UNION chiefs have claimed that Dundee’s Stagecoach bus depot is set to close.
Staff representatives met with the company this week and say they were told the bus firm’s depot at Wester Gourdie Industrial Estate would shut down in phases.
The company wouldn’t directly confirm a closure, but bosses said they were “reviewing the way we manage our operations in Dundee”.
Andrew Jarvis, Stagecoach East Scotland managing director, said: “This process will not result in any significant changes to our services in the city which our passengers can continue to use as normal.
“In addition, we do not expect any significant changes to overall staffing levels.
“As always, we have ongoing dialogue with the trade union about our operations.
“We have made them aware of our position on this matter.”
Doug McGuire, regional officer for Unite, told the Tele: “We met with Stagecoach officials on Tuesday and they have advised us that the Dundee Stagecoach depot would be closing in stages.
“From what we know there is no intention of redundancies, but work will be moving to other areas around the east of Scotland.
“We are now in a period of consultation regarding the closure to see if we can find a solution and to ensure that we can look after our members as much as possible.”
Speculation has been mounting about a possible closure in recent weeks following the company’s decision to withdraw its number 26 service.
The move drew criticism from some members of the public who said that they relied on the service, which runs from the city centre to Camperdown Park.
It’s scheduled to be withdrawn at the end of May.
The company said the service no longer had enough passengers to make it viable.
The firm recently increased fares on longer-distance journeys across Dundee and Angus.