Dundee’s bus services are to undergo a major overhaul next month.
The changes will come into effect on September 13. The timetable for the No 1 from the City Centre to St Mary’s will be revised, with a new route which includes North Marketgait, Courthouse Square, Ward Road and Albert Square.
It will also have a later service running from the Tesco call centre in Baird Avenue.
The No 4 will have more buses at busy times, but early Saturday services and those between 5.40pm and 6.40pm between Seagate and Camperdown Leisure Park are to be withdrawn.
The No 5 will run to and from Ninewells via Perth Road and Tom McDonald Avenue.
It previously stopped at Technology Park and Gowrie Park, but these are to be served by the No 29.
The outer circle services are to be simplified, with the nine going clockwise and the 10 anti-clockwise.
Between the city centre and Ninewells Hospital, the services will run via Medipark and Technology Park.
All buses will travel via Liff Road and Buttars Loan when travelling between Charleston and Lochee. From there to St Mary’s, buses will travel along Loons Road, Alpin Road, into the Stack Leisure Park, along Kings Cross Road, Macalpine Road, Turnberry Avenue, Dalmahoy Drive and Laird Street. St Mary’s to Claverhouse will see no changes.
From Fintry, buses will travel along Fintry Drive, Longhaugh Road then to Lothian Crescent. Services will also travel though Douglas to the Claypotts Junction.
The No 17 will now run via Perth Road, Sinderins, Blackness Avenue, City Road and onto Tullideph Road, instead of going through Charleston.
The introduction of the No 15 on Sundays will provide a more frequent service between Whitfield and the City Centre.
The No 19, which ran from the city centre to Kirkton, is to be withdrawn and the No 18 will replace it, operating more frequently, with a new route including North Marketgait, Courthouse Square, Ward Road and Albert Square.
The No 22 will gradually be converted to double decker buses.
Barnes Avenue will now be served in both ways by the No 24. It will also no longer run to Kingsway West Retail Park, ending now at B&Q.
The No 29 will now no longer travel to Asda on Myrekirk Road and both the 28 and 29 will stop at Baldovie Road instead of going to the Douglas Terminus on Balunie Road.
Apart from the withdrawal of the 5.40pm service, the No 36 between Claverhouse and the city centre remains unchanged.
Michael Burns, 43, an engineer from St Mary’s, said: “I would hope they will try to make the changes in a way which will suit as many people as possible.”
Moira Hamilton, 60, a retired teacher from Kirkton, said she hoped the service changes would not affect her too much.
She added: “It could make trips into town and back a wee bit longer, which can sometimes be frustrating, but I’d be much more annoyed if they stopped buses coming to my stop.”
West End councillor, Fraser Macpherson, said: “There are improvements to the service, which I’m happy to see.
“However, the negative for me is the removal of the No 5 service from the far west part of Perth Road.”
A spokeswoman for National Express said: “It is hoped the new timetables will improve reliability and simplify our existing route network.”