A SHAKE-UP of services run by bus firms in Dundee is set to be introduced.
Stagecoach East Scotland and Xplore Dundee have spent the last month consulting with locals after plans were revealed for a series of changes.
Xplore Dundee will launch its revised services on Sunday with Stagecoach East Scotland implementing changes to its services on Monday — while the 236 to Mill o’ Mains will be run by Moffat & Williamson.
The two major firms insist they have listened to feedback from the public and have made changes to their initial plans.
However, some locals remain sceptical. Jeanetta Black, 73, a retired nurse from the West End, has been in touch with local councillors about Xplore changes.
She said: “I’m not looking forward to the changes on a whole but my main issues are the changes to the number five service.
“The proposed change is for it to go up Glamis Road, which has an incredibly steep brae which will be extremely problematic in the winter.”
Lochee councillor Tom Ferguson said he had “genuine concern for the quality of life for the elderly” following the removal of the number four service, adding: “I am concerned for people going in and out of Lochee High Street.”
Jim Malone, the chairman of the Mill o’ Mains Tenants’ and Residents’ Association, said the plans would be detrimental.
He said: “Several people from the Mill o’ Mains area are not happy about the new bus proposals.
“The only remaining service is the 236, which is the only service in Dundee that will be run by Moffat and Williamson.
“People getting the bus from this area will need to pay for two tickets if they’re going to the likes of Ninewells Hospital.”
Douglas Robertson, commercial director at Stagecoach, said: “Our revised timetables will commence on Monday and while they still reflect the changes we need to make to address lower levels of demand, we have been able to incorporate positive changes.”
A spokeswoman from Xplore Dundee added: “We review our network on a regular basis to ensure we are providing the most reliable and efficient service possible and will continue to take all feedback on board for future reference.”