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firstbus_jamaicast_map_changes_feb17From Sunday 12 February there will be changes to the bus stops in the city centre which will effect FirstBus Glasgow numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and X4.

From this date the northbound contraflow bus lane on Jamaica Street will be permanently closed. As a result, FirstBus Glasgow would like to make our customers aware of the following changes:

  • The bus stop on Jamaica Street at McDonalds will no longer be in use
  • Bus stops on Oswald Street will be changed
  • First Glasgow buses will not use the bus stop on Argyle Street at The Radisson Hotel
  • Services 9, 9A will no longer stop on Hope Street at Central Station
  • The One, 2, X4, 7, 7A, 60, 60A, 61 and 75 will be rerouted via Midland Street and Oswald Street when heading towards Hope Street

Download the map here firstbus_jamaicast_changes_map and get more information on the FirstBus Glasgow website.

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getglasgowmovingWednesday 14 December 2016 marks Glasgow Subway 120th birthday and Think Outside the Circle: Extend Glasgow’s Subway will be ‘celebrating’ with the launch of the Get Glasgow Moving campaign. Please bring your party hats and join in at 1pm on Wednesday 14 December at the north exit of St. Enoch Station.

Built in 1896 it’s a sad fact that Glasgow Subway is the only underground in the whole world never to have been extended and so still only serves a tiny area of our city.

The Get Glasgow Moving campaign has been featured in the news recently – check out their Facebook page for the links – and is calling for a a world-class, fully-integrated and accessible, publicly owned public transport network for everyone in Glasgow.

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spt_logo_7_9vpgk-_400x400Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) and its partners are committed to continuously improving sustainable travel options for residents and visitors to west central Scotland.

SPT has recently been awarded funding from Transport Scotland to look at opportunities to improve walking and cycling to/at public transport interchanges and this is your opportunity to input to the project.

By participating in this survey, you will be helping them develop solutions that make it easier and safer to walk or cycle to public transport interchanges to enable more people to make journeys without using a car.

SPT operates the Glasgow Subway and several bus stations across the region so part of this survey will ask you about specific improvements SPT could make at Subway or bus stations.

The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and you could win £25.

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GetGlasgowMovingThe first Get Glasgow Moving campaign meeting was held on Thursday 15 September,  and there was a great turnout; people were queuing out the door!

If you missed the meeting, the audio is now available to listen again.

The organisers would like to invite all those who want to get actively involved in the campaign for a world-class, fully-integrated, public transport network for Glasgow to attend their follow-up meeting on Thursday 13th October, 6-8pm at Unite the Union, John Smith House, 145/165 West Regent Street
Glasgow, G2 4RZ

The focus of the next meeting will not be on identifying the problems we experience when using transport in Glasgow, but rather on how we will successfully campaign to eliminate these problems. To assign roles to activists, produce a timeline of actions to carry out in the run-up to the council elections in May 2017, and to produce a manifesto outlining demands that council candidates can sign up to.

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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.

Follow developments on Twitter under the #savethe4a hashtag!

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GetGlasgowMovingA new campaign to Get Glasgow Moving will be holding a public meeting at Renfield St Stephen’s Parish Church, 260 Bath Street, G2 4JP from 7-9pm on Thursday 15 September 2016. The information about the event is as follows:

“Most people in Glasgow rely on public transport to get around (only 49% of households have cars), yet our public transport network is a total mess:

• Private bus companies continue to cut our vital services and increase fares so that they’re completely unaffordable.
• Glasgow Subway (built in 1896) still only serves a tiny area of our city and is the only underground in the whole world never to have been extended.
• Our overground trains are operated by a company (Abellio) owned by the Dutch state (not ours!)
• And our bike hire is run by a private company (Nextbike GmbH) based in Germany…

Compare this to Edinburgh, where publicly-owned Lothian Buses are popular with residents offering a comprehensive service and affordable fares. Read the rest of this entry »

subway_mapThe Glasgow Subway is to close for at least 4 weeks over the summer as part of the modernisation works taking place. This will be the first time over 30 years that the subway will have been completely closed for refurbishment works.

The work affects the section of the system known as “ramps and turnouts” which permits trains to access the tunnels from the surface depot and cross over between Inner and Outer Circles. This part of the system was installed almost 40 years ago and must be fully replaced to ensure reliable Subway service for future operation.

There is a more information about all the modernisation works on the SPT website.

egip-logo-landscapeIt also comes at a time when the local trains will also be disrupted due to the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme works to the Glasgow Queen Street tunnel which are due to be completed on 8 August 2016. Information on how this will effect journeys can be found here http://www.scotrail.co.uk/QueenStreetTunnel

And plans for a Scotland-wide ‘Oyster’ card are moving forward with the technology entering the final testing phase across the transport network. The new single payment card allow travellers to use the one card as a ticket for all means of public transport however a date for the public launch has not yet been set.

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