First Glasgow announces increase in frequency for services 2 and 3
- The bus operator is making changes that will increase the frequency of buses on both routes, offering an improved service for over 600,000 people per month in Glasgow.
First Glasgow has announced an increase in frequency for services 2 and 3 from 20th August which will improve services for over 600,000 people per month in the city.
The move will see service 2 - which runs from Faifley, through the city centre to Baillieston - increase in frequency to every ten minutes. Meanwhile, service 3 - which runs from Drumchapel, through the city centre to Govan - will increase in frequency to every 12 minutes.
Both routes have seen significant growth in passenger number recovery following the pandemic and First Glasgow has utilised this data to help allocate its resource to meet this demand.
Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director for First Bus in Scotland, said: “We have been delighted to see the number of people using services 2 and 3 grow in recent months as passenger recovery post-pandemic continues to grow.
“We recognised that to meet this significant demand, we must increase the frequency of our services on both routes, and these improvements will benefit over 600,000 people who use them every month.
“Those benefits cannot be underestimated, and we hope these changes will further improve the customer experience as we connect people across the city.”
First Glasgow has also confirmed minor timetable adjustments to improve service reliability on services M11, M60, 81.
In Lanarkshire, minor timetable adjustments to improve service reliability on services 255, 263 and 266 will start from Sunday 6th August. Please check new timetable for revised timings.
For full information on all changes, please visit our website.
Notes to editors
Network Adjustment Summary:
2: Faifley Terminus to Bailieston. Increased frequency from every 12 minutes to every 10 minutes.
3: Drumchapel Station to Govan Bus Station. Increased frequency from every 15 minutes to ever 12 minutes.
M11: Clydebank to Gartnavel Hospital. Minor timetable adjustments. Please check new timetable for revised timings.
M60: Drumchapel to Clydebank. Minor timetable adjustments. Please check new timetable for revised timings.
81: Duntocher to Clydebank. Minor timetable adjustments. Please check new timetable for revised timings.
255: Hamilton to Buchanan Bus Station. Minor timetable adjustments. Please check new timetable for revised timings.
263: Hamilton to Buchanan Bus Station. Minor timetable adjustments. Please check new timetable for revised timings.
266: Shotts/Newmains to Hamilton. Minor timetable adjustments. Please check new timetable for revised timings.
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