X14bus ser­vice axedafter oneyear

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

A bus ser­vice link­ing Cam­bus­lang with Sil­ver­burn is to be scrapped less than a year af­ter it started.

The X14 had pro­vided res­i­dents with a direct link to the shop­ping cen­tre on Satur­days and Sun­days.

But Stage­coach, who ran the ser­vice, say not enough peo­ple are us­ing it.

On Satur­day, June 24, the ser­vice will cease be­tween Hamil­ton and Sil­ver­burn.

Stage­coach said on their web­site this week: “Due to low cus­tomer de­mand the X17 will no longer serve Cam­bus­lang and Hamil­ton.

“How­ever, ser­vices be­tween Ayr, Prest­wick, Kil­marnock and Sil­ver­burn will be in­creased Mon­day to Satur­day and later evening jour­neys will be added to the timetable.

“Two Mon­day-to-Fri­day jour­neys will also be added to the route so you can hit the shops mid­week.”

The X14 had stopped at Broom­field Av­enue, Croft Road, and the round­about at Drum­sagard.

It started run­ning in the au­tumn of last year.

Stage­coach West Scot­land manag­ing di­rec­tor, Tom Bridge, had said: “We be­lieve there is a de­mand for this type of ser­vice.”

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