrews – Glenrothes – Halbeath P&R – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh
This service has a small revision to the 14.45 Edinburgh to Dundee Monday to Friday journey (16.05 from Glenrothes). This journey now runs direct into Dundee bus station from the Tay Road Bridge and no longer serves Dundee rail station and Crichton Street, in order to avoid peak time congestion in the city centre.
Service X55: Perth – Kinross – Kelty – Halbeath P&R – Dunfermline – Ferrytoll P&R – Edinburgh
This service has some minor timetable amendments and stop revisions. On weekdays, southbound journeys to Edinburgh now run 2 minutes earlier until 17.00 between Dunfermline and Ferrytoll to give more time through the roadworks around the A90. The 16.35 Edinburgh to Perth journey now ends at Dunfermline, replaced by the 16.55 Edinburgh to Dunfermline which now runs through to Perth. Also on weekdays, a new 17.50 journey from Edinburgh to Dunfermline is introduced. Stops are amended to use Perth Scott Street stop X instead of stop Z; Kelty Primary School instead of Kelty Community Centre; and additional stops have been added at Kelty Cocklaw Street west, St Leonards Church, and King Malcolm Hotel. Services 55 & N55 have a small route change in Inverkeithing to use Hope Street instead of Hill Street.
Xplore Dundee changes, From 3rd January 2017
22.05 Service 1A from St Mary’s to City Centre will serve the Tesco call centre in Baird Avenue, at 22.12, matching the 23.05 one.
Service 10 at 20.40 and 21.40 from Ninewells Hospital will divert to pick up at Tesco’s call centre in Baird Avenue at 22.06 or 23.06, running five minutes later through to Ninewells Hospital. As a result, Service 5’s from Ninewells to City Centre at 22.30 and 23.30 will run five minutes later as a result.
Service 32 at 18.35 from Findowrie Street to City Centre will run as a Service 32A, picking up at Pension’s office/Jack Martin Way at 18.40, and then a few minutes later to the City Centre.