ScotRail has been urged to invest in further improvements at Broughty Ferry railway station.
Liberal Democrat councillor Craig Duncan is demanding the reinstatement of direct services to Glasgow as well as the installation of a ticket machine and covered seating for passengers.
He said the improvements were necessary because more services were stopping at the station, leading to a rise in passenger numbers.
Mr Duncan said: “Footfall has clearly increased since the introduction of more stopping services and facilities must improve to reflect a busier station.
“The last two years have seen significant platform modernisation works at the station to accommodate new trains, as well as a large increase in the numbers of trains stopping at Broughty Ferry rail station.
“However, the previous direct services to Glasgow were withdrawn, resulting in an often lengthy wait at Dundee for a Glasgow train or an extra 30 minute detour via Edinburgh. This is simply not acceptable.”
He said passengers at Broughty Ferry were losing out because of a lack of a ticket machine.
Mr Duncan said: “The current ticketing arrangements are highly unsatisfactory.
“The best ticket deals simply cannot be purchased on board a train on the day but must usually be booked well in advance, often online. It makes no sense for people who want to travel from Broughty Ferry to have to visit a staffed station merely to book or collect tickets.”
North East Scotland Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles has written to transport secretary Michael Matheson urging him to “press the case” for improvements with ScotRail.
Mr Rumbles said: “Passenger numbers are on the up at Broughty Ferry but, speaking with local residents, it is clear that a direct service to Glasgow needs to be provided.”
A spokesman for ScotRail said the company would wait until timetable changes have bedded-in before deciding what other measures are necessary at Broughty Ferry.
He said: “The changes made to our timetable were another milestone as we work to provide better services for Scotland’s railway. This was just the next phase of the work we are doing to deliver for our customers.
“We understand that these changes may not suit everyone, but the timetables were introduced to improve services for as many passengers as possible.”