Travelling around Dundee has just got easier for commuters with a new multi-operator ticket.
The city’s three bus operators launched an ‘innovative’ new smartcard yesterday.
Passengers will now be able to hop on and off any Xplore Dundee, Stagecoach and Moffat and Williamson bus with just one ticket.
The ABC (All Bus Companies) tickets are now available to buy. Day tickets cost £4.20 for an adult or £2.90 for a child. A weekly ticket is £14.50 for an adult and £9.50 for a child.
The tickets give access to all operators and all routes within Dundee and the immediate surrounding area. Full terms and conditions and maps of the ticket zone are available from each operator at their websites, at dundeetravelinfo.com, at the Travel Shop in Commercial Street and the Seagate bus station.
Managing Director of Xplore Dundee Elsie Turbyne said: “This is an important step forward for public transport in Dundee and the surrounding area, and I hope our customers will embrace the benefits of this exciting new smart ticket. It’s an innovative and forward-thinking product, which will make bus travel even easier for people living and working in the city and its adjoining towns and villages.”
Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director, Stagecoach East Scotland said: “This exciting project is part of a major investment we are making in even more improvements for customers including our new website, which lets people track their bus, and a new app which will be coming soon.”
George Devine, Managing Director, Moffat & Williamson said: “We’re looking forward to working in conjunction with Transport Scotland, Dundee City Council and local transport operators to ultimately make bus travel in the area easier for our passengers. Offering a smart multi-operator ticket option to customers is a massive step forward for this area, and hopefully will encourage the use of public transport.”