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What people have said so far (Glasgow)

Get rid of/have members of the public on SPT First Bus has too many routes. Wider routes for buses serving hospitals. Actually going in to the hospital, not like saying No 34 goes to Southern General when in actual fact you have to through an underpass, cross a busy road,… Continue reading…
P G McLaughlin. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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first up the last fares increase was ridiculous- i can see the idea was to simplify it but its now more expensive to get the bus into town than the tube- pay more to take longer isnt going to encourage anyone. its inflexible and wasnt thought through. also as someone… Continue reading…
Tiff Griffin. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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One simple way to fix Greater Glasgow’s bus problem: central control. I work in London through the week. Here, Transport for London dictates routes and timetables. Bus companies run services under contract for TfL. Companies which fail to run to schedule risk losing the right to run services. Guess what:… Continue reading…
Owen Duffy. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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We’ve reached a nadir folks. Planning to get the night bus home tonight. Turns out the monthly passes are now now longer valid on the night buses and you must pay separately for the journey. Luckily i had £2 on me. The number of people at the various stops who… Continue reading…
Jesse. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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Too add to my earlier post… I also noted that all of the First buses have adverts inside the buses advertising ‘full day tickets’ and various ticketing options that offer ‘unlimited’ travel. There is no small print on these adverts to indicate these ticket options are not valid on evening… Continue reading…
Jack Worcester. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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I’ve given up on buses since First Glasgow started shamelessly exploiting their monopoly on routes in this area with extortionate fares. Now, rather than walk the 110 yards from my front door to the bus stop in order to get to Glasgow, I’ll walk 3 miles to get the train… Continue reading…
Ryan. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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Since First Bus took over from Strathclyde Public Transport and became the major bus company operating in Glasgow and the surrounding areas they have systematically dismantled (without consultation) the bus service throughout the city. They have redirected many bus routes adding precious time to journeys, they have removed the bus… Continue reading…
Jim Haggerty. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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More pram/wheelchair/flexible spaces! In Brighton (also a city, remember) the buses have a large number of flexible spaces that can be used for prams, wheelchair users; there are fold-down seats if required. Plus WHY when we have laws about accessibility are there still buses with steps up to them? It’s… Continue reading…
Sophie. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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A better pricing system would make more sense – most drivers interrogate you about where you’re going if you ask for a 90p fare as it’s such a short distance, so surely it would make more sense to have a short journey fare which actually allows for a decent length… Continue reading…
Heather. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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The abuse of power exercised by First is having an extremely negative impact on Glasgow’s economy. They are effectively restricting travel across the city and by reducing routes whenever they get the opportunity, are leaving people in more deprived areas effectively prisoners in their housing estates. What’s the encouragement to… Continue reading…
Joe Bloggs. At a Glasgow bus stop.
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