Multi-operator ticket on the way for Dundee

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A new multi-operator ticket for commuters in Dundee is to launch next month.

The partnership, which involves National Express-owned Xplore Dundee, Stagecoach, Moffat & Williamson and Dundee City Council, is getting ready to unveil its brand new ABC (Any Bus Company) multi-operator ticket, with the products available to buy from all the participating operators from Monday, September 12.  The ticket types available on ABC will be adult and child day and weekly tickets.

The tickets will give access to all operators and all routes within Dundee and the immediate surrounding area. Details of ticket prices and maps of the ticket zone will be made available within the next month.

Managing Director of Xplore Dundee, Elsie Turbyne, said: “This revolutionary new way of ticketing will allow passengers the freedom to hop onto a Stagecoach bus in Monifieth and switch to an Xplore Dundee service in Dundee city centre, making a further journey to Wormit with Moffat & Williamson, using just one single ticket.

“It’s a very exciting development in public transport for Dundee and we’re all proud to be involved with this innovative project.  Multi-operator ticketing will complement each of our existing smart ticket products and I hope that it will encourage more people to choose bus travel for their journeys to work, college or leisure activities.”

Andrew Jarvis, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Scotland, said: “The new multi-operator smart ticketing scheme for Dundee is an exciting project which complements our existing range of tickets available to buy and load onto StagecoachSmart cards.

“We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Transport Scotland, Dundee City Council and other operators on the initiative and look forward to creating new travel choices and greater flexibility for bus passengers.”

George Devine, Managing Director of 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.”