Bus users wait six weeks for travel info

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Commuters on a new service from Milngavie into Glasgow have had to wait almost two months for new timetables to be put up at bus stops.

The number 15 replaced the 118A on May 20 and has been hailed a great success.

The new service now connects Milngavie station, Baljaffray shops, Bearsden Cross and Canniesburn to Anniesland, the West End, Charing Cross and Glasgow city centre, finishing in Union Street.

However timetables for the new service have not been put up, leaving commuters who are not aware of the new service in the dark.

However, following the intervention of Bearsden North councillor Ashay Ghai, timetables have now been put up.

Councillor Ghai, who has been a long-term advocate for better transport links in Bearsden and Milngavie, said he had been alerted to the problem by concerned local residents.

He said: “When made aware of the missing timetables and asked to assist I contacted relevant authorities directly.

“It transpired the issue was a shared responsibility between Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Citybus. Officials at SPT gave me assurances they would liaise with Citybus and updates would be made, which have now been done.

“I’m glad to have helped in solving this matter and have already thanked SPT staff for their assistance.”

Murray Rogers, the general manager of Glasgow Citybus, said: “Glasgow Citybus is delighted to augment the SPT-supported service 118A by the addition of extended service to Glasgow city centre and increased frequency levels over peak periods.

“The service was re-numbered to service 15 and to date we have seen steady passenger growth.

“Timetables were made available from local libraries, on bus and through our website www.glasgowcitybus.co.uk.”