Ultra-low emission buses get green light
Better travel on fleet
Bus company First Glasgow displayed its new stateof-the-art vehicle at Tesco Extra in Rutherglen last week and announced over £4 million of investment in an ultra-low emission fleet for South Lanarkshire.
Twenty-one ultra-low emission double decker buses, which are part-funded by the latest round of Transport Scotland’s green bus fund, will offer customers an improved travel experience.
The new buses, the first of which were unveiled in Rutherglen, will be used on service 18, which operates between Glasgow and East Kilbride via Bridgeton, Dalmarnock, Rutherglen, Burnside and Cathkin.
Graeme Macfarlan, commercial director for First Bus, said: “These new buses represent a significant investment of over £4 million in our service 18 route.
“Each vehicle comes with comfortable leather seating, USB charging sockets and free wi-fi, however most importantly, they’re fitted with the very latest ultralow emission technology, making them cleaner to run and kinder to the environment.
“We hope that our investment will delight our regular customers, as well as attracting new customers who may now see this as the perfect time to give bus a try.”
The roll-out was welcomed by MSP Clare Haughey.
She said: “It was great to see the service 18 new vehicles on display recently at Tesco Rutherglen. I was impressed, as were many of the Tesco shoppers who also climbed on board to view the bus, with the new comfortable seating, free WiFi and phone charging points, I am looking forward to seeing them out in service.
“This is a major investment by FirstBus, which will provide 21 brand-new, low emission buses on this key route between Glasgow city centre and East Kilbride, via Rutherglen and Burnside.”
On board Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey with First Bus commercial director Graeme Macfarlan