New NX Dundee MD promises network review

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Elise Turbyne has been appointed Managing Director of National Express Dundee and has promised a review into routes and greener buses.

The new MD pledged to improve customer service, roll out smartcards for bus travel and improve routes to Ninewells, Dundee’s universities and the waterfront.

She said: “We are looking at the route structure to make it easier for the people of Dundee.

“We want to provide more unified, easier to understand routes – some of our routes are quite complicated for the customer.

“A big review is going on at the moment.”

A new livery for the buses will be chosen by local people following a consultation in the spring.

Individual routes could be branded to help passengers navigate services.

After the Seagate, Whitehall Street and Lochee Road were named among the 10 most polluted streets in Scotland, the new National Express boss promised to further reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

She said: “We are looking at new vehicles that might be even more carbon-friendly. It is something that we do take very seriously.

Shona Robison MSP said: “I congratulate Elsie Turbyne on her appointment as managing director and look forward to working with her and Dundee City Council on plans to transform bus travel in Dundee.