Bus Brothers £10m Xplore Investment

The owners of a Dundee bus firm have invested more than £10 million into the recently-acquired Xplore Dundee.

In December last year, Greenock-based McGill’s Buses acquired Xplore Dundee, which was previously owned by National Express.

McGill’s was founded in 2001 and is owned by Sandy and James Easdale, who have been Rangers FC shareholders since 2013.

They have made a multi-million pound investments in the business. These include through new electric and hydrogen vehicles.

The company is investing more than £5 million to help improve the city’s air.

Twelve electric emeralds vehicles will arrive in Dundee later this year in a move supported by the Scottish Government’s Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme.

Xplore Dundee is also investing in a further 12 Electric Emeralds, which should arrive by the autumn.

Sandy Easdale said: “We hope to grow the business.

“It’s been going backwards for the last 10 or 15 years.

“We hope to make it more sustainable for the people of Dundee with focused investment.”

McGill’s chairman James Easdale said: “The tough trading times had seen the decline of the business and for National Express, it was maybe a case of ‘out of sight, out of mind’.

“We’re going to invest in it and we have done already.

“We’ll bring it back to where it should be.

“That will mean better buses and better service.”

You can read the full article on The Courier website.

Xplore Dundee

As Dundee's principal public transport provider, we fulfill around 35,000 passenger journeys every day. Our service is part of the fabric of the city - carrying people where they need to be, and employing more than 300 people.

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