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First Glasgow confirms diversions during UCI World Cycling Championships

  • The bus operator will be required to make extensive diversions from its normal routes during the event as it helps keep the city connected.

First Glasgow has confirmed details of diversions during next month’s UCI World Cycling Championships event running in the city from 3rd -13th August.

Road closures required for the road races will require bus services across the city to make extensive diversions from their normal routes in and around Glasgow, particularly between Friday 4th and Tuesday 8th August inclusive, as well as Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August.

The services impacted on these dates include the 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 6A, 7, 7A, 8, 9, 9A, 10, 18, 19, 21, 38, 38A, 38B, 38C, 38E, 41, 57, 57A, 60, 60A, 61, 75, 77, 90, 240, 255, 263, 267, 500 (Glasgow Airport Express), X3, X8, X11, X85, and X87.

First Glasgow encourages all customers to plan ahead for their full journey using its website in the first instance as journey times may be extended.

Full details of all First Glasgow diversions during the event can be found by visiting

Graeme Macfarlan, Commercial Director for First Bus in Scotland, said:
“We are working hard to ensure we can keep people connected across Glasgow during the UCI World Cycling Championships.

“As many of the road closures will be in the city centre, some customers may be required to walk to the outskirts of the city centre to get the bus but we will still be there to take them where they need to go.

“We will endeavour to work round the closures to the best of our ability and encourage all customers to use our website to plan ahead for their journey between these dates.”

For wider event information on everything related to the UCI World Cycling Championships, please visit Get Ready Glasgow’s website,


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