First Glasgow Night Bus

First Bus announces free travel on Hogmanay night bus services

  • First Bus has announced customers will be able to travel home for free following Hogmanay celebrations.
  • Free travel will be offered on its N2, N18, N240 and N267 services to help revellers get home safely.

First Bus has announced free travel on all four of its Glasgow night bus services on Hogmanay as it looks to help revellers get home safely from bringing in the bells in the city centre.

The city’s largest bus operator runs four-night bus routes between 12:45am and 3am on Friday and Saturday nights and has confirmed free travel will be offered across its N2, N18, N240 and N267 at those times in the early hours of 1st January 2024.

The four routes running across the city will take people home to Easterhouse, East Kilbride, Cleland and Hamilton.

Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director for First Bus Scotland, said: “Hogmanay is one of the biggest celebratory nights of the year and we are delighted to offer free travel on our night bus services across Glasgow in the early hours of 1st January to help people get home safely while not having to worry about putting their hand in their pocket.”

For full details on the First Bus festive timetable, please visit our website.

Notes to editors

First Bus Night Bus Routes

Service N2 (East): Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Renfield St) – Parkhead – Shettleston – Baillieston – Easterhouse.

Service N18: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – Rutherglen – East Kilbride – Greenhills

Service N240: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Renfield St) – Parkhead – Tollcross – Viewpark – Bellshill – Motherwell – Wishaw – Coltness - Cleland

Service N267: Sauchiehall Street – Central Station (Union St) – New Gorbals – Rutherglen – Cambuslang – Hamilton – Hillhouse

About First Bus

First Bus is one of the UK’s largest bus operators. Making journeys easier for our customers, we were the first national bus operator to accept contactless card payments across all of our services and our First Bus App is voted ‘best in class’ amongst UK bus operators. Our most recent investments are in new, state-of-the-art buses across our key networks.

We work proactively with our local authority partners, making a positive impact on air quality, tackling congestion and improving customer experience. We are focused on First Bus becoming a leader in the transition to a low-carbon future and are committed to operating a zero-emission bus fleet by 2035; we have pledged not to purchase any new diesel buses after December 2022. We also operate the Aircoach network in Ireland.

First Bus is a division of FirstGroup.

First Bus is an equal opportunity employer

First Bus is an excellent place to work with opportunities for a rewarding career. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity, diversity and inclusion. We believe diverse experiences and attitudes help us better understand the needs of our customers.

We are working to increase the number of females applying for bus driver roles within the business as we do believe businesses are more likely to have continued success if our bus companies reflect the communities that they serve.

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