Better Buses News
I would like to highlight to you that despite the recent cuts to many of First Glasgow being blamed on BSOG and Concession card grant cuts the folllowing. JMB Travel Ltd commenced operating a new service 56, Shotts to Hamilton on 9th December 2011 operating every 30 mins. First have ran a 15 min frequency on this route from they began it. First Glasgow responded to this competition by re-timetabling buses with a frequency of up to every 6 mins from Shotts with a bus 4 mins in front of JMB and 2 mins behind. Shotts is only a small village and does not require that amount of buses. I think it is terrible that First are allowed to take predatory action on small local operators and when they’re gone the fares go up and frequencies down!! So Shotts, a small tiny mining village in Lanarkshire has a higher frequency bus service than many parts of the City!!!!!