More frequent buses welcomed

Bus users from Milngavie and Bearsden travelling into the city will benefit from 
increased services following timetable changes this week.

Glasgow Citybus, which operates the 15 and 17 service, said that in some cases frequency into the city centre will double. However, the peak-only number 16 service has been withdrawn.

Users of the 15 service will see a doubling of frequency during peak times, from 30 minutes to 15 minutes. Off-peak passengers also benefit with an improved frequency of every 30 minutes instead of hourly.

Bearsden passengers travelling to the city centre on service 17 will also see additional peak buses.

Murray Rogers, general manager at Citybus, said: “We very much hope that our Milngavie and Bearsden customers support us by taking advantage of the increased services.

“As commercial services, we rely on local people using them to safeguard their future and would welcome feedback.”

Bearsden councillor Duncan Cumming who has campaigned for better bus services, said: “I very much welcome the increase frequency of the No15 bus service, and hope that it will continue to grow in popularity. This is an excellent service with an excellent route.

“However, I know that concomitant the withdrawal of the No16 bus service might cause some inconvenience to constituents, and I have therefore had discussions with 
Citybus to see if there are any measures which could be put in place to ameliorate the 
effect of the withdrawal of this service.”

For more information on the new timetables for services 15 and 17 go to www.glasgowcitybus.co.uk. Information will also be available at local libraries.