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