Thursday, 22 August 2013

Update: Dumbiedykes bus service


The possibility of reintroducing a Dumbiedykes bus service is still on the table - according to a report before the Transport Committee next Tuesday.

The Council is currently setting up what is dubbed a 'Framework Agreement' in order to establish if any company could viably take the route on.  Then an assessment will be made on whether the Council can afford to subsidise such a service. The report can be found here and there follow a few statistics from the report:
  • The flats and multi storeys were built in the 1960s
  • The 2011 population is recorded as 3,791
  • 89% of residents are recorded as in receipt of benefits or pension credits
  • When this was last considered in 2009, the subsidy for a No 60 bus was service was £49,400pa - which amounts to £13 per annum per resident
  • The 36 bus runs in neighbouring Holyrood Road but it runs into Jeffrey Street to Princes Street rather than into the Nicolson Street corridor

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