Comfy new buses are just the ticket
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.”