Comfy new buses are just the ticket

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Niki Ten­nant

Bus pas­sen­gers who travel on the num­ber 18 First Glas­gow route from Glas­gow city cen­tre, through Ruther­glen and Burn­side and on to East Kil­bride, will soon be trav­el­ling in style in a new su­per-comfy, eco-friendly bus.

First Glas­gow, which launched its fleet of 75 new buses ear­lier this month, has an­nounced that the next state-of-the-art, low emis­sions bus to hit the road will serve pas­sen­gers on the num­ber 18 route.

The sec­ond ve­hi­cle to be re­leased from the new batch of buses will leave from Hol­land Street in the city cen­tre and fol­low a route through Green­hills in East Kil­bride via Glas­gow Cross, Lon­don Road, The Bar­ras, Cal­ton, Bridgeton Cross, Dal­marnock, Tesco Ex­tra in Ruther­glen, Farme Cross, Ruther­glen Cross, Burn­side, Cathkin round­about, Kings­gate Re­tail Park, Calder­wood, East Kil­bride Bus Sta­tion. The Mur­ray, West­wood­hill, Green­hills Cen­tre and High White­hills.

Pas­sen­gers who use the 65 route from Os­borne Street in the city cen­tre through to Cam­bus­lang via Bridgeton, Dal­marnock, Ruther­glen Tesco, Ruther­glen Cross, Ruther­glen Main Street and Mill Street, Fern­hill,|

Cathkin, Spring­hall, Whit­law­burn and Kirkhill, will also be trav­el­ling be­fore the end of the year on a new dou­ble decker MMC 400 bus, which of­fers an im­proved cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence with USB charg­ing points, com­fort­able e-leather seat­ing and free WIFI.

The hi-tech new ve­hi­cle will also soon be rolled out on the 34/34A ser­vice be­tween Go­van/Queen El­iz­a­beth Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal and Castlemilk.

At the re­cent launch of the first new dou­ble-decker, which is now op­er­at­ing on the 75 route from Mil­ton to Castlemilk, First Glas­gow manag­ing direc­tor An­drew Jarvis said: “Th­ese new buses are just the start of wide-scale im­prove­ments we are mak­ing through­out the busi­ness to im­prove our ser­vices and pro­vide a bet­ter stan­dard for ev­ery­one in the city.”

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