bus-glasgowFirstBus Glasgow recently announced that there would be various service changes coming into force from Sunday 23 October including changes to the existing 4/4A routes.

FirstBus are proposing to terminate both the 4 and 4A in Broomhill and the introducing two new services – the X4 which will go from Knightscliffe Avenue, via Westbrae Drive in Jordanhill and the ExpressWay to the City Centre and the M4 which will run a loop service between Kelvindale and Anniesland.

Local residents are not happy about the proposed changes and the complete lack of consultation about the changes. A petition has been set up by Kelvindale Community Council as local residents will be severely affected when their only direct bus into the city centre is axed.Over 1300 people have signed the petition so far.

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FirstBus Glasgow claim that the changes are neccesary due to the lack of passenger numbers and increasing congestion throughout the City. The issue has also been reported in the Evening Times.

You can sign the petition here and you can find out more information about the proposed route changes here.