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Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A new bus ser­vice link­ing Ruther­glen with the rest of the Clyde Gate­way area is be­ing launched next week.

The CG1 ser­vice, op­er­ated Com­mu­nity Trans­port Glas­gow, start­ing on Mon­day ( June 1).

Clyde Gate­way hope the ser­vice will help work­ers get to the var­i­ous com­mer­cial, of­fice and industrial de­vel­op­ments that have been con­structed in re­cent years across Ruther­glen and Glas­gow’s east end.

The new ser­vice is the re­sult of the Clyde Gate­way Sus­tain­able Trans­port Project (CGSTP), an ini­tia­tive backed by a range of part­ners in­clud­ing Glas­gow City Coun­cil, South La­nark­shire Coun­cil and Strath­clyde Part­ner­ship for Trans­port (SPT) and which has also at­tracted ad­di­tional fund­ing of more than £700,000 from the Euro­pean Re­gional Devel­op­ment Fund and Trans­port Scot­land.

It will run on an hourly ba­sis be­tween Ruther­glen Town Cen­tre and Carmyle Sta­tion by way of Shaw­field, Bridgeton, Dal­marnock and the Clyde Gate­way Busi­ness Park in Auchen­shug­gle, ev­ery Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 6am and 6pm.

Ian Manson, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Clyde Gate­way said: “Ever in­creas­ing num­bers of lo­cal res­i­dents are ob­tain­ing job and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties across the Clyde Gate­way area and the main aim of the new bus ser­vice is to make it eas­ier for them to get from their homes to their places of work in an af­ford­able and com­fort­able way.”

“At the same time, the route of CG1 links to and from four rail­way sta­tions at Ruther­glen, Bridgeton, Dal­marnock and Carmyle and in do­ing so it im­proves the al­ready ex­cel­lent op­tions avail­able to those who come here to work by public trans­port.

“We have been work­ing qui­etly be­hind the scenes with our part­ners for some time on a range of ideas for bet­ter and by is

En route The new Clyde Gate­way bus that will link Ruther­glen with Bridgeton, Dal­marnock and Carmyle (inset) Ian Manson from Clyde Gate­way

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