FESTIVE Increase In Capacity On Clyde Flyer Bus Service

24 November, 2023 | Local

MCGILL’S Buses has announced that more buses will run on their popular Clyde Flyer route between Largs, Inverclyde, Braehead and Glasgow in the run up to Christmas.

Extra buses will run Wednesday to Saturday from 29 November until 23 December in response to growing numbers using the coastal route, including under-22s and over-60s who benefit from free nationwide bus travel.

The additional buses will run from mid-morning to mid-afternoon giving customer more connections to and from Glasgow.

In 2022, Clyde Flyer was named as one of the most scenic bus routes in the UK.

Alex Hornby, group managing director, said: “Clyde Flyer is one of our best-loved routes and performs an essential transport link for commuters, day trippers and tourists alike, all year round, and we’re delighted to offer more buses, more seats and more capacity during the busy, festive season.

“These extra buses are further evidence of McGill’s doing what’s right to support local economies in the vital Christmas trading season, and give the coastal communities in Largs, Inverkip, Wemyss Bay, Gourock, Greenock and Port Glasgow extra confidence in using public transport as a viable alternative to the car or staying at home.

“We continue to see strong growth in customers on our convenient, four-times-an-hour daytime timetable, so much so that this extra capacity is very much needed.

“It’s important that we give our customers the confidence to use the bus, particularly given the ongoing popularity of free travel for under-22s and over-60s and the attractiveness of destinations along this busy route.”

McGill’s full festive timetable was published this week to help customers plan their journeys during the Christmas period.

This includes the Glasgow Nightbus network being extended to cover Hogmanay on 31 December as well as at weekends.

McGill’s Buses website

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