The scale of the operation involved in transporting hundreds of staff working to decommission Dounreay has been laid out by the nuclear facility. A fleet of buses is required to get workers to the site on the Caithness coast every day – at a cost of about £2.5million over four years. Details of the mass commute are laid out in a new contract being offered by Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL) – which is looking for a company to run the shuttle bus service. It is needed because Dounreay, which lies west of Thurso, is not on a public transport route from the various remote and rural areas staff travel from. There is also limited car parking space for the hundreds of staff who travel to work every day. DSRL estimates in the new contract that 376 workers will use the buses for commuting.
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