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Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« on: July 22, 2022, 12:38:54 PM »
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🛣️ Later this summer, we're launching a new coach route with FlixBus! So we're looking for experienced intercity PCV licence-holders to join our team, cruise the motorways and earn £13/hr as coach drivers 😎
🔍 Visit xploredundee.com/jobs to find out more.
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2022, 01:07:18 PM »
Sort of hidden away on the website link is that the launch route is Glasgow-Aberdeen, but with drivers based in Dundee.

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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2022, 01:58:28 PM »
More competition not a bad thing as citylink had the monopoly for years

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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2022, 11:35:46 AM »
The new route launches on 8th August, and is now available to book on the FlixBus website. However, you might have to wait a few more days to book from Dundee, as they’re just awaiting confirmation of the stop location from DCC.

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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2022, 01:52:39 PM »
The new route launches on 8th August, and is now available to book on the FlixBus website. However, you might have to wait a few more days to book from Dundee, as they’re just awaiting confirmation of the stop location from DCC.

I assume they will be getting ticket machines for Scottish free passes?
Currently working on timetable
P.s. ALso had a headup from John Tal
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2022, 03:26:36 PM »
I assume they will be getting ticket machines for Scottish free passes?
Currently working on timetable
P.s. ALso had a headup from John Tal

Yes, they will have Ticketer machines fitted for the acceptance of Scottish NECs

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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2022, 06:19:56 PM »
Thanks Dougie!


I think this right.. not sure the service number but this incldes Aberdeen-Glasgow Service TBC and the London times as per Flixbus Website - those on bustimes are actually a few minutes to an hour off, and have not been updated to reflect the new stop in Brum City Centre.

Now to update the Dundee to Summary Tables from 8th august when only just finshed 1st Aug until 7th ...ahh all the fun of the fare... see what i did there lol
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2022, 07:56:40 PM »
As a result of tweaks spotted via flixbus FB group v2 Flix in progress with v3 to follow once dundee is decided
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2022, 08:37:04 PM »
As a result of tweaks spotted via flixbus FB group v2 Flix in progress with v3 to follow once dundee is decided

v2 ready
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2022, 09:04:37 PM »
OOPS Forgot the the  2025 Glasgow to Dundee journey.
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2022, 02:11:43 PM »
Version 2.1 with tweaks has been uploaded - same address as last time - ALSO SEE BELOW http://dundeebuses.info/000%202022%20Timetables/091%20Flixbus%20Aberdeen%20Dundee%20Perth%20Stirling%20Glasgow%20and%20England%20connections%20second%20August%202022.pdf
End to end summaries (with changes on 1st And 8th aug combined) in process of checking (DEE-GLW Etc)
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2022, 04:34:18 PM »
Hopefully this means that scotrail will get it's finger out on prices. An absolute disgrace the prices on the trains from this area to Glasgow.

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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2022, 05:23:23 PM »
Hopefully this means that scotrail will get it's finger out on prices. An absolute disgrace the prices on the trains from this area to Glasgow.

They’ve had coach competition for over 40 years, so I doubt FlixBus will suddenly make any difference to Scotrail pricing.

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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2022, 05:45:44 PM »
Yes, they will have Ticketer machines fitted for the acceptance of Scottish NECs
Can NEC holders book a ticket online? There only seems to be the option for adults and children on the FlixBus website

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2022, 08:52:35 PM »
Yes, they will have Ticketer machines fitted for the acceptance of Scottish NECs
Can NEC holders book a ticket online? There only seems to be the option for adults and children on the FlixBus website

I think you’ve answered your own question there.
However, that could be something that FlixBus amend as things evolve.

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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2022, 09:04:52 PM »
That.s a bit bias, How do i get a ticket using my NEC?
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2022, 02:01:19 PM »
Yes, they will have Ticketer machines fitted for the acceptance of Scottish NECs
Can NEC holders book a ticket online? There only seems to be the option for adults and children on the FlixBus website

I think you’ve answered your own question there.
However, that could be something that FlixBus amend as things evolve.

I had presumed online booking for free concessions would be added later like the X90?
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2022, 07:17:38 PM »
Yes, they will have Ticketer machines fitted for the acceptance of Scottish NECs
Can NEC holders book a ticket online? There only seems to be the option for adults and children on the FlixBus website

I think you’ve answered your own question there.
However, that could be something that FlixBus amend as things evolve.

I had presumed online booking for free concessions would be added later like the X90?

I understand that is the plan, although I suspect, on what is effectively a European wide website, it isn’t as straightforward as it sounds (at least from the technical perspective!)

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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2022, 08:24:41 PM »

I understand that is the plan, although I suspect, on what is effectively a European wide website, it isn’t as straightforward as it sounds (at least from the technical perspective!)

OK One final pair of questions! As they have ticket machines, will you be doing on-bus walk up fares. If so will the coaches be getting a cash vault like the x90?
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2022, 10:22:50 PM »

I understand that is the plan, although I suspect, on what is effectively a European wide website, it isn’t as straightforward as it sounds (at least from the technical perspective!)

OK One final pair of questions! As they have ticket machines, will you be doing on-bus walk up fares. If so will the coaches be getting a cash vault like the x90?

non NEC walk-up fares will be the same as on other FlixBus routes, and processed through the Flix drivers ‘tablet’. There will be no *teapot* vaults on our nice FlixBus coaches!

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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2022, 11:12:17 PM »
Good no bandit screens either LOL

After Ember commencing full E3 service today and Flixbus next Monday - you wait forever for a new bus operator from Dundee to Glasgow then two in the space of eight days…

.... Theres one for trivia buffs in the near future
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2022, 09:30:19 PM »
A comment on Facebook from an Xplore Dundee coach driver suggests the 091 is stopping in Ward Road. Can anyone confirm?

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« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2022, 09:47:17 PM »
A comment on Facebook from an Xplore Dundee coach driver suggests the 091 is stopping in Ward Road. Can anyone confirm?
Would it not be easier to utilities Union St at Malmasion for the stop??
Well the X90 and the E3 both now use it and there is now a wooden bench for passengers to wait on.

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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2022, 10:02:41 PM »
The whole situation with DCC is a farce. There should one stance in central Dundee for all long distance trips . Once again its down to this shambles of the SNP council.  Albert Square would be an ideal spot. It has a Taxi rank so why not a coach stance.
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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2022, 10:21:08 PM »
The whole situation with DCC is a farce. There should one stance in central Dundee for all long distance trips . Once again it down to this shambles of the SNP council.  Albert Square would be an ideal spot. It has a Taxi rank so why not a coach stance.
Quite agree there should be somewhere for Long Distance coaches to stop with waiting facilities for passengers and staff to use.

This has got me thinking, other than Greenmarket, Malmasion and Dundee Bus Station, there is actually no coach park in Dundee (not counting the streets around Tannadice and Dens for obvious reasons).

Perhaps it’s time for DCC to pull their finger out of the bahookie and invest in facilities like Park and Ride and Long Distance coach interchange. Be based on Broxden at Perth and located at Claverhouse where there are roads leading to nowhere.

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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2022, 11:06:16 AM »
Currently seem to be using Ward Road, on both swides - on one side where it was removed to add in another taxi rank!

Jim - the transport team were incompetant back in labour lib dem days too
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Re: Flixbus coming to Dock Street soon...
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2022, 10:58:12 PM »
The whole situation with DCC is a farce. There should one stance in central Dundee for all long distance trips . Once again it down to this shambles of the SNP council.  Albert Square would be an ideal spot. It has a Taxi rank so why not a coach stance.
Quite agree there should be somewhere for Long Distance coaches to stop with waiting facilities for passengers and staff to use.

The one central location for all coach services to Dundee to serve should surelybe THE BUS STATION!!  Never mind Greenmarket, Malmaision, Ward Road.  I dont see how it is so teapot difficult to put them into the teapot BUS STATION!!!
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« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2022, 01:36:03 AM »
 I agree Chris . What i think is the sticking block is ,paying every time they use it.
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« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2022, 07:23:11 AM »
The whole situation with DCC is a farce. There should one stance in central Dundee for all long distance trips . Once again its down to this shambles of the SNP council.  Albert Square would be an ideal spot. It has a Taxi rank so why not a coach stance.

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« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2022, 07:10:47 PM »
I agree Chris . What i think is the sticking block is ,paying every time they use it.

That’s not an issue, as they are paying departure charges at a variety of locations across the UK. They are currently in discussions with the owners of both Aberdeen and Dundee bus stations, however these things can take time.